Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So stinkin proud...

of my husband! He has been going through a journey, that I haven't talked about on here because there were so many unknowns. He has gone through a whole process and we just found out that he was accepted into the program - this is an awesome opportunity! It is great for him because he is going to be doing what he loves and it could be life changing for our family - in a good way.

Not only is this super exciting but it is a little scary. This is all happening and there are still a bunch of unknowns and it's going to coincide with the arrival of our new baby. I know it's going to be a little hard at times (I am a control freak and want to plan our everything and having no control freaks me out!) but I know that this is going to be the best for our family :)

So YAY to new things happening - YAY for my husband - YAY for our growing family!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

19 weeks...

I've been posting just every other week but I feel as though I have nothing to write about so here is an update for 19 weeks minus a picture.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 19 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a large heirloom tomato
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity - it's just way more comfy 
Gender: We don't know yet. 
Movement: Still not much on a regular basis yet.  Our doctor said within the next few weeks there will be a large increase in movement.
Sleep: Sleeping ok - some nights are better then others.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Cravings: Chocolate. Although I've always loved it I just want it all the time now.
Symptoms: My back is always aching. Tired a lot. Losing my mind - forgetting lots of things. It just seems like this list is getting longer and longer as we go, lol. I can now add a little bit of heartburn, gas (sorry keeping it real folks), wight gain like crazy (but that's not really a symptom it's more like a given). I wouldn't trade it though!
Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move a bit more. Cain blowing raspberries on "the baby" (my belly). Popping out more so it is obvious that I am pregnant and not just fat.

I wanted to discuss the second child syndrome a little bit. You always hear about the second baby kind of getting the shaft with everything. I know some of the things I have heard are:
-you don't have as many pictures of you as a second child
- you might not have a filled out baby book as a second child
- you get all the hand me downs, etc.

I like to think that this will not happen to our second child but I feel like it already has a little. With Cain I was a freak about eating healthier, not having caffeine, etc. This time not so much.  With Cain I read all the books, followed the charts as I went, etc. This time not so much. I planned the nursery and searched over names and this time not so much. Poor second baby! I just kind of go with the flow more this time, I have our names already picked out, I have everything I need so there isn't much to do. I do hope to take just as many pictures of the new baby as I did of Cain and keep up on that end of stuff - I guess we will see how it goes.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sleeping patterns in...

our house are ever changing these days. Cain used to go to bed with no problem at all, then it was a huge problem, now it's just a small problem. He still tries to come up with excuses to not go to bed but Chris and I have pretty much laid down the law and he doesn't give us to much nonsense.

Lately he has been waking up between like 5 and 6 and crying to come into bed with us. This all started because every once in awhile Cain will wake up and it's almost as if he is half a sleep and half awake - he can answer some of your questions but he is usually just scared and crying and nothing really "wakes" him so we let him sleep in our bed once.

I try and let him cry for a few mins. because sometimes he just falls back asleep. But lately he just cries and says "Mommy you hear me? Mommy, Daddy, I sleep in your bed a wittle while?" Oh it breaks my heart and we let him come to bed with us.

For a couple reasons really -
1. It makes me so sad to hear him cry and call out for us
2. I want him to stop crying so I can go back to sleep
3. I want him to come snuggle in our bed - he's so cute
4. He is only going to be this little for such a short period of time I need to soak it up while I can

So anyone else have any sleeping issues with their kids and ideas on how to solve them? It is going to be a little bit difficult if he wants to still come to our room once the baby is here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a bell pepper
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing them mixed with my regular clothes. 
Gender: We don't know yet. Just a few more weeks :)
Movement: Still not much on a regular basis yet.  Our doctor said within the next few weeks there will be a large increase in movement.
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Lots of rolling around and waking up at least once.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Cravings: No cravings - back to being hungry a lot though.
Symptoms: My back is always aching. Tired a lot. Losing my mind - forgetting lots of things.
Best moment this week: This week was pretty uneventful. We don't go back to the doctors until our ultrasound in Feb. 

Here is a picture of me pregnant with Cain around 18 weeks. Still looking sickly.
 I just like to compare what my belly looks like this time versus last time. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

I feel as though...

we don't have much going on right now. We just spent the weekend with family and had tons of fun. Now back to work, back to the regular routines.
Planning some fun things and getting excited about some things - mostly excited about getting my braces off soon and finding out what the new baby is :)
So yeah just an update - we are so super cool and exciting, that we spent the evening moving the living room furniture around tonight. You are now super jealous I just know it :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

16 Weeks

Here we are now at 16 weeks! I am so excited to be in the second trimester and still feeling so good. 
No sickness or thyroid issues still :) I am also happy that I only gained 3 pounds sense my last doctors appointment.
 I figured with all the eating I had done over the holidays it would be at least 10 pounds! We are so close now to finding out what we are having, I can not wait. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 16 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of an avocado
Maternity Clothes: I finally got them all out and am wearing them mixed with my regular clothes. Only one pair of my regular pair of jeans fit so mostly maternity pants at this point.
Gender: We don't know yet
Movement: Nothing on a regular basis yet. A few more weeks and it should be every day.
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Waking up around 5am every morning but I can go back to sleep.
What I miss: Sleeping on belly has become a little uncomfortable so I guess that.
Cravings: No cravings. I am trying to eat better but it's not working out super great.
Symptoms: Lower back pains. This has been such an easy ride so far compared to Cain. Everyone thinks it's a girl this time.
Best moment this week: Hearing the babies heart beat today at the doctors. And totally unrelated - going for lunch and pedicures with the girls from work :)

And just for comparison here is a picture I have of me pregnant with Cain around 16 weeks.
 I look so sickly! I had just gotten out of the hospital the day before this picture I do believe. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

I hope everyone had a great NYE :) I was in my good friend Stacy's wedding that night so we actually were out celebrating. We are usually at home and almost sleeping by midnight - we are super cool like that. (I will post more wedding pictures that I took later.) Cain got to have a sleep over with his cousins and he tells me he had fun. 
I always come up with a few resolutions every year but 98% of the time I don't end up keeping them. So just like every year before, here are a couple of the things that I would like to do or to do better in 2012...

1. Be healthier - like the masses I want to be healthier this year. Not really about losing weight (hello giant pregnant woman here) but more about feeling better. Eating better, moving more, you get the idea.

2. I am a pretty organized person but I want to really go through our house and my life and get rid of the things that I do not use or that no longer function for me. Perhaps this is pregnancy hormones/nesting whatever but I want to clean all clutter out of my life. 

3. Keep better track of our finances. We worked really hard to be debt free and I want to maintain that and keep better track of our finances. We are doing super great in this area but I just want to stay on top of it.

4. Be a better person/mom/wife/daughter/sister/friend - you get the idea. I want to be nicer, be more present with the people that I am spending time with. Unplug from everything and really be in the moment with the people I am around. 

5. Put myself a little higher on my to do list - meaning, it's really hard sometimes to do things for your self when you have a toddler running around, work things you have to do, a house that needs cleaned, laundry to do, etc. I have an extremely helpful and caring husband so I don't think I have it as bad as some women but I need to make time to have some "me time" every once in awhile. We will see how this goes when we are about to add another baby into the mix - lol :)