Monday, November 24, 2008

23 weeks already

This pregnancy is flying by. I was 23 weeks on Saturday. It seems so strange for it to already be more than half over. It seems like we just found out that we were having our second child yesterday. I really want to be able to enjoy this pregnancy and remember every last bit of it. I can't wait to be able to welcome our baby girl into the world but at the same time, I want to be able to experience her kicks and movements for as long as possible while she is inside.

We are busy getting our house ready for our new arrival as well. The furniture that we ordered for Michael's new room is in and the room will be painted this weekend. The furniture will be delivered on December 5th and then we will finish setting up to move him in before Christmas. This will give him several months to get used to his new room, as well as give us time to get the nursery set up.

Here I am at 23 weeks:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ultrasound Pictures

Here are some pictures from the ultrasound two weeks ago. It's amazing how quickly the baby grows and changes. I can't believe that in 4 months, we will have our daughter here with us. It's so exciting!!

Whole Body Shot

It's a Girl!


We will have another u/s at approximately 28 weeks and I know that there will be amazing growth between now and then. I love watching our daughter change and grow before she even gets here!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We are expecting....

Baby #2 on March 21st! I am sure that you had an idea of what I was going to say in the title, especially if we have talked/emailed in the past few months. I realized that I have never blogged about being pregnant again. It's not that I am not excited; in fact, the opposite is true. I think I am even more excited this time because I know how wonderful it can be to have a child and be a mom!

We had our big u/s on Friday, November 7th. Todd and I did decide to find out the gender. I wouldn't have minded it being a surprise but we wanted to be able to plan the nursery and not be gender-neutral. So we went in and the u/s tech started looking at the baby. You could see the baby open its' mouth and close it over and over. It was pretty neat and the baby was really cooperating for the u/s tech. We saw the head, brain, spine, two arms and two legs. Everything looks great and the baby is measuring right on schedule. Of course, I am sure you are wondering the big question: boy or girl?


We are very happy that our baby is healthy and are looking forward to having a little girl. I think Michael will make a great big brother and he will be able to protect her when they get older. When she is dating, the guys will have to pass the scrutiny of her father and older brother. But that is far away!!

Michael doesn't quite understand what's going on but knows that there is a baby in Mommy's tummy. He is very sweet and will kiss the baby when I ask him to. I told him that he was going to have a baby sister and he said "Baby Kaitlyn", which is our friend's little girl. He thinks all babies are Kaitlyn, which is pretty cute. I am looking forward to seeing how he reacts when our little girl finally arrives here. I am hoping he will adapt to the change and we are preparing him as much as we can now. We ordered this furniture for his new "big boy" bedroom and it's awesome. I wouldn't mind sleeping on it at all.

Here is a picture of me at 18w 5d:
18w 5d

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Recap

We had a great Halloween here. We did several things to celebrate the holiday. We started two Mondays ago by going to a local church and picking out pumpkins at their pumpkin patch. I got a larger pumpkin to carve and a small one for Michael to paint. We went with our neighbors, who have a little boy who is a year younger than Michael. It was so cute to see them running down the aisles between the pumpkins.

Wednesday night we went to Boo at the Zoo. Michael wore his Cars race car costume for the first time there. He was hesitant to put it on at first but once he did, he even wore the hat that went with it! We went inside and walked around the zoo. Some animals were still out and they had several exhibits set up, along with about 20 or so Trick or Treat stations. Michael did really well and walked around the entire zoo, holding hands with Todd and I. He even loved the music at the front of the park and was dancing along by himself. It was adorable. After we left, he was exhausted!

Michael and Daddy

Thursday night Michael painted his pumpkin that we got last week. He did a great job with it and didn't get any paint on himself and spilled very little on the newspapers that I had laid down in the garage. I was amazed considering two year olds are normally very messy. After he finished painting his pumpkin, he watched me carve mine. He wanted to "help" with the carving but the knife was sharp and making me nervous. I finished mine up and let him help me with scooping out the inside, which he didn't want to have anything to do with!

Friday he had a fun party at daycare and they got to dress up in their costumes and eat treats. Friday night we went Trick or Treating in our neighborhood with our next door neighbors and their little boy, who is a year younger than Michael. They went in his wagon and were pulled up and down our street, with stops at each house along the way. It was the cutest thing to see the two boys interacting together and going up to people's doors to get candy. When they were sitting in the wagon, our neighbor's son wanted to give Michael his candy and Michael told him no and put it back in his basket for him. Todd, Michael and I hit a few more houses around the corner and came back to our house shortly after it got dark. We gave out candy to the Trick or Treaters and Michael seemed to like this almost as much as going door to door. He wanted to take the candy out of the pumpkin and put a piece in each kid's bag. He did a really good job with this.

It was a great Halloween and so much fun to see Michael enjoying himself and understanding a bit more about what was going on. Yesterday morning he asked me for trick or treat candy so I guess it really did sink in!