Thursday, May 23, 2013

33 almost 34 weeks : A Survey

How far along?: 33 weeks, 6 days according to my count. :)

Maternity clothes?: Yes, definitely yes. Please.

Sleep: Some nights good, some nights horrible! I had issues with nightmares a few times. I would wake up at three in and morning and then toss and turn for two hours until my alarm goes off. I feel horrible after a night like that. They were pretty unpleasant dreams about suicide and murders and gross stuff like that. Then like two days ago I slept all night and didn't even have to get up to pee.   
Best moment of the week: going to the doctor and hearing that 2.0 has turned and is head down (again!). So excited that he's facing downward.

Movement: Yes, finally a lot more now. Now that he's getting bigger and fluid levels are staying the same, I can definitely feel him more.
Food Cravings: Nothing really sticks out in particular. I'm not near as hungry these days (thank God - I've already packed on PLENTY of weight). It doesn't take a lot to fill me up these days, trying to enjoy that so I don't balloon up even worse.

Gender:  All boy!

Belly Button: Out on top, and stretched verrrrrry thin. In fact, I don't know that it can stretch anymore, that bad boy is shallow!

What I miss: Walking normal. Exercising without getting so winded or abdominal muscles sore. Fitting into clothes. Not having people make comments about how big I look, DAILY. Sheesh.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting this boy! I can't wait. I'm feeling so big that I can't wait to drop the weight and get moving. Let's do this!

Weekly Wisdom: Get to bed on time, cause sleeping will just get worse!

Milestones: being head down! yay!
Big C Update: Camden is doing great. He prays for baby brother all on his own now, he likes to kiss and hug him in my belly.  He knows what things will be for baby brother. He helped me to register at Target and Buy Buy Baby and enjoyed picking out things for baby brother. I can only hope and pray he will be a good accepting and helpful big brother!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


My boy. He was blowing dandelions and got it in his mouth! Not too thrilled about it either!

His favorite thing to do is "blow blow" with dad. He will talk about it for days and days!

My boys. With another boy that will be here soon to love on!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Family Addition::How Does the Love Grow?

Using my rearview mirror the other day I looked back at my little boy in his car seat, chattering away about the red, yellow and green lights. It struck me how big he looked. So tall, his face thinned out, I noticed there's not much baby chub left on his face. His shorter hair after a haircut made him look that much more grown, the adorable little sparkle in his eye as he talks to me and catches me sneaking a glimpse of him in the rearview. It struck me, hitting me like a ton of bricks and almost taking my breath away, that he won't be my baby much longer. It won't be too long before there is an infant seat next to him. Until he has to share his Daddy's and my affection with another human being. He will have half the attention, half our time, and I worry that half the love isn't enough.

I know that people say your love will grow. It will multiply and there will be plenty to go around. That doesn't change the fact that I worry how that's possible. It's one of those things that it's hard to believe until you experience it. I'm sure it will be fine and my fears are unfounded, but that doesn't make it seem any easier.

Things are so cozy as our family of three. We are able to take turns parenting through the tantrums and fits as needed in the evenings. We can share responsibility of bathtime and teeth brushing giving the other person a reprieve. Once Camden is down we are able to spend time together or one of us gets the evening to hit the gym. We have our routines down, our parenting styles meshed - and here we are about to change it all with the addition of a newborn that will suck the time out of both of us and the sleep out of at least one of us. ;)

Will my adorable big boy feel neglected? Will he still get all the 1:1 time with each of us that he needs and craves? I feel so busy sometimes now, I know things are going to get much, much busier. But, all for the better and in the best way possible.

But it doesn't keep me from wondering how on earth it's all going to work out. I pray God will calm my fears, expand my love and especially my patience as I help my firstborn work out his little emotions regarding his changing status in the family. I pray He will give Camden a sweet big brother's heart full of love and adoration, and that this transition would go better than I could ever imagine.

We will find out in eight weeks or less!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pregnancy Survey : 31 weeks.

How far along?: 31 weeks

Maternity clothes?: Pants yes. Shirts, still varies. Mostly, yes!

