Monday, June 23, 2014

Almost time.

So it is almost that time!  We have the C-section scheduled! These are just a few notes for me:
- I have basically been pregnant 2 YEARS!!  That is insane ��
-I have had an extreme case of nesting this time so poor Ike and I have been busy!!!  Ike has been a trooper, and has taken on a ton of projects for me.  I plan to share those soon.  
-I am still stressing about how Brant will take having a baby brother.  He is such a sweet loving boy so I know he will love him.  I can tell he knows something is up because he is extra clingy to me. 
-My emotions have already started getting a bit crazy.  After I had Brant I definitely had some postpartum like issues.  I am hoping that I can avoid that this go around.   

We went to the doctor last week to see Spence and get an estimate of his weight.  They estimated that he weighed around 7lbs 13 ounces.  We even got a sneak peak at him.  Looks just like Brant's 4-d to me...same mouth and sweet cheeks.  


Here is 38 weeks with Spence.  

Monday, June 16, 2014

Celebrating Spence

Ike's work had a baby shower for Spence.  We were so excited and thankful for them.  We were not expecting any showers for a second child (especially same gender and sooo close to a first child).  It was a sweet shower, and they really were so thoughtful.  They even had a present for Brant.  


My co-workers also had what they called a "sprinkle" for Spence.  They took us to lunch, gave us a wonderful gift, and my favorite..they brought Gigi's cupcakes Y.U.M.  
Ike and I are so blessed to both work with such wonderful, thoughtful, family oriented people.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pregnancy #2, Week 36

I have done such a terrible job lately of blogging.  I have just not had the energy.  I think about it sit down and just can't.  Just a slump I suppose.  My lack of blogging has definitely showed with my pregnancy updates this time.  I went back to look at the updates from this time..one really.  Terrible.  I thought it was much more so I am guessing I just "thought" those post but they never made it to the blog.  So here goes 36 weeks....

36 weeks


How far along: 36 weeks 

Weight gain/loss: I think I have gained around 35 (but that's not including the 10 I was holding onto from Brant's pregnancy)
Maternity Clothes: YES, and really most of those are getting too small! 
Stretch marks: This is an area I have been lucky with both times.  I haven't had any either time.  
Sleep:  Oh sleep it's terrible!! There is not a comfortable position at this point.
Diet: Nothing in particular.  I have had indigestion so bad this time (not as much heartburn which I had a lot of with Brant...who knew there was a difference)  
Gender: Boy! Spencer Allen
Movement: YES! Spence has been FAR MORE active than Brant.  He is honestly rarely still (which is always reassuring).
The belly: BIG! Like really big.  
What I miss: clothes fitting, running, walking normal, sleep
Symptoms: Indigestion, hips hurting. I have not swollen nearly as much this time which is very nice.  However, I have had MUCH more pressure and back pain.  Maybe this is associated with a baby being head down???
Thoughts:  Ike has been calling me negative Nancy, but I really have not felt very good these past few days.  Like I said more pressure, back pain, indigestion, etc.. have not been fun at all.  I am very aware of how blessed I am to have had such a healthy pregnancy.  This time I am much more realistic about the whole newborn phase.  Last time I had all these "projects" to accomplish, suppers to try fixing, books to read, etc...  I know those things will not happen.  I know I will not be sleeping and I WILL be feeding around the clock.  I think reality is a good thing, and with that I am ready for our little Spence to be here.  I am worried about Brant.  I have heard so many times how much a child even Brant's age loves the new baby so I am hoping he takes him as his and loves him.  We are excited, busy preparing for him, and feel extremely blessed!  We have 3 weeks at most left!!  That is unreal.  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Brant's big boy room!

We finally finished up Brant's big boy room, and I was pretty excited with how it turned out.  We have since added a baby bed in the other corner because he is not nearly ready for his big boy bed.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Brant 13-14 months

13 months (April 22)  and 14 months (on May 22)
- Pointing at everything and just started to shake your little finger at things.
- Giving high fives
- sleeping very well (scared to say that out loud)
-waving so cute!  I have been trying to get it on video.
-you have started climbing!
- you are starting to copy things we do.
-Very observant, you notice anytime anything is out of place.
-Love to be outside
-Grunting at things you want
-Moved to the toddler class at school!  This brought some changes like you sleep on a mat at nap time.  You did great with the change and slept on it from day one.  Daddy and I were shocked.
-We have stopped rushing in to get you in the mornings, and now let you have a little time in there alone.  You have also done great with this, and entertain yourself well.
-You still HATE having your diaper changed, and always try to escape.
-Getting you dressed is seriously a wrestling match every single time but you will help take off your clothes now.
-You love sweets like your parents!
-You get so excited for daddy to come home, and when I say "where's daddy?"...You take off to the door.
-You still want us in the room with you at all times.  You will be playing great, but if you notice we left the room you start hunting us down.

Brant,
You are so smart just like your daddy.  Lately I can see what a little sponge you are.  You always appear to be soaking up everything around you.  You are also the sweetest baby!  You will love on us with lots of hugs and kisses!  Daddy and I have discussed many times what a leader you are.  You have a mind of your own!!  I hope you will always be as determined as you are now.  We are so proud of you little man!
We love you so much!!!  Mom and Dad

You love getting in things...
You have started waking up wanting to eat immediately.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Baby #2 has a name....

We had the hardest time deciding on a name.  We have gone back and forth with a few names.  We even narrowed it done to 3 and took a poll of our family and friends.
Nathan (Nate)
Maxwell (Max)
Judson (Jud)
None of which we ended up with.  We liked them all but we just did not have "that is it" moment.  I love some sort of "nickname" and we were set on using my dad's middle name, but were just stumped for the first!  Finally last week at 32 weeks pregnant we decided.  We were looking through yet another list and the minute we came across it we were both knew.... that is it!!

So baby # 2 will be.....

Spencer Allen Andrews
(Spence)




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Little Wild Man

Brant is our little wild man these days!  I needed to write down somethings before I forgot these funny days!

The other day I left the room for literally 2 minutes, and this is what I came back to... Theses two sharing a snack of animal crackers they (Brant) got for themselves.

He has discovered that running from me is the funniest thing ever!  First picture he has the nose frita...  I mean seriously son.  He grabbed it and took off, so gross.  
This was last Sunday...We were up in PLENTY of time to be able to make it to church, but somehow it did not happen.  He was in rare form...looks so sweet right?

Then there is this...  He absolutely loves getting under things and especially loves to get in the pantry.

Here he is weathering out his first tornado warning....
Two other random stories...
We went to eat lunch with Ike on Monday.  Ike and I got cookies, and I split my cookie with Brant.  When he noticed that Ike had a cookie too he shoved the rest of the cookie he had into his mouth and started pointing at Ike's cookie grunting for it.  Silly boy!!!
Then yesterday Ike picked up Brant so I could go to the grocery store.  When I got home he came running to me.  He loved all over, and I was like awwww how sweet.  He then looks up from hugging me points at the high chair and starts grunting to eat.  REALLY???  I ask Ike, and he said he has been playing the whole time and has not once seemed hungry!  That boy is a mess!!!