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Friday, April 29, 2011

My latest little project :)

Well.. I definitely wouldn't call myself a painter, but this was a fun little project and I think it turned out half decent :) I've been wanting to paint an owl picture for a while now and since baby boy's nursery is sort of an owl theme I thought this would be a good excuse to try it out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

31 Weeks With Baby Boy :)

Well, i'm in to the 30's now with this beautiful baby boy growing in me :) I cannot believe how much more I am enjoying this pregnancy compared to my previous. With my last pregnancy I had so much back pain and very intense ligament pains. Thankfully this time around I listened to everyone around me and actually went to he chiropractor as soon as my back/pelvic pain started.. and voila, it's all gone! Unless I'm on my feet all day long I feel pretty darn good at the end of the day! No wonder why I often wake up and forget that I'm pregnant.

Did I mention that we already have his name picked out? It's been decided on for a few months now and I've come so close to letting it slip. Sorry, can't tell you.. it's a secret! All there is left to find out is how big he is going to be and if he's going to be lucky like his big brother and have a full head of red hair.. !? I can't wait to find out!

As for taking time off before baby comes.. It's not huge on my priority list but I would like to have a few full days devoted just to me and prepping for baby. Landon arrived 2.5 weeks early but this baby could go until 41.. I don't really want to end up bored and waiting near the end and not working unless I'm in pain.. so we'll see.

I've been having quite a few Braxton Hicks contractions lately and I surely didn't have that last time.. so hopefully this baby stays in until 37 weeks! I guess I better get it checked out :)

Anywho.. that's all for now.. I better go put my feet up to help with these crazy varicose veins! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday night update

Well, I don't have anything too exciting to post about tonight except for the fact that this baby is kicking like crazy! I've been trying to figure out what is where in there and just when I think i've got it he's gone and moved around again.. or so I think :)

Landon's love of pretend play has been skyrocketing these days as random objects are becoming horses and cars and concrete. It is so neat to see his little mind working as he plays both inside and outside.

An updated photo of our little man loving some olives recently :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Third Trimester here I come!

Well.. just like clockwork my body seems to know exactly when i'm 28 weeks - aka the start of the third trimester. Two nights ago it seemed to happen. All of a sudden there was more pressure, my belly grew, I was a different kind of tired, and my nightly bathroom breaks went from 1 or 2 a night to 3 or 4.. and insomnia started :) Pretty neat that it happened just this week.. sad to see the 2nd trimester go, but so excited that it could possibly be exactly 10 weeks from now that the baby makes his grand appearance! Landon arrived at 37.5 weeks and it would be oh SO lovely if this little guy followed in his footsteps.. a girl can dream right?

I'm pretty sure my face has started to change a bit as i've gained quite a bit of weight which is too bad, but I know it will return to it's previous state.. I hope so at least, it did last time! Oh, and i've developed these lovely bruise like marks on my one leg.. except they're not bruises :( I guess it's from blood pooling in my legs due to increased blood volume and being on my feet quite a bit.

Putting the kids in the van has started to become interesting as my belly is starting to get in the way.. not too sure what I'm going to do over the next 10-12 weeks! Anywho! I'll figure it out :)
Here is an updated photo of my sweet little boy growing up a storm! :)