Friday, March 29, 2013

Meet Baby Gray

I guess it's true what they say about second children.  They just don't quite get the same attention that you gave to the first one. ;)  Regrettably, I have not documented this pregnancy in nearly the detail that I did my first.  

So I am pausing to play catch up and at least hit the highlights!

What has been different this time around?  Well, the nausea began at about five-and-a-half weeks and eased up at about 18 weeks, which is pretty consistent with the first pregnancy.  But, I think the nausea was less severe and more manageable this time around.  Praise the Lord!  I have had a voracious appetite, that I don't really recall being so noticeable before.  And I've generally felt more tired and lacked energy this time, which may have something to do with the energetic little boy that keeps me busy!

We were told 3 times that this would be a boy by the time we reached the official gender check.  This was a little hard to swallow at first, since I don't plan on going for a 3rd child.  I had to let go of the idea of having a girl, but am now feeling excited about another boy, maybe even a little relieved at a lot of the dramatics I will miss out on, and trusting in God's design.  We have had multiple ultrasounds but the scans didn't turn out very well.
Here is the little bean at the first OB appointment.

7 weeks, 2 days gestation

20 Week Sono

20 weeks, 5 days gestational age

3D Sono

28 weeks, 6 days gestational age

Chubby Leg and side of foot

This boy has a fondness for having his hands in his face, as you may notice.

A fist next to his face.

Sticking his tongue out and making a great "yuck" face.
Smiling for us!

A little side view.

Just for fun, these next 2 pics are Noah's 3D images from  29 weeks, 1 day gestation.

 We think our 2 little guys look pretty similar!  (Sorry, Blogger is seriously uncooperative and not letting me do a side-by-side comparison like I want to.)

And now...a belly pic!  This is from 27 weeks.  I can't believe this is the first belly pic we took!  Oops.

 It's true, everything pops a lot faster the second time around!  Everything in general seems to happen a lot faster.  I was pretty sure I started feeling Gray move at 11 weeks, and Jeremy was able to feel him around 18 weeks.  Nevermind the weight gain...ahem.

Yes, his name is going to be Gray.  We haven't figured out what the rest of it is going to be yet, but will be announcing it the day he is born, just like we did with Noah.  Speaking of Noah, the big brother is super excited.  He frequently asks if we can take "Baby Gray" out now.

Will do my best to update the prego news again soon!  Can't believe we're already at 31 weeks!  Memorial Day is fast approaching.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Train Fun

 The first weekend in January, Noah and I spent the weekend at my brother's house in McKinney while Jeremy headed back to Arkansas for the funeral of a family friend.  Let's just say, fun was had, and a lot of trains were involved!
Mimi, Papa, and I took Noah to Northpark Mall to see the train exhibit before it closed after the holidays.  Needless to say, the boy was enthralled!  The set-ups are pretty elaborate.  This might need to be a holiday tradition for us!


This red and blue US Postal train was his favorite.  He insisted, about 500 times, that he would get one for Christmas.

Cousin Madison and her mom joined us.

Love this one. Watching the musician play at Spooners while we waited for dinner was pretty cool.
Mini-cupcakes means you need two for dessert.

Madison enjoying some sort of brownie sundae.

Two cuties.
And then the piece-de-resistance (or something like that), my brother happens to remember that he has his old electric train out in the garage and decides to bring it out.  They worked and worked trying to get it running properly.
There was a lot of "No touch, Noah!" going around. ;)

Madison even read him his favorite book.

Snuggle and Nabi time with uncle Scott. Showing off your new Android is important.

Christmas 2012

We had a sweet, quiet Christmas at home in 2012, with both sets of grandparents coming to celebrate with us.  Lots of fun!

Opening presents with Mamaw & Papaw:
Train shoes!

Train pjs rock!

Christmas morning.  Bright and early.
A very special Thomas bike, made especially for Noah. :)

Opening the stocking.

Merry Christmas to all!  Only a few months left til we start getting ready for it again. ;)