Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The One With Week 23

How far along
Week 23. 

J has been wonderful, as always! We have spent the last few weekends & most week nights building furniture, cleaning out closets, sorting things for the garage sale, (this sale is going to be epic by the way) organizing, and family grocery store trips. Jonathan does this all without complaining (even though I'm typically super bossy and irritable, shocker) Jack has the BEST role model in his daddy.

 I think we are both ready for a lazy weekend...which may happen... in a month. 

Maternity Clothes
 I should just remove this item, because yes and no turning back.  None of my school T-Shirts fit anymore, so that makes school day dressing interesting.  I've bought a few maternity tanks to see if that helps, but this little boy is growing way faster than his sister did it seems! Any current or recently pregnant friends have any maternity clothes suggestions...

Working on Jack's nursery!  I'm not a decorator.  I ask my mom, aunt, cousin, and friends for reassurance on just about every purchase. I have a hard time visualizing how things will look.  But I have the BEST time searching and shopping to make this room perfect & special for our little man.  So far ETSY has made a pretty penny off of me! Target & Hobby Lobby are go-to's.  We recently got Amazon Prime so I plan to put that to good use! And lots of things have transitioned from B's nursery to J's.  Painting will happen soon & then I'll {pretend} to help mom sew curtains and crib bedding. 

 This has nothing to do with being pregnant,  but we will be taking away Brynn's paci soon and I can't handle it! 
1. I feel like she still looks like a baby when she uses it. 
2. She only gets it when she lays down for nap & at night (or when she sneaks it during the day.) She doesn't keep it in all night, but it's her trigger to go to sleep & has been since day one. 
soooo....I'm dreading it I feel so bad taking it away! I'm hoping between now and Friday she decides to give them all to brother. (Yeah right.) Also, potty training, I've got to get on that.  I think she could totally do it...I just can't make myself commit to it! You think I'd be motivated by the price of diapers.

 So much! I forget how fun {and a bit creepy} it is to feel them toss around.  He's really low and pretty much right on my that's a treat.  I've tried to get Brynn to feel him kick, but I'm never fast enough.  Also, it blows my mind that B totally accepts that a baby is growing in my tummy...wouldn't you think that would be confusing for a 2 year old? 

 Enjoying the 2nd trimester calm & starting to hit a bit of the nesting mode. 

Best Part of the Week
 Just having a normal week has been great.  We've been going 90-nothing and it has been nice to just catch up with laundry, cooking, and the house this week.  There is also a TON of sickness going around and I'm so thankful it hasn't hit our house (knock on wood!) Sometimes the boring weeks are the best weeks. 

Worst Part of the Week
 Trying to actually cook supper. I need to just accept the fact that we have to eat supper EVERY night and get on with it. But, this...

Missing Most: 
 Not getting up 4 times a night to go to the bathroom. 

Can't wait for
 Organizing our garage this weekend. ;)

 Baby Boy! And the shock is gone and we are SO excited! Jack Kellen, you are so anticipated! 


Brynn has been so helpful working in Jack's nursery! She said on Saturday, "I have to help build Jacks room." Sweet. 

We took a family trip to the grocery store Thursday night.  Jonathan wanted to let her push the little cart and for some reason I agreed.  She did really good for about 4 minutes until she started racing everywhere and then would walk away from her basket.  I would push both and Jonathan would chase her.  What a wild night! 

We were debating on which type of yogurt to get, because we are cool like that, and turned around to see that B had filled the cart with baseball bubble gum.  Maybe she wanted Jack to have a snack? 

Elizabeth came over last Monday.  Brynn decided to dress-up for her. 

On Saturday she got her first haircut!

And she convinced her Grams to buy her a Slim Jim...and she wasn't so much a fan. Hah!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Monday, January 11, 2016

The One With Week 21

How far along
21 Weeks! Over halfway there!
Size of babe: is telling me the size of a carrot. 

Have I mentioned that he's a superhero? More on that further down. 

Maternity Clothes
Yes and Yes.  SO grateful that I only have to get "real life" dressed about 3 days a week. Because it's stretchy pants, pjs and sweatshirts on home days. #casual4life
If you are pregnant you need this dress. It's from Old Navy {comes in 3 colors} and it's SO comfy! Good for winter & spring. I will be in it often! 

