Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 to 1

I went in for another ultrasound today because last week the little guy was hiding the top of his head and the tech couldn’t get all the brain measurements. Today he was much more cooperative and we got everything measured and he’s looking great! We also got a few more very clear shots of his boy-ness so come March I really will be outnumbered 3 to 1 in our little family! (I’d love to post ultrasound pics but I only have hard copies and no scanner and taking a picture of a picture just doesn’t quite do it).

It was great to be able to go in because a couple days ago I had a bit of a scare very much like the one I had when I was 15 weeks with Brennen but everything looked great with the baby, I just have some cervical issues I guess. I also have been having a ton of braxton hicks so the doc said that if this happens again I will probably need to go on bed rest for awhile. Please no! Eek! I will go insane.

I’d like a little girl someday but I also think I would be very happy being a mother to all boys. I’ve always gotten along better with boys anyway which is funny considering the fact that when it comes to extra drama and emotions I am definitely all girl. So for now I don’t mind being outnumbered!

This pregnancy isn’t really on my mind 24/7 like it was with Brennen but whenever I stop and think about this little guy I just get so excited, especially that it’s another boy. I never “nested” with my first pregnancy but I’ve already started feeling the urge with this one. I can’t wait to go through all the baby clothes and blankets, decide when he’ll wear home from the hospital, make a little place for him in our home, and I REALLY can’t wait to meet him! I can’t wait to see his little face for the first time and feel that powerful, pure love that I felt for Brennen ‘cause I already know I’m going to feel it with this little guy, too, because I love him already!

Motherhood sure is hard sometimes but I also know that it’s such an amazing and precious gift that has been given to me by my Heavenly Father and I’m so thankful for it!

I love my cute little boy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

20 weeks!


Today I got my ultrasound and we found out we’re having a BOY! I’m really excited and I think it will be great for he and Brennen to have each other throughout their lives. I knew I would be 100% happy either way because I had no preference but this morning I woke up and I just felt like it was a boy. Everything is looking good with this little baby but I have to go back in a week for another ultrasound because he is SO low and his head is down so the tech couldn’t get a good enough shot of the top of his head to measure his brain so we’re going to try again for that but everything else looks normal! He’s also moving around a TON lately but I love it. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the whole world. I love him so much already!

I’m feeling great this pregnancy except that I’m REALLY emotional and moody and poor Matt is the one who takes the brunt of it. Good thing he loves me no matter what. 3 weeks ago the doc told me I needed to eat more because I hadn’t gained any weight but when I went today I had gained 3 pounds in the 3 weeks so he can’t complain anymore! I’m slowly but very surely getting fat. :)

Some days I feel like I’m going to go insane sitting at home but I tried to get a job and no one would hire me. I couldn’t even get hired as a monitor or a sub for the school district and I don’t know why because I think I did a pretty good job for them in the past! But I know it’s good for me to be home with Brennen (and I love it) and teaching piano helps, too.

As for Brennen, he is as crazy as ever. He’s especially wild over at his Grandma and Grandpa Clark’s and loves attacking his uncle Brad (who is 12). He’s so funny and so smart. He definitely learns things by example because he imitates what I say when I least expect it and is good at folding his arms during prayers and shouts “a-MEN!” at the end. I won’t list all the words he says because there are just too many to list.

We didn’t do too much for Halloween because Brennen is still a little young but we dressed him up as a devil and took him over to my friend Sarah’s, my brothers, and Matt’s parent’s where he scored all the candy (that Matt and I ate most of).