Do you think baby will be a girl or boy?

June 14, 2012

Falling Behind

It seems this blog is a wee bit neglected! I post personal pictures and stories on my other blog now so feel free to follow along there :)

November 1, 2011

Sleep and other thiings...

Sadly sleep is getting more and more difficult as this pregnancy progresses. I didn't really have this problem until the very end of pregnancy with Jack but this baby has me up all hours of the night to eat. I don't know how it's possible for me to be dropping pounds with the amount of food that I eat but alas it's happening. I can't get comfortable, then I finally do and only 2 hours later I wake up starving. I've resorted to leaving snacks and drinks beside the bed for easy access lol.

We also got the confirmed dates for our fetal echo and anatomy ultrasound, which are in the first week of December. We're very excited and nervous (I'm always nervous about ultrasounds) and hoping this baby decides to cooperate so we can find out if s/he is a girl or boy for sure. Woop!

I've been perusing various baby sites for some time now figuring out what we will need for either gender as well as any big ticket stuff (which isn't much in that regard, just a double stroller which I've found and the booster carseat for when baby passes 21 lbs and can't go in the infant seat anymore). We still have a bunch of girl clothes since we were told Zachary was a girl until 33 weeks and we have tons of boy stuff though we will need some sleepers for both genders since Jack was a pukey kid in the beginning and some things just had to be tossed. I'm just excited to get shopping with a known gender in mind :)

Don't forget to vote in the poll above :)

October 28, 2011

Weekly Update and Names

Only four people know the names we have chosen and I'm finding it really really hard not to tell people at this point. I haven't broken yet (the additional people only know because we discussed it as soon as I knew I was pregnant) but we love these names so much that it's hard not to want to share them. My main issue with sharing is that sometimes people decide that it's important to tell you that they don't like a name you've chosen for whatever reason (maybe they think you're still deciding and want input, who knows). I don't want people saying...really? that's what you chose? It of course wouldn't make us change our mind, it's our kid so yeah we get to name him/her but it's still disheartening because now I will forever know that that person doesn't like my kids name...and usually it ends up being someone close...which stinks. Ah well, I digress.

Maybe the names will be spilled early, maybe we'll just wait until the gender is announced. Only time will tell!

In the meantime, here is another weekly update:

How far along? 13 weeks 6 Days (my due date has been moved to April 29th as far as I know)
Total weight gain/loss: Down 5
Maternity clothes? I had to switch to maternity pants at 7 weeks because the pressure from bloating was just unbearable. Not bloated anymore but I can't wear regular pants anymore.
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep Sleeping okay lately but waking up in the middle of the night STARVING is not making me feel well rested
Best moment this week Ultrasound with a squirmy upside down baby, who is healthy :)
Movement Started feeling flutters when I lie down this week
Food cravings Gummy worms, MILK, reeses peanut butter cups (thank goodness halloween is around the corner)
Gender Unknown at the moment, we'll find out early december and you will find out at Christmas
Labor Signs None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss Sleeping through the night without having to wake up for food
What I am looking forward to  The 18-20week ultrasound in 5-7 weeks
Milestones Heard heartbeat on doppler @ home :)

October 27, 2011

What's your guess?

So I asked this on facebook a while back but I'm going to make a poll here so that it's easier for me to keep track of. It looks like our due date may be moved up a week to April 29th so we'll know in 5-7 weeks (as long as baby is cooperative) if this little is a girl or boy.

Here's the results of all the old wives tales I could find:

Prediction #1: My age at time of conception + month of conception = even or odd
Take my age which was 25 and the month of conception (which is the 8th month for us). Result = GIRL (even = girl, odd = boy)

Prediction #2: Heart Rate
This theory states that if your baby's heart rate is 140 beats per minute and above, you would be having a girl. If the heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, then you would be having a boy.
Baby's Heartrate = 167-170 = GIRL

Prediction #3: Time to conceive
Short time to conceive = GIRL

Prediction #4: Sleeping position
I sleep on my right side = GIRL

Prediction #5: Moodiness
I hate to admit it but I am definitely's crazy = GIRL

Prediction #6: Morning Sickness
I have been nauseated this entire time and spent the first few weeks running to the bathroom sick = GIRL

Prediction #7: Food Cravings
I've been craving candy and sweets = GIRL

Prediction #8: The ring test
Tie a ring to a piece of string and dangle it above your stomach (if it swings side to side then it's girl, if it swings in a circle then it's a boy) - mine went side to side all 4 times I did it over the past four weeks = GIRL

So all of them say GIRL but most of them said girl for Jack too. My guess is Girl and Matt is also guessing Girl (he said boy for Jack). This pregnancy is so different and feels way different so who knows if that means anything.

Alrighty, the fun part...what's your guess? There should be a poll at the top of the page so submit your vote there :)

Much Love

October 25, 2011

The 12 Week Ultrasound

Went for the 12 week IPS/NT ultrasound today and all was good with the jumping baby in there. The baby is currently upside down and measuring ahead of the original ultrasound dates so my due date may change by a week or so but I won't know if they'll change it till I see my OB again. Nevertheless all is well, baby looks great, and is wiggling around like crazy. 

