There is nothing quite like a mother’s touch when you are feeling under the weather. Even at the age of 28, I still long to be taken care of by my mother when I’m not feeling my best.
We at the Bird House have had a serious case of spring fever – literal spring fever. Already having more than our fair share of coughs, sneezes, and earaches: you know, all the fun stuff the change of the weather brings.
As one season ends and another one begins, the sibling sleepovers don’t have to come to a close. My children love having sleepovers with one another, but if one has a cough it can mean a long night and longer day for all of us, which is why we love our Vicks® VapoRub™. I have found with a touch of love combined with Vicks® VapoRub™ all my little loves can still sleep together while we all get a good night’s rest.
When the coughs start up I will go to my medicine cabinet and grab the Vicks® VapoRub™. This is always the perfect way to end our day and start our good night’s rest. I take my pointer and middle finger and swirl a dollop of Vicks® VapoRub™. My kids all know what this means as they flip on their tummies and lift their shirts as I gently massage the Vicks® VapoRub™ onto their chests and backs.
Maybe when they are grown, they won’t associate with me any certain perfume, but rather the smell of Vicks® VapoRub™ and remember the way they all used to fit in a bed and the way their mother used to love them by a simple touch of love.
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mommy & me matching swimsuits c/o (rad swim)
Current situation it is 4:30 am and no one can sleep, well nobody but Hudson that is. I am usually a “sleeper inner” like Hudson, but I am way too excited to close my eyes. So I am blogging, naturally.
Yesterday we flew out of SLC around noon and landed around 3pm Hawaii time (it’s a 4hr. difference for us) after a long flight we had no idea what time of day it was, we didn’t even know if we were hungry and/or tired, all we knew is that we needed to get in our swimsuits asap!
Upon arrival we were greeted with gifts. All the kids got turtle necklaces, the girls got real leis, and Dallin got a brown beaded necklace.
When I got lei’d, mine was “broken”, or so I thought. The staff then told me my lei was “broken/cut” on purpose. Because a pregnant lady should never wear a lei unless it is open ended, it is bad luck. The lei represents the umbilici chord, and if you wear a non cut lei your baby will be born with the chord around it’s neck, or so they say.
So needless to say I will be wearing only open ended lei’s while here on my baby moon. Both my boys both had their umbilici chords wrapped around their necks, Britons even had a true knot in his, so it would be really great if Baby B avoids all that.
Today we explore the hotel-I am loving all the Mickey touches, the pools, lagoons, and beach. I need to get familiar with “my island”. We swam in the first pool we saw and ate at first restaurant we walked by so this is probably why I can’t currently sleep, I’m just too excited to go explore.
Today I am sharing my last February maternity look, which means…I’m Officially 8 months!
We had fun today as we closed out February a day early here at our house, we head out for our family baby moon tomorrow. We could not have asked for better weather to get us jazzed for Hawaii. It snowed hard all day, but you would never know from how we all dressed and by our activities. We made orange julius’s watched Moana, Hula’d in grass skirts & coconuts as it snowed and snowed.
It maybe winter outside but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s summer inside.
8 is great! Plus an Update…
8 months started with a bang. I had my last monthly check up appointment and was told I had gained 30 lbs from my littlest point in this pregnancy, but have gained 20 lbs from my starting weight. So I am right on track.
*I lost 10 lbs starting out due to sickness
The word of the month is… TIRED
My Iron is low, so I have been taking iron supplements and am back to drinking diet Dr. Pepper around 3 o’clock to keep me awake, or I just take a nap, which I prefer, but don’t always have the luxury of doing so. Thank you toddlers 🙂
I have been waking up several times in the middle of the night with the worst charlie horses. Starting from the very most lower back running through my hamstrings to the tip of my toes. I call them my “butt zingers”. After several nights of these I decided to get a maternity massage which has done the trick. I am sleeping so much better, and haven’t had one since.
If I haven’t painted a pretty enough picture of what 8 months looks like here’s a visual
These girls are so funny! I love them!!!!!
Last night, no, LATE LAST NIGHT, I tucked everyone in bed. We had just set up Briton’s new toddler bed, and this was going to be his first night sleeping in it. I was in my closet packing when I heard little feet running around, a whole bunch of giggles & SHHHHH’s. The toddlers were having a slumber party.
