Thursday, May 31, 2012

18 weeks

Hey Baby!

In just two weeks we have our first ultrasound, which means we get our first peek at you! I am counting down the days.

Last weekend was memorial weekend and your Grandma L, uncle Cory and cousin Jase came for a visit. We had a great time hanging out and playing lots of Wii. On Saturday we attended Blues and BBQ here in town. They had lots of bbq, blues, blow up toys and (your father's favorite) a beer garden. I treated myself to a nice large snow cone. Yum! There were a couple stands selling handmade baby stuff. It was tempting not to buy anything, but not knowing what you are saved me from buying it all.

I hope you are enjoying your living space. I feel flutters every now and then, but I am looking forward to when your Papa can feel them too.

Keep growing little one. We love you so much!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

17 weeks

Baby Bear,

That's your new nickname. Your dad is "Papa Bear", I am "Mama Bear" and Cooper was "Baby Bear" but has moved up in the world to "Little Bear". I was really sad about it, but he is growing up after all.

Nothing really new to report this week. I have had some hip pain, and I am so thankful to have your dad around to help relieve it.

I am really looking forward to the long weekend. We have your Grandma L, uncle Cory and cousin Jase coming to visit.

I have felt some flutters this week. Is that you moving in there? I cannot wait for your movements to become more distinct.

As always, keep growing little one.


P.S. Coop wanted to let you know that he cannot wait for you to drop food on the floor for him.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

the gender question

Boy or girl?

We do not know, and we are not planning on finding out either. That is if I am strong enough to make it through the 20 week ultrasound without caving. Which I think I can do.

It's been interesting to me on how many people have input on this issue. Well, really on every issue related to pregnancy. Especially now that I have begun to show. People like to say what they did and why it was better that way, and offer unsolicited advice.

Don't poke the pregnant lady people! Her body - her choice. Right?Amen.

Anyways, I will save the post about our health choices for another day. I do want to share our plans for our baby and the birth. I would love it if the hubby would do a post on chiropractic during pregnancy one of these days. He has been life saver for me, and he has some very valuable information to share with anyone willing to listen.

Enough small talk. Let's get back to this baby's gender. It came up in conversation while Nate and I were still dating. I remember we were in the car and asked him if he would want to find out. His response, "yes". I told him that I wouldn't want to know. There are very few real surprises in life, and I wanted to experience this one.

Well, then I got pregnant and I felt like I should know. However in this one 2 minute conversation from years ago I had somehow swayed his opinion. Which is great, because now he can help keep me strong.

I keep reminding myself that I have gone my entire life without knowing the sex of my future children, so I should be able to wait a little longer. Although I love to plan, plan, plan. I am going to try and go with the flow here, buy a bunch of gender neutral stuff and quit stressing over what it would would wear home from the hospital. Everything will fall into place.

I am interested to know what you think baby L will be. Go ahead and vote up in the top left hand corner. I am not able to tell who vote for what, but if you would like to tell me what you think baby L will be and why I would love to hear it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I almost can't believe we have our second baby appointment today. The past six weeks have blown by. I am really excited to hear bump's heart beating again.

In other news, Meagen has informed me that I am getting chunky and also that she liked my hair long better. Kids say the funniest,  most honest things. I am writing this down little lady so I can always remember what you said to your pregnant hormonal aunt. Speaking of hormones almost anything can make me tear up. One sad song or an episode of Grey's Anatomy and I am done for.

We had a great mother's day. We went to Kent Park and spent a good chunk of time walking around the lake. Cooper was sure ready for a nap at the end. I hope you all had a great Mother's day as well!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

15 weeks

* It should say Princess Alexia.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

happy birthday meagen

Happy Birthday to a very special little girl, my niece Meagen!

We went home last weekend to celebrate with the family, and I think she had a blast. She requested that Grandma make her a 6 layered cake with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. Can we say spoiled?

Posing by her little brother with the cake.

I cannot believe you are already six little lady.

Being silly.

My mom made this cake, and my aunt Karen helped decorate it.

Trying to sneak some frosting when she thought no one was looking.

Make a wish!

I think this next picture proves what a great weekend she had. She was out 10 minutes after we started the long drive home.

Happy Birthday again on your special birthday. Hope all of your wishes come true!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

just a little note

As I mentioned previously, the first trimester was not exactly the cakewalk I had hoped and dreamed about. Lot's of sickness and lot's of sleep.

Luckily, I have started to get some of my energy back and have been able to keep Nate company. When he is home that is! Nate has been busy coaching a little league time. They had their first game last night, but unfortunately did not win. I enjoy hearing him talk about all the boys and coaching. Someday he could even be coaching one of our own.

I was really excited to go to my first prenatal yoga class at Sweet Feet Yoga last Wednesday. The yoga studio is located inside the office that Nate works at. It was nice to spend time with other expecting mothers. The nice lady next to me was 38 weeks and ready to go any day. I just kept looking at her in disbelief that my belly will get that big. I know it will, but I just can't quite grasp it just yet. I really enjoyed the class. The instructor was great and offered up a lot of good information on stretches to do while my body is adjusting. It will be a great help in the coming months, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend.

I will be back soon. We went home this weekend and I am trying to play catch up and edit some photos for my aunt. This weekend's goal is to organize our closets. My little brother is moving in with us this summer so we are busy making room for him and a baby. How quickly a house can fill up. :)