Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baby Jelly Bean/Gender Reveal

So, this blog is no longer only about Jacob, but also our new little one on the way, who we refer to as Jelly Bean. This pregnancy has been so different from Jacob's, in every way. I am WAY more tired, but I guess that is to be expected from chasing around a toddler! I have no heartburn, and I had it bad with Jacob from the very beginning. I was very nauseous from about week 5 or 6 until week 14; with Jacob I was only a little bit nauseous, only for a few weeks and ONLY in the evenings. This time it was all day, but the evenings were the worst. I craved a variety of things with Jacob- pickles, lemonade, tootsie pops, jolly ranchers, and mostly FRUIT! This time, my only cravings are orange juice and runts. I know every baby is different so every pregnancy is different, but I guess I wasn't expecting for them to be this different!

At around 14 weeks I started feeling kicks (last time it was 18 weeks), and at 15 weeks on the dot I knew for SURE it was the baby I was feeling. It is such a neat feeling. At 22 weeks, I could feel it from the outside and so could Sean. I could even see my belly moving!

On to the gender reveal....we realized that on the day we were going to find out the sex (August 15), both of our parents were going to be out of town. I knew I had to think of a creative way of telling them; over the phone just wouldn't do! So I bought these baby boy and baby girl m&m's....

And packaged them in little boxes.....

And wrapped the boy ones in gold (top) and the girl ones and silver, and gave a gold and silver to each set of parents (and one to Sean just in case he didn't make it back to the US in time for the ultrasound, but he did)



I took this old wives tale test online just for fun:

You have a 8% chance of having a boy. And you have a 91% chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...
You are carrying the extra weight around the hips and bottom, so it's a girl.
The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Boys are carried low. You are going to have a boy.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are not looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a girl, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.

And here are everyone's guesses from facebook:

Alright, give me your guesses- is this baby a boy or a girl?? We find out soon!
· · August 14 at 9:25amSo 6 boys, 9 girls

And the correct answer? GIRL! *ultrasound pictures to come*. We are so excited that Jacob will be having a baby sister! On the way home from the ultrasound, we stopped at the Gap so I could buy some girly things :) Now, about a week or so ago, we finally decided on a name. However, we are keeping it a secret! You will find out in 18ish weeks!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More Playdates- OSC (8-1), Sea World (8-2), and gymnastics (8-4)

Orlando Science Center with Jacob F.

Sea World with our playgroup
Shamu tried to sit in Jacob's stroller!

On our walk through the arctic exhibit, Jacob threw his longest tantrum to date! (because I made him leave his snack cup in the stroller). Fun times
Gretchen, fussy Jacob, Paige
Waiting for the Shamu show
Eating lunch while waiting for the Shamu show to start

Jacob and Gretchen

We were in the splash zone, and here is everyone giving Shamu the signal to splash us...but we did not get wet! Again!


Splash pad fun






Open Play gymnastics with our play group. Jacob loved this; we'll definitely go back!

Jake and Rowan on the trampoline





This was his favorite thing- jumping into the pit