Monday, December 12, 2011

10 weeks

Yay! Ten weeks! Almost out of the muck of the first trimester. I seriously can't wait to not gag when I go into the meat department at the gorcery store or when I pass a garbage can or just look at something that makes me cringe. I may start running again in the next day or so. I am feeling up to it, I think. We shall see. I can always turn around if I change my mind. The weather is so nice right now. I really want to take advantage. My diet has gotten a little better in the past week. I ate a cheeseburger ( I know so healthy and okay it has been several cheeseburgers in the past two weeks), but I was just excited to be able to stomach it. I still can't stand the look smell or taste of chicken. So weird! Weight loss and no weight gain. Yet. I am sure it's coming soon. ten week pic. Still look the same. Actually look smaller.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week 8

I went to the dr on Monday for my first official appointment. She did an ultrasound and determined I am 9 days earlier than we thought. Boooo! I really am ready to be out of the first trimester and now I am 8 weeks and 1 day instead of 9 weeks and 4 days. I just want to eat normal again. Don't get me wrong a diet of oatmeal and peanut butter crackers is super yummy, but I really would love to indulge in something else. I haven't been running at all. So tired! Hopefully I will get some more energy and run again. I really miss it.

Here is my first picture of my little peanut:

 And my weekly pic. No change in appearance yet. I may wait a couple weeks before my next picture. I really don't need a ton of pics of me looking exactly the same in the same tank top :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

7 Weeks

I am 7 weeks as of yesterday. these past two weeks have been not so fun. I have been nauseous pretty much all day and super tired. I have worked out two days in the past two weeks, but have lost 5 pounds. Not really the way I want to lose weight! Can't wait until food doesn't make me cringe anymore. I would say this is the worst morning sickness I have had out of all my kids. Guess my body was saving the best for the last one.I like strawberry banana smoothies and spaghetti and that's about it. I start to think something else sounds good and then when I go to eat it, it's not so good. I really haven't had any cravings as of now.

So Layne and I decided that if it's a girl I get to name her and if it's a boy he does. I think it's a girl. Or maybe I just want a girl so bad that my signals are off?! Sorry if you are a boy. Mommy loves you baby! So if it's a girl the middle name will for sure be Grace, after my baby neice. I love the name Charlotte Grace. I would call her Charlie for short. Layne doesn't care for the Charlie part, but oh well. He says if it's a boy he is going to name him Memphis Layne. Let's just hope for a girl shall we?

7 week picture:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby Number 3!

I am so excited for baby number three. We found out on Wednesday, November 2nd 2011. I took a home pregnancy test. Layne was playing golf. I couldn't wait any longer to find out, so he said go ahead and do it without him. I txted him a picture of the positive test. We were both super excited!! So by my calculation I am 5 weeks along And should be due about July 2. Since I have a C-section that will mean I will probably have her/him around the end of June.

The first person I called, after Layne, was my mom, then my sister, then my best friend, and then I txted several close friends and my brothers. Then we all headed to my in-laws and told them. Everyone was super thrilled. It was a very exciting day.

I am not feeling very pregnant yet. I haven't been queasy at all, however there are certain foods that make me cringe. I have also been craving pepperoni and I usually don't care for it at all.

My plan is to take a weekly picture in the same tank top. I probably won't see much of a difference for awhile. I didn't start showing until about 20 weeks or so with my first two. Maybe this one will be sooner because it's my third. We shall see.

Here I am at 5 weeks (as per my calculation. this may change after first drs appointment)

So I will totally be looking at these pictures 5 months from now wishing I was skinny again! I really am looking forward to a bump though. I always get excited when I finally start showing. It seems like it takes forever!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had a fabulous Halloween this year. Thursday night I went to a friends house and we decorated cookies. Just the moms. It was really nice to have grown up talk without interruption and decorating cookies was fun too. The next day we took the kids to a local nursing home and handed out the cookies. It was a really good time. I of course have no pictures of any of this. Darn. Ethan was super friendly to all the older people there. It was too cute.

Then Friday evening we went to a Halloween party and trunk or treating put on by a friend of mines church. It was a really good time. The kids had a fabulous time and Layne and I really enjoyed the people around us. Again no pictures. So not like me. Alexa dressed up like Strawberry Shortcake and Ethan dressed up like himself. Stubborn little thing. Good thing he is so dang cute.

