Friday, December 21, 2007

A Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in Murrieta. Konnor's first time in snow. Went sledding with Papa.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Kameron Ethan McMaster's Arrival

Yet another sleepless night. I don't know if I just had anxiety or what but I did not sleep a wink. Lastnight we went to dinner at Asian Seafood Buffet since I knew I was going to be able to eat all day until after my labor.


With no sleep and much anticipation, I got up and ready 4:30am. I took a long hot shower and one last photo of my belly! WOAH! I kissed Konnor goodbye as he slept. My Mom gave me a kiss and a hug good bye and good luck. Kevin and I made a stop at Jack in the Box for a supreme croissant since I wasn't going to be able to eat again until after labor. Oh did I savor that breakfast as much as possible. We check in at 6:30am at Fallbrook hospital. I knew the routine already since I had been there several times before. Dr. Dresbach came in and checked me at 7:15am. I was 3-4 cm dilated. Great start! They started me on pitocin at 8:20am. I tried to rest for a good few hours. Kevin left to have breakfast. My parents came with Konnor 11ish. I felt several contractions all throughoutt he early labor but it wasn't anything unbearable. Let's just say I have a high tolerance for pain. At around 3:52pm the anesthesiologist came in to administer the epdirual. After 3 tries, she finally got it where it needed to be. Needless to say...it didn't work! She gave me some bullsh*t excuse that my tattoo on my lower back was right in the place the epirdural needed to be. WHATEVER! So the nurse kept checking with me to see if I was feeling numbness or that the epidural was working...but it wasn't. At 3:56pm Dr. Dresbach broke my water. WOAH! I'm so glad I've never had to experience that in public. Talk about GUSH! At 5:15pm I was 5cm, by 5:30pm I had jumped to 8cm! By then I was started to feel intense contractions and were in pain! Within 10 minutes I was a full 10cm dialted. It was awful. I cried through contractions and felt like giving up. 5:45pm I started pushing. After about 15 minutes of pushing Kameron Ethan McMaster was born!





5:59pm 7lbs 15oz 20 inches What a beautiful baby. He looked identical to Konnor when he was born! Definitely another one who looks like his Daddy!



Our family picture as FOUR! "Fantastic Four"

Monday, November 5, 2007

33 weeks and growing


I'm 33 weeks today...and growing. It's been a busy and tiring past few weeks (more like months). I feel like I haven't blogged in forever.

Our big day is coming soon and we're ready! I think. Baby's room is ready that's for sure. Kevin and I enjoyed fixing, painting and decorating the room. Konnor is growing fast. We THINK he's understanding there's a baby in my tummy more and more. He loves to hug and kiss my stomach. He's even intrigued by each ultrasound we've had. It's so cute. He notices his crib in the baby's room and he notices the room is now decorated different than when it was a "guest room." He has adjust very well to his new bunk bed and hasn't had any problems. He's always been a great transitioner with everything. Thankfully!


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Another Halloween come and gone! Konnor was Mickey Mouse this year. He had several costumes, but he only wanted to wear the Mickey costume.


Kevin was able to work an early shift this year so that we could take Konnor trick or treating. We took him to the mall. Funny thing is that he fell asleep as soon as we headed to the mall. (He didn't nap today) He was SO tired he slept for 30minutes while we sat in the food court of the mall and just people watched. We finally woke him up. Once he noticed everyone else in costume, he was wide awake. Kevin took him to one store to show him how to "trick or treat" and from then on he thought he was a pro. He enjoyed going to each store and holding his pumpkin. Although he didn't say "Trick or Treat" he knew to hold his pumpkin out. He was always so excited and happy to show me what he had gotten. We got so many comments throughout the mall on how cute he was. He started to walk through the mall ahead of us. I of course had a problem keeping up with our little Mickey. Thank goodness Daddy was there!


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Daddy - Baby Shower





30 weeks.




Charger - Raider game. Chargers won!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Summer is over.

It was a long summer. It has finally come to an end. We of course have done a lot with Konnor this summer. He has enjoyed his swim lessons, playdates at the park, swimming in the backyard, playing in the water and visits from Mama & Papa.

We ended the summer with Labor Day week with Mama & Papa. They came down to stay a week with us. Konnor always enjoys his time w/them. Julian was also here so he loves playing with Julian.

