The Taynors

The Taynors

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pregnancy Update Week 24

Not much new to add since my last pregnancy post.  I generally feel good and things are flying by.  A couple of notes...

1.  Heart burn has officially started.  Luckily its not a daily thing yet, but when I get it, I feel like I'm going to burp up fire.

2.  Braxton Hicks have officially started too.  I know I got them early last pregnancy, but I feel like this is even earlier.  I get them almost every night, and they are pretty strong.  My doctor says its pretty normal... rest, drink lots of water, and lay down if they get really bad.

3.  I have had a few random days of spotting.  I did see the doctor and she  thinks everything seems fine, but it may be a sign that I need to take a step back and rest more.  So at this point I'm not really running anymore, just walks and occasional jogging, and I'm not going to All-Star anymore.  I can't do nothing... so I"m still working out but just at a slower pace.  Sticking with pre-natal yoga and my prenatal workout videos and some fast walk/slow jogs.  Plus I am really trying not to let the stress of work and trying to sell the house get to me.... when I"m tired, I need to take a break.

4.  The name game is not going well.  Girls we are okay... Charlotte or Reagan.  I am even okay with the idea of going to the hospital without a decision and waiting til we meet the baby to pick.  But our boys name list keeps getting longer and longer and we are not even close to deciding.... help!!!   On the list currently is (and this is always changing)...

Uggh boys names are hard!

5.  I am back to having no clue what the sex of this baby is... and even better... it 100% doesn't matter.  I really thought I would care, but there are times that I feel like I totally want another boy and others where I know I would want a daughter one day too.  Its no longer just a bunch of bull... I would be thrilled with either a girl or a boy!

6.  I registered at Babies R Us and Amazon Wish List for the few things we need to prepare for this new baby.  We are currently looking for new big boy furniture for Ryan so the new baby can get the nursery furniture.  I scheduled maternity and newborn photos.  And I started Christmas shopping already so I don't have to worry about it at the end of pregnancy.  Those are some things off my to-do list!

Otherwise, Life is good!  I am one of those crazy ladies that love being pregnant!

Our Awesome Summer recap

This summer was awesome... one of my favorites in a while (which is crazy to say because I didn't get to enjoy a single cocktail).  I think Ryan was just at a great age to enjoy a lot of fun things, and I was working a decent amount but I made the most of the off time.  Whatever it was, we had a great summer.

The down side is it went WAY TO FAST.  At the beginning of the summer I made a list of things we wanted to do.  I am assuming next summer will be totally different since we will be adding another young baby to the mix, so I wanted to make the most of this time with Ryan.  Before I knew it, the summer was over and their was few things we just didn't get to.  I  know we can still squeeze these things in this fall, but realistically its not going to happen. This time of year our weekends really become Saturday only because Sunday is saved for football, and Saturdays are filling fast!

Anyway, here are the highlights of the summer-

- Lots of beach time!  We pretty much went at least once during the week and one day over the weekend.  We made the most of living by the beach!

-Boardwalk time.  We did several walks and dinner at the Seaside boardwalk, and then would go up to Pt. Pleasant boardwalk for the rides.  Ryan really liked the boardwalk this summer.

-Pool days... We got a lot of use out of our pool this summer.  I think I spent more time in the pool then I have any summer that we lived here.  It was great to go in for an hour or so in the morning if Ryan was getting bored, or for a quick swim before dinner, or spend some family time out back on the weekends.  I loved having a pool this summer.

- Blueberry picking.  We started the summer with a trip to a local blueberry farm and it was a huge hit.  He pretty much ate the blueberries faster than I could collect them, but he loved it.  Unfortunately we never made it back... next year!

-Monmouth Racetrack.  This year was also a fun age to bring Ryan.  We go every summer but he really understood it this summer.  We are lucky to go when we can join a group in a picnic area, which gives us a nice space that Ryan can run around and play and we can see the horses race up close.  We had a great day and Ryan was great a picking the winning horse.

-Lots of fun parties... Noah's birthday party, Michelle's Baby Shower, Laura's Bridal shower and bachelorette party, and Coombs Chiropractic kids day.

-Lots of weddings!  We have a total of 7 this year, 4 of them this summer.  Gave Mike and I a good reason for an adults night out.

-Family golf outing.  It was a 100 degree day, but I played awesome, was reminded that I really like playing golf, and we got to go to the after party without Ryan.  Nice to spend some time with my family without chasing around a toddler.

-Frankie's fight... he finally got a win!

-  Blueclaws Baseball game-  We only  got their twice this summer, but Ryan is really into baseball so having the stadium so close and so affordable is a added plus to our summer.

- 4th of July was my favorite in a while.  We normally travel around 4th of July so it was fun to be home, BBQ at the Hecht's, and take Ryan to see the fireworks.  It was a pretty picture perfect 4th of July.

- Our 2nd annual OBX vacation... and it was just as perfect as the first year.  Great weather, great friends, great beach.  The kids had a blast.

-Circus.  We went to the Coles circus that came locally.  It was pretty cheesy as far as quality goes, but Ryan loved the elephants and the motorcycles and the acrobats and we had fun hanging with Charlie and Noah. 

-Yankees Game.  We went with the Arzonico's up to Yankee stadium when they played the BlueJays one night.  I love when we are able to do things as adult couples, and it happened to be an awesome game.  Yankees won, the weather was beautiful, and we got to see Mo pitch one more time before he retires.

-Our last summer pool party at our house (hopefully we will be moved out by next summer).

I am sure there was more... but looking at this list I am not surprised that this was my fav summer. 

The few things we didn't get to...

-Seasame Place
-Cape May Zoo
-Water park or splash park
-Please Touch Museum
-Adventure Aquarium

Oh well, we will get there at some point.  For now, it is on to our Fun Fall Festivities!!

Pictures to be added soon!