Wednesday, July 28, 2010

31 Weeks

I am really starting to get big and uncomfortable. I think I am much bigger this time around. I have moments where I need to sit and relax because the pain is startling. However, I am more than content to have our baby stay put until her September 20th birthday. That's right! She has an official birth date, unless she decides to come early. Please don't little girl...we aren't ready!!!

Joe and I are almost homeowners. We made an offer on a house and it was countered by an offer we accepted. We had an inspection on Monday and made a revised offer based on the findings. The results weren't horrible, but we are hoping the sellers will make the repairs without a fuss. In the meantime, we are just waiting. We are super excited though and drive by the house almost everyday. We have already promised to build Leo a sandbox and he is holding us to it.

The whole family was sick last week (Joe got sick this week though). Leo threw up several times in one night and is still talking about it, "I'm all done throwing up now." Poor little dude. I think he had croup and we spent almost a whole week at home, which drove us both crazy. I was sick as well, which was especially difficult being pregnant and caring for a sick toddler. Luckily, we are all better now.

Recently, every time we went to the grocery store, Leo would ask for "monster cookies." We had no idea what he was talking about. Finally Leo took Joe down the bulk food aisle, where Leo pointed to yogurt pretzels. Apparently, he thinks the yogurt pretzels look like little monster faces. We both got a big chuckle out of that and were impressed by his great imagination.

Well, between Leo and Joe, the secret of the baby's name has been given away to my mom and Joe's mom. Joe keeps slipping and Leo doesn't know what a secret is. Oh well!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

29 Weeks

Holy moly! I am really feeling pregnant now! I have started to feel more uncomfortable and even had some lower back pain, which I never remember having when I was pregnant with Leo. This little girl loves to do yoga moves in my belly and it can really hurt. She seems to have down some complete rotations this week and I audibly yelled, "ouch," on more than one occasion. This is also something I don't recall with Leo.

Joe, Leo and I are actively pursuing buying a house. It looks like we have been pre-approved for a loan and now we are getting close to making an offer. We found a house we really like in a well established neighborhood with a good elementary school within walking distance. It is owned by an older lady who never made any renovations, but the house is clean and well maintained, so we figure that if we get the house, we can make changes slowly over time. It is exciting, but it has been really stressful, so I hope that we make the right choice. Wish us luck!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th of July

Veronica looking festive
Aubrey enjoys her popsicle
Shelly and Angie

Mike and Veronica

We had a fun and mellow 4th if July celebration. Our friends, the Marshes, came over with their 2 adorable daughters Aubrey, 4 and Veronica, 1. We had burgers, corn on the cob, salad, popsicles and brownies and the kiddos played in the backyard. It has been great fun watching each others families grow. I can't believe we use to hang out before their were any kids at all, and now, 3 and a half kids later, we are still getting together. It was a great day!

At night, we let Leo stay up well past his bed time to see fireworks for the first time. He was in awe of the "big fireworks," and loved every minute of it. Luckily, our neighbors, the Neps, had a whole mess of fireworks that we were able to enjoy. Fun times!!!

In the meantime, Joe and I have been house hunting. We are so fortunate that this is a great time to buy. We have targeted a neighborhood and now it's just a matter of waiting patiently for the right house to come along. With any luck, we will be in a house by the end of the year.