bits and pieces.

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Life currently.
39 weeks 3 days pregnant.
Mom/Dad’s room and nursery is finished.
Bags are packed.
We got a new baby kitten named Sapphira.
Rhem is getting so big.
Hadiley has a huge personality.

We are hoping to meet baby boy this weekend. Time will tell. 🙂

-brittney

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36 weeks

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This past weekend marked 36 weeks. Only 4 more weeks until my EDD. 😀

My friend (and our kids Godmom) threw me a little babyshower for our newest little arrow. I got some adorable clothes for the baby boy, along with some baby basics. I also ordered our mini crib which should be here in a few days! I am so excited, and so thankful for everyone who has been helping us get ready to welcome baby boy. Yesterday the hubby and I put the final coat of paint in our new room/nursery. Today he plans to get the trim up. We are hoping by this weekend everything will be done and ready to move all our stuff in. And Hopefully next week the girls room will be done to move all their things in.

At 36 weeks, we have boy’s bag packed, my bag partially packed, and most of the things we need ordered. I have been having TONS of braxton hicks, LOTS of presure, and I have gotten to the point that it sucks to pick things up off the floor! haha. I have an appointment this Thursday, and then I will have one every week until he decides to bless the world with his arrival. 🙂

-brittney

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1. Rhem loves being a big sister. This Sunday we attended a new church, and for the first time Rhem and Hadiley had to be put in different nursery. I was a bit worried how both would do, but after the morning at church, followed by the picnic/lunch with the congregation, Rhem got in the car and said, “Daddy, I made new friends today!” 🙂 Does a mama’s heart good to see her girl being social and making new friends. Especially since in less than 2 months I will be done with daycare, at least for a while, so she no longer will be seeing her friends everyday that she has know her whole life thus far.

2. Hadiley seems like she might be more tom boy than Rhem. She loves to play Barbies, but her favorite is Ken. She loves to play dress up, but skips the dresses and goes straight for the batman cape. Whenever at a store the ONLY toy she wants is some kind of ball. I love the differences in their personalities, yet they are still best of friends. I pray they always are.

3. Baby #3. Boy. 32 weeks, 4 days. I feel HUGE. His favorite time to move is early in the morning and in the middle of the night. He seems to be growing great and healthy as can be. Cannot wait to meet you in less than 2 months!

**these pictures were taken on Thursday for my weekly update, buuuut I never found the time. So here it is, late. lol***”

-brittney

Long weeks, short weekends.

This week and last week have been SO LONG. I have been working everyday from 7am-6pm and my poor hubs has been going to work at 6:30am, getting off at 3pm, getting a hour to find something to eat, then going to night class until 9pm. Then last weekend the hubby had Drill (army stuff) all day Saturday and from 7am-1pm on Father’s day. Friday things will finally go back to normal for a couple weeks, before he starts another night class, but thankfully that one is only 2 nights and then he’ll be done. He is suppose to leave for Annual Training (more Army stuff) at the end of July for 3 weeks, 5 hours away. Oh did I mention that that my due date falls in the middle of those 3 weeks! He is trying to get out of it, since he just got back from a 2 week training last month. Otherwise, He’ll have to go and once I am in labor I can call and they will give him a call to head back home. I am worried he won’t make it in time, seeing as my last labor was only 4 hours long and he will be 5 hours away. And I kinda need him this time lol He was awesome and active in the other 2 births (he caught both babies) but this is the first birth I plan to do all natural with no drugs, so I really want him there to help me through the contractions and what have you. I am trying not to stress about it, and trusting God that everything will work out perfectly, but as the birth gets closer (I am 32 weeks an 3 days already!) I start to really think about it, and how he might miss the birth of our first boy.

Anways, with the buisiness of our lives lately I have not had time to update the blog, or get many pictures. I keep writing on my dry erase board how many weeks I am and the size of the baby so I can do my week to week pregnancy pictures, but never get around to actually taking the picture. But I Promise, tomorrow I WILL do my picture a week of the kids, and Sunday I WILL do a pregnancy update picture. (and if I don’t… well, sorry! lol)

This past weekend, since dad was working, the girls and I decided to go out and have some fun. We tried a new donut place across the river, which the girls LOVED. And we spent the day at Nana’s house with the cousins playing in the sprinkler, in a homemade outdoor tent, playing with chalk, and digging for worms. 🙂 On Sunday (which I didn’t get any pictures. sad.) we spent the morning waiting for Daddy to get off work so we could celebrate Father’s day. We thought the latest would be noon but held out hope he would get done sooner, but FINALLY at 1 he got released. We headed out for lunch, followed by ooing and awwing over the cats, dogs, bunnies, lizard, and guinea pigs at the humane society. We then decided to look at houses. We’re wild. lol I am hoping for a fun weekend coming up, filled with a morning at the spray park, with shopping and lunch at the farmers market, then home for nap and playing outside while mom and dad work on the house some more, and ending the night with a late night movie at the park. Sunday, I think we will try a new church. We LOVE our pastor at our current church, and it is my childhood church that has been a second home to me since I was in junior high, but I think it is time we find a new church that has more young married couples with young kids for us to fellowship with.

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-brittney

(Also, if you look over on my side bar —–> under my instagram I have a link to top mommy blogs, I just joined them with lots of other mom’s who blog. When ever you click on the link from my site, it puts me higher on their list of mom blogs, so feel free to click to head over to their site, and while you are there look around at all the categories to find other mom blogs that you may enjoy to read about! Thanks!)