I'm ending the summer in my 25th week of pregnancy. The pregnancy has been a lot better than when I was pregnant with Konnor, but still lots of aches and pains...the typical pregnancy pains! Although I had sciatica pains with Konnor, I'm having it even worse with this pregnancy. There have been times when I couldn't even get up, walk, stand or sit in certain positions. The Dr. has only recommended that I alleviate all I can to not irritate it. I don't pick up Konnor if I don't have to, I elevate my legs as much as possible and I had even stopped going to the gym because it just irritated my back more. My next appointment is Monday and my Dr. is going to think about sending me to physical therapy. He says that if it's happening so strongly at this time of the pregnancy, it may only worsen. On top of the sciatica pain, my blood pressure has gone up. I knew it was too good to be true. Next appointment I will be taking my glucose test as well. Oh no! Gestational diabetes......I have a feeling I will have it again.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Konnor's 18 month checkup

WOW! He's 18 months already! He'll be 2 years old before we know it. This morning we had his well baby checkup. He didn't have to have his shots this time since he got caught up with them at his last well baby visit.

Weight: 26 lbs Height 33.5"

Recent Milestones: Konnor is learning to recite his ABCs. He talks alot but is showing lots of signs of "actual words". Some of the things he says are "hot", "cold", "oh no", "owee", "Da-Da", "Mom-Mom", "Ma", "Pa", "Bad", "One", "Two", "ear", "Eyes", "shoes"...to name a few. He went to his first concert for his favorite show "Hi-5" in San Diego last week. He LOVED it. Danced throughout the whole show. He loves to put money into his piggy banks. Anytime he finds a coin, he picks it up! LOL He's becoming very interested in his new baby to be. He pays such close attention during my ultrasounds and he kisses my tummy every morning. He's gotten 3 haircuts since he has turned 1. His hair grows TOO FAST! He now has all his teeth (minus his second and permanent molars). The last cuspid just poked through last week. He's fairly a picky eater sometimes. Or he goes 3 days without eating real meals, just grazing...then he'll so well the next day. Still sleeps 11 hours straight through the night. Has been in his big boy bed for 2 months or so now. All in all it's been awesome being a Mom. I'm fortunate to be a SAHM able to see Konnor learn and experience new things everyday. He amazes me how fast he learns and how mellow of a boy he is. Of course he has his "boy" days but for the most part he's such an easy kid! I LOVE MOMMYHOOD!


We celebrated his 18m birthday since Mama, Papa, Uncle Ed, Auntie Samana, Cousins Julian and Nicolas were at the house.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

22 weeks along

Dr. Anderson has now up'd my due date to December 20th. According to my level 2 ultrasound from last week, I was measuring a few days earlier than expected.

The ultrasound was great. Everything was looking good. My BP has still been significantly lower than before. FINALLY...normal blood pressure.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Konnor's 1st concert - HI-5

Konnor LOVES Hi-5 from TLC. It's an everyday ritual for him to watch it on tv every morning, then again during the day and sometimes before bedtime. He has been watching them since he was about 3 1/2 or 4 months old. I remember putting him in his bouncer with the tv on Hi-5 while I showered in the mornings. It's wonderful that he still likes the show. He loves listening, dancing and singing along with the show and the CD in the car as well.


When I found out they were touring and would be in San Diego, I told Kevin we HAD to take Konnor! The day had come and I was more excited to take him than he was. Especially that he didn't quite understand...until we got there!



We spent the day being "tourists" in San Diego. We went to Seaport Village. Took a walk along the waterfront, took the ferry ride to Coronado and just enjoyed the sunny San Diego weather. Konnor enjoyed it too.


We got to the Spreckel's theater in San Diego. We waited in the lobby for the doors to open. I never imagined so many other kids would be there. Konnor was a bit overwhelmed too. When the doors opened, we went straight to our seats. We had mezzanine seats, row 1, seats dead center! PERFECT! Konnor noticed the stage was set up just like the tv show. He then started to get excited. As soon as they came out.....Konnor was literally "star struck"! He was so amazed that they were live, in person and not on our tv. He danced, smiled so big, clapped his hands and stared. He paid such close attention through the whole 2 hour show!



Next....Doodlebops in February, which we missed this past March since it was the same weekend as his 1st birthday party. This will be part of his 2nd birthday present. AND...DISNEYDLAND! :-)


Below are some photos and video clips. ENJOY!







Video Clips:
http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/konnoremcmaster/?action=view&current=DSCN0476.flv



http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/konnoremcmaster/?action=view&current=DSCN0480.flv



Thursday, August 9, 2007

Konnor is my E.T.

I caught Konnor in his room today....he was sitting in his shelf with the rest of his stuffed animals. I laughed and ran and got the camera. It reminded me of E.T.! He thought it was funny too.






Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Konnor is learning his ABC's

It's the cutest thing! He is learning his ABC's...although he can only say them to his E's. He is starting to repeat it when we say it.

Other than learning his ABC's his new thing has constantly been saying "OH NO"...or "OH OH". Funny enough, he uses them at the right time. I can tell when he's done something wrong. Usually he'll even take me to where he did a "Oh no". Most of the time it's that he dropped something, made a mess of something.

Friday, August 3, 2007

20 weeks along!!!

