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Baby #5 Bump and Life Update – Week 25

I can’t believe we are already at 25 weeks! It’s blowing my mind.
The first months were so painfully slow and sick that now, in comparison, we are zooming!
Well, the pregnancy is zooming. I, am not. My sciatic nerve pain has been kicking my booty. Literally.
It hurts to sit, stand, walk. It even hurts to lay down until my body gets used to
that position but it’s hold your breath painful at points.
I KNOW. I need to go to a chiropractor or a physical therapist. I KNOW.
But life is so busy and I don’t have “a person” here in our new town
so it just keeps getting put on the back burner.
But the pain is constant now so it’s time to figure a plan out.
My poor kids can hear me coming because I’m going ow ow ow when I walk down the hall.
The days I don’t wear my BLANQI Maternity Leggings are by far more painful.
That’s why I’m living in them! (I’m in size medium right now.
Top is Maternity Old Navy and Shoes are Kohl’s.)
My amazing husband is currently building me a comfy desk chair
that I can work in without cringing in pain. He’s the best.
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BESIDES THE NERVE PAIN….
The pregnancy has been going really well lately!
I’m happy with my bump size (which is a strange thing to say out loud lol.)
But really, I enjoy pregnancy so much more when you LOOK pregnant and not just, bloated.
Baby boy has been kicking up a storm..wiggling all over.
Making mama pee all night. You know. all those typical pregnancy things.
It is pretty amazing though when other people are able to start feeling the kicks too.
It feels so real and it’s fun to share that amazing moment with them.
Today I had the girls do quiet time and the boys and I took naps.
Micah was in bed with me and had his head on my shoulder and his hand on my bump.
The baby gave a big kick and Micah looked up at me with his eyes wide and jaw dropped!
That was the first time he was still enough to actually feel the baby and it was so cool.
He then proceeded to act out what the baby was actually doing in my tummy.
Some swimming type karate moves happened before I calmed him back down to nap time.
Baby, you have a big brother who can’t wait to meet you!
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The kids love talking about the baby and what he will look like…
what we should name him…
where he should sleep… what cute baby things he will do…
ALL THE THINGS.
So far, no name yet. But I’m really feeling the pressure to figure that out!
I legit feel like I’m disappointing people when they ask me (daily) if we have a name!)
It’s tough coming up with a third boy name…but we’ll be sure to share the final picks when we get there.
We are officially waiting to name the baby till we put our eyes on him!
Our kids all look so different so sometimes they come out and just don’t match the first name we had in mind!
Like Asher was going to be James.. but he was not a James…he was an Asher.
Do you set on a baby name? or do you pick favorites and go in with options?
It’s fun how everyone does it differently.
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You guys…I can’t with these photos today. haha.
We took some bump shots in the park and the kids got in on it.
Their model poses have me rolling.
Asher tries to copy Micah’s hands and it just turns hilarious.
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Summer is finishing up this next week and we are rolling right into the new school year!
Mama is mentally ready… but other than that… not ready. lol.
We’ll get it together but honestly, I can’t believe it’s time for all this.
Because, in my mind, when school started back that meant…
1. birthday season starts for our crew
and 2. baby time is around the corner.
AH! Lucky for us, baby is arriving the same month as Micah and right after Asher’s month, so we
don’t really need anything baby related! I’m sure I’ll grab a few fresh things because, how can I NOT! :)
I was in a fox phase with baby Asher…and I’m still struggling to
not get anything fox themed I see. hehe.
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Sienna requested this photo.
Please note the ring on her finger. “fashion.”
Also, Asher is done.
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We are so excited and thankful that everything has gone smoothly so far.
Thank you for following a long on this journey with us and being a part of the excitement!
We are going to be adding more family life videos to our YouTube Channel this season…
I do a lot of clips on my InstaStories on Instagram and get so many messages from
mamas saying they can relate to our crazy life.. (my stories aren’t very quiet lol.)
But I love that we are in the same boat a lot of the days…and want to share more of real life.
So be sure to subscribe to our channel so you get sent any new videos!
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Mickey and the Roadster Racers Party Theme

