Category: Day to Day Life

18 Weeks Pregnant…almost 19.

There’s no doubt about it, I’m feeling pretty large right now. My belly button has officially become an outey and I’m actually missing looking down and being about to see my feet.   Bending over let alone squatting is a total pain (literally), and climbing over our baby gates is getting ready to be a thing of the past.

I’m glad my 2 year old daughter is somewhat helpful with chores. I can get her to help pull clothes out of the dryer and she’ll occasionally pick up toys and what not if I ask. These are two of the tasks I’m not going to be wanting to do for awhile.

Baby has been moving around a lot more lately but not as much as my first yet. Maybe that means this one will be less hyper? One would hope when I’ll be busy with my oldest too.

I’ll be having my big ultrasound in about two weeks * excited*. Totally not fair I have to wait a day before I am 21 weeks pregnant but that was the best time we could get for an appointment and it’s pretty hard to get those at convenient times on occasion.

I’m praying for the cooler weather to hit. It was and still is in the 90’s right now and that’s just not comfortable at all. I was already feeling like an oven before, now I’m in broil mode.  I’m totally ready for breezy fall days, hot cocoa, and nice walks in the park without the sun beating down on me.  Soon, I’ll see nothing but rain I’m sure for a good long while but I kind of miss it. I love the smell of rain and it’s calming and nice to hear on the roof at night while drifting off to sleep.  It’s nice to know I won’t have to wait too much longer.

Updated: Second Pregnancy Blog & Melody’s Blog

I just updated my second pregnancy blog here. Be sure to check it out, if you are interested in seeing my baby bump and knowing how I’ve been feeling lately.

Can you believe it’s almost June? Other fun things happening this week is my daughter’s second birthday. I can’t believe she’s turning two let alone that she’s going to be a big sister! We are probably passing on the Zoo since the weather has been so cold but I don’t think Melody will be too disappointed as long as we rain check it. 🙂 Over the weekend, we had Melody’s second birthday celebration over at my husband’s parents. You can see fun photos from that on my daughter’s blog here.

Guess What…?

So we are pregnant with our second child! I’m pretty excited and very happy to have found out this news. Melody who is almost two years old is going to make a great big sister! I’m only about five weeks right now, so no horrific nausea like last time has kicked in yet and with any luck, I’m sure hoping it doesn’t.

I’ll get to see my Doctor and listen to the  heartbeat and see baby’s first picture too with ultrasound in a few more weeks. I can’t wait! Can you believe I already have names chosen if it’s a boy or a girl? lol…

I’m mentally making lists in my head of what we need to have and do before baby gets here. I really do like to be prepared in every which way that I can. It just makes the transition that much easier. I’m also pretty excited about all the companies that I’ve contacted and that have contacted me in wanting to be featured during June and July to kick off my second pregnancy celebration here on my blog, so be on the look out for that!

Oh, I’ll also be updating “…And Then There Was Another”  a blog created for my second child with updates on my pregnancy.  Though, I’ll be sure to also post a snippet here when it’s updated.

Peace Like A River

On Friday, my daughter (23 months old) came down with a stomach bug. From noon to about 10:30pm that night, she threw up everything in her system and everything she ate. It was horrible for me as  she laid on the couch or in my arms  staring off into nowhere and constantly dry heaving.  She did learn to throw up in her little sand bucket when she had too and that saved our carpet and everything else. When she got up, she’d carry it along with her. It was so sad. I felt helpless as a mommy. I could only do so much to try to make sure she was hydrated and try to get her to eat a little something.

I mainly was worried because I didn’t know how bad this could’ve been especially since she takes medication for her hypothyroidism and I needed to make sure that was being absorbed into her system. I prayed and asked everyone else I knew to pray for her as well. She was back to normal in the morning with no signs of the day before left in her system. I thank God whatever it was passed and the knowledge and basic nohow that my mom taught me growing up in keeping a level head and knowing what to do in that certain situation. Love you Mom!