Saturday, November 14, 2009

12 weeks

Hey my precious little lime...I can't believe you are already the size of a lime!! I hope you are staying strong and growing and developing well. You have so many milestones this will start bending your fingers and toes, clenching your eyes tight, and making sucking movements with your mouth. Those are all called Reflexes. You will also be able to feel me poking and prodding my belly to get you to squirm although I won't be able to feel you thing I can't wait for!!

Your sisters are so excited for you to come...mostly Chloe because Hailee still isn't quite old enough to understand what is going on. Chloe goes around telling everyone that she has a baby brother growing inside her Mommy's tummy! Right now we don't know if you are a boy or girl, but don't worry she won't be upset if you turn out to be a girl...she loves all babies!!

Keep growing healthy and strong my precious one! We love you so much!!


Here is my lovely belly at 12 weeks. Just as a land mark (because this is my first belly picture), you can kind of see the mole on my hip, that is where my belly started. It wasn't tight and tone because I've had two kids, but it was flat. So basically for twelve weeks I'm huge!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Once upon a time there was a Fairy Princess and a Beautiful Flower

Any excuse to dress up is a great day for my kids and Halloween was no exception. We had a pretty mellow day, but there was definitely much anticipation by Chloe for the evening. After the girls got up from their nap I got them all ready and we headed out to make the rounds.

My Fairy Princess and Beautiful Flower

Every flower needs a little magical fairy dust kiss

The Fairy Princess

and my Beautiful Flower

Our first stop was my Grami's house. Grami had surgery about four weeks before that so she was in her chair and couldn't answer the door, but Daddy to the rescue, was already there waiting for his girls to show up.

Our first door bell..."Trick or Treat"

My cousin Kerry Lynne was in town over Halloween and she brought her dog, Charlie, who was dressed as...what else, but a "Hot Dog".

Chloe and Charlie

Our next stop was Grandma and Grandpa's house (aka: Brian's parent's). By now I think Hailee had it pretty well figured out. She would just open the door and let herself in..."Tick o Teat"..."Tank Too".

Grandma and Granpa's house

Hailee thought she needed to eat every treat right as it went into the bucket

Our last stop was Grandma and Bapa's house (aka: Dawn's parent's). Bapa had a whole house full of guests and it was kind of overwhelming at first for the girls, but it worked. The only bummer thing was that my mom made dinner for anyone who was coming over and we were starving except everyone who was already there had already eaten and were ready to go Trick or Treating. Needless to say we lost and as soon as we walked in the door we turned around and walked right out to go Trick or Treating. It was a fun night though and the girls had a blast which is really all that matters.

"Tick o Teat" Bapa

In the end we decided that next year everyone will come to us if they want to see the girls...if not they can wait for the pictures. It's too much on them, they end up getting a late dinner and then get fussy because they are hungry and tired. Besides we have never spent a Halloween in our own house or Trick or Treating in our own neighborhoods. I think it's about time!! Hope your Halloween was Spooktacular!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 weeks = Kumquat?????

So I just read that our darling, sweet, alien looking baby is the size of a Kumquat now at 10 weeks!! Yeah, your growing!! However, someone please tell me, what the heck is a Kumquat? It sounds terrible and I am almost offended that that is what my baby is being compared to. Yes, maybe I'm a little over protective, but give me a break there are a lot of hormones going on here. Things have been a little crazy since I last posted that we were expecting...I took a trip to San Diego to become a fitness instructor for an oraganization call Stroller Strides. Killed myself there working out like crazy for four days straight while dealing with early pregnancy nausea and fatigue. Came back sick with "the" flu and was down for another week and am now slowly starting to feel better, but I could honestly sleep myself through the rest of the first trimester. Please just wake me up when I'm supposed to start feeling "normal" again. Also, I know I knew in the back of my head that you tend to show earlier the more pregnancies you have, but seriously come on, my pants haven't fit for about three weeks, but I refuse to go get mat. pants yet and so I've been wearing sweat pants and work out pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts and let me tell you I look lovely!! My only wish is that if your going to show earlier with each pregnancy then make it an actual baby bump and not just jelly roll.
Brian has been "Super Dad" through the last three or four weeks! He is just everything...he took care of the girls while I was San Diego, then took care of all of us when I was sick, kept the house clean, the laundry done, and started to build a work out room in our garage. I'm so blessed to have him, but at the same time he has put me to shame. I feel like being a mom takes a lot of work and at times is hard, and he swoops in and is like what's so hard about this? Maybe that is just my insecurities talking because he is amazing and helped out soooo much...Thanks babe!!
The girls are good and are very much looking forward to Halloween!! I don't know if Hailee will let us get her in her costume, but we'll try. Chloe is going to be a Fairy Princess and it's the first time I've let her get a costume that is very thin in fabric and so we will have a fun time getting warm clothes underneath it. I'm sure that will lead to some sort of squabble.
We'll get some Halloween pictures up this weekend and I will post belly pictures as soon as the belly looks like a pregnant one and not just FAT!!


