Monday, December 19, 2011

Bath time

Kalen loves bath time. Kalen and daddy are bath time buddies and I am so happy that they have some time that is "their time". With Harper here we have started to have two babies in one bath but that only happens every second or third night. As a special treat we started using bubbles in Kalen's bath when he is in there alone. Let me tell you, he LOVES them! Here is the proof:
how cute is this kid!
eating the bubbles
he did not want the bubbles on his head
a bubble mustache like daddy
playing away
cleaning his hands with the bubbles

I love this little guy SO much!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Some pictures of the babes

Little miss Harper hanging out
Kalen and his baby sister
Kalen playing with his sister and her bouncer
Kalen having a bit of a temper tantrum
(most of our days are spent playing and then throwing mini temper tantrums right now)
Harper LOVES the tv right now

Kalen finally got his shots....

I finally took Kalen in to get his 18 month vaccinations late last week and it went so well! George came over and watched Harper for me while we went. I was pretty worried that she was going to cry the whole time we were gone but I fed her and put her down to sleep and she stayed asleep the whole time we were gone, thank goodness! (she just so happens to be a pretty big momma suck)

Anyways back to the K man. He did so well, he cried for a second right when the needle went in but as soon as the nurse handed him a toy for distraction he completely forgot and started to play with the toy.

Kalen is still on the small side for his age but he is a perfect match for weight verse height. He is in the 10th percentile for both weight and height but the 48th percentile for weight verse height.

Kalen at 21 months:
weight: 24 pounds 3 ounces
height: 31 3/4 inches (2 ft 7 3/4 inches)

I can't believe that a little over 3 months from now he is going to be 2! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his 1st birthday. Wow time flies when you are having fun!

Friday, December 9, 2011

2 months... a bit late

Harper had her 2 month vaccinations today. She cried way more then Kalen ever did when she got her shots but I feed her while we were there and that seemed to help calm her down for a little while. When we got home she was pretty fussy so I put her down for a nap, she slept for just over an hour and then she cried and whimpered for the next few hours. She finally decided to fall asleep again around 3:30 and slept for about 3 hours. She took a bath after dinner with her big brother and now she is asleep. Let's hope she sleeps well tonight, she has been having some really good sleeps for the last few weeks and I hope she keeps it up.

So anyways...... about her appointment.
Weight : 10 pounds 2 ounces (wow)
Height : 21.5 inches
Head : 15 inches

She has grown so much!! She is bigger then Kalen was at this point which I am surprised about but he was always a small guy. Kalen was 9 pounds 2 ounces and 20 inches long at 2 months old.

The nurse confirmed that Harper's head has a flat spot on the left side. I have been thinking it was for a while now so I was not surprised. She gave me some info to try and reposition her to help it go back but she also said we should attend some repositioning classes as soon as we can.

The nurse also said that I should talk to someone about by moods........ I have been having a really hard time with this adjustment emotionally and as hard as I keep trying to fight it I don't think I am winning. I find myself either over reacting to everything or just not caring about things at all. I have always been one for a bit of over reacting but I can't control it right now and that is not a good thing. I just wish I could stop crying all the time..... I hate crying!

Well that is all for now. I have so many things I want to write about but I just can't get them out....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa is our friend

My mom and I took Kalen and Harper to see Santa today and to say I was worried would be an understatement. I was sure Kalen was going to loose his mind when I placed him on Santa's lap. Well let me tell you that all of the Santa talk around our house must have worked because Kalen LOVED Santa! We even got a smile :)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


It's my birthday!!! I love it!! Happy birthday to me :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

One tired momma

I don't know how other mommies do it. We are only 5 weeks into this 2 baby life and I am exhausted. Harper has decided that 1 - 4 am is party time in the Teare house and Kalen has been testing my patience during the day. I do have to say that Kalen has started sleeping until 10am which is the only thing keeping me going right now.

I love both of these kids so much but I am so tired.... I need a break already. Seriously how do other moms do this? I have a few friends that have more then one child and they are close in age. Let me tell you that I am in awe of them, I am in awe of their ability to do this. Maybe they are better people, better moms. I am TIRED!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Right after delivery
Kalen meeting Harper for the first time, he loves her already
On our way home, she is so small she barely fit
Chilling out at home, 4 days old

She's here!

Harper Marie made her way into our lives Wednesday, September 21st @ 7:18am weighing in at a true heavy weight of 5 pounds 3 ounces. She is fantastic and is the spitting image of her brother. I will post pictures soon.

Friday, July 22, 2011


How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +16 pounds :(
Maternity clothes? yes
Stretch marks? Yes
Sleep: okay other then the cramping I am getting in my legs while I sleep
Best moment this week: confirmation that baby Teare has lady bits

Movement: she has turned and is now kicking the top of my belly and it feels really weird
Gender: GIRL :)
Labor Signs: nothing right now
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: having a drink if I want to
What I am looking forward to: I am wondering if she is going to be born with hair and who will she look like

Weekly Wisdom: there is no wisdom here!
Milestones: had a growth ultrasound and she is measuring right on track, they guess she is about 3 pounds right now

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's all in the name..... maybe

I have known for a long time what my girl name would be... it's a name that I love and although I know not everyone is a huge fan I think it is a name that will age well with our daughter. I have not shared the name with everyone because I keep getting mixed reviews and to be honest I find it really irritating. If I had waited to tell those people her name would they have told me how much they disliked it after it was already her name..... I bet not.