We've made it...we're half way through the pregnancy. We're excited to start decorating Baby's room and getting things ready. Luckily he will have plenty of clothes, toys and all the extras from Big Brother Konnor. But that's not fair to get all hand me downs....he'll need fun, new things of his own too! I can't wait to SHOP!

The pregnancy is going fine. A few aches and pains on some days, but it's been easier than my pregnancy with Konnor. My appetite has been considerably different. I've craved sweets a lot. I'm afraid to go in for my glucose testing! No weight gain since my first appointment. Hopefully this pregnancy weight will go like it did with Konnor. I didn't gain throughout my pregnancy until the end. Even that was only a total of 13lbs.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

And the results are in.....

...we had our ultrasound today and we're having a BOY!!!!

To my astonishment, my Mother's intuition felt we were having a girl this time. All that matters is that we have a wonderful, healthy and happy baby..boy or girl!

We're excited to finally know the sex of the baby. Now we can plan, decorate and shop! Actually, Kevin says we don't need to buy anything new...but being a woman..of course I want to be able to shop for some new things. Technically we have most of the basics still. I'm more so just excited to be able to start decorating the spare room we have that will become Baby #2's room. We've got ideas on decor and names, but nothing is set in stone yet.

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, July 5, 2007

4th of July 2007

Today is our 1 year anniversary since coming back from Arizona. We spent the day in Poway at a bbq with friends. Konnor enjoyed every minute of it, playing with other kids and enjoying being outdoors. Daddy had to work, unfortunately.

At night we went to Auntie Joan's house for a 4th of July celebration. We watched the Temecula Fireworks from her house as well as did firecrackers. (Shhhh...don't tell anyone. ha ha) Konnor was amazed at the colorful sky as well as the sounds and colors and crackling of the firecrackers. We thought he'd be scared, but he watched with such amazement. He even clapped after each firecracker was done.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Konnor is 16 months old

We can't believe how time flies. We say that every month. Konnor has grown up! He's becoming a big boy more and more. He's starting to become very independent. He is now using more "signs" (sign language). He's eating better now.

He has done well in his "big boy bed". He still sleeps 11 hours straight at night.

Some of his new doings:
  • Can sign "more"
  • Can sign "eat"
  • Can climb down the stairs
  • Is eating more vegetables
  • Still not eating much "red meat"
  • Loves taking my pots and pans and use them as drums
  • Loves kissing his "baby" in Mommy's tummy (even tries to feed the baby whatever he's eating)
  • Says "up"
  • Says "apple"

So far he's having a great summer. We started swim lessons again on July 2nd. A little earlier than last year. He's still very comfortable in the water. He loves it. He's gone to several amusement parks already this summer. He has so much fun, no matter what he does.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day




We were in Fairfield for Father's Day. We had brunch with the family at the Officer's Club on Travis AFB.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Konnor's 15 month Well Baby Check Up

Today Konnor had his 15month well baby check up. He hadn't been to the Dr. since his 12month check up. Everything was on target! He's weighing 24.5 lbs, a little above 50 percentile. He's measuring 32 inches, which is in his 75 percentile. Dr. says everything looks good and he's definitely growing! He only had to get one vaccine shot and he's caught up until his 24 month check up. He did well when he got the shot. He didn't cry at all. Of course, cause he had a lollipop in his mouth to keep him busy.

After the Dr. we went to lunch with Auntie Ces. It's been about 2 months since we last went to lunch with her. We try to make it a point to get together for lunch or dinner as much as we can. It was a quick lunch because she had to get back to a meeting but also because Konnor was being so antsy.

We got home and had some nap/rest time. With the hot weather, I've been getting more tired and exhausted without even doing anything.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2nd Prenatal Appointment - 12 weeks

This morning we started the day early. Had to take Daddy's car for servicing before our trip up to the Bay Area. What should've only been 2 hours, ended up being 4 hours and then some. They eventually gave us a rental car since the service guy saw how much Konnor was getting irritable. We headed home for a nap before I had to go to my OB appt.

First thing when we got to my appointment is we checked my weight and my blood pressure. Amazingly, I had only gained less than half a pound! I was terrified to get weighed because I felt like I had gained much more already. My blood pressure was also down. When the Dr. came in he too said how impressed he was about my weight gain. He says he would like me to try to maintain my weight for the next few weeks. We listened to the Baby's heartbeat on the doppler. Sounded great! 155. In 4 weeks we will have my next appointment and also be able to find out the sex of Baby McMaster #2!!!! YAY! Just in time before leave for Canada.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Konnor graduates to a "Big Boy Bed"

Lastnight we converted Konnor's crib into a "big boy bed" or a toddler bed. As Kevin and I were converting it, Konnor was so anxious to get in the bed. The mattress wasn't even in yet and he wanted to lay in it. He watched, even wanted to help.

