Friday, October 26, 2012

A bit MIA

Apparently I've fallen off the face of the earth once again. All you other mommies of 2+, how in the heck do you find time to blog AND take care of kiddos AND get everything else done!? I'm at a loss ;)

So here's a quick rundown on our happenings the last few weeks:

After the flu epidemic left our house we were healthy for all of 3 days.

Then batman threw his back out big time- as in was out of work for 4 days and is still having tons of pain 3 weeks later :(

Then b came down with pink eye.

Then I came down with pink eye.

Then trey came down with pink eye.

Trey turned 1 month old!

Trey finished pt (physical therapy- like brynna he had tight mouth issues) and nursing FINALLY started getting better.

Brynna turned 3!

We went to the pumpkin patch.

Brynna continued swim lessons and is set to graduate to the next level in another week! Yay!

I started a new workout program which is so far going pretty well.

And that's about it in s nutshell. I'd like to say ill have a couple posts on some of the above bullets soon, but who am I kidding? I can barely find time to eat these days. But I will try ;) since this blog has doubled as a baby book is like to post more about our goings on.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

And then the flu hit our house

My parents have been helping me all week which has been awesome!

Then Thursday Brynna came down with the flu bug. Poor kiddo has never been sick like this and had no ideas what was going on :( by the afternoon though she seemed on the mend. All day Friday she felt great.
Then batman called me Friday afternoon to tell me he was puling at work. The man hasn't puked in 10year's so I knew it was serious. My dad and I picked him up and got him home.
Then last night I came down with it. It's lovely.
Now that I'm feeling almost normal again, Brynna has come down with it again.
Fun days ahead in our house. I can only hope Trey doesn't come down with it. So far so good.

Shoot me now.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trey's birth video (fixed)

Updated: sorry about the privacy setting... Should be public now :)

Sorry to say there are a LOT of pics of me just sitting around, but I'm glad we put this together to remember :) Enjoy!

oh- there are a couple graphic-y picstures but I tried to blur them out a bit ;-)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Finally, Trey's birth story

As you can imagine, it's been a bit of an exhausting week. We came home last Sunday and it's been kind of a blur since. Taking care of 2 kiddos, even with help, can be a challenge at times and is going to take some getting used to (any tips BTDT?). Hopefully, it gets easier?

So, the birth story...

As you know, we scheduled our induction for Friday, Sept 14th. We were set to be at the hospital at 7. We dropped B off at my IL on the way, grabbed a quick snack at the gas station and headed in. We got all checked in and in our room by 7:20 or so. Our nurse Kristi, who was AMAZING (and as a side note is studying to be an NP-CNMW and will graduate in April- hence why she was so awesome!), went over everything with us for about 30 minutes, got me in a gown, in bed and started IV and pitocin at 8. At this point Batman made an outlandish prediction that baby boy would be born by 1pm. I kind of rolled my eyes at him thinking it was going to be a bit longer than that.

Just like with Brynna, pitocin without having my water broken, was uneventful. We "labored" like this for what seemed like EVER! Even when she cranked things up (which she only went up to 20 {out of 40units}) and my cx were 1 min apart, I could barely feel them. Didn't have ANYTHING stronger than a good BH. After a bit, she turned it down a little, but still kept them consistent at every 2 min. Batman and I walked around the room, played cards, joked, watch a little TV, took some terrible pictures, and tried to figure out a name for our little man. At 9:30 I was really getting antsy to have my doc come back and break my water. I knew NOTHING was going to happen without it, but he was having a bit of a busy office day (apparently) and wasn't able to get over.

Finally, at 10:30 Kristi paged him and told him I was begging him to get things moving ;-) She was my best advocate LOL. I was still "laboring" (I put it quotes because, while I was technically in labor, I wasn't feeling ANY.THING.) and hanging out in our room with Batman just twiddling my thumbs (sometimes literally). At 11 Dr West showed up and and checked me. I was only at a 4/ 80-90% effaced. A little progress from Wednesday, but not much (but still farther along than I was when I was induced with B- I was only at a 2 with her when he broke my water).

