Thursday, December 20, 2012

Here Comes Baby 3

I'm pregnant!  I'm due June 2, 2013 and I'm thrilled.  The girls are super excited. 

I've enjoyed this pregnancy so much more than the last one.  Don't get me wrong I was thrilled about the girls too but once we found out they were twins there was a lot of anxiety because we never in a million years thought we would have twins.  Plus my symptoms were the girls were greatly amplified because of all the extra hormones.

This pregnancy (knock on wood) has been much easier.  First trimester was exhausting but little to no morning sickness.  Second Trimester (I'm 16w) has been pretty easy.  I have a lot more energy but I have a few aches and pains, mostly my back and my hips a little.  Baby also seems to be pressing on my body down south.

This pregnancy is flying by and here is to hopefully another quick and healthy 24 weeks.  I also hope J and I can figure out a name for the little one!  We have trouble agreeing :)

Blurry baby transverse and looking down at NT scan.  Baby did not want pictures taken and had its back and tush to us the whole time.

Bumpish at 13 weeks (I'm heavier this pregnancy than with the girl but I've lost 6 lbs total, baby is not a fan of food.  I'm not sick but have no appettite. I'm only allowed to gain 15-20 total.)

Blurry 15 week photo.

16 weeks

Friday, October 19, 2012

7 weeks

How far along? 7w5d

Total weight gain/loss: 0
How big is baby? blueberry
Maternity clothes? no, I did try on some of my jeans today and they are too big so I had to do the hair tie around the button trick

Stretch marks? nope

Sleep: I had a really hard time last night, not sure why I guess I couldn't get comfortable
Best moment this week: nothing really exciting this week
Movement: nope, I keep having little phantom flutters but baby is too tiny
Cravings: sweet frog frozen yougart
Aversions: Not really
Gender: been calling it he this week
Labor Signs: no
Pregnancy Symptoms: tired! and sick, headache
Belly Button in or out? in
What I miss: nothing yet, I keep forgetting I'm pregnant
What I am looking forward to: Nov. 13, next appointment
Upcoming appointments: Nov. 13

Weekly Wisdom: I forgot how blah pregnancy was
Milestones: freaking out about having 3 kids, don't know about taking care of an infant and 2 3 year olds.  I'll never sleep again!

6 Weeks

Pregnancy Questionnaire #2:

How far along? 6w3d
Total weight gain/loss: 0
How big is baby? blueberry
Maternity clothes? no (but ordered a bunch of winter things)
Stretch marks? only left over ones from the girls
Sleep: normal but still exhausted, I've been going to bed early
Best moment this week: first ultrasound and saw just one baby with a little heartbeat!  111hb
Movement: me lots, baby none.  My leg has started to go numb when I stand to long
Cravings: baked potato
Aversions: Not really, but everything is very smelly- not really interested in sweets
Gender: I'm feeling girl but we have no idea
Labor Signs: no
Pregnancy Symptoms: tired!  Numbness in leg and fingers
Belly Button in or out? in, it will probably stay that way it didn't even pop when I was pregnant with the girls
What I miss: nothing yet, I keep forgetting I'm pregnant
What I am looking forward to: not feeling just fat
Upcoming appointments: Nov. 13
Weekly Wisdom: sleep is a good thing
Milestones: One baby!  That little heart beat flutter

Big Steps

In preparation of the girls starting preschool this fall I decided it was time to make sure they got some milestones checked off their lists.  Namely this meant potty training and good bye pacis. 

We had basically been potty training off and on, kinda, since they turned two.  They would run around with barely anything on and I would argue with them about going on the potty.  Finally in August I decided we needed to just do it.  No more pull ups or diapers except to bed.  It worked, they used the potty.  We practiced pulling our pants up and down and wiping and we did it.  Going to preschool has really helped finalize this.  We still have occasional accidents when we are busy playing but no accidents at preschool!  In the car the other day Sophie yelled out, "I have to go to the bathroom!"  "Can you hold it?"  "Um maybe."  Usually she says I have to go and then goes.  So I pulled over at the next place that showed up- 7-11.  They only had an employee bathroom, but maybe because I looked so frantic and pathetic holding on to two little people's hands they let me take her in the bathroom.  So we decided to spend some money in thanks.  I was going to just buy a water, yeah we ended up with cheetos and oreos too.  But she made it!  Potty training has its downside but I like them being out of diapers it really does make it easier.

