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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Alexa!!


I can't believe how fast the past four years have gone by.
You have grown into such an amazing little girl and we could not be more proud of you.
We love you so much!!
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Every year we go to the same pumpkin patch with Matt's family.  It's the best pumpkin patch, so much stuff for the kids to do!  We were talking about how crazy and unpredictable the weather is here this time of the year.  A couple years ago we were sweating the entire time we were there, last year we were so cold and all bundled up with hats and mittens and this year is was almost 80 again.  (I prefer the warmer years!) :)  Here are a few (aka many) pictures from the day.





Braden was so in love with this kitty it was the most adorable thing ever.  There were all kinds of animals around and lots of puppies to hold too but all he wanted to do was play with this cute little kitty.  Too bad Matt is not a big cat fan (to put it nicely.)  Why can't they just stay this small and cute!?




Here is Alexa this year and last year.  How does that girl grow so fast?  I can't believe it!










Wordless Wednesday




Monday, October 18, 2010

Potty Training Update

Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby #3 - 15 weeks


Sorry, another headless picture.  I think it's annoying but I always end up taking them after I shower, therefore no makeup and crazy wet hair, therefore no head shot. :) One of these days I'll remember to take it before.

How far along: 15 weeks

Size of baby: About 4 inches long and 2 ounces

Weight Gain: 1 pound


Maternity Clothes: Pants a couple times but other than that no.  I hate this stage of pregnancy.  My regular clothes don't look good, maternity clothes don't work...I have nothing to wear right now!!

Gender: ???  At first I was thinking it was a girl because I felt more like I did with Alexa in the beginning (I think) but then heartbeat has been on the faster side which is definitely more like Braden was.  Not finding out is going to drive me crazy BUT I'm going to be strong! :)

Movement: I think I have been feeling him/her a little bit the past week or so.  I can't wait to get a big kick!

Sleep: SO much better!!  I can tell I have more energy during the day now too which has been wonderful.

What I miss: Nothing much right now.

Cravings: Not really.

Symptoms: Headaches.  They have definitely been better than what they were before, I don't get them every day like I was.  Thanks for all the tips!  And for the record I won't be using the prescription...taking a narcotic while pregnant doesn't seem right to me and is just not worth it so I'll just keep toughing through them and hopefully they will just keep getting fewer and fewer.

Best moment this week: Having the kids with me at my last appointment so they could hear the heartbeat.  Alexa thought it was so cool and has been telling everyone what they baby sounds like. :) 
Also finding out that my brother and sister-in-law are pregnant!  Now Baby Bignell #3 will have a cousin 4 months older and another one 2 months younger, I love that my kids have so many cousins so close in age! 

What I'm looking forward to: Actually looking pregnant...I don't like this fat stage!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Firefighters

We have been so busy the past couple weeks (months, years...is it ever not busy?) and I have so much to blog about and pictures to share but by the end of the day I am so drained and looking at a computer is not usually what I want to be doing.  Besides I have been having terrible headaches lately that have been impossible to get rid of.  I don't remember having them this bad with the other two.  I had a doctor appointment this week and my doctor gave me a prescription for Percocet but I am so weird about taking meds while pregnant so I haven't even filled it yet.  Anyone have any tips that might help?  On a good note the morning sickness is a million times better and I have actually been able to sleep! :)

Last weekend we went to the Fire Station for fire awareness week.  We went last year but Alexa wouldn't really do much and Braden was too little so it was a lot more fun this year.  Both kids got finger printed, cuffed and thrown in the back of a cop car. 
Okay not exactly, but they did get finger printed...


Have you even seen someone so happy to be doing this!?
I told them this had better be the last time this ever happens. :)


They also go to sit in a squad car, a helicopter and a fire truck.



I think the best part though was getting to use the fire hose, they both thought that was so cool. 



With Grandpa Dave!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

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