Pregnancy and Exercise

Hi!!! Happy Weekend! It was a busy week for me, but I secretly like a busy week because it goes by quickly. We have minimal plans this weekend so I am hoping to start a new book! Are you guys reading anything good these days?

I promise this isn’t going to become a blog solely devoted to pregnancy and baby, but I’ve got a lot on my mind since announcing our pregnancy. Next week I go in for a check up/ultrasound, which I am anxiously awaiting. We are at the point where it is one month in between visits and that just feels like an eternity these days. I actually bought a doppler heartbeat monitor to have at home so I can hear the baby’s heartbeat in between my appointments to ease my mind. 🙂 I think my husband bought it off of ebay for less than $50.

This was taken last week, I am a little over 16 weeks now! I am trying to pull myself together one day a week to take a progress picture. Working from home and with covid, there is very little motivation to do my hair or put on makeup these days, but it does make me feel good when I make the time to get ready. I’m pretty sure all of my progress photos have at least one doggie walking in the frame. 🙂 Also, my dogs have no idea I am pregnant… I heard dogs could smell the change in hormones, so if mine can, I can’t tell. They still walk all over me not acknowledging my growing belly. 😉

During my first trimester, my exercise routine was very spotty. I probably got in maybe 3 workouts a week, if I was lucky. I was really sick for a month so not much movement was happening between weeks 7-11. Around 12 weeks, I instantly started feeling better. I woke up one day and just felt great and have felt that way since. I am sooo glad because I didn’t think I could go on another day feeling as crappy as I did (dramatic… I know!).

They say the second trimester is when you get to really start enjoying pregnancy and get a boost of energy back and that couldn’t have been more true in my case. The first trimester I wanted to nap every day. From week 12 to now, I have been very active, which I know is so beneficial to feeling good…mentally and physically.

Since I have been feeling really good lately, I have been getting in as much activity as I can. I also notice a big difference in my body aches if I am active. I think I told you guys I have been having some weird tailbone pain, but that has gone away since I started exercising more. I do have a nagging left hip pain, but if I get up and moving, it feels better. It hurts the most when I am sleeping and trying to get comfortable. Speaking of sleep, I bought this pregnancy pillow and I don’t think I will ever get rid of it, even when I am not pregnant. It is soo comfy. I also end up with 2 dogs cuddling it every night too.

My favorite way to exercise is to strength train. I don’t follow any specific plan, I just find a workout on the internet or instagram and save it/print it and go with the flow of how I am feeling each day. I aim to alternate an upper body day, lower body day and fully body workouts. I strength train probably 5-6 days a week. But don’t be fooled, most of these are usually 15-25 minute workouts so nothing too intense.

Since we live in San Antonio, the winter is my favorite time of year here because the weather is usually between 60 and 70 degrees so it is just perfect for getting outside. I try to go on at least a 15 minute walk with my pups every day, sometimes it is longer, it just depends on the day.

My husband recently got my bike tuned up and before pregnancy, biking just wasn’t something that really interested me, but now I love it. I love how low impact it is and I like to just pop in a podcast and ride for 30 minutes to an hour. I typically do this 3-4 times a week, depending on the weather! 🙂

I hope I can keep up this level of activity throughout my pregnancy, but ofcourse, I will absolutely scale back if/when it becomes necessary. I love exercising because it makes my body feel good, but I do it more for the mental clarity and release it gives me. I know it is soo good for my while I am pregnant too and I feel very fortunate I can exercise daily.

That’s all I have for today!! I will be back soon with some fun recipes I have been making lately! I am off to enjoy this beautiful weekend!! And I hope you are able to do the same!!

