Jul 16, 2011

Fun @ the park!

Before I post some adorable photos from last night, I'll update on our little man Lincoln.

I had my appt with my midwife on Thurs and all is well. Jeremy and the kids tagged along with me which was fun. They sat on daddy's lap while we listened to Lincoln's heart beat. It was cute. When I laid down on the table Gracelyn said to me, "Mommy tired? Mommy tired?" Ha - kids are too cute.

I'm feeling good and baby is doing good. I've been saying my due date is the 5th all along - seeing as that's the only date I've ever been told but Jeanne (my midwife) actually said she has my due date as the 4th. She then went on to tell me that my ultrasound (when I was 17.5 weeks) showed a due date of September 2nd. I was surprised - no one ever told me that. I was always told the 5th. But, Jeanne said she doesn't go by that, she goes by my cycle date so that would be the 4th. So, that's what I'm saying now, the 4th :)

He may just be an August baby, which would be fine with me! That would mean next month I'll be snuggling my little man - I can't believe how fast it's going! So anyhow, all is well with me and baby and I go back in 2 weeks for my next appt.

Now, on to the cuteness of my children. Daddy had lots of appts. yesterday for work and decided he would just go straight from there to Bible Study last night so I decided to make plans. I took the kids over to Aunt Kristy's around 5 and we had such a fun night! I invited Uncle Craig over too and we all hung out and had a nice time together. First, we started off the night by ordering pizza and getting slurpees :) Yum! Ethan had a couple sips which of course he loved. He's never had pop before and surely it will not be a regular thing in our house - but it was a special little treat and he didn't have much so I was ok with it. We stick with water and milk around here for the most part - healthy is a better choice :)

We then went to a nearby park and played with the kids for an hour or so. I captured some adorable pictures and while I know these are my kids and I say it often, I can't get over how cute they are. I express it to Jeremy constantly. Ethan is so adorable and handsome. Gracelyn is breathtaking - she's so gorgeous I just stare at her photos in awe. They both have such fun personalities and love life - I love it!

My sweet girl LOVES the swings at the park. I mean, LOVES them. Once she spots them that's where she wants to be the entire time. Of course knowing Gracelyn we push her and she just says "fast....fast....fast". She actually will cry because apparently we aren't pushing her high enough. I gently remind her that she just turned 2 and this momma isn't giving her underdogs! She just says "big fast....big fast....big fast" over and over. It's quite comical.

Here she is in all her glory.

Ethan had lots of fun with Uncle Craig on this little ride. Ethan thought it was loads of fun, Uncle Craig on the other hand was feeling a bit dizzy :)

They also enjoyed this really big slide. We would follow the kids up the slide because it's big and made me nervous. Of course as Kristy is following Gracelyn up the slide Gracelyn turns around and tries pushing her away, telling her no. She thought she had the situation handled I guess. We disagreed :)

Here are a few of my favorite shots of my beauties from the night.

Here are a couple cute ones of Ethan Craig and Uncle Craig :)

We then headed to get ice cream after the park. The kids got their favorite - baby cones with little eyes on them :) Mommy enjoyed a Kit Kat Blizzard and uncle Craig got something he loved also. What a fun night!

No big plans this weekend. We were supposed to celebrate my momma's birthday today but she is sick :( So, we are hoping maybe one night this week we can do it. I've just been taking advantage of nap time this past week or so and trying to get caught up in my scrapbooks. I would love to be totally caught up before Lincoln comes but I have a ton to do so I'm just trying to get as much done as I can. I'm at 10 months in Gracelyn's album - she is so cute - barely having hair at that age :)

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Much Love,

Jul 11, 2011

8 months!

32 weeks along today - just 2 months left to go and then we'll be a family of five :) I'm feeling great and getting excited for this new little one. His nursery is mostly done, clothes are washed and put away in his dresser and hanging in his closet and as of last night our van is set up for a family of five :)

We spent a couple hours cleaning it out. We vacuumed and wiped all the seats down and I even took the car seat covers off the kids car seats and ran them through the wash - they really needed it! The kids seats are now in the back row of the van and we took one of the front seats out and then Lincoln will be in the other seat. It looks so great and roomier and will make it easy for me to get the kids in their seats with one of the seats taken out. I love my minivan! :)

Here's my belly bump photo :)

I feel smallest this time out of all my pregnancies and have gained the least amount of weight. Of course there's still a big bump...seeing as I am 32 weeks pregnant - ha - but I feel smaller than last time. I think he'll be about Gracelyn's size in weight - maybe an ounce or two bigger - 7lbs10oz or something - we'll see :) Here's my belly bump at 32 weeks with Gracelyn. Definitely carrying different!

We are doing well here. Ethan wasn't feeling well yesterday...had a decent fever going and was not doing so well. He was just laying on the couch and crying on and off and the motrin wasn't helping his fever much at all. He refused ice cream, popsicles, anything! Not the norm for our boy. We prayed over him as well as a few friends and family I asked to pray and I gave him some tylenol around 4 and by 5 he was completely better! I really believe God answered our prayers. He went from crying and looking miserable and burning up to wanting popsicles and wanting to go for a car ride and singing and laughing! Ha! I checked on him in the night and no fever and he woke up totally back to normal today - I'm so thankful :)

Saturday night my brother and sister came over and watched the kids for us so we could have a date night. It was WONDERFUL. Not something we get often. We went to dinner at our very favorite restaurant in Canton and then headed to downtown Plymouth where they had Art in the Park. It was fun to walk the streets and look at all the art and crafts and such and just relax. We then headed to a chocolate shop downtown that carries my most favorite chocolates in the world! Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Chips :) There are only two places I know of that carry them and the other one is in Ohio when we go to the Amish so I was beyond excited to get some of my favorite chocolates :) We then headed to another restaurant to eat some chips and salsa and talk some more - it was such a perfect night :) Thanks Uncle Craig and Aunt Kristy for babysitting - we love you guys!

Our 4th of July weekend was super fun. We did the parade (Ethan LOVES parades!) and did all the fun festivities that our church puts on for the community for the 4th. Lots of family time and bbqing' - it was really nice :)

We sat with my two good friends Brooke and Layne and their families for the parade so I snapped some pics - they turned out so cute :)

Here are my beauties!

Here is my girl and Brooke's little girl Ainsley. BFF's - born just 8 hours apart!

Here are Adam & Brooke's three beauties (Annabelle Kate, Micah Alan & Ainsley Claire) followed by a cute family pic of them :)

And here's my friend's Layne youngest....sweet Zoe Eden! I love her!

It was a great time watching the parade and hanging with our besties :)

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Stay blessed!