Monday, February 23, 2015

Jenna 1.2

Age: One year and two months
Milestones:  More words!  Her vocabulary currently consists of imperfect (though consistent) versions of mommy, daddy, bird, dog, more, all done, no, eat, please, and hi
My Favorites: Her hugs...she gives us these big hugs and pats our backs. She always goes "awwwwww" when she does it's so cute
Her Favorites: Her koalas...she has a big one and a small one. She carries the small one with her all day and she snuggles with the big one all night long. 

Surprises: She's getting a lot pickier.  It's almost impossible to get her to eat meat and she won't touch peas, which used to be her favorite.  It's definitely a new and interesting phase!
Other Notable Moments: Jacob and Jenna went to a Daddy/Daughter dance put on by our church.  They got all dressed up, did some dancing, ate some snacks, had some photobooth fun...all in all, it was a super cute night and I LOVE that our church made some space for dads to have a special night with their little girls
Looking Forward To... Her being able to talk more!  I love going on walks with her and seeing her point and say "Dog! Ruff ruff ruff ruff!"  I just love this whole new level of knowing what she likes and wants and is feeling excited about at the moment.  I can't wait for her vocabulary to expand even more!!
Hairdryers make the best toys

Sunday, February 22, 2015

6 Weeks

How far along? 6 weeks
Maternity clothes? No

Sleep:  It's definitely getting harder to get through a day without a nap!
Best moment this week:  Hearing baby's heartbeat!!! I love ultrasounds so much and getting to take home Baby J's first picture was just so fun!!

FYI: the baby is the little white spot inside the black spot, for all you ultrasound newbies out there
Miss Anything?  Not this week
Movement: Nope

Food cravings: Ugh just...quantity.  Can I just crave quantity?  If I'm having an apple, I want three.  If I'm eating a cookie, I want 6. After I eat a meal, I want seconds and after I have seconds, I want thirds.  It is really. freaking. difficult. and I feel like I've already gained about 7 pounds, which is a little discouraging to tell the truth.  I'm making a resolution right here and now to drink WAY more water to fill me up so I don't end up doubling my weight.  Because we're QUICKLY heading down that road, my friends.  [Complete side note: I'm really fond of my water bottle, in case anyone is in the market for a good's one of those things I'm really picky about and it's pretty much a pregnancy/breastfeeding must-have. Just thought I'd share!]
Anything making you queasy or sick: Bananas. It's so funny because I was OBSESSED with them last pregnancy but every time I smell them now (which is often, because Jenna is obsessed with them) I just want to ralph.  Although I will say, I had a few days with no symptoms at all, and I was afraid something was wrong SO I will take any sort of nausea with a sigh of relief and a smile!
Have you started to show yet: I do have a bulge, but I do not have a baby bump.  A.k.a. I need to stop eating all the time

Gender Prediction: I guess boy, because I haven't been loving fruits like I did with Jenna
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy, with smatterings of machine gun sobs whenever I'm around to witness any sort of touching moment, real or otherwise.  I TOTALLY lost it reading Fancy Nancy to Jenna this week.  Like...head in my hands weeping.  She was initially really concerned, but then decided I was playing so she giggled and moved on to the next book.  I need to get it together.
Looking forward to: Having everyone know!!  We're so excited, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to tell anyone yet.  I don't know what the hold up is, but Jacob feels the same way so we're not going to rush it.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

5 Weeks

Jenna actually LOVES having her picture taken with the camera timer...she starts cheesin' so hard!
How far along? 5 weeks
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I bought a new pair of yoga pants.  I practically lived in them last pregnancy and my other pairs are thoroughly worn out.  Like... gaping holes in all the places where my thighs touch which is apparently a lot of places

Sleep:  Pretty normal. Napping a bit each day. A few weird dreams.
Best moment this week:  Getting little chocolates from my Mother's Day Out kids for Valentine's Day.  First, I just love getting presents but then second...chocolate. Obviously.  They did not last long, I'll tell you that.

