Saturday, February 27, 2010

Diamond Tinkerbell

This morning we took Brooklynn to Build A Bear as a treat for being such a big girl and going potty. It was so much fun!!! I can't wait for Brooklynn's birthday so I can go get her some outfits for her little bear. She picked a pink bear and dressed her in silver glitter heels, a tinkerbell dress and hello kitty undies. She named her bear Diamond Tinkerbell. I can see how easy it can be to go nuts there. They have every accessory imaginable for these bears and the cutest little outfits and shoes! I have a feeling Diamond Tinkerbell is going to go everywhere with us now. So even though we didn't have to buy diapers this month her bear cost as much as a case of pampers! After Build A Bear we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Maggiano's - YUMMY!!!

On the pregnacy front- I am doing good. I have been getting lots and I mean a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions to the point it gets hard to breathe. I finally called the doctor and she said I have to take it easy. It is my body's way of telling me I need to sit down and relax. I am doing too much and may have to cut down on my work outs. I guess they can turn into real labor if you are not careful. Other than that things are well. I feel huge and at 7 1/2 months pregnant that is to be expected. I go to the doctor Friday, I am curious to see if I am still measuring 1 week bigger which puts me back at my April 30th original due date. He measured bigger at my 20 week ultrasound in December too. Here is a picture of me and my baby boy belly.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Where is Brooklynn sleeping???

Yesterday I put Brooklynn down for her nap like always with her normal routine. I went downstairs to work and heard her making noise upstairs. I had to go put her in back in bed. She asked me if she could watch a movie. I told her No, it is nap time. She cried, I left and closed her door. I went back downstaris to work and heard noise again but then she was quiet. I went upstairs 10 mins later to check on her and her door was open and she wasn't in her bed. I looked all over and finally found her in our bed snuggled and covered under our blankets. She slept for 3 hours!!! She is too funny!

On another note I took Brooklynn to Nick's work yesterday and we met some of his coworkers. They are super nice! Brooklynn got to see the birds and fish that the nursing home has. She thinks it is so neat that her Dad has pet birds and fish at work!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blessings Have Come Our Way!

We feel so lucky and blessed - Nick has a new job!!! He is very excited about it and loves it so far. He started last week as the Referral Manager for 2 nursing homes here in Racine. He now has benefits, a more normal M-F schedule and weekends off!!! It is a dream come true for our family! We are so grateful to Jon and Lisa O,who helped guide Nick this direction. this is a great opprotunity for Nick and we know this is the way he was supposed to go! Here is a picture of Nick on his first day with Princess Snow White

My pregnancy is going great! What a world of difference from when I was pregnant with Brooklynn. I have only gained 15 lbs and I am already in my third trimester! No signs of shrek feet returning and I can still fit my wedding rings on! So far this little guy is pretty mellow. He sure can kick hard but isn't nearly as active as Brooklynn was. I hope this means he will be a mellow baby!!! I went Thursday for a free GE ultrasound. How unbelievable it was to see my little guy. He already is a cutie and looks pretty chunky! I was also reassured that he is in fact 100% boy - no doubt! I can't believe I only have a little over 2 months until this little guy arrives! Brooklynn is getting so excited and keeps telling me all she is going to do to help me with her little brother. I am sure she may be a little too helpful!

Brooklynn is doing really good. We have finally nailed potty training and she is in big girl undies and pull ups at bedtime. She wakes up most mornings dry. I am so glad that I have conquered the potty training. She was a sure pistol to figure out a way for her to want to cooperate. Her sticker chart and special potty prizes did the trick. She rarely had accidents only 1 per week! Yes - no more diapers!! Just in time to start all over with baby boy!!!

I will try to do a better job of posting. Life has been crazy and then my old computer crashed.