Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lilla: 1 Month Old

Happy 1 Month to my second sweet little girl!

Lilla turned 1 Month old on 6/24/14. I knew blogging would be harder with Number 2, even with my mom here to help I never find time to do it! And to think we want 1 more, I will never get anything done! Ha!

Lilla is so much different than Amelia was. First of all she is huge, lol! We don't have another appointment until 2 months but I know she has gained a ton. She no longer looks like a newborn. She has little baby rolls and a double chin! She has moved up a size in diapers and some clothes. It is not a wonder she is so big though, the girl loves to eat! I truly believe she would stay on the boob all day if I let her! She is a champion nurser, so much so that she sometimes gets too much and projectiles it back out at me...cute. :) I am so much less rigid with Lilla than I was with Amelia, I don't watch the clock at all, I just feed her when she wants it regardless of time. Novel concept. ;)

Sleep has been pretty good. She has made it up to 6 hours at night a couple times and is consistently only waking 1-2 times a night. She still sleeps A LOT during the day, more than I remember with Amelia and more than I thought she would but it doesn't seem to be hurting her nighttime sleep so I'm not worried! She is starting to having more wakeful periods during the day. She will lay on her playmat and stare at the baby in the mirror or lay on my legs and stare at me. Amelia likes to lay with her on the playmat and give her toys. She CANNOT WAIT until Lilla can actually play with her.

Speaking of big sister she is still doing well with a touch of crazy. She LOVES Lilla, she still wants to touch her and hug her and hold her and talk to her ALL THE TIME. She is learning to use gentle touches and that she can't touch or talk to the baby when she is sleeping. She is a great big sister and we cannot wait to watch these two grow up together and hopefully become best friends. We talk on a regular basis about what Lilla will be able to do with Amelia when she gets bigger. Funny thing...anytime Amelia picks up something of LIlla's or watches Lilla do something like cry or spit up she references how she did that or used that when she was a baby. Example: Lilla spits up, Amelia says: "I used to spit up when I was a baby." Amelia points to the playmat and says: " I used to play with that when I was a baby." Lilla poops and Amelia says: "I used to poop in my diaper when I was a baby." The list goes on. :) She has even started referencing how Mommy and Daddy used these things or did these things when they were babies.

The infamous "witching hour" has begun. Every evening Lilla wants to be held and nurse until bed time. She is much more awake during this time too. Its not terrible because Eric usually takes over Amelia playtime so I am able to hold Lilla and feed her on and off but it will be interesting when me and the girls have to home alone for an evening/night. Oh well, I will worry about that when the time comes!

Lilla is starting to smile and respond to us a little more. She is much more stoic than Amelia but her little personality is starting to shine through. I am really looking forward to more smiles and coos!

Time is flying, I feel like I'm going to blink and 6 months will have gone by. I want things to slow down though, I love this cuddly (and if I'm being honest quiet and immobile...) baby stage!


Size 1 Diapers
Some NB but mostly 0-3 Clothes

Lilla's Newborn Photos

On Lilla's 1 week birthday :) we had professional photos taken with Kim Hopf Photography. Despite a crazy toddler and a newborn who just wouldn't sleep (what??!!??) we managed to get several great shots! Thank you Kim!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lilla: 2 Weeks Old

In Lilla's second week we had a lot of fun! We started the week with Lilla's newborn photo shoot. That was an experience...much different with a toddler... We found a local photographer that seemed great so we decided to try her out and I was very impressed! The session took A LOT longer than I thought it would between Amelia being a crazy unpredictable 2 year old and Lilla deciding she didn't need to sleep but I think in the end we got a lot of great pics! I can't wait to see them!

On Sunday June 1st (Happy Birthday Grandpa Bob) Nana arrived! We were all so excited to see her since the last time was Christmas! Nana got right to work playing with her two beautiful granddaughters and helping me around the house.  People keep asking me how I am adjusting to two kids and I feel like I can't answer because I haven't had to do it by myself yet. Between Bob and Mary Ann and Abby and my mom Penny I have had SO MUCH help. I am so thankful and a little scared for when they are all gone...oh well, I'll figure it out I'm sure! :)

We spent the week "relaxing" at home. We ventured on a few walks and one park play date with the neighborhood kids. We did try to run a few errands...again...interesting...

