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Friday, March 30, 2012

London Dane Parker

On March 29th Kamrin and I got a picture text of our new niece! She arrived at 2:30am and weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and is 21 inches long. Her name is London Dane Parker. Her middle name is not only after Shaless' dad but Jareds dad also. I will be honest I was SO shocked when I found out it was a girl. I was convinced it was a boy. Even her parents were convinced and been saying he and him for quite a while. We went up to meet her last night and I didnt want to stop holding her! She is so so cute. I think she looks so much like her daddy. She has cute chubby cheeks too! Im so excited for our baby girl to have both Erilyn and London to grow up with and being so close in age!

Look at those cheeks!

Lots of dark hair

Little London

Sunday, March 25, 2012

3D Baby

Kamrin and I went to do this babys 3D ultrasound on Friday evening. We have done one for every one of our kids. I love doing the 3D ones. Its so fun seeing them like that. After I had Jaydan I compared him to his 3D pictures and its so crazy how much they really do look like their ultrasound pictures. Every one of my kids ultrasound pictures look so much alike and well so do my kids when they come out :-) When we got there she only let us see her face clear for a couple minutes then the rest of the time she wouldnt take her hands away from her face. The tech had me try a few different things to try and get her to show us her face again but no luck. I actually loved her hands up there. It was so cute and we got some real awesome shots of her hands and fingers. We did get a few great shots of her face so thats all that I cared about so it was fun seeing her personality with her hands going crazy. She is so chubby already. Even the tech commented how chubby she is for 27 weeks. I love looking at her cute chubby face! Sadly their cd burner was in the middle of being fixed so we didnt get our cd yet but she did print off some good ones so I scanned them to show. Ill post the good clear ones once my cd comes in the mail this week.

Chubby cheeks!

Look how chubby!!

Mouth open

Long foot!

Looks just like her siblings

Even though this one makes her nose and mouth look deformed I love how her hands are up over her face

Thursday, March 22, 2012

27 Weeks

How far along? 27 Weeks tomorrow
Total weight gain: 4 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes but still have a few things I can wear that arent
Stretch marks? Not anything new
Sleep: Depends on the night
Best moment this week: Mind is blank on specifics but its been a good week
Miss Anything? Not having to go pee a few times a night
Movement: Non stop
Food cravings: Mexican food
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Gender: GIRL!!
Labor Signs: Contractions
Symptoms: Uncomfortable, growing belly and heart burn
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy mostly
Looking forward to: Seeing her in 3D tomorrow!!

The kids love cuddling my belly and feeling her move

Maddie trying to hear her baby sister :-)

Library Field Trip

Yesterday I went with Maddies class on their field trip. We went to the Kearns library. This is the first time they have done a field trip to the library. It was lots of fun. They had a little car for each kid to sit in while they got a few stories read to them. We then learned all about the library and she showed us where the kids books, movies and cds were and let us look at books for a while. They also learned how to check out books and the even got to check out some books for their classroom. It was a fun field trip.

Maddie reading books with Eli


Kamdyns new favorite thing to do

I took Kamdyn for his 15 month well check on Monday. Yes, Im aware that very day he turned 16 months. Life has been a bit crazy around here. Anyways he is still a chunk. He now weighs 27 lbs 10 oz which puts him in the 81% and he is only in the 49% for height. I wouldnt change his chubbiness one bit. Love having a lovable chunky monkey!! He is doing great. He is now walking (FINALLY) He took his sweet time. My other 2 were walking by 1 but he waited a couple months. Kamdyn is so much fun! He has the cutest personality! He makes us all laugh constantly. I love that kid with all my heart!