Sleep: Waking up once or twice to pee, but it could be worse. So far, not bad. Getting harder to get in and out of bed for sure though.
Best moment of the week: Feeling C 2.0 move. It's about time, he's a pretty lazy/quiet baby. I'm finally noticing him move a little bit more. Going back to see him again, getting his measurements.  He's officially moved back into the breech position. Actually more transverse. His head is up on my right side, his rear towards the left and his feet down low. Silly kid. He measures at about 3 lbs and 10oz, which is 49th percentile. Because he was facing my spine -  I didn't get any cool pictures of him which is my favorite part. That little stinker. Already living up to his last name - fitting right on in with the stubbornness of the family! ;) The doctor told me to "have a little talk with him" about turning. I guess he must not realize - that I already know that won't do any good. Haha. If he's anything like the rest of his family he will turn and stay put when he pleases! ;)

Movement: He still doesn't move much. Camden would have been using my bladder as a trampoline by now. This time around I'll have to lay on my back and push on him to see if he is still interested in moving! Funny I say he doesn't move much, but apparently he does if he flipped himself back to the breech position...
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular.

Gender:  Male. Gonna have me two little boys!

Belly Button: Stretched and a little pokey outtie at the top. It's weird like that.

What I miss: Sleeping all night, sleeping on my belly, walking normal. Being able to workout harder without losing my breath so easily!

What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little boy, getting through the next 9 weeks!

Weekly Wisdom: It really hit me this week that I have about 2 months until I meet this little character. I'm learning to appreciate and savor the moments of pregnancy because this is likely my last! I won't feel that kicking again in my belly that startles me when falling asleep, or being able to poke and feel something hard in my belly - we all know that afterwards when you poke it's nice and squishy!

Milestones: Down into the single digits when counting weeks. That's crazy talk!
Big C Update: He's at such a fun age. Talking and learning and growing. He talks about sharing his baby swing with baby brother and he will take the bigger swing that he calls "Daddy's swing". He talks all about sharing with Baby Brother and being a Big Brother.  I can't help but wonder how much of that he really gets though. He still wants to name baby brother "Come out" or "Candy Cane". Not sure where he gets this stuff!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


My bestie got married this past weekend! It was a very busy weekend! We had rehearsal on Friday, Saturday was wedding prep and that night we all stayed out at the casino hanging out until late and then Sunday had a brunch and left. It was so nice! I miss hanging out with my college besties all the time, but at the same time I really missed my little munchkin. ;)

Camden has been a talking maniac lately. It amazes me how much he learns and soaks up things these days. He demands to listen to his songs in the car, always preferring "ABC song" or "Monkey song". It's pretty cute. He says "I can't not hear it" or "I can't not do it" and his little "can't nots" melt my heart, along with his "Okay, Mommy??" when talking to me.

My bump is getting sooo big. I've about had it with people asking me if I am sure I'm not having twins. NO I'm NOT, yes I know it's a big belly and it's just going to get bigger. And with technology these days, of course I know if there is one or two in there. Someone is going to get throat punched. Just sayin'.

I cannot WAIT for swimming pool season. Camden is going to have SO. MUCH. FUN!

Husband's last week on the job was this past week. It was bittersweet, that's where he's been since graduating almost 7 years ago. I know it's a big change for Hubby if he comes up to me Monday morning of the start of his last week and says "I'm kinda sad". It's the fear of the unknown, and having to start completely over. Yikes! I'm hoping this will be a positive change that will help him to broaden his horizons. I pray the transition will be smooth and he will end up fitting right in and loving it.

I'm so proud of my Hubby and how hard he works for our little family. His last day of work it seemed that everyone was sad he was going. They surpised him with doughnuts, buying him lunch and departing gifts (one was a new wallet with a business card - I thought that was a cool idea!), even a multiple cake goodbye gathering. He even saved his going away card his co-workers bought him - which is something he never does - save sentimental things. You could tell they really liked working with him and I think that shows so much of the character he has. I haven't heard of them throwing that big of a shin dig for anyone else's going away party, so it made me super proud of him to hear that. I know he's a hard working and his new job is lucky to have him!

So much to do with insurance changes and preparing for baby and new job and AH! It's hard to keep it all straight. If I just remember one thing at a time, it doesn't seem so overwhelming. I go to my next doctor's appointment at the end of this week. I'm intrigued to hear what they think the size of baby is. I already know my answer and that's TOO BIG! But, a little over eight weeks to go. Soon enough! Now we just have to finalize a name....

That's all for now!