Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Family Sleepover!

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Last weekend we had family sleepover with Eric, Katie, and Caroline. It had been so long since the girls have gotten together for a sleepover! They loved playing the entire night! I think the guys enjoyed their time too! I can't wait to see what our family sleepover will be like in the future when we add two little boys to the mix!

Giddy Up!

Little Fairies!

What's in a Name?

February 14....Valentine's Day. This was also the day we found out if we were having a little boy or girl! We had no names picked out...we couldn't agree on any!!! We had one name for a boy that we had tossed around before knowing if Gracyn was a boy or girl. So naturally we put it on our possible names list. I didn't like any other boy names. I had several girl names that I liked, but Clint didn't. There is one on that list that I'm pretty sure I would have gotten away with using if he had been a girl. I'm keeping it in my back pocket in case I'm lucky enough to get a #3 that happens to be a girl. : )

Once we found out we were having a boy we were so very excited!!! Gracyn was a little confused and would still say she was having a sister.  I took the day off so we could spend a family day together. We went to Build a Bear and let Gracyn build her nameless little brother a puppy! Clint bought me the Pandora duck charm, then we had a nice dinner at Red Lobster. We went at like 5:30 and ate with all the blue hairs. Totally worth it! We got in and out just in time to see the lobby filling up with Valentine Dates.

After dinner we headed out for furniture shopping for the little guy. We went to a couple of furniture stores and ended up finding something we loved at Ashleys. We got the ball rolling on that and should be receiving the furniture in about 4 weeks! Now we just need the crib! I already have his bedding fabric picked out and can't wait to see how it turns out!

So on to the name. Now that we knew we were having a boy I was able to narrow the list down some. Well, actually that's not true. As we only had one name on the list for a boy. I just wasn't sold on it. It just didn't sound right with our last name and I just didn't feel like that was his name. We spent a couple of days thinking about names. We pretty much decided that what we had on the list was a no go. We added 2 more names that we both liked. Monday morning on my way to work I just had this overwhelming feeling that this was his name! I called Clint after work and told him the feeling I had and he said he felt the same!!!! So we officially decided on our little boy's name...COLE MATTHEW!!
Gracyn even helped decide as this was the name she liked out of the two we were considering! It's so cute to hear her say his name. She refers to him by his first and middle name.

Little Cole Matthew!

Look at those little feet!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Baby Update - Week 21

Week 21

His little grip is getting stronger. He is now able to grab a hold of the umbilical cord! Sense of light is more developed. He can now sense light and dark much better than before. His sweet little eyelashes and eyebrows are now formed! More hair is sprouting from his little head....although it's white! Hair at this stage has no pigment.

How far along?: 21 weeks


Total weight gain: up 11 lbs.EEK! That's what I get for eating like a man! (Pizza and hot wings! All I need is the beer!)

Maternity clothes?: I'm thinking I will be buying some maternity jeans very soon.

Sleep: Somewhat better. I toss and turn a lot.

Best moment this week: Deciding on a name for our little boy! COLE MATTHEW THOMAS! (seperate post on this coming soon.) Also, listening to his heartbeat yesterday...140 bpm!

Miss Anything?: Lunch meat....a cold cut sandwich has been sounding mighty tasty!

Movement: Getting stronger!

Food cravings: Hot Wings...I could seriously drink the sauce! (not really, but I feel like I could!) Sausage....weird, bc I'm more of a bacon girl, or pepperoni. Here lately I want sausage biscuits or sausage pizza!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not now.

Gender prediction: It's a BOY!!!!

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: None really as of now.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: I can tell you what I'm NOT looking forward too...my glucose test next month! YUCK!

Gracyn's take on the baby: She loves to call him Cole Matthew. Last night, she was saying how she was going to tickle Cole Matthew. I love to hear her say his name. It's not just Cole...she calls him Cole Mattew! Sweet girl!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Week 20 - Baby Update

Week 20 - IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Baby now has taste buds!!! He swallows several ounces of amniotic fluid daily for hydration and nutrition and to also practice swallowing and digesting. The taste of the fluid varies every day, depending on what I eat. Guess I better eat my veggies so he will like them in the future!