He fell asleep without any fuss. We added a body pillow to the side and made she he was safe. We didn't hear a peep from him all through the night. When he woke up in the morning he got out of his bed and played in his room by himself!

Looks like it's a success!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

PINKBERRY ROCKS!

I must admit...I only heard of the place on an episode of "The Hills". When I discovered we had one right here in Temecula I had to try it! It's odd that there's one located here, but I guess I should be glad! According to their website, they're located in West Hollywood area, Long Beach, NY and other areas in Los Angeles...then there's little old Temecula!


For months now I've been wanting to go. As many times as we've driven by (being that it's on the main road to the freeway), we never stopped. Well today we finally planned to go! After dinner at a new sushi restaurant in Murrieta, we went to PinkBerry!

Supposedly it's real frozen yogurt and it's HEALTHY! They offer fresh fruit toppings, candy and cereal toppings! You choose. Plain yogurt or green tea. Pick your size and pick your toppings! OH SO YUMMY! Kevin and Konnor loved it too!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

1st Prenatal Appointment with NEW Dr.

I woke up this morning feeling a bit nauseous. I knew I had a few hours until my Dr. appointment later in the afternoon. Since it had been almost 5 days since I had left the house due to my inflammed achilles tendon and plain ol' fatigue and nausea..I decided to get out of the house early and run some errands.

My appointment was at 2pm. Unfortunately Kevin couldn't make it to the appointment. Konnor was a little terror in the waiting room. He would not keep still, kept pushing his stroller everywhere, bumping into the chairs and talking up a storm. Luckily the waiting room wasn't too crowded. Once we were called into a room, Konnor looked at everything. He kept pointing to the ultrasound monitor. He thought it was a TV! Dr. Anderson came in and did all the routine questions, check ups and then the ultrasound. Everything looked great! Baby's heartbeat was fluttering and yes...there was only ONE peanut in my tummy. He confirmed that!


I go back in 4 weeks for another appointment. I've already gained more weight than I did the first time. I guess that's normal since I haven't been vomitting and I definitely haven't been exercising since I've been extremely out of energy.





Thursday, May 17, 2007

Konnor's 1st haircut

Ok, so we had to do it. After contemplating for awhile now, we decided it was time for those crazy curls of Konnor's to be tamed! We took Konnor to Buzz Bang Zoom, a kiddie salon right down the street from our house. He was excited to play with all the toys. He chose to sit in the airplane seat and watched The Goofy Movie while the lady started on his hair. He didn't like the sound or feel of the clippers. But once she gave him a lolipop, he forgot all about it. Of course we save a few locks of his hair. Once the lady was done with his cut, he looked like to new little boy! The curls were still there, but everything was just much neater. A before and after picture:

Afterwards Kevin, Konnor and I went to Diamond Valley Lake for a picnic lunch. It was nice to sit and relax and look out towards the lake. It was relaxin day off for Daddy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

1st prenatal appointment

I had my first prenatal appointment today with Dr. Im. He is so pleasant and sweet. After all the typical talk of medical history the Dr. recommended that he refer me to Dr. Anderson who is the "high risk" specialist for pregnancies. I had a feeling this would happen. Being that I've had high blood pressure prior to my first pregnancy and along with all the other complications I've had through my first pregnancy, it was the best thing. I've gained 4lbs and feel like I'm already showing! My back aches daily and I get light headed and dizzy throughout the day. I've been able to sleep fairly well. I've got my snoogle (total body) pillow out already! Totally helps me feel so cozy. Kevin hates it cause he can't sleep near me.

Once I got home I had to take a nap. Kevin was wonderful and took care of Konnor and cleaned house. I was nauseous all day long, still having dizzy spells and my heart is palpitating like crazy. Although when I check my blood pressure, it's fine. Still, Stage 1 hypertension....but what's new!?

Konnor has been very cooperative with Mommy not being able to tend to him all day long. He's great when it's nap time. He seems to be understanding and not asking me to pick him up too much. He loves just sitting on my lap with me though. Even when he's watching TV, he wants to sit in my lap. It's so cute how he moves my hands to make room for his little bottom. Even when he wants me to do something, he takes my hands and puts them on whatever he wants opened, or given to him. He's been doing such silly things lately. One of the cutest things is that when he sees food he says, "Mmmm". Whether it's on a TV commercial, someone else eating it, in the grocery store or a picture of it. You gotta hear him! He also has been a little devil and has been emptying out his toy boxes sitting in them. I caught him half way in his toy chest the other night! Night time has been great. Konnor has been going to bed right around 9pm. Still sleeping 11 hour straight and not crying at all when he awakes. I'm hoping it all stays this easy throughout the pregnancy.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Celebrating Mother's Day

We celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday since Kevin has to work tomorrow. We started our day heading to Palm Springs...the Desert Premium/Cabazon Outlets! Our favorite outlets! We went shopping. Afterwards we headed to Oak Glen to the apple orchards. We had a great time being in the mountains. The weather was as good a good can be and the fresh air was much needed. We went to 3 different orchards, bought cider and apples. At the last Orchard we bought a 5lb apple pie! YUM!

