Thursday, April 24, 2014

How to Know You are Pregnant

Each of these things were real symptoms before a positive pregnancy test. Just sayin'. If I can't write it here, what's the point in having a diy/home/mommyblog in the first place?

You are in your pajamas at 4:30pm
Strong craving for a donut (everyday, but actually gave in to it!)
Alcohol has no appeal
Sore breasts (feels like the underwire in your bra is cutting off all circulation)
The weird ginger altoids look good

I'm so glad I wrote this post over 9 months ago and saved it as a draft! I have clearly forgotten those early months, which is good, since otherwise we would have stopped at 1 child, my pregnancies are that miserable. Here I am 4 days before giving birth.

Sure, I wish I had published this 6 months ago when I announced I was pregnant with #4, instead of after the birth, but let's just chalk that up to pregnancy brain:) Pin It

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby #4 is here!

He arrived just a bit before his due date 2 weeks ago and caused WAY more drama than I would have liked for my fourth labor and delivery. Of course I'll stick to the traditional "mom and baby are both doing well", if you don't want any details:)

This is my only shot of all six of us so far...

We must be doing something right (or there are so many of them that the kids don't notice the new addition!?!), since all three kids are adjusting easily. Our 2.5 year old keeps calling him "my baby" and wanting to hold him. Our almost-5 year old is happy, has nicknamed the baby "Nicky-Mickey", and is in alt over the gifts (Legos and a new Rokenbok construction machine) that the new baby brought him. Our 6.5 year old is playing it cool in front of others, but in private is super excited, wanting to hold the baby, get him up from a nap (not until he stops being so floppy!), and is being extra loving and helpful with the other kids. Checkout my tips on adding a new baby to the family the last time we did it.

Thankfully we live near both sets of my parents (mom and stepdad, dad and stepmom), so we've had a TON of help. Like you-can't-believe-it level help. My mom and stepdad took the 3 older kids for 2 weeks! They are only 2 miles away so we still saw some combination of kids almost every day, but the alone time to bond with the new baby was amazing. Seriously, I had forgotten how incredibly hard recovery is. I'm contemplating writing a post about the labor and delivery and recovery, but it might just be too much information, still trying to weigh the benefit of me writing it down and my strong desire to forget it as soon as possible!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Polka Dot Big Girl Bedroom Reveal

We had our baby! He arrived last week, and when I can come out of the sleep deprivation coma I promise to post about him! In the meantime, enjoy the fact that our 2.5 year old has a room all her own and doesn't at all feel displaced:) Here's the "reveal".

polka dot girl room

And by reveal, I mean, here are the pictures I took and that's as much as I can do in my present condition:)

I actually broke out the spray paint to redo this lamp, massive DIY points for that:)

polka dot pink and white baby girl nursery

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pink Butterflies and Purple Flowers

Since we finished redoing our 2 year old's new big girl room, our 6 year old wanted to "update" her room as well. So I went with the path of least resistance and had her choose new knobs for her dresser online. I'm too pregnant to take her to an actual store:)

She picked flower and butterfly knobs from Target and I think the update is kind of cheap and cheesy looking to my eyes, but she loves it!



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Shoe Storage

Because, who are we kidding, by the end of a pregnancy, my feet only fit into 1 pair of flats or flip flops!

While sitting around waiting for baby, I decided to address my shoe storage needs with these mesh storage boxes from Ikea. I think they were $7 for 3 or something equally ridiculous and inexpensive. So now one corner of my closet is more neat and organized. 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Still Pregnant...

Nothing new to report over here, I haven't been posting not due to anything happening but rather due to my constant bribing myself to not lose my mind. 6 weeks of bed rest from 30 to 36 weeks, and *now* at 38.5 weeks, no signs that the baby is coming any time soon, ugh!

Here's what I've been doing to keep busy:

  • prenatal massages
  • foot massages (there are now specialty foot spa places you go to for this)
  • walking on the treadmill while watching trashy TV
  • working out to Tracy Anderson's 9th month pregnancy DVD
  • getting my nails done
  • cooking,baking and freezing anything I can
  • coffees, brunches and lunches with friends
  • cleaning out my closet, keeping only 5 pregnancy tops and bringing in the nursing tops

I'm very much looking forward to adding our fourth and final baby to this little brood:)

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