Saturday, October 29, 2011

19 weeks

So i almost started typing in 23 weeks into the title box.  I swear my belly has popped out so much sooner than with Emmy and I'm feeling like I should be one more month along!

My present belly is first, Emmy's is second....see what I mean about popping out?  I think my weight gain to this point in time is about the same- just growing differently!

  • Weight gain? Oh yes.  10 lbs very early on (as in, by the 13th week).  I'm up a total of 12ish pounds.
  •  Stretch marks? None that I can see :)
  • Belly button? It stayed in for a very long time with Emmy, it's a deep one- so it takes a LONG time to pop out.
  • Gender? a baby sis for Emmy!
  • Cravings? Anything that doesn't leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth.
  • Latest hormonal outburst? Seriously?  I have to just pick one?  I have about 10 a day.  Sorry hon.
  • Vomiting? Just mucous pukes from Emmy this week. Early on I was nauseous (subsided around 14 weeks), but no vomit from me.  Although there were many times I wish I could have.
  • Feeling prepared? Um, no, and I don't intend on preparing until after the holidays.  I mean hey- we have all the gear, all the clothes, just need some diapers
  • Names? Chris' choice.
  • Random pregnancy side effects? I can't fit into my normal pants!  What?  I thought with the 2nd pregnancy your body doesn't freak out so much and the weight doesn't come on as fast...hah!
  • Maternity Clothes? Yes and no.  I cleaned out the closet this weekend and put a lot of normal shirts away (b/c I like for all shirts to be long now).  Chris found my Bella Band that Emmy hid in the bathroom towel hamper, so I am still getting some use out of non-maternity pants
  • Work? Yes, will work up to D-Day.
  • Horrifying picture? Um yeah, refer to belly shot above.  It's my general rule that I try to avoid full length, face on pictures while pregnant because my face actually starts to look pregnant around 3 weeks.  With the holidays this year, I'm thinking this is unavoidable.
  • Funny for the week:  Pretty sure after we saw little girl's girly parts during the ultrasound I laughed hysterically and pointed to Chris and said, "Oh no, they are gonna turn you into a big fat weenie".  Wow, sounds so mean in retrospect.  Let's just add this to the list of hormonal outbursts!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

thinking of a new blog title

If you haven't caught it on FB.......
We would like to introduce you to our baby girl.  She has no name yet and we have not told Emmy about her yet.  Judge us if you want....but until you've spent a day in our shoes answering 10,000 or so questions about "where'd ______ go?", then just believe me when I say it's best to hold out just a bit longer.  We are thinking maybe once the belly becomes a hinderance we will start explaining.  I have hope, with as baby infatuated as Emmy is, that this transition will be a good one.

On Friday I will be 19 weeks and little girl is due around March 23.  Chris' bday is March 18 so I think it'd be great if she came just a few days early to give him an amazing 30th bday present.

Thank you all who have been with me, and checking up on me during the past 10 months....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

time to blog....

So I'm am home with "sick" child.  By "sick" I really mean: the daycare called to say she had 3 loose #2's and had to come home.  I brought her home, she watched "tooey" (toy story) then wrestled with herself in bed for an hour before falling asleep for a nap.  I think we are ok, but whatev...back to school tomorrow.

I have found that since parenthood entered my life, my crafting has severely taken a hit.  Even though the house needs cleaned, dinner could be started and the kitchen is a wreck- I decided to craft! HAH, take that house.  You came in 2nd place, AGAIN!

Here is my first Pinterest inspired craft.  Materials list: old frame & mat, sparkle paper that was in my paper stash, printable subway art that I found somewhere on the good old WWW.
Second craft of the day.  Materials list: pumpkin that a coworker gave me, probably 10 year old black acrylic paint and a sponge brush with a circular head.
I'm thinking Emmy's nap is probably close to being over, so I probably shouldn't try to squeeze in any more free crafts for the day...but you never know.  We may just create something once she wakes up.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Oh, elusive forward roll, Emmy is SOOOOO close to mastering you!