Friday, March 1, 2013

Baby Update #8

Hopefully my last baby update!!!! But first, months ago like December or so I won two tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba Live! We literally forgot about it until waking up Wednesday morning. The thought of going to this 9 months pregnant made me want to cry, so Daddy took over! He and Layla had a great Daddy/Daughter date!

She did not get her Sillies out! She did whoever laugh the whole 40 minute ride home and attacked me with giggles and silly songs when she got home! They had a great time!

And to the Jack update:

How far along? 40 weeks tomorrow! 4-0!

Maternity clothes? All the time. I still wear most of my normal shirts with a maternity tank underneath.-Still the same
Stretch marks? I've noticed a few... I'm not too concerned about them like I was with Layla. They fade. -Same

Sleep: Everything hurts. Sleeping is difficult. Blah Blah.
Best moment this week: As always it will be hearing his heartbeat at our appt today. Hopefully Doc Brown will give me some good news that something is happening down there! Also, telling work that Tuesday will be my last day.

Miss Anything? Not really.

Movement: Lots, all the time.

Food cravings: Sweets...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Taking my heartburn meds without food. Other then that nothing.

Gender: All boy!

Labor Signs: Zero. Last Friday I was 1.5 cm dilated and 80% effaced and he was very low. I don't know what today will bring. Hopefully a baby!
Belly Button in or out? Out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Still Pregnant!

Still rockin’ this very large baby bump! This boy is in there for the long haul. My due date is Saturday and I know it will come and go with no little boy to show for it. I'm actually kind of ok with it. Kind of... I'm uncomfortable and all but knowing this is my last pregnancy I feel like I can hold out a little longer. I'm going to miss his kicks.

Other things that have been going on in our life? I'm a straight up addicted to Candy Crush. This F-ing game! Currently stuck on level 33... Days.

A little picutre mash up of latey:

1) Jack's pack n play all set up and ready to go in our room. Just waiting..

2) Layla and I spent time with my favorite (& only) nephew a few Monday's ago. She is so sweet and gentle with him! Even letting him play with her beloved Kia.

3) Layla and I got mani/pedi's! I think I might have got it done a little early since I have 1 toe that is messed up. I really wanted pretty feet for labor. That's really important.

4) Ben and Layla wrestling... I think she's winning.

5) A sweet little Crabby blanket that Ben HAD to get for Jack.

6) I'm not getting a new swing for Jack. Sorry, kid. So I am trying to make Layla's very pink swing manlier for him. I was going to just buy a mobile for it to replace the hanging butterflies but $30+ for something I could make for less then $5. No way! I made this elephant one in about 20 minutes.

7) Before Valentine's day I told Ben, "Let's get Layla a Princess CD!" Omg why did I think this was a good idea?! These songs haunt my dreams.

8) Italian Soda and Sunshine!!!! I forgot how good these things are!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Weekend Update

Just a day late, no big deal!

I am flipping exhausted lately! Both Friday and Saturday night I was in bed and passed out by 9pm. Yeah, I'm super cool.

Saturday morning we got up and out of the house early to go pick up our Co Op Veggies. Do you do anything like this? This is only the second time we've done it, the last time was in August and I feel like we got more for our money then. But it is Winter in the Northwest so I can guess that fruits and veggies are hard to come by. Anyways, I found this website Bountiful Baskets through my friend Jen. They do these all over the country so if your looking for something like this, check our the website. A little info about it:

BBFC is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit. This is a grassroots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Since there are no employees at Bountiful Baskets, we as a group pay rock bottom prices on your food. This also means the co-op would not happen without volunteers. Each week different items will be in the Bountiful Basket! We base the basket contents on what is in season, high quality, good value, and local. 50% Fruit, 50% Vegetables & 100% healthy & delicious!
This is what was in our "basket" this week! I need to figure out something to do with those monster yams.

After picking up our Veggies we were already in town so we went to breakfast and shopping. Perfect Saturday!

