Tuesday, November 24, 2015

22 weeks//Baby B


I started doing every other week bump updates when I was pregnant with Grace at 20 weeks.  I never got around to taking a picture or writing a 20 week post about this pregnancy, so 22 weeks it is... sorry babe!

What Fruit are you // a spaghetti squash
Due date // March 28th
How far along // 22 weeks
Next appointment // have to go in for take two of my 20 week ultrasound next week.  Someone would NOT budge so that we could get a shot of her whole spine.  Regular ob appointment in roughly 2 or 3 weeks.
Gender // it's a girl!
Total weight gain/loss // up 13 pounds according to my home scale.
Swelling // none.
Maternity clothes // I've been wearing pants for awhile because... elastic waste bands, duh.  I have more maternity shirts this pregnancy that are already in the rotation... but I am still wearing mostly regular shirts.
Belly button // in
Sleep // rough - lots of tossing and turning.  My hips HATE being pregnant... have been sleeping with a pillow between my legs for months now.  It gives me some relief but I still often wake up with insanely sore hips.
Food cravings // salads.. otherwise I haven't had anything major so far.
Symptoms // still pretty tired even though we are well into the second trimester.  heartburn comes and goes fairly often so far too.  I've also been rather grumpy with this pregnancy, just feel like my hormones are way out of whack.
Movement // late at night.  I typically feel her when I get a chance to sit.
Labor signs // none.
What I miss // alcohol.  There has been some really trying days lately with the toddler and alcohol would have been a lovely indulgence at the end of a long day.
What I'm loving // Grace.  She is of course keeping me very busy.  But it still feels like time is absolutely dragging.  Probably because we found out at 6 weeks (which was really 5 weeks) and then had to repeat week 11 when they pushed my due date back a week.  That's rough.  But I'm loving that slowly but surely we are getting there.
What I'm looking forward to // Rob and Gray being able to feel baby B.  And Thanksgiving dinner obviously.
Best moment this week // Rob unexpectedly having the weekend and then Monday and Tuesday of this week off.  He will work tomorrow and then be off Thursday on.

To read about Grace at 22 weeks, click here.

always,
amanda
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Currently.


Somehow it has been awhile.  Even though my husband has been working extra long days for the past week plus and my time has been endless.  I've been dragging.  Always always tired and so things just aren't getting done as I hope... including blogging.  So, let's take stock...

Making: A Christmas shopping list.  As usual I am left wondering what to get Rob's siblings.. so I text his brother and say - "what do you want for Christmas?  I don't know is not an answer." the punk responded with "I'm not sure." So as you can see... I am getting tons of ideas.

Cooking: Not a thing.

Drinking: Milk.

Reading: Blogs.. trying to catch up on some of my favorite people of course!

Wanting: Rob to be off this weekend... but no, he gets to work 8 to 8 until next Tuesday.  Then he luckily gets the holiday off..

Playing: I guess I am an unwilling participant in Grace's current game.  She keeps trying to close my laptop with her big ole head.

Listening: To Dinosaur Train.  My phone going off with a text from my best friend.  Grace chatting with Piston.

Sewing: Nothing.. I ain't got time for that.

Wishing: I didn't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner next week.  We were supposed to spend the holiday with Rob's family but it's just a tad too far and he can't go for a four day weekend.  So now we are on our own.  Luckily Rob is going to smoke the turkey, so it's just sides for me!

Enjoying: The sun shining... and the baby entertaining herself.

Liking: That baby B checked out as a normal healthy girl at her 20 week ultrasound Tuesday and doctors appointment Wednesday.

Wondering: If we should buy a real Christmas tree this year or finally break down and get a fake one since we will be spending the holidays with family.

Hoping: To finally get all of our laundry done.  It's insane though... like TONS of laundry needs done insane!

Marveling: At how big and independent Grace is getting.  It's 90% good until she tells you to "go" or throws an epic fit because you didn't let her do the very naughty thing she wanted to do.

Needing: To go to Hobby Lobby.  A couple of Christmas gift ideas are currently on sale 50% off, so we must capitalize.

Smelling: Nothing in particular.  Ready to break out the holiday scents for the wall plugs.

Wearing: Sweatpants and one of my many Royals t-shirts.

Thinking: Of how fun our visit was last weekend with some friends from our last duty station.  Unfortunately Rob had to work the entire time they were here, but we still had tons of fun going to craft fairs, eating good food, shopping and buying a mattress.  Haha.  Logan is getting so big and even though it has only been two months since we last saw them, he has already changed so much.


Feeling: Slightly motivated.  **Knock on wood** so that doesn't go away before I actually accomplish things.



always,
amanda
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Halloween.

I know tomorrow is officially one week AFTER Halloween... but around here I'm still reminiscing about last Saturday and how much fun we had.

I've said it a hundred times, but holidays with children are way better than any childhood holiday could have ever been.  Watching your own spawn enjoy the day with amazing innocence makes the day that much better.


Grace was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.  A local photographer offered two or three pictures in exchange for non-perishables for a food drive.  Grace did not want to stand alone and pose, but we still managed to get a couple that reflect Grace and her personality.


We painted pumpkins instead of carving them this year.  I asked my husband to help her briefly while I went to get some paper towels... I came back down and he was showing her how to paint her legs, not the pumpkin.  The OCD in me had to take a deep breath and let my little be a little.


Our front door decorations!  The little blue pumpkin is how my girls turned out... just perfect.


Before trick or treating.  Rob was the fan to go with Grace's cheerleader costume.


First time trick or treating.  She thought she was supposed to give candy out of her bucket to the neighbor.  Rob took her to a few houses after I realized the candy bucket we left on the steps was getting rapidly cleaned out by brats (my Halloween rant to come...).  She came home with a small assortment.  Most of which we ended up handing out as our bucket went dry.  Regardless she had a bunch of baby friendly candy and was definitely on a sugar high.


We wrapped up the evening handing out candy at our house while Rob and Grace played in the driveway on her radio flyer.  We didn't make it out without a few scratches and bumps, but it was a great evening all around.

I will say after doing Halloween on my own for many years now I don't think I will ever get over the whole trick or treating part.  Kids and parents can be so freaking rude.  I don't get it!  We had kids AND their parents ringing our doorbell at 5:30 even though our light was off.  I was in the process of finishing up dinner and getting things ready to head outside later... yet I would have people ringing our doorbell until we answered.  RUDE.  First off, it wasn't dark.  Second, our light was off... so... what gives?  In fact one of those parents brought her kid back by later in the evening for a second round.  I see you lady.  Then to top it all off while we took Grace to a few houses together our bucket was basically emptied that I left on the steps.  Maybe two families went by it.  PARENTS, WHERE ARE YOU?!  Why are you letting your kids be complete and utter brats.  You RUIN it for other kids when we run out of candy early in the evening.  Also-if you think you are too old to dress up, you are too old to trick or treat.  Rob thinks I am a scrooge.. I think kids need to have values, even on Halloween and not be spoiled little brats.

Okay, rant over.

Our Halloween was nothing short of just what I hoped it would be like once I became a mother.  I know chances are Grace will not remember the day, but I know I will!

always,
amanda
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