Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial day weekend fun

We had so much fun over memorial day weekend.

Saturday was just a chill day, we spent the day relaxing and catching up on some sleep and of course reflecting on life (which always happens when you are not busy). I enjoyed that break from the rush of life.

Sunday was our fun day. My friend Melissa was in town and we met up with her at her aunt's house near the water. They have a boat, need I say more. We got there by lunch time and spent the entire day near the water. We even got to go on a boat ride. T-man was in heaven, he spent more than 5 hours outside and near the water his favorite places to be.

Their backyard is awesome and backs up to the bay. They have a small man-made beach, swings and hammocks. The perfect chill place. As soon as we got there, I put T-man in his bathing suit and he was off. We chilled for a while then went for a boat ride. T-man loved it.

Yep, it was that much fun, I was swinging from a tree :)

 My boys chilling by the man made beach in the backyard
An airplane flew by, T-man was so excited

   A little unsure about the fish getting so close to him
T-man saying "Hi" to the fish
 Getting to know the fish, he named him Thomas
Getting ready for a boat ride, I love that you can see the flag on the boat

 T-man's first boat ride

 T-man got to be a captain and conduct the boat for a minute :)
 These two are hilarious. They were pretending to be behind bars :)
It was such a a great day and such a nice treat to hang out with Melissa and Deb.

Monday I went to brunch with my sisters. After lunch, hubby and I met with some friends to celebrate a birthday followed by a movie. Another somewhat chilled day. T-man spent the afternoon with my mom and took a 3 hour nap. I guess we wore him out on Saturday.

With my sisters
 It was such a great weekend. A nice combination of chilled and hang out time.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Our angel's due date

Today, May 26, is the due date of our angel baby. I remember that dreadful day of November 2nd when we couldn't find the heartbeat and my heart broke into a million pieces. I remember all the tears. Today I sit, 7 months pregnant with my rainbow of hope still crying over the loss of my angel and missing him/her terribly.

I thought that because I am pregnant again and all is going well that I will not feel this way. But here I sit, sad, wondering what would have happened if angel was still in my belly thriving. I will always love you sweet angel and I will forever be grateful and thankful to have carried you for those few weeks.

A coworker of mine asked me why I was such a happy pregnant woman and why I never complained. I had to think about it for a second, I do complain (mostly just to my husband), I do have aches, pain,  discomfort, mood swings, and I am tired all the time. Ultimately I realized that pregnancy after a loss is a different kind of ball game. Everyday I feel blessed for my growing baby. Yes I have heartburn and I am aching, yes I am tired and uncomfortable, and yes I have a crazy active toddler and life. But all those things will not take away from the joy I feel for carrying this rainbow baby, all they really represent to me is a reminder that I have a growing and healthy baby in my belly.

I guess the answer to my coworker's question is that I don't complain about my pregnancy because I have lost my innocent naivete about pregnancy (and I am so jealous of woman who still have that). I am not expecting a baby (because it implies a guaranteed happy ending) but I am simply hoping for a baby to take home come August. I fear that if I complain It will take away from all the joy I am feeling every step of the way and that's all I ever want to remember about this pregnancy.

So bring on the aches and pain, they will not hold me down. It's not all rainbows and unicorns but that's all I ever want to remember. I think what my angel baby taught me was how to love more fiercely than I ever imagined and how to be grateful for life's little blessings. Thank you sweet angel of mine. I will never forget you and will love you forever and always.

I know that I am truly blessed to have one living healthy child and another healthy little one on the way. So today I count my blessings:

Blessing number 1 - the boy who made me mom
Blessing number 2 - the boy who restored my hope
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello third trimester

Well hello third trimester, it is so nice to see you. I am so happy to be here. We are getting closer and closer to holding bebe deux...Ahhhhhhhhh. My heart is overflowing with joy.

Things are moving along nicely. Baby is growing right on track, YAY. The glucose test went well, double YAY. I really like this milestone because if the baby was born at this point, we have a 90% survival rate and those are some really sweet odds. Please stay in and continue to bake my sweet boy, I want you to be fully baked plus I am really loving our special time together.

27 weeks with bebe deux, YAY growing belly

28 weeks with bebe deux, I heart you third trimester
 And just because I was feeling sexy with my shorts :)

That was a lot of YAY for one post, I am just so excited and happy about this pregnancy right now.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

We do DC with our visitors

My friend Adrienne came to visit with her hubby and two kids. We love having visitors and luckily for us our friends and family always indulge :).

We decided to take them downtown DC to check out some sights and do some museums (it's free after all).

We started with the White House (a must see if you are in the DC area :))

Us with our children in front of the White House
 My boys in front of the White House
 I just love that everyone is doing something crazy in this picture
 Hubby's fish eye lens style
After the White House, we headed to the National History museum where we checked out dinosaurs and more. The older kids really enjoyed this museums something about recognizing some of the animals and just running around.

 We also went to the Air and Space museum. T-man kept pointing at all the planes :).

  How sweet are these two
 We stopped by the carousel on the national mall. The kids loved it.

By the time we had dinner in the city it was way past the kids bedtime. It was a long day but oh so fun. The kids all went straight to bed once we got home.

On Sunday we chilled around the house making crepes and just hanging out with the little ones.

I just love this pic of the kids getting busy in the kitchen, they really wanted to help
 This picture is just so real, I clearly don't look made up all the time :)

Adrienne also attempted to take some maternity photos of us but T-man was not cooperating. I'll have to share those in another post.

It was such a great weekend, I wish they stayed longer. I do look forward to the next visit, we'll have 4 kids between the two of us. It's crazy we've doubled our numbers since we met 5 years ago :).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scenes from Sunday

We celebrated mother's day at home with my mom, brothers, and my friend Melissa who came down from Philly for a visit. Our life is always hectic with lots of running around so when we get a chance to just sit and chill we indulge.

I woke up to my little one giving me lots of kisses, he is the sweetest (we sleep in the same bed so I pretty much wake up this way everyday). My mom came over and we started making breakfast and such. My brothers later joined us and we spent the whole day watching soccer, catching up, playing table tennis (the boys anyway) and taking lots of pictures. The weather was great so we sat outside for a bit and soaked up the sun. It was the perfect day and perfect celebration.

I just had to share T-man's gift he made at daycare, I just love it
 Hanging out with Melissa

 While hanging out on the deck, we took some pics. My mom and her 3 kids
 My mom and her sons
 Me and my sweet pea

 A T-man sandwich :)

Indoor table tennis
 T-man wants to join in :)
I hope you all had a great mother's day Sunday.