Hello Everyone. Life has just gotten so busy with a houseful of kids. I think about this blog often but just can't squeeze in the time to write quality content.
It's been so long so LET'S CATCH UP!
Baby #3 is only a short five weeks away and I realized I haven't even announced their gender on my blog, the third baby is already getting the short end of the stick and they haven't even arrived yet!
I posted this picture on my facebook page back in July when we found out the baby's gender. Johnathan (6) and Robert (16 months) are each eating an ice cream cone, one blue and one pink. I posted this picture on my facebook page and then went to bed....without providing an answer, boy was that fun. My friends and family were dying to know and I went to bed and didn't give them the answer.
The next day, I posted this picture. YES! Another boy! Three boys! Being the oldest of three girls, I somehow had this strong feeling I would end up with all boys.
I also took a couple other photos and I thought this one of the two boys is cute. I know, Johnathan's face is half cut off (hence why it wasn't used) but it is still a cute picture documenting our news.
You got to love this photo of poor little Robbie crying. Is it because it is a boy? Is it because he has to share his mommy? I'm not sure but this picture is just priceless to me. I'm pretty positive he will be happier than he is in this picture when his little brother arrives (fingers crossed).
I turned another year older a couple weeks ago. The hubby and I took a nice extended weekend alone in the Wisconsin Dells and did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING without the boys. Yes that's right, we did nothing. It was wonderful. No dishes, no vacuuming, no cooking, no crazy kids crying in our ears. Nate watched a lot of cable television and I did some shopping. It was great.
Here I am on my birthday, 32 weeks pregnant with both my boys, Johnathan (6) and Robert (19 months). To their surprise, they bought me that nice yellow purse. The best part of my day: Johnathan thought I turned 23, I didn't bother correcting him.
Those of you that know me, you know during Johnathan's pregnancy I suffered really bad from vomiting. I vomited everyday from week 8 to week 21 or 22. It was aweful. I lost somewhere around 10-15 lbs while pregnant with him. With Robert, I had gallbladder issues. I thought it was pre-term labor and doctor said, "nope, sounds like gallbladder". Ugh, I knew that was bad news as my hubby had his removed a few years prior. If you remember, I ended up having mine removed through an emergency surgery 3 months after Robert's birth. My attack started during my sister's bridal shower, that I hosted. What a mess. Oh, and his delivery resulted in a unplanned C-Section but of course only after laboring naturally for 16 hours and pushing for two.
I thought for sure all the above issues meant this third pregnancy would be a cake walk. Nope. Not so. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a couple months ago. I've been checking my blood sugar three times a day ever since, along with changing my nightly routine of a bowl of ice cream. It hasn't been too hard but certainly adds another layer of complexity to my pregnancy. Last month I was also diagnosed with a hernia. Oh joy. Luck me. It is ugly but at least it isn't painful (knocking very hard on wood right now).
So as you might guess, I'm looking forward to these next few weeks to whiz by quickly and I can't wait to hold that new baby boy in my arms.
I have found some time but not a lot to craft. Some of it might be more nesting than crafting. I've been really busy with banner orders from my etsy shop: Furloughed Time. This week has been particularly busy, I think I had 6 orders come in. Here's a quick shot of four orders lined up on my bed waiting for me to package them up and get my butt to the post office before the close at 12 noon. The current best seller on my site (by far) is the Where The Wild Things Are Banner. Really, you can't go wrong, the book is so darn cute.
I also FINALLY finished painting the hallway on our 1st and 2nd floors. This only took me....oh two years to complete. I thought by the time I finished it, I would be ready for a new color but I will not be painting it anytime soon. It is a nice soft stone white. I love it. In an upcoming post I'll show you what I did with all the blank walls.
And last by not least, it doesn't look like much but Robert FINALLY has a bedroom. He no longer lives in the TV Room with a crib in it. He legitimately has a bedroom with NO television junk in it. It only took 19 months but hey, we did it before baby #3 got here. I was hopeful to get rid of the peach trim and yellow walls before baby #3 arrived but that's just not happening at this point. Robert hasn't been the best sleeper so he isn't ready for a roommate so all the kids will be separated for a few months still.
If the weather holds up and I find a second wind, who knows MAYBE I'll paint but with only five weeks to go before baby #3 arrives, I'm more concerned about....oh you know....dragging the newborn clothes out of the attic and buying a dresser to store them in so they don't have to walk around naked or I have to look for clothes in boxes or baskets and drive myself looney (let's face it, I'm already looney enough).
Thanks for coming back and checking out my site. I hope to sneak in more time to share what's been going on in my house. I don't want to jinx it, but rumor has it that next weekend might bring me the best household item yet.....stay tuned.