Thursday, January 31, 2013

He/She, bedding, and chocolate

I think I am just going to start referring to the baby as he or she for the day depending on what I think it is that day. Since I haven't come up with anything else to refer to it as. So today I am feeling boy.  And the poor little dude is probably going to have a tulle bed skirt because that is the only crib bedding I am picturing in my head right now.

Speaking of bedding. I am super picky when it comes to bedding. My SIL made Bristol's because I couldn't find anything I loved and I made Eldon's.  Right now I am trying to pick a big girl comforter for when we move Bristol to her new bed next month and I can't find anything I love. Ideally I want to find 2 or 3 I like and then let Bristol pick from there. I want something that has a white background with huge purple,teal, Orange, and green flowers on it. But so far all I can find are drab pink with little tiny baby flowers. So not my taste. 
That is the closest I have found so far but I am not sold on it.  I wish the comforter was completely covered like the pillows. 

I totally cancelled out my run last night with a huge dove chocolate bar.   Jeremy bought me the big bar thinking it would last a couple days, it lasted a couple of minutes. Sometimes I have no will power!

Speaking of chocolate I am really wishing I had some more right about this moment.

Jeremy and the kids gave me their head cold. Thankfully Jeremy came home for lunch today with Tylenol cold because I felt like I was slowly dying.

These last 2 days I have been really excited about having a new baby I am sure I will go back to freak out mode soon.  But I can't wait for newborn snuggles. 

Well I was going to watch last nights episode of Nashville but it looks like there wasn't a new one.  So maybe I will take a nap or something since I don't have a book to read right now.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Week 16...4 months!

Well the baby is the size of an avocado... my belly obviously didn't get the memo just like it missed the memo about the apple last week.  I guess this is what happens when you are having your 3rd baby.

Still no nickname for this baby.  And definitely no feelings one way or the other if its a boy or a girl.  Which makes me kind of happy and kind of bummed.  I thought for sure I would be able to tell since Eldon and Bristol were such different pregnancies but this time is a mixture of both.  It will make the delivery room announcement even more special.

I am feeling pretty good this week I still get tired easily but other than that I have been doing really well.  I have had to do yoga a couple times because my hips hurt really bad.   Can I just say pregnancy yoga videos are the worst?  Seriously!   I know I am pregnant I don't need to focus on that.  I don't need to imagine the baby growing and thriving inside me because all I have to do is look down.  I really have no desire to imagine have a peaceful delivery that is what the epidural is for!   I would just like to find a yoga video that has modified poses for pregnancy without all the get in touch with the baby stuff.

I am trying to decided if I want a stroller.   I wish when I was pregnant with Bristol someone would have told me to invest in a stroller that could expand for the next couple of kids.  Now that we are on #3 and are going to actually have use for a stroller all the time I am having a hard time deciding if I can bring myself to spend the money on a really good one.  I keep going back and forth.   So if any first time moms read my blog and you are trying to decide on a stroller don't go for the one that comes with your carseat pick one that can easily convert to a double stroller it may be more expensive in the short run but in the long run it will be the best thing you do.  And when you figure on having to buy the original travel system stroller and then a double stroller it would be the same price.  That is why I never got the travel system stroller in the first place because  I didn't see the point of spending the money on a stroller I wouldn't be able to use with the next kiddo.

Okay without further ado here is the the baby belly!

and did you notice I am not wearing a white shirt.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Moving, beds, and projects

It is raining!   I would take a picture but I doubt the little bit of ran we are getting would show up.   I love the rain so much.  I do feel a little bad though because we told the kids they could play outside today because when the weather forecast says rain it usually means wind.

Jeremy and I are getting the moving bug.   It happens all the time.  Honestly if we had our way we would probably move every 2 years.   We like going new places.    The only problem is we are undecided where to go next.    I think if we stay in Southern California we are going to move the San Diego area.  But we both still have a desire to live in Washington or Oregon.  And then there is always our dream of moving overseas. We are nomads at heart.  We have never lived anywhere that we want to stay yet.  One day I hope we find a place to settle down but for now I enjoy the moving, well not the actually moving part.   I talk like this is going to happen soon but we will probably be here another 2 years.  

The kids helped us do dishes last night.  Bristol was insisting on sitting on my lap after dinner and when I told her I needed to get up to clean the kitchen she got all sad.  I asked if she wanted to help me wash the dishes and she was all for it.  I was amazed at how good of a job they did and I only ended up washing the pots.   Sometimes I underestimate my kiddos.   I think, Oh they wont be able to do that but then they surprise me and act like they have been doing it forever.  