How far along?: 20 weeks


Total weight gain: up 8 lbs.
Maternity clothes?: A couple shirts that I'm hoping can be used as maternity shirts.
Sleep: Decent. We got me two king size pillows so hoping they will help.
Best moment this week: Finding out we will be having a little BOY!!!! Now if we could just pick out a name!

Miss Anything?: Alcohol. : ) Red Lobster had some amazing drinks and I would of loved to have had one! I don't miss it that much though.
Movement: A couple times a day. I love the feeling!

Food cravings: I eat an orange about every day, but that is just because they are delicious! No real cravings.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not now.

Gender prediction: It's a BOY!!!!
Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: None really as of now.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: The next 20 weeks!
Gracyn's take on the baby: She continued to say she was having a little sister once we find out it was a boy. However, after a little bit she knew she was having a little brother and is super excited!

The Ultrasound Tech gave Gracyn her very own picture of her little brother!

Gracyn made a puppy dog for her little brother! She made the sweetest voice recording that says, "I love you little brother!"

Loving on the puppy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Week 19 - Baby Update!

Week 19
Hair is sprouting!!!! Will it be black like mine was? Red like Clint's? Or maybe brown like Gracyn's when she was born? His kidney's are making urine and the vernix caseosa (waxy protective coat) is forming to protect his skin.


How far along?: 18 weeks


Total weight gain: up 8 lbs. I'm sure less after the stomach/intestinal issues I had last week! It was terrible!

Maternity clothes?: Bella band has been in use! I bought a couple of new shirts that aren't maternity shirts but will allow room for my growing tummy!


Sleep: Decent. I'm in need of a pregnancy pillow! I'm getting one this time around! I heard they are amazing.

Best moment this week: Being able to eat an entire meal without my intestines hating me!
Miss Anything?: Eating my steaks medium rare. Clint and I went to Outback and while he enjoyed a nice, plump steak cooked medium rare, I had to endure a steak turned beef jerky!
Movement: A couple times a day. I love the feeling!
Food cravings: I eat an orange about every day, but that is just because they are delicious! No real cravings.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not now.
Gender prediction: No idea.

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: None really as of now.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but according to my desk partner I'm moody. That's just because I hold nothing back with her.

Looking forward to: Anatomy scan in 6 days!!! Boy or Girl?! People always ask me. On one hand, I would LOVE to have a little boy. We're just a sports loving family that it would only seem natural. On the other hand, I would LOVE for Gracyn to have a little sister! And who wouldn't want another little girl to dress in pink and hair bows?! So I will be thrilled no matter what the gender.

Gracyn's take on the baby: She is still super excited. She will randomly come up to me and "hug and kiss the baby." She really is the sweetest little girl!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Week 18 - Baby Update

Week 18
The baby is about the size of a sweet potato! He is hiccuping, sucking and swallowing along with rolling, punching, and kicking!
 How far along?: 18 weeks


Total weight gain: up 8 lbs. I'm sure less since I haven't been able to eat much the last few days due to a stomach bug.
Maternity clothes?: Bella band has been in use! Won't be long though...my clothes are getting too unbearably tight!

Sleep: Ok. Toss and turn at night. 

Best moment this week: Dr appt last Friday. Heartbeat was 147!
Miss Anything?: Lunch meat!

Movement: A couple times a day. It's easy to miss since it's light movement.

Food cravings: The thought of food this week makes me want to vomit!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I think I jinxed myself last week by saying none since week 13.  Stomach bug came with a vengence!
Gender prediction: No idea.

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: None really as of now.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender on Valentine's Day!

Gracyn's take on the baby: Last Friday we met G-rise out for dinner. We were waiting for a table so was sitting in the lobby on a bench. Gracyn went to step over me to get to Clint and said, "Watch out baby!" We all got a kick out it! Last night, Gracyn told me that she was my baby and that the baby in my belly was her baby.