Thursday, December 27, 2012

Birthday Celebrations/Christmas Eve

Christmas really snuck up on me this year.  I'm not sure if it's because the weather has been so warm or I was just that unprepared, but it just feels like the time period from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day flew by.  

This past Saturday night Brad took me to J. Alexanders for my birthday dinner.  My mom kept Addi bug so we could have a peaceful night.  We then took a romantic trip to Sams to finish up our shopping.  I have hated my phone since I got it two years ago, so he finally bought me the iPhone 5 while we were there.  I had an iPhone before switching to an Android.  Brad swore up and down the Android was better and I would love it.  Yeah, he  was wrong.  I hated it.  Needless to say I love having my iPhone again!

Christmas Eve is my birthday, so we woke up early and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. 

We always celebrate Christmas with my cousin and her family Christmas Eve at lunch time.  This year we had my favorite meal my grandmother used to make me every b'day - chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and green beans along with Cheesecake Factory Hershey Bar Cheesecake for dessert -yum!  Brad gave me a giftcard to the Gap to buy maternity clothes in a few months and my mom gave me a Michael Kors watch I have been wanting.

Addi wasn't sure about us giving Luke (or Wuke as she says) any attention.  Brad held him and Addi kept saying "It's my daddy".  She slowly but surely warmed up to him and then began to even share her toys!

That night, my mom gave Addi her gifts.  She is obsessed with princesses and all things "Punzel".  I think we have watched Tangled approximately 5837 times.  No Lie.  Here she is opening a princess castle and sporting her Repunzel wig :)

My mom came to our house to spend the night so she could be there when Addi opened up her Santa presents.  I will have to do a separate post on that tomorrow :)

8 Weeks

Brad and I went to the doctor for my first prenatal appointment.  I had an ultrasound and everything looks great so far.  The baby's heart rate was 151.  I'm actually going to a different doctor than the one who delivered Addi.  During this appointment, Brad and I had many questions and I wanted her to know that I wanted complete honesty and nothing hidden during this delivery.  Since Addi was pretty big (8lbs 9oz and 22 1/2 inches long), i'm almost positive i'm having a c-section.  She told me that was totally up to me and assured me no vacuums or other instruments would be used.  I feel so much more comfortable with her and I'm thankful for her being so upfront with me about different things.  It's definitely put my mind at ease.  I know things weren't handled the way they should have been with Addi's delivery, but I'm confident things will go differently this time.

I feel huge.  I've been told that I will grow bigger faster during the 2nd pregnancy and I definitely agree with them!  Of course I never lost the weight after I had Addi like I intended to.  I just knew I wanted to have another baby, so why would I kill myself losing the weight just to gain it all back??  That might be crazy thinking, but that's how my mind works! haha.  After this one, i'm done, so the weight WILL be gone! (I hope!)

I get nauseous every now and then, but it's mostly because I haven't eaten anything.  I haven't thrown up or gotten as sick as I did with Addi.  I just try to keep some crackers and zofran on hand to fight off the nausea.  Certain foods don't sound good to me, but that list is short and I'm eating pretty much anything.

So far, so good!

A Little Blessing

*I wrote this when I first found out I was pregnant 12/5/12

The past month or so I have become content with having just one child.  I have always said I wanted more than one because Brad and I were only children and I just wanted a bigger family.  While I enjoyed being an only child (it definitely has its perks), it was still kind of lonely with no one really to play with.

Anyways, I had just started to like the idea of Addi being an only child, and then......I took a pregnancy test! Brad and I will be expecting our new little bundle of joy around August.  I'm only like 4 weeks and I haven't even been to the doctor yet.  My appointment is December 19th.  

Brad and I have decided not to tell anyone until I go to the doctor and make sure everything is ok.  I wanted to write down everything as it happens, so I won't be positing these until we let the news out :)  Our parent's know, but that's about it.  When I found out I was pregnant with Addi, I told everyone really early.  I just want to wait and make sure everything is ok before we let the news out.

Right now, i'm feeling good.  The only thing that's bothering me right now is I have a horrible headache from cutting out caffeine and I'm exhausted.  I know it's only going to get worse in the next couple of weeks.  When I was pregnant with Addi, I became sick around week 6, so i'm hoping and praying I don't get sick this time!  

Working full time and being pregnant isn't the best mix.  I remember constantly running out of my office to the bathroom every morning.  Now that I have started a new job (and the bathroom is a lot further away from my desk), i'm hoping and praying if I do get sick it's at home.  

Since I didn't write down anything while I was pregnant with Addi, i'm excited to document this pregnancy!