Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eric's on his way!

I still don't know his arrival time in the states yet, but I talked to Eric a little bit ago and he said that he was on his way to Kuwait tonight and if I don't hear from him when he gets there, it's possible that he's on a plane to come home! So, he may be here July 2nd! I'll be sure to keep everyone updated as I find out anything new - hopefully I've been doing an acceptable job with that so far.

And I'm going to try to post some new pictures of Logan a little later tonight, once I get time at my computer (I'm writing this update from my phone).

Everyone take care, and keep checking back! Eric will be home soon! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

One of my absolute favorite pictures :)

Happy Father's Day to all of the daddy's out there! Us mommy's couldn't do it without your love and support, and the kiddos are pretty fond of you too ;)

P.S. Logan gets to see his daddy in about 2 weeks-ish!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just FYI

About a week ago, Eric mentioned that Iraq has their own mail system now (I've been so busy I forgot about it until now) so that means that there's a tiny change in his address. The new one is:

SPC Breece, Eric (medic)
HHC, 2-505th PIR, 3BCT
FOB Loyalty
APO AE 09313-9998

Everything is the same except for one thing. In the old address, the third line was "FOB Loyalty, Iraq." Since they've got their own mail system now, Eric said that if "Iraq" is anywhere in the address there's a chance that it could get mixed up in the Iraqi system and he wants to make sure that he gets all the packages sent to him! ;)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Our busy little life

Sorry I haven't updated much... About two weeks ago, my mom fell at school at got a hairline fracture in her pelvis so she's been laid up since then and I've taken over a lot of her duties around the house here, in addition to taking care of my boy, so I haven't had a lot of time to spend on the computer...

Logan's doing well. We went to his 6-month check up last week. On June 11th he was 16 lb 7 oz and just shy of 27 inches long. A healthy, growing boy! And we've made some progress on solid foods - he's now eating squash, green beans, pears, carrots, bananas, and peas, and he's loved everything! I've gotten video each time we try a new food hoping to capture some sort of face - love it or hate it - and nothing... He just eats it all up though, which is good for me. Maybe he'll be one of those kids who'll eat almost anything!

He really likes carrots!

Logan's also sitting up really well now. He can turn his head to look at things and if he wobbles a little, he'll usually correct his balance on his own. Our issue now is going from sitting to his tummy without falling flat on his face! He'll get it though. And he's making progress with crawling too - he can get both ends working (arms and legs) just not at the same time. It's amusing. He can turn and scoot though, so it won't be long!

Sitting up on his own! :)

He can also hold onto things and briefly support himself!

Eric said he should be here in a few weeks - he's starting to head home on June 28th instead of the 25th. I just hope the weather over there is good and there aren't any delays with flights or anything like last time. I want him home so badly and I want to get him and Logan together! You'd better believe that I'll be taking TONS and TONS of pictures and video while he's here! They're going to have so much fun playing together :)

Speaking of playing, Logan and I have had a lot of fun lately - he's interacting so well now! One of is favorite games is peek-a-boo! It's so cute - he just laughs and laughs and those baby giggles are just infectious! It's impossible not to smile when he's around :) And boy, oh boy, has he gotten vocal! He's making all sorts of noises at all different volumes and pitches! He can "ooh" and "ahh" really well, and he can make the "ma" sound too. I think "la" may be next, what with all the tongue-sticking-out that he's been doing ;)

Anyways, Logan's playing in his jumperoo now but it's almost time for his afternoon bottle so I need to wrap this up...

(I just took this pic)

Still waiting to hear about a job, but I've done just about all I can do now. All the work around the house keeps me busy so I'm not sitting around waiting and worrying, and I'm looking forward to Eric coming home too! Not too much longer! :)

Alrighty, my little boy is talking to me and giggling and it's bottle time. I'll post some more pictures in the web album in the next few days... Take care, all!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We're still alive!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post - we've been BUSY...

My sister has moved back home for the summer, and so has all her stuff! Ha! We've got her boxes and bags and piles of clothes all over the place, not to mention all of the baby's stuff (toys, jumperoo, playmat, etc) so it's a little crowded. Four adults, three dogs, and one baby makes for some hectic times but we're managing.

Logan and I are trying to figure out a new routine (the old one just wasn't working anymore). Since we got back from Indiana, we started working on making the transition from breastmilk to formula now that the little guy is starting to bite. I'm having to get in the habit of making bottles now, which he likes just fine - it's the waiting that makes him unhappy! Logan's also eating more solids now - he's been eating rice cereal for about a month and we just tried squash a few days ago. That went over really well so tomorrow we'll try green beans. Introducing all of these new foods is quite a slow process (three days in a row with a new food before we can move on to another) since we have to wait a few days to see if there's any signs of allergies, but within a month he will have tried all the basic fruits and veggies!

After dinner :)

My little boy is just growing up so fast! He's sitting much better on his own now - still bobbles every now and then, especially if he looks to the side, but for the most part he can sit unassisted for a few minutes at a time.

Sitting up like a big boy!

Logan is reaching for EVERYTHING now so we'll be baby-proofing the house soon. I've got to be careful wearing earrings around him now - he grabbed one of mine this morning and almost yanked it out!

How's my husband? Tired... I talked to him yesterday for a little bit and he said that he's been working really long days, but he's really looking forward to coming home on leave. He should start his journey home in about 3 weeks (leave where he is now and start making his way out of the country, that is). I'll let everyone know when exactly he'll be home, but I may not know that for sure until the day he gets here, so we'll see.

I still don't have any leads on a job... I'm emailing a bunch of principals this week so that they'll have all my info if anything opens up over the summer, so keep your fingers crossed it does! And I've got to start studying soon - I'm taking another certification test at the end of this month (English as a Second Language - ESL). If I pass it, it should improve my chances of getting hired since so many students nowadays (here, anyway) aren't always fluent in English.

What else? Logan and I have gotten out of the house some lately. We went and saw my friend, Jennifer, and her little girl (Ally). Ally's only about 11 weeks old now, but they played well together. Logan's curiousity had him watching her and reaching out to explore this other little moving person. It was very cute!

Ally and Logan

He was quite curious...

Hehe it looks like she slugged him! (she didn't though)

They were cute :)

Gonna hold hands! Adorable!

We also have gone to visit my cousin, Jill, a couple of times too. She's going to have her baby in September and her husband is going to Afghanistan in October, I think (he's in the National Guard). I'm trying to do what I can for emotional support since I'm a deployment veteran now and this will be the first one she's had to deal with. Military wives have to stick together, you know? No one else really understands all that we go through. Like I've told Eric before, it's hard but in the end I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. He makes it all worth it. :)

Anyways, I can't think of much else right now but I know there was more to tell... Oh! More pictures. LOTS more pictures. CLICK HERE! Here are some of my favorites...

Logan and me at Kimber's wedding

Sportin' some shades like a big boy!

He'll hate me for this pic when he's older, but it's too dang cute!

Happy boy :)


That's it, I think. Logan should be waking up from his nap any minute now so I oughtta go - laundry to do and dishes to clean. A mommy's work is never done! ;)