And here's when things started moving, which I knew they would. Water was broken at 10:55. Kristi strapped on the telemetry monitor so I could do some laps around the hallway about 11:15 (she had to have a good 20 minutes ofHR/ CX on the dinosaur monitor before I could move to the "movable" one). I was finally starting to feel like cx were actually making progress. Batman and I walked the hallway for about 20 mins. Cx were still coming every 2 min, but much stronger than before. Obviously, I could still walk and talk through them, but they were definitely making themselves known. At this point, Batman realized he needed to take care of some *ahem* business before things got really moving, so he walked me back to my room and headed to the bathroom. Kristi sat me on the ball and had me rock for a while. I think by the time Batman got back to my room it was a little after noon.

I was really feeling cx now and was having a hard time talking through them. Kristi had turned the pit completely off a little earlier, so I knew my body was taking over and little man would be coming soon (or at least I was hoping!) She suggested I try sitting on the toilet backwards for a while and laboring there, holding on to the handicap bar. OMG this was really a godsend! (oh and PS I had/have this total fear of shitting myself while in labor- since I did with B and was TOTALLY disgusted with myself- so this was a great way to circumvent that issue) Here's where the timeline gets a bit fuzzy. Batman says I labored there for about 20-30 minutes or so, moaning quietly and breathing through each one. I started to feel like I was going to be sick (never did throw up though) so they got me up and I moved to the edge of the bed and swayed for a couple cx, which was REALLY difficult. I can remember thinking to myself "standing is NOT helping the pain- I just want to get into bed!" Kristi and Batman both put some pressure on my hips and talked me through breathing. After what felt like the LONGEST 2 cx ever, she asked if I wanted to crawl into the bed- *nods vigorously* and of course another cx hit while she was lowering the bed enough for me to get up into it.

Just as I heaved my body (and I do mean heaved- it was all I could do to get myself up there, even with it at normal height) my doc walks in. Apparently, right after I got off the toilet Kristi paged him with the "get here ASAP" message. He immediately got into his paper gown and said "let's have this baby!" I was on all fours in the bed and at once felt the need to push (later Batman addmitted to me that he was afraid I was going to push little man out that way ;-)

Between Batman and Kristi they were able to get me on my side while my doc checked me (the only time since he broke my water that I was checked... it was kind of awesome not being prodded all morning long) and I was at a 10! I pushed with the next contraction, gritting my teeth, telling myself "I can do this" even though I felt like my vag was ripping in half (well, it kinda was). Then again with the next and the next and then... Little Man was HERE! At 1pm almost to the second (per Kristi) Trey arrived and was laid immediately on my chest where he remained for the next 45-60 min. No whisking away to get poked and weighed, no crazy hubbub. Just me and my 2 men (well, and Kristi and Dr West and another nurse- who took some pics).

We hung out, discussed names (he was almost an Evan), nursed, talked, and just explored the wonderment of our new little guy. I had a small tear that required 2 stitches, but nothing big. The afterbirth euphoria was AWESOME! Everything about Trey's birth was SO nice and what I wish every l&d was like. (don't get me wrong, I had no issues with B's birth, but this time it was so laid back and "easy" and serene and calm... almost perfect, to be honest) I wish I could express in words how awesome the whole experience was.
Depsite having the cord wrapped around his neck twice, Trey got apgars of 8 and 9. He officially weighed in at 8 lbs 2.2 oz and measured 20.25 in long. Bigger than his sister, but just the right size for a little boy a week overdue, if you ask me ;-)

Nursing is... well that's a post for another day. Needless to say, it's been a struggle, like with Brynna, but we are working on it and determined to make it a year.

I've got a slide show in the works with all the pics from the hospital. I hope to have it up in the next day or so ;-)

Whew! I hope I didn't forget anything!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sorry to keep you waiting!

He made it and rather quickly ;) I'll have the full birth story up in a couple days when we get settled at home, but he's here and perfect!

Trey Benjamin born at 1pm. 8lbs 2oz, 20.25 in long. I had the BEST nurse ever :) and a great coach in batman.

Trey is a great nurser so far and we are so in love!

Here's a couple pics to tide you over until I can get the rest up with the birth story.

The day is here

And here is sit in a hospital bed. Pitocin was started about 35 min ago. I'm contracting regularly every couple min, but nothing I cant handle... In fact I can barely feel them lol. It's startlingly similar so far to my labor with b. I'm waiting on my doc to come and check me and then break my water, which should be in the next half hour or so

I'll update more when I can! Or rather batman might be the one ;) here we go!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It just hit me

I'm having a baby tomorrow... I'm having a BABY.



