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8/24/16

Way to Much Catch Up to Catch Up.

Wow, talk about slacking in the blogging. I'm pretty sure that is the longest I've ever gone without blogging before. Oops.

But.

Life has been busy these last few months, from dealing with a little one learning to crawl and walk, to dealing with a threenager, being pregnant, packing up to move, moving everything to storage, living with the parents for two weeks, moving again, and then unpacking and settling into a new home all while trying to finish our backyard - basically has taken up all our time besides the typical day to day items.

Despite that I thought that before this new babe decides to make her debut I'd try to do a little catch up with things. Though that could partly be because said babe is giving this mama contractions way too early so I'm stuck "taking it easy" in bed with nothing better to do.

Which brings us to update number one.

Baby 3 - For those that may not have heard we will be naming her Aurora Jeanne - nicknamed Rory. We are in love with the name - it feels right and perfect for this sweet little girl. Now, while we are super excited and anxious to meet her we'd all feel a bit better if she would at least stay put until I hit 36 weeks at least.  While 36 weeks isn't technically full term, it is far enough along that we would avoid the NICU and most likely any complications.

The past few days have been a bit draining as I've had very long stints (3-4 hours at a time) of very strong and consistent contractions (lasting around 9-10 minutes apart depending). Not having any contractions with Rose and only having contractions for about 12 hours before my water broke with Haevin makes these a bit worrisome that Rory is starting to think it's a good idea to come out sooner rather then later.

So these contractions means a few things.

Thing the obvious - laying off Crossfit until I hit 36 weeks. While I'm full on willing to do this, it is a bit sad as Crossfit is my escape and release each day. Taking 10 days off from working out may not seem like a bit deal, but it kinda is. But obviously if it keeps baby girl cooking longer and safer longer then it's completely worth it.

Thing the second. Steroid shots. As I'm already a risk for pre-term labor it's pretty likely that this baby girl will follow suit. Considering my other two girls came at 36 weeks and 37 weeks, makes these bouts of contractions a likely precursor to another early baby.  To play it safe I'm getting a couple of steroid shots which has been shown to drastically help pre-term babies, especially in the lung development department. So hopefully if Rory does come even earlier then my other two, the steroids will keep her lungs and development strong and healthy.

Other then that I'm just told to take it as easy as possible, but that I don't necessarily need to be on full bed rest. So that's what I'm doing. Braedon is amazing and picking up all sorts of slack and working from home when he can to help me with the girls and house crap as much as possible. My mother and mother in law keep calling/messaging checking in on me and offering any help as needed. Basically I've got it pretty good and am blessed to have such amazing support and love.

Besides that - as of now Rory is in the right position, strong and healthy, has a strong heart beat, is a good mover and perfect as can be. I'm dilated to a 1.5 and about 65% effaced (which is right about where I was with my other two girls at about 36 weeks). We will see how things go over the next couple weeks but will be keeping our fingers crossed that hopefully we at least make it to September!

Me at 32 weeks - I don't have a more recent photo but I look more or less the same just with a bigger belly. ;)


On to other news:

Rosealynn - Rose is doing great. Her threenager attitude is slowly fading away but she for sure still has some flair ups. More and more she wants to be my helper - which is great with a new babe on the way. She will do things "to make my heart happy" and because "she loves me" and it just makes me melt. She loves helping me with Haevin and is still my sweet sensitive loving girl.

Anything arts and crafts is a favorite lately. Painting, cutting, gluing, etc etc.

Always wanting to give hugs and kisses. 

Fun times at Lagoon.

Love these two.


Silly faces.

Silly faces together.

Rose is very specific most mornings about how she wants her hair done (in pig tailes or a pony tail or one braid, etc). One day she woke up and told me she wanted Princess hair. This is what I came up with. She was thrilled with it, thankfully.

Loves feeding the fishes at the Gardens.

More shots of getting her hair done.

So long.

The tramp is a huge hit with the girls.

So happy.
Pure joy.
Showing off her muscles (specifically for me to send to her boyfriend Jackson).

She also is a HUGE social butterfly. With the new house we've had quite a few people in and out for warranty items and every single person gets an earful despite how hard I try and get her to leave them alone. She keeps telling me  "Mom I just love talking". Luckily everyone is so nice to her - especially our new neighbors who she really LOVES and tells me are her favorite. But seriously, our neighbors are amazing for being so nice to her and letting her talk with them and play with them. I'm feeling pretty blessed with our new neighborhood and glad that our family is feeling so welcomed.

Some other updates with Rose is she did some swim lessons this summer and loved them. We did four weeks back to back to really try and give her a good foundation to work on and i think it did just that. The thing she struggled with the most was floating on her back when the teacher took their hand away. She kept telling me that she "can't do it" to which we'd make her do burpees (the new rule in the house if you use the word "can't") and told her that all we asked is that she would try. So the last week she tried really hard and did it every single day. She was so proud and so was I.



Working on that float.

