Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From The Mouth of Babes...And Their Momma.

This week has been exhausting to say the least. Baby boy is giving me a glimpse of what I imagine raising boys must be like because he is full of energy and never stops moving. On top of that we just finished round 3 of antibiotics for Stella's double ear infections and it looks as though the fluid wont be clearing up on it's own.  We visit the ENT tomorrow to schedule her for tubes. But despite all that my kids keep me laughing. Here are a few things they have said and/or I have said to them in the past week that I never expected to hear/say as a mom.

1. Stella: "I'm not a kid anymore, I can wear whatever I want!"

2. Nora: "Mom, today Dad pulled out his pocket knife and cut of all my skins (cuticles)" Aaron is guilty of this as well as picking boogers from Stella's nose with tweezers.

3. Me: "Mabel, stop pinching my boobs!"

4. Stella: "I'm a dult (and adult) Mom, I do what I want!"

5. Me: "Stop choking your sister!"

6. Me: "Who peed all over the floor?"

7. Me (to Mabel): "Get your hand out of every ones butt cracks girl!"

8. Me (to Mabel on multiple occasions this week): "Stop licking the bottoms of shoes!"

9. Mabel: "Di Coke Mom?"


Monday, May 12, 2014

Preggo Progression.

Baby Boy Edwards: ETA August 1, 2014
11 Weeks

19 Weeks

20 Weeks

23 Weeks

26 Weeks

                                                                       28 Weeks
                                     
                                                                ...to be continued
And for those who have been asking, Yes, I am going to be getting my placenta encapsulated again. YumYum!




From The Mouth Of Babes.

This week was full of funny and sometimes uncomfortable words spewing from my girls' mouths. I figured I should probably document them and you all might appreciate a laugh on this blustery Monday.

First:
Let me preface this by letting you know we went to Cafe Rio two weeks ago and had a free meal.

I took the kids to McDonalds on Thursday for my daily Diet Coke.
Nora: (to the guy at the drive up with long hair) "MOM is that a boy or a girl?!"
Me: Awkwardly smile at the nice boy.
Stella: "MOM don't pay. FREE MEAL!"
Stella and Nora in unison: chanting "FREE MEAL, FREE MEAL, FREE MEAL!
Me: Hurriedly handed the poor boy my $1.08 and drove off as red as a beet.


Second:
Sweet Mabel learned some new words this week.
"NO!", "Mine", and "That's Gross"
I guess I can't prevent the fact that she will learn from her sisters earlier than each previous kid.


Third:
While at Target Nora and Stella were trying to convince Aaron to buy them a Lego Star Wars set. He told them maybe. I don't know if it was to annoy him or try to persuade him but they both started marching down the aisle holding the set and chanting in unison "Slave Leia!, Slave Leia!, Slave Leia!"
....they got the Lego set.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

From The Mouth Of Babes.

A month or so ago I overheard this conversation between Stella and Nora. It still brings a smile to my face every time I think of it.

Nora: (Telling Stella she needed to do something.)
Stella: "Nora, stop being so bossy!"
Nora: "I have to. I am learning to be a mom."

Also, my girls have this belief that being a mom means you have boobs and being a dad means you get to buy a pocket knife. 

Recently I hear about 10-15 times a day "Mom, what mells?!?" from Stella. She has a hard time pronouncing the "s" sound so mells means smells. After I reply that I don't know what she is smelling (from her incredibly over active nose) and she asks over and over and over again I go down the maybe list. Maybe it's your feet. Maybe you don't like the smell of the dinner in the crock pot. Maybe you need a bath. Maybe the baby has a stinky. Today after I went through a number of options she replied "I think it's me mom. I farted. Maybe I have to go potty." (Insert eye roll here) 

Love those girls!


Monday, March 10, 2014

The Proof Is In The Picture.

Our fetus has a penis :)
IT'S A BOY!!!

And I am still shocked.
At an ultrasound at 14 weeks the midwife said girl.
At the 19 week ultrasound the tech said girl too...
Until she typed "Just kidding, I 'm a boy!!"
He had us all fooled.
I couldn't be more excited and terrified to raise a little boy!
And i'm pretty sure agreeing on a name for this little one is the hardest thing Aaron and I will ever do. I'm debating just going with Stella's suggestion and name him Pancake. Suggestions welcome.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!

It probably comes as no surprise that I NEVER make my New Year resolutions happen. After a month or two they get been pushed to the back of my mind and I forget/lose interest. Well ladies and gentlemen I am happy to announce that I earned a big FAIL for my 2013 goal and I couldn't be happier about it!

Announcing baby Edwards #4.
ETA: August 1, 2014
Which for my inevitably means after that date so i'm shooting for 8-6-2014 (8+6=14). All my kids have cool numerical sequences with their birthdays and I hope to keep up the trend for this (probably our last) baby.
As for this years goals I only have two:
1. Grow a healthy baby and stay as healthy as possible myself while doing so.
2. Spend more time loving on my kids and less time getting distracted with household chores/social media/friends.
Happy New Year!