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!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Oh this weekend was a good one! Which was much needed after having Conor away on business for part of the week and then getting back home later than expected. It was filled with so much good family time. Often we have commitments to fulfill or a long to-do list, but not this weekend. It was relaxing, lazy even, at times! Truly the best. Friday night was the most blustery of any windy day ever, which was just screaming for some kite flying. Liam was terrified that he would blow away with his kite; Finn we were concerned actually would! Finn would also randomly let go of his kite and truly challenge my get up & go skills at 5 months pregnant. But I triumphantly chased it down each time. The stormy skies & snowcapped mountains made for quite the beautiful setting.
Saturday was for errands, which is typically rather boring for me. Except Conor somehow makes Costco the most magical place ever. And the boys love it there with him. I was on board strictly for the samples. And Finn has never forgotten that sweet sweet taste of Costco pizza, so each visit there is now dubbed "pizza time"! We made a coffee run, loaded up on t-ball swag (eye black necessary), & had the crock pot working hard all day. And somehow I managed in a solo Target run after assessing the Easter basket situation on the top shelf of my closet.
Sunday morning was for egg dying. Premature? Possibly. But gorgeous weather is coming for us, and I feared that with all the warm temps & sunshine, we just may never have a good opportunity before Easter. Finn was obsessed, wanting to dye eggs rapid fire style. Lots of stirring with the spoon, as if that would make the color darken faster. Liam was far more methodical and focused. Oh how their different personalities shine during activities like these. Eggs were broken throughout the entire process, so I whipped up a batch of deviled eggs with the wounded soldiers. Didn't even know I had the craving until I tossed that first one back.
Naptime, then we hit the slopes which were covered in two feet of fresh snow! It seemed like it would be the perfect spring skiing day, but the snow was actually rather sticky & many runs were closed due to avalanche control. Yet, somehow we still rode in & out of the trees. Occasionally Liam would be stuck in near waist deep snow, but we was strong & determined. The afternoon absolutely exhausted me, so I know how hard his little body must have been working. We earned those post ski french fries, and I really banking on him sleeping hard tonight!