Friday, July 19, 2013

All Dressed Up and No Where to Go

Our car is in the shop this week (with no chance of recovery, tear) so we are stuck at home today since Tony took the car to work.

Izzy and I had a lovely morning of watching an America's Next Top Model marathon. Thankfully it was a tamer season, but I had my hand on the remote to fast forward -- sometimes those ladies get cray cray!

I turned the tv off at lunch and made the kids have an electronic free afternoon and they have been playing SO well for the past hour that I didn't know what to do with myself. So I took a shower and then did my hair!

All dressed up and no where to go. Not even a car to go in!

And here's a belly shot since my hair's all did.

Sorry for my serious face... I must have been concentrating too hard. :)

10 minutes left and I'm gonna let them play video games and turn ANTM back on. I'm dying to see who won this one!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Things I Love About Natalie - 30 weeks pregnant

Ok baby girl, I haven't quite met you yet - but I feel like we are already so very close. Haha! Get it, see what I did there?? You are all up in my business and you don't mind kicking my bladder repeatedly all night long. It doesn't get much closer than that! But I love feeling you move around in there, even if it is simultaneously the weirdest feeling ever.

Thank you, thank you for moving head down!! Your brother refused to until the last minute but I decided to see a chiropractor earlier this time and it has apparently worked! At the last sonogram you were head down and right where you're supposed to be. You may move, but at least you know where you belong!

Thank you for the wave during that last sono. And for winking at me. It was precious beyond words!

So, since that's all I have about you so far I guess I can update how the pregnancy is going in general. Just like last time - so far so good!! I know I am truly blessed to have it so easy. And I am so very thankful.

Although, sometimes Ms. Natalie kicks or pushes on my lungs and I have the hardest time breathing. It is so weird to be sitting up right and not doing anything and then just become so short of breath for no apparent reason! And like I mentioned, she loves to kick my bladder at night so that I get up to pee, but barely even have to. Speaking of kicks - she is getting bigger and stronger every day and those kicks are becoming soccer star worthy. Some are ok, but some huuurt like crazy! But I have to admit, it's so cool to sit down in the evening and watch you go crazy. My whole stomach looks like that scene out of Aliens where the alien is about to explode out. We keep waiting for that to happen! :)

Oh, and the leg cramps have started. Yuck! Nothing too bad yet, but it's slowly getting worse and worse. If I stretch wrong my leg muscles (all of them) threaten to cramp and seize up and never relax. Those hurt! Ouch!

But, on the brighter side - the chiropractor has completely fixed my round ligament pain!! I cannot tell you how much I love my chiropractor. She has a pregnancy table where the middle drops out for the stomach. The table is standing upright on it's feet and you stand up, lean forward and then take a ride down to laying down. She moves the middle out of the way and then cracks up and down and all around and I get instant relief from all the aches and pains of being pregnant! I swear - it feels like magic! Then I get a 30 minute massage. All for a co-pay! HEAVEN! If I could give one piece of advice for pregnant women, it would be to go to a chiropractor!!

Other than all that, there's not much else to report. This pregnancy seems to be going so much faster than the last. I guess it's because Miles keeps me pretty busy and distracted. We are still waiting on the short sale that we put an offer on. I've pretty much given up hope that we'll get it before the baby comes. But, it's okay because this house is gonna be worth the wait. Plus, how much room could a baby take up in a small apartment anyway? (haha, I'm totally gonna regret saying that!)

Still in love with the birth center and the care we are getting there! Hugs at every appointment. In and out in 30 minutes max. Miles comes with and plays and never wants to leave. I mean - I really love it.

And on a totally random note I am loving livin in the 'burbs!! Everything is so close and convenient. I left 30 minutes early for my chiro appt the other day and was 20 minutes early. Haha! I forgot what it's like to not have to drive 30 minutes to get anywhere.

So, I think that's it for my completely random post. 2 posts in 2 days -- I don't know what's happening, but hopefully it's a good sign! I've started working less at the Pilates studio and we've been doing more fun things around here since we have Nick and Izzy for the month. So I'll do my best to find my blogging groove again. Hopefully the next one will be less random and wordy!

Happy Saturday!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Things I Love About Miles -- Almost 3 Years Old

Top of my list, for sure -- when I say 'I love you', you say 'wuv you' back. If you feel like it, sometimes you throw a kiss in for good measure. Hearing those words totally make being yelled at constantly worth it.

You still love to dance, and you love to make us dance with you. It doesn't matter where we are, but if the music moves you - you shake your baby hips and move to the beat!

Thankfully -- you are finally talking up a storm!! You repeat everything we ask you to say, you are talking in full sentences and communicating so well. Except for when you watch Curious George (your new favorite show, much to my dismay); then you think it's okay to make monkey noises to get what you want. Cute? Kinda. Annoying? Uuh Uuuh Ahh.

Now that you are talking SO much, you love to tell us stories. You usually start by grabbing my face to make sure I'm paying attention and then you take off! Your story starts off making sense (kind of), but then you loose track and start talking gibberish just so you can keep going. Then you throw in some real words -- usually "time out" "no scream" "bad Rocky" or something else that I probably say way too much. I nod and say "ya? really?" a lot and then try to help you wrap it up. Which never works, until you're ready to move on.

Your other favorite show is Team Umizoomi. Which is awesome because they teach "mighty math powers" and you love to count and know almost all your shapes. I can just tell how much your baby brain loves to learn and it is so precious.

You love to read! Thank GOODNESS! I love to read and I don't know what I'd do if you didn't love it too. Sometimes I'll find you in your room "reading" your Thomas books out loud to yourself and I just want to freeze time forever! Never stop being this cute. Please!

Last night I told you "I love you" but since you were mad about going to sleep you said "no love you Momma". I said, "oh no, but *I* love *you* Miles" and you said "I can't love you Momma, I can't". And then I died.

You love to run. And you are crazy fast just like your sister. Now that I'm getting bigger and bigger (3 months left) it scares the crap out of me if we are in a parking lot. But I am looking forward to soccer games and track -- cause you are gonna rock!!

Speaking of your sister - you still adore her! And your brother, for that matter. And now that you are so much fun even Nick wants to play and hang out with you. I adore seeing them play with you and you're smile when they pay attention to you is the best! You are so lucky to have such awesome siblings.

Speaking of siblings -- I'm not sure you know you have a little sister coming yet. We keep watching the Dora episode where "A BABY A BABY A BABY" is coming. And we jump up and down (much to our neighbor's dismay) saying "A BABY A BABY A BABY" with great excitement. I hope it lasts when the baby is actually here.

You did put my mind at ease when your 1 year old cousin came to visit. I could hardly believe how sweet you were to her!! You shared every single toy in your hand without fail. If she wanted it - you handed it over. You wanted to hug her and hold her hand, even when she pushed you away. You hugged her until you knocked her over more than once (sorry Alexa!). But it melted my heart seeing you play together and now I can hardly wait for Natalie to be your friend. I hope you like her!

You woke up singing things morning. You came out of the room dancing and singing and in the best mood ever. Since you are not usually a morning person, it was such a fun treat!

There is so much more to list, but it's impossible to list everything! I can barely believe you are going to be 3 already. It doesn't seem possible! But you get cuter, smarter and more and more fun every single day - so I'll take it.

Now, please stop yelling at me! :)