Other fun items with Rose was the fact that she turned 4 just the other day.  We had a fun low key pirate party at the park with all our family and some friends. Served "messy tacos" (which is really just regular beef tacos) which is currently Roses favorite. Had pirate balloons/plates/masks and a treasure pinata. And then of course a Rose and lacy cake. Cause that's Rose to a tea. Girly and not girly all in one. I love it. I don't think Rose stopped smiling the whole time. She loves people. And having all her favorite people in one place was like heaven to her. Plus - she got all sorts of spoiled despite us telling people there was no need to bring gifts. It was a great night out and I still am a bit flabbergasted that Rose is 4.

Getting in the pirate spirit.

All the pirates booty!

Pirate masks with Grandma and Grandpa Mc.

The pinata was the one thing she has been asking for for the past few months. I pulled up amazon to let her pick her own and this was the winner with a big gasp and a "can I have a pirate party!?" :)

Roses and lace. Red and yellow. Perfect. :)


We are looking forward to the next few months as Rose will be starting her second year of preschool next week and starting dance lessons at the end of September. We are both excited. She keeps showing me what moves she will do in her dance class and I think she will just love it. Basically Rose is wonderful and sassy and sweet and full of life. Just how we like her.

Love her.
Haevin - Haevin is coming into one of my favorite ages. I love the 18 month to 2 year old stage. Her personality is just bubbling, she talks more and more (she seriously says so many words that even her doctor was surprised - proud mom moment), and she is into everything. She loves to run and climb ('climb' is actually one of her favorite words) and she especially loves to climb on people. Aka anytime this pregnant mama decides to sit on the couch she is running over yelling "climb climb" and trying her hardest to squish all the sensitive parts. She loves to rough house, wrestle, chase, and be silly and I just can't get enough of her lately.

Haevin is in the "I must use a fork myself" stage.

Loves going on rides.

Daddy reading bed time books.

Girl loves to come give me snuggles while I work.

Or sit on my lap while I work.

Or ask for hugs nonstop.

She also loves to feed the fishies! :)

That daddy daughter relationship though. :)


More trampoline lovin'

This girl loves to play in the water table and will come away soaking every single time.

Crackers and snuggles while Rose does swim lessons.

Haevin is following the same patterns of growth that Rose did - tall for her age, higher on the weight for her age, and a giant head. I don't understand how my little 6 pounds early babies somehow become so big around 18 months, but that's just the way they decide to grow and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Some of my favorite things Haevin does right now are:

- Tickle monster. She will lift her hands up by her eyes and wiggle her fingers and say "tickle tickle tickle tickle" while you chase her or she chases you. Always with this mischievous sparkle in her eye.
- Her "I'm mad/pouting" face. Oh laws. I've yet to capture it on camera but it's perfect. She huffs and puckers her lips, scrunches her eye browns, and looks down at the floor like she just can't believe you are saying/doing whatever you are saying/doing. I laugh every time.
- Saying I don't know - which comes out as her saying "No know!" with her hands up by her face in a "I'm not sure" type fashion.
- Her excitement and love for her dad. I thought Rose was kind of a daddy's girl around this age - Haevin tops her. Don't get me wrong, when it's just me and her or when dad isn't around she loves me, gives me hugs, snuggles, kisses, the works. But if dad is around she literally wants NOTHING to do with me - even to the point of telling me to "away" if I try to give her a hug or touch her. She loves Braedon. She snuggles him like no one else. When he gets home it's like Christmas every time. It melts my heart to see their relationship. Plus we all know that no one can rough house as good as daddy, so of course he's the favorite. ;)

Swoon.
So much sillies.
All in all I'm loving seeing her grow and learn and become her own little person. It's amazing how drastically different Rose and Haevin are. Luckily despite those differences they play with each other all the time, give each other hugs, love each other, and get along  pretty splendidly (despite the occasional fight obviously). Love seeing that sister relationship. :)

The girls giving Rory some hugs.
My girls.

My world. :)

Holding hands. :)
Besides that things are just continuing to be busy with the house. We are basically settled in the home - decorations up and boxes are unpacked. Most of the rooms are how I want them, but there for sure still needs to be some organizing here and there. We will get there eventually though, I'm trying to not stress it too much. Rory's room sadly is one of those rooms that is NOT done because we kept telling ourselves we had time... so her room might end up being a work in progress once she gets here.

Braedon is still working is tail off at his regular job, working at Crossfit, and then putting so much work into taking care of us girls and getting our backyard finished. The tramp is done, excavation is basically done, Sprinklers are done, Spook's dog area is done, fence should be in by the end of this week. We are slowing but surely getting there. Next up is finishing up our garden bed that we have planned, and then once it's a bit cooler we will do top soil and sod! And then of course it will probably be onto the basement as we don't know how NOT to have a project of some sort. I'm so grateful for Braedon and all his hard work and amazed at all he can do especially while I'm not of much help.


So much dirt.

So much work.

:)

I'm such a good helper... ;)

So there you have it - the quick catch up in the Goudie house. Things are good. We are happy. Blessed. And grateful for all we have. Looking forward to cooler temperatures, my body back and meeting our newest sweet girl (though hopefully not till September).


Love this man.

