Monday, March 21, 2011

It's a... Boy!

Oh guys. We had our ultrasound today. And everything was perfect. We measured great and got to see our little BOY swimming around and putting his hands over his head. We got to see his legs moving around and his heart beating and his little face. I am in awe of the human body.

And I can't believe that we're having another boy. This pregnancy is SO different than the last one that I swore it HAD to be a girl because how could it possibly be the same sex and be so different? I guess I was wrong on that one. I think it all became more real today. Sometimes I really can't believe that Logan and I are parents at all. We have this child that has grown from only being able to stare into our eyes to a boy who can run across the restaurant before we can even leap out of our chairs. Now, we will be entrusted with not one but TWO lives. Two boys.

I think the strangest part for me is that they are going to be two different people. I am totally okay with being Declan's mommy. I know how to do that. I suppose that I thought if it was a girl it would really seem like two different children, but I am really having to think hard about that I won't have two Declans. I'll have two different little boys. Brothers. Declan will be a big brother. With a little brother.

I have a DVD of the ultrasound and it just amazes me to watch the little arms move around. I sometimes sort of feel the baby, but other than that I really don't feel pregnant most of the time. I'm not really sick, I don't really have any aches and pains, and I have legit only gained three pounds. (And that may only have been because I ate two tacos on the way to the Dr appointment) I guess I am just lucky this time around, but it makes me nervous sometimes. I'm so happy that the baby is measuring perfectly and we have gotten good reports on everything all around.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Rodeo!

Yesterday I got to spend some actual quality time with my boys. I feel like this really hasn't happened enough recently. We hopped in the car and headed out to the rodeo. Now, I'm not really sure I feel like we went to the rodeo. All that stuff happened later in the day and cost more money. It was more like we went to the fair. But it was still a good time walking around and watching Dex experience all the sights and sounds.

Enjoying his pizza

He really wasn't so into the petting zoo. I think he doesn't like it when there are small animals on his level. They freak him out a bit.

Waiting for his pony ride. 

LOVING the pony ride. He was laughing so hard he could barely stay on the pony.

My little cowboy.

Riding his tractor

So all in all it was a good day. Once the sun was too hot and there were too many people, we ate our last ice cream cone and headed home. We thought Dex was going to pass out as soon as we got in the car, but we had another thing coming. He spent the ride home singing. At first I couldn't tell what he was singing but I thought I recognized the tune. After a few minutes I figured out he was singing "Farmer in the Dell." Once I figured that out, I knew he was singing a song they sing in his class about shapes. But, how cool is that? Without knowing the words I recognized his tune. I guess there's some musical talent in him! (Oh, and then he didn't nap and didn't go to sleep until about 10pm. I guess the rodeo riled him up too much)

On another note. Tomorrow we go to the Dr and if all goes well, we find out the sex of the baby! Wish us luck. Any takers on what it will be?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

17 Weeks

Oh hey there baby belly. When did you decide to pop? I guess maybe in the last couple days. Leading up to my... vacation!

That's right, folks. I will be stepping away for a few days of relaxing me (and well, dad too, I guess) time. Time for us to hit the road in FL and see where life takes us for a few days. I'll miss my boys something fierce but I have to force myself to cool out and enjoy my time to myself and relax. Not an easy feat. 

I am currently trying to find comfortable travelling clothes and really realizing that I'm in that in-between pants phase. Not quite my old pants for extended periods of time, but not really maternity yet. Leggings. I need to get more leggings. 

I must get to finishing packing! See ya later Austin!  (But those in Austin... please check in on my boys and make sure they're not in a pizza coma. Much thanks)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

16 Weeks

Now our little peanut is 4-5 inches long and weighs 3-5 ounces. Isn't that a lot? It's crazy how quickly they grow. I can definitely tell that I'm showing now, but when I tell someone they say I'm not showing at all. I'm feeling great and am so happy so be less sick this time around.

Declan is starting to hit more milestones. Tonight will be the one week mark of him exclusively sleeping in his big-boy bed with no pack-and-play crutch. He's been doing ok for the most part. We had one really tough night, but other than that he has been doing pretty well at getting used to it. I think we are hitting the terrible twos, however. I so miss my sweet little baby. Now I have a boy who is still sweet most of the time, and loves to give kisses and hugs- but also screams for no apparent reason. There are a lot of communication issues at the moment. He wants to be telling us so much more than he is able and it is really frustrating for everyone. He tries to insist on being unbuckled in the car. He can't stand being in any kind of cart in a store. He will just sit down if he doesn't want to go somewhere. Ugh. The worst is the yelling. I try so hard to stay calm to teach him to solve things calmly... but it's so hard. I get so frustrated. If there is any advice on this stage please let me know. I'm feeling a little out of my comfort zone.

But I get to escape it for a few days soon! On Friday I am hitting up an airplane by myself to join my dad for a baby-free vacation. Finding a maternity bathing suit has been super difficult and I'm running out of time. Other than than I'm just going to be spending the next few days getting ready to soak up some sun and quiet time.
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