Apr 21, 2015

Tummy Tuesday #1

I haven't been that anxious to document Tummy Tuesday yet this time....
mainly because I was shocked at what my belly has already become.
But then when I looked back at my TT posts from Harper,
I was just as huge then.....so today is the day.
How far along? 11 weeks
Yes, I'm really that big already. At least I'm consistent with last time though.
Sleep? Yes, I'm exhausted so I sleep often. Unfortunately, our family is A LOT busier this go around than we were the last time I was pregant, so I just sleep when I can....including my lunch break nap in my car. The good news is that we have been so busy with track and softball that time is actually flying by!
Maternity clothes? I'm already in my maternity pants...at first I was trying to avoid it, but then I realized that I already had them and they are comfty, so why not?!
Best moment this week? We had a 9 hour track meet this past Saturday, so I would say my best moment was actually getting home after that! Also, being strong enough to tell the nurse that I didn't want to know the gender, even though they officially know now!!
Miss anything? Running. For sure.
Movement? None that I can feel yet, but according to the 4 (yes, I really have had 4 already!!) ultrasounds, this little baby is a mover and a shaker!
Size of the baby? a lime. 0.25 ounces
Food cravings? None in particular. Although when I do crave something, it needs to happen immediatly.
Morning sickness? Not really....not enough to complain about. I feel nauseous kinda often, but no real problems.
Gender? I feel like it's a girl....but I'm not sure if I just think this because we have TONS of boy stuff and so I'm assuming that won't work out. Or if it's because I want a girl....I can't be sure. But either way, we aren't finding out anytime soon! And NO ONE is happy about this decision. I had no idea so many people would be annoyed with us for waiting....
Bed rest? Nope.
Limitations? None really to compain of....I can't really exercise, but I don't plan on doing that the entire pregnancy. I'd love to be a woman that could, but my focus is on growing this baby right now and nothing else.
Pregnancy Symptoms? My back kills me....and after looking at my last TT post #1, it looks like this is pretty consistent!
Wedding Rings? Still on.
Looking forward to? I'm just trying to enjoy every single minute of this pregnancy. I don't know if I will be more successful this time than I was last time, but I do know that I'm going to spend every second enjoying the miracle that is growing inside of me. :)
And just for fun, here's a comparison shot between Harper's 11 week bump pic and #4's bump pic.
A few people have said I look smaller now, I'm not sure, but I'll take it!
(this time in the striped top, last time in the tshirt)
Happy Tummy Tuesday!


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Apr 6, 2015

We are having a Baby!!

Yep, it's true.
Our family is growing again.
And we couldn't be more excited!!
My un-official due date is November 6.
What you may not know is that I had a vertical c-section with Harper.
I'm sure there is a technical term for this.....
This is done with an emergency c-section often.
And it means that I had to wait an entire year before even thinking about getting pregnant again.
It also means that I can't have contractions.
Or rather, I shouldn't.
So, they induce early to prevent this.
All this being said, I'm praying for a late October baby.
We all know that I'm not good at being pregnant.
I've had 3 preemies.
1 of which was a micropreemie.
For lack of a better way of putting it, I suck at being pregnant.
That's all there is to it.
I'm pretty sure FH really wants to put me in a box until October.
I'm praying for a nice, long pregnancy.
And the fattest baby you have ever seen.
Oh, and just so you know, I already have a blood pressure machine at home
and ready to use, I have an appointment with the high risk doctor,
and we have big plans of making sure that I don't overdo it.
I'm only 9 weeks.
I know most people wait until 12 weeks to announce.
But I decided to annouce early for 2 reasons.
1. I gain weight super fast. And it's so frustrating trying to hide it.
and 2. to me, a baby is a baby, no matter how small.
There's a heartbeat. This is a baby.
So even though I haven't reached the second trimester, where
chances of a miscarriage go down, our family is ready for everyone to know.
Please keep our family in your prayers.
We are both extrememly excited and extrememly nervous.
Happy Easter everyone! :)
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Mar 4, 2015

First Formal Dance

I can't believe my babies are old enough to go to a formal dance!!
I'll let the pictures do the talking.