I'm starting to get a little anxious. Not so much about L&D, but mostly about the idea of an infant in the house, adding to our family, how Brynna is going to react, how the dynamic is going to change... I'm a big ball of nerves.

24 hours from now, I'm sure I will be just fine, but right now? I'm going a little crazy,

Wish me luck? I could use a few prayers too ;-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

D day is looming

All looked good at our u/s, Nst and appt. Little man seems to be content to stay a whole longer so we've given him an eviction notice!

If he doesn't come tomorrow on his own, he's being kicked out in Friday! :) While I'm not too keen on induction, it's time and we are anxious to meet this little guy. Plus my doc is in and out all next week, so it makes sense to do it when we know he's available.

I don't think I'm nervous... Yet. Just excited to get on with the next stage of this journey :)

40 weeks +

I'm really, really, REALLY hoping this is my last weekly update ;-) We will see at my appt later today!
Belly #2 (taken last night)
 Belly #1
So here's the comparison pics:

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 40 weeks (plus a few days)

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 21 in long (about the size of a small pumpkin) and weighs about 7.75-8 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Haven't been weighed since my last update, but I think I'm up another lb? So overall 35 by my score and 37 by the doc's (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) ;-)

Clothes: maternity dresses mostly

Gender: still a nameless Team Blue.

Movement: I'm noticing he does a TON of moving about 8pm, more than any other time of day.

Sleep: It's been okay. I'm still taking unisom every night, but hopefully those days are NUMBERED!

What I miss: Seeing and being able reach my feet. I totally need a pedicure!

Cravings: sweet stuff again. I've been making a ton of zuchinni bread (or as B calls it- "bikini cake" since people keep giving me gargantuan zuchinni. It's helped ease the craving ;-)

Symptoms: Heartburn, sciatic pain and numbness down the front of my left leg, CONSTANT cx- mostly BH, the linea negra finally popped up, but it's much more faint this time around. I keep getting this really weird nerve pain on the inside of both legs in my groin area. I assume it's because little man is sitting in a weird spot.

Moment this week: Nada. I'm just ready to give this kid is eviction notice!

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little guy.

Milestones: Made it to my EDD and then passed it right by... 41 weeks officially tomorrow. Wish me luck? Oh, also I had a birthday last week... LOL that counts as a milestone, right? I can't even tell you how much I hoped little man was going to make his debut that day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quiet weekend

Yep, still here and pregnant ;) sorry I haven't gotten a 40 week update out yet. I haven't been able to get batman to take a pic, but hopefully tonight :)

We had s pretty low key weekend. B and I spent Friday afternoon with my mil and her friend at Art in the Park which is annual thing for us. Lots of vendors with great handmade stuff :) all a bit overpriced of course, but it was a fun 3 hours of walking and enjoying the weather :)

Saturday b and I laid low after swim lessons (batman had drill all weekend). We played at home, watched lots of football and kept our feet up.

Sunday we went out to the base for family day! We look forward to it every year and it didn't disappoint :) good food, lots of free goodies, bounce houses (even if they were in the fuel barn), it was a blast :) too bad it's only once a year lol

Yesterday was a down day and we almost always have a lazy day since batman worked the weekend. Yesterday was no exception. We played outside, watched movies and snuggled, played games and spent time just the 3 of us. I have a feeling it was our last really good "just the 3 of us" time.

Our appt is tomorrow at 1 with an u/s and nst. Wish us luck that little man is ready to come out ;)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Update: no update

Yep, that pretty much sums up my appointment. No change from last week- still just about 3cm and about 80% effaced.

I was all set to schedule an induction for Monday and/or have him strip my membranes, but based on his (and Batman's lol) recommendation we just scheduled an u/s and nst for Wednesday. Which I will probably make it to.

So here I wait impatiently. I guess it gives us more time to figure out his name.

I'll post a 40 week update and pic here in the next couple days.

Yep, still preggo

Appt later this morning. Hopefully, we can either schedule an induction or hear some good news :)

I'll update if there is anything to update ;)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vent :-/

I'm so ready to be done! Can't this kid come out already!? Sorry to be a complainer but this go 'round I'm in pain and impatient and tired of waiting and just D. O. N. E.

Yesterday I tried anything I could think of (barring castor oil... Won't go that far) and I got a good couple hours of cx- post nipple stimulation and sex-that I thought were doing something, but they petered out by bedtime :( I tried ginger tea (per my grandma) red raspberry leaf tea, the above including a pretty good *ahem* O ;) spicy food, walking, the list goes on. And nothing. :( I'm tired of being pregnant and I want to meet this little guy already!!!

