Friday, April 26, 2013

31 weeks Dr Appointment

I haven't been able to update every time I have a doctor appointment since we don't have a computer anymore.

this week my mom dad and younger siblings are in Disneyland and Tyson, Kali and Me were the lucky ones to be asked to house sit/take care of the dog while they're gone.

One of the perks of staying at my parents house for a whole week,
is that I have a working computer at my fingertips! haha

So I get to update about my 31 week appointment today.
I'm exactly 31 weeks TODAY and my appointment was today.

Everything is going well.
I'm measuring right on at 31 weeks.
Hayleigh is already behaving and is head down.
She's perfect!

I left my appointment super happy for two specific reasons.

1. I learned that I've gained a total of 6 pounds so far this entire pregnancy.  yay! so happy that I'm doing better this time.


2. I'm now to the point where I have an appointment every two weeks...which means I'm already almost done. SO CRAZY! By this point last time AND the time before, I was SO ready to be done and though I might die before that baby came! haha

This time, I'm not to the point where i'm just ready to be done. I'm feeling more like I'm in a little bit of a panic knowing that in 9 weeks I'll have 2 kids!

I'm taking care of my adorable nephew, Justin two times a week now which is so perfect.
That way, twice a week, I'll get a taste of how it's going to be with two kids.
Kali will also be able to slowly be introduced to having another baby around and not having all of the attention on her all of the time.

She's doing WAY better than I thought.
In fact, I think she enjoys the fact that I can't stop her from 'exploring' when I'm taking care of or feeding him. She's such a little stinker! haha

But she's going to be great big sister.
She's really not as jealous as I expected her to be. 
In fact, she's such a little mommy. 
She is SO concerned when he cries and does everything she can to get him to stop crying. 

Here's a picture of her trying to help him stop crying while I warm up his bottle.

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It melts my heart.
a few hours after taking this picture, 
I was doing her hair and he started crying again.  I was in the middle of a braid so I had to let him cry for a second while I finished it.  Kali looked over at him and said "Jussin, is okay" (she was telling him it's okay) in her baby voice.

It was the sweetest thing.

Then when I started making him another bottle, 
I put him in his car seat because I was at my parents house and it was the only place I could lay him down.  I strapped him in because I knew better than not doing it with Kali around. haha

and while I was getting it ready,
Kali started rocking the car seat and when it didn't help,
she bent down and started trying to take him out! 

She's such a sweet girl and I'm so proud of her for being such a mommy to him!
It makes me feel a little less worried about how she's going to respond to Hayleigh.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SO Blessed

We have been so blessed lately.
Blessings are just pouring out left and right. 
I'm so grateful for everything that has happened lately.

I really believe that we experience trials and hardships so that we can appreciate it more when things are going well. 

A few months ago I remember wondering why we were experiencing some of the things that were happening. 
We felt so strongly that it was time to have another baby and within a month after announcing our pregnancy I swear it felt like everything was falling into pieces around us. 

It was like everything that could go wrong...was going wrong. 
It was not only stressful, but incredibely frustrating.

I had such a hard time understanding why we were told to have another baby,
yet it felt like now that we were,
everything was falling apart. 

After a lot of hard work, prayer and pushing through,
things are finally falling into place.

Not only that, 
but better than they were before and in ways that I could have ever imagined. 
The past 3 weeks things have come together that I didn't even think was possible. 
I have strongly felt the Lords hand in our lives the last few weeks and I've come to realize how important it was that we experienced what we did in order to appreciate what we have now.

I"m so grateful for everything in my life right now. 
and I'm SO excited to see what is in store for us!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

23 months

So much is going on in our lives right now.
I wish so badly that we had a computer of our own so that I could not only document it more frequently,
but also because I am feeling like my phone is full of so many pictures and videos of my child and I'm so worried that something is going to happen to it before I have the chance to put them on a CD.

Let's all just pray that doesn't happen.
That's the bitter sweet thing about smart phones...convenient, but a little more difficult to convert to a CD. Especially when videos are concerned!

Hopefully nothing bad will happen.
I would just die.

Kali will be 23 months on the 11th.
23 months you guys!
She's going to be 2 next month!

I just can't believe how fast time flies.
She's getting so dang big and I'm thoroughly enjoying watching her learn and grow.

She's a very independent kid that LOVES learning and exploring new things.

Her vocabulary is really expanding.
She says more words than I could count.
She pretty much repeats everything we say.

She loves talking.
She usually is speaking half jibberish/half english.

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When she knows I'm not paying attention to her,
she'll say "Mom, Mom, Mom, mom" until I say "what" and then she will go off in mostly jibberish toungue for about 30 seconds like she is telling me something! haha

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She loves shoes and clothes and looks forward to getting ready.
She's obsessed with the outdoors and is constantly begging to go outside...especially when she knows it's a nice warm day.

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The two movies she loves the most right now are Tinkerbell and The Lorax.
We're already planning her Lorax themed Birthday party this year.

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I absolutely adore watching this girl sleep.
It's the only time she is sitting still and looks so peaceful.
When she's awake she is constantly moving and doing one thing after another.
But when she's sleeping...she is so still and sound.

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Whenever I am getting ready,
Kali HAS to do it with me.
If I'm doing my makeup she stands next to me and begs for some.

I usually give her my blush brush or something.
But then there's times where she sneaks and gets her hands on it herself.
Then she does her mascara. haha She did a beautiful job though don't you think?

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(Isn't this perhaps the most disturbing and creepiest looking Easter Bunny you've ever seen? He was nice though. He talked and gave her candy. haha so that's okay)

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She's also getting into coloring.
She got a Marker set for Christmas.
The Markers only color on certain paper. We LOVE that and she wants to color or "cauh" numerous times everyday...It's the pens that are dangerous. haha She found a pen and created some beautiful artwork on the door the other day.
and so it begins...

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Kali is very expressive.
You tell her what face to make, and she'll do it.

She is so dang funny.

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We had such a good Easter this year.
It was SO FUN to see her expression when she saw her Basket on the table.
she had money in some of her eggs because she loves putting it in her piggybank.

She's already racking up the change!

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We love this girl so much.
She is SO funny. She is constantly cracking us up.

She says and does things that are so funny especially because of her age.
Every new thing she says or does is hilarious or adorable.

I think she's slowly starting to understand that there is an actual baby coming soon.
We took all of the baby stuff out over the weekend and she got her baby doll and started trying to strap her into the swing and bouncer. I am pretty confident that she's going to be jealous...but once she gets through that stage she's going to be such a great big sister!