No matter what anyone else has to say her name is decided upon and the only thing that could change it would be if she was born and just did not fit the name and I really don't think that is going to happen.

So for those of you who may not know...... he name is going to be Harper. We are still debating on a middle name for her. Originally it was going to be my middle name but I am just not sure that it works well with Harper. There is one other name we have in consideration and while I am not going to share it with everyone I know if we choose it we will be making alot of M's family happy.

And then there was this....
The pop star-turned-fashion designer and her soccer star husband David Beckham welcomed daughter Harper Seven Beckham at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, July 10 in Los Angeles, their rep tells PEOPLE.

Victoria Beckham gave birth to her daughter today. I am happy for her and seeing that we have picked the same name is nice but I really don't want a top 10 name for this baby. I know I am jumping to conclusions when I say that her naming her daughter Harper is going to make it popular but it could.... and it just might.

I guess all I have to say is that I was not going to let negative people ruin her name for me and I am not going to let a celeb ruin it either.

Her name is going to be Harper and I like it. Wait a minute I LOVE it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oh what a day at the beach

Kalen loves the beach and I am so happy he does, it's just to bad we can't say the same about the water.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Okay I know that everyone thinks their kids are the cutest kids on earth but really my kid is...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 9 pounds - I know this is not a big deal but OMG!
Maternity clothes? yes
Stretch marks? Yes GROSS!
Sleep: I keep waking up on my tummy, it is so uncomfortable but it's my go to sleep position
Best moment this week: hearing my mom say the babies name..... sounds funny but it makes me so happy to hear

Movement: movement has slowed down for sure but she is still super low and really likes to kick me in the crotch
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: A few contractions.... my doctor said it's not a big deal as long as nothing is consistent
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: not feeling like a whale
What I am looking forward to: seeing this baby in front of me

Weekly Wisdom: do what works for you & yours
Milestones: Viability week!! If this baby were born tomorrow she would at least have a hope for making it

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Wow 23 weeks already. I am still amazed at just how fast this pregnancy is going. 112 days until my due date and I am so nervous, excited but nervous!

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 3 pounds
Maternity clothes? yes
Stretch marks? Yes, the old ones that were fading from my first pregnancy are getting dark really quickly
Sleep: starting to be very uncomfortable but I am SO tired that I have managed to still get a lot of sleep
Best moment this week: not sure...... I do love seeing all the little girl clothes in our guest room ;)

Movement: lots of movement in the last week or so. This baby is super low in it feels like she is kicking me in the crotch most of the time... ouch!!!
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nothing
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: Beer, beer and more beer! God I want a beer
What I am looking forward to: not being pregnant ever again. I am so thankful for this baby but I am so ready to be done with this

Weekly Wisdom: nothing..... this brain no longer works so I don't think wisdom is anywhere in my future
Milestones: a stranger asked me about my pregnancy the other day. It completely caught me off guard. I think most people just assume I am fat so when she knew I was pregnant it kinda made my day

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New stroller!!

We got a new stroller today and I am so excited for it's potential!

We got the Baby Jogger City Select and I am so excited for all of the different ways we can use this stroller. While we are still a one baby family we can use it in single mode and when the new baby joins us he will already be use to the stroller.

See all the combinations this thing can do:


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

19 weeks pregnant

Today I am 19 weeks pregnant today and I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. I had my 20 week ultrasound today and let's just say that this baby is just as stubborn as Kalen was. I have to go back next week because they could not get some of the pictures they need. Silly baby!!

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 1 pound
Maternity clothes? yes
Stretch marks? Yes :(
Sleep: I find myself waking up on my stomach. It is very uncomfortable but it's how I sleep normally so I am sure thats why it keeps happening
Best moment this week:
Seeing baby T #2 on the ultrasound
Movement: I have been selling small movements when I am laying down at night but that's it so far
Food cravings: STEAK!
Gender: I am not telling but I may know
Labor Signs: Nothing
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: Beer
What I am looking forward to:
drinking a beer..... hahaha
Weekly Wisdom: nothing.....
Milestones: not sure we have reached any yet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Life has taken over. No more mommy free time, no more afternoon naps.

I have been crying a lot lately.... uncontrollably! Mostly at work which I am sure is a 50/50 split brought on by baby #2 and feeling so "temporary" at work. It's really embarrassing when my co-workers come into my office and I am crying for no real reason. I hope this is going to stop SOON!

The weirdest part about being back to work is that as much as it breaks my heart each morning to drop Kalen of at the day home I don't miss him when I am gone. Please don't take that the wrong way, I love him SO much and I love when I pick him up and he is clearly happy to see me. Maybe it's because he is with a friend that I trust so I don't have to worry about him. Maybe it's because I like being a mommy with more to talk about then just poop and sleep patterns.

