Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baby Girl Update

My friend Jennifer had this on her blog, and I thought it was such a good idea that I copied it! Well, not her answers of course :o)

How far along: 26 weeks and 3 days

Size of baby: Almost 2 pounds, and about the length of a cucumber!

Totally weight gain/loss: I only weigh myself at the doctor, so as of my last appointment I have gained 12 pounds.

Clothes: I pretty much hate maternity clothes, mainly because I can't find any jeans that fit me! They are all either too big in the hips and fall down, or are too low in the waist causing them to squeeze the baby and again, fall down. I prefer to spend the day in yoga pants, and pretty much only put jeans or nice clothes on when I leave the apartment.

Gender: A baby girl!

Movement: She definitely moves differently than Matthew did. I feel her much lower, usually below my bellybutton, and it feels more like stretching and moving instead of the kicks that Matthew did. Hopefully I won't experience the same feeling of my ribs getting bruised!

Sleep: I am always tired so I sleep a lot! I usually sleep 10 hours at night, and most days have to take a nap while Matthew does. I feel like I'm still in the first trimester, and am really not sure what I'm going to do when I'm up all hours of the night with a newborn!

Symptoms: Aside from the tiredness, I have Braxton Hicks contractions pretty regularly.

Cravings: I cannot get enough cheesy or salty foods! Vegetables, what are those? I have been forcing myself to eat healthy things, but what I really want is pizza and macaroni and cheese.

What I miss: Being able to lay on my stomach, working out without contractions, and wearing clothes that fit!

What I worry about: How am I ever going to give both kids enough attention? How am I going to survive on no sleep with a toddler? And how exactly do you do things with two kids?

What I'm looking forward to: Our 4D ultrasound coming up in a few weeks, and of course meeting our daughter!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

We're Moving to Florida!

After 12 years of training and hard work, Brian finally has a "real" job! We are so excited to announce that we are moving to Bradenton in June! Brian will be a cornea specialist at The Eye Associates starting on August 1st. Brian had to decide between 3 different practices, but in the end we just couldn't pass up the amazing opportunity to live near family. Of course my parents are beside themselves, and Scott can't wait to see his nephew (and soon niece) more often. Not only will our kids be around one set of grandparents, they will also get to grow up around some of their cousins! (No pressure, Scott and Catie!) It still hasn't really sunk in for either of us, but I'm sure it will in the next few months as we start looking for a place to live and receiving a wonderful stipend from the practice every month :o) I know I am a total cheeseball, but I made Brian have his picture taken as he was signing his contract :o)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My New Career Endeavor!

As you may know if you received my email earlier today, I have started my own mini crafting business! Check out this link - www.cupcakesandjellybeans.com

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with family here in Atlanta. My parents came up on Thursday and stayed until Sunday night, and on Sunday Brad came for a few days. We didn't venture outside much, since it was in the 30's and actually snowed on Christmas day! But we had a great time staying in and watching movies, baking cookies, playing with Matthew's new toys, playing board games, and just spending time together. It was so much fun to watch Matthew open presents this year. He actually still doesn't care too much for the opening part, but every toy that he got he would investigate and play with for a while. His favorite things all involved cars and pushing buttons. Shocking, I know! Hahaha. He also loves the cooking pot that he got from Uncle Scott and Catie and likes to stir up the food, scoop it out with his spoon, pretend to eat it and say "UMMMM!" really loudly. We have some great videos from Christmas day that I'll post once I upload them to the computer, but here are some pictures in the meantime. Once Brad was here we also took a trip over to Birmingham to see family there. It was a short trip, but it was great catching up with most of Brian's aunts, uncles, and cousins.