Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby Girl Dillavou

Happy 60th Papa D!

On Thanksgiving we went to Iowa City to see the Varner's (Linny and Brandon both had to work the day after). My parents and Nick were there too, so we all got to be together for the holiday. Here is Parker, he is getting very mobile.


Pumpkin- the newest addition to the Varner family.

Gus on his way from Iowa City to Clear Lake to see the Dillavou side. The sun was bright so he wanted to put on his sunglasses- just like mommy and daddy.

At Papa Pat's 60th Birthday Party at the OP in Clear Lake. Here is Gus with some of his cousins (the girls love him already!).

Some posters we made for the festivities.

Paulette bought Pat a Corvette for his birthday, so we had to have a picture of one put on the cake.

All the cousins and Papa.

Andi enjoying the cake (and the bright red frosting!)

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's a...

...Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she is perfectly healthy and beautiful (from what you can tell from a blurry sono picture anyway). Our dates are right on, so April 20th is still our little gal's due date. Josh and I are super excited and thrilled. Now, on to names...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A little cold

Last night at Pat and Arica's house. We went over there to visit some friends (the Pedigo's) that moved away a few months ago.

A bunch of pregnant women: Sarah- a neighbor of Arica's (due in April, one day after me!), me (due in April) and Arica (due in March- 5 weeks before me).

Gus reading with daddy this morning. Gus had a little cold and temperature Friday night and Saturday morning, but his temp broke yesterday afternoon and he seems to be feeling better, other than him being extremely whiny with really runny nose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

18 Month Check Up

Reading his paperwork from his doc visit last week.

Watching the Chiefs win on Sunday!

Last Friday Gus had his 18 month check up with Doc Filardi. He had to get three shots, which I felt really bad about because last Monday he had his first round of H1N1, so he has had a lot of shots lately! Luckily daddy was there to help out, which was a blessing, because all Gus wanted was for daddy to hold him. He and daddy are pretty good buds. Gus weighed in at 24.4 pounds (40%), was 33 1/4 inches long (75%), and his head circumference was 18 1/2 inches (50%). Our little guy is tall and slender, just like his daddy. He is reaching all of his milestones and is a very social, happy, healthy boy. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. I keep wondering what we ever did before he joined our family?

A few of Gus's favorite things at 18 months old are:

  • Playing with his toy dishes and food. He loves make-believe.
  • Eating all by himself, with out the assistance of mom or dad.
  • Playing ball with daddy, any kind of ball. Throwing baseballs, trying to hit them with his bat, and shooting basketball hoops (dunks) in his little hoop.
  • Helping mommy take clothes out of the dryer.
  • Play with (terrorize) Buster ('neow' is what he calls him).
  • Sing "The Wheels on the Bus" and read his "No No Yes Yes" book.
  • Build block/lego castles with daddy.
  • Watch Nick Jr. cartoons.
  • He loves loves loves orange juice, hot dogs, corn dogs, fruit snacks, yogurt and oranges.
I am starting to have more better days than not, nausea-wise that is, so I am thankful for that. The baby is starting to move about more and more in my tummy, which is a wonderful feeling, but it is getting difficult to carry Gus and set him in his crib at night with my growing belly starting to get in the way. Gus is getting very excited and is always pointing to my belly and saying "baby." He has started using his baby doll (yes, it is a male doll) like it is real, undressing it and feeding it 'bottles' (blocks actually- he is very imaginative). Hopefully by the time baby comes he will be all ready to help out and understand some of what is going on.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Playin Some B Ball

Full of Smiles

Yesterday. My little guy likes to try to walk down the stairs now rather than scoot. It scares the bejeebers out of me and takes him forever, but he really prefers to walk down the steps like mommy and daddy do.

Waving at the camera.

Wearing mommy's scarf. Very into fashion.

Gus's new thing is to say "uh-oh" all the time, about everything... Here is the "oh" part of it.

Smiling at mommy right before she blogged tonight.

Let's see... This week, on Monday, Gus and I got our H1N1 vaccines. Gus has to go back in a month for his follow-up vaccine (under 2 yrs old and they get two half doses rather than a full dose). Neither of us had any negative reaction to it. Josh has had to work a lot this week, but things should slow down around Thanksgiving until after the new year. Tomorrow Gus goes in for his 18 month check-up. Saturday morning we have our family picture reshoot... Looking ahead... We find out the sex of the new baby a week from Monday, so we are very excited for that. Otherwise, things have been pretty normal around here. We are enjoying the nice weather we have had lately and are looking forward to the weekend.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Warm Weather in KC!

Gus laughing as daddy rolls a toy car toward him.

Our little man no longer wants to eat in the highchair- and hasn't for a few weeks. He now sits in his booster at the big table and eats with us. Here is breakfast this morning.

Me, at nearly 17 weeks preggo. I am showing early with this this pregnancy, as I did with Gus. I am also still very queasy, physically sick most days out of the week. I honestly just think that my body does not like to be pregnant; I get so many symptoms- exaggerated (ie, nausea, showing, exhaustion, moodiness, etc). Ugh. I keep telling myself that I am almost halfway there.

You would think that we never feed Gus, by his behavior lately when it comes to food. He shoves it all in as fast as he can- to the point where he can barely close his mouth, let alone chew. In this picture he couldn't play at the playground today until he shoved every last Cheerio into his mouth first. Notice his sweet new Chuck Taylor's and Run DMC t-shirt (Josh picked them out).

Quite the climber.

Working with his flashcards earlier tonight.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Gus making his Halloween candy bag.

Eating the crayons- a hard habit for little "Melmo" to break (Elmo really, but Gus says "Melmo").

Daddy giving Gus some candy for his bag- lucky boy! And no, he did not get to eat it all!

On our way to Trick-or-Treat Gus broke out some of his candy.

Walking up to Sandie's door (his daycare provider).

Sandie and Gus.

Mommy and Daddy stopped and got some soda, so Gus had to get some too (his is actually orange juice).

Buster didn't dress up, but he did like the treat bag!

Gus helping daddy vacuum on Sunday afternoon (look at that wide stance- he takes vacuuming very seriously!).

Sunday at the park- it hit 75degrees here!