Monday, March 16, 2009

And So It Grows...

I know you were thinking I was talking about myself! How dare you, as if I would be getting any bigger in my last 2 weeks of pregnancy! I have actually read in all 3 of my pregnancy books that it is very common to plateau at this point and not gain any more weight. So how is it then that I managed to gain 5 lbs. in the last week?? Well, I'll say! Textbook pregnancies are for girls! :) No, but what I am referring to is our garden! We planted our crop, if you will, on the 7th of March and 10 days later this is what we have...












We are so excited about the rapid growth of all the fruit and veggies we planted and can't wait to sink our teeth into them. As you can see it has been a lot of hard work for me...









While I have OBVIOUSLY been hard at work in our garden, Ben & Rylan had a daddy/son beach day to give mommy a little break. Here's RylanAdd Image all geared up to go...
























So in my spare time I have been working on a blanket for Rylan. Odd, I know, that I wouldn't be working on a baby blanket for Hayven. But the thing is that Rylan has watched me make several baby blankets and he always thinks it is for him. Since I haven't ever made him one, I couldn't dare make one for another baby before making one for him. Plus little Hayven has and will be getting enough attention and I wanted something special for Rylan. So, justification made, here are some pics of it almost done( I still need to add the back & batting)...

In case you are wondering why I suddenly have become quit the blogger, Rylan has decided to give up his naps this week! I am not sure yet if I am liking the change. Usually he sleeps for 2-3 hours mid to late afternoon and then goes to bed around 8:30-9pm with me. It has really been great like that b/c I am an early bird and I like having the daylight for "my time." Without naps, I have been exhausted during the day. I have learned though to tell him if he isn't going to nap then I have to work and so I get some "mommy time." But the problem is that rather than sitting down and getting my usual break (b/c he wouldn't allow that) I end up doing housework and overdoing it. Another downfall is that I have to make sure dinner time is actually on time now too. Yesterday I was a little late getting him fed so he ended up crashing in his highchair at 6:00! Today I made sure and had him dinner by 4:45, bathed by 5:30, and in bed by 6pm. On the plus side I do like being able to have time in the evenings before I go to bed, though I have found myself staying up later. So, I think there are some adjustments to be made, but I guess it is what it is. It will certainly be easier when the baby comes to not have to worry about going in and laying down with Rylan for his nap. So, we'll see. Watch, as soon as I post this he will make a liar out of me and go back to napping! (Mark my words!)
And last but not least, little Hayven will be here soon! We are all very excited! Especially Rylan! I can't believe how much he already loves his little brother! He loves going and hearing the heartbeat at the doctors with us and always cracks up laughing! He gets SO excited to hear it and then tells everyone in the office how he got to hear Hayven's heartbeat! He was telling me all day how he is going to have a little brother. And walks around saying, "Hayven is coming home soon!" And of course he is pulling the usual first sibling things like telling me Hayven is in his belly. :) I have been pleasantly surprised as well to the fact that he has not been jealous about any of Hayven's toys or things. But I have tried to make sure he knew they are his and he is sharing them with Hayven, all that sort of stuff. Plus Ben's aunt Kathy had told me to be sure and pull the baby's things out early so that Rylan had a chance to adapt and I think that has really helped a lot. Oh, before I forget to mention it, we have decided to change Hayven's middle name. Ben never liked the name Nolan and so I finally gave in to changing it. ( Ben picked Rylan's middle name, though I wasn't crazy about it) So my sister actually came up with "Zane." I think it does sound better and a little more masculine too, as Hayven could kind of go either way, boy or girl. So, "Hayven Zane Burgoon" will be, in Rylan's words, "Coming home soon!"

3 comments:

Happy said...

Fun post! I really want to start our own box garden. I've seen a lot of people doing that on their blogs, so it is making me really itch to do one too! What are you growing? An old roommate of mine bought star and heart shaped tubes and put them around the cucumber while it was small, so when it grew, it grew in the shapes of long hearts and stars, and then when she sliced them, she had heart and star slices! It was so cool!! I think she found them on the internet.
Also, Teya gave up her naps the week that Dallin was born. The one good thing is just what you mentioned- she started going to bed at 6pm. It was AWESOME!! I actually preferred it for a while b/c I no longer had to plan my day around naps and then had the whole evening to myself. But soon she stopped actually going to sleep when we put her in her room at 6 and would stay up and play. It got later and later before she would actually go to sleep. She became a monster during the days (well, just EXTREMELY emotional). We couldn't figure out how to get her to actually go to sleep when we put her to bed until 2 nights ago, Jared threatened to put a child-proof door knob cover on the inside of her door if she got out of her bed. I felt badly for her and didn't totally agree, but thought I'd see what happened. She HATES that thing on her door, so she didn't get out of bed and fell right asleep. She got her whole 12 hours of sleep that night again, and was AN ANGEL the next day, and the past few days since we have been doing that. My old Teya is back!! I really had thought that her change in personality was from stopping her naps and lack of sleep at night (because of staying up late and playing) and it seems to be true! Yeah!
Oh, and the blanket is awesome!! I want to be crafty!!!
Also, I love the new middle name. I love Nolan (I'm biased since that's what we're going to name our next boy if we have one), but Zane is very cool too!!

Faith said...

Jared could build the bo so easily too. It is a lot of fun to do together & even Rylan is really enjoying it. I am hoping it might encourage some veggie eating later! (fingers crossed) Ya, Rylan is a mess from about 3pm until bedtime now. But I don't really want him taking a nap at 4:00. Plus he still fights it even if I lay down with him then! The bad thing about him at night is that he goes right to sleep & then has been waking up at 2am and can't sleep. Then I have to cuddle him for several hours before he falls back to sleep. Being that my sleep is already interrupted enough from discomfort, it makes for a sleepy mommy the next day! I need to get him in his own bed, but I am waiting until him & Hayven can go in together. (shh...don't tell anyone...I love having him in bed with me)Thanks for the great advice. Oh and we are growing corn, cantalope, watermelon, broccoli, onion, beans, cucumber, tomatoes, and a bunch of herbs in pots.

Janet said...

great job with your garden!!! we slacked this year...maybe next season!

Rylan looked so cute all geared up for the beach!