Future musician?

I think so anyway! Dakota has been loving playing with the instruments we have in the house recently. She just loves hearing all the different sounds they make. It doesn't matter to her how badly it might hurt Mommy or Daddy's ears!

"Ugh, whatcha doing to me?"

She's quite the photo queen these days! This is what happens when Mommy snaps her without Dakota's permission to prepare for the photo first! LOL.

I just realised...

My last post was #250. Go me! :)

Dinner fun!


Had a lovely dinner last night to celebrate getting off bedrest. It was just so nice to get out! Daniel and Kota enjoyed it too, as you can see!

No more bedrest!

Had a great appt today and I am off bedrest! So I am a very happy cookie. Just thought I would update. Laptop is broken, boo. Yes, again.

This desktop just doesn't provide me as much pleasure! I am trying though. Hopefully will be back to myself soon. Pregnancy is just sucking me out!

30 weeks!

Just saying Hi!

Haven't been around much the last few days, sorry for it all. Not much to write about or update, bedrest life really is boring. I have another appt on Monday, I really hope I get some more good news and possibly get let off it. I have been behaving myself really well, doing all I can do really. On a positive note, I am now 30 weeks. Only 10 weeks left!

I have been knitting a bit, or attempting. I am still on the scarves with holes stage, not sure if I will ever progress past this stage but it is pretty fun. With the weather we have still been having here, the scaves still may come in useful!

- Anna

Giggly Baby!

Our Valentines Day

It's nearly midnight and if I wasn't on bedrest, I really could be doing *better* things right now, but blogging it is! We had a nice day. Obviously we didn't go out or anything and we don't usually make a big deal out of V Day anyway. The way we have always discussed it is that we should just surprise each other with cute little things every day if we can!
But we made a little effort today. We did crafts with Dakota in the morning and it was a lot of fun. I did the lipstick on the belly trick again and we took a few photos. We all had a ton of fun!

This was my favorite shot we got :

Then in the evening Daniel cooked me dinner. The ILs went out for their dinner so we just had the house for us (and Dakota!) but it was nice just to be able to relax and appreciate the little things! All in all a lovely day, not sure if next year we will be able to get any peace at all with 2 kids!
- Anna

Friday flashback

This day last year!

Wordless Wednesday - Pretty Green Eyes

A new award!

My good friend Betsy (http://betsys4.blogspot.com/) gave me another wonderful award! :) I am really loving seeing all the cute ones floating around, and loving even more receiving them!
Here is a little information about the award: We've all been there. As hard as we try, sometimes we don't catch every little sign that some thing's wrong. We aren't able to prevent every bump or bruise. We love our children with all our hearts, but we are only human. Super-mom has her kryptonite. We would not be parents if there were times we didn't regret something, if we feared we had somehow irreversibly damaged them by some slight on our part. Yet our children seem to be OK. They love us unconditionally and we love them. WE LOVE THEM....that is what matters. So don't be so hard on yourselves. As parents we do all that we can and leave the rest to God. Don't beat yourself up for that one little thing.Here are the rules:
1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!
2)To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!
3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!!

Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!
OK, here goes!

One thing I feel awful about right now is not being able to spend enough time with Dakota. I know she wants me to run about ahd chase after her and I just can't do it. There are only so many puzzles or playing in one place my 16 month old can take!
7 things I love about my kids:
1. Dakota is such a fun, energetic toddler. She provides so many laughs daily and just seeing her laugh completes my day!
2. I love watching how great Dakota is with her "baba" (her doll). It just reminds me how cute she is going to be with Amelia when she arrives!
3. I love how involved Dakota is with my belly. She puts her hand on it all the time trying to feel Mia kicking, not sure if she does or not, but she thinks it's really funny!
4. I love how my kids are really the only thing that get me through being here. When I don't want to or can't communicate with other people, like at DH's work parties, I can use the excuse of chasing around after Dakota. She doesn't care that I can't speak Polish! :)
5. The way she communicates with people and charms them everywhere she goes! She always takes after her Mommy ;)
6. The fact that no matter what I do, she doesn't care. She just cares that I'm her Mommy and that is the best feeling in the world.
7. I can't think of a 7th thing?? I love EVERYTHING about my little princess!!
Other great Moms! - I have a lot of Moms on my blog, some I don't talk to so much but I still appreciate they are wonderful Moms. So for this I am giving it to ALL the Moms out there, you are all wonderful! So if you read this and you're a Momma, you're TAGGED! Go do it! <3

28 weeks!

Some belly pics as I haven't posted any in a while and I definitely think I've popped a lot. These were taken last Thursday, so a little outdated now, but you get the idea!
I have been feeling a lot better. I had an appointment with my Doctor on Monday and he told me the blood pressure meds are working and it is now stabilised. I was so happy to hear that! I am still on bed rest as obviously there are still risks, but he says hopefully that if my blood pressure stays at a stable level, I won't have to be on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy! Hallelujah! I really take my hat off to ladies who manage bed rest for the whole pregnancy, I have been finding out just how intensely difficult it is!
- Anna

Been busy the past few days...

I have been twilighting, (plus drama on BBC!), = difficult to keep up with blog! Sorry!

Cold Weather

OK, the weather is getting really cold these days. We have been far below freezing each day this week, not really normal for Poland. I'm all wrapped up in bed and I'm still pretty cold! It seems everywhere in the world is having a cold chill right now. I just wish I could go out and play in the snow with Dakota, she loves it. I just get to deal with the runny nose and the tantrums from being tired when she comes in from the snow! Fun fun.

- Anna

Pretty in pink!

Now Mommy is resting up in her nightgown, Kota has to rest up in her nightgown too! Man, my kid is cute!


Today I had to go to the dentist for the first time. It was a, new, experience. I had been holding out but I really needed to see one soon because I don't think I have been in a LONG time. So I got one organized through the insurance who could "speak English." We went there, and he could speak a few words, very limited. I was just happy I had SIL with me, she managed to translate a bit and talked to him for me. Luckily nothing had to be done, I just didn't feel confident letting him loose in my mouth with no idea what he was doing! However, I am glad to report I am still alive! Nice to get out of the house as well, even if I was driven straight and the door and only walked about 10 steps to the chair and back before returning home!

- Anna

Wordless Wednesday - *Mmm Food*


I ordered the twilight books last week when I found out I was on bedrest, and they arrived today! Well, the first one. I am going to read it, see what I think, then order the rest, if I think so. I was determined not to get sucked into this whole twilight mania, but now I just really want to know what all the fuss is about. Will let you know how it goes!

- Anna

Changing diaper!

Her baby had a poopy diaper! So funny! What a clever girl.

February already?

Can't believe it is February already! The months are flying in these days. February is such a "short" month too, only 28 days! Going to try and make it as productive as possible even though I might be on bedrest. Not letting myself think about that! If you have any nice crafty or otherwise ideas for a Momma on bedrest, let me know! I don't want it to be a waste of a month! :)

- Anna

Bathtime cuteness, complete with new siggy!

Thanks to Ash from Siggietown! I love it, as usual! :)