11 March 2013

babies and things.

there are so many things i should be doing right now... my kitchen is a mess, costco purchases need to be put away, refrigerator needs to be organized, and a nap would be nice. sometimes it's kind of nice though to just look at it all and think, "yeah i'll take care of you later." it's very freeing. you should try it.

it's safe to say that we had a perfect weekend-- the sun gods decided to shower us with some major sunshine and i swear i felt like a new person! it's amazing what a little warmth and light can do for the soul. we literally spent the entire day outside on friday. we live in an apartment, so we basically set up shop on the sidewalk outside our door and pretended it was our backyard. chalk, bikes, popsicles, friends-- it was such a dream. we headed to the oregon coast on saturday, and although it was kind of windy and chilly, the sun helped keep us warm and our kids loved playing in the sand and water. my poor annie was sick that day, which was really sad, but she trooped through the drive. what a girl. then sunday came, and the sun disappeared. the rain started again last night, and it's been drizzling all day today. that's probably why i'm feeling so unmotivated today-- i wish the gray didn't affect me, but it does. however, i am going to do my best to push through and be productive. afterall, the bachelor finale is on tonight and i don't want anything in the way of THAT.

in other news, annie turned 2! can you even believe that she is 2 already? it kind of blows my mind. she's been very cuddly with me lately, and i've sort of been babying her only because i don't want her to grow up. we had such a fun birthday for her and she loved the attention. i just love that annie so much--she truly is the sweetest.

and the last news of all is that i'm expecting baby no. 3! we're very, very excited in this house to add another little cutie pie to our brood. i'm due sept. 22. goldie is convinced it's a girl, and that her name is callie. ha! i guess we'll just have to wait and see, won't we. i've been feeling mostly good... been sick here and there, and tired. but really i've had a lot of energy and this has been my easiest pregnancy i've had. annie doesn't really understand what's happening, although she does see pictures of the ultrasound and asks to hold the baby (cute, huh). goldie is really excited though--she loves babies more than any other 3-year-old i know. today she laid her head on my belly and said, "i'm going to love this baby all day long." pretty sweet things happening over here with these sisters. i feel very blessed.

speaking of babies, what are your favorite baby products? i feel like so much has come out since i had annie, and for the first time i feel VERY out of the loop. help!

hope you're having a marvelous day.


Becca said...

Aden and anais swaddlers- Chloe doesn't like to be swaddled but the fabric is so soft and nice to cuddle in! Mustela brand for lotion!

Maleen said...

Just wanted to say CONGRATS! You have the cutest kids. I wish I had good advice for baby products, but my baby is 3! Amazing how fast one becomes out of the loop. I wish your family the best of everything while you wait for little one #3.

J & J Brymer said...

Congratulations! I need to get back in the loop, as well... people seem to love those rock n play sleepers (is that what it's called?) and co-sleepers versus a pack n play these days. I look forward to hearing what you find!

Jen A @ Love, the Arthurs said...

A weekend at the beach sounds amazing. I grew up in Oregon, and I loooove the Oregon coast. Congrats on baby number 3! That is so exciting!

Rachel said...

Congratulations again! And your daughters are growing up so fast. Can't believe it!