Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekend in pictures

 This weekend was perfect weather, and was super relaxing.  Just what we needed after a lonnnng week of tantrums and sickness.  On Saturday we didn't do much just lounged around and then met up with my Brother, SIL, and their dog for a long walk at the park.  Sunday we went to the lake, and Charlotte had a blast in the sand and playing in the (freezing cold) water.  Then we just enjoyed the weather the rest of the day and went to a BBQ at my in-laws.  Today Russ had to work unfortunately so me and Char picked up Elisabeth (crazy med school)  and headed to the beach! It is our favorite place and so relaxing and just perfect.  It is right by Canada so your phone doesn't get service so you really are out of touch with people for the time you are there, it is pretty perfect.  It is my definite happy place! That last picture of me and E, my bump is huge, I am wearing a mom tankini, and there is my best friend with her nice abs, I seriously must love her to let a picture like this grace the internet.  Love you E!
All in all it was the best weekend, thank you all to have served, and are serving.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In my brain

1) We started potty training.  Day one: put her in her (batman) underwear and let her roam free outside...she stood on the porch and peed while waving to the mailman...yeahhhh she isn't ready.  Also we let her pick out her own underwear at Target and she chose superhero boys underwear, and floral girls underwear, I am pretty impressed and proud that she is girly and equal parts tom boy, and so is Russ because he is so nerdy he loves superhero stuff.

2) Ever wondered how many temper tantrums (I am talking full on scream crying throw yourself on the floor) someone can have in 20 minutes? 10. She had 10 in 20 minutes.  I now know why day drinking is acceptable.  (No I didn't have a drink, YES I wanted one)

3.) Russ has to work on Monday, and I was feeling sad about it because it is supposed to be 84 and sunny, so I complained to my bff and she has Monday off and suggested we go to the BEACH.  So now I am excited.  I just hope nobody minds my pregnant self trying to tan my white belly.

4.) My wedding rings don't fit anymore.

5.) I made dinner THREE times this week.  I am so proud of myself

6.) After tantrum 10 today Russ pulled out Char's comforter and it was magic she was so excited and I wasn't wondering how early I could possibly put her to bed anymore. 

7.) My cat has the WORST dingleberries.  It is literally the grosses thing ever.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

27 week update

Pregnancy update...27 weeks baby bump! I was technically 27 weeks on Monday.  I didn't have to buy any maternity clothes up until today I finally got fed up and bought shorts, and a few t shirts.  Black and pink.  I don't want to buy anything else if I can help it but I literally only wore leggings, one pair of jeans (with a belly band) and sweat pants all day every day.  It was so humid today I was sweating balls and had to do something so I got Liz Lange jean shorts from Target.  They are actually normal looking and not ugly and don't squeeze my legs.  I tried on like ten pairs and fell over five times in the process...I hate trying on clothes with a belly my balance is all out of whack.  Plus Charlotte was constantly telling me "Mommy your tummy is HUGE" sooo that was fun.  The only problem is now I have to figure out how to shave my legs...WHY did I think being pregnant in the summer was a good idea? Oh well, I guess I will look forward to falling over in the shower now!
I am feeling pretty great actually, and I have been trying to stay as active as possible, the other day though when Russ and I were going on a walk he said to me "where do you want to waddle today?" hahaha I do waddle.  Well I kind of feel like I do.  My blood pressure is good, baby is measuring kind of small (just smaller than with C) but she is healthy, I am trying not to give into my ice cream cravings (frozen lemonade for the win).  I have had a few braxton hicks but other then that things are going pretty well.  It was SO humid today I got cankles, but honestly I don't mind because they will go away.  I know I say this a lot but I really cannot believe that we are this far along and that she will be here sooner then we think! We are so excited, and Charlotte says every day to my belly that she loves baby E.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Recipe for a perfect day

 If today could happen every day that would be great.  Recipe for the perfect day: sun + your bff + your little bff + picnic + uninterupted long convos with your bff (while your little bff is sleeping) + frozen lemonade.
I literally love summer.  
I love the shot I took of C with her legs crossed, and all the ones of her and crazy med school.  
Charlotte wasn't feeling that great today, she had a fever, but once we got outside? She just forgot she was sick I think and was her usual self! She slept in until 8:30 today, which was a REALLY nice change from the 7 am wake up call I have been getting...damn birds outside her window.  I am trying to get better with my photography because I honestly LOVE it and its just fun to take pictures I love the candid ones the best!

