Wednesday, September 25, 2013

3rd Trimester and Rylee’s 3 (28 weeks)!!

I made it to the 3rd trimester!!!  I think I have probably said this before, but I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by.   This little stinker is going to be here VERY soon.  There isn’t too much to update since we found out what we were having, which is what I felt like when I was pregnant with Rylee too.  It seems like the second half is just a waiting game.  I have been feeling really good, other than just a growing belly.  I can still breath good (rather than feeling like I was suffocating with Rylee) and I haven’t had to break out the body pillow to sleep yet!  I feel like I had to sleep with that darn body pillow for a long time while I was pregnant with Rylee to sleep somewhat comfortably, but so far I have been sleeping pretty good this time around!  I did have my 28 week doctor’s appointment last week and got to drink the infamous orange drink for my glucose test, which also meant that I had to have my blood drawn again L  The person who took my blood was much faster this time, so I didn’t get to the point of feeling like I was going to pass out.  However, I also had to get another Tdap shot – so my left arm was feeling it after we left that appointment.  I had a Tdap shot while I was still in the hospital after having Rylee, but they recommend it now during every pregnancy so the whooping cough part of the vaccine can transfer to the baby since they can’t get that vaccine when they are a newborn.  They also wanted to give me the flu shot, but I talked them into holding off until my next appointment!  I think we are also getting to the point on deciding on a name!!  It’s actually the name I had in mind all along, but it always takes me awhile to get completely comfortable with it (same thing happened when trying to decide Rylee’s name).  I will hold off a little while longer in revealing it, though, until I am 100% sure J  I have slowly been accumulating baby boy clothes when I go to Target each week for grocery shopping.  I feel like I had to barely buy anything for Rylee during her first year because we got so much clothes from baby showers, but since I am not having a shower this time around, there is A LOT of clothes I need to stock up on!  It is fun being able to buy baby boy stuff this time around!  His nursery is almost ready too!  We just finished painting his room, the crib is set up, and we moved Rylee’s old dresser into the room.  I just have a few things to make for the walls, and it should be all ready to go! 

I can’t believe Rylee is 3 already!!  She is starting to turn into a little girl and I can’t seem to make it stop J  Good thing we have another one coming  along to give me a baby back!  On her actual birthday, we went to the zoo.  She LOVES the carousel, so we let her ride it twice since it was her birthday ;)  We then celebrated with family and friends with a zebra themed birthday party.  This is the first year Rylee understood what a birthday party was and she was soooo excited about it.  She made sure we had balloons, streamers, goody bags, birthday cake, and, of course, presents!  She got so many new toys, I don’t think she knows what to do with them all.  I think her favorite one was a Doc McStuffins doctor set, which of course came from her best friend across the street, Braxton ;)  We just took her 3 year/family professional pictures, and I am anxiously awaiting to see them!  This year, we walked around the Old Market and just snapped pictures in front of all the fun doorways, alleys, vines, etc.  I have seen a few “teasers” our photographer posted to her facebook page, which only makes it worse, because I want to see them ALL!!  It is finally feeling like fall outside and I cannot wait to go to the pumpkin patch (to take Rylee of course ;)).  We are going to try to make it to an apple orchard this year too.  I think Rylee will have fun picking apples, and it’s another excuse to enjoy fall!

Going to the zoo!!

Riding the carousel

Rylee's 3rd Birthday Party!!

playing at the park

a few sneak peaks from our family professional photos