Friday, May 11, 2012

Oh, I have a blog?!

It's been a while.

Daily life just keeps me busy and at this point, at the end of the day when we put Amélie down for bed, I honestly would rather just rest on the couch with my honey and save "pinteresting" things while watching funny shows. Naps are pretty much devoted to cleaning, housewifey duties, and all my fun crafting projects. Yet, today, I've decided it's about time I make an effort to share.

Lately, the weeks are a lot of visits to the fabric/craft store, picnics in the park, play dates, museum visits, projects, errand running, napping, thrifting, and generally having a good old time.

Amélie is getting so big and as we prepare for the arrival of baby boy "S" (yes, he has a name! Let's have some guesses, m'kay? Maggie, you have to pretend you don't know.), her toddlerness is really starting to show. There have been about a bajillion babies born in the last few months and when we spend time with one, Amélie! Thank goodness she loves babies and hasn't ever shown any jealousy when I'm holding one. Yippee! So, let's hope that continues. I'm thinking she's going to be my big helper. She's such a great little person and for the most part really listens and follows directions. Of course there have been quite a few "moments" of screamingcryingyellingtheworldisgoingtoendifIdon'tgetthatonethingrightnow. But, we're working through them and trying not to lose our minds. We're currently reading The Happiest Toddler on the Block for suggestions. But, gosh, she blows us away with what she comprehends. We're just waiting for the day when she'll be able to use her words really well so that we can actually give her what she wants when she's asking for it. I understand a lot, but there's only so many Amélie-isms I can actually interpret. She "talks" almost all day and it's just so freaking cute. We love that girl.

Yup, in about 10 weeks time we're going to have KIDS! Not just one, but two! I'm so excited, I could just pee my pants. Or, maybe it's just the baby constantly on my bladder. He's growing and so am I. I'm up about 23ish pounds and feeling pretty darn good. I'll share more in a bit. I've been working my fingers to the bone (not really) getting things ready for TWO new rooms! This makes me sooo excited. One new baby, but I get to redecorate two rooms! A big girl room and sweet vintage feeling room for my baby boy.   I'm having so much fun and things are coming along so well. I will have two bedroom reveals by the end of this month. We, more so I, was hoping to have Amélie moved over by the beginning of this month in order to get her used to the new space, but we're waiting since we're having guests over next week. After that, our plan is to get her the twin and purchase a sleeper sofa for the front room/formal living room for our occasional guests. I think she's going to love her new room. She's already been spending more time in there since I've moved some of her things over and she loves getting in and out of her toddler bed in the current nursery.

Before this gets ridiculously long, I've got pictures! A little, "this is what life has been like lately" montage.

a lot of puffy pancakes. we love our pancakes.

watching the "doggy," (Kipper) her favorite on netflix.

new fabrics

lots of arts and crafts for baby...

...and for mommy.

bff time.

getting a new doggy, Bruce.

visiting Kansas
one of my projects for baby boy.

lots of redecorating. This one is in our room.

looking stylish

lots of yummy food

the bean-dos belly at 28 weeks

hey, third trimester. I see you!

hot weather = pool time

just doing our mommy/baby girl thing.

Yeah, so I'm now at 30 weeks! Where does the time go? Two months doesn't seem like very much time left. 

measuring right on
no swelling!!!!!!
not exhausted half-way through the day...yet.
we've got a mover!
itty bitty baby boy clothes. oh. so. cute!
new stroller (we got the baby jogger city select with the double thing. love it.)
belly all in front
sweet girl that likes to lay her head on my belly.
nice weather
a super duper hubby
practicing hypnobirthing
getting a post partum doula
lots of new baby friends for my babies
upcoming girls weekend with massages. yes.

Bad. boooo.
lower back pain by the end of the day
sciatica. what?! that darn nerve on my right butt cheek.
baby boy likes resting his body on my right side and it makes for a weird feeling.
feeling like I'm getting punched in the poody by a little boy

the end.


Stephanie said...

Wow! Yeah, I had no idea you only had 10 days left. You look great, and it looks like you're having so much fun with Amelie.

Looking forward to seeing you next weekend. We'll be there with Phoebe, but Charlotte will be staying with Kristen and Todd during the wedding. So I hope you want to hold a cute, squishy baby. :)

Maggie said...

Thanks for the great post! You look fantastic! I enjoyed hearing what you guys have been up to. It sounds like a lot of fun stuff. I can't wait to see the room reveals and I too can't believe that you are already 30 weeks along. My how time flies!

estefanick said...

Soooo exciting!!! I'm so sorry you are dealing with sciatica.... maybe it is boy pregnancies??? When I was pregnant with Ryan my sciatica was HORRIBLE!! The nice part- it is INSTANTLY gone when they are born! Yay!!
You look fabulous! Can't wait to see the room reveals! :)

Amber said...

Loved your post!! great to hear from you and to see and hear about your fun activities. Life looks good and you look fabulous!