Saturday, January 31, 2009

15 weeks!!!

I am officially 15 weeks today... Sooo... Here is a belly pic!
I hope everyone enjoys!

Also... I am feeling the baby move! No kicks or anything quite yet, but I definitely can tell when he/she is moving around in there. I have been using my ever faithful doppler since I got it in, and melt every time I hear the heartbeat. It's amazing how someone I have never met, or to this day even seen a good ultrasound of, can mean so much to me. My next appt is Feb 5th... which I assume will just be another normal appt including hearing the heartbeat, and so on. From this point on, I will make a good effort to post belly pics every week or so, depending on when I can get Gerod to take my photo! ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

25 Random Things About Me!

1. I love Cherry Vanilla Cream Dr. Peppers from Sonic!

2. I am absolutely obsessed with lotion. I have to put it on my feet every night before I can even put my feet under the covers, and then sometimes I have to put on a second coat before I can fall asleep.

3. I am addicted to ginger citrus sugar scrub from Arbonne. Its amazing!

4. I didnt wear jewelry all that often until I started working my Premier Designs business. Now you can just call me the jewelry lady!

5. I cant stand white walls in my house, thats why every single room is different color!

6. My favorite color is green.

7. I would love to be a labor and delivery nurse someday, I just need to find the time between my son and my baby that is on the way to go to nursing school.

8. When I travel I usually have to take about 4 to 5 different pairs of shoes. You never know what kind of shoes you will be "in the mood" for.

9. I am addicted to shoes... I couldnt even tell you how many I have... refer to #8

10. I love scrapbooking even though I havent worked on Gibson's book since he turned one!

11. I love things being organized and cleaned, but I am terrible at getting or keeping them that way!

12. My biggest pet peave is "eye boogers" or whatever you prefer to call them.

13. I have to admit that I watch Biggest Loser while consuming dinner that would definitely not be recommended by either of the trainers on the show!

14. I cant stand it when restaraunts put lemons in water... I always request water without lemon!

15. I have bi-focals.

16. I dont like drinking out of a cup without a straw.

17. In 6th grade I sprained my ankel from falling off a pair of clogs the wrong way. Totally un-cool telling people that is why I was on crutches.

18. I hate the sound of chalk on a chalk board, why cant everyone just use the dry erase boards?

19. I am absolutely obsessed with taking pictures of my son!

20. I dont know why texting is such a big deal to everyone. I would much rather just talk on the phone like a normal person.

21. I have been to Brazil, Uruguay, Scotland, England, Ireland, Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica.

22. I have always wanted to go completley blonde, but I am too nervous!

23. I played tennis back in jr high and part of highschool... although I was never very good, and would probably not be able to pick it up again if I tried.

24. I loved the Twilight Series and read all four books in only one week.

25. This was a really long survey and I am surprised I even found this many random facts about myself!

I tag YOU if you haven't participated in this activity yet! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bundle up baby!

It is absolutely freezing outside... literally! The rain/snow is coming down and pelting against my windows. It isnt a hard rain/snow... but none the less it is making me sad that I cant enjoy the bright sunshine, and some decent weather! I hope that it gets better tomorrow, and with this being Oklahoma, you just never know what could happen. One day your wearing 8 layers of clothing and the next day you could wear shorts! This is why people like me get sick!!

Baby update... I am just over 14 weeks and I am starting to feel the smallest movements, and I could swear I have felt him/her kick at least two different times... but then it wont happen again for a few days and I think I was thinking too much into it, and it never really happened. We are getting ever so close to finding out what this little one will be and I cant wait! Only 28 days left! Our next appt was rescheduled from February 2nd to February 5th and I am getting anxious to get in. I am half hoping that the doctor will see the need to do an u/s so that I could maybe find out a little early what we are having?!? Yeah right... wont happen. But a girl can dream cant she?

Gibson just turned 16 months on Monday... oh my gosh does time fly??? I cant believe that my baby is getting further and further away from being a baby anymore. We had to lower his bed to the lowest level, and I have a feeling that before too long we will be adding the toddler rail to it. I have officially decided that I will most likely cry that day. He is talking all the time, and we are enjoying him so much! Its amazing the things they learn each and every day. Something new shows up constantly and I can tell that he is absorbing everything. The smile on his face lets me know we are doing things right, but man I wish we could slow this thing called "growing up" down for at least another year or so?!? Do you think God could make an exception just this once?

I promise I will get better on keeping everyone up to date on things from now on... just not too much to report for the time being. I will be posting a belly pic as soon as I can get Gerod to take it. Until then, everyone enjoy their afternoon! We will be enjoying the night in because of the cold weather, and may just have to start up the fire when Gerod gets home from work!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally in the Second Trimester!!!