We headed home and were exhausted. We all took a nap and just relaxed. It was a long day for all of us!

Friday, May 11, 2007

A week's summary

It's been a long, and tiring week. I'm still having an extreme case of fatigue! Still no vomitting, but lots of nausea. I've also been having back aches, headaches, dizzines and sore breasts. I feel like I've been eating like a cow....but still no weight gain. WHEW! Though this weekend I feel like my belly just popped out!

Konnor's appetite has been a lot better. This week he ate spaghetti, lots of fruits, Honeycomb cereal, turkey, french bread and lots of fish. Thankfully he loves fish. We had salmon one night and halibut another night. Konnor has also been taking interest in learning to drink from a cup without a cover. I only give him water in the cup, but he's really doing good. Of course sometimes he misses his mouth, but for the most part he's getting the hang of it.

With the hot weather, Konnor's had more chances to play in the water and in his pool. Thursday we went to Sea World and I remembered to bring his shorts. He played in the spinkler area. He loved it. Although, he threw a fit when it was time to go home! He's also been spending a few hours in his pool at home as well as playing in the sprinkler. He's such water boy!

This week we also had a photo shoot with Wittle Bitz Photography, here in Murrieta. Konnor met his first set of twins! Owner, Brianna has 11month old boy twins who are so friendly and sweet. I think Konnor thought he was seeing double! He stared at the boys and giggled. The twins were entertained by Konnor. Konnor was acting silly and the boys thought it was so funny.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Busy Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend. Saturday morning/afternoon we spent the day at Sea World. Afterwards, we spent the rest of the day with Chris, Sherry and the kids. We finally told them the news and they were so excited. Actually, Chris didn't believe us. They couldn't believe we kept it from them, even after Chris and Kevin had talked all week long. :-) It's always great hanging out with them and catching up on our lives. The kids love playing together.

Sunday morning we went to breakfast together. We were all so hungry it seemed like we ordered EVERYTHING. After we parted, we went over to Kevin's parents house for awhile.

Konnor's has started this "diet" of his. Eat a lot, don't eat for 2 days, eat a lot, don't eat for 2 days. Is that normal?

He's enjoying music more and more everyday. He swings and sways everytime he hears music. He bounces up and down as he dances. It's so adorable!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Day

Wow! It's May already! Time is flying. It just seems like yesterday, we celebrated Konnor's 1st birthday. And now he'll be 15 months at the end of May. Konnor has learned a lot of new things this past week. Aside from his normal whinning and tantrums, he's been starting the "seperation anxiety" a little more frequently. Nothing to the extreme. Just a few seconds longer of whinning when Mommy or Daddy is not in sight. But then he gets over it fairly quickly. He's finally become more interested in books. It was always hard for me to read a book to him because he was never interested in it long enough. But now, I'll find him in his closet (where his books are) and he'll sit and browse through them himself. Occasionally he'll bring a book to me and say, "Mom-Mom". That means he wants me to read it to him. And now he'll at least sit through half of the book! Konnor has also started to make more different noises with his mouth. He's saying "Ahhh BA" a lot. And lastly his most favorite thing to do is to take things out of drawers (my drawers, Daddy's drawers, his own..) and put them somewhere else! We call it "grab, stash and hide." He's been notorious for hiding things! Little devil.

The pregnancy so far is going well. No real symptoms still. Just frequent trips to the bathroom and LOTS of fatigue!! Boobs are starting to get tender, heavy and occasional sharp pains. I'm amazed that I haven't been having morning sickness yet. About this time with Konnor I was puking all day long, nauseous and just not keeping anything down.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Konnor's first swim of the season


Konnor was so excited that he was able to play in the water and the pool today. Lucky for him, the weather was gorgeous as early as 9am. Daddy started to fill his pool for him. As soon as Konnor saw it, he wanted in! After 4 hours of playing outside in the pool and sprinkler, he finally called it quits and took a nap!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Summer Heat is here

Boy, it's really starting to get hot already. Today was almost 90 degrees. Kevin worked today. Konnor and I cleaned, played then took a nap(s). I've been trying hard to "nap when he naps." Although it seems I've been falling asleep before him! LOL We took a morning nap together. We then went over to Temecula Wine Country to pick up a bake brie bread for tomorrow. Grandpa and Grandma McMaster is coming for the day and they'll love the brie and bread. We came home and the house was baking! Since Konnor loves being in just his diaper, I let him! He played, we ate lunch and he played some more. Around 6pm he fell asleep. I thought it was just going to be a quick nap. Must be from the heat! Well...it's 8:50pm now and he's STILL asleep. I should be sleeping too! Unfortunately I've got dishes and laundry to finish!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Feeling Good