On Saturday June 7th we went to the Milwaukee County Zoo for Eric's Company picnic. We had a great time. Lilla basically slept the whole time but Amelia had so much fun. She is at such a great ago for the Zoo. More on that outing in another post.

Lilla is still asleep most of the time. She is slowly having periods of wakefulness but they are short. Nighttime sleep is going pretty well. We have had a couple really rough nights but most nights we are only up 2 or 3 times at the most. She has even had 2 nights were she only woke up 1 time, sleeping 5 and 6 hours straight!

Breastfeeding is also going really well. Lilla has been a pro nurser from day 1. Some days she nurses around the clock and other days she sleeps longer periods and nurses every 2-3 hours. She loves to cluster feed in the evenings...sometimes only going 30-45 min between feedings. I don't mind this at all except for the fact that she is not my only child! Amelia seems to always need me right when Lilla wants to nurse so that causes drama...

Speaking of Big Sister, she is doing GREAT with Lilla. She loves her more than anything and wants to hold her and touch her and talk to her all the time. She lets us know of Lilla is crying or needs us. She will grab blankets or diapers or the nursing pillow for me. She doesn't love it when Lilla cries and will sometimes make a really loud noise, I'm not sure if she is trying to out do Lilla or what. Her overall behavior has been...interesting. She is a 2 year old through and through. She has taken a real liking to the word no and is very mommy dependent. She wants me to do everything for her, especially while I'm feeding Lilla. It makes things hard on me as I feel bad I can't do those things for her. Overall she is a great big sister and I'm sure the drama will die down!

2 week stats:
9 lb 3 oz , 75th percentile (up about 1.5 lbs since 3 day apt, my good little eater!)
22.5 in, 95th percentile
36 cm, 50th percentile

Friday, June 6, 2014

Our first week. (the second time around)

Well here we are one week out from the delivery of our second baby girl. Being a true family of 4 hasn't really set in yet as Amelia has been at the Wagner's for a few days giving Eric and I time to bond with the baby and (lets face it) sleep. But I'm getting ahead of myself...

We came home from the hospital on Sunday afternoon (the 25th). We technically were supposed to stay until Monday but I was feeling good and Lilla was doing great so we just decided to go home. I think Eric was over sleeping on the pull out couch. (although it was WAY better than the "window seat" he slept in when Amelia was born!)

We spent Sunday evening with Amelia and the Wagner's and Monday morning they headed to Iowa for the week. I was really sad to be away from Amelia but it ended up being great for everyone. More on that in a minute. I had my first post baby beer and it was glorious! :)

Because my recovery was SO MUCH EASIER this time around Eric and I spent the week hanging out with Lilla and doing things around the house. It is amazing to wake up after 9 months and have all nausea and heartburn just gone. My not so enjoyable symptoms seemed to last the entirety of my pregnancy this time around, I was nauseous in the morning until the last day and even threw up a few times that last week. Honestly it was beginning to feel "normal" like it would always be that way. Then poof, baby comes out and the symptoms are gone! Hallelujah! Due to, I'm sure, the vast reduction in labor and pushing time my physical...repercussions...of labor were a lot more mild this time around. At a week out I'm very happy with how I feel and how I look and I could NOT say that after Amelia's birth. Sure I'm a little sore and tired but everyday I feel so much closer to normal. We even made it out on a little walk in the first week!

Lilla is sleeping pretty well. Nothing monumental, well, we did get one 5 hour stretch, but other than that its been every 2-3 hour at night with a couple of rough nights thrown in for good measure. During the day she basically sleeps, nurses...then goes back to sleep. It doesn't seem to be affecting her nights so I'm not worried yet but I don't remember Amelia being this sleepy. I may have forgotten though!