Sunday, May 18, 2014


I can't believe its already Sunday. This week flew by for me, Russ worked a lot so we were mostly on our own, except Thursday I got my hair cut FINALLY and long awaited highlights.  I finally feel like summer MIGHT be here to stay (except some stupid weather this week and it going down to 34 degrees).  There is seriously nothing better then a haircut and color I haven't gotten one in forever so it was much needed! I am starting to feel huge, and uncomfortable and I can't believe I am starting my third trimester tomorrow.  27 weeks. In other news Charlotte gave up her pacifier about two weeks ago, and she just gave up (FINALLY) her night bottle.  I actually can't even believe that she is growing up this fast.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

dandelion crowns

On Mother's day me and Char took a walk and collected dandelions to make crowns for everyone.  Russ caught us on the front porch making them, please excuse the dirty door we haven't really cleaned it since Cody girl passed away and Char gets it messy every day soooo in other words we are lazy...its probably fine.
I love these two more than words can say.  They are both so amazing, and oh my gosh I can't wait until the baby gets here so I can get back into SHAPE.  I am starting to get the fat preggers face, and my back hurts, I get cankles if I am on my feet too long...blah.  I LOVE the end product of all this, and don't get me wrong I am so lucky to get to have another baby, but srsly pregnancy and me DO NOT get along. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nature, Food, and Family

 Happy Mothers day!! I am so lucky to have such an amazing daughter, and another one on the way.  Being a mom is the hardest, and most rewarding job I have ever had.  There are days where I think I am not cut out for it, but then other days I think its the best thing ever.  I am so grateful for this little girl who made me a mom.  I love her more than words can say, even if she annoys the shit out of me sometimes! 
Thank you also to my Mom, who set a great example of what a Mom should be.  Thank you for inspiring me daily, and for being Charlotte's Nana.  
I woke up to a sweet card and pancakes made by Russ and Char, and then we went to some gardens and got out and walked around and took some pictures, whenever we tell C to smile now she gives this crazy smile face and I just love it.  It has been a great day so far, and exactly what I always want: nature, and yummy food!

Friday, May 9, 2014

What a week

 This week took a lot out of me, by way of toddler tantrums, Russ working late, and just rainy cloudy days.  I really shouldn't complain because its not like R is a doctor or out of town all the time, but I guess I am about 6 months preggers, so maybe that is why I am so tired? Once we got to Thursday it was 84 degrees and SUNNY so we took full advantage of it and went to this lake that is 30 min away from our house.  I haven't seen C that happy in a long time.  It was SO nice to just not wear coats, put on sunscreen and enjoy the sun.  C picks out most of her outfits these days so I never know what she will end up putting on in the morning, the other day she picked out rain boots, polka dot shorts, pink shirt, jean jacket, and her hat.  She is so funny about it I don't even make her change into something else, because it actually is so not matching that its cute! The girl has style! I got a boba wrap the other day in the mail (my mom got it for me, so nice) and I practiced on Char's baby doll and I am SO excited to baby wear this time around, with C I never did, I basically just had her in my arms or car seat, but I feel like this time around I really will need to while I run after my crazy 2 year old.  I was picking up Charlotte today to put her on the swings and I pulled something in my back, so currently I am laying in my bed with a bag of frozen peas on my back...hopefully it feels better tomorrow.  Thankfully Russ came home early so I didn't have to stand up anymore with C.  
Yesterday was my 4 year wedding anniversary with R! We had big plans to go on a progressive dinner: apps at one restaurant, dinner at another, dessert at another....well we got so full from dinner we didn't make it to dessert, but we did go get some pints of ice cream (which was the worst decision EVER in life) we were still so full from last night this morning we didn't even eat breakfast! Sometimes I hate being preggers because I can't even eat as much as I want to, and I get full SO QUICK.  
Have a great weekend everyone!! 


Sunday, May 4, 2014

wedding date

You guys! Russ and I got to a fancy wedding in Detroit, withOUT C!! It was so wonderful.  We got to dress up, look nice, not leave early, and actually dance and enjoy ourselves. (Thanks to my mom and dad for taking care of C!!) It was seriously the best night ever.  The bride was beautiful, the location was perfect, the food was seriously amazing, and the music! We danced all night.  It was a really fun night, and I am so glad we got to go.  This Thursday is our 4 year wedding anniversary so we are going restaurant hopping to three different places to eat and we get to get dressed up again and hang out just US again! I really miss our date nights they come few and far between, and I am sure once baby girl gets here they will be even LESS so its nice to enjoy this while it lasts!! After our anniversary we have our five year college reunion for a weekend together and after that nothing else, so we made a list of 40 cheap or free date nights we could do without kids to hopefully not lose our sanity in the upcoming months.