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At Home

Life at home has gotten pretty good, pretty quick.

I feel like I’ve got my house under control (relatively speaking, of course–I am still me) and the kids are used to having a one-woman-audience and only one room of toys.

I am looking forward to all of the “Ups” that come along with being at home with kids and I feel prepared for all of the “Downs”.

The days are long, but the years are short!

I’m grateful for this opportunity.

Thanks for working so hard for us, Josh!

A New Phase

There have been a lot of changes aound the Peters’ house this past month.

While July 30 was Creighton’s first birthday, it was also my last day at work. So while we were celebrating and watching him do this:

We were also wondering what life would look like when we got home.

And for the most part, last week, life looked like this:

All my little duckies in a row (well at least for that millisecond in time) We had a pretty good week and we’re going to get even better because I bought this:

So far, it’s not working, but I bet I have to read it for that to happen.

On top of that, I did this:

My first 5K, and to my knowledge, no one needs iceskates in “you-know-where.”

And then, the biggest “and then”, is that Olivia starts Kindergarten in the morning. We met her teacher on Friday. I love her already, she’s all cuddles and sweetness.

Life looks different, that is for sure, but it’s going to be great.

But first, I think we’re going to have to get this other darn tooth out.

It’s about to get interesting, folks.

And now, I might just have time to update this old blog.

I Got Bored.

Excuse me while I  go scrub them in the bathtub now.

Quit Your Whining!

That’s actually for me, not my kids.

I had plans to blog about my overwhelming week last week. I took pictures of the 84,000 items we have to load up every morning, and I was going to whine.

But then I thought about it.  I have way more reasons to be grateful than I do to complain.

• I have three beautiful, healthy children.
• The third one is a boy (A BOY!).
• I have a hot hubby that does more than his share around the house and even takes a late night feeding.
• I have an awesome job, and an awesome boss.
• I take the hot hubby and beautiful kids to work with me.
• We have the most amazing support system of friends and family.
• We have a roof over our head and three meals a day.
• This list could actually go on forever.
**Considering myself scolded.**
Here’s a picture to make this post pretty 🙂

“Daddy’s Home”

Those words are like music to my ears right now.

Tag! You’re it.

They’re both pretty cute though, huh?

Ssssssshhhhhh!

Little dude did not sleep last night. He is finally napping. One wrong move and this guy will explode. Thank God for laptops.

Oh yeah, and I got all my hair cut off. Three kids make you do crazy things.

That darn ticker!!!

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I don’t know about you, but I keep staring at that stupid ticker on this page and wonder why it is moving sooooo slowly. The Dr. said I wouldn’t make it to August, which means that I have 38 days left at most, but I can’t figure out how to change that darn ticker up there. It says that I have 45 days left, and that is not okay. That is 7 days that I will not be able to bear, y’all. Fix it Josh.

Anyway, that’s what’s pretty much consuming my world right now. (That and the fact that it’s time to start Christmas design planning at work.)

So here’s what my nearly 34 week baby bump looks like, measuring right at 34 weeks.

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If that’s not a Willy Wonka Christmas candy experiment gone wrong, I don’t know what is .

Happy Monday.

Placenta Brain ** Update**

I have reached the “scary pregnant” phase of pregnancy. It is no longer a condition. It defines me, and it has taken over my life. I have developed “placenta brain.” It is making me do stupid things. For example:

1. I lose countless things everyday. My keys have been the greatest loss, but my second pair of sunglasses and cell phone (for the moment) are rising on the charts.

2. I turn on the wrong burner on the stovetop almost every time I cook. A burning smell usually accompanies this mistake.

3. I miscalculate the size of my stomach. I’ve gotten stuck between chairs, fallen flat on my back doing laundry and sideswiped an unsuspecting stranger in the most awkward example of “spooning” imaginable.

4. Suduko is completely blowing my mind, even the easy puzzles.

5. There are more, but I can’t remember right now.

**6.** Instead of ordering production team dinner for tonight, June 15. I ordered dinner for an empty building on Friday August 15. Didn’t catch the mix-up until the food didn’t show up. Sigh.
The Doc said that I have every reason to believe that this will be a July baby. I can hold her to that right?

Stumped.

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We know that you all have opinion on this one.

We’re stumped. Josh and I have our favorites, but our favorites are not the same. (Ha!)

We haven’t settled on a boy or a girl name, and I just can’t do another baby name search on Google.

So here’s your chance to weigh in on the name of Baby # 3.

Let’s hear ’em.

Free Storage!!

Many of you know that this pregnancy caught us a little of guard. “How off guard”, you ask? We found out that Baby #3 was on the way almost two months to the day from when we donated that vast majority of our baby goods to My Sister’s House.

That’s right, we gave it all away. The travel system, the high chair, the bouncy seat, etc. You name it; we gave it away. We just looked around our little house that has major storage problems, and figured that it would be years before we had another baby in our house (if ever again), so we thought someone else could use it more than us.

I think that makes us the official fourth verse to Alanis Morrisette’s “Isn’t it Ironic”.

So here’s the deal, it would be silly for us to go out and buy all new stuff, and I’m not having a traditional baby shower, so we are going to offer to “store” your baby stuff for you 🙂

Erin has offered to loan us an infant car seat and a bassinet (thanks!), but here’s what we’re lacking:

Stroller

High Chair

Bumbo

Bouncy Seat

Swing (we actually didn’t donate this, it just died)

Just think of all of the storage space you can free up in your house! We’ll be glad to “store” any other baby stuff collecting dust at your house too.

Thanks!

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