Sunday was nice and easy. We set up Jack's Pack n Play, cleaned house and just hung out together. Before the Super Bowl started I went down to my Brother's house for a little bit, but was home in time to watch the half time show. Which I thought Bey rocked!
Random pictures from the rest of our weekend. I'm trying to turn our VERY Pink swing into something Jack won't be embarrassed to swing in. Cause you know newborns care about that kind of thing. Layla growling at me, she was a Dino. Next row, our early morning trip to our Fav Coffee Stand Sunday morning. I had a craving for some of my Great Grandma's biscuits! Oh they were good! And Jack's pack n play!

Now it's another work week, blah. But as of today I only have 17 more work days until my due date! Hell yeah!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Baby Update #7

How far along? 36 weeks tomorrow! Full term! What the heck?!

Maternity clothes? All the time. I still wear most of my normal shirts with a maternity tank underneath.-Still the same

Stretch marks? I've noticed a few... I'm not too concerned about them like I was with Layla. They fade. -Same

Sleep: Oh my aching hips!!!! Sleep still sucks. It's so annoying to have to fully wake up to roll over.

Best moment this week: Hearing his heartbeat at our WEEKLY appt yesterday! Also, getting the last few things we need for him.

Miss Anything? BEER! I'm not a huge beer drinking normally but man it sounds so good!

Movement: Lots, all the time.

Food cravings: Sweets... Candy bars.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Taking my heartburn meds without food. Other then that nothing.

Gender: All boy!

Labor Signs: Zero. I actually got checked for the first time yesterday, I was going to decline but didn't. Nothings going on down there.

Belly Button in or out? Out.

It's crazy to think how close we are to holding him.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Random Happiness!

To counteract yesterday’s post.

Layla! Of course she’s first! She is awesome and funny and amazing! She has recently become obsessed with Tangled and is pretty much convinced that she is Rapunzel. We have to call her that 99% of the time. I’m not sure if I ever shared this pic, but this is her in a X mas gift. Every day we get home and she has to put on that purple dress.

Ben. He’s pretty awesome too! He’s really sweet about all my pregnancy woes and takes really good care of me. I can’t wait to see him holding Jack for the first time. Is that not the best?! I thought I really loved him before Layla but the first time I saw him hold her love tripled.

Daily Deal Websites. Man these things rock! I have too many that get emailed to me daily and honestly I rarely buy from them (except for Pick your Plum!) but they are so fun to look at every day!

Work Friends. They make the day so much better! I am so lucky to have close friends from every job I’ve ever had. It was great to see so many of them at my baby shower this weekend.

My Step Mom Brenda. She’s fab! Even though she lives 3000 miles away she always knows how to make me feel special. Her texts every morning to tell me she loves me make my day!

My Whip (I’m so gangsta now!) My car is always dirty, has a few dings (thanks Ikea shopping cart), gets abused on the regular but always gets us where we need to go. It’s only front wheel drive but it does amazing in our nuts Washington weather and gets close to 32 mpg. Naughty Cal, you are an awesome vehicle!

Rapid fire: Starbucks, even being spendy I love you. Jack Johnson & Ben Harper, you to get me. Blogging again. Elmer, that dog loves me so much! I’m lucky to have him. Pinterest. Being so close to holding Jack. Up front parking spots. Organizing. Throwing stuff away. Baby blankets. Uneven numbers, lol random. Bounce dryer sheets. The smell of lilac. Layla’s laugh. Open mouth baby kisses from my nephew. Instagram. Hump day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Random Annoyances

I still have quite a bit of pregnancy rage.

Loudly singing co workers… It’s not cool to sing loud, off key, thinkin you sound good in an office. I really want to choke you. No, not really but I would like to say shut up.

Temp Co Irker. You are just a temp employee. I know you really like it here, but we just don’t have the work for you to stay when (if) I come back. Trying to throw me under the bus any chance you get is not going to help you get a real job here.

Return Policies. I hate these things. If I have a receipt or a gift receipt I should get cash back. Unless it was bought with a credit card, ok that one can slide by.

Target’s Website: What the hell is wrong with this thing?! It keeps refreshing for no reason… The only way I’ve found to fix it is to delete my cookies. I don’t want to do that, then I have to remember sign on’s and passwords.

