Showing posts from October, 2013

12 Weeks

Yay for getting to 12 weeks! We've been sharing our news with everyone this week, although I'm not going to post it to Facebook until we hear the heartbeat again this Wednesday. Then it will really be public information. Everyone's been really excited for us. I've had several people say they thought I was pregnant but didn't want to ask. I'm showing that much already. Hah. The baby's about the size of a lime now, which is fun. On Wednesday we went to OMSI and saw the baby display. It was cool to see how big he/she is right now. We've been trying to think of good names that we like. So far we've got nothing for a boy. We don't really like traditional names, but we also don't like the modern names (eg. Hayden, Braden, Jaden, etc.). We still have lots of time though, so hopefully we'll find one we like. On Wednesday I was not feeling to well in the evening, probably because of OMSI all morning and I didn't really get a nap. So…

11 Weeks

10/20/13 We had our midwife appointment on Wednesday, and we heard the baby’s heartbeat! That was pretty exciting. It took a while to find it, and apparently my uterus is kind of large at this stage. Andy thinks I’m having twins. :) When we heard the little heart beating (at 164 bpm), we all said “Yay!” and Ruby kept saying “Baby heartbeat, hooray!” the rest of the day. My blood pressure was higher than my normal, but it was still within most peoples’ normal range. I’ll just try to keep an eye on it. I’ve upped my water intake as well as suggested by Julia (the midwife who was just an assistant when Ruby was born, but is now a licensed midwife with Carol).
Ruby got to tell her cousins Quin and Lia over FaceTime this week too. She pointed to my tummy and kept saying “baby.” Quin just thought she was being cute, but then he said “Wait, you’re having a baby??!!” and they were both super excited. We’re going to start telling more people this week, I’m having a really hard time keeping my be…

10 Weeks

10/13/13 Our midwife appointment is this week! I’m so excited to get to hear the baby’s heartbeat, so hopefully it’s in a good position and cooperates. I told some of my friends the news yesterday since I was doing a 5K with them and my belly was sticking out :) They were excited. The 5K went really well, and I didn’t have any problems running. I plan on still running in the next 10 or so weeks, but maybe not 3 whole miles. One or two will be fine.
Ruby points to my tummy and says “baby.” It’s really cute. But then she pointed to her neck and said “baby,” so I’m not sure if she thinks she’s the baby, or if she thinks there’s one in her too. And she thought there was one in Andy’s tummy too. It’s cute. I think she’ll be a great big sister. She always wants to see the pictures of the baby’s development each week. She brought her dolly Lupe in the car with her to church this morning and always wants to put a diaper on her, so hopefully she’ll start understanding what a baby is for real bef…

9 Weeks

10/6/13 Our little baby is about the size of a grape today.That seems so little, but his/her organs are all there. Crazy how God makes us grow inside our Mommies. Ruby was sick with a bad cold all week, and just today Andy and I are both coming down with it. I feel positively crummy right now. Morning sickness has really set in as well. If I don’t eat at regular intervals, I feel really sick, especially right before lunch. Yesterday I though I might throw up, and the grilled cheese and roasted red pepper tomato soup we were having was not appetizing in the least. Hopefully it won’t last too long, and at this point, I’m taking it as a sign that the baby’s growing and healthy like it’s supposed to be. :) Sometimes you just have to stay positive.
I can’t wait until our midwife appointment next week where hopefully we will get to hear the heartbeat! And then we can start spreading the news to other people. I have a 5K to run in between now and then, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve not had …

8 Weeks

9/29/13 We’re at 8 weeks today. I’ve been pretty tired still, but not quite as bad. I’ve been a little sick between breakfast and lunch every day, but also not too bad. It’s a lot harder being in the first trimester with a toddler! We told Andy’s family about the baby on Friday, which was fun. Everyone’s pretty excited to have a new family member. I’m excited to be able to tell more people in a few weeks. I also can’t wait to hear the heartbeat, because then it will really feel real.
Changes this week: More nausea, bigger belly.
Cravings this week: Any kind of asian food.
Link to Ruby's 8 week post

7 Weeks

9/22/13 Oh man, extreme exhaustion hit me this week. I’ve been sooo tired. I took two naps yesterday, went to sleep at 8:45pm, and I’m still super tired today. I think nursing Ruby and being pregnant at the same time is just taking it out of me. And having to chase around a toddler. Andy’s been really sweet and has pitched in with watching Ruby when he can so I can rest. I’ve been feeling yucky in the afternoons as well, especially today. I’ve been really worried about miscarriage this week. I’ve been having slight pain where my ovaries are, but I had that with Ruby at this stage as well, and everything was fine. I just have to trust God and not worry. It won’t help anything anyway. We told my family about the baby this week when I was down there. They were all very excited! We’re telling Andy’s family on Friday at Patty’s birthday dinner. We’re excited!

Changes this week: Exhaustion, more nausea, my stomach’s sticking out there :) I try to wear shirts that will hide it.

Cravings this we…

4, 5, and 6 Weeks Pregnant

9/1/13 We found out we're expecting on Friday! We're excited to welcome another baby into the family!! Link to Ruby's 4 Week post  9/8/13 5 Weeks! Link to Ruby's 5 week post 9/15/13 I’m six weeks pregnant with our second baby! This time around has been very different so far. With Ruby it all felt so real so fast, but with this baby, I’ve been so busy with Ruby that I haven’t had time to sit and think about it, or to research like I did with her. And the way we found out might have something to do with it too. :) Since I took the test and surprised Andy with it with Ruby, we decided to have him look at it this time. I took the test and left it in the bathroom. So he checked it at 5 minutes, and came into the bedroom and said “Nope.” I think we were both disappointed. So then I went back into the bathroom and looked at it, and there was a definite second line there, although it was pretty faint. So I said “Andy, there’s a line there! I think it’s positive!” He didn’t really…

Big Sister!

This week we announced to everyone that Ruby is going to be a big sister! We're very excited. I'm due on May 11th. I'll add my blog posts about the pregnancy that I've been doing when I get a chance.  We've been having tons of fun with Ruby this week. She's getting to the point where she puts lots of words together, and she thinks she's pretty funny. I went in there one morning and she kept saying "pocket, uh-oh, oh dear" and she had put a paci down her pajamas all the way to her foot. It was hilarious.  She loves to go smell the flowers when we go to and from the car. I try to not rush her because I know she really likes that and it's a special time.  Riding on her little bike in the utility room.  No shirt!  We went to a pumpkin patch on Saturday and had lots of fun. Ruby was seeing a horse in this picture.  So we went to pet it. His name is Spike.  Fun in the little kid area.  We rode on the wagon pulled by the horses. She loved it.  Pumpk…

Bad cold...

Ruby had a horrible cold, and she was sick for more than two weeks. But she is finally feeling better! We were cooped up in the house and couldn't go to church or my women's group for a long time. I'm so glad she's recovering. Apparently someone else brought their sick kid while we were out, and a bunch of the other little kids caught it. I'm just glad to say that for sure it wasn't me. :)  Silly girl. She goes potty about once every day or every other day.  Playing with Abbie.  Crying over something, not sure what, but it's pretty cute.  Playing with her sand toys. She's starting to play pretend.  She loves her stickers!  There are so many Rubys!  I ran a 5K color run with my friends on Saturday. It was lots of fun!  Ruby wanted to take Lupe to church.  This is why we don't watch much on TV. :) But she was pretty tired too.  She loves looking at the moon. Her new favorite book is Goodnight Moon, and she wants me to read it to her several times a d…