"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Friday, March 23, 2012

32 weeks!

*I know I just did a post at 30 weeks but I feel like so much has changed the past two weeks.
*I now FEEL pregnant every second of the day (and night)
*Baby girl has decided that my ribs are fun to kick.
*She also somehow manages to punch my bladder at the same time while kicking my ribs.
*My groin muscles are killing me. I don't remember that with the other two kids.
*I pee probably 5 times at night.
*It takes approximately two years to roll from one side to the other while in bed.
*My feet actually get a tad swollen if I stay in one position too long (again, didn't happen with the other two)
*I pretty much have to force myself to eat healthy. Food does not sound appetizing, unless it's sugar. It's driving me crazy!!
*I am tired 99% of the day and yet wide awake during the night.
*Still crocheting like a mad old woman. I've now moved on to baby shoes.
*I am super anxious to get this baby here! I have been waiting forever for this third little one!
*I am scheduled for another ultrasound this coming Tuesday. I hope little Miss decides to show her face this time! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

30 weeks

Sam's photography skills

Carly's 1st try

Carly's 2ND try

*Not sure how I got to 30 weeks! When I look back it seems like I've been pregnant forever, and yet it also seems to be flying by so fast!
*I have been feeling pretty great! (cross your fingers)
*I'm still sleeping pretty good at night, other than trips to the bathroom or Sam waking up about something.
*Not too uncomfortable yet. I have moments in the day where I feel huge and I FEEL pregnant. I also have moments in the day where I forget I'm even pregnant!
*The little lady inside of me likes to move. Just like her siblings.
*Still haven't decided on a name yet.
* Carly was pretty sad when we told her for sure her name would not be Ariel.
*I haven't had any strong cravings but I find myself at times loading up on plums recently.
*I've had a little bit of heartburn but only in the evenings before I go to bed.
* Sam and Carly both think this baby is their birthday present. Let's hope she doesn't decide to come on the 12th (Sam) or make me wait until the 22nd (Carly)
*I've been thinking a lot about labor recently. I was induced with the other two and won't need to be induced this time around. I've been really curious at how different it will be.
* Confession: I actually put on real clothes for the above picture. I'm usually in some form of sweat pants with my hair pulled up. Not exactly how I want to be remembered.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

fun stuff!

We have been having such great weather recently, I have been enjoying it so much! It's much better than last year when it hit freezing weather for about a week straight (i know, boo hoo right?) Anyway, yesterday seemed like the perfect day for a boat ride. The wind was a bit chilly but sitting in the sunlight made it perfect! The kids enjoyed it, chad and I enjoyed it, Dolly enjoyed it, and even Baby McLane enjoyed it! We didn't see too much wildlife other than some birds and some water splashes from some pretty big fish. The kids had fun each taking a turn driving the boat. We definitely need to do this more often.

We finally made some changes to some things around the house. Since this will be the baby's space we figured now was a good time. I didn't take too many before pictures of this space, maybe because it wasn't my favorite?? I did manage to snap a picture of the "Lovely" rock art that the previous owners put up. I was so happy to get rid of that! In it's place we had double doors put up. We also put up a door that leads into our kitchen, after it's all done it's turning out to be a pretty good baby space. Chad got ahead of himself one night and brought the crib in. We mostly wanted to see if it would fit and sure enough, it fits perfectly! Although, staring the the crib for two months isn't going to make time go any faster!

I took these pictures in the evening, not the best time of day to capture the room. I'm still debating on whether or not to paint the wood walls??
This is the crib spot. I'm so happy that it fit. It makes the space not so crammed full. Obviously the cork board will be removed to another spot. There is still a bit of work that I would like to do in this space but for the most part we are ready!
The double doors into our bedroom turned out better than we thought! It definitely makes our room feel much bigger when they are both open. (next to go....hopefully the red and yellow walls in our bedroom!)
I have already posted these next pictures on facebook but I figured I could post them here too. The pasture in front of our house it full of flowers and I couldn't resist letting the kids play and snapping a few pictures.

Here is my completed baby blanket. I started it pretty much when I found out I was pregnant (the white squares) I added the girly colors when I found out we were having a girl. It's way bigger than what I thought, it pretty much covers a crib mattress. It'll be good though, she'll be able to use it for a long time!!
Like I said before, crocheting much be my craving this pregnancy. I've crocheted 3 hats for Baby McLane, 2 hats for a friend's baby, and I've started on another blanket, a smaller one with leftover yard from this blanket. It's a very rewarding hobby, plus I can sit while I'm doing it!! It's the lazy person's hobby! :)