The paci thing I might regret though.  We had to take Sophie to the doctor for a rash around her face and the doctor said get rid of them.  She and I made a big deal about how the girls were too big and we needed to send our pacis to the babies that came to the dr.  So I went home and they helped pack up their pacis in a pretty bag and we set it by their bed so the paci fairy could come and take the pacis to the doctor.  Well the paci fairy left a lovely surprise and the pacis disappeared.  It took Lily a day and she was over it, it took Soph a week or so and we have forgotten about them.  In the mean time though they are awful sleepers now.  They wake up at least once a night each.  Which means mommy is up twice a night.  I might be ready to give the pacis back.  It has gotten a little better in the last few days though, but Lily insists on us leaving the light on now.

bye bye paci

Hello no sleep

Friday, October 12, 2012

Summer photo dump

We had a good summer and while it's been over for a few months now I didn't post anything about it so here are a few pictures.
My favorite picture, riding in wagon in Ocean Grove, NJ

Point Pleasant, NJ

Geocaching with PopPop

Cruising on Lake Anna

Dress up, favorite activity

The Princess

Loving on Aunt Em

Pirate and the Princess

Fourth of July poppers with Poppy

Our favorite place- Target

Petting Goats at Cox Farms

Not happy about the horse we ended up with

Playing in the hose

Joey ran away at the beginning of the summer, but thank God he showed up again exactly one week later.  We really missed him.

Not sure about smores

More Point Pleasant (we loved all the little kid rides.)  Poor Lily wasn't tall enough for some of them.

Corner Bakery with Nana

Ocean Grove fishing pier

the park!

Shopping Break

Fall table runner for a swap

sampler quilt

We loved swimming at the lake because we could stand!

Sophie decided PopPop's ice cream was hers.

using our "gobbles" with mommy

First train ride

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

And We're 3

My bitty babies have turned three!  Can't believe it.  They aren't babies any more.  They have these long legs they are both 36 inches and 29 pounds.  It is amazing how time flies.

Sophie Anne-
That's how you introduce yourself.  You love to play with all the kids and want everyone to be your friend.  You are quick to trust people and quickly get your little heart broken if they don't want to play with you right that second.  You are sweet and loving, you love to chase and squeeze the cats (much to their dismay), you adore all dogs, you are my pirate.  You are adventurous about some things- climbing, playing with other kids, talking to adults, but other things make you nervous- swimming, going to new places.
You love dinosaurs and dragons and pirates.  Your favorite shirt is your red dragon shirt and you like to wear pants (according to you).  You love to bounce and dance, and you like superheros.  Your favorite color is blue.  You love going to school and playing with the other kids but you get frustrated easily and have a quick temper.  When you get mad you act out physically which gets you in lots of trouble.  You are a tough kid.  You love to repeat things that mommy and daddy say and the funniest things come out of your little mouth.  I think one day you could be a teacher, or an engineer.  You are very good at spacial relations and numbers but you are also very loving.

Princess Lily-
You are amazing.  You are so smart and know exactly what you want.  Raising you is a challenge, fun, but hard.  You are very stubborn and so smart, mommy and daddy can't trick you.  You are a snuggle bug and a mommy's girl.  You are also a girly girl, you love to dress up and hate to cover up your pretty outfits with a coat.  I don't know what we are going to do when the weather gets really cold!  You love to be the center of attention.  You sing and dance and love to read.  You make up your own stories and songs.  You are our rule enforcer but also an instigator.  For a while you would fight with Soph and pinch her, knowing she wouldn't cry, then she would retaliate and you would sob so Sophie would get in trouble.  Mommy caught on to that fast.  You love the color pink and Disney princesses.  Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are your favorite.  You love to play in the kitchen at preschool and you play dress up at home.  You are very good at playing independently and love to sit and read books to yourself.  You are a very special girl.

