It seems lie it has just been one thing after another
lately.I have had a major string of unfortunate
luck lately.Add this with my pregnancy
brain, and I have been STRESSED to the max.
Just a few to list:
-Our old house is STILL on the market (going on a year
now).We had some potential interest,
with a double showing last week.The
second showing happened to be on the coldest day of the year….and the front
door lock got jammed, while they were there.Ugh.Just our luck.Needless to say, no offer.The lock has since been changed, and
functions much better now.Of course the
changing process was not easy...they keys that the made did not work, etc.,
-I dropped my phone this weekend and shattered my
-I had this fear yesterday that I didn’t turn the crock pot
on, so I ran home on my lunch break.It
was a slushy, icy day.On the way home I
sled into the ditch.Ugh.I am OK.Buy it was by brand new Acadia!$550 of damage later.Of course
insurance won’t cover it.We have a $500
deductible…so obviously we should not turn it in.
-The bills on everything are just piling up…I feel like I
can’t keep up.Two houses is too much to
-I am forgetting everything!In addition to me not recalling if I turned the crock pot on (I did)…I
am forgetting if the garage door has been shut…causing me anxiety all day long.
Then I start feeling sorry for myself…and I think…ANNIE, you
are fine.There are people who are
having a WAY harder time right now.
*I am healthy, and have ahealthy baby growing in my belly.
*I have two beautiful children who mean then world to me.
*I have a husband who loves me, is a great dad, and a hard
*I have a beautiful home (well 2…but we won’t go down that
*I have a new, reliable car (with a little bumper damage).
*I have family and friends that are there whenever I need
How Big is Baby?Baby is the
size of a mango!At about 6.0 inches
long and weighing in at about 8.5 ounces.Working on his/her five senses. Nerve cells for her sense of taste,
hearing, sight and smell are developing in his/her brain.
Total Weight Gained: 3.8 pounds total.I actually lost 0.6 pounds this week, but
that is coming off of my giant gain last week…so I assume that I am just
Maternity Clothes:Some pants here and there.I have a pair of jeans and a pair of black
skinnies.Other than that, still in
regular clothes.I did do a little
on-line maternity shopping this week though.
Sleep: good….I was tired
this week!Going to bed earlier than
Best Moment of the Week: Got to watch the
little peanut moving around for about 45 minutes during the “big” Ultra Sound!!Hearing that everything looks great….and that
due date remains the same.
Movement: not yet…and I am
Food Craving: Mexican, chips and
Food Aversions: none really…just not
too much meat.
Morning Sickness: nope!
Gender: IDK…we held strong
during the Fetal Survey U/S this week and it is still a surprise!
Here are a couple of pictures of Olivia before we went to visit Santa this year. She was all proud and excited, but by the time we reached to the front of the line she chickened right out and didn't want anything to do with jolly old St. Nick!
She is STILL talking about Santa every day though (yes, on January 24)...she is obsesses and always wants to know where he is.
She says "where's Santa?"
I say "North Pole"
She says "why?"
I say "making toys"
she says, "Oh...babies" (her favorite toy is a baby doll)
We have this exact same conversation EVERY SINGLE DAY! haha
Hopefully next year she can actually TELL Santa what she wants. This year Blake relayed the message for her (so cute).
Total Weight Gained: 4.4 pounds.(Yes, I gained 3.2 pounds in ONE week.No, I am not sure how that happened.I guess my body is just catching up.My dr. told me this would happen…but I still don’t
lie to see such a big gain in ONE week.Hopefully that tapers off now and I gain at a more reasonable rate.)
Maternity Clothes:some this week.I have a pair of Black skinny pants and a
pair of jeans that I am wearing.My SIL
is pregnant too…but due on February 14.I gave her all of my clothes before I was pregnant…so I have to hold out
until she gives them back to me!
Sleep: Fine…but my kids are
up all night.Ugh.
Best Moment of the Week: Starting to see a
bit of a bump (not sure how I REALLY
feel about that, but I am going to embrace it I guess).
Movement: not that I can feel
Food Craving: fruity candy….skittles
and licorice.And ice cream this week
too.This MAY have been a factor in my 3.2 pound gain this week.Last week I craved fruit.
Food Aversions: none, really
Morning Sickness: none!Hallelujah.
Gender: IDK…not finding out
this time.I don’t have a hunch yet…
Symptoms: growing belly, itchy
What I miss: caffeine…I’m getting
What I'm looking forward to: Fetal Survey US next
Are you on Goodreads?! I just signed up today.....if you have an account find me here!
I love to read...and I used to be much better about it. Of course 2 (soon to be 3) babies, homes, work, life get in the way of my reading habit.
I read 16 books in 2012 and I am hoping to match that in 2013....or maybe even beat it....however, at the rate that I am going right now that is not looking good.
I think that my problem is the book that I am currently reading. I am usually a Jodi Picoult fan and I hadn't read one of her earlier books...Songs of the Humpback Whale. I have to say, this one is NOT a page turner...and I am struggling to get through it. I am not one to quit a book, so I will stick with this one...but it wont fall onto my top 10 list!
What are you reading? Any suggestions for book that I should add to my MUST READ list?!
First off, I can’t believe that my baby girl is 2.It seems like just yesterday we were bring
the sweet little pink bundle home from the hospital.Today she is EVERY bit a two year old.
She is in to everything.I do not remember these “terrible two’s” with Blake.He was always a pretty well behaved
toddler.Liv is another story.She is a spit-fire, and you cannot turn your
head for one minute.
For example…on Saturday I was upstairs and Ryan and the kids
were downstairs.In a matter of no time
at all, she climbed on the kitchen island, put the drain in the bar sink,
turned on the water, and started flooding the kitchen.It is always something with her!
She isn’t ALWAYS bad…she can be the sweetest, cuddly,
loveable little thing around.It makes
it hard to be mad at her because she is so darn cute.
She still isn’t potty trained, but we are getting closer I
think.It is probably more my fault than
hers…I need to take the time and really focus on it for a few days.
She also isn’t sleeping through the night…again, probably my
fault.I have tried to go with the
cry-it-out method…but I have such a hard time.I can’t lay there and sleep while she is crying…so it is quicker and easier
for me to just get up, go in there, and sooth her.I am working on it though…
Her vocabulary is growing like crazy.She talks and talks.
She was in the 25th percentile for weight and 65th
percentile for height at her 2 year well visit.She did much better at the doctor this time…maybe her fears are starting
She is OBSESSED with all thing “baby” (real and dolls).
Her hair is getting so long!She is in 24 month and 2T clothing.
She will eat anything that you put in front of her…and she would
eat all day long if we let her!
We just LOVE this little beauty beyond words…but I will
admit, this is a HARD age.
As I mentioned here, one of my new year’s resolutions is to
be more organized with meal prep, shopping, planning etc.I am happy to report that this is going well
(2nd week of the year…lol) and I am on dinner #4 for this week!!
Here’s what I have cooked!!
Monday: Baked Spaghetti
I use the recipe that I posted about here….of course it
always changes a bit, depending on what I have in the cupboard.This week it was penne noodles, since I was
out of spaghetti noodles.Always a hot
though…and the leftovers are perfect for my hubby to take to work.
Tuesday: Cheesy potatoes w/ Smoked Sausage
I tried this recipe that I found on Pinterest.It was good…but maybe a little TOO cheesy (can’t
believe I am even saying that).Will
make again, but will tone down the cheese next time!