Day156: 06/05-Day 161 06/10
Another lame excuse: So I'm using Hubskie's old old phone right now and the data was not working on it. He did a reset so that I could have access to data again, but I lost all of those pics in the process.
Day 162: 06/11
Today's the day we found out little Panini is a boy!! I had a brilliant plan of blowing a bubble to announce, but turns out it is really hard to blow a bubble when smiling and laughing.
Day 163: 06/12
I thought it was a brilliant idea to buy a big inflatable pool for Zilla. The original plan was to buy a small plastic pool for him to splash around in, but then I got to the store and this one looked so much more fun. Nowhere on the box did it tell me I was going to need a special blow up tool to make it work. So instead hubskie and I spent the evening pumping this sucker up with a bike pump. And then it sat in our living room for a few days.
Day 164: 06/13
It has been on my pregnancy bucket list to do a 5K since Zilla was in my tummy. My running partner held me to my word this time. He placed first overall and I was 3rd place finisher among the women! I was pretty excited. It was a tiny race, so not a whole lot of competition, but I was still happy to run the majority of the time.
Day 165: 06/14
We celebrated my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary today! By far, my favorite part of the day was taking pictures of these sweet sweet cousins playing together!
Day 166: 06/15
See, we eventually got it outside and he LOVES it! Definitely worth these smiles.
Day 169: 06/18
I had an appointment down near Hubskie's work, so I stopped by and surprised him with some Father's Day goodies!
Day 170: 06/19
Zilla playing at the park!
Day 171: 06/20
At swim class! He works hard on his "big tower" while waiting for his turn.
We celebrated my beautiful sister's 30th bday today!
They threw an awesome murder mystery party. Everyone had such a great time and really got into character. And sister, I promise the rest of the pics will be on facebook very soon!
Day 172: 06/21
Since we were partying late into the evening at her mom's house, Roodle stayed the night at ours (Thank you Aunt C!). It was fun waking up with this sweet little face.
Day 174: 06/23
My AMAZING Mother in law sent me a box of maternity clothes. I was so so grateful! This belly is having a hard time fitting into non-maternity jeans and pants, so I think Panini was grateful too.
Day 175: 06/24
Roodle and Zilla found an injured baby bunny and really enjoyed looking at it. We're hoping his momma came and saved him after we left!
Zilla and momma made a run to Starbucks this morning and got Zilla a muffin. He was a very very big fan of this muffin.
Kiddos at swim class that morning!
After swim we went to the fire station. Zilla is in love with fire trucks and fire men. He is going through a phase where he doesn't like his car seat and will yell "STUCK STUCK" after I strap him in. I asked the firemen to tell him all about their seatbelts and how they always wear them when in the car. This has reduced his car seat related tantrums considerably. I think I'll go back and ask them to talk to him about sharing and being patient too :)
Day 179: 06/28
We went back to our favorite playground in Carrollton. The next day I told our occupational therapist all about it and she was so excited to hear how accessible it is.
Day 180: 06/29
Today we had therapy and even though I don't have a picture, I want to remember how great of a session we had today. Zilla picked up and put three buttons into a piggy bank with his left hand with almost no assistance today. It sounds so small, but he's never done this before I was so so proud! The pincer grasp/fine motor tasks are the hardest for him, so it was great to see this kind of progress.
Day 181: 06/30
We went to Shady's to watch the US Women's Soccer team win against Germany! Roodle and I stopped for a photo op.
Day 182: 07/01
Zilla woke up with a very sad eye. I almost took him to the doctor because it was so swollen. Luckily it went away on its own.
Day 183: 07/02
The Babies R Us near us is closing and having lots of big sales. I am adamant about getting a super comfy rocking chair/glider for kiddo #2 so I stopped to look at their deals. After sending this to Hubskie, he informed me we could get a much better deal on Amazon. But I did buy a new diaper bag...so it was somewhat successful trip.
Day 184: 07/03
Zilla and dada got the day off and went to the Zoo in the morning with Grandpa while mommy was stuck working. Hubskie was nice enough to bring Zilla by the office that afternoon and all my co workers took a quick break to play some good ole fashioned hallway soccer!
Day 185: 07/04
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!
Day 186: 07/05
We watched the Women's National Team win the World Cup at Uncle B's house! After missing the first four goals due to eating with the kids (and USA scoring them within the first 16 minutes)...I decided it was time to move them into the TV room. Zilla had a great time and kept chanting USA USA!
Bonus video for all of the days I missed in between:
Pregnancy update: We have a gender and a name! The name won't be announced here, but it's nice to be able to call him something other than Panini to Zilla. I continue to grow at a steady rate. I'm usually falling in the upper limits of "recommened weight" each week. Which I'm trying to not worry about. I am just used to falling in the lower end range with Zilla. But it's still within range, so I will focus on that.
It has been really hard to find time and energy to work out. Especially with it getting hotter, I can really only go for a jog in the morning, but I like sleep too much to motivate myself to do that.
My sweets aversion is semi lifting...but only with ice cream. Cake, cookies, and candy are still unpleasant.
I AM SO HOT ALL THE TIME. I've never experienced this, as I am usually cold all the time. But oh my gosh, sometimes I have hot flashes and I think my body is going to wither away into ashes.
Panini is starting to move more and I am reminded how much I love these little kicks and squirms. Hubskie has also gotten to feel him!
I am drinking coffee again, but keeping it well below the 200mg max of caffeine per day.
I can't get enough spicy food. And I mean really really spicy. I ate at a thai food restaurant with my mom today and after I finished my soup and pad thai, which were made at the spiciest level, the waiter came over and said "Wow you can really handle some spicy food" My tolerance has gone up since being pregnant.
This pregnancy is going so fast! There is so much to be done before we are ready for Panini to be here. But we have started to come up with real ideas for the nursery so that's one thing off the to do list. Executing the nursery is a whole separate issue.
That's about all I can think of for now!