Tuesday, October 28, 2014

29 weeks: Baby Toodles Bump

Hey there.  Remember how I used to post bi-weekly bump updates for Mr. Fartlepants Monkey? Yeah, me either.
It just so happens that my mom took a bump picture this week (the second one of the Baby Toodles pregnancy) so I thought I'd share.
For the record, when I saw this picture I thought I looked HUGE and worried that I'd be birthing a 12 pound baby (just like it's daddy).  Then I remembered that I have no abdomen and saw my 30 week update from Monkey and felt better.  For comparison, here's Monkey's 30 week bump.
How Far Along: 29 weeks (will be 30 weeks on Thursday).
Size of Baby: Almost 2 1/2 pounds, 15 inches. Size of a butternut squash. Which we just so happen to have at home right now. Monkey's loving carrying it around, giving it kisses, singing it songs, and saying its bedtime prayer.

This baby will actually be going into the oven soon.
Gotta have Butternut Squash Casserole for Thanksgiving.
Total Weight Gain: I'm thinking 20 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Uh, yeah.

Gender: It's a surprise. Cast your vote on the side bar. (Yeah, we're doing that again.)

Movement: Oh yes. More in the evening and night time. We'll need to have a talk with Mr. Fartlepants about this being up at night stuff. Not going to work for me.
Sleep: Interrupted by 2 trips to the bathroom.
What I Miss: My clothes. Not feeling warn out after getting Monkey to bed.
Cravings: I'm not sure I've had too many cravings (C may bed to differ). Although, I did recently discover Cherry Limeade Slushies from Sonic.
Symptoms: It's harder to move and I'm done carrying laundry up and down two flights of stairs.
Best Moment this Week: Monkey's continual love for Baby Toodles.


Monday, October 27, 2014

MINES Weekend Rewind

Mommy's apologies for this being a week late. Something about not being able to upload the videos I requested...

So last week Mommy told you all about her weekend with Daddy.

I'm here to tell you about mines weekend with Baby Aggie (and Emmy and Grandma).

Grandma picked me up on Saturday and I was thrilled because Grandma has a t.v. in her car!! I like to watch Frozen and Cars and Dora!

We picked up Emmy and went to a pumpkin patch/house were I picked out a pumpkin with a doggie painted on it.

Once we got to Aunt Janet's (love her!) we got to meet Baby Aggie (love her the most)!


(Sorry, I don't know how to upload videos)

I held her like this (I guess you can't see my arms right now, but that's how I hold Baby Aggie).

Then other people wanted to hold her. Um, NO. 

And don't even try to replace Baby Aggie with my Baby Maddie. NOT THE REAL THING, PEOPLE!

It was also Lesley's birthday so we got to sing Happy Birthday to Lesley!

I got to sleep with Emmy that night in what I thought was my NEW room (in my own bed, something about taking up an entire queen sized bed). No such luck.

On Sunday I got to go to Barnes and Noble to play with the Thomas trains! I was so excited that I ran into the train table. Twice.  Boo-boos don't stop me from playing with the Thomas trains. 

Then I got to see Baby Aggie again!

Have I mentioned how much I love her?

Emmy and Grandma took me to Halls for lunch.  Grandma says is like Cameron Mitchell's meets Todd's Mountain View.  Um, Grandma?

I met a nice waitress who let me talk to her while she refilled the salt and pepper shakers.

Then I met an even nicer lady who gave me a quarter (which I promptly licked).

After I was done eating my whipped cream with my fingers (and crying because Grandma said I couldn't use my fingers) they put me back in my car seat and took me home.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's a good day to read

Look what appeared on my nook this morning!
I am cautiously optimistic.
I just can't get the bad taste of the movie out of my mouth.
That and this one doesn't take place in England.
(sad face)
p.s. Hester Browne has a new book out (as of September). Read it this weekend. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

While the Monkey's away the parents will play nap.

This past weekend was a staycation for C and I (just as soon as I finished my 3 hour gluscose test...)while Monkey headed to Fort Wayne to meet the newest Stephenson cousin, Maggie.

About her trip... From what I'm told, she is in LOVE with babies.  Wanted to hold "Baby Aggie" whenever possible and did not want to leave her.  A good sign for Baby Toodles' arrival in January.

Friday evening we went to Five Guys Burgers and Fries (because C had never been there before) followed by a trip to the mall for socks and diamond warranty checks.

Saturday morning we sent Monkey on her way with Grandma and we headed to the Inn at Cedar Falls for a good old fashioned couples massage (we had a buncha money on a gift card) and lunch.  Let me tell you about this massage...A-MAZING.  They had this pregnancy pillow that allowed me to lay on my stomach.  Heaven.

After lunch we made the hilly drive home (despite being just 20ish miles away the trip is roughly 45 minutes long) and took long naps.  Once the naps were complete we headed out the door in the in the opposite direction to EASTON!

I love me some Easton.  I've been craving some good old melted cheese so we had dinner at Bon Vie.  We also made a stop at Macy's for maternity clothes but just ended up with new sheets (so romantic) before settling in at Barnes and Noble to read some books.

Since we didn't have Monkey's bedtime routine when we got home it was straight to bed for some college football and reading.

After church and lunch on Sunday we headed to Target to look for a new iron (again, we're adults now).  No such luck, but I did make out with a few maternity sweaters.  After we got home I took a nap while C continued to work on Monkey's new room (transitioning it from his office/library).  Once I was up and at 'em we loaded back in the car to find an iron and ironing board (and also a new vacuum).  I can tell you guys are soooo very jealous of our adults weekend.

Once all three items (and a cherry limeade slushy) were secured it was back home to continue the cleaning fest before the Monkey got home (we wanted her to think we were a tad-bit productive while she was gone). 

We were very happy to see the Monkey (turns out we missed her) and spent some time reading a few books and taking a bubble bath (the only way for a two-year-old to bathe) before it was time for her to hit the hay. 

Then it was time for C to go get me a piece of cake.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


There are three celebrities that I'd love to be pregnant with:
Kate Middleton: ü

Blake Lively: ü

Jennifer Garner:
It's time to get crackin' Jen.
(via People)