Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A lot going on...

Kara is 1 week old today!  It's crazy how there is so much going on right now.  My days and nights are flying by.  I'm super busy during the day because of Kaylie and Kelly and at night I'm pretty much dedicated to Kara.  Sooo...everything seems like one big blur right now.  Below are some recent pics!

 Kara sleeping...wish she would do this at night!
 Kara looking not so happy that I have a bow on her head.
 Kelly right were she likes to be most...outside.
 Going out....
 Going in....(all day long)
 Back in the yard.
Our first orange on our orange tree!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baby Girl #3

So we finally had our baby and it was a little girl!  I have to say I wasn't surprised I thought it was a girl deep down the whole 9 months.  I couldn't be happier.  Of course I feel a teeny-tiny bit sorry for Bryan but only when the girls hit the teen years and "aunt flow" starts visiting.  Aside from that I think he's one lucky guy to have all these girls love on him.  I know he feels exactly the same too.  :) 

Everyone meet Kara Michelle!!

 This picture is from her actual birthday, Oct. 24th!  She was 7lbs 10oz. which is a lot bigger than Kelly was but she still seems so tiny.  The crazy thing is that she came out with a head full of brown hair.  More hair than I have ever seen!!  All of our babies are basically bald until they are like 2 years old so this was a shock.  Of course in typical fashion she looks exactly like her daddy!  ALL of our babies look just like Bryan, at least he knows they are his.  Ahhahahahah!!!
This is Kara on day 4...she is a very good baby so far but we still have our days and nights mixed up.  It's a work in progress...we'll get it straight hopefully sooner than later!  Aside from that all is well and we are all getting adjusted.  I feel really great after my 3rd c-section so that is good too.  That's it for now....I'll have more as the week progresses. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Only a day away!

It's hard to believe tomorrow around this same time I will be having a baby.  I'm feeling excited, nervous, scared, concerned all at the same time.  Excited to meet this new little person but scared & nervous about the surgery and concerned because of course I want to have a healthy baby.  I kept Kelly belly home with me today so her and I can spend as much time together as possible.  We walked Kaylie to school together this morning and that was sweet.  Kaylie is really such a sweet heart.  She waved and blew me and Kelly kisses all the way to the door.  I think Kelly and I will try and eat lunch with her today since it will really be the last time that is possible for a while.  After today all of our lives will be changed  - in a good way!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend Update

So this weekend was long and'd think it would be flying by since my due date is so close but it seems like that just made the weekend drag.  Saturday I was having contractions and was very uncomfortable.  My parents came over around 7pm because I thought for sure Bryan was going to have to take me to the hospital.  It seemed like they finally stopped right around the time my parents got to the house, so I was super happy we didn't drive all the way to the hospital for a false alarm.  Bryan got the Oak tree planted in the front of the house, yay for that b/c it means he will actually be in doors next weekend when I come home with the new baby!  :)  Check out our new tree. 

 Kaylie helping her Daddy!
 Kelly relaxing in her car.
Final product!  The new Oak tree. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Last Day

So today is my last day at work until next year, yay!!!  My co-workers have been so nice to me this week.  The girls in the office took me to lunch yesterday and then when I got back to the office everyone handed me a card with a gift card and money inside for me and the new baby.  It was so super sweet!  I actually cried a little, which of course made most of the girls tear up too.  It was just so sweet and thoughtful and totally not expected.   Anyway, I will miss the office but I will be back in Jan. so I need to soak up and enjoy my time off while it lasts!  Not much else happening except getting ready for baby #3 oh and Bryan had one of our pine trees cut down so now he is planting an Oak tree this weekend.  I told him I don't care what he does as long as he is not working outside the following weekend (baby #3's first weekend home)!!! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Count Down Begins

My count down to the new baby really began months ago but now it is really-really on!  Oct. 24th we will have a new bundle of joy.  Of course along with all the joy and happiness of a new baby comes lots of not so joyfulness like...lack of sleep, lots of crying, peeing, pooping and a whole new family adjustment.  But I can't wait and I can't wait to find out if it's a little girl or boy that has been in my belly kicking me for 9 months!  I pray every night for a healthy baby just like Kaylie and Kelly. Now we are less than 1 week away from meeting the new little one!  It's very exciting. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So What Wed.!

This week I am saying so what if....
  • I didn't make my bed in this morning.  I'm 9 months pregnant and trying to get myself and an 8 year old and a 1 year old ready!
  • Wednesday's have become my night to make frozen meatballs in the crockpot.  Kaylie loves them...but picky Bryan is not a fan.
  • My Dr. wanted me to deliver this baby today but I held off for a week b/c of work issues.  It's really stupid b/c they don't pay me enough to care like this!
  • I'm actually really mad at myself for not having the baby today.  What was I thinking??
  • Bryan continues to ask me not to get my tubes tied but he is crazy...this little lady is having no more kids!
  • I really like the Real Housewives of Miami this year. 
  • I am training my 3rd temp this week and yesterday was day #1 and she was kind of annoying but I think she will at least show up everyday!
  • I'm ready ready ready to have this baby and find out what it is!!  Exciting!
Check out:

What am I wearing Wed.?

Yep...that's what I am wearing today and that is me 9 months pregnant!  I have 1 week left as of today!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Manic Monday

So this is just a quick 2nd temp didn't show up today so now I am really running out of luck on my replacement.  Not to mention today is crazy busy for me plus I have a Dr.'s appt.  If I have started to dilate at all she will tell me I have to have the baby on Wed. Which at this point I am A-OKAY with!  My work is just going t o have to figure it out.  I'm not going to stress about it anymore.  In other updates, this weekend was pretty good.  Just hung out for the most part and Bryan helped a lot all weekend and that was super appreciated!  He even went grocery shopping with me on Sat.  That's all I have for now...just another manic Monday. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I've had better...

