Sunday, January 31, 2016

33 WEEKS



BABY IS THE SIZE OF: Honey Dew Melon! Roughly 4-5 pounds and 19 inches long! She's pretty much done growing in height and now is just working on packing on the yummy chub!

MATERNITY CLOTHES: I think it's fair to skip this question. Haha just kidding...big fat yes! My magic h&m maternity jeans unfortunately have reached the end of their life this pregnancy! I tend to gain all my pregnancy weight in my legs/butt so they are much to small now but it is pointless to buy the next size up for just a few weeks....so I have been living in my Blanqi leggings which might I add are a dream come true. 

MOVEMENT: Yes yes yes! As she gets bigger they get more and more uncomfortable...she likes to stretch her legs out just like Milan did so its often I have a giant lump sticking out my left side thats a foot! It's really interesting though that already I can tell a difference in personalities when comparing movement of Milan and movement of this baby in the womb. Milan's movements were always really quick, sharp, and ninja like. She truly never stopped or slowed down-I'm pretty sure she was having a constant dance party with dubstep music. This baby moves a lot...but her movements are a lot calmer and slower. Almost like she's just really relaxed and swimming with some nature music in the background. Haha does this all sound so weird? Probably but thats the best way I know how to describe it! Milan's womb movements were identical to how she was outside of the womb-never stopped, and always wanted to be part of the action. She was never a sleepy calm newborn. So I am really really curious to see if this girls personality is similar to her womb movements! 

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: I started packing the hospital bag this week! That was super exciting! I'm so looking forward to our time in the hospital soaking up our new girl!  

MISS ANYTHING: Sleep! My heartburn keeps me awake a lot at night:( Also being able to get down on the floor and play with Milan without being in pain! 

FOOD CRAVINGS: Everything with over 1000 calories. Mostly olive garden, panera, salt and vinegar chips, symphony chocolate bars. I'm suuuuppppperrrr healthy you guys.  

ANYTHING MAKE YOU QUEASY: Not really! Just if I go too long without eating! Oh and I really don't want any brown meat...same thing happened with Milan's pregnancy. 

WEIGHT GAIN: Couldn't tell ya! I'm letting my body do what it needs to do to grow this baby! 

STRETCH MARKS: no new ones! Using coconut oil daily again! But my stomach is really starting to itch a lot which it never did with Milan so I wonder if they are near.

HAPPY OR MOODY: Pretty happy! I'm getting super excited for how close we are! 

SYMPTOMS: Heartburn from hell.
Lower back pain.
Rib pain.
Just all around exhaustion. 


LOOKING FORWARD TO: We are going to Utah this week to visit all my mom's side of the family! I'm doing my maternity pictures while I'm there so I'm super excited about those!! 


GUYS!!! We are so close!! Once I get back from Utah its the ONE month countdown! Can you believe that? I can't! I think it's finally starting to hit me! My biggest mistake with Milan was being ready way too early so it made the end drag on (even more than it already does) so this time I purposefully kept a lot of things off until the end to keep me busy! I really think I'll go to my due date or a little past this time! I was induced with Milan and 39 week 5 days and I refuse to be induced before 41.5 weeks this time! Refuse! Especially since I know I'll be going natural this time I don't want to be doing it with Pitocin in my system again! 

The nursery is slowly starting to come together! The crib is up, the mattress is ordered! Once I get back from utah we need to make another trip to ikea to get a dresser and rocking chair and then its done! Ikea is 2 hours away so as if it wasn't a day trip anyways the drive takes forever! I'm so excited to be getting a rocker this time! It's something I never got with Milan but wished I had so often...rocking her to sleep was and still is my FAVORITE thing to do. I can already tell how fast this chapter in my life that I can rock my babies to sleep is going to go so I'm going to rock them until they don't let me rock them! Babies are only babies for so long! 

