Tuesday, July 30, 2013

35 Week (and 3 day) Update

I am getting really bad about updating right on the week mark. I guess I shouldn't be too upset as long as I get an update out there, right. So this week has been a pretty eventful one, despite my extreme lack of energy. I had my check-up, a blood draw, gotten sick, and finishing my last week of my first set of summer classes. Eventful and no energy is not a good combination.

Let's start with my appointment. I met with a different doctor due to Adam having to work. He has been picking up shifts at work as often as possible in order to make a little extra money (who doesn't want extra money?). So may appointment was scheduled at 8:30am and he wouldn't be home until 11am. Problem #1. My doctor doesn't work Friday afternoons. Problem #2. So I scheduled the appointment with another doctor. During y appointment, I was again measuring small. Like 2-3 weeks small. She set up an ultrasound (which is scheduled for this Thursday) to check to see if maybe my due date should be changed. Here's to hoping that I will NOT have a later due date.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WIP Meeting Point

I started this top about two weeks into the knit along with my fellow Holla Knits followers. With a late start and lack of energy, I was doomed to not finish by the end of the knit along. I accepted that fate and just knit this top when I could reach for it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP Nolan's Patchwork Blanket

It's been over a month since I finished all the squares for Nolan's patchwork blanket. I blame this pregnancy, homework, and the babies' party for the delay in seaming. In all honesty, I just didn't really want to seam. I am finally to the point where I have an overflowing basket of WIPs and fabric. I needed to finish things to empty this basket (I need this basket for laundry).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

34 Week (and 3 Day) Update

Every time I post about this pregnancy, it blows my mind just how close we are to having another child. We are only 38 days away from our due date! This past week I have ran through numerous emotions and questions. Am I ready? Will I be able to handle three kids? Will school become too difficult? How will the kids do with a baby in the house? I have been nervous, anxious, excited, scared, and anything in between.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

33 Week (and 5 Day) Update

So it has been several days since I have posted anything for you. With this heat wave we have had, my energy level has literally sucked! I know that I complain when it is cold and that I am always wanting warmer weather, but pregnancy and intense heat are not friends. I love the heat and would love to spend every moment of this heat wave outside. However, being pregnant does have its disadvantages. I am not supposed to expose my largely pregnant belly to the sun for too long. And in this heat, the shade is not as refreshing as being in any type of water.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy 4th of July

I know it's almost been a week since celebrating the 4th of July, but who doesn't love looking at pictures of fireworks?! We started our day fairly late seeing as Adam had to work Wednesday night and picked up a shift on Thursday night for the extra holiday pay. He got home at 3am-ish on Thursday morning (after his Wednesday night shift) and had to be back to work at 11pm. We still made it out to my parents though.

Our Family

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

FO Pinterest Project 4th of July Shirts

I am all about dressing up my kids for the holidays. I think that the 4th of July is usually the easiest because I can usually pull something together that they already own or make something simple (like Ryenn's dress last year). Well this year, I decided I wanted to make something for both of them, that was fairly simple.

I found pictures on Pinterest of handprint flag shirts and knew that was what I had to make. I picked up the supplies on Wednesday (yes the day before the 4th). Right before bath time, I stripped the kids down and put the blue paint on their hands (I learned the hard way with the handprint canvases to strip them first as to not get paint on the clothes they are wearing). I then had each of them put their hands where the blue part of the flag would be.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

32 Week (and 1 Day) Update

July. Then August. Only those two short periods of time stand between us adding a new little guy to the world. At this moment, less than 8 weeks! I am getting anxious and nervous and so excited! It is still unbelievable to me that I am going to be a mother of three. At this point, I have been able to carry my kids without extra arms or help. That is soon going to be impossible!

This past week has been spent being busy and tired. I have felt the increase in my body temperature that came along with the rising temperatures outside. I think this has been the cause of my lack of energy when it comes to doing things outside. I have spent a few days at my parents this week swimming, which has helped my soreness and gives me some relief from the heat. I have been having contractions (Braxton Hicks) for a while now. I still think that I am going to be on time if not late with this little guy. I am hoping this is not the case, but he will come when he is ready.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ryenn is 2!

Born at 9:13pm on July 3, 2011
2 years ago, Ryenn made her way into this world. I cannot believe it has already been 2 years! I can remember the day so vividly. Unlike my labor with Nolan, I knew I was in labor and it was EXACTLY how I had imagined it would go the first time. This labor was like it is in the movies. She was also early. 15 days early to be exact! Adam got home at 9am on a Sunday morning having just got done working his 3rd 12 hour shift. I looked at him and said "I think we need to go to the hospital." He thought I was kidding. Apparently Ryenn did too. While I was having contractions, they were not consistent. And my water had yet to break.
2 weeks old
After a few hours of trying everything to progress my labor (I stated dilated at 2 no matter what we did), they sent me home so I could eat. She told me to return when my contractions were consistently 4 minutes apart or more painful. I had been having them 2 minutes, then 2 minutes, then 5 minutes. I thought that was funny because I was in a TON of pain. As soon as we left the parking lot and headed home, my contractions were 4 minutes apart, consistently. We headed home anyway so I could eat and Adam could try to get some sleep in. I had eaten my food in a huge rush and I could no longer talk through my contractions. We had only been away from the hospital for about 30 minutes at this point so I wasn't sure if we should head back or not.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Angry Birds Save Rapunzel Birthday Party

I have been extremely busy this summer. Planning two parties was out of the question. While I have never liked the idea of a combined party for my kids, it was the only option for any party at all this year. I did my best to incorporate two themes that they each really like. That's where Angry Birds for Nolan and Rapunzel for Ryenn met. I must apologize ahead of time for the lack of pictures. For some reason, I got next to no pictures from their party. The rain threw me off and having everyone in the house rather than outside ruined my focus. Also, I made ALL of the decorations and food the night before and the day of. Talk about procrastination.

Monday, July 1, 2013

31 Week (and 1 Day) Update with a Look Back on Week 30

Busy. That's the only way I can describe myself right now. School, toddlers, home, birthday party, pregnancy, online business. It's kept me busy the past few weeks. With a few things out of the way, I am able to catch up on other things, such as this blog.

31 weeks! With being so busy, it snuck right up on me. We are in the single digits of weekly countdowns! I cannot wrap my head around that. In 9 short weeks, I am going to be a mother of three. Three babies. I am going to be blessed with three little ones! I have such a mixture of emotions knowing that Wyatt will be here sooner than we think. I feel unprepared. There is so much I want to have done in the house before our little guy gets here. I feel excited. I cannot wait to hold this little guy in my arms. I feel nervous. I keep wondering if I am going to have to energy to keep up with a newborn and two very curious and energetic toddlers. But most of all I feel happy and blessed. I am so excited that I am being blessed with a growing family. Adam and I are beyond words to welcome another little blessing into our hearts.