Thursday, September 29, 2011

21 Weeks!

21 Weeks with BS2!
We have made it past the half-way mark! WooHoo! I had a friend at work take this picture this morning (not a great hair day, but oh well). I haven't taken a picture YET with BS2 so I just said, "It's time!" Not much to report, but we do have our FOURTH ultrasound next Thursday so I'll for sure have a more in depth report then! But for now, here are the highlights!
Momma Stats
How Far Along: 21 Weeks
Weight Gain: 3 Pounds
Maternity Clothes: All my bottoms are maternity, but dresses and tops are still primarily my pre-pregnancy stuff.
Gender: Baby GIRL - I think we are close to a name announcement as well!
Movement: Tons! This little girl is constantly movin' and groovin'!
Symptoms/Complaints: Just tired and using the restroom non-stop!
Cravings: Still spicy stuff for the most part, NACHOS with tons of JALAPENOS.
BS2 Stats
Food Size: Carrot
Weight: 3/4 of a Pound
Length: 10.5 inches head to toe
Development Info: BS2's eyebrows are now present! And her vagina has begun to form!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Potty Training

We started potty training Jack last Monday (9/19/11). Tonya (his daycare provider, we love her) told me the end of the prior week that Jack had started asking to go potty. I wasn't sure if it was because Tonya was just finishing up potty training another little girl so it had sparked his interest or if he maybe was really ready...either way Tonya said she thought we should at least give it a good try and see how he did! Well I'm happy to report he is doing GREAT!
Tonya didn't want to use Pull-Ups (she said in the past with kids she has done the pull-ups with that once they figure out that the pull-up will hold pee/poop it usually deters their progress), so off to JC Penny we went to get some of the thicker training underpants (we refer to them as "unders". Chris and I were going out of town for our anniversay so we decided to wait until we got home Sunday to give them a try.
Sunday night Jack wore his unders for about 3 hours and used the potty one time to go pee. I was excited that he didn't have an accident on our first try! So Monday was the real start of training and to say he didn't do great would be an understatement!
Here is the timeline of the week...
Monday - 7 accidents (6 at daycare, 1 at home)
Tuesday - 2 accidents (both at daycare)
Wednesday - 2 accidents (both at daycare, one during quiet time)
Thursday - 1 accident (at daycare)
Friday - 1 accident (at daycare)
Saturday - 1 accident (at home)
Sunday - 1 accident (during his nap - although he was in Columbus all day with Chris so who knows what really happened)
We are really pretty proud of how well he is doing! He doesn't always tell you when he needs to go, but it's obvious he can hold his pee (most of the accidents later in the week were poop) and will hold it until you take him to the potty! We do a jumping high five and a cookie as a reward (he doesn't like stickers/tape/sticky things so we didn't do the more common sticker chart)!
A friend that has a little boy a week older than Jack asked me what we were doing and what the key was...I told her number one is consistency. We (either at home or daycare) would take Jack to the potty about every 30 minutes and have him sit on the potty and try to go - every 30 minutes! The second thing, I think is, is not doing pull-ups or diapers at all during the day! Jack has only had a diaper on at night and not until he actually gets into bed. He doesn't even wear a diaper during nap time and has only had 2 pee accidents during his nap - awesome! Third and probably tied with second is having an awesome daycare that works just as hard as you do at getting them potty trained! Tonya is awesome and she even works harder than we do/did because she has him the majority of the week while we are at work! I think if your child goes to daycare and the daycare isn't totally on board and you aren't using the same methods it will never work or at least will take a lot longer!
I will say Jack is no where near trained at night time. He still has quite a big of pee in his diapers in the morning, but hey I can do 1 diaper a day, that's nothing - especially when little Miss is slated to arrive in 4 short months! :-)
Way to go Jack, you are an all-star potty trained boy! We are so proud of you!

Friday, September 9, 2011


That's right! Jack is getting a little SISTER and we couldn't be more excited! As a friend wrote on my FB wall, "A perfect pair!" Here is BS2 Girl's "money"shot from yesterday's ultrasound - definitely a girl! :-)

After we had our ultrasound we saw Dr. Shaw and she said baby looked great and was measuring perfect and that my placenta seems to be moving away from the cervix. At the ultrasound we had at the hospital the placenta was covering the cervix and yesterday the tech measured it at 1.5-2cm away from the cervix! Dr. then explained that as long as the placenta isn't covering the cervix and is still just low lying then it's my choice to attempt a natural delivery. She said we could try, but if I were to start bleeding then we'd have to do an emergency c-section. OR we could just do a planned c-section, but she said we don't have to opt for either choice right now because we have plenty of time and she feels good that the placenta will keep moving up and we will be good to go for delivery!

She also said at this point since the placenta isn't covering the cervix that my "restrictions" could be lifted as long as I'm not bleeding, but if I start bleeding again then I have to go back to the home, work, no exercise, no heavy lifting, no sex, etc. But I have to admit I'm still scared to really go back to "normal".

We also hit 18 weeks yesterday so here is a recap!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 18 Weeks

Weight Gain: 2 Pounds

Maternity Clothes: Bottoms - YES!

Gender: Baby GIRL

Movement: Starting to feel a few flutters and jabs here and there but nothing consistent yet!

Symptoms/Complaints: I've been going to the bathroom NONSTOP this week!

Cravings: McD's (takes me back to my HS days)

BS2 Stats:

Food Size: Bell Pepper

Weight: 7 ounces

Length: 5.5 inches head to rump

Development Info: BS2's uterus and falopian tubes are formed and in place! WooHoo!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

17 Weeks!

Today we hit 17 weeks! Yea! Not alot to report, but we do have our follow-up ultrasound next Thursday so our 18 week update should be a good one! ;-)

Pregnancy Highlights!

How Far Along: 17 Weeks

Weight Gain: 0 Pounds - I somehow am right back to where I started!

Maternity Clothes: If I wear pants, then yes, but I can still wear my normal dresses!

Gender: We know, but it's a secret until confirmation!

Movement: I swear I'm starting to feel some flutters!

Symptoms/Complaints: Tired, Fatty Fat Fat!

Cravings: Dt. Dr. Pepper - YES I've been giving in!

BS2 Stats!

Food Size: Turnip

Weight: 5 ounces

Length: 5 inches head to bottom

Developmental Info: Baby can move their joints and sweat glands are starting to develop!