Nursing is going GREAT. Lilla latched on like a pro at the hospital and never stopped. She really likes to nurse and I nurse on demand so sometimes its every hour! Its usually every 1.5 -2.5 hours which is pretty normal I think. She likes to cluster feed in the evenings so hopefully eventually that will lead to nice long periods of sleep! A girl can dream... :)

Lilla left the hospital weighing 7 lb 12 oz, losing only 2% of her birth weight. At her 3 day check up she was already back to 7 lb, 14.5 oz so she is doing great. No jaundice to worry about or any other issues!

Amelia (in the short time she has spent with her before and after her Iowa trip) is in LOVE with her baby sister. She wants to touch and hold and hug her constantly. Although she has FOR SURE shown jealousy and acted out she has not directed any of that at Lilla. She did get pretty upset when Lilla cried once and yelled at her to stop but we explained that that was how babies communicated and she seemed cool with that and hasn't reacted that way since. She really doesn't understand why Lilla doesn't smile for pictures. :)

Amelia having a blast in Iowa!

We spent Lilla's one week birthday taking newborn/family pictures. WOW...that was an adventure. I loved the photographer and I feel confident we got a lot of great shots but neither of my beautiful girls really cooperated... Regardless I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out! :)

Here's to another fun week! Amelia is home and Nana is here!

Lilla's Birth Story

Much like my "plan" with Amelia's birth, going into Lilla's birth my plan was to have as few interventions as possible to achieve a healthy vaginal birth and although things certainly didn't go perfectly I did in fact achieve that goal.

I had been having braxton hicks contractions throughout the second half of my pregnancy so I was very hesitant to believe that anything was real, in fact, the night before I went into labor I had some more significant contractions that I thought could be real that just puttered out so I REALLY didn't think it was real when it actually started. Especially since I was 9 (or 6-7 depending on who is counting..) days early!

On Friday May 23rd around 2:30 PM I started having contractions. They didn't hurt, weren't really uncomfortable but I noticed them. I didn't bother timing because I didn't believe it was the real thing. I had my 39 week check up scheduled for 3:45 PM that day so I figured I would just see what the Doc said! I got to my appointment and let Dr. Cosner know that I had been having light contractions but that I hadn't timed them. She checked me and said I was a "good 4" and 75% effaced so if contractions continued I should head on in! She let me know she was not on call and that if I went in that night Dr. Windsor would deliver. I left my appointment and headed home. I had one contraction in the car that felt a little uncomfortable  but I still had no idea how close they were coming.

When I got home I told Eric what the doctor said and decided I needed to test out these contractions to see if they were real. I decided to sit down in the backyard with a glass of water while Eric and Amelia worked in the yard. I sat for 20 or so minutes and during the time I had 3 or 4 contractions and one that "hurt." I have that in quotes because pain is so relative... That contraction and the consistency convinced me this was real. We started making calls! First I called Abby so she could get on the road from Chicago to stay with Amelia. Then we called our doula and our parents. I also called my neighbor who would watch Amelia if Abby didn't get here in time.

One last belly pic before S got real! 

Around 6:30 Ariel (our doula) arrived and we sent Amelia to Katie's to wait for Abby. Side note...we almost didn't get our doula because she had another client go into labor a couple hours before me! Neither of us were due so it was a big surprise for all! Her other client ended up heading home after being checked at the hospital so Ariel came to me and sent her back up to the other client. She attended my entire birth then went to the other birth that was still going on! Don't feel too bad for the other client though, apparently the contractions weren't bothering her one bit!

By the time Ariel arrived the contractions were picking up in intensity. It was strange I would have a very intense contraction, then 2 minutes later I would have a mini contraction, then 4 minutes later I would have another intense contraction. We decided to try the tub and although it felt nice to sit in the water I wouldn't say it helped with the contractions. The contractions started to pick up and got closer together. We decided it was time to head to the hospital. I had a lot of anxiety with this decision that I wasn't expecting. I was honestly afraid I was going to get there and be told I was still a 4...just like with Amelia's birth. I knew that will hurt my drive to get through this. Regardless we got in the car, I rode in the back on all fours because sitting down didn't seem like an option.

