Tuesday, June 30, 2015

24 Weeks

Thanks for the dress, Stitch Fix!
How far along? 24 weeks
Maternity clothes? Several comfy tops!!  I looooove how soft maternity clothes are!
Sleep:  Pretty good, but that's not altogether surprising since we were super busy with wedding planning all week!!  I definitely had to skip a few naps, but am happy to say that I have my very first SISTER-IN-LAW and the wedding was fantastic!!

The New Mr. and Mrs. Marcotte!
Best moment this week:  Ahhh so many!  Mostly, being with the Marcotte family, watching Jenna chasing the cats around all week, and everything wedding!!  I know weddings are a lot of work and such but really...I'm so into that whole scene.  Not just weddings specifically, but in general having a huge list of things to do and needing to execute it and getting to see it come together at the end?  It's totally my jam.
Miss Anything? Taking up less space!  At the reception I kept having to walk back and forth between tables to check on Jenna, grab food, etc. and having to watch people scoot waaay in because I take up so much space?  Not flattering.
Movement: So much!  It's my favorite!
Food cravings: EVERYTHING that Illinois has that Texas doesn't.  Portillo's, Culver's, Entenmann's, good pizza, everything Italian......I want all of it in front of me. Right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I definitely got motion sick a few times this week which is the WORRRST
Have you started to show yet: Fo sho
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Not yet
Belly Button in or out? Mostly out...my new SIL said it looks like one of those turkey timers that pops up when the meat is done haha
Wedding rings on or off? On!  I can't believe I've successfully evaded sausage fingers this long!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  Lots to feel happy about this week, so that was easy :)
Looking forward to: Even MORE time with family!!!  This is such a fun month!
Seriously?  Who wouldn't want more family time after a week with these goobers??

Monday, June 22, 2015

23 Weeks

In honor of Father's Day, I decided to have someone else take my bump picture this week...
JK, I obviously took my own pic.  In all seriousness though, Father's Day is such a reason to celebrate.  Not only because of my own wonderful Dad, but also because of what a huge support system Jacob has been as the father of our children.  He's such a great dad...he genuinely loves spending time with Jenna and pulls sooo much weight at home with changing diapers, helping prepare her meals, and just in general taking over when he gets home from work.  Especially since becoming pregnant and needing to nap all the time...he's so great about jumping in and just letting me rest.  What a guy!! Aaaaaaand in honor of Father's Day, here is an excellent collection of dad jokes for you!
For the record, Jacob saw this picture and said, "WHAT? Your belly is much bigger than that!"  I don't know what to tell ya...that's how the picture came out!  Just know...bump may be larger than it appears
How far along? 23 weeks...baby is the size of a grapefruit.  A grapefruit!!
Maternity clothes? Yeah a bit...I still can wear my jeans, but I'm to the point of avoiding it at all costs so...that should be a sign it's about time to make the switch
Sleep:  Good, although naps are still COMPLETELY essential
Best moment this week:  Hanging out with my parents!  It was so great having them around and seeing them with Jenna.  They're such good buds now!  It was really fun showing them Baby J's ultrasound pictures...they were so amazed at how alike she and Jenna are!  I can't wait to see her in person!!!

Miss Anything? Dough, a little bit.  I get really jealous when Jacob sneaks in spoonfuls and I can't!
Movement: Oh yeah.  And it's getting to the point where I can feel her rolling around and see it a little bit from the outside.  It's my favorite!

