Friday, April 27, 2012

Brogen has some exciting news to share........

I am not sure how excited he is about it but Brogen is going to be a big brother! The baby will be making its debut in November and we are excited and nervous. The next part is documentation for me and will be pretty boring so feel free to stop reading. We found out on March 3rd that we were pregnant and we were so excited. I really thought it would take a lot longer than it did because I have been diagnosed with PCOS and sometimes women who have this have a hard time getting pregnant or can't get pregnant at all so I feel very blessed to even have this happen. It has been a rough pregnancy from the start. I have been having pretty bad pain on my right side and then I had some bleeding so I had an ultrasound at 5 weeks to make sure that the embryo was in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube but at 5 weeks it was too small to get a heartbeat or anything. They scheduled me for another ultrasound for 7 weeks and I thought I would die having to wait that long to know if the baby was still even alive. I only bleed a little bit and for 1 day so that was encouraging and then right around 6 weeks the sickness hit with full force. It has sucked so bad but at least I know that the baby is alive and thriving. I finally got the next ultrasound and there was a heartbeat and everything looked good so far. I feel like this time around has been so much worse than it was with Brogen but maybe I just forgot. I have been tired, puking, nauseous 24/7, and trying to work and take care of a 3 year old at the same time. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who has done everything for the past 6 weeks and all I have to do is make it through work and I can come home and relax for the evening. He has been going to work later than usual and working until midnight just so he can help out with Brogen. I am so lucky to have him! Brogen has been really sweet also and gets pretty concerned that I am sick. He goes upstairs and gets my pillow and blanket and brings them to me on the couch, gives me sweet kisses and is really careful when he climbs on me that he doesn't hurt my belly. When we ask him if its a baby brother or sister he as been saying sister until the last week or so and now he is telling people that there is a baby brother in there. I am completely happy with either one I just want it to be healthy. I saw these pregnancy posts on another blog and thought it would be a fun way to document the pregnancy so I am going to try to do it every week.

How far along? 11 1/2 Weeks
Maternity clothes? Not this week but I have a feeling it won't be long. My belly is really popping out there much earlier than it did with Brogen. That is why we decided to tell so soon because there is really no hiding it :)
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Best moment this week: When Brogen saw me throwing up in the sink because I couldn't make it to the bathroom and he said " you sick mama, you ok?" I said I was and he said "poor mama" and then proceeded to give me about 5 kisses on the lips right after I had thrown up. Now that is sweet!
Miss Anything? Not feeling tired and sick all the time. Food actually tasting good.
Movement: No
Food Cravings: No, the very thought of food makes me sick but the food that sounds the best is mostly breads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Food, taking my pill and my prenatal, smells, when someone decided to leave a log in the toliet! Ya that ruined me for the rest of the day.
Gender: Jared thinks girl, I think boy, and Brogen used to say girl but now says boy.
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Tired, Nauseous, Irritable, Emotional.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but I have an inny and its making its way out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think there is one tiny happy bone in my body because I have a great little family who is happy and healthy but I am so irritable when I don't feel good so I feel like I am pretty moody. So many nights after Brogen is finally in bed I cry because I feel like a crap Mom that I didn't play with him much and that I didn't have very much patience with him. I am also having feelings of panic that I don't know if I can love another baby like I love Brogen and I am starting to worry about the effect this will have on him to not have my 100% love and attention. Silly I know, but I am quite emotional right now.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound on May 30th. My Dr. office does a gender only ultrasound at 16 weeks for $25 so we are going for it. If i can know 4 weeks earlier you bet I am going to do it. Not feeling sick anymore. I really hope this eases up because we are going to Disneyland in just over a week and I want to be able to enjoy it.

Well that is all for now, we have exciting things coming up, Jared is graduating next Friday and that deserves a post all by itself, and we are going to California for a little family vacation a week from Sunday. We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brogen turned 3!

I can't believe how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I was in the hospital admiring my tiny newborn and here I am today admiring a grown up boy. I still try to call him my baby but he always corrects me and says "no, I not a baby I'm a big boy"! I have so many emotions right now just typing this, its really hard to see him growing up so fast. Before I know it I will be sending him off to school! I am so proud of the little man that he has become. He has brought so much happiness to our lives, I can not imagine life without him. He is constantly making us laugh with the funny things he says and does. A few things I want to remember about Brogen at 3 years old:

He is now potty trained. It only took one day when I found out which toy he wanted bad enough. It was his Mack truck to go with his Lightening McQueen car :) He does great with peeing and did really good pooping but he has kind of relapsed on the pooping so we are working on that.

He is completely obsessed with Lightening McQueen, and I mean obsessed. He has a little car that is his constant companion. He eats with it, sleeps with it, rides bikes with it and takes it everywhere he goes.

The neighbors have a hot wheels lightening McQueen that he got to drive once and that is what he decided he wanted for his birthday. He had his little heart set on it and talked about it all the time so even though its a freakin expensive gift for a 3 year old we just couldn't disappoint him so that is what he got for his birthday. He was so excited and rode on it until the battery died. He caught on so quick, he is quite the little driver. If you ask him how to drive the car he will give you the full details. I will have to get it on video.

The other day I got frustrated with his constant whining for his juice so I kind of tossed his cup on the floor :) whoops! He immediately reprimanded me and told me that its not nice to throw things and he and daddy decided that I should have a time out for it. I can't be a hypocrite right? So he came over and pulled me up off the couch and took me to the stairs and told me I was in time out. Then he came back a couple minutes later and gave me a hug and patted my back and told me to come out but reminded me not to throw things. Do you think he has been in time out a time or two? It was so funny!

He is still obsessed with having his juice and blanky and he can't have one without the other. If he gets in trouble or hurt or upset about something he needs his juice and blanky. It's his little comforter.

He has radar ears! I can be having a conversation on the phone or talking to someone and you wouldn't think he is listening but all the sudden he will chime in with something that we were talking about. I have to be careful what I say around him.

Perfect example we were in the car the other day and I had to slow down kind of fast for the cars in front of me and Brogen yelled from the backseat, "people, come on"! I asked Jared if he learned that from him or me and he said oh ya from you, you are always saying stuff when you drive. I really need to watch what I say when I am driving ;)

Our house is always cold because we like it that way but sometimes its a little too cold and the other day I said I was so cold. Brogen immediately went over and got me a blanket and helped cover me up. Then he ran upstairs and got my pillow for me so I could lay on the couch. He really is thoughtful and sweet.

He is still a really picky eater and we honestly don't know how he survives on what he eats. The trick is getting him to try something and he will usually love it but then sometimes won't eat it again. It drives me nuts.

We have really been enjoying the nice weather and he loves playing with the neighbor kids and riding his bike and playing basketball and we have a hard time getting him to come in the house for anything.

He is loving Micky Mouse Clubhouse lately and just in time because we are going to Disneyland the second week in May after Jared's graduation. We are super excited and can't wait to see how much fun Brogen has. Happy Birthday Brogen. We love you!!!