Monday, August 26, 2013

Week 6 Bumpdate.

Week 6 - 238 days to go!

Today is the start of my 6th week. Fatigue has definitely hit full force! I'm not a napper, but I find myself napping on almost a daily my very active toddler allows. 

My first 2 pregnancies were pretty much identical. So far this one has a few differences. The biggest being that I'm not having any nausea or food/smell aversions. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I am very hungry...all the time! It's so bad I have to get up in the middle of the night to snack :) I struggled to gain weight the first 2 times, but its looking like that's not going to be the case this time!

Even though my pants are becoming quite snug, there's not much of a difference in the way I look. But, this little baby if mine is growing like crazy! It's about a quarter of an inch long, which is very small, but just 2 weeks ago it was the size of a poppy seed! That's a huge growth spurt! It also has a good strong heartbeat 💜 

Here's this weeks bump pic. I'm going to try to wear the same thing every week...unless I start busting the seams :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Unexpected Blessings.

I'm a planner. I like to control things. While I know those aren't my best qualities, I'm happiest if my life is running on a smooth,predictable schedule. 

Sometimes, God has to surprise me with something unexpected to give a little reminder that I'm in fact NOT in control and that HIS plans and timing are perfect. Usually it's just something small. A subtle hint that I need to let go and listen to what He has to say. But, then sometimes he gives big surprises. Like this: 

Yeah. That wasn't exactly written in my planner. 

We always knew we wanted 3 babies so I guess it's not as surprising as if I had planned on quitting at 2. My first 2 babies were very planned, so when I got that positive pregnancy test I was overcome  with excitement and happiness. I can't really name the emotion I felt about this one. I wasn't mad or upset. I was just shocked and maybe in a little bit of denial. I felt bad for not being excited, but that's just not how I felt. 

After a couple of days, with the help of seeing hubs' excitement, I finally started getting excited. Now I'm ready to start planning, not too much though, the arrival of this little unexpected blessing :)

I didn't have this little blog with my first 2 babies and I'm super excited to get to share weekly updates! I'll try to do a small "bump date" every Monday including a belly shot. Check back every week to watch our journey of becoming a family of 5!

There's not a lot to share this week. Other than a little fatigue I'm feeling great right now. I'm only 5 weeks so there's obviously not a bump. With my first I didn't have one until around 19 or 20 weeks, but with the second it was around 12 weeks. So, I expect to see one in the near future :)


Monday, August 12, 2013

Making Memories With Nana.

  Last week we made a trip to Stillwater, one of my favorite places in the world, and visited the Oklahoma WONDERtorium. It's a completely hands on museum full of fun "real life" activities for kids to use. I would highly recommend it!

  Every summer my Grandma likes to something special for her grand kids before they go back to school. This was Kennedy's special day and she definitely enjoyed it! Of course, Karoline also got to go and she equally enjoyed it :) They made lots of special memories with their Nana and I took lots of pictures so they'll always remember.

Sliding in the tree house.


"Milking" a cow.

Karoline likes to live on the dangerous side and milk from behind the cow.

Standing with the cow they just milked :)

Gathering eggs. This was her favorite part!

Playing in the doctor's office. This was her favorite part!

Doctoring Uncle Parker :)

In her lab coat.

In the newborn nursery giving her baby oxygen.

Diapering her baby.

Rocking her baby.

Practicing with crutches.

Kind of a random picture, but I loved that they had a breastfeeding poster in the nursery :)

Performing some major surgery!

Huge building blocks!

I see you :)

Pouring Nana some tea.

Attempting to use chopsticks. 

Water play.

Driving Nana in the ambulance.

This was definitely a favorite of the adults! They stuffed the yarn balls in the hole...

and they would travel along a wall of vacuum hoses and shoot out the top. It was so much fun!

After we left the museum we had lunch and did some back-to-school shopping, which both of my girls loved! It was such a special day and I know they enjoyed every second of it! Thank you, Nana!!!