Sunday, April 27, 2014

{Easter 2014 recap}

Well, hello! I'm writing from the comfort of the living room couch today. Guess why? You know that stomach bug that I thought I was safe from?...turns out I was wrong...It all started last night, but I have to say it's not nearly as bad as the one I had about 7 weeks ago. I am thankful for that! I got the ok from my doctor to take some more of the zofran that was prescribed the last time when I was in the hospital, so I am feeling like I can definitely manage it this time around. We were supposed to go out to my dad's today and see Draft Day, while they watched Landon, but that won't be happening.

Currently, we are living with my mom while our house is being built so she is the only one so far that hasn't been brought down by "the bug". I pray she doesn't get it, but I'm saving her a couple of Zofrans just in case... #AwesomeDaughter

Anyway, we had a wonderful, beautiful Easter weekend! I think Landon is beginning to enjoy these holidays. I use the word beginning very lightly. That's not to say we didn't have our fair share of Easter egg stealing out of his cousins baskets, or meltdowns over cars, but we're getting there, people! 
On Friday he got a festive Easter bath! He loved the "ees" {eggs} as he calls them! 

Saturday we got together with Mike's side for a BBQ and some Easter egg coloring. Landon has 13 cousins on this side, so needless to say there is never a dull moment. 

He was over it after 3 minutes, wanted go play with his cars or dinosaur, or
something boyish.

Sunday started out slowly. I like it that way. I do not like rushing around. We woke up and gave Landon his Easter basket from the Easter bunny. He immediately wanted the bubbles {that little carrot is bubbles} and the peeps. In true festive fashion, he makes his mama proud.

I filled the majority of the eggs with these. Obsessed. He's lucky the Easter bunny didn't eat them all before they made it into the eggs...

We attended Easter mass at 11 that morning with my in-laws and snapped some pics outside of the kiddos that were still there.

After church we went over to my in-laws new house. Their house is beautiful and on a golf course and has the perfect back yard for a get-together, minus Landon screaming at the top of his lungs when a golfer was teeing off. We'll just pretend that didn't happen.

He's still growing into his Easter basket...

All 4 of us! 

A ride on "pawpaws coo car" {cool car}

Then, we headed over to my aunts house
for another Easter egg hunt and more yummy food! My aunt Toni does a great job with holidays! 

We'll end the Easter post with the most precious picture. I already have the perfect frame for it for above our bed in the new house. I love my sweet Landon kisses more than anything...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

{18 weeks}

How far along? 18 weeks & I snapped the quickest preg-selfie in the mirror on Easter 
Total weight gain/loss: Over 9 lbs, but probably more because I couldn't stop eating my mother's Mexican cheesecake.....or the chocolate that I gave up for Lent - on Easter....
Maternity clothes? Maxi dresses and leggings, haven't quite broken the maternity out yet.
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: very sleepy lately, but I literally can't sleep in.  I wake up at 6:30 am like clockwork lately.
Best moment this week: Easter and all that beautiful weather that we were so blessed to enjoy over the last 3 days :) I go picture crazy on holidays, so I am planning an Easter recap soon! 
Miss Anything? Not really this week
Movement: Yes, I'm still feeling little but definite baby movements/kicks
Food cravings: Chinese food
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really, not nauseous much lately.
Gender: We asked the family at Easter and the consensus was BOY!
Symptoms: Not really, just eating....A LOT. 
Belly Button in or out? out :(
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY - I loved the long weekend and spending time with family!
Looking forward to: May 5th our next sonogram! Please be perfect, baby :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{17 weeks}

I felt the need to do a 17 week post because we went to the doc this past week! Here are some updates from that appointment :) 

*Mike's best friend & the best man at our wedding proposed to his sweet girlfriend, Molly on Friday, and had a bunch of people over to surprise her when they got home - so it gave me a rare excuse to dress up! You know I couldn't go through a pregnancy without this belt! Love it SO much!

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Wow! I was shocked to hear but 4 lbs since the last appointment. 9 lbs total! That's 6 lbs more than with Landon at this point (or 3 times the amount) ....yikes! They said that's totally normal. I was pretty underweight before I got pregnant, so they think that is a good weight gain at this point. 
Maternity clothes? Pulled out my spring clothes this week and my maternity clothes :) Doing some spring/summer shopping this weekend for the bump too! It's supposed to be just beautiful out!!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: love it & never have enough.
Best moment this week: Hearing the sweet sound of our baby's heart. Rate is at 164. Landon's was 166 at this point. 

Miss Anything? Alcohol - primarily wine. And chocolate that I gave up for
Lent. Come on Easter! (Also, Sixlets are not truly chocolate right? On the package it says Chocolate flavored candy with a candy coating & so I had some)
Movement: little bitty baby flutters, just to let mama know she/he's there :)
Food cravings: Hamburgers and French fries always sound delicious. Fruit mainly grapes and oranges. The texture of bananas makes me gag, currently.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Bananas, I guess?
Gender: Mike announced that he thinks girl on Friday. I literally don't know, nor do I care to guess because it's just a measly guess. I love this bean. So so much
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: not many. Starting to get minor back pain & beginning to get uncomfortable. Of course, I can't complain too much. I'm happily pregnant and blessed to be uncomfortable for the greatest reason ever!

Belly Button in or out? out :(
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Only about 20 or so more days until we get to see the wee one again. I pray all is well because we haven't seen this little person in about 10 weeks.
Looking forward to: Easter! Upcoming 3 day weekend and nice weather! 🐰🐣

Monday, April 7, 2014

{16 weeks}

*Note: I have totally ditched the planned biweekly pregnant pics in favor of selfies. Less time consuming & almost as good as the planned pics. The selfie will have to do from here on out :)

How far along? 16 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: I would guess not much, we find out Wednesday at the 16 week checkup

Maternity clothes? Hair tie trick, and the wonderful world of MAXI DRESS season is upon us!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: awful! Mainly due to a 21 month old that despises sleep!
Best moment this week: I must say, going to the lake is always my best moment of a week! I love that place! We did some spring/summer shopping for Landon and Mike. Got some cute stuff & I almost forgot I ordered some things for my pregnant self online that my mother had brought down to the lake. Cute dresses for summer and Florida and some comfy maternity leggings! Here are
some pics of my sweetie from the weekend - so much JOY!


Miss Anything? Just missing the yummy drinks that were concocted at the lake that I could not partake in....
Movement: minor minor movements I want to feel the kicks and rolls! The best!
Food cravings: Lately, nachos and Coconut Greek Yogurt Popsicles! Creamy & delicious. Landon thinks so too because he tried to steal mine. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really. Thankful for that!
Gender: No idea? I want to make sure she/he is healthy and we get to at the end of this month!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Just this growing belly!
Belly Button in or out? Flat/out
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, without a doubt, HAPPY! A trip to Florida is being booked this week!
Looking forward to: Looking most forward to the nice weather and all of the fun Easter festivities coming up! I, of course, have had Landon's basket packed for weeks now & keep adding more sweets and candy! I love this holiday {well...all holidays} Also looking forward to planning a black, white and gold themed bridal shower for my best friend and a backyard BBQ birthday party for Landon - the party planning wheels are turning  {I have been crazy ordering stuff on Etsy & planning on Pinterest} and hanging out with my family of course. 

Long term - After finding out the baby is healthy and thriving, finding out what this baby is so I am able to better connect. I always tell Mike I have such a difficult time connecting until that moment when I can picture the baby in my arms as a healthy happy boy or soon!