Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kinder update

Today was Savannah Jane’s 7th day of school in kinder! 

The past six days have been rough/ lots of crying and anxiety and clinging to me and k. I’ve had to pry her off of me as she’s crying big tears. Yesterday was the worst day- she was anxious all day Sunday and kept saying how she didn’t want to go to school. (The kicker is that once she’s there she is fine according to her teacher and when I pick her up in the evening she talks about what a great day she had. She just doesn’t like me leaving her - or anyone leaving her.)
Yesterday, from the moment she woke up it was tears. “I don’t want to go to schoooool!” She cried through breakfast- and ended up not eating but a few bites. She cried getting dressed in which K had to end up forcing her arms through the holes on her shirt to get her dressed. She cried walking out the door... but then walking to school K skipped and walked with her and she seemed fine. Then we got to school. The tears started again, she clung to him as tight as she could and then he eventually had to pry her off and pass her on to another teacher. My heart was breaking. It’s so so hard for me to watch her be so anxious and upset and to leave her that way (even though I know she is happy when she’s there!)  When she got home yesterday she told us about PE, about the color she was learning in Spanish, counted in Spanish to 13 and sang us some songs. 
Last night mom helped me lay the girls clothes out and they slept in their new beds. This morning was the best morning yet. We cuddled before getting up and then slowly woke up (but about 30 mins earlier than usual). The girls got dressed right away then went downstairs to eat. There were no tears from Savannah Jane, just a few talks about not wanting to go. I redirected and we continued getting ready. We walked to school- all smiles. We got to the door and panic set in- but instead of tears she just clung to me- I gave a big squeeze, handed her off to a teacher and off I went. I’m so thankful for the friends and family who have been praying for her! I think we are finally coming around!!! :) 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mmm tasty kake!

Mmmm!! Got a delicious treat FREE from @influenster for testing purposes!! These are seriously so delicious and they are tiny mini cakes- they come three to a pack. The girls each get one and so do I hehe. Yummy in my tummy!! #influenster @tastykake #mmm (Ps I may have eaten them all before I remembered to take a picture of the cute yummy little things hehe. 🍮) #tastykakeminiwins #contest

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Down By The River

Earlier this week was my father-in-law's birthday, so we packed up the girls and headed down the road to spend the day paddling on the Catawba River.  We did the same thing last year and the girls just loved it!
Our little expedition!

Savannah Jane helping paddle.

RG and Pawpaw

We caught a baby snapping turtle!

SJ just loved him!

We made some sandwiches and snacked on Cane Creek.

Hiding from the sun on Cane Creek.

Of course a long day in the sun led to some awesome car naps!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May is here!

Well today was full of spontaneous adventure!

After waking up late, the girls decided they wanted pancakes for breakfast.  So I busted out my kitchen skills and whipped up some Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes for RG and SJ.  K decided it was late enough in the day to skip breakfast and jump straight into lunch.  So everyone got ready, we loaded up the car, and hit the road to head to Chick-fil-a!  On the drive over we discussed all the potential things we could do today.  K never let on to what he wanted to do, he just jumped on the interstate and headed north.  

Adventure number one was the Carolina Raptor Center.  It is a facility in Huntersville that rehabilitates injured birds of prey (eagles, hawks, etc).  They have a self guided nature trail that let's you see different birds that have injuries that prevent them from being released back into the wild.  

SJ was our unofficial tour guide.

K and SJ 

Our little ladies

Two of the eagles shared names with the girls!

After we saw all the birds on display, we gave the girls the opportunity for a car nap and headed towards Fort Mill for the Strawberry Festival.  When we got close we decided to skip it due to heavy traffic and large crowds.  We opted instead for a local strawberry farm and went and picked about six pounds of strawberries, the girls played until they dropped, and I got a funnel cake and strawberry slushie! So, so good!

Looking for the perfect one!

Found it!

Funnel cake and slushie, living the life!