Friday, October 9, 2009

One little, Two little, THREE little Simpson's...

Yep...that's right we are expecting our third little buddle of joy!! We are so excited and we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed for a little boy. So everyone please send us blue thoughts...however, either way we are still super excited!! Our due date is May 26, 2010 which makes me about 7 1/2 weeks right now. I know it's hard to believe that we are actually getting to have a baby in the spring and not during the winter holidays, but honestly if we were to have another holiday baby..........I don't even know what I would do.........maybe just go crazy!

Sorry I don't have any cool ultrasound pictures to put with this post, but since I don't work in L&D anymore I don't get any of the cool free ultrasound!

Wish us luck!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chloe's First Day of PreSchool 2009

Oh man the first day of PreSchool or should I say the first day of the countdown to Kindergarten. Mommy and Daddy were teary and Chloe was jumping off the walls with excitement and this is just preschool. I can't imagine what next year will hold...yikes! Anyway, Chloe had a great first day of school and she was so excited to see Miss Carolanne. When Chloe saw her she jumped right in her arms and I think they hugged each other for a good two minutes. She just loves Miss Carolanne and missed her like crazy this summer. So here starts her last year of preschool and make sure and check our blog because all the fun will be written about right here. Now for some pictures of our morning...yes Mom was a little crazy with the camera. Sorry the pictures are out of order, I downloaded them backwards.

Chloe and Miss Carolanne's BIG hug!!

Chloe's backpack mat

Chloe putting her backpack on her mat

Chloe walking up the driveway to Miss Carolanne's house

Chloe walking down the side walk to go up to Miss Carolanne's

Chloe in front of the house before we left

Beautiful Girl on her BIG day!!

Chloe Dawn Simpson's 1st Day of School

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chipped Tooth!!

Poor Hailee! Her accident prone nature has caught up to her. Hailee and Chloe stayed the night at Grandma and Grandpa Simpson's house the night of our anniversary and the next morning she had taken a fall, but Grandma looked her over and didn't see any blood and the crying had subsided so off to playing she went. When we picked them up and loaded them in the car I bent over to pick something up and when I stood up Hailee gave me this big grin and to my surprise half of her tooth was missing. Grandma felt so bad and you could tell she was a little shaken, but things happen...especially when it comes to Hailee. We had the dentist look it over and it can be fixed, but it would require going to the hospital and having her put under and you know, even though I don't really like the way it looks, it's not worth putting her under anesthesia. So we'll wait a couple years until she is old enough to sit in the dentist chair to get it fixed. Accidents happen and Grandma, don't worry about anything...we love you!

Hailee's tooth
You can't see it very well here, but it's a cute picture!

Swimming Lessons!

I was going through pictures and totally forgot about swimming lessons! This year was Chloe's first year in swimming lessons...YEAH! She did so amazing and to my surprise was a huge fish! The only thing we need to work on for next year is her listening skills, she wouldn't stay on the step that the little ones were supposed to stay on while the teacher was working with the other students. Chloe just wanted to bob in and out of the water...spaz! Anyway, she did great and graduated with flying colors to the next class. Good job my little mermaid!!

Chloe playing in the kiddie pool on the last day

Chloe and Alee waiting in line to go down the slide

Chloe got to take swim lessons with her cousin Alee

Chloe with her teacher Miss Leah

My little Mermaid
We spent a week chasing Hailee around the pool...I can't wait until they're both in lessons

Chloe's back float

Chloe and Alee

Chloe floating on her tummy with her face in the water...good girl!

My baby girl

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank You Cookies!!

On Monday we got to spend the day on the lake with some of our closest friends from the fire department. It was so much fun! Just being able to enjoy each other's company, relax, and watch the kids play and swim was so awesome. Of course we have to give a shout out to the Cook family for providing the boat and chauffeuring all of us around. Thanks guys, we love you!

Logan, Hailee, Malia, Chloe and Olivia playing in the sand
Hailee and Chloe showing their tools
My favorite little stud...Logan
The BIG girls playing
Cookie lounging in the water
Lunch anyone??

The little ones playing
What beautiful BFF's
Amy, Logan, and Kate Lisa, Maia (she's in the oven), and Kami
Hailee and Mr. Shannon teasing with each other
Yeah!! Mommy can wakeboard!! First time out and I got up on the second try.
Miss Kami- one Hot Mama!!
Hailee enjoying the wind in her hair
Chloe...say cheese
Steve catching some air
Miss Malia and her Daddy
Phil rocking the board
The group...most of us
The ladies!!