Monday, August 22, 2016

2nd Baby Bumpdate: 24 weeks...6 Months!!! Oh...and Florida!

How far along? 24 weeks...6 months!!!
Weight gain? 15 lbs
Maternity clothes? Only...and a snagged a few more t shirts to get me through the heat in Florida and here...You can't go wrong with tee shirts!
Sleep? Going pretty good still!
Best moment this week? Taking Liam to Disneyworld! He loved riding Dumbo and meeting Minnie!
Weird pregnancy moment? Nothing really...minus the fact that it is a lot harder to carry a toddler through airports and at Disneyland...getting out of breath so easily is kinda annoying. 
Movement? Yes! Lots of kicks! Trying to time it right, please baby, so that Dad can feel it!
Food cravings? Not really...nothing sounds that good. I just eat because I know if I don't I won't feel good. 
Quesy at all? Not so much, thankfully!
Gender? BOY!
What are you looking forward to? Passing my glucose test. And October...lots of fun things to look forward to in October. 

I might as well combine our Florida trip in this post so there are some fun pictures to look at! 

We went to Florida for our big summer trip to see my Grandma Bella and my dad's family for a few days and then we snuck in Disneyworld and Universal Studios as well. We took off on Thursday morning bright and early and spent the day traveling and getting through airports, luckily with no hiccups. We arrived in Florida around 6pm and got our bags, our car and headed to Palm Coast...along the way we stopped for dinner and then crashed at our hotel. The following morning Katie and Dennis arrived around 9am and we had breakfast with them and Liam was so stoked to see them. After brekkie we headed to my grandmas house to see her before heading over to my uncles house for the day. She looked great and she showed us around her new living area which is an assisted living facility and it was awesome. She has a great room with lots of light and everything she needs with lots of amenities and lots of great people to keep her company and take care of anything and everything that she needs.

We then headed down the way to my Uncle Edwards house to go swimming and enjoy the day relaxing and eating of course. Their house is beautiful and they also have a great pool and access to the water, not the beach but where you can keep a boat and travel along the water to the ocean. Liam had a blast swimming, jumping, playing on toys and entertaining all the adults of course. All the while, there was also ping pong and lots of good company!

After eating a lovely dinner, we headed out for the night and grabbed some shut eye to get ready for the next day. Katie and Dennis had to leave and start their road trip/move to California which we are pretty stoked about. They left in the morning and then we went and picked up Grandma and Uncle Johnny to take Liam to Target to spoil him a little bit. He picked a Thomas the train and Mater toy and he said both Johnny and Bella's name and he pretty much melted everyone with how adorable he is. Grandma and Johnny of course spoiled Liam and even this baby boy to come. We are very lucky to have them!!! Both my uncles and aunts also got Liam some goodies including a tractor, a toothbrush, clothes, and some other fun toys. He is spoiled with so much love and attention!

Day 2 with the family was great again. We swam all day and hung out before heading to an early dinner with everyone! Liam fell asleep on the way to dinner as he had a very busy day swimming and playing. He slept through dinner in his stroller and then we got him some food from the store before saying our goodbyes to grandma and the rest of the family. It was so nice to see them and for them to meet Liam!
So Saturday night we headed back to Orlando as Tadd was to leave the next day and head home...however upon arrival to our hotel, Tadd changed his mind and his flight plans and decided to stay the rest of the trip!!! We watched a light show and we even went swimming late Saturday night...and didnt get to bed until like 11pm! Good thing Liam had taken a late nap!

We ordered breakfast in bed so we would have enough time to get ready and head to the park early! Liam got a minnie pancake with sprinkles on it...he was in Heaven! After eating breakfast we headed to Disneworld! We got on the wrong bus, had to grab another one, then we had to wait in a long line to get our tickets, then our tickets were messed up...Anyway, by about 11am we made it into the park! We got to ride dumbo right away and then we hopped on the train around the park so Liam could enjoy his train ride without waiting in too many lines. We then proceeded to make our way around the park and rode Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan. We then stopped for lunch and had some hot dogs, slurpees, chips and all the goodness that a theme park provides.

As we decided to head back at this time, we were attempting to ride dumbo again and while we were waiting, the ride was shut down due to weather...which we thought was silly, until we walked out side and it was a torrential rain storm! Luckily mom is always prepared and had ponchos for us to wear. We all put them on and Liam was tucked safely beneath mine and we made our way back to the hotel...while getting totally soaked! It did not ruin our time though. We got back to the hotel and all took a nap from about 6pm which was glorious. We then had dinner at a great restaurant called Citricos, then we headed back to the park!

The few hours we went back to the park at the night were the best! We rode the train again, we rode Dumbo, we got to meet Minnie and Daisy which Liam loved. We also got a churro, rode Aladdin magic carpet ride and Pirates of the Carribean. We briefly saw the parade and a few fireworks and then we snagged a couple of tee shirts, one for Liam and one for me. Overall it was a great day at Disneyworld!!!
When we got back to the hotel, we headed to bed to get ready for another busy day in the morning!
We slept in and went to the character breakfast where Liam got to see Tigger and Pooh bear. And the food was really good too! We then headed to Universal Studios and go to explore Hogwarts and Hogsmeade, enjoy some butter beer and some ridiculously hot weather  before getting on the Hogwarts express. Sadly, I could not ride any of the rides due to this second baby boy, so until next time, we just got to see how awesome the design was and how it felt so close to actually being in the movie.

We then took Liam to the Curious George area which was a water area, thankfully, and he played there for a little while before we went to Hard Rock Cafe for our lunch. While we were eating it began to downpour again, thankfully we were inside this time. After lunch we headed back to the hotel and we all took a nap again. We woke up late and grabbed a late dinner before heading back to the pool for a few hours before bed.

Our last and final morning we grabbed breakfast again and then went back to the pool! Liam met a friend and practiced counting before they jumped in together! Liam is loving meeting new people and I am hoping this is good practice for the arrival of his brother! We then had to wrap everything up and check out of the hotel and we went to some local outlets to kill some time before our flight.

We grabbed a few things to top off our trip and of course got rained on as we were heading back to the car. We then grabbed some lunch before heading to the airport. Our flight was delayed and Liam got plenty of time to play with all his new toys in the airport before getting on the plane. As soon as he got in his seat, he was ready to sleep...and Sleep he did. The entire first flight he slept and then he woke up for a snack and then back to sleep for the second flight. It worked out quite nicely.

We finally arrived home at midnight and all crashed again to try and get ready to go back to work the next day...phew! What a trip though. We had such a blast seeing family and having Liam meet a lot of them for the first time. We also enjoyed Disney and Universal Studios...until next time....Thanks Florida for a great time!

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