Thursday, July 24, 2014

23 and 24 Weeks

I had my last ObGyn appointment last Tuesday and we discussed some options for Peabody since we had expressed a little concern in Grayson's preterm delivery.  We have not had any 'scares' or indications that this pregnancy will result in the same, but a previous preterm birth is a risk factor. We decided that I would go in for steroid shots during my 24th week (1 a day for 2 days in a row) that will result in maturing the baby's lungs as a preventative measure.  Grayson was with us and we had told him that he would get to hear baby brother's heartbeat, but the Dr. made it even more special by letting Gray be his little helper!  He let Gray hold the fetal heart monitor and push the power button to turn it on and off.  He loved it!  When we got home from the appointment, he decided (all on his own, mind you!) that he needed to hear the heartbeat again:

23 Weeks


Before I went in for the second shot today, we took some 24 week pictures








Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - July Edition

"America's Birthday" ~G









Some kind of voodoo magic - just randomly appeared in my list of pictures...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

21 Weeks

This week I've been feeling the baby move around a lot more and last night (21 wks 2 days) P was able to feel Peabody moving around!  When I've told Gray that soon he should be able to feel baby brother kick he says, "that's not nice!"  I love his toddler mind, I guess I should rephrase it to "moving" instead of "kicking"!

I have been feeling much better this week.  I didn't really even take Prilosec this week and my nausea has been non existent for the most part.  I have had some pretty bad sciatic nerve pain again this week, but as the week has progressed, it has bothered me less and less. 
Peabody is about the size of a carrot this week, 10.5 inches long and weighs about 10.5 ounces.  I have gained 9 pounds so far, which is about on track for where I was this time with Gray.

Grayson still talks about his baby brother and asks me where he is almost daily.  After I say that he is in my tummy, he says, "he has to get bigger and bigger and bigger!"  He may not quite understand all that is happening, but we think he gets the important stuff.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

TBT - Pregnancy

A  little comparison!


Oh BOY, 20 weeks!

We are half way there - I can't even believe it! We found out during our 18 week appointment that baby #2 is also a boy!  We took Grayson with us to the ultrasound and that is where he found out that I was pregnant/he will have a little brother.  He latched onto the information quicker than I thought he would.  He asks about "baby bruh-der" all of the time and will give my tummy sweet kisses. 

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We have barely had any time to discuss names for him yet, and we have nothing in mind just yet. I feel like the pressure is greater for the second baby's name than the first!  We have, however, decided to call him Peabody (thanks Uncle Kim for the suggestion!!) instead of Sweet Pea. 
 
I started really feeling Peabody move more last week, but P has not been able to feel him yet.  In the last week or so, I have regained a good portion of my energy and feel far less nauseous as well.  I am basically only wearing maternity pants or dresses at this point.  I forgot how hard it is to dress a growing belly.  It has seemed like a relatively mild summer so far, and for that, I am extremely thankful!  I know it is bound to get MUCH worse before it gets better, so I'll take all of the rain and low 90's weather that I can get. 

We took some bump pictures today (20 weeks, 3 days) and the last few are my favorite!







Yes, Gray decided to join us in the back yard in all of his no-pants-no-shoes-toddler glory and then he proceeded to run around the tree in the background numerous times.  I just love him :)