Thursday, October 24, 2013

18 Weeks

So much for getting weekly posts done.  I have been so busy lately I don't know which way it up.  All this is good, because it is making time FLY by! I am still sick.  Just when I think it is getting better, I get hit with nausea/puking.  Luckily, it is not everyday.  If its true what they say about being sick means a healthy pregnancy......this baby better make me lots of money being a pro athlete one day :)



Total Weight Gain: I have not been on the scale.  I would say after Gatlinburg I have added a few pounds to my previous 5 lbs gain.

Sleep: Sleep is ok.  I still get up a couple of times to pee, and we will have a toddler come into our room on random nights.  After having one baby sleep is not something I am too focused on, nor do I require it as much as I used to.  I have been really tired this week, and going to bed earlier.


Food/Eating:  I crave Simply Apple apple juice like it is my job!  I am back to my water guzzling self, which makes me happy. I eat Amy's Organic burritos most days for lunch, and I made turkey tacos for dinner last night.  But you could not pay me to eat at a Mexican restaurant.  It's funny how cravings are so specific.  

 Movement:  I am starting to think this baby is going to be a lot less active in the womb.  I really don't feel it move to often, and Hudson was doing gymnastics at this point.  I usually have to be laying down really still to feel movement.


Gender:  I still have no clue what we are having.  We will find out in two short weeks!



What I miss: I can honestly say I am not missing anything this week.  I have been a little sick, but its not constant, and I am feeling great otherwise.

Best Moment of the Week: With the holidays in full swing it is fun to think about having two babies next year!  It is still so hard to believe, and we are so thankful.


I really need to get better about taking pictures.  Our bathrooms at work are so small I can't even get a full body, but you get the point :)


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gatlinburg Fall 2013

This past weekend we had our annual fall trip to Gatlinburg.  The kids absolutely love Dollywood, so that is where we usually spend most of our trip.  We had a really great weekend with lots of good food and family time.


Sweet Cousins


I think they are officially over the "baby" rides.
They are almost tall enough for the next level of
rides.



Hudson LOVES trains, and NEVER smiles for
the camera.  You can tell how excited he is to ride the
train.








All tuckered out on the ride home



 
I look forward to this trip every year, and this year did not disappoint.  I can't wait for next year, because I will be able to ride the roller coasters with the rest of the adults :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Today is my older and only sisters birthday!  Almost everyone that meets us thinks we are twins, but she is actually 3 years older. For as long as I can remember I have looked up to my sister.  She is such a shining example of what a wife, mother, friend, and sister should be.  She has paved the way for me my entire life.  When we were young we fought like cats and dogs.  I would hog the bed, occasionally pee on her, and she would beat the crap out of me.  Even in the midst of our fighting we have always been each others best friends.  We would spend endless hours playing with play dough, Barbies, and riding bikes.  I remember being devastated when she went to school.  I would be so lonely, and count down the minutes until we would pick her up.  When she was in high school she would let me stay up late, and hang out with her and her friends.  I thought she was so cool.  When she left for college, I was left with a hole in my heart yet again.  It only took a few short years for me to graduate high school, and follow her to WKU.  We lived together her remaining two years in college, and I was left to finish school on my own.  My mom has always told us "you will never have a better friend than your sister."  She was so right.  I know without a doubt I can count on my sister no matter what.  There have been times in our lives when we weren't as close as others, but I always knew she would always be there for me.  I think we are closer now than we ever have been.  Being pregnant at the same time was such a wonderful bonding experience, and I will always cherish that time.  She taught me how to be a great mom, by example.  She is always there to be a voice of reason, and help me through any problems I may be having.  We are complete opposite in so many ways, but we are still so incredibly close.  I hope her girls grow up to have the same love and appreciation for each other.

Ashley,
I want to thank you for being such a wonderful sister, and always being there for me no matter what.  You have taught me so much, and I will always be grateful for our relationship.  I simply could not imagine my life without you.  I hope you have a wonderful day, and I love you so much!










Tuesday, October 8, 2013

16 Weeks

I went to my 16 week check up yesterday, and everything seems to be moving right along.  It is so hard to believe we are already this far along.  I am still having a lot of nausea/puking.  I try not to take my Zofran unless its necessary, because of those wonderful side effects.  When I do take it I have to chase it with a fiber bar, and a bowl of raisin bran :)  Thankfully I am finally getting my energy back, and feel halfway normal.


Total Weight Gain: 5LBS

Sleep: I am not sleeping that great.  I am having a hard time sleeping on my side, and I get up a lot throughout the night.



Food/Eating: Everything is pretty much the same in this area.  Still craving apples, cereal, and pancakes.  I craved Asian food all last week (hibachi in particular.)  I finally talked Luke into going on Sunday, and it made me so sick.  One of the reasons I never eat it.  I don't think I'll be having that craving again for a while.  I still don't feel like eating much meat. 

 Movement: I have felt "it" move a couple of times.  If I had not been pregnant before I wouldn't know what it was.  It brought back a flood of memories.  I love those little kicks so much, and can't wait for more.  Until they become karate kicks in the ribs :)


Gender: It is so weird to me that I have NO idea what this baby is.  With Hudson, you couldn't convince me it was anything, but a boy.  I have no idea with this one.  The heartbeat is all over the place, and I have no "feeling" either way.  I kind of think it would be fun to do a gender reveal with all of our family and friends, since none of us have a clue what we are having.  We will know November 4th! 



What I miss: Cooking, waking up without feeling sick, having tons of energy to play with Hudson.  

Best Moment of the Week: Hearing that that sweet little heartbeat.  I am at that point where I can't feel it move very much, and I know I am still pregnant, but you still get a little freaked out not knowing.  I know lots of movement is in the near future, and that is so reassuring. Luke and I settled on both a boy, and a girl name.  Whatever this sweet baby is we will love its name either way.

Excuse the bad lighting, and crap all over the table.