December 27, 2011

Meet Annabelle

My friend Laura that I've known since 6th grade finally had her baby! She was due on Christmas day but ended up being born on the 17th (A day after Laura's birthday)  They live in Ohio and originally hadn't planned on coming out here until the middle of January =(  Laura texted me on the 23rd and said she was coming out here this week! This made my Christmas. haha! So, here she is- Annabelle Christine. Born Dec. 17th. 5lbs 13 oz. She's so cute and so tiny!

Love that little nose! 

Marley and Annabelle. Marley was very good around her. I'll admit I was a little scared on the drive over that Marley was going to be a crazy child. 

Annabelle, Jacki (22 weeks pregnant), Me (28 weeks), Marley, and Laura

Christmas and 28 weeks

This post is going to mostly be all pictures. I'm currently 28 weeks! It's going by so fast!

Marley and all her "Santa" presents

JJ, Marley, Mallarie, and Maliyah

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My 28 week belly.

December 15, 2011

26 weeks and emergency rooms

This week marks 26 weeks. I'm having a hard time getting comfortable at night, but otherwise everything is going good.

Yesterday we got to spend 3 hours in the emergency room.  I was at home with Marley. She was playing and I was watching tv.  All of a sudden my vision got really blurry and I could only see straight ahead.  The cat jumped up next to me, but I couldn't see her. I called Mike and he came home from work and we went to the er.  My temperature was fine. My blood pressure was fine. Heart rate was fine (mine and Corn's)  We basically sat there for three hours, then a nurse came in and said we could go home. So not sure why my vision messed up, and they didn't say either. They just said to make a follow up appointment with my dr.  Glad I only have 14-16 weeks left...

Oh and here's one just because-

December 10, 2011

25 weeks and the first snow

I had a dr. appt this week. Nothing really new to report. Everything looks good still. Can't believe how fast time is going.

Marley has been asking if it's Christmas yet and when it's going to snow and why it hasn't snowed yet.  I found a chocolate calendar to help her see when it's almost Christmas. She loves it!

That day was a trumpet. 
We finally had our first snow last night. Not a lot at all, but Marley absolutely freaked when she saw it.

December 8, 2011

Addicted to Pinterest

I've heard everyone talking about Pinterest but never really got it. I finally decided to join and see what all the hype is about. I AM ADDICTED!! There are so many things on there. From recipes to hair bows to organization ideas. I read a blog called Young House Love and they occasionally have Pinterest challenges. They ask their readers to actually do one of the things they have "pinned" Their challenge is what really gave me the push to join. I didn't participate when they had their challenge, but I did decide to do one of my pinned items.

Under my kitchen sink is DISGUSTING!! There is no bottom to the cabinet so everything sits on the concrete floor. Last summer the pipes backed up so the floor is gross, and the wall back there is nasty too. Anyways, I decided my first task would be to utilize my space better. I saw this idea on pinterest and had to give it a shot.

Here's my cabinet. See it's nasty!

After I installed my $3 towel bar from K-Mart

There ya have it. Basically it's a $3 towel bar and then you hang spray bottles from it. It took me about 20 minutes, but probably half that time was spent trying to fit comfortably under there to nail the bar up. (My belly is getting in the way a lot more lately)

My goal is to do at least one thing that I pin a week. Next up is an awesome bib for Baby Corn! I will definitely be back with an update on that!

November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving and 23 weeks

We had a great thanksgiving with both of our families. Here's a few photos.

Mike and the kids playing legos. 

Crazy kids. 

Mike and Marley playing her new keyboard. 

Marley and Mike's dad (aka the grandpa with hair) playing Don't break the ice.
Also last Wednesday marked week number 23!  I decided to do a little comparison this week.

Current 23 weeks (left side) 23 weeks pregnant with Marley (right side)

November 18, 2011

22 weeks and SANTA!

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. So far I've gained about 15 pounds. I feel pretty good all the time. Though today while at the hardware store I did have to run outside to get some fresh air cause I felt like I was going to pass out. Little boy is kicking away every night.

 I have a little buddy in this picture. Marley just had to get in there at the last second.  Marley has said for months that she hates dresses =(  I had at least 10 dresses that my mom had bought her, I either sold them or gave them back to my mom because Marley refused to wear them.  Well, when Marley said she wanted to go see Santa, I told her she had to wear a dress. She gladly agreed to wear it. After she put it on she even said she likes dresses now.  I know she'll wake up tomorrow and say she hates them again, but for a few hours it was nice to have a little fancy girl in a dress!

