Thursday, July 30, 2015

Itty Bitty v2.0 22 weeks

I missed the 21 week post. I don't know how but I did. So now we are doing 22 weeks. This past week (or the past few weeks) has been very busy. Which is why I haven't updated in a while. I am hoping to get back into it next week.

Date: July 30, 2015
How far along: 22 weeks
Weight gain: At my last appointment I was up 14 lbs... however, I am down 3 from that day's weight so I am up 11 lbs as of right now.
Sleep: Just fine. I am not looking forward to having to wake up at 5:30 once school starts though. That is going to be rough.
Best moment of the week: Eh nothing really stands out this week. Tim was able to feel the baby once or twice. Oh and we had a last minute decision to fly to Disney next month instead of drive... my back is very thankful for that decision.
Movement: We found out at our u/s that (as I expected) I have an anterior placenta again so it is harder to feel the baby move (hence why it took so long for me to feel it) and much harder for Tim to feel it from the outside.
Food cravings: Well this week I really wanted a hot fudge sundae. Just once. And now I am good (though now that I am typing this I kind of want another... yikes!)
Food aversions: Nothing is bothering me anymore!
Gender: I still say it is a girl. My old wives tale post is up, so check that out and let me know what you think. We will find out in about 25 days!
Maternity clothes: I have enough tops to get me by... I need a couple pairs of capris and I have to go dig out my work clothes before school starts. Good thing I still have a month.
Symptoms: Growing... a lot.
What I miss: Fitting into my normal clothes.
What I'm looking forward to: Our gender reveal! We have a REALLY good plan and I can not WAIT to share it!
Weekly Wisdom: I don't really have much wisdom these days. I am on summer vacation... my brain just doesn't work like that!
Milestones: Feeling the baby move a little bit more. Browsing for baby things- our travel system stroller is kind of on the outs... it broke, Tim 'fixed' it, but we aren't sure it will stay fixed. It wouldn't collapse and we had to put it in Tim's car completely opened up (thankfully we had his car that day). He managed to get it to collapse a couple weeks ago but I am afraid to be out somewhere with it and it not collapse again and then we have to abandon it.

Baby is as big as a...

That is a papaya.. 
According to our u/s last week, the baby is about 15 ounces.

And here is the almost 22 week picture (I took it this past weekend so it is 21.5 weeks but that is close enough for now).




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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Revisiting the Old Wives Tales For Some Fun

If you have been following along for a while, you might remember I tested out some old wives' tales before finding out if Payton was a girl. So, for fun, I went ahead and revisited them again. Here are the results...

Chinese Gender Charts-
http://www.thelaboroflove.com/chart/index.html- Boy
http://www.babygenderprediction.com/chinese-gender-chart.html- Boy
http://www.fortunebaby.com/chinesegenderpredictionchart.html- Boy

Other Tales-
The ring test- if you hang your wedding ring over your belly and it swings in circles it's a girl, back and forth is a boy- it went in circles- Girl
Heart rate- over 140 they say is a girl- we had 143 and then 140- so.. your call on this one
Morning sickness- none they say is a boy- I had pretty bad night sickness but didn't throw up, so for this one I say- Girl  (this one was wrong with Payton)
Face breaking out- Girl
Chest growth- Girl (this one was wrong with Payton)
Sweet or sour cravings- Sweet means girl, sour means boy- I haven't really craved much. But I haven't wanted ice cream and chocolate a lot. I do eat oranges and cherries often though. So- your call
Mayan legend says that if the month of conception and age of mother are both even or both odd then it is a girl, if they are opposites then it is a boy. 30 and 3- so- Boy  (this one was wrong with Payton)
If your nose widens, it's a boy. Sometimes I think it looks like it has, others not. so- your call
If your feet are colder during pregnancy, it's a boy. Mine are not colder- Girl
If your hair on your legs grows faster, it's a boy. Mine doesn't seem to be growing faster so- Girl (this one was wrong with Payton)
Dad to be IS gaining weight- Boy
Add the month of conception and age- Even is a boy, odd is a girl. 30+3=33 so- Girl
Craving fruits (especially oranges) means girl- Girl
If you are having a lot of headaches, it's a boy. PLENTY of headaches, so- Boy

So the tally is...
Girl- 8
Boy- 6
Your call- 3

With Payton, the tally was 12 Girl, 5 Boy, and 2 Your call... So what do you think?
Our ultrasound is next week... but we won't be finding out the gender until the end of August...

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Easter Egg Decorating

The last thing we had to do to prepare for Easter was to color the eggs. Payton LOVES to color Easter eggs and it seems no matter how many we have, it is never enough!

This year, we made sure to get the crayon and let her decorate the eggs before dropping them in. Which often was just a line or two on the egg. But she got a kick out of it anyways...


Her facial expression as she dropped the egg in was priceless...
She quickly became a pro at taking the eggs out of the cup with the little tool you get.

And then doing tricks with them...
And the final result... only one casualty (I think).


