Saturday, March 23, 2013

13 Weeks with Baby #2

I am finally at 13 weeks and feeling good! Thank goodness! I am no longer feeling nauseous and have energy back.

I'm excited that we are using this little chalkboard this time and don't know why I didn't think of it when I was pregnant with Porter! I can definitely see that I am showing more this time around, but haven't gained as much weight as I did with P (don't know how that works!). I think it's because I am chasing around a toddler all day!

We find out in a few weeks what we're having and I can't wait! I had a strong intuition at the beginning that it was a girl, but now I'm starting to think boy. So, I have no idea..But know I have a 50/50 chance! :) We are just praying our sweet baby is healthy and growing perfectly.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

13 Months

Porter, you are 13 months old! I can't believe how fast this past year has gone by and how much you've grown!!! Here are some highlights:

- You are slowly starting to fit into your 12 month clothes. You still wear 9 month sometimes. You are little!

- You weigh 21 pounds and at your one year appointment you were 50% for height and weight. That's a good place to be!

- You are still in size 3 diapers.

- You sleep 11-12 hours a night and take 1 nap a day (you just transitioned) and they have been 2-2 1/2 hours a day!

- You are getting a little bit more picky about what you are eating, but you love fruit, chicken, avocados, and spaghetti. You also love to snack all day!

- We made the transition to whole milk at one year and you love it. You still nurse once the morning and at night.

- You LOVE bath time. We can't wait to take you to Florida in two months and watch how you react to the ocean! You are a water baby :)

- You are VERY outgoing. (Imagine that!) When we are out, you are constantly smiling and waving at people and laughing to try to get their attention. It's the funniest thing to watch. You're definitely a ham!

- Your vocabulary is starting to grow. You say hi and bye bye, go (your first real word), dog and hot. You can also mimic pretty well, especially when we aren't expecting it!

- Things you love right now: Maddie, your stuffed animals, daddy's tools, mommy, books, and shoes.

- You may love mommy, but right now you are all about doing things with daddy. Whatever he is doing, you also want to do. I love it!!!

- We just got a zoo pass and I can't wait to take you all the time! You love all the animals there, especially the elephants!

Just thinking about you growing up brings me to tears (that might also be the pregnancy hormones!) But staying home with you to watch you grow and enable your learning has been the best decision I have ever made! I love watching you grow and interacting with you each day. I hope that you always know how much daddy and I love you. When baby brother or sister gets here, I hope that we can still make you feel as special as you are. You are our first baby and we will always cherish you!

Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, March 17, 2013

12 Weeks and Happy St. Patrick's Day

I was 12 weeks Friday...which means I'm now one week away from the second trimester! I am so excited and ready to feel good again *hopefully*! We go Tuesday to check on the baby. I know it's only been a year, but I forget what we do in these check ups, so it'll be neat to go through all of the monthly visits again!

Yesterday, Porter and I went to the stockyards for St. Patrick's Day festivities. Matt went out of town for a guys weekend, so it was just P and I. There was TONS of people there!! They had a petting zoo and we met up with Porter's friend Oliver and went into together. Porter loved looking at and petting the animals. He even tried to feed them. I'm not sure he quite understands what you do in a petting zoo, but he sure did like looking at and petting the goats and llama's!

At the end of the day, we watched the parade. I think Porter's face says it all. He was tired and ready for the day to be over!! We had a blast though!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

10 weeks

I am 10 weeks and 3 days today, so I thought I'd share a picture. I still feel really nauseous if I'm not eating all the time and am really tired almost ALL the time!

This pregnancy, I have been having growing pains a lot earlier than with Porter. But that's good, because it means the baby is growing in there!! We go to the doctor again in 2 weeks and I can't wait to see how the new baby is doing!

Here I am at 10 weeks! Porter on the left and the new baby on the right :)