Happy Thanksgiving!

Before this week gets hectic, I wanted to take a few moments and tell all my followers Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours! I hope everyone stays warm and has safe travels! Enjoy this time with your family making memories to last a lifetime, I know we will!Image

Do you YouTube?

Since becoming pregnant for the third time, I find myself filling my free time by watching vloggers on YouTube. I have a few that I watch religiously and a few that I will quickly scan through their latest videos. I am a reality tv addict and this helps fill the void! Plus most of the vloggers I watch film their daily lives so it is not scripted in anyway and it’s fun for me to see how other people live and do things.

A few of the YouTube channels that I follow are:

DailyBumps

BumpsAlongTheWay

GoTeamHale

Raising The Barrs

GabeandJesss

Those are my favorite ones that I watch every video for! They all have interesting back stories so how check them out and subscribe to their channels for new videos!

This entire post is all based solely on my own opinion and I was not paid in any way for this post.

Pregnancy Update- Double Digits

Well I am down to double digits, 97, in the countdown of days left in this pregnancy. Since I’ve had two previous c-sections my doctor is willing to let me try for a VBAC but will not let me go beyond my due date. So how’s it going so far? Really well actually, only a few Braxton Hicks contractions so far, a few new stretch marks (this is my third pregnancy with stretch marks so who cares really!?) and I’m beginning to have a hard time sleeping at night between insomnia and not finding a comfortable position. But really it’s going great so far!! I’m thrilled with how I’m feeling and holding up this go round, of course I think a lot of it has to do with the weather, considering my second baby was born in the summer and my last 15 it was crazy hot! I can’t wait to get started in the nursery, but we are waiting until December to rearrange the guest room and put up the crib officially converting it to the nursery even though she’ll be in our room for a few months. That’s when I’ll get started on wall decorations, we don’t paint since we rent our house. I’m excited that the next few months will fly by with all the holidays, followed by the baby-shower being thrown by my friends, then My son’s 7th birthday, then it’s baby time!

RSV and your babies this Winter

Having had one very premature winter baby and expecting another winter baby, my mind has been taken over with the thought of illness running rampant through our house! We’ve all had the sniffles for the last week and the kids have both had the cough that usually comes along with sniffles. RSV is one illness no parent wants to hear as a diagnosis for their little one!

What is RSV Disease?
RSV is a virus that infects the lungs

RSV or respiratory syncytial [sin-sish-uhl] virus is a contagious viral disease that may infect a person’s lungs and breathing passages.
Most children will catch RSV by the age of 2 years.
RSV spreads rapidly among children. While most will recover in 1 to 2 weeks, even after recovery, infants and children can continue to spread the virus for 1 to 3 weeks.
Most people recover from the disease in a week or two, but in premature infants or those with lung or heart problems, severe RSV disease can lead to serious lung infection and hospitalization
RSV Season.

RSV is present year-round but typically goes up in the fall, then peaks in the winter and goes down in early spring. But, the exact timing of RSV season varies by location.

Help prevent RSV disease
You want to make sure you do everything you can to help protect your infant from RSV disease. RSV disease is spread just as easily as the flu. Sneezing, coughing, and touching are all examples of ways RSV can put your infant at risk. Taking a few extra precautions around your family and friends can help protect your baby.

Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your baby, and ask others to do the same
Don’t let anyone smoke in your home, or near your baby
Wash your baby’s toys, clothes, and bedding often
Keep your baby away from:
— Crowds and young children
— People with colds

Remember, although there is no cure for RSV disease, there are prevention methods. Talk to your doctor to see how you can help protect your baby.

Cub Scouts Tour the Fire Station

The kids got to check out all the equipment firefighters wear and tour the sleeping and living quarters. The also got to walk through the ambulance and sit in the drivers seat of the fire engine! They LOVED it!

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Cub Scout Fall Family Camping Trip 2013

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We were too busy to get a bunch of photos but here are just a few! The kids had a great time painting pumpkins, learning archery and BB guns and of course Trick-or-Treating through the campground!

Pregnancy update 25 weeks

Baby is doing well and I feel awesome especially for doing this for a 3rd time! Baby is growing and mommy is losing weight, which my doctor said is perfectly fine! I also did my Glucose screening today so fingers crossed those results come back perfect too! It’s hard to believe my baby girl will be here in less than 15 weeks! Time is flying by this time around!!

Halloween 2013

Here are a few photos from Halloween! I hope everyone enjoyed the time with family!

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