I'm 5 weeks and 6 days today. It's going by fast already. I'm anxious now that I know what to expect throughout the pregnancy. I've been feeling good. No real nausea or any type of first trimester blues. (aka Morning Sickness) I'm hoping what they say is true..."second pregnancies are better than the first." I don't feel many symptoms as much as I did with Konnor. Peeing every half hour is probably the one I've got most. No weight gain, no sore boobs.....but I'm sure it'll hit me in the face any day now. "The joys of pregnancy" right?

Konnor is becoming "all boy" more and more each day. He has no fear. Loves to crawl, jump and climb EVERYTHING. He has turned our whole living room (and anything he can get his hands on) into a playground/jungle gym! Taking him out to the park to let him climb there is just not enough for him. Luckily he's a tough cookie. He doesn't cry when he falls. Nor does he cry at all. He whines. That's about it.

His favorite thing to do besides watch The Doodlebops and Hi-5 is dancing, singing (humming), riding in his Cozy Coupe, playing outside and he's starting to....RUN! Yup, run! It just seems like yesterday he started to walk. He also loves to look through his books while he turns his room upside down.

Today Konnor is 14months old!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I love Motherhood

And I'm not just saying that! I really do love everything about being a Mom. Even though I have countless sleepless nights, no time in the day for ME, can never sleep in, always tending to Konnor, picking up a mess of toys throughout the whole house.....nothing is better than hearing my son say, "Mom-Mom" when he wants my attention. Or jumping into my lap just to give me a hug. The bond I have with Konnor is priceless. Who knew I could love someone so much more than I love my husband? So much that he makes my heart melt everyday?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Wow, that was quick!"

Today I had a Dr. appointment with NP Linda Clark. I love her. She's the best NP. I wish she was my Dr. Actually, I've seen her more than I've seen Dr. Boyatt. Anyways. I sat in the room waiting for NP Linda Clark. Konnor was waiting patiently as well. When Linda walked in she was smiling and said, "Wow...that was quick." The reason she said that was she had just seen me a little over 2 weeks ago for my annual "woman" check up. I had told her we were going to try to have another baby soon. At the same she said, "That would be wonderful, well hopefully your tests are all positive and you'll come back in 3 months telling me that you're pregnant." Well..here I am...2 weeks later and I'm PREGNANT! Little did we know we work so fast! LOL We went through the normal chat about my blood pressure and any other problems. She told me to schedule my prenatal appointment with Dr. Im and we'll go from there. Being that I'm a "high risk" patient, Dr. Im may not accept me as his patient and I will be referred to someone else. On top of that, I will have to deliver in Fallbrook or San Diego. That's fine with us because we wanted to deliver at Mary Birch. So we'll see what happens. Next appointment is: May 15th.

Kevin called for us to meet for lunch in Lake Elsinore. As Konnor and I drove up to Elsinore, I called Mom & Dad to give them the good news. Mom was extremely happy and said, "Thank goodness Dad is retired...all the Grandkids birthdays are all in a row." The meaning behind that is of the 3 grandkids they're birthdays are October, January and February. Now add December to the mix as my due date is: December 24th! Seems we'll all be together for Christmas!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hanging out with Cousin Julian

Ed, Samana, Julian and Nicolas were in San Diego for the week. Konnor and I went to spend some time with them. First we went to the Swap Meet together. Then we spent a few hours picnicking at Ski Beach. The kids played in the sand and in the park. Konnor enjoys the park/beach so much. He's learning to play in the sand with buckets and shovels, but he also tends to put the sand in his mouth! YUCK! So strange, cause we have a sandbox at home that he plays in outside, but never tries to eat that sand. Hmm!?

After ski beach we went to Belmont Park. Julian and Konnor rode a few rides together. Konnor always points to the Merry Go Round when he sees one. We also spent some time on the boardwalk just basking in the sun and smelling that ocean fresh air!

Later as the kids all started to wind down, Konnor and I went to Grandpa/Grandma McMaster's house to relax. They had been out of town on a cruise. By then I too was EXHAUSTED! That pregnancy tiredness and fatigue was started to settle in already. Luckily Konnor was ready to relax and watch a few episodes of his Hi-5 and Doodlebops. So he did just that.

Every minute now I think to myself.."Oh my...Konnor is such a fireball right now, how am I going to cope with a newborn and Konnor?" YIKES!

