Thursday, May 30, 2013

still pregnant

I'm still pregnant. I will be hitting 38 weeks tomorrow. My belly is so big but the real winner here is my boobs. I mean I am pretty sure they just grew overnight. Blake said something to me last night about them being massive and then today when my friend came over it was like one of the first things she said to me too. Cool so my belly and boobs are in competition. Don't worry my ass isn't too far behind. I'm trying not to worry as my body is going to do what it needs to but seriously getting around is becoming quite a challenge. I had a really rough few days, the entire weekend I was really really crampy and felt like something was wrong. Then monday came it was the worst. I was having so many Braxton Hicks and walking was so difficult. The good and the bad was we had friends coming over. It totally distracted me from the pain and discomfort and I needed to have fun and be social but at the same time it's hard to be yourself when your body is trying to give up on you. My mom came out tuesday which was a huge relief and by wednesday I seriously felt almost back to normal (pregnant normal) My cramping was gone and I felt really good. I kinda thought it was the calm before the storm and I was going to have the baby but so far he is still cooking in there. The hardest part is just being patient and not knowing. I've been trying to keep busy but still stay somewhat mellow which is a hard balance with a toddler. Today I had a few friends over with their kids and it was perfect. The kids ran wild and we were able to mostly hang out. I still don't feel like myself and its hard to have conversations because my mind is totally distracted and I'm mostly irritable. My mom left so just need to get through dance class and a midwife appointment tomorrow and then its weekend time! With the way I'm feeling now I think I still have a little bit of time being pregnant but we shall see.


date night. 

looking ready to pop. 

not helping. 

tree trimming. 

circus stare. 


she wanted a photo with the motorcycle lady (who she thought was a princess)

dinner. 

dirt.

sunspot. 
morning carwash. 

pop.

covered in candy. 



snacking. 


drink pounder. 

showing chico the ladybug. 

real men wear hawaiian shirts. 
no relaxing around here. 

uncle pouncing. 

root beer cupcakes. amazing. 

olive and a hungry baby penny. 

girls and boys. 

leftovers. 

mani/pedu with grandma. 

new shoes. 

she just figured out she could ride under the cart. lovely. 

bbq pizza and salad dinner. 

this shirt is kinda amazing. i'm pretty sure its a dude. 

ready to go. 

pretty sure this was the best day of her life. she needs an older sister. 

lunch. 

the moms and babes. 

babes. 

girls. 

this is what happens when i ask her to put clothes on. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

so much vine

I've been posting a ton of videos to vine. It's been great to actually capture video since I'm always shooting photos. Here are a few. Not totally sure they work but lets try this.......



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da fever

Seriously universe seriously??? Rough week around these parts. I feel like I just can't catch a break. I know its just one of those weeks but man oh man. My cramping has been pretty annoying and has caused us to cancel all play dates and pretty much not leave the house. Yesterday Blake got home a bit early and took Olive off to Disneyland for a few hours while I rested. Ok I did laundry and dishes but I did manage to have some couch time. Either way it was good to have time alone. A bit later and way earlier than expected Blake and Olive walk in and she is burning up with a fever. Poor kid. She wanted her bed right away and laid there for awhile till the meds kicked in and she wanted to be with us on the couch. Luckily she was totally fine till 2am when she was burning up again. I don't get crazy with sickness but fevers freak me out. The lack of control is just awful. The stupid meds I gave her seriously took forever to work and I was getting really pissy watching her fever get to 103. I tried to put cold rags on her and she kinda let me but then got annoyed. It was so so sad. Then I have this awful cough. I actually don't feel that bad anymore but the cough is gross and makes me pee cause this baby is sitting on my bladder. So last night I had this moment where I'm walking naked down my dark hallway with a bowl of ice in my hands and I'm coughing and I just pee a little. I laughed out loud I mean really??? Talk about just watching you be totally out of control over your body. I know its gross I mean does everyone need to know about my pee?? I dunno I just had this moment with myself. And really having a kid that is sick is one of those moments where you really feel like a mom like nothing else matters (ok except peeing myself cause that was weird) but seriously there is something about it like you are the only one that can fix it. She was just holding me and hugging me like I could save her and make it all better and it's just so sad and then at the same time like so emotional. Geez you think I need some sleep cause I'm turning crazy??

I had an appt with my midwife today and normally I would have moved the appt since she was sick. I felt like a total asshole brining my sick kid around the office but I had to get that strep b test thing (or whatever its called) and since these cramps are a bit too real I didn't want to  miss that and have to get an iv if I didn't need it. She was actually fine and we were the first appt of the day so no one was there but I still feel kinda bad. Blake had to get into work to finish up some stuff even though all this worthless co workers don't get in for hours after him and leave before him. Ug don't get me started on lazy people and getting what you deserve. I always had the belief that life was fair and you get what you have coming but Blake's work is proof that sometimes you just work harder and longer than anyone and no one gives a shit except your wife. Again emotions heightened whoa! So we're home now and Olive is sleeping and I'm hoping I can keep her mellow the rest of the day. Sick kids are funny or at least mine is. She doesn't really act sick so making her slow down is one of the hardest things.

I'm looking forward to the weekend and for everyone to be healthy and happy so we can enjoy all the fun things we have planned. On sunday I will be 37 weeks and full term so all I ask is I hold out till then and after that he is welcome to come when he is ready. I will have help this weekend from Blake so my cramps will hopefully subside, my cough should be all gone,  Olive should be back to normal, and I'm going to dip Blake in lysol when he gets home so he doesn't get it. You hear that universe, work with me!



her favorite part of swim. 


blake will bring weird stuff like this home. bathing suit/wetsuit combo. i call it the midwest bathing suit. 


gathering the goods from the garden. 

my mom bought her princess candyland and she is hooked. we play twice a day and she has beat me every time except once. i hate losing. 

so many games of dr. 

always checking the baby. 

bonding and not biting her. 

ya it's big. 

ignore my double and triple chin and look at the cute kid. 

summer dinners. 

another new favorite game, pushing her car back and forth screaming "on your marks, get set, go."

being lazy bones. 

first boba drink minus the boba. 

always holding opie. and new ballet shoes cause she grew overnight literally. 


squash from the garden. 

yoga. 

packing my bag with cute boy stuff. 

holding opie again.