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Movie Night: Movie night on a rainy Saturday with Pete's Dragon and homemade zebra popcorn. We've started watching random older movies after church on Sundays, but ran out of things to do today because of the rain. This morning, John took Dalton to Disneyland, Maggie had a birthday party at Sky High and Sienna and I went to Costco.

Done with Disney: Today was our last day at Disneyland for a while. We all got to pick a top thing to do today. Dalton picked Indiana Jones, which was only his second time. Maggie picked Space Mountain and John picked Splash Mountain. Sienna picked Snow White, which I made her go on even though she said she was scared. She got to pick lots of other things, too and I took her to meet the princesses. Belle, Snow White and Cinderella were all outside so she got to meet them all together. Everyone went on gadgets go-coaster, small world, haunted mansion and pooh all together.

My pick for the day, since I couldn't do any fun rides, was to try the fried pickles at Carnation Cafe. It was really fun to try a new restaurant. And the food was really good. The kids attacked their food, fruits and veggies and all. Sienna basically ate broccoli and cucumbers for lunch.

We're ready for a break, to spend our Saturdays doing fun and different, new things. And relaxing. We had 104 Disney days in the past year, including 9 days at WDW because Dalton was desperate to be over 100. Quite a bit more than the 81 last time, but last time we lived in Utah for 9 weeks, plus I was pregnant or had a newborn the entire time. We paid $1400 out of pocket for our tickets, which brings each visit down to under $14. Not bad! We're already saving gift cards for next time.

Early Pregnancy Woes: This, my fifth pregnancy, has been the roughest. I went for an ultrasound at 7 weeks only to find out I was only six weeks, so I started getting sick much earlier. It also lasted much longer. On the bright side, they adjusted my due date for the first time, so maybe this baby won't be so "late." Some notes from early on.

7 weeks
I've been gagging every day for two weeks and the kids haven't noticed. I think that's a testament to the kind of winter we've had.
8 weeks
Keeping a stool in the bathroom has never seemed so brilliant.
8 weeks 4 days
My search for unscented deodorant that was actually unscented finally ended. Sheesh. Also: unscented face wash.
9 weeks
Even a stomach bug winter like we've had can't hide the truth from Maggie. She asked if I was sick from a baby in my tummy. After I threw up in the car.
9 weeks 3 days
Dalton has begun starting sentences with "after you throw up..."
9 weeks 6 days
You can't go on Big Thunder Mountain. You're sick, you might throw up on the ride.
10 weeks 4 days
I had to change my shirt because it smelled like Mexican food
10 weeks 5 days
I had to change my shirt because it smelled like French fries

Etc. finally started feeling better around 16 weeks, and off zofran around 18. I was also super paranoid because the doctor had trouble finding the baby's heartbeat a few times, just because s/he was hiding. Now I can feel him/her move a lot (my favorite part of pregnancy) and other than being tired and short of breath, I'm in the pregnancy sweet spot and doing my best to enjoy it.


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