Wednesday, February 29, 2012

24 weeks

24 weeks - moving along so fast! This is what happens when I get out of work - straight into comfy clothes. 
Sorry that all my pictures seem to have a yellow tint, it's from the kitchen lighting. 
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 24 Weeks
Size of baby: almost a foot long - the length of a large ear of corn
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity - a few regular shirts still 
Gender: It's a GIRL! 
Movement: Feeling her move around like crazy now
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Waking up at the crack of dawn and feeling very awake
What I miss: moving like a normal person, I can't seem to get comfortable
Cravings: ummm...nothing lately
Symptoms: no new ones as of this week
Best moment this week: getting a little bit done in Carly's room. I love all the tiny pink clothes :)

And here is a picture of me at 24 weeks pregnant with Cain -
looking a lot smaller I might add.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

So very random...

Not much going on this week I'm afraid. It's actually been nice. So here is a bit of my randomness - let's start with pregnancy shall we...

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 23 Weeks
Size of baby: the weight of a large mango
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity - it's just way more comfy 
Gender: It's a GIRL! 
Movement: Feeling it every day now
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Waking up at the crack of dawn and feeling very awake
What I miss: my regular clothes. I'm getting sick of the same outfits over and over
Cravings: chocolate and ice cream
Symptoms: holy heart burn this week
Best moment this week: Chris being able to feel the baby move. You can finally feel it from the "outside" now :)

And then there is Mr. Cain - he is doing awesome. He is so fun and so energetic. Although this mama has a hard time keeping up with him these days - I'm so stinkin tired. He no longer naps during the day, like at all.

He is getting sassy. He is getting bossy. I don't think "terrible two's" has anything on what we can expect when he's 3. He is enjoying his music class. Each week we go, I see him opening up a little more and becoming more comfortable (and sometimes naughty) in a group of people. He will sing the songs from class as he plays and it's so cute.  
One of Cain's favorite things to do on a regular basis is pretend he is an animal. Not just like a dog or a cat but a buffalo or a baby alligator. We will be in the store and he makes animals noises and then says now I'm a baby cow "mooo! and you a Mama cow. You have to say moooo Mama cow".  It's pretty funny. His imagination is really shining and I love watching him play. 
Super Cain

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

22 Weeks

We are moving right along. More then half way there now :) Things are going great.  A little hang up with my thyroid but nothing to bad and caught early. We did find out we are having a girl. The name we have in mind for her at the moment is Carly. This is my view lately whenever I look down - feeling large!

I started out with the actual belly shot and I did all Cain's pregnancy pictures that way too.
 Not sure why I got away from showing my belly but here it is.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Size of baby: the length of a spaghetti squash
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity - it's just way more comfy 
Gender: It's a GIRL! 
Movement: Feeling it every day now - mostly in the evenings right now
Sleep: Sleeping ok. Waking up a few times.
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly
Cravings: Junk food - it's awful 
Symptoms: No added ones from my growing list.
Best moment this week: Hearing the babies heart beat at the doctors. Having all our family together and letting them know what we are having.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random Pictures...

I have a few pictures that I haven't shared. Just some really random things...

all bundled up and ready to go

Cain playing with Dad

blowing "bubbles" on the baby - lol

making awesome creations


Sunday, February 12, 2012

As I mentioned on...

Facebook already we are having a GIRL :) We are pretty excited about having one of each. I am excited about all the super cute things in pink. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about having a girl though.

We wanted to do something a little special to tell all our family what we were having. Sense we won't be having a baby shower or anything like that this time, we wanted to have a special get together with our family. The plan was for me to bake a cake and have it be pink, so when we cut into it everyone would be surprised. Well I baked my pink cake (a little to long so it turned brown) and it was a train wreck! It fell into pieces when I tried to get it out of the pan - it was not salvageable!

At the last minute I had to run to the grocery store and buy a cake. A cute one with pink flowers on it and I had them write "It's a girl". It was a in a clear container so I wrapped it up in tissue paper and yellow ribbon. Then I let big brother Cain open it up in front of everyone.

We also had ribbons made up and all of our family had to wear their guess - either pink or blue. There were only 2 blue ribbons out of everyone! Everyone has been saying from the start that they thought it would be a girl. I didn't get many pictures of the day like I wanted - always happens to me.

So the next thing I am looking to do is sell a bunch of boy clothes that I have. I went through all the totes of stuff and kept what I could use for a girl and now I need to make space. I am not sure what the best way to do this is - should I wait and have a garage sale in the Spring? There are a few mom to mom sales coming up - anyone ever had a table at one of those? Not to sure on how that all works? Let me know if you know anything about them.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Braces Are Off...

I wanted to show a before and after of my teeth. I am so happy with the way they turned out! I had them on for a little less then 2 years and the time seemed to go by pretty fast. So here is the day that I got them on...
Note to self - don't die my hair that dark again. 
And this is the day they came off...
I still have my braces on the bottom front 6 teeth. 
Those will be taken off next week when my retainer 
gets bonded  on the bottom. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Baby Things...

I have a lot of baby items from when Cain was a baby, so I don't really need anything. 
This does not stop me from looking at random crap that I probably wouldn't use but that I want to buy. 
Such as...

Blooming Bath Baby Bath

I really want to get one of these little bath tub thinga-ma-jigs. I think they are super cute. 
A little more then I would really want to spend on a baby bath (because I am super cheap). 

Lucky Baby Sling Reversible with Pocket - Free Designer Gift Box

A super cute sling would be perfect. Found here.
I didn't have a sling for Cain but I think I would get use out 
of one this time sense I will be needing my hands and arms to take care of Cain.

I want to get a double stroller at some point.
I think I like the side by side better then the front and back double strollers.
I don't know the original source of this picture but this model is way over
my budget at $659. Never ever would I spend that much but I would like
to get a much cheaper version of this.

Funny Baby Gear :)
I do not want this at all but think it's freaking hilarious!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Random Thoughts...

Today is my last day with braces on - get them off tomorrow! I am super excited to finally have them off. It's almost been 2 years now. I will be sure to post some pictures tomorrow :)

I was excited for my OB appointment that was supposed to be this morning but my doctor was out delivering a baby so it was rescheduled for next week. How dare these people need to have their babies during appointment time ;)

I love sour patch kids!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

20 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: the length of a banana 
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity - it's just way more comfy 
Gender: Found out today! We are waiting to tell until our family get together on the 11th :)
Movement: Feeling it a little more but not regularly yet.  
Sleep: Sleeping ok - some nights are better then others.
What I miss: Not much
Cravings: Fruit! Strawberries and raspberries mostly - I can eat them by the container.
Symptoms: No added ones from my growing list last week.
Best moment this week: Ultrasound today! Just seeing the baby move around and hearing the heart beat. Finding out the gender :)