Tuesday, May 19, 2015

baby bump #2: week 21


this week...

We got our yard regraded this weekend, which is the first step in finishing our basement. I can't wait to get that finished so we can move to the new bedroom, Weston can move to our old room and I can finally start decorating the baby's room!! It seems like so much work before September, but I think we can do it!! :)

size of baby?
what's going on in there?

Baby's digestive system is developing, and baby may be swallowing amniotic fluid and small amounts of sugar! Baby's eyebrows and lids are present, and baby is actively moving around, kicking & flipping positions!

maternity clothes? 

I've been on the hunt for some full panel skinny jeans, and I finally found some! I bought these Jessica Simpson ones, and love them so far! Plus, while on the hunt, I found these cute coral ones on clearance! Thanks Jessica Simpson!

stretch marks? 

Nope. 

movement? 

Baby's movements are getting more pronounced, and I can feel it from the outside. I love being able to feel the movements, which is such a great feeling!

food cravings? 

Ice cream, fizzy juice and cheese pizza. I could survive on those three items. :)

anything making you queasy or sick? 

Thank goodness - no.

what I miss? 

Not missing anything this week... grateful for how easy this pregnancy is going!

nausea/vomiting?  

Thank goodness - no.

symptoms? 

Stronger baby movements, growing baby bump and the crazy nesting has started!

labor signs? 

None yet. 

gender? 

Two weeks until we find out! :)

belly button in or out?

In.

wedding rings on or off? 

On, unless I'm at home.

sleep?

I'm still waking up every night wide awake, which is making the day time pretty exhausting. I'm hoping this is a short phase, and that I can start sleeping again soon!

what I'm looking forward to?

My sister's first bridal shower is this weekend, the bridal shower I'm hosting is next weekend, we find out if baby #2 is a boy or a girl in two weeks, and then we have a gender reveal party in three weekends! EEK!!!! :) So much excitement!!!


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Monday, May 18, 2015

our regraded yard!

The Roe family had an exciting weekend of "TRUCKS"!


We're planning to finish our basement this summer, and the first step had to be regrading our front yard. It's not the most "fun" way to spend money, but I'm actually in love with the results!

I thought I'd share a little before and after in celebration! :)

BEFORE


AFTER

It looks SO MUCH BETTER, and more importantly, it means our yard is graded correctly and there's no more water coming in our basement! YAY!!

We laid grass seed down, and need to start deciding what plants we want to put in the front, but we're so happy we did this!
Even with no plants, it's so pretty! :) 



Friday, May 15, 2015

friday five - 5.15.15

Ugh. I am trying so dang hard to get back into blogging, but it's hard! Way harder than I remember it being!!! I've been doing better at least reading (and commenting!) on at least a few blogs each day, but taking the time to actually write posts is hard! Let alone coming up with topics to write about! I have no idea how I used to do 5 posts a week, every week. Anyway... enough whining! :) It's Friday, and I have a couple minutes, so here's 5 things from me! Enjoy!




{one} I'm over halfway done with my second pregnancy. This baby is coming in just 4.5 months. That makes me SO excited, but a little nervous. I can't really picture what life will actually be life with two kids. I have always wanted a big family, so I knew that there'd be more than one, but actually picturing reality is strange. I am so excited to see Weston become a big brother. I know he's going to love that little squish of a baby so much! It makes my heart happy knowing our happy family is adding another member... I just wish I had a few more hours in the day to accomplish everything in preparation for that baby! :) 





{two} Jake and I were talking about how much Weston was celebrated before he was born, and that we were a little sad about not celebrating this baby as much. We're just as excited to have this one, and wanted to celebrate that so we decided to have another gender reveal party. People might think that's over the top or unnecessary, but I don't really care. This baby is just as special as Weston was, and I want to throw a party to celebrate that with our friends and family! The theme is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How We Wonder What You Are..." and I am SO EXCITED about it!! Can't wait to share all the details! :) (shout out to my favorite neighbor and super talented designer for making these gorgeous invites!)





{three} In house related news, our front yard is scheduled to be re-graded this weekend, along with digging the egress window well! It's the first real step towards finishing our basement, and I can't wait! Let's just hope the weather doesn't postpone things!! #rainonsundayplease 





{four} Season finale season is quickly approaching, and I'm equal parts excited and sad. I will miss all my favorite shows and am dreading the cliffhangers, but I am pretty excited to have more time in my life. :) Any season finales you're particularly excited about?? Nashville, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal top my list!




