Friday, September 23, 2016

Isla: Months 1, 2 and 3

Our little girl is already 3 months and time is flying by even faster with our second. Isla has been a different baby from the start. Even though I know we shouldn't we always find ourselves comparing her to our first time around with Sawyer. Oops.

Isla has been a talker since she entered this world. She would make grunts and mumbles and sounds at night time that would keep us awake. We finally found the Dock-A-Tot and she sleeps so much better at night. She nurses beside me when she gets hungry during the night which keeps this mama well rested, or well rested as a mom can be, lol. Isla nurses pretty good and was introduced a bottle about week 5. She was ok with the transition between boob and bottle but I think she prefers a bottle during the day and the boob at night. 

Little Miss outgrew her newborn diapers in a few weeks and has been in a size 2 since July. She is currently in 3-6 month clothes and has been since half way through month 2. She is a healthy baby like her brother.

This little girl is the sweetest baby at times but OH MY GOSH can she flip. She has colic and major gas. We have been through the ringer with this gal. We were finally introduced to the Gerber Soothe drops and life has been completely different since. After about 3 days on the drops she was a different baby. She still gets a little fussy at night time so she takes her gas relief drops and is a happy camper. 

Isla loves to lay and nap on her tummy, with supervision of course. She is a curious little thing and always wants to see what's going on. Our fiesty girl started raising her head quick. Megan, our wonderful pohotographer, was positioning her for pictures and little miss priss picked her head up and turned it the other direction on her. She started raising her head from the second week and enjoys watching brother play while she lays on her playmat.

Life is completely different with 2 versus 1. I didn't realize just how much time I actually had with 1 now that we have 2. However, I would not trade the chaos and craziness for anything.  Stay tuned things are getting interesting up in here.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

38 Weeks


How far along?  
38 Weeks


Total weight gain/loss? 
30 pounds - I gained over 50 pounds with Sawyer and was knocking on 200. This pregnancy was pretty different as I did not swell much and I had to run around after a toddler. 

Maternity clothes?
Pretty much everything. I have a few pair of large shorts with elastic bands that are pretty comfortable that I can wear. I didn't want to buy a lot of hot weather maternity clothes since I was due in the early part of summer so I've been trying to make the most out of what I had from my first pregnancy. Sawyer was born in March so that didn't leave me with many summer maternity pieces. I'm thankful  our May this year has been pretty mild so I've been able to use my leggings and some stretchy pants too. I have one pair of shorts that I feel like I have lived in lately.

Stretch marks? 
No new ones except around my belly button. I'm curious to see how noticeable they will be once my tummy goes back down.

Sleep? 
Still waking up at 2am but some nights are better than others. I did pretty much sleep through the night once this week which was amazing. However, the night before my 38 week appointment was awful and just knew I was about to go into labor. I even packed our bags and took them with us to my appointment. Turns out I had not progressed at all from my 36 week appointment....wah wah.

Best moment this week? 

Spending time with wildcat and family. Just slowing down and enjoying the moment is amazing and not done often enough.

Miss anything? 
I really miss my energy and ability to move around easily. It takes so much out of me just to get in the floor and play with Sawyer.

Movement? 
Our little girl gives me fits. My OB said how she acts in the womb is an indicator of how she will act outside. This is not great news as Sawyer did not give me any problems like this little girl and we call him wildcat......uh-oh.

Food cravings?
I've wanted fruit lately but that's not really out of the norm for me. I love berries!! We stopped and bought a watermelon this week from the local market and I almost made myself sick on it. I also LOVE watermelon!

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nope

Gender?
Baby Girl, Isla Katherine

Symptoms?
Lots of pain, pressure and Braxton Hicks. My OB suggested that I only work a couple days a week because of the long drive I have to get to work so that is exactly what I did. It has made a HUGE difference. I've also had some leaky boobs this week.

Labor Signs? 
Braxton Hicks and cramping but she is still hanging in there.

Belly Button in or out?
Outy all the way and love it.

Wedding rings on or off? 
Off, sadly. I feel lost without them and freak out at first when I don't feel them on my finger.

Happy or Moody most of the time?
This momma is Happy, Happy, Happy. I can't wait for our new addition to get here.

