Sunday, October 24, 2010

Little of this, little of that.

It seems like my updates are few and far between these days. Life is just so hectic, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Here is a bullet list of what's been going on around the Butchino home! Sorry for the lack of pictures...I accidentally left my point-and-shoot at my dad's. I do have a few from Steven's phone though...

  • Brooklyn had her 1 month well-visit last week. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Everything looks great! She is now taking 4 ounces every feeding.

  • Steven shot his 2nd deer of the season. It's a big 8-point buck and it is currently at the taxidermist being mounted. I am very proud of him!

  • Carter has been given most of his birthday presents early because we just couldn't wait! From Steven and I, he got a fish tank, remote control cars, Matchbox cars, and a helmet for the 4-wheeler my dad is having shipped here this week. From my mom, he got a Radio Flyer tricycle, and from Steven's mom, he got his jumpy-jump that I posted about last week. We will still be giving him stuff on his actual birthday, but that is only because I will be waiting until the last minute to go shopping again!

  • After a year of fighting with the flooring company over all of the bubbling in our laminate floors, they have finally agreed to replace them all. We have to choose a new color because the one we have now was discontinued. We are thinking of going for a dark cherry look. 

  • Last night we took Carter to a haunted hayride/festival. We had a blast! Carter went on his very first pony ride and loved it!

  • I got the kids' Halloween costumes from the Disney Store when we were in NY. Carter will be Mickey Mouse and Brooklyn will be Minnie.

  • Tomorrow is my sister-in-law's due date. My very first nephew, Kaleb, should be making his appearance any second!

  • Steven is waiting to hear about a job with the county that he interviewed for. Please keep him in your prayers.

  • Someone broke into my van and our garage this week. Luckily, they were spooked by something and didn't end up taking anything. We called the police and they came and dusted for prints, but we will probably never find out who it was. Lesson learned...we now lock up and leave our outside lights on at night. 

  • I think that about does it! We will be making a trip to NY as soon as my sister-in-law goes into labor, then I will stop and get my camera back from my dad's. I am so scared to use my Canon for personal photos because if it breaks, I have no back-up for photo shoots. No worries...I'll have my P&S back within a week or so!

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Pictures...but not many words!

    This is kind of a quickie update. I don't have much time, but I wanted to post a few more pics of our NY trip as well as some of Carter with his birthday present from his grandma. It arrived today and we had it waiting for him when he woke up from his nap.


    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    A Complicated Emotion.

    I am having some really weird issues since Brooklyn was born. It actually didn't start until a couple of weeks ago, but it is very intense and I am not sure how to deal with it. I am having major regret and even guilt about having my tubes tied. I really thought I could handle this type of "second guessing" myself...but it is hitting me hard. I know that it is not safe for me to have more children. I know that I almost died giving birth to Carter and that Brooklyn's delivery was a tight-rope walk that could've been fatal as well. I know that I have my "perfect family" with one boy and one girl. So, why am I feeling this way?  I don't know...maybe it will pass with time.

    We decided to make a surprise trip to NY to see Steven's family. We are heading home tonight, but had a great time. We did lots of visiting, shopping, and we even went to a petting zoo yesterday. We had so much fun! It was such a fun trip and we are feeling refreshed! Now we are going back to Ohio...just to return within the next few weeks when I will be becoming an AUNT!! My sister-in-law, Breanne, is 38 weeks along and will be delivering my very first nephew Kaleb any time now! I am so excited!!

    Here are a few pictures of our trip to the petting zoo. I have some of Brooklyn that I will upload as soon as we get home. It seems like I haven't taken many of her, but I assure you that I will have you on Brookie overload very soon!! Her grandma bought her lots of new dresses and we have some packages waiting for us at home with hats/headbands in them!!