Monday, October 17, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 26 weeks

I thought I was about due for a pregnancy update since...well, I have yet to have one and I'm 2/3 of the way done baking my little baby burrito. The first trimester went so smoothly and it was way easier than the first time around but I knew it was too good to be true. This 2nd trimester is kicking my butt.

Current pregnancy happenings:

  • The most horrifying, severe, debilitating hip pain!!! Not that I'm complaining or anything...
  • Baby enjoys using the womb as her trampoline 24/7. We like to party at midnight. She is 100 times more active than Payton ever was. 
  • Way more emotional this time around. Damn you pregnancy hormones! Luckily hubby has been so understanding and sweet.
  • My appetite has slowed down a bit. I went through a phase where I wanted to eat all the time and I ate A LOT. I was putting my husband to shame, but now I am only hungry or in the mood for certain things.
  • No stretch marks or anything yet - crossing my fingers since I am so huge this time around! 
  • Weight: 130 lbs.  +15 from pre-pregnancy (114-115 lbs.) Eeek!!
  • I feel as if time is speeding by while simultaneously dragging on...
  • I nap almost any day that I get a chance! I have really been struggling with fatigue. According to my doctor its probably from my anemia but I also chalk it up to my two lovely ladies. They are so worth every ache, pain, and sleepless night! 
  • AND I have almost everything we need I just need to clean and set everything up. The only thing I have to get is a toddler bed or another crib (But I have a bassinet for the first couple months anyways), some winter newborn clothes, newborn diapers and more cloth diapers. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Celebrating my birthday

Not only did I have one of the best birthdays this year thanks to my husband, but he even made sure I was a happy preggo the day before by surprising me with some maternity shirts, cleaning, and of course just being the awesome daddy he is.

Last Saturday (My birthday) Layne woke up with Payton and let me sleep in! Mornings like that are a rare occasion so I was more than happy to oblige to his request. That was honestly one of the best birthday gifts he could've given me as a mom.

And how lucky am I for my sweet hubby to surprise me with this in the morning?

Around noon we ventured up to Apple Hill to spend the day. Apparently so did everyone else. I guess thats what gorgeous weather on a Saturday gets you! It took us 45 minutes from the exit to go 5 miles. Totally worth it though! We happily wandered through craft booths, food lines, and settled into a day of people watching, playing, and eating delicious apple goodness.

Gorgeous right?

People watching at its best

Yep, it's officially fall and I'm loving it! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's another GIRL!

Miss Rylee Alayna is due January 22, 2012! We can't wait to meet her!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Payton - 1 year

What a wonderful first year it has been! 

She had a great time at her party a few weeks ago, but the poor baby got sick afterwards and ran a fever all weekend. Turns out she had gotten an ear infection! I spent hours baking a million cupcakes and a small cake for her that ended up melting in the heat (still tasted yummy though!). We had so much fun with all our family & friends who made her very 1st birthday so special. :) 

We love you, baby girl. 

12 month stats:
Weight: 19 lbs. 14 oz. (25th-50th percentile)
Height: 28 and 3/4" (75th percentile)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

3 weeks to go

Until Payton's first birthday! I can't believe my baby girl is about to be a year old. She is walking all over the place now and is about to officially be a toddler. It's a bittersweet feeling watching her grow up into a little girl now!

For her party we are going to our local park, which has a Water Play area to keep cool.

It's going to be so much fun throwing and planning her party.

We are doing a Hello Kitty theme with red and teal colors.

And the party would not be complete without good friends and family, pizza, and....SNOWCONES!