Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our Fun and Lazy Week!

We have spent a lot of time indoors as our little family.  Daci has loved playing with all of her Christmas gifts and has also become quite the artist.  I have been scrapbooking a ton (almost done with 2011!  I want to finish before our crazy 2012 starts!) and she sits next to me for hours and draws.  She has always just drawn scribbles and lines and circles but recently she started making actual forms out of those scribbles!  Our sweet neighbor brought this cute washable horse over for can draw on it and then wash it in the washing machine and start all over again.  She's been drawing "people" this week.  She draws them JUST like I did when I was little....I even still have my first picture saved in my baby book (Thanks, Mom!).  I would do a circle for a body, two eyes, a nose, a mouth and legs coming out of the circle with circle feet at the body :) Daci was intently drawing on her horse and said, "Look, Mom!  Its a wicken witch!" (She has been obsessed with wicken (not wicked) witches since Halloween). This time she drew the face with a bigger nose and straight hair coming off the top.  I was so proud....and so was she!

The Wicken Witch (the green "figure" on top)

Proudly showing it off

With Rick being home all week, which I have LOVED, I have been laying in my bed upstairs a lot.  This week I have been contracting A TON.  If I am standing or sitting, I am contracting.  And, they are really sucking the energy out of me.  I am exhausted!  I am also having the round ligament pain daily.  Rick has been so sweet to let me sleep a lot.  He and Daci have gotten so close and I just love watching them.  He has been such a good daddy.  He has been doing tons of puzzles with her, working on the ABC's with her, teaching her how to write the ABC's, reading to her, and playing with his new snazzy helicopter with her.  She has loved having him home!  One afternoon I came down after a two hour nap and found this:

How cute is that!  Rick said she just climbed up on his lap with her blanket and cuddled with him.  If you know Daci, you know this is huge.  She hates to cuddle!  She doesn't sit still for more than 5 seconds at a time. I love that she and Rick have gotten so close!

And, I had quite a few requests for a 35 week photo.  At the time of my post I didn't have any that I dared post because I haven't gotten ready all week :)  Its kinda hard to get ready nowadays.  It hurts,  takes forever, and Rick has to basically dress me :)  But, yesterday I went to take the Illinois Drivers License test.  Yes.....I have lived here a whole year and a half and haven't done it yet.  AND, why the heck did I wait til I was 35 weeks pregnant, bloated and puffy to get the picture taken that I will have on my license for years to come?!  Who knows.  But, I sure am glad I did it.  I passed with flying colors and officially have my license! Is it weird that I thought it was fun?  I kinda miss the whole studying and taking test thing.  I know, weird...but I haven't done it forever!

Here I am at 35 weeks, 1 day. Getting larger by the second.  Oh, and my first two stretch marks just popped up.  Boo!  On a happy note....I only have 20 days til induction and 15 days til my mommy comes!  Can't wait for the excitement that is about to begin....okay maybe I can :)


Lady Danburry said...

Your FIRST stretch marks?! amazing Kori. I can't wait for you to see your mom.

Liz Smith said...

you look amazing. i know i sound like a broken record, but it's true!!!!

Karen Pedersen said...

You look great, Koribug! 15 days...I can't wait!

Brenda said...

I am so glad your mom will be there soon! But how awesome are those pictures of Daddy and Daci? Love that!

AAES said...

Ahhhhhhhh your almost done! And of coarse your looking great!

Todd Family said...

so exciting!!! yahoo!! u look beautiful and so are not swollen! way to go on two stretch marks..especially with twins! wahoo!