Wednesday, September 25, 2013

15 Weeks to Go!!!

This pregnancy is absolutely flying by!!! Having two kids and being pregnant with another definitely speeds up time. Twenty five weeks have already passed and although I haven't done a good job of journaling this pregnancy (Sorry baby!), we are so in love and so excited about our new addition. I totally forgot to mention, we found out the sex and we have FINALLY chosen a name!
That's right! Jareth and LaneyBug are going to have a baby sister in just a few short months. We had two top contenders for her name. They were Aria and Remi. I liked Aria and Jon liked Remi. Daddy won. Our baby girl's name will be Remi Lauren. After her mommy and her cousin, Kennady. I love it!
I've felt pretty good throughout my second trimester. I've had some back pain but that is to be expected and these other two little ones keep me pretty worn out. So far I've gained 15lbs which puts me on track to gain about the same as I did with my first two pregnancies. Overall everything is going great and we are counting down the weeks!

Monday, July 22, 2013

16 Weeks!

That's right! We are already 16 weeks along with the love child! Yep, unplanned baby = love child in our book. I'm feeling a lot better than I was in my first trimester. It was a rough one. I was very nauseated and extremely fatigued, more so than in my first two pregnancies. I'm not having any real cravings. I love sweets but that's nothing out of the ordinary. I'm thirsty a lot! I try to drink a lot of water.
I've been feeling the baby move some in the past week. It's been more of a rolling type of movement than any kicking. According to my pregnancy app on my phone, he or she is roughly the size of an avocado. Speaking of "he or she," we get to find out the sex in two weeks! Everyone keeps asking me the same two questions. "Do you want a boy or a girl this time since you already have one of each?" and "Are you going to let it be a surprise?"
My reply to the first question is a big "I don't really care." And I don't. I've learned with my son and daughter that there are wonderful things about having each. Sure it would be easier to have a girl because we already have all of Laney's baby stuff but having two girls so close in age could be tricky in the long run. And sure, it would be nice to have another boy since Jareth is almost four and we just had a girl however, the boys would be so far apart I don't know how well they would play together as they got older. Either way, it doesn't matter and we are very excited to be adding another Anderson baby to the family!
Now, my reply to the second question is a resounding, "heck no!" I have no desire to wait until the baby is born to find out whether she's a she or he's a he. I was surprised when I found out I was pregnant and I will be surprised on the sixth of August when I found out what we are having. I've been feeling like she's a girl but I've had two dreams that he's a boy. We will see soon enough and I will have plenty of time to prepare the baby room and the layette.
16 weeks down and 24 to go!

Orange Beach, AL

The Anderson clan just returned home from a great beach vacation at Orange Beach, AL. Along the way we stopped at my grandparents house and spent the weekend with them before heading south to the beach. We had a great time, as always, at their house.
Some family friends offered their condo in Orange Beach to my father in law and us for the week. We had never been to Orange Beach before and were excited to go somewhere different. It was the four of us, Popaw, Jeremy, and his girlfriend Mechelle who went. We had an absolutely great time! The kids LOVED playing in the ocean, the pools, and the sand. Jareth learned to swim in his puddle jumper and Laney enjoyed digging in the sand and picking up sea shells. We ate some really yummy seafood and had great quality time together. I also got to celebrate my birthday at the beach. The worst part about the trip was having to leave!

Monday, June 17, 2013

And Baby Makes 5!

That's correct! We are excited and surprised to be announcing that our clan is growing again!

For our seventh anniversary Jonathan surprised me with a wonderful night out. He took me to Nashville where we stayed at the Union Station Hotel, ate at Verago, and had a couple's massage. It was amazing. It was also my first night away from Laney bug.

On our way home the next day I started feeling bad. I had been kind of off for a few days and I was about two weeks late. However, I had only had one period since having Laney and I was on birth control so I thought my hormones were just getting back to normal. We decided it was best to take a pregnancy test just to ease our minds. I just knew it was going to be negative. The month prior I had taken one because I was feeling a bit off and it had been negative and then I had my first period. I really didn't think I was pregnant. I was on birth control! Then, the little plus sign appeared.

I had to convince Jon that I wasn't joking and show him the test. To say we were surprised is an understatement! The very next day I was able to get an appointment with a new OB here in Cookeville. They confirmed what we already knew and I got to see a little flicker of the heart that is growing inside of me. No matter how many times you've been through pregnancy, seeing or hearing that first heartbeat will always be an amazing experience. That's when you truly fall in love.

I have to say that we honestly thought we were done having kids. We had been planning to take permanent measurements to prevent another pregnancy but we wanted to make sure we were certain. Apparently we waited too long! Apparently there were better plans in store for us. We call this one our "love child."

I'm definitely a little nervous about having a third child. I worry about changing up our routine, making sure everyone gets the attention they deserve, and of course my sanity. I get nervous about how I'm going to go grocery shopping with three kids and how we will do vacation. I worry about the kids having to share a room and I imagine the house will never be clean. I worry about a lot of things. I guess I did with each pregnancy. But you know what? I think it's going to be quite an adventure. We have so much support from our families and we are in a great place in our lives. I know we will do just fine, better than fine. Just think of all the wonderful grandbabies I will have one day! Our table will be full and that makes me happiest of all.