Wednesday, December 21, 2011

33 weeks

Today is week 33 in this journey so I figured it was time for another update.

Yesterday we had our doctors appointment. Which I have to stop for a second and rave about how good Addy has been with all of this. She has joined me for most of my appointments (just her and I) and she has been fantastic. She sits quietly in the chair next to me and just listens and watches what the doctor does. Then she talks about it this whole way to work :) I love this girl she is going to be a great big sister and it is amazing how much she really gets!!

On to the doctor appointment its self. Not to exciting just the normal weight, bp, measurements and listen to the heart beat check up. Doctor said Aubrey is doing great and thanked me for being one of her easy patients again. Which I love to be cause that means the pregnancy is easy for me :) One concern (of mine not the Dr's) is that she is still breech or we think she is. So we will give her till 37 weeks to turn and if she doesn't we will schedule a c section. TURN AUBREY!! OK had to get that out :)

Now on to the survey...

How far along? 33weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +10 lbs

Maternity clothes? Pants and some shirts

Stretch marks? None

Sleep: Actually surprisingly great. I'm up less at night than I was with Addy which I think has something to do with her being breech and not pushing my bladder all night. I usually just get up once and that is it. Most nights I'm in bed by 9:30 and I sleep like a rock.

Best moment this week: Just spending time with Addison. I'm really cherishing these last few weeks of just us time!

Movement: Tons! She is so high though that it can be painful at times when she is in my ribs.

Food cravings: Still nothing. I have to make myself eat most of the time cause nothing sounds good.

Gender: Girl 100%

Labor Signs: None just a bunch of Braxton Hicks

Belly Button in or out? Flat now

What I miss: being able to breathe! She is all up in my lung space!

What I am looking forward to: Christmas this weekend! Now that Addy is getting older it is so much fun! Cant wait for her to see what Santa brought her!

Weekly Wisdom: I got nothing!

Milestones: Just making it this far :)

Here is my 32 week belly shot taken last week.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Belly shot

31w1d :)

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31w1d Appointment

Today we had our 31 week appointment and growth u/s.

So far Aubrey is weighing in at 3lbs 14oz (Addison was 4lb 3oz at this point) so were on track to have another small baby. Addison was 6lb 6oz at birth 2 weeks early. Then only down side right now is she is breech. She still have time to turn head down but if she doesn't by 37 weeks then were looking at a scheduled c section. I would love to say I'm OK with that and actually I tell people its fine but in all reality that sucks! I don't want to have a c section for may reasons and oddly enough not just cause I don't want a scar.

Reasons I don't want a section.

- I want to be able to hold my baby right away!
- I don't want to have an extra long stay at the hospital
- I want to be able to see Addison the first time she sees her sister
- I like the idea of her picking her own birthday so I don't want a scheduled date
- I just don't want to have surgery
- Recovery will suck with a toddler that I cant pick up :(

So there you have it I don't want one and I hope she turns and comes the natural weigh. I will take a 24 hour labor in exchange just to be able to hold her right when she is born!!

No good pictures at this appointment. She is just to squished to get any good profile shots.

On a good note :) I'm only up 8 lbs this pregnancy same as Addison! Hooray for my freak of nature body as my sisters would say!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another Comparison

And just for fun here is another comparison picture of Addison and Aubrey both at 30 weeks :)

30 Weeks

Well its been a while since I have updated on Aubrey so here is our 30 week survey :)

How far along? 30 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +9 lbs

Maternity clothes? Pants and some shirts

Stretch marks? None

Sleep: Could be better. I have had a ton of heart burn and a toddler that refuses to sleep in her bed some nights!

Best moment this week: Watching Addy talk to my tummy and give her sister kisses.
Oh and finishing the nursery with the exception of one more picture I ordered from etsy :)

Movement: Yeppers! Loads of it. They have turned in to more rolls and stretches than kicks. Some quite painful!

Food cravings: Nothing that stands out really. Maybe fruit but i love that even when I'm not pregnant.

