baby 3 - 18, 19, & 20 Weeks

Totally honest here, blogging during the summer is hard!  Hard to find free time.  My kids aren't the kind of kids who sit and watch a full show.  Emerson could MAYBE do that, but Brooks really doesn't watch TV.  This isn't a bad thing at all, I just only have nap time to blog and well my oldest doesn't nap so it is hard to squeeze this in.  Not to mention if the stars align, and the both nap, so do I!  Doesn't happen often, but I make myself relax when this happens because if just a few months I won't be able to relax at all.

These past few weeks have honestly been a blast with my kids.  I am really trying to soak up as much summer with them as I possibly can.  We have been to the pool a few times, museum, library probably four times these past few weeks, and hours upon hours outside or at a park.  The best part of the summer is seeing how close Em and Brooks have become.  He has always followed her around and now she actually enjoys playing with him.  They play hide-n-seek, dance parties in her room, snuggle up together and he even attempts to play dress up with her.  It is freaking adorable.

Total weight gain:  I have no idea...maybe like 13 pounds?  What is strange is I happened to look at my old visits from Emerson and Brooks, and I gained kind of the same except with Brooks I stopped gaining in the third trimester vs. Emerson I really gained more towards the end.  All I can do is eat balanced, with treats in moderation, and hope for the best.  

Maternity clothes:  OH yeah and I feel like my bump is lower so some already feel uncomfortable. 

Stretch marks:  So far I am in the clear

Sleep:  Emerson has been sleeping much, much better.  She can't come in our room until the sun is awake which is around 6:30 right now.  I really can't complain.

Miss anything:  My husband?  He has been out of town and working late when he has been in town, so I for sure miss having around every evening.  And sushi.  

Movement:  Flutters all day.  It isn't strong enough for Matt to feel just yet.

Food cravings:  Not really.  I do crave more salty things which is odd for me.

Symptoms:  I am starting to feel my belly meaning getting up and down isn't as quick/ easy.  I get worn out easily.

Happy or Moody:  Emotional actually.  Thinking about both kids in preschool soon makes me realize how the time is fleeting and gets me worked up.  They don't have to go to school, so if I miss them I can always keep them home a day here and there.  I just know once baby 3 is here they are going to want/ need that outlet.  Plus Emerson is at the age where she wants friends.  She has always loved hanging out with other kids, but now she approaches strangers (her age) and ask if they want to play with her if we are at the park.  I actually called Emerson's school to waitlist her for a 3 days a week program instead of her current 4 days.  They suggest the rule of thumb is to send them as many years old they are so 4 years old means you go 4 days.  Next year she will to TK instead of Kindergarten which is 5 days.  

Looking forward to:  This weekend is Labor Day so I love having a nice long weekend with my family.

Exercise:  I don't remember??  Yoga and walking a few times a week.  I tried to do jump squats this week and jumping just doesn't feel right.  I am old y'all.  I can feel it in my knees so I am really just trying to live with the goal with moving in some for or fashion daily.

Other:  Matt and I went on a date night which was perfect since he has been gone so much.  We have got to get in as many dates as possible because once number 3 comes it will be hard to leave her with a sitter.  I am pretty sure we didn't leave Brooks alone with a sitter until he was 6 months old and we put him down before we left.  I am sure I will be the same way with this one.   I really like our sitter, but I think trusting them with a young baby AND toddlers is unrealistic.

Gotta love Em's fake smiles.  She is not of fan of taking pictures!