Reflections – 6 months

Six months pregnant. When I say that out loud it just strikes me as how very pregnant that is and at the same time how little time has passed to create such a perfect human being who is capable of surviving in this outside world. It’s truly incredible.

This past weekend was Easter weekend and, like we always do, we travelled up to Nana and Papa’s house to celebrate. We spend such sweet family time together and were able to enjoy nature with a BBQ out at the Bald Hills (a very special place that Nana and Papa own). This was the first time your big sister was truly able to understand what was going on and really enjoy herself. The weekend was full of painting Easter eggs, egg hunts, food, candy, presents and just great quality time.

Something struck me as we were out at the Bald Hills on Sunday… next year this time, we will have two sweet little girls with us. TWO. I honestly cannot even fathom what it will be like, but I imagine it to be my ultimate happy place. I always dreamed of having daughters and I still can’t believe that my dream is shortly becoming a reality. Next Easter you and your big sister will dawn Easter dresses and I will fawn over you both and take tons of pictures and life will be perfect and it will be as if that’s how we have always been. But until then, I dream what it will be like. I anticipate the joy. I cherish the time I have with you in my tummy and anxiously await until my dream is really my reality…our family…two precious little girls to call my own. I don’t think I could be any luckier in life if I tried.

Happy 6 months my beautiful baby bean princess. You are so loved!

Mommy Em

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24 Weeks

6 months (4/18/14)! Look at us go! And the belly button is already almost fully popped! haha! You are really partying up a storm in my tummy these days my little bean! AND…we reached viability week!! If for some reason you were to be born now, you would need extreme medical care, BUT you could survive! I love knowing that!!!!

24 weeks

Symptoms: HUGE boobs :), frequent urination, pelvic girdle pain, round ligament pain, popping belly button, energy, appetite, fatigue/winded easily, vivid dreams, linea negra, braxton hicks.

Weight: 125lbs (up 12lbs)

Here is what 24 weeks looked like last time and here is what is going on developmentally with you this week!

I LOVE YOU!

Mommy Em.

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23 Weeks

And totally feeling it, ha! I am getting huge these days! I’m much bigger at this stage in the pregnancy than I was last time. It’s crazy! Look at that belly! :)

23 weeks

Symptoms: Huge boobs! ;) Emotional, frequent urination, pelvic girdle pain (owie!), tons of fetal movement, linea negra (finally appeared), nesting, popping belly button.

Weight: 122lbs (up 9lbs)

Here is what 23 weeks looked like last time and here is what is happening developmentally with you this week! You have been partying big time in my belly and I’m seriously enjoying every jab. I’m a little concerned you’re going to be a vampire baby though…you tend to be most awake and active at night after I’ve gone to bed and you don’t stop for hours!!!

I love you baby bean!

Mommy Em

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22 Weeks

And the belly button is beginning to pop! Haha! :)

Happy 22 weeks to us baby girl! I’m getting to the point where I’m feeling really huge. I can feel all my insides being squished inside and it gets really uncomfy after I’ve eaten and have a full tummy. It’s so hard to believe that we still have 18 weeks of growing left to do. The human body is truly amazing in its capabilities. It never ceases to amaze me! But it looks like we’re getting to the uncomfy stage early this time around. I still love every second of it though. It’s a biological miracle, this whole pregnancy business, and I treasure every second of it!

22 weeks

Symptoms – emotional, frequent urination, pelvic girdle pain, round ligament pains, belly button popping, tons of fetal movement, lots of energy and a big appetite!

Weight: 123 (up 10lbs already!)

This is what 22 weeks looked like last time and here is what is going on developmentally with you this week!

I love you sweet bean!

Mommy Em

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21 Weeks

And over the hill we go! ;)

21 weeks today and feeling amazing and thankful and energized and excited!!! Feeling you move every day is the highlight of my life right now. Knowing that you’re in there growing big and strong and getting ready to join our family makes me the happiest mama on the planet! I’ve been dreaming of the moments after your birth when I’ll get to snuggle you right up and you’ll sleep on my chest. I’m just truly so excited!

21 weeks

Symptoms – Fetal movement, emotional, energized, frequent urination, furry tummy, pelvic girdle pain.

Weight – 120 (up 7lbs)

This is what 21 weeks looked like with your sister and here is what’s happening developmentally this week!

I love you my little baby bean!

Mommy Em.

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Reflections – 5 months

What’s in a name? …

 

Oh, just EVERYTHING!!! People keep asking us if we’ve come up with a name for you yet. What? Is baby bean not a suitable name?! ;) We smile and say not yet, it’s so hard (which it is). But truth be told, we have thought A LOT about what we would like to name you and we are pretty certain of what that will be now. Naming is not a task that your daddy and I take lightly. This will be your identity. This will be the word which will mean you for your entire life and we want it to be special and have meaning and purpose.

That being said, we’ve chosen not to share your name with anyone yet. It will be one last surprise for the day you arrive. You see, we think your name is just super special and we really want to keep it that way. So for now, you are baby bean to anyone who asks! We sometimes try to call you by the name we’ve chosen to help us connect it with you. We’ll continue to do this more and more until it really has become YOUR name.

I’m getting so excited my baby girl. The thought of holding you and snuggling with you very soon makes me incredibly happy!

Happy 5 months baby bean! I love you so much!

Mommy Em

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20 Weeks

Halfway to the finish line!!! Baby girl we made it to the halfway mark and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by. I don’t think I’m ready to already be halfway done! I love having you so close to me! :) 20 weeks really snuck up on us!

In celebration of our journey so far we had a little photoshoot this afternoon.

20 weeks

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Your sister already loves you so much! She’s constantly talking about you and how excited she is for you to grow big and strong so she can play with you. She promises to take care of you when you cry, to kiss, hug and hold you to make you feel better. I’m so excited for the two of you. Best friends to the end!

Kuma and bellyOf all the dogs I have ever owned, Kuma is the one who absolutely loves when I’m pregnant. She’s the only dog that knows there is a little baby on board and she always knows before anyone else. If she starts following me around, I know I’m pregnant haha. She’s constantly checking on me and doesn’t leave my side. She even loves to sleep right next to my side of the bed. She’s such a sweet, sweet girl. She also happens to make your sister laugh hysterically. I think you’ll love her too. ;)

Symptoms – Emotional, frequent urination, fetal movement, pelvic girdle pain, furry tummy, more energy, no nausea!

Weight – 119lbs (up 6lbs)

This is what 20 weeks looked like with your sister and this is what’s going on with you developmentally this week!

I love you baby bean!

Mommy Em

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