Our Tiny Dancer//Year 2

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stella had her first day of dance Monday and she was so excited...as was I!! 

Unfortunately, none of the little girls who were in her class last year are this year, but she didn't seem to mind. Her teacher loved seeing her be the oldest student and showing all the other girls what it's all about. I know she's going to have a great year!

It's so hard to believe that in just a couple of months she will be the "big" girl in our home. She's still such my baby girl. 

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Claire Frances

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's official, baby sister has a name!!
C L A I R E    F R A N C E S

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28 Weeks {Baby Dorey #3}

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Size of Baby: I'm currently 28 weeks (+3 days) and our baby girl weighs about 2.2 pounds + is measuring about 14.8", or the size of an eggplant. 

Total Weight Gain: I've gained around 25ish pounds. I'm 5 pounds away from where I was when I delivered Wyatt + Stella...and I have roughly 12 weeks to go. I'll definitely be surpassing that weight very soon. But I do know that I weighed more when I got pregnant this time around, so I'm trying to factor that in and not get discouraged.

Symptoms: About two weeks ago I was having some really bad restless leg syndrome at bedtime. Most nights I was sleeping propped up for a majority of the night. I have since cut coffee completely out of my diet and I really try to limit any/all caffeine. The past week, or so, has been much better. 

There was a little concern at my doctor's appointment two weeks ago that I may have placenta previa. I had a follow-up ultrasound today and thankfully it has moved up and out of the way! Plus I got to see our baby girl one last time & she was kicking away!

Food Cravings/Aversions: I've had a few cravings the past couple of weeks for sweets, particularly sweet tea and graham crackers (sweet crackers). 

Movement: Lots and lots of nudges, kicks, and rolls! She's usually most active when it's quiet, aka kids are sleeping. But Wyatt did feel and see her kicks the other day, and Stella may have. She always says "she's kicking!"

Purchases: We bought bunk beds for Wyatt and Stella + new bedding for them. I've bought a few little things for baby sister but we're not going to do to much to Stella's old room. I did pull down all of Stella's NB-3/6 month clothes and started washing them.

Best Moment of the Week: Some great news at our ultrasound AND we officially have a name...like it's now permanent.;) Can't wait to share soon!

Looking Forward To: Honestly, the kids starting school...  But since that doesn't happen until after Labor Day, I'm looking forward to some family time Labor Day weekend!

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Dolphin Cruisin'

Friday, August 11, 2017

One morning during our vacation to the beach we all headed out on a Dolphin sight-seeing boat. I'm usually kind of skeptical of these things and honestly worry about disturbing the dolphins, but this one was actually really great. The tour guides knew exactly what they were talking about and even some of the names of the dolphins we were searching for. We toured with The Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise and stayed in the bay so there was really no concern of seasickness.

The kids had a great time and did actually see the dolphins (something I was a little worried about)! The dolphins were jumping and putting on quite the show. And the kids got to "drive" the boat (Wyatt immediately turned the wheel when he got his hands on it, ha!) and got dolphin tattoos!

It  was a really great morning out on the water for everyone! 
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Hubbs Family Beach Vacation

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's always a good problem to have when there are just too many pictures to choose from! Here's just a glimpse of our week at the beach with my dad, step-mom, + family. And yes, there are more posts to come from this trip because, well, I just want to share every.single.picture. You're welcome!

Stella did so well this trip...in regards to the beach in general. Still not a fan of the actual ocean but she didn't complain about the sand once. And she and Wyatt both made it several hours playing without any meltdowns. Win!

However, both kiddos did end up getting sick. boo! Wyatt had a little tummy bug that lasted a couple days and Stella had/has a major runny nose. And she is always quick to tell us when she has "bugers!!". 
The rain was also not our fan. We lost our last two days at the beach due to storms but still managed to keep busy and have some fun!

Such a fun week and it's making me really sad that our summer is coming to an end. Already looking forward to the fun we'll have next summer! 

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26 Weeks { Baby Dorey #3}

Monday, August 7, 2017

Size of Baby: I'm currently 26 weeks and our baby girl weighs about 1 2/3 pound + is measuring about 14", or the size of a butternut squash. 

Total Weight Gain: I would say I've gained roughly 20ish pounds. I'm not exactly sure how much I weighed before, so it's hard to gauge. 

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good. Still having some braxton hicks contractions + pain in my legs. Occasionally baby girl gets into a spot that really agitates my leg circulation and just makes me super uncomfortable. She has also started sitting up in my ribs which makes it a little uncomfortable to sit sometimes. 

Food Cravings/Aversions: Haven't really noticed any cravings or aversions recently...just food. But I can't eat too much at one time or I just feel like ill explode.

Movement: Lots and lots of nudges, kicks, and rolls! She really went to town the other night on Sean and he thought it was so funny. Really cute! 

Purchases: Still have yet to really buy anything. We have decided to buy bunk beds and put Wyatt + Stella in a Wyatt's room for a year or two; at least until baby sister is old enough to share with Stella. There are definitely some purchases and rearrangements coming!

Best Moment of the Week: We just enjoyed a great week at the beach with family!

Looking Forward To: Hopefully choosing a name for baby sister soon! And finishing up summer days at the pool.

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