Thursday, April 19, 2018

30 weeks

I got an Amazon box in the mail. It was rattling and Dan goes, "prenatal vitamins?" He laughed out loud when I opened it to show the caffeine pills I had run out of. #thirdkid

Got a long lecture about my weight gain. Funny story, my Dr had my starting weight wrong. I've actually gained ten pounds MORE than he thought. I didn't correct him. The less he knows, the better. #grabmeaburger

Friday, April 13, 2018

29 Weeks

I really think this mirror is slimming. I currently weigh as much as and the belly is the same size as when I delivered Olivia. Can't decide whether I should pick a different mirror for a better picture of reality, or keep the slimming look.

Craving beets and crushed ice. (My phone autocorrected beets to beers, it really knows what's up.)

My iron is the lowest it's ever been, but I still feel great. I felt awful with low iron with Olivia, and was just in a ton of pain while pregnant with Emma, but I really feel great so far.

I'm organizing all the things, doing a ton of house projects, starting a big renovation at the end of this month and it's driving Dan nuts. Luckily the people at Lowe's think I'm 9 months pregnant so they always offer to help me out. So I don't give birth in the store.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

28 Weeks

Are you guys loving the scenery of the work bathroom selfie? I keep forgetting to ask someone to take these, and find myself in bathrooms very often. Like every hour. And sometimes once during my commute home.

Closed the door on my belly today - I've lost all sense of self and space. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

27 Weeks

You know the scene in Willy Wonka where the keep telling the girl not to eat any more candy. But she does anyway. And then she blows up like a balloon and they have to roll her out of there? That's my life. 

Officially up 30 pounds. Which wouldn't be as bad if I didn't gain around 35 pounds in the third trimester with each kid. Who's rolling me out of work in a few weeks?

Friday, March 23, 2018

26 Weeks

It was a blanket kind of day today. 

Absolutely craving beets. Weird, right? They have them at the salad bar at work and I have half salad, half beets every day. I also found containers of them at the grocery store already cooked. I am eating so many beets, I'm peeing pink. TMI - whatever, you asked. Someone should stage an intervention. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018


On Saturday, we headed to Disney. The girls rolled their own suicases like big kids. Emma was thrilled to ride the airport bus with no carseat (she kept yelling "wow!!") and have her own seat on the plane! We ate at Raglan Street pub, where Emma stole quite a few finger licks from Dan's beer flight and then danced on stage, fitting in well with the Irish dancers.

Sunday we did Magic Kingdom right! Got in early for breakfast in the Beast's castle. They screwed something up, so we got 3 additional fast passes to use whenever on anything. With 6 fast passes, we never waited in line, met Belle, Cinderella and Elena, rode the mine train, the carousel, small world, Ariel's ride, and Peter pan, happened to be in the right place at the right time for 3 parades/shows, scored a bubble maker and two Mickey balloons, and made it back about two hours after our bedtime!

Monday we went to Epcot. We rode the Nemo ride and played at the aquarium. We had the best lunch meeting our favorite princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Ariel. We went to the splash pad, where we got soaked and shockingly Emma didn't get sick from drinking all the water 🤢. We came back to play in the pool, took a boat to dinner, played on a playground and passed out within minutes of hitting the pillow. Sweet Emma is such a big girl, doing everything by herself. And then she gets scared on the dark rides and all of a sudden she's my baby again. She fell asleep in the stroller in line to get on the bus. You have to fold the strollers up - and I was shocked when she stayed asleep for me to hold her, stayed asleep as we put her back in the stroller, and then stayed asleep another hour as Gigi walked her all around our property. It was a marathon nap day. 

Tuesday was back at the magic kingdom, starting with breakfast with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore - where Emma fell in love with piglet. We rode the train, buzz light year, magic carpets, the teacups, and racecars. Got a Mickey pretzel. Emma sat in Olivia's lap in the stroller, they shared an icey lady-and-the-tramp style, and picked out princess dresses and shoes 😍. Made a few more shows, and headed back just in time for dinner.

Wednesday we left Disney bright and early. The girls played their bubble machine (which sings 'under the sea') all the way to the bus. Quite the fanfare! Emma passed out sitting up while the fight attendant handed her her apple juice. That has never happened before! And when you ask Olivia her favorite part, she says "swimming in the pool." 🙄 These girls had a blast! And their Gigi and Grandpa are so sweet to have taken us, put up with the girls, walked Emma 2.5 miles to get her to nap, and been stellar cupholders. I hope it's a trip these girls never forget! Emma even fell asleep on the plane as the flight attendant was taking her drink order. She said "juice" and face-planted on the armrest. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

25 Weeks

Rocking the bird print dress and loving it! Dan was not loving getting up at 530 to take this picture. And I'm clearly tired, but who isn't at 530.

Disney was so much fun last week - but I almost need a vacation after. Also, I gained like 10 pounds in a week. Pretty sure that's frowned upon.