Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why We Might Not Be Sleeping This Weekend

Last week we ordered Braden's new Big Boy furniture for his room.  I was secretly hoping it would take a month or two (or six) to come, but nope, lucky us it's in and ready to be picked up.  I am dreading this transition for so many reasons.

First of all, HE'S MY BABY!  I just feel like I'm not ready for him to get bigger and somehow if he stays in the crib he will stay little.
(It should totally work that way.  I would have 3 cribs in this house if it did.)

Second, I don't think he's going to be all that excited about the move. He has been very anti-big boy lately and has even told us he likes his crib and doesn't want a big bed.  Yeah, that was our first clue.

But alas, all good things must come to an end.  A lot of people have commented that we need to do it before the next one comes so he doesn't feel like the baby is taking it away from him and all that kind of logical stuff.  That's definitely a good reason but really, our kids are in our room for a good six months or more so keeping him in the crib for awhile after the baby is born is not a big deal. 

I think this might be a better reason to upgrade...

(Please ignore the chewed up railings, that would be from our sweet little girl who had a major fascination with eating the crib.)

Seriously this is where he sleep every single night.  Most nights he's on his tummy with his legs all squished up under him but he is almost always laying the short way and all the way to one side.  The boy needs to be forced to stretch out a little bit! 

This weekend is the weekend.  Wish us luck.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Big Cut

She did it. 
Alexa finally convinced me to get her hair chopped off.
I told her we were going to get our bangs trimmed and she said she wanted to get all her hair cut...short.  Part of me was like 'No way!' and another part of me (the part that has to brush her hair everyday, usually ending in blood, sweat and tears) was like 'YES!' 

So two days and approximately 375 "are you really really really sure?"s later we were headed to my SIL's house.  Alexa hopped up on the chair and was ready to go.  I was actually kind of surprised that she never hesitated at all.  (She must have been thinking about the side of brushing her hair everyday too.)  Even more surprising: NO tears...from ME!

And she absolutely loves it and that's what matters the most!!



I love it too, except for the fact that it makes her look like 2 years older. :(

(I just realized I never really got a good "after" picture, I'll have to do that today.)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby #3 - 31 Weeks

I can't believe we only have 2 months to go.  I finally feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The thought of actually holding our little babe soon makes me so happy!

How far along: 31 weeks 1 day

Size of baby: About 16 inches long and 3 1/2 pounds

Weight Gain: 24 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Jeans are all maternity and a few tops are too.

Gender: I am getting anxious to find out!

Movement: Lots of moving.  Starting to feel little hands and/or feet up in my ribs.  I'm hoping it's feet but at my appointment last week baby was still breech so I'm thinking it might be hands.  There's still plenty of time to get turned around but he/she better start thinking about it soon.

Sleep: If I could actually get into my bed I think I would stay there for at least a couple of weeks. :)

What I miss: My bed.  I haven't even tried to lay in it for the past few weeks, just hurts too much and is not worth it.  I also miss having energy, I just feel so tired and worn out all the time and I hate that. 

Cravings: Not much.  The last few weeks I definitely hit the point where I just can't eat much anymore and if I do eat too much I feel sick.  I have been trying to remember to eat a little bit here and there throughout the day.  One thing I have been craving though is lots of different liquids.  Usually I just drink water all day but lately I can't get enough flavored water, milk, crystal light, juice, whatever I can find.  Yum!

Symptoms: Lots of cramping and Braxton Hicks.  Swelling and headaches are back. :(  And my favorite...nesting!  I think Matt is nesting too because we have been doing some major Spring cleaning and organizing around the house.  It feels good to be getting all this stuff done now.  It's amazing how much better you feel when it's clean behind your washing machine and under your stove. ;)

Best moment this week: Realizing how close we're getting!  Up until 30 weeks I just felt like this baby was never going to come but now I keep thinking, this baby is going to be here...soon!

What I'm looking forward to: Finishing up the nursery.  Construction is almost done and we should be able to start priming and painting by this weekend and then hopefully we can get everything in there.  This also means we will soon be moving Braden into a big boy bed.  I hope it goes okay. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Potty Training Update

The post that could also be titled...

"Becaaaaaaause, I don't want to."


"Never, ever!"

or maybe even

"I like big boy diapers."

Because these are all the things we hear when we try to have the potty talk with Braden. {sigh}

Seriously, the boy has zero desire.  And really as of right now I don't care all that much.  It is getting harder for me to constantly be up and down with him and with the baby coming soon I don't really want to get good progress just to have him revert anyway.  Buuuuut, it would be nice to see some kind of interest.  Just a teeny tiny little bit even. 
O-well, it will happen someday.  I think we were spoiled with Alexa who was a piece of cake to potty train.  She pretty much did all the work herself, we never really had to deal with accidents at all and she was completely done before she was two.  Because of that sometimes that makes it harder to remember that every kid is different, that's not really normal when potty training and he is only two. 
As long as he's going in time for Kindergarten, right!? :)

Even though he won't actually go on his little chair, he does love to sit on it...especially if he has some good reading material. 
Such a guy. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beach Party

What do you do when it's -25 degrees out?

If you're my kids you put on your swimsuits.  Totally makes sense, right. 
Silly kids.

They brought all the blankets and pillow and stuffed animals they own and made a "lake" with them in the living room and had their own little beach party.  Love their creativity. :)