Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trimester Two!!!!!! (only one to go!)

Month 4: In month 3, I banned Zofran because the only thing it was doing really well was making me constipated! BOO on you!! So I tried Phenegran again, and because the side effects were much less annoying, I took it almost every night when I would start to really feel icky! Then at the beginning of month 4, I tried to ween myself off of Unisom and B6 at night. BOY WAS THAT A MISTAKE.....By the 3rd day, I felt like I was 8 weeks pregnant again, crying by the toilet at night.....NOT GOOD! So we are back popping pills at night!  Then, about week 18, I started getting really restless legs at night, and I couldn't figure out what was going on! It was horrible. I couldn't sit still at night!!!! I was walking around stretching, doing squats and lunges, anything to make it go away and nothing would work. That week, Dr. Pepper really sounded good and helped settle my stomach in the evenings, so I thought maybe it was the caffeine, so I stopped that. But NO, restless legs continued!!!! So finally I looked up symptoms of phenegran online......and low and behold......"if you are agitated or get restless, or restless legs, stop taking and tell your doctor"  So goodbye phengran:(  At least I still have unisom and B6- without that, I'm afraid I would still be feeling really really yucky! I feel like with my girls, I was off any meds by 20 weeks, and had an overlaying yucky feeling, but not enough to be on anything. With this one, if I go off meds, I feel REALLY REALLY yucky. So that's the one thing that is really different about this pregnancy.
At 5.5 months...still on Unisom and B6...I'm kind of afraid to go off of it now for fear I will be miserable:(

Some cravings this semester: still all salty food.... chips are still a favorite.- but I've been working really hard to not eat them.....the salt makes me retain water!!!!

I'm really craving Peanut Butter. Every morning, I want toast with about 1/4 inch of peanut butter on it! Served of course with a tall glass of milk:) Sooooooooo good!!! I also found that Cheerios makes their multi-grain O's in peanut butter flavor, and I am sure loving those!!!!!!  

In the evenings, my stomach still gets upset, and I found that carbonation really helps it settle. I was loving Dr. Pepper, but wanted a healthier approach, so I found flavored carbonated water-but most of those have artificial sweetners-(never been fond of those), so I found Talking Rain sparkling water- which is just sparkling water with essential oils of different fruits. 


Just some other stuff: 
I get a lot attention at the gym:) Anything I do, I get praised, nearly every day that I am there, and mostly by complete strangers, male and female. It's pretty funny:) They say things like, "you are so inspirational","you are so great, I mean, I see you here almost every day", "I can't believe you are here, way to go", "how far along are you, you look great", or some old man who warned me about OBGYN's, and that if mine asked my to go skiing or something, I should say no..........how strange of a thing to say, but glad we both agreed:) It's a great "pick me up" each morning I must say, and I really don't mind all the positive attention:)  

Finally got a pair of jeans with the full belly band.........the kind that goes all the way up to your boobs, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! They are all I want to wear anymore!

This may be TOO MUCH INFORMATION (but hey, this is a private blog) , my boobs are HUGE!!! I've grown nearly 3 cup sizes! Just had to note that:) Nathan and I both agree, bigger than when I was pregnant with either of my girls.

It's been so fun getting ready for this baby! Washing boy clothes (a huge thank you to September, who gave me all her baby boy clothes to use- my drawers are ful!), going through baby stuff, painting crib and dresser drawers, and setting everything up! I really just can't wait to hold this little baby in my arms!!!!!!!!

Still negotiating names.....it's so difficult! We have a few favorites.

Swelling has started!!!!! YUCK!!!! I can still wear my wedding ring, so that's a good sign. And it always goes away. It's in my hands and feet, and will probably soon move to my face........I HATE that part. But I notice it more on the weekends when I don't go to the gym. Sweating it out must really help:)
Post script today: officially can NOT wear my wedding ring. I almost couldn't get it off. So I am wearing my "fat girl" ring now:( sad day!

I've gained more weight that I care to type, so that will just have to be a brain memory. I work out, eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, and get lots of rest, its just what my body does!!!! And proves, NO different if I'm prego with a boy or a girl. Let's just say, I am on route to gain well over 50 pounds by the time this baby comes out.........just like my 2 other pregnancies:( I'm cursed! Ain't nothing I can do about it.........but it still stinks to just watch yourself get fatter and fatter! Oh goodness.......



Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Tooth Fairy came to our house last night!!!!!