 Then she saw her friend Kaylee dressed up like a nerd and totally wanted to do it too. Sigh.....So glad we bought costumes for our kids this year! Next year free costumes! They are going to use what they have! I have to admit she made a pretty darn cute nerd.
 At least she still used the Strawberry Shortcake bag I made her.
 Ethan got the hang of trick or Treating really fast. He loved it, but he only went to about 20 houses and was done with it.
 No costume, but at least he wore a shirt that said Happy Halloween. That counts for something right??
 Was a little freaked out by a skeleton in a mirror here. He was kind of in a trance.

 The next morning he went and grabbed his "purse" (that's what he calls the pumpkin bag I made him) and dove into his loot. Thumbs up mom!
 Saturday before Halloween Layne and I were invited to a "White Trash" Halloween party that a friend of mine was throwing. We dressed up a little. I wore my hair down and crazy and waaayyyy too much make-up. If you think our outfits are bad you should see how everyone else dressed! It was a riot! We laughed all night.
 This picture of Layne makes me laugh. His outfit is awesome!
 Don't we just look sooo classy ;)
We seriously don't go out enough. We are always so busy with the kids and just doing family stuff together that we forget that we really need to spend some time alone together (well at least without the kids). We should start going out on a date at least once a month. Maybe. We shall see.

It was a really fun Halloween. Now it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas before we know it!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ethan at (almost) 2`1/2

Ethan amazes me every day. The things he comes out with and understands makes me smile. He counts to ten with ease, recognizes about 6 colors, He can say and point to pretty much all his body parts, he is speaking in small sentences and now he can sing about half of his ABCs ( the last half for some reason). He is my little genius boy :)

He has officially stopped nursing for almost three weeks now. It was hard, harder on me I think. I loved that bonding time with him. It was a time I could just cherish him and it was something only we could share. I'll miss it, but I'm excited that he is growing up. I feel thankful I was able to nourish and bond with him as long as I did. It was a beautiful experience.

We have been super busy with playdates with friends, our moms group, the library, bouncing bears, the children's museum, splash pad, park, ect ect

Here are some pics of the last couple weeks:

Playdate at bouncing bears:

 With that face he must be up to something
 He LOVES his T-ball. We play outside almost every night with it.

Everytime we go to The Children's Museum he pushes one of the carts everywhere. He is territorial about it too. Don't touch his cart! He even says to me "watch it mom" haha!
Playing trucks with his buddy August

Fishing with August

Just being silly

Rides at the mall after playing in the play area
Riding the carousel
Another time at Children's Museum. August petting the Turtle
Ethan petting the turtle
Another time at bouncing bears. Loving the big slide. He can climb it all by himself now!

So we have been staying super busy. I don't have pictures of it all, but we have been go go go. It's fun for Ethan to get out and do something at least once a day. Even if it's just an hour at the park. Hopefully next time I won't go so long without posting so I don't have picture overload!

How do I have a fifth grader?

Seriously where does time go? My baby girl is growing up. She was ready for school to start again.....Okay I was too. Here is some pics of her first day as a fifth grader. She is almost in middle school. Sigh...

 Okay enough photos already

I really wanted one of her getting on the bus, but I wasn't "allowed" to do that. I officially have a tween. I love her!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ethan may be the next Justin Bieber

Just joking, but he sure is cute:

I just want to bottle him up and save him like this FOREVER! He is just too cute. Everything he does is photo worthy.

I can't believe summer is almost over. We went school shopping today for Alexa. It was just a mommy daughter date. It was fun.We don't get enough alone time like this together. She is turning into a teenager over night. I don't have pics, but there will be pics of the first day of school. So I can remember her first day of fifth grade outfit, smile, cute personality, hair do, and all that jazz.

I wanted to post about our library day last week, but didn't manage to find the time. So here it is, a week late. That's alright we have done this once a week pretty much the whole summer. I just wanted one of the days recorded here.

These pics are a bit blurry. Don't know what happened with that!

 Trying to play on the big kids computer games. He does this every time.
 concentrating on what book to pick
 Nope not that one! Ha! How about this one sister?
 Our weekly trip to the play place at the mall. Getting Ethan worn out for his nap ;)

 Which ended with this, of course:
 He was cracking me up the other day riding this little pink bike in the house with his hat turned back. Too funny! Every time I would tell him to look, so I could take a pic, he would take off the hat. Stinker!
 Kisses! He sent this picture to his daddy while he was at work. His daddy sent a similar one back and Ethan has been kssing his daddy on my phone all week. Awwwwww!