Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Since I'm a huge slacker, a quick update for you :)

I apologize for the drop off in posting lately. Trust me, I haven't forgotten about this blog. I just don't want to bore you with the unpleasant details that consume my life at the moment. This pregnancy is certainly harder than the last and every last ounce of my energy is consumed by keeping Grace alive and somewhat entertained during the day. I keep thinking it's got to get better soon!

A couple of weekends ago, Grace and I participated in the Mighty Melody Miracle Marathon/Walk. Obviously we were just walking! Luckily grandma was there to chase Grace around because I ended up sitting almost all of it out. Grace decided that she loved going over the finish line. She must have finished the race more than anyone else, at least 10 times! Here she is enjoying her reward for finishing, a bagel. She looks so old here! 

And since I didn't get my pregnancy update done this past week, here's a picture for you. I was 16 weeks 4 days. My belly is growing a lot faster this time. I'm scared to see what it's going to look like at 30+ weeks! 

9 days and counting until our big ultrasound to find out what the gender of this baby is! I still think it's a boy. I feel like I'm carrying low and sweets taste disgusting. I couldn't even eat a brownie at the Memorial Day picnic yesterday! When I was pregnant with Grace I ate sweets every single day. What do you think, girl or boy?

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photo Fails

Taking pictures of Grace is getting more and more difficult. She would much rather play with the camera than pose!

Does anyone have any good tips for photographing toddlers?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pregnancy Update: 15 weeks

 BabyFetus Ticker

How far along? 15 weeks 4 days

Weight gain/loss: 0. I think I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Food is finally starting to taste good again!

Feeling: Every day is different.I'm generally feeling pretty good. I still don't have much stamina from months of being sick. 2 days ago I tried to do a lot of housework and I regretted it that evening. Now I'm trying to work my way back up to normal activity again. I am having sciatic and hip pain but most days it's bearable.

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Sleep: Most night it's decent. I can sleep comfortably on my left side but not on my right.

Food cravings: Taco Bell burritos.

Gender Prediction: I've had 2 dreams that it's a boy and only 1 that it's a girl, so I still think boy.

Movement? I think I have been feeling flutters lately. I love feeling them!

What I miss? Turkey sandwiches

Best moment this week: Feeling baby move!

What I'm looking forward to: Going swimming and getting Grace in the pool!

Next Appointment: June 7th. Just over 3 weeks and counting....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pregnancy Update: 14 weeks

With my due date being on a Saturday, I'm having a hard time remembering to take pictures of my growing bump and posting. Saturdays are our day to spend as a family. So I think I'm going to start doing my pregnancy updates on Wednesdays. Random I know, but hopefully I'll be better about posting them consistently.

 BabyFetus Ticker

How far along? 14 weeks 4 days

Weight gain/loss: Down 3 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. Slowly starting to gain again.

Feeling: I'm starting to feel better. I'm still nauseous occasionally, but I'm actually starting to feel normal again. I have absolutely no stamina from being sick for so long, so I get tired very easily. My hips are starting to hurt at night.

Maternity clothes? Most days I'm fully in maternity clothes. A few of my regular t-shirts still fit.

Sleep: Still hit and miss. It's hard to get comfortable already with my hips hurting.

Food cravings: Not really. Food still doesn't sound appealing.

Gender Prediction: I'm still thinking boy.

Movement? Not yet. I'm getting inpatient!

What I miss? Sleeping comfortably

Best moment this week: My ultrasound was pretty amazing. I love seeing the baby!

What I'm looking forward to: The pool opens at Grace's grandparents house today and I hope it's ready to use this weekend!

Next Appointment: June 7th. It seems so far from now! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting!

"I just wanted the glow. The one they promised you on the cover of those magazines...."

My sentiments exactly.

If you have not seen the trailer for the upcoming movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting," watch it. It looks hilarious. Enjoy!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Grace and her sunglasses

Poor Grace is going crazy being cooped up due to my lack of energy. Now that I'm finally starting to feel better, I hope we can resume our crazy schedule of play dates, story times and such. She has been a trooper through all of it and luckily it has been nice enough for her to play outside on the deck quite a bit.

She loves playing outside, but she always gets upset when the sun is in her eyes. My solution? Buy her sunglasses! I should have known better. Grace refuses to keep anything on her head. She won't wear bows, hats, and now we can add sunglasses to that list. I keep trying to make it into a game, but so far I can only get her to keep them on for about 30 seconds at a time.

She's adorable when she wears them!

That was the only picture I could get before she ripped them off. She's just a little bit strong willed, can you tell?

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baby #2 Update

Pregnancy and blogging are not mixing very well for me. Grace has been sick with a fever and a runny nose and I have been extremely nauseous for the past few months. I have no energy and spend my days trying to keep Grace as entertained as possible. By the time she's in bed, I collapse and accomplish nothing. Poor Mike has been doing all of the housework and cooking for the past several months.

I had my 13 week (basically 14 week) check up today and everything is looking good! Baby is growing, even though I've lost 3 lbs. We got an ultrasound today! Little one was moving around so much it was a bit hard to get pictures but luckily we got some.

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Baby was obviously trying to talk to us

Stretching it's legs. I can't wait until I can feel this!

Head shot!
It feels more real to me now that we can see an actual baby in there, not just a blob. Baby is measuring about 5 days ahead, but they won't move my due date unless something major changes. So we are still expecting to meet this little one sometime around the end of October.

I remember thinking that Grace's due date was extremely far away, but October seems really close right now. It's overwhelming to even think about!

My doctor did take pity on me and prescribed some Zofran to help with my nausea. I was very excited about it until I got the pills are realized something. These pills are meant to dissolve in your mouth and they taste like mint. Random fact about me: I hate mint. It's gross. So the pill made me gag. I hope they get easier to take. Because I'm sick of being sick! Has anyone else had any experience with Zofran? Did it help you?

Now the countdown to our big gender reveal ultrasound begins! 5 weeks from today!

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