Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shutterfly

Shutterfly has a great deal on photo calendars right now - just $11 for a twelve-month calendar.  I just ordered a few to give as gifts this holiday season.  Speaking of the holiday season, greeting cards are also on sale.  What a deal!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

19 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 19 weeks
Weight: 145 (-3 overall)
Symptoms: Still tired!
Maternity clothes: Yes!
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Waking up a couple of times each night to use the bathroom
Best moment this week: When I asked Jolene where the baby is and she touched my belly and then gave it a kiss.  So sweet!
Movement: Getting stronger all the time!
Food cravings: Sour candy
Food aversions: None
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a mango.

Monday, October 29, 2012

18 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 18 weeks
Weight: 145 (-3 overall)
Symptoms: Mostly tired.
Maternity clothes: Yes
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: I'm sleeping well, I just wish there were more hours available for it.  
(Worst and) Best moment this week: We were in a minor car accident this week (we were the fourth car involved and last to be hit from behind) and I was so happy to hear baby's strong heartbeat at the midwife's office afterward.
Movement: Every day
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: Nothing specific, but I feel like I'm running out of room in there.
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a sweet potato.

Monday, October 22, 2012

17 Weeks (Baby #2)

How far along: 17 weeks
Weight: 144 (-4 overall)
Symptoms: My breasts are getting sore again.
Maternity clothes: I just broke out the stretchy panel jeans.  It had more to do with the two regular pairs of jeans being dirty than really needing the extra room though. 
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Great.
Best moment this week: Really feeling the baby wiggle around - no questioning whether I actually felt something or not.
Movement: Baby is wiggling around a lot these days - see above.
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: None
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of an onion.

Monday, October 15, 2012

16 Weeks (Baby #2)

 

How far along: 16 weeks
Weight: 143.5 (-3.5 overall)
Symptoms: My appetite seems to be returning, which is nice.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Great!
Best moment this week: I started canning this week and feel so accomplished when walking though our pantry - apple sauce, apple butter, tomatoes.  I feel so productive (and tired)!
Movement: I feel the baby move every few days.
Food cravings: Root beer
Food aversions:None
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of an avocado.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

At 16 Months Jolene

At 16 months Jolene...


Was an amazing international traveler

Loves playing on the beach


Adores horses and even went on a carriage ride while in Spain

Can make the correct animal noises for a duck, chicken, bear, and cat


Had her very own ice cream cone in Spain

Climbs the stairs standing up, rather than crawling


Picked her own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch

Helped to pick Grandpa Miller's apples


Has hair that touches her shoulders 

Is incredibly sweet and gives lots of kisses

Monday, October 8, 2012

15 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 15 weeks
Weight: 144 (-4 overall)
Symptoms: Still pretty tired - bedtime almost immediately after putting Jolene down for the night.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: I'm sleeping better now, fewer bathroom breaks at night.
Best moment this week: Hearing baby's heartbeat at my midwife appointment.
Movement: Still feeling flutters.
Food cravings: Salty snacks like pretzels, crackers, etc.
Food aversions: None
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a navel orange.