• Gluten Free Info for Lucas and I

    I have had a lot of requests for info on my gluten free diet lately so I wanted to put something together for friends and family who are interested in helping out when Nathan arrives. Lucas also finally had his celiac testing done and he does have the gene for the disease, so we have to keep him on a gluten free diet as well. Poor Ryan is the minority in our house now! Here is some basic information: First of all, here is what we CAN eat: Fresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated) Most dairy products (check yogurts and dairy drinks for other ingredients) Fruits…

  • Letting Go

    One thing about pregnancy is that it brings out a slew of emotions, good ones and bad ones. I’m starting this blog, not sure if I will actually post it for the world to see, but full of overwhelming feelings of love, fear, and hope. Last night Lucas woke up crying “Mama” around 2:30, and I went to him. He had a wet diaper, leaking into his pajamas. I changed him, refilled his water cup, and put him back in bed. Then I went back to bed and tried to go to sleep, but I couldn’t. For some reason, I was worried. I’m not sure why, I was just worried,…

  • Mother’s Day Painted Picture Cards

    For Mother’s Day this year we decided to hand make some cards for everyone. The paper was designed and created by Lucas. Here are some photos of his first attempt at finger painting. We started at the kitchen table, but ended up with paint on the chair, the wall, and all over him… So we moved it outside where we had a little more space and room for messiness. Ruffy and Gizmo were very curious as to what we were doing as well. Lucas loved squishing the paint between his fingers and toes. I had to hold on to him to direct his hands to the paper, otherwise we would…