Oh baby!

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Today marks 20 weeks.  And 20 weeks means the BIG ultrasound around these parts.

The three things I wanted to know in this order were: health, size, and gender of the baby.  The baby looks nice and healthy and does not appear to be giant (Garrison measured at least two weeks ahead, if not more, from 20 weeks up until the day I birthed that big guy).  Praise the Lord for both of those things!!!!

Lastly, girl or boy?

We have a pattern in our family girl – boy – girl – (giant) boy.  This baby was going to make or break us.

You see, snips and snails and puppy dog tails are what little boys are made of.

This is one of the only pictures this little booger let us get that actually looked like a baby:-)

This is one of the only pictures this little booger let us get that actually looked like a baby:-)

Baby was extra shy and covered their face for the camera.

Baby was extra shy and covered their face for the camera.

But, sugar and spice and all things nice, that is what God gave us!

I'm a girl!

I’m a girl!

REAL mom Wednesday

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You know you are a REAL mom when…

*Your kids are playing a game that involves something you said but totally incorrectly.

Today I had an eye appointment.  I told them I had an eye check-up.  Eden insisted on giving everyone eyebrow check-ups.  No one cried so I am guessing the state of everyone’s brows were deemed healthy.

REAL mom Wednesday

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You know you are a REAL mom when…

*You have apologized for the way you are dressed.

Seriously, why can’t sweat pants be considered dressy casual?  I finally dug out my maternity clothes (which are a bit stretched out from my previous pregnancies) because wearing “yoga” pants to buy a car, grocery shop, church work meetings was getting a little old.  Hallelujah for stretchy waistbands!

I take them places

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I take my children places.  By myself.  Sometimes it is a horrible experience (like we leave and I vow to never leave the house again), sometimes it is great.  You never really know!  Taking them places has given me the ability of giving grace to parents of children who are acting horribly.  Sometimes you just have to run errands!

Places I have taken them by myself:

1. Doctor’s appointments for them.
2. Doctor’s appointments for me.
3. Eye appointments for them.
4. Eye appointments for me.
5. To the DMV.
6. To the park.
7. On walks.
8. To restaurants.
9. To the mall.
10. To stores with carts.
11. Inside the bank.
12. To the place where you get blood work done.
13. To the dentist for them.
14. To the dentist for me.

There are countless other places.  And I would like to point out that just because I have four small children does mean I am house bound.  It does mean that I think real hard about going places before I leave because I will admit that it is not easy!

This weather

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The weather has been a bit bipolar to say the least.  It is making my kids a bit crazy as well.

There have been nice days followed by snow and nastiness.  Then there are okay day followed by windy days.  Today is a rainy day and my kids mood seem to reflect the rain drops falling outside.

Everyone is fussy.  Like extremely fussy.  Eden is being bossy and the other little people are not liking it.  There has been hitting and then of course the inevitable hit back.  The baby is whiny from teething and not needing a morning nap but needing a morning nap kind of thing.

But today we ventured out to the library (we managed two epic meltdowns) and then an ice cream run after dinner.  And I won’t be complaining about that anytime soon;)

REAL mom Wednesday

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I totally meant to post yesterday but forgot.  Oops!  Pregnancy brain:-)

You know you are a REAL mom when…

*You realize just how small your bed is when you have a two year old and her pup in between you and your husband.

After the second time of Ella waking up crying (bad dream I think) and not wanting to risk waking up the entire house, Garrett brought the little one to bed with us.  She fell back asleep quickly and I laid there trying not to move as all my appendages were sweating and becoming numb and dreamed of king sized bed.