Monday, April 24, 2017
Well it's been almost one week of trying to ease back into normal life and boy am I tired!! At first I really struggled mentally grasping that I can do things again, I still have this fear that something bad will happen or I'll wake up soaked in blood like before. My doctor has reassured me that that shouldn't happen, but it's hard to flip the switch from having to be so careful, to being more relaxed. And now I have all these strong desires to do all these things and projects. Chad just laughs and says I'm extreme nesting, especially the day he came home and I had pulled everything out of my cupboards to organize them. I have deep desires to clean all of my closets and purge things. But I wear myself out pretty quick so I start and then half way through have to stop and nap which leaves everything in an even bigger mess haha eventually I will get this house back in order! I also tried to weed my front garden beds and by the time I was done, I must have pinched a nerve from leaning over so much that my left leg kept tingling and going numb on the top of my thigh and leaving me feeling like I had restless leg syndrome. Luckily it wore off by morning, but I'm learning my limits and I do not want that to happen again because it was not a fun night of sleep! Peaches is still really active, especially around 11 at night. One night Chad and I just sat and actually watched my belly twitch and roll and bulge. If he's awake I usually have him feel her strong movements, but this was the first time we had the light on and actually watched how my belly looks and it seriously looked very alien like! haha! We love our little alien and her constant reminders that she is there!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Taylor has been taking gymnastics again from Tana Davis this year and one day there was only one other girl so Tana let Reese join. Reese has been anxiously waiting until she was 3 and could participate so she was a little over excited and at first had a hard time listening and Taylor was super excited too, but after a few minutes they calmed down and it was really fun to watch Reese listen and try new things. She had the biggest grin the whole time and kept running over to give me a high five or thumbs up! She even listened better than the older girls a few times! Also she would wear a leotard or swimsuit every day if I let her and she just so happened to be wearing one that day so it worked out great! I'm often in awe of her grit and determination and I know she will go far!
Love my little gymnasts!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
We had an ultrasound and doctor appointment today. I wasn't too nervous for them because Baby Peaches is SO active, like crazy active and I figured if she's moving around this strong and this much she must be doing alright. Well I was right, she is doing great! Measuring great, she was very active during the ultrasound and we were able to watch her movements which made me smile. She stuck her tongue out at us and was waving her arms around her face when we tried to get a 3D image. And the best part is my hemorrhage is basically gone! We were so surprised! The tech said if she didn't know to look for it she wouldn't have even really noticed it. And then when we met with my doctor he said things were looking excellent and I was good to get back to regular pregnant life. I was pretty shocked! I had expected to at least some restrictions for the rest of my pregnancy, but was happy to hear things were so good. It's funny because my belly has always measured a week or two behind for all of my pregnancies, but the ultrasound shows she is measuring good so my doctor just said I hide babies really well. Also I passed my glucose test and my iron levels have increased which is the opposite of most pregnant woman. Now I just have to try and build back some energy and endurance, because I haven't done a lot these last few months and boy is my body weak!
Friday, April 14, 2017
We went and watched our good family friend Emily Knudsen open her mission call. She got called to the Jacksonville Florida mission and leaves in July 19th and will be speaking English.
Her dad actually served in Florida, but a different mission and this was his reaction to her call.
So excited for her and grateful for her example to my girls!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I've always enjoyed doing hair and it's been a fun creative outlet for me to do my girl's hair. I created an Instagram account mainly to keep track of different hair styles and ideas to look back on when I get in a rut. If you want to check it out it is Allen Girls Hair. For Taylor's Easter party at preschool we decided to hide Easter eggs in her hair and she loved it! It took a lot longer than I had planned so we didn't get the third egg in each pigtail that I was planning on, but it still worked out. She came home from school with the biggest grin and kept talking about her hair and everyone's reaction to her. She said the girls liked it, but the boys made fun of her and wanted to know if there was candy inside them. Silly kids!
Her hair actually looked pretty cool when we took the eggs out to take her hair out at the end of the day.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
This is our third year having to say goodbye to the Brown's for the summer while they go off and do summer sales for Vivint. Here's last year's goodbye and I'll link the year before when I find it.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Jayne has sent us a few surprise packages while she has been in Korea and it's been so fun to get them! She has sent a lot of fun Korean clothes for us and we will have to have a Korean fashion show when she gets back because there are so many layers to everything I'm not sure what goes where and the order haha.
This one came in the fall for the girls
She sent another one with a bunch more clothing and some treats.
For Calvin and Carson
For baby peaches
Some of the adult clothing