Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's A.....













Could not be more excited!! Feeling so blessed and thankful for our baby GIRL!!
Can't wait for bows and bonnets and ruffles and pink!!
Baby Girl we love you so much already!!


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Gender Prediction - Baby #2

We find out tomorrow what we are having!  We are going to the OB office that I used to work for, and my girlfriend will be doing my scan.  
Later on, we are going to have a big BBQ and gender reveal!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!  
And I have NO clue what we are having - I'm going to be surprised no matter what!

So here's what the ole wives tales are telling us....
(Thank you Ally for this idea!)  

Morning Sickness
They say that the sicker you are, the more likely it is you're having a girl.  With Andrew, I was hardly sick at all, maybe a couple of times.  With this pregnancy, I have only NOT been sick a few times!
So looks like it's a GIRL for this test.


Pencil Test
This test is crazy.  The pencil went from not moving at all to moving like crazy! 
But no circles, here.  Mine with straight back and forth, over and over.  
That's the sign for a BOY.


Baby's Heart Rate
Supposedly if it's less than 140 it's a boy, and if it's greater than 140 it's a girl. We've been 150, 148, and 156, so according to this theory it's a GIRL.  And my best friend swears this theory is correct - we will see!


Acne
Girls supposedly steal your beauty, and boys just bring out your beauty even more. 
I had some acne early on, but it's totally cleared up already.  So I'm going to call this one a draw.


Sleep
If you sleep on your left side, it's a boy. Sleep on your right side, it's a girl.
I never sleep on my right side, it's either my left side or my back.
 BOY.


Food Cravings
Salty cravings mean boy and sweet cravings mean girl. I would much rather have chips and dip and Mexican food all day long.  No sweet tooth here. But with Andrew, I wanted a doughnut (and may have indulged) every single day!  So I'm not sure about this one.  It's completely opposite for me, which would mean GIRL, but the test says BOY.


Chinese Calender
BOY


My Gut Feeling
It was a boy right when I found out, but it's switched to a GIRL ever since!  John also thinks it's a girl.
I really have no clue - but will be THRILLED with either!  

BOY = 4
GIRL =  3


Any guesses?


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Baby #2 - Weeks 13 through 15

First of all, I think I was doing baby updates and bump pictures starting at 8 weeks last time!  
I guess that's what happens the second time around when you're chasing a toddler around and/or spending most of the time hovered over the toilet :(  Now that I'm on meds and in my second trimester (a little more energy!), I'm going to start documenting this pregnancy better!  I love looking back at the blog "journal" of my updates with Andrew, so I definitely want to continue that with Baby #2!  


Here are a few pics from the early weeks - still pinching myself every day!  So thankful!


Our 8 week Ultrasound!  March 20, 2015. 


First photo of our family of 4!  Overjoyed!


Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015
10 weeks pregnant!




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How far along? 13 weeks!
Baby Size: Baby is the size of a peach ;)
Total weight gain/loss: no weight gain yet
Maternity clothes? not yet, but I got these AG skinnies in a size up! 
Stretch marks? Not yet....
Sleep: Sleeping great!  On my side mostly.
Best moment this week: Making it to Barre class 3x this week! Yay!
Miss Anything? Sushi and Jersey Mikes Subs.
Movement: No movement.
Food cravings: chicken fingers, lemonade and Caesar salad 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sick a ton. Nausea and vomiting almost every day. 
Have you started to show yet: There's a little bump there!
Gender: Don't know yet, but this week I think it's a girl
Labor Signs: Nope 
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On! 
Mood? So tired, but maybe gaining a little bit more energy. Thankful.
Looking forward to:  Telling friends and announcing the pregnancy!







How far along? 14 weeks!
Baby Size: Baby is the size of a Meyer lemon ;)
Total weight gain/loss: no weight gain yet
Maternity clothes? not yet, but my mom took me shopping and I got lots of cute things! 
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great!  Lately I like to sleep on my back.
Best moment this week: Having my parents visit - we had so much fun!
Miss Anything? Deli meat and pepperoni pizza.
Movement: No movement.
Food cravings: Pizza and tortilla chips. Anything salty. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sick sick sick, although I had a couple days of relief this week. Food aversions: Broccoli and raw chicken.  
Have you started to show yet: Yep, just a little!
Gender: Still think it's a girl, but only because this pregnancy has been way different from my pregnancy with Andrew
Labor Signs: Nope 
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On! 
Mood? Happy, and excited.
Looking forward to:  Taking a few announcement pictures!



I had to include this picture- Andrew loves watching John take my weekly bump pictures, and when I was done with them today, Andrew stood up against the wall, where I was, and just stood and smiled.  So funny!  








How far along? 15 weeks!
Baby Size: Baby is the size of a naval orange.
Total weight gain/loss: I lost a few pounds with being super sick this week.
Maternity clothes? Loving these comfortable shorts from Target. 
Stretch marks? Not yet....
Sleep: Sleeping great!  I go from back to side.
Best moment this week: Announcing the pregnancy!
Miss Anything? Keeping down my food!
Movement: No movement.
Food cravings: Bagels, tortilla chips and salsa. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: This was my sickest week, threw up so much and finally had to go to the hospital. On meds now. 
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender: Gut feeling is girl, but I am excited about either! 
Labor Signs: Nope 
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On! 
Mood? Sick and tired.  But trying to stay positive!
Looking forward to:  Feeling better and getting more energy soon.

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I'm 16 weeks now, and thankfully my nausea meds are working!
I've felt the best yet this week, and will be doing a weekly update soon. 

We find out gender this weekend!! 
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring Loves

Ahhhh - spring is in the air!!  And it is glorious!  A few of y'all might even be experiencing summer temperatures already!
I've got my eye on all things bright and colorful, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite new items that I'm loooooving right now :)
Spring loves

1- I've had my eye on this beauty (which is on sale and comes in several colors!) for awhile now!  Perfect dress for spring and summer!

2- I've got a thing for scallops, and yellow, so this top is calling my name - and it's just $28! :)

3- My girlfriend recently was donning these earrings, and I fell in love!  Can be worn lots of different ways!

4- Yelp! It's a bit on the pricey side, but oh I just love everything Mara Hoffman!

5- I feel like these are just really cool. (Exact ones were from F21, but went like hot cakes - but these are just $10!)

6- Tried this at Ulta recently in the Melted Sugar color, and it was the perrrrfect nudey/pink color, and it lasted forever.

7- The colored ones are sold out, but I love this leather sandal look!  These are fun too!

8- These milky, minty blues and greens are my fave for spring. (Another fave.)

9- I linked a similar pair, but these pom pom shorts are the cutest, and I love them in a classic black

10- Love the sleek lines of this case!  Also love this one for summer!

11- Again with the scallops - love this dainty wallet!


What are your favorite spring trends or must-haves??

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