Gender: Girl 100%

Labor Signs: Actually had some contractions the other day after over doing it a bit at work, but they quickly went away when I laid down and relaxed. Braxton hicks have been kicking my but as well this time!

Belly Button in or out? In/Out half is starting to poke out a bit. Which is odd cause it never went out with Addison only flat.

What I miss: Bending over! haha! I cant even tie my shoe with out some discomfort.

What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound next week. They thought because of her high on my stomach heart beat that she may be breech. (I doubt it! I think I def feel a butt pushing my ribs) So we will know that for sure as well as see how much she is est to weight. Only 2 more t week appointments and I'm down to weekly! EEEK time is flying!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't overdo it! What may have been easy with the first pregnancy is 10x harder on your body when your pregnant and have a toddler!

Milestones: 3/4 of the way done! Yippe!!

And what is a post with out a picture :) Here is my 30 week belly shot taken this morning.

Much love!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 Family Pictures

This past weekend we had family pictures taken by my friend Lauren at LP Photography
I would highly recommend anyone in the DFW area go check her out. She is just starting out so her rates are super low and her pictures are great!!

Any who back to my pictures! We had them taken at Mansfield Park on Broad street. I was extremely windy as you can see by some of our more wind blown looks but over all I think they turned out great. Kinda wish I was wearing a different shirt cause to me I just look fat in this one but there is a 7 month pregnant belly under there so I have a good excuse :)

With out further ado here are the pictures...

Monday, November 7, 2011


Here I am at 26 weeks with both Addison and Aubrey. Addison is on the left and Aubrey on the right...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Aubrey's Room

We have started getting Aubrey's room ready. Not to much to do in there since we opted not to repaint. We figure in a couple years we will redo her room like we did Addy's so why waste our time painting when the light purple looks fine for now. I actually like it a lot even though the bedding we picked out has no purple in it. It still seems to go together nicely :)

Everything is the same from Addy's nursery except for the small shelf and the bedding.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Belly picture :)

Just realized I have not posted a belly picture to the blog. Here I an at 24 weeks along.

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Aubrey Update...

Or Baby Aubrey as Addison likes to call her and all of her dolls! :)

We are now 25 weeks along with Aubrey and its getting more and more real to me that we will have another little girl in just 3 short months! She is moving so much more now and it amazes me how she is already able to give me a good rib kick when I'm sitting down. She must not like being smushed cause when I bend forward she goes nuts.

She also must already love her big sister to the moon and back cause any time Addison is talking or touching my tummy she wiggles away in there. Addison isn't patient enough to fell her but definitely knows Aubrey is in there.

I have my glucose test in two weeks where I get to drink the nasty orange drink that makes me jittery and then have vial after vial of blood drawn. Should be fun!

Then after that I believe we will be already at 2 week appointments with the Dr and an ultrasound in a little over a month to chart her growth.

Just 2 more weeks till the third trimester! My how time really is flying with this one!! :)

More updates on Aubrey in a few weeks!

Busy weekend!

Wow we had such a busy weekend last weekend! Rehearsal Dinner Friday night, Wedding Saturday and then a birthday party on Sunday! Almost needed to take off Monday to re coop!

Here are a few pictures that were taken of Miss A while we were out and about!

Cutest flower girl ever! :)

Chris and Athena's Wedding

Giving Momma sweet kisses at the birthday party :)


Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall School Pictures

Today was picture day at school and we got some really good ones of Addison. Shutterfly is loving me lately :)

Baking with Addison :)

I told Matt last night that I was so happy I have a little girl because baking with her is so much fun. Does she really get how to bake yet? No, but she does love helping me which I enjoy. The whole time we were making these yummy cupcakes for her school friends and my work she kept saying "Smells yummy mommy", "Tastes yummy mommy". It was so sweet to see her get excited about making them and she even told me who all she wanted to give them too.