Can I get some labor vibes or prayers?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

38/39 weeks

Welp! I'm down to the last few updates (hopefully!)
Here's belly #2 (sorry for the cheesy smile)
Compared to belly #1

Pregnancy HighlightsHow Far Along: 39 weeks

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 20 in long (about the size of a mini watermelon) and weighs about 7.25 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I was only up 1 lb both this week and last so overall I'm at 36 by their scale (I think) and 34 by mine

Clothes: Mainly dresses these days since my belly is big enough that shirts don't seem to cover everything

Gender: Team Blue.

Movement: Still makind his kick count "quota"

Sleep: Bad this last week even with meds. Brynna has been the culprit more often than not though. I wonder if she's growing again?

What I miss: Life before pregnancy. I'm so ready to be done at this point!

Cravings: none

Symptoms: Heartburn, sciatic pain and numbness down the front of my left leg, CONSTANT cx- mostly BH I think!

Moment this week: I'm up to 3+ cm dilated this week! Not sure on effacement but i was 70% last week so i assume at least that much. I'm making progress :) I'm thinking my doc is expecting sometime this week as he made sure to give me his card to have him paged if he's not on call (he didn't even bother when I had B). Yesterday I timed cx and they were anywhere from 3-10 min apart pretty much all afternoon. Still not really anything that feels like it's doing anything (aka not painful by any means), but something may be going on? We'll see. Please send labor vibes ;-)

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little guy.

Milestones: I guess I missed a few over the last couple weeks- more stretch marks- BOOO!! and swelling enough that I had to remove my wedding ring (DOUBLE BOO!) almost to my EDD :)

Hoping my next "weekly" update will actually be a birth story!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Favorite pics

I haven't posted pics of my cutie pie in a couple weeks so here are a couple of my faves from recently. I need to remember my girl at this age. She's getting to be so full of sass (both in a good and bad way) ;) and such a big girl. I can't wait to see what s great big sister she will be :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

The short list

Batman and I are at an impasse. He's got his list of "okay" boys names and I have mine. And none of the names match. Fun times. Nothing really stands out to either of us on either list, making this decision impossible.

His list:

Corbin (I have a cousin whose son is named this and we usually see them anytime we visit Seattle. And I don't like it)

My list:
Vander (he hates so def a no go)
Bruce (obviously a no go since, well, the whole batman thing...)

And that's really it. They're short lists and neither of us is willing to budge. And I'm starting to dislike my list. Kind of.

Batman seems the most stuck on Colt. And I have a sneaky feeling I'm going to have to be the one to give in.

*sigh* this needs to be easier.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

37 weeks

Eek! We've made it down to the (almost) end :)

Here's the pic comparison:
Belly#2 at 37 weeks
Belly #1 at 36weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 37 weeks

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 19.25 in long (about the size of swiss chard- length only I'm guessing) and weighs a little over 6 lbs. My doc estimates little man will be between 7-8 lbs or so at birth unless he starts packing on a good deal of weight.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 3.5 this time... overall 34 by my scale, almost 36 by theirs. Need to watch what I'm eating and STAY INSIDE with A/C

Clothes: Obviously maternity

Gender: Team Blue.

Movement: Less these days as he's running out of room

Sleep: Not much due to peeing all the time.

What I miss: seeing my feet!

Cravings: none

Symptoms: Heartburn, sciatic pain and numbness down the front of my left leg, CONSTANT BHs !

Moment this week: Got checked and we are at 1cm, but still not much effacement and my cervix is poniting to the back. Doc estimates I still have another couple weeks... at least ;-)

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little guy and finding him a NAME.

Milestones: Strep B swab? won't know until next week, but it was uneventful. Oh ya, and FULL TERM!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Full Term! - list fixed... I think

First of all, thank you all so much for your comments over the weekend! I needed a little pep talk after my crazy meltdown of Friday ;-) We ended up all going out on a date Friday night and even though I didn't get a "break" it was a really nice (and much needed) outing for me too! I know a lot of my feelings stemmed from being near the end of this pregnancy and just being SO. Dang. Tired. coupled with some pretty typical 2 yr old behavior. I'm almost back to feeling like a good mom again ;-) And Lauren- I haven't had a chance yet, but I am definitely going to check out those articles! Thank you!


