20 Weeks with Baby #2

We're halfway there! I hope :) I have to be totally honest, the first half of this pregnancy has been pretty amazing. I had a really good pregnancy with G, and I honestly feel like this one is even better - aside from the horrendous morning sickness from weeks 5-10 that is. Now I'm feeling good almost 24/7, and I actually forget I'm pregnant until I feel the baby move. Or see myself in a mirror. No denying that belly! But so far things have been great and I'm feeling super lucky and blessed to be enjoying it so much...I mean, this must be a sign that I should just keep having babies, right? Doubtful the husband would agree. Anyway, on to the update! 

Due Date
October 17, 2015

This Week Baby A...
Weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and is the length of a banana. He also might have an established sleep pattern...and I'm pretty sure he does. He is active every single night around 10:30, and then also usually around noon/Grayson's naptime. I guess those are typically the times that I stop moving during the day, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Honestly, nothing big. Sometimes I'll have a random ache or pain, some nights I may have a tiny bit of indigestion, but for the most part I don't feel pregnant like at all. Aside from the belly that keeps growing, which is pretty undeniable. And being overly tired at all times. But I'm pretty sure my crazy toddler is a factor in that as well. 

Weight Gain
8 pounds as of my 20 week checkup. Thankfully I'm gaining a teeny tiny bit slower than last time, so maybe I won't gain quite as much? Maybe? Doubtful, but a girl can hope. 

Another sweet mama's boy :) 

Food Cravings/Aversions
Nothing super specific. Still eating lots of pizza, lots of cereal, and I've also been making bacon almost every morning, which I NEVER do. Bacon and bacon cheeseburgers are apparently a thing with this child. The only thing I'm not craving at all is Mexican food, which is soooo strange because I could usually eat that every single day. 

Been feeling them pretty good for almost a month now, and they are so much more intense than with Grayson. Love it! Other than when he's in my bladder. That's not as great. 

Still good. I'm able to get pretty comfy with the use of a pillow, and aside from Grayson kicking me in my back once he makes his way into our bed (every single night), I'm feeling good!

Daddy's Thoughts
He's mentioned several times in the last week or so how excited he is that we're going to have another little guy joining us shortly. I think we both know from last time how quick this last few months will go, so we know he'll be here before we know it. 

Fun Moments
20 week ultrasound! Loved seeing him moving around in there. He put his hand up at one point and waved his fingers around. I told Grayson the baby was waving at him and he thought that was so exciting! 

Looking Forward To...
Working on the nursery! I've figured out my "theme", which is really no theme at all but more of a color scheme, and now I'm trying to pick between two paint colors for the wall. Hubs says we can paint in the next couple of weekends, and then I can start with the fun stuff! 

Grayson Says....

Grayson is talking like crazy these days, and he is seriously so funny. I was just talking to my mom about some of the funny things he's said just today, and we agreed that I need to be writing them down or I'll forget. Here are just a few of the cute little sayings he's stuck on lately.
"Mommy, not wooooorkiiiiing" - Anytime anything doesn't immediately do what he wants.

"Let's see here" - walking around looking at toys trying to choose one, shopping in the store, basically anytime he pauses and needs something to fill the silence.

"Appletoss, Applepeepee, Applepoopoo, Appleteetee, AppleANYTHING" - For forever now Appletoss (applesauce) has been his go to word, but he's been getting creative with it lately. This is his go to anytime he's just jabbering with nothing to say.

"NOW what?" - Kind of being replaced by "Let's see here..."

"No Wait!" - This was tonight as I was reading him a book before bed. He said this, put his finger on my lips, then started reading letters off the page.

"Like ALLLLLL dat" - Anytime I ask him to choose between something.

"Need cough aden!" - He's had a runny nose and a little cough the past few days, and he gets sooooo excited to take his medicine he does a little dance before he gets it. He tells me he needs his medicine at least 12 times a day.

"Need to go to the Goc-tor!" - After his two year check up he decided that he really likes his pediatrician (who is the greatest) so now he needs to go to the doctor alllll the time for every tiny little thing that happens.

"Go avay fly! Go avay!" or "Go avay bug!"....or "Go avay!" basically any other thing that crosses his path that he doesn't like.

"Come GIIIIT me!!!" - he says this anytime he sees a cop car on TV, so I'm wondering who told him that the cops were going to come get him.

"123GO!!!!" - Racing is his new favorite thing to do, even if he's "racing" himself.

"Ooh, dat's a WET biaper!" - whenever I take his diaper off he always feels the need to comment on it now. Apparently this is something I say a lot haha :)

"Mommy, warch! Mommy warch!" - He really needs me to watch every. single. thing. he. does.

