Thursday, July 21

A belly update - 38 weeks

Here is the 38 week belly shot with Junior (still no real name choices to speak of).
And because I feel like my belly isn't quite as large as it was with Rease, a picture of my 38 week belly with her.

The Dr. says we could have a baby any day, so I'm off to finish packing my hospital bag!!!

Tuesday, July 19

38 weeks

Just a warning to all my sisters - there isn't a belly picture in this post.  Hopefully tomorrow I will get one and put it up here.  I had intentions of getting one taken tonight and we were outside playing and Chris turned on the sprinkler to water the grass and Rease decided her and Mommy needed to stand in it.  So the decent looking outfit I was wearing has quickly been replaced by gym shorts and a t-shirt that is apparently about 4 sizes too small.  I can't keep my t-shirt over my belly and it makes me feel like I've got a serious beer gut going on.  But...I'm too lazy to get up and change my shirt and do more laundry, so I'll just keep looking trashy :)

I got my boss to allow me to be able to work from home next week instead of going into the office.  Due to this, I am assuming that I will probably go into labor on Sunday and not be able to enjoy an easy week of work at home.  But to be completely honest, there isn't a whole lot of work going on when I am at the office these days....so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Rease had a great visit with her Mimi over the weekend and has been asking about her, papa and Riley ever since she left.  I keep telling her they will all be over to visit soon and she gets all excited, we'll see if the excitement lasts once she finds out a new baby brother goes along with the visitors :)

Speaking of baby brother, the child still doesn't have a name or anything remotely close.  We really need to get on it.  I just don't like very many boy names....so who knows, maybe he really will be Junior :)  Kidding....

Over the weekend I asked Chris to fill up Rease's little pool (which seemed the perfect size last summer, so it is really little this summer) in the morning so that it could warm up and she could play in it on Saturday afternoon.  It was really nice out and only about 75 degrees so we went out to play and she spotted the pool right away and decided she was going to do whatever it took to get in.  I tried telling her it was going to be cold, but she didn't care.  She jumped in with her dress on and then decided that the dress was weighing her down so she took it off and then decided she also didn't need her underwear.  Apparently we have a streaker on our hands.  She kept jumping in the pool and landing on her bottom and then saying "Mommy, bottom ouchie, kiss it".  I just laughed and said no way.

I have a few things to get cleaned up around the house tonight, as we might have a showing tomorrow so I better go get them done and get to bed!  Last night I decided to go to the grocery store at 9 and didn't get home until 10 and then didn't make it to bed for a while after that.  So I am due for an early night tonight.  We'll see if that actually happens.

Enjoy some pictures!

Rease was loving all of her dress up clothes!!
She put the gloves on and immediately shouted "I'm Minnie Mouse!!"


She was running up and down the hallway and I managed to snap this picture. 
I think she looks about 16....


This picture seems so out of proportion.  She reminds me of those toy dogs that 
were popular a couple of years ago that had the huge heads and small bodies. 
**And no, this isn't a product of my mad photoshop skills :)


Trying to sneak into the pool in her clothes....



I love how her pig tails are flying in the air on her way into the pool.  


It was hot...so Rease needed some help getting a drink from the 
hose.  Ignore the huge woman beside her....

Thursday, July 7

36 weeks

Rease made it all day today at day care without having an accident and only wore a diaper for her nap!  We started potty training on Saturday in a pretty nonchalant way and Rease took off.  I guess she will do anything for an M&M!!  We were brave today and sent her to day care in no diaper with lots of extra clothes.  I fully expected a bag of wet clothes when I picked her up, but there wasn't anything!  I am hoping this keeps up and it wasn't a one day fluke!  It would be awesome to have her pretty much out of diapers by the time Junior arrives.  

Speaking of Junior, he is still growing like a weed and making my stomach grow larger and larger by the day (or so it feels to me).  I measured 38 weeks at my appt yesterday and have been having quite a few contractions a day for a week or so.  Maybe I will get lucky and go into labor on my own this time around and skip the whole induction thing.  I would greatly appreciate that.  As of today he can't seem to keep his hand (I'm guessing) off of my hip.  He pushes on it all the time and that really isn't the best feeling, but I'll survive.  I am pretty sure I have a terrific waddle going on and don't move anywhere too fast.  Today the escalator was broken 2 floors down from my desk so I had to take the stairs and let's just say I think I am too large and uncoordinated at this point to be doing that much more.  

Our church is hosting 10 or so high school students from Basque Country again this summer and last night was the youth cook out.  Oh my word...it was hot!  I think it was only about 85 degrees, but I felt like I was sitting on the face of the sun.  I let Rease play at the park for a little bit and we ate and then Rease and I left while Chris stayed and played some ultimate frisbee.  Rease was less than thrilled to leave, but I bribed her with an ice cream cone and it all ended well.  I am thankful that McDonald's has ice cream cones so that I didn't have to take her to the ice cream stand and sit outside even more.  That girl loves her ice cream cones.  

Chris is busy working on getting our dryer put back together tonight and I am so appreciative.  I was about to go to Menards and buy stuff to put up a clothes line because the teeny tiny clothes rack isn't cutting it.  I guess since he has been working hard since he got home I should get off the couch and do something productive as well.

Maybe this weekend I will get a picture of the 36 (by then almost 37) week belly.  I think Chris and I are going out to dinner Saturday for our anniversary (how in the world has it been 5 years....seriously) so maybe I will be in something besides sweats and a tank top (I know...jeans are a real step up) and actually not hate having my picture taken :)

And Micah, it's time to update your blog :)