I'm full term!

Yep, that's right folks. I've made it to the 37 week mark and Little Man is welcome to come any time now... even though he still doesn't have a name and we may or may not have everything done ;-) We will be doing the last of our shopping needs this weekend (see our list below and if you have anything to add, feel free... I may be forgetting some things), I'll be putting the finishing touches on his nursery (ie, getting curtains hung and nic nacs set up) and I'll be packing my hospital bag and B's overnight/ grandparent's bag once that's done. 

I decided not to write out a birth plan this time around because... well, I'm kind of being lazy ;-) To be honest I've had such good experiences at our hospital (and my doc already knows what I "want") that I'm not too worried about things getting crazy (unless of course there's an emergency of some kind- at which point, I would have an option anyway). The L&D nurses do actually listen when you talk and the antepartum nurses do as well (although they change much more often, so I may have to say "avoid pacis" more than once).  ;-)

I also kind of (accidentally) skipped taking a 36 week pic, so this evening I'll try and get Batman to take one and I'll do a 37 week update.  Oh, and I ate HORRIBLE all weekend and on top of being a bit swollen I'm afraid I've gained 6 lbs in the last 2.5 weeks :( Wish me luck that this morning's weigh/ in (doc appt- the lovely strep B swab this morning) isn't quite so bad? FX!

Our lists-
Car seat                                                         
crib/ mobile                                                   
changing table                                               
diaper bag                                                      
diapers (CD)                                                   
receiving blankets (although all these are       
still at great grandma's house... not sure        
how long she's waiting to give us these)        
burp rags (also at GG house)                         
soap/ shampoo                                                
butt cream                                                      
breast pump                                                   
baby tub                                                          
baby carrier (baby k'tan)
bouncy seat
toys/ books

diaper pail (our old one was nasty)
'sposies (for just the first couple weeks)
pants! (the kid has 100 onesies, but only 2 prs of pants)
brush/ comb (although not essential)
hooded towels
nail file
bottles/ nipples
bottle brush
nursing pads (I have a few reusable, but I need more)
nursing bras (the old ones are shot)
alcohol wipes
pajamas/robe (for me)
Dy-visol (although we don't need this right away)
Tummy time mat (also not essential but would be nice)
Bassinet (we co slept with B the first month, but would
rather little man has his own bed in our room at first
instead of ours... not a need but a want if I can find one
at a consignment store for relatively cheap)
Am I missing anything you can think of?

(oh I did find Miss B a present from baby boy yesterday at costco! We got her a set of Minnie Mouse/ Doc McStuffins puzzles- she LOVES her puzzles- for a good deal. I do want to get her a neat "big sister trinket though too, like a locket or a special bracelet) :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Worlds worst mom

I'm having one of those days where I just feel like a bad mom all around. I've yelled, gotten mad, given B an enormous amount of time outs, snapped, ranted and raved... I'm at my wits end :( And through all that I just want to sit and have a good cry (and a very large bottle of wine... Which of course I can't for a while, so crying may have to do).

I have a feeling a lot of this is pregnancy hormones coupled with a normal case of "terrible twos" behavior but I feel like such a failure regardless.

I think I'm in much need of a night off which, thankfully, I'm getting a couple hours to myself as Batman is taking B out on a "date" tonight (that sounds kinda weird lol)

I know we all have days like this, but this one's hitting me hard for some reason. I don't want to be that mom. I want to be better than that. I don't like losing my cool around B. I want her to learn better ways of coping than yelling or getting so frustrated you snap. I'm not being a great example these days, and I fear she's going to be an emotional basket case just like I was growing up. I want better for her. She deserves better.

Sorry for the rambling. Im just at the end of my rope today, this week, this month. Ahhh!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another round of crocheting

I got the bug again and decided that baby boy and B needed some matching hats. And since I'm a Disney freak fanatic and B loves Mick.ey, here's what I came up with:
Don't let the face fool you! She was ecstatic about her new Minnie hat!

And for baby boy

They both need a couple buttons added, but other than that, I think they turned out "not bad." ;-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

34 weeks!

