Saturday, November 4, 2017

Disney day 3

We had a big day in the magic kingdom on Monday full of rides and princesses. 

C was so excited to meet princess Elena!!!

Cinderella is her favorite! She told her that we had a pony named Cinderella too! 

Enchanted with rapunzle. 

She loves princess tiana!!

We rode several rides that day, including the litter mermaid, the jungle cruise, Winnie the Pooh, and her surprising favorite, Peter Pan 

After nap we went back to the kingdom for the mickeys not so scary Halloween party. We all loved it! There were so many cute characters to meet! 

Aladdin told her she looked “shining shimmering splendid”! 

Charlotte rode the magic carpets, haunted mansion, and Peter Pan again and she absolutely loved the boo to you parade. And of course, she loved the fireworks. So magical! 

On the way out Charlotte got to meet the talking Mickey. She was blown away! They pretended to be choo choo trains together. 

It was super late so we were off to bed courtesy of a Minnie van. Last day tomorrow!! 

Disney day 2

The next day was animal kingdom day! We were excited to have fast passes for the new rides at pandora—the lines weee our of control!! 

Dancing to the drums in pandora.  

I was so excited to see a short line for the “it’s rough to be a bug” show. Turns out it is interactive and has periods of blackness and loud sounds—plus it feels like bugs are getting you. Charlotte was unamused. 

Next we went to the kilamanjaro safari—our favorite ride from last year. It’s so cool to be able to get up close and personal with the animals. 

We met up with the smiths at Tucker house for lunch. This was our favorite buffet last year and did not disappoint this year. Of course the kids loved seeing the characters. 

Kisses for DONALD. 

Big hugs for daisy. 

Still in awe of Mickey Mouse! 

We became big fans of the new Minnie vans run by Lyft on this trip. They were so easy!! Perfect for a hot tired group! 

Still a little tired before our dinner with the dentists conference. 

Ready to go and prepared for the rain. 

Watching the fireworks with Henry in the rain at Epcot with the other dentists. 

Loving the fireworks!! Have you seen a more excited girl?! 

These cute glasses made the fireworks look like Mickey heads! 

Off to bed to get ready for day 3!! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Getting to Disney and Day 1

We were delighted to be traveling back to Disney world for Forrest’s Dental conference in October and extra excited that our friends and partners, the smiths, were going too. Charlotte loves their “hen-wee”! I was nervous that we had to cut her nap very short to make the flight but she did great!! 

After checking in to the Boardwalk hotel, we headed to the Epcot food and wine fest. No wine for me but the food was great!! 

We started our first day off right with breakfast with Disney junior characters at Hollywood and vine in Hollywood studios. C doesn’t know handy manny but she enjoyed meeting him. 

Doc is her favorite! She loved showing her her own doc dress! 

Smiling with Sophia the first 

Jake and the neverland pirates came by, even though c didn’t know him. 

We got a little extra time with doc and Charlotte was so happy!! 

Meeting Pluto! I told her to take off her glasses and she said “no mommy I look cool”! 

We met up with the smiths for the little mermaid show. Charlotte was not too sure about it because it got dark and Ursula was pretty creepy. 

She was of course fine with the Disney junior live show! 

Seeing Olaf was a highlight!! 

Look mommy! Chip-a-monks!!! 

Nap time for all of us. This is the only way this prehistoric mommy could make it. 

After nap we hit Epcot back up. It started raining so we spent some time in the aquarium. C loved it! 

After a little convincing Charlotte decided that she liked her “special umbrella” that went over her stroller. 

It was a Disney miracle—no line for Anna and Elsa!! 

That night we had dinner with some of our favorite princesses!!!! 

Finishing off a great day with a few fireworks!! 

Time to go to sleep to get ready for day 2!! 

Bump Update—19 weeks

I think I had done 3 or 4 of these by this time when I was pregnant with Charlotte but I guess at least I am getting around to it!! Here goes! 

