Friday, April 26, 2019

Baby and Me #3: 27 Weeks

I'm 27 weeks as of yesterday and feeling pretty great. My constant nausea and throwing up went away at about 21 weeks and it has been glorious. I still have random bouts of it if I eat something I know I shouldn't like Cafe Rio or ice cream.  For the most part, I feel really great, I'm more tired than usual still but not being in a constant flu-like state and actually having an appetite again has made the mental game so much happier and easier.

I'm going to do this little question/answer thing like I did when I was pregnant with Patty like this, minus the cute fonts and colors. 

Baby is as big as....

One app says a head of cauliflower another says a head of romaine lettuce. If we are sticking with my "toy bumpdates" (which we are not apparently) I'm guessing it would be like a jack in the box, or a small kids football. 

I'm Feeling...

Pretty good! I AM getting frustrated about getting dressed every day. I burned all my maternity clothes at the end of my last pregnancy because I hated them so much by the end I and don't really want to buy new ones because this is most likely our last, so I'm trying to make it work. This is getting increasingly harder as I get bigger, but I'm glad it is finally warming up so I can wear more dresses. It still feels so far away that the baby will actually be arriving, and sometimes when Patrick is having a meltdown in Target or something I think "what are we doing?!" but for the most part, we are all super excited. 

Food love/hate...

Now that I have an appetite again, I have been eating a lot, too much usually. I have been craving Greek food, and green olives and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed all the delicious food my mom cooked while we were in Canada last week, not to mention the two meals we had at the wedding and like 3 dozen wings on a wing night out with friends while we were there.  I ate SO many apples my first trimester that I can't really think about eating another one for a long while, also not into burgers rn.

Three Pros from the last Five Weeks....

1) The baby is moving so much and so often. With Patrick, my placenta was in front so I didn't feel a ton on movement until late in the game and it wasn't as "clear" if that makes sense. This baby is already the movement I can see from the outside and it feels like she can kick in four places at once. I was putting Patrick to bed the other night and I was telling him to feel the baby kick with his hand. He looked at me really sad and said "why does the baby always kick you and me?  I had to explain that it is not kicking to be mean, but just moving.

2) We were in Canada for a week for my brother's wedding and Easter and it was no nice to not be sick on the long drive there and back and just feel like myself again and enjoy it without feeling like I would just rather be laying down somewhere. 

3) We have a list of top3 names and I think one of them will be the winner, it's been exciting to think about. 

Three Cons from the last Five Weeks....

1) I tried to go to the gym again, it was very defeating to see how much I couldn't do and what I had lost. Also, I have some unfortunate varicose veins (you know where :/) that make it really hard and painful to do any sort of exercise. 

2) Last week I went to a girls night in Salt Lake with a couple friends. I was unusually nauseous that day. I blame a mid-day Mcflurry mistake and just letting myself get super hungry.  I was struggling during dinner and couldn't enjoy the food like I wanted to. We were walking out to the car to continue our chat and I just started throwing up in the middle of the parking lot, I felt like a drunk, people were walking by. Then to make matters MUCH worse, while I was puking, I peed my pants. Then we went and sat in a friends car to go talk more and I smelt like pee and it was just a very low and humiliating moment for me. It will be funny one day I'm sure. 

3) I still have really bad insomnia, and really not getting enough sleep.  I think it has caught up to me this week, I have a rough cold and it is taking me out. Bummer you can't take the good stuff when you have a cold while pregnant too. 

Looking Forward to...

I am looking forward to the nesting bug biting me so I can get my butt in gear with the nursery. The boys have been loving sharing a room and there is so much I want to do with a little girls nursery, just need some more energy and like 5000 dollars ha! 

Random Thoughts...

I have only had babies in the winter, so I'm nervous about the summertime thing. I think I may be a little ambitious about what this summer is going to look like for us, but hoping for the best. 

I have had a couple middle-of-the-night calf cramps for the first time in my life lately. Those are very shocking and painful and I am not a fan. Need more bananas apparently.

Most. VIVID. weirdest dreams!

Ok so yes, I fell off the belly shot with comparable toy sizes train. I have taken a couple mirror selfies though of the bell bell. 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Everett is Six!!

Say it isn't so?! How is my baby six years old?! He really is just a wonderful kid! He is happy pretty much all of the time, he makes everything we do and celebrate more fun. Most importantly he is so kind and a friend to everyone. His kindergarten teacher said he is very social and all the kids love him! As hard as it is to watch time fly by so quickly, it is such a gift to watch him learn and grow and become his own little person!

Some things I don't want to forget about Everett at six:

He has an amazing memory and I love hearing about the random stuff he remembers. The other day he was talking to me and said "You know what was so so so so fun? That time we got free breakfast at the hotel two times, that was sooo lucky and awesome" He was referring to a hotel continental breakfast from like two years earlier.

He loves his friends so much. He is always asking to play with them, wondering about what they are doing and making gifts and notes for them.

He is really so so good with Patrick. Patrick can push his buttons like no one else and can try to bug him on purpose for attention, and although he gets irritated he has never hit Patrick back or anything and for the most part, is so patient with him.

He LOVES puzzles and games and mazes and science stuff.

He still is a mommas boy and loves to cuddle and is super sweet and affectionate.

Now that he remembers traditions and rituals and special stuff we do in our family every year, he looks forward to all of it SO much and remembers every detail about what we need to repeat.

He likes to be clean, always asks if we can clean his room together. He is a rule follower and tries so hard to be and do good. My brother was amazed this weekend that he kept asking me if he could have candy out of the candy basket he got, and if I said no, he really wouldn't eat the candy. He was like "why would he keep asking you? Why not just eat it, you would never know".

He loves the show Arthur, Disneyland, coloring and making crafts, his favorite classes at school are PE and Dance. He loves being around people and hates to play alone, he loves riding his bike and scooter, playing at the park, swimming is still his favorite thing to do.

He hates jeans, he does not like chocolate, tomatoes, mustard, and his favorites are carrot cake, lasagna, and spaghetti. He really does not like running errands with me or grocery shopping.

Here are some more of his favorites in his annual birthday interview video. (You can check out the other years on my youtube channel there too)

su·per·ca·li·fra·gil·is·tic·ex·pi·a·li·do·cious! Disneyland February 2019

Just posting some of my favorite pictures from our February trip to our happy place. This trip was rainy, so there was more crying and made us get a little more creative but we still had a blast! It was special because we did a little gender reveal with the boys and that was just the happiest (There is a video at the bottom of this post). I was 17 weeks pregnant so I couldn't do a lot of the big rides, and poor Patty is still 2 inches too short for the bigger ones so him and I were riding buddies.  Everett rode Space Mountain for his first time. He has been tall enough for years but was always too nervous, but he LOVED it and wanted to go again and again, he even put his hands up almost the whole time his second time.

I seriously treasure these trips, not just because I am a Disneyland addict, but because I get to see my best friend and her family in Newport and I get to spend uninterrupted time with my family.  I hope we remember it forever.

Disneyland Gender Reveal Video:

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