Yikes! This update is now extremely late seeing as I'll be 36 weeks in a couple days... Oh well! At least I had it typed up and ready to go... I've just been slacking on the picture uploads LOL Here we go!
Belly #2
 Belly #1

I did take a bare belly pic as well, but I realized I was only in a bra only afterwards, so I don't think I'll post it ;-) I will try and take another one for my 36 week update though just so you can REALLY see how different I'm carrying little man. SO MUCH HIGHER! No wonder I can't breathe ;-)

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 34 weeks

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 17.75 in long (about the size of an average cantaloupe) and weighs about 4.75 lbs. Getting bigger everyday!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I did peek at the scale at my last appt and I was actually DOWN a pound this time! Which by my calculations puts me at 29 lbs overall, by theirs at 31 lbs overall. This is totally okay with me and I think I really will stick to only 35 lbs total this time! Woot!

Clothes: Still maternity of course! Mostly dresses these days since it's SO hot here (81 degrees at 7am this morning) and they are easy.

Gender: Still a boy... still without a name.

Movement: Constant, except when I'm sleeping... or at least I don't notice it then (thank you uni.som)

Sleep: Back to getting up 4-6 times a night to pee, even with uni.som, but at least I'm sleeping a bit.

What I miss: Cute clothes, breathing, working out, the list goes on...

Cravings:Nada that I can think of

Symptoms: Heartburn, heartburn and more heartburn. Tums have become my BFF.

Moment this week: Getting more and more checked off the list. It's slow, but steady progress

What I'm looking forward to: STILL-Getting everything done so I can stop stressing about baby's impending arrival. We are getting there.

Milestones: None that I can think of. Since this is late I guess we have hit the 35 week mark... that's a milestone, right?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Another Brynna photo dump

I haven't done one of these in a while so here's a few pics of B from the last couple months :) We've been having a blast this summer. I didn't overload you with pictures so "dump" is kind of misleading;-)

This girl LOVES corn on the cob!

Getting ready for a little horse-back riding

 The actual riding of said horse

Cooling off at our favorite splash pad!

Big smiles!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I need a little BTDT advice on a couple things. We are coming down to the last few weeks before little man's arrival and the pressure is on (at least I feel like it is).

1. I've been thinking about putting a basket together for the nurses in l&d and in postpartum care. Somthing like this maybe? Did any of you do this? Or did you write a thank you card or anything? We didn't when we had B, but it's seems like a nice thing to do, especially if I end up being induced again and have the time (and forethought) to put it together.

2. Did ya'll write up another birth plan for #2+? I'm know my doc still has the one from B in my chart, but I was thinking I should probably type up something simple for the l&d nurses again. Just an outline really, but at least letting them know how I *hope* things go ;-)

3. I'm trying to find some nursing tops this time around. I need to know where to find some good ones. I liked a couple that I saw at Mother.hood, and they were on sale (so I may go back and get them) but did anyone find some good ones online?

4. For my CD mama friends, I'm looking to buy a few more CDs, just to supplement our stash and I came across some Oh Katy! diapers on greenbabybargains today. Has anyone tried these? They look similar to BG and others, which I LOVE! Worth it? They are only 10.50 today only, so I guess it wouldn't be a complete waste if I bought a couple.

34 week update in the works.. just need to get my pics uploaded ;-)

Monday, July 30, 2012

For Lisa

And anyone else who wants to know... I found the pattern at I've seen similar patterns on as well :) oh and is where I discovered repeat crafter me! All places have great patterns HTH!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nursery progress

We've made a tiny bit of headway on little man's nursery over the last couple weekends. I wasn't going to post about it until it was done, but since it's taking me longer than I thought (thanks to my typical procrastinating nature) I figured I should post updates on things as I get them done- If only to make myself feel like things are actually getting accomplished Lol
Last weekend, as stated, we got the room painted. It's basically the same as B's room (which you can see here) only the green is now gray (love <3 love!) and we painted over the verse on the wall near the crib (I'm still looking for a good verse for this little guy... Maybe from psalms 139?)

Batman and his friend also installed a fan where B's chandelier was (and yes, I did take down that awful green valance and moved the black and white curtains to B's big girl room).
This week and weekend I got all his clothes washed (btw the child has quite a few onesies and NO pants... Time for more garage sales?) and put away and started on his bedding.
 Just as I did with Brynna, I fell in love with something I saw online and of course can't get (this time it wasn't a price issue... It was a homemade issue lol) so I've been making this little guy's nursery bedding too. Tonight I finally finished the crib skirt and started on the bumper (*gasp* I know I'm a terrible mother because I put bumpers in the crib!). Thankfully this time around my wonderful SIL (the one married to my bro, not the ones on Batman's side) is crocheting a coverlet for little man in the colors of his room (gray, red and blue) which means one less item to make myself :) I can't wait to see how it turns out!
(crib skirt)

I also got into the crocheting mood myself this week and whipped up a little hat for him. I'm not a huge fan of the generic hospital ones so I figured I'd make him some cute ones for our short stay.