2021

Good morning!! How are you? We had a very relaxing weekend, which was much needed after a busy week back to work after the holidays! I got in a nice long walk with a friend, a trip to Costco, and some down time. We have been starting to make a list of baby items we need, classes we need to sign up for, and things we need to research (such as much advance notice we need to apply for a passport for a newborn – LOL). I think I told you all, but my sister is getting married in Cabo next fall and I am not sure if we will bring the baby, but the plan is to apply for a passport for the baby so we have the option. 🙂

I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for all your sweet messages the last few weeks about my pregnancy. They meant so much to me and it sure was fun hearing from so many of you!!

This is me last week at 15 weeks – I am growing quickly! 🙂

Oh in other news, I have been cooking so much lately and am so happy about it. I could not fathom cooking my first trimester and could only eat very bland foods, but now my appetite is back and I have been craving veggies and fruit, which is a good change to my daily 5 pieces of toast.

I saw this simple recipe on instagram and we have made these potatoes 3 times now. They are soo good. All you do is slice small potatoes REALLY thin and toss in olive oil and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and bake at 450 for about 30 minutes (tossing frequently to avoid burning). They get soo crispy and have so much flavor from the seasoning. And the best part, you serve them with guacamole, which just takes them to the next level. I like to make my own guac, but you could definitely used store bought. I don’t measure anything but use these ingredients to taste: avocados, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, lime juice and fresh cilantro.

I told my mom I could not stop eating chocolate this pregnancy (I have always liked chocolate, but my cravings for it now are intense) and she sent me about a year supply. This box was HEAVY and when I opened it I couldn’t believe it was all chocolate. LOL. Jon has been enjoying this package too. 🙂

Tito has a cut above his eye – not quite sure how he got it, but he has to wear the cone of shame now and is not loving it. But, I will say, he hasn’t been able to get it off like Riley has done in the past.

I walked past our little bar area the other day and saw my reflection and couldn’t believe how big my tummy looked!! It is funny though, in the mornings, it almost doesn’t look like I am pregnant, but by the end of the day, I have a pretty decent size bump.

I am working on getting better about taking progress pictures this pregnancy, but it is hard when I work from home and during covid since I have no reason to do my hair or make up and look halfway decent. 😉

I saw this great deal on runners the other day and bought this one. It actually almost matches our living room rug so I thought we could spruce up our kitchen a bit. I’ll show a picture once it arrives. A 2×14 was $50 so you just can’t beat that!

Well that is all my random ramblings for today! Ready for another busy week of work, but I sometimes don’t mind the business so that the weeks and days pass by quickly!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!! Tell me something fun you did this weekend or what you are looking forward to doing once covid has finally ended!!!

All Things Pregnancy

Hi friends!! I am back today to discuss all things pregnancy and baby.

How We Found Out

We decided earlier this year that this fall was when we were going to begin trying for a baby. I am not sure why, but I had in my mind that this would take months, maybe even years, but I was completely wrong. The day before Halloween, Jon suggested I take a pregnancy test. I hadn’t even missed my period so I kind of dismissed him. He kept pestering me so finally I was like OK I will take one just to humor you. He happened to be in the bathroom with me when that second lined appeared and we both freaked out, pulled the directions out of the closet and had to be sure that 2 lines meant pregnant, even though we both really knew. We were SHOCKED that this happened so fast for us, but also really really excited. I wanted to call our whole family at this moment.

(Also, I just want to point out that it is not lost on me how fortunate we are that we were able to get pregnant so quickly. I know many people struggling to conceive and the years of trying, all the tests, the shots, the money…and I just want to say I am so sorry and my heart breaks for you and I am always thinking of you.)

At 7 weeks we got to do our first ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, which definitely helped make it so real. Fun fact: we are not going to find out the sex of our baby. I have always wanted to be surprised on the day I deliver. My husband is not quite sold on this idea, but he’s coming around. 😉

How We Told Our Families

We told my sister and my parents very early over facetime. My sister and her fiance are planning a wedding in 2021 so we knew we had to tell them early. They were really excited! My mom’s reaction was the best. We told my in-laws and other siblings on Christmas day with these lottery tickets we sent them – you scratch them off and they say “we are having a baby!” So fun to get to tell them on Christmas!! Especially this year since we weren’t with any of our family members due to covid.

