Thursday, October 28, 2010
For those who want to know why or are bored and need a good blog to read.... here is our reasoning...
We have recently been asked a lot "What do you guys want?" as far as the sex of our second little one is concerned. I thought I had put it on the blog, but maybe I wasn't as detailed on the blog as I was in my own mind. So for everyone out there wondering... first and foremost we just want a healthy little baby! The sex is not the most important, but is probably one of the funnest parts of the pregnancy process. As I told my friend today, I'm the type who wants the pregnancy test to say "positive" and a second slot with the sex listed right next to it. It feels like an eternity waiting for friends to find out, with Ryder last time, and of course this time as well. Derrik doesn't want to know the sex. He thinks finding out at birth would be really cool. 1. He knows i'd probably divorce him if he made me wait (just kidding... kind of) and 2. I think he just says this to make me crazy and truly is excited for our appointment! Derrik likes to pretend nothing like that gets him excited... he's cool like that :)
Before Derrik and I faced the true reality of having a child and lived in a fantasy world, Derrik wanted lots of children. He won't admit to this now because I think the reality has altered his opinion so much. I was never set on a number, but knew I wanted more then one and probably no more then four (four being extreme!). I didn't care what order the sexes of our children came in, but wanted at least one girl. I didn't feel the need to have a little boy, but would have been thrilled and obviously am with Ryder! Derrik could care less about having a girl, and wanted a baseball team. Luckily we don't get to pick the sex!
Derrik and I can agree on one thing... All our children will be close in age. For those that don't know us well, I come from a family with me being the oldest (almost 26), a brother who is 24, and two sisters who are 12 and almost 11. Derrik comes from a family where he is the oldest as well at 25, he has a brother who is 22 (23? Sorry Tommy!), and two little brothers who are 6 (? on age again... close to six.. maybe 7... first grade) and a 4 year old. So we both have HUGE age gaps in our family! We both love our younger siblings with all our heart, wouldn't change a thing about our situation, BUT (a BIGGGG BUT) also know that we don't want to parent in two rounds. Both of our mother's love it and made crazy talk of having more after both of their 4th children, but we don't think we are cut out for it.
Soooooo.... What do we want? I guess i've only told you what we don't want :) Getting to the point... I would love if the 2nd baby was a GIRL. I'm not set on being done with kids, but would be bummed if the 2nd wasn't a girl, and then the 3rd wasn't a girl. (Side note... my in-laws would be equally bummed considering their 1st,2nd,3rd, and 4th kids were all boys, and now they have 1 boy grandchild). I love Ryder and love boys, but I want that mother/daughter relationship. I want what my mom and I have. I want a best friend. I want to plan weddings. I want to buy pretty bows and dresses. I want to talk boys. I want someone to go shopping with. Get it? So I just ask for one girl... just one, but we'll see. Maybe God has bigger plans for me! PLUS... this is what I WANT to have. I am still convinced #2 IS a boy.
Derrik would also like a girl. Pretty much because he told me if #2 is a girl we are done having kids. He's pretty firm in this decision, and I pretty much agreed simply because I want a girl. Two seems nice.... a boy and a girl. Do I think I could ever say "that's it, we're done, two is the limit" NO definitely not, but Derrik says we are definitley done if #2 is a girl. He is perfectly happy (and probably would prefer) that #2 would be a boy, but knows that if #2 is a boy that the pressure will be on for #3. I guess if #2 is a girl you'll have to keep reading for a few years to see who really wears the pants in this family. For all I know two could give me a run for my money, and i'll never think I want another baby ever again.
So there is a our opinion for those that have been wondering... three more weeks until we get our answer...
P.S.... It's so totally a boy!
Anyhow... they said everything looked great, and suggested we schedule my next apointment the day before we leave for Pennsylvania. He REALLY won me over when he also suggested getting our 20 week ultrasound done before we leave at 16 weeks!!!! This means we should be able to find out the sex the day before we leave for the holidays. I am soo excited... three weeks from today! He said if they can't get all the measurements they need then we'll just repeat it when we get back in town. Three more weeks to get your guesses in for a boy or girl!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Size of Baby: Three inches long
Total Weight Gain: 1 pound.... Let the weight gain begin
Maternity Clothes: I put on a pair of maternity jeans this weekend for about five minutes and changed out of them. They are just too uncomfortable to start with already.
Gender: We leave for Pennsylvania at 16 weeks (most doctors will tell you at your 20 week appointment.. we are gone until 24-25 weeks). I am going to try my hardest to get the doctor to see us before we go and do an ultrasound. Two of my friends that are pregnant now found out with their doctors at 16 week so we'll see!!! Pray for a nice doctor :)
Food Cravings: Chicken salad... yum! (that was from last week... and now i'm craving it. I might have to go make some!)
