Friday, June 27, 2014

An Update

I realized that I haven't updated the blog lately and we've actually had a lot going on over at Casa de Creighton in the last few months, so I thought I would share what we've been up to…

1. I'm pregnant! 28 weeks to be exact. Baby #2 is due September 14th. We are so excited and a little terrified to have 2 babies under the age of 2 (June and this baby will be 20 months apart). In general, this pregnancy has been great other than some morning sickness in the first trimester (nothing compared to my morning sickness with June) and feeling extra tired from running after a toddler all day. In fact, there are times that I kind of forget I'm pregnant until I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or feel the baby give me a little kick :) Just like we did with June, we are waiting to find out the sex of this baby. Only 3 more months!


2. Paul got a new job! About 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant, Paul was offered a new job as the Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the UC Davis football team. GO AGGIES! I am SO proud of him. He is always working so hard and he really deserves this.


3. We moved to California! Paul went out to California to start work in February and left June and I in Colorado to tie up the loose ends. Not gonna lie, this move was the hardest yet. Being pregnant and taking care of a 13 month old while trying to coordinate an out-of-state move was not easy. Thank goodness for our parents. We could not have done it without their help. They came and packed up our condo in Pueblo and helped with June. We put everything in storage and then June and I went to stay with my parents in Boulder until we could find a place to live in California. Finding a place to live proved to be more difficult than we ever anticipated. After putting offers on three different houses (only to be out-bid each time) and being away from Paul for a month, I decided that I needed to be in Davis where I could continue the house search in person. So, Paul flew to Colorado, we loaded up the car with June and Oscar, and we drove to California where we shacked up with our friends. We are
SO lucky to have such wonderful friends! I really don't know what we would have done without them. After a MONTH of living with them (2 months for Paul-seriously, best friends ever) we finally found a short-term rental to move into.



4. We are buying a house! In April we moved out of our friends' house and into a duplex, but we knew it was just temporary. We sublet from someone whose lease expires at the end of August so we have to be out by the 31st (exactly 2 weeks before my due date..yikes). We continued to look for a place to live and after putting offers on 6 different houses, it was looking like buying a house just wasn't meant to be, but the 7th time must be the charm because our offer was finally accepted! If all goes according to plan, we should be closing mid-July which gives us a little less than two months to move in and get settled before baby #2 makes his/her debut. Whew.


We survived...so far :) The past six months have been a roller-coaster. We have been stressed, excited, exhausted, thankful, worried, happy, homeless, and everything in between, but we're still standing :) We are just so thankful for family and friends who have helped us and supported us along the way. We are loving living in California and we can't wait to see what the next few months have in store for us. I'm sure it will only get crazier from here!




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

June: 16 months

June is 16 months old! I meant to do a 15 month update, but 15 months came and went before I knew it. She turned 16 months on the 2nd, so I figured I better get this down before my baby is 2 and I've forgotten everything!

The difference between 12 and 16 months is huge! I feel like June went from being a baby to a full-blown toddler over night! And although its exhausting because she's always on the go, I am absolutely loving this stage. She is just so fun!

I've been keeping notes on my phone month by month, so here we go..

June at 13 months…
*Says "quack" when she sees a duck
*Says the sounds for cow, sheep, horse, and dog when prompted, "What does a __ say?"
*Points to body parts when prompted, "June where is your ___?"
*Does the sign for milk and all done
*Completely weaned from breastfeeding!





June at 14 months…
*Says dog, dada, cracker, snack, please (p/p/p)
*Got 4 molars (now has 12 teeth total)
*Had her first haircut
*Dropped her morning nap
*Loves to scream/shriek at the top of her lungs when she wants something or doesn't get her way (seriously, ear-piercing)






June at 15 months…
*Says hi, bye bye, up, go, book, hush (with finger to lips), mama, yes, no, coat, shoe, sock, Nemo, bath, vroom vroom (for car) and baby
*Took her first steps
*Stood up on her own without pulling up on anything






June at 16 months…
*Walking! Although she took her first steps at 15 months, she didn't really start walking until right before she turned 16 months. Little lady took her sweet time!
*Sleeps 12-13 hours at night and takes one 1-2 hour nap in the afternoons. She says "nigh nigh" when she's tired and ready for bed.
*Loves to give hugs, kisses and Eskimo kisses
*Loves to play dress-up
*So social! Loves interacting with people, loves being around other kids of all ages, and is always talking.
*Talking a ton! She's just saying single words, not stringing them together yet, but I can't even keep track of how many words she knows. She also mimics everything (my goodness, we really have to watch what we say around her!)
*She's still a fabulous eater and eats everything we eat.






Never a dull moment with this little girl! She can be challenging, but she is SO MUCH FUN!
Love you June Bug!

