36 Weeks


I'm 36 weeks today/9 months! Very excited to meet this little dude very shortly!

The past month of my pregnancy has gone well.  Still pretty tired, but other than that, feeling okay.  I only get up a couple times at night to use the bathroom so I've been sleeping well.  Exercising several times a week to keep my energy up.  I'll stay at work up until Theo's born.  Both my jobs are pretty low stress so this helps quite a bit! 

The doctor said everything's looking good.  I'm measuring a little small like I did with MJ, but she said that's probably just normal for me.  Theo's heartbeat is nice and strong and he's moving all the time! 

Still craving fruits, veggies and dark chocolate.  Tomorrow is the day to do some last minute things around the house, get a haircut, pack a hospital bag and prep for a baby shower I'm helping throw on Sunday.  Should be good, but busy.  Next weekend is relaxing time (well Friday and Saturday)-movie with the hubs, mani/pedi, doggies haircut and anything else that needs to be done.  We have a couple babysitters volunteering next weekend...so that will help out a lot!  We have a "Worship Ministries Night" next Sunday night.  So Tim's been pretty busy with that!

Now for some pics...

36 Weeks

AND a bonus picture of Madelyn...


Another Shower for Baby Theo!


This past Friday, my dear friend, Tina, threw a baby shower for Theo.  Like I mentioned in his last baby shower post, we weren't expecting a baby shower AT ALL!  We are certainly blessed with great friends!  There were 8 ladies (including me) from our church at the shower.  It was a fun time of celebrating Theo, chatting, opening gifts, playing games and eating cake! 
Thank you Tina (and John) for all you do for our fam!

And some pictures...

Holding up the yummy cake

Tina and me

Izzy and Tina

Myra, Khyra and Marilyn


Amelia, Tina and me

The group!


Madelyn: 13 Months


Madelyn Joy, you are 13 months old today!

Growing and developing so much.  You have the CUTEST personality.  So cheerful and loving.  We love your little laugh and the way you are so inquisitive of everything.  Especially your furry sissies (and their dog food!).

You don't understand yet that you will have a little brother, but we're sure once he's here you'll wonder what and who he is.  We know you will love him.

-You moved up to size 4 diapers a couple weeks ago.  Mommy calls you "saggy pants" because they're still a little bit big, but much better than size 3.

-You're wearing mostly size 12 clothes, but some 18 month pajamas.  You are one long kid and we don't like your PJ's being tight on you.  You are between a size 2 and 3 shoe.

-Not an official walker yet, but still quite the crawler.  You love to play chase!  It's getting harder for mommy to get on the floor and play, but daddy is very able!  He loves to chase you and give you kisses!

-You like to stand up and play your piano.  When you get tired you look behind you and attempt to sit down.  Typically you don't hit anything, but occasionally you have.  But you just brush it off and keep going.

-Still eating like a champ.  3 meals a day and a snack in the afternoon.  And guzzling water from your sippy.  Sorry kid, still not giving you juice.  You like water just fine, so we'll stick with that!  And you get PLENTY of fruit from your meals.  Right now you're into grapes, blueberries and bananas.  You like us to peel the banana and take your own bites.  You'll eat most veggies we give you and mommy's good at hiding veggies like spinach in your food.  I think you've realized that if you don't eat what's on your plate, you won't get a second option.

-Still drinking about 4 oz. of whole milk 4 times a day.  

-You went to the doctor about a week after your birthday and weighed 20.8 lbs and about 27 inches.  You had several shots, but handled them well (not without a little crying though).

-You still sleep extremely well!  At least an hour nap in the morning sometime between 9:30am and 11am.  Then about an hour and 1/2 to 2 hours in the afternoon.  Normally around 1:30pm-3:30pm.  You go to sleep between 6:30pm-7pm at night and wake up around 7:30am.  We are blessed by a great sleeper!  We tried keeping you up a little later, but you weren't taking it.  Ever since dropping that evening nap, you've been going to bed early.

-We just got a video monitor for your room.  When you wake up, you like playing with your animals "piglet" and "bunny".  You'll play quietly until someone comes in and gets you.  You then get VERY excited and crawl around.  But get upset when we get you out because you want to play some more.  Once you realize you're getting milk and food, you're good.

-It's been nice outside recently so we've gone on lots of walks.  You love the wind blowing in your face.  You sick your tongue out and try to catch it.

-You're also into waving at everyone.  Especially the doggies when we go downstairs in the morning...and people on TV.  Crazy kid.

-Still only saying "mama" and "dada".  You try to say "hi", but it normally comes out as a little squeal.

-Also still signing "more" and "all done".  We rarely see "all done" because you typically want MORE food. 

-You're so good at playing in your playpen or your room by yourself so mommy and daddy can get things done or take a break.  We think your little imagination is developing because you jabber on and on to your toys.  It's so much fun to listen to!

-Your brother will be here in about a month.  You'll be a big sis! =) 

In your big girl chair


At your 12 month appt.

In your dress from Michelle and Rico!

Crawling in your Easter dress

Waving at Auntie Heather while she was babysitting

Crawling after the doggies

After a walk, crawling in the driveway

 Trying on daddy's hat

Kissies from Daddy

13 Months!

We Love You!
-Mommy and Daddy

Theo's Small Group Shower


Last weekend our church small group threw a baby shower for Theo.  We were not expecting any kind of shower since we just had one last year!  So were pretty surprised when they said they wanted to give us a shower for him.   The guys were involved as well, which I thought was pretty fun.  They weren't really sure what to do.  But I know they enjoyed all the yummy food!  Thanks to all who were involved and to our gracious hosts, the Aquino's!

Yummy cupcakes-thanks DJ!

The Arriaga's and Jill

Kevin and Lorie-expecting their first in June!

The group

Opening gifts

Playing with playdough

Group Pic

Our Fam




Happy Easter!  Christ the Lord is risen!

We had 3 Easter services at our church this weekend and they were all great.  Thanks to Nicole, Heather and Miho for watching Madelyn on Friday and Saturday evenings.  It was nice for her to be able to stay at home and stick to her EARLY bedtime that she likes.  (She's been going down at about 6:30pm...and sleeping until about 7:30pm).  She has 2 new teeth coming in up top and has been a little sniffly.  But I love our early to bed/late riser!  Waving is her new thing-so here she is waving to the camera (or saying "no more pictures!").