Friday, September 7, 2012

Full Plate.

For those of you that are pregnant or have been pregnant, I have a question for you.

How do you/did you handle the stresses in life during your pregnancy?

Obviously, I've done this before, but honestly, I didn't have a lot of stress when I was pregnant with Tayler. I was in Grad School, but that was it. Just a lot of papers and homework. I did it online, so I didn't have to go to class, have tests, etc. I spent all day by myself. Relaxed. Did homework. Cleaned. Scrapbooked. It was a comfort knowing I wasn't doing anything that could even remotely be harmful to the baby.

This pregnancy is different. 

My plate is full. VERY full. 

I try and let things just roll off my shoulders... I try and not get stressed about all that has to be done during the day, but it's difficult. Between baby-sitting two children, watching my own, doing laundry, dishes, making lunches, feeding bottles, keeping things organized, editing photo sessions, having photo sessions, making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, giving my daughter a bath, spending time with my family....

I feel exhausted at the end of the day. 

Somedays, I feel like I just want to cry.

Not that I don't love what I do. I just feel stressed. I know pregnancy adds to it with the hormones and what not, but I just feel like I never get a chance to 'relax.' This pregnancy is so much different already than my last one. I feel like I'm so stressed sometimes that I'm just not getting to enjoy it. I'm just trying to make sure I take time to put my feet up and rest from time to time.

Has anyone else out there ever felt that way or is just me? I love my life. Just feel like my plate is really full!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Week #5

Week #5-- I'm currently there! 

It's September 2nd-September 8th :)

Can you tell I was still in denial? 7 pregnancy tests and a doctor's confirmation later... I believe it ;)

5 weeks pregnant. 
4 more pregnancy tests (after the 3 I took last week)
2 days until our first doctor's appointment (September 4th)
1 Mommy awaiting those words.... 'You're Pregnant!'

Little waves of nausea this week like when changing a dirty diaper or washing a dirty dish. No vomiting, but just 'blah' moments! I had morning sickness really bad with my daughter, so we'll see how this one goes! Breasts still hurt and guess what? I am seriously having round ligament pains already. I wish I was kidding. I messaged my friend on facebook Sunday and asked her if she felt the same way with her 2nd or 3rd and she said yes! So, I continued doing some reading about it and apparently with your 2nd, your body knows what's coming so it gets prepared for the weight it is about to carry. I knew it was RLP, but I had no idea it could start so early! I feel great otherwise! Taking my prenatal vitamins is a breeze this time around! 

We have our first OB appointment September 24th. I will be 8 weeks 1 day :) I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

And this is going to sound crazy, but this is what I feel already---

It's going to be a girl. And we already decided on her name because of THREE signs. Some of you might not believe in this stuff and that's fine, but I seriously do!

We have been debating on three names for a girl: Maycie, Hadley, and Sydney. Well, Friday, I taped a new 'Yo Gabba Gabba' episode for Tayler. As we were watching it, the first little girl said her name was Sydney. Not too big of a deal! It's a cute name for a girl. So, Friday night, we go to a football. The little girl in front of  us had a shirt on and on the back it said Sydney. By this point, I'm like-- Okay, what's going on here? Well, on our way home, I was surfing Pinterest on my phone and I clicked on photography and guess what? The first picture that popped up was a maternity picture where the Mom is holding blocks on her belly and guess what they say?? SYDNEY.


We took it as a sign. 3x in one day, Sydney was revealed to us. I just have this gut feeling it's another girl and she's a Sydney Grace.

We shall see in about..... 10-14 more weeks :)

Cheers to 5 weeks!

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Week #4

Alright, lets get updated here!

I took a pregnancy test August 24th, 2012 and it was POSITIVE. It is believed we conceived our little bundle of joy August 12th, 2012 :) And we couldn't be more excited! It is crazy actually PLANNING to have a child. I feel like it makes the process a little more difficult. Does any one else agree? I mean, with our daughter Tayler, we weren't trying. It just kind of happened. And then, we decide we want another and actually work at it, and it takes us months! Haha! :) Weird how that works, but I know He does everything for a reason..... I am just grateful we will have this baby before Summer really gets here, haha! I hate the heat when I'm NOT pregnant. I can't imagine when I AM pregnant LOL! :) 

So week 4 for us was August 26th-September 1st. 

Can you tell I was in disbelief? haha! :)

4 weeks pregnant.
3 days of anxiousness. Waiting to see if my period will start.
2 very excited parents.
and 1 very excited big sister.

This week, nothing was really going on. The only sign I really had that I was absolutely pregnant was how bad my breasts hurt. That doesn't usually happen for me with my period and that was the first thing I noticed when I was pregnant with Tayler. I didn't have cramping or anything of that sort! Everything was pretty normal at this point. No nausea or anything! :) 

On to week 5... :)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Update :)

Well, I obviously did a terrible job keeping up with my 'Gratefulness Blog' but I have to say--- God blessed us with one more thing to be thankful for today! We found out.....

We are having another baby!

That's right! Baby Bay #2 is scheduled to arrive May 5th, 2013!! And so, I plan on blogging about this pregnancy just like I did with baby Bay #1 :) are you ready for this wild ride?? We are!