Thursday, October 31, 2013

22 Months

On the eve of Sawyer turning 23 months, here is her 22 month update.  How I blog...

This month's photo shoot was pretty short lived.  She was totally uninterested in sitting in her chair.

Sawyer spent the first weekend of September in Yoakum while Barry and I went down to the coast.  She had so much fun playing with her cousins.

Most days when we are driving to and from work she asks me where each member of the family is.  She always calls everyone hers - "Where's MY (insert name)."  She usually asks about Miiiichael first.  We had another fun cousin weekend in College Station.

The girls were such troopers.  They stayed at the tailgate all day.  They were exhausted disasters by the end of the day, but they had so much fun.

She still loves going to "fooball" - she asks most days if she can see football.  She also loves all things princesses, books and castles.  We probably read the princess books at least 20 times a day.

This is her castle.  She doesn't usually like it to be on the bed and will promptly move all the pillows to the floor - where her castle belongs.

I took her to see fooball one day - she was so into it!

Once a month Sawyer's school has a half day so she spends the afternoon with me at work.  Since there isn't much actual work being done, we usually make the rounds to practices and team meals.

We are loving having my parents here, especially our Sunday night family dinners.

Olsen even came one time.  Sawyer's Olsen, obviously.

At the end of September, Andrea came to visit us.  We had such a great weekend of shopping, eating, eating, eating and being lazy.

Sawyer is constantly singing (monkeys on the bed and ABCs), dancing, jumping and being silly.  She loves to play "toys."  Her picky eating continues, every once in a while she will surprise me and eat something I would never think she would - pistachios and pecans??  Usually it is something I am eating that she "needs."  We have started the potty training process, she is doing pretty good.  Much better at school than at home, but we will get there.

My favorite thing about September was that Sawyer started saying "I Lub you."  It is just the sweetest thing to hear.

I love you too, squeaker!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Baby B #2: The First Trimester

I am finally getting around to writing this post, now that I am a couple weeks into my second trimester, but better late than never!  We had our first doctor appoint at week 7 and a sonogram confirmed that we were definitely expecting #2.  I was so nervous going into this appointment, but my nerves were quickly calmed the second we saw that little blip on the screen and heart the heartbeat.  The baby checked out just fine and we were given a due date of March 31st.

We started taking pictures weekly again, this time at week 10.  I was basically a walking zombie for all of August, so it was better that we waited!

Sawyer caught on to the picture taking really quickly!  I felt decently good throughout the first trimester.  My symptoms were very similar to my first pregnancy.  Minimal nausea, no morning sickness (Thank God!) and a weird appetite.

11 Weeks

The exhaustion was incredible.  I felt like I was run over by a truck by the end of every day.  Possibly due to my serious lack of good food...spaghettios (yup, again), crackers, PBJ and smoothies aren't exactly the most energizing foods.  We had our second doctor appointment during week 11.

What a difference 4 weeks makes!  It was another uneventful appointment with some routine blood work and a quick check in with the doctor.  The heartbeat sounded great and growth was right on track.

12 Weeks

My appetite returned and the total exhaustion started to subside toward the end of the first trimester.  I was able to eat meat and vegetables again and stay up past 8:30.  I haven't had any weird cravings besides orange juice every now and then and I can't get enough iced tea, but nothing too crazy.

13 Weeks 

 I didn't gain any weight, according to the scale, during the first trimester, but my clothes aren't quite fitting the same anymore.  Or, at all.  I have moved on to Nike pants and belly bands every day.  Maternity pants are in my very near future.

14 Weeks

Sawyer's prediction (this week) is that she is going to have a baby brother.  She says that the "baby in mommy's tummy" is a boy and the "baby in Sawyer's tummy" is a girl.  We shall see on November 11th.

Here I am at 14 weeks with both.  Our photography/photo editing skills are outstanding.

Not much different yet...I am very happy to be done with the first trimester and feel so blessed to be going through this again with a healthy and generally easy (knock on wood!) pregnancy.