Monday, December 29, 2008

Growing up

Sometimes I think my kids are growing up before my eyes. Hannah especially. These last 6 months she has changed so much. Here's a picture from every month starting in July all the way through December. She's had a major growth spurt and her face in really filling out. She looks so grown up. I guess I'm being a little nostalgic since I'll be having another little girl before I know it.

It's a GIRL!

I still can't believe it but we're going to have another baby girl! I've thought it was a boy since the beginning. Although the last few weeks every dream or other random thought I had the baby was a girl. I guess the Chinese calender was right with this one! The ultrasound was so much fun. I loved seeing her moving around. The 3D/4D was amazing although some of the pictures seem pretty blurry. Maybe because she was moving around so much. We have so many pictures though it was easy to find a few good ones. We even got a disk with all the pictures and a DVD! I've already watched the DVD three times! I can't wait to go back again at 30 weeks. Now it's time to start picking out all the fun baby stuff. We already bought her some clothes!

Hannah waiting to find out. Boy or Girl?

Micah watched patiently for a few minutes.

Profile in 2D

Hand covering her face.

Two perfect little feet.

Hand covering her face again. Maybe she's shy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

13 Days!

Less than two weeks away from our 3D ultrasound! I can not wait to find out what this baby is. I'm still thinking it is a boy, although the Chinese lunar calendar says the baby is a girl. So I checked the calendar to see if it accurately predicted the sex of Hannah and Micah and it was 50/50. Correct with Hannah and incorrect with Micah. So I guess we're 50/50...big surprise. The baby has been moving around more...especially today. I put Hannah's hand on my belly but of course he/she stopped then. I don't think she could have felt it anyway but I can tell the kicks are getting stronger. Here's my 16 week belly shot.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby Kicks

Well I didn't have to wait long for those little flutters. One day after my last post I felt them. It was so exciting I almost started crying. This is the best part of pregnancy. I'm going to try to enjoy every minute of it. Since Sunday I've only felt the baby a few more's so early I have to be sitting absolutely still to feel it. I can't wait for Hannah to be able to feel, she's so excited.

Also I made the appointment for the 3D ultrasound. We will know what this little one is on December 27th! Hopefully he/she cooperates. I can't wait to see him/her. The last ultrasound was at 8 weeks and you couldn't see anything. I'll be 18 weeks at the appointment so it will be perfect. I think I convinced Philip to let me have two of the 3D ultrasounds so I'll go back for another one around 30 weeks so we can get some better profile shots. I can't wait!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Strangely enough I have a new fondness for tomatoes.I never liked them until now. Another one of those pregnancy things I guess. My dad used to try to make me eat them with sugar....never really understood that one.

I am now 14 weeks and waiting patiently to feel this little one moving around. I checked Hannah's baby book a few weeks ago and I felt her at 16 weeks. I'm hoping it will be any day now. I've felt a few things that I think may have been the baby but it's so hard to tell this early. I can't's my favorite part of pregnancy!

Lisa took some great family pictures of us last week. Here are some of my favorites.....

Friday, November 14, 2008

12 Weeks

I had my 12 week appointment yesterday and everything looks great. The baby's heart rate was in the 150's. I think it's a boy. Hannah's heart rate was always high and Micah's was low. Now I know it's completely a myth but based on my other's a boy. We'll know for sure when we do the 3D ultrasound but that's still two months away...if I can wait until I'm 20 weeks. I also haven't gained any weight yet, which I'm not surprised about. My appetite has been terrible. I'm am so ready to be able to really enjoy food again.

I think we've made some kind of plan for maternity leave which I am so relieved about. I just got my award for vacation next year and I got the last two weeks of April which works out perfect. I can work the first two weeks of April and then be off the last two and start my maternity leave in May. That gives me 6 weeks off until my due date. If all goes well I should be able to work until I'm 34 weeks without having to do light duty (office work) which I am really trying to avoid. Total I will be taking a 6 month leave of absence which will put me back to work in November. I plan to do standups in November and December so that I can be home most of the day. In January they will probably offer a leave of absence again and if we can afford it maybe I can take January and February off. So that's the plan for now. It make me so much more relaxed to have some sort of plan. Now I can start getting excited about this baby!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I can't believe I haven't updated in two weeks...well wait a minute yes I can. I'm just terrible about blogging. Anyway I'm almost through my first trimester.....YEAH! We go on Thursday for another doctor's appointment. We should get to hear the baby's heartbeat with the Doppler which I'm really looking forward to. It's always such a relief. I'm feeling pretty good. The last few weeks I've had some nausea and absolutely no appetite. Nothing sounds good to me so I just have to force myself to eat. My belly is getting bigger too....not that anyone else notices. I'm wearing my maternity jeans full time now! I could probably still squeeze into my pre-preggo ones with the rubber band trick but these are way more comfortable. I can still wear all of my pre-preggo shirts but I have bought some maternity ones. I also ordered by maternity uniform for work which is just hideous, I can't believe I'm going to have to wear it so I'm putting it off for as long as possible!

