Tuesday, November 25, 2014


We have officially made it to 35 weeks with Stannard Babe #3. We have Payton at 34 1/2 and Weston at 36 weeks. Maybe this one will go until 38 weeks! Only time will tell. Actual Due Date: December 30, 2014. Maybe we will have a New Year's Baby?! How fun would that be? It hard to believe that Monday will turn over to December. Wowzers!

Payton and Weston are very excited to meet their new brother or sister. Of course, Payton wants a sister and Weston wants a brother. Brandon and I are happy with a healthy bouncy baby of any gender. It's been hard not to find out since I have an ultrasound every other week. It would be so easy to just have them show me.....I am determined to stay strong and not ask.

Gallbladder....now that word makes me cringe. I sit here praying to God that he give me the strength to not physically ripe it out myself. I remember having lots of pain with Payton and not a lot but some with Weston. Well....let's just say, this babe tops the charts. I can't drink water without it becoming very, very angry. You know those needles you use to pump up basketballs? I want to stick one through my ribs and stop the pressure. My doctor asked me not to do that though and wait until 6 wks after babe is born and take it out. She told me to do that the last 2 times and I didn't....Stupid...Stupid...I will listen this time. At least my heartburn has declined some. If its not one thing, it's another! Oh and a gallbladder diet is delicious   :(

One thing that I am so excited about is the holidays. I love the time we get to spend with family creating memories that last forever. The holidays get better every year. Having kids makes the holidays, for me, so much "more." I love seeing them interact and spend "time" with family and friends. It fills my heart with so much love to see my kids being loved. There isn't a better feeling.

Cheers to 5+ more weeks of pregnancy and hopeful an ease in gallbladder anger.
And....these chubby cheeks! (sorry, I can't figure out how to rotate the pix)