Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bumpdate- 6 weeks

Weight Gain/Loss: -2 lbs

Baby Size: A pea (.25 in)
Growing like crazy, baby is starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks and chin. Those little hands and feet- still webbed like paddles- might wiggle by week's end, the heart is beating (almost twice as fast as yours!), and blood is starting to circulate.

Symptoms: TIRED! Some days I wish I could sleep all day, but with a 3 year old, that is not possible. I feel I am hungrier more often, but cannot eat much at each sitting. If I get too hungry I feel a little nauseous. My breasts have been really sore, but I remember this from my first pregnancy. One thing that is different (at least this early) is that I'm getting the "growing pains" down in my uterus area. This happens mostly if I get up too quickly!

Gender: We have about 14 more weeks to go until we find out, but everyone at my work is saying it will be a boy. We will be thrilled with a boy or a girl!

Maternity Clothes: I'm hoping I can wear my normal clothes for awhile. I didn't wear maternity clothes with my first until I was 7 months along! I do hear you show quicker with your second though.

Movement: Not yet, but I can't wait until I feel this little one move!

Cravings: Not really craving anything yet. I've been drinking lots of water and trying to have small snacks throughout the day.

Sleep: I've been sleeping great! Usually I am asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I'm not waking up at night to use the bathroom yet, but I do occasionally wake up feeling a little hungry.

Best Moment This Week: Telling everyone that we are expecting!

Taelyn: She seems to be pretty excited, but I'm sure she is still not aware of all the changes to come. We have talked about the baby in my tummy and that the baby will come out when it is summer time. In referencing the baby the other day, she said "Mommy, it's taking a long time!" Haha... She is also determined that she is going to name the baby "Andra". When I asked her if it was for a boy or girl she said "both!".

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How everyone else found out...

We were so excited to tell everyone! I got this shirt from Etsy. I thought it was so cute! We decided to take Tae's picture in it and email it to our close family. Once our family knew, we posted it to Facebook. Everyone is so excited about this new little arrival!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How we found out....

My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant since May. With our first daughter it only took one ovulation to get pregnant, so we thought it would be just as easy. This was not the case! We tried for 3 months and I finally got a positive test. A few days later I started my cycle. We were very disappointed and frustrated : (

I decided not to think about it that much and in the beginning of October I started to feel "different". We had a planned family vacation to San Antonio so I decided to take a test the day before we left. To my amazement it was a big fat positive! Aaron was at work that night so I called my best friend Janean and told her. I knew she would keep a secret and I had to tell somebody!

We have a dry erase board in our kitchen and it says "I love you because...". My husband and I take turns writing back and forth to each other. I thought this would be a great way to tell him the news.
When he got home from work I just couldn't keep the smile off my face so I ended up showing him the pregnancy test before he saw the board! He was super happy and excited : )

Before we left for our vacation I had ordered a "reveal" shirt for Taelyn to wear to let every one know that we were expecting. I had hoped to spill the beans while in San Antonio, but the shirt didn't get here in time and I spent a lot of money on it, so I didn't want to waste it. It was really hard to keep the secret from everybody the whole time, but I think we did it!