Thursday, March 31, 2016
I'm beyond tired these days. Maybe it's because I am chasing after my crazy 1 year old all day, maybe it's because I'm not sleeping well at night, maybe it's because I'm not eating enough because nothing sounds good.
I'm almost 19 weeks and still haven't felt this baby move. Maybe once or twice, while wearing some tight jeans... And bending over, I might have felt some movement. Stupid anterior placenta! I started feeling Lacey move around 17 weeks and I loved it.
Dr. Appointments are more of a hassle this time around. Am I supposed to get a babysitter for Lacey? Do I take her to all of my appointments? It was exciting with Lacey to hear the heartbeat and get all my questions answered. This time I don't really have many questions and those 5 minute appointments are cramping my style.
Apparently, my face hates me being a mom. I broke out pretty bad when I was pregnant with Lacey, and it didn't get any better after. Probably because I was breastfeeding. Then I got pregnant before I stopped breastfeeding. So I guess this mess of a face is sticking around until I'm done having kids.
Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited and can't wait to have this baby in my arms but I'm not really digging all these pregnancy side effects.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Occasionally I will get in the mood to throw everything out. I just hope one of those rare moods comes along soon, before baby #2 comes.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Today she was coloring and then she went into her bed room. We were watching another little girl too and I could hear them playing with some toys. Then it got kind of quiet. Then I could hear the sound of crayon being dragged back and forth on the wall. She was so proud of her artwork when I ran into the room to stop her. Luckily crayon really isn't to hard to get cleaned off the wall.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Lacey was actually awake for a good portion of the drive home. I am so grateful that we loaded a couple movies onto the iPad and that we charged the iPad before we left.
She was a trooper and because she missed some sleep it meant that she slept for a couple hours after we got home. Scott and I survived the day on only about 4 hours of sleep, taking different shifts with Lacey. It was such a fun trip. I'm so glad that we were able to go visit Heidi and Steve and show them how cute our little girl is.
Scott was so wonderful. He drove the entire way without a single complaint. He slept for 4 hours then he got up, unloaded the car, unpacked everything, picked up the house, and then let me nap while he played with Lacey. I'm telling you, I got lucky with this guy.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Neither Scott or I are pet people so odds are were ably won't ever have any pets for her to love on. Lacey called Oscar "offk" it was so cute. She would hear his tags on his collar jingle and call out for him.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lacey wasn't wanting to take a second nap, but we all know that she needed one. She ended up falling asleep while sitting up on the couch. She wouldn't let me move her to the crib, but I could pretty much move her anywhere else. She cuddled with Scott for a bit, and then me, and then we put her in the recliner to finish up her nap.
It is crazy how strong-willed such a tiny person can be. She knows what she wants and doesn't give up. Right now, I don't really appreciate that she wants to make her own decisions and stick to it no matter how many times I say no or try to distract her. In the future I think that it is always a good thing to know what you want and be willing to go for it.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Today it was in the 60s! It was sunny and beautiful! Heidi and Steve took us to a gourmet grilled cheese place in Fayetteville. It was pretty good, but I think I like just a good ol' regular grilled cheese better.
It was sunny and warm when we finished eating. We went and played a little mini golf. Once we were outside for a bit the wind really picked up. I'll take the wind of its going to be sunny and warm. I thought I played pretty well, but I got last place.
Lacey was pretty cute as she chased down balls, sat on the rocks, and tried to jump into every fountain she saw. It was a lot of fun, but Lacey sure can be a handful sometimes.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Heidi and Steve have a little dog named Oscar. Lacey LOVES dogs, so all she wants to so all day is run around chasing him, and shouting. It's actually really funny to watch. Oscar does well for the first 5 minutes but then he is a little overwhelmed by her and starts growling.
I love that lacey is so adventurous but I don't want her to learn the hard way that when I dog gets annoyed he might bite. He nipped at her once, but I don't think he really got her. It's sad to see her get so excited and then have Oscar get grumpy. He has been spending more time outside and locked in a room so Lacey can rub around freely.
Today was still cold outside. I'm so ready for warm weather! It's supposed to be in the 60s tomorrow, which will be wonderful. I just looked at the weather for Milwaukee and it isn't really supposed be over 50 until the end of April. I hate winter.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Arkansas, don't disappoint us please! We want it to get warm soon!
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Now that we know we are having another girl I've been really wanting to make bows. Lacey finally has enough hair to clip bows in but all the bows we have currently are on head bands. I can't decide if I like bows with tails or just the plain bows. I bought like 10 different fabrics, so maybe I'll make different style bows in all the fabrics.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
If you couldn't tell, Lacey is my whole world. There is just something so powerful about being a mom. Something I never knew would happen when I had a cold of my own. I love this little girl in a way I never knew existed. The cool thing is that she loves me back. I can comfort her when she needs comfort. I can kids her ouches all better. That's really cool. I love being a mom. It's so different then I imagined. So much harder and tiring then I ever dreamed. It's also the biggest blessing. Being a mom has changed me, in a good way.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Towards the end of the trip Lacey was getting ready to be done. A sweet employee stopped and asked if she could give Lacey a cookie. What a life saver! She happily chewed down on that cookie the remainder of the trip.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Today she was loving the zoo. She was pointing at all the animals, waving hi, and blowing them kisses. She had a little fall and scratched up her lip a bit too.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
The last few nights Lacey has decided to wake up and scream in the middle of the night. Scott will go in and try to help her but all she has wanted was her momma. She was doing so good with the whole sleeping through the night thing, so this really wasn't something I expected or wanted. Last night she was up every two hours. Then it would take me a good 45 minutes of rocking before she was ready to go back to her crib. It is so exhausting getting up that many times. I was just hoping I would have 6 more months of a full nights sleep before I had to start getting up again at night.
This morning she woke up with pink eye so we got her in to see the doctor. Turns out she has a pretty bad double ear infection. Luckily we decided to go in today, and hopefully she stays feeling better (and sleeping through the night) again soon.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
For the past 3 days Scott has slept on the couch. He decided that was the best way for us to both get sleep. He has been coughing all through the night, so I really appreciate him not ĺying next to me while he does that. I'm a really light sleeper, so everything wakes me up.
Most nights I go to bed a couple hours before Scott does. Growing a baby is exhausting. It was weird going to bed knowing that he wasn't going to be joining me. It felt more lonely than normal, even though I am used to going to bed alone. I'll be happy once he is all better and things go back to normal.
I was even tempted for a bit to go get Lacey and bring her into bed with me. I'm glad I didn't, we all know how that would turn out. She would wake up and want to snuggle. Her idea of snuggling is getting as close to your head as possible. I know I wouldn't have gotten a wink of sleep if I attempted that.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Seriously, what is up with this weather? I'm sick of the snow. I'm sick of the freezing wind. I'm sick of not wanting to leave the house because it's too cold. I'm sick of being cooped up all day every day. Last week we had a couple beautiful days, lacey got a taste of what it is like to have the option of going outside. Now, it's back to being too cold. Lacey stands at the door and begs to go outside but it's just too cold. Why can't it just be spring already?
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In a couple weeks we are taking a road trip down to Arkansas. That is where Scott's Sister and her husband live and it has been too long since we have seen them. I've got about two weeks to come up with my gander plan for the trip. Should we drive through the night? Split the drive into two days? How can I keep her (and us) sane during the drive? How to I get lacey to sleep in a pack n' play? I'm just trying to brace myself for the trip. Prepare myself for the worst. That way of things go well I will be pleasantly surprised.