{five} I totally meant to write a blog post talking about what an awesome Mother's Day I had, and to thank my husband for being such an awesome partner, but life got away from me. Basically, our day was filled with breakfast in bed (stolen by a toddler!), chocolate covered strawberries, family, flowers and lots of fun. 


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

baby bump #2: week 20 *HALFWAY*


this week...

I'm halfway through my second pregnancy. It boggles my mind. Part of me feels like it's flown by, and the other part of me feels like I've been pregnant forever! This pregnancy has been so different from my first, which I think is in part to knowing what's going to happen. I know to expect funny feelings, lots of tiredness, lots of excitement and at the end - lots of diaper changes and new baby snuggles! I feel so blessed to be doing this again, and am trying my hardest to soak it all in!

size of baby?


what's going on in there?

Baby has working taste buds, and is swallowing more, which is great practice for their digestive system! Because of all that digestion, baby has started producing meconium! Moving forward, baby will be measured from their head to toes, instead of their head to butt.

maternity clothes? 

I just got my second maternity Stitch Fix (review is coming soon!) and I am obsessed with what I am keeping! I also just put in an order from Destination Maternity for some full panel pants and a few shirts. Other than that, I'm living in leggings and t-shirts. Comfy clothes for the win!

stretch marks? 

None yet!

movement? 

Some, but I am ready for it to be "all the time!" 

food cravings? 

I can't get enough ice cream!!!!! Between fizzy fruity beverages and ice cream... I'm one happy preggo. :)

anything making you queasy or sick? 

Thank goodness no!

what I miss? 

I miss my energy levels a little - I get tired and winded so easily, and I know it's only going to get worse the next 20 weeks. 

nausea/vomiting?  

None - thank goodness!

symptoms? 

Growing belly, tender boobs, hair is growing like a weed, and now I have been feeling some round ligament pain. 

labor signs? 

None yet. 

gender? 

We're two weeks away from finding out! I am SO READY TO KNOW!

belly button in or out?

In, but getting more shallow and stretched out.

wedding rings on or off? 

On, unless I'm at home. Then all the jewelry comes off!

sleep?

I get SO TIRED, but when I actually try to sleep, I can't actually fall asleep. So frustrating! Laying in bed at night listening to everyone else sleeping is not very fun.

what I'm looking forward to?

I can't wait for two weeks - when we find out the gender!!! Something for this week that's exciting is we're getting our front yard regraded and the egress window dug out. It's the first big step in getting our basement finished, and I can't wait to get started!





Wednesday, May 6, 2015

baby bump #2: week 19


this week...

I had a "holy crap" moment this week. I was getting ready to take my bump picture, and realized it was for week 19. Almost halfway. We've accomplished exactly NOTHING on our to do list, and this pregnancy is just flying by. I want to get as much done as possible before baby gets here, because I know my productivity levels will be plummeting then. I know it'll be fine and we'll get it all done, and if we don't, we'll still survive, but I really like crossing things off my to do list. :) 

size of baby?


what's going on in there?

Baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision & touch! Baby's arms and legs are in proportion to the rest of the body now, and hair is sprouting on baby's scalp! Vernix caseosa (a waxy protective coating) is forming on baby's skin. Baby may be able to hear our voice now!

maternity clothes? 

Officially rotating in the maxi dresses and skirts, but leggings are still my favorite thing to wear. Living in these leggings at home, and these jeggings at work. 

stretch marks? 

None yet. 

movement? 

I'm still at the stage where feeling a movement is a little bit of a surprise, and it gets me really excited for feeling baby wiggling in there all the time. 

food cravings? 

So much for craving veggies. HAHAHAHA I'm still drinking a ton of water, but ice cream (especially malts and drumsticks) is my favorite thing ever. I'm loving fizzy, fruity beverages as well - mocktails anyone? :) 

anything making you queasy or sick? 

Thankfully, no. 

what I miss? 

I'm not missing much these days. I do miss wearing my FitBit I guess, but it was driving me crazy, so it's sitting on my shelf at home for a while. :)

nausea/vomiting?  

Nope. Thank goodness!

symptoms? 

Growing bump, tender/swollen boobs, slight round ligament pain, and we can officially add insomnia to the list. Yahooooooooo.

labor signs? 

Give me my 21 weeks I have left please. :)

gender? 

We find out June 2nd! Can't wait!

belly button in or out?

In, but getting more shallow.

wedding rings on or off? 

On, but all my jewelry comes off once I get home. Don't like how it feels on me. Strange. 

sleep?

