Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lily and Leap

Yesterday, at a garage sale, I found a Leap to go along with Olivia’s beloved Lily.  You can’t find them anymore except on ebay, so it was quite a find.  It brightened Olivia’s entire day.  In Olivia’s eyes, I think I’m definitely in the running for Mother Of The Year because of it.  So, many thanks to my niece, Izzy, for pointing Leap out. 

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Tonight, she slept with Lily and I was instructed to sleep with Leap.  And, I’d better have him in bed with me when she wakes up in the morning or I’m in big trouble.  One time, I left a stuffed animal on the dresser that I was supposed to sleep with and I got scolded.  It seriously makes Olivia so sad that I don’t sleep with stuffed animals like her.  It’s as if she truly feels sorry for me, so she gives me a toy to sleep with. LOL! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tonight, Ryan and I went to a Feed Your Faith, Love Worth Fighting For conference with Kirk Cameron.  Hopefully, you all know who Kirk Cameron is. . .star of Growing Pains and really my one and only teen idol (besides New Kids On The Block, maybe.)  

Well, tonight I got to scratch one off the ‘ole bucket list that’s been on there for 25 years.


Meet Kirk Cameron

And what did I say to him after 25 years?  “Uh, laugh, laugh, snort, I am one of those girls that had your posters on my wall, laugh, laugh, snort.” What a dork!  I really disappoint myself sometimes.

I was also able to scratch yet another thing off my bucket list.

Sponsor a child

I’ve always wanted to, but I have always found reasons not to.  I’m kind of ashamed to admit that, but it’s the truth.  But, we now sponsor a little 4 year old boy from Rwanda.  I’m excited to tell Olivia about him and see how we can touch this little boy’s life. 

All in all, a great evening that I was glad to share with my husband. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012


So, we told a tiny little fib to Olivia today.  Last summer she lost her Eleanor chipmunk that came with a McDonald’s Happy Meal. It says, “It’s so beautiful!” She was very attached to Chipmunk (this was pre-Peacock) and has talked about its disappearance at least every day for almost a year.  We’ve torn the house apart looking for it and I don’t think it will ever be found.  Well, we decided to buy her a new one on Ebay.  It was only $4, which is still more than the cost of a Happy Meal, but very reasonable considering how much she loved it.  We knew that if we presented it to her as a new one “just like” her old one. . .she would not accept it.  So, we hid it in the hall closet and I sent her on a mission to get some towels.  And. . .there was Chipmunk!  We had one happy girl in our house tonight!

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And, just so you know. . . it’s been hiding in the closet for the past year and we forgot to look there. LOL! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

8 Weeks




Current size of baby: Kidney Bean

How far along? 8 weeks

Total weight gain: 1 lb

Inches Gained: 1 inch. Yes, I feel like I’m already showing.  I showed really early with Olivia and Logan and I thought it was because I was carrying more than one baby.  But, maybe I’m just an “early show-er” because there is just one baby in there.

Maternity clothes? No

Sleep: Great

How I'm feeling: Very fatigued, a bit nauseous. I fell asleep this week about 10 times while trying to read Olivia one book.  I’ve never done that before.  I’m also very forgetful!

Best moment this week: Going to my first OB appointment and seeing the baby. We saw the heartbeat, but didn’t get to listen to it or measure it.

Movement: No

Food cravings: Still varies, but I’ve wanted ice cream a lot lately. And cheese burgers and fries! With Olivia and Logan I craved cantaloupe. Sadly, it’s nothing that healthy this time.

Food aversions: Also variable, lately it has still been salads.

Gender: Unknown. Be sure to vote in the poll on the top right of the side bar.  So far, I think Olivia is the only one who has guessed sister.  I asked her why she thinks it is a sister and she simply replied, “Because I already have a brother.”

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: Riding on amusement park rides with my daughter.

What I am looking forward to: My next OB appt on June 6th.

Milestones: Baby’s heart is beating!

(Does this post look familiar, Amanda?) I’m completely stealing it from you.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

I spent Mother’s Day with a few very special women in my life. . . my grandma, my aunt, my mom and my daughter.  Thankful for my mom and all of the other special mothers in my life who have set the bar so high, I have no hope of reaching it. LOL!  Love you all!