I am now just about 17 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and all I can say is I am tried and emotional. I have been over reacting about most things for the last 2 weeks and even though I know that to be true (after the fact) in the moment I have no greater want then to punch someone in the face.... so instead I cry.

I am not sure this post was more then just a mangled up ramble but it's what is in my head right now.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's almost here

I can't believe that my baby boy will be 1 tomorrow. He is changing daily and I am so in love with him!

He is starting to be a goofy baby. He will do things if he thinks you will laugh and he absolutely loves it when you play hide and seek with him. I love it that he scrunches his little nose when he likes what you are doing.

Tomorrow my baby will be a toddler and while I am excited for all of the adventures ahead I am sad to see this part of Kalen's life pass.

I hope I don't shed any tears tomorrow but I have a feeling I will.

I love you Kalen!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


When I found out I was pregnant I immediately made an appointment with my g.p to get referred back to the ob I saw when I was pregnant with Kalen. He had me go give some blood for tests they needed to do and to confirm the pregnancy. When the pregnancy was confirmed I was told they would contact me with an appointment with the ob.

I heard from my g.p a week later that the ob's office wanted me to go for a dating ultrasound and some more blood tests. I did that and have been waiting to hear about my appointment. Well I finally got a call back yesterday (6 weeks since this all began) my g.p wanted to see me. I went in today and found out that my ob has agreed to take me on as a patient again but will not see me until May 11th! I will be 20 weeks pregnant before I see a doctor. To me that is crazy and even though I am not worried about something being wrong with the baby I also don't think I feel comfortable not having a doctor to see until then.

My g.p does not do maternal care so he will not see me but he said he will try to find me a doctor to see me until the ob will. STUPID!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Kalen has been sick since Monday and I am exhausted! He was so sick on Monday and it was so weird because I felt so bad for him but at the same time I loved it! Kalen would not leave my side and that is not normal at all. He is not one for cuddles so I was happy he wanted to cuddle and he even slept on me for most of the day. I miss the snuggles so much.

He started to feel better Tuesday except for this horrible cough that will not go away. I am hoping this thing starts to go away soon because Kalen is one VERY grumpy baby and that is leading to one VERY grumpy mommy.

Thank god for M because I am not sure where Kalen and I would be right now without him. Love you M!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Can you see his big toe sticking through on his left foot? hahaha
He loves the fridge
Practicing his walking skills

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I think the cat is out of the bag so.......

We are having another baby and I am freaking out!!!! We are very excited and so happy but oh my god.

I finally told my boss the other day and while she was less then excited she did not yell at me so I am pretty happy about that.

I am just about 10 weeks which puts this baby due the end of September.

Like I said before we are in shock still but very excited to be on this adventure we call life.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Can you believe this kid is 11 months old today!?!?!?!

Monday, February 21, 2011

5 weeks

5 weeks from today I will be back at work and I am not totally sure how I feel about it. I am going to miss Kalen so much but at the same time I am VERY ready for some adult time.

I have been having trouble sleeping lately because I can't stop thinking about how things will turn out when I go back. Our schedule is going to be some what crazy and I am not looking forward to it. I am not a morning person so the idea of having to get up even earlier then I am used to does not appeal to me.

I have enjoyed spending so much time with Kalen and I am really going to miss seeing him learn new things all the time. We are not going to have much time in the evenings and may have to switch up our current routine to make more time. How does everyone do it? How do you make time?

I am sure as soon as we get used to everything something will come our way that will knock us all on our knees again ;)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Negativity will drowned the goose

Why are some people so stuck in the negative??? Why must everything be so damn grumpy?? I just want to hear for once about your good day with good people with good food and good HAPPY love!


Love is in the air :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

These things, no big deal!


It was hard last time but it is even harder this time!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Kalen has been "crawling" for a couple of months now but it's really just an army crawl. It's very cute and it gets him where he needs to go and most of the time in record speed.

Today we were playing on the floor when he went to go and crawl for a new toy. He got up on his hands and knees as usual but then instead of going down to his belly he sort of paused for a moment then crawled, no belly touching the floor!!!

He got back down onto his belly shortly afterward and continued on that way for the rest of the afternoon. It was so amazing to see him as he was processing the idea of crawling on his knees.

Later tonight M was playing with Kalen when he decided to break out the crawl again and it was almost as amazing to see the look on M's face as it was the first time.

Way to go baby!!!

Christmas Day with the Teare family

Christmas day 2010 was spent with M's family. Here are some photos from the day.
First family Christmas picture
Kalen sitting on Grandma T's lap while opening gifts
The Teare family as we opened gifts
Kalen with his Christmas haul
My handsome boy in his Christmas outfit, complete with tie :)
This was the first time M and I hosted any family gathering and I think it went fairly well. Dinner was great and the company was good as well.

First Christmas as a family of 3

We started off the morning with gifts from Santa. It appears that Kalen was a good boy this year because Santa was very good to him.
Kalen just wanted to climb the boxes for a while
then mommy and Kalen opened his gifts
so many gifts!
Kalen had lots of fun with all of his toys but of course.... like all babies the boxes were just as much fun.