Monday, June 29, 2009


Well we finished swim lessons & on the last day while Korben was walking around the pool in the deep end I looked away from him for a second & when I looked back at him he was floating by himself. He had just let go & he said "night-night, momma" he thought he was laying down in the water but really he was floating straight up & down & his arms straight out. It about gave me a heart attack & I grabbed him. I didn't take my eyes off him at all after that & it's a good thing because he kept doing it. So it was pretty awesome that he was learning to float. That same day the instructor took one of the little girls to the diving board & dropped her off of it down to a waiting high school student (her helpers) and Korben went crazy. He kept saying "diving board" over & over & started heading that way. By the time we got over there another little boy was going off of it. Another high school student started dropping them off the diving board. Korben got up there & tried to run & jump but luckily the high school kid stopped him & gently dropped him below. He loved it & immediately wanted to do it again! Really strange since he never would stand up on the side & jump in! He got to jump one more time before class was over & then proceeded to through a HUGE fit while I was trying to get him out of the pool, which you have to climb up a ladder to get out. Then he started running toward the diving board after he got out but while I was still getting out. Luckily I caught him before he got to far. I am kinda glad swim lessons are over for they were so exhausting but at the same time I wish we had more pool time for the rest of this summer. I was looking into joining the "Y" but it is kinda pricey so I don't think we will do that.

I have been pretty sick lately. Actually started throwing up & have been getting terrible headaches & a couple of migraines. We went to the dr. on July 1st. I lost 1 lb. Everything is going pretty good except I can't get my sugars down, my fasting sugar is around 130 & it should be between 70-110. So dr. told me to take my diabetes meds twice a day now. I was very disappointed when the dr. told us we would not get an ultrasound until Sept. So he said that he would check if the ultrasound room was available and if so he would go ahead & do one on me right then. They were just finishing up in that room so we just had to wait a little bit & we got to see the baby. Korben was there with us and wasn't quite sure what to think about it. He was more fascinated that the dr. turned off the lights. Baby's heartbeat is strong, 168 beats per min. (The wife's tale is that fast heartbeat - above 160 means boy, slower heart beat means girl - can you tell I am anxious to find out what we are having?) Baby measured right at 11 wks so it was a few days off from what we have been calculating so dr. changed my due date to Jan. 20 but he said he always induces at 39 wks so we won't get that far & it might end up being closer to the 16th. When we go for our ultrasound in Sept (he is sending us to see somebody else for this since they want to monitor the anatomy of the baby very closely since I am diabetic & my sugars are a little high, so we will be having level 2 ultrasounds which will allow us to see more) we will then start going every month to watch the growth of the baby. That so far has been the best thing about having diabetes, is all the ultrasounds I get to have.

Two of Korben's molars have finally broke through but they are still moving up. His top ones are swelling up & should break through soon. It has been REALLY hard, he has been so, so, so fussy. Some of the time he knows it is his teeth that hurt & will tell us & ask for medicine, so we give him orajel & that usually numbs it enough for him to calm down - for awhile. He is also telling us all the time when he goes poopy. He will say "poopy again" or "poopy diaper" so that is awesome that it tells us! I wish he would tell us before hand though but he will get there. He is a little chatter box now & now others can understand him more now, not just mommy. Last night he asked me for a napkin & he used to call it a "na-na" but last night he said "napkin" clear as day. The thing that really cracks us up is that he joins in on mine & Brent's conversations. We will be talking about something & not even realize he is listening to us then he will repeat something one of us says, it's quite funny.

Korben on Father's Day sitting at the table like a big boy.

On the last Monday of swim class we went to swim class then we went with my mom & nephews & niece to the public swimming pool. When Korben woke up from his nap he wanted to go swimming - AGAIN, even though we had swam almost all day long. After he screamed to go swimming for about an hour we finally let him play in the sprinkler. I took a few pictures & then I went to my nephew's hockey game. Brent said he played in the sprinkler for about an hour & then got in the bath & "swam" in the bath for about an hour. Brent let him stay in his swim diaper (until the very end) while in the bath so he felt like he was swimming.

Korben had just threw that pole & was running off.

Daddy & Korben running through the water together.

Little smartypants had figured out how to turn on & off the water by watching us.

Watching to see if he was turning in the right way.

Here is what he turned the water up to...full blast!

Then he was ready to run again.

Daddy likes how Korben always lines up his ducks so he took a picture of it.

Korben throwing a fit.

He always flings himself back.

Starting to calm down.

New baby!!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

11 weeks pregnant today! Yay!

Your Due Date Is Saturday, January 16, 2010

Your conception date was most likely Saturday, April 25, 2009 (We know for a fact that this date is correct. Also happens to be the first night Korben spent away from home.)
You are in Week 11 of your pregnancy
and your baby is 9 weeks old. Why is this?
Your Second Trimester will begin 7/18/2009
And your Third Trimester will begin 10/17/2009
77 days down, 203 to go!

