Monday, November 24, 2008

Potty Trained!!!

I can't believe Gabby is totally 100% potty trained! It literally took 2 days. I just told her that her baby sister was going to wear diapers and she was a big girl who could wear panties like mommies (Not exactly...). She was so in love with the idea that we both wear panties. I think that sealed the deal. She carries her basket of panties around half the morning trying to decide which pair to wear. She is hilarious! She will set out every pair, tell me who is on them and line them all up. Finally a decision is established. But then the hard part is getting dressed. You can probably guess that she will wear a shirt and shoes but never wants to put on any jeans of skirts or anything! Her personality is so funny and particular!
We usually leave the house with no pants on and put them on in parking lots.
She will walk around all day and tell herself, or me; no pee pee on mommies couch, or car or floor or wherever she is at that moment. She peed two times in her pants and felt so sorry and sad. I have no idea why. She would just tell me she was sorry and said, "oh no! pee pee on panties mommy!" Thank goodness we only had one poo poo accident. I threw them right in the trash. She was totally grossed out by the whole thing and wanted me to throw them out. The best part was, when I took off the pooped in undies she said, "no no doggie, don't eat Dabby's poo poo!" She totally remembered our dog (we had for 4 days) would try to lick/eat her poo whenever I changed her diaper! SICK.

Night time is still not good! Now that she won't go in a diaper (I put one on her at night just because) she wakes up super early, 6:30 or 7ish to go potty. At least her diapers are dry. I can't believe it. She also wakes up in the night pretty much every night and WILL NOT go back to sleep unless I take her to bed with me. It's so strange. I'm not even gonna try to enforce anything right now with so much change around the corner. I feel like it will just take so long so I might as well wait it out til I get her a big girl bed because that will be an adjustment all in itself.

Oh, and No Stella yet!

But don't worry, my sisters baby will probably beat mine!! She is already dilated to a 1 1/2. Me? Nothing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Best belly comment yet!!!

Tonight was my niece Addi's 4th birthday party at the Bear Mill. I had reservations about going in the first place since I'm embarrassed and not really into public appearances at my present state. But like I was going to miss a fun, fabulous family party. Gabby had picked out her choice and I stood in line by her side (of course). There were 3 older boys there in front of us and they all kept glancing back at me, or my stomach I should say. I'm guessing they were about 7 or 8 ish? 2 of them had the following conversation:

"Dude, What do you think is under her shirt?"
"A bouncy ball?"
"Dude, bouncy balls are NOT that big!"
I interjected politely and said, "I'm having a baby."
They looked at each other and one said, "Gross!"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still no baby yet

I am BaReLy hangin in there! I have got stretch marks for DAYSSSS on my belly. I never got this big in the belly with Gabby. I'm sure because she came a little early.
And, Mark my words, I'm positive this baby will weigh about a pound more than Gab did. At least. I was never this uncomfortable with her. I am to that point where you just don't really sleep anymore. a couple hours here and there at night. I am so excited to get her here and Gabby introduced and used to her..... That last one may take awhile! I held my new nephew tonight at my moms house and Gabby wasn't having it! She dragged the car seat over and told me to "Put him back!" and kept saying, (to the baby) "Hey!, That's my mommy!!!" But she kissed the heck out of him just as long as he wasn't in my arms!
GOOD TIMES AHEAD!!!!!! I can't wait to meet my little angel. Gabby and Stella will ONE day be best friends. I don't think it will take long either.

I'm on track to have a c-section on Dec. 3rd. I don't know if I'll make it til then. I go to the Dr. on Thurs and I'll be asking if I can have it on the 28th but we'll see.

Monday, November 10, 2008

You have GOT to be kidding me!!!

Shaun was just headed downstairs to give Gabby a bath. He steps on the basement floor and.... WET!!!!!! Soaked beyond belief! What the heck?! Our basement is totally flooded. Thank goodness for 24 flood damage. They came so fast and were in and out in 4 hours. It was really bad so our basement will be out of commission for the next 4 ish days. Yikes!


Also, Has anyone ever experienced their toddler to be EXTREMELY Attached? I don't know how to put more emphasis on the word attached!? Gabby is 100% paranoid that when I'm out of sight (meaning even walking to the laundry room without telling her) she FA-LIPS! Nursery and Dance class? FORGET it! On Sunday I had to sit next to her touching her for her not to cry. No strange adult can talk to her, she hates it so bad. I am so confused. She has always been a total mamma's girl but never this bad. She bawls her head off when I leave her with Shaun or even grandma lately. It only lasts a few minutes but She won't let Shaun bathe her, put her to bed, or half the time even hold her? Yes, I love her to pieces and I'm not complaining but She is about to have a major intruder/sister and I'm terrified she'll get 10 times worse if that is possible?! Will she ever be able to go to pre-school and trust that I'll be back?

Has ANYONE experienced this and how long does it last?

Monday, November 3, 2008

100 weeks?


I am seriously getting huge. I had a melt down on Sunday because I had literally grown out of all my church clothes. It was bad! Really. I had a meeting at 10 so I was in a hurry to leave but nothing fit. Finally I left wearing a dress that did not cut it and was too snug to fit my slip under... It's a good thing I live in Winchester... Lots of fashion faux pas going on up in my neighborhood. I could have died of embarrassment. I tried to put the focus on cute shoes and a great long black coat I wore. Hopefully nobody noticed my ill fitting dress! My garment top was a total belly shirt and my bottoms are so dang tight they give me the Inter tube silhouette! My dress was all sheer-ish around my globe of a belly. Why did at least 5 women put their hand on my belly? Probably to see if I was still breathing! What a disgrace!

Bad day...
You're probably thinking, Why don't you just wear maternity garments.... I do! They are belly shirts. And the Bottoms? Forget it! I do wear those too but the "Pouch" goes about 1/3 the way over my belly making me feel like I'm a Higgly Town Hero character who just pops in half! Not to mention it's painful. So I just bust a sag with the pouch so I get a really cute fanny pack look from it! I'm sure Shaun wants to just gobble me up right?! {Gasp}

Nursery






Stella's room is for the most part done, it's just not decorated yet. But I don't know when that will actually happen. her colors are pretty much purple, blue and pink. I really like how it's all coming together. I have quite a few accessories to get. I also need to hang her picture frames and shelf. Should be pretty cute when it's all done.
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Halloween!!!


This year Halloween was so much fun! Gabby has loved every single thing about this month. She wants to go on a ride almost every night to see scary houses. She always says, "mommy, one more time pweese" and "Where'd scary go?" She has so many little expressions that just make me laugh.

She dressed up as Tinkerbell for her Halloween party in Dance class and then I dressed her and I up as kitty's for the trunk or treat party because she always meow's and licks everyone!
I got lots of comments about having a HUGE litter on the way! Fabulous. I thought black was slimming? Hmm.
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Gabby growin up


I took these pictures a couple months ago and never looked at any of them. I can't believe how old my baby has gotten. She acts so old and especially sassy lately. The sassy part is not my favorite because it is usually her trying to work me over big time! Her little purple dress is one of the things I brought her from our Mexico trip in Sept. She loves that dang dress!
The BROWN MARKER is her pitty makeup! Luckily it came right off with a wipe. I don't know how she got her hands on that marker, I thought I'd thrown them all out due to the same incident with a green one!

I love this little diva!! She is growing up so fast.