Friday, March 26, 2010

Moving Along

I just got back from my 24 week appointment. The doctor measured me at 27 weeks so she is making me do an ultrasound next Thursday. She said since I was 10 pounds and my husband was 9 pounds 15 ounces and I'm so petite that we need to keep an eye on it. I really hope she's not too big because I don't want her to have to induce me a couple weeks beforehand. :-\

I also have to do my glucose test next week. Unlike last time (they made me fast for 12 HOURS!!) they are telling me to fast for 4-6 hours before the test. Thank goodness because it was really hard last time. :) 

I have my 4D sonogram tomorrow morning. I'll post pictures!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Taylor's First Zoo Day

Today Jake and I took Taylor to the zoo for the first time. I was super excited because he loves the dogs so I thought he would be uber excited about the bigger animals. Nope. He couldn't even spot them! I stood and pointed out the elephants for about five minutes before I got frustrated and led them to the monkeys. The monkeys were swinging around but he was more interested in the fish that were swimming in the pond below. Ha! The first animal he did notice was a peacock and then the meerkats. Finally when we reached the petting zoo we were close enough for him to care. After the zoo we walked across the street to the beach. Oh my gosh did he love the water! It was great, he spent the whole thirty minutes screaming and kicking. It was great.. And now I end with pictures of the day!
Little man fell asleep on the way!

In front of the elephants.

In front of the monkeys.

The orangutang came right up to the glass.

Trying to convince him it's okay to walk.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Love you!

Little update on Taylor:

Now when we say, "I love you!" He will give a kiss and say "You" or "Mum." I guess depending on what mood he's in. haha.

What a cutie!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I feel like i am gaining weight at an unfailing rate.  I have tried to cut back on what I'm eating, but carbs seem to be the main theme in my diet. I am also rededicating myself to walking at least five days a week, but I started yesterday and my pelvis was unbelievably sore throughout the night.  I feel like a big, fat blob and I know it's horrible but all I keep thinking is that I wish I were nearing the end of my pregnancy so I wouldn't have to worry about gaining too much weight. I just know that at my next appointment I'm going to get the seal of disapproval from my doctor. This kind of stress is not necessary, but it's just there. I can't help it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Poopy Diaper??

Newest thing my dear son is doing? He will have a stinky diaper and I'll say, "Tay Tay, do you have a stinky diaper?" And he'll point to his diaper basket if he does, and ignore me if he doesn't. haha. :) Cute little guy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

PB&J Toast

My bedtime has officially changed from 1am to 11pm.  I am just getting too exhausted with all this broken sleep. I have spent too many mornings lying on my couch, unable to move.  I think that although Taylor is sleeping through the night, I am waking up a few times a night--Either to urinate my lungs out, turn over from an uncomfortable position (that, by the way, leaves my pelvic bone feeling paralyzed), to slap my husband out of the snoring state, or to listen closer to a sound I had heard over the monitor.  It feels that each morning, at least until noon or so, I am left feeling utterly exhausted and I don't know how to fix that.

And, yes, I've heard the saying, "Just wait until Gabby is here. You really won't be getting any sleep." Trust me, I am no stranger to sleepless nights--I've been doing it since 3 months before Taylor was born. The only difference will be that I will not be pregnant, and therefore no longer uncomfortable and I will have my energy back. What each mom forgets, once their children grow, is that there is a strange burst of energy you get when you have a newborn.. Yes, you are exhausted beyond all belief--but it's like there is this underlying energy that no one ever told you would save your sanity. Two hours at a time every night isn't so bad.. It really isn't--Not compared to this anyway. :)

And, as excited as I am to go to church today, all I can think of is that I'm going to miss my napping opportunity today because Taylor normally sleeps through the service. And while this normally a blessing, my eyes can barely keep themselves open today, and all I want to do is lie down on the couch and pass the heck out.

In conclusion... exhaustion. :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hard to Believe

It's hard to believe that my little girl is one pound already.. She is the size of a large banana! :o) I am starting to feel her moving around a lot more. My mother in law was actually able to feel her a couple nights ago and we saw her moving through my stomach last night. I can't believe I'm already 21 weeks and there are only 19 weeks left! I am so tempted to start shopping for her--Unfortunately, we don't know where we'll be at in the next 4 months so I need to wait until we have a concrete plan.

Taylor is doing great. He is still sleeping through the night. He is still a pleasure to be around. He now looks out the window of the backyard and points to his pool. He wants out!!