Monday, May 18, 2015

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                                            'a picture of my child, once a week, every week for a year'

Everett meet Cheetos, Cheetos meet Everett. He would have never stopped if we had let him go on. {Arizona}

"TWO STICKS!!!" Heart flutters every time I look at this one

We have been loving Sunday Dinners at Great Grandma's house! {Mothers Day}

"Hey Ever show me your muscles....." {Lethbridge AB}

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friyay! (From the Great White North)

^^^Everett and my brother at the Gilbert Temple a couple weeks ago

++Well Everett and I have been in the homeland (Alberta, Canada) for about three weeks now and Ben is in California working his little butt off. It has been really really nice to be home, I have been so lazy here, napping during the day with Everett, then falling asleep with him for the night while putting him down, whoops. I'm blaming it on the baby ;) We are missing Ben a ton and the weather hasn't been great but still it is going to be very hard to leave here.

++For the first time ever, I am kind of 'off' my TV shows. Ever since my heart was ripped out and stomped on by Shonda Rhimes in THEE Grey's Anatomy incident. (not exaggerating when I tell you I literally wept for days) I haven't been able to watch my shows. I can watch ones like Shark Tank and The Blacklist because I am not so emotionally invested but I haven't been able to go back to any of my favorites.  I thought the whole thing that happened on Greys was so so unfair, stupid and unnecessary. I have been a loyal super fan for 11 seasons and they go and kill the couple we have been rooting for the ENTIRE time, that WAS the show. Can no one be happy ever?! I have no other way to retaliate than to boycott Greys and all of Shonda Rhimes shows forever. I mean it, my favorite show, never again. In my mind, Meredith and Derek are very happy still, had another baby and living happily ever after.  Don't even get me started on The Vampire Diaries, Elena leaving the show and they're going to keep going?! Disgrace! I might also have to happy ending that show in my mind and be done. Why can't every show just end as perfectly as Parenthood! I need a show to make me feel good to replace that one ASAP!

++This video is everything. DYING!!

++We officially have an ultrasound date and get to find out the gender on June 2nd, which seems soooo far away still!! The problem is, I will be getting the u/s here in Canada without Ben! We fly out to see him 5 days after, but I don't think I could wait that long to find out together, I'm not strong enough!....So I'm trying to think of something fun we could do over facetime or something.

++I have been in Canada three weeks and have had poutine (a canadian delicacy: french fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds) four times already so....also blaming that on the baby. Also indulging in other Canadian favs-sour soothers, canadian chocolate, perogies, OPA and Two Guys Pizza!

++ I loved this post on The Daybook on Hindsight, just like Taylor Swift, it's like she knows my life and thoughts.  Also really want to read this book which everyone says just makes you want to throw away everything you own.

++I love ASOS's maternity stuff and want this dress and this dress so bad. I also just want to basically BE that model...

Happy Friday Friends!

Ps-Free Tom Brady! He's innocent ;)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Due with Number Two

We're having another baby!

Baby #2 is due October 30th (my moms's birthday) and we are so excited (and terrified) but mostly excited. 

It took me (what felt like a long time) to be ready to try for another baby. Partly because I was so sick and pretty miserable when I was pregnant with Everett, partly because Everett was a really hard newborn and that threw me for a loop and not a good sleeper until he was almost two! Also because I really wanted to enjoy and prolong the time with just him, and for him to be that much older and prepared for a new baby, which kind of seems silly now because I'm realizing a sibling is the best gift you can give your child. 

We had planned on starting to try in the new year (January 2015) right before Everett turned two, once he started sleeping through the night at 20 months, I was finally like 'ok maybe I could do this again'. We needed to get some health insurance and I didn't want to be SUPER pregnant in the heat of August, and I needed to mentally prepare myself to have the flu for 9 months-it was a plan-January.  I was finally noticing I was feeling envious of my pregnant friends (kind of forgetting the whole puked 1 million times last time) and tearing up when I saw newborns, but I still wanted to stick to January. Then in November, at Thanksgiving, we had a little 'scare' that I might be. I took the pregnancy test without Ben and I remember my heart beating out of my chest waiting the 3 minutes. It was negative, and I felt surprisingly really sad and disappointed. I knew then that I was finally really really ready! (Ben was ready a long time ago, but patiently waited)

It worked out that we got pregnant in January anyways, like we had planned, but I was grateful for the earlier experience so I could enjoy that positive pregnancy test that much more because I wanted it to be positive SO bad. I took the pregnancy test 3 days before my missed period so I didn't expect it to show positive, even if I was actually pregnant but I was so impatient! Ben was working a night shift, so I was alone and took it right before I went to bed at like midnight, I got into bed and completely forgot about it, then just as I was about to fall asleep, I remembered and jumped out of bed! It was positive! I was in shock, I wanted to wait to tell Ben in the morning but I was so full of adrenaline after that, that I couldn't fall asleep till 5am!
^^^Me minutes after I found out, by myself at midnight! (yes I don't take my make-up off before bed, gross, I know!)

The next morning while waiting for Ben to wake up, Everett and I made some play-doh art (he was really into play-doh at the time) So when we went to go wake up, Everett was dragging Ben out of bed to show him what he made!

Despite the above picture, I actually think we're having a girl! Only because this pregnancy has been SO different from my first. I was so sick with Everett and although this time weeks 6-12 were still not great and I was pretty nauseous and had NO appetite, I have hardly thrown up at all! Last time, the sickness never went away, this time at almost 15 weeks I am feeling great. I feel almost guilty saying that, because I hated when other people said that when I was so depressed last time and sometimes I have these mini panic moments and think that because I'm not feeling sick, I must not be pregnant anymore! I feel so grateful though, because I don't know how I could have done it while trying to take care of my two year old!

I had pregnancy symptoms a lot earlier this time as well. I was having round ligament pains the day after I found out, I was nauseous earlier, my tatas were super sore way earlier and the worst part is that I started having pretty bad pregnancy insomnia at like 8 weeks :( I would be up for hours in the middle of the night, mind racing, worrying about the stupidest stuff and it was beyond frustrating, it is starting to get a little better now that I'm in the second trimester but still not really a completely restful sleep. I have had major cravings this time-junior bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy's, like a lot (poor baby), actually all burgers really (probably why my doctor said my iron levels were so good) also fancy root beer (same as last time), cafe rio (always) and crackers, cheese and pickles (all together) oh and Costco hotdogs!!! Been weirdly off sweets, like a huge bag of mini eggs sat in my pantry for months.

I'm in the fat-but-don't-quite-look pregnant phase and although I think I am showing, no one else probably would. Although I do feel like I am showing earlier, my 15 week belly this time is probably closer to my 18 week belly with Ever. Last time I did fruit/belly photos and I am determined to do the same for this baby, but mixing it up and doing baby size with candy/junk food. (you guys are going to get so sick of belly shots I KNOW)

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