10 Week Bumpdate

Ok, so let's try this thing again lol. And as I said in my announcement post, these things are not going to be posted weekly. I'm going to try to do them every other week but we'll see.

How Far Along: 10 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a prune! 1.5" long

Weight Gain: The other week, I was down 3 lbs but I gained one pound back last week. So I'm down 2 lbs. Definitely didn't have that with Rory but I'm not complaining.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting (controlled by Diclegis AND Promethazine), bloating, moody, fatigue, and lower back/ tailbone pain.

Gender: Waiting until the anatomy scan this time to find out. Luckily there is a lot going on from now until then to keep me busy. Funny thing is, I should be finding out the gender around the time my cousin is giving birth to her baby #2 (a girl, she already has a boy).

Name: We already have a name picked out for a boy and a name picked out for a girl. We will reveal when we find out the gender!


SURPRISE! Guess Who is Going to be a Big Sister...

Surprise!!! Rory is going to be a big sister! Yup, you read that right. I’m pregnant with baby #2. We started trying a little earlier than we had originally planned (once we decided to have another baby) and got pregnant on the first try (something I didn’t expect). Baby #2 is due April 14, 2018 and will be 100% our last baby. We’re two and done no doubt.
This pregnancy has been very similar to my first but with some new things added. I started experiencing the dreaded morning sickness before I even got a positive pregnancy test. I started testing early (around 3 ½ weeks) because I was suspecting I was pregnant and would get super faint lines but couldn’t tell if my eyes were playing tricks on me or not. But I finally got a dark line and two positive digital tests when I was 4 weeks pregnant and then I believed it (still hadn’t even missed my period yet!). With Rory, I didn’t find out I was pregnant until the day before I was 5 weeks but we didn’t 100% believe it that day, so we had…

Months 7-8

We're getting caught up!!! I was beginning to think it would never happen.

7 Months Old

First trip to Rita's! You had some of daddy's cotton candy italian ice but you weren't crazy about it. You loved sharing mommy's dr. pepper and vanilla gelati though!
We took you in your baby pool. You were ok with it but liked playing with the squirt toys.
You have transitioned from the infant bath tub to the blow up ducky tub (aka USS Ducky) and have bath toys. You like when daddy squirts you with the bath toys and you even open your mouth for him to squirt water in your mouth.
You got your ears pierced on mommy's birthday at the Piercing Pagoda at Park City Mall in Lancaster. Auntie Jen held you while I held the piercer's phone for you to watch the "Under the Sea" part from The Little Mermaid. You did great and look so cute!
You went to Harley's first birthday pool party.
You LOVE mac n' cheese baby food! Give you some mac n' cheese and sweet p…

Months 4-6

Alright, now let's try to get through months 4-6.

4 Months Old

12 lbs 2 ounces, 24 1/2" long, 41.3 cm head circumference.

You finally sleep in your pack n' play and by "in your pack n' play" I mean like forreal. You no longer sleep in your car seat in your pack n' play.

I swear you said "wow".
You still love singing and dancing and when mommy says "boo". And you still love your Boppy lounger.
You're getting better with getting undressed and dressed and not being a total drama queen about it.
You love to be sitting up.
You're still teething and drooling a ton but no teeth have broken through yet. You like to chew on mommy's finger though. You love to suck on your finger and try to put your whole fist in your mouth.
You actually touch the dogs' faces now.
You love going to "school" at Aunt Andie's and you look very confused at Zoey whenever you see her and she is screaming and crying.
You're "tal…

I'm Baccck and Months 1-3 Update

Well the title kind of says it all. I'm back or at least I'm trying to be. My life is and has been so hectic but I am really going to try to squeeze blogging in at least once or twice a month? I think that's a pretty realistic goal, right? When I actually have time, I'd really like to revamp the blog big time but for now, that is on the back back back burner.
   Sooo my daughter is 8 months old today and I should probably get to writing and posting her monthly updates shouldn't I? I've been keeping notes in my iPhone, so I'm sure lots of things were missed but lets try to catch up and do better with month 9, ok?
1 Month Old
You had 3 doctor's appointments, so we have three different measurements... 1st: You were down to 8 lbs 2 ounces and still 21" long. 2nd: The following week you were up to 8 lbs 14 1/2 ounces. 3rd: You got up to 10 lbs and 22" long.
You're in size 1 diapers. I think you were in NB's for like 3 days.
Likes: Bottle,…

Rory Brielle's Birth Story

Hey y'all, I'm baaack! I've been busy being a mom and having issues with crappy Comcast internet. So I'm trying to get this post done while I sit in Starbucks before I pick up Rory from her second day of school (daycare)!

   So if you can't remember or your new to the blog, Rory's due date was 12/31/16 and I had a c-section scheduled for 12/27/16.

   On 12/19/16 and 12/20/16, I was experiencing what I thought were actual contractions (and they were) and had my last prenatal appointment on the 20th. The midwife I saw said that what I was describing were braxton hicks. I had been having braxton hicks prior and these were much different. It was like strong menstrual cramps in my lower abdomen. On 12/21/16, they were getting stronger and more frequent while I was at work but they weren't bad and I was in denial that they were actual contractions.

   I decided to grab some Chipotle after work and after eating a delicious burrito bowl, I figured I should proba…

2016 Christmas Card

Good Morning y'all! Only 5 more days until Christmas!!! I can't believe it is so close and despite getting our Christmas shopping done super early this year, not a single gift is wrapped.

   Anyways, as usual, we put the dogs in their Holiday attire for their Christmas card picture. We even got Gary the same tie that Tigger has. And as expected, Christmas card picture taking this year was not easy at all thanks to Gary. We had little time and patience and just wanted to get the job done, so here is our Christmas card for 2016...

   And I know, Audrey, Tigger and I aren't officially McAwards yet but close enough! Only a hair over 5 months until we are! 
   Merry Christmas from The McAwards everyone! I hope everyone has a great and safe Holiday and be on the lookout for the nursery reveal post this week that I promised I'd have up.