I grab my camera and my husband to go and scare them. They were really trying to be sneaky. We barged in and saw this scene.
Holland was frozen stiff, Briton played innocent as if he had no part in it, nice try Britsy your bed is still made, and Hudson hit the deck!
I put the pic on instagram and I had some questions about Britons new bedroom set and why I took him out of his crib. Which is what inspired today’s post.
As the kids were begging to play hide-&-seek, I told them we could if they would “hold still” for a couple pictures. This is what we got.
“hit the deck”
Hide and Go Seek anyone?
And then my illusion of having 2 cribs in my nursery came to a “crashing” halt. Thank heavens for this rug Briton took it upon himself to learn how to climb out of his crib in the middle of the night.
**It’s been a wild week, and I swear as soon as my kids turn 18 months they become accident prone.
After his fall, we decided to test out the possibility of Briton and Hudson sharing a room. Hudson has a queen sized bed, so we took the box spring off, put down the mattress, and lined the ground and around Briton as he slept with lots of pillows.
That night, Hudson comes in my room and said he couldn’t find Britsy. I go in his room and frantically take off all the bedding, no Briton. I can hear him snoring. I turn on the lights and find him under the bed sleeping. He was all the way on the other side where Hudson had been sleeping. He must have fallen off and either rolled or crawled under the bed trying to get out. He apparently gave up and just fell asleep. I get causterphobic and sad thinking about this, like my heart hurts picturing him in the dark stuck under the bed.
I am only sharing these experiences because it has been so stressful trying to find our next solution on what to do with Briton. Crib is completely out of the picture, but apparently so is a bed, I never want to find a child under a bed in the middle of the night again. I have been on edge every night and nap time to say the least.
You can imagine my relief when Britons toddler bed came in this week, and I immedialty had it put up the second we got it.
I feel so much better knowing that Briton is low to the ground, has guardrails, and in a bed that he can’t roll under.
On a lighter note, I love how his new toddler bed and set matches the new babies crib perfectly. The kids love how it came with three pieces, one piece for each of them they say. Their current favorite activity is to close the blinds and hide from me while I count. Holland hides in the nightstand, Briton under his covers, and Hudson in the toy chest, every single time. The only one getting creative over here is me trying to delay the finding process and coming up with other possible solutions where they “could be hiding”. -are you under the crib? are you in the laundry basket? about the 20th time into the game it gets pretty tricky 😉
** If you see signs of your toddler trying to get out of his crib, convert to a toddler bed asap and save him a fall.
**Now my only question is, if Briton can climb out of his crib, will he be able to climb into his baby brothers crib?
I swear it’s a nonstop game of “musical beds” around here 🙂 Thank heavens I love slumber parties:)
A trophy for Holland. Ever since Hudson got his trophy and ribbons at his gymnastics competition Holland has been asking me for a trophy, and a tooth fairy pillow just like Hudson. And today she got her very own trophy to display in her room. She is very excited about if you could’t tell from the photos lol
I also wanted to quickly mention my ostrich look. Today I dressed like an ostrich bc the other day when I picked up Holland from preschool her paper said “when I grow up I want to be an ostrich”. I laughed out loud and ironically had just ordered an ostrich tee that showed up that very same day.
She wore it to bed that night as she told me why she wanted to be an ostrich when she grew up. She said, “so Britsy can ride on my back”. Hudson proceeded to tell me when he grows up he wants to be dad, because dad is so fun he said. I then asked Holland if she would want to be a mom when she grew up, she said no, I either want to be an ostrich or I just want to be a princess.
She then asked why dad didn’t marry a queen?!! And told me that if he had she would already be a princess, did you know that mom? I told her I was a princess when dad married me so that does make me a queen, she corrected me and said, “no you are just Cinderella”.
So naturally I decided to dress like an ostrich, in hopes that one day she will say “I want to be you when I grow up”. I haven’t persuaded her yet, It’s merely a joke, because as we can clearly see with her silly faces and trophy she is pretty awesome just being her little self.
*I might not be a queen, but I did hit the lottery getting to be my kids Cinderella & getting a glimpse of how they see the world*