Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby T#2 17 Weeks

I haven't taken a picture this week so I'll have Austin take one this weekend and update it later.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 17 Weeks 

Size of baby: Baby T weighs about as much as a turnip

Total Weight Gain: I think about 4 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet but I can't fit in any of the pants I was wearing right before I got pregnant.   I'm only wearing all my bigger sized pants and probably not for too much longer.  I can only fit in on pair of shorts now.

Gender: We should find out very soon!

Movement: He/she is moving all around in there as we've seen several times but I'm not feeling any of it just yet.  At least I don't think so, I feel flutters randomly but since they aren't consistent I'm going to assume it's not the baby.

Sleep: I love sleep. :)  I've been sleeping pretty good every night, just not long enough during the weekdays. 

What I miss: Nothing really.

Cravings: I don't know if I crave a lot other than wanting something sweet at night.  I've been drinking chocolate milk every morning and it's delicious.  Full fat chocolate milk. Yummy.

Symptoms: I feel pretty good!  I've been having headaches every night this week which I remember having with Hannah about this point in the pregnancy as well.

Best Moment this week: We got to see Baby T on Wednesday!  Austin called him/her "baby jazz hands" because it was waving it's hands in front of his/her face a ton.  So cute. :)

Here's a peak of the little munchkin!  It's not a great picture but I know what I'm looking at.  ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Baby T#2 15 Weeks

I wrote this on Friday when I turned 15 weeks but I'm having problems loading the picture so I'll just add that later.  

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 15 Weeks - Baby T#2s first weekly update!

Size of baby: Baby T is about the size of an apple

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm not really sure.  Some days the scale says 1 lb and other days it says 3 lbs, it fluctuates by the day.  I'm going to assume 2-3 lbs.  I hadn't gained any weight yet at this point with Hannah.  The belly is definitely bigger!

Maternity Clothes: Not yet but I can't fit in any of the pants I was wearing right before I got pregnant.   I'm only wearing all my bigger sized pants and probably not for too much longer.  

Gender: We should find out in 3-4 weeks!

Movement: He/she is moving all around in there as we've seen several times but I'm not feeling any of it just yet.  This kid is ACTIVE!

Sleep: I love sleep. :)  I pass out with absolutely no problem but I'm waking up at least once each night.  Now that I'm through the first trimester I'm getting a little more energy which is nice but I still feel exhausted by the second half of the day.  I actually just got a FitBit to track my sleep because I was so curious.  It's pretty interesting seeing the results and explains a lot.

What I miss: Real drinks.  Ha.  I quit drinking diet coke over a year ago so that craving isn't too bad but I miss getting iced tea with lunch.  I'm drinking zero caffeine so that means water all day long.  It's a good thing I love water.  But every few days I'll drink caffeine free iced tea at home just because I'm bored with water.  When I was pregnant with Hannah I craved chicken tenders and since those have gluten I can't eat them anymore but I'd still love to have some!  

Cravings: Sweets

Symptoms: I feel pretty good!  No more 1st trimester fierce exhaustion (it was FIERCE!!) or nausea (I only that for about a month mildly).  I can't feel the baby moving yet so I kind of don't really feel pregnant right now except for the bigger belly.  Oh, and the urge to eat constantly.  

Best Moment this week: There wasn't much going on this week so I can't think of a "best".  I'm excited to find out whether this little one is a boy or girl so I can start planning the room!  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Party of Four!

2015 is going to be a big year for the Townsend family!  Baby T #2 is set to make his/her arrival in mid-February!  We could not be more excited about this news as you can imagine!!  We have now entered the second trimester so I figured it's safe to "officially" tell the news.  

Here is Baby T #2 at 12 weeks.  You can see the leg, foot and toes so clearly here.  

This little munchkin is a MOVER!!  I just know as soon as I start feeling it moving around it's going to just be insane.  It has been so much fun watching him/her wiggling around every week.  We just laugh while watching about how active it already is.  Feeling Hannah moving around was my favorite part of being pregnant so hopefully it will be the same with this one since apparently, it's a big fan of dancing.  

We found out the Saturday before Father's Day so it was perfect timing!  I wasn't scheduled to get my blood work done until the following Wednesday but I just couldn't wait any longer so that morning I took a pregnancy test and then handed it to Hannah who ran it out to Austin yelling Happy Father's Day Daddy!  We were all so excited!  That afternoon we went to my parents house to hang out with the family for Father's Day and shockingly I was able to wait about 3-4 hours to tell them after we were all done swimming.  I had bought a shirt for Hannah to wear so we put that on her and had her run out and tell everyone.  

