Monday, May 23, 2011

27 Weeks!!!

Total weight gain/loss: Between 10/15 pounds...not sure! Some days it's up due to some swelling and all that fun stuff!! And I've worked out like CRAZY this time around, so I'm going to call alot of that if just for my own sake!

Maternity clothes? Yup, still wearing prepreggo shorts though thanks to my beband!!

Stretch marks? A couple, but they are where all my old ones were...and none in a "noticeable" spot!

Sleep: HORRIBLE...I can not get comfortable, and by the time I do I have to pee, or my leg cramps up, or my arms fall asleep!!

Best moment this week: Taking the leap and going on a vacation, just me and Josh!! It was really hard to leave Lena, I mean it hurt...bad!! But I know she had an amazing time with my parents, and they love love LOVED having her all to themselves! It was really great to see and spend some time with them too!!

Movement: All the time

Food cravings: No, not really!!

Gender: Baby Boy! Parker Scott..

Labor Signs: Still going through those lovely Braxton Hicks! They actually did an ultrasound at my last appointment to make sure I'm not dialating! Seriously...I have them EVERY DAY...and some of them are so uncomfy I have to stop and catch my breath! It's crazy!!

Belly Button in or out? In, and out!! I think I'm going to have an outie this time!! Esp by the way my belly is growing!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on...for the most part! It was really hot/humid at the beach this weekend and I did swell quite a bit and wasn't able to get them on one day!! Guess that's what I've got to look forward to this summer

What I miss: hmmm...being able to just stand up without it being this big scene! LoL...I wish we had recorded me trying to get up and down in our beach chairs!!

What I am looking forward to: We are buidling a deck, and finally getting started on Parker's room this next month! We've got everything pretty much bought, now it's time to start cracking down on the paint!!

Weekly Wisdom: Remember you are still a "couple", not just parents!! Take that time out to enjoy and reconnect with one another!! It's well worth it, and your baby won't be nearly as upset about your leaving as you are...promise!! :0)

Milestones: This is my last week in the second trimester! Can you believe it?? Josh and I were talking about how fast this pregnancy has flown by this time!! I've got maybe 3 more appointments before I am full term....say what!!??

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Praying for Keegan

It's not very often that a story/person comes along and touches your heart in such a way, that you know they will forever be a part of your life, wether in thought and prayer, or a weekly lunch. I've had the amazing experience of "getting to know" Beth and Mr. Keegan through blogging. I can't remember how I cam across her blog, or if she first read mine, but I can very vividly remember sitting by myself, pregnant, reading their story with tears streaming down my face. I can also remember the blessing felt when there was good news to report on their homefront.

Beth was even so kind to send me a sweet book for Lena a few months back! I have it put away, for fear she will eat and destroy it, in hopes that one day we can sit down together and read this book and I can tell her this amazing story of how it came to be hers.

I'm simply writing this blog to ask you all for prayers for this amazing family. Keegan was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, and after a long battle was doing AMAZING!! This week news hit that he had gone in for his one year MRI and a growth had shown up. I don't have the full details, and won't even attempt to write it all down. I urge you to all visit Beth's blog and learn more about their story:

Karing for Keegan

And to pray for this sweet little boy who has been more of a blessing in my life than he will ever know!

Monday, May 16, 2011

26 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Ugh...I feel HUGE! My belly has really pooched out, and the the added bloating due to that nice pregnancy irregularity has taken it's toll!

Maternity clothes? Yuppers, finally found a bathing suit that doesn't make me want to lock myself inside all summer!!

Stretch marks? A couple, but they are where all my old ones were...and none in a "noticeable" spot!

Sleep: on and off, I'm so sluggish lately that I feel I could sleep all day, but the more I sleep, the worse I feel...

Best moment this week: hmm there are several, but my favorite will have to be our very first yard sale! It was a definite success...and even though it was hard work, it felt like a big adult milestone had just been crossed!! LoL

Movement: All the time

Food cravings: No, not really!!

Gender: Baby Boy! Parker Scott..

Labor Signs: Still lots of Braxton Hicks. They are soo much more intense this time around too!

Belly Button in or out? In, and out!! I think I'm going to have an outie this time!! Esp by the way my belly is growing!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on

What I miss: Being comfortable...and I still have 3 months to go!!

What I am looking forward to: Some much needed rest and relaxation for me and hubby this weekend! I am having panick attacks at the thought of leaving Lena, and even Josh is dreading it, but I really don't want my first night away from her to be me in the hospital!! Plus she needs that time with the Grandparents, and I know how excited they are to have her all to themselves...even if I will be calling every 5 minutes!

