Wednesday, June 30, 2010

30 weeks

How your baby's growing:

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Pregnancy: 30 Weeks

Weight Gain: 25 lbs ::sigh:: Actually that's not too bad considering I eat like 4 cupcakes a day.

Sleep: Horrible! I'm hot, and have the hardest time falling asleep. I wake up a million times a night, and am exhausted in the morning.  I'm imagine this is going to be the story of my life until the baby is sleeping through the night.

Gender: Boy

Name: ha! The latest name is Niall Thomas. I know I just posted that we decided on Tristan, but I have since seen two girls with that name. One of them is a little girl at church that is Peyton's age. 

Feeling: Hot, and large.

Health: We are both doing great. 

Belly: Growing, and uncomfortable. Thankful that I don't have stretch marks though.

What I am looking forward to: This isn't pregnancy related, but going to Idaho!

What I miss: I'm going to miss going down the pool slide at my parent's house. It's ridiculously fun, but I'll just have to watch everyone else go down while I lounge in float. Life isn't all bad.

Milestones: Single digits for how many weeks are left. 9 more to go!

Movement: He is up in my ribs all the time. He's pretty strong. I feel like there is a wild animal inside me, and not a little 3 lb baby. He's way more active than Peyton was.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

10 on tuesday!

1. Last Saturday we went to a cook out at a friend's house. I made cupcakes to take with us, and let Peyton lick the whisk. I'm not really a fan of food all over the face pictures, but licking the beater, spoon, whisk or whatever is kind of a milestone in a child's life. :) I had to document it.

2. Yes, my child is wearing a bikini. Peyton got this suit for her birthday last year. I don't really have a problem with babies in bikinis, but I still reserve this bathing suit for the backyard.

3. After church on Sunday we went to the mall, so Peyton could do one of her favorite things, "ride the animals". She always says she is going to ride the pig, but never does. She usually looks like she is having more fun than anyone one the carousel, but of course the day I bring my camera she wasn't really feeling it. Instead of crying for having to get off she said she was all done. 

4. Did you notice the dark circle under her chin? Poor thing fell at the store over a week ago, and the bruise still isn't fading. Now when she gets hurt she gets mad, and won't let Cory or I comfort her. She was mad at running because that's what she was doing when she fell. The other day she bumped her head on the wall, and so she hit the wall. 

5. This morning after a song that she liked was over she said, "it's over". It sounded so grown up. She usually says all done. 

6. We've been borrowing Dora movies from the library. It's by far the most annoying show Peyton likes. Dora's voice makes me cringe. 

7. June is almost over. Lots planned in July. Peyton's birthday is the first week of August, and then baby boy comes a few weeks later. Crazy.

8. Our grass is filling out nicely in the backyard. It's hard to believe it was almost all dirt last summer. There are still a few big dirt patches, but hopefully those will fill in by fall.

9.  I got 3 hours of sleep last night, well technically this morning. I think a nap is in order. 

10.  I posted this on fb, but I love it, so I'm going to post it here, too.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Peyton Says

For the last few days Peyton has been standing on the back of her tricycle steps, putting her hand to her chest, and saying, "hi, I'm Peyton".  I have no idea where she got this from, but she does it all throughout the day. I guess she's practicing her public speaking.

If Peyton asks me a question and I don't know what she is talking about I tell her, "I don't know", and she replies, "remember", and if I tell her no she starts yelling it over and over, "REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER?"... like somehow if she she keeps saying it I'll remember what she is talking about. I guess it's kind of like people speaking in English loudly and slowly to make non English speakers understand what they are saying. :/

Peyton is becoming more attached to Mike Wazowski. It's cute and all, but he is getting dirty. She insisted on him sitting in her highchair with her this morning while she ate a bowl of cereal. She set him on her tray in a nice pile of spilled milk. Yuck! I'm afraid his limbs are going to start falling off. 

This morning Peyton woke up crying, "Daragan ate my carrot". ha. I guess she was having a bad dream. Then she asked to eat a hot dog for breakfast. She won't even try a hotdog. weird. 

Pretend play is cute and all, but I'm sick of drinking out of her fake cups, and eating her fake food. I'm not really looking forward to the hours of candyland and hi ho cheerio either. 

Yesterday Peyton told the lady bagging our groceries that she was cute. We were at Publix so of course she walked us out to put our groceries in the car. Peyton didn't like that she was pushing the cart. She looked at her and said, "no push carpet". ha. Apparently she only liked her in the store. So add that to the list of things Peyton mixes up. cart=carpet. 

I was eating yogurt and Peyton looked at it and said, "what is it, mud?".  For the record it did look pretty dirt like. It was a raspberry fruit at the bottom mix in. 

I always give Daragan the empty yogurt container to lick, and Peyton saw her licking it, and took it away, and said, "no, Daragan. gross." 

Whenever Peyton falls down she says, "Awh, it's slippery".

She is at such a fun age. She makes me laugh all day long. 

Here's a really good picture Cory took of us. niiicee. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Big Day

My picky eater ate raw carrots, and yellow rice today. Hooray for her! That's my story. ::stomp stomp::

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mixing Up Words

I love when Peyton calls things something different than what they are actually called. 

Wagon is "dragon". She's always asking to ride her dragon. ha.

This morning she was eating life cereal and she told me she needed more "bugs life". 

She calls her pottery barn anywhere chair her "thinking chair".  She's a Blue's Clues fan. 

I think I've already blogged about her calling puddles "muddles", and the seven dwarfs  "hi-ho's".