Here are our finished cupcakes (well the few we kept)

Addy eating hers :)

"Mommy's Helper"

After we were done together we unloaded the dishwasher, loaded it, did laundry and picked up. Addison has taking a liking to helping me with chores lately. Of course it can be faster to do it myself but I have to tell her no and go play a 100x while I work. So letting her help takes longer, is not always 100% how I would do it but if she likes it and wants to help I am more than happy to let her and enjoy spending that time with her. Yesterday she was so proud of herself for helping that she just kept telling Matt "I helping mommy" with a huge grin and would run back to me for more work :)

Oh how I am soaking up all this one on one time with her before Aubrey gets here. Things will be different with two but just as fun I imagine!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Addison's Big Girl Room

In order to make room for the newest edition Addison got to move to the bigger of our spare rooms and get a make over! We painted her walls a light Aqua blue (behr paint Aqua Breeze) and accented with light pink accesories. The bed we bought off craigs list and the night stand and dresser were from my Meme's house that I repainted white and redid the handles.

I love the way the room turned out. Very calm and hopefully a set up she can grow with for a few years. We didnt want to do anything to kiddieish for that very reason. Who can afford a room makeover every few years??

Here are a few pictures :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

2 year Stats

Addison had her 2 year check up Friday 10/14. Here are her current stats:

Weight - 24 lbs (10th percentile)

Height - 32 inches (25th percentile)

Dr Gold said she is doing great. Small for her age but then again she has never been big so that was of no concern. She didn't need any shots just the option of a flu shot but we never get them. Her or myself so we opted out. She doesn't have to come back for another year for a check up so we will make an appointment for that next year sometime.

Overall besides a little front office drama which I don't feel like going into it was a great visit. As always we love Dr Gold so all is well.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Remember that old cheer...

My Back hurts, my bras to tight, my hips shake from left to right. Yeah well they must have been cheering about pregnant women cause that is how i feel right about now.

I really don't remember the hip and back pain being this bad with Addison but then I looked up some old blog posts when I was pregnant with her and right about this time last time I was complaining about the same thing. This time I do think it is a little worse. My picking up Addison days may be soon over at least till were done baking this one. She isn't that heavy yet but these hips just cant take the bending and picking up motion. I have even had to call Matt in to the bathroom to help lift her out of the bath tub or on the times he is not available I make her climb out holding my hand. My heating pad is becoming my best friend :)

Well enough complaining for the day! Two more days till we go to the State Fair of Texas!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

23 Weeks

We had another dr appt today. Just the usual BP, weight and listening to the heartbeat. All went well and next week we will be at viability meaning that if I were to go into labor they would do everything possible to save precious Aubrey. We all know she is a good little girl and will stay put but it is comforting knowing were getting closer :)

Now on to the survey!

How far along? 23 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +5 lbs (same as with Addy)

Maternity clothes? Pants and some shirts

Stretch marks? None

Sleep: Good. Really haven't had to pee much at night but as soon as I post this I will be up 3x tonight.

Best moment this week: Laying in bed feeling Aubrey rolling around

Movement: Oh yes! She has kicked it up a notch literally :)

Food cravings: Chocolate Milk and Honey Buns

Gender: Girl 100%

Labor Signs: Heck no

Belly Button in or out? In, but getting flatter

What I miss: Being able to pick Addy up with out my back giving out.

What I am looking forward to: The holidays! Oddly enough now that I have a kid I really do get excited for all the Fall holidays. This wasn't the case a few years ago pre kids.

Weekly Wisdom: Drink more water! This is more just a note to self than wisdom!

Milestones: A week away from being 6 full months along!

And what is a post with out a picture :) Here is my 22 week belly shot.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Addison is 2!!

My sweet Addison turned 2 yesterday! (Where has the time gone???) I seriously cant believe I am the mom of a two year old and another on the way!! Life is exactly how I hoped it would be with my family but I'm still amazed it has actually happened to me. Addison brings so much joy to my life! I couldn't imagine living another day with out her in it!

For her birthday we celebrated this past Saturday at Abbeys Play town in GP. If you have never been there you need to go! It is a wonderful place to take your toddlers since they only allow 7 and under during the open play and they are never too busy! It is greatness! The staff is very friendly too and at our party they handled every thing for us.

Here are a few pictures from the party :)

Addison's cake her Aunt Kay made :)