28 Weeks {Baby #3}

Friday, August 26, 2016

28 Weeks

Hello 3rd Trimester! 

How far along? 28 Weeks
Size? Large Eggplant
Weight gain/loss? +15 lbs
Stretch Marks? Just 2 tiny ones from prior pregnancies
Sleep? Visiting the bathroom about 3 times/night which is making me crazy, but sleeping great in between.  
Best Moment of the Week? My 28 week appointment was pretty amazing. I was preparing for the worst, given this is when things started going south (for the second time) with my last pregnancy. I was hopeful since I'm on the 17P injections this time around, but my contractions are crazy all the time, so I can't help but worry. My prayers were answered when I heard my doc say, "thick and closed". Best moment of the week, hands down. 
Miss anything? Sleeping all night. It's on ongoing joke every night before bed when I ask Andy if he thinks maybe THIS will be the night I sleep all the way through just one more time. It never is and we just laugh that it will never be for quite some time!! 
Movement? His favorite times to wiggle around are right before I go to sleep for the night and the minute I wake up each morning. The other night I woke up to a crazy man literally having a dance party in there...never in my life have I felt a baby moving that crazy!  
Food Cravings? Clementines cold out of the fridge...all day long!   
Anything make you queasy or sick? Hunks of meat.  
Gender? BOY! 
Labor signs? I'm not fairly certain anymore...it's a fact. My uterus hates me. Constant contractions mainly in the evenings. Just a couple of nights ago they were every 4-5 minutes for over an hour before I finally just hoped for the best and went to bed. Definitely a huge reassurance at my appointment though that they don't seem to be causing any cervical change!
Symptoms? HEARTBURN. HEARTBURN. HEARTBURN. I'm seriously on a steady diet of Tums, which only helps very temporarily. I started Nexium yesterday and am hoping that works better than the Prilosec, and if not I may have to move onto the prescription stuff. 
Belly button in or out? In...it's like a cave, so it won't be coming out anytime soon! 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? Good most of the time! 
Looking forward to? A continued healthy and normal pregnancy. 

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Back 2 Preschool {Hadley}

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Just a day after her brother went back to school, it was Hadley's turn to go back to Preschool! She started her second year since she was so young last year. It's exactly what Meyer did, and I love how it works out. She was over the moon with excitement to get back to Totten Hall. She has always been a lover of school! 
 She of course couldn't sit through an entire photo shoot pretending to be all sweet and innocent. We all know better! 
It's amazing how much older she looks and acts this year as compared to last. 
We decided to send her 5 mornings this year. She really decided for herself. We did 3 mornings with Meyer his second year, but that just isn't enough for her. She insisted she will go every day and really thinks it would be a good idea for me to let her stay all day. I think she is a little big for her britches. 
She has a great teacher and such a fun class FULL of her favorite friends! 

Good luck Totten Hall!
 I'm hiding my phone from 8-11 each morning. Be nice sister. 

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Meyer's first day of Kindergarten!

I think this is truly a day you think about from almost the minute your first baby is born. It's such a huge milestone for these little people and turns out it's a pretty big deal for their mommas too! They try and warn you how quickly the time flies by, but it's just hard to realize until you're actually there. 
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are there!
On August 9th our baby boy started his first day of Kindergarten. While his mom was choking back tears all morning, he was ALL SMILES! 
 His little sister looking 12 years old didn't help my momma heart either. 
 He looked so stinking adorable in his little uniform. It totally brings me back to my Catholic school days, and I'm LOVING the idea of uniforms for the next million years. SO.EASY. 
 Pre-K vs. Kindergarten
Day 1
After all the obligatory photos at home, it was time to go. He walked right in, found his locker, unpacked his things, smiled with his teacher, organized his school supplies, found his seat, signed himself in, gave us hugs and kisses and said goodbye. Easy as that. 
It makes me so proud that he has so much confidence in these new situations. It really just assures me we are doing one thing right. He trusts us and knows we would never put him in a situation without being ready and prepared. While I can be a bit of a helicopter parent on some issues, independence and self confidence are not one of those. 

We are beyond thrilled with the teacher he got this year. Again, we really did not care which one he got, because we hadn't heard a bad thing about either one.  Mrs. Goebel will be perfect for our guy. Such a sweet lady with a southern accent to die for!  

