Friday, November 30, 2007

25/26 weeks

Nothing to report in the baby dept...he has flipped inside so I don't feel his kicks as often as I did but I will feel an occasional push and lots of hiccups. I wish he would flip back soon, it is much more reasssuring.

My 30th Birthday was wonderful...just as I wanted, we spent the whole day at Disney world. We got to Ft. Wilderness Sunday afternoon and went to see the gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian and the kids got to watch the fireworks from the monorail. John arrived later that night and we got to bed early so we could get up early. Johnny was running a fever all day and night so we kept giving him IB to feel better. He went to the dr. Sunday but they could find nothing wrong.

We had a wonderful time at the park. It was hot and there were a lot more people there than last year for this time of year but overall, lines weren;t too bad and we got to ride and see everything we had wanted. I even talked the kids into going on the Haunted Mansion, something they had always refused! The night parade and fireworks are always the highlight of the trip and A was super impressed with the princess shoe in the middle of the day! I love being at Disney so much and the kids were wonderful angels all day but exhausted!!

Tomorrow we are going out to buy our tree. CHurch is also having its Advent festival and during the day we are going to put lights up outside. Then Sunday after church we need to go have entire family pictures taken and then to my parents for my birthday party. This is going to be another great weekend....have I told you how much I love my life :))

Saturday, November 24, 2007

24/25 weeks

I am late again so I am just posting now even though I am at 25w. Thanksgiving was great, ate too much but everyone had a good time, esp. the kids. I had my appt with Anne also the other day, I am measuring at 25.5 weeks, heartbeat was in the 140s, weight gain was 5, bp was normal. J and M got to meet Anne for the first time since there was no school and M helped with putting the gel on the doppler. Baby has been getting hiccups a lot so lungs are starting to work :) Next appt I will have my iron checked, I am sure it is low, and my GTT. She is also going to give me all the info to order my birth kit!!! How exciting!! We did stop into a baby shop last week and found a solid cherry crib for $125....I had to get it because it was such a great price and we really needed a new one. A never had one and she took all her naps in the playpen but it was hard and she always would wake up on the trip to the ground :) So I wanted a new one for baby boy and I got mom also bought me a new bedding set for the crib for my was all I could think of that I wanted! I will post pictures after we set it up.

We are leaving tomorrow afternoon for Fort Widerness for 3 days to stay in the RV. We will be at Disney for my Birthday on Monday and then do some shopping Tuesday...I want to see Ikea which they just opened 2 weeks ago....never been to one and I am looking forward to it!

I am getting close to finishing my Christmas shopping and that cc is already ready for me to be done! Maybe in the next week we can put up our lights outside and hopefully get a tree in the next 2 weeks.

When we get back from Disney I will update some more :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My new 2 year old

She is little on the sick side and was way more interested in watching Blues CLues that she was in looking at me but she is still beautiful!

23 weeks

I just love how the light was in this picture that I had to add it also. I have been out of breath a lot this week and you can see how much higher my belly has gotten, it is squishing my lungs!
Today is A's birthday and I am so proud to be her mom. My life has been so fulfilled with her sweat and loving personality and I have felt most completed by her being born. I can't image not having her, she is so much fun, and loving and charming to all she comes in contact with. Happy Birthday peanut.

Friday, November 9, 2007

wrong number

sorry, my last post was supposed to say 22 weeks..I am getting ahead of myself :P

23 weeks

23 weeks, no update, super busy...the weather is finally beautiful and nice everyday so we are spending every minute we can outside. Not to mention it gets dark so early now so the kids have been going to bed even earlier, really nice.

Friday, November 2, 2007

21 weeks

Yes, I am behind. It has been a very busy week with something going on every single day. But I'm not complaining, I love it!
Here is my 21 week picture. Not sure if you can see but the stretch marks are really starting to pop out again. I wonder if this baby will add more to the mix, most likely!

Here are the kids getting ready to go Trick or treating in my in laws neighborhood. Our neighborhood is only 32 houses and most of the kids around us leave to go to their churches so we always go over there. M is dressed s Ariel, A is a monkey although she was called a boy(even though I put a big yellow bow on one of the ears!), a lion, and scooby doo, and
J is a transformer. John and I didn't dress up this year although I should've been a big pumpkin!

Here is M in her class for her fall festival party. It was such a nice day and she did all the activities and seemed to have a good time. She really just liked having me all to herself for a couple hours!

We always go to the same pumpkin patch every year for some nice pictures at sunset. This year and last year we didn't go until the day before Halloween so they didn't have much to choose from nor enough for the kids to sit on. At least they had their hay stack still up. It is near impossible to get 3 kids to all look at the camera at the same time esp. without making weird faces but we keep trying.

We had J's bday party at our house on Sunday and we scaled down on the number of people we invited and it turned out so much nicer. We kept it short and sweet and did a halloween theme which was cool to decorate for. Here are some spooky deviled eggs that I didn't want to make because they were so time consuming but John insisted and I am glad he did, they were a big hit.

Here you can see calzones looking like mummies and in the back is monster toes(pigs in a blanket) and a caterpillar which was meatballs wrapped in biscuits with legs and eyeballs to complete the look. We also had punch with a hand floating in that was just a glove that we stuffed with gummy worms and ice and froze it so it would float. The kids loved it. I also did this for M's class party but I think it freaked out all the 4 year olds more so!

The kids were so nicely making halloween frames in the backyard.

For John's 30th birthday, we went to Orlando where I surprised him with a helicopter ride over Disney parks, malls, sea world, all the nice hotels etc. Nito came down and went with him. John rode over the whole time with a blindfold because he wanted to be surprised. He was! he said it was awesome so I did good this year! It's hard to surprise him! Afterwards we went to Old Town where everyone met up with us and had dinner then walked around and all the kids go to ride rides. It was a beautiful night and all were exhausted on the way home!

Me, A, and John with his cake Bonnie made him.

My kids and Lauren and PopPop