Tuesday, April 26, 2011

23 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Maybe 4 pounds the entire time!! It's been pretty hot out here, and I've been on my feet...LOTS..chasing Ms. Lena, so I've already dealt with a bit of swelling!

Maternity clothes? Yup, I'm in the department for a cute bathing suit for mine and Josh's vacation!

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: Becoming more difficult. I'm waking up more to pee, or just because I'm uncomfortable, and in the mornings my joints are soo sore and stiff, it takes forever for me to be able to get up and go!

Best moment this week: I enjoyed having Josh home for 3 days this past weekend. It was the first holiday where we had nothing major planned, so we had a lot of family fun and relaxation time!!!

Movement: Oh yes! He is soo strong!

Food cravings: No, not really!!

Gender: Seeing LOTS of blue! Mr. Parker Scott!!

Labor Signs: Still Braxton Hicks, and the occasional growing pain.

Belly Button in or out? In, but I think it will be out soon! My belly is rapidly growing...with Lena it stayed in the entire time!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on

What I miss: A "normal" body! My body doesn't seem to take too well to extra hormones streaming around in it. Last time, with Lena, I had a tumor pop up in my right boob, and now I am dealing with some skin cancer issues that my gyno is convinced was brought on by the hormonal changes!! It seems to be something...constantly!

What I am looking forward to: Our vacation, and seeing my parents!

Weekly Wisdom: Nap...ALOT!! :0)

Milestones: Nothing too big!! We are 23 weeks...YAY to the sixth month!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

22 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I've gained about 3 pounds this entire pregnancy!!

Maternity clothes? Yup, just bought some new cute dresses and outfits at Motherhood last week!!

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: hit and miss

Best moment this week: I can now see Parker moving around on the outside!!!

Movement: Oh yes! He is soo strong!

Food cravings: No, not really!!

Gender: Seeing LOTS of blue! Mr. Parker Scott!!

Labor Signs: Just the occasional Braxton Hicks!!

Belly Button in or out? In, but I think it will be out soon! My belly is rapidly growing...with Lena it stayed in the entire time!

Wedding rings on or off? Both more swelling

What I miss: Not going to the Dr constantly!! In the last 2 weeks I've seen 3 different Dr's (for different things) and had about 5 visits total...WHAT!

What I am looking forward to: My parents have offered (actually begged and begged and begged) to keep Lena...alone...with us...without me. So Josh and I are going to let them come here for a weekend while we venture off to the beach! I am soo nervous about this, and excited to spend some much needed one on one time with my husband! And I know that Lena will be in amazing hands...I'm sure we will come back to one ridiculously spoiled baby!! (as if that's not already a problem!)

Weekly Wisdom: Do things you want (ie redoing your bedroom, painting, relaxing) now, because once that babe is here it'll be hard to get things done!!

Milestones: Nothing too new in the baby dept..he is getting stronger, Lena is getting smarter!! We did finally get our master bath done the way I've had it visioned the last year or so!! :0)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Party time!!

This past weekend we traveled home to Bowling Green to celebrate Ms. Lena turning the big ONE!! With a little help from her favorite little red monster, Elmo, I'd say the party was a success!!

Lena making her grand entrance into the party!!

Elmo Cupcake Cake!

Enjoy the cupcakes!!

Cupcake table!

The gift table

Kids table!


All of the wonderful guests! Lena is pretty loved!


Lena and Elmo hanging out!

Opening gifts!

Taking in all of her gifts!

Monday, April 11, 2011

21 weeks and a Giveaway...

So I have a LOT to catch you all up on! This weekend we had Ms. Lena's first birthday, and while I would LOVE to do a blog of all things adorable, I am going to wait and save that one for tomorrow!! First make sure you stop by Paige's blog and enter her awesome ring give away...

Live Laugh Love, Orlando..

Now let's get caught up on this weeks survey!! Week 21!! WOWZERS!!

