Saturday, July 24, 2010

Little Victories

Life has been a little hectic lately with the pregnancy, school, and just life in general. I always try to find the positives in life, especially when things are extra crazy.

We've hit some big milestones with Izzy in the last few weeks, and for that we are VERY grateful. She is officially wearing big girl panties, so no more pull-ups for us! This has been a long time coming, but she has stayed dry in panties for over 2 weeks now, and is now even wearing them at night! I think the idea of not being the baby of the family anymore might be sinking in a little for her. She is SO excited about becoming a big sister this winter!

Izzy has also FINALLY broken a bad habit of coming into our bed at night. She had started this habit a couple months ago during one of her bad asthma flare ups. When her asthma acts ups she has to have round the clock breathing treatments, and because of having to get up in the middle of the night, and to monitor her breathing, she would end up falling asleep in our bed. After she was better again, she would quietly creep into our room every night... this became a very tiring habit since none of us were sleeping well! However, after much help from my husband, we got Izzy to break the habit and stay in her own bed! It's very nice to have my bed back again, especially with my growing belly!

So, no matter what is going on in your life, try to remember that its the little victories that matter, and sometimes those are the things that will keep you going through the tough moments!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I can't wait until February...

This pregnancy is going exactly how it did with Izzy. I haven't been feeling well at all and the morning-noon-and-night sickness has been pretty bad. I ended up in the ER on Monday because it had been 4 days without being able to keep anything, not even water, down. They gave me some new medicines to try, and if they don't work, we'll try something else. They recommended trying a Zofran pump. Have any of you guys ever used that before? It made me a little nervous hearing about it because I would have to have a needle in my hip for the rest of the pregnancy, so that the medicine can get injected every hour or so.

That aside, we've been pretty busy around here. Summer classes are going well, leaving not a lot of time for anything else though. Izzy has learned to cherish her one on one time with mommy a lot lately! She has been so in tune with the baby in my tummy, she loves it already! She talks to the baby everyday, which is totally adorable. I'm guessing another girl this time around, but if it's a boy we'll be just as happy. If it is a boy, I think that will mean that I'm just destined for rough pregnancies. At least the end result is an adorable, lovable, totally worth the pain, little baby! I can't wait to meet our little one in February. It's so fun getting used to saying "our kids" now that we will have two around.

Last, but not least, I have some giveaways coming up, and also the baby and toddler event that will happen no matter what, I promise! Nothing will stop me from sharing the awesome things that I've got coming up for you guys!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Here we go again...

The morning sickness has officially arrived. I've been feeling a little yucky, and the crazy cravings have also already kicked in! I've gone from craving beef and broccoli to feeling like I will vomit if I even look at or smell broccoli. At least this time I have IzzyBug to look at and remember it's so worth it! I can't wait for the next few months to pass so we can see our BabyBug during the ultrasound!

So far, Adam and I have been bickering a bit about names. We're completely agreed on a girl name (which kind of makes me wonder if we're having another girl, haha). We are totally open to suggestions when it comes to boys names, since we can't agree on anything! I love Dominic, Gabriel, and Jacob, but Adam likes Daniel and Ezekiel. I might just have to put a poll up on here and get some expert mommy opinions!

Sorry for the short post tonight, I think the sofa is calling my name. So is that pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer... I think I may stop there on the way to the sofa... don't judge me, I'm pregnant, haha! :-)