Friday, April 28, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
For a few days, I actually thought I was 23 weeks.... third baby problems. Since my hair & make actually happened to be done on Sunday, and the light was shining in perfectly, I had Conor snap a few photos for this week. Last Thursday, we had a midwife appointment where she shared many of the details from our big ultrasound. I seriously love my midwife! She is such a wealth of knowledge herself and is always so open with me. I love how she shares all the little details; I find it all so fascinating. So this week, I bring you some midwife tidbits. If you don't want some TMI facts about my pregnancy, feel free to skip this post!
Tidbit #2: I have an anterior placenta, which means it's attached in the front. My midwife's exact words, "So if you thought this baby was calmer, he's not!" I totally thought this baby moved around much less, but apparently it's all due to that placenta he has to kick me through. And now that I know this, his kicks do feel different, as if there is a big cushion between us!
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday was for brunch up at Snowbird. Conor is traveling much of the next month, so we wanted a big last breakfast together before all our time apart. It was one of those meals where our children actually behaved wonderfully. Table manners were top notch. And Finn ate his weight in bacon and then proceeded to literally drink the maple syrup. So much syrup, everywhere. We emptied my pack of wipes.
We also stopped by one of our local greenhouses to pick up a few starters. Conor insists upon getting the garden going early, while I'm a wait until Mother's Day kind of gal. So we compromised with just a few essentials. I promised Liam he could pick out whatever plant he wanted, to plant wherever he wanted. Once he laid eyes on the pumpkin plant, there was no going back. We grew pumpkins our first fall in Utah, and while I love them, they take up so. much. space. But I promised, so we'll have a pumpkin patch again this year.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I was super relaxed about this holiday. So unlike me, but hey, pregnancy will do that to you. Fortunately, I had been stashing away things for the boys baskets for well over a month, so at least I was prepared in that department. We kept things simple, I didn't have huge expectations, & the day went off beautifully!
Finn knew exactly what to do & got right after it. Delighted with each & every egg he found. He felt that about 10 eggs was sufficient, and then called it quits to open them all. And then try to open all the candy. Never asking for help (in fact refusing it), and eating far more treats than he probably ever has had in his life thus far. Liam hunted forever & ever. Not quite convinced that all the eggs had even been found. He was in one new yard after another. Sprawling our entire street. Finally, with an overflowing basket, I convinced him to join his brother for the egg opening.
Then it was brunch (quiche, all thanks to Conor), sadly no mimosas this year. Church, which I feel like we barely survived. But we did. Naps for all. We went to our neighbors for dinner; it seems this year we have traded off hosting holidays. I'm such a sucker for tradition and can never let go of certain family recipes, so while they hosted, we still brought the main course. An Easter ham with raisin sauce. It was such a lovely break to only bake the ham and not worry about my clean (or lack thereof house) and hosting duties. Such a fun evening, with kids playing every where, Finn putting back three helpings of meat, and wonderful company.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Putting on my Easter best (no bonnet unfortunately) is the perfect reason for a little bumpdate!
Total Weight Gain: 11 lbs. Right on track for that 30lb weight gain, but not a lot of wiggle room.
Looking forward to our midwife appointment this week. It's something the boys really enjoy, as do I. I'm just truly enjoying this time right now, trying to soak it all in. This may (probably will be) our last, so it is something to be treasured for sure!