Ugh. I've been waking up in the middle of the night WIDE awake and unable to fall back asleep. I lay there thinking about everything I "should" be doing, how much sleep I "should" be getting, and how annoying it is listening to my husband and the dogs sleeping comfortably while I'm wide awake like a crazy person. 

what I'm looking forward to?

Mother's Day is this weekend - and you know I love celebrating being a mommy! 



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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

baby bump #2: week 18


this week...

Not much has changed from last week - just getting anxious about finishing our basement. I really want to get started, but I know what an ambitious project it is, so I'm also dreading it just a little. :) I can't wait to have it done and to add a bedroom to our house though!

size of baby?

what's going on in there?

Baby's bones are starting to harden, myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around their nerves, and their sexual organs are now in place. Baby is flexing their little arms and legs!

maternity clothes? 

More of the same - maternity leggings and pants, comfy cotton dresses and my normal shirts for the most part. 

stretch marks? 

None yet. 

movement? 

I feel movements every once in a while, but I can't wait until it's all the time!

food cravings? 

Still loving crunchy veggies, salad and water, but ice cream of any form (malts, cones, blizzards, etc) is definitely topping the list. I'm also really enjoying fizzy fruit juices (like Izze). 

anything making you queasy or sick? 

Thank goodness this stage is over!

what I miss? 

I'm missing the occasional adult beverage now that it's nice out, but other than that, not missing anything!

nausea/vomiting?  

Nope. Thank goodness!

symptoms? 

Growing belly, some slight round ligament pains, tender boobs, random food cravings and an itchy belly top the list this week.

labor signs? 

Not there yet. 

gender? 

June 2nd can't come quick enough!

belly button in or out?

In. 

wedding rings on or off? 

On, but I find myself taking my jewelry off at home more and more. 

sleep?

I've been waking up in the middle of the night wide awake for a few hours, which makes it rough the next day. I'm hoping this is a quick phase, because I need my sleep!

what I'm looking forward to?

Not really pregnancy related, but I'm looking forward to being done painting our kitchen cabinets! All the uppers are done, and the doors are in process, so all I have done are the lower cabinets. I am loving how it looks so far, and all the hard work is definitely worth it, but I'm ready to be done with this project! 

Pregnancy related, I'm excited to be 20 weeks. It freaks me out to think about how I'm almost halfway done with my second pregnancy, but that's one of my favorite milestones to hit.


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Friday, April 24, 2015

friday five - 4.24.15

I haven't done one of these posts in forever, so I felt like it was time! :) 

{one} I'm not one for posting spoilers, but if you watch Grey's Anatomy, or go on social media, you are probably aware that Shonda caused quite a stir with last night's episode. I was completely surprised by the amount of Grey's talk on my facebook feed last night, but it made me really happy that I'm not the only one still stuck on this show. :) If you watched last night - let me know! I'd love to discuss!!!


{two} Two is dedicated to Weston, because that's his new favorite word. We work a lot on counting, and he loves pointing while I count, but he recently decided to say two. Now, he counts "two, two, two" and loves to hold up two things and say "TWO!" It's absolutely adorable how smart he thinks he is, and the way his little voice says two. Precious!


{three} I've been 30 for over a week now, and I have to tell you, I feel NO DIFFERENT. People keep asking "how does it feel to be 30?" and I honestly have no answer. I feel exactly the same, which I guess is a good thing? How is 30 supposed to feel?...


{four} My little sister is having quite the summer! She got offered a new teaching job (which she'll be perfect for!), she's moving into her new home with her fiance this weekend, and she's getting married at the end of summer. I am so proud of this woman, and am so excited for all the fun things she has in store!!! Love you Ginny! :) 


{five} I've been trying so hard to get back into the swing of blogging, but I just can't seem to find my groove. I've thought about just shutting it down, I've thought about just using it as a diary for pregnancy/kid updates, and I've thought about coming up with random posts to fill the space. None of it feels quite right, and I'm thinking somewhere in the middle of all that is where I want to be. I don't think I'll ever get back to blogging 5 days a week, reading tons of blogs and commenting on all of them, but I'd like to get more active again. That's where you come in - is there anything you'd like to read about? If I'm going to take the time to write posts, I want to make sure that they're what you want to read! Got any questions you'd love to ask? Any blog topics you'd love me to cover? Anything you're dying to hear about?? Ask away!!! I'll do my best to write about it all! :) And I want to make sure to say thank you for reading my little blog. This place is so special to me, and it's because of you!!!!! So thanks!! :) 

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