Showing posts with label pregnancy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pregnancy. Show all posts

three up, two down



One. This weekend was a pretty great one, despite the temperatures being WAY out of my preferred 55 degrees Fahrenheit range. It was mid-90s here in Denver and while we did spend a lot of time in the AC, we did get out a bit also.

Saturday morning I attended a baby shower for the newest addition to our family. I had always thought that only the oldest kid got a baby shower and all of the rest of the babies were welcomed with about half the fanfare. Well, my wonderful friend decided to throw a baby shower anyway. It was sweet and thoughtful and made me feel all warm and fuzzy. 




I wrote a bit about it on Instagram, but friendship can be such a hard thing when you get older and busier. It's truly one of the best things about moving back to Colorado. These ladies get me and all my weirdness. 

Two. Holy cow, it's been hot. Have I mentioned that? Also, who's great idea was it to get pregnant and have a baby in the summertime? Oh yeah, that was my idea... The heat has been no joke. Also, as as a result of the heat, my poor swollen ankles!!




Also, yes, it's totally weird to take a picture of yourself in the glass of an office building. I'm pretty sure whoever inside is also wondering what the hell I'm up too. But hey, that's what my 35 week baby belly looks like!

Three. Rugby is an awesome sport. 



Chris and I went to a Rugby match on Saturday. USA vs. Russia. It was a really fun event to go to and we had some good seats to watch these massive guys duke it out. Also, USA won by a massive margin. 62-13. Go USA!!

Four. What in the world is happening these days? Anthony Bourdain?! We're in a tiff with Canada over tariffs? Kate Spade

Five. I'm 4 weeks out from having a new baby girl! I am getting a bit more freaked out about the actual delivery process, truth be told. I'm attempting a VBAC this time and while my chance of success is roughly 65%, I have no illusions that I have any control over the process once it all starts. After two unplanned c-sections, I am just going to let the doctors do what they need to do when the time comes. 

This weekend we put the girls into one room together and turned Elinor's room back into a baby's room. The crib is up. The first coat of yellow paint is on the dresser. The car seat is getting cleaned out and spiffed up again. The baby clothes have been sorted and are waiting to be washed. It's all happening!!

Let me know if there are any baby products I absolutely need to buy this time around. I feel like I'm out of the baby gear loop. There is always some new product showing up and I haven't had a baby in a few years! Comment below!

red rock adventures and a little announcement



Hey there! I hope you are at home enjoying your three day weekend! I have the day off of work and I'm more than happy to stay in and play today. Right now it's snowing outside and way below freezing so I have the perfect excuse.

That picture up above was taken just yesterday, when the skies were sunny and it was a balmy 65 degrees. I had checked out the weather report and knew this would be the last day of warmth and sunshine for a while, so I convinced everyone it was a great day to go for a hike. Our first hike in 2018 and probably one of the few we'll take this year.

Because...



We're expecting a new baby in the family this July! That belly isn't just the effect of too many candy hearts over Valentines Day, it's growing a new little kiddo! The girls area asking me all sorts of questions. About half of the time we talk about it, Elinor confidently tells me she is also pregnant and then sticks her belly out too. Chloe is anxious to help and has been checking frequently to see if she'll be able to hold the baby when he or she arrives. We get to find out the gender in a couple weeks and we're really amped up about it. Chris and I could never wait until the baby actually is born to find out, in fact we contemplated taking a genetics test just so we'd know a month or so early. 




So far the pregnancy has been a pretty routine one for me. Lots of sickness and exhaustion the first couple months then by about the half way mark I start to feel kind of myself again. I've even attempted to get back on my exercise routine the past couple of weeks. Every pregnancy I've had I've always told myself I was going to be one of those super fit pregnant woman. The last two I failed pretty miserably at that, so the third time's a charm maybe? My biggest accomplishment thus far has been going to the gym twice in one week. Baby steps...






So back to this hike. We took a pretty short (two mile) hike up near Boulder. It was windy but the sun was shining and lots of people were out and about enjoying the weather with us. Elinor completed this whole thing without having to be carried once. That's a big accomplishment for her and for the family. Chloe also was all jazzed up about carrying her new hiking backpack. She got it for her birthday in December and had forgotten about it until we mentioned hiking. That put an extra pep in her step and really made it a lot more fun for her.







I'll be sharing a bit more about my pregnancy as I go along this time. I was scrolling back through old blog posts and realized that I haven't shared much in the past about how it's all been going. Plus, when I'm going through something, it's nice to hear how other people deal with the same challenges. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

it's the freakin' weekend


Happy Friday!  We made it!

Today I am officially one week away from my due date!  If everything would have gone exactly the same as my first pregnancy, I would be delivering our new little baby this morning. Chris brought that up last night as we were getting Chloe ready for bed and it kind of blew my mind a little bit. I am so anxious to be done being a lumbering pregnant lady, it's a little startling to think about actually going into labor. Biology is an impressive thing, so I will really just be along for the ride as that time comes, not much thinking involved.

We don't have any plans really for the weekend.  The weather is supposed to be nice here, so hopefully we can get out and get a little walking in.  I probably won't be doing much, but moving around seems to help me feel better.  I could use a little sunshine though.  I miss the 300(ish) days of sunshine that we used to get in Denver.  All this dreary, cloudiness has me convinced I could never live in Portland. If it's going to be cloudy, it might as well be snowing, in my book.

On another note, I just got the new j.crew catalog in the mail this week.  If you're looking to spruce up your winter wardrobe with something different, check these out.  They are also having an extra 40% off sale items through the weekend.

christmas in california


Happy New Years Eve!

Christmas is like a distant memory at this point, but I wanted to share a few photos and moments from our week.  We took some time off to visit some family in southern California and got to do a few touristy things along the way.  It was nice to take off the sweaters and parkas and enjoy 70 degree temperatures and sunshine.  I can definitely see why so many millions of people call L.A. home (minus the smog).

The chaos of my big family was definitely a departure from our usually quiet little family of three. Chloe got to play with her cousins (6 and 10) and enjoyed the heck out of it.  She's going through a phase where she has to know where everyone is.  Most of the trip was spent asking where so-and-so was.  I think she was partly learning everyone's name and having fun being able to pick out her aunts and uncles.

We spent one sunny afternoon at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park peering into tide pools.  There were hermit crabs, sea slugs, and sea anemones everywhere.  I will admit that bending down to peer at the ground while being 8 months pregnant wasn't the most fun experience, but it was still pretty neat to see.












We also got to visit a few museum's while we were there like the La Brea Tar Pits, California Science Center, and the Natural History Museum.





Behind Chloe is the Space Shuttle Endeavor!  It was inspiring to see something in person that has flown to space 25 times.




This was an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art called Levitating Mass.  Pretty amazing to walk under.

We definitely did quite a bit of sight seeing and not a ton of resting.  I plan to do a lot of that in the next month before our new baby arrives.  We did manage to settle on a name for the new baby, but we'll be keeping that a secret until she arrives.

Have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve.  See you in 2015!

merry christmas

From our family to yours.




Thank you Tina Stinson for our Christmas photos!