Sunday, December 30, 2012

30 Weeks!

Umm what?!?!?! How the heck am I at 30 weeks already?!?!?! I haven't published a preggo post since 20 weeks. I was at the halfway point, now I only have a 1/4 to go.

Things have been going pretty well. Aches and feeling preggo have slowly been creeping in, but not enough to complain. If I clean too much or am on my feet running around (like I did before Christmas trying to get the house together) I exhaust myself and have brought on some BH, but nothing major thank goodness.

I took my glucose tolerance test a few weeks ago and failed it :-/ Which resulted in me having to take the 3 hour test a few days ago. I have my next prenatal appointment this upcoming week, so I'm praying I don't hear anything about it. I also only gained 1 pound at my last appointment, and according to the scale this morning I've only gained about a pound since then, so I'm hoping I don't get yelled at.

How far along: 30 weeks

Total weight gain: About 16.5 pounds!

Baby is the size of: A butternut squash (again)

What's going on with the babe: About 3 pound and about 17 inches long head to toe...crazy to think that the babe is going to put on another 5 pounds give or take if he/she is going to weigh close to what Logan did! That's like 1/2 a pound a week!

Maternity clothing: I'm home most of the time, so I live in my normal sweats, but when I go out, maternity pants are almost like sweats :-) I was *finally* able to find a black belly band so I'll be able to wear my normal jeans a bit more. (Side note, at 27 weeks I was actually able to BUTTON a pair of my normal sized jeans!) My tops are a mix of maternity and normal.

Sleep: Surprisingly it's been pretty good, aside from the heartburn. My left side is the best, which is funny because with Logan it was my back, basically sitting up.

Movement: Has definitely been picking up! Kev can feel it like crazy and it's fun to watch my belly dance.

Cravings/Aversions: Christmas cookies? Honestly, I really haven't had any.

Symptoms: The normal aches...mainly my hips, but if I hold Logan to long my lower back starts to hurt. Although I think a 28-ish pound toddler would do that to anyone :-) Heartburn has got it's grip on me as well. I think it's almost every night that I have to take a Tums. No fun, but not the end of the world...only 10 more weeks of it!

How this pregnancy is different than the first: Mainly having a revolves around him, just like in his pregnancy, life revolved all things baby, now it's all thing toddlers. I feel bad that this kid is getting neglected already. I also feel more preggo but I think that goes along with what I just said.

How's the big brother was this week: He got his toddler bed for Christmas and took his first nap in it! He lasted about 40 minutes, which is fairly close to a normal nap, so I'll take it. Temper tantrums are becoming more prominent over every.little.thing. He copies everything, which is cute, and he's big into saying 'ouch' and trying to get you to kiss whatever he might have hurt.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Christmas! We have had lots of time with family and it's been awesome!

Don't mind Logan's toys that have migrated to our room or the unmade bed

 Part of me wants the next 10 weeks to fly by so I can meet this little person and begin to feel normal again. But the other part of me wants it to take it's good old time so I can enjoy my time with Logan and as a family of 3...not to mention that I said I wasn't doing anything baby-wise until after Christmas, which means I have to get my butt in gear and get things pulled out of the attic and sorted and washed, and figure out what we need.... ahhh!!!!

And if you care to compare here's my 29 week post with Logan and my 31 week post.

Friday, November 23, 2012

An iWhat?

Everyone these days seem to be obsessed with having some sort of an Apple product. If not they have a smartphone of some kind. An then you have me. Living in the dark ages with a phone that's circa 2009 and not only doesn't have any Internet capabilities but also only has an 1 inch screen!

Luckily I am blessed enough to have a younger brother who has recently updated his phone and generously handed down his old iPhone to me! I don't have an internet plan so I can't use it as my phone but as long as I have wifi it works great!

So now I can join all the cool kids and have an electronic to play on :-) Instagram here I come!

Now to figure everything out...

While the little one trashes his room...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

20 Weeks with Baby #2

Can't believe I'm past the halfway point already!!!  This pregnancy is going way to quick! Not sure if I'm ready to take care of 2 little ones yet.

How far along: 20 weeks and 3 days! (Or 21 weeks going by the baby measurements)

Total weight gain: As of my appointment last week I was up 8 pounds!

