Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up!

Evie likes to stick her tongue out for pictures now, and she's teaching her baby sister things...
Typical kids, i'll tell you what! :)

We had a wonderful, baby-focused weekend preparing for Reagan's arrival. My due date is this Friday, and well...there's nothing like waiting until the last minute to realize, "Oh yeah, this kid is coming soon. Better get some diapers and junk!" 

First up: Friday. I have just one word to say about Friday (three times for emphasis): Ouch, ouch, ouch. There was a lot of contraction action happening on this day. And my son has a little trick up his sleeve that my daughters never participated in during their womb days. Seems that the little guy has reached max capacity in there and any time he feels the squeeze he decides it's cool to push back to make more room. So while my stomach is contracting in, Reagan is pushing out, and...can I just say it one more time: OUCH.

Apparently this happens to other moms as well, which I know thanks to my pal google. And I would have thought "holy moly this is the real thing" if I didn't know that during real contractions babies don't usually move much at all. So I spent the day trying my best to clean the house in between sessions of writhing in pain on the couch. Haha. That night we celebrated my mom's birthday with some yummy cake and ice cream. (I haven't had any huge contractions since then...just like my other pregnancies - what a tease!)

 Playing at grandma and grandpa's. :)
You know what I love about sweater dresses? They make super cute dresses one year, and equally adorable tunics the next!

Saturday was THE day. Baby shopping day. I had previously gone through our old bin of baby supplies and tossed what was old and expired and took inventory of what we needed. We now have enough supplies for full-on hibernation this winter if need be. :) I definitely picked up some A&D ointment thanks to all of your recommendations. And can I just say, I will never get over how teeny tiny newborn diapers are. I just can't picture a little hiney fitting into those things until that little hiney is actually in those things!

Eric and I grabbed a quick bite to eat at fancy shmancy Arby's while we were running our errands, and it occurred to me that we could have possibly been on our last night away for a while without any kids in tow. And we were spending our time looking at butt cream and eating curly fries. Baha. Ah, well...priorities sure do change when you're a parent!

It feels good now to know that the baskets are stuffed full of necessities, and we will NOT be making any middle of the night trips twenty minutes away to the nearest 24-hour pharmacy for gas drops. Ay yi yi...Evelyn's first night at home was not a good one, let me tell you. I've run through every crazy scenario in my head that we ever experienced with our first two and tried to anticipate the same happening with Reagan. Here's hoping he is the easiest most chill baby on the planet who never gets sick, and we simply won't need any of that stuff. :)

Making soup....

Sunday was another great day, though I swear our little town experienced some sort of midwestern hurricane right smack dab in the middle of the day. What was that crazy wind and rain that lasted all of about 15 minutes? Weeeird. Anyway, we had a lot to accomplish and I think we accomplished it all. But not before our girls had too much fun at grandma and grandpa's making their famous "crockadilly soup." I still don't know where that name came from or what all of the secret ingredients are that go into their little concoction, but it is definitely the specialty of the house!

Eric worked the rest of the afternoon on cleaning out my car while I went home (alone!) to clean the house with no distractions. Heaven, I tell you. Picking something up and putting it where it belonged without someone two steps behind getting it back out again. I'm sure our house will be trashed again by noon today, but it was clean for a brief moment in time. :) All for our little Reagan. We must really love you, buddy.

We did some other stuff, too, but that's about the gist of it. We're juggling right now, just trying to maintain sanity during the last days of waiting for our lives to change. No biggie. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself when I think that I'm having a BOY. Eek! This could be a whole new ballgame.

We're enjoying our last days as a family of four! I'm sure it's going to be an emotional week for me around here. Yeah, I apologize in advance for that. Haha.

Hope you all have a great day!


Sarah said...

Eeeeeeekkkkk :):):)

Liam has been doing this lovely little thing where he pushes out & just stays there. It makes it nearly impossible to do anything!

Come on baby boy!! I am soooo anxious for you!!

Heather said...

Girl, I don't know how you do it.

Cassie said...

eeeeee - it's really happening SOON!!! yay!

Christine Pettijohn said...

You really are super woman!

Cannot wait to see the little guy.

Meagan said...

There really isn't anything like being able to clean your house without the kids!!

Can't wait for Reagan to make his grand appearance!! Btw, I might be a little partial to it but I love that you are spelling his name with an "ea" instead of "ee"...I will NEVER forget how to spell it!! :)

Anonymous said...

love the fall colors and how the girls can enjoy the simple things in life, like the fountain! April R.


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