Thursday, October 30, 2014

How are you feeling?

Once you reach a certain point in your pregnancy the first question most people ask you is how are you feeling. My most common response is good because everything that I am feeling right now cannot be summed up in a one sentence. Since I have a little time on this rainy afternoon, I thought I would take a moment to write down how I am really feeling.

Excited: I can't believe I am having a baby next week. The past three or four nights I have dreamed about our new baby. I am excited to meet him, hold him and see what he looks like. I am excited to smell that new baby smell that I have miss so much. And yes, I am excited not to be pregnant anymore.

Nervous: So next Friday November 7th is the big day. I have scheduled a c-section so I know when the baby is going to come. I am nervous because I have not had the best deliveries in the past and even though I have had c-sections before I have no clue how this one is going to go and how my body is going to respond. I am nervous about my life after baby and how I am going to handle three boys all the same time. I am nervous about how I am going to recover both physically and mentally after having the baby.

Tired: I really did forget how tired you are all the time when you are in the last days of pregnancy. I fall asleep so easily which I count as a blessing but around 3 am I wake up for a bathroom break and my mind will not let me settle down. Last week too my boys had a conference before bed to decide who was going to come into our bed during the night. It really was funny that for about 5 nights in a row they switched, Liam one night, then Landon the  next night. I guess we were lucky that it was never both at the same time. And luckily they are not doing it anymore, but it was funny while it was going on.

Overwhelmed: I feel like I have so much I want to accomplish before next Friday but I don't have the energy to do it. I want my house to be spotless, which is nearly impossible with two crazy boys running around. I think I am going to let this one go though. It am sure my house will be clean enough for a baby to come home. I want to have meals prepared, everything in order and all the baby stuff completely set up and ready to go. Nesting anyone?

Grateful: I am so grateful for those that are willing to help when the baby comes. My brother Poul is coming out to be with the boys while I am at the hospital and this is such a blessing. My sister Gretchen is coming a little before Thanksgiving which is going to be great as well. I am so grateful for the network of friends I have through church because I know of at least 10 people  I could call to watch the boys if I needed it and I know that my sisters in Relief Society are going to be so helpful with our new addition to our family. Having a church family here in Washington is such a blessing. I love the DuPont ward.

Sad: Just a little sad. I got this way before Landon was born too. I am sad that my life is going to be changing. I am sad that is never going to be the same as it is right now. The boys are such good friends and I love that I have time to spend one-on-one with them. I know that that is going to change with a new baby. But like I said I am just a little sad because I know that my heart is just going to expand for this new little one and that he is going to bring so much joy to our family.

Relieved: I really am ready to be done. I have reached the point where I just want to meet my baby. I am no longer in the glowing part of pregnancy. I just want to be done.

Loved: To end all of my emotions, I will end with love. I feel loved. I feel loved from my husband who take cares of me and makes sure I am doing okay. He has completely taken care of Liam's Halloween costume this year so I didn't have to worry about it. He is going to be such a great Daddy to this new little guys. Nothing much brings me more joy that seeing Roland with one of our babies in his arms. I feel love from Liam and Landon. They are so sweet and love me unconditionally. Mommy is a bit of a beast sometimes, but they love me anyway. I feel love from my Father in Heaven. I know that He cares about me and will help me through this time of transition. I know my Father in Heaven lives and loves me too.

Well that was therapeutic. Even though there is a lot to be stressed about, there is a lot to be grateful for as well. Can't wait to meet you in one week little one!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Photo proof

Last week I realized I had no photo proof of being pregnant. I thought it may good to document it somehow. So here I am at 32ish weeks. I am feeling pretty good, besides being tired most of the time. Since I was getting my picture taken the boys wanted to be in on the photo shoot. They are so excited to be big brothers. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Uncle Geoffrey!

