Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Day and Tennessee...

Two weeks ago the weather man said that there would be snow coming our way... living in the south you prepare for the snow but honestly don't get your hopes up. The night before it was supposed to snow, what are we about to run out of?! Milk and bread.. we made do with what we had because I was not going to fight the "end of the world" crowd at the grocery store just for those two items. I will be honest, if it snows.. milk and bread is the last thing I would want. The next day I was home sick from work but around lunch time Hunter and Anita told me it started snowing. Since it only snows once a year (if we are lucky) I put my big girl pants on and went outside to play for a few minutes. I knew I would regret it regardless of how I felt. This is the first year Hunter really seemed to understand and enjoy the snow. He says he remembers it from last year but this year he really seemed to be excited about it.
Grammy built him a snowman... he kept telling me to build him a Santa Clause next. Ha! I told him only snowmen were built out of snow!

The next day my mom and Mike went to Tennessee to get away for the weekend since Monday was a holiday. I found out at work that we would be closed Monday so I called Matt up and he got us packed and we left to crash their vacation as soon as I got off work. It was a very long ride for my ol' prego self but it was completely worth it. Hunter enjoyed the fact that there was still some snow for him to play in. While they all played I stayed inside to try to get some much needed rest.

Looks like we have created a snowball throwing monster :-)

You just can't ever get him to take a serious picture with me or Matt.. he definitely keeps us laughing!
Daddy got him back from all the snowballs he was throwing earlier....

See what did I tell you... no serious picture!
We went to the boot place.. you buy 1 pair of boots and get 2 pair of boots free. Can't pass up that deal! Hunter begged for a picture with the big boot.
Pops told him about this candy store where you have a huge selection of candy to chose from. Hunter was sold at the word candy but to have this much candy available.. he was in candy heaven. He was too funny picking out everything. I will admit that he still has pretty much all of the candy because we only let him have one or two pieces a day. We want him to be a kid and indulge but we don't want to teach him to over eat candy and bad things like that.

I think his favorite part about the cabin was the pool table. As long as he was in the cabin and awake, he was by the pool table. I just had to share with you his serious "I mean business" pool face :-)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lately and 29 weeks!

Lately things have been kind of crazy around our house from trying to get over all the sickness going around to slowly getting the house ready to put on the market soon. But we are trying to slow down some and spend the last few months as a family of 3 making good memories with our little buddy. I know once the baby comes things will get crazy and I don’t want him to feel excluded or forgotten in any way. If we have to get anything ready for baby we will talk to Hunter about how we got things ready for him when he was in my belly and tell him how excited we were for him. He loves those stories and is always asking questions. Right now they are going to be sharing a room so I have been moving clothes around trying to get more drawer space. I did most of this while Hunter and Matt were out of town.. after I did it I was very nervous for Hunter to see it because he does not like change and does not adjust to it well. However, I made it like a big boy thing and he never complained once. Actually he seems pretty excited that his stuff has been moved and brother has his old drawers. Thank goodness because I was not wanting a meltdown!

Happy 29 weeks!
I am now in my third trimester and am ready for this baby to make his presence… (not really, he needs to cook longer but still…) I went to the doctor Wed. and he looks good. I told the doctor that I have been having major pain in my pelvic, hip and leg area.. so much so that it can hurt to walk, sit, stand, do honestly anything.  The doctor knew exactly what it was, he said it was Diastasis symphysis pubis.  There are other different names for it but basically my body is releasing the hormone relaxin too early and its causing so major major pain. The only thing that can help at times with the pain is a support band. We were going to wait until this weekend to get one but I was hurting so bad that we went shortly to Birmingham after the doctors appointment to get one. The band definitely helps but I still have a lot of pain. This little boy is making sure Mommy is tough! Morning sickness has made its presence known again so I really have not been craving anything lately. However I have been wanting cherry tomatoes (for those who know me, know I do not eat tomatoes). I haven't tried them yet, still hesitant but wanting them so badly. I also tried broccoli salad for the first time Wed. (again for those who know me, know I do not eat mixed things). This little one is trying to make my taste buds grow up!! I don’t mind either, I get kind of bored with the same ol plain foods. ;-)
Hunter loved going to the maternity store and hanging out while I tried on some clothes and the band. He found the belly pillow and said he wanted a belly like mommy. He was so funny! He definitely keeps us laughing!
(please excuse the bra in the background, my insane computer won't let me crop today)