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My Week(195) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

THERE IS A BABY IN THIS WEEK’S PICTURES!

His name is Lincoln. He mostly sleeps. Real photos & a short, boringish birth story Monday sometime.

Sunday:

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Free tip: if the water is FULL of oyster shells, taking your shoes off is a poor choice.

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Skeptical of the lobster rolls. Probably switched at birth.

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Couch nap twinsies

Monday:

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High jumper

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Don’t tell her that’s not a horse.

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You can almost see the ball under my giant belly (Last belly appearance!!)

Tuesday:

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This is what the sky looked like at 6 am when we went to the hospital because my water broke.

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This is what my husband looked like while we waited ALL DAY for my labor to pick up.

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This is what I looked like while I was HATING EVERYONE because my epidural stopped working.

Wednesday:

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Father of THREE

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Beautiful day

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There are like 300 versions of this exact photo on my phone

Thursday:

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More sleeping

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She insisted on coming to pick us up

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Pink bouncy seat, Linc don’t care

Friday:

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Looking a little yellow

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Napping with daddy in his fancy outfit

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LOOK AT ME I’M STILL CUTE TOO WHAT’S ON MY FACE

Saturday:

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Doing the hokey pokey, because that really is what it’s all about.

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These are all gone now.

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He loved the lights. I did not love the hospital, but he loved the lights.

We’re home now and I’m going to bed. Hopefully my baby continues to be a champion sleeper for at least one more night so I can recover from the less-than-great nights.

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My Week(194) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

I hate everything.

I’m still pregnant. I haven’t managed to shake the baby even the littlest bit loose since before my due date, so we’re waiting it out a bit longer. The good news is E’s departure date keeps getting pushed back so he’s not going to miss the birth – he still might have to do a mad dash to the hospital to get there but he shouldn’t be At Sea.

The other good news is my house has never been so clean and well organized, since my poor mother has been trying to keep busy instead of just sitting on the couch staring, waiting for me to pop.

Sunday:

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Mommy I’m a walrus! A turkey walrus!

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Obsessed with the new bathmat

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The kids are enjoying the clean, newly made-over bathroom too

Monday:

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I want to buy everything too, buddy

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Princess Grumpypants

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Well, that explains the grumpy pants

Tuesday:

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Ikea is fun for everyone

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Making herself at home (more Ikea)

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Bedtime stories

Wednesday:

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Bounce house center smiles

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I’M MAKING POOR CHOICES smiles

Thursday:

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Finishing up errands I NEVER thought I would get done before the baby came

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OK MY TOES LOOK NICE I CAN GIVE BIRTH

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Evening aquarium visit

Friday:

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3.5 hours in L&D for tests, NO BABY

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To the pond for some fish-catching (we caught no fish)

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I enjoy sunsets and long walks on the curb trying to get the baby to FALL OUT

Saturday:

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Infant seats are useful, even without an infant

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Trapped in my seat by bins of baby clothes that are ALL ORGANIZED now

We actually did even more stuff not pictured. As much as I want to just crawl into bed and sulk until I have a baby, doing stuff is better for me and the kids and my very patient mother. Although I’m starting to lose any semblance of motivation and the bed-crawling thing is looking better and better.

Since I’m NOT having a baby I’ve been editing photos and might actually have some non-iPhone posts up. UNLESS I AM IN LABOR RIGHT NOW IS THAT A CONTRACTION? (No.)

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My Week(193) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Since I currently can’t see my own feet, I took a lot of pictures of other people’s feet. And food.

Still pregnant.

Sunday:

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Toys on the porch are more fun than toys in the house

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Cuddles. Very grainy cuddles.

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NOBODY MOVE, THEY’RE QUIET AND HAPPY.

Monday:

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Swim lessons are the best day of the week

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The royal family

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Hey look, there are my feet!

Tuesday:

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Outside is much more interesting than another non-stress test.

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Dog feets

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FACE SAYS HELLO

Wednesday:

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Om nom nom nom watermelon

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Om nom nom nom frozen yogurt

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Eggplant parm made by a princess

Thursday:

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TRAPPED IN A GLASS BOX OF EMOTION

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You’re so vain, you’ll sit on the floor of the grocery store to look at yourself in a mirror

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Mormor is an excellent bedtime reader

Friday:

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SAND. SAND EVERYWHERE.

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Fish

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Mermaid

Saturday:

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Oh no, where did Caroline go?

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Frozen watermelon = even better than regular watermelon

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Daddy feet! We haven’t seen those in a while.

Next doctor’s appointment is Tuesday. I’m going to sit on the table pantsless and refuse to leave until they get this baby out – or at least until they have a REAL PLAN to get it out in the very near future.

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Evan is 5 years and 3 months old.

He refuses to let me cut his hair, even though it is getting long and shaggy and gets stuck in his goggles when he tries to swim. Swimming is the only sport or activity he wants to be signed up for, although he said in the fall he’d like to try football.

Evan loves cereal more than any other food. He would rather eat cereal than ice cream or candy or soda or anything else. Sometimes it’s understandable (who doesn’t love Lucky Charms?) but sometimes it’s something really random, like Honey Bunches of Oats. This week it was Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which he had never actually eaten before but INSISTED I buy at the grocery store. He ate 4 bowls between noon and bedtime.

He is a really good helper and will try to do anything you ask, even if he’s not physically capable of doing it. But he is willing to TRY and then ask for help if he needs it. It’s such an amazing grown up skill that even a lot of real grown ups struggle with.

If you ask him to describe himself, he’ll say he’s a ginger and he’s brave.

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Caroline is 3 years and 7 months old.

She thinks all “3″s and “C”s belong to her personally, so when she sees them on signs or in stores she wants to take them home.

All of her toys have basically the same name. Her toy horse is called Horse. Her zebra is named Zebra-Zeeb. A stuffed duck is named Ducky Duck Duck. The only exceptions are her two baby dolls, who are named Baby Memba and Baby Jesus. Obviously.

Caroline calls herself a “curly girl” because people are always commenting on her beautiful hair. Then she finger-twirls her curls because she’s in an invisible contest for the cutest child ever.

Today she told me that “duplicate” is when there is more than one of you, like when you look in the mirror.

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Both children have no fear or strangers or people. They will ask to be friends with anyone and get sad when their “new friends” (aka the girl they met in the waiting room, the bagger at the grocery store, a random guy who held the door at the mall) leave.

They ate 3/4 of a watermelon today. A real full size watermelon.

They are best friends. They often try to kill each other. I hope nothing changes.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This week is simply called: Still Pregnant.

Sunday:

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Who can possibly feel that depressed in the shoe aisle at Target?

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She’s a fish

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At least it makes a good shelf for dessert?

Monday:

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More fish-like behavior

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Fort time

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Naps

Tuesday:

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I woke up and was STILL PREGNANT

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The princess accompanied me to my growth ultrasound

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Summer means letting them stay up until they ask to go to bed

Wednesday:

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When it is too hot to do ANYTHING, buckets of water on the porch are good enough

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My hero

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Maybe some day I’ll need some baby clothes

Thursday:

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It’s was a little humid

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That drink is 150% sugar.

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Showing off her floating skills

Friday:

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That is not the baby I was hoping would appear while I was at L&D

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I made a giant pasta salad that no one else in my family eats. I am a selfish pregnant lady.

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My cat says: For real, are you ever going to have that kid?

Saturday:

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I LOVE MY BEAR MOMMY!

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It was a really long, really hot week and by the end she wasn’t super excited about the fireworks

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Obligatory blurry firework picture to prove we made the effort to go see them.

It took like 20 minutes to put that together and I am STILL pregnant. In case you were wondering.

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