Miss Anything?  Cold lunch meats! Why is this such an obsession of mine when I'm pregnant??  I barely eat deli meats when I'm not pregnant, but pop a baby in my oven and suddenly I'm the pastrami queen.  (side note: what even is pastrami and how can I be craving something I've never had?!)
Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Besides wistfully looking at my deli drawer now and then, I'm not super into food right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Here and there.  I got sick brushing my teeth this morning...ugh, that's the worst.
Have you started to show yet: Not yet

Gender Prediction: I keep calling the baby a she!! I guess I'm just used to being pregnant with girls
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy, except I cannot turn on the TV without crying.  I haven't cried at any commercials yet, but we watched Tarzan last night and all I had to hear was the opening music and I was an instant hot mess.
Looking forward to: Food tasting ridiculously amazing again.  I just remember last pregnancy everything tasted like it had been sprinkled with fairy dust leprechaun rainbow crack and I can't WAIT for that!

Also, just as a bonus I'm going to throw in a little Valentine's photo of Jenna.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Here we go again!!!

Another baby!!  I'm so excited!! I had been wondering if I was pregnant because my period was SUPER late, but I didn't know if I should say anything to Jacob or not because I didn't necessarily FEEL pregnant. Not overly tired, no super sense of smell, no mega boobs.  Plus, I had been disappointed in previous months when I thought I was pregnant and wasn't.  PLUS, was I supposed to find out alone and then announce it to him in some cute/clever way, like with a jar of pasta sauce or a meal that consisted solely of baby carrots or something?

But THANKFULLY, the night before I was going to give in and take a test, my period came up in conversation (don't you love marriage?) so I spilled everything.  Overwhelmed, excited, nervous, and mostly just relieved that we were doing it together,  we woke up early to take the test. (Well, I took the test.  Jacob supervised.)  So there we are, huddled together at 6:30 in the morning, twiddling our thumbs and staring alternately between a 2 minute timer and a pregnancy test covered with a piece of paper.   The two minutes ended.  I looked at Jacob before I lifted the paper for the big reveal and just got this HUGE smile on my face.  I think I knew deep down it was going to be positive and was so UNBELIEVABLY excited.  When I saw the plus sign Jacob and I were both so happy, we just started laughing and I was happy crying and it was just...awesome. Best feeling ever.

We got to tell each of our families too, which is always great.  My favorite was when we told Stacy & Andrew.  We were FaceTiming and I said all sing-songy that we had some biiiig neeewwwss.......................we got a new car!  Stacy's face totally fell and was like "BOOO!!!!!!!"  I started laughing and said "Just kidding, we're PREGNANT!"  Jacob and I were laughing about that boo for days.  In any case, YAY!!! We're having a BABY!
Baby bump!!! Um...leftover from my first baby. And for the record, I'm sucking in here like my life depends on it.
How far along? 4 weeks
Maternity clothes? No, but I did bust out out my big maternity pillow. It's so soft!
Sleep:  Pretty normal, although most days I try to squeeze in a little nap
Best moment this week:  Finding out I'm pregnant & telling our families!!!

Miss Anything?  Being able to eat batter! I made muffins the other day and wanted to try the batter before putting them in the oven, but there were raw eggs in it. 
Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: None. If anything, I've been feeling slightly less enthusiastic about food in general
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have gotten queasy a few times...I was being healthy and made a salad for lunch yesterday, but as soon as I started eating it I just started gagging.  I guess that could've been less pregnancy-related and more not-a-fan-of-salad-related though...
Have you started to show yet: Still showing slightly from my previous pregnancy, does that count?

Gender Prediction: At first I was thinking it was for SURE a boy, because I had practically NO symptoms pre-pregnancy test. At least, they weren't nearly as severe as they were with Jenna.  Looking back at previous blog posts though, my symptoms are actually pretty parallel (tired, mild nausea), just less severe so...I'm going with girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  Although, I did have a major moment of anxiety...I panicked because I felt like I had already made so many mistakes with this pregnancy!! I had my hair colored, I drank hibiscus tea THREE times (which is apparently a no-no,) and I was eating cold pepperoni!  I felt so guilty and nervous and I kept saying to Jacob that I just wanted to hit a reset button to start this pregnancy over again and do better the second try!!  Apparently you can't do that.  I felt better after talking to Stacy though, because she reminded me that the baby isn't actually attached to my bloodstream yet (he/she is working on building a placenta this week) so no harm, no foul. Big. Frickin. Relief. No more pepperoni or hibiscus! 
Looking forward to: People knowing! I'm definitely not going to be able to wait as long to spread the news this time!