The above information is based on a LMP date of 4/11/2009
and a 28 day cycle - Use a different due date

Fun Facts For Birthday 01/16/2010

Your baby will start kindergarten in 2015, be old enough to drive a car in 2026, graduate high school with the class of 2028, and will finish college in 2032, give or take a year. Can you imagine?

Baby Gender Predictor Test Results:

Congratulations, it's a boy!

Chinese Chart Gender Predictor

Congratulations, it's a girl!

We will just have to wait & see which one is right! I took some other tests & read through old wife's tales and the results were the same, back & forth on boy & girl. I can't wait until August so we can find out what we are having! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there!! ;)

Not a whole lot here going on. We have been just busy with swim lessons, which Korben loves but they wear both Korben & I completely out. We both pass out right afterwards. The first day he didn't do a whole lot, just held onto me. He tried to "jump" in but instead he would sit on his bottom & scoot until I pulled him in. The second day of class he watched a little boy use his arms to "walk the walls" by himself so Korben started doing that and now that is all he wants to do. I think he likes it because it is the only thing he can do in the water by himself & he is all about doing things himself these days. I do have him go under water a few times right after getting in the water & I am trying to get him to kick & paddle across the pool, he really doesn't care though & only has a one track mind & will scream "walk, wall" until I take him over there. He also screams & has a huge hissy fit every time we have to get out of the pool. 30 mins is just not enough time for him, I think he would stay in there all day if I let him!

Korben's new Mickey Clubhouse towel - kinda hard to tell in the pics but the hood has Mickey ears! So cute! He loves it! He has been using it at swim class to match the cute Disney bathing suit Grandma & Grandpa S. bought him last summer (just now fits.)

He is such a little ham!

Mommy let Korben take some pictures. He took one of Daddy's desk.

Here is down our hallway.

Then we asked Daddy to come pose for Korben. :)

Korben sits up in Daddy's lap before bedtime & drinks his milk & plays with Daddy.

This is his "what do you want?" face.

About to give Daddy a kiss.

Daddy got kisses.

Korben's first day of swim classes!!! These were taken before we got into the pool for the first time.

Holding on to Momma.

Laying on his back.

Loving the water!

Thursday Daddy got to do swim lessons with Korben! Daddy let him walk around the entire Olympic sized pool!

Swimming across the pool.

This past Sat. we went to my friend's son's 1st birthday party (he is one of the ones that comes over on Tuesday's for Mommy's Day Out.) It was outdoors at a park & Korben ran around the entire time. I have never seen him so sweaty!! His hair was soaked like he took a bath! It did not both him one bit though & he had a blast! He would come up to me every once in awhile & come ask for some juice, he drank his juice very quickly & we kept it refilled it with bottled water.

Playing on the playground at a birthday party.

Korben & Aiden playing together in Aiden's new ball pit.

Aiden just so happened to look right at me as he was opening our gifts. Adorable!

There were a few other big kids all standing around in a circle but they had run off by the time we got the camera out. Korben had to go & stand with them all to see what they were doing, it was a funny sight!

Korben all hot & sweaty.

Me feeding Korben a cupcake so he wouldn't get sticky - he just wanted to lick off the icing though!

Korben is still working on the potty training of course. He still won't go poopy on the potty but is starting to go pee more often on it. We bought him some big boy Thomas underwear & he LOVES them! In fact he threw a fit today right after his diaper change & neither Brent nor I could figure out what he was screaming for. Finally when he calmed down a bit I realized he was saying "Thomas underwear" he was mad because Daddy put him in a diaper! He really thinks he is a big boy now! He likes to do everything himself & when we go to restaurants he won't sit in a highchair anymore nor will he even sit in a booster seat because Mommy & Daddy don't do it & he wants to sit just like us. He screams bloody murder if we try to put him in a booster seat so we just let him sit. He has been more & more fussy for us but it is because his molars are pushing through big time. 2 of them finally broke through the gums but they are still pushing up & the top ones are so, so swollen. I feel so bad for him. He will tell us "teeth, owie" so at least we know what is bothering him. Sometimes when he is fussy, I don't think he knows what is wrong. We have been giving him motrin when it is really bad - esp. before bedtime & the Oragel really helps numb it enough for him to calm down, which is really helpful. When we put the Oragel on oneside he will point and say "other side" so we know he is hurting on both sides. His fussiness really wears on me & stresses me out though so we will be glad when this is over!!!

Korben's first time wearing his big boy underwear. No accidents in them so far! But we have only been wearing them around the house for short periods of time. In this picture I asked him to lift up his shirt so I could see his underwear - cute! Oh & when I went to go get the camera to take these pictures Korben ran ahead of me opened the drawer that I keep my camera in & handed me my camera - little smartypants I didn't even know he knew where I kept it! Speaking of smartypants, we started saying that after he named something correctly or said something that surprised us & now after he says something he says "smartypants" it is really cute. I don't think I have gotten it on film yet, will have to try to do that.

It makes me kinda sad to see him looking like such a big boy! I am glad we have another one on the way!

I asked Korben if he needed to go pee & sit on the potty - he said yes & stripped his clothes off in the living room before running to the potty - silly boy!