Green Eggs And Ham

Our St Patricks Day was pretty low key this year. I was EXHAUSTED which brings on a headache for me so While Kamrin was at the shop with our van getting new shocks, struts and a couple other things replaced the kids and I made a big blanket bed in the living room and cuddled up and watched movies until my sister came over. She was sweet enough to let me take a nap. Kamrin suggested we make green eggs and ham for dinner and read the kids the book afterwards. We found a video on You Tube of the book so we let the kids watch it and they loved it! Maddie LOVED the green eggs. After eating her first serving she filled her plate full of just eggs and ate 9/10th of it! After eating all of that she asked if we could have them the next night too :-) Even though thats really the only thing we did focused on the holiday it was actually a good day. I already know what fun food I want to do for next year. I found it on a blog and HAVE to do it! Check out the picture of it below the pic of my green eggs and ham one. They are awesome!

Looks gross but tasted like....eggs :-)

Arent these rainbow pancakes AWESOME?!?!? This is our next years meal for sure!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Name Trouble

Anyone who knows me knows I have no problem naming my kids. I usually have names picked out before we even know the gender. This baby has been VERY different. I was down to 2 names for a boy and thought I had the girl name but it wasnt working out for certain reasons. Kamrin doesnt put too much input. He never suggests names and just says yes or no on names I suggest. He says I have done a good job with all the other names so lets me do my girl thing and come up with them and gives his input when I tell him about them. We had both agreed on Makynlie Ashlyn and the last week or so it has not felt right for some reason. Every time I would think about it or say it. it just didnt feel like the name she was meant to be. I have never had that feeling with any of my other kids before. Once we set on a name it fit perfect and even after they were born and we saw them their names just fit their little faces perfect. We have had a struggle getting Maddie to call her Makynlie. Whenever she was asked what her baby sisters name would be she would tell everyone it was going to be Makynzie. We would have to correct her every time and even when we would correct her she would not back down and keep calling her Makynzie not Makynlie. Makynzie is the name I originally wanted but some things made us decide against it. Anyways I talked to Kamrin about my feelings and not being so sure about Makynlie anymore and he was very understanding and supportive about it. We have searched many baby name lists, asked people for suggestions and made a list of names we both like and she still doesnt have a name set for sure. I just cant bring myself to set on one yet. It so not like me and its driving me crazy! Good thing we have 3 months to think about it long and hard.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Total Randomness

We havent had many big events around here lately to blog about so I decided to do a randomness post about all the small stuff that has been keeping us busy. Our winter has been pretty crazy this year. Warmer then normal and alot less snow then normal. Im not complaining though. Im not a fan of snow unless I get to stay in my warm house and just watch it and still even then I only like it once in a while. There have been a few decent sized storms recently so the kids have enjoyed going out and playing in it. Even Kamdyn got his first experience playing out in it and he LOVED it. He was so mad when we brought him back in.

Other then that we have just been busy doing alot of deep cleaning and getting rid of ALOT of stuff lately. Going through all the baby boy stuff we had and getting it ready to get rid of was alot harder then I thought. I am very okay with the fact that this is our last and I have no desire to have anymore kids but it still is hard to think I would never have a baby boy again. Looking through all these adorable things that have so many memories and knowing it was time to let it all go. Most of it is gone now and its SO nice having it all out of our way! The kids have been really good to let me go through everything and do lots of cleaning. I feel like Im nesting like crazy. No matter how much I clean and get rid of stuff it just doesnt feel like enough so I just want to keep going even though my body tries to tell me to slow down.

We are just about ready for this baby. Just need her car seat, a pump, sit n stand double stroller and the normal small things like diapers and such. The pregnancy has been going pretty good. Just the normal uncomfortable pains from her kicking ribs and back pains. She has been very active which is always comforting. The last week or so I noticed in the middle of the night I would wake up to my hands very swollen and my arms and hands throbbing. Tylenol wouldnt even take the edge off. It was just getting worse and worse. My hands would get so swollen that not only would my ring not even budge but it was black and blue all around it. I went to the doc yesterday and he said he wanted to test me for preeclamsia, gestational diabetes, infections and check my levels in my organs. I can handle any of them but preeclamsia cause I dont want a very premature 2 pound baby. Luckily he called last night and ruled that one out. I have to wait for the rest of the results til next week. I really hope its not diabetes cause I cant imagine very little sugar for the next 3 months!

