Tuesday, March 16, 2010

35 weeks and counting

Yes, I am 35 weeks. I am large and in charge. I am getting tired of everyone asking me how I'm feeling. I tell everyone I feel well, fine, or whatever. To be honest, I feel sick, fat, and tired. My mom keeps telling me that it is easier when they are inside, but I am tired to feeling this way. I am nervous to be a mother of three, and know it is going to be really difficult, but, he has to come out sooner or later.

Spencer is enjoying his baseball season. They are going to have a tournament this week, so we are excited to see how his team does. He is working so hard at work supporting our family, even picking up extra shifts. He is such a great husband and father. His kids just love when daddy comes home. It is sometimes difficult to get them to leave him alone long enough to change his clothes.

Kayla loves tea parties. She will drink anything out of her tea set, and will invite anyone to enjoy some tea with her. You better remember your manners, though. She knows what is appropriate and what is not. Dressing up like a princess is the best. She wore her new fancy Easter dress to church two weeks ago. She even has little lacy gloves to wear with it. She loves to be so dainty and girly. She is very imaginative. She loves to pretend and play with others exploring the world that she can think up.

Nathaniel is learning so much. His vocabulary has increased so much lately. He says cookie, cracker, bottle, dog, cat, duck, horse, socks, shoes, please, hug, kiss, baby, blankie, and some others I can't think of right now. He is still waiting for his eye teeth to come in. They have been very stubborn, and just can't seem to come out. Nathaniel is my cuddler, and it will probably be difficult to share mommy with a new baby, but he is such a cutie.

We have been without a phone for a week and a half. That was nerve wracking, nervous that I could go into labor early, and not have access to a phone. we finally got our new phone hooked up today, so email me for my new number. I feel a little better, knowing I can easily get ahold of someone if I go into labor early.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Time moves on

Well, I am 34 weeks, and feeling better than I was last week. The baby turned, so he is no longer like a spare tire around my mid-section. I now have a waist. I didn't realize how difficult it was to breathe until Saturday morning when I woke up and Spencer noticed the baby had turned. I had more energy and could breathe, and didn't have to waddle quite so much.

I don't know about any of you other mothers out there, but Nathaniel is having sleep issues. He often thinks that 2:30 am is a good time to wake up and play. He won't go back to bed, at least not in his own bed. Sometimes I have to sit with him on the couch with a movie on, and other times, when i am very desparate, he sleeps between Spencer and me. That is the worst. The smallest person in the bed gets the most room, and we get feet and a head in our ribs, back, face, or anywhere else he decides to hit. I have been much better at not letting him sleep in our bed, but when it is 3 am, and I have been trying to put him back to bed for an hour and a half already, I just want some sleep. I am beginning to think he doesn't like to be alone in his room. If only he knew that in a month or so, he will have a roommate, he might just change his mind.

A few weeks ago, Kayla had a very heavy object dropped on her toe. That was very traumatic for her. Her toe got swollen, and now the toenail is blue. She was in bed that entire day, putting her foot up, and wimpering. She now just says that her toenail is going to fall off, but a new one will grow in. She is such a trooper. She is one tough cookie. I can hardly believe how big she is getting . She is still my little princess, and sometimes a teenager, too. She knows how to give attitude, and put her hand on her hips and stomp her foot when she isn't getting her way, but she is also so sweet, giving hugs and telling you she loves you so much.

Both our kids have been learning and growing so much. They both love nursery and going to play at the kidsplace at the gym. We are very excited to add to our family. We are so curious as to what this new little baby will look like. We already have a stacy mini and a spencer mini. Only time will tell.