Makes me SMILE week 48 and part of 49

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Man, I can not get my stuff together over here on the blog.  Because I will be out of town for most the week and have limited access I’m throwing in part of Week 49.  Can’t believe I have almost made it all 52 weeks.

Running errands as a family!

Marking things off my Christmas List.

Wrapping Presents.

A Lazy Sunday trying to stay cozy.

20 Week Sono, even though the baby would not let us see the goods!

Little Man’s Christmas Program.

A Surprise Date Night with Big Man!

A Breakfast Birthday Party!

A caring and servant heart husband.

Crossing more off the Christmas List.

A wonderful TCOC Christmas Program.

Catching Little Man singing “A baby change’s everything”

 

Makes me SMILE Week 46 and 47

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Man, time off and not being in front of a computer has really messed me up with getting these out.  Here is another with 2 weeks in one!

Thanksgiving Lunch with Little Man at School.

Sleeping in on Saturday Morning, Thanks Babe!

Volunteering.

Hanging with the Family and Besties.

3 Day work Week.

VERY impromptu Family outing to the movies.

Little Man’s face and reaction when we pick him up from school.  He is so excited to see me or Big, like he hasn’t seen us in a couple of days.

THANKSGIVING Dinner at our house with Family and Friends.

Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Christmas Decorating!

A new Car, thank you Lord!

Free Lunches at work!

Christmas Shopping! (even online shopping)

 

When am I going to be a grown up?

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I swear, kids are great!  Lord only knows the random thoughts and things that go thru their heads.  This morning Little Man asked me,

“Mom, When am I going to be a grown up?”

I didn’t know exactly what to say, so I responded, “When you are old enough to live on your own without Mommy and Daddy”

I couldn’t see his face because we were in the car driving but the tone of his voice got real sad and he said, “I’m going to miss Mommy and Daddy.”

“Me to baby, me too!” 

Boy or Girl?

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BOY or GIRL?  I thought it would be fun to do a little experiment and try all the online quizzes and old wives tales-do-it-yourself tests to see what the different outcomes are.  FIRST UP….

The Age-Month Gender Test – Okay this comes from one of my friends and they say it works like 97% of the time or something.  This is a simple one.  Take the age you were when you conceived and the month you conceived in and add them together.  Even Numbers it’s a Girl Odd Numbers it’s a Boy.   (This baby  28 + 8 = 36)    (Little Man  24 + 1 = 25 Odd and he was a boy)

Results:  IT’S A GIRL!

Old Wives Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take the quiz here. This one takes all the old wives tales and lumps them together for one quiz.  You know like the are you carrying low or high?  Craving Salty or Sweet? Rate of baby’s heart beat? Ect., Ect.

Results:  You answered 3 items out of 10 Yes.   Your score is 30%. Congratulations! According to the Old Wives it’s a girl!

Ancient Chinese Birth Chart – You can take this one here. This is an “ancient Chinese calendar” It states that there is a 93% accuracy.

Results:  Congratulations! It’s a boy!

Is it a Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take it here. This is another general wives tales type of quiz.  Things like, Boxer or Briefs, Who is frisky first, Salty or Sweet, High or Low?

Results:  It’s a Boy!

Gender Prediction QuizYou can take it here.  Another general wives tales type of quiz.

Results:   Congratulations!  It’s a Boy!

Girl or Boy: The Heart Rate Test – To conduct the this old wives tale you simply take your baby’s heart rate in beats per minute (bpm) using a doppler or fetoscope and look at the chart:   Over 140 = girl    Under 140 = boy  (Little Man’s heart beat was in the 140’s the entire time)

8 Week Check up: 160’s

12 Week Check up: 160’s

16 Week Check up: 146

Inconclusive for now!

If all goes well we will find out Dec. 8th!  That’s in like 20 DAYS People!

Makes me SMILE week 44 and 45

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Girl Day with the Besties – totally awesome,  literally spent close to 12 full hours with my two best friends.

Crafting Day.

Unexpected Lunch after Church with some great people.

4 day weekend.

An unexpected Chipotle Lunch.

Getting my toes done with the girls.

Godly Man.

Blessings from above!

Surprise Lunch from Big Man.

Hearing a baby’s heart beat from the womb.

Where have I been?

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I wish I could give you some totally impressive answer like in the Mountains skiing, or on a beach in Florida or camping in some national park.  No, I have been at home and work and doing the normal life stuff.  BORING!  Life has been so of the norm that I guess I have not been inspired lately and have left this blog sparse with any coolness.  Not that I had much before.

Baby B (B, as in Second Child, B, as in last name starts with B, Not B, as in that is what the name is going to start with.) is growing right along with the size of my belly!  Little Man seems to still be happy about he whole thing and every now and then he will want to hug, kiss, sing or listen to the baby.  I can’t get over how big he is.  We are also excited that we will have an ultrasound in the next 3-4 weeks, and yes we are going to find out the gender!  We have already cleared out the “Toy Room” to make it the baby room.  Which took some work, Organizing, Donating and furniture buying to accommodate the toys being in other parts of our house.  Now we just need to pull out all the baby gear from the attic and see what we have and don’t have and if there is anything to re-buy.

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving this year.  This will be the first Thanksgiving at our house so our first Turkey too!  I have been on The Food Network Website watching videos and taking notes.  Should be interesting!  It will be Potluck so we will really only have to worry about the Turkey and a dessert.  So imagine me doing that thing where I pretend to wipe away sweat from my brow meaning that was a close one and we got away with something.  I can’t fathom having to do a whole Thanksgiving meal.

I have also been trying to spend as much time with my two best friends seeing how soon it will only be one best friend.  That’s right, two of the very most important people in my life of all time (Bestie and her daughter) are moving.  Moving 1200 miles away.  Do you know what 1200 miles is?  It is, life is so busy and I am not rich enough to just hop on a plane when I want that it will be years before we see each other again.  I have shed soo many tears over this and if I think about it too long they start pouring out of my eyes before I can suck them back in.  But that is another post.  Right now there is no set date just a cloud of know that we don’t have much time looming over us.

Well, that’s it for now.  I hate to end on a sad note.  I wish there was more to write or post about lately and I’m sorry there’s not.  I will have a fun post coming soon about old wives tales soon.  I hope that all your Thanksgiving planning is coming along and that everyone is spending it with the people they love!  Oh and great food, the best part!  

 

 

 

 

Makes me SMILE Week 43

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Seeing Little Man visit and hang with the In-Laws.  (We don’t see them often)

Being back to church after missing two weeks in a row, it felt like I hadn’t been in a month.

Halloween Night, Had a great time with Little Man and Little Miss A at Trunk or Treat!

Growing Belly!

New Clothes for the growing belly.

Baby Names.

Hanging with the boys while they fish, even if it was for only 30 minutes because I can’t stand the cold.