We told the rest of our family and friends with Happy New Years Cards. 🙂

Symptoms

It is so funny because when we found out, it was still so early I had no symptoms and told my family I felt great. No less than a week later, I was so nauseous I couldn’t get out of bed or really eat for 2 weeks. It was really terrible.

I do have to mention that before I got pregnant I was having symptoms of another bowel blockage (like the past 2 I have had that have required surgery) so once I got pregnant it was really scary and hard to decipher which symptoms were which. The symptoms of a bowel blockage are very similar to early pregnancy symptoms – bloating, gassy, constipation, and extreme nausea. I saw my surgeon a few times in the first couple weeks and she put me on a liquid/soft food diet, which is just terrible during pregnancy when all I have wanted is bread! Thankfully my OBGYN and surgeon think that with a soft food diet and my progesterone levels rising (normal in pregnancy), they both think my bowel blockage will be ok and manageable. Obviously the goal is to get through pregnancy without surgery (2nd trimester would be the safest time to have surgery if it were unavoidable). Progesterone is actually a relaxant in the body so a lot of bowel issues can kind of go dormant during pregnancy so right now we are just hoping that is the case for me…. will keep you posted.

My sister sent me these and they have been great for nausea .

After those couple awful weeks, my symptoms have been much more managable. I am still very nasueas, but if i eat ever couple hours, I can control it.

Other that that, I feel pretty good. I get tired easily, take a lot of naps, and started having really bad tailbone pain a few weeks ago – so strange! I’ve been taking fiber gummies and probiotics to help keep regular (TMI, I know) and those have helped a lot. Also, I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee every night. 🙂

First Baby Item

You guys, I have the funniest story for you. After we found out we were pregnant we were running errands one day and driving through a nice neighborhood. My husband spots this high chair on the side of the road. He was like oh we need that. I said JON absolutely not, that is so gross!!! haha! He was like Taylor I can deep clean it and bleach it, it will be fine! Finally I just gave in, knowing I would probably just through it out anyways. Yall… I am not kidding he got this thing spotless and then he looks it up online and it is a $500-$600 high chair. I am still pissed he was right. 🙂

Cravings and Adversions

I actually haven’t had many intense cravings. It has been more of the opposite. I pick what to eat based off what I cannot stomach. 🙂 All I have really wanted is toast with butter, and anything bland. I have been making a lot of smoothies and soup. I will say that for a girl who normally loves to cook and eats out maybe once a week, I have not wanted to cook AT ALL. By 4pm, I need to have a dinner plan in mind and I usually just ask Jon to order something. It’s bad, I know. But Jon doesn’t cook, and I get too nauseous later in the day to cook so here we are. I also really love eggs right now. Before pregnancy, I would eat eggs, but not often and now I eat them everyday. Oh, also… I cannot fathom eating salmon or any fish right now. I know!!! Who am i?!?!?! So moral of the story, I am trying my best to eat healthy, but most days I just have to eat the only thing that sounds good at the time. Oh and I really like chocolate right now too.

Weight Gain/Body Changes

So far I haven’t gained any weight. I am anxiously awaiting this change as I know it is healthy and I am sure this will come very soon. For now I just look a little bloated and am waiting for the day I have a real baby bump. 🙂

This was around week 9 or 10. No bump yet and Riley is mad!!

This was taken week 12… maybe a little bump or bloating. 😉

14 weeks and I started to pop! 🙂

Pregnant During a Pandemic

While it hasn’t been ideal to be pregnant during a pandemic, I will say it has made keeping the secret a million times easier since we have seen very limited people. Both my husband and I are working from home and we have only seen a few friends over the last couple months and neither of our families. Oh and Jon was able to go to my first and first ultrasound and it sounds like he will be able to go to a few more too. It was really cute, he had more questions for the OBGYN than I did. He was like did you hear that Taylor? Only 200 milligrams of coffee per day and trust me, he has been holding me to it. 😉 It will be interesting to see what happens/changes with the vaccine coming out next year and delivering a baby at a hospital. I’ve heard so many stories, but I think things will change a lot from now to 6 months from now. We shall see.