Meyer is IN LOVE with Kindergarten so far. He had some fill in the blank homework the first night where he stated that he felt sad at the end of his first day because he wanted to stay at school. Also stating there is not one thing about Kindergarten he doesn't like. Today was his first full day and he was upset with me at 3pm pickup saying that he did not get to stay all day. He would prefer to stay until dark thank you very much! 

While it breaks my heart not having my big boy around in the afternoons, it literally makes my heart explode that he is loving Kindergarten this much already! 

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24 Weeks {Baby #3}

Sunday, July 31, 2016

24 Weeks
How far along? 24 Weeks
Size? Ear of corn
Weight gain/loss? +11 lbs
Stretch Marks? Just 2 tiny ones from prior pregnancies
Sleep? No real complaints. Only usually up once or twice to use the bathroom.  
Best Moment of the Week? This really happened a couple of weeks ago, but our latest highlight has definitely been having Meyer see and feel his brother from the outside. His face just lit up and I almost cried!  
Miss anything? Summer drinks and my waist line!
Movement? Yes and just recently been able to see movements from the outside too. 
Food Cravings? Chocolate chip Oreos have found their way into my heart.  
Anything make you queasy or sick? Grilling out is not working out for me at this time. 
Gender? BOY! Maybe getting closer on a name...maybe but probably not. 
Labor signs? Lots of inconsistent contractions. I'm fairly certain my uterus hates me. 
Symptoms? Holy heartburn a couple of weeks ago just out of the blue. It got so bad over one weekend that I literally couldn't eat anything. Tums didn't even touch it. I am almost done with my 14 day Prilosec now and it's SO much better! The contractions were really starting to worry me so my doc checked me at my appt on Friday and thank goodness all is still good. Cervix is thick and closed! 
Belly button in or out? In...it's like a cave, so it won't be coming out anytime soon! 
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? Good most of the time! 
Looking forward to? A continued healthy and normal pregnancy. 

I'm not sure what happened here but I totally feel like I have a bigger belly than this! How in the world is this the smallest bump of the 3? 

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The Big's Last Hurrah {Disney Day 3}

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Our final day at Magic Kingdom was truly a bit magical. I know that sounds crazy to some, but this is coming from someone who didn't think she would ever get wrapped up in Disney as much as I have. There is just something about this place! 

Our trip this year compared to last was just night and day in my opinion. Our kids being just slightly older was key I think. The last trip we really had to focus on those "moments", while the rest was hard and long. This time was more smiles and pleasantries and tons and tons of "moments". 
What made this day so special for me was taking my girl to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. She wasn't quite old enough last time. This is actually one of things that spurred our somewhat last minute trip to Disney. Hadley is ALL girl right now and there is just something magical about the age of three. She lives for things like this, and I couldn't imagine passing this up when we had the opportunity to take her and enjoy this age and stage to the fullest! 
Her mind was officially blown when we walked into the dressing room that day and she saw the Tinkerbell outfit she had picked out!
Then the pampering began...another favorite of Hadley's....hair, makeup and nails!
She was very quiet through the whole thing but you could tell she was loving every second!
...and right before my eyes she transformed into this
big girl that I hardly recognized!
She couldn't stop smiling.
Over the moon with happiness!

She was really excited to find Daddy and Pop Pop to show off her new look for the day!
We all went on a few rides together and Meyer lost his second tooth, which is another memory we can't forget! Then we had lunch at Be Our Guest, where the kids were impressed once again with The Grey Stuff!
Before we headed back for nap, Hadley got to meet Tinkerbell herself! It was one of my favorite interactions...she was wonderful.
She talked to her about every detail of her outfit.
She didn't want to wear her wings in to meet her and Tinkerbell noticed. She told her she would let her borrow hers and then did this...
Everyone went back to the room to rest and then it was time to head back for our evening fast passes. I posted this picture to prove that Mimi came with us on the trip. She wouldn't join us for any photopass pictures, but we caught her having fun on the Toy Story ride!
As we exited the Toy Story ride, this was our fate. It was MONSOONING with no end in sight. The roads were completely flooded and there was no where to go. It finally slowed enough and the boys took off...
For more Space Mountain of course!
We ended up meeting up for dinner at Tony's on Main Street, then just when it got dark the girls got front row seats to watch the parade. Hadley's face here really says it all about our last day!!
Pure JOY!
The boys crammed in as many more roller coasters as they could possibly do before calling it a night with this gem of picture that equally sums up our Disney trip!

I'm SO glad we did this!!!

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