Monday, October 31, 2011


I got these in an E-mail today!  SO FREAKIN' HILARIOUS!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A foot

I have to document this so that I don't forget (also, I have an ultrasound this afternoon so I will probably do an update to this post laster today or tomorrow).

This morning I had cafeteria duty at school.  I can't stand for 25 minutes without my back throbbing so I pulled up a chair.  I could feel the baby wiggling around since I had just had a breakfast sandwich and a small coffee but I didn't think much about it b/c she always moves after I eat.  I happened to look down and her little foot poked out!  Just for a second but it was the NEATEST thing!  I coulnd't make-out toes or anything but she is getting so big!  She's REAL!  I mean, I knew she was real but it's just such an awesome thing to be able to see and feel her outside the womb.  Hopefully daddy and sister get to feel her soon!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I honestly can't tell a lot of difference between 13-21 weeks.  But, I'm not gaining weight so maybe that's why :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Miss. Anna

Every year (ok 5 of the 6 years I have worked at this school) we have gotten a staff tee shirt.  This year, Bailey got one too.  I guess there must have been extras becaue yesterday, there was on in my mailbox with a note that said "For Bailey".  Recently, Bailey got a school desk from her papa who works for a different school dstrict who did a lot of downsizing over the summer.  So, thus was born, Miss Anna:

 I'm not sure where she came up with the name Anna but that is what she calls herself when she plays teacher, or librarian. 
She was SO excited when I brought this shirt home to her.  She said "Now, I can be a teacher like mommy."  She loves to also play library and "cost" the books, haha.

And on a different note:
Last night we were at dinner out in PUBLIC and my child loudly asked:
"What's my other mom's name?"
"WHAT?" I said.  "You don't have 2 moms!  You have ONE mommy and ONE daddy, that is all!"
MY GOSH, what has my child seen or heard?

Also, from the picture it looks as though I don't actually let her play in the playroom.  I do, really!  I just try VERY hard to keep it tidy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Excitement and anxiety

Isn't it funny how excited we get to be pregnant, and have a baby only to realize ... "oh yeah, at some point I have to go through labor AND delivery in order to meet this little person!"  I told my mom that I feel like anxiety over L & D is worse the 2nd time because I know what to expect.  Of course I can't STILL feel the pain of childbirth but I know it was the most horrible thing I've EVER EVER EVER experienced!  EVER!  I just keep pep talking myself that it only lasts a few hours and it's worth it in the end.  I am SO excited to have this baby!  But ready to have the labor part over with, haha.  Of course, not until it's time.  I don't want time in the NICU!

Friday, October 21, 2011

20 week visit and big sister

The doctor was very impressed yesterday that I have LOST 2 pounds!  It probably had something to do with the fact that I hadn't eaten or had anything to drink before my appointment.  However, my last appointment it was only about 100 degrees outside and I wore a lot less clothes.  Yesterday, I wore pants and long sleeves (yes, I think about how to dress before I go to the doctor, what shoes will slip off easily to get on the scale and so on, lol).  Anyway, the baby's heartbeat was 140.  She is SUCH a wiggler!  She moves around a LOT more than her sister did.  Also, my blood pressure was high.  The nurse seemed concerned but the doctor didn't.  It could have just been walking into the office.  I know that sounds silly but my heart is going crazy lately and just taking a shower is almost nap-worthy and I'm not kidding.  Zach thinks I'm sick all the time but honestly, I literally have NO energy.  No matter what I do.  I know some of it is stress and I may be suffering from a mild case of depression but I think it's all because of stress.  So, we have another ultrasound on Thursday and I can't wait to see how much this baby weighs.  She is such a huge little blessing and I can't wait to meet her (when it's time, of course) :)
And, because she is SO cute, here is a picture of big sister after she fell asleep last night.  NOTHING makes me happier than a freshly bathed girl all snuggled up beside me.
Yes, even when it's 65 degrees in the house, my girl REFUSES to sleep in clothes. :)
Bailey Grace, you are always going to be mommy's princess! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Her name...

Her name means Woman of Magdala. Which refers to Mary Magdalan in the bible.  The other meaning is Noble/Kind.  We are keeping her name a secret... for now. :)

Oh, and it's NOT Madalyn. :)

Still working on a middle name.  I still like Cate or Kate.  Daddy thinks it needs 2 syllables... Daddy's are silly.   And, this name we picked out is not FOR SURE because daddy just can't agree to it when there are still 18 weeks left (Ok, I'm being optimistic that I only have 18 weeks left) :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

1/2 way there!