So for you four people who read my blog I'll try to update more often but no guarantees!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Well I'm here at my mom's hanging out with my family. We're going to have a BBQ tomorrow and hang out with my brother which will be really nice. Lots of yummy food too. Not that I need anymore. I feel huge lately. I don't think I've gained any weight, at least not since last week. My stomach just feels huge. It's like as soon as I got pregnant my abdominal muscles just gave up. My belly starts right under my ribs which makes look even bigger. I took some 8 week belly shots but I don't think I'm going to post them. I don't like any of them...uggh. By 12 weeks I'll probably be in maternity clothes! Good news though is that I really haven't been very sick. I've only thrown up twice and that was last week when I had that cold. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed..before I know it the first trimester will be over. Now I'm just worried about gaining a ton of weight since I haven't had much morning sickness!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My ticker moved to a new box! Now my little bean looks like an actual baby instead of a fish like creature. Only 217 more days...ugh!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Food cravings food aversions

One of the funny things about being pregnant is the way food affects you. All of a sudden now there are things that I can't stand. Like cinnamon gum not cinnamon in general just gum. Coarse ground pepper. I still like regular pepper just not the coarse ground pepper. And Japanese food, mainly teriyaki chicken and fired rice. Two months ago I still loved all of these things now the mere thought of them makes me want to gag. On the other hand there are things I crave that I didn't eat at all before or didn't eat very often. Like strawberry milkshakes, I liked milkshakes before but not really strawberry. Soft pretzels, I just bought a mega box of 36 at BJ's. Ice water, normally I like to drink water room temperature. Now I love ice water which is so strange to me.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Today was our first ultrasound. Everything was great. We heard the heartbeat and saw our little bean. It was a little surreal having an ultrasound again. I was pretty sure we wouldn't be seeing that room again. It definitely makes it more real seeing that little heartbeat on the screen. Wow I hope we're ready for this again!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As if morning sickness wasn't enough

Now I've got a nasty cold. It started as soon as we got back from vacation. I had a trip that started on Monday and I went hoping that I would be feeling better. Unfortunately it got worse. I ended up calling work when I was in Orlando monday night. Luckily they had someone who could replace me and they sent me home on the first flight tuesday morning. I've pretty much been in bed ever since. My ultrasound is tomorrow so hopefully I'll be feeling better by then. I'll do pictures from vacation soon....It was great!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


My friend Lisa came over to take pictures tonight. I'm still in shock about how big I look in some of them...I've got to be bloated. There is no way that I'm showing at 6 weeks. The camera must add 10 your belly! She got some great pictures. Thanks Lisa!

Here is the real reaction...
To bad my eyes are closed as usual and it looks
like I'm about to lick my hand. Oh well it's still funny!

See there is just no way I could be that big already.
It's a great picture if I were four months pregnant!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jeans, t-shirts and sneakers

So I pretty much can't get Micah to wear anything other than jeans and sneakers. Even this summer he didn't really want to wear shorts and especially not khaki ones. Oh and not only that but he doesn't like collared or button down shirts either. I just bought him a nice pair of brown shoes and of course he doesn't like those either. I told him on the cruise he doesn't have a choice, he'll have to wear the button down shirt and nice shoes......he is definitely not excited. Who knew boys could be so picky.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Baby pictures

Right now Hannah and Micah are looking at baby pictures of themselves. It's funny to listen them ask questions about themselves and what they were like as babies. Plus I love looking at the pictures too. They were so little. I can't wait to be holding a tiny baby like that again. It goes by so fast. I think I'll really treasure the short time that this baby is tiny. Even with the sleepless nights!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Five weeks

It's been one week since I took my pregnancy test....well three tests actually. If my calculations are correct I'm five weeks along. I'll be going to the doctor next week so they can confirm that. I'm feeling pretty good. A little bit of nausea once in a while but other than that I'm fine. We leave for our cruise next Friday so I'm hoping I feel this good then. I'm a little anxious about the cruise and how I'm going to be feeling and what I'll be able to do. I was really looking forward to trying snuba which is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving but I'm not sure if it's safe to do while you pregnant. Well at least I'll be able to eat what I want with no guilt!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Party of Five!

Philip, Angela, Hannah, Micah and baby makes FIVE. That's right another baby. I think I'm still in shock myself and although this baby was not planned by us God has known all along. Hannah and Micah are beyond thrilled. Hannah says goodnight to the baby every night, it's so sweet. Micah informed me that he will change diapers but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. Philip is still in shock like me but we're getting used to the idea that we will now be a family of five. My first appointment is October 2nd.....I'm sure it will really hit me then. Life is about to change drastically for us. Good thing pregnancy is nine months....I'm going to need it!

Here's the proof....