"Warch big gucks!!" - He's OBSESSED with watching these little cartoon videos on Youtube that are basically just trucks and cars being put together piece by piece. Monster trucks, police cars, ambulances, sports cars, etc., etc. Cars are so his thing right now.

"Oooooh, BIIIIIIG guck!!!!" - In the car, anytime we pass any type of big vehicle.

"No go seep!" - anytime I do anything that reminds him in any way of our bedtime routine.

Another couple of mommy bragging things that I want to remember: He can identify most of the upper case letters of the alphabet by sight - we've been reading the Dr. Seuss ABC book every day at nap time and bedtime and he's got them all down other than J, which he calls jam, L, V, and Y. He can also count to 10, although getting him to do it on command isn't easy. You have to ask him to count his fingers to trick him into it. It also appears that he knows his numbers by sight, because we've asked him to point to specific ones and he's gotten it right for the most part. It's kind of tough with him because he doesn't like to let us know what he knows, so it's requiring some trickery on my part to figure out what he actually does know. I've heard that can be common with boys.

He repeats EVERYTHING we say, and puts his own little spin on most things and makes them hilarious. He can tell me everything that he wants, what he doesn't like, and so on. The minute he wakes up he starts with "Mommy, let's goooo. Go now! Waffles! Waffles AND Pancakes! Let's goooo!" and then he doesn't stop pretty much all day long. I've noticed that we are carrying on actual conversations most of the time, and it's so fun to see what he comes up with. He's pretending now and making up stories for what his toys are doing. He's like an actual human now, and it's so stinking cute to see him grow and learn.

18 Weeks With Baby #2

Well, I most definitely did not keep up with things as planned, but I mean, really....who's surprised? I'm just proud that after a child that took over an hour to fall asleep and a husband that has needed more care than normal because he's under the weather that I even managed to show up and do it at all tonight! This poor neglected 2nd child. The blog updates are just so much harder to get to this time around... 

So, in all actuality as of today I am 21 weeks 3 days into this pregnancy, so yeah...just a little bit behind :) But I must say, this pregnancy so far has been awesome. I was fully prepared for a really rough time since the first time wasn't too bad, but it's been even better than with Grayson for the most part. Aside from the fact that I am becoming quite huge at a rapid rate....that I could do without ;) 

Anyway, on to the update! 

Due Date
October 17, 2015

This Week Baby A....
Is about the size of a bell pepper at around five and half inches and five ounces. The most fun thing about this week is that the baby is developing yawning and hiccuping skills :) 

This was a rough week for me, simply because I had what my chiropractor referred to as a "full muscle spasm" in one side of my back. I actually had to call my mom on the phone from another room to have her come get me off the floor because I literally couldn't move. It was crazy. Luckily, the hubs drove me in to the chiropractor a couple hours later and he tortured me until it started getting better. Two days later and I was pretty much feeling normal again. Other than that, things have been great! I started feeling baby kick at 16 weeks and 4 or 5 days (can't remember exactly) and they've been going crazy in there ever since!
Weight Gain
5 pounds

We went in at 16 weeks 6 days because I COULD NOT HANDLE THE ANTICIPATION....aaaaaaaand 
I will not lie to you, I had secretly convinced myself it was a girl, so I had a couple hours of shock and disbelief and ohmygodyou'rekiddingme going on, but when I woke up the next morning I felt great about it. And now, I'm totally pumped and can't wait for Grayson's new BFF to arrive!

Food Cravings/Aversions
Bacon cheeseburgers! That is the one thing I absolutely, positively HAD to have this week. 

Tons and tons of little movements. When I went in for my 20 week ultrasound the ultrasound tech told me that I have a posterior placenta, and last time I had an anterior placenta, meaning that I had an extra layer of cushion that prevented me from feeling the kicks as strongly with Grayson. And OMG are these kicks strong already. I'm nervous for when we get closer to the end, because even with G I remember those being INTENSE.
Aside from the aching back keeping me up for those few nights, I really can't complain. I'm not uncomfortable in general yet, although I am getting up at least twice to pee. 

Daddy's Thoughts
He was super excited about another boy! I think he of course wants that whole "Daddy's little girl" thing, but he said he immediately was excited for Grayson and to have another little man in the house. 

Fun Moments
Well obviously finding out what we are having was amazing. And feeling him kicking around constantly is by far, hands down my favorite thing about being pregnant. I would be pregnant 15 times just to feel that (although I would never actually do anything remotely that insane).

Looking Forward To
Choosing a name!!! Daddy is not a fan of my top three picks, and I can't even imagine naming him something other than one of those three. He hasn't shot my ideas down, but he's definitely not pumped about them. Soooooo....I just can't wait until we can give this little guy a name! For some reason a name makes things so much more "real" to me.