Living Life and Loving It!

Living Life and Loving it!

Friday, May 18, 2012

We have a date!

We are being induced on June 6th!  However, I went to the doctor today (Friday 18th) and I am dilated to a 4! I am currently 36 weeks and 4 days. It could literally be any day now. My anxiety is through the roof because Hadley was induced but I have a feeling I will go naturally into labor and that scared me to death! I went into labor naturally with Kaston and that was the scariest thing not knowing if you are going to make it to the hospital!  We are so ready for baby Cohen to be here. I am starting to feel a little anxiety about having a newborn and a toddler but I'm sure I will cope. I have tons of family and friends as a support system and that is always comforting to know!

Since I decided not to have a baby shower we had a family cookout this last weekend and it was a lot of fun! I received a few gifts and that was perfect! We have everything we need for baby and some! We got a lot of clothes, money, and was even surprised with the double stroller that I wanted! After much research and a whole lot of thought I decided to go with the City Mini Elite double stroller/jogger. We already put it together thanks to Paige and Zac! They stayed late that night and put it together with didn't take much thank goodness. I struggled with deciding to get a side by side or front to back stroller but am very pleased with the side by side stroller. I can get it through any door way in my house and it rides like a dream! I can't to use it! There are two versions of the City Mini and I recommend spending the extra because the tires on this Elite are real rubber and will go over anything, it also has two wheels up front for better balance!  We also got the car seat adapter and Zac put it on already too! I LOVE this thing!





















He made out pretty good on clothes too!














Before the cookout my mom went to Merritt's to pick up the cupcake cake for me while Whitney and I cleaned up and decorated. While we were doing so, Whitney gets a phone call from my mom and all I heard was cupcakes and the look on Whitney's face I knew there was something WRONG! So I said give me the phone and Whitney handed right over! lol I said what is wrong with my cake?! My mom proceeds to tell me that the bakery thought they had until Saturday to make the cake and not Friday evening! I was so upset! I picked out the cutest cupcake cake and could not believe that it was not even ready when it was supposed to be! Luckily the cake decorator was still there and told my mom that she would do her best to have it done by 6. The cookout started at 6:30. The whole time from 5 to 6 I was stewing , getting more and more MAD! I even had a confirmation email saying it would be ready by 3 on Friday! Well the lady pulled it off (lucky her). She was saved from the hormonal pregnant lady! Here is a pic of the cupcake cake, it really did turn out cute!




































Well as some of you may know Patrick and I are huge OKC Thunder fans. We had the opportunity this last Monday to go to the first series game with the LA Lakers! If anyone has debated on going to a Thunder game or not or wondered if it was worth it, it was hands down one of the most fun experiences in my life! The atmosphere is amazing and it is truly touching to see such support from Oklahoma fans! There is never a dull moment, they really know how to get the crowd involved to make it a great time! If you ever have a chance to go then do it, you will not be disappointed! We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel which is only a block away from the arena. However we decided to walk to Chellino's mexican restaurant which was about about 3 blocks away and that was about 3 blocks too far away for this pregnant girl! By the time we got to the arena (4 blocks of walking) I was sooo worn out! I was thinking the whole time OMG I'm totally going to pay for this tomorrow and sure enough I could barely walk the next day- make that two days! But it was totally worth it and I would have even went to the Wednesday night game if we had tickets! Here is how crazy we are about the Thunder, there was an advertisement on the jumbo tron that Midfirst Bank was offering Thunder Visa check cards so Patrick and I the next day go open a checking account at Midfirst so we can have the Thunder card! lol There is a Midfirst Bank less than a mile from us any way so it worked out rather well! I currently bank with BOA and the closest one is 5 miles away! The Midfirst is brand new and super nice with friendly employees so I'm thinking it was a good move on our part! Can't wait to swipe my Thunder card for the first time! I'm a huge nerd, i know!



































36 weeks! I'm a ticking time bomb!
Just a little comparison. (34 weeks)











I go to the doctor tomorrow so I will update if there is any further progression! I know Hadley is as ready as I am to not be pregnant anymore. She really notices my belly at this point. She says Babies and points at it quite often throughout the day! lol Its pretty cute but my belly gets in the way of me picking her up and playing with her the way I want to! : ( Oh well I need to enjoy these last few weeks as much as possible because this one is my last and I know I will miss this time so much! That's all for now! : )

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Randomness

Well Patrick is back and life is in full swing again! This weekend we took some time to prepare more for baby boy. Patrick detailed my Tahoe so good I don't want to even drive it and get it dirty! I don't know about anyone else but it seems like every time I detail the house or car it gets dirty twice as fast! Its amazing how much time out of my day I take just picking up the house. It doesn't help either that I have a toddler that drags things back out the second I put it away! Oh the joys of having a Toddler!