Hannah is SO excited to be a big sister as you can tell!  She is even more excited about having a baby sister named Lila because that's all she talks about.  I ask her all the time what if it's a baby brother and she finally started saying "Mommy, stop saying that, it's a baby sister".  We'll find out soon enough!  We have no idea where she got the name Lila from either....

We are just so excited for this little one to make their arrival!  He/she definitely made us work for it, that's for sure!  After FOUR rounds of IVF, trying a whole new approach and then finally switching doctors we couldn't be more thrilled about the newest addition to our family.  Updates to come soon!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hannah is THREE!!

My sweet Hannah Lee,

I can't believe it.  How has three years already come and gone?!  You are three years old!  These past three years have been the busiest, funnest and eye opening of my life.  I really don't know what I did with all my free time before because we are just SO busy now!  You are the sweetest little girl who has such a big heart and is always on the move.

Your princess obsession started right about a year ago and has not slowed down one bit!  You love ALL things princess and your favorite is Ariel from The Little Mermaid.  You just love her so much and tell us every morning that you dreamed about Ariel that night.  Your favorite color is pink and you love playing dress up.  You are a very girly girl when you want to be but can get in the dirt as well.  You will pick a tiara over just about any toy.  Your favorite "activity" is dancing!  You LOVE to dance and want to watch dancing every night.  You are so cute, when you see a dancing show on TV you want Mommy or Daddy to dance with you and you try to copy what the dancers are doing.  It is hilarious and you have some pretty good moves!  I really wanted to put you in dance classes this year but you're already in gymnastics so we're just going to stick to one class at a time for now, maybe next year we'll add dance.

Hannah, you are one smart little girl!  Your teacher Ms Phyllis has told me several times that you have a photographic memory and I agree.  You remember EVERYTHING!  She has also told me that you are extremely intelligent and I agree with her on that as well.  You catch on to new things so well.  We tell you something once, or sing a song and you will remember it days later.  We can also see the wheels turning when you know you're doing something you're not supposed to be doing yet you do it anyways.  You KNOW what is right and what is wrong, you just choose to attempt to get away with things.  It doesn't usually work out for you but it's funny watching you try.  You know all your colors, can say your ABCs, can count to at least 20 (more on some days, just to 20 on others), know tons of songs and know all of the characters names on Friends (haha, true story, that would be my fault for that one).  You are 100% potty trained and do so well with the potty both at home and in public.  Mommy has accepted that you will touch everything in a public restroom and we just wash our hands very very well.

This year you have had one big change from the previous years and that would be your stubbornness has officially come out.  You, my sweet girl are stubborn with certain things.  I'd say 90-95% of the time you are a dream child.  You behave so well and you are just so sweet and caring.  That other 5-10% of the time....not so much.  You are still our sweet girl but every now and then we look at each other and wonder what happened because you will just act like a different child and throw a fit or just not agree to anything.  It's really not that bad but it's bad for your usual behavior.  Welcome to the world of toddlers!  People make comments all the time about how well behaved you are, especially at doctor appointments.  We just went to the dentist this morning and Dr Kim couldn't get over how well you did for your age with your teeth cleaning.  You are just very calm and happy when it comes to doctors which I'm so grateful for.

You have definitely developed friendships this year and it is so so sweet to see you playing with your friends.  Your absolute best friend is Emma which is so special because Mommy and Daddy are best friends with her parents.  I have no idea where this came from but a while ago we asked you if Emma was your friend and you said "No, Emma's my girl" and you've stuck with it ever since, it's just so funny to hear you say that someone is "your girl".  The other day you actually told me that Emma was your sister, you just love her so much!  It was so sweet.  I'm sure the two of you will grow up like sisters.  You have many other friends you love playing with and you get so excited when you get to see any of them (especially your cousins).

You are a creature of habit as well.  Every night you ask me to come back into your room and sing "The other night dear" and "You are my sunshine" (the other night dear is the 2nd verse to you are my sunshine, you just think it's two songs for some reason.)  I happily sing it to you while running my fingers through your hair just cherishing these moments while they last, it's just our special routine.  Any time we walk into a drs office you ask for raisins because the first time we went you got raisins so I have to always make sure I take raisins to the dr.  One time about a year ago Daddy clapped slowly to tell you it's bathtime and now anytime we clap you say "it's not bathtime yet Mommy/Daddy", it's so funny.  You just remember everything and make it a habit.

One thing that Daddy and I absolutely LOVE about you is how much you enjoy everything!  You fully appreciate new experiences and it's so much fun to be a part of.  When we took you to the beach last month you were just so excited to play in the sand and get in the water, everything you do is exciting and you don't complain, you just GO!  You are like that about everything, you get so excited about little things like Ariel stickers and getting to see someone you love.  It's just the sweetest.