And most exciting of all...we have a name! This is the third name we've "settled" on but this is it I can tell. We came up with it the exact way we came up with Milan's so that has to mean something right? I've had this name tucked away for years and I've loved it! I've brought it up to Michael a couple times and he was never super pumped about it so I dropped it no biggie....well a few weeks ago at church HE brought it up to me and asked what I thought of it! I laughed and said I love it, I've asked you about it! Moral of the story you have to let the men think they thought of it but if you drop enough hints and maybe whisper it in their ears at night you can get your way;) totally kidding hahaha! We won't be sharing the name until after she's born though! I begged Michael to share Milan's name early and got my way last pregnancy, but decided to let him get his way this time! 

Overall, we're getting really excited! I was really nervous for 2 under 2 but I've decided to just set my expectations super super low and take all the help from my mom as possible! I know all of the hard days end soon enough! Man the mentality and mind set of your second child versus your first is SO different! At least for me! I trust myself a lot more, I know how fast it all goes, I know the power of help, and I know all baby's need is love, milk, and sleep! Easy enough right? haha (ask me in 2 months if I have the same thought!!)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2015 A YEAR IN REVIEW

JANUARY:




  • We moved back home to Arizona from North Carolina! 
  • Michael had his last official day in the army before being medically discharged!
  • Milan got to meet so many of her fox cousins and become best friends!
  • We went to california and had Milan's first real vacation! 


FEBUARY:



  • Milan tried solids for the first time-sweet potatoes and bananas were her favorite!
  • We visited Virginia for my sister to have her baby! My second nephew!
  • Uncle Tyson came to visit us!
  • We enjoyed the nice spring AZ weather with lots of park dates!
  • We celebrated our first valentines with our little love



MARCH:




  • We visited California again! 
  • Milan was really sick for most of this month-hence the sad sickie pictures:(
  • First ponytail happened!!
  • Milan took a bottle for the first time ever!!! Life changing.



APRIL:




  • We celebrated our first easter with a sick mommy and sick baby, daddy stepped in and was an amazing easter bunny!
  • Got over sickness
  • Found my love for breastfeeding again.



MAY:





  • Milan learned how to crawl!
  • Celebrated mother's day-I was totally spoiled!
  • My mom flew out and watched Milan for 8 days!
  • Me and Michael finally got our honeymoon in AMAZING Belize, we miss and talk about it daily! We can't wait to go back some day! 


JUNE:



  • After living with the in-laws we FINALLY got our own place-a little apartment!
  • After having to sadly re-home Mogley while living with the in-laws, I surprised Michael with Franny for fathers day! Turns out he really didn't want another dog, he wanted Mogley back:( So Franny was re-homed to a friend!
  • Lots of Fox cousins were visiting for the summer, we spent a lot of time in the pool!
  • I found out I was pregnant! Shortly after I miscarried:(


JULY:





  • We went to california with a group of friends to celebrate the 4th of july!
  • Milan started walking!
  • I found out I was pregnant! And I stayed pregnant this time!




AUGUST:




  • After 8 long months of it being in the works, we opened The Native Oak! It was a huge leap of faith and we have learned so much!
  • We traveled to Utah for a family reunion!
  • We announced that we were pregnant!



SEPTEMBER:







  • Our precious baby girl turned ONE!! We "sprinkled" her with love! 
  • We found out we were having another sweet GIRL!!!
  • We traveled to virginia for my brothers wedding! I gained a new sister and new nephew!




OCTOBER:





  • We decided we were staying in Virginia for good! 
  • Looked through so many houses while searching for the perfect one!
  • Found the perfect house!! Made an offer and waited!
  • We got the house!
  • Visited some pumpkin patches!
  • Dressed up as Fox's for halloween!! 



NOVEMBER:




  • Waited and waited to move into our new home!
  • Moved in the day before thanksgiving!! 
  • Celebrated thanksgiving with so much to be thankful for!!
  • Milan practiced being a big sister with her babies! 


DECEMBER:




  • Finished moving in and unpacking boxes!
  • Painted ALOT.
  • Started our Kitchen Remodel
  • Decorated for christmas for the first time!
  • Watched Milan open all of her presents!
  • Enjoy every bit of our new home! Our favorite is the backyard!

It has been a year full of transition and change! Lots and lots of change! I'm hoping 2016 is a little bit more relaxed and filled with more growth and blooming! We are so thankful for 2015 and all that happened!! But super excited to see what 2016 brings!!