Monday, August 27, 2012

9 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 9 weeks
Weight: 147 (-1 overall)
Symptoms: I am feeling quite nauseous these days and incredibly tired.  I almost always take a nap when Jolene does.  I also felt very dizzy the other night and nearly fainted (I say nearly because I didn't lose consciousness).  I ended up falling in Jolene's room pretty hard and woke up my girl, poor thing!  Dustin came to my rescue, got me settled into our bed with some water and everything felt regular again within 15 minutes.  I guess if you stay in one position for too long, your blood will pool and it doesn't know whether to go back to your uterus or brain.  Apparently, it went to my uterus.
Maternity clothes: No, although I did pick up some cute dresses at Kohl's that were on clearance. 
Stretch marks: No

Sleep: Normal


Best moment this week: Seeing our little one during his or her first ultrasound.  The baby was pretty quiet and finally gave us a little dance toward the end.  The heartbeat was going strong at 180bpm.
Movement: None
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: My appetite seems to be coming back which is nice.  My

Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a green olive.

Menu Plan Monday


It's been hard to stick with my menu plan every week, so I'm trying something new, by linking up with I'm An Organizing Junkie and sharing my menu for the week.

Sunday: Veggie enchiladas
Monday: Mushroom risotto, steamed zucchini
Tuesday: Grilled chicken Florentine pasta
Wednesday: Crockpot beef stroganoff, mixed vegetables
Thursday: Shrimp pad thai
Friday: Spaghetti, mixed vegetables
Saturday: Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, peas

Monday, August 20, 2012

8 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 8 weeks
Weight: 148 (+0 overall)
Symptoms: I'm still very tired and feel like I need a nap most days.  And, Jolene has been cutting four (!) molars over the last week and her nighttime sleep has been interrupted because of it.  We have a very tired Mama, Dada, and Jolene in this house right now.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Normal
Best moment this week: Taking Jolene to her first concert.  We saw Jonny Lang at the Portland Zoo on Friday evening.
Movement: None
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: Proteins are not appetizi right now.  I start out feeling hungry but by the time I sit down, anything protein on my plate usually looks gross.

Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a raspberry.


Monday, August 13, 2012

7 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 7 weeks 
Weight: 148 (+0 overall)
Symptoms: Tired and nauseous.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Normal
Best moment this week: Choosing my health care provider and hospital.  I'm using a midwife this time around and a smaller hospital to minimize interventions.
Movement: None
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: Dinner always looks great and then I sit down to my plate and am not hungry anymore.

Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is
the size of a blueberry.

At 14 months Jolene

At 14 months Jolene...


Cut her eighth, ninth, and tenth teeth

Moved into her third home


Walks around the house with a towel around her shoulders like a cape

Likes going to the zoo and petting the animals in the farm area - cows, pigs, goats, rabbits


Loves the Portland Children's museum

Knows how to go up and down the stairs safely


Enjoys going to the playground and swinging

Can go down a slide by herself


"Helps" Mommy unpack

Sleeps through the night (10-12 hours straight) regularly (finally!!!)

Monday, August 6, 2012

6 Weeks (Baby #2)


How far along: 6 weeks 
Weight: 148 (+0 overall)
Symptoms: I'm starting to feel nauseous a couple of times each day.
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Normal
Best moment this week: Moving into our new home.
Movement: None
Food cravings: None
Food aversions: None
Gender: Not yet
Milestones: Baby is the size of a sweet pea.