My cozy days at home with my girl & getting our home back to normal after the holidays. I love to rearrange & shuffle around all of our decor for a bit of a change. I remember when I was a kid I would constantly rearrange the decorations on my dresser--I think it gives me a sense of control. ;)

Also, My mom bought me this Ello glass water bottle for Christmas & it hasn't left my side. Love it! 

Starting to feel some big movements instead of just the flutters. He has hiccups pretty often too. 

They are starting to subside! I have my energy back, the nausea is almost completely gone, & I feel somewhat back to my normal self.  But sleep is starting to be an issue. If only I could stop waking up hungry at 3AM! I need a good bedtime snack I think. 

Best Part of the Week
Our anatomy scan last week.  I can't even describe how in awe I am that we can watch our baby hiccup, see the 4 chambers of his heart, watch the blood flow in and out, see how the kidneys are functioning and be able to know the gender of our baby.  Our doctors office plays KLOVE in the ultrasound rooms, and while we were there Chris Tomlin's Indescribable was playing. Pretty much sums up this whole experience. God, I'm so glad you are beyond my understanding! 

Worst Part of the Week
We were also told at this last appointment that I have a partial placenta previa.  The doctors seem pretty optimistic that it could heal itself as the baby grows and since I will be having a c-section either way, it's not a huge worry.  The hard part is that I was instructed to be extremely cautious with what I am lifting...which means I can't lift Brynn.  That has caused us to get pretty creative in how we manage our day. It's like she knows that I can't pick her up...she will walk up to me with the sweetest eyes and say, "mommy hold you" so I just sit on the floor and hold her! We will have another ultrasound in 3 weeks to see if there has been any change. Also, because of this, Jonathan's work load around the house has greatly increased {mostly because he's forbidden me to move anything & with this rearranging itch Inhave, it leaves lots for him to do at night!} and he happily takes care of it to keep me safe. I'm so appreciative of how he cares for all 3 of us. We love you, J!

Missing Most: 
My freedom. ;) 
Since I can't lift Brynn, we seem to be home bound for a while. You know, until I can keep her from being a maniac in Target and walk perfectly right next to my cart. She may have had a timeout in the nail polish section last week! All over a pack of Hello Kitty lip gloss. 

Can't wait for
Nursery planning!! I've got a few ideas circulating, but need to fabric shop before I have a final plan. I found a great rug at Target that I'm just waiting to go on sale...


I'll be honest, I was stunned when she said "It's a boy!" I was so convinced it was a girl. I was sick just like with Brynn (like symptoms lifted at 17.5 weeks with both) & feel like I'm
carrying him just like Brynn (low and towards my back.) I went shopping for him Saturday morning & the shock is wearing off and I'm starting to be genuinely excited for something so brand new! 

His name will be Jack Kellen & I am so in love with it! {More on his name meaning in a future post.}

I'm hoping to have a few posts recapping our Christmas soon. Until then here are a few pictures of our last few days. 

She got these pjs from Grams and Pops and they make her look so gown up...and adorable! 

We finally started the giant shuffle of...
1. Sell the guest bed
2. Deconstruct & remove guest bed
3. Deconstruct crib
4. Move crib 9 feet into the new nursery
5. Rebuild crib
6. Build Brynn's new bed 
{thank you momma & daddy for ALL the help!}
7. Rearrange all the furniture in the entire house until everything seems like it fits 
8. Sort through all closets, clothes, attic & start garage sale pile 
9. This is going to take forever....

So far little one has adjusted great {knock on wood} to her bed & was totally fine giving up her crib & rocker "to Jacks room!"

The first night I sat outside her door and the second she got off her bed I walked in & kind, but firmly told her to get back in bed. And by some miracle it worked. 

Some of her excuses to get up were...
"Ummm, paint my nails?"
"My paci is sour. Wash it."
"I wanna hug. One more kiss!"

The first night I heard her get up about 3am, I opened our door and she was standing there smiling, "hi mommy! I poopy!" So we went out the next day and bought a childproof door knob just incase she decides to be a night roamer!

Lots of changes going on in our little world! And I'm so glad I
have a place to document it all for us to remember the special moments among the chaos.