Thank you all for all your sweet messages!! Let me know if you have any other questions!!! xoxox

SURPRISE!!! We have been keeping a little secret!

We are adding a little (human) baby to our pack!! We are beyond excited for this next chapter in our lives… the dogs have no idea what is happening. 🙂

We are due July 1st, which also happens to be my mother-in-law’s birthday!!

This whole experience has been surreal and I can’t wait to tell you more! I have a full pregnancy post coming soon with all the details.

I am so excited to finally share our exciting news with you!! This has been the hardest secret I have ever had to keep and if you know me, you know I am not good at keeping secrets. 🙂

Let me know if you have any pregnancy related questions and I will answer them all in the next post I am working on!! XOXOXO

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays… Enjoying a Slow Week at Home

Good morning!!! Merry Christmas to you all (who celebrate)!! Jon and I have had a relaxing week off work tackling some home projects and just moving at a slower pace. It has been wonderful.

But, we both are too great at sitting still for too long so by Monday morning we were at Home Depot gathering supplies to paint our guest bedrooms. LOL. When we moved into our house in San Antonio 2 years ago, you might remember, my mom and I painted our whole house in 2 days… all except for our 2 guest rooms. They were a medium/darker grey and I just figured now is the time to touch them up a bit. I wanted to do a light off white, but I think with the lighting in the rooms it looks like there is a blue tint. Not exactly what I was going for, but they look better than before! I was able to get both of the rooms all painted by Wednesday so it was a pretty quick project.

I wasn’t going to bake cookies this year, but I had the urge to do some baking last week so decided I would pick 3 and do some chocolate covered pretzels too. Fun, but not too overwhelming. Usually when my mom and I bake Christmas cookies, we make at least 7 or 8 different kinds. I didn’t have that kind of enthusiasm baking by myself. 🙂

I thought these little white chocolate covered pretzels turned out so cute!

Instead of making icing and icing all the sugar cookies this year, my mom suggested just dipping them in melted chocolate, which was a great idea because it was so simple and they were a huge hit. I made a few boxes, which we dropped off for friends this week and Jon has been enjoying the rest. 🙂

I told you all that my sister and her long term boyfriend, Max got engaged this past fall. I got a surprise package in the mail this past week from my sister asking me to be her matron of honor!! I am soo excited!! They are getting married in Cabo next year an I can’t wait!! She gave all the girls these cute personalized travel bags with all the goodies – chapstick, dry shampoo, face masks, body scrubs, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, soap, hair ties, eye patches and scrunches. So thoughtful and such a fun gift to receive.

Her boyfriend, Max, sent Jon a special package too. He asked him to be a groomsmen with a cute bottle of tequilla that he dressed up for the Mexican theme. 🙂

Oh I also need to mention this delicious soup I made this week. It was so easy and most of the ingredients I already had at home. This will definitely be in my rotation and next time I am making a double batch to freeze half!

I had to show you all this hilarious gift I got for Jon – he opened it early. 😉 If you follow me on instagram, you know the running joke that I call my husband the King. Well my friend Meganne started her own small business making custom doormats and I just couldn’t resist customizing one for Jon aka the King. 😉

That’s all for today. We have a few skype calls scheduled with our family today and some presents to open and then we are making a special dinner of scallops tonight!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, even if it looks a little different this year!!! XOXOXOXO

Holiday Plans

Hi friends!! I hope your week is off to a good start! We are plugging away on work over here so we can enjoy next week relaxing. I am really looking forward to it.

