Saturday, February 25, 2017

31 weeks

Our baby is growing! Only 9-ish weeks to go. We can't wait to meet him/her and see what they look like. Ruby looks so much like me, and Reid looks so much like Andy. We're wondering if this one will be a combo? Or favor one more than the other.

We looked at our ultrasound results on my birth center website, and it looked like there may have been a slight issue with the baby's kidneys. I don't think it was anything to worry about though. We looked it up, and it looks like 95% of this issue resolves on its own. I'll ask the midwife about it at my appointment next week. After this we're going to every two weeks for appointments, then in April it will be every week! Getting down to it!

My sis is throwing us an online baby shower, which will be nice. We have most of what we need already, but it will be nice to update a few things, or get more of the stuff we could use. Now space is a definite issue though... where on earth will all of the baby stuff go?

I think I posted this before, but our infant carseat had a crack in the foam. Graco sent us new foam, but I couldn't get the little connecters off without breaking them. So I called them yesterday and they're sending new connecters too. I'm thankful! The car seats will all fit in our Pilot, we have the baby's base in the middle. At least when it's little it will be easy to pop it in and out.

I'm feeling big! But also really good and healthy. We started the Whole30 on Monday, and I'm monitoring my weight to make sure I'm not losing. I want to make sure I gain about a pound a week at this point. This way of eating is super healthy for the baby though. :)

Cravings this week: The carb cravings are literally gone, with all of the protein and healthy fats I'm eating. Yay!!! There was even chocolate eclair at small group last night, and it looked good, but I didn't need it. Huge win for this sugar addict!

Changes this week: Not much has changed. Sleeping has been still uncomfortable.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tillamook Cheese Factory

We had a fun week. The weather has been a *little* better, so we've been able to go outside a little bit. It's at least warmer out! Reid is doing good with potty training. He definitely has accidents though, and he says, "I have a accident" super matter of fact. Or "my pants are wet." We'll get it!

Ruby has been super helpful lately. She has been so good at putting her clothes in the laundry or back in her drawer if they're not dirty, and picking up her toys before moving on to the next thing without complaining. :) I love it!!
Wrestle time with Daddy! Reid just wanted to lay on him. 
 They like I Spy books from the library.
We got Ruby a new backpack, and she loves it. Reid loves his hand-me-down one and likes to bring it when we drop Ruby off!
 He gave her the sweetest kiss goodbye at preschool.
They really love to play together.
 Reid and I cleaned out the microwave and the refrigerator on Friday. It is so nice to have it all clean! And he sprayed the drawers really well.
 We took a little drive out to the Tillamook Cheese Factory on Saturday! Reid loved driving the little cheese bus.
Ruby made a penny and loved turning the crank. 
 They were fascinated at how cheese is made.
 Reid came over to me and whispered in my ear (really loudly), "Milkees! The milk comes out of the milkees!"
 Cheese sampling.
 Showing off her loose tooth! Oh, and Reid has been scratching her face occasionally... we're working on that. :(
More bus driving! 
 We all got ice cream for a treat. Reid got Tillamook Mudslide, and Ruby got Fireside Smores. I think this was maybe their first or second ice cream cone ever.
 She did pretty good!
 We put Reid's in a bowl, and he chewed a hole in the bottom of his cone and used it as a spy glass.

Then on the way home, Reid got pretty sleepy, but didn't really take a nap. I'm glad they're at the age where that isn't the end of the world. He does get grumpy by night if he misses his nap.
 There was a big, brand new house for sale by the library on the way home that was having an open house... so we stopped in for fun! The kids loved running around in the big master bedroom.
 We got Ruby a few books that she can read, and she loves it!
 I've been loving my ukulele!
 Ruby took a selfie! Hahaha
On Sunday Ruby was really snotty, so we stayed home from church. Then we went to the Audubon Society to meet some big birds. This was Ruby the turkey vulture. 
 She drew this picture of a bird. "Nam Ruby 5 years old"
 Reid drew that blue one on the bottom. :)
 On Monday, I dropped Reid off to play with Dana and went to Ruby's Valentine's party at school.
 We had fun!
 She made all of the valentine's for her class mates and teachers, and then did so good at putting them all in the right bags.
 On Tuesday I had to run up to Target at Jantzen Beach, so we also stopped to watch the airplanes come in to land for a while. I heard a big fart in the back seat and turned around to ask who it was.. and they both blamed each other! We all laughed. I'm still not entirely sure who it was, although I suspect Ruby.
 Daddy plays "Sven the Massage Guy" at bath time lately, and the kids love it.
 They're so cute.
 We made pet rocks. Reid got the kit for Ruby and I for Valentine's Day.
I Spy during Reid's nap. She loves playing games. 
 They helped Daddy take out the trash.
 And then Ruby folded all of these socks!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