Weekly Wisdom: It's okay to want to sleep and cuddle with your baby! Sometimes you need them just as much as they need you!! :0)

Milestones: hmm does getting a bathing suit help? And I've still kept up a workout routine, even if pregnancy masks all of the hard work!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

25 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: No clue! Not too much, other than the belly!!! :0)

Maternity clothes? Yuppers

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: Depends on how Lena is feeling at night...

Best moment this week: Celebrating my second mother's day!!

Movement: Tons!! He seems to be awak more during the day now!

Food cravings: No, not really!!

Gender: Baby Boy! Parker Scott..

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks, and the occasional cramp.

Belly Button in or out? In, but odd looking!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on

What I miss: Right now...laying out! It's completely horrrible and selfish, but ever since I had to have the skin cancer cut out of the neck, all I can think about is getting my tan on!! I know, I said it was horrible!

What I am looking forward to: Some vacation time with my hubby next week, and getting to see my mom and dad!

Weekly Wisdom: I don't think I have any wisdom for you today!!

Milestones: Settling on a nursery

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bit of this, bit of that...Surveys!!

In all the craziness that was this weekend I forgot to do my here you go!!

Getting to Know You...hosted by Mannland!!

1. did you watch the royal wedding?

OF COURSE!! I was up at 5:45, just in time to see the car pulling into the church and watch Katherine get out!!

2. tea and crumpets or coffee and a scone?

Tea and scone?? I'm not sure if I've ever had a crumpet, and coffee's not my jive!

3 who's cuter..prince william or prince harry?

hmm! Is it weird that I don't find either to be too attractive?? I like William's style and togetherness, but enjoy Harry's playboy personality!!

4. can you speak in a english accent?


5. do you own a fancy hat?

I own hats, dunno about fancy! I need one though! I'm dieing to throw a derby party, but think I will have to wait another year!

6. would you rather live in a castle or an english cottage?

Cottage is my dream home!! With a beautiful garden backyard!! *big sigh*

7. how old were you when prince charles and princess diana got married? were you even born?

I think I was like negative 5 or something! LoL

8. have you found your prince?

Oh yes! Every now and then he turns into a toad, but he always gets back on the right path with a bit of smoochin!!! ;0)

24 Weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, but I've done pretty well with keeping a workout routine! And have had to basically cut out soda and tea, for the most part, due to my acid!

Maternity clothes? Yup, but I did wear some prepreggo shorts today with the help of my beband!

Stretch marks? No new ones! Yet!

Sleep: In intervals! The charlie horses have began...a few hot flashes, not to mention the aching back and basketball sized belly! Could I whine anymore..??

Best moment this week: Buying more stuff for Parker's nurser!!!

Movement: yup! Pretty certain he is still breech!!

Food cravings: No, not really!!

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

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks, and the occasional cramp.

Belly Button in or out? In, but odd looking!

Wedding rings on or off? Both on

What I miss: hmmm...normal sleep, and a normal mind!! I'm soo sick of arguing with my husband because of my crazy hormones! He's not the most forgiving of my tantrums!

What I am looking forward to: Ugh...getting my hair and eyebrows done next week! I'm starting to look scary!!

Weekly Wisdom: Get up and'll feel better!

Milestones: Settling on a nursery theme and getting the house put back together!!

Bit of this and that....

So this will prove, again, to be a long random blog! Life's ben busy, well actually Lena has been busy, so I tend to just be along for that ride! This week alone I have an important Dr. visit (prayers are welcome) I start a new class (details to come...), and due to a nagging rash on my baby girl it looks like she too will be making a trip to the Dr. **sigh**

We've also been hard at work on our home sweet home! I've discovered that it takes some time to get to know a space before you truly know what you want out of it. For example: In the year and a half we've been here I have changed our bedroom comforter 3 times! Insane, I know, but I just couldn't get the room to vibe like I wanted! Alas, I think I've found the perfect match for us! I also finally framed our diplomas, and several other pictures that have occupied the top of my dresser for about a year! ( I refused to put holes in the wall..again..until I found the right bedding and layout for the room) Our bathroom project of striping is also finally done! That wasn't a headache at all!! ;0) Now we are on to Parker's room!

Here, I have decided, after changing my mind (see a pattern) to do his nursery in antique baseball memorabilia!! I came across a bunch of stuff Joshua had in a trunk, and couldn't resist the urge to use it! I've already bought a ton of stuff from hobby Lobby, and am sooo excited to see how it all comes together! We are even painting and antiqueing Lena's nursery furniture for him!

We then plan to finish the loft into the kids play area, it will also be where we put Lena's toddler bed! We already have her room done, but it has a full, and I don't think she will be ready for that for a while!!

So you see...Busy busy busy!! But fun to see it all finally coming together as well!!