Monday, February 25, 2013

Baby #2: (26,27&) 28 Weeks!

28 Weeks! WOW!! That's 7 MONTHS and about 2 1/2 to go!! (yes, pregnancy is actually 9 1/2 months long!)

February 16-22
(and for fun, here is my pregnancy update with Raleigh Grace at 28 Weeks, 27 Weeks, and 26 Weeks)

Weight Gain: I think I have just about gained back all the weight that I lost :-P

Maternity Clothes : Wellllll... my "normal" jeans are no longer comfortable :( Sad day... I'm still a little too small for my maternity jeans but I wear them anyways ha! I'm also wearing lots of my maternity shirts as well as regular shirts. Lets be honest though, my sweats and K's t-shirts are my all time fav. outfit ;)  

Sleep: For the most part it has been pretty good still. A few nights this week I have had crazy dreams, or just not slept too sound... I have also gotten up for one bathroom break a few nights. 

Best Moment of this week: 
We had two days in a row- one nice spring like day and the next a beautiful snow day. Both were such fun family days!! Valentine's day! We went to dinner as a family at a mexican restaurant where our friend Luis works. We did the same last year so I'm guessing its going to be a new tradition.  Also, hubby came home and surprised me with flowers, a card, candy, a new Nicholas Sparks book (The Choice), and he also brought RG home a book (about a family of penguins who have a new baby sister!), flowers, and some candy and a card. He is so good to us! RG got him a card and I got him a card and a candy bar :)

Movement:  Moving all the time. All. The. Time.  I can now "watch" her move! Guess who has also found her home under my ribs (like RG used to...). On 2/16 I felt her having the hickups for the first time.  She is very active late at night.  

Food cravings:  Chocolate Chip Cookies ;) 

Food Aversions: the same... 

What I miss: still nothing-- minus a break from being the full time mom and nurse of our house ha

Gender: a precious little GIRL!!!!!!

Symptoms: Heartburn has started settling in...I started popping the Tums on 2/18. Its getting harder for me to get up from sitting or laying down.  I have to grunt and throw myself up ha! I'm back to being tired often.  It's not nearly as bad as the first weeks of the first trimester but still not as much energy as I have had.  I'm having some sciatic nerve pains that started on 2/20- I'm guessing she was just positioned funny because I haven't had anymore issues since then- it felt like she was stomping on a nerve in my back/ on my pelvis.  Its much more difficult to just bend over and pick something up-- I have to squat, keeping my back straight in order to get down.  I often ask RG to "pick this up for Mommy" hah!  This makes cleaning up after RG much more difficult ha! (Let's be honest, sometimes I'll just leave her stuff out ;) or step over whatever is in the way ha!

What I'm looking forward to: Hubby to have more than one day off a week (some vacation would be nice) and warmer weather- also, after my glucose test next monday, all of my appointments are every other week! Crazy how real its getting! :-D

28 Week Baby Bump: 

27 Weeks:

26 Weeks:

...and just for fun-- how different my belly looks taking a picture from the opposite side! 

Okay.... that's not enough pictures for one post? I hear yah... I'll post comparison pics from RG's pregnancy just for fun! 




........ and now I miss summer even more!! ha! :) 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

What a Giggle!

I hope you are ready to smile, or even laugh... yes, this happened right before bed tonight... these two love each other way too much it makes my heart sooo happy! 

Pretty sure the video speaks for itself... :) :) :) 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Raleigh Grace's 1st SNOW!!!!

If you read my post yesterday, then you know that we had a beautiful, WARM afternoon yesterday and enjoyed spending time outdoors as a family.  This afternoon we did the same, but the weather was quite different... SNOW!  This was Raleigh Grace's first snow and boy did she LOVE it!! When she first saw it she kept looking out the window pointing up, grinning from ear to ear. She then started pointing and saying "snnnn"!! We got her bundled and let her go out for a few minutes while it was snowing (I really didn't think it would last long at all or even stick- they had been calling for snow since 3am but it didn't start falling until around 4pm this afternoon).  After we took her out and let her play, we all came back inside and she was not happy about that.  We warmed back up and K ran to the grocery store (we had planned on going earlier but never made it out).  

While he was gone I got really bundled up and layered Raleigh Grace's clothes up so we could go really play outside.  As we were walking out the front door K got home and suggested that we take a little walk and play in the snow! What?! Who is that man? Just a year or two ago we were snowed in, in our house in TX and I made a snowman by myself while he stayed inside. He hates the snow... he later told me tonight that "the snow is so much more fun when you have a child!" I'm just thankful we got to spend the afternoon together (again) outdoors!!

So, what did Raleigh Grace do when she got to play in the snow? She loved waving her arms in the air, saying "brrr".  She also loved just watching it fall out of the sky.  After K showed her that she could eat it, that became her favorite thing ever- she refused to wear her mittens because she wanted to be able to pick up the snow and shove it in her mouth ;)!  It was soo cute to see the snowflakes landing on her nose (they were big flakes!) and the snow covering her mouth as she shoved handfuls in her mouth :).  

K decided to make a snowman and as he was rolling up the first snowball of snow Raleigh Grace was "helping" him and rolling it and suddenly when he got just the right size she turned around and sat down right on it and smooshed it to the ground-- K and I just looked at each other and laughed because she will make a seat out of anything these days! RG also thought it was very funny for K to throw snowballs at her.  K rolled one of the snowballs down the hill and she liked watching that too. She tried to run up the hill to K and she kept falling down and couldn't get up haha- once she just sat down and started making a "snow angel" while sitting just rubbing her hands up and down beside her hips. She was so cute!   After K finished the snowman RG wanted to pull the arms off.  We told her to help smooth out the snowman and she helped K rub it smooth. She then leaned her head on the snowman and "loved" on him! Such a sweet, loving, little girl! K tossed her in the air and we all just had a lot of fun playing.  After we had been out awhile RG decided she had had enough -- you can tell in the last few pictures. She wanted to be held and made a sour face. We were all about frozen so it was perfect timing. 

When we walked back home we literally had to drag her back inside, she was not happy- she loves being outdoors.  We warmed up, threw her in the tub and K got dinner ready- we had some chips and queso to snack on and RG even enjoyed chips and dip in bath (living the life right!?) Then when we got out it was pizza time! RG was so worn out and was in bed before 9pm (which is really early for her!)... Here's to hoping she still sleeps in some tomorrow ;)

***Before you go on any further, I wanted to let you know that this is a PICTURE HEAVY POST -there are literally 95 pictures in this post.  I honestly tried to "narrow them down" some but I love them all so much and wanted to have this day perfectly documented... I understand if you don't want to see that many pictures of someone else's child or of snow haha so if that is the case, just move on :) I'll still love you as long as you don't leave me nasty comments ha!***

this is would be my sweet daughter "loving" on the snowman. < 3

This picture didn't focus properly but I couldn't help but laugh at the snow in her mouth as she was saying "up, up" -- as in you people gonna lend me a hand and help me up? ha! So funny!
and she's about done with the white stuff...

again, "up up!"
so UP UP you go girlfriend! hehe! 
in case you were wondering what SHE thought of the above picture... 

"brrr...take me home!!"

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