Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Two Weeks' Notice

Not even two weeks...9 days to go until we meet our new addition.  Here's a quick catch up of what we've been up to...doing my best to take it slow from here on out.

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We had a double date night to Hamilton at the PAC a couple of weeks ago.  Wow, what a show.  I think we may have been the only audience members who had not seen it before.  I'm glad we got the chance to go!

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Beach day...our last one of the Summer.
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Jungle Jim at the Library.  I don't think I've ever seen my kids laugh harder than when this grown man blew up a life size balloon and wriggled his body inside.  The library has been rocking their programs this Summer- We are headed to see the Aquarium Rovers this afternoon.
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Last week I got my hair done and I left the salon with HOT PINK hair.  I was a little shaken because we had discussed a pastel rose gold sort of look.  I kept the faith and it has faded into a look I like.

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EB's second year at VBS down the street was so great.  Of course I was a little nervous because she didn't know anyone going into it this year, but she really thrived.  It makes me feel so good about her going into Kindergarten soon.
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Nursery for Number 3!  
I am feeling ready to welcome this baby into our home.  I am scheduled for induction next Friday and I have just a few To-Do's remaining.
Tomorrow is laundry day:  EB's uniforms, newborn pajamas, sheets, and as many other loads that I can do to get ahead (ha-ha)
Also some meal planning, a maid is coming to deep clean, one last date night, and I'd like to squeeze in a manicure if possible.  
I imagine this will be my last post for a bit...wish us luck :)
xLaura

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Third Baby Buys

I was trying to think of the different ways we are preparing for baby this time, and other than diapers and wipes, we didn't need to buy a thing!  These are a few purchases I made in anticipation of Baby #3 along with some thoughts...
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The DOHM machine is the only new piece of baby gear that we purchased.  With MB we used the Shusher which worked great at lulling her to sleep, but the problem was her waking because she heard her sister playing.  She dropped naps WAY too early for this very reason.  The DOHM definitely drowns out everything, I want one for our room :)
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The nursery currently looks like a storage room, but I have been inspired to make some subtle changes with a "sky" theme in mind.   These cute wooden sun and moon are my jumping off point.  I think some sort of cloud artwork above the crib...  We also purchased a new rug so that will be fresh.  We are going to try and finish this up over the coming weekend.

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I bought this nap dress before I was pregnant (but with the hope in mind) and think it will be nice to wear for some photos or just relaxing at home.  It's definitely a modern day house dress.  I also bought a new pair of pajamas to bring to the hospital.  Oh, and let me say how I much love the current trend happening with the biker shorts/oversized t shirt look, and plan to jump on this as my post partum uniform.  
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I found these sweet matching sailboat dresses for the girls at the Ragamuffins sale a couple weeks back.  I'm planning on purchasing a coordinating look for little brother or sister...
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Ok, hear me out...  I already spend SO much of my time as a stay at home mom cleaning.  I was feeling like I wanted to get a few *special* cleaning products that may make bring a small sense of pleasure to my day to day life.  I've also purchased some of the Laundress detergent for towels and linens to make that chore slightly less annoying.  This idea came about when I remembered my "self care" priority with Baby # 2,  and how special bath/beauty products brought me a little boost.  
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Well there you have it.  I'm so grateful to not have any major purchases this go around.  
I'd say I'm feeling "cautiously optimistic" regarding the newborn stage.  I was SO nervous going into number 2 and yet the experience was much better than with my first.  I know we are about to become outnumbered and overwhelmed, but we are confident parents at this point, so we know we'll survive...one way or another. 
xLaura

P.S. Here are some thoughts on preparing for baby from my second pregnancy that I plan to repeat.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July Happenings

We kicked off July by celebrating MB's 3rd birthday, which was June 29th.  We had a backyard cookout complete with "purple cupcakes"...her only real party request.  
I'd say she was very pleased with her role as birthday queen.  This is her face after seeing her gift, a pink jeep!  

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For the 4th, we started with donuts.  This became an annual tradition the year MB was born!

We had friends over for dinner and fireworks. I'm a big fan of the finale sets, I could take or leave the singles.  
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Last weekend we visited Boone Hall to pick a few sunflowers.  It was so hot in that field, a sunflower sauna!
Just about 35 weeks:
 
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We'll be finishing up the "Before Baby" To Do list over the next couple of weeks, I'll try to share some of those updates soon.
xLaura