Monday, November 21, 2011

24 weeks

Here we are at 24 weeks!

And this is what is happening below me in a lot of the pictures. :)

This week my belly feels big.  Since 16 weeks I feel like I have been in the good part of pregnancy.  No sickness.  Not as tired.  Not yet huge.  I know I still have a ways to go and I'm really not that big.  But, I have been feeling such stretching and little pains.  It's like she is going to fall right out the more I walk.  And I walk quite a bit at work.  She must be doing quite a bit of growing in there! 
We plan on moving Iley downstairs in about a month and then starting to prepare the nursery. 
This weekend when we pull out the Christmas decorations I will also pull out the first 2 totes of infant clothes and start trying to get them washed and organized.  I have a feeling she will be here before we know it!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Iley- 19 1/2 months
I know this post may be a little strange. But if I don't write it down, I won't remember it.... 
Irelyn went pee and poop on the potty!!  She did so awesome!  She has been telling me when she has to poop and then runs to her potty, but won't let me pull her pants down and sit on it.  She poops in her pants and then sits on the potty.  Tonight, however was different!  She let Daddy pull her pants down and sat there until she went.  (which took a little while).  She then topped it off with peeing on the potty which is something she has never shown interest in.  Mommy and Daddy were soooooooo excited!  She was really unphased and didn't really understand why mommy and daddy were so excited, but was rewarded with a piece of Halloween candy anyway. :)
Yes, I took pictures of her sitting on the potty and of the final product.  Joe says I can't post the one of her sitting on the potty.  :( I guess I understand....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wisconsin Dells Weekend

This past weekend Iley and I got out of town so Dad could paint our living room (which includes the hallway and stairs).  Grandma Trinie came with along with my friend, Becca, and her two girls, Clara and Olivia. We headed to Wisconsin Dells and stayed at the Chula Vista.

Despite the couple of melt downs, short naps, bloody lip (Iley fell climbing UP a water slide), and stupid daylight savings time, we had a GREAT time!  The girls all loved the water park and it was the absolute perfect size, depth, and age appropriate pool for them.  Iley has very little fear of water, which probably isn't the best thing, but it was great to see her so happy and excited!

I came home to a house the was completely painted and put back together, something I did not think would get all the way complete.  It looks great!  We are both much happier with the new paint color.  And Joe is very proud of himself for his hard work ;).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baby Names

A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook asking for suggestions for baby girl names.  Since this blog is eventually to have a documented history for the kids I wanted to have record of all the suggestions I got.  So, here baby girl are the baby girl names that my friends thought I should name you in 2011...


I got an American Baby magazine in the mail with a section on naming your baby.  Here are some of their, how do I say, interesting suggestions...

The College Crowd: Bryn, Colby, Drew, Emory, Rhodes
The Silver Screen: Audrey, Brigitte, Ingrid, Lana, Veronica
The Color Wheel: Auburn, Blue, Jade, Sienna, Teal
The Oval Office: Carter, Harding, Madison, McKinley, Reagan
The Book Club: Agatha, Colette, Gertrude, Juliet, Louisa
The Fashion Scene: Carolina, Coco, Donna, Nina, Vera
The Spice Rack: Anise, Clove, Ginger, Juniper, Saffron
The Great Outdoors: Calla, Dahlia, Ivy, Lark, Wren
The Road Trip: Ashland, Aurora, Georgia, Helena, Savannah