Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some Well Needed Updates!

Well I have been reprimanded from a few people for not having a very good Baby #2 update in a while haha so here it is….

I am almost 31 weeks!! Just over 2 months to go…. crazy!?!

I am feeling this little boy move and kick like crazy now which is really fun because I never really got to feel Boss all that much, it takes me a long time to feel movement! So by the time Boss was big enough for me to feel him he was out! 

I am still on zofran for nausea but only on the odd day so it is much better :) I am feeling really good actually, just fat. I officially weigh more than Brian now so that is always fun….But I think I am a bit smaller (maybe? haha) this round which is good since it looks like I will be going a lot longer haha. 

This is me with Boston at 29 weeks (just a few days before he came!) 

As far as appointments go, I am now at 3 Dr. visits a week! (sometimes 4) It is a little ridiculous… but I guess better safe than sorry right? Good thing I am not working this go around… I go in once a week for my hormone shots (ouch!!), once a month to my OB, once a week for a belly and cervical ultrasound with the specialist to take about a MILLION measurements and now just recently added is a weekly non-stress test with the specialist as well :( Boo….

Last ultrasound they said my baby was big and I had a lot of extra amniotic fluid, so they were certain I had gestational diabetes! Which meant another orange drink test! That's right… I had to do that twice, and it is seriously the worst. I have always had a problem with liquids that taste like medicine haha I gagged it down though and it came back negative! So turns out I just make huge babies… anyone surprised? But the amniotic fluid is still of concern. The baby's kidneys are working well so that is not the problem, so they don't really know what it is. Hence the NST every week now. I get hooked up to a machine for 30 min that monitors the baby's heart rate and any contractions I might be having. So far so good, but if my fluid gets any worse or if the baby shows any signs of stress these next few weeks they said they might have to get him out :S We are really hoping it will all be ok and I won't be dealing with another preemie!! 

My sister-in-law Rachel has been so good to help out and watch Boston during some of my appointments which is a HUGE help because he is a busy, busy boy and does not sit very well at all! haha. 

He's pretty stinkin' cute though…. that is part of the problem hha. 

He really is starting to get a 'tude on him. I am not a fan… He loves to do things mom and dad say "no" to and throws the biggest tantrums you have ever seen when he doesn't get his way. We are getting pretty good at ignoring him though until he finishes haha. 

Here is an example of one of those "NO" things, but this one was pretty funny so we had to capture it before getting mad at him haha. Poor Bandit...

He seems so old to me lately, he is starting to talk a lot more, copying more and more words! His fav is still "basketball" and that's all he wants to play with. He has basketballs and hoops in every room in the house I think haha.  
This is him playing hoops in the tub, his favorite. He is getting pretty good at it! When he was first making the baskets we would cheer and clap and he got so excited! By the time I was filming he didn't really care anymore haha so his reaction is pretty much nonexistent, but still cute!

Brian after bath time….. like I said we have a crazy, busy boy and bath times are usually a wrestling match to get him to sit still and we are usually soaked by the end haha.

He is still a total daddies boy… not fair.
This is them dancing to the rocky theme… at least someone thinks dad is funny right?

Brian is doing good! Just the same hard working dad! He is getting a lot more big clients at work and taking on a lot more responsibility, so we are expecting a raise here in the next month or so which is exciting! He still loves his job :) 

He is playing a lot of basketball which he loves too! He plays a lot of church ball and played in a mens 3-on-3 tournament last weekend! It was so fun to go watch him, he is still pretty freaking good at it!

Boss loved watching it too! He often tried to run out and join them though haha. 
Go Dad!!

And I am just growing this baby and trying to finish all these projects I have started haha.  

I am almost done Boss' big-boy rom downstairs!! It is gonna be so cute and I can't wait to show it off when it's all done! These are a few projects I finished for it over the weekend. I still have the quilt and the curtains to finish but then it's all ready for the big transition… I will take lots of pictures then! 

And I planted our garden!!! Not much to look at right now haha… just dirt, but I hope it works well! (side note… I do NOT recommend doing this when 7 months pregnant haha I was really regretting that the next day, but it will be worth it when it starts growing) Nothing like fresh veggies from the garden, mmmmm. And can you notice our grass growing!? So exciting :) 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Crazy Fun!

Holy Dinah we have had a few crazy fun weeks! I have pictures galore so beware…
Boss and I flew to Canada to see my family for week! Not for anything special, just for a well needed visit. It's gonna be harder (and a lot more pricey) to get back home when this next boy comes so we figured we better get back one more time before that happens!!

I LOVE going home!! We always have the best time, I really miss Canada. I wish Brian could come more often but someone has to work, right? haha. 

Poor Boss isn't used to the air up there, his eczema (thanks mom) and his asthma (thanks dad) flared up when we got there but it didn't seem to deter at all from the fun!

We did lots of fun things like swimming, eating out (I think I had a poutine each day I was there, I know… gross… but so good at the same time) and lots of visiting but we also went to the butterfly gardens which we have never done before! My family has lived in Med Hat for like a million years and just learned about it!