Baby is the size of: A banana

What's going on with the babe: About 10.5 ounces and about 10 inches long head to toe and starting to swallow

Maternity clothing: I've tried to wear maternity pants a few times and they just don't work! They are constantly falling down and are baggy around my legs and butt. Much rather stick with the belly band or even some normal pants still! Shirts are all pre-preggo

Sleep: It was pretty good for awhile there, but now I'm restless. I've been tossing and turning the past few nights. And that's not an easy task! lol

Movement: Not as much as Logan, but I feel her 'swimming' around occasionally. Especially at night when I lay down. I guess it's the only time I'm not running around chasing a toddler :-)

Cravings/Aversions: Candy corn pumpkins. I'm just blaming that on the babe, because I always get it this time of year :-)

Symptoms: The normal aches...mainly my hips, but if I hold Logan to long my lower back starts to hurt. The exhaustion is finally letting up, or maybe I'm just getting used to it? Oh, and still peeing all the time!

How this pregnancy is different than the first: This kid is riding a lot lower than Logan did. Also, I can't stop and enjoy every step, I'm busy chasing after the kid that isn't permanently(for now at least) attached to me. I remember hitting the halfway point with Logan and being so excited and couldn't believe it. With this poor kid, I woke up and was like 'oh halfway, YAY! Okay, time to make breakfast and do some laundry and then we have to...'

How's the big brother was this week: Big brother has had a rough week. I don' know if it's a cold, or teething, or a growth spurt or what, but he's been a bear. We have meltdowns all the time, but on an up note he's been napping longer. Yay!

The best moment(s) of this past week: Seeing 'FALL' We went up to Springton Manor and it was gorgeous! Oh, and we got our ultrasound today! ;-)

Baby was being stubborn or shy and wouldn't give us a profile pic :-/ We do have a creepy one of her looking at us though :-) Heartrate was at 156 and she loved waving hi and playing with her hands!

I'm looking forward to: Seeing my SIL this weekend who's a month ahead of me.

And the bump...

I feel super thick so don't judge :-)

Oh, and the link to my 19 and 21 week post with Logan

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall in Full Force

This weekend we ventured out to Springton Manor, not once but twice! We are so blessed to have so many wonder parks and places around here, that we often (never!) don't make the hike out there.

Saturday we met up with Logan's BFF Anthony to take some photos and explore. Logan was in a foul mood to start, but was having too much fun and didn't want to leave 2.5 hours later! Sunday we went back out with the Smith's since The Local Grind and Ka'Chi were working an event with Relay for Life called Bark for Life, so of course we had to go to show our support.

(If you're one of my photographer friends, please don't judge the photos! Do you know how hard it is shooting on manual when the sun is constantly in and out and kids are running in and out of sun/shade? Of course you do :-) )

1st glimpse of the farm

Crazy hair!

Wishing his sibling was there to play

Anthony sharing his planes

Meltdown, one of many

All better after some bribing with snacks

Looks like he could be a big kid!

What's going on over there?

Hi blue eyes :-)

This baby was my favorite! So cute!!!

Watch out big papa's watching him

Checking out the shaggy cows/bulls


Do you see that!?!?

Whatcha starin' at?

Shoveling food in his mouth
Aww! Anthony modeling Logan's new hat

Cheese! (Seriously, don't these two have the best eyes?)


K, I'm done!


Gotta say hi to the puppy

Saw big kids feeding the horse and wanted to do the same

Amy feeding the horse for Anthony

Logan and I feeding the horse

Don't know how to flip this guy
Is it easier to look through the bottom?

What do you see?



I can crumble the leaves!

Me and my boy! Sad blogger keeps flipping it

Rock collecting
Rock phone

Timeout spot :-)

So sad the focus is off on this shot!

What mom leaves the park without receiving some sort of gift from their son?
Maggie showing her mom the sheep and goats

Ooo a goat!

No fears! Petting the goat

Sheep stare down

I could live with this view!

And this one

Look guys I'm walking!

Playing around waiting for dadda to pack up

If you're local you have to go play there soon! We had so much fun!

A few photos from last Fall's photo shoot...amazing how much he changed in just a year!