Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the count down -

I am 38wks 1day which means that I have 1wk 6days until my due date of December 7th. I wonder when though the baby will decide to make his debut. We are having a home birth this time around, so there will be no medical induction, so I could go past my due date, who knows!!
here I am pictured at 36 weeks and then 38 weeks.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pregnancy and Baby

I hit 25 weeks this week, and am currently 25wk 4days today. We have had the name picked out for awhile since we found out we are having our first boy, which was at 17weeks. Vincent Luke Paul Vadon, is his name. He has been kicking and moving alot since early in the pregnancy, and everyone can feel him on the outside when he kicks since about 20 weeks. It feels more and more "real" since that started happening.
We also have been working on his nursery and decor. I thought it would be hard decorating for a boy, but I found I really like the "pirates" theme and it has been pretty easy, and lots of fun to put together. We just recently painted which has really brought the whole room theme together. There are still a few things left to do, but the majority of the decor is done.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Veronica's First Day of Kindergarten

The day has finally come for Veronica to start Kindergarten. I had been nervous about this day for weeks, and just knew I would cry when we walked her in for her first day. This was not the case, I had such a good feeling about the school, her teacher and Veronica seemed excited to go, I did not cry.
I did tear up for a second this morning when I went in to wake her up. She had her eyes closed, and I thought back to her as a baby, and I grabbed her hand and remembered how tiny her hands used to be, It was a dear moment to me, I can't believe how fast she is growing up, it makes me sad sometimes, but I knew that she is having a good time growing up and learning new things, and having new experiences getting more and more independent, and that helped me feel a little better.
I hope she continues to have a positive outlook on school, and never becomes as anxious as I was to go.
Her teachers name is Mrs. Lemos, and she is very nice, has a wonderfully decorated classroom, wonderful disposition, and is very pretty. She seems like a perfect kindergarten teacher.
Now that she is at school, I wonder what Valerie and I will do all day. Val already misses her sister bunches. It won't be long now, she will be starting K too.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2010 Annual Beach Trip

We had a GREAT time at Surfside beach this year. The water was AMAZING, and pretty clear for Texas beaches. The same ol crew was ready for this vacation, and I have to say it was one of the best so far, besides the sickness some had of course..

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Kitty Chaos Loves Me

Pretty much every night Chaos has been bringing in at least one lizard that she has caught. She comes through the dog door, and I hear her with her very distinct open mouth "meow" because she is bringing the still living lizard, in her mouth! She is telling me "look what I caught for you"
Tonight, I hear her "meow" her lizard meow, (I had been wondering when she'd bring one in today) and sitting here at the computer I say "kitty, what did you bring me tonight, come here kitty" she brought the lizard to me all the way to the computer desk, I put my hand down, and she came and dropped it in my hand!!!!! talk about crazy kitty! I have been telling her "thank you" "good kitty" because I know its her way of showing me she loves me... I just end up taking them outside.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cloth diapers - Disposable diapers

I am a big supporter of cloth diapers and the cloth diaper community. I was getting excited about cloth diapering #3 who is due Dec 7th. I have bought a few cloth diapers here and there, and they are so cute, and easy to use! I have bought some pink and some blue, a little of this and a little of that. Check out my stash so far.BUT for someone who plans to cloth diaper, I sure do have a boat load of disposable diapers! I have been collecting these for over a year now, and wow it sure has grown. I bought all of these while couponing, and got some of these for as little as $0.75/pk up to about $5 a pk. I only bought them when they were on clearance, I had high value coupons, and were huge savings compared to a brand new pack. I pulled all of the diapers I had and wanted to sort them again, and add in some new deals I had gotten. The girls were excited and at first just jumped right in to the pile!We then tried to build a diaper wall, and of course it got too tall and collapsed, but I got a pic before it went down. Veronica in the back trying to help.after the wall fell, I just started to build a "diaper brick road" lol.
yes I have all these, but I think all us moms know that you can't have too many diapers, lol!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What the Heck?! I though Merlin Had passed

I fell alseep with the TV on, and it woke me up at about 4am. I think I was dreaming right before I woke up, but when I woke up I sat up and looked over at Merlin who was beside me. I watched him for a second and didn't see him take a breath. I reached over real quick and put my hand on his neck and it was cold. I then pressed down a little with my hand and he felt stiff. I immediately jumped out of bed and ran to Paul, who was in the garage watching movies (he keeps his night job schedule on nights off), I told him to come here quick, and I started bawling tell him, its Merlin, hes dead. He said are you f*ing with me, and saw I was not kidding, so he ran into the room. I just kept thinking all these thoughts, how he had been sick a couple days ago, and I thought a cob of corn was stuck in his stomach, but that I thought he had felt better, and that he passed in his sleep from it, I also thought about how lonely it would be without him, and just sobbing, and sobbing still standing in the garage. About 20 seconds later I hear Paul run back saying Amanda, Amanda, hes fine, hes fine. I asked him, how he knew, and he said he was just sleeping really deep, and he shook him and he woke up, and he told me to come look, I said I don't know, cause I couldn't believe it, but I followed him back into our room where Merlin was looking around all tired, but very much alive. I still cried a little more, but then Paul started to laugh at me, and I giggled a bit for not shaking him harder. Oh Paul laughed hard, but I could only giggle about it, because I know someday that feeling will be real and one day he will be gone.... but not today thank god!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

got to hear lil bean's heartbeat - 9 weeks 1 day

I finally found my lil bean's heartbeat today on our home doppler!
I had to record it, and I am sharing it too, on video, its 22 seconds long.
it took me forever to find. but once I found it I did it again pretty easy.. so funny I was showing my girls, and couldnt find it, but as soon as I heard it, I said "there it is" and 2 seconds later my Paul came up and said something funny, I had NO idea Paul was there, I think lil bean knew his/her daddy was there, coming to say "hi" to him, lol.. playing a hiding baby for mommy though!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

New room!