16 MONTH STATS:

weight: 22 lbs. 10 oz. at 15 months (70th %)

height: 31.5 inches at 15 months (75th %)

diapers: we just moved up to size 4

clothes:  12-18, and 18 month

eyes: blue

hair: blond

nicknames: June Bug, Buggy, Stink Bug, Miss June, JLC,





Thursday, January 30, 2014

June: 12 months

JLC is one year old!


I seriously can't believe my baby is a year old. Where did the past year go?!


June is such a joy. She has a BIG personality and is so much fun. I have loved watching her grow this past year and I can't wait to see how she will continue to grow and change in the future.


This past month, June learned how to pull up on things...


She sprouted a new bottom tooth (she now has 7 teeth total)...


She signs the word "more" when she wants something...


She pretends to eat and drink with her tea set...


And she is a fabulous sleeper and eater (I completely weaned her from nursing two weeks after her birthday. Now she drinks all of her milk from a sippy cup! She sleeps 12 hours at night and takes two naps, 1-2 hours each, during the day). 


A few words to describe June at one year:


LOUD,


OUTGOING,


STRONG-WILLED,


SPUNKY,


and OH SO SWEET!


Happy First Birthday, June Bug! We love you!!!


12 MONTH STATS:

weight: 18 lbs. 8 oz.

height: 29, 3/4 inches

diapers: size 3

clothes: 12 month and 12-18

eyes: blue

hair: blond

nicknames: June Bug, Buggy, Stink Bug, Miss June, JLC, Monkey




*all pictures were taken by Jill Swerdfeger of Looking Glass Photography 


Sunday, January 26, 2014

#katcreighphotoaday2014 Week 3


Day 15: I organized my new wrapping station. I seriously LOVE this thing! 



Day 16: This is the first thing she does when she wakes up in the morning :)



Day 17: We had to take Oskie to the vet. June shared her snack with him while we waited.



Day 18: We had a family lunch date at Bee's! And someone at the restaurant called June Pebbles (from the Flintstones)



Day 19: I put the Valentine's Day decorations out. I made this chalkboard last week, but I still need to hang it!



Day 20: We shared a cookie. And I use the term "shared" loosely because I only got one bite :)



Day 21: There was no taming this hair today! I swear, her hair needs it's own blog haha!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

#katcreighphotoaday2014 Week 2


Day 8: My tree was still up. I was having a hard time finding the motivation to take it down. But I'm happy to report it has since come down.  :)



Day 9: My parents had to put their dog down on this day, so I was giving my sweet pup some extra love. Poor guy never gets enough these days.



Day 10: June Bug's first pony tail! 



Day 11: June and I drove to Boulder. We got stuck in some traffic, but even with red tail lights in front of me, this is still one of my most favorite views.



Day 12: These sweet little friends had a playdate. I wish they could play together more often!



Day 13: This girl was all tuckered out on our drive back down to Pueblo.



Day 14: We had a jammy day. We didn't even set one foot outside. 


Sunday, January 12, 2014

June's First Christmas



We had such a wonderful Christmas with our little June Bug! She's at such a fun age right now. We love to just watch her mind working while she explores everything. She was very intrigued with the Christmas decorations; especially the lights and the tree. However, she was NOT a fan of Santa. As we were walking towards him I could feel her gripping me with all of her might and the second I passed her to him, she freaked out! You can't really tell from this picture, but she was bawling. (I was actually kind of disappointed when I saw this pic because I was hoping it would convey her terror a little more. I'm a mean mommy, I know.)


Paul, June, and I had our own little Christmas in Pueblo on the morning of Christmas Eve.


We started with cinnamon roll casserole, which June loved (surprise, surprise!), followed by some present opening.


It took her FOREVER to open her presents. She would peel one tiny piece of paper off and just want to play with that piece. Paul ended up helping her with all of them.



After each present was opened, she just wanted to play with it and didn't care to open the others. Who knew we only needed to buy her one present. This girl is easy to please! 



On Christmas Eve we drove up to Boulder to spend Christmas with my family. 
June really loved this dolly from Hammy and Grits. She recently became interested in stuffed animals and dolls. It's so cute to watch her love on them!



Someone got a little tired. Opening presents is hard work!


The day after the Christmas, we packed up the car and drove to Nebraska to see Paul's family. 


June had fun with her second cousins (oh man, I had to look that one up!), rode on a carousel with Mimi (another thing she did NOT like), and got some lovin' from her Grandpa and Aunt Kelley.  


We had a great time visiting with Paul's aunts, uncles, and cousins. We wish we could do it more often!


And then, because we're crazy, we decided to drive down to Missouri. It was nice to spend a few quiet days down at the lake. And even though we drove 12 hours home in one day, June did so good (thank goodness for Finding Nemo on the iPad!) She is such a little trooper. We are so lucky :) 

It truly was a wonderful Christmas. Our baby's first Christmas. One I will definitely remember forever.