Tuesday, January 26, 2010

John will be turning 18 Months this week and I just cannot believe it. I have been thinking about starting a growth chart for him. I mentioned this to Matt a few weeks ago, and he proceeded to surprise me by measuring John in the doorway between our living room and dining room...with a permanent marker...for all the world to see. I tried to remain calm and appreciate what he had done...but he had just marked up our walls in the most visible spot in our home. I simply said, "Thank you, but that wasn't exactly what I was thinking." He didn't really see the problem, but that is okay. That is why I love him. :)
Anyway...more than likely I will travel to Target and pick up a growth chart for John that we can keep for all time, but I did find this cute idea from http://www.missnatalie.com/blog/2008_03_01_
She was selling them on Etsy a few years back and they are all sold out. But what a cute idea. I don't think they would too hard to make...so I might try it...we'll see.

Some of you may know this already, but I have reached the no sleep part of my pregnancy. I feel like it is a little earlier than John but it has arrived. Between me not being able to get comfortable, my mind racing, my body working constantly, and my darling boy wanting to share a bed with his dad and I...sleep does not come easy. I think last night our grand total was 3.5 hours. Needless to say I was exhausted today...and I looked it. I got home and couldn't believe that I had really looked like this all day long. My darling husband could see how tired I was over dinner, so he laid me on the couch, propped my feet up, rubbed them (if you know Matt...he hates feet so this is a big deal), and took our sweet boy to small group with him. I was able to catch some zzz's for 2 hours. When I woke up he had Culver's waiting on me so that I would have a snack while I did my homework and he had put the boy to bed.
Oh...I love my husband.
Culver's ButterBurgers & Frozen Custard


Katie said...

Wow - go Matt! I am SO glad you got a few extra zzzz's!!! You're doing great - he/she'll be here soon ;-)

Mutt said...

That is awesome of Matt. Sometimes the second pregnancy doesn't garner the attention the first one does. Good for him to step up! Rest when you can.

Whitney Richeson said...

WOW...what a great husband!!! I am sorry you have been so tired. The end is near, right? LOVE the growth chart idea. Back in the day my mom had one of those yard stick ones in my room so I am going to put mine in Alivia's room and chart her height next to mine. It is fun to chart their growth! :)

Miller Racing Family said...

Way to go Matt. He is a smart husband, knowing if mommy isn't happy no one is happy.
Love the growth chart. I totally think it would be easy to make. I like the idea of being able to take it where ever you go. Thanks for sharing the great idea.