Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 24

Written by Shannon Leigh

Week 24 was a big one!

Mister is really really active.  I don't remember Ruby being this active but you tend to forget these things so who knows!
He has officially started waking me up in the middle of the night with his acrobatics.   I am starting to think he is no longer breech or at least not breech all the time.  I am feeling some pretty big jabs on the sides of my belly.
I still feel great and I LOVE being prego in the summer.  Everyone always complains about being pregnant in the summer but I am loving the flowy skirts and dresses.  I was majorly pregnant all winter last time so I prefer the flowing stuff compared to the restrictive jeans and sweaters.

Week 24 also came with some BIG house updates… we have a HOLE!  A big giant, gaping, dusty hole!
I wish it were more than a hole, especially since we are already 3 to 4 weeks behind but hey, it's progress!
I kind of feel like I am birthing 2 babies at the same time.  The preparing, dreaming, hoping etc is all very much the same (and obviously incredibly different).
Things could get interesting over the next few months!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Week 22 & 23

Written by Shannon Leigh


The last few weeks have really flown by.
During week 22 we got to see Mister via sono.  He was so darn cute I could hardly stand it.  He moved around a ton and sucked his thumb.  He was also very obviously a boy- not that we were doubting it.

The sono also confirmed what I already suspected, Mister is currently breach.  He kicks all the time but the kicks are low and have been since I started feeling him move.  I've been a little concerned about this but I'm trying to trust that he will turn at some point. Ruby was pretty much head down the the whole time.  I know we have plenty of time but I'd appreciate some prayers!

The bright side of him being breech is that we got some AWESOME profiles shots of his little face.  He's got a sweet squishy nose and he kept touching his face with his hands.

I have had 3 weddings in a row and I am tired.  Luckily this coming week is slow.  I am hoping I can get caught up and spend some good quality time with Ruby (although we will have 3 dogs in the duplex since I am watching my sisters 2 dogs-yikes).  

Another HUGE happening in our house is that RUBY IS POTTY TRAINED!  Woo hoo!  She hadn't had an accident in undies in about a week and only has to wear a diaper at nap and bed time!   
We still can't believe how fast it went once she grasped the concept.  It just took a few days.  I am so relieved.  I really wanted her potty trained by the time Mister showed up.  Here's to hoping she doesn't regress when he's born!

Check back for week 24, it's sure to be interesting!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Week 21

Written by Shannon Leigh


Week 21 was good.
I was super busy with shoots and other personal projects but somehow we managed to make it through. :)
It's crazy how pregnant I FEEL this time around.  Honestly I don't remember feeling very prego until the late 20's last time and I'm already starting to feel the strain this time around.  But I've got SO much longer to go.
My job is a lot more physical now than it was with Ruby and that might have something to do with it.  I can't believe how limited I already feel.  Who knows.  All I know is that I have a long way to go and I need to suck up the aches and pains:)

In some fun news: I am pretty sure I have started to feel his little hiccups! That's always fun/annoying!