Wednesday, June 29, 2011


... that's what Ansley calls Green Eggs and Ham when she wants it read. It's one of her new favorites in the daily rotation. She's also obsessed with pointing out the mouse in both this book and Goodnight Moon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Christmas Tree

I made the mistake of letting Ansley pick out her own bow Sunday night. Of course the only holiday themed one on her board is what she wanted to wear...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gator Baby Shower

We had a shower in West Palm Beach on Saturday at my mom's house. It was a lot of fun and Gator themed for our little boy. Of course I didn't think to stop and take pictures with my camera so here are a few from my mom's phone...

33 Weeks

Feeling good, a little tired, but good. I actually have taken a few naps while Ansley naps which is normally unheard of for me. Also beginning to notice some swelling from time to time in my feet after being outside in the heat for long periods. At my Friday appointment my blood pressure was still low (100/60) and I gained 2.5 more pounds (21.5 overall). I think we'll be setting a c-section date at the next check-up, but it might not be necessary if I go early like with Ansley.

33 Week Bump

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hide and Seek

We decided to try playing this with Ansley the other day and it was pretty funny. She really likes it when mommy hides much better than when we ask her to hide. I don't think she understands the whole concept yet :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Family Picture Outtakes

This is the only picture we were able to take in this configuration because once Ansley saw Jon sitting on the arm of the chair she wanted to be sitting there too.

Right after she switched spots...

This would have been ok except there was a little issue with trying to get her to sit like a lady and not show her bloomers to the camera. Ansley, however, thought it was silly.

Eventually, Jon had to move to the stool. It just never came together after the first one and Ans was being a stinker :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Crocodile Crossing

Saturday we took a trip to the Crocodile Crossing Alligator Farm to see some gators and try out the ropes course. Ans, Marie and I stayed down on the ground while the rest of the group passed us periodically, zip lining through the tree tops...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

7 Year Anniversary Picture

Jon and I have taken a picture every year on (or close to) our wedding anniversary to help remember what stage of life we were in at that point. Here's this year's photo, taken on our actual anniversary (which hasn't always happened!). I wanted to do it in the baby boy's room, but it's not at all ready. When I was pregnant with Ans we took the photo in her set up, but not yet occupied, nursery. It's one of my favorites. We were a month late that year taking the pic so everything was finished. Also, it was much harder than anticipated to get a picture of Ansley sitting still. The photo is a little grainy/out of focus, but shocking that everyone (including Allie) is looking.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Problem Solver

Uh-oh, look what someone just figured out. This may be the start of something bad :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Phone Pics

Phone pics from the last 2 weeks...

Ansley's temporary new furniture placement until the changing table leaves.

Splash Pad

Dressed to bring daddy lunch for the last time without her baby brother

Playing in her water bin

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Future Tech Geek

Copying mommy's morning email check. Notice the little calculator next to her as well. It was a joke gift from one of Jon's swimming functions and Ansley has claimed it as her own. She loves to carry it around the house.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Froggy Suit

I finally broke down and bought some disposable swim diapers so Ansley could wear her cute new suit. Here she is Tuesday at the splash pad.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Crib

We moved Ansley's old crib to her baby brother's room over the weekend. Here she is going to bed in it for the last time on Saturday night...

I went around and around about whether or not to buy another crib or move her to a big bed. In the end we decided to get a big new chair and larger bookcase so a twin bed would have left little room for play space in there. This Ikea crib is much closer to the ground than her old one, converts to a cute toddler bed and gives us the option of keeping her "contained" a little bit longer. Here is Ansley waking up for the first time in the new bed after her nap Sunday afternoon...

She may look unhappy about the change, but she's not at all. I actually think her expression is more confused because she took one of the longest naps she's had in a while (Almost 4 hours! She's been averaging about 2.5 on a normal day). The chair and new bookcase are in there but we haven't moved the changing table out yet so things look a little cramped. Once we get it all situated I'll post a picture of her new set up.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

30 Weeks

Today was my 30 week check-up. I can't believe we're here already! Blood pressure is still looking good (100/52) and gained 3 more pounds (19 overall). I'm feeling really tired (and bigger compared to 27 weeks). It's hard to tell if the fatigue is due to this being my second pregnancy or because I can't take a nap/break whenever I want with Ansley running around. Not too much longer to go!

30 Week Bump

More blueberry picking

In one month Ansley has eaten all the blueberries we picked with the Dourtes. The picture above is one of 3 trays from that trip that I rinsed and let dry before putting in the fridge. Multiply the picture by three and that's how many she has gone through. This doesn't even include the pint Jon bought at Publix on Thursday (which has also been consumed) or the ones I froze and put in her smoothies. I'm shocked she hasn't started turning blue. She did much better this time. Instead of picking berries off the ground she actually took them from bushes. (And yes, she is wearing the same outfit from the first blueberry trip. It's one of the few things I thought would hide potential stains if she happened to get any smashed on her clothes.)