Thursday, March 31, 2016

Easter Weekend Snapshots

I am a little late but I wanted to share our Easter Weekend.  Here are some snapshots...
We went to go see the Easter bunny but Chloe wanted nothing to do with it.
Saturday, we went to Disney on Ice. 
In her cute little Anna dress.

 And that is it!  I hope everyone had a good Easter!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Our Weekend and When Your Child Surprises You

Not a whole lot went on this weekend for us, we mostly just stayed in the house.  I did realize one thing; I have reached that “I am tired of being pregnant” stage.  From not being able to bend over or breathe to not being able to fit anything, I am ready for this last seven weeks to be up.   I realized this as I was down on my knees scrubbing the kitchen floor and cleaning our fridge out.   I am also ready to meet baby and start our family of four!

I actually got a three-day weekend because of a baby sitting issue Friday so Chloe and I hung out Friday around the house, went grocery shopping, and got Chloe some new shoes.  I do not know if it is just me but I feel a lot of pressure to make sure Chloe has multiple shoes in different colors so she will always have a pair of shoes to match her outfits.  I am a weirdo about it but I do always get everything on sale/clearance so it is not super expensive. 

On Saturday, Eric got back in town from work and we decided to take Chloe to the movies to see Zootopia.  Ever since we got these Zootopia themed fruit snacks, she has been wanting to see it.  She loved it but started to get antsy towards the end which it to be expected.  It was a super cute movie and I actually literally laughed out loud at a couple parts. 

Then Sunday was the day Chloe surprised the heck out of us.  We really did not do anything that day except Eric put up Chloe’s first T.V. in her room while I took myself a nap.  I am not going to lie, Chloe loves her movies and she watches more T.V. then she should.  We have probably seen Mulan, Pocahontas, etc. a hundred times.  Even though she loves her movies, I never thought she would actually stay in her room by herself.  Eric and my family always makes fun of me because Chloe has this room that I made Eric paint and decorate but she is never in it and has never slept in her bed.  I have this fear of her being kidnapped and it sounds so silly but it is a real thing in my mind!  Although I had major anxiety and went and checked on her a million times, I was so proud of her and felt so weird to be in the living room with Eric alone watching our shoes and not a cartoon!  Every time I went to check on her, she was doing something different.  Two times, I caught her changing her clothes, one time she was lathering her body with lotion, and then one time she was just standing in front of her mirror.  The sweetest thing I caught her doing was actually sleeping in her bed.  I could not believe my eyes and she stayed in there without a peep until about midnight.  We got her back to sleep but then she woke up around 2am.  I ended up giving in that time because she acted like she had a nightmare, it took me about 15 minutes to get her to stop crying.

I love the times that your kid surprises you and does the complete opposite of what you think.  Even though she did not sleep in her room all night, it was big victory for us that she even stayed in her room at all.  There are so many times that I look back on thinking that something is going to be so hard to adjust Chloe to and she ends up surprising me.  I love when this happens, makes me think I did/do something right!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eight Month Update

How far along: 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 30 lbs
Maternity clothes: Yes!  
Stretch marks: Just on my boobs so I cannot really complain.  
Sleep: I may be sleeping too good.
Best moment of this month: The nursery is basically finished and I cannot wait to share it.  Chloe loves it too has been “helping” me.  She helped me fold his wash cloths, it was the cutest thing.  When I gave her too many, she said, “Mommy, that is too much, that is rude!”  She loves putting on his bibs and using his blankets.  Eric finally picked the baby’s name also which I thought he never would.  I told him he could pick the name since I picked Chloe’s and the indecisiveness was about to kill me!  He finally picked Mason which was one of my favorite picks.

Miss anything: Coffee and wine has been on my mind.  I have this countdown in my head going on, it is that serious!
Movement: Yes, lots of it! This baby’s movements seem to be a lot more intense than I remember with Chloe. 
Food cravings: No real cravings.  Still eating a lot more sweets than normal.

Anything making you queasy or sick: A little bit at night or after I eat something greasy.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yea! I have officially started wobbling trying to keep my balance!
Labor signs: No.  I am terrified this time around for labor since I remember what it feels like!
Belly button in or out: In still!
Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty much happy.  A little worried though because my blood work showed my platelets are low.  I have always been anemic but now with me being pregnant and my platelets being low, I had to go see a high-risk doctor who directed me to a hematologist.  They directed me to the same cancer center my mom goes to for chemo which scared the shit out of me but I guess a lot of oncologists are also hematologists.  They just have to make sure that it is not affecting baby.  There really is not anything they can do for prevention but they still need to know for the labor process so they know what they can and cannot do.  I was also told if my platelets are too low, I can’t have an epidural so that is freaking me out.  I am trying to stay positive though and put it out into the atmosphere that everything will be okay.
Looking forward to:  Seeing Chloe with her baby brother.  She keeps talking about him and it makes me melt.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pinned & Tried: Crockpot Creamy Chicken

I pinned this recipe a while ago and finally decided to try it last night.  I used to use my crock-pot every week but it has been a while since I used it and this was the perfect recipe to get my crock-pot out for.  It was super simple and did not require a bunch of ingredients.  Here is a picture of what it looked like over rice.

I really loved this recipe and will definitely being making it again.  The only thing I would change next time is what I choose to put it over.  The white rice seemed too plain so I am thinking mashed potatoes next time.