We love you both so much!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby 3 week 5

Pregnancy Questionnaire #1:

How far along? 5w

Total weight gain/loss: 1lb

How big is baby? poppy seed

Maternity clothes? no

Stretch marks? only left over ones from the girls

Sleep: pretty normal except the girls have been sick and waking between 3-5 am
Best moment this week: missing my period, the second line popping up on the stick

Movement: me lots, baby none

Cravings: Mexican

Aversions: Not really

Gender: I'm feeling girl but we have no idea

Labor Signs: no

Pregnancy Symptoms: so thirsty all the time, some nausea but really not bad, things stink

Belly Button in or out? in, it will probably stay that way it didn't even pop when I was pregnant with the girls

What I miss: nothing yet

What I am looking forward to: my first ultrasound, I really want to make sure it is just one

Upcoming appointments: Oct. 8

Weekly Wisdom: it's probably a bad idea to tell everyone already

Milestones: two lines!

Baby Questionaire

So with baby three coming in June I thought I would fill out one of these.  I did this a while ago at 5w.

How did you find out you were pregnant? Home Pregnancy Test

What kind of Pregnancy test did you take? First Response

How many? 4, all were positive. I liked watching the lines get darker

What were your 1st symptoms? Aversion to alcohol, so thirsty and couldn’t get enough to drink

Who did you tell first? My husband

Who was with you when you found out? Lily was in the bathroom with me because God forbid mommy pee alone, but we haven’t explained the whole baby thing to the girls

My 1st reaction: thrilled

Was your baby planned? Yes, but it happened fast

When was the baby conceived? Mid September

How far were you when you found out? Barely 4 weeks (10 dpo)

How did your parents react? My Mom was worried, she wants me to be healthy

My baby

Due Date: June 2, 2013

Do you know the sex? Not yet, can’t wait to find out

Any names? Nope, maybe when we find out

Any Ultrasounds? First is at 8 weeks to get a head count and due date

Have you heard the heart beat? Not yet, still early

Who do you think it will look like? Blue eyes, I’m thinking blonde

Will the baby have siblings? Yep two big sisters

Have you felt the baby move? Not yet


Did you have morning sickness? Some nausea

Did you have any cravings? Water!

Did you have any mood swings? I think I’m in a better mood, ha. Ask the husband

Are you a high risk pregnancy? Nope, not yet- hopefully it isn’t twins again. I’m being very careful about weight gain b/c I could be at risk for gestational diabetes.

Any complications? Nope.

Formula or Breastfeeding? I really want to breast feed. Hopefully I’ll make enough this time

Have you bought anything for the baby yet? Nope, not until we find out the sex. Plus we already have a lot of stuff

When did you start to show? Definitely not at 5 weeks

How long could you wear your regular clothes? With the girls it was 13w, we will see, I’ve already bought some new things

Will you keep the baby’s clothes? I’ll keep the important pieces of clothes, the favorites. I’ll save stuff for my sisters and maybe baby 4

Home or Hospital? Hospital. I would stress too much at home.

Natural or Medicated birth? I would love to try Natural but I don’t intend on having much of a birth plan.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? Husband, he did a great job the first time

Do you think you will need a C-section? Hoping I can do a VBAC if not then yes

Will you cry when you hold the baby for the 1st time? Yep

What’s the 1st thing you might say to the baby? I love you

Will you let anyone video tape the birth? Photograph yes, video now

Are you excited? Beyond thrilled, I can’t wait!

Who will help you with the baby after the birth? Husband, parents, in-laws, sisters

What is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Right now, nothing!

What is the worst thing about being pregnant? The smelliness of everything, exhaustion, aches, limits, being sick

What’s one thing you miss doing since being pregnant? Nothing really yet

Any days you wish you were not pregnant? nope

Are you ready for a baby? yep

Do you have insurance? yep

How many kids do you want? We shall see, this is baby 3, maybe four but this could be it.

Do you talk to the baby? Not yet

Do you still feel attractive? Did I ever feel attractive?

Have you had your baby shower yet? Nope, I might not have another shower,

Do you like kids? I’m a teacher, I love them

How far along are you now? 5w

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Conversations in Potty Training

Potty Training is going to be the death of me.

Daily conversation:
Me: Do you need to go potty?
Lily: no
Me: Are you sure?
Lily: No!
Five minutes later
Me: Do you need to go potty?
Lily: I did (reveals little puddle on my couch)
Me: I just asked you (pulling hair out in frustration)

Seriously going to need new furniture when this is over.

