Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baby size and baby due date

I was just looking on facebook and a friend from college had a baby that was 9lbs 14 ounces! Now that is a big baby! It got me a little nervous actually because my mother in law was telling me that Curt was 9lbs but Curt says no way he was 8lbs. I tried to look for his birth certificate in our file box but no certificate-shocker. I found out that I was 7lb 4, Bella was 7lb 3, and Vivi was 7lb 14. Vivi was induced so she was 40 weeks and Bella came ten days before my due date. 
I wish someone could just tell me when this baby is coming. I don't know why I am getting so anxious. Well, I do know why because I always get anxious weeks before my babies come. I am definitely not one of those women who just rest and relax wanting to keep the baby in. I want to see my baby, nurse my baby, stare at my baby for hours, smell my baby and sleep with my baby! Hahaha i am just so excited to meet this little bundle of joy. I can not believe I am going to be a mommy to a boy. It's so strange that i will have a son. I know I sound like a broken record but I am just getting so excited!! Eeeeeeee
We have a sonogram coming up in two weeks to see how big the baby is just so we have an idea of how big the baby will be. 
Time to start decorating this house! Bella said it's time to take down the Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations and I think she is right. 
I want to know when other's had their third baby. I know it is different for everyone but I love hearing! 

Today I was able to get a babysitter for Bella since she has been sick at home all week and I took Vivi to her gymboree class. She absolutely loves this place! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two sisters forming their friendship before my eyes

LifeThese girls are the light of my life. I am so lucky & happy to be their momma. Bella has had a little fever the past two days so she has stayed home and we have been having so much fun making projects, cooking, doing puzzles, and watching movies together. I love them so much they are quickly becoming best friends and it is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life. They make each other  laugh uncontrollably, they hold hands, they sit next to eachother during meals, they watch tv together, they even fight together and laugh while doing it. I hope this connection lasts until they are old and grey because there is nothing greater than a sister. It is something special that not everyone can have but if you are lucky enough to have one you need to cherish it. 
I actually feel bad for this baby boy growing in me because there is already a two year age gap and they are already best friends who I know will gang up against him. This will be my chore on a regular to try to include him on whatever it is that they are playing even if it's beauty salon. This of course will make me want to have one more so it's fair for him. 😁😄
Here are some sweet pictures of then the last two days playing together. I hope they read this blog when they are older during an argument and realize that whatever they are fighting about is not a big deal in the large scheme of things. Life will move on, friends will come and go but sisters will always be there for you in the end no matter what. I want to teach them that they need to support one another on any accomplishment and always be happy for each other. Never be jealous because she is your sister. I want them to be each other's cheerleader..
Not so clear but they were running holding hands in their pj's. 

Reading books & doing puzzles

Sitting next to each other on spaghetti sunday

Laughing hysterically at absolutely nothing.
Playing in the car together
Princess pjs 

Momma loves you two. More than you will ever know. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Girl vs boy differences while pregnant

This weekend flew by. In fact the past few weeks feel like they are flying by so quickly. I still have a lot to prepare before baby comes but I have been feeling run down a lot of days and not very motivated. Braxton Hicks contractions started up last thursday and I feel like the days where I have them I am exhausted and running on empty. My insomnia has kicked in as well (which is something I never had in my previous pregnancies) and IT IS NO FUN! I sometimes can't fall asleep till midnight or later then finally fall asleep and then wake up at 6:00 or sometimes earlier. I am having a contraction right now as I type. It's so strange I never remember having these contractions this early on. Maybe I had them and I didn't know but I doubt it. They seem to be a little more painful as the days pass. I am just hoping the baby stays in there long enough to be completely healthy. I also hope these contractions don't get too painful. 

Here are some of the differences I've had befween the two genders:

Girl: ham and cheese hot pocket cravings ( i would never eat them
Not pregnant)

Boy: goat cheese and strawberry salads
Any salads in fact

Girl: lots of sweets, chocolate 

Boy: Braeburn apples from New Zealand
(Only kind)

Girl: slept great not too much movement

Boy: sleep less lots of movement to thr point of rocking baby back to bed after peeing at 1am

Girl: pickles, smoothies and chocolate milkshakes from McDonalds

Boy: no milkshakes

Boy: incredibly physically ill from 8 weeks to 18 weeks

Girl: nauseous from 8 weeks to 16 weeks

Boy: hot fudge sundaes with mint chocolate chip ice cream and strawberry sauce

Girl: brownies

Boy: ehh take it or leave it for brownies. 

Boy: olives the first and part of second trimester.

