Sunday, March 6, 2016

4 and 2 and 20 weeks

Can you believe it is already March? Oh my word, the year is almost a quarter of the way gone already!  I may not be happy about time going by so quickly but I am super happy winter is leaving us and spring/summer is upon us. I do not do well with cold weather and I feel almost an instant mood boost when warmer weather arrives. I have already started cleaning out winter clothes and making room for sundress and flipflops!
We have had a wonderful few weeks full of lots of fun surprises. Christian and I debated long and hard about whether or not to find out the gender of the "last" baby Moots. Ultimately, we felt like we needed to plan room placement and get things organized because once baby gets here, things will be chaotic. Anything and everything that will reduce stress in the summer is trying to be taken into consideration now. Plus we really wanted Aubrey to share in the excitement of knowing what she was having and getting to be a big part of the reveal. We booked our sonogram at First Glimpse and decided to include both sets of parents for the big news. We knew they would enjoy getting to find out with us as well. I really didn't have a feeling one way or the other as to what I thought it was, although I was leaning towards it being a girl slightly more. I hoped it was a girl for Bre's sake and a boy for Weston's sake but overall I knew they would fall in love either way.  It was such a sweet moment with our whole family there getting to see sweet BABY BOY! Aubrey was slightly bummed but quickly moved on and Weston is still not sure what all the fuss is about. Both C and I are thrilled and can't wait to meet this new little guy!
We celebrated Weston's 2nd birthday (2 months late) with a party at Chuck-E-Cheese. Let's just say that was an experience to remember! I really didn't realize how crazy and chaotic it would be, I have always done house birthday parties, so this was a first for me. I think I will go back to birthdays at the house!  Weston had fun so that is all that matters!
My sweet Bre is nearing 4 and a half and I must say I fall more madly in love with this age each day. She totally has settled into a more balanced behavior/mood swing and is just a pure delight to be around. She is sharp as a tack and can grasp what is going on around us in a much deeper level. Her little spirit is getting to just be so sweet and tender and I just love it. Aubrey has come so far and I am just amazed at what God is doing in her little heart. She is an amazing big sister and she is a true mama's girl. Not only is she doing great in her behavior but she is excelling at school and academically. She knows all her letters and sounds and will blow you away with her knowledge of random dinosaur/weather/seasons/volcanoes/wind and any other misc facts! She misses the cutoff for her birthday by a few weeks, so she will have one more year of preschool next fall before we start big school. She loves to draw and write notes for others. She is awesome at puzzles and art projects. So proud of my big girl, and so thankful she has made such huge progress on so many levels.
I am almost 20 weeks and my belly is starting to pop for sure. I am thankful for such a laid back pregnancy and praying things continue to go smoothly. I do not particularly enjoy being pregnant but I am trying to make the most of it and not let it slow me down. Summer heat will be a challenge I am sure, but I am gonna blink and this baby boy will be here.
Looking forward to exciting things ahead... Easter, a beach trip in April and getting started on Weston's big boy room! Lots of great moments ahead!


  1. WOO HOO for baby boys! Your comment on balanced mood and behavior made me laugh because E has entered another stage of unbalanced mood and behavior. It's always something throwing me for a curve boy in motherhood! I am so excited for warmer days - flip flops and sun dresses make me so happy!!! Congrats to your family on another baby boy and you have such a cute family!!!

  2. Love you & your sweet family!! So fun to hear about how well Aubrey is doing! :) And congrats on baby boy! Got any names picked out or is it a secret?