Sunday, February 1, 2015

25 Weeks

Today I am 25 weeks with Lottie.  If it weren't for the constant sinus illnesses I've had since September I would be feeling great! I have a little more energy and appetite lately.  I do have some back pain/side pain at the end of the day after being on my feet all day.  Lottie has grown to the size of a cauliflower...over 13 inches long and about 2 pounds. 
 

 

  • Maternity clothes? I can only wear non-maternity pants if I put a belly band on to keep them up.  The unbutton/fold down trick does not work. 
  • Stretch marks? ha. Just Essie's leftovers!
  • Sleep: Pretty good as long as I can breathe through my nose.  I get up for bathroom breaks a few times but I'm able to fall asleep pretty quickly.  I am having to use the ole pregnancy pillow. 
  • Best moment this week: Essie getting to feel her sister's kicks/hiccups.
  • Movement: Yep...some days are quieter but she moves often.  She even had hiccups for a bit this week. 
  • Food cravings: Cake. Good ole' white cake.  Sour stuff (lemonade cookies, etc.)
  • Gender: Girl!
  • What I miss: having "normal" sinuses...my immune system!!!
  • What I am looking forward to: finally starting her room...it's a HUGE mess and will be a massive undertaking. 
  • Biggest complaint: sinuses (headaches, drainage, dizziness), hormones, lack of energy
  • Milestones: Essie feeling her move!
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    20 weeks

    Well we hit the halfway mark with Charlotte "Lottie"! 



  • Maternity clothes? I've pretty much moved to maternity pants for the most part...I was tired of the unbutton & tuck or rubber band trick
  • Stretch marks? ha. Just Essie's leftovers!
  • Sleep: Decent...I've been staying up later and sleeping in since we are on break still.  I have a hard time finding a comfortable position and I wake up often to change positions. 
  • Best moment this week: Lot's more movement and its getting stronger
  • Movement: Yep. 
  • Food cravings: nothing really...
  • Gender: Girl!
  • What I miss: having "normal" sinuses, not having to eat all the dang time, my energy,
  • What I am looking forward to: relaxing the rest of break 
  • Biggest complaint: sinuses (headaches, drainage, dizziness), hormones, lack of energy
  • Milestones: more movement!


  • Essie and I have matching shirts and were taking pictures on Christmas when she thought it would be funny to stuff a pillow and take her own pregnancy picture too!



    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    Christmas Festivities

    We had a great, busy, hectic, memorable Christmas season.  We of course kept up with our advent tradition and Bobis our Elf gave us so much fun each day. 

    First, Essie had her Christmas party at school...


     
    Then...we had an early Christmas in Batesville with my parents...




     
    We baked cookies when Bobis brought E a new apron/hat set.







     
    Christmas Eve...YaYa and Peepaw came down and we set out milk/cookies/carrots and sprinkled reindeer food in the yard and Essie got to hug and love on Bobis!!!
     




    Christmas morning we woke to lots of goodies from Santa and we had a HUGE lunch!















     
     
     
     

    Saturday, December 27, 2014

    Dress-up week at school

    Last week at school we had a dress up theme each day and we planned special activities to go with each day.  It was so much fun and E was so into the dressing up!!!

    Monday...Rudolph
     
    Tuesday...Frosty
    Wednesday...Grinch
    Thursday...Night before Christmas (Christmas best)
    Friday...Polar Express
     
     
     
     

    It's a.......

    On December 11th we had the opportunity to go in for my almost 18 week check up and ultrasound...my mom got to join us as well which was exciting.  It didn't take too long until we heard the news....


    It's another GIRL!!! My doc printed a picture and let Essie read it.  She was a tad bit disappointed at first but has really come around to the idea of a sister.  I was secretly hoping for another girl so I was thrilled!  Daddio had that initial moment of disappointment because we REALLY thought it was a boy this time but he soon was thrilled as well!!! 

    After a few days we announced her name...even though my kiddos at school had some fabulous suggestions as well...

     
    It didn't take long for me to realize one of the fun perks of two girls...matching outfits!!! Oh my oh my oh my the clothes budget is going to explode!!! It will be a challenge to find matching outfits with the 6 year age gap but Essie is beyond excited to match her sister!
     

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