Monthly Archives: December 2012

The 2nd One Always Gets the Shaft

Guys – we are in the homestretch with this pregnancy. I’m technically “full term” right now. My how time flies.

And you know what? We haven’t done ANYTHING to set up for the new baby.

With knowing we’re having another girl and one so close in age to Annmarie, we didn’t feel it necessary to buy a bunch of new things. However, we’re realizing there are some basics we nearly forgot about… like diapers. Whoops.

The new baby’s room is currently filled with leftover furniture for which we had no landing spot yet. We also had to move some furniture in the room to accomodate the Christmas tree. But all of that needs to move!

I need to rewash and reorganize baby clothes!
I need to set up my diaper station (yes, AM is still in diapers but she isn’t exactly soiling diapers every 30 minutes like a newborn).

And now with the explosion of Christmas toys for Annmarie, we really need to reorganize toys (including getting rid of some stuff) to pull out any infant items that we can stash away for the new baby.

Am I panicked? Just a bit.

I’m having a bonus sonogram on Friday because my belly didn’t grow at all between visits. This seemed to concern my OB so she wants to verify that the fluid levels aren’t dropping. Some people think this sonogram will result in being admitted to the hospital. Ack!

We JUST agreed on a name (although I’m sure I’ll still go back and forth on some others).

I just remember being way more prepared when I was pregnant with Annmarie. This baby is really getting shafted here in terms of care and attention so far.

I still view Annmarie as “my baby” so it is still surreal to me that in less than a month, she’ll be considered the “big girl” and I’ll be walking around in zombie mom fashion with a newborn.

We took a bunch of video on Christmas of Annmarie and as I looked through the camera for previous videos, I realized we hadn’t filmed anything since the previous Christmas! It was crazy to see Annmarie as an infant. Because now she’s a Chatty Cathy that looks like this:
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When did this happen?

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Family & Maternity Pics – Leaving it to the Pros

While I do feel some guilt about not giving this pregnancy the same attention I gave the first one (a lot of that has to do with chasing around a toddler), I did vow to do a few things:

  • Take weekly belly photos (and maintain a “belly book”) – so far I haven’t done great with this.  I’ve tried though.  I have a book (but not the official “belly book”) that I’ve been adding photos to but I haven’t been on top of taking weekly photos.
  • Get professional maternity pictures – this pregnancy is also special and the fact that I haven’t been on top of the weekly belly pics just made me want to get pro pics all the more.

So I bring to you some of the pro pics courtesy of our amazingly talented friend, Maria Vicencio.  We’ve had a really mild winter so far so I didn’t think much of doing an outdoor shoot the weekend after Thanksgiving.  It only figures that this particular Sunday was like 32 degrees.

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The other crazy thing to me is that I feel like I look full term in these pictures (but I still had another 8 weeks to go… yowza).

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