We are converting Eldon to a toddler bed this weekend.   I am not sure how I feel about this.   We switched Bristol around 20 months but it was not my idea, it was all Jeremy.  Eldon has shown no desire to get out of his crib but he is day potty trained and we are working on nights so I want him to be able to get up and go pee if he needs too.   Like this morning, he peed his bed but that is because he likes to lay there for at least 30 minutes before he gets up (just like me).  So I think if he could get out of bed to go pee and then get right back in bed it wouldn't be a problem.  

Eldon is still fighting off his cold/allergies and Bristol has joined him.  There is a lot of snot going around here. The good news is we haven't had to do the nebulizer that much because Eldon really isn't coughing.

This weekend I want to try and take care of the rose bushes and make the kids night lights/canvas for their rooms.   I just need to get spray paint which I can do when we go to look at supplies for Bristol's bed.   Jeremy is going to start building it hopefully next month since we will need the crib for the new baby.   We decided to go with a twin bed.  I really liked the idea of a full or queen for her but her room doesn't have a lot of options of where to put the bed.  So this way she will still have room for her toys and then when shes older if she wants a bigger bed we will get one.

I think that is all the random thoughts I have in my brain today.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 15

Week 15?  That means there are only 25 more weeks.  Crazy!  This first 3 months has flown by but I kind of knew it would.  In our house things are always super crazy starting September 3 with my birthday and ending March 19th with Jeremy's birthday.  We celebrate all of our birthdays in that 6 month period of time plus 2 major holidays.  I am sure as soon as we get through March things will start to drag on.   

Lets see, I haven't gained any weight.  Well it actually depends on the day sometimes the scale likes to say I have gained 4lbs but most days it says I am where I started which is awesome.  I didn't lose as much weight in the beginning of this pregnancy as I normally do so I don't have that usual 7lb cushion.  I think its because I started this pregnancy 10lbs lighter than I was with the other 2.   

I have ran twice for a total of 4 miles.  Not much but I am back on the treadmill.  My goal for this week is 2 runs and then next week I would like to run my usual 3 times a week and start doing Barre3 videos again.  I need to get a new sports bra before long and I am looking at the belly support bands. 

No new symptoms.  Still struggling with heartburn since we are not eating very healthy and my tiredness sneaks up on me.  Like yesterday I was so tired all day long probably because of our long weekend.   

I had a checkup on Monday.  Baby's heartbeat was 160.   The doctor had me schedule my anatomy scan.  I can't believe the halfway point is getting so close.    We will not be finding out the gender at the scan.  We are waiting till the delivery room. 

Well I think that is it.   Enjoy the ever growing belly.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Eldon's birthday weekend

So I am anti toys for presents.  Well that is kind of a lie, I don't mind that the kids get toys and stuff for presents but I would prefer to do something fun for for their birthdays and holiday.  For Bristol's birthday we went to the Aquarium.   So when we got annual San Diego Zoo passes from my parents for Christmas we decided to use them for the first time for Eldon's birthday.  It was a blast.  

It has been ages since I went to the San Diego Zoo and honestly I didn't remember much about it. I have the worst memory in the world most days, like sometimes I have to ask Bristol if we have already did something.  

Saturday morning when the kids woke up at 4:30 and there was no getting them back to sleep I didn't have high hopes for a good day at the Zoo.  I was actually quite bummed.   The best we could hope for was a nap in the car on the way but since it was only a 1 1/2 hour drive there wasn't much hope for a recovery from the early wake up time.   Eldon slept a little, Bristol slept quite a bit.    Poor guy he was starting to get sick for the first time this winter.
Eldon enjoying his oreo cupcake. 

The cake my mom and dad got Eldon.
We thought it was so cute that she fell asleep holding baby Daphne.

The first thing we did when we got there was head to the reptile area to see the turtles.  Is anyone shocked?   I can't believe how many turtles there were.  Bristol asked if she could go see the "nakes" (snakes).   For anyone that doesn't know, I am terrified of snakes.  I really have been trying to work on my fear lately but I doubt I will ever willingly walk into the snake house.  But I do not want my kids to be as terrified as me so I am totally okay with them going to check them out as long as I don't have to go with them.  Thankfully Daddy, Maga Cathy, and Paga Bill were there to take her.  And Jeremy said she was fascinated by them but they talked about how they can be dangerous and if they ever see a snake when they are playing they need to tell mommy and daddy right away.   

We stopped for an icecream break and Bristol wanted to sit with the monkeys and eat hers.  This is as close as she would get.  

At this point Bristol was getting really tired.  So she decided to hang out in the stroller.

The birthday boy


On our way out Eldon fell asleep.  

It was a really fun day.  I don't think Eldon had as much fun as he normally would have because he wasn't feeling well but he did enjoy it quite a bit. I wasn't sure how I would do with walking around the Zoo all day since I am just now getting my energy back but it was pretty good my calf muscles are killing me though.  But other than that I can't wait to go back.  I really wish we lived closer so we could do it more often.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Week 14

It is starting to go by faster now that I am doing these updates!  

I am finally starting to drink coffee again, my energy is coming back slowly, oh and I have massive heartburn.  Like take the maximum dose of Tum's in a 2 hour period heartburn. I think its because we have ditched the clean eating the last 2 months mostly because at first I couldn't eat much and now it just because we haven't gotten back into it.  But we are going to fix that next time I go grocery shopping.  

I thought I felt the baby kick last night but I haven't felt it again so it was probably my imagination!  I do feel the baby move from side to side though when I am laying in bed and switching sides.  

We don't have a nickname for this kiddo yet, I keep referring to it as the baby.  At first, when we weren't telling anyone we jokingly called it the flu!  Because honestly that is how I found out, Jeremy and I had the flu.  He got better, I didn't so I took a test.   But I don't think its nice to keep referring to it at the flu.   

Well Bristol just brought me her baby to watch while she goes to work so I better get off the computer.

I got the shoes this time!

Eldon is 2!

 I knew it was coming, having even considered pretending that this day doesn't exist but it is official, Eldon is 2.   This little boy has been such a wonderful addition to the family.  When he first joined us he was our grumpy old man.  Then as he got a little older he was nothing but smiles.   Now he is a devious, happy, up-to-no-good, all boy, mama lover.   Well lately Mater is taking all his attention.   I love his big open mouth smile.   He wants to do everything big sissy does including using the potty.  The kid is completely day trained and almost night trained.  Without any real work on my part.   It was awesome!   He loves his baths, trucks and cars, Mater, and being outside.   He picks snuggling with Mommy over playing in the garage with daddy.  He loves to give you big hugs but boy oh boy does this kids have fit throwing down to a T.   I can't wait to see what the next year brings.

Good thing I am already pregnant these newborn pictures are giving me baby fever.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday randomness

My legs are on fire today.  I guess since the most work they have done for the last 2 months is carry me from the couch to the bathroom one could understand why running 1.5 miles would be a workout for them.   But oh boy am I glad I did it.  

I really do want to exercise through the end of this pregnancy my goal is to run 50 miles total.  Doesn't seem like a lot but its a goal.  Hopefully soon I will be back to running 3 miles 3 times a week.  

We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast yesterday and they were yummy.  Then I was stupid and didn't eat anything else before I worked out and waited about an hour after I worked out to start lunch.  Yeah I was collapsed at the table and Jeremy had to finish it.   My body needs proper fuel to exercise.   Then I took a 2 hour nap.  I am awesome.

Eldon will be 2 on Thursday.   Yes, that is right 2!   I don't know where the time has gone.
We are going to the San Diego Zoo this weekend and I am really excited.  I think the kids are going to have a blast.   

I am drinking coffee once again.  It is a beautiful thing and I missed it a lot.  Unfortunately my body doesn't like lattes yet so I just sticking to my black coffee.  At least Jeremy is using the espresso machine.  

We bought Bristol a pair of Toms this weekend!  She is just as excited about them as I am.  She insisted on wearing them as soon as we got in the car and the she carried the box around costco with us.  Some people probably think its a waste to spend that much money on toddler shoes but I don't agree.  I was all set to get her a pair from Target but they wanted $24 for ugly, cheap, character shoes that probably wouldn't last more than a couple of weeks.   So for $10 more I got her a pair of shoes that I know will last and that she loves.  We will just call this a win. 

I have started picking out baby stuff!  See a smart person would have saved the big things but this girl thought there would be no more babies so she got rid of it, but I did keep all of the clothes.  Thankfully we don't need much just an infant car seat, swing, and a carrier for the baby since I don't use strollers unless absolutely necessary.  Most would probably say I could live without a swing but I beg to differ.  Considering that was the only way we could get Eldon to sleep through the night the first 5 months his life and the only way I could get Bristol to nap the swing is a necessary thing.   

