Oh so many things going through my mind...
I need to stop buying things. I just got winter boots for me from Zulily, basketball sneakers for J-P from Kohl's, some super cheap maternity dresses from Old Navy, and a baby wrap from some parenting website. Why did I buy them all? Because they were either on sale/clearance, I had a big coupon, or free with shipping and handling. It's like I can't pass up the deal but really I should. I think maybe if I call it nesting, I can get away with it? Right, honey?
Every week I come up with a new boy name and girl name. Phil actually liked the girl name this week, so perhaps we have a winner! I just have so many girl names I like and so few boy names I like (left) and I think this baby will go unnamed for awhile.
I signed up the four older kids for basketball this weekend through our town's recreation league. It's only $10 per kid for the season, which is way less money than CYO (and only JP is old enough to do CYO anyway). I requested that Maggie and Eamon get placed on the same team and Andrew and JP get placed on the same team, so we only have 2 sets of games/practices to schedule.
Soccer is over! Now we have almost 2 months sports-free until basketball starts! I love having the extra family time around the holidays!
|Eamon scored three goals in his last game (including the winning goal), and one of his teammates picked him up at the end, and he's still talking about it!|
I want to do a simple Christmas this year, and only buy the kids 3 gifts each (which is still a lot of gifts in total). I tend to buy and put things aside during the year and then when it comes to Christmas, I have too many gifts! I love my kids, and I tend to show my love through gift giving, and so it is really hard for me to reign it all in. But 2013 is the year I'm gonna do it, I can feel it!
Phil and I talked about Christmas gifts for each other, and we don't want anything except an overnight in New York City before Baby #6 arrives. So who wants to babysit 5 kids??
I finally started to feel the baby move yesterday! I'm 20 weeks, and was getting a little worried! The same thing happened with my last pregnancy, and when I had the ultrasound, she said the placenta was on my belly side, so the baby had to get strong enough to kick hard enough for me to feel it through that extra layer. I think the placenta must be in the same position for this one, and we'll find out next week for the ultrasound!
My favorite snack lately:
Dried bananas and Toasted Coconut Almonds - like Hawaii in a bowl :)