I cannot wait until the big ultrasound so we can find out the gender of this's driving me crazy walking into baby stores and not being able to buy anything (tough I have bought a couple gender neutral things) that I love. For a girl we would have a bit to buy and even for a boy we could use a couple new sleepers since jack was a spit-up baby and as such some things had to be trashed from the early days so I just want to be able to go  to a store and know for sure so I can grab some things and get started on this nursery. Only 7 weeks at most though (maybe less if the due date changes!) so that's good :P

Here is a pic of our upside down child (takes after big brother already since his preference is to be upside down most of the time): 

 and a quick pic of Jack from a week or so ago :)
Much Love

October 13, 2011

Houston we have names!

Haha, that's a sneaky title up there...because yes we have *the* name picked for both a girl and a boy but we won't be sharing what it is until Christmas when we will also share with all of you what the sex of the baby is. You get to be patient :P

In the meantime I'm going to start doing these's been neat looking back at them from my pregnancy with Jack and comparing the differences so I want to have the same things to look back at for this peanut too. Oh yes, until further notice this little shall be referred to as "peanut".

How far along? 11 weeks 0 Days
Total weight gain/loss: Not up or down at this point
Maternity clothes? I had to switch to maternity pants at 7 weeks because the pressure from bloating was just unbearable. Not bloated anymore but I can't wear regular pants anymore.
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep Not too bad actually, which is good since I'm always tired.
Best moment this week Hearing the heartbeat and having Jack rub and kiss my stomach when we ask him where the baby is.
Movement None, too early.
Food cravings Gummy worms, MILK, reeses peanut butter cups (thank goodness halloween is around the corner)
Gender Unknown at the moment, we'll find out early december and you will find out at Christmas
Labor Signs None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss My desire to eat food...still nauseous and have to force myself to eat (which of course I do) but besides the candy I'm not wanting to eat...and gummy worms+chocolate is not a suitable meal lol.
What I am looking forward to  The 12 week ultrasound on Oct. 25
Milestones Heard heartbeat on doppler @ home :)

Much Love!

October 11, 2011

Is anyone still here?

Wow. Okay. So summer happened and updating the blog didn't. We do have some very exciting news to share on here though (most of you know this already anyways). We are expecting another tiny person to join our household come April (well May 3rd but we all know I'm delivering in April if past deliveries/inductions are any indication). Spring is very quickly becoming a busy month for birthdays in this house. I'm currently 10w5d along and my next ultrasound is scheduled for 2 weeks from today, it's all very exciting. So far I've had every symptom there is, and while the horrible nausea and all day sickness is slowly getting better it's still not fun. It seems to be clearing up and hopefully will be a thing of the past once we push past the first trimester.

Jack has changed quite a bit since the last update (it has been 6 months lol). He's now running, not walking, everywhere. Constantly moving, throwing balls, making noise, babbling away (sometimes I can understand what he's saying but most of the time it's just jibberish...he's getting there), and testing us. He's getting into trouble and he knows very well what he's not supposed to do but that doesn't mean he listens...he will just look at you, smile knowingly, and go do it anyways. He does come to me after and "say" sorry with a kiss but still, we'll have to work on this listening thing. He loves being outdoors, which means I'll have to come up with a lot of fun indoor activities for us when the snow comes since being outdoors all the time really won't be an option. He also loves "reading" books and if we go to do dishes or something around the house and leave him in the playroom he will just pick a book, sit on either the couch or the floor, and flip through the pages and babble while looking at the pictures. It's pretty cute. He's also seemed to realize when a book is upside-down now and will fix it before continuing to read which is pretty neat since he taught that to himself. We haven't started potty training or anything but we have brought out a potty so he can get used to the idea of it and he does use the potty every night before he goes to bed and gets really excited about it. He's not at a point during the day where he understands that he is going potty in his diaper and could communicate so we'll just keep up with the at night routine until he's at that point and then the full on potty training begins. Oh joy! It would be nice to have him out of diapers before the next little arrives and we start all over again lol.

I don't have anything else to share at the moment so I'll just catch you up with some pictures from the spring/summer/early fall (be prepared...there are A LOT)...

  Before his first haircut...
 After the haircut :)

Much Love.

April 18, 2011

Slow down.

Time seems to be flying around here and I can't believe it has been over two months since we posted! Jack has been one for 2 days, and it's so bittersweet. On one hand I want him to stay little forever, but at the same time it's so exciting to watch him explore this big world and grow and learn every day.

Jack is now crawling around everywhere (not army crawling either!) and is crazy fast. He is pulling himself to stand up and walking around with the help of our furniture and his toys. He has 10 (soon to be 12) teeth including 4 molars....which is not a fun process. He eats anything and everything (except pureed foods) and has made the switch from formula to milk, which he LOVES. He babbles A LOT and most of the time he sounds so serious when doing what he is saying is so important that you have to listen. He can throw a good temper tantrum (if you can call those good), likes to turn the light switch off when you leave a room, waves hello and goodbye, claps his hands, and most generally a very happy boy.

I take a lot of pictures which most of you see on facebook but have managed to put together a little slideshow from Jack's first year...I hope the next year goes by a little slower than this one did...time sure flies when you're having fun :) To view the slideshow go here:

Much Love