I have plans for a big day of cookie baking this weekend, which I am excited about. This year has been a long and hard year for us all and I am trying to keep some semblance of normalcy during the holidays that will inevitably be so different this year.

Along with both our families, we decided we would be staying put for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year due to covid. Although a hard decision, I know it is the right one considering the huge increase in covid cases following Thanksgiving. It is tough not to be surrounded by family during the holidays, but the risk is just too great. I am really looking forward to the holidays next year, but in the meantime, we will do what we can to make this year special. 🙂

Obviously holiday parties are out of the question this year so we decided to go to see some Christmas lights last week.

Our town has this drive through experience with Christmas lights and music to go along with it.

Yes, we took the dogs. Are you surprised? 😉

They were pretty mesmerized which was funny.

The lights weren’t the best I’ve ever seen, but a change of scenery was really nice!

So now you tell me, what are you doing to keep the holidays special this year? Any fun traditions?

Life Lately

Good morning!!!! How are you all? I am just patiently counting down the days to a nice long break from work. 😉

There is not much to report around here… so I will just continue to fill you in on what we have been doing the last few months at home.

My mom got Tito a new bed and he LOVES it. We had to get Riley one too. They only use it during the day though… at night at 3 dogs end up on my side of the bed.

I’ve been wanting my husband to build this table over our washer and dryer for some time now, but we just never got around to it. Across from the washer and dryer in the laundry room, we do have a nice counter and cupboards underneath so I didn’t necessarily need the extra room for folding, but I didn’t love the look of the washer and dryer by themselves so I decided I wanted this table. It is free standing so can always be removed and we added the backing piece because the wires come up above the washer and dryer and are quite the eye sore. my husband built this and I painted and stained it and we had it completed in a couple days! A productive quarantine project!

Funny story… my husband asked me to go on a bike ride a couple weeks ago and one afternoon we decided to go. I had Tito in the basket (he loves it) and we were riding and about a mile from our house when I tried to change gears and kept hearing this clicking noise. I told Jon and he said it was fine. It was not fine. He finally got on my bike to try to figure out the issue and the chain immediately felt off and the reflector shattered everywhere. LOL. We are waiting on a piece to come in the mail so he can fix it, but I had to carry Tito home while Jon walked both bikes home. LOL.

I love a real Christmas tree, but we are usually always out of town for Thanksgiving and Christmas so we typically just do a fake tree. But this year since we knew we were going to be in town, I was adament we get a real tree. We are lucky enough to live across the street from a little pop up Christmas tree yard/tent so the week of Thanksgiving we headed on over with our little cart. We picked a tree, strapped it down, and headed back home. Our neighbors were probably all laughing at us, but I will say it was quite nice not having to strap the tree to a car roof!

Thanksgiving this year was just us two, but my husband insisted we still cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal. He was so excited to smoked the turkey and said it was his best one yet!

On Thanksgiving morning he requested breakfast sandwiches, which ended up a great idea since he had breakfast for a week!

We made butternut squash soup, cornbread, mashed potatoes, stuffing, a turkey and cranberry sauce (from the can ;)).

I go through phases with my fitness. Sometimes I like to run or do yoga for a year, but the past couple years I have been very into strength training. I always follow a workout (usually found on instagram) so I have a plan, but typically only workout 15-25 minutes most days a week. When the weather is nice I try to get in a bunch of walks with my pups, but lately, I have been slacking. What do you do for exercise?

I have to end with few cute pictures of the pups. Our house is not set up for both my husband and I to work at home right now. We have one built in desk so this means I am moving from room to room during the day. Sometimes I work in one of our guest rooms and the pups are all always by my side.

These two have come a long way. I wouldn’t say they like each other, but we are making strides. 🙂

That’s all I’ve got for today!! Tell me what you have been up to this year!! Any new fun projects or activities during quarantine?

Beginning of Quarantine

Since it has been a while since I blogged I thought I would back up and fill you in on all of my quarantine. The beginning was actually not too bad…more time at home, more roadtrips, and more projects around the house.

