First of all, what makes a pregnancy the only time people seem to think its socially acceptable to comment on a woman's size?! I mean you wouldn't go up to a non-pregnant women and tell her she's big. Why would you do that to a hormonal pregnant lady!? The worst comment for me....(which I'm getting too much), is "are you sure you're not having twins again?" ugh! That gives me pain in my heart! First of all, I never had twins I had triplets and second of all, thanks for calling me huge!
I had a coworker tell me "you get bigger every week that I see you" uhhhh....duh!? Did you think I was going to shrink??
I'm also getting emotional about being able to love this new little one as much as I love Vincent and Landen. This feeling/paranoia is new. I just started having these thoughts and maybe its because the due date is fast approaching. I mean, I've heard my friends talk about how the decision to have another one was hard because they didn't want another child to affect their relationship with their first born. Even though I have two kids already, I have those feelings too. How am I going to show this newborn the same love I have for Vincent and Landen?
Sometimes I feel like "Ahhh D-day is almost here, so much to do!!" and sometimes I feel like "Ahhh D-day can't come soon enough!" A very emotional roller coaster ride, I'm tellin' ya!
And the thing affecting my emotions most of all is Ryan's work. The summer fire season has never been easy for me. Ryan's work schedule is so unpredictable and can change at any given moment, depending on fires. But the reasons why it is difficult for me have changed a little over the years. When there is a fire and he can't come home, Ryan thinks two things: "YES! a fire...FUN. and YES! overtime...MONEY." I think differently. When we were newly married I thought ugh...now I have to go to this wedding alone, or I guess I'll watch a movie tonight by myself instead of going out with the hubby. As a new mom last year, I kind of felt more sorry for him than myself. Poor Ryan he probably misses the babies. This time....When Ryan texted me Tuesday night saying he wouldn't be home Wednesday morning...waterworks (hormonal I tell ya!). This time I'm thinking "I won't have help! or be able to get some of my house clean or my errands done" (Ryan is still not home btw. I'm functioning on survival mode. Nobody come over because you WILL find dust, lots of it, and laundry and dishes.)
ok. enough ranting about my hormones and emotions. Onto the fun stuff.
|Front of the invitation|
|The party favors. Tag says: "Thank you for coming! It's been a HOOT!"|
|Table decorations. There were many little hanging owls like the blurry one in the picture|
|Owl Cupcakes. Both girl and boy owls!|
|Lemons, lemonade and yellow striped straws...sticking with the color scheme|
|My mom, My sister, Chelsey (the momma-to-be) and Me|
|Chelsey at 22 weeks and Me at 33 weeks.|
The boys and I have been spending sometime outside. Usually in the mornings to avoid the heat. Here are a few fun pictures of their time in the water. (I love it because they get so worn out that nap time is at least 3 hours long!)
|Vincent just stuck his face in the bucket of water|
|Landen barely taking a second to stop for me to take a picture. Such a busy boy!|