Thursday, September 12, 2013


All of our Hallmark friends threw us an awesome baby shower this afternoon. A monster themed ice cream party to be exact.
Lots of goodies.
Lots of gifts.
Lots of diapers! Yes!
All our loot. I was going to take pictures of it all when I got home but I ran out of steam. Know that it was all awesome. We couldn't be more grateful! Now to write some than you notes.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Last night was our first Daisy Girl Scout meeting. Yes I'm a leader and probably crazy for taking that on, but so far I'm planned ahead for about 6 meetings. Not bad. We ended up having eight girls show up. We'll see if we gain anymore in the next few weeks with maybe word of mouth. Getting the info out that we even exist has been kind of difficult.
Buddy Addi is a Daisy too and her mom is the other leader. Which is nice since we live right across from each other.
I will not be able to post pictures of the troop because of a Girl Scout rule so I'll have to take pics without the other girls. I am going to take pics of our troop to share with parents and maybe create a book at the end of the year that the parents can purchase. A fun keepsake for the girls.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Baby is the size of Swiss Chard. I'm guessing that's in length because otherwise he's awful skinny.
Chard, is a leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. The leaves can be green or reddish in color like Bib Lettuce, chard stalks also vary in color. Chard has been bred to have highly nutritious leaves at the expense of the root.
Baby still breech and I'm dilated to only a 1. So probably no chance I'll go into labor before the scheduled c-section. Which was my fear. However Friday night I thought I might have been. Horrible back pain at 1:45am. Couldn't tell if it was just that or cramping. This is how contractions started with Violet. Back pain has continued every night since friday. Sleeping is not happening.
On a good note I'm holding steady at having gained 22.6 lbs for the last two appointments. We'll see what the final number will be in two weeks. Violet was 22.4 at the end. Though I feel like I've gained 10lbs more that is not the case. I should be back in my skinny jeans by Xmas!!