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure! Probably a bit more after all the junk I consumed this weekend at home!! Water and walking will be my best friend this week!!

Maternity clothes? Why yes!

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: Better! We stayed with Josh's Dad and Stepmom this past weekend...and they ever so politely insisted on watching Lena every night! So we got 4 nights of uninterrupted sleep! I hope we don't fight over who gets up tonight! LoL

Best moment this week: Celebrating Lena's birthday, and feeling Mr. Parker getting stronger by the day! I also went on a shopping spree for Parker last week at Janie and Jacks...that place is going to cause us to go broke!

Movement: yes! He reacts more to food and caffeine then Lena did! Maybe it's because I sat around like a beached whale and did nothing but stuff my face for nine months with she was just used to it! LoL

Food cravings: Just one, last night! Josh and I made a "late night" (aka about 8 o'clock) run to GADS! If you aren't from Bowling Green, you won't understand!

Gender: Seeing LOTS of blue! Mr. Parker Scott!!

Labor Signs: Still braxton hicks...and some other odd pains here and there. Hopefully they will be cleared up with the Dr. on Friday!!

Belly Button in or out? In, but it's squishy...weird!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on- although I did have some HORRIBLE swelling this weekend at home. Between being on my feet non stop, and the horrid hot humidity, my rings got stuck on my hand this morning. I got them off, but I lost feeling there in one for a minute!

What I miss: This week, being North Carolina!! I love going to BG to see our family, but I so often take for granted the time I get to spend with my little family alone!!

What I am looking forward to: Getting all of our painting done, ASAP!! And Easter, this will be Lena's First, Second Holiday!! :0)

Weekly Wisdom: Indulge...and enjoy it!

Milestones: You can now see Parker move from the outside, and feel those strong kicks! We are also passed the halfway's going by sooo fast!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Halfway there!!

I can not believe that today I am exactly halfway through my second pregnancy! This time around seems to just really be flying by! I think having a little one helps this along!! For fun I thought I'd look back at my survey for week 20 with Lena! I didn't start doing them till about 19 weeks...there's was a TON going on around that time, but I do have something to compare with this time around....

When are you due: March 29, 2010 How many weeks: almost 20!!
Was this planned or unplanned: Unplanned
How much weight gained: ?? Does it really matter!!
Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes
Latest food craving: Still wanting that Rafferty's salad, but now I am really looking forward to the Meatloaf I am making for us and our dinner guests tomorrow night!!!!
Your top two name choices or baby's name: Her name is Lena Belle McCombs
Worst Thing about being pregnant: It's always something new, sickness, cravings you can't fix, breakouts, weight gain, moodiness for no reason!!
Best Thing about being pregnant: Knowing I have this amazing gift growing inside of me!!
The first person you told was: Hubby Joshua!! Well after I talked to Allie (our dog)!
Are you more scared or excited: A little nervous about the delivery, but oh so excited!!
Happy or mostly moody: Both!! I'm a rollercoaster!
Last time you cried over something ridiculous was: I really really really needed a Rafferty's salad, and there's not one anywhere near us!! It got to me! lol
You pee an estimated __ times a day?: Oh gosh, TONS! Lena things my bladder is a nice cushioned seat we installed for her comfort!!!
Weirdest dream you've had since pregnant?: Before I knew it was a girl, I dreamed I had a baby girl and she amazingly just started to walk and talk very soon after birth!! Maybe I am a little obsessed with Twilight, but it creeped me out!!
Will you breast feed: Oh of course! It's only natural and there are so many benefits!! I'll never understand why those that can, won't!!
Words of wisdom : No matter how much you plan and prepare, life will still get you with it's curve balls!!

While the two seem so consistent on paper...I can honestly say this pregnancy has been oh so different!! I have WAAY more energy this time around then I did with Lena, and the sickness did not last nearly as long. I also haven't had any horrible food aversions like I did with chicken the first time around. I also had this INSANE sense of smell! I could not even stand to be near my dog, or my husband after he got home from work, or had been out in the yard all day...bleck!!

