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Sunday, October 30, 2011

21 Weeks & He Has A Name :)

I am finishing my 21st week and feeling good.  I went to the doctor and I gained 4 pounds the last 4 weeks so that is a total of 11 pounds so far.  My appointment was quick and easy which is always a good thing.  Last week Lance & I decided on his name.  He is Bennett Lance Newton.  Landon loves telling people baby Bennett is his brother.  I love hearing him say that too!
Last week our friends the Dailey's came in to town and so they came over for dinner Monday night.  I wish they lived closer to us but that just makes our visits extra special. 
 For some reason we swapped kiddos for the pictures :)
This week we've also been attending many Halloween things.  Our church always has a trunk or treat so that was Wednesday night. 
 Here is our class before we went trunk or treating!  Aren't they so sweet?!?
 My sweet Woody!
 Eating a few pieces from their buckets.
Last night we attended the Sherry's Annual Halloween Bash.  They have it down at their barn and always decorate it so cute.  They kids get to play and they have a hayride.  For some reason we always leave before the hayride.  Last night Lance wasn't able to go with us so that is why we missed it this year.  Preggo here was tired after about 2 hours of chasing Woody around :)
 Landon was pretty scared of the barn-they had Halloween music playing.  He eventually got over it!
 It is hard to get in the pictures lately but I had my sister take one of us real fast.
 This is my sister and her spiderman Christian.
 Bradford and I checking out the horses with our boys.

 There was a lady there dressed as a clown.  At first Landon had nothing to do with her but before long he was all about her-maybe it was the ring pops.  He would go up to her and say "Hey clown where is Christian?  Hey clown I need to go get chips.  Hey clown I have to go pee pee."  She was enjoying his company!
 He is the sweetest thing!

 Eating dinner in the barn by his buddy Brayden.  Brayden's mommy is about to have her baby and I'm so excited to see what they have.  They wait to find out...not sure how she can do that.  If it is a boy they are naming him Jackson Bennett and calling him Bennett.  Isn't that a crazy thing?  We each had no clue we were using that name. 

 Look at the yummy and adorable cupcakes!  They were so good.
 I chose the spider cupcake.
The other night Landon was brushing my hair after I took my shower.  Lance and Judy were here in the living room watching the Cardinal game.  I was trying to get Landon to go play with Nana's hair because I needed to go blow dry my hair and Judy told him to come brush her hair.  He said "Don't Relax" instead of the "Just Relax".  It was pretty funny. 
Tomorrow night we are going over to my parents house to go trick or treating and I hope that after nap Landon & I can finally carve our pumpkins.  We have to get those finished b/c this momma is already thinking about her Christmas tree :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halfway There

Today has been a perfect fall day with cooler temperatures and the cloudy/rainy weather.  I really wish I could have spent the day in my pj's and cuddled with my little boy but instead we had to go to school. 
This week also marks the halfway point in our pregnancy.  I am 20 weeks and feeling pretty good.  I have had heartburn the last couple of days and that doesn't always feel the best.  We had our ultrasound last Friday and we got to see our baby boy again.  It was so neat and he looks so big.  The ultrasound has me measuring 4 days ahead of my due date but again they will not change my due date so still March 5th.  We took Landon with us so he could see his brother.  When the lady turned on the heartbeat Landon got pretty scared and I think he was finished at that point.  It was neat because during the ultrasound we could see baby boy blinking his eye.  I don't remember seeing that with Landon.  Oh and hopefully soon we'll decide on a name and I won't have to call him baby boy.  Here are my belly shots through the last couple of weeks.
Week 18
Week 19 

