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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

5 weeks with #2

5 weeks ~ baby #2

Major bloat already.

(totally stole this from Pinterest but I skipped lots of photos last time because I didn't have makeup on or my hair wasn't clean/done. This way, none of that matters but the pic still gets taken! Thank God for sliding glass doors in my dining room. Love the light!) 

How far along: 5 weeks

How big is baby: A Sesame Seed. Baby Center's info on development at 5 weeks

Weight gain/loss: A little loss but not sure yet

Stretch marks: None yet this time. But, I'm sure they'll come.

Sleep: Vivid dreams started already leaving me feeling unrested when I wake. Frequent peeing (5-7 times no joke) doesn't help. 

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Salt, Salt and Salt. Salsa, Pickles, Hot Sauce (almost ate a jar of enchilada sauce straight out of jar). 

Movement: None yet. I felt Cole earlier than the average woman does at 12 weeks. I was a lot thinner then tho but I've also had a kid already and know what to look for so it could go either way. 

What I'm worrying about: The frequent cramping and random sharp pains. I had some leftovers from implantation that showed up Christmas Eve a.m. that freaked me out but it was textbook 1 week later type stuff. Also trying to remember everything I can and can't do and can't eat. Also, I'm really anxious to tell our family. We're waiting a few more weeks til my first appointment and for me to order the stuff I need to make the reveal cute and memorable. I just SUCK at keeping something like this a secret. I'm awful with surprises because  my face is an open book. I HATE HATE HATE lying and I have to on this one. I'm obviously sick and weak so I'm just trying to lay low. Christmas was hard because I was nauseated and kept dozing off. I'm sure the women in our family have their suspicions. 

What I'm loving: Thinking about the little baby that will be here soon! Tiny clothes. Tiny diapers. I can't wait to see Cole interact with this little thing. I'm also loving that I am pretty sure this is a boy too so we're already prepared with everything we need. Its identical to the pregnancy with Cole down to the family genetics tell which is feeling so cold at times that only a scalding shower can reassure me I'm not actually dead. I had it last time. My mom had it only with the 1 boy out of 4 children. My sister with the boy had it. My sister with the girl didn't. It just keeps going up the tree. We'll see though. I'd be ecstatic regardless but I always pictured our second child as a boy and Greg's genetics back that up. 

Symptoms: Nausea when I'm hungry. Sore boobs. Difficulty wearing contacts. Runny nose. Insanely, deathly cold most of the time. Peeing non-stop (all of which are happening at the exact same time as last time). Just feeling pregnant! 

What I'm looking forward to: Our first appointment at the end of January! Hopefully we can sneak in an ultrasound to confirm the due date and see little one's heart fluttering!

Best moment of the week: Cole saying at random times that there is "a baby in the tummy" and telling people it was because his Aunt Stephanie (my great friend) is 29 weeks pregnant and we were telling him there was a baby in her tummy the night before Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Success!! Announcing baby #2!!!

Written on 12/18/12

Well, it happened. First month off birth control. Can't believe it. I feel like I knew from a few days after ovulation though. I took one of the 6 day early tests 5 days before my missed. It was negative. I went that whole week feeling so entirely pregnant. I took several dollar store tests between the 14th, 15th and 16th (I was due to start on the 15th) and all were negative. I tried to put it out of my mind and wait a couple of days to see if I would start. On Tuesday, Dec 18th, I couldn't take it so I took one more dollar store test and it had a very very very faint second line so I took one of the more expensive ones and there it was!!! It wasn't as dark as the control line so I didn't want to say anything to Greg yet. The next morning I took another test and it was every bit as dark as the first line!! I waited but that day turned out to be a rough day all around so I thought I'd wait and tell him before we left for our date on Thursday (Wicked tickets at the Fox Theater) but that evening I just couldn't hold back. The 3 of us were just hanging around with the TV on in the background. I whispered to Cole to tell daddy that there is a baby in mommy's tummy which he did after a quick question to dad about playing hockey. Greg didn't get it. "Heh....wait....what?.....WAIT.....WHAT!!???". I video taped it on my phone but after Greg understood what was happening, he demanded I turn off the video which kind of ruined it. We let it sink in for a while and the next night was the sweetest date we've had in years! Its very true though what they say. Men become fathers when they hold their baby while women become mothers when they find out they're pregnant. I'm all in preparation mode, what can I eat, what am I not allowed to do. He doesn't think about it, talk about it or even seem to remember except for when I bring it up.
I ovulate a little later than the average woman. I was loosely charting and watching for other signs. Plus, I can always feel when I ovulate down to a few-hour time frame. So by my math, Ovulation occurred on December 3rd. That means I got a positive result from a home pregnancy test 15 days after ovulation. My due date is August 26th. Now, I had random cramping so I have a few suspicions as to when I implanted but I'm not positive so when I get an ultrasound, that due date may change. I hope not though because we would be able to safely announce the pregnancy at Valentine's day (I have a really cute announcement idea), we'd find out the sex of the baby the day of our wedding anniversary (what a fun date!), and the baby would be due on the 9 year anniversary of our first date. I think its super cute!

Anyway, here we are! I'll start official weekly posts at 6 weeks with a separate post at 5 weeks with a few details (its Christmas for crying out loud and I've got enough on my plate). I'm going to keep them private and date them for the date I wrote them and publish them all when we announce the pregnancy to the world. Sorry for clogging your reader stream on that day. :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Danielle is a senior!

I can't believe this gorgeous girl is a senior already. But, at the same time, looking at her pictures, its hard to believe she is only a senior. Isn't that strange how that works out? I love this amazing girl who is every bit as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. Congratulations, lady! You rocked it all so far!

(What's crazy is I seriously didn't have to edit a single thing in these. They were the easiest photos ever. Every SINGLE sun flare is 100% straight out of camera. Nutz!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bill & Tiffany ~ Engaged!!

Sneak peek of one of my spring weddings!! Love them!! Thanks Bill and Tiffany. It was truly one of the best times I've had on a session. This wedding is going to be crazy fun!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Randy & Kristin ~ Married!

A fabulous day for a fabulous couple! I owe my sister HUGE for hooking me up with this fun and vibrant couple! Their day was truly inspiring. Best wishes for a long and love-filled marriage Randy and Kristin!

Here are a few highlights. Enjoy! I sure did!!

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I'm a new wife and an even newer mom. I have a secret dream to be super-mom. I love to craft, cook, dance and fill my life with as many adventures as possible. I'm slightly crunchy granola but enjoy a good steak. I'm right brained and type B (with some type A tendencies). I thrive best when I get to use my creative juices. I dabble in photography and party planning. I play piano and have a dream to learn the cello. I want to make the most of this one, short life I find myself living.

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This blog was originally intended to be a personal journal of my pregnancy journey and all that that entails--shared with only a few close family members. It was a way for me to keep them posted on all things baby and occasionally post a picture of my growing torso so they could see the progress. After several posts, I started to get hooked on other blogs and became motivated to attempt to do more with mine. We'll see how it goes....

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