I've had better weeks.  This week has not been great for me.  For starters I have mucho work issues, my temporary replacement didn't work out so now I am back to having no replacement after training the other girl for almost two weeks.  Granted the woman was (as Bryan put it) a "Train Wreck" but I was still hoping to finish getting her trained and wash my hands of the situation.  But no such luck!  Now I have one week left at work and it will be spent trying to get someone else up to speed on my job.  Not cool. 

Also, I think it's really interesting how two people can have a discussion, argument, disagreement, whatever you want to call it and both walk away with different opinions on what took place.  Sometimes I wish I had a video camera attached to me so I could rewind the footage and see what really took place or better yet show that other person.  Too bad I don't have that luxury so now I just have to agree to disagree and move forward...hurt feelings and all.  

Of course because I am one week or so from having this baby I am very uncomfortable.  I'm not sleeping at night, I mean seriously I am up all night long.  Driving and sitting at my desk is killing my back.  Bryan has really been helping with Kelly the last couple of nights because it's just too hard on me to be on the floor giving her a bath and then picking her up and well just taking care of her is difficult in general...I'm just not moving as fast as my normal self.  I know that all of this will be worth it once the baby is here....but it's getting to that point that is hard. That's all I have for now, not the happiest blog hopefully happier ones will come soon.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Kellster

Kelly is so much fun right now...I just love-love-love this age.  She loves to be outside, she loves almost all food, she loves to play with her big sis and while she is a little bit of a handful she's such a good baby!  I'm really getting nervous about baby #3 and how it will effect Kelly.  She's still so little that she probably won't remember but dealing with it right now will be hard.  I won't be able to pick her up for a little while after my C-section and I assume my hands will be full a lot of the time with the new baby.  I guess I am just feeling guilty for having a baby and then having another baby.  Of course one day none of it will matter and I'm positive they will love being 1 year apart. I just hope and pray baby #3 will be just as good and easy as Kelly!! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

To My Girls

Dear Kaylie & Kelly (and new baby whatever you might be):
I promise to always..... 
  • Love you no matter what.
  • Be there for you.
  • Listen to you.
  • Try not to over-react if what you are telling me is not good.
  • Give you hugs and kisses even when you are "too old" for them.
  • Always continue working to be a better mother.
 As time goes on I'm sure I will have more to add to this promise list but this is a pretty good start. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Friday!

Another week has come and gone and really at this point all I can think about is that I am that much closer to having this baby.  My Dr. called on Wed. and said I have to have an ultrasound on Tuesday to check the size of the baby.  If the baby is a certain size she might want to move forward with the c-section on Oct. 17th rather than letting me wait another week until the 24th.  So we will see!!  This weekend we will pretty much just hang out and the weather should be awesome!  That's about all I have for now!  TGIF. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bad Idea...

I'm starting to think not finding out the sex of this baby in my belly was a bad idea!  What was I thinking??  I hate surprises so why in the world would I want to be surprised to find out what has been growing inside me for 9 months? I guess the real problem for me will be if it is a boy because if its a girl I am good to go.  BUT if it's a boy I think I will really freak out.  I have NOTHING for a boy.  I mean nothing.  No closet full of clothes like I have had for both my girls, no baby boy bedding, no baby boy toys - nada-zilch!  With both of my girls I was mega prepared but if this little baby is a boy we are not ready.  I will have to bring him home in a baby girl car seat. 

I suppose am hoping first and foremost for a healthy baby and then for it to be another girl.  It will make my life a lot easier...BUT based on that thought process it will be a boy. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

So What Wed.!

This week I am saying so what to.....

  • I'm seriously running out of maternity clothes...I'm like for real on a rotation but I will NOT break down and buy anything else when I only have 3 weeks left!
  • I'm so disappointed with the RHONJ.  What happened to you women?? Reunion part 1 was disgusting.
  • I started to watch Survivor and I think I could really get into it but I just don't have time in the evenings to keep up with shows anymore. 
  • Kelly Belly is so much fun right now!  I can't wait to be home with her for a while.
  • Kaylie lost another tooth yesterday and I put a bag of candy under her pillow last night instead of $$!!  Hey - she was happy.  :)
  • We are trying to go out of town for Christmas and I'm really excited about taking that time to be with just my husband and kids.  I know it may sound selfish but I want that time for just us.
  • Bryan has been driving his work van home and I want it gone.  It looks so bad in our driveway!
  • I'm not looking forward to the surgery part of having this baby BUT I am starting to get super excited to find out what it is!!!  I'm starting to feel like it could be a boy - and that is freaking me out a little bit.
  • I almost died last week when my favorite blogger stopped by my So What Wed. post!!  She even left a comment.  I felt like a celebrity had been here.  (I know I am a dork!).
What Am I Wearing:
Yep - it's my where's waldo or freddy cougar dress again.  ;)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Busy Bee

So far this week I have been one busy little bee.  My temp replacement started - yea!! SO , yesterday and today was filled with training her.  I also had a Dr.'s appt. and payroll to enter so I have seriously not stopped for 2 full days.  I actually feel like I haven't even slept and as if today is still Monday.  Hopefully, now that payroll is complete and tomorrow is Wed. things will settle down a little.  More to come tomorrow on So What Wed.! 

p.s. we did buy a bassinet and newborn diapers for the new baby this weekend!