Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Baby #2 weeks 15-17

Today marks 17 weeks 3 days for baby girl Hart. Wowzas. Part of me feels guilty for not spending as much time documenting this pregnancy and to be honest, I forget how pregnant I am until my husband gets the email when I turn the next week, but then I feel so joyful knowing I have a little rascal to care while simultaneously growing a baby. With Ford I would anxiously wait for my app to show me what is happening in our baby's body over the next week and symptoms I should look for but this time around I feel more confident and assured that whatever is happening, is perfect and in God's will for our family. The belly is out and proud (along with my hernia belly button that instantly gives away the pregnancy) so I've been dressing it more often, rather than wearing bigger shirts to hide the awkward stage of pregnancy bump. I've been wearing lots of leggings and the same pair of jeans over and over because the rubber band trick still works.

People ask me everyday how I am feeling and that one is tricky. I feel so good....but I am still sick. I am beyond the uber tired, can barely stay awake for an hour, stage but still relying on heavy medication that brings down my throwing up to 1-2 times a week. I am up about 5lbs now.

I've noticed in the  past week lots of round ligament pain which goes hand in hand with the belly growth. Ford had a fever yesterday (and still today) and just wanted to lay on me which was sweet but I also felt a lot of pressure in my tummy. It is starting to get uncomfortable for me to hold him in certain ways and I know it is only going to get harder as I grow. I told Jon I hope our baby girl doesn't come out with a squished head because her brother is constantly crawling all over my stomach.

My placenta is anterior so we've only been able to find a faint heart beat with our doppler once and I haven't felt any kicks yet. I felt Ford flutters right at 17 weeks so I am not too worried, I know I will be wishing for the karate kicks to simmer down in a few months.

We have a name and I can't wait to share it. It is the name we planned on using if Ford was a girl and it is perfect. Confession, I already ordered her a monogrammed stocking from Pottery Barn... I couldn't pass up the free monogram and shipping! It is fun to call her by name and we are trying to teach Ford how to say it. So cute.

I picked out a paint color for the walls and also a color for the crib and dresser I plan on painting. I am going to try my hand at DIY chalk paint which I want to do sooner than later knowing how big I will get and how little DIY time I get with a toddler.

I just asked Jon what other pregnancy updates do I have and he said my boobs are getting bigger, which some of my girlfriends have also commented on. For any post nursing mamas you know how exciting it is when they "grow" again.

It is hard to believe how quickly this little lady is baking in me. Since she will be born a week early, we are almost halfway through! We are really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week with family and it's crazy thinking we will have two little turkeys this time next year. Let's hope baby girl will be less picky than her brother when it comes to food. Ford will for sure be missing out!


Yesterday, Ford and I (and my little sister!) had the chance to visit the brand new PDQ restaurant that opened up in our area (for you locals, it is in Cedar Park right by the HEB Plus at Lakeline). Boy did it NOT disappoint. We were given a private tour of the state of the art facility and were shocked by all the fresh, antibiotic free, never frozen produce, meats, and ingredients they use. Top notch in my book. PDQ, which stands for People Dedicated to Quality, is a fast casual restaurant offering delicious hand battered chicken tenders, fresh cut fries, salads, milkshakes, and more. I almost hate calling it "fast food" because YES it is fast (our food came out within 2 minutes), but you get more of a sit down experience. We had people coming to our table offering sauces, napkins, and their personal assistance. PDQ is the perfect place to bring kids of all ages or meet a friend for a quick lunch.

And because it's too cute not to share...

Headquartered in Florida, PDQ just opened their 2nd store in Texas and have plans for a 3rd right here in Austin. Find a PDQ near you...

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Christmas List

I posted Ford's Christmas list last week and wanted to share mine... in case any of you are feeling generous :)

Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine- I have been contemplating buying an embroidery machine for a few years now and with a little girl on the way, I am taking the plunge! I can't wait to get my hands on it and start putting our baby girl's name on things!

Salt and pepper shakers- I accidentally dropped and shattered my French bulldog shaped salt shaker a couple of weeks ago and I keep seeing the most adorable sets online and at Target.

Gold name/initial necklace- a friend recently introduced me to Bip and Bop, an etsy shop that offers 14K gold name necklaces, perfect for growing families. I love my gold bar necklace with Ford's initial but want something I can add to. 

Slippers- we've been spending more time at home lately and I want some new slippers to keep my tootsies warm.

Large cookie scoop- I use both my large and small cookie scoops weekly and mysteriously my large one lost a vital piece and it is completely shot. I am wondering if it came off in the dishwasher but I have been lost without it!

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