Baby #2: 21 Weeks

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

baby's size: Pomegranate

how I'm feeling: I feel great during the day. I love feeling our little girl move around and have even felt a few kicks from the outside. At night is a different story though. I have started having some heartburn when I lay down to go to bed, so the Tums now have a permanent place on my nightstand. And my dreams have been getting crazier and crazier; I never feel rested when I wake up in the morning. And unlike most normal pregnant women, my body doesn't wake me up in the middle of the night when I have to go to the bathroom, so I end up in pain in the morning. I remember having the same problem with Cullen. Hopefully I'll start sleeping better soon.

best moment this week: I have had a wonderful week getting to rest at home and spend every day with Cullen. I am going to have a hard time going back to work on Friday.

what I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound is in a week to make sure our little girl is growing like she should be.

Our Christmas

Monday, December 29, 2014
This year, the days leading up to Christmas were a little crazy. I had basically all of my shopping left to do at the last minute and I got the tree and decorations up just a few days ago. But Christmas Eve and Christmas day were great! Cullen had them best time and as a result, so did Corey and I.

Christmas Eve, Cullen got to meet Santa. I wish I had captured the look on his face when Santa walked through the door; it was priceless! He kept blinking his eyes in disbelief, frozen in wonder at how such a thing was really happening! He wouldn't sit in Santa's lap, but he did give him a big hug before leaving. 

Christmas morning was absolutely wonderful! Cullen ran downstairs and immediately started playing with his toys. He wanted to open everyone's gifts and wanted to play with each present immediately after it was opened. There is almost nothing more joyful than a child on Christmas morning!

We saw the rest of our family for lunch and dinner gatherings. It was great getting to spend time with everyone, and Cullen had a wonderful time playing with his cousins. I can't wait to enjoy this holiday with two little ones next year!

Baby #2: 20 Weeks

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

baby's size: banana (although our little one is a little smaller than average)

how I'm feeling: After a week of ups and downs, I'm feeling good. I can't believe I am already halfway through this pregnancy! Only twenty more weeks until we meet our little girl!

best moment this week: Finding out we are having a girl! At our anatomy scan, we also found out that she only has a two vessel cord and is measuring about 12 days behind. All of her organs seemed to be developing just as they should be, but her smaller size had our doctor a little concerned.

We went Monday to the maternal fetal medicine doctor for a level II ultrasound. At that appointment, we got to see our little girl again (who is quite the wiggle worm and likes to make the ultrasound techs really work) and we also confirmed that all of her organs are developing perfectly, she is just a little on the small side. The MFM doctor didn't seem concerned that it could be a genetic disorder; it looks like we may just have a smaller little one. We will go back in 2 1/2 weeks to make sure she and the placenta are growing.

what I'm looking forward to: Christmas and another week off with Cullen!

It's a...

Monday, December 22, 2014


We found at our anatomy scan last Thursday that Cullen is going to have a little sister! Corey is a little nervous about having a girl, but we are all thrilled! 

When we got home from the doctor, Cullen and I decorated our Christmas cookies. To celebrate his little sister, we decorated with all things pink. Pink icing, pink sugar, pink sprinkles.

Cullen had an absolute blast decorating (and eating) the cookies. He took bites out of about a dozen cookies before I could decorate them, ate more sprinkles than he put on the cookies, and was covered in pink icing from head to toe. 

But once he got a handle on the piping bags, he decorated a whole patch of cookies all by himself. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! 

I cannot wait to welcome our little girl in May! I know that Cullen will be a great big brother and I am so excited to see the two of them together.

Baby #2: 19 Weeks

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

baby's size: mango

how I'm feeling: Great!

best moment this week: Feeling movement pretty consistently! I find myself sitting perfectly still at times to catch every movement. It's just as exciting the second time around!

what I'm looking forward to: Our anatomy scan is tomorrow! I can't wait to see out little one!

Baby #2: 18 Weeks

Thursday, December 11, 2014

baby's size: sweet potato

how I'm feeling: Pretty good, aside from crazy pregnancy dreams keeping me from getting a truly restful night's sleep.

best moment this week: Feeling movement for the first time! Nothing consistent or very strong yet, but I have felt flutters a few times over the past week!

what I'm looking forward to: We are only one week away from our anatomy scan! I can't wait to see our little one again!

Baby #2: 17 Weeks

Thursday, December 4, 2014

baby's size: onion (approximately 5.1 inches long!)

how I'm feeling: I am back to being tired all the time, but maybe that has more to do with keeping up with a toddler.

best moment this week: Thanksgiving! It was nice to have a few days off to see family and spend some extra time with Cullen.

what I'm looking forward to: Our anatomy scan is a little over two weeks away! And we are trying to get ready for Christmas. Not much decorating going on at our house, but Christmas shopping has begun and Holiday parties are starting!

Twenty-two Months

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Technically, Cullen is now closer to 23 months than 22 months, but a late update is better than no update right?

I cannot believe how much fun this little boy is these days. His imagination and sense of humor keep us laughing.

He loves playing with cars and talking on the phone. Almost anything can be turned into a phone; most recently a flashlight. He also loves puzzles and counting. I love the way he skips 4 every time. "1...2...3...5!" And he loves to start races with "Ready, Set, Go."

Cullen is getting to be very bossy. He has on multiple occasions, grabbed both sides of Corey's face, but instead of saying "I wuv you" he demands "Wook at me!" He is very adamendment when he wants you to play with him and demands that you go to where he is and sit right where he is pointing. And when we are in the car, he loudly insists "ready go" until the car starts to move again. This boy is clearly not a fan of rush-hour traffic and has not yet figured out that the world does not run on his schedule.

Despite his bossiness, he is one of the most polite toddlers I have ever seen. Almost every request is accompanied by a "please" and he is very quick to say "thank you" or even "thank you, thank you, thank you" when he is given something or helped. We must have done something right. ;)

He has recently started saying "I love you" without being prompted. He puts his hands on both sides of my face, gets as close as possible, and says "I wuv you!" My heart melts into a puddle every single time.

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