We arrived at the hospital around 8 PM. Because it was after hours we had to enter through the ER. They brought out a wheelchair and called Labor and Delivery (who knew we were on our way). I had some....loud...contractions on the walk in and while I was being transported to the elevator to meet the L and D nurse. Apparently I had the ER people really freaked out, which just cracks me up...its the ER....but apparently people are just afraid of women in labor! :)

I was taken into a room and checked immediately. I was a 7.5!!!!! I was soooooooo happy to hear this and it gave me the boost I needed as the contractions were getting pretty painful at this point....or so I thought. They also put in my IV port and did a little monitoring. The IV took 4 tries....they would get the needle in, I would have a contraction and my vein would burst...ouch. After a little monitoring I was free to roam the room so I labored all over the place! I tried the ball, the toilet and the shower.

Around 10 PM I was feeling a lot of pressure. Because my water hadn't broken the nurses told me they would only check me if I asked. I thought, hey, i was a 7.5 when I got here, its been 2 hours, I feel pressure...maybe its time! Nope... the nurse checked me and said "maybe an 8"...I think she was just being nice...

I started to lose my resolve at this point, all I could think about was my labor with Amelia. Back to the shower I went for another hour or so. My contractions became very painful at this point and I started to tell Eric and Ariel that I could not do it anymore. After several painful contractions we decided to have the Doctor break my water. I felt great about this decision considering I was at least dilated to 7.5 and with Amelia it actually gave me a little break from the pain. Well...that is not how it happened this time. At about 11:30 they called in the Doctor and she checked me and told me I was a "7, maybe an 8" meaning I had not progressed AT ALL the entire time I was at the hospital! She broke my water and as soon as the bag popped I had my worst contraction yet. It was double the intensity, triple peaked and lasted what felt like forever. I had several of these insane contractions on top of each other and I just knew I was done. I told Eric I needed the Epidural. Eric and Ariel both told me how strong I was and how proud of me they were and that they knew I could do it but I knew it was time. The nurse seemed a little worried, I remember her telling me we had to get the Doctor back in to check me in case the breaking of the bag did the trick and dilated me the rest of the way. I also would need IV fluids and I would need to sit still. This concerned her because the contractions were so painful (I honestly felt like my body was ripping apart from the inside...) I would thrash and arch my back during...not good for getting an epidural, you know the whole you might be paralyzed if you move thing... Well the Doc checked me, the breaking of the water did nothing, I got my IV fluids and the anesthesiologist came in. SOMEHOW I managed to sit still-ish long enough for her to get it in.

The Epidural went in around 12:30, it took about 20-25 minutes to take full effect. Then the nurse let me rest for another 20-25 minutes. When she came back to check on me she said I was a 10 and she could feel the babies head! It was time to push! I pushed for about 2.5 contractions before she was out at 1:32 AM. It was crazy how fast she came. The Doctor did an amazing job of guiding my pushing, despite her shooting out I only needed 1 stitch!

All in all, just like Amelia's birth, my water didn't break and my body stopped dilating BUT I feel really good about how this birth went. I know what I can and cannot handle and the epidural was only on for 1 hour. With out next child, god willing, I will plan to get an epidural but I will wait as long as I can.

Lillian "Lilla" Claire Wagner came out beautiful and healthy, she was placed immediately on my chest for skin to skin and breastfed within the first hour. She weighed in a 8 Lbs, 1 Oz and was 21 inches long. We are so blessed to have to healthy beautiful girls!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Welcome to the world...

Welcome to the World....

Lillian "Lilla" Claire Wagner

Born 9 DAYS early on 5/24/14 at 1:32 AM.

8 lbs 1 oz, 21 Inches.

Amelia and Lilla's Birth Stories to come! (for some reason I never posted Amelia's even though I wrote it right away.)

Baby Girl #2: 39 Weeks

HOW FAR ALONG: 39 Weeks...time really got away from me, turns out being super pregnant with a toddler makes things busy...


WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS:  Per the doctor at 39 week check up, up 25 pounds

STRETCH MARKS: none thank god...I know I shouldn't care but I really really do

SWELLING:  a little in the ankles but nothing notable

MATERNITY CLOTHES:  yes but I'm basically rotating 3-4 outfits, I'm not comfortable in jeans so I try to wear leggings and yoga pants most of the and fashionable! ;)

BELLY BUTTON: Outtie, full blown, way more so than with Amelia.

SLEEP: I'm being really good about taking my calcium magnesium supplement and unfortunately Zantac nightly and it has GREATLY improved my sleep. Its not perfect but its so much better.

CRAVINGS: Nothing to report really.

SYMPTOMS:  Nothing new really.

MOVEMENT: Movement seems to have slowed down but I think its just because she is out of room to move. Still consistently moving every day!


WHAT I'M LOVING: The idea of NO LONGER BEING PREGNANT SOON. I'm also soaking up Amelia time and extra hugs and kisses.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Meeting this little girl! Seeing Amelia as a big sister.

BIG SIS UPDATE: Amelia has been very affectionate lately telling me she loves me unprompted. It has been very nice. She also randomly tells me "Your the best," its kind of our new thing. :)

(crappy pic...I forgot to take a "real" one and then I wasn't pregnant anymore...)

Baby Girl #2: 32 Weeks

HOW FAR ALONG: 32 Weeks and I somehow feel like that sounds so far along yet its still so far away...


WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS:  Per the doctor at 32 week check up, up 16 pounds

STRETCH MARKS: I seem to be OK. If my belly gets really dry I get the red marks that look like stretch marks but as long as I really lotion it up it goes away. I have been using Amelia's Eczema cream and Coconut oil depending on how dry it is.

SWELLING:  I have been walking A LOT lately now that it is finally nice enough to walk and twice after about 2 miles I had some slight swelling in my feet. Not so much that you could see but I could feel it.


BELLY BUTTON: Half outie, half flat, Amelia asked me what it was today...that was kind of funny. I don't think she believed me when I told her it was my belly button...

SLEEP: Still not great. On days where I get good exercise I sleep better. Ive switched up my pillow situation so that I'm more propped up and I have a wedge in front and a pillow in back and that helps with reflux and cramping but I'm still waking up many times. oh well.

CRAVINGS: Nothing to report really.

SYMPTOMS:  Still nauseous first thing in the morning. Still have heartburn. Still having braxton hicks contractions. Still tired. I have had some interesting pelvic pressure a few times...that was new and...interesting.

MOVEMENT: Sometimes I think she is trying to break out.

WHAT I MISS:  Still miss it what you want to call it. I miss sleeping well but that's not coming back anytime soon. I miss having one day where I don't feel a little yuck...I just want one day.

WHAT I'M LOVING: I'm nesting and that's fun. I discovered Norwex so Ive been cleaning more which Eric loves.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Getting the nursery painted so I can set it the next two weeks!

BIG SIS UPDATE: I have started pulling out clothes and whatnot for the new baby and Amelia likes to point out what is for Baby Sister and what is hers and what she is too big for. Hopefully she is this cool with sharing her old stuff when Baby Sister actually gets here...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Baby Girl #2: 29 Weeks

HOW FAR ALONG: 29 the third trimester!

GENDER: Team Pink, round 2!

WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS:  Per the doctor at 28 week check up: up 11 pounds...I guess my body made up for that slow start! Ha!

STRETCH MARKS: I had a minor (OK major...pregnancy hormones) freak out because I took a late shower one day and didn't immediately put on lotion on my belly. Its so dry here and I was feeling a bit itchy so I checked it out and I had red marks ALL OVER MY SIDE AND BELLY! I was devastated and sure this was it, stretch marks. I know its silly to care this much but I feel like stretch marks are the ONE annoying pregnancy symptom that I have escaped so I was devastated. Turns out my skin was just ultra dry. I loaded up on cocoa butter that night and have been extremely diligent with it ever since and I seem to be in the clear.

