Friday, September 26, 2014

It's A BOY!!!

Monday was a big day for us.  We got to spend almost an hour being entertained by our sweet 2nd baby.  I left the house SUPER early that morning for a meeting so I didn't see Austin get dressed and when we showed up at the appointment he was wearing blue and I was wearing pink.  Totally by accident!  In fact, I think it's the one pink work shirt I own.  We already had a pretty good idea that Baby T was a boy from our ultrasound last week but his cord was very close to the goods so since we weren't 100% sure so we kept it under wraps (mostly if you don't count the 10 people we told, haha) until Monday.  It was a long weekend!!


First of all, the best news is that he appears to be 100% healthy!  Everything looks just as it should and he's growing right on track!  He is smaller than his big sister was at this point (fine by me!!!), she was always measuring about a week ahead.  If I can avoid carrying around an 8lb 7oz baby at 5' tall I welcome it!  This little guy will be arriving two weeks earlier than his sister did so we're hoping that's the case anyways.  

Now, on to pictures of our sweet little BOY!  I'm keeping the picture of his "business" off the internet because he's a gentleman but let's just say we are 100% SURE that he's a boy!  No question about it!  

His perfect profile.  He looks like he has a cute little button nose just like Hannah. :)  His head seems to be a little smaller than hers as well.  She's never gone below 95% in the head department. ;)


His arm and on the left side is his hand making a fist.


His cute little foot and toes.  His feet are long!  Looks like I'm going to be the only small footed person in our family!  


Here's a picture of his leg (facing down).  The right side is his hip, the middle is his knee and the left side is his foot.  Click on the picture for closer descriptions.


Here he has his legs crossed.  I'm telling you, this guy is a MOVER!!  Like, constantly, especially with his hands.  Makes me a little nervous about how active he will be this time next year!


Ok, this is an interesting picture.  He was head down the first half of the ultrasound (so he was facing my back) so the technician told me to go to the bathroom and we'll see if he moves around.  Yeah...he did.  He's so funny!  He completely folded himself in half!  We were all laughing and the tech said she doesn't know why he's laying like that because it definitely doesn't look comfortable and he has plenty of room!  I think he was just showing off. ;)   I've written what you're looking at in the picture but basically the front of his knees are touching his nose and his feet are at the top of his head.  


He's smiling at us here. :)  I imagine he's thinking "I bet you can't do this, can you??"  And he's right, we can't.  Haha.  But look at that tiny little button nose!  LOVE.


It was such a great morning!  What we know right now is that he's very healthy, he's measuring one day ahead of his due date for size so perfectly on track and he's super active!  I think he's going to be a little ham just like big sister!

I'll show pictures of the reveal to Hannah next.  She's very excited about meeting her little brother!  

Baby T#2 19 Weeks


Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 19 Weeks 

Size of baby: Baby T weighs is as big as an heirloom tomato 

Total Weight Gain: I think about 6 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants and regular tops still

Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Movement: He is a mover!  I can feel the big movements but as I noticed in the ultrasound, the smaller movements (and he has a LOT) aren't strong enough for me to feel yet.  Last weekend I felt him roll/flip which was funny, I recognized it immediately from Hannah. 

Sleep: I love sleep. :)  I've been sleeping pretty good every night, just not long enough during the weekdays. My dreams are just ridiculous.  And random.

What I miss: Drinking something other than water.

Cravings: I don't really crave a lot other than wanting something sweet at night. 

Symptoms: I've been getting headaches every night the past few weeks which isn't fun.  Hannah is so sweet, she'll say "Mommy do you have a headache?  I'll kiss it and make it better".  I've also had the weirdest pain sensation on my left hip where I had to give the progesterone injections.  All of the sudden I will feel like I just got a shot and it will last a few minutes.  It's only on the left side though and I would give the injections on both sides.  My dr thinks it's possibly sciatica and the reason I feel it only on the left side is because I sleep on that side.  I'm hoping it goes away soon.

Best Moment this week: Getting to have our big ultrasound on Monday and finding out Baby T is a BOY!  I'm still in shock that I'm having a boy!  As you know, we are a family full of girls so this will be an exciting adventure with a little guy running around!  I'm sure he will be bossed around by his older sister and cousins his entire life.  ;)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby T#2 17 Weeks



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



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!