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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…

24 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 24 weeks and 4 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: an ear of corn! Baby #2 should weigh 1.5 lb and measure 8.5" long. At my ultrasound a week ago, she was weighing 1 lb 6 oz and was in the 50th percentile.

Weight Gain: 13 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and thank God they refilled my Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, round ligament pain and lower back/ tailbone pain. I also started experiencing pretty bad upper abdominal pain accompanied by back pain, thought they felt similar to braxton hicks except they were painful and the Dr claims my uterus isn't up high yet where I thought I was feeling them. My Drs office wanted to see me and took some blood work to check my liver and pancreas. My gallbladder is also of concern. The Dr refilled by Promethazine and told me to take 2 Zantac (anti-acid) a day and see if that helps.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Violet Jameson

Movement: Yes! It is crazy to feel …

22 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 22 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a spaghetti squash! Baby #2 should weigh 1 lb and measure 8" long. After my next scan, we should be able to get a better idea of the rate she is growing at.

Weight Gain: 7 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis-they didn't refill Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, and lower back/ tailbone pain. I've also experienced a few times of getting hot and sweaty, feeling like my fingers and feet are swelling and tingly and heavy breathing accompanied by the oh so lovely nausea. When this happened the other day, I propped my feet up at work and just kept drinking water and after a little while it seemed to help.

Gender: Girl!

Name: Violet Jameson

Movement: Yes! This girl usually hangs down low and centered.

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.

Maternity Clothes: I never f…

20 Week Bumpdate

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I know, I know, I'm late. I've been feeling sick and Jesse also hid the scale so that I couldn't weigh myself [insert eye roll emoji]. Butttt better late than never, right? Especially since I thought about skipping this one altogether after missing it.

How Far Along: 20 weeks and 5 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a mango! Baby #2 should weigh 10 oz and measure 6.5" long. At my anatomy scan at 18 1/2 weeks, this girl was weighing 9 oz. After my next scan, we should be able to get a better idea of the rate she is growing at.

Weight Gain: 6 lbs... ugh, I was not expecting to see that amount of weight gain on the scale when I weighed myself yesterday but it has been 2 1/2 weeks, almost 3, since I last weighed myself and when we moved, we ate junk like pizza b/c that's what you usually do when you move and need to unpack and get the rest of your cooking stuff from your old house and actually grocery shop. But a weight gain total of 6 lbs at almost 21 weeks preg…

11 Months Old

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11 Months Old

This is what 11 months old looks like. You are in that defiant rebellious stage. You get into anything and everything. You prefer to be pantless and sockless.

1st Halloween- you dressed up as a mermaid!

Experienced your first car accident... a deer hit mommy's car right after she had just started driving after stopping for a different deer.

You wave bye and hi all the time and now you're starting to do this flicky swish motion with your wrist while you wave that makes you look like such a diva.

You love to clap. We say, "Clap, clap, clap" and you clap away. It is the cutest!

We have added some whole milk to your bottles and you seem to like it. We're also trying to get you to use a sippy cup more. With the sippy cup, you tend to just tilt your head back while drinking it (I think you do that to let it just drip in your mouth- so clever).

You eat lots of real food and love it!... and soda thanks to Nonna.

You are obsessed with your eeyore toothbrush …

Baby #2 is a....

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GIRL!!!!!!!!!

   I am still in shock! I for sure thought we were having a boy but we're super excited! Even though we both originally wanted a boy this pregnancy, we then changed our minds and said we both wanted another girl and we got exactly that. Bring on the glitter, tutus, princesses, dress-up, and tea parties! I can officially use the hashtag #girlmom now.

   It is so crazy to actually know what I am having. This was a whole new experience for us b/c with Rory, I had the genetic testing done. So I knew the gender early and was told over the phone and then relayed the info to Jesse. This time we had to wait longer and got to see the gender and do a little reveal. If you hop on over to my instagram you can see a short clip of the video if it is still in my instastories.

   Prior to the appointment, my younger sister went to Party City and bought blue confetti and pink confetti and 2 black balloons. She had them put the girl confetti in one balloon and the blue confetti in …

Baby #2 Gender Guess

Alright y'all, we find out the gender later today!!! That means this is everyone's last chance to guess baby #2's gender before we find out and reveal. So freakin' excited!!! So let's take a look at what the Old Wive's Tales predictions are...

   1. Skull Theory- I couldn't do this since the tech only gave us 3D images printed out at my 12 1/2 week ultrasound. In simplest terms, rounder heads= girl, blocky/ square head= boy. So this Old Wive's Tale can't even be applied.

   2. Nub Theory- I was so sad that at my 12 1/2 week ultrasound, baby wouldn't cooperate and wouldn't move into a position to where we could do nub theory. But if the nub is straight, it is a girl and if it is sticking up (there's a certain degrees but it doesn't matter since this baby was too stubborn!), then it is a boy. And this Old Wive's Tale can't be applied.

   3. Ring Swing Test- If the ring moves in a circle (wedding band placed on a strand of yo…

18 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 18 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a sweet potato! Baby #2 should weigh 5 oz and measure 5.5" long

Weight Gain: At the 17 week mark, I was down 1 lb but as of this week, I've gained the weight back that I lost and I'm at my pre-pregnancy weight. Not complaining at all. This time last pregnancy I had gained around 7 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis AND Promethazine), bloating, MOODY, fatigue, Depression, lower back/ tailbone pain, and TMI but the last two days I've had diarrhea (not sure if it's pregnancy related or not but this is a new one for me).

