preschool graduation 2017

She’s done! This little chick is officially on her way to Kindergarten! It’s so fun to look back and see how much she’s grown since last preschool year. I remember thinking last year “No big deal, we’ll be back for another year of preschool…” But now this is it! No more kiddos in preschool (well, for about 5 years or so when we start all over again.) There may have been a few misty eyes, and Cora even shed a few tears saying she’s not ready to be done yet, but I know she’s definitely ready to follow her big sister off to school in the fall!

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We’ve been going to preschool for 3 years now with both girls even Mama is going to miss it a little bit. We love the teachers and Cora had so much fun this year. We are so proud of all that’s she’s learned and can’t wait to see what she does in Kindergarten! Way to go Kit-Cat!!

Baby D #3 // 37 weeks

Baby month?? I’m thinking that if I don’t go early, I have gotten to the point where I’m just too lazy to do anything so this is the last bump date. So here we go… 37 week bump date. Next post :: Baby A’s arrival!

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How far along: 37 weeks
Gender: GIRL!! Another ultrasound at 36 weeks confirmed it!
Weight gain: 30 pounds. “All baby” is what I hear, but I feel like a chunk all over.

Maternity clothes: So. Sick. Of. Them. I didn’t buy too much this time around so the 5 shirts, 1 hoodie and 3 pairs of pants is stretching really thin these days. Literally. Thank goodness for maternity leggings. If I’m not out in public, its a guarantee I’ve got them on. Who am I kidding, even when I am out in public I’m wearing them. Its gotten to the point where I could really care less about how I look, as long as whatever I’m wearing covers my belly and the seat-belt doesn’t cut off circulation on the way there.

Doctor apts: // 36 weeks // I was measuring 34 weeks so the doctor ordered an ultrasound to make sure all is good. And it is. Little miss A is just another itty-bitty chickie, weighing in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces. But with another 2+ weeks to go hopefully she’ll chunk herself up, otherwise we’ll have another little one in preemie clothes like Cora! I’ve got one preemie outfit packed in the hospital bag juuuuust in case! // 32 weeks // baby was breech so I became creative in finding natural ways to flip her around, and it worked! // 28 weeks // I failed my 1 hour glucose test and had to take the 3 hour test. So awful!! In between fasting for 12 hours and drinking the equivalent of two Mountain Dews in a 2 minute time span I got sick and ended up sleeping in a dark ultrasound room for 3 hours, in between being woken up 3 times for blood draws. I did pass the test though, thank goodness!

Miss anything: Being able to bend over without huffing & puffing. Since I’m tall anyways, things are a ways down for me… add a basketball in-front of my belly and I’m forced to think about what I’m picking up every single time, and if its actually worth it.

Movement: So much!! It’s so fun to look down and see my tummy ripple with her squirms. For the most part she’s not too active during the night (or I just might not notice it) so I’m hoping that is a sign of her sleeping pattern once she’s here!

Cravings: Not much more than earlier on. I kind of go through phases of what I like. Lately, its been cereal. And I could eat a whole bag of ceaser salad mix in one sitting.

Looking forward to: Baby being here. Her little squishy face and newborn baby smell and watching the bond form between Elliot & Cora and their new sister. I’m also actually looking forward to night feedings where its just me & her. I’ve always enjoyed that quiet time with my kiddos. Nothing like a bond between baby and mama. Its when they’re a little older and decide that 4:00 AM is the time to start the day that I could do without. There were several of those days where I got myself ready and started the day myself. It made for a really long work day!

Baby A, we love you and are so ready to meet you! Hang tight just a little longer though… we have Auntie’s wedding and your big sister’s birthday to get through this weekend! And a jam-packed week following that, so you have permission to come after next Sunday. Or I suppose… whenever your little heart desires :)

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