Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Glucose Test.

Today I had my OBGYN appointment. It's the one apt I dread the most... well second most (first is when they draw like a gallon of blood)! But for this apt I have to drink this really sweet drink in 5 minutes. It's awful! Syrupy, too sweet, and just no fun at all! Then I have so just sit around the doctors office for an hour. Oh and let me mention that this drink makes you sooo sleepy! I was dying! Then after everything is said and done they draw blood! Ugh I hate when they take blood. I didn't pass out this time, but I had a weird reaction. The second the lady pricked my vein, I felt this weird shock throughout my stomach. It was so weird. Like the sugar reacted to it. I don't know. She took more than I expected too so I was not happy. I just wanted to crawl into my bed and die. Yes, I'm a baby. I know.

Oh and now I'm to the point where I have to go see the obgyn every two weeks! This pregnancy is just flying by!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Lily really wanted me to take a picture of her in her new pajamas... even though she wouldn't let me see them! But Lily has been sleeping in my small t shirts, because we never bought her any summer pajamas, and personally I think that stores ask for way too much for pajamas... they're for sleeping!! So I found a few cute pjs on ebay. I won this one for 2 dollars (shipping was 3 dollars so really they were 5)!! I was so excited to win! Lily adores them! She can't wait to get home from the day to put her fish pajamas on!

Monday, June 28, 2010

One of those days.

This is just one of the many things the kids did today. They woke up and decided that they're allowed to do whatever they want. So Lily snuck into the kitchen, stole this pop-tart, and played with it in her kitchen. Needless to say, they got popped and a lot of time-outs today.

Oh and Austin has decided that food is an option now. He's really big into just throwing himself back and having tantrums. He looked at dinner tonight and decided that he wanted nothing to do with it. So he cried throughout dinner and whenever we'd look at him. The only way he'd eat is if we all got up and walked away and did not look at him. He's getting to be so stubborn!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Helen, GA

Me and my girlfriends had talked about taking a girl's trip to Helen for months and never found time to do it, so we decided to just get up and do it this morning. We had so much fun! We went tubing, explored the cute little town of Helen, ate German food and ice-cream. We had so much fun! It's nice to get away with just the girls sometimes!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Robert's party!

Today was a blah day for us. The incidents from last night wore us all out. We all slept in till like 11 and still didn't want to wake up! I felt dead the whole entire day. I had made an appointment to get my hair done and I felt HORRIBLE the entire time. Anyway I promised my friend, Jenna, that I'd go with her to our friend's welcome home party. He just got back from Navy training. I forced myself to go out even though I really wasn't feeling it. I'm glad I did though, because it was pretty fun! We played games, laughed, and had a great time!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Worst Day EVER!!

So today was a very, VERY emotional day for me. And seriously everything went wrong!! 1st off Austin fell down the stairs. My heart seriously stopped. I watched the whole thing and there wasn't a thing I could do to help him. 13 STAIRS! If you could only see what happened... he was just bouncing off each step like a bouncy ball. He recovered pretty quickly once I gave him loves and his blanket, but I was a wreck the rest of the day. The picture of him falling just kept racing through my head. I couldn't put him down or stop crying. I don't know what my deal was. My mom said just to watch him and his eyes and he should be okay. So anyway that night Chris had planned to go out with his friends. He never goes out so I didn't want to make him stay in so I insisted that he went out and I'd watch the kids. But since I was going to pick them up I couldn't go to sleep. And when I cry I get TIRED! So I accidentally fell asleep. I had the worst nightmares and they kept waking me up. Eventually I gave up on sleeping and went to snuggle up with Austin. He was burning up!! I took his temperature and it was 102.7! So I called Chris up and told him I was on my way to pick him up and take Austin to the ER. At this point I was dead tired, feeling sick, crying. It just was bad. I went to pick up Chris. I couldn't handle it anymore. I pulled over on the side of the road and just threw up. It was awful! I couldn't stop! Anyway Austin turned out to be fine. I think my emotions got me a little over dramatic, but it was a terrible night and I will never relive it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ultrasounds are love.

I think today has been my favorite ultrasound yet... and I mean of all my kids! Grayson was being adorable! He wanted to sleep so the whole time he was trying to cover his eyes with his arms. You can see his arm covering his eye in the first photo. Also the lady was so nice! She talked me through everything and showed me where everything was in my stomach. Also we noticed that Grayson sleeps with his little mouth open. Too cute!! I think (from the ultrasound) that he looks a lot like Austin! Look at those lips! But I'm not going to expect anything, because i know he will look like Grayson in the end, and if you expect something and it turns out wrong it's really weird! So no expectations here!

Also Chris got off early today so we went to the pool and had a fun little family day! After the pool I had a terrible headache. I felt SO nauseous! So Chris made me a nice warm bath, got me a cold water and Tylenol, and turned out the lights and let me die. He took care of everything! He got the kids fed, made me a nice light dinner, and was very sweet. I gotta say it, Chris is the best husband when I'm pregnant! The other day I was craving Publix Premium Peach Cobbler ice cream (the ice cream with the cool new packaging). He went to three Publix's looking for it! They were all out so he put in an order for some. Should be there tomorrow!! Okay enough bragging! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I can clean my own room!

Lily is getting so good at cleaning her room. She still needs me up there to direct her, but overall she has it down. She knows which toys go in which boxes, she's very fast and efficient, and as long as I'm up there she stays focused! Today we DEEP cleaned her room and she asked me to take a picture of her in her clean room so here it is! :)

Now on to the next task...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


When Lily was one, I decided it was time for her to have her own dolly. So we went to the PX in Belgium and found the cheapest doll there. Since then she has had all kinds of dolls! She's had ones that can talk, cry, sing, she's had ones that say her name, she's had ones that look realistic, she's had teddy bears and other stuffed animals... but now she is 3 and still her absolute favorite doll is that cheap one we bought her way back then. I think it is so ugly and gross, but she won't sleep without it! Anyway here's her today taking pictures with "Baby" as she calls her. The other picture is from the day we bought it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pool and Picnic.

Today was tons of fun! The kids and I spent the day at the pool with my friends Amy and Jenna! We had a big picnic with sandwiches, chips, and tons and tons of different fruits! The water was perfect and the whole day was so relaxing! I love my kids and my friends! It was a great day to officially welcome the first day of summer!
(as you can see... even with a cooler full of ice, chocolate chip cookies are never a good idea on a hot summer day!)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day!!
Today was really nice. We took Chris's dad and his wife out for breakfast, then we went home and relaxed for a bit. The day trip to Helen kind of wore us out so today was very lazy, but nice! Chris really wanted to clean his bronco so he did that while the kids were napping and I went and got my acrylic nails taken off FINALLY! Then we went over to our neighbors and hungout for a bit while Lily and the neighbor's kid played. It wasn't the Father's Day I had hoped to give Chris, but it definitely was a nice day overall!
(It was way too bright when we took pictures so none of them really turned out)

Saturday, June 19, 2010


For Father's Day Weekend we decided to spent our whole Saturday in Helen, GA! It was SO much fun!! We went tubing, which was so relaxing! Then we went to Cabbage Patch Babyland... Lily loved it! It's a cabbage patch museum/ baby doll hospital. I don't know how to explain it, but it's really cute! Afterwards, we stopped at this really cute Amish bakery and got some pumpkin bread and key lime cookies! Then we headed home. He were exhausted!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


In the Father's Day weekend spirit we decided to go out to eat! So after Chris got off work, we treated ourselves to Maggiano's! YUM! It was a lot of fun!
The kids were being SO CUTE!

26 weeks!

I can't believe I'm so far along! Only 14 weeks left!! Crazy! It's so weird that when I was pregnant with Lily and Austin when they were in my belly I never fully thought of them as a baby yet... just some mystery child I was excited to meet. This pregnancy feels so different... like I already know Grayson. He's so active and he reacts to certain things I do. Also the kids (mainly Lily) already talks about Grayson like he's apart of this family. She talks to him to! It's such a blessing! I love him so much and know he's going to be full of personality!
I love my family so much!!


Ever since Emily left we decided to start a new schedule. The kids used to take their baths at night before bed, but now they take a bath right after breakfast in the morning. I absolutely love it! It gives me time to clean up after their messy breakfasts, it gets them nice and clean for the day and guarantees me getting them dressed and ready. They look cute everyday! And since they look cute I try to look cute too! Also it gives me that morning burst of energy I need to get started with my day. I get so much more done now! I feel like we are all more productive and have better days now that we changed the kid's bath time! Funny how such a little thing can make such a big impact! Anyway here's Lily at 9am ready for a day of fun!!


