Thursday, March 17, 2011

27 weeks update!

I am now 27 weeks and I am really feeling pregnant for sure!  I went last week for my glucose test and check up and everything is looking good.  This baby girl is really moving and active.  I love that feeling and it is still amazing to be sitting still and your shirt be bouncing around!  Even though I've done this once before, I still find myself looking in the mirror and wondering how in the world can my belly get any bigger!  I know its coming though:)  I am taking extra iron now because my hemoglobin was very low.  Not surprising to me since we always joke that I have "no blood" since I'm always cold!   I am a warm weather girl through and through so this spring weather can't come fast enough.  Here is a picture taken last week at 26 weeks.  I would like to think I haven't grown in a week but looking at this makes me pretty sure I have :)
26 weeks

We have been working hard to get the girls' rooms ready.  Cohen is officially in her "big girl" room.  She is sleeping in the big bed and everything.  I just sat and stared at her sleeping the other night and thought how fast she was growing up.  Yes, I had to shed a tear on that one too.  We were talking at work the other day and said how good it is that we don't know while we're doing things that this will be the last time we do them.  I didn't know when Cohen would sleep her last night in her baby bed and I'm glad.  I'm too sentimental over things like that, and pregnancy only adds to that!  We took this picture of her getting ready for bed.  I just love her room!  I think it is perfect for her and something she will enjoy for a while.
Loving her new bed!

"I'll call you buddy"

Last night, when Cohen and I got home from church, I was making her a sandwich and we were having a conversation when Cohen stopped and out of the blue asked me if I was Mrs. Ashleigh.  She hears the kids at church and preschool call me that and she knows that next year I will be her teacher at preschool.  I'm still wondering how that is going to work for us, but we'll see.  So I told her that I would be Mrs. Mama Ashleigh for her.  She seemed to really think this over and then just looked right at me so seriously and said, "I'll just call you buddy".   I just laughed, which only made her laugh too.  I had to snap a picture since my camera was right there, sandwich in her teeth and all!  She is such a funny girl all the time.

She also wanted me to take her picture holding her leprechaun that we had made.  She loves to do anything that involves me painting her hand.  She was very proud.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Showing off her "hand" leprechaun

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Miss Bubble Face

Cohen's new favorite past time is a bubble bath.  I guess I've been holding out on her by not introducing bubble baths to her sooner.  I really don't know why I haven't.  I can't take them myself so I forget about her, but now she is loving them!  She had me watch her the other night and as you will see below, she was very impressed with herself for making a "bubble face".  
a few bubbles

Funny bubble face

More bubbles this time

After her bath we decided to play "beauty shop" and try sponge curlers in her hair.   They actually worked out very good and Cohen loved them because these do not get "hot".   She was so tired that she fell asleep with them in and slept with her curlers in her hair.  It made fixing her hair the next morning much easier I must say :)
All in rollers

Backyard Camping Fun

I've been without my computer for a few days because we are in the process of moving my desk into our playroom since we are now working on Cohen's "big girl" room and Baby girl #2's nursery.    So now I'm going to play catch up on the blog:)
Last weekend when the weather starting spoiling us, Kelly decided he wanted to put his tent up in the backyard and build a fire so Cohen could get a feel for camping.  Most appealing to Cohen was a chance to roast marshmallows.  She loved climbing in and out of the tent and "snuggling" with me inside.  And she really enjoyed the marshmallows!  I took a few pictures of her roasting her own.  Her stick was so long so she could be far away from the fire.   It was a fun night for all of us!
Roasting her marshmallow 
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Cohen & Daddy