SWELLING:  None to report.


BELLY BUTTON: Almost an outtie, mostly flat but the area around my piercing sticks out.

SLEEP: they say, pregnancy prepares us for having a newborn and at this point I am up 2-3 times a night. Sometimes I just get up and go to the bathroom and go right back to sleep, other times...not so much. I have been having lovely periods of insomnia where I just lay in bed for hours in the middle of the night. I would get up and do something but I feel pretty queasy when I get up so usually staying horizontal works out the best. No fun...and I'm tired. :)

CRAVINGS: I am not a red meat person. I don't particularly care for steak or burgers and I certainly never crave them in normal life. Well, pregnancy isn't normal is it? I have had 2-3 intense cravings for burgers!!! Luckily there is a Culver's close by and Eric is more than happy to oblige!

SYMPTOMS:  I'm revisiting morning sickness...Ive even thrown up a few times. Not super pleasant but it usually passes after breakfast and a little downtime so its not a huge deal. Heartburn has been RAGING.  I was going through so much TUMS I decided I needed to switch it up to something a little more natural so my old doula Angie is sending me some bitters...I don't even know what that is but its supposed to be awesome and soooo much better for me than Tums. I have also had my first experience with Braxton Hicks contractions! It kind of freaked me out because I felt NONE of that with Amelia but its cool and it makes me feel like my body is getting itself ready for labor!

MOVEMENT: Baby girl is in full on acrobatic mode! She is always doing what feels like flips and spins. I love it.


WHAT I'M LOVING: Lots of awesome movement and my big belly.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO: oddly enough labor...

BIG SIS UPDATE: Amelia has been talking about Baby Sister a lot. She calls her by name and asks to hug and kiss her all the time. She even told me she was going to hold her hand and play with her when she gets here. Heart melt!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Baby #2: 26 Weeks

Edited to add: written around 2/24/14..also I suck at taking pictures. Sorry Baby Girl!


GENDER: Team Pink, round 2!

WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS:  Per the doctor at 24 week checkup: up 3 pounds exactly, per my home scale as of today

STRETCH MARKS: Still none :)

SWELLING:  None to report.

MATERNITY CLOTHES:  YEP! I may never go back to regular pants.

BELLY BUTTON: Bigger and flatter yet!

SLEEP: I wake up 1-2 times a night to use the bathroom. I wake up if Amelia makes the slightest noise on the monitor. I wake up if Eric snores or turns on a light or does anything. Sometimes I fall right back asleep, sometimes I don't. Again, I am tired.

CRAVINGS: Nothing new to report.

SYMPTOMS:  Congested and runny nose -- this basically has lingered since the sinus infection but since I don't have any other "cold" symptoms I think it is just pregnancy related. I have also been having a lot of headaches lately.

MOVEMENT: I love the kicks so much and now you can fully see them on the outside. I like to have Amelia feel the movement, she gets a kick out of it.

WHAT I MISS:  Not feeling tired (i know...that's not getting better anytime soon) and the sun. I did get a little vitamin D yesterday with Amelia, it was 40 degrees!

WHAT I'M LOVING: being another week closer to meeting this girl!

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO: A summer spent outside with my two girls. With the baby being due in early summer I'm really hoping we will get to enjoy the good weather while it is here!

BIG SIS UPDATE: We have started talking to Amelia about switching to a big girl bed so now every time I lay her down she says "soon Amelia will have a big girl bed like mommy and daddy and baby sister will sleep in Amelia's crib!" She seems pretty excited about it right now but we will see how she feels when it actually comes to fruition! She also drug out her Bumbo seat the other day to play with it and Daddy told her that her baby sister would be using that soon and she quickly replied, "NO! this is Amelia's, not baby sister's!" Sorry to break the bad news kid but basically everything that was Amelia's will soon be baby sister's...bummer huh? :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Baby #2: 24 Weeks

Edited to add: written around 2/10/14

OK, I admit it…I have dropped the taking belly pictures/blogging ball on this one. I'm sorry Baby Girl #2, but its really hard to keep up with it. I will keep trying to update as often as I can and I PROMISE I will be better with updates about you when you enter this world! I have been seeing a lot of blogs follow a little outline with baby bump dates so I thought I would try that and see if I can stick it out through the rest of the pregnancy… wish me luck!