30 weeks!

We're 3/4 of the way there! This pregnancy seems to be going by pretty quickly, especially these last few weeks. I feel like I am getting soooo big though!

The baby moves around a lot, which is so fun. I feel hiccups way down low several times throughout the day and night. Ruby and Andy even felt it! I went to Ruby's Valentine's Day party at school, and we were sitting on the rug together, while she leaned on my belly. The baby kept kicking her. Haha

Chores and things are getting hard to do. My belly makes me have to bend over to wash the dishes, which makes my back hurt. :(

I have started nesting though. Last week I cleaned out the refrigerator and the microwave, and this week we rearranged the car seats to make sure we can get all three in our car. We were thinking we would have to get at least one, maybe two new ones. Especially after I found a big crack in the foam of our infant car seat. But thankfully Graco sent us a replacement foam, and I think we got it figured out so we can use what we have for the time being. When the kids all get bigger, we'll probably get a new booster seat for Ruby and everyone else can move up. Car seats are complicated!

Changes this week: Getting bigger! I've been sleeping a lot better, which is nice. I typically get up 2-3 times a night to use the bathroom, but I've been able to sleep otherwise. Aside from occasional hip pain. Thankfully Reid has been sleeping through the night consistently. (YAY!!!)

Cravings this week: Nothing specific, I've just been hungry a lot. I've been going for protein snacks and less carbs, which definitely helps! I'm trying to gain some weight since I only gained 1 pound in 4 weeks at my last appointment, and I think it's working well. We are starting the Whole30 challenge on Monday, so I'll just have to make sure I'm eating enough.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rain, rain, go away!

It has been raining a lot lately! We've been trying to find fun inside activities to do with all of the wetness. We don't mind though, it makes everything so lovely and green!

Before her birthday, Ruby said, "Mom, I just want it to be February right now!" And I was wondering why, then she told me because she wanted it to be Groundhog's Day. Hahaha... she was a little disappointed when it didn't turn out to be that exciting.

Reid has been going potty really well and only has an accident every now and again. Some days, though, he just wants to wear his diaper. I don't think I'm very good at potty training. :/
 On Saturday we went downtown to a little French bakery. It was lovely!
 Mmm... croquets.
 They were quite sugary. When the kids get some sugar, Ruby says, "We're all sugared up!" Except she says it more like "sigar."
 Keeping an eye out.
 They love each other, and love making things together.
 Reid said, "I'm so glad Grandma got me this mower."
 Messy face... (and house). It is really hard to keep everything clean, especially with my belly.
 Ruby wanted me to help her wrap her baby on, and then she wore her for a long time. Here they are driving a bus together.
 We made granola! They are great helpers and both love to cook!
 Valentine's crafting.
 He has been wanting to brush his own teeth a lot. So we let him, and then do it right. :)
 They wanted to read in boxes.
 Poor Reid doesn't fit so well on my lap anymore.
 He really wanted Ruby to get him dressed. It was pretty cute! And see his backhoe that Grandma got him! He loves it so much.
 They played horses and cars for a long time on Thursday morning. It reminded me of when Randy and I played Barbies and dinosaurs together.
 We met Audrey, Ruby's friend from preschool, and her mom at the Village Cafe for a little play date. It was lots of fun! And there was a great big space for the kids to run around.
 Then we went home and made healthy-ish Valentine's cookies.
They had fun cutting them out and frosting them.

Play, play, play

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