Wednesday, May 22, 2013
what a crazy little thing THAT started!
happy 14 years "together" babe!!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
the appointment went well. everything is looking good. i've started to get progesterone shots instead of suppositories because of insurance reasons. THANKFULLY! i can go to town and get them twice a week instead of running a half hour away for a 2 minute shot.
i've been really exhausted and pretty much take a nap every day while the kids do rest time. i'm so thankful to have such fantastic kids that all rest during the day at the same time! :)
i feel sick a lot of the day. but the past few days i have had some "good spells". so that has been FABULOUS! today i am 9 weeks 4 days. so i keep praying that around 12 weeks i'll get some energy back and maybe not feel so sick.
my belly, well not my belly belly but my lower belly is starting to feel hard. i can't wait to look pregnant. instead of fat. because honestly...i hate looking fat. and my friends i have not even HIT the awkward is she pregnant or fat stage so i have a while before i'll actually LOOK pregnant instead of looking fat but maybe pregnant. i'm really struggling with my weight. i am at least 40 pounds heavier with this pregnancy than ANY of my others. in fact i'm at my ENDING weight of evaleigh's pregnancy. and i hate it. this weekend has been really hard for some reason. i know it's all my own doing, I MADE MYSELF this way. so then i get even more upset because of what I did TO myself. i have no excuse at all. and that just drives me crazy. blech. i don't want to seem like a debbie downer, and i don't need people telling me i "look good". because i KNOW that i don't. i look fat. i look like someone who decided she didn't care about herself all winter and if she weren't pregnant would need an entire new wardrobe because all of her clothes from last summer and the summer before are sized mediums. so my goal is to get on the treadmill, not to try and lose weight or anything, but to be "in shape" if that makes sense. and to hopefully curb the weight gain, because we all know i don't need to gain weight! my baby can just move "up" my belly and we'll be set, since i already look pregnant. ((although, if i lose a few inches in these thunder-ish thighs...i will not be complaining!))
ANYWAYS. i set up all my appointments for this baby. it makes december seem like it's coming pretty soon! my nuchal scan in the 10th of june, they were able to guess with evaleigh at that u/s. so i'm hoping maybe for a guess of the gender at this one. :) my gender scan is the 31st of july. i would love to do a gender reveal party, but haven't really planned anything. i just think it'd be fun. :)
we're thinking of "f'" names a little bit. right now i like finley for a boy, and finleigh for a girl. i also sort of like franchessca for a girl, but i don't love it. f is by far the hardest letter. or i'm just too picky. either way, we're having a harder time with this letter. and i have NO ideas on a middle name. we usually pick someone to name the baby after, so we just have to decide that i guess and we'll be set.
i sometimes still can't believe we're having another baby!! ((then i look in the driveway and see our van...and remember! :) ))
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Monday, May 20, 2013
it hasn't been too bad driving. and i actually really love it. i made my first stop to sam's club with it and i was able to get everything in without a problem. the only thing we were worried about was storage in the back, because we previously had a yukon xl with lots of back storage.
the van came with a back up camera, so that is AWESOME for backing up.
we also splurged for a dvd player to added. if we take any long road trips a dvd player is a must for us.
the kids all love it. and they're fighting less because of being spread out! win. win!!
the only issue we're having...is a dumb bird that continues to build a nest in the hood!! any tips on getting that to stop are welcome!!
this past weekend a friend came over to give me my birthday present, she helped (did most ALL of the work, actually!) dig up weeds and plant a whole bunch of new flowers. one of my most favorite gifts, ever! after we were done we drove to town and had dinner together. we drove our big ole vans together. and asked for a table for 12. with 10 kids and 2 adults! it was fantastic!!
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Thursday, May 09, 2013
i'm so excited to share the changes we made to our house!! it's been literally TEN years in waiting, BUT God has provided...in HIS perfect timing the funds to make our house this way. and we feel SO blessed!
here is the before of the side of our house.
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
i finally uploaded my pictures from vacation!
here is a link to the facebook album. you'll be able to see them even if you don't have facebook.
i uploaded over 200, and didn't feel like uploading them again.
we had such a great time on vacation. it was really hard to leave. and i had a hard time when we got home, adjusting to life back "home". but it's been over a month...and i can safely say that we've all gotten back in the groove of things.
we're working on school. this is the first year that i think we'll really school all year round. which, i'm actually really excited about. with some breaks that we took this year and things that came up...it works really well to just continue all summer. and really, it won't be every day. but just enough to keep on track with everything and to keep in the groove. it's really hard to get back in it when you've done nothing for a few months. i'm really excited to finish up our year one of tapestry of grace. we just all LOVE this curriculum. and i'm anxious to buy year two, SOON! :)
our house is looking FABULOUS!! they have to finish up a few things this week, so i'll be sure to post pictures when it's finished. AH! seriously, for the first time in almost 10 years of living here...i'm starting to LOVE my house. i've always liked it, but now that we're making it our own...i'm just loving it. :)
it's been nice getting outside to play, FINALLY! the kids have been sleeping like rocks the past few nights. they're just loving being able to run around and play and bike. and dig. and everything else. in fact, they helped dig a trench this weekend. :) we're burying our electric, and shaun was working on some of it, to save on cost for us, and the kids loved it. i'll leave you with a picture of them. :)
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