Friday, April 25, 2014

32 Weeks!

I'm 32 weeks today!
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Size of baby: 16.2 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 37 lbs (Compared to 44.8 pounds with the twins at this time).
Maternity Clothes: Yes, but even those are getting small and snug.
Gender: Surprise!
Movement: Lots of movement all the time. It keeps me up at night. And the kids get to feel it all the time.
Sleep: I've been sleeping good. I fall asleep as soon as I lay down because I'm so tired and I usually only wake up to pee or to make sure the kids are covered up. I don't know why I wake up so worried about that.
What I miss: Naps. I just want to sleep when I get home, but it's just not possible.
Cravings: I'm not sure if I'm craving it, but I'm eating a lot of peanut butter and ice cream, and even peanut butter ice cream!
Symptoms: Just a little bit of heartburn, my feet ache at night, and my belly is getting heavy.  I'm not swelling up like I did last night with a lot of fluid, but I can't wear my wedding ring anymore so I guess my fingers are just getting fat.  I'm still able to wear my normal shoes too, which I could not do at this point last time.
Best Moment this week: Putting the nursery back together. I think we would be ok as far as being organized if we had to bring the baby home tomorrow! We have also been trying to explain to the twins what's going to happen when mommy has the baby.  We tell them that Mommy and Daddy will go to the hospital and the doctor will get the baby out.  Then they will come see us all at the hospital and we will bring the baby home to live with us.  So now they talk about mommy going to the hospital all the time.
Time to compare pregnancies:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Is it Summer yet?!?!

The weather has been so nice and I've been trying to come up with activities for us to do after school instead of coming home and fighting over toys and what cartoons to watch. I know they are tired and have played all day long at school and sometimes it is nice to just turn on a movie the second we get home so they can unwind while I make dinner.
 But it's also sometimes way too nice to do that! Yesterday, we stopped at the park on our way home and had the whole place to ourselves!
They love to swing. Connor would want to get down every now and then and go slide and then come running back to get in the swing. Chloe would just say "I swinging, not sliding".
When we got home, I opened the back door and they went running out. They love playing in the back yard. I can also make dinner and either leave the back door open so I can see them and they can run in and out or I just open the windows and keep an eye on them.
  I noticed they had discovered the bubbles we had out there from this weekend and after Chloe spilt a whole bottle of bubbles and was getting frustrated because her bubble gun didn't work any more, I broke out the new sidewalk chalk the Easter Bunny brought. I hadn't really planned on them drawing all over the back porch, I was mainly saving it for the driveway, but I just let that go and they loved it! I couldn't get them to come inside to eat!
They just made little circles all over the place but they told me they were drawing their names.
They were begging to go back out after dinner. I think we're going to have to do more drawing tonight.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

We had a busy busy Easter weekend!
Saturday morning, we headed to our local park for an Egg Drop! Parking was limited at the park so we had to park at the high school and take a shuttle. Connor loves seeing school buses every morning and can spot one a mile away. So in our hurry to get there, it hit me that we were going to be riding a school bus! I knew he would be excited. And he was, he has talked about it ever since.
There was a small petting zoo there.
Then it was time to wait...they were running behind so the kids got a little antsy.
So we just took pictures...
Then the helicopter came and dropped the eggs!
When they told us it was time to go, Chloe ran right out there and started grabbing eggs! She did look back one time to make sure it was ok for her to go.
Connor took a little nudging to get out there but he knew what to do once he started.
After the egg hunt, we jumped in the bounce house, ate some lunch, and waited in a very long line to ride the shuttle back to our car. On the way home, Connor said "that fun" out of no where...on his own! That made it all worth it to me!
Sunday, we got up to see what the Easter bunny brought us. I didn't take any pictures, I got it all on video instead. But here's a picture of their stash before they dug into it.
What the Easter Bunny brought:
Chloe got a figurine set of Disney Princesses and Connor got a figurine set of Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
They both got:
Sidewalk Chalk
Bubble guns
Flip Flops
Bunny Ears
After playing at home for a few hours, we headed to Grandma and Papa's house for lunch.
Miss Priss has arrived. She loves her new sunglasses.
Chloe and Annie Kate. Chloe was just quietly sitting next to her when all of a sudden she started telling Annie Kate about her "new shoes". She loves everything pink and her teacher even told me this morning that she tells them all about all of her pink stuff at home.
Connor spent most if his time cruisin' around.
After we ate and played a little, it was time to hunt some more eggs.
Again, Chloe took off and grabbed as many as she could.
Connor took his time and opened each egg he picked up to see what was inside before he put it in his basket. He wanted nothing to do with the money, he was just after candy and would stop and eat a few before finding more eggs.
After the egg hunt, it was time to open all of our eggs, and eat candy of course!
I heard "Open it!" about 156 times yesterday.
I love everything about this picture, Chloe's curly hair, Connor's mouth full of candy, their little fingers digging into the wrappers, and Chloe checking out what her bubba got. Which by the way, she says things like "Where's my bubba at?" or "Where's my Connor at?" and "I go play with my bubba". She follows him around everywhere. But at school the teachers say that he follows her around.
So after a day filled with eating nothing but candy, Doritos, more candy, ice cream, cookies, and no nap, these two fell asleep as soon as we were on the road.
We had a few meltdowns once we got home so we took an early bath, watched a little bit of a movie and headed to bed where it took them a while to actually fall asleep. They were OVERLY tired! We're paying for it a little bit this morning with a lot of grumpiness, but I think over all, they had a good weekend. They really got into it and got excited about everything they got and had fun playing the whole time.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sesame Street Live

We took the kids to Sesame Street Live on Saturday. We haven't watched a lot of Sesame Street at our house but they for sure know who Elmo is. I'm not sure how, but they do.
 So I wasn't sure if they would even know any of the other characters but I figured they would think it was fun to watch huge puppets dance and sing.
The morning of, we were asking what color each character was and it turns out that they pretty much knew everyone that we could name.
I even surprised them with new Elmo shirts to get the excited about it.
Chloe had this expression on her face during the whole show. I know she was in to it but just couldn't tell if she really liked it or not.
Connor wanted to sit on my lap the whole time so this was the only way I could get a picture of him.
Chloe clapping.
They look like they're having a blast, huh?
Chloe did get into it a little when everyone else around us was participating.
I think their favorite part was the popcorn.
This one was asleep shortly after we got on the road.