In prep for #3, I decided to move the girl's into their "playroom" and have ALL of their things in one room. I got them bunk beds as to make room for their Ikea Expedit shelves, which holds and organizes their toys. I love this thing for their toys, it keeps all the like items together and makes specific toys easier to find.
I am keeping the separate twin frames when they grow out of their toys we can move or get rid of the ikea shelves and they can have their own beds again.
I have not started working on the other room, it just has the twin bed, a shelve and a dresser in it for now. I will work on it as I get further along, and figure out what this lil one is, and what decor we want. We will also be looking for an inexpensive crib in the meantime, hope to find a decent dark wood one, and a mattress.
here are some pics

Monday, April 26, 2010

Were expecting !! this time its OURS!

We are mostly over the initial shock of this surprise, every day becoming more and more excited about out family growing by one more. we found out a little before April that we were expecting our 3rd.
I decided to announce it April 1st since it was April fools day and we had just known a couple of days. Some did not belive me, but alot came around to know the truth.
My due date is December 7th 2010, and am hoping this pregnancy and delivery to be a little different than the OB and hospital deliveries of the previous 4 babies. I plan to see a local midwife for the entire pregnancy, and then deliver at home with a midwife, naturally. I am truely excited about this decision.
We haven't picked a team, but I seem to be split down the middle and would be equally happy with either a boy or a girl, whereas when pregnant with the girls I definitely wanted girls both times. I hope to take one of the novel at home gender tests, you take with urine. lol keep an eye out for that, you have to wait until at least 10 weeks pregnant.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

can you tell.....

ok so I got wiped out for the year. I didn't really give up on the 365, I just forgot. thats my best excuse, and a good one at that. Though the 365 is not still going, I still want to hold up at least part of the thought, and start posting again, alot more.

Friday, February 12, 2010

post 43 - hamsters that dont poop

Memaw got the girls zhu zhu pet hamsters, she says "they don't poop"..
keep away from hair.. Veronica gets a wad of Vals heair stuck in a wheel.. not fun

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

day 40 of 365 - cake

Im preparing for my friends baby shower. ♥ my diaper cake, baby's room theme is lady bugs. I painted the lady bugs myself on the wooden circles. too too cute

Monday, February 8, 2010

39 of 365 PW getting closer

getting so close to being done - I think its lookin purdy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

num 38

testing out my "new" cpap creation.... LMAO

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Veronica "posing" - "mom take a picture of me like this"

Friday, February 5, 2010

day 36 PW

taped off - interior painted - left to dry overnight

Thursday, February 4, 2010

post 35 - more power wheels

all clean and taken apart

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

post 34 - PW project

working on the power wheels Barbie Jeep - taking it apart to clean it

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

the 33 / 365

gotta up load from phone grrr

Monday, February 1, 2010

post 32 - weird

it was weird for me to see my dad's name on a grave stone because he is still alive. He told me it was weird for him to see it too, for sure I bet! I received some pictures from my uncle. He told me my dad was named after his uncle, both are Charlie A Sauer. I did not take this picture, but I wanted to share it for this date.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

31 of 365 I love this

This is one of my favorite things to look at in my house. clean white sterile - words I think of when I see this counter so clean. My Kitchenaid is just something I like to look at period. I ♥ it

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30 / 365 - bath time

After Kaley's b-day party @ inredible pizza, we hung out an mama gino's. Later in the evening the girls took a bath in her HUGE jacuzzi tub.. Im jealous, I want one that big!

Friday, January 29, 2010

29 of 365

my little booger monsters in their car seats

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the 28 th

Paul insisted I post this pic from the 29th. just a random yellow FOFO as I call them.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

no 27 - Kaley's B-day

Kaley turns 11, we all had dinner out at Red Robin - YUMMM!earlier that same day a guy we know decided to run from the popo in Pecan Grove, it didnt end well for the car or the house, but the guy is "ok" now...... look at that house, gosh! no one else was injured thank goodness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

post 24 - Valerie turns 4

since we had her party already, we just let her pick a place to eat out tonight. She picked incred pizza, but we ran into time issues (icred was closing early on sundays) and ended up at McDonalds. She was still very happy, and enjoyed everyone telling her happy birthday and all the cards she got in the mail too.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

day 23 - bike ride

the girls love to ride their bikes. I take them out to the cul-de-sac across the street and let them ride. I let them pick what pictures to post today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

this is # 22 - pow pow power wheels

I painted the girls name on their old busted up looking power wheels. Immediately after this picture, we found out the batteries are shot! stay tuned for our power wheels project this year.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

day 21 -coins for the candy machine

(image coming - on cell phone)
paying the water bill @ city hall, the girls begged for money for the candy machines. I only had one coin so they split the handful of gum they got.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

entry 20 - Ronka wants to do it

Thats what I heard at dinner tonight. Veronica wanted to cut the meat by herself and of course Valerie wants to do everything Veronica does I let them get their plastic knives and cut their meat.