Friday, April 20, 2007

"A Mother's Intuition"

I woke up this morning with the strangest feeling. I felt hungry...even though I had a huge dinner lastnight. There was something telling me there was "something" going on. I got up and got ready to shower. Thinking back on what our cat, Meka did lastnight was stuck in my head. When I got into bed lastnight, I threw the covers on and Meka came and started to get comfy next to me. Nothing strange, she sleeps in our bed all the time. But lastnight she kneaded for at least a minute or two before she layed down. I found it odd. The only other time she had done that to me before going to sleep was when I was pregnant with Konnor.

So as I got ready this morning, I looked at a pregnancy test that was in my drawer. I thought about taking it, but then again said, "Nah...I can't be pregnant." I went about my morning, got Konnor bathed and dressed. Then before I jumped in the shower I looked at the test again and said, "Well...I have been feeling odd lately, and I'm a week and a half late." So I went in the bathroom and took the test. Set it on the counter and before I could even turn around two pink lines appeared! "OH MY GOSH!" My mouth dropped and said, "No way!" Konnor was right next to me and he looked at me seeing me in awe! I put it aside and went in the shower. I came out of the shower and looked at the test again and YUP...still two lines! I was ecstatic at the same time..I was just really caught off guard. My immediate thought was to call Kevin but I decided to do something neat to tell him. But first, I wanted to take a second test.

I had plans to meet Stephanie, Erica and the kids at North County Fair so I told myself I'd stop and get another test on the way home. As I drove to Escondido I was still in such excitment. Still didn't call Kevin cause I knew I'd spill the beans if I spoke to him.

Could it have gotten any more pink? It's DEFINITELY POSITIVE!








Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Growth Spurt

Konnor is definitely going through some changes! Obviously he's growing EVERYDAY! His eating habits are changing daily, his naps times vary day to day but for the most part he always sleeps 11 hours through the night! *WHEW*

I enjoy that he's so musically inclined. He loves music. All kinds! Any time he hears a song, singing or any kind of melody he turns to look. Lately he's become "obsessed" with Hi-5 and The Doodlebops. They're both a singing show on TV. He has both DVDs and can watch them everyday. He even dances to them. We have the CD in the car too and he always dances, waves his hands in the air and everything. TOO CUTE...ya gotta see it!

I love the little things Konnor does. He used to hum himself to sleep when he was about 7-10 months. Then at 11months he started to pull his curls out. Sometimes that's the easiest way for me to put him to sleep is to play with his hair. He loves it! Also the way he calls "Mom Mom" or "Da Da" is the cutest. Makes my heart melt!

Today I stayed in to do a lot of work. But we had to step out to go to Costco. Konnor enjoyed it. He loved sampling food! LOL

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's TAX Day

It was a gloomy Sunday. We all woke up early today and lounged around the house. It was good because usually we're on the go. We went to the Murrieta Block Party. Since it was cold and overcast we decided to "make it quick". Basically there was a little carnival and different vendors in old historic Murrieta.

Daddy played the "goldfish" game at the carnival and won Konnor 2 goldfish. Konnor was so happy because he loves the goldfish that Mama has at her house. So now he'll have his own.

We went grocery shopping and rented some movies and wanted to relax for the rest of the day.

From time to time Kevin and I look at Konnor and just gawk at how much he's grown. We're so proud of how much he has learned, experienced and explored. He's a great kid. I admit he's very attached to me. I love it!! We have that special bond not only because I carried him for 9 months but also because I'm home with him for most of the day, everyday. He's slowly getting that "seperation anxiety" thing everyone talks about. He used to be able to play with his toys all by himself. This past month he won't. He always wants me to be playing with him. He constantly wants my attention and sometimes it's so hard. All in all he's the wonderful little boy I could ever ask for!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Yeah Baby Expo

Today Konnor and I went to the Yeah Baby Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. We met up with Tiffany and went together. Konnor enjoyed the Baby Expo. He got attention from so many people. We also got his headshots taken while we were there...in hopes to get into something for his adorable face! (Of course I'm biased!) We also met Dr. Laura, Dr., Author. She gave Konnor a lollipop (which he has never had before) until now. And boy did he like it! It was so cute to see him licking it like a big boy. Eventually I had to take it away from him because it was just getting too messy.

After the Expo we went to lunch at Island's. Of course it was one of Konnor's day where he didn't want to eat anything. Chicken strips and french fries usually are a definite meal, but then again he also has his days where he doesn't want to do anything except graze all day long. So of course...we had leftovers AGAIN. Afterwards we headed back home to Murrieta. It seemed to have been a long day for Konnor because he fell asleep by 8pm that night. Great for me! Gives me a chance for "Mommy time" and to do things like this on the computer!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Happy Friday!

Ew. Friday the 13th! Our Friday began bright and early. Konnor was able to wake up without having to watch tv all morning. We had a playdate at 10am that we had to make it to. I didn't want to be late. It was a train theme playdate at Amy and Jack's house. Thomas the Tank Engine EVERYWHERE! It reminded me of Julian's room! Today Konnor even sat on a "big boy" swing all by himself.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

No more bottles!