Additions to my things I thought I'd never say list:

Don't touch your sister's vagina!
(running around naked potty training, you know so I don't have to do laundry everyday)

Don't run and pee!
(Lily walked across the floor while peeing leaving a two foot trail on my carpet for me to clean up)

It's a good thing they're cute

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Why My Children Need a Dog

I love the "I hate you lady" look. I rescued him right after this. Poor cats, they are so good with the girls though. They never hiss or scratch or bite. I love them!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Photo post

I have a ton of cute photos of my babies I had to share:

Miss Lily living it up as a flower girl in my sister's wedding.  Seriously I need to hire her out to people as a professional flower girl.  She loved it!  The pretty dress and shoes (her dancing shoes and twirly princess dress) were perfect for her.  She walked down the aisle and held her little flowers.

our Christmas picture this year


Sophie and Nana, Soph wasn't as sure about the whole flower girl thing.  She walked with me down the aisle and only did so because I let her hold my flowers.  She was a very good girl, except she fell on the kneelers during the ceremony.  No tears just a loud bang.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry

Having toddelers is a bit of an emotional roller coaster.  One second you're yelling at them to share and then you're fixing boo boos and giving out snuggles.  Both girls are very into using their immagination and they love to pretend things they see mommy and daddy doing.  They are also little parrotts. 

Lily has gotten a bit bossy and has lots of interesting ideas about what to play.

She loves to tattle and tell people when they need a time out (mimicking mama).  A few little stories:
She is playing dress up with my sister and they come and show me.  Em stays with me and Lily disappears to come back and tell Em that she can't find her earring.  She says "I need my earring so I can go teach the kids."  (that's what I tell her I do when I go to work, teach the kids)

The other day she was explaining to our neighbor that she need to climb up on his roof to get the crown off the chimney (no idea).  She gives him a long explanation and he tries to tell her she can't go on the roof because it is dangerous.  She pauses and looks at him with one hand on her hip and she throws one hand up and says "so what's the problem?"

She farted the other day, and our nanny told her to say excuse me.  Lily told her "why, my butt burped."

Sophie isn't as bossy but she has her own little quirks.  She is my rough and tough girl.

Soph loves to tell you all about things.  When we read a book, she won't let you turn the page until she describes the pictures to you.  She loves to help clean up and gets terribly mad if you start without her.  She is daddy's shadow.  She is also the queen of coming up with weird names for things:

daddy crackers- peanut butter crackers
bam bam- band aid
cow milk- vanilla milk (has a cow on the carton)
ice- she needs an ice pack to go to sleep with (it's a stalling technique)

Life will never be boring.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Under Quarantine and other randomness

We've been horribly miserably sick over here for the last week and a halfish.  The girls had their first bout with pink eye, which is lovely.  Actually we were pretty lucky and only the girls had it and we've seemed to have been able to get rid of it completely.  They only had bad symptoms for a little over a day.  We've had lots of rough nights though.  Both girls ended up in bed with us, taking turns, over the last few nights.

I think the culprit of some of the left over sniffles is this:
gotta love all the pollen.  We've also had some serious tick problems.  We've been doing lots of hiking and J and I both had tick bites, luckily we only found one crawling on Lily.  Ugh they creep me out.  We also found two snakes on a walk.  Can I tell you how much I hate snakes!  Being a Texas girl I've seen my fair share but I think they are on the top of my hate list.  J lets me close my eyes when they are on tv and tells me when the bad part is over.  I know I'm a child.
The tree above is in our front yard and I adore it.  It is a pain in the but though.  I think J and I (mostly J) have swept and raked up the falling petals about twice a day for the last week.  He wants to cut it down, don't worry he won't.  It blooms for all of two days and then everything falls off.  In a month or so it will drop it's seeds and then we'll get to clean all those up too.

I'll leave you with a picture of my Lily bug, she's a ham but will only let you take pictures of her when she is in the right mood.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Photo a day

I haven't posted any of these yet, and I'm missing a few but it really is fun to do.  So here are most of my March pictures.

Up (Soph)




smile (me and Lil)

5 pm

Something I wore (Lil)


loud (I love this picture)

Someone I talked to today (he has that what are you talking about lady look on his face, most likely he is telling me "feed me!")





funny (80 degrees in March- what!)