Thursday, April 17, 2014

My lil sunshine

I might be just a little obsessed with these Easter photos Sofia captured the other was a cold, dreary day and I had been hoping for  beautiful natural sunlit pictures and the weather halfway through couldn't have been more perfect!!...Isabella was quite afraid of the chick but loved to let it out of its cage and run...there was panic and running off if it got too close though!! Sofia warned me that there might be tears when I saw how beautiful they turned out and she was right!!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bumpdates 23 weeks

Excuse the no make up, rained on was an exhausting few days...haha...woke up this morning thinking oh it isn't so big then took this picture after dinner and thought dang my belly is big;)

Baby's size: size of a papaya
How far along: 23 weeks

Developing this week: Sweet boy will start packin on the pounds this week....will double his weight in the next couple weeks. Skin is a red hue from developing veins and arteries underneath. Organs and bones are visible through the skin

Weight gain: 15ish lbs 

Sleep: Finally sleeping so much better....still with 3-4 bathroom breaks but less wakefulness...not sure if I should attribute it to the fact that I am wearing my mouth guard and maybe not waking my self up from grinding or if its just that time

Maternity Clothes: Wearing a little of both

Food cravings: still about the same....craved caprese salad one night, cereal for breakfast, fruit and salt & vinegar chips?! Random...I never eat chips!

Food aversions: Still just salad

Symptoms I have: definitely feeling large and in charge...still having c-section scar pain that is already making me waddle sometimes....restless leg still a little, have had some bouts of nausea here and there

Doctor’s Appointment: 1 more week...can't wait

Movement: Lots and lots of sweet movements...I swear at times it feels like you are trying to karate chop your way out of here already!! Haha...please, please sweet boy though stay in a cook much longer

Belly Button: an outie!

Gender: Sweet, sweet, boy

Best moment of the week: Feeling and watching you move!! Every day is a blessing

What I’m looking forward to: Our appointment next week...each day feeling like it is flying by this time...we need to get busy on your nursery...
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Wrap up

We had such a fun weekend with lots of fun activities getting ready for Easter and lots of friend time...I have quite a few videos for the weekend...we just had too much fun and I did bust out my good camera a couple times and I'll post those as soon as I'm not falling asleep on the couch and have time to upload them

Friday...we had a friends going away party but didn't have child care and we were exhausted from the week so we decided to have a lazy night in....I decided to take Isabella to see the Easter bunny and whelp...just as I expected..
Haha...sweet girl loved him from a far....but was not a fan...I know, I know a little creapy but I still love it...and I didn't torture her as soon as I picked her up she waved bye, bye to him;)

Got to play with her new water table...I actually took some pics with my camera and will have to post them as soon as I upload them;)

This giggle makes my heart melt...this girl in general just does...

That's about how I felt about the week too haha...

Saturday...we had such a busy day planned, Easter Egg hunt with friends, sweet little E's 2nd birthday party and small group Easter egg hunt... Isabella and Dennis slept through the E's birthday party so I went was strange to be at a bday party without a sweet toddler to chase or enjoy!! I think next time I'll wake her up...if I didn't need to make sure she got a good nap and I had time to stay longer I would have:)

I feel the same way about cereal sweet girl...I feel the same way!

Daddy and Zoe cuddles

Opting for the arts & crafts while Brandt bounced away

Church picnic

Made my heart swoon to see this happening...I ran to get this pic....not pretty sight but I ran;)

Her loot for the day...I used my good camera for a few pics this day too....I will post them too

Sunday...the rain and cooler temps cramped our style a bit but momma was able to get furniture and rooms cleaned to get our carpet cleaned...operation remove pet urine odor is under way...hoping it works....

Just a quick milk break...

She kept wanting to go "Side" so I opened the door to show her it was raining thinking she would take 2 steps outside and agree with me that inside was better but she thought it was quite amazing...I decided life is too short to care if she got wet or that she didn't have shoes on and let her play...I would have videoed more of the adorableness but the rain came down and I had fears of a dying iPhone and losing photos and videos so quickly stopped...

The meltdown when I decided the rain was coming down just a itty bitty too much and inside was better;) The tip toe thing is her new pick me up thing...I picked her up and she cuddled right on my shoulder...LOVE

She has officially begun telling me her food is hot and blowing on it...swoon, obsessed with watching sweet minds grow and learn and copy you!!

Happy Monday ya'll!!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Foto Friday

Quick Foto Friday recap on the right day this week!!