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Children's Museum

After the egg hunt fun, we took Payton for more fun at the Children's Museum. While she had fun, I think this is something she would have enjoyed much more if we had someone else with us, but she still enjoyed herself.

She played with Legos...
Went down this slide many times...
Brushed some teeth...
And then we spent quite the amount of time over here... This was fun! You put the little pieces of fabric into the little opening and they were sucked through the tubes by air and then spit back out. She had a blast chasing them around and trying to catch them...


And she went fishing... we did this for a while too.


And then grocery shopped...
Can't forget the milk!
And then she promptly checked herself out. This girl still loves to do the self checkouts- so sorry to anyone that ends up behind us when she wants to try to help!
There were a few other things we did but I didn't post pictures of it all. All in all she had a good time. Definitely something to do on a rainy day but not something I would do all the time.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Our Last Egg Hunt in Memphis

Even though we sold our house, we weren't moving back home just yet. I was finishing as much of the school year as possible. (I left a week after state testing was over and there were only 2 weeks left in the year. I wanted to finish but Tim needed to get up here to start his job.) So we temporarily moved into my parents' house. So all of our STUFF moved up here, but we (and our necessities) moved into my parents' house. 

One of the things we definitely miss about Memphis was the Easter Egg Hunt. There was a HUGE hunt that was separated by age group and tons for the kids to do... animals to pet and feed, bounce houses, the Easter Bunny, and of course the actual hunt where there were hundreds upon hundreds of eggs. (We took Payton to one here... let's just say I don't even know if there will be a blog post about it because it was so bad.)

It was a nice warm day (as you can see by Payton's attire) and Payton was ready to get her hunt on!
But first, we stopped to pet and feed the animals. I swear this girl LOVES animals. If she doesn't end up working with animals when she is older I will be shocked.


They let her get right in the cage with the bunnies because she was too short to reach over top and pet them. She was in her glory!

And then it was time for the egg hunt...
The eggs are just scattered across a field and you line up and as soon as they say go the kids just go for it. Payton had a blast, as usual.
And was finding so many eggs that Tim had to carry her basket for her so she didn't spill them all over.
She was really proud of all her eggs...
And we immediately had to sit down and dig in to see what candies she got (and she of course had to taste test a few).
Maybe next year we will find a better egg hunt here that is somewhat similar to this (though it won't be outside because, well, it is cold here). And if not, maybe I need to get on a committee to help organize one or something!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Itty Bitty v2.0 19 weeks

19 weeks! You know what that means?! We are SO CLOSE to the halfway point and ALMOST to our big ultrasound. It was SUPPOSED to be on the 15th but the technician is off that day and is only in the office on certain days. It's ok though because we have big plans for a gender reveal and we won't be finding out if this itty bitty is a boy or girl until the end of August anyways. Our ultrasound is scheduled for July 23 though. Anyways... onto the 19 week stats.

Date: July 8, 2015 (I didn't post this yesterday because I had my wordless Wednesday post up and didn't want two in one day)
How far along: 19 weeks
Weight gain: I won't know until we go to the doctor. I am 97% sure our scale is kind of broken and so I can't really rely on it. I am guessing I am up 9 or 10 based on the random numbers my scale spits out. Maybe we need to get a new one...
Sleep: Much better lately. It helps that Payton has been sleeping past 8:30 and some days almost until 10 due to her busy summer days/nights.
Best moment of the week: I think we felt the baby. Both of us. It is rare. And Tim only felt it once (I felt it maybe a handful of times), but we felt it.
Movement: See above.
Food cravings: I don't crave things until I think of them. For example- if I think a salad might sound good, then I crave it until I have it. Weird...
Food aversions: I seem to be doing ok and no food is bothering me. However, my nose is so sensitive when I am not pregnant that add in pregnancy and I can smell every little thing. And some of those every little things are not so good!
Gender: I still say it is a girl. I have an Old Wives' Tales post almost ready... maybe you can decide.
Maternity clothes: I bought a few new shirts from Old Navy and a skirt. I need a couple pairs of capris and then I should be good for a while.
Symptoms: Growing... a lot.
What I miss: Being able to sit comfortably on the couch while watching tv... I can't sit in the same position long because I end up getting this horrible pain in my back. It is AWFUL.
What I'm looking forward to: The ultrasound to make sure everything is ok.
Weekly Wisdom: Don't keep people in your life that don't deserve to be there. I cut ties with a few people at the beginning of this past school year and there are days where I am upset that one of them in particular is not involved in my life anymore and knows nothing of this pregnancy (unless they happen to still read this) but I have learned that there is no room in my life for people who only want to be part time friends.  People just suck sometimes.
Milestones: ALMOST halfway there.

Baby is as big as a...

That is a mango if you can't tell... except I feel as big as a watermelon!
And here is the 19 week picture...


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Leaving our First Home {Mostly Wordless Wednesday}

We made the decision to move back home... which meant packing up and selling our first house. The house we had built when we got married. The house we brought Payton home to. I cried. I am glad to be back home now but there are a lot of memories in that house in Memphis...



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