Monday, October 5, 2015

19 Weeks

How Far Along: 19 weeks
Size of baby: Large mango (8oz, 6 inches)
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes. Tops, some. The pants are just way more comfortable.  As you can tell I'm loving this long vest.  I promise I don't wear it everyday. 
Gender: It's a girl!  I'm so overwhelmed by all the girl clothes and accessories.
Movement: I'm feeling little flutters more often these days.  I love it and I can't wait until it's more consistent.
Sleep: Not bad, just wish I could get more of it. I could sleep 10 hours a day if I had time.
What I miss:  Not being out of breath when I walk up the stairs. I miss being able to pick Barrett up and tote him all the time.  I just can't carry him as much as I used to.  I know it's time for him to be walking more but it breaks my heart when he wants me to carry him and I just can't.  Still miss my old clothes.
Cravings: Fresh fruit and comfort foods.  I went to the grocery store this weekend and got stuff to make 3 different casseroles.
Symptoms: Indigestion.
Best Moment this week: We had our Fall family pictures made.  It's a little surreal that the next time we have professional pictures made there will be one more.  I got to snuggle a friends baby in church this morning and it made me so excited to snuggle another one of my own.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Goals

It's October.  I'm not sure where September went but  it's gone and we're all in the Fall spirit around here.
I didn't do great with my September goals.  This only two things that were really important were the two things I didn't even attempt to do. I got the house decorated and I love it.  We've watched a lot of football.  I've worked a lot and we found out the baby is a girl. So I'm moving Clean Barrett's closet and Move furniture to October.

Clean Out Barrett's Closet.  Now that I know this baby is a girl I've got to go through Barrett's stuff and see what I can use for this baby and what I need to get rid of.  I'm not sure if this is our last or not so I'm not ready to let go of everything.  I'll probably just let my friends buy or borrow stuff so I can get it back if we have another boy one day.  Yes I'm crazy.
Move Furniture.  We need to move Barrett's new furniture in his room and the nursery furniture to the new nursery.  Our goal is to have this done by Halloween when we have everyone over to trick-or-treat.
Go on a Girls Trip.  Ok I cheated again on this one because we've had a beach trip planned for a couple of months but I'm so looking forward to 3 days away with girlfriends to relax and recharge before the hustle and bustle of the holidays sets in.
Host Halloween Hayride.  Over the last few years we've been hosting all of our friends at our house on Halloween night to trick-or-treat and hang out.  I'm so excited its on a Saturday this year.  We've got a hayride planned and some other fun things.  I've never been a huge fan of Halloween but it's becoming one of my favorite nights of the year.
Make a "To Do Before Baby" List.  I feel like we've got so much to do before this baby gets here.  So I need to get organized and get busy.  The time is going by so much quicker this time too so I'm starting to panic.  I know it'll all get done and if it doesn't not a big deal but I'd at least like for her to have a place to sleep and for Barrett to have a place to sleep.

Monday, September 28, 2015

18 Weeks

How Far Along: 18 weeks
Size of baby: Large mango (8oz, 6 inches)
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes. Tops, some. The pants are just way more comfortable.  I've been wearing a lot of flowy dresses lately.
Gender: Its a girl! I can't wait until she has a name!
Movement: I finally felt the flutters this week.  This is the same week I first felt them with Barrett too.
Sleep: I can't get enough!
What I miss: Being able wear anything I pull out of my closet.
Cravings: None this week.  Just trying to drink a lot of water.
Symptoms: Other than feeling huge not to much.  I've had a little heartburn and my ankles were a little swollen yesterday.  
Best Moment this week:  Another week down.  This has nothing to do with pregnancy but getting all my Fall decorations out made me happy.  The changing seasons just remind me that the time is passing and we're getting closer.  I got a new phone so I'll have plenty of room for pictures of her and her brother.  One of my good friends got her first hair bow.  I can't wait to see if she has hair like her brother!
I had to add this one because Ally had to be in it.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Horton House Daily: Week 38

I miss blogging like I used to blog.  I'm going to try to get back to writing about our everyday life again.  I'm afraid I've missed documenting a lot that I'll wish I had written down.  But for now these weekly updates are better than nothing.
Day 259:  I posted this picture of my sister and me after we beat Arkansas.  We were so young.  I should take better care of my skin.
Day 260:  I took Barrett to the Homecoming parade.  It was kind of surreal being there with my kid.  I remember it being such a big deal when I was in school.  It doesn't seem to be a big deal to these kids.  I feel like it was much better when I was in school.  Of course that could just be in my head.
Day 261:  We met at Brittany's house again for some bike riding fun Saturday.  These kiddos had a sweaty ball. 
Day 262:  This was my favorite part of this day.  Sunday was tough.  Barrett was in a mood all day and I almost just left him at church he was so bad.  I ended up spanking him three different times and it didn't help.  So he didn't get to go to my parents house and ride his bike.  I hate using that as a punishment but he was way more upset about that than any spanking.
Day 264:  I missed day 263.  This boy is loving his bike!