Thankfully since my husband and I are both working from home (I was before covid and him since March), we were able to take a few long road trips (16 hours…ugh!) to my in-law’s lakehouse in Georgia. We could both work from anywhere, we didn’t want to fly and we knew we want to take all the dogs so this just worked best for us. Each time we split the drive into 2 long days and it really wasn’t too bad… well I say that, but my husband did 90% of the driving so maybe he has a different answer.

Since it was summer, it was nice to escape the sweltering San Antonio heat and get a little break in Georgia.

We were able to take even boat rides, have some new scenery and see both of our families.

Although we spent Thanksgiving and will spend Christmas alone this year – just me and my husband – I am thankful we were able to see our families quite a bit over the summer.

We made the trip to my mom’s new lakehouse too. My bestie Rachael came up for the weekend!!

I got to see my aunts too! They were all laughing at the size of my water bottle. I will admit, it was good in theory, but it is so heavy and a lot to carry around so i have since gotten a new smaller water bottle. LOL

Dinner with a lake view!!

These pups have sure enjoyed having us around a lot more. They are so spoiled as we are with them 24/7, I don’t know what they will do when life eventually gets back to normal.

If you have been around here long enough, you probably remember my extensive stay in the hospital back in 2018 that ended in bowel resectioning surgery. My friend Lissa sent me this picture the other day. It was about a week after I got out of the hospital – my momma got us all matching jammies and we had a girls night at my house. I remember just being soo happy and thankful I was home after all that time in the hospital.

That’s all for now!! I hope you all have the best week!! I just have a couple more weeks of work before I get a nice long break for the holidays and I can’t wait!!

2020 Isn’t So Bad After All … an Engagement and Dress Shopping

Hi friends!!! I hope you are all doing well as we finished up with what seems like the hardest year ever. I’m sure you feel the same, but I am just ready for a new year (and hopefully an end in site for covid). What.a.year. It feels like it has been long and short at the same time. While I miss the normalcy of traveling, seeing friends and family regularly, and just having routine, I will say I still have quite a lot to be thankful for this year.

One of the biggest events that happened this year for our family was my sister getting engaged this fall to her boyfriend Max. They have been together since college and we have all been waiting for this moment for a long time. They snuck away to Cabo and he planned the perfect proposal on the beach. Everyone says this looks like a scene from the bachelor!! 🙂

They quickly got to planning and will have a destination wedding in 2021 (covid permitting).

Close family all got to surprise them in Dallas upon their arrival home from their trip and we had a blast celebrating the happy couple all weekend!!

So happy for these lovebirds!!

My mom, sister, and I got in a full day of dress shopping for the bride to be! It was so fun and exhausting. It was soo hard to choose because honestly, my sister looked good in every dress.

Neither of these were “the one” but once the day comes, I’ll be sure to show you the dress she picked!!

After a day full of shopping, we headed to dinner with one of my sister’s best friends and her mom to one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas. It was a night full of good food with good friends!

Riley got to tag along on this girls trip and he was thrilled to be the only child for the weekend. ;). He found himself a little throne at my sister’s house.

I have decided I am coming back to blogging regularly. I needed a break this year during covid and I am glad I took it. I didn’t have much to blog about for quite some time, but after a much needed break, I am feeling inspired and have lots to share! I am thinking of you all and hope you are doing well during these crazy times. My husband and I are both so thankful to still have our jobs (although he has been working from home since March and I think it is time they let him come back to the office ;)). We have been spending a lot of time at home with our 3 pups (Tito is doing well!) and made a few long road trips to my in-law’s lakehouse in Georgia this summer since we are both working remotely so it was a nice change of scenery.

I have a few fun posts coming up soon so don’t worry, this time I will actually be back soon!!!!

XOXOXO Thinking of you all!!!

Taylor

I’m Back!!!! With My New Little Sidekick!!