Food cravings: Protein!  One night this week I had a bowl of yogurt with a chicken and scrambled egg taco for dinner.  I know, that was kind of was weird, but I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Oh my gosh...I actually did get a really motion sick when I was walking up and down the grocery store aisles!! That was a first.
Have you started to show yet: I'm going to go with...definitely yes.
Gender: Girl!  So fun, especially thinking about all the future girly birthday cakes I get to make for them!!  Although, if one of them asked for a Ninja Turtles one, I would not complain!  Or Power Rangers!  Are those still around?  I could totally stick sparklers in there like they're fighting!!!  So many cake ideas!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? A lot out actually.  Keep it up, belly button!!
Wedding rings on or off? On! Hang in there, fingers!  (apparently I'm all about talking to my body parts this week)
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!  Although if I skip my daily nap, things can get moody reeeeal quick...
Looking forward to: More time with family!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jenna 1.6

Turning 18 months was extra special this time around because it came with a little mini-party.  We decided to give Jenna presents on her half-birthday instead of her real one since she was born so close to Christmas.  It's easier on our wallets and spreads the fun around a little for her.  Her real birthday won't have presents, but it will have family fun and a "favorite foods" type dinner, which can be just as nice.  Don't worry, Baby J will get two birthday celebrations too!  Anyway, I decided to make a couple cupcakes since she wasn't allowed to have cake for her actual birthday (egg allergy that she thankfully grew out of!)  Aaaand since I was making cupcakes anyway I figured, why not make them Frozen cupcakes?  

I'm a big weirdo that actually loves doing stuff like this so...I know there are a lot of articles about moms that go overboard with Pinterest stuff and childhood is magical enough on its own and such.  I totally agree.  If you don't love it, don't feel pressured to do it.  When it comes to bringing healthy snacks to t-ball, I'm definitely going to phone it in.  "Here's an apple, kid.  No, it doesn't have your team logo cleverly carved into it.  You're fine."  When it comes to cupcakes?  I can't help myself.  It's just too much fun to pass up.
I mean, come on.  Look at that face.
Age: One and a half!  As Jenna would say, "WOW WOW WOW!"
Milestones:  She's learned to kick the ball around.  She's not SUPER interested in it, but she'll kick it back and forth a few times.  She's also started singing!!  She sings her own little versions of Let It Go and God Is So Good.  There's also a couple other songs that she'll chime in on...my favorite is when she says "yessir yessir" during Baa Baa Black Sheep. She's also started playing imagination games which has been a SUPER fun new development!
My Favorites: Having picnics with her, seeing her play with family members, holding hands, singing with her, and whatever this little walk is.
Her Favorites:  Sitting in confined spaces (boxes or U-shaped things), FaceTiming Asher, coloring, praying (we have to pray about 10 times every meal), holding my hand...she walks up to me and says "hand?" and then wants to just walk around the house together.  As I said before, this is definitely one of my favorite things too.  She also loves to have picnics and tea parties, putting gloves/socks on her hands, and helping me bake.  Oh, and music!  Not to mention, Aunt Jost, Grammy, and Poppy, who she got to spend lots of time with this month!
Surprises: I was just really surprised that she's playing imagination all of a sudden!
 It feels like such a big kid thing to do. 
Other Notable Moments: She experienced her first tornado, major flash flood, AND {weeny} tropical storm.  That should count for something!  I'm sure she was barely aware that any of it was going on, although we did run up and down our covered porch holding hands a lot during the tropical storm (which, truth be told, was mostly a drizzle.)
Looking Forward To: Heading up to Illinois for a bit...I can't wait to see her with her little cousins and spend time with the rest of our family up there!
I turned on Frozen and she was so entranced...she stood there with her hand on my shoulder for the full first 10 minutes.  Also, FYI: this picture was achieved by reaching my right arm around my back contortionist-style.  Apparently you can do anything when you're determined to capture a precious memory.  And that little hand on my shoulder?  Yep. Worth it.
Picnics with Poppy
She LOVED this little car at the Children's Museum!  Especially cute because there's a classic Weber home video of me at the exact same age hanging out in a similar-type car aaallllll Christmas morning. Like mother like daughter.
The whole family!
Praying before we pretend to eat, of course.
Helping mom bake = getting to lick the spoon
Tea parties with Grammy