Looking forward to?
Seeing Isla Kate's little face for the first time.

Friday, May 20, 2016

36 & 37 Weeks




How far along?  
36 & 37 Weeks


Total weight gain/loss? 
About 28 pounds so far. I lost 4 pounds a few weeks back but I'm pretty sure the difference was because I had a morning appointment rather than my usual afternoon appointment.

Maternity clothes?
Almost everything is maternity with the exception of cardigans and a few maxi skirts.

Stretch marks? 
Pretty sure I have a new one around my belly button but I haven't noticed any others.

Sleep? 
hahahaha- what is sleep? I am now using the snoogle and it has been a lifesaver but I'm still not sleeping great. Bathroom breaks during the night are more frequent and getting comfortable is a challenge.

Best moment these weeks? 

Finishing up the nursery and watching the belly grow. The time is getting closer!

Miss anything? 
Sleep and being able to move easily.

Movement? 
This girl may be a soccer player!

Food cravings?
Not much cravings lately although I am eating ice cream at night pretty regularly. #oops

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nuh-huh

Gender?
Baby Girl.

Symptoms?
Been having Braxton Hicks and lots of pain with this pregnancy. I didn't have any braxton hicks with Sawyer nor was I in any pain. It has been completely different this time. I worked until the day I went into labor with Sawyer but I just can't handle the hour drive to work this go around. I don't know how long I will make it with this one.

Labor Signs? 
Braxton Hicks fo sho.

Belly Button in or out?
I have a cute little outy going on now and I love that you can see it when I wear stuff that hugs my belly.

Wedding rings on or off? 
still on

 Happy or Moody most of the time?
Happy Momma for the most part except for when I;m just worn out and sleep deprived at the end of the day. Having a toddler to care for this pregnancy has been a whole new ball game.

Looking forward to?
The arrival of our baby girl!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

23 & 24 Weeks


How far along?  
23 & 24 weeks


Total weight gain/loss? 
 I weighed 158 at my last OB visit so about 18 pounds.

Maternity clothes?
Maternity and regular clothes. Mostly my pants and jeans are maternity. I have several skirts that work well with my growing belly.

Stretch marks? 
No new ones yet. Continuing to lotion like crazy. 

Sleep? 
Sleep has become more of a challenge the past 2 weeks. I've had to add another pillow either to my back or to elevate myself more. It seems we keep passing some type of cold between us and I've been sick, again, these past few days. No fun.

Best moment these weeks? 

Feeling her move about. I can ask Sawyer where his little sister is and he will pat my belly.

Miss anything? 
Going to sleep and turning over in bed with ease. It's become harder to rely on my core strength with this growing belly so I have to push myself to maneuver about more than ever.

Movement? 
Oh def!!

Food cravings?
No but I am loving Sonic's Breakfast Burritos these days.

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Nuh-huh

Gender?
Girl!

Symptoms?
Growing boobs and belly.

Labor Signs? 
Nope

Belly Button in or out?
half in and half out if that is even possible

Wedding rings on or off? 
still on

 Happy or Moody most of the time?
Happy Momma.

Looking forward to?
Getting started on the new closet in our bedroom.

I'm trying to stay as current as possible on my bump posts but I swear I forget to take progress pics until I'm in my pj's or sweats. Anywho, things have been rolling along pretty well the past few weeks. We still have so much to do but will eventually get there. My sleeping has been better and have only added one additional pillow so far. I keep forgetting to break out the snoogle.

We've also started potty training with Sawyer. Having this belly has made it quite a task. Bending down and standing up constantly has been a challenge but at least I'm getting some exercise in. He has done really well but it's not exactly what I expected. Valentine's Day was pretty low key for us. I was sick, again, and Brett suffered an awful nose bleed that morning. We gave Sawyer a couple new trucks which he obsessed over. He loves to sit in the kitchen floor with us and roll them back and forth. He will point to the exact spot in the floor where he wants you to sit. The Hubs gave me a sweet card and box of Godiva Chocolates. He received a card from me with a basket of last minute goodies. Since I was so focused on prepping for potty training I forgot about Valentine's Day approaching, oops. We still had a lovely day together as a family.

What did you guys do for Valentine's? Do you have a special way you like to celebrate the day?
Hope y'all have a great one.

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