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Monday, April 29, 2013

Full Term!! 37 weeks :)

Looks like I've made it to the end! Well.. sort of. Throughout each of my pregnancies I always worried about having our little ones join us too early, having to spend weeks upon weeks in a NICU somewhere or something. Hopefully we have bypassed that experience :) Supposedly baby should be fully developed by now and will be weighing in over 6 lbs at this point. In my pregnancy with Landon, he arrived 4 days from now.. so really it could be any day now. Or.. it could be 5 weeks from now! AHH!

Now that my busy birthday planning for Landon's birthday is over I feel so relaxed and I'm not really feeling too rushed to get baby out. I'm enjoying the boys so much lately. I just want to kiss and hug them and tell them I love them so much :) Maybe I'm trying to get in as many extra cuddles as possible before I'm too busy with a little babe. Of course I do get up between 3-7 times a night to pee or roll on my yoga ball because my hips are crazy painful.. but the days are still nice :) Tiring.. but nice :)

I've been working hard on our baby girl's nursery and I'm almost done! I've got a mobile to create and a few more photos to stick on the wall. I've also covered baby's first initial in yarn and will hang that up once she arrives - no name guessing!

Here is a photo of one side of the room :) I love how bright it is and how many Pinterest things I attempted!  I made the tissue paper pom poms, the tree button art, the Staples engineering print on the wall (obviously did not take the photo though), sewed pom poms to the curtains, and made the change table cover! I will definitely post more detailed photos when I get a chance.. but this is all I had for now and I wanted to share it!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

35 Weeks with Baby Girl!

Wow, the last few weeks have flown by! Yahoo! I'm feeling pretty ready for this baby girl to join our family :) Of course it will be my luck that because I'm feeling so ready and somewhat organized that baby girl will stay inside the cozy warm belly for as long as possible.

Oh well.. I do enjoy being pregnant, minus the crazy hormones and lack of sleep due to hip and pelvic pains. Oh, and don't forget the back/purple leg due to varicose veins! I am SO sick of these prescription stockings.. ever have a pair of socks that cost $100 and were super hard to put on? It's oh-so-fun!

I know I will miss the belly, and the amazing feeling of the baby stretching and kicking. Right now I can feel the babe's bum and feet sticking out. She holds her feet in place often and you can feel the entire foot.. seriously, my hubby says he can practically count the toes! She's feeling pretty small still but I'm good with that. It will probably be another five weeks until she enters this world and by then she'll be just the right size.

The hospital bag is packed, the car seat is in the garage(so easy to install), floors have been scrubbed, parts of meals have been prepped, and the nursery is almost complete :) I've got some big brother kits ready to go for the boys, and we've asked a few friends if it's okay if we call them in the middle of the night to help us out :-p

Oh! And we've agreed on a first name!! Yahoo :) Of course you won't be finding that out until she's born but it's so nice to have a name.. it just makes me feel a lot more ready:)

We had a lovely maternity photo shoot over Easter weekend and here are some of my favs :) Thanks Jenn Foik from Foik Photography :)
 Loving the light in this one with me and my beautiful boys :) 

 Two of my sweethearts! 

 Listening for baby sister :) 

 I think I'll get this on a canvas to go with my pregnancy photos from Landon and Hudson

Love my hubby so much! Isn't he hot stuff?! That's my Hottie Mottie ;)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Emotionally Ready for baby?

Well, I am now 33 weeks preggo with babe numero 3! In case you missed the big reveal, it's a GIRL :) 

It's exciting and super scary at the same time. Exciting that I will have the three darling kids I have always wanted (the ones that I dreampt would behave so well, would never fight or yell, would never defy me, and would always sleep when they were supposed to).. Okay, so parts of that are true.. others, not so much. These boys are BUSY! People always comment about busy boys.. and some days I don't notice it so much until I see how the girls at Landon's preschool act. Calm, slower moving, and definitely quieter.  Does this mean that I'm going to have it easy later on... ?

Landon has been changing so much over the past few months. It's so neat to watch his development, and also hard to get a grasp on it. His imagination has really taken off. He is constantly making up stories using animals, tractors, dinosaurs and tupperware - you name the object,he'll work it in to his story.  He has also started being CRAZY! He is loud, uses wild new voices, talks back often, and flops to the ground randomly rolling around and making goofy faces. He has so much energy, yet he truly also enjoys playing on his top bunk for an hour with random toys or lego building. I love him to bits and can't wait to see how he deals and adjusts to this big life event of getting a baby sister. He has been coddling a baby doll lately - placing her in the swing, talking and singing sweetly to her, and telling me all of his responsibilities. We'll see how this goes :)

Hudson has also been changing so much. He has turned from the tantrum screaming munchkin to a super sweet chatty little boy. He gives kisses, lots of hugs, asks for more books, follows his big brother around and doesn't steal many toys, dotes on the baby doll as well, and is really starting to listen well. I'm tempted to think that he has somehow already experienced the terrible twos (16-19 months) but I think that would be very naive of me.  Lately he has been enthralled with trucks, dinosaurs, space ships, worms, running everywhere and jumping off of everything :) I'm so glad that this little guy gets along so well with his big brother and doesn't appear to get jealous at all when I hold another child/baby - i'm hoping that his transition to Big Brother will go okay.

I think what I'm more so worried about is how to give each of the kids the one on one time that they really crave.. especially Landon. I know how much time and attention most newborns need and I know that it will be an adjustment for everyone.

Alright so that wasn't the most exciting blog post.. I guess it's just what's been going through my head lately.

The next post should have some maternity photos in it!