On Friday Taylar, her sister Amber, and her little boy Bodie came by for a visit. Hadley was infatuated with him! I believe he is three or getting ready to turn three so they were pretty close in age. Bodie loved playing with Reese and Ollie (two min pins) and it was cracking Hadley up! I've only heard her laugh that hard a few times. And you could tell Bodie was liked making her laugh like that. Taylar brought me three of the cutest NY Yankees onsies ever for baby boy! I showed them to Patrick and he loved them so much he said one of them is going to be is coming home outfit! Taylar is 30 weeks pregnant with a girl! Her shower is coming up in the next two weeks and I am so excited I already bought her gifts! For those of you who know me I'm usually at the store the morning of the shower looking for a gift, can we say procrastinator!  Here is a pic of two enjoying the dogs!


















Here is a pic of Hadley when they left. It was so sad, she stared at the window saying bye bye for a few minutes after they had left! My poor baby is lonely but not for long!













 BELLY PIC!
I finally took another belly pic at 34 weeks and baby boy has grown so much since my last 27 week pic! I still have about 4 weeks left so its hard to believe I'm going to BIGGER! I'll try not to think about that for now though! ; ) Well here it is!

34 weeks
27 weeks

















I wanted to share what I found in US Weekly magazine this week. For those of you getting ready to have a baby or already do this is a great find! In the back of the magazine they always share these great websites for products that you can get great deals on and I happen to find a deal at SevenSlings.com for a FREE baby sling worth $48! The promo code is USM17 and they have several cute designs and colors to choose from! You do have to pay shipping though but its only $11.90. I should get mine in the mail this week so I will post what I think of it when I get it. There is also a free promo code (USMAG17) for a car seat canopy to carseatcanopy.com worth $49.95! I order one of those too and the shipping was only 12.90 so I can't wait to get it in the mail! Here are some pics of the products with all the info! : )





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Canopy

















That's all for today!




Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yay for Friday!

Today is an exciting day! One of my besties, Taylar is coming for a visit and Patrick is coming home! Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning because I want everything to be perfect for Patrick's return. I also managed to get out and go to Babies R Us for Taylar's baby shower gift, Hobby Lobby for Cohen's OKC Thunder onsie, and finally Walmart for a FEW things which turned into a cart full! Needless to say this momma is worn out!

So I recently and finally took the initiative to touch up the paint in my kitchen and dining room. It is painted in a milk chocolate high textured adobe style plaster. I just bought some acrylic paint at Hobby Lobby and tried to match it as best as possible. There is left over paint from the builders in the garage but I was trying to avoid dragging the big can of paint in the house and I especially did not want to inhale the fumes. So my easy way out was an epic FAIL! lol Let's just say I suck! Here is a pic of what I thought was going to "blend" right in!


















I'm going to back track a little and post a 27 week belly pic. For some reason and the same reason I started this blog is that I am not very good at remembering or documenting things. For example I have maybe 4 different pics of my pregnant belly with Hadley so I promised myself that I was going to take weekly pics with this third and final pregnancy. So far I have two pics (15th and 27th week). Another epic FAIL on my part! I am now 34 weeks and have not taken any pics in between the 27th and 34th week so I need to get on the ball! Here is  my week 27 pic!


