Hi yall!! It has been a while.  I thought I would get back on track and then quarantine happened and well, I was just not motivated to blog.  There is a lot going on in our world right now and I just needed the time and space to process it all.  I have days where I am sad, even anger at the world.  But, I have also found a lot of happiness during this time and today, I will share that with you.

I have another post coming with all that has been going on around here the past few months, but this update just deserved its own post.

A few weeks into quarantine, I brought up the idea of adding to our family to my husband… another dog LOL not a baby.  And he agreed that now was the best time, if he must give in to my constant BEGGING for one more pup.  Honestly though, if it weren’t for my husband, I’d probably never stop bringing home doggies. 🙂

We knew we were going to adopt a doggie (all of our pups have been rescues and I love the idea of saving a pup, while making room for another one in need at the shelter).  My husband has been wanting a lab/retriever puppy for a while now and I wanted a grandma/senior chihuahua…. basically we both wanted the opposite dog. LOL.  So we settled on a puppy chihuahua. HA!  It kinda cracks me up to think about.  We searched and searched the shelters (online) and every dog we called about was already adopted (one benefit of the quarantine was that so many animals were rescued and adopted).  We finally got a message that one pup we inquired about was still available for adoption.  His name was Moshi Moshi.

C6A01D6E-9573-49BC-97F2-5862B7705364 The next day we went to meet him and I about died.  He was 3.7 lbs.  We went home to sleep on it, but called the next day to tell them we would like to adopt him. 🙂

He is a ball of energy, but the good kind.  He is the cutest little thing.  He loved sleeping in baseball caps and my husband often put him in the hood of his sweatshirt or the pocket of his sweatshirt and he loved it.

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He loves ALL toys and will play fetch forever.

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He has that chihuahua bark, but isn’t super yippy.  He definitely is mixed with something else though because I have never seen a chihuahua love toys like he does.  When we first got him, he just loved to nuzzle up under my chin. The sweetest.

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His ears are the cutest thing… way too big for him. 🙂

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He is very spunky and very food motivated… like he loves watermelon and mango LOL.  He will eat anything and gets SO SO SO excited for meal time.  Our other two pups were big grazers and would just snack throughout the day, but they have quickly learned they better eat at mealtime because little man will dive in if they step one foot away from their bowls.

He loves car rides just like my other pups.  He loves to look around then take a nice long nap.

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Oh, I should mention… we renamed him Tito and the name just fits him so well.  He also goes by Teeter, Teets, Teterson, and Teety. Our pups have a lot of nicknames. 🙂

It has been a fun months of a lot of firsts.  He got to take his first bike ride, try many licks of new foods, walks in new parks, and the poor baby got his first surgery – just a neuter – so no big deal.  He was back to his spunky self the next day.

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He sleeps in bed with us alongside the other two pups and does great.  He slept in a crate for the first few weeks but picked up on potty training really quickly and sleeps through the night now.  He also got to go on his first trip to the lake and on the boat… he loved it!

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So I won’t lie… my other two pups were not thrilled when we brought home the puppy, but that has changed for the most part.  Riley however does not acknowledge the puppy. LOL. He sits on top of him and just pretends (well he is partially blind) that he can’t see him.  Callie did NOT like Tito for the first few weeks but has done a total 180.  She and Tito play every day all day long and it is sooo darn cute.  And that is saying a LOT because Callie doesn’t really like other dogs… she’s not aggressive, she just ignores them.  I wake up every morning to Callie and Tito playing and it goes on for hours.  Needless to say, Tito has been very very good for our shy Callie girl. :). It makes my heart really happy.

Ok, I will stop rambling on about my new little baby love, but just had to share with you guys.  I really hope you are all well and staying sane in quarantine.  It is a tough time for all of us and the world in general and I am here for you.  I will be back to share more love and happiness soon because lord knows we could all use a little more. 🙂

xoxoxo

Taylor