Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Picnics & Pictures

Dear Paisley,

This week has been a tough week for you. Monday, you got bitten at daycare by one of the little boys. On Tuesday, the same boy bit you again..... :( And today, you fell, and scraped your knee and your forehead pretty good! I wish I could just keep you at home tomorrow to give you a break from all the madness you've had this week!

Sunday, it was so pretty here, and it was a much needed break from all the cold and snow we've had lately. Since it was so nice out, your daddy and I took you on a picnic to the Chicot State Park in Arkansas. I was able to get my camera out and get some really good pictures of you. I'm so excited that you're getting to the age where you'll let me take your picture and you'll actually pose and smile for me! I'm starting to like this picture-taking thing! You're definitely one photogenic child! :) I wanted to post a few of them so Dede and Nana can see them.

Hope you like!

I think they turned out really cute, even though I am a little partial! :)

As of Sunday, I'm 33 weeks pregnant with your little sister, Swayze. I've done well and have not gained a pound in a little over a month. I'm definitely getting bigger, lower, and am having a little more trouble getting around since my hips are so sore this go-around. I feel like a 747 trying to get around in a parking lot, but it'll all be over soon, and I'll miss this time of having you by yourself and being able to feel Swayze move. I guess I've got to give a little to get a little!

I can't believe that in 6 weeks (give or take one or two) we'll have 2 beautiful daughters to dote on and love! It's going to be awesome!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear Paisley,

Yesterday, I went to the doctor for my last ultrasound before Swayze gets here! It makes it so real that she'll be here before we know it! All looks good, and she already weighs 4 lbs. 6 oz. and I've got 9 weeks to go! She's going to be a bigger baby than you weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.!

Here's what's going on lately:
How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Size of Baby: Swayze is the size of a bag of chicken
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 30 lbs!
(And I feel every pound!!!)
Maternity Clothes: I wear maternity jeans and pants and some tops, but I try to make the regular stuff I have work! :)
Gender: It's a girl!!! Swayze Katherine Walls
Movement: She moves a LOT at night!
Sleep: Once I get comfy, I'm good, but it sure is hard getting there!
What I miss: Being able to breathe! Bending over! Walking without waddling! Skinny jeans!
Cravings: Anything with sugar....that explains the weight gain! :)
Symptoms: Waddling, eating everything, Braxton Hicks, the usual...
Best Moment this week: Seeing Swayze on the monitor and getting to hear her heartbeat. Oh, and that she is, in fact, still a girl! ;)

It's tough trying to get things organized and ready for your little sister. It's so different with the second one than it is the first. With you, I needed everything, I started from scratch, and everything was all so new and exciting, even buying bottles. With Swayze, there's nothing to buy besides diapers and wipes, and I stay so busy with you, work, and school that I don't have time to really organize anything. I don't know if it's stress or anxiousness that I'm feeling lately, but something is starting to boil up! We are super excited to see how you are going to react to having a new baby around here! It's definitely going to be a fun ride, little missy!
Got to go get ready for Hump Day, especially since it's going to be a fridgid 20-something tomorrow!!!
Love ya babe!