Hi there! Remember me??? It’s been almost 5 months since I’ve written anything on this ‘ol blog and I have to say I’ve missed it! I’m not saying I’m back for good, but hopefully I’ll be posting a little more often than every 5 months!
Let’s see, what’s happened in the last 5 months…? Well… Emerson turned ONE! Zach is half way through is first year of residency! Two of Zach’s sisters got engaged! We made it through the holiday season in one piece! The Seahawks just made it to the Super Bowl AGAIN! And…………….. We are expecting Baby No. 2 (fondly referred to as the Gummy Bear)!!! It’s been a busy 5 months and while the first trimester was rough with Emerson, it has been equally exhausting if not more with the Gummy Bear. I thought being pregnant was tiring enough but being pregnant with a one year old running around is flat out exhausting. At least I haven’t been nearly as sick with Gummy Bear.
Wondering why we call it the Gummy Bear? Here’s your proof! 🙂
This was our 9 week ultrasound and I was so amazed that it looked like a little gummy bear! With Emerson our first ultrasound was at 8 weeks and she just looked like a little bean/alien. This little guy was already growing arm and leg buds! So awesome.
We just had our 20 week ultrasound and got to find out that we are having a baby BOY!!! We are so excited! I’m still a little in shock because whattheheckdoidowithaboy?!?! 🙂
I had a feeling that it would be a boy this time around just based on how different this pregnancy has been already. I wasn’t as sick in the first trimester (and halfway through the second) as I was with Emerson (thank goodness!). I’ve been wanting more salty foods instead of sweet. My skin has been freaking out – very dry and my complexion is not great. I remember my complexion was amazing with Emerson. And some other little things that have just been different that I can’t remember right now. 🙂
Since I’m already so behind on this pregnancy with my weekly bump photos and my interviews, I thought I’d do a little catch up! I doubt I’ll be up for doing them every week like I did with Emerson (how nice it was to have all that free time!) but I’ll try to keep up every few weeks.
Yes yes, I know what you’re thinking. Emerson is here so why am I posting another belly pic?! Well, it’s the last one! Before we went to the hospital on the 24th, we took one last bump photo at 40 weeks. We had to finish what we started! It’s so fun seeing how much my body changed over those 9 months. I’m still in awe (and kind of disbelief – am I really old enough to have a baby?!) that I have an almost one month old now… so crazy! And the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth and all that. It’s weird. It’s shocking. It’s amazing. It’s disgusting. Pretty much every emotion and descriptive word you could think of all wrapped into one perfect little bundle of joy that you never imagined you could love so much. 🙂 Anyways, before I get totally sappy and start crying, let’s just look back at my weekly bump photos, shall we?
YUP. Just one week to go over here. I am SO ready for this little girl to come out and meet us! SO. READY. It’s been quite a hot summer and I’ve been sweating. A lot. She’s getting bigger and bigger and I’m kinda just over this pregnancy thing. It’s been an interesting 9 months and I feel like I’ve gotten the full pregnancy experience – I think I’ve gotten almost every symptom. Morning sickness (bad), leg cramps, exhaustion, small bladder, sweating, heartburn, shortness of breath, waddling (I don’t know if that is an actual “symptom” but in my book it counts). You name it, I’ve experienced it. I always said I wanted the full pregnancy experience and I guess I got it! Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way though… it really is a miracle such a crazy thing to go through. It’s pretty amazing how mother nature takes over and does her thing. But now, I’m over it. Let’s get this baby out!
This weekend we went to the Seahawks preseason game vs. the Broncos and it was so awesome! Little BK’s first Hawks game and they won (I don’t care if it was a preseason game – we whooped on Peyton!). I was a little nervous that it would put me into labor (and slightly hopeful that it would), but here I am, still prego. We even did a lot of walking and nothing. We were going to take the elevator up to our 300 level seats, but 1) we didn’t have much time before the game started and 2) the line was super long. So I sucked it up and walked up the round about ramp all the way to the top (and glared at the perfectly abled 20-somethings in line for the elevator as I did). We may have taken a few breaks, but I made it just in time for them to announce Russell Wilson! We stayed for the first half (which is only when the starters were playing anyways) and by that time the Hawks were already way out in the lead. It was such a fun and exciting game for preseason – it felt more like a regular season game with the sold out crowd and the noise level was amazing as usual! BK got her first taste of cheering on her soon to be favorite player – RW! #gohawks
Hey everyone! I’m a little late with week 35, but we have been super busy this past week and a half. We moved into a bigger house! I’m so excited to have more room. It has three bedrooms plus a bonus/man cave room for Zach! Best part – we have a nursery! And there’s plenty of storage. I think we might even have an extra cupboard or two in the kitchen that isn’t being used. Just how I like it – everything has a place. 🙂
No interview this week, but I did have an ultrasound today! Zach got to come with me, too. I’ve been having so many ultrasounds because I had Placenta Previa (marginal) which means my placenta was very close to my cervix (not covering it though). When it’s too close or covering the cervix you have to have a C Section because you either won’t be able to deliver vaginally (because it’s blocked by the placenta) or delivering vaginally could cause hemorrhaging and put you and the baby at risk.
We’ve been hoping and praying for a few months now that it would resolve itself (my doctor said it was fairly common and does usually resolve itself) but after two extra ultrasounds through 32 weeks, I was keeping my expectations low and assuming the worst (because that’s what I do) that I would have to have a C section. It wouldn’t be the end of the world, and ultimately I just want Little BK (and myself) to be safe and healthy through the delivery, but I would definitely prefer a regular vaginal birth.
Good news today at our last ultrasound (last chance for change!) – no more previa!!!! Woohoo! We are all in the clear and hopefully after my next regular appointment on Monday my doctor will clear me for a regular birth! Such a good day and we are both really excited! Although, now I better seriously prepare for some hard core pushing! 🙂
On top of that, we got to see our beautiful little girl and she finally showed us a good profile pic. At first she was being shy, but then she moved her little hands so we could see her sweet face. I’m so in love already, I just can’t wait til she’s here. 🙂
I might continue to be a little slow with posts this week, but once I get unpacked I promise I’ll be back with some more fun projects (mostly for the nursery). Can’t wait to share with you!
It has been a HOT weekend here in the PNW. HOT! 90 degrees and very humid does not make for a happy pregnant lady. I’ve been trying to stay cool with no A/C, but it is tough. I feel worse for my puppies though! They are panting so hard. At least I don’t have a fur coat… and I was actually looking forward to going to work Monday morning to get in the A/C!
The good news is that we found a new rental house (puppies and all!) and I’m so excited to move in three weeks. You better believe the first room that’s getting done is the nursery! Can’t wait to set everything up and get settled into a bigger place. The landlords are even painting the nursery the color I want before we move in!