Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today I had my 18 week ultrasound! Mama and Baby are still healthy and thriving! My peanut was extremely active and gave the technician tons of trouble getting pictures of all the little parts because they wouldn't stop jumping around in there. It ended up taking almost two hours to get all of the pictures taken which left me lying on a hard flat hospital bed that they had tilted the head down on so they could get a better about a head rush! Although, I didn't mind too much because how often do you really get to actually watch your baby rolling around inside your belly for two hours?? Not often! Our baby was so cute and spent lots of time curling up in a ball and stretching out to touch their toes. Here is a picture of our little grown up since the last photo shoot! 

Now is that not the cutest little thing you've ever seen? Well, along with my other two children of course! Well, that's all for today...Until next time!

OH.....I almost forgot, our peanut has a peanut! 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Give a little.

Nothing like watching a baby sleep huh? As I sit here in bed typing, all snuggled up and nudged into my side is the sweetest little three year old boy that I have ever seen. He insisted on staying up late and since Daddy has to work his mid-month open to close days, I figured I'd give in a little and compromise. I told Owen he could lay in bed with Mama while I did some work on the puter. He settled for it eventually, especially since the alternate choice would have been tucking him into his own bed. So here we sat while Owen laid his little head on my chest and told me he was starting to get tired. He mentioned hearing my heartbeat and how he wondered if the baby was doing okay in there. Within minutes my little boy was very quiet and rolled himself onto the pillow fast asleep. Sometimes giving a little can get you a lot, don't you agree? I could have easily put my foot down and sent the kid to his room but I didn't, and what did we get out of it? About ten minutes of sweet cuddling, a little boy who thinks he got what he wanted, and me with a happy heart watching my little guy dream about astronauts and firemen. All is right in the world :) 

Giving a little and getting a lot can be a pretty big concept if you think about it. It kind of reminds me of one of my earlier posts, "Be thoughtful." You really never know how much what you do for others really means. It can be big things, small things, or really not doing anything at all. Some of the most meaningful things that I have encountered in life are not things at all, but in fact words and the pure thoughtfulness of others. Deep down in our heart of hearts we all want to be good people, right? Isn't it only natural to want to help others or at the very least wish well upon them? I'd like to hope so anyways. 

Imagine what a world we would live in if each of us decided to give back a little each day. Like the whole "Pay it forward" phenomenon. We should do this. All of us, and yes this means you too!! I have taken it upon myself to volunteer each and every one of you to pledge to do one nice thing for someone every single day. Whether it be your husband, your boss, a neighbor, the lady next to you at the grocery store...I don't care. Go out of your way and do something you wouldn't normally do. I know someone who paid for a womans groceries while she was putting the food in her carriage once. The poor old woman nearly fell over after realizing what had happened and went on her way probably amazed at how good some people can be. Wouldn't it be nice to be the reason that someone out there had a little more hope for the world? Or maybe even to have someone reach out a hand to us so that we might feel so appreciative ourselves? Think about it and I'm sure there is at least one time in your life where you have been taken back and surprised at something good someone has said or done for you...Now it's our turn to return the favor. It doesn't matter what it is, and you don't have to share it with anyone. Sometimes those are the best kind. Just know that you're making a difference in someone else's life and that should be a great reward in itself. 

Now friends, off you'll all go and start making the world a better good deed at a time ;) But first, I've got a cute little boy just waiting to be snuggled so the world will just have to wait until tomorrow.
Until next time...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My lovely baby bump...Check it out!

Hello friends!! Just popping in to say hi and catch up since it's been a while. Just a little baby update for ya this time and a sneak peek at the baby bump! ... Oh and did anyone catch on to the title today? "My lovely baby bump...Check it out!" A little spinoff of my good friend Fergie Ferg ;)

Everything is going great! I had my 16 week checkup today and Mama and Baby are healthy and happy! The babies heartbeat was 160 which the Dr. says means girl if you follow the old wives tales. Hmm....any truth to that? We'll see! I'll be having an ultrasound pretty soon so hopefully we can find out then! I've started to feel the baby for a few weeks now and it's always an exciting experience. I wasn't sure at first but once things keep knocking around in there you can't really deny there's a little person doing flips inside of you. How weird is that?!? Also, lately I've been more preoccupied with other things and haven't noticed much movement which I was mentioning to Eric last night. Being the good Daddy that he is, he ran downstairs for a minute and then hopped back in bed with a flashlight. We recently read how if you shine a flashlight on your belly the baby is likely to move away from the brightness so he thought it might help me to feel something. Well, I don't know how many of you have laid in bed holding a flashlight on your stomach and waited for a reaction but it was fun for us! lol And sure enough...our little peanut started bouncing around which made me happy to know all was well.

 Here is a picture of my baby bump at 16 weeks. Huge right? The funniest part is I didn't even think I was showing yet. I noticed my clothes weren't fitting and that I was getting a little bigger but have been telling people that I don't have a bump yet. I guess I don't really look at myself too often or when I do I haven't noticed how big my belly was getting. Once Eric took a picture and I saw it on the computer, WOW! You'd think I had twins in there! haha I guess that's supposed to happen since it's my third child and all but I still feel like I don't look this big in person. Eric says the picture looks bigger too, but then again he's my husband and I asked him if I was really that huge? What could he possibly respond with other than "Absolutely not." Am I right? Anyways - here I am in all my pregnancy glory! Don't mind the messy hair and no makeup k? It doesn't matter since I'm "glowing" right?? ;)

My Lovely Baby Bump
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