 Taya has been working on a loose tooth this past week! Well, last night, she was brave enough to let daddy put some floss underneath it and popped it right out!!!!!!! This is her before picture:)...and after...
 First tooth for Taya, and for our family:) She was so excited for the Tooth Fairy to come, she could barely sleep, and kept waking up saying she was waiting for her to come! She was excited when she found coins in our "tooth pillow" this morning!
 She can't wait to show all her cousins and to be put on the "toothless" chart at school!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

First baby boy project!

 Changing pad cover!

 These pictures make the spot look brown, but they are so dark, they are almost black, and the grey background is darker too.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Snow!!!

It snowed all day yesterday and didn't stop allllll night!!!! This might be our last snow storm......who knows.....so the girls went out to play and built a snow man:) Then had cocoa with marshmallows to warm up!

(Yes, Sienna has a skirt on, she has pants underneath, but if you know Sienna, she still wants to feel pretty and girly even out in the snow!)

St. Patty's Day!!!!

 The leprechaun came and played some tricks on us!!! He left our house a mess!!!!! And our milk green!!!! But he also left us a pile of gold, and golden treats!!!!:)




So we celebrated with a GREEN breakfast:)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Things we got done!

 Nathan found these drawers for the baby on KSl and we painted it!
We finally finished the doll house!!!!!!!! Hip Hip Horray!!!!!!!! The girls love it!!!!!!!!
Here are some before and during pictures:


 It started out as an old brown book shelf, Nathan puttied it up and put some bead-board behind it. Then he added a roof and installed a real cedar shingle roof, then painted it white and painted the trim a light pink/purple. It looks so cute in the girls room, and it is sooooooo well done, it will last forever!!!!!!!!! Just love it!!!

With the new addition, we had to rearrange the girls room, and I really like it this way, feels more roomy to play in!


Other things we accomplished this spring break:

-Stripped and sanded our old brown crib.... in process of painting it white (the paint booth has really come in handy!)
-Washed boy baby clothes and blankets I got from my Frogey Sister-in-laws- this will really save us some money...his drawers are full")
-Rearranged office into an office/sew room/ baby room! It will work great!
-Got out all my baby stuff from garage, went through it and found boy stuff, the bassinet, bouncer and all that jazz:)
-cleaned out the garage, sold and gave away a lot of stuff!
-Registered Nathan for summer school and Fall semester! (Only a year left people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
-Went through all my fabric (WOW!) and organized by color, and caught up on sewing, and mending and started my first baby "boy" sewing project- just a cover for my changing pad, but still, fun:)
-Bought some wipes and diapers from costco- all those moms out there- BOTH ARE 5 BUCKS OFF RIGHT NOW AT COSTCO! , plus some flour, sugar, and salt for our food storage!

It feels great to be PRODUCTIVE!!!!!!

Now for Taya's spring break, we will deep clean the house, and we, my friends, will be baby ready!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Break for a Handy-Man!

 Nathan doesn't have school this week because it's his spring break!!!!!! But he  has been busy, busy, busy!!!
We started with something fun and took a quick trip up to Boise to see all the fam, we always love spending time with them and miss them lots!!!! We had a yummy firepit dinner and dessert at Alex and Wendy's, played at the park for 5 hours because it was so nice, ate yummy sliders, went to church and had more yummy food with all the families. It was nice to know we didn't have to leave Sunday night, and slept in monday morning and then came home. (Bummer, I didn't take any pictures!)

Then we came home and started crossing things off our big "to do" list!!!! It feels great!!!!
Nathan has lots of projects to finish up, so he built the "paint booth" he calls it, so he can just spray it all with the paint gun. It's complete with a fan to help filter, and lights so he can work into the night:)
Can't wait to post all the things we got done when they are finished!

My husband is such a handy-man!!!! Not a wish-I-was, pretend-to-be, but a REAL DEAL, can do anything with my hands kind of handy-man!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!
These past months he has changed the shocks and tires on our car, took apart and fixed the dryer, AND the washer (it decided to break 2 weeks after we fixed the dryer), made the fridge stop leaking, built a paint booth, built a dollhouse- a VERY NICE dollhouse, sand and paint dressers and drawers and cribs, and fix our hard drive and computer before we lost everything! There really is nothing he can't do!!! I am so lucky I get him on speed dial and for free:)

Looks like he passed some of these good handy-man genes to his daughters:)
I can't wait for our little boy to be next to his daddy gettin' dirty fixin' things in the years to come!