Monday, April 30, 2012

30 Weeks!

How Far Along: 30 weeks, 9 to go
Size of baby: 15.7 inches!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I quit looking ;)
Maternity Clothes: of course!
Gender: BABY BOY!!
Name: William "Liam" Garrett
Movement: TONS, now it's starting to hurt!
Sleep: what's that?
What I miss: Not peeing every 15 minutes, being able to bend over, shaving my legs haha..that's a hard one now, normal clothes, sleeping on my back and stomach, sleeping a full night, picking up Parker
Cravings: Still craving Cheddars, I want it everyday...mmm Spinach Dip!
Symptoms: Just hungry all the time, fingers are starting to swell a little, heat flashes, bad back pain, stuffy nose, HOT!!
Best Moment this week: We finished Liam's nursery besides one big Organic Bloom frame but besides that it is complete :) I will post pictures after my shower!
Patch is the size of a head of cabbage & weighs a little over 3 pounds!
We go Friday for our last sonogram! I can't believe how close it's getting...63 days or less!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Potty Training!

We started potty training over 6 months ago, it was so hectic that we had to stop. I just didn't think she was ready. To be honest I like diapers, I think they are way easier but I guess that's the laziness side of me. It just seems so easy to have her in a diaper while you are out and about...because it seems like she always needs to go potty while we are driving, in line at the grocery store, just got our food, etc.
Well a couple weeks ago she was sick and her nose was running like crazy. She kept licking it...gag! So I told her if she ate her snot she would get bugs in her belly. I don't know about you but I remember my parents telling me I would get worms haha..so basically it's their fault :) It worked like a charm and she was quick to run and get a tissue (and still is). I figured one day that maybe I could try it with her diapers. She cried and I felt bad for a few minutes but then realized it worked. We even went to Target that day and let her pick out panties. She of course wanted the Thomas the Train underwear haha. She doesn't even watch Thomas...she just LOVES trains. The only show she watches is Barney, we hardly ever have the TV on and of course they don't have Barney underwear so we went with the days of the week panties and princess ones. Ever since then she has went to the potty. She has had a total of 4 tee tee accidents in 2 weeks!! And hasn't had one in the past 5 days. But I can't really say she is fully potty trained. Now we are trying to master the #2. 2 nights ago I seriously asked 10 times in 15 minutes and she kept saying no, even went and sat on the potty...nothing. 2 minutes later she comes running to me screaming "bugs in my panties, bugs in my panties". I don't get it...it's like she is scared to go #2 on the potty. She freaks out everytime she goes in her panties because she is scared of the "bugs" but it doesn't stop her from doing it. I can always tell when she needs to also, she usually runs off to hide and do her business. Oh and we promised her a popsicle if she went pottied...so now she will go every 5 minutes just to get a new popsicle. I finally had to buy popsicle molds and we made some healthy popsicles since she is eating like 10 a day :)
Anyways, I am so happy we are finally getting this done because I dreaded the potty training stage which hasn't been too awful this time around. And I really dreaded buying 2 things of diapers every week...they seriously make a killing off those things!!! I am in the wrong business.

Parker & Laney in Laney's dance outfits :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

29 Weeks

How Far Along: 29 weeks, 10 to go
Size of baby: 15 inches!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I quit looking ;)
Maternity Clothes: of course!
Gender: BABY BOY!!
Name: William "Liam" Garrett
Movement: TONS, he is pushing hard on my bladder constantly
Sleep: restless legs, it's horrible.
What I miss: Not peeing every hour, being able to bend over, shaving my legs haha..that's a hard one now, normal clothes, sleeping on my back and stomach, sleeping a full night, picking up Parker
Cravings: Still craving Cheddars, I want it everyday!
Symptoms: Just hungry all the time, fingers are starting to swell a little, heat flashes, bad back pain, stuffy nose
Best Moment this week: I passed my 3 hour gestational diabetes test on Wednesday!! I was actually kinda nervous with this one. 2 other ladies were there at the same time for their 3 hour one so we got to sit and chat and that made the time fly by. We all passed :) My next appointment is at 31 weeks and it's another sonogram!!
After my appointment on Wednesday I went home to lay down because my back was killing me. I have a bad back anyways and this baby is really pushing on something. I stayed in bed all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday. I am so happy to be back at work today & luckily all the resting helped it.
Patch is the size of a butternut squash & weighs 3 pounds!