Weight gain: oh holy Moses. I think it’s about 20. I know at 13 weeks I was up 12 pounds so I’m at about a pound a week. I look was rounder now than when I was this far along with Charlotte but people say that’s ok. I am lucky I don’t have to throw up (just once this time so far) with my pregnancies so I will take weight gain any day. I did have awful heartburn that is finally disappearing. For a while all I wanted to eat were jacks hashbrowns, ranch dressing, lays plain chips with barbers party dip, and strawberry pop tarts. Oh and ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. It’s no wonder I have been packing on the pounds! 

Gender: girl!! I’m so excited for sisters! No name for baby sister yet! 

Maternity clothes: gracious yes. I have been wearing them since before I even told people I was expecting. I showed much sooner this time and had to buy more clothes!! 

Stretch marks: none yet!! 

Sleep: with both pregnancies I have slept very well. This time I have actually had to take a unisom and a b6 at night to ward off nausea so I sleep extra well, minus at least one bathroom trip a night. With as much water as I require now I’m surprised it’s not more! 

Movement: I have felt this little one much earlier than I felt Charlotte. I really noticed her when we were in the flight home from Disney world, so about a month ago. We can feel her kick outside my belly now which is super cool! Nothing can beat that exciting feeling of feeling your baby move inside you. 

Food craving: right now I will pretty much each anything and everything. 

Food aversions: other than being turned off by anything with tomatoes and vinegar early on,  due to the threat of heartburn, I don’t have any particular things that make me feel like gagging (except brushing my teeth). With Charlotte I couldn’t eat nuts but I can with little sister. Also after a few minutes I have to stop chewing gum or I feel sick, and I don’t like to drink things out of bottles—cups only! 

Symptoms: the first trimester exhaustion is gone but I feel like the third trimester physical exhaustion is already here. I am so worn out by the end of the day. If I get the chance I try to nap in the afternoon and I am still able to go to sleep at the normal time. My body just feels tired at the end of the day and instead of resting all evening I am chasing a toddler around. I have also had a few spinning spells and times I get a hot and have had to go stand outside but those have been few and far between. 

Belly button: in so far. It grosses me out when it starts to poke out but I know it’s coming. 

Wedding rings: still on!! No swelling yet but last time I didn’t swell until the 3rd trimester. 

Miss anything: energy!! I miss my usual get up and go spirit but I just can’t muster it. I also miss a good glass of red wine with dinner. We have had lots of events lately and I have missed a festive drink with my friends. I was really missing pizza and olives—foods I couldn’t handle at first—but thankfully we have been reunited. 

Best moment this week: Charlotte asks to talk to the baby and makes me lay down and pull my shirt up. She will put her mouth over my belly button and say in a low voice “hello babyyyyy”. It’s hilarious and just warms my heart. She asks what the baby is doing in there a lot. The other day she asked if she could stand up. She says she isn’t coming until after her birthday (which is hopefully true) and she tries to name her (notable names have included doodah, Josephine, and Elizabeth). I do worry about her adjusting to not being an only child. One day we told her she would get a new big girl bed and her baby would get the crib. She didn’t act like that mattered much to her, but a few days later she told me “that baby need her own bed” and that it was her crib. Oh boy. Needless to say we are putting a rush on the big girl bed to get her used to it! 

Looking forward to: getting Charlotte into her big girl bed; my next doctors appointment (because it’s not the sugar test yet) and starting to get the house ready for two babies!! 

Twice the Pink

We are having another girl!! How exciting!!! I’m secretly glad that I can use all of Charlotte’s darling clothes again and I don’t have to paint over her beautiful nursery. We will have lots of changes of course but these simple things do make me smile. 
We sort of threw together a gender reveal for supper club. My gender scan at he doctor wasn’t u til the following week so I went to a local ultrasound boutique in town that has gotten two of my friends gender scans wrong. I was so nervous and honestly didn’t believe the results until I went for a second opinion at my doctors. But, despite the fear, she was right!! I’m having another girl!!! 

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