Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Belly pictures









Claire's interview




All about Claire, age 3.5, 6/2/15

WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.  

1. What is something mom always says to you? God loves you most

2. What makes mom happy? Give me a hug.

3. What makes mom sad? If you are sad, I give you a hug.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Tickling.

5. What was your mom like as a child? Like me.

6. How old is your mom? 4

7. How tall is your mom? very tall!

8. What is her favorite thing to do? make banners

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? clean up

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Being happy.

11. What is your mom really good at? Talking nicely.

12. What is your mom not very good at? Talking mean.

13. What does your mom do for a job? Cleaning up with us.

14.What is your mom's favorite food? Carrots and guacamole and tea

15.What makes you proud of your mom? Being nice

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? A bunny.

17. What do you and your mom do together? Go swimming.

18. How are you and your mom the same? We are tall.

19. How are you and your mom different? In the movie.

20. How do you know your mom loves you? because I love you.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? He hugs you.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Chilis

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? Um, I don't know.

Avery's Interview

All about Avery - Age 5, 6/2/15
 
WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.

1. What is something mom always says to you? Listen and obey.

2. What makes mom happy? Cleaning up

3. What makes mom sad? I don't know.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Tickling

5. What was your mom like as a child? A little girl

6. How old is your mom? 15

7. How tall is your mom? Like about that tall (spreads hands about 8")

8. What is her favorite thing to do?  make crafts

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?  Go on a date

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? her makeup

11. What is your mom really good at? sewing things

12. What is your mom not very good at?  cleaning up

13. What does your mom do for a job? Clean up the kitchen

14.What is your mom's favorite food?  Eggs

15.What makes you proud of your mom? When we do crafts together

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? Strawberry Shortcake or a Princess

17. What do you and your mom do together? make crafts

18. How are you and your mom the same?  We have brown hair and eyes

19. How are you and your mom different? our belly buttons

20. How do you know your mom loves you? She hugs me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? When he plays with us.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? iHop (this is Avery's favorite place to go!)

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 4

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pictures so far for Baby #3

Had to document this because I didn't believe my eyes. :)

Our first look at #3

Big sisters sharing our news. 





From our sonogram at 19.5 weeks. We found out she is a girl!







Monday, April 6, 2015

Baby #3 update

Lots has happened since February. Well it seems like it anyways. :) We found out at the end of February that #3 is a GIRL!! That's right, we are having another little girl.  Randy was sure it was another girl, but I wasn't convinced. So many things had been different this time around. Headaches, the queasiness, the tiredness, just differences in lots of things. We went into the sonogram with split opinions. The sonographer checked several times though and she seemed sure it was a girl. :)

We are excited yes. We know girls. We have girl clothes of all sizes and seasons. The girls are thrilled! Claire has insisted from the beginning that she was getting a little sister. We tried and tried to prepare her just in case it was a boy. She wouldn't have it. Avery just said "we have to wait and see what God gives us." But she is excited too.

Some dear friends threw us a Reveal Party after our sono. I decided to let me and Randy find out at the sonogram the gender and us use the party to tell the girls and our families and friends. I am not one for public surprises. The party was at the Segler's home and Brenda had filled a big barrel with the appropriate color balloons. We all opened it with the girls help and they were so excited to see pink.  Randy's reaction was priceless. We both already knew but the way he acted you would have thought he was genuinely surprised. It was such a fun time with our family and friends. 

I am using the UNT Midwives this time around for prenatal care due to our insurance. While I do miss Lisa, my midwife with Claire, having midwives again has been nice. They do a program called Centering for prenatal visits. Basically a group of ladies all due the same month you are meet together once a month to discuss certain topics and get our prenatal check ups. The appointments are a lot longer but more info is discussed and you get to know others due at the same time you are. 

My last appointment was at 24 weeks. The midwife measured me and I was measuring 29 cm. You are supposed to measure 1 cm for each week. Give or take 1-2 weeks. 29 - 24 = 5 weeks difference! �� the midwife thinks it might just be a growth spurt or increase of amniotic fluid. We are planning to recheck at my next appointment and see if it levels out. I'm hoping it doesn't mean a big baby. But we shall see!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Baby #3 - all the details and such

It's official. The Harrelson family is growing by two feet. Yep, our family of four is about to become a party of five. Baby #3 is due July 24, 2015.

We found out I was pregnant in the middle of November. We were a bit surprised but so excited. We decided to wait to and tell our families in person over Thanksgiving. We ended up going to the Ice exhibit at the Gaylord with my parents and I decided to dress the girls in Big Sis shirts. I thought that if they noticed Claire having a Big Sis shirt on they would wonder what was up. :) Well they almost never noticed. We finally pointed it out and they were so surprised! It was a fun day.

We spent Thanksgiving in Tyler with Randy's family. I decided to try the same method and dress the girls in Big Sis shirts again. I should have known. :) I ended up having Claire tell Sonia that she was going to be a big sister. She was definitely surprised! We called Randy's dad and told them the news and everyone was excited.

I had my first appointment with my new midwives on December 16th. We were able to get a quick sonogram and see our little blessing moving around. The heartbeat was strong and my levels were good.

The first trimester was pretty normal for me. I had a queasiness that lasted most of the day and normal pregnancy exhaustion. The tiredness seemed to be more than in my other two pregnancies but then again I have two little girls to chase around now. :) The queasiness ended for the most part around Christmas. It still comes occasionally but nothing that is unbearable. The tiredness has gotten better too.

I am currently 16.5 weeks and feeling good. I've had two more appointments and hearing the heartbeat each time is just amazing. It is something that I won't ever take for granted again. I am looking forward to feeling the baby move soon. I think I may have felt something this past week but nothing consistent.

So what do the girls think? They are excited about getting a baby sister/brother. Claire is convinced she is getting a baby sister and no amount of talking can convince her otherwise. Avery wants a sister but tells us we just have to wait and see what God gives us. They are so funny about it.

The big sisters

16 weeks

16 weeks with Avery, Claire and Baby #3

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My new venture - Banner Over Me Shop

Several years ago for Christmas, Randy bought me a Cricut machine. He braved Black Friday and found a really good deal on it and was so excited to give it to me. I honestly had only used it a few times until we had kids. Then suddenly I could make cute decorations for their parties easily. And I enjoyed it. 

Fast forward to last January. A friend of mine posted on Facebook asking if anyone could make decorations for her daughter's upcoming 1st birthday. She had found what she wanted on Etsy, but it was way more than she wanted to spend. I replied that I would love to try. This was the cute set I made for sweet K. So fun! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse




From there, I had the thought that maybe I should try to start a business out of this. I dismissed it, as I already had enough on my plate. :) But the idea lingered. So I talked to Randy about it and he was on board completely. I took a leap of faith and started "Banner Over Me Shop" on Etsy and Facebook.



Why Banner Over Me? I've always loved this verse and remember loving the song as a child. When you think about God loving us so much that he rejoices over us like a bridegroom planning a feast/party for his bride, you get just a glimpse of the depth of his love. Banner Over Me reminds me that my Savior loves me and is crazy for me. His love never changes, never fades, never lets go.





So if you ever need a cute banner for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, shower, or just to add decor to your home, please check out my shop. I'd love to custom design something just for you.

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