Monday, April 16, 2012

28 Weeks


How Far Along: 28 weeks, 11 to go
Size of baby: 14.8 inches!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I quit looking ;)
Maternity Clothes: of course!
Gender: BABY BOY!!
Name: William "Liam" Garrett
Movement: TONS, he is pushing hard on my bladder constantly
Sleep: restless legs, it's horrible.
What I miss: Not peeing every hour, being able to bend over, shaving my legs haha..that's a hard one now, normal clothes, sleeping on my back and stomach, sleeping a full night, picking up Parker
Cravings: Still craving Cheddars, I want it everyday!
Symptoms: Just hungry all the time, fingers are starting to swell a little, heat flashes, Starting to get "back pain" which I lucked out with Parker on that.
Best Moment this week: I had a check up and diabetes test on Friday. Liam was measuring right along and had a great heartbeat. But I also failed my diabetes test. I failed thhe first round with Parker but then passed the 3 hour one. I can't say I am shocked, I eat really really bad while I am pregant. I went right home and threw all of my sugary foods away...sniff sniff. I did pretty good this weekend on eliminating sugars. I go back Wednesday for the 3 hour test. I blacked out during the one hour one, it made me so sick so I'm a little nervous about the 3 hour one.
On another note...Parker stayed in panties most of the weekend and only had ONE accident!! Could I really have a 2 month break from diapers...we shall see. I sent her to school in panties today ;) Just tell your kids they will get bugs hahahaha
Patch is the size of a chinese cabbage & weighs 2.5 pounds!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

27 Weeks


How Far Along: 27 weeks, 3rd trimester..woohoo! 
Size of baby: 14 1/2 inches!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: ?? Will find out Friday
Maternity Clothes: of course!
Gender: BABY BOY!!
Name: William "Liam" Garrett..it's official :)
Movement: TONS, especially after some sugar
Sleep: restless legs, it's horrible
What I miss: Not peeing every hour, being able to bend over, shaving my legs haha..that's a hard one now
Cravings: Finally got my Cheddars fix and we went all out. Spinach Dip, Chicken Ceasar Pasta Salad, Buffalo Chicken Wrap and a cookie monster! ahhhh, heaven!
Symptoms: Just hungry all the time, fingers are starting to swell a little, heat flashes
Best Moment this week: We got a lot more done on his room, it's almost complete. We had a sick little girl the past few days so haven't got too work on it but snuggling with my little girl was pretty amazing.
Patch is the size of a head of cauliflower weighs 2 pounds!

I go in Friday for my gestational diabetes testing. I failed the first round with Parker and had to go back for the 3 hour, which I passed. I am praying I pass the first round this time! But I do get to register at the hospital and hopefully pick a date for my c-section :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

 We had a busy busy weekend celebrating Easter! Though I have no idea how a big bunny & hunting easter eggs came out of this holiday but I still love to hide eggs and even find them with my niece. Parker is still a little young to capture the true meaning of Easter but we tried our best to tell her the Easter story. Heck, even I didn't learn the true meaning until a few years ago. We got to spend all weekend with lots of family!
Picture overload!!

12 Days of Easter at First Baptist


Decorating Easter cookies


Coloring eggs at Papa's


  On the hunt...

 So proud of her eggs


Easter bunny came for Parker and baby Patch

Finally in my 3rd trimester!!

Love them!!

Easter morning before church



Gigi, Nana & P

Love my family

 Egg hunt #2


My husband wouldn't quit giving my niece a hard time about still hunting eggs so he made her hold this sign..haha

4 generations!

Egg Hunt #3 with Laneybug

Some of the kiddos

Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

26 Weeks

How Far Along: 26 weeks, 13 to go! 
Size of baby: 14 inches!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I weighed in at my appointment but opted to look away haha...who is keeping count? ;)
Maternity Clothes: of course!
Gender: BABY BOY!!
Name: William "Liam" Garrett though my hubby is still trying to get Noble as the middle name ;)
Movement: TONS, especially after some sugar
Sleep: it just depends on the night
What I miss: Not peeing every hour, being able to bend over
Cravings: Oreo Ice Cream & Cheddars! Thankfully a Cheddars opens today in Odessa...this pregnant lady is so excited!!
Symptoms: Just hungry all the time, fingers are starting to swell a little, heat flashes
Best Moment this week: working on Liam's room! It's coming together!
Patch is the size of a cucumber & weighs 1 pound and 13 oz!