Tuesday, March 25, 2014

36 Weeks

3-4 weeks left and it could not come sooner.  I have been ready for about a month =).  I felt like she was huge, so I had an ultrasound yesterday and according to the ultrasound she is measuring about 5 1/2 lbs. which is in the 35th percentile.  My sugar levels have been great, but I am going to keep taking them 4 times a day because I do not want to gain 20 lbs in the last month. It keeps me accountable.  Everything is looking good with her and apparently she has lots of hair, so I am curious to see exactly how much she has =).  I am now onto weekly visits, so the end is near!

My mother in law came over and helped hang her shelves, valance and shade so the nursery is ready!

3-D ultrasound, a bit hard to see, but look at those cheeks!

Stubborn just like Reese, she would not move her hands and arms away from her face

The Nursery

 Banner and initial made by my sister (Auntie Katie)

Reese Turns 2

Craziness, where has this year gone? Reese has turned into quite the independent, spunky, stubborn little girl. She is such a joy to be around. She is talking so much and for the most part she is pretty easy to understand. We have recently changed her bed into a toddler bed.  The first night was a bit rough, she kept crying and said, "Mom, I don't want a new bed."  Needless to say it took her about an hour and half to fall asleep. Not quite sure where she slept in room, but she did not sleep in her bed.  She has started waking up around 6:45 which is a huge adjustment....especially for Nate.  I think since she can get out of bed by herself, the minute she wakes up she gets out of bed and goes downstairs to wake up Nate.  Next up, potty training...hoping to master that while I am off for spring break, we shall see =).

Reese's 2 year check up 25 lbs. 9 oz. (35%) and 34 3/4" (75%) roughly still on the same curve that she has always been on.

Some of her favorite activities

  • puzzles
  • legos
  • playing with her kitchen
  • books
  • jumping
  • singing/dancing (ring around the rosy, twinkle twinkle, itsy bitsy spider, happy birthday, and wheels on the bus) plus sh loves singing to Katie Perry in the car =)
  • pestering the dogs
  • showing off for Nate and Me ("Dad/Mom, watch me" or "look at me"
 First born, 1 year, 2 year

opening presents

Getting ready to blow out her candles

Reese's monkey cake made by her Grandma Kathy (Nate's mom)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Baby Shower

I am terrible with pictures, but here are a few pictures of the friend baby shower put on by my lovely friend Dawn!!!

34 Weeks

Down to the final stretch (hoping my stomach will keep stretching without stretchmarks). I am terrified of getting stretchmarks, but I feel that this little girl is so much bigger than Reese. I told the doctor that and I think to ease my fears he is going to have me have an ultrasound on the 24th (next appointment) to see the size of the baby =). Everything is looking good. I have not had to go on medicine yet for my diabetes and the doctor does see me having to, which would be awesome =).  This pregnancy has definitely been a lot more painful than my 1st and my ankles just started in the last couple of days to swell a little, which is painful and annoying. Oh well, trying not to complain too much, just a short 5 weeks away, right?

The nursery is coming along, but trying to put it together is challenging with an almost 2 year old unorganizing (new word? =)) everything that I am trying to organize.  This past weekend I had two wonderful showers (my coworkers, and my Spokane friends). I am truly blessed to have such amazing friends and work with such wonderful people.

34 Weeks!

Bedding by Bekah =)

Thankful for diapers

Reese helping with laundry

My Loves

Friend Shower (me, Heather, Cassie)