Monday, August 27, 2012

Pregnancy and its symptoms

Well I am well into my 19th week of pregnancy and they were right you definately show sooner in your second pregnancy. It was somewhere around 17 1/2 to 18 weeks that it was like boom there is a baby bump. In the first pregnancy it was around week 21-22 time period.

I begin to think about how this baby will not get the same attention that Niah got when it is born or even now. Then I realize all of the things this baby gets that Niah did not get. Every Night I pray with Niah while rocking her and then we sing a worship. We started praying for baby #2 in our prayers, which I think is neat that Niah is getting to be apart of this pregnancy. As well as I never sang to Niah in utero and this baby hears me sing every night and hopefully it will be a comforting sound to baby once it is born. I started feeling baby move around 17 weeks, I believe it is just a week earlier than Niah.

Here is a picture of me now on the left 19 weeks and the pic on the right is me at 18 weeks pregnant with Niah with my sister (check her blog out about being a mom here) who was also pregnant.

Well my husband and I honestly never fight, maybe in the first year we had few or several arguments but since then less than a handful. Since being pregnant I can think of 2 disagreements which ended in me crying. My poor husband said after the 2nd disagreement, "I have to believe that you started crying because you are pregnant, the only other time you cried was when target would not return something for you and you were pregnant." I had to agree, I would not say I am an extremely emotional pregnant lady like some of the stories I have heard but at the littlest disagreement (I hate disagreements) I end in great big tears. Darn pregnancy hormones. I already knew that I cried alot easier in movies which Matthew already picked up but real life it seems the tears come. I guess it is healthy to have a good cry!

Well for the biggest news we find out what we are having this week. Cast your vote on what you think? I will tell you that I am leaning towards girl only because everything about my pregnancy is exactly the same, blood pressure, weight gain, sickness, nonexistent heartburn, carrying high, babie heartbeat, and overall how I feel.

Well I have to leave with a pic of my sweet girl, here is my little girl with her best friend and cousin Kyah on her new toy.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Niah Getting Ready

Being Niah's mommy is an absolute joy. I have to say that every second I am with her I enjoy and every second I am not with her I am sad she is not by my side! (I do realize that may be weird or it may be because I only have one child.) She is growing up so fast and her mind is already hard at work. It would take me days to write everything she is doing now.

I will tell you I believe God is getting her ready for the addition to our family come January. She has came to every Dr. appt we have had, which is more than a normal person but I never really said you will be a big sister, we will have a baby type thing. In the last week out of no where she started looking at every child (newborn to 6) in stroller saying "baby," and wanting to go see them. She looks at my baby magazines on her own and flips through the pages and points at every picture of a baby and says, "baby." She does not even like baby dolls and we have no friends with children younger than her so on her own she is figuring out what a baby is and that she likes them. I have to say I believe that is the way our God works, he works to prepare even the littliest people for big changes in their lives.
This her reading a book, I couldn't get her to let me take a pic of her going through a magazine

Some of the very cute things that Niah has done lately:

Her Uncle J got her a monkey and we tell her go get monkey and she picks it up and hugs it and says, "Kyah." We are pretty sure she named it Kyah because anytime we say monkey she says "Kyah."

Niah does not care for stuffed animals and 2 now she has piled them all up and pointed at them and said, "this Kyah" I said, "You want to give to Kyah?" and she goes, "Yes!"

She will dial numbers on the phone, then hold it up to her ear, Carry on a conversation mostly about babies and crackers, then go bye bye and guess who she always says Hi to thats right she is always calling Kyah. Pretty sure Kyah is her favorite friend. If she see another child close their age she will throw hands in the air and ask for Kyah. We have to tell her Kyah is not here so play with so and so.

We love her so much and find it such a joy to watch her grow and learn.