Sitting ready for "Minninie"

Headed to play at Mimi's house..

Oh ya know just practicing her "gymnastics" moves

You know you wipe your daughter's nose with boogie wipes too much when you put them in your cart and she demands you open them so she can wipe "minnie's nose"-she calls Minnie and Mickey, Minnie;)

My precious Starbuck's date...partaking in our weekly treat...see my 22 week bumpdate for our cravings;)

Favorite video of the week..very concerned about the birds and "Where'd dit do?"

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17 months

Oh sweet girl, 17 whole months of pure joy!! Thank you for bringing so much joy and light to your daddy and I's lives. We say all the time we can't remember what life was like without have brought us more love and joy than we could ever explain...I have fears of you feeling jealous when baby brother comes and am already praying for the transition for you when he comes...I know you will love adore babies and playmates!

You are doing great on your Prevacid thank goodness....your appetite has stayed good and your pickiness still comes and goes but you are much better most are not a typical toddler you do NOT like the usual unhealthy toddler foods-mac n cheese, PB&J, or chicken are quite picky with what snack you get, you go to the fridge or pantry and say "nack" and "no" until I find the one you want:)

You are still my little social bee and active girl...I swear you push the limits on a regular basis and climb on everything...despite mommy hoping you wouldn't like gymnastics and cheerleading (they are dangerous sweet girl...I have surgeries to prove it) you may just be one...we will see, mommy will let you do whatever your little heart desires, within reason of course.

You have started to say baby when you see mommy's tummy....doubt you really know what that means but you have heard mommy tell you that so now you say it..mommy's belly has gotten quite big and you love to touch it and push on my outie belly button

You love outside and park love playdates and attention....I mean who wouldn't love these things!! You absolutely love Mickey Mouse's the only show you will grab your Minnie and sit in your chair and say "Minninie, Minninie" until I turn it on...I love it!

You have had a few weeks of sleep would say no when I would lay you in your crib and lay your head down on my shoulder and just want to much as I don't want to make a bad habit or breaking any training we have done I will never say no to cuddles and rocking...I adore still do great on the other nights and I can lay you right down but if you want to rock and cuddle...rock and cuddle we shall!!

You love....cuddling and rocking (Thank you Jesus:), reading books, your lovie, Mickey Mouse clubhouse, playdates, "nack" time.., Minnie and lovie, your doggies-you love to give Zoe hugs and try to hold Dixie...

You dislike...most veggies these days (thankful for pouches every day for snack), getting your diaper changed or getting dressed, having to get out of the bath some nights,

Your schedule is staying about the have handled weaning your afternoon nap really well....It's weird to be reading books, rocking, singing and praying at 7:30 but I'm thankful for the extra 2 hours with you in the afternoon though I'm not near as'd think I would be after you go to sleep early but I'm usually worn out too...

8:30-rise and shine, sippy cup + food
11:30-milk + food
12-2:30 nap
2:30-snack time
6:30-7-milk + food
7-bathtime/bedtime routine


Over the crib pics

Weight:  20 lbs  5 oz (6 %ile)
Height:  30.5 inches (25 %ile)
Head: 17.5 in  (25 %ile)

Diaper count: 3812 (Size 3)
Wipes packages: 92
Diaper genie refills: 22

Longest stretch of sleep: around 12 hrs every night
Shoe size: Size 4 (think you are going to have big feet like your momma)
Clothes size: 12 months, 6-12 months and 12-18 months (Gap)
 (you fitting into 2 sections at Target and Gap is even more dangerous:))
Teeth: 12 (got all first molars)

Eating: Sippy cup of whole milk 3 times a day (`18oz), and eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 2 snacks in between

Milestones: can't get over how much you are talking these days, gaining good balance and climb on everything (you may be a gymnast despite momma's plans to keep you away;))

New Words: "Mininie"-Minnie, "Side"-outside, Zo-Zoe, "Pees"-Please, sock,
Baa "what a sheep says," tato "thank you," shoes, "nack"-snack, boon "balloon", Bubbes

momma, dadda, dog, Dixie, Uh-oh, Der it is (there it is), Ho, ho, ho (santa says), Whooo, Whoo (owl says), Woof woof (dog says..sounds more like whoo:), Maci, Baby, Cheese, More, Bailey (the Ellis' yorkie), paci, No, "Wa iz zat?"

Shots today: None woo hoo

Happy 17 months baby girl!!

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