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30 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 30 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18, Still waiting for the call to schedule my c-section. We are in the single digits (regarding weeks) in the countdown!!!

Baby is the Size of: a butternut squash! Baby #2 should weigh 3.1 lbs and measure 17" long. My gut feeling has been that her birth weight will either be 7 lbs 14 oz or 8 lbs 2 oz. At my ultrasound at 27 1/2 weeks, Rhylan was weighing 2 lbs 11 oz which puts her in the 67th percentile (so she is on the big side). I have another ultrasound in 3 weeks and we should know her estimated birth weight at that appointment!!!

Weight Gain: 26 lbs. Yikes. Probably from those chocolate cupcakes I ate all last week.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux, cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain (I feel like I have no brain right now), some braxton hicks, and pressure down low. …

Name Change- Baby #2

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Sooo you might have read/ heard that we changed baby #2's name and if not, then you're finding out right now. Yup, that's right, we changed her name from Violet Jameson to Rhylan Violet. My mom already had an elf made with the name Violet on it and my pregnancy stat chart canvas for my baby sprinkle with the name Violet on it and we still changed it.

   I am one of those women who strongly urges expecting parents to ignore others' negative comments about their soon-to-be child's name. We had baby #2's name (if it was a girl) picked out and announced before we even started trying. No one had any issue with the name. Once we found out we were having another girl and officially announced her name, people had issues. I was hurt and furious, especially b/c some of the comments had come on the day we found out we were having another girl. My cloud 9 feeling quickly went south. Ever since then, I had started feeling doubts about the name. I love the name, don't…

28 Week Bumpdate

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Hellllllo 3rd trimester (although I consider 26 weeks the 3rd trimester but whatevs).

How Far Along: 28 weeks and 4 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a cauliflower! Baby #2 should weigh 2.5 lbs and measure 16" long. My gut feeling has been that her birth weight will either be 7 lbs 14 oz or 8 lbs 2 oz. At my ultrasound last week, Rhylan was weighing 2 lbs 11 oz which puts her in the 67th percentile (so she is on the big side). I have another ultrasound in 5 weeks and we should know her estimated birth weight at that appointment!!!

Weight Gain: 23 lbs. I'm trying to let this go but it is so dang hard. At this point in my pregnancy with Rory, I had gained 22 lbs but I also started off 11 lbs heavier this time than my pre-pregnancy weight with Rory (I try to say most of the 11 lbs is from my boobs permanently going from a B cup to a D cup though).

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, supe…

Second Guessing a Name

Ugh, you guys!!! I have been seriously second guessing the name we have chosen for this little girl for like the past month. Violet Jameson is beautiful but I just don't know and it is driving me (and Jesse and my family) CRAZY!!! We already bought a "V" ornament and my mom already got all of her grandkids elves with their names on them (including Violet), and the pregnancy stat canvas chart my mom ordered for my baby sprinkle has the name "Violet" on it. So that drives me even more insane b/c we already have crap with the name on it. I think maybe I am second guessing it so much b/c this is our last baby?

   Ever since I heard (well, read) the name "Reese Everleigh", I was obsessed buuuuut Jesse hates both Reese and Everleigh. For the past month, "Reese" kept popping up in my head and no matter how many times I mentioned it to Jesse, he says he hates the name (guess I'll just have to settle for naming our next dog Reese). And then th…

26 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 26 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: an eggplant! Baby #2 should weigh 2 lbs and measure 9.2" long. My gut feeling has been that her birth weight will either be 7 lbs 14 oz or 8 lbs 2 oz.

Weight Gain: 18 lbs. Ugh, really hating this but trying to keep the "it is what it is" mentality.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, round ligament pain, lower back/ tailbone pain, upper abdominal pain, cramping, pelvic pain, pregnancy brain (I feel like I have no brain right now) and pressure down low by my c-section scar.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Violet Jameson

Movement: Yes!

Nursery: Mermaid themed! Can't wait to get to work on this but need to get more done to the rest of our house first. I've ordered a few things like a mermaid doll pillow, two bins and the curtains. I started hanging up the clothes that I have (but I need  A LOT more hangers) and …

Rory's Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday Party

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I can't believe Rory's first birthday party has come and gone already. It was hectic and a lot of work and didn't 100% turn out the way I thought it would but it was still great!

   The theme we went with was Winter ONEderland and the color scheme was lavender, silver, and white. I did a lot of DIY and we also made the food, including this awesome hot chocolate recipe for Rory's hot chocolate bar. We also had popcorn, mac n' cheese, oven baked grilled cheese (it was quicker to make a lot of grilled cheese this way), rock candy (aka icicles/ ice crystals), a snowball donut hole tree cake and her smash cake. I made a pin the tiara on the ice princess game and snowman slam game just in case but we didn't need it b/c the kids were either babies under the age of 2 or kids 5 and up who played outside in the snow. Rory actually had a winter wonderland. It snowed about an inch or two the night before- definitely should've gotten a picture but oh well, at least i…

12 Months Old/1 Year OId

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12 Months Old
*I totally just realized I never got a picture of you with your 12 month sticker... oh well #momfail. And yes, I know this post is a week late. So technically she is 1 year and 1 week old.

   I also didn't get a picture of you holding one balloon like I wanted to either... this kind of counts, right?

   How is my sweet precious baby a whole year old?! By the way, I totally apologize in advance for this post not being amazing but my brain is like mush.

   Rory Bear, you are the best daughter- best child- a parent could ask for. You're smart, sassy, hilarious, and oh so beautiful both inside and out. You have made this past year so wonderful and magical, it still amazes me that I am your mom and you're my daughter. I couldn't imagine my life without you. Life without you would be no life at all. You're my light, my world, my everything and I love you so very much. I hope you never limit your imagination. Stay silly and full of sass and spunk- don't c…