What I Miss: Not much right now... feeling much better!
Labor Signs: (no comment until third trimester or so)
Sleep: Great, but am having some of the craziest dreams. No weird baby ones yet, but just weird in general.
How’s Ryder Handling It: I think it's a weird concept for him to grasp. Sometimes the baby is this thing we talk about that lives in Mommy's belly, we see at the doctor, and is a weird black and white picture. Then other times the baby is this little tiny human he sees when we visit Miss Tricia's house and the daycare babies are there. I think he gets it for two reasons: 1. I was looking at Heather's 3D ultrasounds of Nash she had done today and Ryder jumped up to look and started saying "baby", and 2. Today while baby Mady was laying on her belly at Tricia's house Ryder got down on his belly to play with her. I asked him if she was a girl and he called her a sister.... so cute!
What is the same/different as the last time: Back to feeling the same again. Right now I am itching like crazy which I heard can be a sign of pregnancy. I never had that with Ryder.
Symptoms: Itching, Nausea (if not on meds), breaking out like crazy, sleepy, hip pain... the doctor is going to love me tomorrow :)
Best Moment This Week: As far as baby is concerned... getting to see the little ones pictures on our fridge every time I walked past.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Our 1st official appointment with the doctor tomorrow! It's an hour appointment of paperwork and then an appointment with the doctor. We are shipping Ryder off to Tricia's so Derrik and I can pay attention and make sure we like the doctor. I'll give an update on our appointment tomorrow if there is anything to really update on.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Come on 2nd molars.... show your face! You're making us crazy!!!
I'm so glad we are dealing with this now, and hopefully are past it when we travel in a couple weeks!!!
Also... after being very frustrated with Ryder yesterday and probably not being the nicest Mommy in the world I decided to watch Oprah after I put him to bed. Derrik was at a football meeting, and I heard it was a good episode (as in a tear jerker). It was about parents who lost their three children five and under in a car accident. Of course it made me cry because it was a long day, and all I wanted to do after watching it was scoop Ryder up out of his bed and tell him I loved him. Sometimes a good dose of reality that life isn't that bad is good for you :)
On a side note: I got a call from the lab we had our ultrasound done at last week, and all of the results came back great. Our odds after the measurements and bloodwork they did went from about 1 in 1,500 to about 1 in 10,000 that our little one could have Down Syndrome or Tay-Sachs once born. Love the great news :)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tricia: 29 Weeks
I can not wait to meet Zander, Nash, Logen, and Baby Maguire!!! I know the sex of three of the five babies (including ours in the five), and all three are boys. It seems to be the year of the baby, and especially the year of the boy... hoping to break tradition! HAHA
(Note: When I spell checked my post none of the babies name were spelt "correctly"... Obviously my friends like unique)
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I put up a blog poll at the top right hand corner of the blog so friends and family can start guessing what the sex of our newest little baby is going to be. For those people who don't understand the computer it is SOOO simple! Just click what you think (Boy or Girl)and then click VOTE. It will take you to a screen that will show you the results. I know it won't let you vote more then once (which I don't want), but I tried to vote for both Ryder and I and it wouldn't let me. So if you want to see the results after you voted at a later date just click the "View Results" button and it will show you.
As for Ryder's vote... We always ask him if he wants a brother or sister. We either get no response, he says "baby", or he says "sister". We never get a "brother" response. So count his vote down as a girl!
Friday, October 22, 2010
We are pretty much doing what we did last year as far as travel. We'll be in Pennsylvania for ten days. Derrik will then fly back to Arizona for a couple weeks of rehab before Christmas break starts (he will then meet up with us), and Ryder and I will head on to my parents house for about a month. It doesn't make sense to fly back in between for Ryder and I because it's just more money on plane tickets. Of course we will miss Derrik, as always, but unfortunatley with our life style a couple weeks apart has gotten bareable since we've had to do it so much. We just push through each day, start a countdown, and get super excited when we are together again!
For right now though we'll just stay busy with our routine. Derrik has been ridiculously busy with football officiating. It is such a blessing that his schedule is so busy due to the extra cash and experience Derrik gets. He insists he'll be officiating NFL games one day. He is gone about 4-5 nights a week with it, and we miss him!!! I picked up a side job nannying for a family. Minus one weekend a month that I babysit a couple hours for them, I pretty much just drive their daughter from school to her after school activities. It's worked out great for us and the family I think. It's nice extra cash, and doesn't mess up our schedule with Ryder all too much.
