Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This is just a random picture of Avery reading a She-Ra book from when I was little.
Well, we have embarked on the potty*training adventure with Reece. He has done amazing. The only time he has accidents is when he sits on his bouncey zebra thing...oh, and when he has clothes on! So the last 5 days he's been basically naked (except at church) and we've stayed home. You know how much I love that. But seriously, all kidding aside. He's done great. He picked it up really quickly and thinks he is totally hot stuff. We leave for Disney in a week so I am really hoping that we can put clothes on him by then! HA!

I opted to just teach him to sit on the potty like I taught Avery. I don't know if this will traumatize him in the future, but I figure at only 2 1/2 he'll eventually be tall enough to stand! LOL After vacation he starts preschool (if he can be clothed with no accidents) and then we move him to a twin bed.I dreaded him growing up so much thinking he was going to be the last one, but now that we have #3 on the way, I am finally enjoying him becoming a little more independent.

Oh and for those of you waiting on pins and needles, it is most likely a BOY. Sarah will do another ultrasound on the 11th and it will be enough farther along to be more accurate. Shane and I have been thru the million baby names book and so far have come up with NOTHING for girl or boy. We're in trouble. I like Piper, Clara, and Emma for a girl and Kennan, Judah, or Lachlan for a boy. Shane so far only has funny names and getting him to give a serious response has been somewhat impossible. Do most people have this much trouble? Avery was so easy. Boy or girl it was going to be the same name and we picked it within a couple of weeks of finding out we were pregnant. Reece was a choice between that and Lincoln and we just couldn't decide until 6 weeks before he was born. But then we at least had it narrowed down. It's going to be fun to see what this name ends up being since we are having so much trouble with it.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

14 Weeks

This is Avery's first time taking pictures with the camera. I was actually impressed my face ended up in any of them. HA!

Looking way bigger than I should. But haven't gained that much weight and measuring correctly. Go figure. Way more reason why I hate not having any torso! But isn't that bump cute! Actually I am finally getting excited about that little bump. I made grilled cheese sandwiches last night. First time I cooked in 3 months. And I cut up all my produce from Sarah and made salsa and shredded the rest for the freezer. Of course my house is still a mess! How is it always like that?

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Got to see #3 for the first time today!

This is what my email said today...

Hello, megan! Welcome to the second trimester! This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him -- a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches -- about the size of a lemon -- and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.

At the doctor today we heard the heartbeat and got all kinds of pokes and prodding done. But by far the coolest thing was that Sarah (the doctor) came in with her brand new 4D ultrasound machine and showed us the little thing that's been making me so sick. It was sucking its thumb and moving all around. She could barely get measurements because it was kicking its little legs around so much. Finally felt like I connected to it being my baby and not just nausea! Very exciting. I'm going to be honest, until today and after the initial excitement of finding out I was pregnant, it's been some pretty dark days. Not a whole lot to be excited about when you spend every moment trying to hold down everything you eat. Throughout the ultra sound I could feel the baby pushing against wand thing. Wow, I thought it was too early, but apparently I have been feeling it and not just imagining it. Sarah was great and was just excited as us to see if we could tell what it was. boy or girl?


I'm going to have to keep you all guessing because both grandmas have not been contacted yet! Isn't that just cruel! She's not totally sure it is what she thinks it is because it is early, but she's fairly certain.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Busy day

I had to drive to Lexington today (as in VA not KY). It still meant over two and a half hours in the car, an hour at the orthodontist office, and two kids touching every tool in sight. The tech rammed the impression mold down my throat and I was dry heaving all over the place. This gummy stuff was sitting right on the back of my throat and I could not stop gagging. They wouldn't take it out of my mouth so I spent a few minutes gagging over a little black bowl as they are telling me to breath through my nose. HELLO! Air is still going through my passage ways when I am breathing through my nose. Which means every time I took a breath the gook slid down my throat farther. It was horrible. By the time it was done I was shaking and crying and totally mortified!
Thankfully on the way home I spotted a Goodwill store and decided that retail therapy was just what I needed. I can't find my camera right now, so will have to post pics tomorrow. A little tease until then....
30 children's book for 35 cents a piece
green glass vase 85 cents
silver tray 1.00
silver basket 1.25
grey flower pot .55
6 kids movies one dollar a piece
Wendy Bellisimo crib skirt 3.95!!!!!!!!!!! (deal of the year)
3 trucks .55 a piece
mini dollhouse 1.25
glass jar .85
3 pieces of pottery for my sister .95 each

