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 :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sweet Pea

It has been way too long since I documented my family's life on here - something which I will regret when I can't quite remember the cute things Grayson did as his vocabulary blossomed along with his independence.  But. We have another fun and exciting journey beginning, and I will again document it through this blog.  We are so happy and excited to say that we are expecting baby number 2 in November! 
I have really enjoyed going back and looking at my posts and pictures from the first time around as a reference and hope to document this one in the same manner.  I am in week 17 of this pregnancy and there have been quite a few differences from my pregnancy with Gray already.  I have had much more nausea, heart burn, and fatigue this time around.  I was hopeful that I would start feeling better after the first trimester, but it has not totally gone away yet, so I wait.  Luckily, it is not debilitating and has not kept me from going to work.  I believe I have started to feel the baby moving a little bit (around week 16), but nothing more than the flutters one should feel this early on.

Here are a few pictures of the bump (or sweet pea as we have affectionately been calling the baby):


We asked him where my tummy was
And a quick peek behind the scenes of this "photo shoot"
Then, we got around to taking more pictures for week 17:



We find out a week from today if we're having a boy or a girl - we can't wait!