Wednesday, August 17, 2011

20 weeks

Note:  Life for the last week or so has been beyond crazy.  Moving, driving 25 hours straight (on my birthday no less), staying with my parents, trying to find a house, Dan starting his new job, and on and on.  I really hope we get settled quickly and my "regular" crazy life can resume.

20 weeks

Size of baby: 10 1/2 ounces.  About 10 inches long, if stretched from head to heel; about the size of a banana

Total Weight Gain: I was up 10 pounds at my last checkup.

Maternity Clothes: They all fit well now, nothing feels too big anymore.  And I am already getting tired of a few items.

Gender: Boy.  And having a hard time finding a name.

Movement: Everyday now.  Not all the time yet, but anytime I stop and rest, I feel him kick.  Dan has even felt a kick too.

Sleep: I am tired of waking up every night to pee.  I haven't slept all the way through the night since I was about 8 weeks.  I am just glad when I can fall back asleep.  I hate insomnia.

What I miss: I haven't felt deprived of anything lately.

Cravings: McDonald's cheeseburgers and fries are delicious!!

Symptoms: Very few lately.  I am not sick or tired.  In fact, I sometimes forget I am even pregnant.

Best moment this week:  Feeling more movement.  It was my favorite thing about pregnancy before, and I am excited to experience it again.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our crazy summer

This summer has just been crazy.

It all started when we decided to move. 

Then I found out I was pregnant, and spent 3 months tired, queasy, and stressed over a subchorionic hemorrhage. 

I have spent all summer trying to be a good mom, but not feeling successful.  Tyler watches entirely too much television, and the twins are both adorable and completely destructive. 

When we'd been in the house just under a month, Dan told me his boss wanted him to apply for a promotion at work, that would require we move.  So I stopped trying to settle into the house until we knew anything for sure, which has left us living in an unorganized mess. 

We found out last week Dan did get the promotion, and so we are now preparing for a cross country move, and trying to do it all before school starts.  Next week we take off for Utah.  I told Dan if he was making me move, I had to be going somewhere I have some support, because by the end of the year I will have 4 children, 3 under 3. 

We also went to the doctor's on Monday, and found out we are having a boy.  I will admit to crying in the office.  And then spending the rest of the day feeling guilty==how could I feel sad over a healthy baby who I have been praying for for 8 years!

Perhaps the best word to describe these last 3 months is emotional.  So many highs and lows.  I think I have felt just about every emotion I can feel.  All I can do is try my best to enjoy the ride, right?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer fun

This summer has been crazy.  Let's just say that this house has not been an organized, well-oiled machine.  Chores have been haphazard, cooking has been sporadic, and at the end of the day, I am just happy my kids are still alive.

Two weeks ago, I tried to implement Tyler's chore chart.  Again.  He had his list of chores to do, and if he finished them by 10, then we had a special activity for the day.  Just simple things, but something for him to look forward to.  We went to Jumpalooza one day, got Sonic slushes, and went to our cousin's house to swim.  It really worked.  I let him have some say in what we would do, and he did his chores without complaint.  One day, we set up a water party in the backyard.  All three kids loved it.

As I said, that was two weeks ago.  I would like to report that last week we were back to our regularly scheduled chaos and disaster.