Gender: WE FIND OUT TOMORROW!!!! *Knock on Wood* I think it is a boy. We'll be doing a live gender reveal on Facebook and I'll write a blog post announcing the gender and name the next day.

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!

Movement: Pretty sure I'v…

Rory's 1st Halloween!

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Happy day after Halloween! This year was Rory's 1st Halloween. I was super excited but I also wished Halloween had fallen on a weekend b/c Rory and I usually go to bed at 7:00 p.m. (and wake up at 3:00 a.m.) on nights I have work the next day. So she (and I) was pretty tired and confused as to why she did not have a bottle, wasn't laying down and was out in the cold in a costume. But hey, totally understandable.

   If you know me, you should know that we did a whole theme with our costumes. The dogs were originally supposed to be involved and I did make them half-assed costumes but then ended up not even dressing them up b/c I was just too darn tired and we had to hurry and get ready and head on over to my sister's house and get some trick-or-treating in real quick.

   It was cold. That's the one unfortunate thing about Halloween... you never know what the temperature is going to be. I dressed Rory in layers underneath her costume and put a coat on her but it obviou…

16 Week Bumpdate

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Am I done yet? Like seriously... but in all reality I'm almost at the halfway mark.


How Far Along: 16 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: an avocado! Baby #2 should weigh 3-5 oz and measure 4-5" long

Weight Gain: At the 15 week mark, I was down about 3 lbs but as of this week, I'm down 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. Still under my pre-pregnancy weight!

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

Gender: I still have no idea but I'm starting to get the gut feeling again that we're having a boy. We find out (hopefully *Knock on Wood*) in 2 weeks and 1 day!!!

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!

Movement: I thought I felt movement again but then I also had an extremely vivid dream that night that I felt the baby roll (I don't think I could possibly …

10 Months Old

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10 Months Old

At your 9(ish) month appointment, you weighed 18 lbs 4 oz (37th percentile) and were 28.25" long (71st percentile)! I think it is safe to say you're going to be a tall girl.

I swear you inhale whistled.

We went to Hershey Park! You didn't get to get on many rides b/c they said you have to be walking and it was pretty cold but you still really enjoyed it.

We went to the pumpkin patch and you picked (I picked) your pumpkin! You weren't all that phased about the whole experience (this place was kind of a dud anyways) but you loved crawling in the tunnel. We also finally carved your pumpkin last night.

We went to your Great Grandmom's farm again for cousin/ aunt Tiffany's wedding reception. We let you sit on a four wheeler and you looked like you wanted to ride so bad! But we didn't let you b/c I promised your first four wheeler ride will be with Daddy and he wasn't there.

You wave Bye Bye now and it is the cutest thing ever! Sometimes you ev…

14 Week Bumpdate

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Jeez, I almost forgot to get a picture for this one and everything. I am just so freaking busy and tired.


How Far Along: 14 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a lemon! Baby #2 should weigh 1.5 oz and measure 3" long

Weight Gain: At the 13 week mark, I was down about 4 lbs but as of this week, I'm down 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. It is so weird that again, on the odd week, I was down 4 lbs total but on the even week, I was down 2 lbs. Regardless, I am still under my pre-pregnancy weight this time around.

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

Gender: Waiting until the anatomy scan this time to find out. When I had my first ultrasound, my gut feeling was girl but the past few weeks I've felt confident in saying it is a boy. And now I just have no idea.

Name: We already have a name picked out for a boy and a name picked out for a girl. We w…

12 Week Bumpdate

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So yea, I'm thinking this whole doing bumpdates every other week is working out pretty good. I'm posting this one a little later b/c my first appointment with MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine/ high risk specialist) was scheduled for Tuesday (yesterday) and wanted to include that visit in this update.



How Far Along: 12 weeks and 4 days

Due Date: 4/14/18

Baby is the Size of: a plum! Baby #2 should weigh 1/2 ounce and measure 2.5" long

Weight Gain: At the 11 week mark, I was down about 4 lbs but as of this week, I'm down 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. It is so weird seeing the scale go down more so this pregnancy.

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. When I had my first ultrasound, my gut feeling was girl but the past few weeks I've felt confident in saying it is a boy. I'm still thinking boy but just no…

9 Months Old

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What??? We're actually doing a monthly update on time? It must be a miracle! On another note, I can't believe we have a 9 month old!!!

9 Months Old

Rory's 9 month appointment isn't until next week, so we won't know how big you have gotten until then.

You like to swing your toys in Audrey's face/ at her and you think it is so funny (you don't do it in a mean way, trust me, mommy wouldn't stand for that).
Hurricane Harvey happened in Texas and we donated to an animal rescue and the Humane Society of the United States. Hurricane Irma and Jose occurred not long after in Florida.
You tried bbq chicken, pulled chicken from Mission BBQ, watermelon and the inside of a grape.
You're becoming so independent and you try to undress yourself all by yourself.
(Nonna holding you at Great Grandmom's Farm and you just being precious) First trip to Great Grandmom's (GG's) Farm in Virginia, which was also the longest car ride you've been in. You had …