Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Preggo Update and the Winner!

After getting out the calendar to determine what week this is, I'm happy to report I'm in my 29th week of this journey.  In some ways I'm glad that I'm not counting weeks this time but then it forces you to answer in months when someone asks how much longer you have.  Somehow 2 1/2 months sounds a lot longer than 10 weeks.  Either way, it is what it is and I'm feeling great so I can't complain.

I did have a rough spell several weeks ago and I've since determined it was the transition from butterfly kicks to hardcore soccer kicks.  As you can imagine, that takes a toll on your body and requires a little adjustment.  Somehow I had already forgotten this and many other details from the first go-round.  So the big stomach moving kicks are here to stay for a while.  I an tell you it's no less freaky to see your stomach jet in out uncontrollably the second time.  He's a mover and a shaker, just like Colin was.  I'm sure that means he will be just as active as his older brother!  Someone told me today it's the non-active boys you have to worry about.  Was that supposed to help?

Wes and I have both started referring to the baby as "Pete" since that's what Colin so fondly calls him.  We're seriously going to have a hard habit to break once the baby is actually born.  We have a name in mind but a) we're not 100% sure and b) that's the one little secret we like to keep to ourselves.  It saves some looks, comments, and opinions that just aren't necessary.  By waiting, it's a done deal and nothing anyone can say can change it.

I'm having serious shopping withdrawals.  Just today I went in Target and looked through the "regular" women's section in hopes of finding an extra long shirt or one with a forgiving waistline.  I left empty handed.  Gasp!  Leaving Target empty handed is unheard of, right?!  I can't even find shoes I like.  Oh bother.

For what it's worth, I have a feeling that Pete will be arriving before July 12th.  I'm sure I'll be proven terribly wrong but a girl can hope.  Somehow I don't picture this one to have red hair but who knows.  I think he'll be the same whopper size that Colin was and hopefully no more!  Our family loves us some big babies!  I'll take him any way, any time I can get him!!

(Sorry no picture this time.  I promise to do better next time.)

In other news, the winner of the Yoplait Nourish Your Inner Goddess winner is Sweet Southern Prep!  Please respond to my email to claim your prize!!


  1. Glad you're feeling better after a couple weeks ago. Wow, 29 weeks along. That's a lot! I was so bad keeping track of my second pregnancy as well. It is seriously so much easier the second time around. You know more of what to expect. Both of my daughters were 9 pounds at birth, even steven. The nurses got so mad the second time, when I jokingly accused them of "guesstimating and rounding". Haha. :)

  2. maybe he'll be a 4th of july baby!

  3. Oh wow!!!!! I didn't know you were pregnant!! Hahaha. I am a new follower thank you very much. Well congrats!!!! I'm glad you are feeling well! :)

  4. Glad to hear things are going well. I didn't realize Colin was a big baby. Hopefully, this one won't be too big. Can't wait to meet Pete (and let you guys meet Sam!)