Friday, March 29, 2013

Pregnancy Update, 29 Weeks

So, I realized that I really haven't posted any pictures of me pregnant this time around.  So, since I'm now into my third trimester, I thought I would post some!

 A side view (Ammon is reaching up to touch my belly; it's not a big smudge on my wall-those are still hidden enough to not be seen by the camera . . .)

This was actually the reason I thought of taking a picture.  I'm starting to get a few of the baby things I have washed and ready, and when I pulled this little onsie out of the dryer, it looked so small!  But, when I put it on my belly, I realized how cramped the babies really are in there and why it gets to be so dang uncomfortable!!

I'm waddling plenty, and I don't think that is going to get any better for these last two months!  But, it has been fun to feel the baby a lot stronger, especially for the kids!  It was funny to finally see Ammon's reaction when he actually felt the baby kick.  He pulled his hand away really fast and had the strangest look on his face, and then walked out of the room!  It was hilarious!  Of course, he has a baby named Ammon in his tummy that will be coming out soon, too!

We signed Isaac up for soccer this spring, the first of our kids to play it!  He has only had about 3 practices so far, but seems to really like it!  We've realized since taking this picture that the socks aren't meant to be worn so high, and that they should fold over his shin guards, which are also suppose to be worn OVER his socks, and not under them, but he's part German, so it's okay!

Going along with my last post of Ammon being tired, I had to share this photo of Ammon sleeping.  He loves his puppy wee-wee (blankee), but not to actually cover him.  No, he either sleeps on top of it bunched up like a pillow, or wears it like a wig!  

Ammon has really grown a lot these last few months, which is good since he isn't going to be the baby of the family much longer!  He wrestles, talks so much more, and just loves life!  Lately, he has started thinking he shouldn't have to wear a shirt much (what is it with boys taking off their shirts?), and frankly it hurts too much for me to bend over and pick it up multiple times to fight the battle, so there are some days when he goes shirtless!  This was one of those days!  He decided that while a shirt wasn't necessary, a hat and shield were!

Finally, I thought I would share this photo of all the kids being, well, themselves!  They sure keep me on my toes (and hands, knees, and everything in-between!), but I sure love them and love that we have each other!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


So, I thought this would be an appropriate title for this post for two reasons!  

The first reason is because Ammon has stopped taking naps on a daily basis, and most of the time this works well and he goes to sleep earlier at night.  But, there are still those days where he just can't make it, so I find him sleeping in funny places and ways! 

This bottom picture is of Ammon (on the couch) and Lex (on the floor), who is Ammon's cousin that is only about 2 1/2 weeks younger.  So, it must be a stage thing. . .

The second reason for the title is because I have been tired lately!  I can't complain; in some ways I feel better this pregnancy than any of the other five.  But, I am getting older, this is my sixth pregnancy, I still have four small children at home, I'm trying to finish school, and I'm TIRED!  It's hard to keep up with the daily must do's to keep my home functioning, and frankly I'M not keeping up with it.  Thank heavens my husband is home and is an angel and does SO much!  He is usually the one putting the kids to bed at night, making at least half the meals or more, and I don't think I've touched the vacuum in months!  He does the homeschooling with Isaac at least half the week, and I'm honestly so grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful man!  We celebrated our 11th anniversary on March 1st, and while we were not able to do anything fancy for it, I am more grateful and in love with him than I would have ever dreamed when we first got married!  We have gone through so much together, and I know we can get through anything!  He is an AMAZING father and a supportive husband, and my best friend!