29 weeks

Today baby boy is 29 weeks. 11 more weeks to go! He is about the size of an acorn squash in my belly. (15.2-16.7 inches in length, 2.5-3.8 pounds)

Last check up was on Friday, His heart rate was 150. He is my little ninja baby, constantly on the move. Big Sis Rhem is getting very excited for his arrival, constantly asking when baby brother will be here, and informing me she really wants to hold him. 🙂 Big Sis Hadiley likes to play the drums on my belly, points and says “baby,” and likes to smell my belly. (She saw Rhem kiss it, and she thought she was sniffing it, so now Hadiley smells it and cracks up laughing.)

So far I have his diaper bag prepared, washed all the cloth diapers last night, and have been looking up ideas for newborn pictures. Still wanting to get a mini crib for him (we currently have our bedroom in the upstairs, fitting our king size bed, with our regular size crib side carted. However we are finishing up the house and plan to move our bedroom downstairs in before he gets here and the bedroom down stairs is a LOT smaller and we would not be able to fit a regular crib AND our king size bed in there, especially add in a dresser and rocking chair) and we either need to get our old car seat out of the garage and get it cleaned up, or look into buying a new car seat. I will wait another 6 weeks before I start packing my hospital bag.

So far this pregnancy has been fantastic. Very little morning sickness, I get heartburn, but not every day like with Hadiley. I had bad headaches the first two trimesters, but none so far in the third.

I am so excited to meet you, baby boy! Just 2 more months and a week or two. 🙂

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1.Rhem. My little bunny, constantly jumping around and off of things.
2.Hadiley loves outdoors and following her sister around. She saw Rhem was picking flowers, so she decided to pick me some, too. 🙂
3. Baby number 3. Boy. 28 weeks 4 days. THIRD TRIMESTER! Super active. I feel huge, although was happy to find a pair of short I bought before this baby still fit 🙂 although it isn’t all that comfortable.

-brittney

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1. Rhem is growing up. She now dresses herself almost everyday, picking out her own clothes and all. It brings me so much joy to watch her turn into a little lady, but at the same time, I miss my baby. She really is the most amazing big sister I have ever met. So nurturing and loving.
2.) My sweet Hadiley has been testing limits lately. Throwing HUGE tantrums during nap and bed time, running off every moment she gets, and just causing pure trouble. But then she shows me that sweet little smile, and lets out a little baby giggle. I am in trouble with this blue eyed beauty.
3.) Baby #3. Baby Boy. 27 Weeks. 4 days. I am almost done with the 2nd trimester! I cannot wait to meet this very energetic little ninja I have baking in my belly. I am so interested to see who he looks like! Will he have Brown eyes like mommy and Rhemi? Or Blue eyes like Hadi? Or maybe green eyes like daddy and his grandparents? Soon we shall see 🙂

Beautiful weather creates Joyfilled days

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Last week we had wonderful weather, so we spent a lot of time outside and at parks. I even was able to get Rhem’s kite out that she got for Easter, and she did an awesome job flying it by herself. This week we are due for some cooler weather and thunder storms, which has caused us to stay inside. We also are currently getting work done on the main level of our house, so I am stuck up stairs with my two kids, plus the two daycare kids. I now know what it would be like to live in a single bedroom apartment with 4 kids. AH. 🙂

-brittney

Rhemidy is 3!

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We celebrated My sweet Rhemidy turning 3 the other day. We started off her birthday with her room filled with 70 pink, white, and purple balloons. (which she thought was awesome. Her exact words were, “Oh mom! I love these balloons!” 🙂 ) We had donuts for breakfast (thanks to Jess who brought them over to share with the kiddos) Birthday Cake Oreo’s for snack. She picked Mac N Cheese with Peas for lunch. After all (FIVE) daycare kids went home that day, we headed out to Monkey Joes for the girls to play. They Had A Blast. (I was annoyed at first, because apparently, UNLESS you rent a birthday party room, you are NOT allowed to bring in presents. DUMB. so then I refused to buy their average tasting, $15 cheese pizza. lol) After an hour and a half of running, jumping, sliding, and playing we headed out to Pizza Ranch for dinner. (She said she wanted Pizza for dinner and we wanted somewhere that would sing to her) She, of course, ate 3 bits of her cheesy bread sticks and decided she wasn’t very hungry. Her sister on the other hand had 2 pieces of pizza, 2 cheesy bread sticks, corn, and 2 blueberry dessert pizza. Haha. After we were done eating, she opened her presents, Some clothes (that I bought used, 5 pairs of shorts, 2 shirts, and 3 dresses for $4! yay for being thrifty!) and a Scentsy Frog (again, used for $3.. still had its tags on it and everything!) AND a My First Princess Aurora Doll. (a find at Once Upon A Child for $3. Woot!) She loved all her gifts. We then let her have ice cream and some blueberry dessert pizza (unfortunately due to me having a 7 kids, instead of the typical 4, on her birthday I did not have time to bake a cake) and while she was eating a big group of kids (who were helping work that night to raise money for their camp) came out to sing for her. She was so embarrassed/uncomfortable that she just sat there and ate her ice cream as if no one was around her. I could  not help but laugh. (considering moments before they came over, Rhem informed us that everyone needed to sing “Happy Birthday to Rhemidy.” I was also relieved that she didn’t cry, like she did when all her friends/family sang at her second birthday party)

Over all it was a great day, and she was very excited to tell her friends about it the next morning. Her party with friends and family is this weekend, although I cannot decide if we should keep it on Sunday (there is a chance of rain) or move it to Saturday which is suppose to be clear and in the 70’s (but then some friends won’t be able to make it) decisions, decisions. 🙂

oh… MY BABY IS 3! 😮

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Time seems to be flying bye.

**you can find her reaction to them singing Happy Birthday on my Instagram account: Arrowsandbows127

-brittney