Monday, October 31, 2011

Three years old!!!

Dear Amelia -
You are 3 and I can't even believe it!!! On Friday, you celebrated your birthday with your friends at daycare. I cried when I dropped you off, hormones.

On Saturday, you went to Aldo's last home game while Mommy and Daddy went on the Pedal Pub! I was a bump in the road (including the road kill on top of my head) and Daddy was the bump sign!! 

On Sunday, we woke up and got the house ready for your party. At 840am, we chatted about how you were born into the world 3 years ago. Your party started at noon! You really needed a nap before the party but oh well, you are 3 after all! 

You picked out your own puppy cake...we had them add a pink bow on it to girly it up!! 
When we sang Happy Birthday, I couldn't even get thru the whole song...I started to cry (hormones.) You are the most precious (even when you are being the devil) little girl in the whole wide world.
This was probably your favorite gift, a baby doll with matching jammies for YOU!!!  Thanks Mr Stephens and Lydia!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bumpdate: Week 18

Dear Amelia - I was sick of the last questionaire so I'm going to use this one...
How Far Along: 18 weeks! 
Innie or Outtie: Innie...I don't think I have EVER had an outtie. Probably never will either!
Maternity Clothes: I LOVE MATERNITY CLOTHES. There. I said it. I admitted it. They are just SO COMFY!
Sleep: Pretty good. I've been going to be between 8-9p this week and waking up before 6a so I get pretty tired by night time. I could go to sleep right now.
Best Moment this week: NOT BARFING ONCE!!! YAY!
Gender: 1.5 weeks until we find out!! I can't wait!
Movement: Just little flutters
Food Cravings: Lemons and Lemons.
Food Aversions: Anything that has to do with eating chicken
How’s Mama? Well, thats for asking. Pretty good!!! 
What I am looking forward to: For Amelia's 3rd birthday on Sunday. Wow, time flies!!
Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: a bell pepper. I'm going to guess GREEN! 



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Surprise trip to Norfolk, VA!

Dear Amelia -
We made a surprise visit down to Norfolk last Thursday - Sunday! Pam was totally on to us that I was coming but she had no idea you were.

You were such a good girl on the flight down to VA, you even fell asleep on my lap...that never happens.

We arrived at Billy, Pam and Jaxy's house around 3pm on Thursday. She left a key for us so we waited for them to come home. You and I hid in the back yard until they arrived. You and Jaxy were shy at first but then it didn't take too long for you to warm up :)

Bed time came too quickly...Glamma read you some bedtime stories.
In the morning, Aunty Pam and I headed to get some pedis while you and Jaxy played with Glamma. When we returned, we headed to Virginia Beach. You and Jaxy played on the play ground while the mommy's relaxed after a great lunch. 

On Saturday, we hung out in the morning...then took a drive up to Williamsburg, VA. We meet Jaye and Susie for dinner where your behavior made us pull out the dvd player in the middle of dinner, Jackson wasn't ready to stop watching while we walked around...Pam thinks this picture should be turned in as a "Mother of the year award"...hilarious.

On Sunday, we hung around a bit until it was time to head to the airport.

It was so hard saying goodbye but we were SO happy to be home with Daddy!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Name that tune...

Dear Amelia -
You are really into singing. Does anyone know this one?

On Saturday, we headed to a playground to meet Kiki, Jody from Alaska, Bumpa, Gigi, Jaymi, Ana and Adrien and some others for a fun picnic! You loved the playground. 

On Sunday, we had Papa Jim, Aubrey, Jaymi, Ana and Adrien over for the afternoon. You guys played in leaves and we watched some football! Fun for all!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bumpdate: Week 16

Dear Amelia -
Due Date: March 29, 2012 same one

Weight Gain: I haven't weighed myself this week...Hopefully still .5

Symptoms: Feelin better this week. Only 1 throw up this week. 

What's different this time: I'm kind of getting sick of answering the same questions. 

Cravings: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Aversions: Anchovies. Who eats those things anyway?

Sleep: Pretty dang good. 

I am loving: Feelin little baby flutters!

I miss: Beer.

I'm spazzing about: A busy couple of weeks coming up.

Best thing about this week: Saturday - WEEKEND!!!

I am looking forward to: Taking a nap on Saturday and Sunday

Milestones:   Baby is 4.5", 3.5" ounces

Movement: A little bit!!!

It's a...: 25 more days :)

Exercise: I've ran up and down the stairs about 1000 times this week at work. That's fun. Not.

Diet: Food.

Exercise goal for the upcoming week: hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Other goals: No barfing all week next week. 

Belly Pic: No pic this week boys and girls


Monday, October 10, 2011


Dear Amelia -
We headed down to Winona this weekend to watch Uncle Aldo's football game! There were so many cute pictures I couldn't decide which to post, so I posted them all. 

We did a little tailgating before the game. Here are you and Cookie going for a little walk.
 Ala painted a #18 and a heart on your face. 
 We had front row seats!
 You were so well behaved the whole time. What a difference a year makes!
 1, 2, 3 WHEEEEEE
 When you spotted Aldo, you ran up to him and pulled on his jersey. Once he noticed you, the whole crowd said "ahhhh"
 You love Aldo.
After the game, we went back to a house that Glamma and Cookie rented. You went straight to sleep and the adults had  bon fire. Super fun weekend!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bumpdate: Week 15

Dear Amelia -
Due Date: March 29, 2012...TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE. Thank you Kellee for pointing our my 2011 reference last week :)

Weight Gain: .5 

Symptoms: Just freakin' tired girlfriend, like 810pm bed time. A little barfy barf a few times a week still. Actually - only once this week! Yay!

What's different this time: Its going by SO much faster this time (have I already said that?)

Cravings: Apple cider. 

Aversions: Beef and Chicken...still.

Sleep: Have I ever mentioned how much I love to sleep. I pee'd 3 times last night...hope this is not the start.

I am loving: The weather we are having this week! 80's ba-by!

I miss: Beer.

I'm spazzing about: The doctor has scared the crap out of me about high blood pressure. Ugh. 

Best thing about this week: When I was preggers with you, I felt you move at 15 weeks...hopefully we'll feel some movement soon.

I am looking forward to: We are heading to Winona on Saturday! I can't wait!

Milestones:   Baby is 4", 2.5 ounces...about the size of an apple! 

Movement: Hopefully this week! 

It's a...: One month from TOMORROW!!! Yay :)

Exercise: ha

Diet: Trying to cut out salt...stupid BP. 

Exercise goal for the upcoming week: hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Other goals: Drink some apple cider. 

Belly Pic:


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Workin' it and S'morin' it!

Dear Amelia -
Your father dressed you last week in this marvelous outfit and had you pose. You are hilarious!!

On Saturday, we decided to have a bon fire with just the 3 of us. You had your first s'more and you LOVED it!!