Monday, September 30, 2019

1SE: September 2019

We are 3/4ths of the way DONE with 2019.  I seriously cannot believe it.  I feel like I blinked and BAM!  Tomorrow is October!  CRAZY!

So, without further adieu, here's September's 1 Second Everyday!

September was a good month...a hot one, but a good one!  Excited to see what October has in store :)

And, while I've got you here, here's an updated (through day 273!) #mooneybandw2019 for ya too!  Cannot believe we only have 3 months left of 2019...and literally just 5 weeks left until we add another kiddo to our bunch! EEEKKK!

Have a great start to your October friends!

32 Weeks 🌈


Cannot believe it.

And I'm pretty sure I'm going to start every post from here on out like this...cause, I only have 5 more posts to goooooo!  And my 37 week post I'll have to pen the night before because we'll be enroute to have this babe nice and early that morning! EEKKKK!

I cannot believe tomorrow is October and we just have one more month to get through before we meet this little one. AHHHHHH!!! It's getting so close I cannot believe it.  And I just want to keep hitting fast-forward and make it go even faster!

What's hard though is last year at this time I was 17/18 weeks pregnant with Clark and absolutely suspecting something was going on...and now I keep seeing timehop and memories from last year pop up and it was all before the storm of October 11th hit and gah.  So so so many emotions with it.  But I refuse to hide them or erase these memories...instead I'm embracing them and sharing them because it's all I have left of our little guy and I want to remember him always and forever.  Even if it is just a picture of him in my belly with his big sister lovin' on him.

Speaking of bellies, I swear my belly this week REALLLLLLY popped out.  I'll save you the comments from some grocery store people, but yeah, I totes look full term and not like I have 5 weeks left (or heck, really 8 weeks if I was going to my due date!!).

I had a growth scan and appointment with Dr. Jen on Friday last week and all looked good on the ultrasound! At 31w4d and babe was measuring in the 81st percentile, estimated at 4lbs 12oz, so keeping with the big Mooney babies tradition it seems. And for the first time ever the tech flipped on the 3D/4D view so that was super cool to see.

I had an appointment afterwards and I think Dr. Jen sensed my growing anxiety so God bless her in suggesting 2x weekly NSTs just to help calm my nerves. She said they do recommend these with ‘high risk’ pregnancies and prior stillbirths and while my pregnancy isn’t actually classified as high risk and we know what caused Clark to be stillborn, she said she thinks it’s still a good idea to do and will probably help my anxiousness more than hurt it.

And she’s right: because when the nurse came back in and said the NST was perfect and this babe looked wonderful on the monitors (and complete flatline (aka no contractions) for 20+ minutes so yay for that), I did feel a sense of relief, especially as I head into a busy weekend and onto 32 weeks come Monday. Whew. Gosh. Pregnancy after loss is truly indescribable, and while I am so so so thankful this babe is growing and healthy, I truly cannot wait for these bumpdates to be over and have that babe snuggled in my arms breathing and screaming on the outside. 🌈

Other than that, not much else is a'happenin...just keeping super SUPER busy (which is good...keeps my mind busy!!) snapping and getting a few things prepped here and there for this kiddo (I actually let myself buy a few outfits and new bottles for this babe!).   And my mom finally got to feel this kiddo move the other day too!! :) The BEST. Alrighty friends, that's all I've got...until week 33, adios!!

Current Gender Prediction?BOY
Baby is the size of...Pineapple
Cravings?Milk Chocolate & Sea Salt covered Almonds
Overall mood?Excitedly Anxious. Terrified. Repeat.
Rings on or off?On...kind of. Hoping the 90 degrees breaks and I can wear them all the time again!
Linea Nigra?Supppppper faint bellow and above belly button

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hodge Podge

I have sucked big time on the blogging train this month.  Seriously.  October starts on Tuesday and I feel like all I've done this month is update you on weekly bumpdates!!

BUT!  To be fair, it's been insanely busy: I have a photoshoot (or two...or three!) booked every day until this kid hatches and this week I have felt super huge and uncomfortable and honestly have spent my down time just being lazy and sitting on the couch.  Oops.

However, I figured I'd toss a little hodge podge-y post your way for ya today to give you a bit of an insight what we've been up to lately...which is a lot!  The kids are all in activities seemingly every night of the week (and then soccer games on weekends) and gah!  It's just so busy!  Mike and I have a little pow wow every morning to talk about what's coming up for the day ahead (and heck week!) and what not to make sure we're on the same page and sleeping schedule and such.  AND OH! I've got 2 birth moms due in the next month too, so toss those mamas in there delivering and I'm actually praying for 2am deliveries so I don't have to cancel or reschedule any shoots! HAHA!

Okay!  So a little hodge podge-y post for ya today...that is gonna be alllllll over the place (like my mind lately. ha.)

Rosie has been SUPER into doing makeup (she found the makeup I had gotten for her dance recital) so she lovingly offered to do her own, her sister's and her brother's!! haha!

So I just have to quickly mention how much I adore this family AND this creek location for pics!! perhaps one of my most favorite sessions ever.  That is all.

The other morning Annie wanted to take pictures so obviously I got her a prop (Polaroid camera!) and let her go to town while I snapped away!  Goodness she's so darn cute!

We put on her camera shirt and immediately that prompted her wanting to take pics.  Gosh I hope she never changes!  I love when my kiddos love to take pics!  Melts my photog heart :)

The girls have been in dance for almost a month and they are still as excited and obsessed as ever to go every week!  I just love it...I never thought I'd be a dance mom but here I am and their joy and love for this activity makes me so happy!! 

They dance around the house ALL OF THE TIME.  Annie doing her ballet walk is the cutest thing ever btw.

We set up the Halloween decorations yesterday.

Patrick was SO EXCITED.  Like that kid loves decorating for holidays more than anyone I know!!

Ever since the girls moved into the same room, I feel like they do more sistery stuff than ever before.  And it's adorable.  They love to read together, dress up together, play with their dolls together -- all things that I remember growing up I wanted to do with a sister but never got the chance.  I feel so incredibly lucky that I get to raise two girls to do these sistery things together now!

Now, the boys around here have fun too -- I think they both love having matching haircuts when it's time for Alex's hair salon day!

And everyone (aunts and uncles included!) have so enjoyed getting to go to the big kids' soccer games lately!  Rosie had a by-week last week so we all just got to go watch P play.

He did so well and the girls had a blast watching him play!

Now, last week my new iPhone 11 Pro Max (go big or go home, right?!?!) came in and I have been just obsessed with it (naturally) as well as with the awesome camera.  I mean, check this is the original pic (in the girls' super dark room!) and the bottom is my edit to tone down the pink lights.  SO GOOD!

So yeah, if you need to upgrade your phone: go get the new iPhone.  It's amazing -- the camera alone is worth it!

This week we had lots of fun times with our family -- aunts and uncles and cousins and yeah, it was a blast!  The kids are so spoiled having everyone around and SO CLOSE!

Seriously.  I am so biased but we've got the best family EVER.

And I'm tossing these pics in cause they make me laugh: we got the kids these super long gummy snakes from Sweet Be's and they were OBSESSED with them!  They all gobbled them up SO FAST!

Annie just LOVES school.  She is so excited to go everyday and comes home with a new project each day she's there!  It is the cutest thing EVER.

Alrighty friends.  That's about all I've got.  I'll leave you with some even more random hodge podge of pics and videos from the past few weeks.  I hope everyone has a great's almost the weekendddd! WOOT!!

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