Sunday, March 22, 2009

Benefit for Kayleigh

I want to let you know about a benefit I am helping with for Kayleigh, who is the daughter of Missy, who I went to high school with. A group of Melissa's friends and family are planning a benefit for Kayleigh to help pay for some of the millions of dollars in medical bills that Kayleigh has built up over the past 18+ months. Even though I hadn't seen Missy in 10 years, I decided to help out with this great cause because none of us ever really know what God's plan is and if something like this could happen to our own child.

Please check out the new link on my right sidebar. You'll be able to read Kayleigh's story and (if you choose) even donate to Kayleigh's fund!

22 Weeks

The baby is now a spaghetti squash. Well, not acutally a spaghetti squash, but you know! He's 11 inches, about one pound and is even starting to look like a newborn baby!

I think this pregnancy is finally beginning to feel real. Now that the baby is getting bigger I'm feeling a lot more movement (which I love!) and it's a huge relief. My belly has been doing a lot of stretching the past few days and I've been a little bit sore. I swear that in the last two days I can SEE the difference in the size of my belly! I'm also getting itchy, which I suppose is another good sign of growth!

Daddy and I finally decided that we are going to give Tyler's baby bedding to the new little boy and give Tyler a new room in what is now our office. We went back and forth on what to do for a long time so it's nice to have finally come to a decision! Tyler is very excited for the move and can't wait to have his "truck" room. I've been searching on eBay to find a deal on new bedding and we plan on painting his new room with the top part of the walls blue and the bottom green with a "road" between the two colors so we can put truck and car decals on it. (I'll definitely post pictures!) We plan on getting a start on that soon so he has enough time to transition and get settled in before we bring home the little one that's going to turn his world upside down! :-)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I missed a week!

After such exciting news, how could I have forgotten to post?!

My 20 week ultrasound went great! Our little BOY is looking great and my blood pressure was a phenomenal 118/58!! I think that's the lowest it's EVER been, pregnant or not! What a relief, let me tell ya!

Josh and I are excited to be having another little boy running around here with Tyler! To tell the truth, I'm a little relieved it's another boy so I am a little prepared for what is to come. I'm not much of a girlie girl either so I'll be content playing trucks some more! :-) Plus, we're going to save so much money on clothes! Since Tyler's birthday is in July and this baby will (hopefully) be born in July, the clothes will even be the right size and the right season!

Tyler is a bit confused about the whole thing yet. We told him he was going to have a little brother and he said, "Or a sister?" LoL...

I'm now 21 weeks and the baby is about 10 inches long, the size of a carrot! He weighs about 3/4 of a pound now too! It's very exciting for the baby to be this big because I'm feeling him move around more and it puts my mind at ease.

It's so great to say HE and HIM instead of it or he/she!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Week 19

Only 4 more days until my ultrasound!! Josh and I are very excited to find out the sex of the baby! As for Tyler, he keeps saying he's going to have a brother and a sister. LoL...I don't think so! :-)

At 19 weeks the baby is the size of an heirloom tomato, 6 inches head to rump and about 8.5 ounces. Of course, we'll find out the size of OUR baby on Friday during the ultrasound! At this stage of development they say the baby begins to be able to hear our voices, which is very evident to me right now. Every time Daddy is around this little one is kicking up a storm!

Speaking of movement, this little one is very quiet so far in comparison to Tyler. He was VERY active and always getting the hiccups. This little one gives me a poke here and there, but not much other than that so far. I'm sure that will change in the next few weeks as he/she gets bigger and bigger. I'll just feel better after the ultrasound when we know things are going good.

Tyler's potty training is coming along but not really getting any better. On Sunday afternoon Tyler pooped in his big boy undies. :-( Luckily it wasn't messy, but it was a bummer. We are hoping he catches on and starts becoming a bit more interested soon so we don't have two little ones in diapers!