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17 Weeks–Baby No. 2

29 Aug

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Am I really 17 weeks already? I mean I thought this was going by fast, but it really truly is. Crazy to think I’m almost half way through.

Not much going on this week. It’s been nice to feel the baby move more, and he/she is really active in the evening. While sitting at my computer/doing orders I can really feel the movement. My jeans are also starting to get tight. I had to resort to the pony tail holder trick on Wednesday night. I haven’t realized it up until now because I have been wearing dresses, skirts, and loose fitting pants. People say I’m still not showing yet, but I can tell a difference. I didn’t start to get round in the middle with Rylie until 19-20 weeks and I already feel my belly poking out this time. Will I show even earlier with the 3rd baby? Probably.

In other news, I’ve order my new DSLR!!! I cant wait to get it! I ordered the Nikon D7000 and I will definitely be sharing lots of pictures once it arrives. It should be here by the end of the week!!!

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Mom Needing Other Mom’s Suggestions

25 Aug

Being that I am already 16 weeks and this pregnancy seems to be going by super fast, I realized that I may need to start thinking about baby things before the little one gets here. We really won’t need many things seeing how we kept all of Rylie’s baby stuff, but we will need a few essentials–like a double stroller.

Here’s where I am leaving some of you out (I promise I won’t do it again 🙂 ) and asking the seasoned moms to give me some suggestions. Here is where I am at. We are wanting a double jogging stroller because that really came in handy with Rylie, but I also need a double full-sized stroller. Should I use the jogging stroller as my everyday stroller for trips to Target, the store, etc? Or should I get (register for) both? I am wondering if the jogging stroller would serve all purposes? And if having two double strollers is just a waste of space/money?

My next question is what strollers (either jogging or regular) would you recommend? I have a pretty basic Graco stroller that has done Rylie and I well. On the other hand, my jogging stroller was a Craigslist find. It works great, but the shade is loose and constantly folds back. It was a problem when Rylie was younger and the bright Florida sun practically blinded her on our runs. So with that being said, I want to make sure my next jogging stroller is in a little bit better shape. We can’t spend a whole lot of money, so keep that in mind. What strollers have made your life easier or can’t you live without?

So I there are my questions about strollers. I may have other questions along the way, but my mind has been in a fog lately. All this house buying business is clouding my brain (more to come on that as well). Thanks in advance for the suggestions. This mother of one, Rylie and my future child all thank you.

16 Weeks–Baby No. 2

22 Aug
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I tried to edit the orange glow on my body as best as possible–looks a little better than last weeks pictures. Have I said how ready I am for my new camera?! Only a couple more weeks friends and I will be back in action.

I have to share this photo with you. I was setting up my camera and taking a few practice photos when Rylie decided to jump in. Only, when she jumped in the picture it looked like she jumped into my butt.

Haha. She really didn’t do a nose dive into it–it just appears that way. She was kind of hiding, but from the angle of the camera she looks to be taking a whiff. I wouldn’t get too close Rylie lol.

Anywho, this week has been great! I had a check up on Thursday and the baby’s heart rate was about 157. Boy or girl? We will find out soon! Rylie’s heart rate was around 167 around this point, but I don’t know if those old wives tales mean anything. To each is there own I guess. We are having a gender reveal party next month and I’m thinking about streaming it through UStream for our out-of-town family. It’s just an idea though, but I’m already thinking of ways to reveal the gender 🙂 Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

15 Weeks–Baby No. 2

15 Aug

*Please disregard the horrible orange glow of my skin. I am still using my point and shoot and the quality is not great. I promise I don’t look like Snooki right now.

Things are moving right along with baby number 2. I can’t believe I am 15 weeks already! I definitely feel like I’ve gained more this time around so far. I have been a bad, bad girl–not working out is going to bite me in the butt. This week I am making it my goal to run at least once and work out the remaining days–except the weekend. I always have said that my weight loss after Rylie was all due to working out before and during the pregnancy combined with breast feeding. I strive for the same kind of goals, but everyone with two kids knows it is hard to work out with a toddler around.

I have a check up Dr. appointment this week and then the BIG ultrasound is scheduled for September 22nd!! Boy or girl? That is the question. 🙂

Lame Pregnancy Update and an Unflattering Picture of Me

3 Aug

As you may have noticed, I didn’t do my weekly pregnancy update yesterday. Somewhere between packing, making sure the house has enough food for my “kids”, and making last-minute glitter shoes, I couldn’t find the time to take a picture and update. But don’t fret. You’re not missing out on much anyways. My little pregnancy pooch is getting a little bigger, but to the outside world it just looks like I ate too many cheeseburgers the night before. As for the other fun updates–I am feeling a ton better! No more nausea, my skin is clearing up, and I found the energy to clean the house. I am officially in the 2nd trimester. *Cues happy dance.*

Here is the other exciting news. I am currently in the airport waiting to board my plane to San Diego! I can’t believe I am really going. I don’t know if I was in denial about going or what, but it is finally sinking in that I will be seeing the faces of the people I feel like I already know so much about. I am hoping to learn, network and connect to even more people while there. I can’t wait to share my trip with you!

My excited airport face!

As for leaving my “kids”, aka Daddy and Rylie, it was a snuggled filled evening. After I finished packing I crawled into Rylie’s bed and cuddled for a few minutes. She had no idea I was there, but I wanted to take her in one last time before I fly across country. It wasn’t as hard leaving her this time compared to when Seth and I went to St. Martin. I didn’t cry and I didn’t get all emotional. I simply gave her a kiss and said a few prayers over her and daddy. They really need some daddy-daughter time and I know they will have a great weekend!

I don’t know how much I will around this weekend, but I will be sure to tell you all about my trip, what I learn, the people I meet and why I had to make glitter shoes last night at 10pm.