Friday, May 13, 2011

The Fabulous Friday 5

Well, another Friday has come and I want to post a few giveaways that I found around the blogosphere. Here goes. 

@ So Easy Being Green : Buddy Fruits  Ends 5/20  {my kiddo loves these things!!}

@ Mom Start: $50 Barnes and Noble gift card   Ends 5/19  {I LOVE B&N...}

@ Meandering Matt: Freschetta Simply Inspired   Ends 5/21
{winner gets a free coupon for pizza and a cutting board and cheese knives!!} 

@ Baby Loving Mama: KitchenAid 4 Slot One Touch Toaster  Ends 5/27  {Gorgeous!!}

@ Cloth Diaper Blog: Feed Your Stash Friday: Thirsties Sampler Pack   Ends 5/18  { I love Thirsties!!}

There you are. 5 FABULOUS giveaways to enter. Hope you have fun entering the ones you like. Enjoy!!


Baby News

Well, Baby #2 is not going to be due in November. We have a new due date: December 11th. Still, I am happy with that. The baby should still be here for Christmas. Yay! 

Like I said, my periods are wonky and I have never been one to be consistent with them. I had a period in February. I missed my March period not because I was pregnant though...just because my body decided that I was gonna miss that one. I normally have a period on the 10th through the 15th {well, normally means when I do have them} and I took a test on the 17th of March and it came out negative. Took another one and that too was negative. Missed again in April.  I started having tenderness in my breasts and felt like stuff was happening in my uterus...which is not something I had ever experienced before. So when I missed April's period I took a test and sure enough it was positive. So that means that my body just loved me and didn't want to provide me with a March period and then let me get pregnant after that period would have ended. LMAO.  Somehow I was really surprised that I was pregnant, yet I just knew that I was at the same time. After a blood test to confirm, it started to really sink in. 

It didn't really sink in though until yesterday. I had an OB appointment to measure the fetus to get a more accurate due date. The little bugger was only about 1 inch long or so, which is consistent with a March conception {9 weeks 4 days...well, 9 weeks 5 days now}...not consistent with their original projected date of November 18th {conception in February and would have been 13 weeks today}. 

Either way, I was so excited to see that little fetus. It made my heart happy. I got to share the moment with my fiancée and our 3 year old. He didn't want to go in with us, but once he was in there he was so excited to see that little fetus on the big screen. We were actually able to hear a heartbeat which was unexpected. 171. Fast! I have heard all the old wives tales...which say with a heartbeat that fast it could be a girl. But I don't really know what to think at this point. 

I don't really believe in all those old wives tales but they are certainly fun to entertain even for just a short while
This is the Chinese Lunar Calendar Gender Prediction:
Chinese Lunar Calendar

I am 25, and I concevied in March {just after I turned 25 too!!}, so by this I
am having another little boy. When I had Lawson, I was 20 at the time of
conception and I conceived in September...and it was correct. I had us a
little boy.

This is the Western Gregorian Calendar Gender Prediction:
Woman's Birth Year  Month  Day   Time Zone    
    Conception Year  Month  Day   Time Zone   
  It's a girl!  (Chinese Age 26 at Lunar month 2)  

This one says a girl is what I am in store for. I don't know the exact day 
of conception, so I just went back 9 weeks and 4 days. And I went with 
the 13th...but my period would not have been over at that point. I redid it 
a few more times and all the March dates I put in came up with who 

What do you think?? Boy or Girl?? I would be happy with either. As long as it 
is healthy and happy. 


Friday, May 6, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday!

This week I am participating in Lauren's Fill in the Blank Friday. Head over there to participate too. Here goes.

1.   What I love most about my home is       the sunlight it lets it. I love spring and summer light from the sun. Gorgeous. The way it reflects off the wall. The shadows it casts on certain areas. Love it.

2.  I'm excited because,    I just discovered a Montessori Summer Camp program. I really want to send my little guy to it in July. They offer it for 4 weeks and you can sign up for 2, 3, or 4 weeks. I am thinking 2 weeks would be good for Lawson. Just gotta come up with $360 now!!

3.  My preferred method for blowing  off steam when I'm frustrated is    to eat. But I try to yell and scream into my pillow or talk to myself when no ones else is around. Usually, I can talk myself through something, so that I am not yelling at the next person I see {usually that would be my 3.5 year old or my fiancée}.

4.  Currently I am craving  fruit, yogurt, chicken wings, chicken wing pizza, antipasto name it, I want it! I am pregnant so...that could be the cause for these cravings!! 

5.  The thing I love most about my mom is   that she is unique. She speaks her mind when you ask, but not when you don't. She tries to tell the truth in all situations unless someone has asked her not to divulge something. She loves my sister and I very  much and would pretty much do anything to make sure we are okay, healthy, and happy. She loves he grandson so much too. 

6.  If I was going to write a book about my life, the title would be     Everything In Between. All the little things that go on in my life. My sons life. 

7.  If I were to eat one thing for the rest of eternity it would be     hmm...crostini's. French bread slices with butter, pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.So yummy fresh out of the over. And truthfully, I think I like them even better when they are cold from being in the fridge overnight. Delicious. 


The Fabulous Friday 5

Summer is creeping up on us folks. It's not here yet...but soon. I found some great giveaways already today that are summer-perfect. Head over to each blog for your chance to enter. You might just win!

{review AND giveaway!} Ends 5/30

@ From PX WITH LOVE:  Magic Cabin Spinning Seesaw 
{Review AND $50 gift card giveaway!Ends 5/21

@ Born 2 Impress: UMI Shoes {review AND giveaway!} Ends 5/13

@ A Mom's Balancing Act: Celebrating Mom's ATG Stores 
{Review AND $100 Gift Card Giveaway!} Ends 5/13

{Review AND Giveaway} Ends 5/14

COOLA Suncare


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy News!

Happy news for my fiancée and I!  I am pregnant! Yaaaaayyyyy!! We are really excited. Lawson is 3.5 years old and he is so excited to be getting another brother or sister. He has 3 siblings that are much older then him {from my fiancées previous marriage} whom he adores. But since none of them are living with us {at this given time} it would be awesome for him to have a sibling at home with him everyday to play with.

We would be happy with a boy or a girl. Either way, it doesn't matter to use. As long as the baby is healthy and I have an easy pregnancy. I had a very easy and uneventful pregnancy with Lawson 4 years I don't expect too much to be different. The only thing that might be different is my blood pressure was pretty high the other day and it looks like I might need meds for that...not cool when you are only 25. And I am overweight (not just a few pounds either}...and while the doctor has not said this to me yet, I already know that weight gain during this pregnancy is NOT an option. I actually need to gradually shed some pounds as the pregnancy progresses. So it looks like I will be doing lots of walking this summer.

So far it looks like we are due November 18th. But, I am wonky with my periods, so it actually could be December as well. I have an ultrasound next week on the 12th which will include a crown to rump measurement and it will give us a much better idea of the due date in conjunction with my last period. I am hoping for November, but December would be great too. Either way, the baby should be here in time for Christmas. Awesome!!

Anyway, that's my exciting news for the day! Have a good one.