Friday, September 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 44)

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1) Will and I officially started budgeting this month. I've been meaning to do a full post on it, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I haven't done a very good job with the food/household budget. I managed to spend about 80% of the budget within the first 2 weeks. Sooo, these last two weeks I have only been able to buy what we absolutely need at the grocery store which has been a good learning experience for me. It has definitely kept my impulse buys in check. And I have avoided Target like the plague. It'll be interesting to see how this last week of our first month with an actual set budget goes.

2) I've noticed recently that I have a horrible habit of interrupting people when they're talking. This is particularly the case when I'm talking on the phone. I don't know where I learned this habit (maybe it was just not corrected enough as a child) or why I do it, but I'm starting to get annoyed with myself - and I'm sure my friends are, too. My dear friends - I'm working on this. Please be patient with me :)

3) The whole napping situation is getting better. We've been working on getting Joseph on more of a set schedule and I think it's helping. I am at least able to get him to sleep in his crib now (after falling asleep in my arms or the car). This is a huge improvement from a couple weeks ago. Hopefully the situation will continue to get better and maybe one day he'll let me put him in his crib to fall asleep like he used to do.

4) Joseph is starting to love basketball. We got him a little hoop for his birthday and he loves to put balls in it. He also really enjoys playing basketball with his daddy. It's pretty adorable to watch.
A boy can never have too many balls.

5) We had our anatomy ultrasound this week and found out we're having another boy! We're very excited for Joseph to have a brother. Now all we need is a matching onsie that says "Little Brother."

6) Now that we know we're having a boy I spent the past couple days going through baby clothes trying to figure out if we had enough warm stuff for baby #2. It was a little overwhelming trying to think about what exactly we would need. Joseph was born in the middle of summer and I was worried we wouldn't have any warm stuff, but he had a fair amount of clothes that we can reuse. And today I went to a baby sale and filled out the winter wardrobe for both of the boys on the cheap. Man I love those baby sales.

7) Joseph's new hangout is under the changing table. He pulls out the drawers then crawls inside. The funny (irritating?) thing is he can get himself in there but can't get himself out, so I hear him yell for help getting out many times a day now.
Last night my husband thought it would be fun to leave him in there and just play with him. Joseph seemed to enjoy it....
Daddy stacked a bunch of toys on me!
Have a lovely weekend, and go see Jen for more Quick Takes!


Lisa G. said...

Another boy!!! Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting :)

I definitely want to see your budget posts. I don't adhere to any budget right now because I never go out shopping...ever. I haven't been to Target in over 5 months. And even if I did go, having three kids in tow means I don't do a lot of "window" shopping. But I'm always interested in how other people do monthly food budgets, etc!

Liz said...

Yay for boys! That is so great! Joseph's going to have his own little buddy very soon :) Budgeting is hard work. It's all about setting realistic goals, and actually meeting them (that's the tough part!). Food is the hardest darned thing to budget I find. Anyways, I'm so happy for you guys and I can't wait to meet the lil' guy this winter! :)

Stacy said...

Call me crazy, but I actually really enjoy the challenge that ensues when I spend too much of our food (or any other) budget early on and have to make it through without going over!

Congrats on the little boy!

Megan said...

Hooray for more boys!! Y'all are on your way to having a whole basketball team! I hear you on the grocery budgeting. The last week or so of the month is always pretty rough for us - beans and rice and soups make lots of appearances that week, usually.