Monday, June 15, 2015

22 Weeks

How far along? 22 weeks
Maternity clothes? Still MOSTLY hanging in there, pants-wise...BUT I've been wearing some other cute maternity things thanks to the Stitch Fix box I got this week!!!  Everything is so soft and comfortable (including the shirt in my photo!) and I'll be able to wear them ALL still after I have Baby J.  You don't have to keep any of the things they send you if you don't want, but I ended up keeping them all!  AND they sent me the dress I'm wearing for Jacob's brother's wedding this month and it is so comfortable I could honestly sleep in it, but it's also totally cute.  By the way, Stitch Fix?  Not just for maternity clothes.  I highly recommend, it's so fun. PLUS if you use my referral code, (linked TWICE times for your convenience) I get a discount on my next box! [wink wink!!]
Sleep:  Pretty good...although I had a few nights where I was a full-on mouth breather due to pregnancy congestion.  It was pretty attractive.  Plus, waking up at 3 a.m. with a mouth drier than California (zing! I read the news!) is never pleasant.
Best moment this week:  My parents arriving!!!  Jenna and my mom were just CRACKING each other up in the backseat the whole drive home from the airport and it was sooo sweet seeing Jenna and my dad having a little play picnic together the next morning!  Jenna's completely obsessed with them. She's going to have an absolute blast this week.

Miss Anything? Cold turkey a little bit...my parents brought down a bunch of new recipes they've been using and one of them was for a turkey and cranberry wrap that really made me drool juuuust a little bit.  I'm making it the second Baby J pops out!!
Movement: LOTS!  I can even see my stomach jump a little when she kicks really big.  She kicks a lot right before we go to sleep so Jacob always gets some quality Baby J time in then, which just warms my little heart.

Food cravings: None that I can think of...man, I've been so boring craving-wise this time around!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Most definitely.  I felt huge this week, and it never helps when Jacob bumps into my belly on accident haha.
Gender: A girl!  It's so fun to think about her and Jenna playing together and sharing a room someday...and picturing what Christmas is going to look like with Jenna, Asher, Baby J, and SOPHIA (discovered to be a girl this week!)   
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? My mom says it looks like the top of an acorn and I think that she is pretty spot on with that assessment.
Wedding rings on or off? On, yay!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!!! 
Looking forward to: Jenna's halfie birthday this weekend!  We decided to give Jenna birthday presents on her half birthday instead of her real birthday since it's so close to Christmas...easier on the wallet and more fun for her, I think.  We've been having a blast picking out fun things for her!  We still have a few more little things to pick up that will probably all be Frozen-themed since she's obsessed with Ana right now...I can't wait for her to open them!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks
Maternity clothes? Still no!  Although the buttons start to dig in a bit after wearing them all day and I can't comfortably wear jeans after I eat.  Come to think of it...that was mostly true before I was pregnant too. 
Sleep:  Good!  I'm pretty dependent on my naps.
Best moment this week:  Spending time with Aunt Jody!! She came down to visit and we had lots of fun visiting Kemah, playing games, eating at the Chocolate Bar, and just chatting and hanging out at the house.  It was a fantastic weekend!  It was also really cool to see how God has provided for us this week through this whole flooded car situation.  It's really been above and beyond anything I could've planned or hoped for.

Miss Anything? My brain.  I'm starting to have quite an influence on Jenna...her new favorite game is looking into her toy purse, saying "keys??" and then pulling everything out until she finds her keys.  Then, she puts it all back, closes her purse, and does it all over again.  It's so flattering.
Movement: Lots!!! I love it so much.

Food cravings: I cut waaay back on my desserts this week and it was rough!  Trying to stop eating desserts?  Difficult.  Doing it while you're pregnant?  There are no words.  Good thing I was able to make up for it with a GIANT piece of cake from the Chocolate Bar this weekend!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, feeling good!
Have you started to show yet: Yes!  I'm feeling quite pregnant this week.
Gender: A girl!
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Somewhere in between
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy, although with occasional mood swings.  I got pretty irrationally irritated with Jacob on Sunday morning when he was getting Jenna dressed for church.  Although, to be fair he WAS trying to match red with pink.
Looking forward to: My parents coming into town!  I can't WAIT for them to have time with Jenna!!