Thursday, July 30

16 Weeks

I am 16 weeks today and had my OB appointment. Everything looks really good. HB was 150 and the Dr. said I'm carrying pretty low still, so that is why I have so much pressure "down there". In 6 weeks we go to find out the sex of the baby so stay tuned to see what it is.

Any guesses?

Tuesday, July 28

15 Weeks

15 Weeks along now and nothing really new. I'm not feeling light headed or queasy anymore and I have more energy back. We've been working on Lee's new room so we can move the baby into Lee's old room. We're almost finished and will be moving Lee very, very soon!

I haven't started feeling the baby kick yet, but I will get lumps to the left or right of my lower stomach and it will be a hard ball. That feels very weird. I'm looking forward to feeling the baby start moving and kicking!

Here's a belly picture that I took today.

Sunday, July 26

A Camping We Did Go...


Hi-ho the dairy'o, A camping we did go!

I have about 300 pictures just like this one. They are all the same. Steve and Lee. Lee and Steve. Those two are like two peas in a pod! He wants nothing to do with me at all. Putting shoes on "daddy do it". Make breakfast "daddy do it". Buckle him in his car seat "daddy do it". Change diaper "daddy do it". Wash hands "daddy do it". Go potty "daddy do it". Are you getting the picture yet? This whole trip (4 days), was all about Steve and Lee. I loved sitting back with my camera and watching every minute of it. Lee is turning into a miniature Steve right before our eyes.

We went to dino world. We pet kangaroos. We climbed in caves. We played putt-putt golf. We played at parks. We walked/ran trails. We ate lots of yummy food. We did something new... camping.

It was so nice to get out of the house for a few days and away from our normal everyday living. Lee did way beyond either of our expectations. He was thrilled to do everything. We didn't need the stroller but for about 5 minutes. He was climbing and walking right along with the big kids and adults. The adults would get tired, and Lee kept on going. Lucky for us, no breaks :) He napped and slept wonderfully and even enjoyed the car ride.

Lee helped Steve: build a campfire, take out garbage, cook hot dogs, clean up outside, sweep, unpack the car, repack the car, look for sticks, read maps and kill bugs.

He's just turning into a little man. More pictures to come soon!


Friday, July 10

Names

We went with a family name when we named Lee and this time around we are most likely going to pick a name just for the heck of it. No rhyme or reason. I really like Makenna for a girl. Now all I have to do is convince Steve!


For a boy, Steve really loves Cole. I liked Griffin for awhile, but now Cole is started to grow on me too. We'll see!

Thursday, July 9

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July. Parade, food, family, friends and fireworks. What more could you ask for? This year was the 1st time Steve didn't have to work, so we were all able to go to the parade together. The rain held off too, so that was nice.

It was nice seeing my family, although we missed my Grandma and Grandpa, we had to leave before they were able to make it to my Aunts house. I didn't think Lee would do good with the fireworks being so loud, so we opted out and headed home so everyone could get a nap in. My neighbor Liz has two little boys and she knows of some areas where you can watch fireworks but not hear them, so she invited us over for dinner and convinced us to go and I'm so glad we did. It was a lot of fun! Next year I think he'll be ready to handle them full blown! It worked perfect though because in Naperville, there's an area where you can sit in a well lit parking lot and see them pretty clearly. So we just parked and stayed right by the car! Lee was interested in them for all of 1 minute and then wanted to get down to run around.

Waiting for the parade to start.

Wanting to run up and down the hill like big kids, but was too scared.


My cousin Megans brand new baby girl! She was so sweet and cuddly!


My Aunt Kathy, Uncle Milan and their two girls, Steph and Lisa.


My cousin Megan, her husband Brent and their newest addition Lucia. They have a 4 year old as well you'll see in other pictures. Beth and Lee got along really well together and had a lot of fun playing!


Beth helping Lee too run up and down the hill!

Steve's new trick. Jumping over Lee!

Climbing!

Grandma and Lee waiting for the parade to start!

Waiting...

Beth and her Daddy Brent


Here it comes! The sirens were really loud!


Getting and grabbing candy. Grandma was helping Lee and showing him what to do!


Beth and Lee had a lot of fun grabbing up the candy!

The clowns. They are so fun!

Cheery girls.

Thats my Grandma. She was on the old people float and Jackie tells it! She was throwing us candy.



Steve, Lee and my Dad. My Dad and Jackie were in the Elgin parade and weren't able to make it to the Rolling Meadows one. So we saw them later on at my Aunts house.

Asleep in the car. It took all of 2 minutes before he was asleep. Too much excitement!


Naperville fireworks show! These are all the boys! They are also our neighbors.

Lee with his flag!


Sitting in the back of the car.

Letting off some poppie thingies. Spencer is eating Lee's snack. That boy just might eat anything you put infront of him, lol. Lee was totally not into eating a snack, so I'm glad someone ate it!


Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 2

12 Week Ultrasound

I've been feeling really, really good. No morning sickness at all and I'm starting to get my energy back. I'm not asleep by 7pm anymore. The only bump in the road that we have hit is that my thyroid isn't working again. It did this with Lee, but they decided not to put me on any medication. However this time around, I'm taking a 25mg pill 3 times a day to keep it in check. The Endocronologist is pretty certain that I have Graves Disease. It's really not that big of deal and he says that it can go into remission at anytime. So we'll see what happens after the baby si born. The only problem with it being pregnant, is the medicine can make you Hypo-thyroidism and that is really bad for the babies brain function. Hyper (which is what I am right now) can cause miscarriage. Hypo - brain damage. Their monitoring me closely though so I'm not worried. Just trusting God and saying lots of prayers!


Today was the 12 week check up. Everything looked great and I was so proud of myself for only gaining 2lb. YEAH! The babys heartbeat was 162 and is 2" long already. The Dr. tried to find the heart beat with his little microphone, but because I'm taller, the baby has more room to hide and couldn't find it. The ultrasound was able to detect it though. Speaking of ultrasounds, here are the pictures from today.

Arms and rump.


Front view of the baby. Looks like an alien. Their arm is also up by his head. The head is on the right and body/bottom is on the left.


Here's a profile shot of the baby. It was pretty tough because the little booger was pretty active in there. Arms were flailing all over the place.


And last but not least, the 3D ultrasound. How cool are these? I'm so glad my Dr. office has started doing them for free! It's neat to see their little nubs for arms and legs. The eyes, nose, ears and mouth have not fully developed yet, so they are just sockets. You can also see the umblical cord which is neat too.

Steve and Lee came with and were able to stay for the whole thing. We were sure how Lee was going to do, which he could have really cared less, but at least he was part of the family. He kept asking for more "movies". LOL.