Loves and hugs. :)

3/31/16

Catching Up Before April

So tomorrow is April and I totally blew my whole "try for a least a post a month" goal, but figure if I get one in today, then I really only skipped February, right? Right.

Let's just do a little catch up.

Some pretty big things are going down in the Goudie household.

- Baby number 3. We are so excited for another addition to our family. Rose is probably the most excited. She has been asking for a baby since before Christmas. More specifically she has been asking for a baby brother. Not wanting to get her super excited and then figuring out how to explain a miscarraige to a 3 year old we decided to wait to tell her until I got to the 12 week mark when chances of miscarriage drop. The few weeks leading up to that point Rose would keep asking me why my tummy was getting so big, I'd try to pass it off as I ate too much food, but she never bought it. She would simply state something along the lines of "I think there is a baby in there. And I hope it's a baby boy."

It was so much fun to finally tell her the news after my 12 week appointment. If you haven't see the video here it is (or if the link doesn't work, you can see it on Facebook):



I love seeing that look on her face as the cogs are turning and she finally figures out what I'm telling her. Since then she constantly asks how my baby is and asks how I'm feeling. And she has to tell just about everyone that there is a baby in my tummy. She has also started to draw bellies on her stick people to show whether they have a baby or not (and of course when she draws me she always draws a little creature in my tummy).

Notice everyone has tummy's but mine has a little creature in it. :)


Basically we are super excited. My official due date is September 30th, and hopefully this kid wants to come a few weeks early like my first too, but you never know. People keep asking me if I have any feelings on the gender - at this point I feel ready for a boy. While pregnant with Haevin I wanted another girl and was so happy when I found out she was a girl. Now I'm ready for a boy... but with that said... I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with another girl. Either way we will be thrilled... well maybe not Rose. But she will get over it. ;)

As for me - I'm feeling alright. I've had your typical nausea, but nothing too crazy. Luckily the drugs my doctor has given me seem to help. I've been super tired of course... which is almost more difficult for me to deal with then the nausea. Being anemic on top of making a baby is apparently exhausting. I've also had some ribs popping out of place already which is super frustrating as they didn't start popping out until closer to 20 weeks with Rose and Haevin... But all in all I feel like I have it pretty easy and am lucky that I get to keep up most of my regular routine.

- We are building a home. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I feel like it's a bit more real now since we actually have a foundation started.  See:


Framing has also been started this week, but I haven't been over there yet to take pictures. When we went to look at the foundation Rose exclaimed: "I'm so excited for our new home and new baby!" It's gonna be a big year. :)

- As for the girls they are doing great. Rose is surprising me more and more with her personality and learning. I love listening to her sing songs, see her help out with Haevin, and continue to grow. Haevin is 14 months at this point and is just about the silliest thing ever. The faces she makes and the things she does crack me up. Right now she has just about 10 teeth. I say 'just about' because her top two molars have been cutting for like 2 months now... She is crawling like a pro and standing like a pro too! She is also SUPER close to walking and my mommy heart couldn't be prouder. With her hyper mobility we were told that she may not walk until closer to 2 years, she is already taking steps on her own walking between people and getting better at standing on her own too. I think given another month or so and she will be a walking pro. My goal was to see if we could get her walking before baby #3 comes (because if I can avoid holding TWO babes that would be swell), and I think we are gonna totally beat that goal.

I'm loving these two and loving seeing their relationship develop. Of course they fight and have their issues but they also love each other and play with each other pretty dang well. Rose is good at helping out when I need it and Haevin is just a silly little goof ball that wants to be with her sister.

If Haevin SEE's a phone she pulls this face - girl loves taking selfies. But only on camera phones.

Fell asleep in the back of the car holding hands. :)

So sweet.


Rose blowing bubbles to Haevin

I love when she gives me smoosh hugs.

Having fun at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. 

Swinging

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My beautiful ladies in red.

Seriously when I say every time... I mean every time.

Every.

Time.

My family is pretty cute.

I can't help myself.

Some times I can't get over how old she looks.

Enjoying the sunshine.

Practicing walking.

She loves jumping on the tramp.

And swinging.

And getting "hugs" from the snake.

And Haevin just loves taking Selfies. ;)

Over. 

And over again.

Rose talking to the baby. :)

That time we made Rose clean up Spooks poop the day before Easter.

Rose teaching Haevin how to go down the stairs on her tummy.

Once Rose got dressed she walked in the room and goes "What you think?" and strikes this pose. :)

Playing the piano together.

This next series makes my heart so happy... Haevin starts to laugh...

so Rose starts to laugh too...

And then they are both in fits of giggles.

And just love each other.

Rose helping peel the boiled eggs to make some egg salad on Easter.

Haevin and Rose got this giant puppy from Grandma on Easter. Rose has to snuggle it at nap/bed time.

Haevin likes to come and scoot her bum right up next to me while I get ready for the day.

Snuggles and hand holding. :)

I know I missed other big events between the end of January and now - like our Disney trip. But this will have to suffice. Life is good. Busy. Exciting. Busy. And good. :)

Loves and hugs.