September 30, 2011

Marley the cheerleader

Like I mentioned last week, Marley had her first cheerleading competition this past Sunday. She's on what is called the Mini team.  All the girls are between 3 and 5 years old. Marley is the second youngest on her team.   It was pretty funny watching her.  I wasn't sure if she would actually do it once she saw all those people but she did great!  Enjoy!

She's a silly kid! 

She's on the far right. That's her awesome cartwheel. 

She got a little distracted. 

So cute!

15 weeks

September 23, 2011

I fear for my sanity!

Before we found out that Marley was a girl, Mike really wanted a boy.  He wanted a little buddy to ride 4 wheelers with and have fun with.  I, however, really wanted a girl. Someone to dress up and do cheerleading and gymnastics, and all that girly stuff.  Well, little did we know Marley would be perfect for both of us! She does cheerleading and sometimes likes to do girly stuff, but she also has a tomboy side to her too.  She loves digging in the dirt and getting muddy. We have a go-kart and a 4-wheeler and she loves riding those and going fast.  So all in all, both Mike and I got what we wanted.

Now, this is where I get worried.  If the baby is a girl that's all fine and dandy cause she can do the girly stuff and the boyish stuff, like Marley does. But if it's a boy, I'm really in trouble.  Boys can't really do all that girly stuff.  So we'll have another "Little Daddy" Which is what I usually refer to Marley as. (Oh and we aren't finding out the gender until the baby decides to enter the world)

This is Marley at Deep River Park in the river. 

This is Mike stuck in some water on a trail. 

How will I handle Mike, Marley and the new baby all out riding 4-wheelers and being crazy?!

September 22, 2011

Lost a week =(

Today was my 14 week doctor appointment. She said everything looks great from my lab results and ultrasound results. We listened to the heartbeat. Marley was with me and she really enjoyed hearing that. When I told her what the noise was her eyes got really big. It was very cute.  I had my first ultrasound about 4 weeks ago, and apparently they are charting me at only 13 weeks, so in a way I've gone back a week.  I was originally due on March 21st, 2012, but now it's March 26th.  Which, for those of you keeping track, is 6 days after Marley's 4th birthday! It will be "exciting" to see if I end up with a March or April baby!  Marley was 8 days late so who knows what little Corn Tuck a Tuck has in store for us. (If you missed the post about the baby's name you can see it here)  As far as me, I'm feeling really good, no morning sickness or nauseous feelings at all.  I just have to make sure I eat every few hours and I feel great. I've gained about 7 pounds so far, which is right on track I guess.

We have a busy weekend planned.  Marley is on an all-star cheerleading team.  (All-star cheerleaders only do competitions, they don't actually "cheer" for any sports teams) Anyways, her first competition is this Sunday!  We're very excited and anxious to see how this goes.  She told me today when I asked if she wanted to wear a shirt with a cheerleader on it that she hates cheerleaders. This could be interesting!

Here's Marley getting ready for Sunday

I will definitely have a lot of pictures and possibly a video to share on Sunday night.  EEEKKKK Can't wait!

September 19, 2011

14 weeks

I have a doctors appointment on the 22nd so I will update more after that.

September 15, 2011

Dinner recipe- Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Snickerdoodle Cookies

I decided to share my dinner with you!  Actually it's just the recipe and some photos, but it's better than nothing.

Cheesy crockpot chicken

4-6 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Put all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles.

We also had broccoli and potatoes. I'm always using coupons and finding the best sales,  so this entire meal cost me around $5.00.

I was really into cooking for some reason, so I made snickerdoodle cookies.

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat over to 400. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs.  Sift remaining ingredients and stir into the shortening mixture.  (I mix it using my hands)  Roll into balls. Roll them in 2 tbsp sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown but soft.


September 14, 2011

13 weeks

Not much to report. I'm feeling great.  And everything is going good. 

September 5, 2011

12 weeks

Marley was running to try to get in the picture which is why I'm making a weird face
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Size of baby: plum, about 2 inches long and weighs about .5 ounces
Total Weight Gain/Loss: last I checked I've gained about 5 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet. Although I do have to unbutton my pants if I'm sitting for a long time
Movement: None yet
Sleep: I'm sleeping good besides having to wake up to use the bathroom around 3am every night
Symptoms: Surprisingly none. I'm not complaining though.  
What I miss: My pants being too big.  
Cravings: Nothing really.
Best Moment this week: Visiting with Laura and Jacki
Labor signs:  None, and it better stay that way for another 28 weeks at least!

September 4, 2011

Labor Day!

Here are a few pictures from our Labor Day weekend.  I went to a friend's house to visit and Mike and Marley went to my parents house to ride the go-kart and got extremely muddy!

Jacki and I have been friends since 2nd grade. And Laura moved here in 6th grade and the three of us have been friends ever since. 

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and Laura is 23 weeks. Due on Christmas day! (Update- Jacki was 8 weeks pregnant in this picture, but it was still a secret)

Before their ride
After their ride. She loved it!

September 1, 2011

Baby bumps

When I found out I was pregnant with Marley 4 years ago I took a picture of my "bump" every week until 41 weeks when I was eventually induced.  Marley was 8 days late and weighed 8lbs 2 oz.

Well here starts the weekly belly pictures for Baby #2 (Marley's decided on a name- Corn Tuck a Tuck. Not sure why, but she's pretty dead set that that's the baby's name)

6 weeks

7 weeks
8 weeks

11 weeks
Ahhh, only 30 more to go. 

Adding a fourth

Well, here's where the story begins I guess.  We found out towards the end of July that I am pregnant! Or as Marley would say 'mommy has a baby in her belly'  As of today, I am currently 11 weeks along.  From about the 6th-9th week I was extremely tired and wasn't feeling good for the first part of the day.  Then one day I woke up and just felt "normal" again.  I'm not going to lie, this scared me a little.  However, I had my first ultrasound on August 25th and saw the little heartbeat just a pumping away.  We also got to see it's little arms move.  Of course, it's been 4 years since I was pregnant with Marley, but I don't remember seeing her little heartbeat and when I mentioned this to Mike he said he doesn't remember seeing her move until she was much bigger.  So that was definitely a neat experience.

Little baby at 10 weeks. Head is on the right. Can see a little arm sticking up.

So, for now we're just doing our normal thing. Trying to get Marley excited about being a big sister and answering all of her questions about when the baby is going to come out, why can't it come out now, and all those fun 3 year old questions.  We're in the process of looking for a 3 bedroom house, but we're not rushing into anything since the next place we move will be where we stay since Marley will start school in a couple years =(

This blog is going to just be a way for us to share all the excitement of adding a new member to our little family and to show what's going on in our life on a daily basis. Sounds exciting right?!