Sunday, July 28, 2013

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks +3 Days
Total Weight gain: +11 lbs.
Maternity clothes:  Mostly yes. 
Stretch marks: "Left over" ones from Ayla around the belly button.
Sleep: Still pretty good. I shared a bed with Ayla in the hotel the past 4 nights and she may be little but she sure does take up a lot of room! ;-)
Best moment in the last week: Our family outing to Baltimore. The harbor was beautiful, and Ayla enjoyed the aquarium and her first major league baseball game.
Movement: Still nothing consistent.....hopefully soon!
Gender: I really don't know...I go back and forth constantly. We'll find out soon.
Ayla's current sibling wish: Baby brother and sister and circle. What?!?!
Ayla's current name choice when asked "What should we name the baby?": Still "Six"
Food Cravings: Mint Mentos
Belly Button in or out:  In but the top part is already starting to "pop out".
What I miss: The roller coasters at Carowinds.
What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound on August 9th.
Weekly Wisdom: A pregnant women is always hungry...keep her fed. ;-) 
Milestones: Still waiting for the more consistent movement!
Baby Brain Moment of the Week: Just a lot of forgetfulness. I have to make a lot of extra trips because I'll forget something in another room.
Labor Signs: Hopefully not until the end of December!
Weekly Belly Pictures: Ayla didn't join in the picture fun this week. These were taken right before the "Fun Bus" game and she was too excited!
17 weeks + 2 days

17 weeks + 2 days

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mallory's 3rd Birthday Party

Today we celebrated Mallory's third birthday party. It was a fun day and the best part was that Uncle Dave and Aunt Mica rented a "Fun Bus" that we got to go on and play....it was like doing gymnastics! We ate lunch and had cupcakes and then got to play with some of Mallory's new toys.
Nana and I took a picture together before the party.

Running to the Fun Bus!

Fun Bus time!

Getting ready to go and play.

At first I was just interested in the seat belt.

The birthday girl swinging.

Trying out the balance beam.

I had a lot of fun once I was done being shy.

We had fun with the parachute.
Do you see me laying on it?

Relaxing.

Weeee! Time to get off!

Lunch time with my new friends.

Cupcake time!

Happy Birthday, Mallory!

Mama made Mallory hair bows for her birthday and I
put every single one in her hair.

Mallory and all of her hair bows!
I helped Mallory unwrap her present.

We got her an Abigail book and stuffed animal.
Mama read it to us.
Video of us on the Fun Bus:


Thanks for a great day, Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica and Mallory.....see you in October!

*Belly Picture blog will be up tomorrow when we are back home....Mama needs a scale to check her weight  gain. Hee Hee!

A Day in Baltimore

Yesterday Mama, Dada, Aunt Mica, Uncle Dave, Mallory and I went to Baltimore for the day. The original plan was for us to go to the aquarium with everybody, including BeBe and Pappy, and for Mallory and I to go back to Frederick with Bebe and Pappy while the Mamas and Dadas went to the baseball game. Well us lucky girlies got to stay all day and go to the baseball game instead because Bebe and Pappy stayed in Frederick for the day. It was a long day but it was super fun! We started at the aquarium (where my favorite part was going up all of the escalators!), ate lunch at a burger bistro, went to the museum to see the history of sports, and then went to the baseball game. You can only imagine the tons and tons of pictures that Mama took. Here are some of her favorites from the day (there are a lot!)......
In Uncle Dave's car ready for a day of fun!

Aunt Mica, Mallory and me at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Mama, Mallory and me at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Pretending to drive a boat.

Family picture time!
Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica and Mallory.

Checking out the Baltimore Aquarium with Daddy.

Looking at fishies with Mallory and Aunt Mica.

Enjoying the view of the inner harbor
at the aquarium.

Cheese!

Swinging like a little monkey!

Daddy and me at the aquarium.

Family picture time!

Mmm! Mmm! Eating a delicious pretzel roll at lunch.

Sitting in an old train station at the museum.
Fun fact: Abraham Lincoln was there 3 times!

All aboard the bus!


I got to try on super big shoes!

Giddy up horsey! 

My view at my first baseball game!

Family self portrait at the game.
Here are some videos from the dolphin show at the aquarium and some of me at the sports museum. They had a fun soccer game where I liked chasing the ball. 

It was a super fun day!
Stay tuned for pictures from Mallory's 3rd birthday party and also Mama's weekly "Belly Picture" blog (she hasn't forgotten!)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cousin Time!

Mama, Dada and I came to visit Uncle Dave, Aunt Mica, and Mallory on Wednesday. We are here to celebrate Mallory's 3rd birthday! Yesterday the Dadas went to Washington D.C. to watch a baseball game so we had a girls day. We were very busy and had a great day!
We went shopping at Wal-mart to buy ingredients to
make spaghetti for lunch and pizza for dinner.
We had a super big shopping cart!

Mallory eating her spaghetti.

Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!

Cheese!

Walking to the playground.

Time to swing!
So much fun!


Enjoying Mallory's new sand and water table.
We got messy!

The pool in Frederick that we went to.

Splish splash!

Swimming!


Mallory tried too.

"Ready for a hug?"

"Here I come!"

"I love you!"



Phew! What a long day!
Here are some videos from our swimming adventures: