I was wrong.

We're having a girl! I don't have much time to post, Olivia missed me while we were gone forever, and wanting my attention.

But it was great. I love ultrasounds (which mom doesn't??)! Our baby was not very cooperative at all. But the tech was great. She had me rolling all around, and poking all over, and we were able to get a quick peak. But she said she's 99.9% it's a girl. There were still some things she couldn't get a good view of, so oh darn, I have to go back for another ultrasound next month. Due date and all that stayed the same.

I seriously can't believe it's another girl! I was really sure it was a boy. But I'm excited. It will be fun for Olivia to have a little sister.


Memorial Day Weekend, etc

So for Memorial Day weekend we went up to Aaron's parents cabin. It was fun. Aaron caught a lot of a fish, and one that was about 18 inches! (I think..) They were so delicious. Olivia had fun picking flowers for the dog across the street, playing in mud puddles, and chasing her cousins.

When we got home that night I hit my pinkie toe on my rocking chair. I thought it might have been broken because of the pain and swelling. Well then this morning... I hit the same toe again! And this time it was obviously broken. So now I have a little boot to wear, and a ridiculous excuse to lay around all day with my foot up. Well all day is an exaggeration... I still have a 14 month old to run around after.

Olivia has been doing so well. She's still doing swim lessons, and is learning so much. She cries at the end, but I think she's just tired. She falls asleep on the way home almost every day. Also, I have been putting her on the potty since she was about 10 months old. Now she's 14 months and she signs potty consistently after she goes. And just reccently started to sign it before, with enough time to get her to the potty to go. In fact today she has been running around naked all afternoon, and hasn't had a single accident! I am so nervous to put her in underwear, because it just seems so crazy, but she's def getting there.

Tomorrow is our big ultrasound appointment! We find out if this little one is a boy or girl. I am so excited. I think it's a boy, but that's a total guess. But hey I have a 50% chance of being right! Anyway I will be sure to post when we get home.


Just one of those times I feel like writing.

I kind of spent most of my life with the theory of never making a bed, because what's the point, you just mess it up again in a few hours! That theory doesn't work when you're a mom. Because no matter what you do, it is undone again in a few hours. Dishes, I feel like I washed 5 minutes ago are suddenly again in the sink. Toys I know I just put away, are again strewn throughout the house. Laundry that has been washed, is once again on the floor in the hamper. Toilets that have been just scrubbed, need scrubbing again, same with bath tubs. And don't even get me started on the kitchen floor. I think I've swept the same millions of crumbs thousands of times. And there's always more.

I could keep going, but it's getting depressing. :) So since becoming a wife and mom I've really had to adopt a new theory. And that even though something will be undone in .234 seconds, it's still worth doing.

But I still don't make the bed. Just don't ever let my grandmother find out. She irons her pillow cases for Pete's sake!


Here's me and Olivia being goofy.. well Elmo and Oscar. Saw these hats in the mall and had to show Olivia.
Here's the belly at 17 weeks. It's huge.

And me with messy hair and wrinkled shirt.

Olivia has discovered the joy of watermellon. So yummy.

So the crankiness has subsided... for the most part. Last week we started swim lessons. The first two days were rough, and I called it baby water-boarding... but now she seems to love it. I'm surprised at how much she learns. It's fun.

In less than two weeks we get to find out if our little baby is going to be a brother or sister for Olivia. The fun thing is my best friend in NJ is finding out on the same day, at almost the same time!! So fun. Other than swim lessons, we are just trying to find ways to keep cool. We are doing malls and musuems and splashparks in the afternoons. The only downside is, so is everyone else in Mesa! It is well into summer weather here, and I'm afraid it's going to be in the 100's until I deliver this baby.


Just some cuteness.

Here are a few more pictures from before the sickness. By the way, she is better now, just majorly CRANkY!


This picture was taken a few days before Olivia got sick. I thought it was funny that she looked like she was about to ralph in the bucket. In real life, it wasn't so funny.
However, it is funny now, looking back remembering this healthy time.


Olivia's first stomach flu (probably in too much detail)

So on Friday Olivia started her first case of a stomach bug. She woke up smelling.. well pukey. But she hadn't woken up in the middle of the night, and she seemed fine other wise, so I thought maybe it was just my sensitive nose. Well, she drank a huuuge thing of milk and ate some of her eggs... and less than hour later... yup. We got to see it all again. And then the fever kicked in, and so we spent our weekend on the couch.

I'll be honest, it wasn't so bad. I kept imagining if there was another little one to take care of, and that would have been a struggle. But for the first time since Olivia could move, she wanted to just snuggle with me. She's always wanting to be on the go, so for the first 24 hours I enjoyed just cuddling her on the couch, while she dozed in and out of sleep. And on Saturday she actually kept down liquids, still cuddled and slept. Sunday we stayed home, she was better, no fever, but craankky! The fun stage is def over.

Today she was still cranky, and actually threw up again??! She hadn't thrown up since Saturday afternoon. So I'm thinking her tummy is still a little sensitive and I wasn't feeding her the right stuff. So hopefully tomorrow she wakes up good as new.

People have asked me if I thought it was the swine flu. Honestly? Probably not. But even if it was, oh well she survived it, right? I didn't seen any reason to go to the Dr. for a virus unless things got really bad.

Just can't wait for her to not be contagious anymore so we can go out and play. We have been just us for too long. So let's pray that I don't get it. Mommys get an immunity to these things right?