I am a smell addict right now! If I like a smell I will stand there and just breathe in and it’s amazing. You can never really understand what certain smells can do to you during pregnancy. I have no way of explaining it either. It’s almost like a drug… you more you get, the more you want! Also you crave the smells ALL DAY LONG! I know it sounds weird, but it’s my biggest weakness right now. The smell that seems to have the biggest impact on me right now is the smell of the air conditioning when you first start up the car. It only lasts a second, but I LOVE it!! Also tires, dirt, the iron, asphalt, home depot, gasoline, bleach, any cleaning sprays or detergents really, and MANY MORE! The main smell I CANNOT stand right now is the smell of outside! I don’t notice it as much when I’m outside, but if someone comes inside from being outside it’s horrible! Ew… I’m grossed out just by thinking about it!! Anyway there one of my many weird pregnancy cravings!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ebay and Check-up.

Today I'm selling my first item on Ebay! I've only got one person interested, but I still have 10 days to go. I've been sporting Hollister pants for 4 years now... it's time to move on. Hollister pants weren't made for moms with hips and thighs! So I hope it sells!

Also Austin had his 18th month doctors appointment today. It went really well! The only downside was the three shots the gave him! But his pain only lasted a minute and then he was up and ready to go! Also I asked them if there was a possibility to check Austin for asthma, because of his excessive wheezing when doing any activity, so they're sending us to an asthma specialist to get him checked. I hope everything turns out okay!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New lens!!

About 10 minutes ago, my new lens got here so I quickly took a couple pictures of Lily... it's not great, but it's better than any I've taken in months!!

I'm so excited to use my SLR again!!!

100 days to go!!

Grayson is celebrating by tumbling around like crazy this morning!!
I can already tell he's going to be a hand full!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Playroom table.

It’s noon and so far today’s been great! The kids slept in till 10 (yes 10!!), we ate French toast for brunch, the kids had a fun time in the bath, they got all ready and look super cute, and we’ve been playing in their room. But I can’t shake off this feeling that something bad is around the corner. Like I’m not allowed to have things so perfect. I don’t know why, but it’s really bothering me! Anyway I loved the kids little activity table in their playroom. It used to be a folding table with the Disney princesses on it, but my sister and mom helped me change it to a really cute, colorful fabric. Well the kids destroyed it this morning (see her hand under the plastic). I’m not upset, I’m just a little sad. It just went so perfectly with the playroom. Oh well kids destroy things… I just need to learn to stay detached from things that don’t matter. But seriously I hope this feeling goes away soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Today I watched Kenzie for the day (Nat and Dean came over to hangout for awhile too). Kenzie hurt her ankle the other day and Dean hurt his arm so today was a "lay in my bed and watch Barbie" kind of day! I love it when the Putnam kids come over... Lily is never happier! Except lately she's been freaking out when they first get here. She bawls and says that she doesn't like them. I don't know what her deal is. Also the kids got into my make-up because they wanted to look like princesses... it'll be a cute memory later but today I'm not too happy about it. But overall it was a fun day and I got a lot of cleaning done!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pool day!

Today was a really nice sunday. Jenna came over and we all went to the pool. We spent the afternoon there. Then we all went back to my house and relaxed, played card games, and watched Legally Blonde. It was a great way to end the weekend!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

FIFA with the girls!

Today was a great day! I went to Kayla's house to watch FIFA, but we ended up talking the whole time! Then the girls went to Frontera, went to the fair, and then went back to Kayla's to play Rock Band. I love my GA friends!

Friday, June 11, 2010

25 weeks!

