Sunday, March 29, 2015

26 Weeks...

T shirt mirror shot today… because that is the way it is :)

How Far Along? How is it already 26 weeks?  I feel like I blinked and second trimester  is coming to an end!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Ummm… a lot… let's just go with that this week.  We don't have a scale so I really have no way of answering this one.

Baby Related Purchases: I painted a "J" at a local pottery place for the nursery.  I get to pick it up next week!   

Maternity Clothes:  The weather is finally warming up (except for the last two days) and I think that I will soon be able to wear some summer things!!!!  eMost days I will probably still wear the maternity jeans I got from my stitch fix… at least to work because it is just so easy.  I am currently on the hunt for some summer skirts and dresses and hoping to find the time to check out Goodwill this week.  I also bought a… ahem maternity swim suit for our travels next week.  I am not so sure about it, but I wen ahead and grabbed it in case I don't find anything else.  What are yall's suggestions for maternity swim wear????

Sleep: Mostly good still.  Sometimes wake up to the sweet baby movements!

Movement: There are times where he goes crazy now and times where there is calm.  We can easily see and feel my stomach move from the outside!

What I miss: With my upcoming glucose test I am trying my best to stop the sugar… and just to be healthy in general.  But y'all the stubble is real… I love my sugar.

Cravings: Sometimes meat and sometimes fruity candy (twirlers and the like)… but I mainly feel like I need to eat all the time!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not sick just some indigestion.

Gender: It's a boy!!!

Labor Signs: Hopefully a long time away…

Symptoms: The need to eat.
Growing belly
Kicks :)

Best moments this week: 
We celebrated BD's 2nd birthday!!!
Besides that his has been a hard week for us.  Andrew's Grandfather passed away and we have been traveling for the funeral.  Work (and life) has also been busy for both of us.
We did however make it through the week!!!

Looking forward to:
 Finishing getting this house set up! Still hoping to get a last minute renter for Master's (let me know if you are interested :))
Andrew and I are leaving on a trip just the two of us on Thursday!  We have not done this since before BD was born!
We are going on a vacation for Master's week… we are hopefully finding some good deals as I type so I will keep you updated on where we are going!!!
Andrew's 30th birthday in less than a month!

Size of Baby: The size of a scallion from head to heel.

For the little:
Another week closer to meeting you sweet Jameson.  We are getting excited and it is getting real.  There are a lot of things that still need to happen before you get her…. the crib needs to be put together, the baby swing taken out of storage, the nursery decorated… but it will happen soon enough!  We are taking a few trips this next week, so I hope you are ready for some travel!

We are continuing to pray for you each and everyday and can's wait to meet you! 

Week by Week…

22 Weeks…
24 Weeks...

Monday, March 23, 2015

BD 17 months to 2 YEARS!!!!

Today is Bailey Drew's 2ND BIRTHDAY.  It has been a full two years since this little bundle of joy
(and personality) arrived in our lives.  It is official.  I am no longer supposed to calculate and share her age in months (though in my head I still will for a while).  
This has easily been the fastest two years of our lives.  I feel like we blinked and we no longer have a baby.  We now have some combination between a toddler and a "kid" as BD refers to herself.  And it is the strangest thing… this parenting thing that is.  You long for the days to slow down, to savor them, to hold that infant again or to see the first steps or to watch her learn to do a puzzle by herself for the first time.  But at the same time you enjoy each milestone and day that passes as you watch your little one grow and change.  I find myself in a predicament between begging time to slow down and enjoying each new day and stage.  It is truly incredible. 

So what is BD up to these days???? (and get ready for picture overload)

*Beginning stages of potty training… we just need to find the time and do it!

*This girl loves a selfie with mama… or by herself.  And after she always says, "I want to see it."

*Loves loves loves hats and dress up!

*Loves trips and strolling… and the beach even though she has not been since last summer.

*Eating… and with forks and spoons!

*She is a baby that at best doesn't mind being messy and at worst loves it ;)
*She talks… ALL THE TIME.  Sometimes we feel like we can carry on a complete conversation with her… and sometimes we have no idea what she is saying!

*She loves Daniel the Tiger and Frozen… we really need to expand her movie preferences!

*She talks about her baby brother… "baby ameson"

*She plays so imaginative these days.  She is always putting her stuffed animals and dolls to sleep or nap!

*And hats… this on she kept on for days.

*She is a solid breakfast eater.  A bowl of oatmeal, two eggs with cheese and some green smoothie almost every morning… and sometimes she asks for a banana!

*She mad the big announcement for us!

*All about playing outside.  

She puts the baby doll's paci in her mouth… even though she never took one herself.

*Reading reading and more reading!

*So many faces...

*Loves "baby Jesus" and calls her Bible her "Jesus Book"

*Did not love Santa… and we did not even attempt to terrorize her with the Easter bunny.

*More faces/selfies

*And books...

*She is a pro at opening presents!

*Oven mitts and gloves are among her favorite toys!

*She LOVES her daddy!

*And still loves dogs

*She is slowly but surely learning the names of all the people in the family!

*And so many toys...

*Was calling out daddy's name at his ordination :)

*Enjoyed her first ZTA day :)

*Showed her full range of emotion in announcing she would have a little brother!

*Tries to put on and take off all her clothing herself!

*Moved into her 4th home since she was born… hopefully will be here a while!

*Loves the swing

*Favorite book characters… Arthur, Pete the Cat, Curious George and more.

*She loves sweets… and I promise we don't eat them often.

*Loves stuffed animals… especially dogs and bunnies.

*She also loves her friends… and she has so many :)

*And so much more I can't think of right now!