Friday, April 29, 2011

17 weeks to go...

I really cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going, it felt so slow in the beginning and now it just is on auto-pilot.  I am happy that the morning sickness is over, I haven't gained too much weight and I am able to still sleep through the night.  Even if the night is 6 hours because of my late bedtime and early rise.
I HAVE been taking pictures of my belly, I just thought after last time it was over kill to share each week, but I am getting a post ready for them.  I will put them in Charlotte's book too.   I started her registry today, why?  FOR COUPONS and as a checklist of things I need to get for her before she arrives.  Also the discount coupon on total purchase around her due date.
Her next "check-ups" are ay 10th with my Dr and May 11th for a 3D Ultrasound.  I may have to change that due to grad school that night, I forgot to call today so hopefully Monday I remember.  That will be my 24 week check up!   I love when we get to see her and hear her heart beat.  I am excited to see what Jack does when she gets here, he reaches for babies and kids now and "talks" at them.  What will he do when there is a baby in the house full time?
Hopefully Charlotte will like Similac, I have been stocking up and have close to a 3-4 month supply ready, I am trying to use all coupons now for it.  If not, I will sell it/donate.
Will check in again soon with Charlotte info!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boston Vacation

We had a wonderful 4 day 3 nights away last week to Boston.  Booked for Jack (okay and us) we went to the New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Museum and Salem.  We also shopped, ate at both Cheer's Restaurants and Hard Rock Cafe of Boston and traveled on the T.   Jack was wonderful the entire trip, he loves eating Grill Cheese Sandwiches off the kids' menu and french fries.  He is all about feeding himself now, he is such a big boy.  He also started taking his first solo steps, and is learning to get off beds feet first because Tim is "training him".  

The Museum was incredible, we were truly impressed, I am happy I bought the membership through Mid Hudson's Children Museum (Poughkeepsie) because it saved us the admission fee and us waiting in line to get in.  (Can't wait to go to the one in Philly now!)  The Aquarium was awesome, so many penguins and different tanks, Jack loves looking at the fish through the glass and pointing at them.  At the Shark/Sting Ray touch tank Jack thought it was pool and wanted to jump in.  Instead he splashed both hands in getting himself wet trying to grab whatever swam by, in the smaller touch tank he grabbed and picked up a hermit crab from a tank.  He seriously has no fear at this age and LOVES all types of animals.  He has proved this to us again and again.

Tim felt baby Charlotte for the first time!  Another first and huge pregnancy milestone, she is another dancer like her brother Jack, but is still letting me sleep.

We decided to get the National Parks Passport Book to collect stamp cancelations of where we travel to with Jack.  We completed 5 while away, in one day, this included Jack and I racing Tim on separate streets to the Friendship of Salem boat in the harbor of Salem.  We both like to travel and want to travel more with Jack (and Charlotte) over the years so this is a great memento while we do it.  There are many in NY to visit and we'll be sure to visit them soon.  I wish I did this earlier because I have been to many already myself, but we will make this a family book.

We also bought 101 Places Gotta Before You'e 12 for Jack I want to do as a scrap book.  Take pictures as we complete them/see them.  This will be fun for the family I think, they have very interesting categories, some we can complete near home and others that we will have to make an effort to see.
Amazingly enough at 11.5 months Jack has been to 8 states already.  NY, CT, NJ, VA, MD, MA, PA, & DE  go Jack!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Extreme Baby Coupons

The tab above is where I am posting my savings on baby products only.  Diapers, foods, and formula mostly.  Keep checking in.  I am trying to include where coupons came from also.  Just wanted to make sure those who love my coupon deals know.

Also if you use Goodstart formula or Gerber rice/oatmeal and would like coupons let me know, I have tons to spare.

Monday, April 18, 2011

11 Months

In 1 more month until he is 1 year!





  • You are feeding yourself now
  • 1st kid's meal: grill cheese and broccoli 
  • 12-18 months clothes
  • started using overnight diapers
  • you walk with your walking toys
  • will walk around the house using 1 hand on the wall or an object
  • you dance
  • can point at the correct picture when asked "Where is the bear or where is the fox?" to the pictures above your changing table
  • take off your socks every time we get in the car
  • using sippy comes more and more for water or formula (Tommy Tippee, Nuby, Munchkin) you're not picky
  • love the park and slides
  • love swimming and going under water
  • use overnight diapers now (thank you amazon)
  • very nosy and when you see kids you follow them until they are out of site
  • got your first knot on your head from falling
  • scrape on your head from falling another time
  • make choices when put in front of you
  • play with your toothbrush while getting changed
  • say Da-Da
  • babble back and forth with people
  • tried your mom's ice cream cake and loved it (after you put your whole hand into it)

Shutterfly

Wanted to post about my favorite photo site.  Mother's Day is around the corner and that means cards and presents for Grandmas, Aunts, and well MOMS!
I love the photo books Photo Booksand  for Jack alone have about 6 that revolve around him at 11 months.  Then there is the cards that I make for XMAS every year and photo ones of Jack to send to family when I can.

Mother's Day Cards and Beautiful Stationery
HLastly the Mugs are great:
Happy Mug Shots
So check everything out and see if there is anything you can make and order, I am sure there is :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's a....

GIRL!!

We are beyond thrilled!  Charlotte Olivia will be here the last Friday of August! Yes, I scheduled my C-Section at my first appointment.  I knew I wanted one and also I have no patience to wait,  so 19 more weeks and we meet her!
Seriously cannot believe how blessed we are for 1 of each.  2 under 2 will be exciting but we're ready.  Tim is so great with Jack and I can't wait to see him with both.  He is off for vacation through this job so he  has been with Jack for 3 weeks now with our moms doing a few days here and there when he had other work.
Next ultrasound is 3D mid-May.  Other than that everything looks good and I am up 7lbs total so far.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +5 lb total weighed again on Friday 4/15

Maternity clothes?:  Just my 1 pair of jeans and then everything else is my regular clothes

Symptoms: peeing more 

Stretch marks?: nope

Sleep: need more since been sick

Movement: kicks, movement across stomach

Food cravings: rice and soy sauce again, orange juice

Gender: We find out Thursday!!

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I miss:  my body

What I am looking forward to: finding out if baby is boy or girl

Milestones: 1/2 way through.  Only 20 more weeks! C-section at 39

Wordless Wednesday

Some Pictures from April



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +5 lb total (check in next Friday)

Maternity clothes?:  Just my 1 pair of jeans and then everything else is my regular clothes

Symptoms: bump.  I am 100% showing and the boobs are growing more and more

Stretch marks?: nope

Sleep: I sleep, just need more in general.  

Movement: feel kicking and also hard spots from pressure

Food cravings: Soy Sauce.  

Gender: We find out April 14th!!!  Have both names picked out.

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out? In.

What I miss:  A drink after a rough day at work.

What I am looking forward to: finding out next week what we are having and to start decorating!

Milestones: Anatomy Scan is next!!