Friday, October 28, 2016

7 Quick Takes: We had a baby!

1. Firstly and most importantly, our newest kiddo arrived!!!
Introducing Azalea Therese, born on October 13, weighing in at a petite 7lbs 7oz. Birth story to come soon:)

2. She is two weeks old now, and quite a good little baby, in that she sleeps, eats and poops lots!  

3. As expected, it has been so much fun watching the girls with her. They both rush to get her when they hear her wake up, and they just love changing her diaper and picking out her outfit for her.

4. The boys are also really cute with her! Of course they love to hold her, put her soother in and push her swing.

5. I'm feeling tired, due to feeding her at least every two hours in the night, but otherwise I'm feeling pretty good! I even took all FIVE kids out by myself and didn't die!

6. However, I took the four youngest to the grocery store (Maria was at swimming) today and it was pretty terrible. I had Zellie in my wrap so she was good, but Gus was running everywhere and Willy dropped a container of yogurt on the ground and I am looking very enviously at all you people who can order your groceries online and then just pick them up without leaving your vehicle?! That is looking amazing to me right now.

7.  Halloween and All Saints Day costumes this year are going to be very underwhelming. I remember when I used to sew the girls their costumes. Ha! Its a dig something out of your costume box which is probably the same thing you wore last year kind of a year. Luckily the kids are totally ok with it.

Have a good weekend and go see Kelly!

Friday, October 7, 2016

7 QT Pregnancy Edition

1. 40 weeks today!

Its my last week being pregnant! Induction should be scheduled for next week if this baby doesn't decide to come on her own before then!

2. My hospital bag is finally packed, the car seat is ready, and the baby clothes are washed. We just have to get the bassinet down from the attic and clean it up. But realistically we have a week left to do that!

3. What I'm most looking forward to: holding this baby, and showing her to the kids! It's been a long 40 weeks of waiting for all of us!

4. Although I'm eager to not be pregnant anymore, I really can't complain too much about this pregnancy, except that its been long. And hot! But I've been able to be pretty active, and have had no real problems, which I am super grateful for.

5. These last few weeks of waiting are kind of torturous though! I am so tired of visualizing labour over and over again...I just want to get it over and done with!!

6. I actually have to go through it??! The baby does have to come out somehow, right?!?!

7. Feeling super grateful that Hurricane Matthew turned northward and spared us. I was beginning to imagine being in labour and not being able to make it to the hospital.... Praying for all those who have been affected and who will be affected by it!

Linking up with Kelly!