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Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Five

I've neglected the blog this week, mainly because it's just been a rough few days. Nothing major, just some frustrations piled on top of crazy end-of-pregnancy hormones, so I just haven't really felt like writing much. There have been some noteworthy happenings around here this week though, so here's the Five!

1. Potty training is still going really well, except we've had a dramatic snafu at Mother's Day Out. Long story short, too many of the kids in A's class are being potty trained right now, and their classroom isn't equipped with a bathroom, so now they're telling us that the kids can't go potty at school anymore. Now I get that Avery is younger than the typical potty training age, but she actually gets it and tells us (and her teachers) when she needs to go to the bathroom and she goes (I don't think the other kids do though). So now I'm worried about what it'll do to her progress if we tell her that she has to pee in a Pull Up at school. Sigh. Anyway, one of her teachers has been super supportive, and I know it's not the end of the world or anything, but it is frustrating since A has picked up the whole potty thing pretty quickly and now we could backtrack. I guess we'll see what happens this week.

2. We got to go to the Ranger game on Tuesday night with our sweet neighbors! They were great seats (and great parking, which I appreciate even more these days!), and Avery did great again. She loves cheering on her Rangers, and she talked about the game the whole day before we went and the whole day afterward. I might be sensing a party theme for her 2nd birthday...

The Rangers lost got killed, but we had a good time anyway. Thanks again for the invite, Brooke and Dave!

3. While she's been in her "big bed" for a couple of months now, Avery just figured out this week that she can test Mommy and Daddy by getting out of it after we put her down for naps or bedtime. Consistent discipline has helped really quickly to keep her in bed, but she's also started waking up super early in the morning and coming into our room. I guess we were spoiled that before she would just stay in her bed, but I need my sleep!  Or maybe God is just using her to get us ready for the interrupted sleep that awaits us in just a few short weeks, haha! Hopefully it's just a short phase while she gets used to waking up when she needs to use the bathroom or something. We'll work on it. :) And these next pictures have nothing to do with her getting out of bed, but they're really cute and since I didn't post them earlier this week, I'm posting them now.

4. My sister, Allison, got home yesterday!! She's been studying abroad in Costa Rica since January, so we're so glad she's finally home again! (And just in time to take maternity pictures before Landon is born, lol.) Avery and I went with my parents and Allison's boyfriend, Isaac, to the airport yesterday, and then Matt met us at Red Robin for dinner on our way home.

Welcome home, Allison!

5. Matt has to work a ton this weekend (concerts tonight and tomorrow night as well as a competition he's working at in the morning), so Avery and I are on our own for most of the next couple of days. And on Sunday some sweet friends are throwing us a baby shower for Landon! (Speaking of that, I need to finish my hostess gifts! Eek-- I'm running out of time!)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 25, 2011

35 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 35 weeks! Only 5(ish) more to go!
Size of baby: Over 18 inches long and 5.25 pounds
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 24 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: I'm in mostly maternity clothes because I don't want to stretch out my "real" clothes, but I still wear some regular tops.
Gender: We're having a boy! Landon Matthew. :)
Movement: This baby is very active. All the time.
Sleep: I decided to try sleeping without the body pillow, and that was the best decision ever. I've been sleeping SO much better now! Now if only I could wake up without searing back pain, that'd be great.
What I miss: Feeling normal. :) Laying on my stomach. Everyday tasks are getting more difficult (argh, I hate having to bend down to pick up stuff. I'm glad Avery likes to help clean her toys!). I just feel awkward.
Cravings: I think I ate a turkey sandwich every day last week. 
Symptoms: The constant need to pee, trouble falling asleep, this huge belly, really sore ribs, lots of contractions (Braxton Hicks, but I never had anything with Avery) and other stuff that you probably don't want to know about.
Best Moment this week: Getting Landon's finished Texas Rangers quilt from my mom! I love it and will post pictures soon.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend Picture Recap

We had a fantastic Easter weekend!

On Friday night we went to the Good Friday service at church. I actually babysat Avery and two of her little friends in the nursery, so we spent most of the evening playing on the playground. The girls had so much fun going down the slides and getting themselves dirty! I didn't take my camera though. :(

Saturday included a trip to Lowe's, lunch at Chick-Fil-A, an Easter egg hunt, a couch nap, and yardwork.

Daddy's little shopping buddy

I'm ready!!

Who won the egg hunt for the 0-3 category? This girl!!

Hunting eggs is hard work!

Completely cranky worn out

Saturday nap replacement = watching Tangled

Scratch that. Saturday nap inducer = watching Tangled

Front yard finished right before dark. Good timing :)

Testing out Matt's improvised watering can
So proud of their newly planted flowers!

Easter Sunday was a relaxing but full day of church breakfast, the service, lunch with lots of family, and Skyping with even more family.

Happy Easter!

Easter Basket Loot: sidewalk chalk and Sesame Street coloring book and crayons

Hanging out with Amy!

Uncle Nick is such a pushover...

Today's entertainment: singing the ABCs at the top of her lungs into a plastic pot.

Ring Around the Rosies (aka taking captive whoever will fall for her never-ending game)

Story time!

Ending a very full day by Skyping with NeNe, Pop Pop, and Aunt Carrie before bed. Goodnight!

On a totally unrelated note, my sister comes home on Thursday!!!

And I'm pretty sure that Matt fell asleep putting Avery to bed. I'm gonna go check on him. And if I can get this house straightened up soon, I'll be in bed before ten. Sweet!

I hope you had a great weekend celebrating Christ's resurrection!