Saturday, August 31, 2013

Zoo Day

Grandma Karen came to town and took us all to the zoo!!
Reagan loved seeing the animals, I think her favorites were the otters and penguins.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Blackberry Picking

We had lots of fun today picking blackberries!

Reagan played in the dirt and ran around Mom and Shawn's yard while I plunked berries into my bucket.

By the end of our berry escapade we both needed a bath!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

15 Weeks

How far along: 15 Weeks {Aug 20th}
Total weight gain: 8 lbs
Maternity clothes: Yes
Bump Size: The same as last week 
Sleep: Good as long as I stay asleep, if I get woken up I am up for a while before I can fall back asleep.
Best moment this week: Oh just hanging out, waiting for Fall...
Miss Anything: Just the usual, coffee, margaritas...maybe throw some sushi in there...
Movement: Yes, starting to feel baby Austin. It feels most like, when you can feel your pulse pounding.
Food Cravings: Good Cesar salads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, Feeling much better these days. I need to eat first thing in the morning or else it's dry heaves-ville around here
Gender: ??BOY??
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out: In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: A few more weeks before the next ultrasound!!

14 Weeks

How far along: 14 Weeks {Aug 13th}
Total weight gain: 8 lbs
Maternity clothes: Yes, I would love to get some new maternity leggings.
Bump Size: The ever growing belly. 
Sleep: Good
Best moment this week: Cody actually getting 2 days off, a real weekend to spend as a family!
Miss Anything: sleeping on my belly!
Movement: Little flutters and bumps
Food Cravings: I've been eating a lot of watermelon
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, feeling much better as long as I feed my face first thing in the morning.
Gender: Still think it's a boy, we'll see in 4 weeks or so
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Still getting headaches, usually in the evenings
Belly Button in or out: In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Weekend Recap

What an action packed weekend for us Austin's!
Reagan and I headed off to Bickelton Friday for the night and came home Saturday, Cody had to work so we left him at home.
Saturday we spent lots of time outside, loving us some farm time!

If this face doesn't scream 'trouble maker' I don't know what does!

Nana and Reagan, so happy Reag is getting to spend time with her Great Grandma.

Four generations of Gray girls.

Uncle Rick harvesting.

My Papa, a true farmer at heart.

After a great day visiting with family we ventured home.
Sunday we got up bright and early and decided to go for a little Sunday hike as a family. We drove out to enumclaw to mud mountain and did a straight up hill 4.5 mile hike. It was great to get some fresh air and load up on vitamin D.
When we came home Reagan took a nap and Cody and I started a movie. About an hour into it I decided a nap sounded pretty good, So I indulged in a little nap myself.
It was a great weekend with lots of family time.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gender Predictions

I thought it would be fun to give some old fashioned gender predictors a try. If you google it, you will find hundreds of old wives tales that can help you predict whether you're having a bouncing baby boy or a beautiful baby girl. Luckily I was able to find a handful that didn't require me mixing my pee with toxic chemicals, or painting my belly in buffalo blood.
So here it goes::


13 Weeks

How far along: 13 Weeks {August 6th}
Total weight gain: 6 lbs give or take
Maternity clothes: Only my jeans.
Bump Size: Holy cow, guess I'm on the fast track to bumpsville 
Sleep: Decent
Best moment this week: The lower temp weather had me in the mood for Fall, burning Pumpkin candles, cozied up on the couch eating homemade soup.
Miss Anything: Coffee
Movement: Still feeling little flutters
Food Cravings: I didn't think it was a craving until I ate it three times in one week. Chili mac. It's my ultimate weakness right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just about everything
Gender: I think it's a boy...we'll know next month
Labor Signs: No, but since we're on the subject. I'm convinced my due date shouldn't have been pushed back. I'm still counting on a January baby.
Symptoms: Headaches, dry heaving
Belly Button in or out: In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: A quick trip to the farm this weekend

Saturday, August 3, 2013

13 Month Update

Reagan Grace,

You my dear are quite the character these days. Daddy and I just love watching you wander around the house playing, leaving your path of destruction.

You play in your room now more than ever, I moved quite a bit of the toys we had in the living room into your bedroom, I was tired of my 'I run a daycare, but I really dont' home decor. So now you go play in there throughout the day, and you love to pull all your clothes and blankets out of the drawers.

I'm convinced your favorite toys are my kitchen utensils and gadgets. Wooden spoons, bowls, plastic pitchers, steamer baskets...all things that you love and all things laying on the living room floor right now. You love to stir up some imaginary yummies and share them with me. Speaking of yummies, you now sign  'hungry' which is so helpful for me to know what your needs are. You use it correctly 99% of the time, sometimes you do it when your tired, right before I put you down for a nap...maybe you're just trying to delay nap time???

You have been sleeping like a champ this month, you naturally pushed your nap times back a couple hours so your bedtime is between 8-9p and you sleep through the night almost all the time. The only time you wake up is when you're too warm or too cold. The western Washington summer makes it hard to regulate the house temp, too warm during the day but temps dip so much at night.

You babble and talk so much, you seem to like words that start with 'B', You try and repeat them after me. I can't wait for you to start developing your vocabulary.

You love to give cuddles and kisses, and have even started blowing kisses. So cute, my heart just melts!

We started Little Gym right before your birthday and still go once a week, you love it and I think it's your favorite part of the week! You are the only girl in your class, and steal the attention of all the boys, you even got your first kiss from a little boy named Jack! Yeeps!

Still such a great eater, you're thinning out since you are constantly moving, I hated seeing your little leg rolls disappear!!

I am just so in love with you Reagan, you light up my world and I'm so thankful that I get to stay home and watch you grow and learn everyday!

I love you.