 So, some things checked off the never ending list, lots still left to do ;)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A big girl room!

As much as this mom *really* wanted to decorate B's new big girl room with all my pinterest inspirations, I got out voted. Instead we went with hot pink, light pink, black and a little bit of Minnie. But my girl is SUPER happy and that's what matters, right?

Here are some pics of how it's coming along so far. It still needs a few touches, like pictures and things on the walls and some nic-nacs, but it's turning out better than I thought it would

32 weeks!

D day is getting closer and closer. Thankfully, this last week we've finally been getting some things marked off our checklist (hence my being MIA once again) ;-) I'll update with a few picture posts over this week :) PROMISE!

But here's the new preggo update and pics:

Belly #2
(the first was taken on time, but with no makeup and my hair looking *spectacular* plus it was SO hot and I was SO puffy I knew it had to be retaken- the second was a few days later when I actually looked decent... and yes my a$$ now is about the same size as my belly *tears*... I will FIX that once little man is here!)

And for comparison Belly #1
I was carrying B much, much lower IMO

Pregnancy HighlightsHow Far Along: 32 weeks

Size of baby: Baby #2 is about 16.7 in long (about the size of a large jicama) and weighs about 3.75 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I didn't actually look at the scale at my most recent appt, but my doc assured me that I'm hovering right around the 30 lb mark (I've decided to forgo my at home weigh ins for a bit because it's just depressing these days). He says I'm doing well and that I will probably end right between 35-40 lbs total. And I'm okay with that.

Clothes: Maternity... and sadly I had to go up a size since my ass has taken on astronomical proportions (as you can see in the above pictures)

Gender: Still a  boy... still without a name

Movement: All the time, but we did decide he is definetly head down (or at least he was last Monday) at my appt. Fingers crossed he stays that way

Sleep: Sticking with the unisom... I can DEFINITELY tell the nights I randomly forget to take it :(

What I miss: Breathing. Little man is up so high, I'm out of breath doing pretty much ANYTHING. Cute clothes... someday I'll fit into them again.

Cravings: Not really anything that stands out. We've been working really hard at sticking to the "skinny rules" although I've broken down and had ice cream a couple times... but in modest portions ;-)
Symptoms: Heartburn any time I eat tomato based foods or go too long without eating.

Moment this week:Another moment of slight panic when my doc said something to the effect of "just think- we could be meeting this little guy in as little as 4+ weeks." WTF?! AHH!

What I'm looking forward to: Getting everything done so I can stop stressing about baby's impending arrival. We are getting there.

Milestones: As stated last update- I passed the GD test with "flying colors" as well as the iron test. Less to worry about ;-)

More updates up coming!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What I'm reading

In light of the fact that batman has gained a bit of weight back over the last year, and that I am going to need to lose baby weight here in a couple months, weve been looking for a new book to help us get there that keeps in line with our eating "values" (aka doesn't have to be heavy in animal protein). And we found one!!

The skinny rules! By Bob Harper from biggest loser :)

It's been great so far, outlining 20 basic rules for helping you lose weight and maintaining it. And it's all stuff that's fairly easy to follow like "drink a large glass of water before every meal. No exceptions" and "eat berries and an apple every day. Every. Single. Day" see? Not hard ;) we are only on our first week following it (obviously I'm adding in extra snacks since I'm not actually trying to LOSE weight, just trying to eat more healthy and support batman) and we already are feeling better!

And so far every recipe we've tried is pretty tasty, which is a big change from a lot of diets. And the book is FILLED with them!

If you're needing a diet makeover or just needing some new healthy recipes, I recommend it!

(obviously I'm not getting paid to tell you any of this... Just really liking the book and the rules) ;)

Monday, July 9, 2012


59 days and counting... And seriously NOTHING is done. I'm feeling the time time since we are less than 2 months away!! Eeeek!

Friday, July 6, 2012

An impromptu photo shoot

Batman decided to play photographer the other day with our fancy schmancy camera and took some maternity photos :) I have a feeling we will be doing a few more before too long, since we had fun! Here are a few of my faves from this batch: