38 weeks

05 February 2016

Here we are, two weeks or less from baby brother making his appearance!  Today is one of the first afternoons I haven't napped when Winslow does...maybe that means he will come since I have all this energy? HA!

It's February, I am 38 weeks along and I really can't believe how close we are!  My mom is coming into town early next week and I believe we have most things ready for his arrival.  My hospital bag is packed, Winslow's overnight bag is packed, nursery is pretty much done, clothes are washed...now the hardest part? Keeping the house semi-clean with a 2 year old.  Oh yeah, and sleeping.  I don't sleep anymore at night.  This little boy thinks he can stay up ALL night kicking me and  banging his head around on my bladder.  One night I got up to go potty over 12 times.  THANKS.

And because I haven't put a lot of photos of little man, I'll share a few from the past weeks.

Let's do a mini summary of what little W is up to.

His favorite sayings/words to say: 

"Be right back"

"Turn right daddy!" (When we are in the car at a stoplight, he always says this)

"Mommy lay down!" (When we are in his room reading books before naptime)

"Darla shake off!"  (When we play in the yard and she has leaves on her fur)

"Daddy play hide and seek!"

"Kiss baby brother" (And he lifts up my shirt...even in public. haha)

"Baby brother come play cars and trucks" (We will see what he thinks when he's actually here)

His vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger, and although I do think he is somewhat slower to talk, he knows a million words and sayings and gets what he wants.  haha

He wakes up before daylight most days (LORD HELP ME) and goes to bed around 8 most nights.  I'm trying to have him ASLEEP by 8 since he gets up so early, but we have been super busy with church activities, friends, etc so that doesn't always happen.

He is a pretty great eater and will eat most anything I give to him.

He's the apple of my eye and I cannot wait to see him love on his baby brother!

4 more weeks!

22 January 2016

Y'all.  It's been about a month since I've updated!  Lots of big changes happening over here and I have been exhausted.  Blogging has not been on my to-do list at all, but I am hoping I'll get better once baby gets here...maybe?  After all, most of the reason I blog is to share our life with my kiddos one day.

Most days when I put W down for his nap, I take a nap.  I LOVE naptime and almost always get a little sleep in.  Making a baby is taking it out of me.  That, and chasing W around all day.  Speaking of sleep, we officially moved the crib to baby brother's room and Winslow is in his big boy bed!  It was a pretty easy transition for the most part.  He still gets up some nights, but has done great! I'm so proud of him.  Tonight we are taking him to ice cream on Grammy and Papi's dime because they are proud of him too and sent him money in the mail for ice cream! :)

House update?  Well our kitchen is FINALLY done*!!!!!!!  And by done, I mean all the cabinets finally came in, (more on that later...spoiler alert: 3 weeks turned into 3 months), granite is in, it's painted, and everything! The only thing not done is the backsplash but that's another project for another day..maybe in a few months.  Being 4 weeks from my due date, i highly doubt a backsplash will be done before he arrives.  

We installed white planks on our ceiling.  OMG i am in love.  I'm planning on doing a post about it soon, but here's a photo so you can see! :)

It definitely took a long time because we only worked on it once a week or so, and we still have to add trim around the skylights and edges of the room, but man, I just love it. Watch out, Chip and Joanna, I'm comin' for you! ;)

Pregnancy update?  Things are progressing quickly!  At my 36 week appointment, I am already dilated 2 cm and 50% effaced.  AH!  i know that doesn't mean much and it can stay that way for weeks, but it's good to know my body is getting ready for a baby.  And hey, maybe little man will be on time or a tiny bit early this time.  Not NINE days late like his big brother.  We will see.

I am feeling pretty good most days! Not sleeping well at all, he likes to kick the fool out of me ALL night long, and I toss and turn 230498 times a night, AND i have to go pee at least 2X per night..so yeah, I am ready to get 2 hours of sleep that isn't interrupted.  Even with a newborn, I slept so much sounder than when I was pregnant. 

I have gained 5 pounds more this pregnancy than with Winslow, but feel like I look 10 times bigger.  I am hoping to only gain 4-5 more before it's all said and done. That would make me happy.

I was diagnosed with low blood sugar and low iron levels this go round which makes me feel queasy sometimes during the day if I don't eat/snack most of the day.  It will hit me like a ton of bricks and I'll feel like I need to pass out.  Once I eat something, I am usually fine though.  As for the low iron, I crave ICE like CRAZY.  My dentist is not going to be happy with me. :(  I eat at least two big cups a day.  Poor teeth.

Craving milk (I did with Winslow too) and that's about it.  

Here's a 34 week bump picture when I was pregnant with Winslow: 

And here is a 35 week bump picture with baby boy #2:

Only four more weeks until my due date!!!  Holy cow, it doesn't seem possible.  I am so ready though! My mom was in town for a couple weeks and she helped repaint Winslow's room, and we started and finished the nursery! I can't wait to share photos. 

Okay, I am off for a short nap.  :)

Faucet drinking and dog washing.

23 December 2015

To say we are busy around here is a huge understatement.  My brother is in town for 3 weeks, I've been putting him to work around the house (him, my dad, and hubby put in a fence in the backyard last week!)  and he is going to be working on projects around the house for a few more days such as planking our living room ceiling, power washing the driveway, and laying down baseboards to name a few.  Don't worry, we went to the beach today and I have been feeding him well while he's here!

Also, Winslow has a new BFF.  Like, he LOVES his uncle G. The second he wakes up, he says "Uncle G play cars!"  and loves running and hiding from him.  It's so funny how much he loves him and it's super cute to see them play together.

We are having my brother, mom, and stepdad over for Christmas and then right after, my other brother and his girlfriend are staying the week here too! So much fun, I am so happy our kitchen is finished*.

*I say finished because although the cabinets and countertops are in, there is a small piece missing that was "lost" twice in shipment.  Let's just say I have NOT been happy with my cabinet provider, and I will be leaving them a not so hot review once the final item comes in.

Anyway, I am waiting to post before and after photos until the darn piece comes in, but I am SO in love with my new kitchen.  We got new appliances, granite counters, and beautiful Shaker style cabinets with oil rubbed bronze hardware.  Also, my FAVORITE part of the entire kitchen?  The 70/30 style undermount sink.  Oh my, I can fit so many dishes in there and it's perfect for giving millions of babies their baths.

 I keep telling myself I need to blog more, but being 32 weeks pregnant (oh yeah, i need to do an update soon!) when W naps, I usually find the time to do so myself.  Third trimester is exhausting me.  Hard to believe we have less than two months until baby brother joins our family!  We are so excited.

Since Uncle G has been here, W has learned two very important things:

1. How to drink from the water hose.
 2. And how to wash our dog.