Jaydan is still loving school and he is going very good in it. That kid is just too smart for his own good! He was having some problems with going to school and I had noticed a few times that this specific kid was being too rough with Jay. The one time he tackled him making Jay fall flat on his back and hit his head. He then had a headache for a couple days. He then came home with a band aid on his hand and when I was talking about it with him he told me it was that same boy who was trying to wrestle with Jay and Jay didnt want to so the boy scratched him. I had decided the next time we had any problems with him I was going to go talk to his teacher about it. Well one morning I was at the top of the stairs as Jay went to line up with his class. This kid saw Jay and instantly went to the back of the line behind him and put his hands around Jay holding him and saying "I have a hostage" over and over. I of course walked down the stairs and told him to let go of Jay and he did but then just did it again so I again had to tell him to let go. By then the teacher was leading the class inside. It was really hard for me to not to blow up at that moment. I know kids will be kids but my heck its so frustrating seeing your kid get hurt and stress whenever he sees a specific kid come by him. I called Kamrin to vent a bit and we both thought it was time to pull his teacher aside and talk to her. My main concern was not only that Jaydan was starting to be affected mentally and emotionally about it but I was really worried he was really going to get hurt. This kid is a head taller then Jaydan and had already hurt him. So that day when Jay came out I asked his teacher if I could talk to her. I told her all my concerns and told her all that I had witnessed myself. She told me she was going to write him up and go straight to the principal with it. She explained to me that she has many problems with him and that very day he had been sent to the principal 3 times. I then walked to my van and was talking to a mom that I talk with pretty much daily when we noticed a little girl was running around with Jay and the boy that he always runs around with. We asked our boys to ask her where her mom or dad was. They ran to her and she said she was going to walk home. I didnt feel comfortable with that so I took her to the office to make sure she was okay to walk home by herself. Sure enough she wasnt so Im glad I took her in. Anyways when I took her in Jays teacher was right there and said the principal was trying to call me right then so she led me in her office. The principal was very sweet about the whole situation and assured me they would make sure Jay was safe and secure. She said she had actually suspended him that very day and they were working on getting him in a different program or school. She told me how sorry she was that Jay had to deal with it. Both his teacher and principal acted so quickly and it made me feel so much better! He just returned to school from his suspension and Jay has told me he has left him alone so fingers crossed it stays that way!

Maddie is a funny girl. She wants so badly to be big like Jaydan and go to school with him. She is such a talker. I swear she never stops. In fact the other day I asked her if her mouth ever hurt (I was referring to because she talks non stop) and she said "Actually yes it does right here" and then went on and on about why it hurt :-) Kamrin and I were laughing so hard. She proved my point! She is such a good big sister with Kamdyn. She loves to help him with things and to cuddle him. She has always been a good "mommy" to him and she is so excited to be a little "mommy" to her baby sister. She is obsessed with my belly and all the babys clothes and such. She cant wait to have a little girl to dress up :-)

Kamdyn is getting so very big. Its so bitter sweet. I love seeing him grow daily but at the same time its so sad. He is pretty much a walker. He walks daily but still crawls most of the time due to laziness :-) He is such a monkey! He climbs on EVERYTHING! I have to watch him like a hawk so he doesnt hurt himself. He loves picking on his big brother and sister. Nothing makes him smile bigger then give them a big smack or pulling Maddies hair. That is until mommy gets involved then his smile turns to tears. Its pretty funny how "naughty" he can be at such a young age and even funnier how much he laughs when he knows its naughty. He keeps us laughing non stop. Even Maddie and Jay bust out laughing at him constantly. He is so independent and when you try and help him he gets VERY mad. This will come in very handy when this baby comes. Im sure he will all the sudden think he needs mommy for everything once he sees me doing so much for her but we will manage.

24 weeks

My handsome little monkey

First snow experience

Sledding down the hill

Coloring all together :-) Got to love how Kamdyn is trying to climb on the table

Choo choo!

Boys being boys

Maddie fell asleep on my belly when she was "cuddling" her baby sister.