Thursday, February 22, 2018

28 things I know right now.

Surprise flowers from my best friend in California. 

Today I am 28.

To celebrate... here are 28 things I know about life right now.

1. God has a plan.  It may not make sense or make us feel comfortable, but he knows what he is doing.

2. Being a mom is the most rewarding but hardest job I've ever held.

3. Nap times and showers are never long enough.

4. Kansas weather is bipolar and that Mother Nature always keeps you guessing.

5. It is okay to say no sometimes.

6. Let go of what you can't control. 

7. Having good neighbors makes all the difference.

8. The laundry pile can only be tackled until bedtime.

9. Electric vehicles are the way of the future.

10. Babies sleep better pressed up against mommy and daddy.

11. Macaroni and cheese never stops tasting good.

12. Your mother always knows best.

13. Thank you notes are a must.

14. Finding good friends is hard to do.  But once you've found them nothing can break that bond.  Not time or distance or life obstacles.  Nothing.

15. Always count down to something.  A vacation, summer, your husband getting home at 5...

16. There is always someone you will perceive as a better mother, friend, wife, woman... stop comparing yourself.  You are who you are and someone relies on you being that person.

17. Cursive writing should still be mandatory.

18. Organizing the junk drawer will make you feel like you are owning life.

19. Crossing off handwritten to-do lists with a sharpie is the only way to make a to-do list.

20. Puppies are worse than newborns.

21. The newborn phase lasts approximately 2 seconds while the terrible twos last for an eternity.

22. If you can't stop thinking about something, buy it.

23. Your kids will not remember the bad days, they remember you being there and trying each and everyday to be the best mother possible.

24. Adulting is hard.

25. Marriage isn't easy but it is worth the reward of sharing a life with someone.

26. It is okay to get lost in a good Netflix series sometimes.

27. Good family is not something to take for granted.

28. YOU ARE JUST RIGHT, JUST HOW GOD MADE YOU.



always,
amanda
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Monday, February 12, 2018

30 Weeks//Baby #3

31 weeks.
Photo cred goes to the husband. 😘

What Fruit are you // a large cabbage
Due date // April 12th.
How far along // 30 weeks.
Next appointment // next week..
Gender // it's a girl!
Total weight gain/loss // the first pregnancy I am not actively keeping track of this number... special thanks to my doctors office for the kg weight readings instead of lb.  You the real MVP.
Swelling // none.
Maternity clothes // when I leave the house.  Still have a few non-maternity shirts that fit.  But I'm all about sweats and t-shirts at home.
Belly button // in but stretched flat almost.
Sleep // eh.  I'm large.  My bed with a bed hog husband and a 4 year old in it... does not make for the most space for mama... otherwise I guess it's okay.
Food cravings // sweets and salads.
Symptoms // moody and emotional for no real particular reason.  Trying to keep up with everything and sometimes that in and of itself can be a giant pain.
Movement // all the time.  Last night I took a minute long video of my belly because she was moving up a storm.  My husband calls her an alien as it freaks him out.. even with it being the third pregnancy.
Labor signs // none.
What I miss // being able to lift things and keep up with my children easily without feeling tired about 5 minutes into it.  What will my life be like with three?!
What I'm loving // that we are nearing the end of this adventure.  Still not a pregnancy person.  I feel blessed I get to experience this, three times now, but that doesn't mean I necessarily enjoy it.  The end result is always worth it but getting there is not my favorite.
What I'm looking forward to // the snow to melt and warm temperatures to return.  Also Valentines is next week and I think this year will be another fun one with my girls!
Best moment this week // the Eagles winning the Super Bowl!  It is good sometimes to see a really great team get knocked down a notch or two.  Call me selfish.  Hahahah.



always,
amanda
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