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Trick Or Treating Out Of The First Trimester

Monday, November 03, 2008


Trick or Treat! Halloween has come and gone, but I can't seem to get the kids to stop trying to put their costumes on. Campbell went as a very cool Tigger this year (even if his costume was a little big on him), and Taylin went in his bear costume from last year. You could say they were almost Tigger and Pooh, and we didn't even plan it.

Anyways, after gallivanting around town all day with them in their costumes, its finally time to go hit up the neighbors for free candy. We brought the umbrella stroller for Camp and the larger stroller for Taya, since she can't walk yet (at least not on her own). We get to the first house, and Camp jumps (no kidding) out of the stroller and bolts to the door, bucket barely in hand. Well, we didn't see the point in taking Tay out of her stroller just to walk 5 feet just to put her back in, so she and I stayed on the sidewalk, and waited. So the first house, the people were nice and were waiting outside for everyone, so there really was no point in knocking on their door...I think that bothered Camp slightly, because at the next house, once he got to the door, he tried to break in...didn't even bother ringing the doorbell-had to remind him that the saying was "Trick or Treat" not "Break and Enter". He did better after that.

House after house, the pumpkin buckets each of them had were slowly filling up, so much so that Camp was having a hard time not dragging his along the ground. We were only out for less than 2 hours (when you aren't gaining the candy afterwards, that seems like an eternity), and around the last house or so, we had a little bit of trouble. Grabbed Campbell's bucket, which at this point was filled to the top (they both were), and the handle broke...candy everywhere! He was not a happy person at the point, so we had to move quickly to gather it back up. Quick tip...if you are looking to get rid of candy, Whoppers explode upon impact with the ground. So we get them home, and they may only be 1 and 2 years old, but they knew they wanted a sweet treat before bed, and they did pretty good, so we succumbed to their wishes...and it wasn't the sugar crash that made us regret that decision, it was the fact that they turned into true children "just one more..." anyone who has kids knows its never "just one more". So we wrangle them upstairs and get them into bed, and as we shut the door to Campbell's room we hear "peease..." he was still asking for candy.

As if that wasn't occasion enough, and temptation enough for anyone trying to lose weight, but the next night, Matt and I left them with Gramma and Grampa and went out to celebrate our Anniversary (it was the 2nd). First we head out to dinner...an Italian place, and while it was awesome, they withheld my salad...the sad realization is, I didn't notice until we were done eating dinner. From there, we went to the movies...I should point out why this is a big deal...in the 4 years we've been together we've never seen a movie alone, just the 2 of us, plus the last movie we saw was Dark Water and that was a few years ago. So my movie rave of the century (cause who knows when I will see another one again) is definitely Zack and Miri Make A Porno...funny movie! We are still quoting from it, and laughing hysterically.

So that was my weekend, and now to complete the title of this blog and give everyone the update on the pregnancy:

"Your baby is now the size of a peach, measuring just under 3 inches and weighing approximately a full ounce! The most remarkable thing about week 13 is that his little body is finally starting to catch up to his head in size, as his head now only accounts for 1/3 of his total size. If you are having a girl, she will have more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries by week 13. Her teeth are in place under her gums, waiting to come out during teething, which can start as early as three months, or as late as twelve months. (Note: Some babies can even have one or two teeth showing when they are born!)

Baby's face is more human like now; eyes that started out at the sides are now closer together on the face. External genitalia have developed enough so a male can be distinguished from a female baby. Your baby's vocal cords have begun to form. Your baby's hand is structurally complete and consists of 27 bones held together by a complex network of ligaments. Similarly baby's foot is also completely formed with the toes, heel and bones all in place.

Veins and organs are visible through your baby's skin, which is still paper thin and transparent. Her intestines are forming villi, which aid in peristaltic movement and digestion, and her pancreas has even begun to secrete insulin!"

Stay tuned for Week 14, coming soon.
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  • FUNINFLIPFLOPS
    Tigger rules...Pooh drools...As my students say "whinnie the poop!" lol.

    TTFN!
    3457 days ago
  • KRYSTLEKLEAR
    First of all, big congrats on the pregnancy! The kids look adorable in their costumes.
    3518 days ago
  • REDNECKFEMINIST
    Fun Halloween!
    3518 days ago
  • SMOX12
    Sounds like Halloween was a success!
    3519 days ago
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