Friday, July 25, 2014

Baby update...

I went a couple weeks ago for a baby update and things are looking good.
 I got to take this sweet angel with me.
Kinley and Ty have taken turns going to see Martin with me and both have had the chance to see a sono and hear the baby's heartbeat with the Doppler.
 It's pretty special.
 This appt I had another sono and got a few cute pics of Baby #3. You can see a cute profile out line in this one.
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This one is the 3D one and if you look close you can see a cheek, nose, eye and a cute little hand in a fist in front of the mouth.
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Here are a few bathroom bump pics from the last few weeks:
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This one is also 31 weeks and I Ty was sneaking in to my photos this day. So crazy he is about to be a big brother soon. I am so used to him being my baby. IMG_2691 IMG_2699
This week is 32 weeks
I really can't believe we could have another baby around in 7 more weeks.
 But, so far things are looking good.
 No more kidney stones, no more previa and no blood pressure issues so far, which is awesome.  I am having some constant and intense back pain that I am pretty sure is a result of my ribs expanding and pinching a nerve in my back.  I am pretty much using essential oils, warm baths and a heating pad daily to try to keep it under control.

Lots of baby movements and kicks and I am loving every single one.
 The kids are loving saying hi to the baby and doing silly faces to my belly they think it can see and is laughing at. I am starting to wake up more at night which is sad and good. I guess my body is preparing me for a baby to wake up multiple times during the night soon. It's kind of amazing how that happens.
Overall, we are just so, so excited to meet baby #3! I am thrilled to find out the gender and settle on a name and just integrate that baby into our family.
We love you so much already.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun with grandparents

Our kids have THE most fun grandparents.

 Here are a few things just in the last week they have gotten to do.

 Honey took them one day to Chuck E Cheese because she is awesome and because the kids both just filled up their good boy/girl jars and have been begging to go.
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Apparently Fun Dip (and a purple hair braid) was the prize of choice for these kids and they enjoyed it the whole way home.
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 And one night while we were out for dinner Gary & Cheryl decided to make rainbow cake in mason jars with the kids and they loved it!
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 Full on Spiderman ready for bed..
Kinley and I finished the icing the next morning.
 It was so fun!

We are so thankful to live so close to all our grandparents and get to spend such great time with them. 
 It is an amazing blessing and we love them so much!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Gymnastics Show Off

This summer the kids have taken gymnastics together again for what's probably their last brother/sister activity to be enrolled in together. I just had to keep it going as long as I could and it has been a lot of fun. 
 They do not have a full on medal ceremony in the summer like they do at the end of the spring semester but, they do have parent show off and get ribbons. 
 And, after about 5 of these parent show-offs I finally clued in to bring my big camera lens to get some better pics from far away. 

 Waiting in the hallway ready to show off! Eric texted me this picture because Ty is cheesing so big and he never does that in a picture. 
Time for the group warm up... 
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Ty chasing hula-hoops after his turn on the wedge mat.
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Kinley's favorite...the rope
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the bars... 
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Ty's favorite...the trampoline
beam dismount... 
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

First sleepover and Cow Appreciation Day

Kinley had Aubrey come spend the night for her first official sleepover.
We have spent lots of nights with friends but, never had someone at our house without their mom so, we are calling this our first official sleepover.
 Kinley has been excited for weeks for Aubrey to come stay. They talked about it when we were all together for Inie and Bull's party and she has asked me constantly since then when Aubrey was coming.
She had lots of ideas about what our sleepover should entail...movies, popcorn, makeovers, pillow fights...pretty much everything you could think of.
I was thankful that the next day was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A and it gave me a built-in excitement level and craft to do for the sleepover.
We started making our shirts right away and I just traced the "EAT MOR CHIKIN" sign from the chick-fil-a website with a red fabric marker on all our shirts and outlined some spots with fabric paint and the girls filled them all in.
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Then we painted nails. Each picked a patterned version of black and white to match our shirts.
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Then it was Frozen sing a long and popcorn time.
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Finally, we went to bed late and these cuties slept all night long.
The next day we got up and went to chickfila for breakfast and loved some chicken minis meals all for free!
 How cute are these little cows!?
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After breakfast we headed out to Jump for Fun with some friends.
Apparently cows like to jump too!
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Then it was back to chickfila for free lunch :)
(On a side note, we DID end up going BACK to chickfila a 3rd time for dinner that night with Ben....and it was free too and great but, I have to say, I was chickfila'ed out. Which I did not think was possible.)
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It was an extra-special free giveaway day because it also happened to be 7/11 and you can get free slurpees from 11 to 7 at 7-11. So, we did that for an after lunch treat before sending Aubrey back on an exhausted sugar high :)
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It was just the most fun sleepover ever and we can't wait for more to come!