Thursday, July 28, 2011

20 weeks!

My night was rough, didn't catch a wink of sleep. Neither did Desmond, he was up all night kicking and moving all over the place. David finally got to feel him kick. I woke him up and put his hand on my tummy and he felt him. He was happy, then fell back asleep and left me to battle my insomnia. When the sun was starting to peek through the blinds, that's when I fell asleep but it wasn't for long.

This morning, woke Ava up and fed her breakfast. We were meeting Mimi at the theater for a free kids movie. We saw Yogi Bear but Ava didn't like it. She said she liked Winnie the Pooh better and I couldn't agree more with her. My little movie critic, her daddy will be so proud. So we ended up walking out half way through the movie. After leaving, Ava wanted to go to her Mimi's house to play. That left me some quiet time, which I don't get often but relish when I can get it. I decided to take a swim, get some exercise and some sun. It was so wonderful to relax and enjoy this beautiful weather. Then we came home and took a nice nap, something I needed since I didn't sleep the night before. After the refreshing nap we joined Jeff and Marcella to Clematis, where Ava could play in the fountains. It's so much fun watching her face light up with joy. She loves being around other little kids and she is quite the water baby.

Now, it's time for me to get into my cozy bed and read my book. Goodnight world

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ring My Neck!

The Lovebird is a 18" adjustable link style chain with secure heart clasps to display your ring in a fabulous way! The Lovebird has the smallest opening of 1.5mm for your ring to fit through. Take a peek at what else they have, here.

During pregnancy, emotions are one thing that you are sure to have no shortage of. Oftentimes, this means feeling a stronger connection to your partner, and a renewed sense of love for the person who helped you create that growing little blessing in your belly. Unfortunately, during pregnancy you will likely find that more than just your heart starts to swell.

If you find yourself disappointed that you can no longer squeeze your rings onto your newly plump fingers, no need to despair! Just try wearing your rings a little closer to your heart instead. Available in three fashionable styles, these specially designed necklaces will keep your special ring securely on display, no matter how much your ring size fluctuates over the next nine months. In fact, you might find yourself loving the look of these necklaces so much that you'll carry on this trend postpartum, too!

This pregnancy I will be prepared!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Almost to the halfway point!

19 weeks 3 days

Little Desmond has had so much fun this past week. His kicks are getting stronger and more constant each passing day.

Things that make him kick:
  • Daddy's alarm clock going off in the morning.
  • Music. He likes rock music, I think he can feel the vibrations better than other music genre. Desmond's music favorites: Lenny Kravitz, Interpol and Depeche Mode.
  • Hearing his mommy and daddy talking. Also, when David kisses me, Desmond gives me a kick. It's hilarious!
  • He is a night owl. When I'm relaxing or trying to sleep is when he is up and moving the most. It's like my tummy is a dance club and my boy's got some moves! Most likely inherited by his father.

Ava got to feel her brother move this week. When she felt him, her reaction was priceless. She had a huge goofy grin on her face, something I will remember and cherish forever. It's all she has been talking about for the past couple of days. She has been telling me that Desmond kicked her. Somehow, I think I will be hearing a lot of this in my future. My husband has yet to feel him move. Every time I put David's hand on my belly he stops and moves away. Funny enough, when I was pregnant with Ava, she did the very same thing to her father. I have stubborn babies, I tell you!

Other than that, my belly is getting bigger and breathing is getting tougher. I have had a few asthma attacks here and there. When it happens, I stay calm and the attack usually clears up within 15 minutes. I have had asthma most of my life, so I know how to handle it when I feel it coming on.

As for the cravings, they disappeared and my appetite is under control. When I was pregnant with Ava, nothing could satisfy my ravenous appetite and my cravings were all over the place. Now, I'm thirsty ALL the time and can't seem to quench it. I'm constantly hydrating, drinking well over the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. My weight gain has been steady. I've been continuing to lightly jog daily, which is OBGYN APPROVED for anyone that has their worries or concerns. Exercise has been one of the best thing for me. It gives me more energy during the day and that is something I need to keep up my rambunctious daughter.

Oh and I'm pretty sure the linea nigra starting to show. With Ava, I got it around the 19 week and I wouldn't be surprised if I had it again. I truly could not have asked for an easier pregnancy. My little boy has been very kind to his mommy. Just 4 more days till I'm 20 weeks and half way there!!!

p.s. I'm not sure if this is possible but I have been craving Lenny Kravitz's music. Desmond loves it more than any of the other bands I have played for him. I think his voice and the beat, not to mention his mommy loves to dance to it. So I'm guessing all those yummy endorphins from dancing probably contribute some:)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reason #99 Why I Love My Husband

Dancing together in our living room to this song.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Reason #68 Why I Love My Husband

Today was my organizing day and while I was sorting though books and papers I found this. It is an old application for my husband's job and on it he had to fill out questions about his life. When I read this part my heart filled up with so much love. I'm beyond blessed to have married a man that loves me with every fiber of his being. A man that works bloody hard to provide for his family. A man that is an incredible father to our daughter and will be to our future son. I'm very proud of my husband and in everything he has done for our family.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We are having a BOY!

Can you believe it!? I'm having a B-O-Y! My husband and I can't shake these silly grins off of our faces nor do we want to. His name is Desmond Scott. It's a name we had picked out during our 1st pregnancy. Desmond is a scottish/irish name and being that I'm scottish, makes me love it even more. Scott is David's middle name and he has always wanted pass the name down to his son. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect name!

During the ultrasound he was moving around like crazy, would NOT stay still...which probably means I'm in trouble with this one. When it came time for the technician to reveal the gender, Dave was the one to spot it first and shouted with sheer joy, "IT'S A BOY!!!

I was actually worried before we had the ultrasound that he wouldn't open his legs and would be shy but WOW…I was wrong! From the moment the ultrasound went on my belly it was nothing but weenie! Well, weenie and knees! I guess he isn't a shy guy. Hahaha

After the appointment we called up our close friends and family to tell them about our little man. There are certain times in life where it is just so much fun to hear people’s reactions to your news and this is one of them. I loved how my girlfriends reacted, lots high pitched squeals of joy. My daughter was happy to hear she was going to have a little brother. She has always said that mommy was having a boy and boy was she right!

So now begins the fun part of preparing for Desmond. I'm so excited for us to be parents to this little boy!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Does your face light up?

“It’s interesting to see when a child walks in the room, whether it’s your child or anybody else’s child… Does your face light up? When my children used to walk in the room when they were little I looked at them to see if they had buckled their trousers or if their hair was combed or if their socks were up. And so you think your affection and your deep love is on display because you are caring for them, but it’s not. When they see you, they see the critical face and think “What’s wrong now?” But if you let your face speak whats in your heart, because when they walked in the room I was glad to see them. It’s just as small as that you see. It was a lesson I had to learn from my own children. Does your face light up? Do they see in your eyes that your really glad they are there? ” Toni Morrison