We teamed up with Disney Junior for today’s blog post
all about Mickey and the Roadster Racers! My Micah man can’t get enough of the racing fun!
We are sharing some fun inspiration for a play date or party themed around this favorite Disney Junior show!
We love to celebrate in our house, and with a few little details you can have
fun with a theme and make some amazing memories together!
I’m excited to share these decor and treat ideas to help you easily pull together a
Mickey and the Roadster Racers themed party table!
You can scale it bigger or smaller depending on what you are doing.
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I love how cheerful and positive Mickey is in this series and my
Micah loves seeing him ride his race car with his friends.
This is such a great theme to up a typical Mickey Mouse Party.
Boys love race cars and trophies so it’s the perfect combo to make them even more excited!
I took inspiration from the show to help me style the fun table.
We had the classic Mickey Mouse colors but then added in the
racer themed items and treats to pull it all together.
We found some party maracas that had Goofy and
Mickey in their race car gear and they were a hit with the kids.
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New Disney Junior episodes premiere each “FRiYAY” morning this summer
on the Disney Channel and Micah is loving the new episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers!
All of my kids have their favorite character but Micah’s is for sure Mickey!
So when I told him we were going to do a fun party table for the blog, all about
his favorite racer Mickey, he was so excited!
I had the kids go in the other room while I styled the final table and set it all up.
It was fun seeing their faces when they walked in!
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The treats were all easy to make and shared ingredients to make it budget friendly and simple to create.
We had stop light treats, chocolate donut and cookie tires, “nuts n bolts” cereal mix,
and Mickey Mouse ears chocolate pretzel bites! The kids loved making those so much
that we ended up doing little stoplight chocolate pretzel bites too.
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Do your kids like blind bags right now?? Mine do.
So I added some to the table and we opened those right away.
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When planning dessert tables, don’t get overwhelmed!
Focusing on a couple key themed touches can make it all come together.
For this party, the road table runner and the race flags were easy details that gave it that fun race car feel!
Also, using balloons for the backdrop immediately makes it feel like a party and is a great bang for your buck!
Plus, my kids love balloons! Or “booms” as Asher calls them. ;)
Everyone was a winner at this party! Each kid had a trophy filled with some treats.
I have a feeling those trophies are going to be used for lots of pretend races in our own house, inspired by the show!
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We enjoyed some treats while we chatted about our favorite characters from the show.
Which character do your kids love the most??
I hope you found some party inspiration for your own Mickey loving racer!
We had fun putting together this theme and teaming up with Disney Junior.
Tune in on Fridays this summer to catch all the new episodes and you can
also visit DisneyJunior.com for fun Mickey and the Roadster Racer activities!
My big kids love checking the Disney Junior Facebook page for fun clips too!
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Thanks for checking out today’s blog post!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.

The Kids’ Party Themes of 2016

It’s officially August and that means birthday season in our house!!
We have two birthdays in August, one in October and one in November. (with baby due in November too!)
We love to celebrate with getting creative and making memories together.
Party planning is such a fun creative outlet for me and now that the kids are older we do so much of it together.
With party fun on our minds, I thought it would be fun to share last year’s
themes before we announce this year’s party themes!
Here’s one of them….
yep. Deep in Unicorn love over here. Not mad about it. haha.
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The girls shared a birthday party last year and we did a Shopkins Theme!
They don’t really like cake…so the Rice Krispie treats were a hit with them.
You don’t have to do something just because it’s the typical birthday party detail…
think about what your kids like and enjoy! It’s always more fun when you
personalize parties to things they love…makes it special!
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Asher was next with his Woodland Themed First Birthday Party!
Since he was a baby I always loved the fox
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Micah’s party was a Construction Theme and it was SO CUTE seeing how excited he was about his table.
It was one of those crazy months where we were traveling and ended up doing it at my parents’ house.
Planning  a couple details ahead of time really helped pull it all together within that same morning!
I am a fan for getting creative and making a fun party, but you gotta be
realistic with your time and budget and you don’t have to lose your mind planning…
that kind of defeats the point of it being fun!
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So now to share this year’s party themes for the kids!!!!
Sophia is having an Emoji Theme.
Sienna is having a Unicorn Theme.
Asher is having a Ball Theme.
Micah is having a Hulk Smash Theme.

We have started planning the fun and the first one (Sienna’s) is in a few weeks
so be sure to follow on Instagram to see updates on the party details…
and our YouTube Channel to see videos of the planning.
She is OBSESSED with Unicorns and I’m loving all of the fun party ideas I’m finding!
Sophia LOVES Emojis and we have been giggling over
all the cute and silly details we have planned!