I am officially 13 weeks (and two days) and am finally in the second trimester. The first was pretty much a breeze, with little nausea, and no sickness at all! I am hoping for the same the rest of the pregnancy! I am definitely getting a little bigger... but I dont think I am quite brave enough to post pics of the ever growing belly... Maybe at 15 or 16 weeks I will get some out.

Baby #2 is approx the size of a peach and is growing rapidly according to all my pregnancy information online and in books. We cant wait to find out if Gibson will be getting a little sister or a little brother... either way we are very excited about adding to the family. We find out for sure whether this is a boy or a girl on February 24th... which seems like forever away! I wish it would get here sooner!!! :( Gerod and I are both thinking this one is a girl because everything has been different this time around... and I have had this feeling that I will be getting to buy some pink since we found out we were pregnant again. I guess we will know before too long now.

Just wanted to update everyone on the pregnancy. Things are going well, and our next appt is February 2nd... maybe he will do an ultrasound and we can sneek a peak at the sex? :) Here's to hoping!

Baby Tag

Gibson at about a week old...
1. Were you married at the time? Yes... we had just celebrated 2 years right before we found out.
2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? I was actually in complete shock because we werent trying, but I was also very excited about becoming a mother!
3. How old were you? I was 22 and Gerod was 25
4. How did you find out? I had a feeling that I might be... just call it "mothers intuition"? I bought a test that night, tested, and it came back positive within a few seconds.
5. Who did you tell first? Gerod.... we then waited till I was 8 weeks to tell my parents and Gerod's parents
6. Did you want to find out the sex? Absolutely... we could hardly wait!
7. Due date? October 3, 2007
8. Did you deliver late or on time? One week early... I was induced. He was born September 26, 2007 at 5:30pm.
9. Did you have morning sickness? Yes, just about every single morning. I would also get sick if I hadnt eaten anything in over an hour.
10. What did you crave? Pizza pretty much all the time! :)
11. Who/what irritated you the most? probably work... I hated going every day.
12. What was your first child's sex? Boy
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout pregnancy? just under 25
14. Did you have any complications during pregnancy? Absolutely none... I was very blessed.
15. Where did you give birth? Mercy
16. How many hours were you in labor? about 9 1/2 hours.
17. Who drove you to the hospital? Gerod and my mom
18. Who watched? Gerod, my mom, my mil, the doctor and the nurses.
19. Was it natural or c-section? natural!
20. Did you take medication to ease the pain? After the contractions started getting bad I got stadal (sp?) which I wouldnt recommend. It didnt help the pain, and made me really loopy. Then I got an epidural, and didnt feel anything but pressure during contractions and actual labor.
21. How much did your child weigh? 8 lbs. 11 oz. (this is why we induced!)
22. Did your child have any complications? None at all... again I was very blessed. He was a little jaundice, but that went away after some sun-bathing.
23. What did you name him? Gibson Chandler
24. How old is your first born today? 15 months old! My baby is getting so big!!!
I tag YOU if you have a kid and you haven't done this yet!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Picture Happy!

I got a new camera for Christmas from my in-laws and have been a little picture happy lately. Of course the majority of the pictures are of our "oh-so photogenic" little man! I wanted to share a few of my favorites, there are still a lot more!

p.s. I am still working on the editing process so these are just right out of the camera!

Eating a banana the other day
Watching morning cartoons...

Just being CUTE!

Daddy took this one... he can always get Gibson laughing!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Doctor's appt and other news!

So my second Dr's Appt was this morning, and everything went well. I was having some pain yesterday all day long, and the Dr. reassured me that it is just round ligament pain... and unfortunately there is nothing he can do about it. I didnt ever get it this bad with Gibson but I will endure.

He found the heartbeat which was a steady 171bpm. We are so excited that everything is going well.

The ultrasound to figure out the gender will be sometime on or around Feb 23rd... and that date could not get here soon enough. We want to find out whether little "Cletus the Fetus" (as we are calling it) is a boy or a girl. Although my gut instinct is telling me Gibson will be getting a little sister. I guess we will see.

On another note, Gibson got his very first Molar the other day... I nearly cried... I dont know if its the raging pregnancy hormones, or the fact that I feel like my baby boy is growing up too fast?!? Either way, his pedi says that he will most likely be getting in the other three in the next days or weeks. He has been more than a little cranky lately so this must be the reason. Poor guy. I feel so bad for him... luckily tylenol works wonders and makes him at least a little more content!

Also... Gerod and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary on Jan 1st. It is amazing that 4 years have gone by so quickly. I cant imagine spending it with anyone else though. At 5 years we will be the proud parents of two... its amazing what all can happen in such a short time!