Hannah, you are our biggest blessing and bring the biggest smiles to our faces.  Every day with you is entertaining and reminds us just how sweet and funny you are.  You are such an amazing little girl and you're growing up way too fast for Mommy and Daddy.  We love you more than you'll ever know and hope you have a fantastic year filled with happiness and love!

I love you so much Hannah Lee!


Here are some of your three year pictures.  Excuse the quality, they are pictures of a picture.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Townsend2014 Month 5

I'm a few months behind on posting all my daily Instagram pics but here is the month of May!  It was a busy and fun one!!

Day 121:  Dancing with Daddy!

Day 122: Hannah was ready to surprise Daddy when he got home!

Day 123: When Mommy's not at home you get to go to the store with Daddy in your jammies!

Day 124: Cookies make her so happy!

Day 125: Spaghetti night!  She eats so much cleaner now!

Day 126: Giving Mommy hugs since I don't feel great.  She's the sweetest girl ever.  She ran into our room and said "Mommy you don't feel good?  I need to give you hugs"

Day 127: This girl is just so sweet.  She ran inside today and said "I went poo poo in the potty today Mommy!  I want to make you happy!"

Day 128: Mommy, I give you kisses!

Day 129: Mosquito season begins.....

Day 130: First boat ride of the season!

Day 131:  This precious girl made my dreams come true when I became her Mommy.  It's my greatest blessing!  Happy Mother's Day!

Day 132: Handsome boy cleans up well!

Day 133: I love picking up school pictures!

Day 134: Potty training is fun right?!

Day 135: Tea with my princess!  Along with some singing I'm A Little Teapot!

Day 136: Fun dinner out!  Hannah saw girls in prom dresses and wanted to tell them they looked like pretty princesses.  So sweet!

Day 137: Someone is super excited that Mommy and Daddy are going car shopping!  M&D are super excited she's going to play at Lainey & Pops house while this happens.

Day 138: So much fun at the arboretum!

Day 139: First and last day of gymnastics!

Day 140: Higher Daddy higher!

Day 141: Tickets are bought!  We're going to have three very excited girls at the show!!

Day 142: My new ride!!  I still can't believe it's mine!

Day 143: Fun night with friends!

Day 144: Happy Saturday!

Day 145: Sunday funday! 

Day 146: Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to all who serve our country!

Day 147: I came home to this sweet picture.  She loves reading her Bibles!  When she was done she said "the end".  Haha.

Day 148: I seriously don't know how that tongue fits in his itty bitty little mouth!

Day 149: I had this playing in the car this afternoon and Hannah said "I like this song Mommy, turn it up!"

Day 150: Leah graduated!  Next stop kindergarten!

Day 151:  Girls night!  Love you girls!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Zoo Day!

So, I'm still here.  I haven't blogged in over two months which is the longest I've ever gone since starting this little blog over five years ago.  I'm SO behind that this post is from February!  My phone is full (literally) of pictures I need to put on here so when I find time I'm going to work on updating this little space of mine.  Life is busy, what can I say.

In February we took Hannah to the zoo one morning and it was the perfect weather and day!  She was too busy to take a picture with Mommy and the elephant but we tried anyways.

They had a brand new baby elephant that was born just a week or so before we visited.  It's Mommy was super protective like we all are in the beginning.

We walked all over the zoo, saw every exhibit and had a blast but this thing right here was Hannah's favorite.  Ick.  The huge, nasty komodo dragon. 

When we pryed her away from the dragon we made our way to the monkeys!  Hannah wanted to feed the ape on our way in.

Little cutie

Kelly must have been a popular name in September 1980 because this Kelly is just a few weeks younger than me!

We headed over to the highly anticipated giraffe exhibit where there was a brand new little baby there too, it was so cute.  I got pics on my good camera but I don't have that with me right now so these are just cell phone pics.  Hannah got to feed the giraffes "salad" as she kept saying!

She was amazed 

On our way to see other animals we passed the dragon again.  So we stopped.  And waited while she checked him out.  Again.

Happy girl

Other people came and went and she just sat there staring at the least mobile animal at the zoo. 

On our way out we headed to the gift shop and we told Hannah she could pick out one thing.  She chose a rubber snake.  Ew!  That thing creeps me out.  Since I HATE snakes I let her choose two things since she liked the soft cute giraffe also.  Let's just say the giraffe still is in her bed every night and I honestly have no idea where that rubber snake is.  It's somewhere in a drawer in the playroom I'm assuming but I'm definitely not going to be looking for it anytime soon.  ;)

Here she was saying "Mommy!  The snake says ssssssss!"

She wanted the snake and giraffe to kiss.

It was such a great day with our little munchkin!