Shane just asked me where the "outflow" of stuff is with all this new "inflow". Isn't he so silly? I have a new hutch that I had to find stuff to put in. Anway, after feeling yucky the last almost three months. I needed something to get off the couch and be excited about. I've got the primer done on the desk for the kitchen that I bought a few weeks ago and after I get a coat or two of black on it I will have that to organize too. My goal is to get the entire first floor "done" in the next few weeks so that when we find out what the baby is we can start the changes upstairs.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

A couple of sewing projects...

Purple dress was a pattern I ordered that I can also make the JonJon for Reece. I have blue polka dots for him. It was actually easier than I thought. I didn't add any of the fun stuff yet since I was doing this for the first time. It is reversible with a white eyelet on the other side.

Fell in love with this fabric and bought quite a few yards. I think the pants need some ric rac, ruffle or a little something to jazz them up.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The best picture of the summer!

For some reason when Reece was only a few months old he did this open mouth crazy face with my dad. He doesn't do it with anyone else and of course my dad, being as silly as he is, just eggs him on. At an outdoor concert in Michigan, with Jackson sleeping peacefully in Pops lap, Reece started the face. Who knows what the hundred people around us thought, but it was very funny. Poor Jackson has no idea what he's in for. Reece and Pops are just waiting for him to get a little bigger to join in the fun.

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Here is my IKEA island. I got this when visiting my sister in Michigan. I don't have a ton of cupboards so this really freed up the space!

The basket is lavender from my mom. You can't tell how much is actually in there. It's a pile about 6-7 inches high! I have started harvesting it by pulling the leaves off the stem. It is taking FOREVER. But my hands smell really good!

This candle holder is another fun find, $6.99!

My sister is collecting this pottery from the 70's I'm guessing and I found these two pieces for $0.80 each!

This book was only $.50 and another piece of pottery for $1.00.

Is the tea crock not the cutest? $1.80 at Good*will! The silver wire basket now has napkins on my island and the planter was 60 cents and still had a ten dollar price tag from Tar*get!

Avery saw this at the Salvation Army and said she thought it would be so cute in her room of course. We thought her fairies from Mimi would fit perfectly.

Here is the pen holder I posted about ealier.

This purse and shoes.... $9 each on clearance rack at Ross. One of my favorite stores. I seriously had a dream that I was holding this saddle bag type bag in a dream the night before I went shopping. My mouth fell open when I saw it. No Lie! I wish it was Co*ach and real leather, but the price was too good to pass up. The shoes are Nin*e We*st and I love that brand of shoes.

So despite spending endless hours in my pajamas, hugging the porcelin throne, and watching a ridiculous amount of t.v., it seems I still found some pretty sweet bargains. Thought I would share and maybe get you inspired to think outside the box.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Lots of Changes

Obviously the biggest change right now is that fact that we are expecting baby #3. But in addition to that, we have put hardwood floors throughout the whole first floor. I'm loving it! I hate carpet and with my allergies and kids, oh AND two labs, it is much easier to keep clean. Which of course is awesome. We took all the carpet and laid it out in the basement and I can't believe the difference it has made. Shane even salvaged the entire rug pad and it is so much warmer and softer on the toes from the concrete. While we were moving everything in the basement to put the carpet down, I decided to redo the entire layout and it is awesome. I still have an entire wall for sewing, scrapbooking, canvases, and any other craft I can come up with. My books are all on a bookcase that Shane originally made for a closet and as soon as we move the guest bed I can bring in the shelving for all of the kids toys. They have a huge area now to play and in two days have already trashed it. Why did I ever think a ball pit was a good idea? HA! They actually have spent so much time down there that we are converting the playroom into the dining room that it should be. All this opportunity for decorating and I barely have energy to get dressed in the morning. I'm almost to week 12 and then I hope the energy level will start to get better. Slowly but surely.

Since I spent the morning throwing up I went ahead and ordered these two things... one is a needle case for my Knitpicks interchangeable needles and the second is a tote bag that a lady made me that I met at a festival. She's online at

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