Wow I can’t believe I’m 25 weeks today! It’s amazing how fast this pregnancy has flown by. It’s probably because I want time to stand still so it goes faster, of course! There are just so many changes going on it’s almost impossible to take it all in. I just want it to SLOW DOWN!! First off, I am scared to death of child number 3. I’ve heard that your third will be the one to take you overboard. I love having two… how bad could three be?? Also about a month after Grayson’s born we’re moving to Colorado! This is a very bittersweet thing for us. I LOVE living near my sister, Natalie! Lily has her cousins near by and we get along so well. Plus it’s nice to have family near by when you’re in the military. Both Chris’s and my family is here! But at the same time, I’m ready to move on in the military. Live on a REAL post for the first time. Plus I love living in the west and Colorado Springs sounds AMAZING! Comparable to Salt Lake City, my first home. Also I just want to be pregnant longer! I love being pregnant! I love feeling the baby move, not knowing what he looks like, etc. It’s a very neat experience! And lastly, I’m dreading giving birth again and I was to procrastinate! But I am very excited to be 25 weeks along! I’m finally in my maternity clothes, but I still fit in all my pants. I hold my babies high and in my back, so I’ll probably be able to wear my pants till the very end. I love this, because I hate maternity pants! Also Gray Bear is very active! I love knowing that he’s always there to say hi, and that he’s healthy! I just think this is the perfect point of the pregnancy!


Tonight we met up at the drive-in with some friends!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh Belly!

Today we went over to Natalie's to help her make camera straps since she "cut her finger off." :) And while we were there she got to play with her lens that she just got fixed! Ugh it made me miss my lens... I need to get a new one SOON!! But anyway I helped her make 13 straps! Those things are time consuming!! I also cleaned her kitchen since she can't get her finger wet... I got to use her DYSON!! SO jealous!! Anyway here's my belly at 25 weeks (24 weeks and 6 days to be exact!)

Emily's leaving tomorrow :(

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Okay Austin... are you two yet?? Seriously! He has turned into a maniac! He loves to throw his food, pour his water or any other liquids he can get his hands on, hit, scream in public, and the list goes on and on!! This boy is officially CRAZY!! I hope it's just because we have guests, because I'm not ready for my little baby Austin to grow up quite yet!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


This is what happens when Austin hangs out with all girls! Hey atleast I'm not posting the pics with him in the dress ups!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Girls Day!

Today was so much fun! We woke up and had french toast, the kids played dress-up, and then we all got ready and went shopping! We spent the whole day shopping, eating good foods, and spending time together! I love my family!
Oh and EVERYONE looked at my belly... I must be getting big!! :)

Sunday, June 06, 2010


Today was so much fun! Chris spent the day at his dad's fixing and finally finishing his Bronco, and I spent the day at Natalie's! We played games, ate treats, and just had a blast. I keep saying this but I'm dreading leaving my family. I don't want this week to end! I don't want Emily to leave. I really don't want to move away from Natalie. This move is going to be so hard on our whole family... especially Lily. :( Anyway since we're all hanging out tomorrow, Kenzie came to our house for a sleepover!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Swim Day!

Today we spent the day at the pool! Lily loves this pool so we bought season passes! We plan to go all summer long!

Friday, June 04, 2010


I love how much my family loves playing games! Every time we get together we learn new games and sit around playing together. It's so much fun and I miss it so much! Chris and I learned two new games today! It was pouring outside so it was nice to just relax with my family!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Pool and Natalie's.

Today we went to the pool with Em and Nat. Lily wouldn't really get in, but she had a blast playing with her cousins!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Today Emily and Lyle got into town to visit for a week (or two ;). She had to work, but we did go grocery shopping. We had a ball in the produce section buying yummy fruits and veggies. We had corn on the cob and veggies with dip for dinner! It was so good!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

French Toast!

It's so weird that I crave French Toast so often. And whenever I give in, Grayson dances around like crazy for hours afterwards! These cravings are going to make me BLOW UP!! I mean if you read my Facebook statuses, you'd think my house was a constant buffet! We LOVE to eat! It's so hard to fight these cravings though! With Austin I craved tacos from On The Border. I could eat 3 or 4 of them daily if we had the money. Now I can’t stand them! I hope I still like French toast after Grayson is born! It’s like the only food that sounds good these days!

Back to Work.

Chris went back to work today sadly... he has been off since his reenlistment. When he got home he showed us all the stuff he got from reenlisting. He got a backpack, blanket, mug, a few shirts, a hat, and a few other things. Lily's wearing the hat, and Chris is wearing one of the shirts. The A is for Arcent... Chris's unit! :)