GENDER: Team Pink, round 2!

WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS:  I can finally report a positive number here, as of last appointment I am up 2 pounds!

STRETCH MARKS: None. I have been religiously slathering my belly in cocoa butter nightly…and sometimes daily.

SWELLING:  None to report. I had a little with Amelia towards the end so we shall see.

MATERNITY CLOTHES:  All day, every day. I didn't waste a minute this pregnancy getting into maternity clothes and I will be sad when the day comes I can no longer wear them. They are insanely comfortable!

BELLY BUTTON: Its not an outie per se, its more flat….and huge.

SLEEP: Sleep was going pretty well with the occasional nighttime potty break but this past week I have been struck with a lovely sinus infection which has made sleep a little rough. I have been waking up multiple times a night and staying awake for an hour or more each time. I am tired.

CRAVINGS: Still craving salty foods but nothing too crazy.

SYMPTOMS:  The all day and night nausea has passed. At this point I still feel a little queasy in the mornings and also If I don't eat every two hours. Other than that just tired…which this week is more due to illness than pregnancy.

MOVEMENT:  Baby Girl is moving and a grooving and I love it. She really gets going at night when I'm laying in bed.

WHAT I MISS:  BEER AND WINE AND THE SUN. I think the extreme cabin fever I am feeling is leading me to miss drinking MUCH more than last pregnancy.

WHAT I'M LOVING: Maternity clothes, sleep when I can get it, dessert without regret, tiny baby kicks, Amelia loving on the belly

WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Again, I think its more due to the Polar Vortex but I feel like I am ready to get this show in the road and meet this baby. I think (and hope) that my patience will return when the weather gets a little better and we can actually go outside.

BIG SIS UPDATE: Amelia is adorable as usual whenever we talk about the baby. She now lifts up my shirt and pats my belly and tells me she wants to give the baby a kiss. It melts my heart. :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Baby W #2 is a...

If you didn't already know...

We had out anatomy ultrasound on Jan 14th. Eric and Amelia were convinced Baby #2 was a girl. I wasn't strongly convinced one way or the other but I thought maybe boy because of my different cravings and worse symptoms. Really we had no idea. :)

Amelia came along for the Ultrasound and the tech got right to work. Of course her first question was whether we wanted to know the sex and we said, "YES PLEASE!" It didn't take long to locate those three little lines...Eric knew before the tech even confirmed.

Baby Wagner #2 is....A GIRL!

We are all very excited to add another little girl to our growing family. I could not be more pleased to give Amelia a sister. I always wanted that growing up! (Not to mention we have everything we need for a girl!)

creepy yet awesome 3D US


I already have my nursery planned out (well the inspiration at least), now we just need a name!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Baby #2: 18 Weeks

Baby #2: 16 Weeks

Edited to add: written around 12/16/13

In my 16th week of my second pregnancy I turned 31 years old. Although I still don't feel old it does kind of sound old... :) I had the best birthday! Amelia and Eric spoiled me, I got in some shopping and lunch with a friend and a lot of relaxing and most importantly I felt great all day!


Now "morning sickness" is not totally gone but it's so much better that I feel like I can't complain. I have greatly reduced the frequency of the Zofran. I'm still taking it ( and need it) upon waking but in just playing it by ear for the rest of the day. Sometimes I need it and sometimes I don't! :) 

I'm still pretty tired, some days I'll catch a nap while Amelia naps but I seem to feel worse when I wake up. When I don't nap I am BEAT by the time evening rolls around. Eh...such is pregnancy!

I think maybe I'm starting to feel the baby move. Right around now was when I felt the faint movements last time so hopefully I'll be feeling the rolling belly movements soon! 


16 weeks
Down 5 pounds
Feeling so much better! Yes!