Thursday, November 14, 2013

20 Weeks...HALF way there! what???

How Far AlongWe are 20 weeks and 4 days.  We are half WAY there!  How did we get to be already half way done!  We still have so much to do, and we realize that it will be going fast from here (or at least until 30 weeks when it gets "harder"). The big things we have to do are come up with a name and figure out a nursery!  Luckily since it is another boy we have a lot that we will be able to use again.

Size of Baby:  The baby weighs 10.5 ounces and is the size of a banana...ha.  He is growing

Maternity Clothes:   Yes and I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I'm trying not to buy any additional clothes.  Most of my pants fit when I leave the house and then are falling off of me by the time I get home.  My tops are working pretty well. 

Gender:  Boy and I believe Garrett is preparing me for a life full of BOY.  Let's just say I hope I have enough energy. 

Movement:  Feeling more and more, but not as much as I would like.  I definitely go through stretches when I don't feel much at all during the day.  He seems to be pretty much enjoying hanging out low in my belly.  I think I feel him pretty much under my belly button.  I'm so ready to be able to see him move so Josh and Garrett can see him move too! 

Sleep:  Sleep is touch and go.  My hips are my biggest problems.  A few nights a week they ache all through the night.  It's whatever side I'm laying on.  I truly haven't gained that much weight so I don't understand where the pain is coming from.  I've read that it is somewhat common so I hope that it is gone soon.  Other than that sleep is alright. I just know it's going to get harder and harder as we go along.  Sadly I am in bed by 9:30 at night at the latest...sometimes asleep  by 8:45.  Tonight I took a 20 minute nap around 7pm.

What I miss:  Holding Garrett.  I don't pick him up because my boy is SOLID.  It makes me a little sad that by the time the baby is born he might be too old to pick up.  I will still try my best!!!  I also miss him sitting in my lap.  It's getting harder to let him get snuggled up in my lap.  I miss my body but also love the bump. 

What I'm looking forward to:  the Holiday's!  What I'm not looking forward to is getting on the scale!  I weigh myself at home and do pretty good.  But the scales at the doctor's office always are against me...ALWAYS.  ha.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  I have stayed away from red sauce items.  I may try to reintroduce them back.  maybe.  I miss them!  I have been craving Taco Bell soft tacos with extra tomatoes. This is really strange because I HATE tomatoes pre pregnancy.  I am thinking about adding it to sandwiches etc.  I still lean more towards salty vs. sweet items.  I am working on packing my lunches and breakfast and trying not to eat out as much.  We will see!

Symptoms:  My hips hurting!  My back is starting to hurt a little as well but nothing serious.  Oh and forgetfulness!  My boss calls this CRS syndrome (can't remember sh*t).  Shew it comes and goes.  In fact there was something else I wanted to add to this and I can't remember.  Hopefully it will come back to me by next post :-)

Workouts:  Workouts are going great still!  I am truly enjoying the program at ECU.  I've met some great moms that I honestly feel as though I could be friends with after this.  We are all due within 4 weeks of each other pretty much.  It is great to have multiple people to ask if they are experiencing the same things that you are.

Best moment this past week:  Garrett just being such a sweet little guy!  I swear he loves this little guy as much as we do.  He whispered to my belly the other day "Hey when you come out I have lots of toys for us to play with".  MELT.MY.HEART!  Love him!

Here is the 20 week picture!

Garrett wanted in on the picture.  I had no clue he was going to pose like this.  SO TICKLED!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


I haven't done a family update in awhile.  We have had a busy but fun Fall so far.  Garrett has been FULL of energy but oh so sweet.  His heart is just so big and it makes mine so full.  He tells us constantly how much he loves us.  He has been super cuddly and I am soaking it all in.  I don't pick him up anymore since being pregnant so we snuggle!  He also hugs his baby brother and gives him kisses (hugs my belly and kisses it) and it is THE SWEETEST!  The love he has for his brother already is just awesome!!!  He also told Josh that when he gets older and marries me that Josh can still live with us, but his baby brother will have to find somewhere else to live.  hahahahaha!  I love the stuff he thinks of and thinks it is so sweet that he wants to marry me!  What a sweetie pie.
Josh told me last night that Garrett confessed to Josh that he cut his own hair while we were not in the room with him.  LUCKILY we didn't notice so he must have only cut a very little bit.  He loves arts and crafts and will start having to check in on him more often when he is so quiet playing by himself!

We went to Myrtle Beach at the beginning of Fall.  It was a great family trip, but a lot of work!  Garrett loved it and still talks about it to this day!  Here are some pictures:
Family selfie...

First put put experience...thank goodness for the plastic club or we would've been in trouble!  That boy can swing a club!

Family Picture :-) 

always has to be a little drama.  We were laughing while he was saying "It's NOT FUNNY"...ha

He could live in the sand/water

Ripley's aquarium was AMAZING!!!  Must see!

Daddy always is there to play!
Halloween just passed and man it was fun!  We don't live in a big neighborhood.  There are only a few other families with children, so we always go to his best friend Rooke's house to celebrate.  It is so much fun and there are 4 or so of his other friends that come too and they always have a great time.  I cherish the friendships he has made that have ended up being friendships that I have made with the children's parents.  Here are some Halloween pictures from 2013...
This is actually taken before Rooke's birthday party.  I was so proud he wrote his own name.  Growing up fast!

he loves to write his name and I love it too. 

two precious pumpkins

scooping out the yucky stuff

Drawing faces on the pumpkin...I dotted it and then Garrett filled it in

This year he wanted to be a Pirate!  I could just squeeze him

Group Picture of all the kids!!

Madison & Garrett.  We didn't even plan on them dressing alike!

Aren't they just precious

Rooke, Garrett's best bud!

the "doctors"

It will be sad when they are too old to ride in wagons...

Partners in crime

We had a great Halloween.  About two days later though Garrett got his first stomach bug!! We made it 4 years, 10 months without one.  I used to call him the stomach of steel.  I never have mentioned the fact that he has never had a stomach bug because I was afraid to say it out loud!  Ha.  I thought as soon as I said it, he would get it.  Luckily it was just 24 hours.  The morning it hit though Josh had to go to work.  He only works like 2 Saturday's a year and this happened to be one of the Saturday's.  We had both been up since 2 am and were just in go mode.  My parents came over to bring breakfast (we were supposed to go to a pancake breakfast that morning, but obviously that wasn't happening).  She was sweet enough to take him with her back to her house.  I was sad that I was not able to cuddle Garrett and just love on him during this time, but I knew that I did not need to get the stomach bug either since I was pregnant!  Luckily no one else got it and he was feeling better after a few days. 
The Dail's have also moved up to the 21st century with the purchase of I phones!  Josh has used a flip phone since I've known him and I don't know how I convinced him to go to a smart phone and an I phone at that!  We are truly enjoying them, but it is a learning curve!
I plan on doing some Thanksgiving day crafts with Garrett today.  I hope to do a blog on the gender reveal this week.  I am going to get the pictures today :-)