Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by kory and tina family at 7:12 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Might be a bit bigger..... not much though.
I won't complain. I know I'll get plenty bigger over the next 4 months.
The CONSTANT feeling of needing to pee has subsided. I can almost go the whole night with only having to get up once to relieve myself. Yeah!! Although it seems like during those last few weeks of pregnancy that constant need returns. Glad I've got 3 months before I hit that again!
I'm not craving eggs as much any more but I still eat them for breakfast at least 3 times a week.
Green vegies are still my thing.
It was spinach and broccoli but now mostly broccoli or asparagus.
Thank goodness for Bountiful Basketts which is where I've been getting all these fresh veggies on a regular basis. My kids have learned to take all they want the first time the bowl is passed around because it will be gone by the time they are ready for seconds. I hope this baby doesn't come out looking green!
Madelyn has been able to feel the baby move. I am LOVING her excitement with this pregnancy. Hunter hasn't shown an interest in feeling the baby and the younger ones aren't patient to wait long enough. I'm excited to see what their reactions will be when she gets a little stronger and it's easier to feel her movements. I think they'll be hooked after they feel baby move for the first time just like Madelyn is.
My only pregnancy wo right now is how tired I can feel. During the middle trimester is the time that I should be feeling my BEST! I don't remember ever feeling this tired during any of my other pregnancies. This is definetly a first. At last months doctor's appointment I mentioned this and was told to take a multi vitamin daily. Not having any at home cause' I don't do the daily pill thing I went right out and bought a bottle. After just 3 days I could feel a difference. My fatigue was gone. This lasted for almost 3 weeks. Than.... last wed I felt like it came back and hit me with a vengence. It was bad! I got up that morning with my big kiddo's at 6am. When they walked out that door a little after 7 I went back to bed and didn't get out of bed until almost 10. I did my morning ritual but was still so so tired. I put Brayden down for a nap at 1 and slept another 2 hours with him. Kory came home early from work to grab a tool he needed later that night at 8p.m and I was already in bed for the night. I just felt exhausted. The next morning I went back to bed AGAIN after the big kids left. I got up a little after 9 only because I had preschool in less than an hour. When preschool was over I used Brayden as my excuse and went in to take a nap that I desperatly needed. Kory came home for lunch before I had dozed off and was teasing me about still being in bed. He asked if I was taking my vitamins? Huh???? Seriously, I don't know when it happened but I know it was just a few days before this sudden fatigue hit me that I had forgotten all about them and quit taking them. Since then I leave them out where I can see them and Kory's got the kids asking me daily if I have taken my vitamin's. Despite being annoyed by this it is working. I'm still tired but the kind of schedule we are living right now and everything on my plate at the moment I think this is to be expected. I can handle this kind of tired it's the other kind that I can't handle. This baby must be really sucking the vitamins out of me. With the constant daily reminders from EVERYONE living in this house I don't think I will be forgeting again to take my vitamins. It's amazing to me how much better I feel, how much more energy I have when I take one little pill daily. Not ever feeling like I was NEEDING a multi vitamin I'm assuming this need will continue through my pregnancy and probably while breast feeding. I'm thinking taking a vitamin daily just might become a daily habit for me. Possibly even for forever now.
Posted by kory and tina family at 7:36 PM
I did something different, something I had never done before. We painted letter N's with cooked noodles instead of a regualr paint brushes. At first the kids thought I was crazy but they LOVED it. I loved the way the pictures turned out.
This week we celebrated President's Day.
Do you know who's on the quarter?
Do you know who's on the dollar?
Thanks to an easy/catchy song Hunter learned in kindergarten all 5 of my preschool kids do.
It's George Washington.
He also happened to celebrate a birthday yesterday (in between preschool days).
On tuesday this was our craft we made.
Meet George Washington and the currency his face is on...
We talked a lot about George Washington, our very 1st President though if you ask the kids the majority still tells me he was our 1st prophet! LOL
I shared the story of when he was a little boy and cut down his dad's most prized cherry tree. So of course we had to paint a cherry tree to help us remember the story.
Posted by kory and tina family at 7:04 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The kids then made a special valentines and attached it to the big cookies.
Here she is.
I love this girls enthusiasm when it comes to the holidays. Her and I are quite alike when it comes to this. We both love all holidays and want to go all out for them. Make them memorable!
She couldn't stop with just the outfit. She asked for hearts in her hair too. And so we created two pigtails and turned them into heart shapes and added some ribbons to the bottoms. She LOVED the way she looked when she went to school.
I really struggle on tuesdays. They are by far my most busiest days of the week. It seems all morning I'm getting ready for preschool and then when that's finally over at 1 p.m I get lunch, clean up from preschool and prepare for mutual later that night. The kids get home from school just for Hunter to run off to scouts. When he get's home we eat dinner and off we all go for mutual and then don't get home till about 9pm. By the time I crawl into bed tuesday nights I am beyond exhausted. I know being pregnant has a lot to do with this. So when it came to our valentine dinner instead of going all out which I would have liked to do I did an easy meal instead. We had spaghetti and a homemade heart breadstick with pink lemonade. For dessert we ate our extra heart shaped cookie bar. It was yummy and it worked for us this year.
Posted by kory and tina family at 6:34 PM
The funnest part Emily told me later was when I let them frost sugar cookies. They each got to frost one for themselves for snack and then they each got 2 more cookies to frost and decorate for their parents.
Posted by kory and tina family at 6:18 PM
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Posted by kory and tina family at 3:38 PM
This is Rachel and Emily. They are cousins and are just 3 days apart!
I must have forgotten to take pictures during our J/Jungle theme week.
For the letter K we read books about kings and then made our very own crowns so that we could be king for the WHOLE week during preschool.
Posted by kory and tina family at 3:05 PM
In January Madelyn participated in a mini cheer camp. She loved it! She had 3 days of 1 1/2 hours of practice with her age group. Then friday night at half time during the high school girls baskettball game they performed.
I forgot my camera to the big event but my sister Hanna had her's. Now it's just getting the pictures from her. Goooooooo.... Valley!!
cheer leader! I can't take dance lessons living here but I can be a cheer leader here. This is going to be so cool. It's only $15.00 Will you please please please sign me up for it. It starts this week?
Kory: You just don't get it!
Posted by kory and tina family at 1:42 PM