Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Life through instagram

The last two weeks or so in pictures! Enjoy :)

tough life ;)
He loves helping me "clean"
Play date at the park with friends from church!
Max also loves to "help" me cook. Please notice the expression on his face...haha
We are slowly but surely learning to use the potty! 
Max loves his Batman mask :) so funny..
Lazy night- movies and snuggling with my babes.
I have been obsessively crocheting lately...

13 weeks

-How far along? 13 weeks
-Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans, still MOST of my regular shirts, leggings (new favorite), and starting into wearing some maternity shirts as well.
-Cravings? any kind of potato, Chipotle burritos.
-Food aversions? Meat...and I don't really expect this to change. When I was pregnant with Max I had to force myself to eat meat in order to get enough protein to keep me from being hungry all the time, and it lasted the entire pregnancy and then some!
-How do you feel? Aside from being hungry all the time (which can get annoying), I feel fantastic!
-Gender prediction? Still leaning towards girl!
-Anything interesting? I am almost positive that I have already felt this sweet little love moving! I know, you aren't supposed to be able to feel baby move until you are 16-20 weeks (maybe a little earlier for second time moms...because you know what to expect), but I swear I have been feeling movement since Sunday afternoon. I only notice it when I am being super still and quiet, but it is an amazing feeling, nonetheless.

I just can't believe how amazing it feels to be a mom already, AND be expecting another little one.  I think it is partially because I know now how incredible it is to be a mom and to experience the type of love you have for your children.  We are already so in love with you, sweet baby. And Max is so funny...I know he doesn't understand much about this whole thing, but his new favorite word is "baby" and he loves rubbing my belly.  It is a little bit scary, and also very exciting, to think about having 2 kids under the age of 2 (even if it will only be for about a month), but I just feel so blessed and I know that this is what God wants for our family.  Please be praying for us all throughout this pregnancy...I still have a lot of anxiety about all things related to baby number 2, but I am trying really hard to just let go and let God take care of it...and I really want to be able to just soak up all these moments and just love being pregnant. 

As my sister-in-law, Chelsea, says- I'm "a giant" :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

12 weeks

-How far along? 12 weeks
-Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans, still my regular shirts (some are feeling a little short) and a couple of maternity tank tops.
-Cravings? Still obsessed with orange juice. Cake, veggies of any kind (especially Lima beans and potatoes). Weird...I never really had many cravings with Max!
-Food aversions? Meat, especially if I have to cook it. Anything really greasy, or really unhealthy (like fast food and convenience food at home...excluding sweets)....still pretty much the same from last week.
-How do you feel? Pretty good! I still have to make sure I eat before I am really hungry, but I have been feeling really great in the past week :) still tired, but that's to be expected with a toddler running around AND being 12 weeks pregnant!
-Gender prediction? Ok, so now I'm beginning to agree with the "girl" feeling that everyone else has. With Max, I never told anyone, but I KNEW he was going to be a boy before we ever found out. I could be totally wrong, and I'd truly be happy either way, but I do feel like this baby is all "sugar and spice and everything nice."
-Anything interesting? Not really :) I have been trying to drink way more water and be healthier in general, which is a bit of a challenge for me. I have completely cut out caffeine since knowing we were expecting, but I am addicted to decaf sweet tea. My new goal is to drink 96 oz of water a day (which is not a random number...my water bottle of choice is 24oz and my doctor says I need close to 100oz of water/liquid a day, so, I will fill it and drink it 4 times), as well as trying to go walking every day now that it's finally starting to cool off in the evenings. I am determined that this time around I will be as healthy as possible so I can feel good for as long as possible!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Life through instagram

My sweet sister-in-law, Chelsea, just posted a blog with instagram photos from her wedding day (she and my brother got married a little more than a month ago!!) and it inspired me. I post tons of pictures of our everyday life on instagram, but I rarely put them anywhere else!
So...I wanted to share some of the more recent instagram happenings in the life of our little family :) hopefully I can post some of these about once a week or so!

Some of these are just from random summer activities (grilling out, learning about spiders, etc.) and some are from our recent trip to Wilkes for Ruby's birthday party...hope you enjoy your little peak into our lives!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

11 weeks

-How far along? 11 weeks
-Maternity clothes? I've been in maternity jeans for a couple of weeks now! So different from being pregnant the first time around. Still wearing most of my normal shirts, but I feel huge!
-Cravings? Chipotle! Ice cream, orange juice, fruit.
-Food aversions? Meat, especially if I have to cook it. Anything really greasy, or really unhealthy (like fast food and convenience food at home...excluding sweets).
-How do you feel? I have been having some nausea this time around (I wasn't sick at all with Max), but it seems to have been much better in the last week. At this point I'm just tired! I find myself napping with Max about once a day :)
-Gender prediction? I don't have one, but everyone around me swears it's a girl.
-Anything interesting? We went to the doctor and heard the babe's heartbeat for the first time this past Thursday. He/she has a strong heartbeat and it was 168bpm. We also found out that we are not at any increased risk for having any umbilical cord issues this time around just because we had them with Max. Apparently it is just a random occurrence! We go back to the doctor September 5 to listen to the heartbeat again, and will have an ultrasound when I'm about 18 weeks along.

A family of FOUR!!!

That's right, y'all...we are expecting a second baby Brown, due to arrive March 4, 2013!! We are so very excited and can't wait to be a family of four!

I'm going to be (trying) to post a lot more often on here, even though I'm a blog slacker, because I have really enjoyed being able to go back and read my entries from when I was pregnant with Max.

Below are the pictures we used to announce everything on Facebook, etc.