I also find myself feeling somewhat guilty this time. I don't sit around and daydream like I did with Lena. Not because I don't care or love Parker as much, but I just don't simply have the time. With Lena I didn't work, didn't have kids, so I just layed around all day thinking about what was to come. Lena keeps me pretty well on my toes these days!!

I also don't have the self image issues I had the first time. I think you just get used to it, plus I am carrying Parker so differently, and haven't gained any weight...yet! Lena seemed to make my hips spread out like a big ole balloon, Parker seems to just be nestled contently in my tummy area. Josh tells me constantly that I don't even look preggo till I turn sideways!! Because of this I can still fit into most of my Prepreggo jeans. I usually opt for the maternity just for comfort, but it's nice to know I have options!! ;0)

I am just as moody this time around. After 8-9 hours of chasing Lena, picking her up, calming her down, cleaning the house, yelling at the dog...etc etc I am just at my limit! Not to mention our sleeping still isn't the best (Did I mention Lena has 4 molars almost completely in now) She is also getting to the stage where she's cut a nap out and now only tends to take one....if I'm that lucky!! While I'm not complaining about having to care for her, I will say that it's a lot harder with a growing tummy, and a constant aching back! I have my moments where all I want is to sit down in a quiet room!! The up side, she is growing up and becoming more independent. So my attention isn't needed for playing, sometimes feeding...etc!!

I haven't had any crazy dreams either! My dad did call to say he had one the other night about Parker hanging off the balcony in their living room, and refusing to get down. He might be a handful!!

One thing is for sure...I am CRAZY excited! I'm soo curious to see if he will be/look like Lena, or if the two will be complete opposites. Lena is such this perfect little combination of both Josh and I, hopefully for Josh's sake Parker will have many of his attributes!! :0)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Getting to know you...

Presented by...

1. do you weigh yourself?
Nope-with the exception of the doctors office!! I think it's more about how you feel you look than the numbers on the scale!! If I don't mind to see myself naked in a mirror...then I'm happy!! :0)

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
Not sure! Most of my family thinks I'm crazy for my sushi addiction!! (note I don't eat it preggo)

3. snail mail or email?
Snail!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting mail in the mailbox! Makes you feel special...except for bills!!

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
a TON!! I keep our alarm system on at all times for fear someone will break in...I'm terrified of Lena falling, choking, etc!! Basically I'm a walking ball of nerves!

5. do you play an instrument?
A little piano, but I love to sing! Does the voice count?

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Oh neither! Snakes terrify me! But if I had to choose I guess I'd pick a snake! Better chance of survival there...

7. do you ever go braless in public?
I went through a very short phase after highschool, when the girls still stood upright, where I didn't wear a bra...just pastys!! Granted I didn't have much of a need for a bra then either!!

8. today i am thankful for........................?
Life in general!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

20 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: At my visit this past week I had a one pound gain, but we will chalk it up to water weight!! ;0)

Maternity clothes? Yes please! I still fit in my jeans, but my "girls" make the shirts waay too tight!!

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: Better...still waking up frequently to change positions!

Best moment this week: Joshua felt Parker move!!

Movement: Plenty of it!

Food cravings: They have pretty much been gone this week...hmm!

Gender: Baby Boy! Parker Scott....looks like my first insticts were right on

Labor Signs: Already ahving plenty of Braxton Hicks!! They startled me at first, but after talking to many other moms it seems pretty normal to feel them early and more frequently with your subsequent pregnancies!!

Belly Button in or out? In, but it's squishy...weird!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on!

What I miss: My husband! He's been working crazy hard the last couple of weeks and three weekends in a row! We are ready to see him more often then bed time!!

What I am looking forward to: Going home for Lena's bday party this week!!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't feel bad about taking time out for yourself! You need it!!

Milestones: Parker is pretty set on clothes until the six month mark!! Plus I truly look preggo now...not just chubby wubby in some areas!! :0)