My Mom. Oh my gosh, this lady! Without going into too much detail, she is losing it and making my life hell. We are normally so close but lately I just cannot handle her. Do you ever have someone in your life that no matter who did the wrong, you still have to be the one to apologize? & again it will have to be me, cause in about 4 weeks I need someone to watch Layla so I can have a baby.

Ok back to more light hearted stuff, chipped nail polish. Starbucks being so expensive and being the only coffee place close to my work. People who leave their blinkers on. People who stand too close to you in a line. Laundry. Stess. Tuesday’s, this could be the hardest day of the week.

Tomorrow I’ll counteract this with things that make me happy!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Some of the decorations I made for my Baby Shower...

And yes, it's true we finally have a name! We've actually had it for about 5 weeks or so...


Yeah his initials will be J.E.M. But he will be Truly Outrageous! So it's ok! This was the hardest decisions I have ever had. It finally came down to it being the only name we could agree on. But after using it for weeks it really feels right.

I like how Jack’s are almost always the good guys in movies and books. We are also pretty big Lost fans. Edward is after my big brother, Edward James (although he goes by Eddie). It just feels like a strong normal name.

The baby shower went off great! A lot of friends and loved ones. Really good food and cake!

The rest of my weekend was pretty chill. We had breakfast out, did a little shopping and finalized the last few things we needed for Jack to make his arrival. I now can have him and he has somewhere to sleep!

More pic's from the weekend:
I finally got a baby book for Jack. I don't care for Peter Rabbit, but this was the only one I could find that wasn't covered in pink and purple.

Ben & Layla at breakfast. I had to make the picture fuzzy cause the guy with the arrow above his head was so creepy looking! Kind of like death...

My nails, I did for the shower.

& baby Boy's name on the chalkboard wall.

Have a great week!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby Update #6

Here's a baby update!

How far along? 35 weeks tomorrow! Wow! A week away from “full term” & starting month 9!

Maternity clothes? All the time. I still wear most of my normal shirts with a maternity tank underneath.

Stretch marks? I've noticed a few... I'm not too concerned about them like I was with Layla. They fade. -Same

Sleep: Oh my aching hips!!!! Sleep sucks. Also with Layla having asthma trouble this week I’ve been up a lot.

Best moment this week: He is so busy! I love feeling him roll around and it’s so fun to watch Layla get excited when she feels him or sees him move. He kicked her in the ear a few weeks ago when she had her head on my tummy.

Miss Anything? Not having to pee every time I stand up or move.

Movement: Lots, all the time.

Food cravings: Everything.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Taking my heartburn meds without food. Other then that nothing.

Gender: All boy!

Labor Signs: Zero

Belly Button in or out? Out… It didn’t pop with Layla was it sure has with Baby boy!

Today I have a Baby appt at 2:00pm. I’m excited to hear his heart beat! It’s getting so close! Tomorrow is my baby shower! It’s at my house (only place all my bishes would fit) but I only know the theme I don’t know anything else that has been planned… It’s kind of driving me crazy, I am too much of a control freak for this!

This was yesterday... Holy Huge!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's been forever...

Random Post!

I'm cooking a baby, chasing a 4 year old, working and trying to keep up a house. I really do not want to come back to work after I have Baby Brother and I think we can swing it but I need something. I know I won't be able to be home 24-7 so I'm currently looking for something part time...

Layla, My Mom and I went to Seattle this last weekend. It was interesting... I'm about 2 weeks from starting month 9 and it was difficult doing everything by myself. To top it off she had trouble with her asthma and wasn't feeling too hot. We did manage to make it thru the Seattle Aquarium before she got too bad.

This Saturday is my Baby Shower! I know a lot of people do not have showers for second babies, but I assure this is not the norm around here. We do showers for 4th or 5th babies, it doesn't matter. This is my sweet invite! I love chevron! It's very "me"
Other then that I haven’t been up to much. We are working on getting the house de-cluttered and going thru Layla’s baby stuff. I haven’t started a nursery or really gotten anything for Baby Boy besides a few outfits. I’m slacking. It will all come together though! Fingers crossed he doesn’t come early!