Friday, October 24, 2014

Secret Revealed!

I am so happy to finally be able to post this secret! Justin and I are expecting #3! I am officially 12 weeks today, with a due date of May 8th!

It has been a long couple of weeks! Unlike my easy 1st trimester with Max and Claire, this time around I have been nauseous most of the time.  I've had so many aversions to smell and food. Thankfully it is starting to ease up on me!

This is the face I got when I told them I was having a baby!
I don't think Max and Claire really understood what I was telling them.  Later that night I tried explaining again and Claire doesn't believe me because I am not showing!  I still have to pinch myself. Hard to believe I am actually pregnant.  After my ectopic pregnancy back in March, I have been a mess.  My anxiety has been super high in between appointments, but happy to report this little pumpkin is doing great!

Since I lost my tubes in the ectopic pregnancy, our only option for #3 was a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).  Thankfully, we had four frozen embryos from when we did IVF with Max and Claire. We only transferred ONE embryo ;)

Next project: Moving! We are outgrowing our current house and will be on the market around Spring next year. We decided to stay in our house until #3 arrives and will make the space work until we find/build a new house!  This weekend we are filling boxes and deciding what furniture can go ahead and go in a storage unit.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Fun!

The past couple of weekends have been full of fall fun!  There has been bounce houses, trucks, pumpkin painting and character fun!

Making Halloween necklaces
They spent 1.5 hours outside painting!
Touch a Truck 2014

Max loved all the characters.... Claire, on the other hand, would cling to me and cry!
Claire loved the band! She was in front row for multiple songs!

Fun times with these kiddos!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So, It's Been a While

It's been over two weeks since I last blogged.  Since then, I've aged.  Had my 33rd birthday yesterday, the 12th.
Saturday night we went out to dinner with friends!

And Sunday, we had dinner and cake at my Parents' house.

Max crying bc we told him he couldn't eat the party hat!

Mom made my favorite pound cake.  The best part is the top and since it was my birthday cake, I got the whole top!
In other news, I've just been keeping up with two wild three year olds!  They have been keeping me busy and are funnier than ever!

We rejoined The Natural Science Center and visited the Tigers

and survived tornado like winds!

Went to a fall festival! Only it was 80 degrees!

And two of my favorite cell phone pictures:  Max likes to sleep with a toy at night.  This particular night he had a tight grip on this circus toy for hours! The other day during nap, he slept with his new batman rain boots! Love him... sweetest boy ever!

The other day I had an audience while mowing the grass! Claire is sitting in her doll stroller saying The Pledge of Allegiance!  Girl cracks me up!

Not much else going on. Hope to be back to blogging more frequently!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Moms Just Wanna Have Fun!

Been meaning to post this for a while.  Somehow I become more and more distracted every day and blogging gets put in the back seat.  I've said many times before how awesome my friends are.  We are a very tight nit group.  We have had a few weekends away and always have a blast.

This particular weekend we went to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.  It was perfect.  The sun came out Saturday and gave us a beautiful day on the lake!

We ate, drank, played games, talked and most importantly, rested!  It was a perfect weekend with good friends!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


It's official.  1. I drive a minivan  2. Max is playing soccer!

Last Sunday was Max's first soccer practice/game.  He was so excited to wear all his new gear: soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks and he had his new ball!

The coach is a parent volunteer.  I was surprised at how well all the kids listened to her.  She started with games.  The kids would dribble then the ice monster would come and tap your ball and that would "freeze you".  Then she did one where kids would dribble and she would call out a body part and kids would have to put that part on ball.  I'm guessing this was a listening and dribbling drill?

Meanwhile, Claire was busy mothering playing with Charlotte!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Week of School

Max and Claire started back to school on Monday.  This year they are going Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9-1.  So far they are loving it!
Last night I was working a consignment sale shift with one of their teachers and she was so complimentary of them.... saying how sweet Max was and how motherly Claire was! And... my favorite - they have the best manners in the class :) #proudmom

First day of Pre-K (3s class - Ms. Leslie and Ms. Debbie)

They ran in without turning back!  Looking forward to a great year!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last vacay of the summer

We just returned from another fabulous beach trip.  This time it was with my family.  I've been looking forward to this trip for a while.  I was interested to see how Max and Claire would interact with their twin cousins, Brooke and Landyn.  They are 10 months apart.

It went better than expected!  They had so much fun running in the sand, jumping the waves, swimming in the pool and having a sleepover at night!

Little fishy!
Loved doing Ninja jumps into the pool!
These two were inseparable all week!  Landyn copied everything Claire did and Claire liked taking on the roll of older cousin!
We also did family pictures.  I love doing these every year!  Although it was very windy, they went great!

It's amazing how things change in two years!

Now it's time for things to slow down! Kids go back to school tomorrow!!!