We picked up a pizza on the way home, did a quick bath time, and the babes fell asleep almost immediately!  Today was definitely a fun-filled, random adventure day!  Hope everyone else has a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Baby #3: 15 weeks!

Week 15: March 16-22

Wow! I guess the first trimester happened. This is my first update since week seven. I was nauseous 101% of the time and just exhausted. A lot has happened over the past few weeks! I think all of our family finally knows but we are still quiet on social media. :) 
At 12 weeks 4 days I had my first doctors appointment. I fibbed a little and told them I wasn't sure how far along I was even though I knew my due date already. They squeezed me in for an ultrasound and the baby measured exactly to my (precalculated) due date- September 13! They also took a peak between the legs and made a guess but I'll keep my lips sealed. 
We scheduled an appointment for the 23rd (15w1d) where they took blood and went over the initial nurses overview. 

Baby is approzimately 4"inches and 2.5 oz- about the size of an apple!
Next appointment: April 14- 18w 2d -- this is who they will also do an anatomy scan (if we don't go get a 3d scan before then ha! I'm not sure I can wait that long ha!)
Gender:  feeling girl. Hoping boy? HR150 at 15w1d
Total weight gain/loss:  I haven't gained anything from 12w until now according to doc. 
Maternity clothes: not yet- still just feeling extra bloated and fat ha
Belly button: innie
Sleep: It has been pretty good the past week- I sometimes sleep through the night and sometimes wake once. No real complaints, though I'm still always tired. 
Food cravings:  sushi and pizza - and popsicles. And Coke ICEES!!! Limes and salt- weird I know- maybe margarita withdraws? Haha
Symptoms: Oh my word. The last 9 weeks I have been soooo nauseous. Bleh. I forgot what an awful feeling it was to just be nauseous ALL the time. I will say about a week or two ago (14 weeks) I started to feel a little relief. I am still getting nauseous on and off but not feeling nauseous all day every day. Thank God. I am however, still extremely exhausted. I never want to get up in the morning, usually take a nap while the girls nap (for about 30m- an hour) and I'm still totally SPENT by 7 or 8pm. I've been dealing with constipation and just overall tummy issues (gas pains, etc- so FUN!) 
At night, especially, the top of my tummy is feeling hard! 
HEADACHES!! How could I forget about those?! Almost daily now. :( some days are worse than others. Usually a coke will help them go away but a couple of days that hasn't even helped. :-/ doctor said if coke is helping then keep drinking. 
Fatigue- yup- see above. 
Movement:  not yet but I'm hoping soon! 
Labor signs: -
What I miss: energy. and wine. 
What I'm loving: I'm starting to feel a tad better, we have seen the sweet baby Moving around on the us (and was way bigger than I imagined & looking like a baby!) That we have told all our family - actually rg has told most everyone hehe. We can now find out gender!! I'm so excited about sharing on social media in a few weeks! 
Oh and last week? Maybe two? K got us Meet-N-Greet tickets to see Pat Green here in Charlotte!! I guess that was the baby's first technical concert hehe. We had a great time while the girls spent the night in the mountains with my aunt! 
What I'm looking forward to: GENDER GENDER GENDER!! I can't hardly wait!! We also have some vacation plans coming up in a few weeks and I'm excited about that. The month of March has been a super hard month for Karl's work thus being really hard on me. Loooooots of late nights and working Saturday even. Thankful to have that behind us. 
Best moment this week: Oops. Think I covered this above haha
Big Sisters: they have been too cute! SJ especially loves to cuddle, kiss and talk to the baby. Rg does too but much of the time SJ will initiate it. SJ will just look at and rub my belly and smile. Rg will tickle me and say "does that tickle the baby?" RG is also very adamant on sharing and taking care of baby. When she first found out I was pregnant she said "but where will the baby sleep?!" Hehe. She then immediately started listing ALL of the toys and things that she would share with the baby. Recently she's started talking about how she will help take care of the baby. Natural big sisters we have on our hands. Can't wait to see them take on their new role. (New to SJ). 
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