That's a Marley original pose

She told Santa she wants a yo-yo for Christmas. Afterwards she told me that Santa is cool. 

November 11, 2011

Girl or Boy?

Well today was our gender ultrasound.  I've been very indecisive if I wanted to find out or not. Mike really wanted to know. So our compromise- the tech wrote it down and put it in an envelope.  Well we were home an hour and I decided the envelope needed to be open. (I don't like secrets)  So here goes-

Inside was a note and this ultrasound picture.

Here's some other pictures from today too.


November 2, 2011

This post is brought to you by the letter H

Halloween-  Marley said back in early September that she wanted to be a dinosaur for Halloween. I found 2 dino costumes for her. All along she wanted to be the green one, but when it was time to get dressed to go trick or treat, she changed her mind and was the blue one. She is one cute dino!

Half way done- ALREADY!? Today marked 20 weeks pregnant. It's gone by so fast, and the next 8 weeks will fly by with the holidays. I have a dr. appt on the 10th, and then the gender ultrasound, (still not finding out!) I have a lot of items for the baby already- 2 car seats, swing, bed set, crib, exersaucer, some yellow duck clothes, bouncer seat, and a black diaper bag since Mike wouldn't ever carry Marley's since it was pink. Corn tuck a tuck is roughly 10 inches long and weighs 10 ounces. Still lots of growing to do.  I'll update more after my appt. and ultrasound depending on when that is.

October 20, 2011

The good, the bad, and the uh-oh!

Here's the good-

18 weeks. Baby's heartbeat is right at 150.  Everything looks good so far. I also got my flu shot today.

Here's the bad-

That's an awesome bruise right? This is from about a week ago when I was mowing the grass. Something shot out and hit me right in the leg. It hurt so bad. 
And now the much anticipated uh-oh-

I was upstairs getting laundry and checking my email, and Marley yells up. " Mom I don't want my curl anymore" I instantly knew what she had done. Came downstairs and she had cut off all but an inch of her bangs. I cried, she cried, and Mike yelled. I trimmed them up a little so she didn't look so weird, but it's still not great. 

October 19, 2011

More blinds!

Once I hung up the one set of blinds, I had to do it to all our big windows.

This is our bigger window in our living room.  

Smaller window in living room 

Both windows. See that sun is harsh, but makes it so warm in there on cold sunny days. 

Dining room window.  
My next goal is all the smaller windows, but I have to wait for them to go on sale again. I ended up getting all three sets of blinds for around $50.

And here's a fun picture for you. Marley was pretending to be a puppy. Zeus looks HUGE!

Fixer Upper

We got a jump start on the upstairs bathroom this week since it's been rainy and Mike's been off work.  Normally the bathroom upstairs has about 10 boxes of Marley's old clothes in there. I sell them online (Tiny Monkey Resale )  So the first step was taking all those out of there.  Next we took out the toilet and the nasty old paneling that was in there.

As you can tell this bathroom is right off the "hallway" that leads to our bedroom.                                                               There is no door. Who needs privacy anyways?! 

This picture shows it the best. The ceiling of the bathroom is slanted. So if you're taller than me at a whopping 5ft 5 inches and you stand near the toilet, you will hit your head on the ceiling.  We can't really fix that, which is why it's perfect for 3 foot tall Marley. 

Then we made a trip to Menard's for all the supplies we would need. Since this will eventually be Marley and Corn Tuck a Tuck's bathroom, we let Marley pick out the color. She picked shocking green. Which is NEON GREEN!  We have some wood/laminate flooring already that was given to us, so we're going to use that.  And where the paneling was we are putting some more paneling, but it looks like white tile so it's a major improvement over the wood.  We also had to get 2 pieces of drywall to finish the wall in the "hallway" and some other necessities.  We ended up spending $100.75.  Not to shabby for a bathroom remodel.  So in true Mike fashion, we got home around 9pm from Menard's and went to work.  We are maybe halfway done as of right now. For a 25 sq. foot bathroom we sure are taking our sweet time.

Mike hanging the "tile" paneling. 

Our hallway wall.  Exciting huh? 
We should be done soon. Then we'll move onto the big switch a roo of our rooms. One day Marley will be so excited to be upstairs and other days she'll say she doesn't want a new room.  Silly child.

October 14, 2011

17 weeks

Time is going by SO FAST! I seriously didn't even realize I was 17 weeks until facebook posted my weekly update.  I have my next dr. appt on the 20th so I'll post more of an update then.