Monday, September 26, 2011

6 weeks


* NO I am not showing yet…this is just my normal stomach! Smile

Pregnancy Highlights: I had my first doctor’s appointment. It was nothing to exciting, but the first ultrasound was scheduled for Oct. 17th!!

How Far Along: 6 weeks

Size of baby: Size of a lentil

Gender: ???

Maternity Clothes: Not yet…I did wear the belly band once this week with some pants that were already a little tight. I have to say it was so aggravating.  I had to keep pulling on it all day!

Weight gain: 0 lbs…or close to it. My weight always fluctuates between a few pounds, so it is hard to tell.

Movement: None, but I can’t wait.

Sleep: I am sleeping well, but getting up often to use the bathroom. (about 2 or 3 times)

Symptoms: Same as last week: sore chest, frequent urination, EXHAUSTED!, and I have had  some nausea. I comes in the morning randomly. Nothing too bad though.

Cravings: ANYTHING! I have been so hungry! I still love milk!

Best moment this week: Getting to finally tell everyone!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun at the Lake

This afternoon, my family all met up at a local lake recreation area to grill out. The weather was nice and so was the food!! Andrew had a great time playing with his cousins!


I am also going to start turning our old Master Bedroom into Andrew’s new bedroom. I LOVE new projects! I plan on keeping this project very budget friendly and use what we have when I can. We will not start this till next week, but here are the before’s!


Have a great week! Check me out on Tuesday at Southern Sisters for a look at my Fall d├ęcor!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

4 and 5 weeks

Well you can start looking for this post weekly for 40 weeks! I did such a bad job of documenting my pregnancy with Andrew. I looked back through those posts and I just can’t believe how little I wrote. Beware that I am going to be very honest about how I feel. I want to be able to look back at this and remember every little stage. It may sound like complaining, but I will take every unpleasant side effect for this precious baby.

Obviously there is no baby bump, but I am sure it will not be long. I have always heard that you show way sooner after your first. Basically in this picture I am terribly bloated! LOL!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 4 and 5 weeks

Size of baby: Size of a poppy seed and then sesame seed

Gender: ???

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, I did buy a Belly Band. I didn’t use one with Andrew, but I think I might try it out this time.

Weight gain: 0 lbs, but I feel so bloated!

Movement: None

Sleep: I now get up to pee at least twice during the night. This was the first symptom I had with Andrew also.

Symptoms: I am being honest! Sore boobs, pee often, and TIRED! I fall asleep before 10 every night.

Cravings: Water and Milk (I craved Milk like CRAZY with Andrew!)

Best moment this week: Going to the doctor for my first Apt. and getting to finally tell everyone! I don’t know how some people wait so long!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

3 + 1= 4

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Do the Math! Yes I am expecting baby number 2!! I can’t begin to tell you how overjoyed we are to be blessed again! I went to the doctor yesterday and the estimated due date is May, 2012. This is such the perfect time for a teacher. It will be the end of the school year and I will have to only take off a week or two. I will then have the WHOLE summer to spend just being Mommy!

So here are all the details:

Nick and I decided around Christmas that we wanted to start trying for another baby at the beginning of the year. Mid January, I had the IUD removed that I have after Andrew. We actually tried not to get pregnant the first few months and then started trying around May. Well obviously the months carried on with disappointment, but I actually never let it get to me. Here I was with a beautiful 2 year old boy, what could I be upset about? Then September hit and I knew it was going to be the last month we were going to try for awhile. If I would get pregnant in Oct. or Nov. I would be due during the summer or the very beginning of the school year. Of course I would be happy either way, but the planner in me wanted to wait. I took Ovulation tests and then pregnancy tests about a 4 days before my missed period. In my mind I knew this was too early to test, but I did anyway. I even told Nick that I did not think we were ever going to have another child. I was having a pity party for sure and the first one I had would be the last! Remember my post about going to the zoo? Well after our outing, I had a feeling that I needed to take one more test. I was still not suppose to start till the next day, but I thought “what the heck!” I took one and got a very faint positive. I could see it,but Nick couldn’t. I took a more expensive early predictor test a few hours later and it was a CLEAR positive! I came downstairs and announced to Andrew, in front of Nick, that he was going to be a BIG brother!!! One of the moments I will never forget!

Do you think I went a little overboard??? You can tell the ones and the top were from the first day and were faint. The tests at the top are Wondfo brand from Amazon. They were $9 for 50!

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I know I am going against the trend of waiting after the 1st trimester to tell, but I can’t hold in good news! I know things go wrong, but I would rather have people there for me then to go through it alone. So jump aboard on our new journey into parenting 2 little ones!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tricycle and Friends

Andrew was given a small used tricycle about a year ago and has enjoyed pushing it around. His legs have always been too short to actually pedal…until the other day!!

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He is pedaling downhill very well. Uphill is a lot harder when he is just learning. I am so proud of him!

Love these baby blues!

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Yesterday we hosted our Friday night group with friends. We had yummy Chili and Grilled Cheese! It was perfect for the cooler weather. We had dessert, but I will share that later next week.

The kids had so much fun playing.

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Andrew even took Claire and Dylan for a ride!

Claire did so well hanging on and she just smiled the whole time!

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I LOVE this picture of Andrew and Dylan! I am sure there is much more of this behavior to come!

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Well we are off to meet my parents in Anderson. We are taking her out for her birthday! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chair Redo-Southern Sisters


Southern Sisters

Check me out on my other blog Southern Sisters for a chair redo!! Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…OH my!

We got up bright and early this morning and headed to The Greenville Zoo!

Here is Andrew before we left and on the way! He was so excited!

Notice the mark above his eye?? He tripped over a toy outside and hit the side of the porch! Ouch! I guess I should expect much more of this to come…

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We stopped for a quick breakfast and then were on our way. The zoo did not open till 10, but they have an awesome playground. Andrew was content for an hour and a half!

Daddy was too!

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Then we headed toward the zoo! We went backgrounds through the zoo and were all alone for most of the time. So peaceful!

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Andrew loved this pig and the pig just snorted and snorted at him!DSC05720(rev 1)DSC05722(rev 1)


Off to see the alligators!

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Before we drove out of the parking lot, Andrew was out. Nick and I decided to head somewhere fast and eat in the car, so he could sleep. The first smell woke him up! LOL!

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So, we headed to one of my favorite home stores, Home Goods! They had so many things I wish I could have taken home, but I didn’t. Sad smile I did find one thing I couldn’t leave behind!

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I am in LOVE! I totally could have made this myself, but why!? This is hung in the Kitchen and it will be great to hang menus for the week and grocery list.

Andrew wanted to make something to hang! I have been teaching him how to draw a smiley face. Every time he tries he says, “ Dot (eye), Dot (eye), Dot (nose), SMILE (smile), Hair!

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We are getting there!

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Happy Birthday to my sister, Carrie! Also. Happy 40th Anniversary to my parents!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Southern Sisters

Southern Sisters

Check me out at my other blog Southern Sisters today! I am blogging about decorating with wine corks and I need suggestions on my bedroom color scheme! Please leave me a comment! I need suggestions! Tomorrow, Christy (the middle sis), will be blogging about beauty secrets. I know I will be reading!


Can I just add that I LOVE this sneak peak at Fall weather! The air is off and the windows are open!! AWWW!