Oh and I need maternity pants.   I gave all that stuff away.  I have like 3 tops I held onto for Hilary and never gave her but no pants.    And since wearing the Bella band annoys me because I can't use my pockets I am going to need to get pants stat!   I am hoping for a pair of kelly green skinny jeans.  
Aren't they cute?  They are from Old Navy.

Well I think that is all the randomness I have for today, I am going to finish my coffee and blog reading and then clean up the house.   

Saturday, January 12, 2013

13 weeks....

Can you believe I made it to the 13 week mark? Well I hit it Wednesday but didn't make myself presentable until yesterday.  I am having a hard time believing it.   But its here, welcome to the 2nd trimester.  And the other day I was reading a blog about their beautiful newborn and it hit me- I am going to have a newborn soon.  This whole 1st trimester I have kind of not been thinking about the actual baby part.  Probably because it was to hard for me to stay positive at the beginning and then around week 8 when I knew we were going to stay pregnant I wasn't feeling the greatest I wasn't thinking about the baby at all I was thinking about making it till Jeremy got home from work.

My husband is amazing. I know I say it all the time but its true.  He has taken such good care of me and the kids over the last 2 months.  He took over cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the kids.   And it has been very nice.  I will definitely have to do something special for that man for his birthday.  And you know what is the best part of all, I haven't had to ask.  He just knew.   Probably because he would come home from work , a time when I am normally starting dinner, to a couch potato.  He is a keeper.  

My symptoms have been all over the place this time from not being able to eat at all to eating for 24 hours straight. I have had motion sickness, haven't been able to sleep which lead to migraines, and definitely no energy.  The one symptom I haven't had that I normally do is lightheadness.  Which I do not miss.   With all of these different symptoms and food cravings its hard to predict what I am having.  And since we are not finding out this time its going to be a long 6 months!

That is right folks, I only have 6 months left.   July is going to be here before I know it.

Now for the belly.  

I feel huge.  The baby is only the size of a shrimp right now but my belly didn't get that memo.   Its amazing, I didn't really show with Bristol until 4/5 months but with this one I started showing around 8 weeks.   I really thought I was way bigger this time but I am not I am about the same size I was with Eldon.   Bristol insisted on being in this picture.

The view from the top.  I need to work on this angle but I thought it would be fun to do a collage of pictures as the belly grows.  I totally should have gotten my feet in the picture so we can watch them disappear over the next couple months.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Family pictures

Well I have to say these turned out way better than I expected.  Maybe I should explain a little bit about why I figured they would be a disaster. Mostly because that day was a disaster.  It was the day after Christmas, neither of my kids had had a nap the day before.  They went to bed later than normal and woke up earlier than normal and we weren't at home.  Their schedule was completely off and so was mine plus this whole growing a baby thing is kicking my butt.   From the minute these pictures were scheduled I knew it wasn't going to be a good day.   Christmas was a day of spoiling and I knew the next day would be a day of meltdowns.  And oh boy was it!    Between Bristol refusing to eat and peeing in her pants constantly and then Eldon would flip out if he was more than 5 feet from me or if anyone looked at him.   On top of it all, I had to wake up Eldon from his nap.  The kids does not like to be woken up.  So much so that if we do have to wake him up we send in Bristol.  He is much nicer if she does the waking.  Most days when he wakes up he has to cuddle on my lap for a good 30 minutes before he is ready to do anything.  What can I say, the kid is my mini.   I totally get the waking up slow thing, I respect it, because everyone knows if I don't get to wake up slow I am a bear.    So needless to say both Jeremy and I were exhausted (just look at our eyes), the kids were WAY overstimulated, and they were exhausted as well (look at their eyes).   Plus the pictures were taken outside.   It was all of 40 degrees that day and they wind was whipping.  In between  each picture the kids were throwing there jackets on, while me and Jeremy froze because we left ours at the house accidentally.  Like I said, I didn't have high hopes for these pictures. 

Bristol refused to sit with us.   

Then every time we took Eldon's thumb out of his mouth, she would put her's in her mouth.

This pretty much sums up the whole experience, the kids were doing their own thing and I was to tired and too cold to fight it.

Eldon, get your thumb out of your mouth.  

I think this is the best shot.  But you can tell how tired my boys are.

Eldon just wanted to go back to sleep at this point

Eldon wanted nothing to do with anymore pictures and Brody only wanted his mommy.  

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