Boy: braxton hicks contractions at 32 weeks

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dr. visit

This morning I dropped Bella off at school and went to my bi-weekly check up. They still have not started checking my cervix yet...don't know when that will happen most likely the next visit but anyway, everything went well and I was even able to see the baby. He was so cute and squirmy in my belly. He was breathing so I was able to see his lungs expand and contract. I was even able to see his scrotum! It is definitely a boy, that is for sure! 
My doctor measured my stomach with the tape measure and it read 34cm which is a little strange seeing as how I am still 31 weeks. Typically the week you are determines how many centimeters you are in length. When I was pregnant with the girls my weeks were always the same as the length so this is a little strange for me. I wonder what that means or if it means anything? Will he be a bigger baby? Is he just "a boy"? Will I give birth early? 
Who knows.

I am looking forward to my ultrasound on Dec 10th to see a better measurement of the baby at 36 weeks. I do have a feeling this baby will come early but how early I do not know. 
I feel pretty good right now though. I mean my back hurts and I feel huge but that's all normal. 
I can't wait to meet him, hold him and kiss him all over :)

Mommy and Baby Boy C at 31 weeks
Love you!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Is it me or do teenagers have it easier these days?

Are teenagers so bombarded with ADD, anxieties, depression, and other ailments that they are using these problems as an excuse or are we making an excuse for them as parents?
As a teenager I personally was depressed for about a year when I was 13 and then again when I was 17 and my sister left for college along with other stresses. I was not on any medication for it but I knew I was definitely depressed. My parents probably knew it too but they never really talked to me about it. They went to work every day they treated me the same and they put me to work. They never gave me special treatment and I actually think that made me stronger and helped me work through my problems. I know not everyone is the same and people have different levels of depression, etc., but sometimes I think as a society today we medicate our children too much and make excuses for them so they have an easy life and less complicated life. Everywhere I look parents want to keep their children in a bubble so nothing harms them. I get it. I probably do the same to a certain level but then I realize what are they really getting out of me sheltering them to this extent?
Kids and teenagers need to be outside, off their phones and engaging with other people. People say computers are going to take over the world and soon there wont be jobs because everything will be done from home...well, I think great everyone works from home what will that mean for our society? Will we be hermits, not socializing, not going to happy hours, not really making friends, not dating? It's scary to think about it to be honest. I wish I could see more teenagers having a good conversation face to face instead of tweeting about a car going down the street or a new selfie they just posted. 
We need to get our heads away from our phones and start socializing with people. Kids need to have manners, smile, engage. I feel like I see more and more kids who can't say hello and parents talking for them, what will this mean for our future. 

I went to a shower a few weeks ago and there were two teenage girls at my table and they could not get off their phones. Once we started talking about this topic they finally got off their phones and tried to prove to us that they actually could carry on a conversation with strangers. I had to give them props for that. 

People are already rude let's not make it any worse parents. Let your kids speak, tell them to stay off their phones bc it's rude and let your kids work in a social environment so they can communicate with others. 

Ok, im done ranting for today. Have a great Wednesday! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Give Thanks this month and every month!

Last week I started a Give Thanks tree for the kids. Every time they do something kind I let them put a leaf on the tree. It's still a little bare but slowly we are getting more and more leaves. 

The girls painted the leaves with fall colors. I will post a picture of what it looks like at the end of November. 
I really need to pick up some books on Thanksgiving. Our prayers every night before we go to bed mainly consist of giving thanks and not asking for anything from God. That has seemed to help me each and every year and I want my children to give prayers of thanks to God each day. If I ask for help or want something I typically ask for guidance from God. I want to always give thanks for everything we have because I feel like we are so blessed in so many ways. 
I love this month and everything it stands for, family, giving thanks and food- some of my favorite things! Not to mention the fact that this is the start to Christmas my favorite holiday of the year. Curt and I decided we will decorate the week of Thanksgiving just so we can get in that extra time week of Christmas!! Now my only question is how will we make a tree survive for a whole month or maybe a little longer? Every year we talk about how much more realistic it would be for us to buy a fake tree so the kids can be rough with it, no needles and having it last much longer (obviously) but we just can't seem to do it. It's so fun to pick out a tree and having that fresh pine smell in your house!
I can't wait to celebrate this Christmas we have so much to look forward to. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Congratulations Mr. Cannon

I am so proud of my husband he made partner last week and I couldn't be happier for him. He is such a hard worker  he wakes up most mornings at 4:45 so he is at work at 5:30 and he comes home for dinner around 6:00 every day. He is the best and we are all so so proud of you! He has been working for Goldberg, Finnegan and Mester for four years now and we weren't really expecting this so we are thrilled!
Cheers to the best husband and Daddy in the whole world!