Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How do you love your spouse?

I was nominated multiple times to complete the #loveyourspouse challenge on Facebook.

Sorry, I never got around to finding 7 photos or writing sappy posts about the good ol' days. I was busy loving my spouse and our children. 

For 16 years he's kept my heart safe and secure, he's loved me unconditionally and he's worth dragging your 8 month pregnant self, 2 year old and 1 year old out of bed in the morning to drive him to work, and then loading two toddlers into a car in the pouring rain by yourself after potty training all day. 

#worthit #love #thisistherealhappilyeverafter #married #realtalk #hasitreallybeen16years 

Friday, August 26, 2016

If she's only just over 3 lbs, why have I gained...

Hooray, another Bumpdate! I feel like my blog consists entirely of bump dates, but I genuinely don't have much else to share. Since I like to keep my blog current with what's actually happening in my life, I guess we will stick to bump dates?

Today I enter into week 33 of pregnancy and things are going great. I had a little scare at week 31, but so far everything is fine. I plan to share my experience at week 31 soon, but I haven't quite found the words yet.

Here we go with some stats!

- Carrots
- Caramel Frap's from Starbucks (and a specific location at that...)
- sweets

Blood Pressure: 
My last few appointments my BP has been around 90/60. It's funny, with my first pregnancy is was always 120/70 or around that range. Now, baby 3 (with two toddlers at home) you'd think it'd be a little higher but it's not. ... I've reached zen... You just need to have a bunch of toddlers, then going to the doctor will feel like a vacation.

Weight Gain: 
Total weight gain this pregnancy is up to 12 lbs.

Babies Growth and Development:
During a recent ultrasound I was bombarded with questions galore about my previous pregnancies, the size of my babies, and other questions. I was then told that baby girl is growing slower than they'd like and that they wanted to do some additional monitoring to make sure she continues to grow.

Of course, I cried my eyes out googling all the terms I was told, but then I went to my OB and talked to him about it, and he reminded me that neither of my girls were very big at birth (6.1 and 6.3), so I shouldn't worry too much.

Monday I went back for a follow up ultrasound, and yep, baby girl is still measuring small but she is growing.

I don't really pay too much attention to ultrasound size predictions. Only because they told me that my oldest would be 8-9 pounds and she was barely 6 at birth. Soooooo, I just have a hard time believing the size predictions.

Things are going quite quickly for this pregnancy, I'm anxious to see how my 15 month old reacts to a new baby in the house. I'm pretty sure she suspects something is about to change because she is stuck to me like glue lately.

Question of the day: What's your favorite type of cake?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Top 3 Olympic Moments: Rio 2016

Welcome Friends to my top 3 moments during the Olympic Games!
Raise your hand if you stayed up way too late watching the Olympic games at some point in the last 2 weeks?

*raises hand*

I must admit, we didn't watch too much of the games this year, but I when we did it was important to me that our children (2.5 and 15 months) be involved in learning about the sport that was on.

So, without further ado, here are my top three favorite moments for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Number 3: During the opening ceremony. 
During the opening ceremony my two year old sat on the couch mesmerized by the flags, the dancing, and the colors. I loved having the opportunity to talk to her about the many countries represented, and have her genuinely be interested!

Number 2: While watching Cycling. 
"That's my daddy!"

Yes, that really happened and I never want to forget the pride in my daughters voice as she thought my husband was actually IN the Olympics.

My husband has been cycling to work, and as a result he spends some time working on his bike to keep it in tip top shape, and my two year old loves to help him.

Number 1: The USA Chant.
During the Olympics we taught our two year old to recognize the American flag, and how we can cheer for our team from home. It's so special to hear her chant "USA, USA, USA" whenever she see's the American flag now.

I am thankful for our country and those who have given their lives in service to protect it.


What about you? What are your top moments from the Olympic games in Rio?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Morning Routine: Two Toddlers and the Third Trimester

Goooood Morning! 

We have been loving our little condo so much, and now that we are mostly settled I thought I'd share my morning routine. 

This is the current routine that's been working for this momma of a 1 and 2 year old who is also in her third trimester. 

My 1 year old wakes up first, I typically sleep until she gets up, this is usually anywhere from 6:30-7:30. 

We wake up and snuggle on the couch drinking milk for a few minutes while listening to classical piano music on Spotify. After some relaxing I will feed her some breakfast, have some coffee and water before starting on some cleaning. 

I will either wipe down the bathroom, or start some laundry. It really just depends on what I feel like doing...

While I'm cleaning my one year old is typically following me around helping, and dancing with her plush toys. 

My two year old sleeps a little later (thank you black out curtains) and once she wakes up we all three snuggle on the couch while drinking some milk and then continue on with our day. 

I haven't figured out a consistent afternoon routine, but so far most mornings are much like described above. 

What are your mornings like, do you include classical music in your day?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How much should you drink? Pregnancy Edition!

I recently got a little too dehydrated and had a pretty interesting OB appointment (I'll share more on that later). 

As a result, on days that I am home in the ac all day I am supposed to drink a minimum of 2 liters (about 70 ounces)a day. If I go outside to the park, or do any exercise I must increase it.

As a woman who has carried a water bottle or a sippy cup full of water around with her for the last 4 years, I was a little surprised that I even got dehydrated in the first place. 

Now that I am monitoring my water intake I'm finding it hard to drink! 

What are your favorite tips for increasing water intake? 

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