That alone, is enough to make me not want to post! But in the interest of the blog book I will someday print for posterity, I begin my update.
Today is our first official day of potty training with Jace. He's had a few funny "hide & poops" this week so I figure we'd better at least try. I would LOVE to have him out of diapers before his nameless baby brother arrives in less than 6 weeks. We are armed with cool undies and M&Ms. So far, so good!
This spring is such a busy time for our family. I'm working 4 nighs a week, Brad is working on his MBA 2 nights a week, Cohen turns 5 just after Valentines Day, the baby comes at the first of March, our 6 year anniversary is March 26th, and then Jace's birthday is in April after Easter. I feel like I need to plan ahead for all of those things or they'll get totally ignored once the baby is here. I already booked Cohen's birthday party at Golfland. He is inviting all cousins. They are his besties. I love it. And I found this that I would love to get for our anniversary. I have a thing for trees and I just think it's such a darling print to hang in our bedroom. I cant really buy it for Brad cuz he probably wont care about it. So am I allowed to buy myself an anniversary gift? That seems funny.
I mentioned our nameless baby. It's stressing me out to not have a name. Everyone has been emailing and texting suggestions to no avail. Brad likes Reed. I tried but it doesn't fit. I like Leo. He says he's trying but cant make himself love it. He likes Grayson but wants to call him Gray. I dont want to call anyone Gray. Plus, when I'm yelling it to my boys in the backyard, they wont know if I'm saying Gray or Jace. Too similar. I recently really started liking Ryan. I think it fits our family. It's a real name, not made up, not trendy. That's what I like. Brad is neutral to it. Cohen is positive our baby's name is Jaxon. Neither Brad nor I are down with that. Cohen's second choice is Leo. So that's two votes for Leo! (My grandma Udall's name is Leona. So Leo is kind of after her but I also just picture this darling little blond haired boy named Leo and think it's so cute!)
Anyway- back to reality. Jace is napping without a diaper and sure to wake up wet any moment. I guess I'll clean my kitchen till then.... or maybe not. We'll see.