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Baby #2: Halfway There

I am officially halfway through this pregnancy (give or take days/weeks). Though if I am on time like I was with Jack, we are exactly 20 weeks out.

Anyways, I wanted to write about the similarities and differences of this pregnancy to that of my first. I had forgotten about parts of the experience, so I am thankful I kept weekly accounts of my first pregnancy as it helps jog my memory.

5 Weeks Pregnant
Daily shots. This is probably my least favorite aspect of being pregnant. Due to a blood clot (DVT and PE) I experienced 6 years ago, I have to give myself daily injections in my stomach. This time around they are cheaper because there is a generic option available. However, no matter what the pharmacist says about the syringes being produced in the same facility, for some reason the generic shot hurts more than the brand name. Maybe it is all in my head, but since I have to do these shots for such a long period, I am opting to pay a little more for brand name Love…

Thanksgiving 2014

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with some of Daniel's family in Nashville. We alternate holidays and who hosts the meal and this year Daniel's sister, Amy, volunteered to host. 

The Moores used to have a pretty firm tradition of having Thanksgiving brunch in lieu of a big turkey dinner, but over the years we have occasionally broken that tradition. This was one of those years and we had a traditional turkey and ham dinner with all of the trimmings instead of breakfast.

The food, as usual, was delicious. Jack especially enjoyed the ham and sweet potato casserole. And lets not forget the rolls. My boy would only eat rolls if we let him!

My brother was also able to join us this year and he brought a yummy "massaged kale" salad. He has been telling me about this salad more months, so I was glad to finally get to try it.

Jack loved all of the attention of being the only kiddo in the mix. This will be our last year with only one child to celebrate the holidays. Next y…

Baby #2: 19 Week Ultrasound

This morning we had our big ultrasound where we learned that our baby is healthy and growing on track for the April 18th due date. Our baby's current size is 9oz. We heard a strong heartbeat of 148bpm, and saw all of the appendages, along with a good spine and sweet profile. 

For this ultrasound, we had Jack tag along so he could see the baby. On the way there, we discussed how we were going to see the baby at a special doctor's appointment. I explained we would go in a dark room and I would lay down and we would see the baby. In the car, Jack seemed pretty on board with the experience. Once there, he was shy and quiet. He pointed out that every time the ultrasound tech pushed a button it made a beeping noise. He's 3, so I'm sure he didn't totally get what was going on, but it was sweet to share this experience with both him and Daniel.

This pregnancy has been so different from my first. We have decided (for now) not to find out the sex of baby #2. With J…

Curious George Birthday Party, Jack's 3rd Birthday Party

On Saturday we celebrated Jack's 3rd Birthday party with family members that were able to come spend the day with us.

Each year I get a little more low key with the party happenings. This year, Jack requested Curious George for the theme. Really, he is thrilled to just have cake, balloons and loved ones to play with for the day.

Being pregnant, I decided we should just order pizza, though I did make a cake. For decorations, I created a fun invitation, and our traditional 12 month photo collage. 

We hung streamers and my brother blew up balloons. Jack was in 3-year-old heaven with the streamers.

He got some really great gifts from family and we bought him a $5 electric toothbrush, because that is what he requested.

For a newly turned 3-year-old he sure has some definite opinions of what he likes and doesn't like. 

We continued to be blessed by having this little guy in our lives. Parenting him is such a joy.

1st Birthday Party // 2nd Birthday Party

Jack's 3rd Birthday

I asked Jack what he wanted to do today for his birthday and he said "go to the Y, go to church and go to a big restaurant for a burrito." We managed to do 2 out of 3 of his requests, plus a couple of other activities.

We started the day out with pancakes, per his request. After watching TV, Jack was a trooper and let me take him to get his haircut. He was getting a bit shaggy and was on board with getting to sit in the fire truck at Pigtails and Crewcuts.

After the haircut, we headed to the Y for Zumbini class. We were a little late, but were surprised by the kids singing Happy Birthday to Jack. After Zumbini, Jack went to childcare to play while I did Boot Camp. Afterwards we enjoyed eating lunch with friends on the playground.

Here is a quick example of a difference between boys and girls: The girls were collecting ladybugs to show their moms. Jack (the only boy) brought me a ladybug and proudly said, "Look, I squished it!" The girls were not impressed by the squi…