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He's 3! | Jim's 3 Year Update + Interview

I can't believe this little guy is 3 already! 

He is such a sweetheart, such a boy, and such a stinker, all at the same time.

For his birthday, I let him decide what he wanted for breakfast and supper (within reason). He wanted granola for breakfast, so that's what I gave him!

He originally said that he wanted cake for supper, but I made him waffles and stacked them into a cake shape instead. A mom has her limits.

We also had bacon, eggs, and grapefruit. It was a delicious meal if I do say so myself.

Here Are a Few Facts About Jim at 3 Years Old:


  • Clothing: He's in size 3T for the most part. Some 3T pants are little long on him, depending on the style/brand. I'm guessing he'll transition to 4T shirts sometime during the summer or fall.
  • Sleeping: Glory be: Jim still takes his afternoon nap! I would say that 85% of the time he actually sleeps, which is wonderful. If he skips his nap, he's a cranky mess after supper.
  • Learning: It's amazing what he picks up from the rest of us. He definitely listens while I'm doing school with Helen. He is in love with "social studies" and can remember continents, countries, and oceans! One day this fall he randomly starting writing letters. I hadn't taught him how! It's just fun to see his mind expanding every day.
  • Chores: I expect Jim to keep his toys in his bedroom and his clothes off of the floor. He also has to put away his hat/coat/mittens/boots as soon as we get home. In a small house I have to be ON IT or it devolves into chaos quickly. Jim also wipes down the stools that the kids use in the bathroom, unloads non-breakable dishes and non-sharp utensils from the dishwasher, helps Helen transfer clothes from the washing machine to the dryer, and folds the clean wash cloths.
  • Potty Training: You guys, we're about 90% there with potty training! Hallelujah! This summer/fall Jim decided that he was interested in potty training, so I dropped everything and gave it a good go. He pretty much figured it out himself with guidance from Reuben and I. We still have him wear a pullup during naps and overnight. The other day we were out of the house and forgot to change him out of his underwear and into a pullup. He went accident-free the whole time (8+ hours)! 

Here is Jim's 3-Year Interview:


QUESTIONS:

  • What is your name?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your mom's name?
  • What does your mom do during the day?
  • What is your dad's name?
  • What does your dad do during the day?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What do you not like to eat?
  • Who are your friends?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • Will you sing it for me?
  • What is your brother's/sister's name?
  • How old are they?
  • What is your favorite place to go?
  • What is your favorite thing to do?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What is your favorite book?
  • What is your favorite thing to watch?
  • What does your brother/sister like to do?
  • What's your favorite toy?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • What do you want for your birthday?

36 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #3

18 Weeks
Last week I turned 36 weeks! Technically as I write this I'm 37 weeks, so baby is considered early term! In other words, it would be just fine if I went into labor today. :)

Here's my 36 week pregnancy update:

Weight this week: 136.6 pounds - up almost 6 pounds from 32 weeks! I'm not sure why my weight gain has increased so much lately...

I actually forgot to take my measurements last week, so these are my 37 week measurements:

Measurement around waist: 31 1/2"

Measurement around belly: 37 1/2"-3/4" - almost exactly the same as my last two pregnancies!

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 6 pounds, and is 18 1/2" long. My midwife estimated that the baby is about 5-5 1/2 pounds, and long. It definitely feels long to me! 😅

Maternity Clothes: Nothing new - it's getting so close that any new clothes would only fit me for a few weeks anyway.

House Update

Last time we chatted about the house, we were still getting the dirt work done. You can read all about the beginning stages in Part 1 HERE.