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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Babe Makes 4

My little boy is going to be a big brother! Its crazy and scary and wicked exciting! I announced it on facebook but figured I would make a blog post for posterity's sake and to answer so q's that are bound to come up! So a wee bit of background: we started trying in July and I thought I was pregnant but either I wasn't or had what I believe was an early miscarriage. So we kept trying and the beginning of September I took a test because I was late and it was quite positive :) We had our first appointment at the end of September. We go to the appointment thinking I was like 8 weeks pregnant but an ultrasound proved to us I was merely 6.5 which was slightly disappointing but we say baby's heartbeat and everything was just fine. So fast forward to today we had another appointment and am now about 11.5 weeks along and baby is doing great! It had a heartbeat of 166 and I have actually lost a few pounds which is shocking after my first year of candy parent tax with Berick for Halloween which I must say is an excellent perk of being a parent!

So I shall answer a few questions:

1. How are you feeling: Well not too shabby actually. I threw up quite a bit with Berick but haven't thrown up at all with this nugget. I feel sick if I'm hungry or haven't eaten in a while but other than that I'm just tired. Chasing around a toddler while pregnant is not easy but luckily he stills naps 3 hours a day :)

2. Do you think baby is a girl or boy/which do you want: I believe baby is a boy and think about it sometimes and feel that I would be shocked to learn if it was a girl. In terms of what we want, we want health :) As long as the baby is healthy we'll be ok with whatever it is however financially having a boy would be a little less taxing.

3. How do you feel about Berick being a big brother: I look at him and think he is way to little still but by the time baby is born Berick will be 2 so I think it'll be ok.

4. Food Aversions/Cravings: Very similar to my pregnancy with Berick. Sweets like cupcake frosting and such I am not interested in but I could eat a nice juicy steak everyday! I want really savory tastes like A1 sauce and sweet and sour chicken!

I think those things should sum up some questions and if not then feel free to ask me :) It should also be noted that we are super excited to have another baby but I also have many fears. I'll address them in another post because this one is happy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


My sweet little boy went to nursery for the first time today. Some people may not think its a big deal but I do! I've been in Primary for a few months now so Kenyon has been taking him but Kenyon has just been called as Young Men's Secretary so we had to go ahead and send Berick to nursery.

The first glitch we needed to work out before he went was nap time. Right now church goes from 1-4 and Berick naps from 2-5 so as you can see there's a bit of a problem. People with little, napping children know that napping on Sundays is crazy hard! So what did we do? We got Berick to nap for 3 hours BEFORE church! It was amazing! Now that he was going to be a rested boy for nursery I didn't feel nearly as bad about leaving him.

Then the hard part comes. Berick is a champ and doesn't have a hard time being left if he's occupied but I still have a hard time leaving him. We brought him in the room and he started playing with toys and I kissed him with a teary eye and went to Primary. I guess Kenyon stayed on a little longer. When it was time for Kenyon to leave he kissed Berick and Berick said "bye" and that was that. I checked on him when I could by peaking through the window and he just looked so grown up! At one point he was just sitting at the table coloring a little cube (that I'm keeping forever) and being so good! Needless to say when it was time to get him I booked it over to the nursery and Kenyon and I went in together. Apparently the only time he cried was when they picked up all the toys in preparation for snack time. Other than that he was a good boy!

I know its not a huge thing but I just felt so much pride that my guy did so well in there. He is growing up so fast and I love him so much! I am amazed how much he is learning these days and how much he needs me but loves independence. He comes to me for cuddles and when he is hurt but other than that he is his own little man!

Thanks for reading my sappy story :) Also I continuously promise pics but again I don't have any. Most of the people that read this blog know my on facebook and can catch some recent pics there. Stay tuned for some exciting up coming posts!