Wednesday, June 26, 2013

21 weeks

6/26/2013 - 21 weeks and 4 days 

How I Look -  Baby got front.  Check out the 20 week comparison shots from when I was pregnant with Ry and now with baby girl.

Weight :  +4.5 lbs  (currently on the same path as my 1st pregnancy)

How I Feel - Good for the most part.  Although it's already getting hard to bend over and move around.  Some times I feel like a beached whale on the couch.  This does not bode well for me.

Symptoms -  Swelling in my hands.  The past couple of days I've noticed my hands starting to swell.  To counteract the swelling I have to keep my lower arms (from elbow to hand) parallel with the ground.  It's only happened twice; once while out walking (I think due to the heat), the other at work.  Thankfully it didn't last long.  This summer heat is not going to be very forgiving.  I probably need to drink more water as well, I haven't been very good about that this week.  

Cravings - Oreos and really wanting some wine, O'Doul's will just have to do.

Exercise - Walking at night, sometimes with the dogs.  Hitting up the gym 2-3x's a week.

What I'm Looking Forward To -  Figuring out what to add to our baby registry.  Earlier this week I started our registry and added the bedding.  Most of the big ticket items we already have and will reuse (crib, pack n play, swing, etc).  Still gotta figure out the other things we'll need:  I'm drawing a blank as all I can think of are clothes and decor...

Odds & Ends -  One of the employees at the gym noticed my baby bump today.  She said I looked tiny!  That made my day.  :)  I also broke out the Mederma stretch mark cream this week.  I haven't noticed any stretch marks yet but as I'm already showing way more this 2nd time around I don't want to take any chances.  Varicose veins are supposed to start showing up about this time (according to, so far I'm doing everything I need to be doing (legs up, exercising) except sleeping on my left side.  For whatever reason I seem to be more comfortable on my right side.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ry's adventures and updates

Ry has been a busy little bee.  He's grown so much and is talking up a storm (at least to us).  He's a great parrot, repeating everything you say to him.  Ry's also very sweet, dishing out hugs and kisses.  If you get hurt or he accidentally steps on a toy, he'll say "I'm sorry" and will kiss it to make it feel better.  When he gets hurt he always comes running to mommy to 'kiss' his boo-boos.  Wouldn't it be great if kisses fixed everything!?

We've been keeping him pretty busy this summer with the pool, Austin Steam Train ride, Round Rock Express Game, festivals, parties and a beach trip!  Check out some of the photos below.

His favorite things:
  • all construction vehicles
  • Cars and Shrek DVDs
  • His Cars shirts and Thomas the Train PJ's
  • Guitar
  • playing in the water/pool/sprinklers (however right now he hates baths)
  • books
  • fruit snacks
Some of his favorite phrases:
  • I got it!
  • I want this one.
  • Where's daddy/sissy/mommy (insert name)?
  • Where'd it go?
  • Oh! There it is!
  • It's a Mighty Machine!
  • Close it (when referring to the car door)
  • I want chocolate...please.
  • I'm crazy
  • Don't do it (right before he jumps on someone)
  • I'm a carrot (really trying to say "I'm a parrot")
  • My pantalones (thanks for that one dad, sometimes he says shortalones)
  • Front End Loader, Backhoe, digger (names of construction vehicles)

haircut 4/20/2013 - He was awesome this time!
Fun at cousin Blake's bday party 4/20/2013

At the train station 4/27/2013
Ready for our journey to begin
Austin Steam Train 4/27/2013
DeutschenPfest 5/19/2013
1st cotton candy! 5/19
new gravel pit, great for his construction vehicles 5/12/2013
too cool for school 5/25/2013
Ry loves puppies 5/26/2013
holding a live crawfish! 5/26/2013
backhoe! 5/26

I do it!

backyard Memorial Day fun 5/27/2013

pile up 5/27/2013

Washing mighty machines with Opa 6/4/2013

squeaky clean 6/4

Trip to South Padre Island!!
Don't forget me! 6/11/2013

We have arrived!  Hello SPI!  6/12/2013

Where did sissy go?

Ry finally found a floatie he liked.  He absolutely hated his life vest.


Gladys Porter Zoo - Gorillas! 6/13/2013

Ry loved the Galápagos tortoises

more happiness

Ry monkey

Feeding the birds - Australia exhibit

back to the beach 6/13/2013

fun in the sand

sweetness, baby bro and big sissy 6/13/2013

Checking out the sharks before the Fireworks Cruise 6/14/2013
I couldn't watch it when they started cutting them open, the smell got to me.

Ready to see some dolphins 6/14/2013

Sea Stars!  Ry loved holding this little guy 6/14/2013

Exhausted after the fireworks cruise...I think it was 11pm when I took this picture.

Rescued Sea Turtles! 6/15/2013

Well hello!
Heading home, exhausted from our trip and loving his turtle 6/15/2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New cousin/niece in the family

Congrats to my SIL & BIL Sara and Dana on their brand new baby girl!  They are proud to announce the newest member of their family - Decker Michelle Barney.  Blake is now a big sister.  :)

She was born on Monday, June 10th at 8:25 am and weighs 6 pounds 9 ounces. Mom and baby are doing great!

We visited them at the hospital later that day and she's adorable!  

Please excuse the quality of my camera phone, it was dark in the room.

kisses for cousin Decker 6/10/2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

20 weeks - half way there!

6/19/2013 - 20 weeks and 4 days 


How I Look - I had to move our scale back from the bathroom wall because I couldn't stand on it, that's how much my belly is protruding.

Weight :  +2.5 lbs.   

How I Feel - Pretty good.  My upper back has been sore lately, probably because of the way I'm sleeping at night.  I really should break out some extra pillows to snuggle and for support.

Symptoms -  No swelling, no leg cramps, no heartburn.  I did have a headache one night this past week but that's about it, Tylenol is a life saver!

Cravings - Nothing in particular.  Really liking soup.

Exercise - We went on a family vacation to South Padre Island so I didn't work out at all from Wed-Sun.  I did fit in some cycling and elliptical on Mon & Tues this week.

What I'm Looking Forward To -  Vacationing in South Padre Island with friends and family was great.  We had an awesome condo on the beach, they even had a pool.  While in SPI we explored Gladys Porter Zoo and saw tons of baby animals, went on a Sunset Fireworks Cruise that included dolphin sightings and the opportunity to hold sea stars, sea slugs and a butterfly ray (Ry loved the sea star), and on our last day we visited the Sea Turtle Rescue Center which was really interesting and Ry went gaga over the turtles.  You can find pictures and more info on our trip on my TypicalTina blog.

I finally felt my baby girl move while we were on vacation!  We were on the fireworks cruise when I felt a soft kick.  I almost missed it.  Luckily she did it again to let me know I wasn't imagining anything.

Odds & Ends -  
Today was another important doctors appointment and the anatomy ultrasound!!!  The ultrasound double confirmed my MaterniT21 results, definitely a girl.  :)   Baby girl looks great, she has all her fingers and toes, her heartbeat was 150 bpm and she weighs about 14 oz.  The Dr said she's right on track, but everything I've looked up online says the baby should be around 10 oz.  Of course she was active and not cooperative when trying to take pictures, she liked to give us her back (nice spine!).  However the tech managed to snag a nice 4D profile shot.  Next appointment will be in 4 weeks.

For the 2nd time I've had to give blood to check my thyroid.  For some reason it raises a flag on the first screening, then they deep dive it and the results are in range.  They said it's nothing to be concerned about but they'll keep on monitoring it.  I'll have another test in my 3rd tri just to be safe.

4D picture of our little girl - 6/19/2013

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