Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sliding into March....

Boo! I cannot believe it's February 26th and no baby.  Part of me really believed it would go like last time with Evan - earlier and unexpected.  But no, I am 38+weeks and this kid is not ready yet. 

As another mother at work said, "shouldn't each pregnancy get shorter just to be fair?"  Truly.  I mean, the novelty wears off by your third pregnancy for sure.   I haven't cared at all if my baby was the size of an avocado or a watermelon...I mean, I worry enough it could be the size of the watermelon the longer it stays in there, so I just don't want to think about that.   Plus, you are experienced enough and no longer naïve to understand and know how it goes, along with the 50+ million things that could happen.  I mean, either way, another child is going to change your life dramatically, but how so?  Lately I flitter between moments of pure excitement that it will be soon and pure terror of all the things that could go wrong.

Plus, Evan has had a stomach bug (no puking, the other end) since Sunday afternoon...and even though we kept him home Monday and he was fine, of course we send him to school Tuesday and he is not.  I start to panic last night thinking of all the things it could be since it isn't gone yet (clearly I am hormonal or something) and then Nathan gets it, which is a relief since I know its viral. Then I am like, Oh crap, I cannot get this at 38+ weeks pregnant.  I have been washing my hands so much they are RAW. 

We have done some fun things during February...I have been craving sushi for 9+ months now I swear and so we finally caved and made our own.  It was SO GOOD. 




all rolled up!  No crab in our California rolls since Chris is allergic...

So pretty!

I picked out tile to compliment the free tile my parents gave me left over from their remodel...it looks so nice!  Now it just has to get installed...hmmm.....


On other notes, it has been cold and snowy.  Its February, so whatever.  But, the jury is no longer out on which is worse, being 9 months pregnant in summer or winter...I wasn't sure which would win, but summer is definitely easier!  slip on shoes, sandals versus boots and socks, layers of clothing versus cute tank tops that stretch, and no worrying about slipping on the ice or sitting in traffic for hours each day...granted, you are always hot in the summer, but I could sit on the air conditioning and feel better.  I am never that cold this winter, which is sad for Chris since he is and I cannot snuggle without dripping sweat. 
 
We drove past this one morning...this road is like 30 mph so we had no idea how you could do that without going too fast and/or not paying attention.  I hope the person was okay. 


I have started working with Evan on letters and numbers.  He is a little immature for it yet I think, but this is him writing his name...

The QuikTrip by us just opened, so we have been enjoying the free stuff there for a month. 

Nathan had his 100th day of kindergarten and I was there to help out.  Probably the last time I will help out this year....

I found this in my cupboard.  To anyone else, its disgusting, but to me, its Roary.  He used to sneak into that cupboard and lay there. 

We took my nephews and our boys to a movie.  The Lego Movie.  EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

Unexpectedly, I got together with the ladies for some sewing.  That hasn't happened for almost a year.  Or actually, not sewing...basket making!


Easter Eggs out!

Baskets done!  two more to go....

It snowed again.  A lot. 

The kids could barely walk. 

And last but not least, this was taken yesterday for my neighbor's mom...this is actually the only time I have ever had my picture taken this late in pregnancy.  I wore a tight low cut shirt since I will never have a belly this ginormous ever again nor will I have the boobs.  Just saying. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sliding into February....

I feel as if it has taken FOREVER to be February, as well as I feel like it just came out of nowhere.  I realize that makes no sense, but that's how I feel.  But yae, welcome February!
 
Chris made it through the layoffs, if I didn't post about that before.  Big sigh of relief there.  It's a big company, so there will be many more of these experiences to come -- we both aren't naïve to believe it couldn't happen again to us. 
 
We took the kids out to dinner with us because I wanted to go out and do something and celebrate. 

Evan decided he liked salsa!

Nathan didn't want any until he saw Evan liked it.

Daddy took both boys fishing one day.  Evan is still a little too young or immature for it yet he decided. 


Gigi is out all the time now.  I know she is lonely.   Here she is, trying to fill Roar's shoes by bothering me while I am trying to iron....


Last weekend the boys colored these cars for over an hour....

And Daddy finally fixed the dishwasher!  yae! 

I took the boys to Sam's with me for the few things we get there we can't get anywhere else...everyone there laughed because Evan was hugging this around the store.  I caved and ended up buying it for him. 

On other notes, I am almost 36 weeks pregnant....whew and YAE.     This week was by far the most difficult of my entire pregnancy, I had a lot of pain I cannot recall experiencing before.  Apparently this kid is sitting different inside of me, so I feel a lot more, but it has been painful to walk and I finally caved on Wednesday night and took some Tylenol.  I actually did feel better after that along with an hour soak in the tub.  Thursday was so much better. 

The few things I had to do for the baby I finally got done.  Bought some diapers, check.  A container of formula, check.  Put together his boxes, check.  They look purple in the below picture but are actually blue....

Blurry, but I bought this baby bag on the advice of my neighbor and am very grateful - it is so nice and I love having just one new thing that I will be carrying around....

Upside down, but I got some cute outfits for the baby from my neighbor and from my mother in law.  Its nice that #3 will have a couple new things, but I am also thankful that I don't have to buy much and feel prepared in that sense completely. 

I also had the BEST NEWS at work on Thursday!!!  If you have ever worked with someone who was just awful, made your work life miserable, and you cringed every time you saw them, you would feel like I did on Thursday when I heard this person was going to leave.   I was seriously smiling all day after I got that news!!  Chris just thought I was so funny because I was so giddy about it...I didn't realize how miserable I had actually been working with this person until I felt such complete relief about them leaving....

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teaching Nathan how to cook breakfast....

Over break we spent some time teaching Nathan the basics....
 
Definitely coffee. 
 



I was pretty nervous about this part, but he did a good job. 

Stirring the eggs...


Eating what he made -- he was really proud!