At the end of February my youngest brother Geoffrey came to visit for a few days. He is leaving for his mission in April and so we really wanted to see him before he left. We had so much fun. I don't think that Geoff really believe me when I told him it rained all the time until he came and saw it for himself. It was so rainy when he was here. The only day it didn't rain was the day he got here, which was beautiful during the day, but he got to the airport at night. Oh well. It didn't stop us from having some adventures. The first full day he was here we took a hike down to the Sound. We had a lot of fun turning over rocks to find crabs and almost got caught by the rising tide. 

 A crazy cute picture of Landon. This boy is getting so independent. 
Yeah we really need to get another double stroller. Ours could not make it from New Hampshire, so for now we improvise. 
 The boys loved every minute that Geoffrey was here. They got really close to him over the summer while we were living in New Hampshire so they loved having their "favorite" uncle here to play with and hang with (Sorry Peder and Poul).
 One day we headed down to Olympia and saw the Capitol building. It is really cool and you can just wander around inside. 

 We also went to the Olympia children's museum. I didn't take many pictures here because it was super  busy inside. 
 Our last stop in Olympia was a park. The sun peaked out for a little bit while we were here so we were all happy about that. 

 Landon loved jumping in the puddles. He was seriously soaked by the time we left. 

 The last night Geoffrey was here, just him and I went to the movies. We saw the Lego movie together. It was really fun to hang out with him. Geoffrey is a great brother (even though he is a little goofy) and a great uncle to his nephews. I know he is going to make a wonderful missionary. Love you Geoffrey. Thanks for coming to visit us!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sick Week....

There is not much to say about this week because we were all sick. Well really Landon and I were sick, but it made all of us stay home. Landon had a stomach bug for three days so we were confined to our house. So we did some puzzles, colored and watched WAY to much TV. This mama is getting a little stir crazy. Luckily we are all feeling better so we should be able to get out of the house a lot more this coming week. Because Liam didn't get sick he was still able to go to preschool and he had his crazy hair day on Friday. It was so funny when I was spiking his hair. He told me that I shouldn't spike it in the back because it would get messed up in the car. I just thought it was funny that he would think about things like that. He really liked having his crazy hair. 

 Roland got to go up to Seattle on Saturday with the Young Men and Young Women. They had fun exploring the city. We will have to go up as a family sometime. 

It was not a super exciting week, but I am sure this week will be better. Geoffrey, my brother is coming from New Hampshire so we are all excited about that. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Children Museum in Olympia

Roland has a nice long weekend and on Friday we were able to go down to Olympia to the Children's Museum. It was so awesome. Liam was so excited when we first got there. He saw so many cool things he didn't know where to start. We spent about two hours there and we didn't see a lot of the exhibits. We will be going back for sure. 
 Landon loved this water feature. You make your own boat and then direct it down the water. 

 There is also a cool outdoor area that Roland and Landon checked out. 

 Liam's face

 We also spent a lot of time at this exhibit where they put balls and scarves in the tubes and they fly out the top. Liam had fun trying to catch the balls as they came out.  

 Full body
Landon being his cute self. This was such a fun outing, and seeing as we spent most of the rest of the weekend at home with sickness it was so nice to get out. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentines Date and Snow Day

What a great weekend. Friday night Roland and I went on our Valentines Date (yes we went a week early to avoid the craziness). Roland had not told me where we were going, but I had an hunch it was going to be on the Sound because we went pretty early. I was right! We went to eat to Anthony's Hearthfire Grill in Olympia. It was great. The food was amazing and it was nice to have a great view. I really needed a night out and I was so happy to spend time with my love. 

 Saturday Roland went to the temple with the youth and I was getting a little concerned went he didn't get home until 10:30 but then he told me the roads were pretty bad because it was snowing. I had all the blinds down so I had no clue in was snowing. Because of the road conditions church was cancelled for today. We loved being able to play in the snow. I forget how much I loved sledding and snow fights. After the boys got too cold we went inside for hot chocolate and relaxing. I love being with my wonderful family.

 We didn't have sleds so we improvised with a tarp. It worked pretty well.