Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mother's Day:

 I woke up on Mother's Day to a pool noodle being whacked against my leg. And Doug quickly correcting the boys and telling them not to hit me with the noodle, especially on Mother's Day. I felt like it was the most appropriate way to wake up with these two little ones that I get to be their mom. And I couldn't help but just laugh.

They also made me a sweet card and breakfast and they had hand picked my flowers from our back yard. We went to church and then came back to host a 60th birthday lunch for Karen. It was a surprise and she got on to me for cooking on Mother's Day, but it was truly a celebration for all. We had a yummy lunch and the best cake for dessert.

My gift was not having to cook dinner so we got my favorite greek food to go and ate it at home.

I am highly blessed and forever grateful for the blessing of my sweet boys and all the wonderful moms in my life.

23 Weeks:

- This week I started to see the belly ripples of baby movements across my stomach. It is always one of my favorite things. I notice most of the movements in the afternoon when I am laying down to read and rest.

- We had a funny conversation with Henry trying to explain to him that Jack will also be a big brother. In his four year old mind, HE IS THE ONLY BIG BROTHER! He takes his job very seriously and is not so sure about sharing the title, but I assured him he will always be the biggest big brother. That seemed to help.

- Hello heartburn! Hello sciatic pain!

- We played Feed the Woozle with the boys and it is a game where you have to move across the room carrying game pieces on a plastic spoon while doing different movements. Let's just say mom almost had an accident as I was trying to get my pieces to the woozle doing the 'bunny hop'.

- This week I have wanted to eat lots of cheese bagels and anything and everything sweet. Especially dark chocolate bars with almonds.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

22 Weeks:

- Oh boy, we had our first super hot day of the summer and it is only the beginning of May. It got up to the 90's! I did tell Emily that I am going to work my hardest at not complaining the entire summer. Complaining will make no difference in the temperature, it will only affect all those around me in a negative way.

- Doug and I celebrated eight years of marriage this week! Growing our third baby is a pretty sweet way to spend our anniversary. He bought me flowers and a key lime pie. The perfect gift for a pregnant lady.

- The super super stuffy nose is still hanging around. Really, such a weird pregnancy symptom.

- I had the most vivid dream that we were having a girl. She came early, but was totally healthy. We named her Addie and I went back to work the next day. Everyone asked why I was there and I told them that the baby was at home with Grandma. I woke up smiling thinking about looking into our baby's sweet face.

- I am starting to have those freak-out moments thinking about having three children. How will I go grocery shopping?? How long will it take me to load and unload three children in car seats?? Where will a third child's laundry fit on our bed when I am folding our weekly laundry?? Where will the baby sleep?? Will the baby sleep?? How will I get all the lunches and bags packed for school each week?? Thankfully, I am able to draw on the experience of knowing that I had all of these exact same thoughts when I was pregnant with Jack and he has just slipped seamlessly into our family life. So it will be the same with this little one. But oh my word...I am going to be so outnumbered during the days!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

21 Weeks:

- We had the "big" ultrasound this week and were so relieved and glad to hear that everything was "perfectly boring" as our doctor said. When it comes to ultrasounds, perfectly boring is exactly what we want. The boys came with us and Henry was in awe pretty much the whole time. Staring at the screen and just smiling. Jack was more interested in the lights but did say "baby" a few times. We tried to get a good look of the the face but baby had hands right up around the face the entire time. I am so thankful for a great report.

- The super stuffy nose is back. This is the weirdest pregnancy symptom to me. I had the same issue early on in the pregnancy and now I think allergies are contributing to the issue, but I would like to be able to breath through my nose again soon if possible.

- Jeanette, Jack, and a lady I work with all told me we were having a boy. Henry goes back and forth every single day. ("I would like a girl though because girls are waaay cuter than boys" Henry). I am pretty confident we are having another boy and I told Teresa that I would be genuinely shocked if we have a girl. Doug is yet to make any predictions.