20W 1D
See my little helper to the side :)  She said "Mama, what are you doing?"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby girl

Baby girl has hardly been moving the last 2 days. I'm sure she is fine. I imagine she is growing and just sleeping a lot. Every time I really start to think something is wrong, she gives me a good kick or jab. I can already tell she is nothing like her sister. I feel a lot of emotions lately. I'm overwhelmed with joy to have this baby! At the same time, I'm overwhelmed with fear at our financial situation. Zach promises we will be fine. It's just not fair that we both have full time jobs and we can't keep up even when we aren't being frivolous. It's So frustrating. I keep telling myself not to worry because God is in control. We are so much better off than other people even in our own societies. God keeps reminding me that he will take care of us and our beautiful girls. Baby girl (who I REALLY want to name Adelynn Cate) has literally enough clothes to last a full 2 or more years! The good thing about having another winter baby is that she should be able to wear most of Bailey's stuff that hardly got worn (literally some of it still has tags). My fear is that I won't be able to enjoy her because I will be worried about how we are going to make the house payment. It just isn't fair!

Monday, October 10, 2011

19 W 1 D

Didn't have a lot of time this morning so this is as good as it gets, lol.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The name game

What are we going to name little 2.0?  Bailey was SO easy!  We had a couple lists going but honestly, Bailey Grace beat out everything fairly quickly and it was a no-brainer for us.  Honestly, we spent more time discussing how to spell it then we did coming up with it.  I really didn't want a weird spelling so we just went with Bailey.  But, here we are again, almost 4 years later.  We had a good little 5 name list for a boy.  We were narrowing it and probably would have chosen: Hudson or Bennett.  But, this girl thing, this is hard!  Zach's in love with Addison.  Or at least he was until he looked up on his name app that Addison is a very popular American name right now.  I picked Adalyn.  NOT Adaline.  I really like Adalyn.  I don't think Zach's sold on it.  But, if this baby comes the same amount of early as her sister, we still have 19 weeks left, ha!  Of course, I can already tell you that 2.0 has a mind of her own and is NOTHING like her sister!  Bailey was the BEST infant I could have asked for (except she NEVER slept).  She's not such an easy toddler/pre-schooler.  She's VERY polite but she is also VERY high-maintenance!  I love her!  She's everything I ever wanted!  I know sister will be too but I REALLY want to pick a name!  We've talked about sticking with a B name or going with something that ends in "ey" but we are so far, having NO luck!  Pray for us, lol.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

IT'S A ...

Please don't say anything on facebook yet :)  Zach wants to tell our work friends in person tomorrow (not that I haven't texted a few, hehe).  I am EXTATIC!  Zach is not quite as excited as I am but he is still going to love his girl!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A new day

Well, today is a new day and I am feeling a lot better.  Pregnancy is so crazy!  It's such an experience.  One day I feel on top of the world and the next I feel like I'm falling into a dark hole!  I told one my teacher friends this morning that if I could just throw-up some hormones, I might feel better, lol!  But today, I feel pretty good.  The baby is very active and LOVES his/her sister!  Bailey talks to my belly and the baby literally goes nuts.  Last night I thought it was going to jump right out!  I love those feelings.  I don't think Bailey will love her brother/sister as much when it's first born but I know she will learn to love him/her.  She is really excited about being a big sister.  My in-laws paid for a 3D ultrasound and we are going tomorrow at 4 to have it done.  I got a GREAT deal at AND if they can't determine gender, they will bring me back to try again for FREE.  Also, Baby is measuring over-all and average of 2 days early.  Not a lot but I KNEW my due date wasn't exactly right.  That puts me closer to 19 weeks!  I haven't taken a picture this week but I will soon.  I am glad I'm taking these pictures.  It's fun to see how much I've grown.  Hopefully I can tell you tomorrow what the baby is! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Well, not that you haven't already read this on facebook but, we still don't know what the baby is.  It was a horrible experience and the baby looks good and is doing well, we just don't know what it is.  I literally cannot talk about it without crying HARD.  Zach's mom is paying for a 3D ultrasound for us and I am grateful for that.  I've basically been crying since our appointment.  We have a lot of other things going on right now and I know that it's worse for me b/c I'm pregnant but I really could use some prayers!