Sunday, October 24, 2010

Almost 37 weeks!

I am close to the point in my pregnancy where I delivered Charlotte! This makes the impending arrival of baby number three feel very real and close! (lets hope). Here's to making it to almost 37 weeks (and hopefully meeting the baby soon!)

Just shy of 37 weeks pregnant!


Kyle and Aimee's Halloween Party 2010

Here are some fun photos from Kyle and Aimee's Halloween Party the other night...they really did it up right! Lots of fun costumes, great company and good food! (and no kiddos which was nice). Thanks guys!

October and Halloween party 2010


Cousin Time

Here are some sweet photos snapped at a spur-of-the-moment afternoon visit to the Elrods! These kiddos are so cute!

cousin fun Oct 2010


Sleepy-head readers

Right after waking up the other morning, Lorelei offered to read a book to a grouchy Charlotte. Here are a few photos I snapped. These moments melt my heart!

Book worms Oct 2010


Friday, October 22, 2010

4 year checkup

Lorelei did great during her 4 year checkup today. She came home with 6 bandaids (two on each arm for shots, a TB test bandaid and a finger-prick bandaid) and LOTS of stickers. She is a whopping 29 pounds and is 37.5" tall. What a peanut! She did great and was very chatty with the nurses and Doctor but was not too keen about going potty in the cup.

Lorelei 4 year checkup


Thursday, October 21, 2010

36 weeks, 36 weeks, 36 weeks

A fun look at my belly at 36 weeks...three times!

From Baby #3 pregnancy


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Farm Preschool Field Trip

On Tuesday Lorelei's preschool took a trip to Fog Willow Pumpkin Farm for a fun little field trip! Grandma ended up taking both girls and Mommy stayed at home (too much walking for me at this point...I am pretty darn uncomfortable!). Grandma took LOTS of photos and the girls had a blast petting animals, climbing hay mountains and learning about the farm.

Pumpkin Farm 2010


The Joaquins to-be

This past weekend was my sister-in-law Ali and her hubby-t0-be, Brad's engagement party at the Baker house. What a beautiful night it was in so many ways. First of all the Baker's house and yard was done up to the nines and looked as if it could have been the site of a wedding! There were beautiful table decorations and linens along with fabulous food. The weather was beautiful: cool, not much wind and we lucked out because the next day it poured! The guests were a lot of fun and we all enjoyed getting to know Brad's side of the family as well as the rest of the bridal party. I feel so short next to all of these gorgeous, statuesque gals! Gonna need some spike heals to blend in with this group. The dinner was an adult-only affair and it was so nice to be able to have full conversations with people instead of having to keep an eye on the kiddos! Alice looked amazing in her "engagement dress" that she had been holding onto for the occasion and Brad looked to be glowing and was dressed-to-impress. They make a beautiful couple and we cannot wait to see them wed! (next July) Brad is a stellar guy and I could not be prouder to call him my brother-in-law. Matt and Brad have become great buddies and often eat lunch together at PG&E where they both work. It is so fun to see our family continue to grow and we wish Brand and Ali nothing but what they deserve: the best. Love you guys!

Ali Brad Engagement



I decided to put together a little collage of the girls...the original "sisters"....before the new little sister comes along. They make us smile!



Pregnancy Time Lapse photos

Hi Family and Friends!

Now that I've made it to 36 weeks (FINALLY!) and will probably be delivering soon, I thought it would be fun to post an album of my pregnancy in time-lapse! My oh my, what a journey.

Baby #3 pregnancy


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

36 weeks pregnant!!

Some good news: I am officially released from modified bedrest after 10 weeks of it! Thanks to my super helpful hubby and my Mom who has been helping me out a TON each day with the girls along with the rest of our families and friends I have made it to almost full-term! I had my doctor appointment yesterday and after doing a sonogram on the baby and seeing that she was a good size already (6 lbs 7oz) and that she looked to be doing well, Dr. Hickox said that I can go off of my anti-contraction medication and do what activities I feel like doing! I am starting to dilate and efface so things appear to be beginning to move towards deliver. Since I delivered both girls at around 37 and 38 weeks I am thinking that we may very well have a baby before (or on) Halloween! Thanks to all of you for your encouragement, prayers and well wishes over the past few months. We are very much looking forward to meeting our new baby girl.

Here's a photo of me, just shy of 36 weeks at my sister-in-law's engagement party:

pregnancy number 3, almost 36 weeks


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Belly-watch 2010

Ok...for all of you out there that enjoy a freak-show every now and then, here's a sideways shot of me at almost 36 weeks pregnant at my friend Kassi's baby shower. I feel like I might tip over. This baby has to be bigger than Lorelei and Charlotte were. I have a checkup tomorrow with my Doc and I will update you again then!

October 2010 Pregnancy #3 35.5 weeks



Here is our wagon-o-plenty. We took it around the neighborhood to try to off-load some produce on our neighbors!

October 2010 bounty


Girls were at it again...

Some of you may remember the notorious "caught in the act" photo of my girls with maker all over their face in a "mugshot" after they were caught. Stickers all over their faces is a whole different story. No problem! And what's funny is that my Mom had as many stickers on her face as they did!

October 2010 girls


Sunday, October 10, 2010


The girls LOVED this inflatable tunnel at the Pumpkin Patch, but it slightly disturbed Matt and I. Take a look.

From Bounce Tunnel FAIL!


October Pumpkin Patch Fun

We took the girls up to an obscure Pumpkin Patch in Auburn over the weekend and were pleasantly surprised with the set-up and the girls had a blast! Here are photos from our day (perhaps one of our last little family day-trips with just the four of us!)

October 2010 fun with the girls!