Hadley's new thing is walking up to me and getting in my face while jabbering like she is really telling me a story. I love it! She sounds like she is speaking Chinese. I will try really hard to get a video of it but she stops everything she is doing the second I pull out my phone. Its like she purposely does it I swear! She is also becoming more aware of the baby in my belly. She points at my belly and says baby baby baby. The other day I was washing some bottles and pacifiers, which she thought were hers of course, and I explained to her that they belonged to the baby in my belly. She actually excepted it without whining that time. Even though Hadley has been off a bottle since she was 12 months old when she sees one she thinks she has to have it! We had a little bit of kiddie pool time since the weather has been so amazing this week. She loves the water and is not afraid at all which is nice but a little nerve racking when we go to my parents lake house. When we are down at the dock she gets so close to the edge and even though she has a life jacket on it still freaks me out! She gets it from Kaston, he was never scared of water and was jumping in the lake at age 2! Any way back to the kiddie pool- I bought this little blow up pool and I know I should have just bought the hard plastic one with a slide because they are way easier to maintain! However I bought this pool in March when it was nice and we used it one of the days is was 80+ degrees outside and they did not have the slide pool in stock yet. I would like to get a soft pool so that Kaston could swim in it too. We ruled out getting an in-ground pool this year because of the new baby coming and all of the maintenance they require. Hopefully we can work on getting one for next summer. When you live in OK and in the dead of summer you almost have to have a pool! It gets so hot that we hardly even go outside so it would pay for itself in entertainment to put a pool in. Here is a pic and video of Hadley enjoying some pool time. Notice Reese on the pic, she wanted to get in real bad! lol
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Bluesday

Yes can you believe it, I'm still whining about Patrick being gone! Pathetic I know, I just got spoiled to him being home so much. In his line of work he is able to leave early in the day and work from home a lot so we never go more than three hours without seeing each other. It is nice that he is able to to that because it helps me a lot with Hadley and being 34 weeks pregnant his schedule really comes in handy! Okay enough about that already! Last night Hadley and I stayed in Claremore with my mom and Tom. Hadley got to see the horses and feed them, she had so much fun. Here are some pics.


















Kaston had a game last night in Jenks at 7:45! SO late! I do not make it to many of his games at that time in fact I've only been to one this season. When we signed him up for Marquette baseball we didn't realize that it was with a Jenks league and all of our games would be there. Its about 25 min from BA to where they play deep in Jenks and the 7:45 games to not work well with Hadley's bedtime. Kaston usually gets home around 10:00 and is in bed by 10:30 which is entirely to late for a school night! Kaston has struggled this season with hitting too. He now plays kid pitch and those games are so boring! There are not near as many hits as there are with coach pitch. Also Kaston does a lot better in practice for some reason and recently admitted to having stage fright. Poor guy I just wish he could find a groove and start liking baseball more. Not getting any hits in some of his games here recently has affected his confidence too. : ( We are making him stick with it though because once he really develops he will be great because he has such an athletic build and Id hate to see it go to waste!

One another note- last Friday on April 28th, Kaston had one bad luck of a day! Lets just start with the fact I got a call from the assistant principal at 11:00! She told me that Kaston had been sent to the office twice already and by two different teachers! Let me just say that Kaston is pretty well behaved and this was totally a shocker even to Tracey (asst princ). Friday was a bad combination though, not only was it almost the weekend but he had a sub and all the kids were going wild according to the sub.Poor Sub! I remember being in elementary and having a sub, it was pretty much something as kids we all looked forward to because we got a way with a lot more! So when Kaston got home I asked him what happened in music class and he proceeded to tell me that Mr. W (a not so favorite teacher in the school) told him to stop talking just once and then sent him to the office. The sub sent him for playing with playdo and Kaston claims that he did not hear him and kept playing with it. Hate to sound like that parent of a child who does no wrong but COME ON! Both situations sound a little petty to me. If you cannot control your students then maybe teaching/subbing is not for you. However I did talk to Kaston about respecting and listening to subs and other teachers who are not his main teacher. He also is grounded from his xbox and PSP for a week. Now here is the real kicker! A couple hours after being home from school Kaston went out and Patrick's putter just so happened to be out there with some golf balls and Kaston Chipped a ball into one of our bedroom windows on accident!!! I heard it from the living room and Kaston came right in. His face was ghost white and he looked scared to death! lol That was enough punishment for me just to know how scared he was to tell us. Poor kid is at a tough age and hard to entertain without electronics and the one time he picks up a golf club he breaks a window! I know it was an accident so he did not get in trouble but he is not getting the bday present he wanted- instead it will be his way of paying us back. Just when you don't think it can get any worse...it does! Thank God our windows are doubled paned and only the outside pane broke! With Patrick leaving on Monday we are not able to get it fixed until he gets back so I'm just thankful there is no outside air coming in! Needless to say both Hadley and Kaston stayed with Nana and Papa Friday night because momma needed a break! lol

Tonight Whitney and Chris are staying the night with us. It should be fun, we plan on ordering takeout from somewhere and watching a movie in the theater room! That is of course if I can figure out how to turn the projector on! Patrick usually messes with that side of it. Well that is all for today! I know it was a pretty long post...