Day 265:  I finally got my pumpkins and fall stuff out.  I'm loving all the festive d├ęcor and scents.  I need to get some new candles too!  I love this time of year!

Monday, September 21, 2015

17 Weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Size of baby: Sweet Potato (5oz, 5.5 inches)
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes. Some tops but mostly just my regular flowy tops.  My regular tops are getting a little short.
Gender: They say it's a girl!  I'm still in a bit of disbelief.
Movement:  None yet.  I started feeling a little movement at 17 weeks with Barrett. So hopefully it's coming soon.
Sleep: Pretty good.  Barrett is sleeping better so that's been a big help.
What I miss: Wearing anything in my closet.  That's about it.
Cravings: Nothing this week.  I've been drinking a lot more water. 
Symptoms:  Just feeling large.  I had a doctors appointment Friday and my blood pressure was great and I somehow have lost 3lbs.  I'm pretty sure it's because I've been drinking a ton more water.
Best Moment this week:  Knowing my blood pressure is normal again.  Getting a big order done at work.  Things are slowing down and it makes me happy.  We've still got a lot of stuff to get done but hopefully it's on a more manageable timetable so I'm not working all the time like I feel like I have been the last few weeks.
I also realized this week that if this baby comes as early as Barrett we are already half way there. Which is exciting and terrifying.  We have so much to do this time.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Horton House Daily: Week 37

Day 252:  I've been looking for one of these Tupperware pickle holders for years.  My parents have one and I love it.  They discontinued it for a while but they brought it back and I got one at Girl Time.  I was so excited and I'm pretty sure everyone thinks I'm a little crazy.  Which might also be true.

Day 253:  We found out this sweet baby is a GIRL!!! We are still a little in shock.  That hasn't stopped me from buying a few things.  I can't wait to meet her.  She is already so loved.

Day 254:  We went to Brittany's to watch the Alabama game.  The boys brought their bikes and rode during halftime.  I love this picture Crystal took.  My parents have the best area to ride!
Day 255:  My boys snuggled up Sunday morning.  They were so sweet I couldn't stand to wake them.  Barrett has been ending up in our bed some mornings so we can all get a little more sleep.  I think Patrick and I both secretly love it.
Day 256:   We were working on a big order at work that required me to be in the shop some and Barrett was so good.  He would ride his bike around and then come in and take a break.  He never took his helmet off or his sweatshirt and it warmed up a lot. 
Day 257:  You've already seen this picture.  But it was all I had for Tuesday.
Day 258:  This was a video but I don't know how to add videos so here's a still shot.  While taking a break at the office they made a make shift "the blob" and Barrett thought it was the funniest thing ever. 
That was week 37!  Lots of fun and lots of work. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

16 Weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks
Size of baby: Avacado
Maternity Clothes: Pants, yes. Tops, no. The pants are just way more comfortable.  I'm so thankful flowy is in!
Gender: Still in shock that it's a GIRL!  I'm trying not to go crazy buying stuff but it's hard.  I've bought a couple of little outfits.  Baby clothes are just so sweet I can't help it.
Movement: I haven't felt anything yet.  She was moving like crazy on the ultrasound though so hopefully it won't be too much longer until I can feel it.
Sleep: I've slept pretty good this week.  I've been so tired at night that I feel like I'm asleep before my head hits the pillow.
What I miss: I'm not missing much this week.  Still don't have much energy but at my appointment we realized my iron was low so hopefully these supplements will help me feel better soon.
Cravings: Ice and anything spicy.
Symptoms: Low energy and a little nausea.
Best Moment this week:  Finding out the gender!  We are so excited to have a sweet baby girl.  I didn't think much about all the fun a girl would be.  I just knew it was a boy so I never thought much about having a girl.  I've picked out a few new things for the nursery.  All of the big stuff will be the same but I'm adding a few girly touches.  In my head it's beautiful, I can't wait to see it come to life.  Right now just cleaning out the room would be an improvement.
And a comparison.  I feel so much bigger this time and I look so much tireder, ha!