Friday, December 28, 2012

Baby Update #5

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!! I'll post about ours next week.

Here's a baby update!

How far along? 31 weeks tomorrow! Um what?! We have nothing ready for this kid, he's got some cute outfits but that's about it. With Layla her room was set up and ready to go around 6 months.

Maternity clothes? All, all the time. I still wear most of my normal shirts with a maternity tank underneath.

Stretch marks? I've noticed a few... I'm not too concerned about them like I was with Layla. They fade. -Same

Sleep: Oh my aching hips!!!! Sleep sucks.

Best moment this week: Hearing his heartbeat at our monthly check on Wednesday, watching him kick at the doppler speaker the nurse laid on my tummy. Layla. She is so sweet! She is always talking to him and kissing him. It's awesome. She is going to be the best big sister.

Miss Anything? Not having to pee every time I stand up or move.

Movement: Lots, all the time.

Food cravings: Everything.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The kitchen first thing in the morning.

Gender: All boy!

Labor Signs: Zero

Belly Button in or out? It's pretty much out.

Wendesday was our last monthly appt, they now go to every two weeks. It's getting real!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Card Link Up!

(Yes, I am days late to this... No excuse.)

  Here's the card! I made these at Vista Print, they are awesome! Less then $15 for 35 cards including shipping.
I also write a little letter every year to let far away family know what's going on with us. Here's this years:
We hope everyone had a wonderful year! Our family had a fantastic 2012, and we have exciting news to share... We’re expecting another baby! We first learned in late June that Layla would be a big sister, and it was a long wait until September when we were told we are going to have a little boy! He is due in early March, and we couldn't be happier about the new addition to our family.
Layla continues to grow so much every single day. We celebrated her 4th birthday this summer, and she started Pre-K in the Fall. She is over-the-moon excited to be a big sister, and we can’t wait to see her interact with her baby brother. She's very gentle and loves talking to the baby; she's even gone so far as to express her willingness to share all of her things with him once he arrives, except for her Daddy that is!

Ben has now been with Graybar Electric for 8 years, and he recently accepted a promotion within the company. He's really been enjoying the new challenge. I celebrated 5 years with Sterling Bank this year, and continue to enjoy working for such a great organization.

On the home front, we continue to make small improvements to our house, and are excited to start working on the nursery. The fall and winter months are great for cozying up at home with our little family, and friends. We hope you get to share the holiday season with your loved ones, as well!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!