Week 20

Back at the beginning of this month I had my 10 year class reunion.  I'm sure I complained about having to help put it on but it really turned out great and I enjoyed the weekend.  Friday night we went to the MH football game which was Landon's first game.  We spent most of the night sitting in the stands watching the game so we didn't do too much visiting.  Saturday night we had the dinner/grown-ups only part of our reunion.  We had it at Big Creek and it was dinner & music.  This preggo did not bust a move. 
 This is Kim and Megan.  The 3 of us have been best friends since 2nd grade.  They truly are like sisters to me and I love them so much.  Megan and I talk almost every day on the phone or in text.  She lives over in Centerton so I don't get to see her as much as I'd like.  Kim is back in MH and is a wonderful dentist in town.  She is full of energy...still!  She was in charge of the reunion and she did awesome.  I was her assistant :)  Kim and I should see each other a lot but we don't.  We are horrible but life is just busy.  
 This is preggo, Marjorie, Katie and Kim.  I cheered with Marjorie since 9th grade.  She is crazy and tall like me.
Kim and I before Lance and I left the reunion.  We might be considered boring to some (it was 10:15 PM at this point which is way past my bedtime) but we love our life.  It was kind of weird being around people I went to high school with and I think some thought the same way! 

This past weekend we went to Viola for our family trip to the pumpkin patch.  We got over there Saturday around 5:00 and Lance was already working.  He was on the tractor and of course Landon wanted to ride. 

  Lance worked till supper and then started again Sunday morning.  When he was finished he took Landon and I for a ride around the land on the chuck wagon.  His parents have about 150 acres and it is very beautiful.  I wish she lived closer to us or that we lived closer to her.  We headed up to the pumpkin patch around 12:15 so we could be there when it opened.  Landon had fun and I always find good pumpkins there. 

This year we rode the horse and buggy.  With this ride and the ride around the land - I'm lucky I am not further than 20 weeks otherwise we just might have had a baby.  Those sure were bumpy rides! 

I think I'm finally caught up.  Tomorrow Landon has picture day and I can't wait to see them.  He is also going to get his first class picture.  How cute is that going to be?!?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week 17 and a surprise...

I will go ahead and tell the surprise part.  I went to my doctors appointment Friday - so it was the end of my 17th week.  My doctor said, "so do we know what we're having?"  I told him not yet but we could if he'd do a quick ultrasound.  I also told him that I told Lance I was going to ask about that (Lance didn't go to this appointment which I don't blame him).  The doctor said, "Well do you have time to wait?  Cause we might just do it since Lance didn't come."  Did I have time to wait to find out what baby #2 is?  Umm...YES!!  I had already waited way over an hour to see the doctor and it was after 4:30 so I could wait a bit more.  So after his last appointment we went down to do the ultrasound.  And we saw a....BOY!!!  We are having another boy and we can't wait.  I'm really excited about Landon having a brother and both Lance and I know how to raise a boy.  The doctor sent Lance a text telling him he saw a boy.  I thought that was funny that he did it. 

So here are my preggo updates.
Total Weight Gain/Loss  7 pounds...seems like a lot.
Maternity Clothes?  Not yet but still using the rubber band on some pants...luckily most of my clothes are working with my growing belly
Sleep?  still up once through the night
Best Moment of the Week:  finding out it's a boy
Movement:  Oh yes and it's the movement where I can see my belly move.
Food Cravings?  tator tots from sonic
Gender  BOY
Belly button in or out?  out
What I miss?  Being able to eat whatever I want.  Still trying to be good with blood sugar.
What I am looking forward to:  Going through all of my boy stuff again and getting it ready for this baby.
Milestones:   Going days with no medicine :)
Things I've experienced this week:  I did order/buy some maternity jeans since I can wear them to work on Friday.
Size of baby:  onion

And the latest belly's huge!

 I took one the next morning b/c I always say it gets bigger throughout the day.  But I'm thinking that isn't true.  I'm just big 24/7.
 And here is the big brother!  We played outside the other evening for 2 hours.  He had fun and I got to sit and enjoy the great weather.  I do like being outside but I think I got 10 mosquito bites.  That is why I stay inside...those things love me.
Yesterday Gwen and I went shopping for the day.  It was nice!  We never get to do anything just the two of us anymore so it was good to catch up.  Poor Gwen though!  I think she took me on every shortcut road and I think I got a little car sick-no throwing up just felt blah.  We had to take a few breaks while shopping to feed me b/c I felt a little weak here and there.  And I think I lost my motivation to shop.  But I really did have fun even though I might sound pitiful. 

This next weekend is my 10 year class reunion so I'll be busy finishing all of that up.  I wasn't a class officer but my BF from high school kind of got stuck doing it alone so she recruited some girls who live around to help her.  Lots of work but I know it will be fun!