Pretty much all loud noises that are outside are thunder "funder". She reassures herself, "funder is good". haha.

She doesn't always do this, but yesterday she called the bug spray "fly lotion". 

That's pretty much all her mix ups. We all know she is a genius, so there isn't much room for error. JK

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Becoming A Park Pro

Sorry I've been a blog slacker. I just don't have anything exciting to write about. Our days are pretty much the same every day. I figured you've seen enough pictures of Peyton playing in her pool, eating popsicles and painting. 

We try to go to the park a few times a week to walk on the trail, and then we stop at the playground for Peyton to play. Peyton is getting braver each time we go. She's becoming a pro at climbing the stairs and going down the slides by herself. She loves the tunnels, and jumping on the bridge. She still has attempted to climb the ladders, which I'm thankful for because we all know I'm a gasper. 

Her feet really aren't as big as they look in this picture. Her shoes are at least a half size too big. I also never thought my child would wear such ugly shoes, but let me tell you, they are fantastic. They have foam bottoms and mesh sides so she can wear them in the water, and they have a closed toe, so I don't have to worry about her stubbing her toes, plus they are open on the sides and back allowing her feet to breathe. Ugly true, but oh so practical. I just thought I would throw that out there. 

Cory and I cracked up the first time she stuck her face in the tunnel holes. She looked so adorable. I'm telling you, it's 10x cuter in person.

A sweaty head = cute curls in the back.

Please excuse the one sided bulging diaper. It always happens when we go to the park. I guess the climbing and sliding push it to the side. 


It was actually her idea to leave. She wanted to get water. She is so tall!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

28 Weeks

Pregnancy: 28 Weeks

Weight Gain: I don't know for sure, but when I went to the Dr a couple of weeks ago I was up 20 pounds.

Sleep: Horrible! I'm hot, and have the hardest time falling asleep. I wake up a million times a night, and am exhausted in the morning.  Sometimes I take a nap in the afternoon, but it's never long enough because I usually fall asleep 30 minutes before Peyton wakes up.

Gender: Boy

Name: Undecided

Feeling: Hot, and large.

Health: The baby and I are both in great health so hooray for that.

Belly: Growing, and uncomfortable. Thankful that I don't have stretch marks though.

What I am looking forward to: Choosing a name and sticking to it. ha. It might not be until after he is born though.

What I miss: Bending over without having a huge belly.

Milestones: I'm in the 3rd trimester! 

Movement: Crazy movements. He feels like he's rolling all around, and he also does some crazy quick kicks.

I think we should just give up on pictures because I always promise them, and never take them. No more empty promises from me.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last Week

These are a few of the images I was going to post on my wordpress blog last week. I took pictures throughout our day, but I don't want to run out of image space anytime soon, so I left out breakfast, lunch and nap time pictures.

Our morning was spent going for a walk. "walk in car" is what Peyton asks for.

Washing the dog. Daragan was thrilled.

Opening a present from Grandma and Grandpa. 

Very excited about her Cars Toon helicopter and airplane. She takes these and her little Lightening Mcqueen everywhere now. 

Cooling off in the blazing heat by splashing in the pool.


And yes, I do get in there with her. Ha. I'm sure my big pregnant self is quite a sight in her little pool. 


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

10 on tuesday

1. Peyton can spell her name. She doesn't know her letters yet, so I know this is only memorization, but I still think she is a genius.

2. Peyton got a big yellow duck from my friend Erin, and Daragan loves it. Whenever Peyton sees Daragan with it she says, "no, Daragan. That Peyton's. Leave it alone."

3. Peyton is loving her Princess Jasmine dress up shoes these days. I wonder if she'll start getting into dress up. She'll be the girl in a princess dress playing with cars, airplanes and helicopters.

4. I love that Peyton calls puddles "muddles".

5. Every year the city puts on "city fest" with concerts, a big kid area with inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses, pony rides, crafts, and of course there is a ton of food and other vendors selling various items. Anyway, it's within walking distance from our house. I was finally feeling a little better on Saturday night (got a stomach bug of friday), so we decided to see if there was anything fun Peyton could do. She saw the ponies, and asked to ride them, so we walked back to our house to get a few dollars. When we got back in line the lady announced that they were putting the ponies away because it was about to storm. As soon as we turned around to start walking home it started pouring. Peyton loved it. Since she was such a good sport about missing out on the pony rides we decided to take her to the mall to ride the carousel on Sunday. She loves, loves, loves riding the carousel, and always cries when she has to get off. The guy that was running it walked by Cory and whispered to him that they could go one more time for free. I guess Peyton is a cute, pitiful crier... to some.

6. Wow, I hope number 5 made some sort of sense. I am a horrible story teller.

7. There are toys all over the playroom. Peyton told me she was going to make a mess, and dumped a couple of cubes of toys out. Fine by me, she's pretty good about picking them up if we sing the clean up song together.

8. Peyton loves Lightening Mcqueen

9. More pictures

10. Finally number 10! I was struggling to find things to write about. Peyton hates flies. I told her to tell them, "shoo fly, don't bother me", so she goes around saying, "shoo fly, don't bother me. Shoo fly, don't bother carpet. Shoo fly, don't bother mommy. Shoo fly, don't bother toys"... whatever it lands on.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Car Washing

Peyton helped us wash the car yesterday. She loved it! Too bad our hours of work was ruined by the rain. It always seems to rain the day we decide to wash the car. The dark clouds in the sky should have been clue. Oh well. We had fun.

A little water on the car and...

then a little water on the belly. :)