Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Babymoon Part 2

A few weeks ago we were so lucky to get away for a few days; just mommy and daddy! We went on a baby moon when we were pregnant with Jack. We took a road trip to North Carolina and spent a week at the beach the first time around. This time around we decided to go a little more low key and closer to home. We went to Crystal Springs Resort and it was heavenly. We spent days just laying around our awesome room, eating room service on our patio, swimming, getting a tan and visiting the spa for an amazing nurturing mom to be massage.

View of the golf course and mountains from our balcony

View from our dinner at the Crystal Tavern.
We ate the most amazing food, wings and waffles, steak and pork dinner, and desserts! 

The biosphere pool was fantastic.
The outside water was a little chilly but the water indoors was amazing. 

The weather was amazing.
Although I am shocked at how quickly I burn.
Another new thing I've learned about pregnancy 

Everything was so beautiful and I can't wait to go back. 

We were so relaxed.
We reconnected although we missed our little man so much.
We were so happy to have him back with us when we got home.

Our next trip is Great Wolf Lodge in July.
We can't wait!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Great Strides 2016

This passed weekend we walked in our 3rd Great Strides Walk to Cystic Fibrosis. We walk each year in honor of our Super Jack. As many of you already know Jack was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only 2 weeks old. You can read that story here. Great Strides is a wonderful that raises money and awareness for this terrible disease. We have been so lucky that Jack is so healthy. He is thriving. He is on a new medication called Kalydeco that is a life changer. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine. Long term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. There is no cure for CF but events like this and money raised help in so many ways. This year our team raised a little ovee $1,300 

We had a great day, Jack ran the track like a star. We had the high school marching band march and play through the first lap. The band had to be Jack' s absolute favorite part. We were lucky the rain held off until we were all finished. 

The pictures were definitely lacking this year. We had such a wonderful day but poor Jack got sick later Sunday night and we ended up in the ER. He was unable to swallow or even talk we got so nervous but thankfully he had a sore on his palette and is doing much better since we got him some antibiotics and some thing to help with the pain. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

19 Weeks (4 weeks ago)

How Far Along:   19 weeks. (4 weeks ago) Things are totally different with the second pregnancy. I was so good with updates last time around. 

Baby is the size of:  Heirloom Tomato 

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

Sleep: Depends on the night. Most nights I fall asleep pretty easy but waking up to turn makes it pretty difficult to fall back to sleep.

Best Moment of the week: Nothing yet. 

Worst Moment of the week: I'm still really upset after last week's appointment and sonogram. I think it's making me a nervous wreck. 

Miss Anything: A little red wine would be so nice right about now. 

Food Cravings: Sushi!!! I want it so bad but I'm staying away from anything not cooked so it just isn't the same. 
Anything make you queasy or sick:
Smells. Oh my goodness, it is so bad. If I smell something I instantly start gagging. It's really the worst. Some one opened the fridge at work and some one didn't clean out their old food. Instant gag fest! I couldn't go back into the office for some time! 

Have you started to show? 
Yes. I'm much bigger this pregnancy. I'm much lower this time around too. 

Gender: Team Neutral!

Symptoms: I've been getting terrible hip and pelvis pain still. I'm working on walking and doing yoga to help. I swear it stops me in my tracks. I get stuck with the pain and can't move for a few seconds. Totally different from my pregnancy with Jack. 

Workouts: The occasional walk and yoga. 

: I'm always worried. ALWAYS!

Looking Forward to:
 Feeling more movement. 

Maternity Clothes: Yes. I have a few maternity jeans and regular shirts fit well. I wish the weather would finally get about 50 degrees so I can wear some dresses. Although I look like a whale in any of my dresses. 

Reading: Mostly to Jack.
He loves his new Big Brother book and Big Boy Potty book! 

Milestones: Baby's development has exploded. Baby's brain is designed to hear, smell, taste. Baby may even be able to hear my voice! I should probaby watch thos F-bombs from here on out. 

See my pregnancy with Jack HERE.