Ryder thought Grammy sent him a present when she sent my maternity clothes.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Checking out the inside for the first time
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Size of Baby: Just over 1 1/2 inches long
Fruit Size (According to my e-mail from BabyCenter.com): A fig
Total Weight Gain: 0 Pounds
Maternity Clothes: Still holding out... My mom just shipped me all my maternity clothes from when I was pregnant with Ryder so i'm sure i'll cave by next week. They are just too comfy!
Gender: So anxious to find out.. Won't know any info on when we will find out until at least our appointment on the 28th
Movement: I swear I feel something, but according to the internet I shouldn't for at least another month... so I guess i'm just crazy :)
Food Cravings: Nothing... really ready to start craving something because it's getting old not ever wanting to eat.
What I Miss: Wanting to eat the normal foods we eat on a regular basis. This no dinner thing is making Derrik crazy!
Labor Signs: (no comment until third trimester or so)
Sleep: Great... Love it!
How’s Ryder Handling It: I had to babysit at Tricia's daycare today, and while I was rocking the little baby to sleep Ryder wasn't thrilled. He and Page weren't getting along that great at the moment, and I think he was wanting a little lovin' from his momma and that it didn't totally have to do with the baby.
What is the same/different as the last time: It's finally starting to feel like my last pregnancy when I was just sleeping a little later in the day. It's been great :)
Symptoms: The nausea has really subsided. I've still been taking the Zofran, but just in the morning. I'm waiting for a low-key morning before I decide to try out not taking it.
Best Moment This Week: Getting over a cold over the weekend and realizing how great I feel now.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Next Wednesday getting to see the little on for our first ultrasound!!! Too bad the boy/girl parts won't be visible yet... gosh i'm sooo anxious to find out!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Well.... I got it today. Let me first specify that this is the shirt shown on his website...
I loved the skull look. Ryder is getting a little old to be ordering a monogrammed shirt or something like that. I thought this shirt was cute because it still had his name on it, but had a little edge to it. I really loved the cool distressed look it had to it. In the description of the shirt she said could accommodate any changes you desired, and to put it in the comments section at checkout. I requested a black t-shirt, white circle, and black lettering. White tends to wash Ryder out, and I knew he'd get it dirty the first time he wore it. She never said anything about there being an issue when we had talked after that (we even waited for her to order the black t-shirt because she didn't have it in stock), and I assumed we were good to go.
I was sooo excited when Derrik got home from the field today with the package in his hand (FINALLY!!!) and opened it up right away only to find this... Honestly... she got the shirt color and it's the same skull, but it is definitely NOT what I asked for. After all the drama i've been through with this lady do I cut my losses and keep the boring shirt, or do I e-mail her and let her know this is NOT what I ordered? I absolutely hate being a pain, but at this point the i've invested the cost of the shirt, shipping, and then shipping again to get nothing like what I asked for.
Etsy readers.... what would you do?! Complain or let it be?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Every year I get super excited for fall right around the end of July. I get so excited about fall clothes, pumpkins in the house, halloween decorations, windows open, the smell of pumpkin pie, and apple candles... I love it! Most importantly though I ALWAYS look forward to the pumpkin patch!!! I always build it up in my mind to be way more then it ever is, and always the day we go really think to myself that i'm not going to let myself get so excited next year. I mean the last two years we've been in Arizona, and I think everyone knows the desert isn't exactly going to allow for a picture perfect fall. It has felt that way all week though. We've had windows open and enjoyed some cooler temperatures, but of course on our pumpkin patch day it decided to get warmer. We didn't see triple digits, but it was enough to make us sweat and for Ryder's cheeks to be beat red within minutes of arriving. I also ordered Ryder a super cute shirt for the pumpkin patch off of Etsy which according to USPS was delivered, but if you notice the shirt Ryder has on in pictures... it is obviously NOT the shirt I ordered, and is a Kohl's $5 special. The lady I ordered from was sweet enough to replace the shirt if I covered the shipping, but it won't be here until next week. A little late for the pumpkin patch!
So we arrived at the pumpkin patch. We all wanted to have a great time, but I honestly just wasn't feeling great (for reasons I said up above). We meet up with Steve, Tricia, and Page who were there a little before us and the heat was already getting to them. They stuck around for a little bit, but then needed to get home because the heat was not agreeing with Tricia's 7 months pregnant body. I don't blame here! I'm 10 weeks and way bigger of a baby then she is already!!! We went over to the first area with the baby chicks, and immediately we see a bee swarming Ryder's face. Of course it stings him. He handled it like a champ! He didn't even cry, and i'm positive he got stung because I had to pull the stinger out of his cheek. His cheek got a little white welt and turned even redder then the sun was already making them. He recovered great from the incident and we moved on...
Love this picture... Tricia was trying to get Page to look at the camera so I could get a photo of the two of them and the chick decided to risk it's life and jump!
Tricia face is classic... haha
Ryder and Page about to go on the tractor ride