Thursday, January 21, 2016

37 Week Update

Sooooo this pregnancy I've taken way less pictures than I meant to! I knew I didn't wanna do as many as last time but I still planned on taking some...yeah didn't really happen! I don't know why! I guess the second time around it all seems kinda, been there done that. And it doesn't help that I still feel pretty crappy every night and throw up multiple times a day still! Yeah my pregnancies are ROUGH! No bueno. Like, seriously debating having a third kid, even though 2 kids just doesn't seem like enough...sigh. Anyways on to the update!

How far along? 37 weeks! only 10 more days! Getting induced a week early on February 1st! Wooooooooooo!!!!!
Total weight gain: about 35 pounds! But on the bright side i haven't gained any in the past few weeks! So since only a week left looks like this pregnancy I gained a total 35 pounds which is not bad :)
Maternity clothes? yuuuup! 
Stretch marks? Oh man. I didn't use any kind of special lotion this time cause I didn't get any last time, but man was that a mistake! I've gotten a ton around my bum and thighs! and another one by the one I got last time on my side. Suuuckkksssss
Best moment this week: Just playing with my sweet little boy and any time with my man. I just love those two! Jaxson is so much fun and so cute, I just love watching him learn and grow! I'm really taking these last few weeks to just enjoy it being me and my little boy while he's still my only baby.
Miss anything? Not being sick, being able to sleep on my back or stomach! Working out, feeling good enough to want to get out of the house, feeling good enough to play with Jaxson and run around with him. 
Movement: All. the. time. 
Food cravings: Just random things, nothing in particular these past few weeks. Mostly just hard to find things that sound good. It's usually nothing sounds good ever. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still throwing up almost every day, multiple times. Seriously so lame. Only 10 more days of feeling like crap!
Gender: It's a girl! And we finally decided on the name Alexi Grace. And we're gonna call her Lexi :) 
Labor signs: My appointment on Tuesday I was dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced. Tons of Braxton hicks contractions lately as well. 
Symptoms: Nauseous most the time, still throwing up, legs cramps constantly, and sleeping terribly, cant move without feeling like I'm gonna pee, can't breathe, well cause she's always kicking so far up in my lungs/stomach it feels like. Feel like my stomach is gonna pop haha
Belly button in or out?: Out so far out.
Wedding rings on or off? : On
Happy or moody most of the time: was feeling pretty PMS-y last week, not as much this week, just anxious and impatient to not be pregnant anymore!
Looking forward to: not being pregnant anymore! And of course meeting and snuggling my little girl, but honesty mostly just looking forward to not being pregnant! I'm scared for the painful post birth body/ beginning of breastfeeding pain/ sleepless newborn stage and all that. Not gonna be fun. So i'm really trying to enjoy the next 10 days but I'm just so sick of being pregnant. sigh. catch 22. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

27 Week Pregnancy Update

How far along? 27 weeks!
Total weight gain: aggghhhh too much! haha second pregnancy weight is no joke!
Maternity clothes? yup! All the time
Stretch marks? Just the one from last time
Best moment this week: uhhh...the weekend cause Preston is home
Miss anything? Not being sick, being able to sleep on my back or stomach! Working out, feeling good enough to want to get out of the house, feeling good enough to play with Jaxson.
Movement: All the time! Mostly if I'm laying down
Food cravings: This whole pregnancy I've been craving salty foods, and earlier on, spicy food. Compared to being pregnancy with Jaxson, I crave sweet things a lot more this time.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Ugh sick all the time! Don't throw up as much anymore at least but I'm nauseous ALL. THE. TIME! I thought it'd be better by now cause it wasn't as bad in the beginning as it was with Jaxson and with Jaxson I was feeling better by now! Wish I would just get over feeling nauseous 24/7!
Gender: It's a girl! So crazy! I've been in all boy mode for the past two years it's weird to think I'm gonna have a baby girl in less than three months! And man baby girl names are hard to choose! Still need to find one!
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: Nauseous all the time, still throwing up some days, legs cramps constantly, and sleeping terribly!
Belly button in or out?: Out
Wedding rings on or off? : On
Happy or moody most of the time: eh, feeling kinda moody lately haha just sick of being sick!
Looking forward to: Christmas!! Going to Bakersfield, my little sister Jenna getting home from her mission December 15th! and not being pregnant anymore! Meeting my baby girl :) 

Halloween Fun 2015

This Halloween was probably the best one ever, all because of our sweet little boy. He was the funnest, funniest, CUTEST little thing to watch trick r treat ever! Me and Preston were prisoners and Jaxson was a policeman. Or as I called it “Partners in crime and the officer who grounded us for life!” haha. So our first Halloween activity was a costume party with Preston's family, and Jaxson was terrified of the hat on his costume for some reason. He would scream if it even came near him. Crazy kid. But then on actual Halloween, we took him to the mall to go trick r treating there and we told him if he wanted treats he had to keep his hat on, and it actually worked! He was so excited that everyone was putting candy in his little pumpkin (or as he calls it, “buh-gah!”) he was so happy and he wouldn’t let me or preston hold his pumpkin for him when it started getting full and heavy. we would ask him, Jaxson are you getting lots of treats?! And he would shake his head yes so vigorously lol he was so cute. We also went trick r treating with Preston's sister Kelsie and her kids after that. He loved it all so much the next morning he went and got his costume and tried to put it on to do it all over again!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Baby #2!

Surprise!!! It's not the flu its baby #2!

And it's a girl! She'll be here Febraury 1st! I'm super ready to be done puking and feeling sick all day everyday, now we just need a name! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

4 year Anniversary picture and Family pics

 I just LOVE photography and photo traditions. I'm so glad I started this Anniversary photo tradition on my and Preston's first Anniversary. It's something I look forward to doing every year and I know that Preston does too. We started by holding our wedding photo on our first anniversary and every year since we hold the picture from the year before. It's a cool way to see how we will grow old together and I love having a reason to take a family picture every year. We put up 8x10's of each picture underneath the big frame on a wall in our house and we call it the Anniversary Wall. It gets better every year! 
Its so fun to have pictures with Jaxson now too and I kind of wish I would have thought to have him in the picture frame picture with us. But then again I kind of love that it will always be a picture tradition for just me and Preston to commemorate the wonderful years of our marriage! 
I can't believe I've been married to this wonderful, amazing, supportive man for 4 years now! It's gone by so fast but then again it seems like its been longer since I feel like my life truly began when we got married. I will always cherish these pictures, I hope we can continue this tradition for many many more years, if not all of them! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jaxson's One Year Old Pictures

My beautiful little boy turned One on April 7th, 2015. 
He's the happiest little thing and just got his walking down pact right before his birthday! 
He favorite toys are balls, his favorite food is bananas, he sleeps like a champ and he loves his new shoes that he got last week! He always wants them on, I swear he would sleep in them if he could! He loves doggies and says "ooph, ooph" evreytime he sees or hears one and he lights up our life like nothing else could! 

We went to Utah so we could celebrate his birthday with family and my sister in law Kelsie took these adorable pictures. I'm in love with every single one, I know I'll cherish them forever.
Love my sweet baby, can't believe he's one!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

12 Months of Jaxson Pierce!

I'm so glad I took monthly pictures of Jaxson, it's so fun to look at how he changed over the first year of his little life. It sure got harder as he got more mobile to get him to lay still to take a picture! If I could do it over again I would have a stuffed animal or something in the picture with him so you could see in comparison how much he grew every month. But I still just love these ;)