Ready to go in!

So excited!! Except Brodie I guess haha… 

There were millions of butterflies and they were HUGE!!! To be honest I was a littler nervous haha… I don't like bugs, even butterflies. But none landed on me and it was a really pretty garden so we all enjoyed it!


Playing I-spy with grandma.

It was so foggy in there my camera kept getting steamed up so some of the pictures are fuzzy, But Boston was having lots of fun! 

We have to be careful with him… he has no fear. He often would try to just run off the bridge into the water!

He has started this hilarious fake laugh, I'm not sure what was so funny here. 

And he throws EVERYTHING!! Watch out… he has an arm!

glamour shot!

These were the biggest butterflies, they were this pattern on one side...

and bright blue on the inside, they were actually very pretty!!


They had a little petting zoo on the way out too. He loved the goat and chickens. 

He tried to go swimming with the ducks…. gross!!!

Then later that day we had our Easter celebration haha. Me and Brodie missed real Easter so we just moved it a week :)

We had an egg hunt and then later on had a big family dinner with extended family, it was so fun catching up!

Ready go out to find the eggs!!!

There is little Angela in the back haha!

Brodie had an unfair advantage… I thought these would be tricky ones since I couldn't see up there, I had to throw them haha. I forgot about my weirdly tall brothers. 

There was a lot of screaming, running and wrestling… no major injuries though, just a little trampoline burn. Even Ange was in there with them, she is so crazy!

Boston again thought the eggs were "balls" (as is everything he sees)

So as soon as he would find one he would chuck it haha. 

Brigham got the most eggs, he was pretty proud of himself haha


"what are my crazy uncles running around screaming for?"

joining in on the yelling!

and again!

Me and Brigham spotted the last egg at the same time, this is everyone watching us wrestle over it. He won… if I wasn't pregnant though...

Easter baskets! Boss of course got so spoiled AGAIN… his basket was like 100x the size of everyone else's haha. 

calling the Avengers :)

Loves peeps!!

It was a fun Easter Day!! The rest of our days were a lot more chill… just hanging out with family but just as fun! Boston loves his Grandparents and had so much fun with Uncle Brigham when he got home from school! 

This is Brigham getting ready for school.. as you can see Boston is a little distracting haha. 

We went and had dinner with Brian's grandparents one night and I finally remembered to take a picture of Grandpa Leo and Boston! Brian asks me to get one every time I come visit and I always forget so I was pretty proud of myself haha. Brian thought Boston looked JUST like his grandpa when he was first born and called him "little Leo" haha so this was pretty important to him. 

They were funny together… Boston is pretty good at making people laugh!

It of course went by too fast again! But we did miss Brian (not sure why!) and were excited to come back to see dad! Boss got a cold from my dad the day before we left haha so I was a littler nervous about all the traveling I had ahead of me with a sick baby, but he of course did amazing! He is such a good guy! And we get to see my mom again in a month. It always makes it easier to leave when I know the next time I will see them. I still of course balled my eyes out at the airport and the security guards got really awkward about my tears haha but I am used to it by now.

We flew into Vegas and Brian's parents were back from their trip to Tahiti (jealous!!!!) so we spent the night with them!  

They opened a new Children's Museum in St. George so we went to check it out the next day and it was so awesome! Boston tried to eat everything he saw at first (no wonder he is sick haha) but he had so much fun!

Eating the eggs...

Putting them down the chute!

Milking the cow! 


They really need these at the real grocery store...

eating the fake bread :)

My little Columbus!

He LOVES other kids… that was his favorite part I think was all the friends he could make there. He would just follow them around and laugh and giggle with them, I think the other kids thought he was kinda weird haha. 

On another plane ride! You think he would be sick of them by now….

He loved dancing in the theater haha

Big bubbles!!

So cool :)

Near the end we discovered the Basketball room… uh oh. It was hard to get him to leave this room, we would move on but he would escape and run back to this room haha. 

He seriously loves basketballs and he will dunk on the hoops and actually hang there all by himself… his dad has had no influence on that of course :) Grandma and Grandpa have a hoop at their house too and I think Ron was getting tired out from having to lift him up there all the time haha, he has more patients than me thats for sure.

Playing hockey on the green screen, we got the top 10 score of the day! Wohoo

"Why am I here and not back at the Basketball room?"

King of the castle!!

It was a lot of traveling but so worth it! We are so spoiled with the best families!

But either than our trip nothing too exciting to report… It has been rainy here but also beautiful! I love that Summer is just around the corner, and that means Boy #2 in just under 3 months!! ahhh. So weird to think that I would have had Boston last week!! Isn't that so early!?! So we have officially been pregnant longer this time now. 

Boston is getting so big and is gonna be a hilarious older brother. He loves other kids so much… I think he will be a little rough with the new baby but that just means his brother will be tough like him too haha. 

Oh… and someone has discovered how to take off his diaper… great...