Price Family News
The day to day life of our family...no major excitement but full of love and joy.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Let the sleepless nights begin!
I think our easy streak with this whole toddler bed thing might be coming to an end. Collin has now been in his toddler bed for about 2 weeks with no problems at all. Last night, after we got home from church around 8, he was wide awake. Tired at church, slept on the way home, but wide awake at bedtime. Anyway, it took about an hour and a half to finally get him to sleep. Then, he wakes up at around 1am and decides it is time to play. He was wide awake for about 3 hours. We played the "put him back in bed game" over and over. We rocked him. We even let him lay in our bed. All he wanted to do was talk and move around. If we left him in his room, he would come lay at his door and cry. (We keep his bedroom door closed with the monitor on and he has not figured out how to open it yet) Finally around 4am Garner was so frustrated with him that he spanked him for getting out of bed again and then we didn't seem to have any trouble after that. We are tired though! I guess we will just have to show him in a more stern way next time that we mean business from the very beginning. It's kind of hard to do with him being this young, but I think he understands things a lot more than we give a 19 month old credit for.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Wow! Busy holiday! We had Garner's Dad's gathering at noon on Thursday, and his Mom's gathering at 5 on Thursday. My Mom did their's on Saturday at 2. We had lots of fun though and a ton of food! Plenty of leftovers, so I have not had to cook a dinner yet! :) My brother Matt and his wife Elaine and their daughter Anna all got to come for the weekend so it was great seeing them. Anna is about 7 months old and the chubbiest little baby I have ever seen!!! I'll post a pic later. Anyway, hope everyone had a great holiday! Now...get ready for Christmas!! Oh, and I just have to say, I was done with my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving along with completion of the tree and about 90% of the gifts wrapped. I had to brag, sorry!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Growing Up Too Fast!
We put Collin into a toddler bed this past Friday. It's a race car and he really likes it. He has slept fine in it and does not get up at all at night or during nap time. The front is a slant and he likes to slide down it. He has already figured out that it has a lot more spring to it than his crib mattress did and enjoys jumping up and down. I sold his crib and am purchasing a white one for Addison's room. I cried last night. I know it probably has a lot to do with being hormonal right now but selling his crib was really sad. It made me realize that I was selling the first bed he ever slept in and that he is growing up so fast. He's not a little baby physically anymore, but he will always be my baby. I was pretty emotional last night. It's just an object but it represents so much. Being a parent and experiencing the devotion and love that comes with that is overwhelming at times. Collin has been such a blessing and a joy and he is moving into a new phase now and it's just hard to grasp. Soon his little sister will be here and there will be even more love to go around and I am so excited about that. Babies and toddlers are certainly a strain on the emotions and finances, but I wish they would stay little longer. I just can't put into words how I feel about Collin and if you aren't a parent, there is no way to understand it. I do recommend to those that are not parents though to welcome the possibility with open arms...you won't be disappointed in your experience no matter how it turns out.
Friday, November 17, 2006
It's Finally Friday!!
Friday is finally here and I am very glad. I have not had a bad week or anything, but I'm just ready to veg out at home. Next week is a short one so that is nice to look forward to. I always love the holidays. They can be very busy, especially when 99% of your family lives here, your husband's parents are divoreced, and you are expected to attend every funtion. But for the most part, I really enjoy getting together with family. Well, and the food is great too! As you can see, I don't have much to say. Hope everyone has a great pre-hectic holiday weekend!!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Final Name Decision
We have chosen our baby girl's name. It is Addison Taylor Price. It was much harder choosing a name this time around. We had Collin's name picked out when we were dating! To update, she is due April 3rd and she and Collin will be 24 months apart.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Price Baby #2
Lot's of pink will soon be decorating our house! Our baby girl is 11 ounces right now and a bit of a wiggle worm. She's stubborn already and did not want to pose for pictures. Growing beautifully though and right on schedule. We have narrowed the name search down to two and Garner has left it up to me to choose between them. We are so excited!