Konnor is officially off the bottle! He hasn't really looked for it in the past few weeks, but we kinda just gave it to him. He's had an easy transition from bottle to sippy cups to using straws! We slowly stopped giving him a bottle and realized he had no problems. So last week we decided to see what would happen if we didn't give it to him. And luckily...everything went well. He's even starting to go to bed without a bottle or milk!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Late to the Playdate

With Konnor's growth spurt, he's been napping at different times now. And his naps are typically 2-3 hours long! Wondferful...except when we had planned to be at a playdate! We were an hour late! Konnor met a new friend at the playdate today at Winchester Park. Caitlyn. She's a total cutie! She too is half filipina and half white. She just turned 2. Konnor enjoyed playing (and eating) the sand today at the park. YUCK. He also played with Jack and Chase. He is such a boy now. Loves playing with trucks, getting dirty and being independent. Even the other Mommies were surprised to see how independent he has become.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Konnor's 1st Eggstravaganza

Today we celebrated Easter. We woke up bright and early to be at the Murrieta Eggstravaganza on time. Grandpa and Grandma McMaster also came up to celebrate with us. It was Konnor's first egg hunt! We had a pancake breakfast at the park, then played in the park and then the egg hunt began for Konnor's age group. We waited in line. Konnor just watched all the other kids with their baskets. He got the hang of it pretty quickly.

Friday, April 6, 2007

April Already?

It’s already April! It’s so tough to remember to take some time to blog or journal. Konnor has been so needy and active lately. It’s as though needs me in his sight. Many times he wants me to play with him or he’ll whine. He’s been good at whinning and throwing tantrums lately. It’s almost scary to think he could be starting his “terrible two’s” kind of early. I hope not. What I love so much lately though is when he says, “Mom-Mom” as he points to something he wants. Many times it’s food! LOL But he’ll say “Mom-Mom” almost with a questioned faced. It’s so adorable. And if I am not paying attention…he will be sure to keep at it to get my attention! He has also discovered his ears, nose and belly button. He likes to point to your nose, ears and belly button too.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Da-Da"

Konnor has officially said “Da-Da” and meant it. Although he said it all day long. He has been saying “Ma-Mom” since about 10 ½ months. Daddy has been waiting anxiously for him to say “Da-Da”. When he said it, he was trying to wake Kevin up in bed. Kevin woke up in such surprise to hear it. It really made his day. I know how he must've felt because I felt it too. Any milestones and accomplishments Konnor reaches I feel so proud and happy for him. I'm so in love with him that no matter how little or big the special thing he does, says or learns just makes me the "Happiest Mommy on the Block!"

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

13 months!

Time is flying by! It seems like we just celebrated Konnor’s 1st birthday and here it is…already a month later. He’s becoming a character more everyday. He is so smart and really picks up on things quick. He loves to show you what an airplane does. He loves to hold his hand by his ear and pretend he’s on the phone. He walks all over the house constantly and talks! His eating habits are getting better. He’s eating (some) vegetables now. He still LOVES French fries and chicken nuggets. He’s also transitioning with the bottle. I’ve only been giving him a bottle in the morning and at night. I’m pretty sure I can go cold turkey with it and he’d be fine. He doesn’t like the sippy cup too much. He’d rather just use a straw.
I’ve been spending more time reading books with him. His attention spand is quite short so he doesn’t really allow me to finish a book! LOL His new thing…giving a “high five” versus just a five. LOL
He's now weighing: 23 lbs 8 oz and is 30 1/2 inches in height. He's become so active since he started cruising so the Dr. says he's still in the 95 percentile.

Monday, February 26, 2007

12 Month Milestones


I now have 8 teeth...2 more peeking through!
I'm 32 inches tall
I weigh 23lbs 3oz
I can stand on my own
I can clap my hands and clap them loud
I took my first step on 2.02.2007 @ The Alkassawat Home
My first word was "Bye bye"....second "WOAH"
I can drink from a straw
I am enjoying eating...everything!
My favorite foods are bananas, jello, chicken nugget, french fries, pancakes, rice, waffles and grilled cheese
I'm NOT liking vegetables right now. I only like corn
I love going to Playdates with the Mommy's groups, Daycare at the Gym and to Child's Play (indoor park)
Mommy & Daddy are planning my 1st Birthday
I know how to "give hugs" & "give kisses"
I like to point to everything
I've taken over my Mommy's office space in the loft with all my toys
Mommy and Daddy always say, "My gosh you're getting too big and heavy!"
I can throw tantrums when I don't get my way
I have a new baby cousin...Nicolas, born on January 2, 2007
I have a new "Godbrother"...Landen.