It just wouldn't be Kate in a dress if she didn't have on her Converse.

**behind the scenes. lol**

So proud of these girls and the smart young women that they are growing up to be.
Next dance, I'm chaperoning.
It's just not fun until your mom has embarassed you at a dance. 

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Feb 11, 2015

Distric Champs

Another basketball season has come to an end.
And guess who won the entire distric championship?!
Our 5th and 6th grade girls.
So, so very proud of them.
We have a TON of talented girls in our grade.
We lost one game all season.
And won two tournaments.
Or maybe three, we went undefeated in them all, but I can't
remember if there was an actual winner in the first one.
Either way, they did awesome.

To say our nights were full of basketball was an understatement.
But I loved every minute of it.
Can't wait to continue watching these girls play throughout middle school
and high school.

Go Lady Rebels!!

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Jan 7, 2015


The first blog post of the year is a lot of pressure.
Especially when you turn your blog into a book.
So your first blog post is like the first sentence of a book.
So, 2015.
I'd like to think that I've started this year off right.
Yes, of course, I'm trying to lose weight.
As I have started every year off it seems.
But I have a few other goals this year as well.
Save money.
I'm the kinda girl that sees something that she wants, and buys it.
I mean, not completely.
I'm really cheap at the same time too.
So if it's a decent price and I want it, I get it.
This year I'm trying to be different.
I'm trying to save my money for things that matter.
And to pay off my one and only credit card and my car note.
Be present.
The girls and I often sit around on our own ipads watching shows
while FH watches football.
Yes, it's mainly because it's cold right now.
And mainly because after homework and basketball practice,
we all just need our down time.
But I want to be more involved with my kids.
And make lots of memories.
We've started a tradition of playing UNO every single night.
Obviously we won't continue playing every night,
but it's fun to all get together and play a game.
Put down the electronics and just enjoy each other.
My goal this year is to make more memories.
I think that's about it.
I dont want to set too many goals.
Oh, there are 2 more tiny goals:
have another baby and survive these two teenager attitudes that are all up in my house.
But you know, those should be simple.......sarcasm font.
Hope everyone has a happy new year.
I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for our little family. :)
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Dec 31, 2014

Christmas 2014

Again, I'm a bad picture taker.
Apparently, I'm too concerned with opening presents.
But here are a few from Christmas.

And that's about all I took/stole from others.
Kinda sad really!
We did have family pics taken as a surprise for my Mom this year.
I just KNEW she was going to love them!
She has always wanted us to take pics, we just have never
gotten around to doing it.
On the way to take the pics, I realized that I forgot Harper's elephant.
In case you are wondering, that's his stuffed animal that I like in
all family pics to represent him.
And I forgot it!
FH said we could turn around and go get it, but I didn't want to be late.
But now I wish I would have.
I feel like I left him out!
Other than that, I loved how the pics turned out.
Here's just a few of them:

I sure do love this family of mine.
We had a great Christmas.
With way more gifts that necessary.
WAY too much food.
And note to self, if you are reading this next year around Christmas:
They are way too good and you will gain 455 lbs eating the extra ones.
Merry Christmas everybody.
Can't wait to see what 2015 brings. :)

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The Elves

I've blogged about our elves every year.
I felt like the girls were a little old for them this year,
but alas, the things keep showing up.
They weren't very active this year.
But Harper's elf did decide to stay a part of our family,
in hopes that he would have a baby of his own to visit next year.
Luckily, our elves aren't that crazy.
After about 6 or 7 years, I guess they calm down a little.

The girls KEPT ON talking about them, wondering when they would show up.
And they finally appeared on a Monday morning just chilling in FH's car,
waiting on the girls to go to school.

And, the older K&A get, the more I forget to take pics of what the elves do.....
It's always a fun time with these little stinkers in our house.
Until next year.

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