Baby #2: Week 20 & Gender Predictions



We made it to week 20! Our big doctor appointment is this afternoon and we are so excited!

I have absolutely no idea what this baby is going to be. Nate wants/thinks it is going to be a girl. And if we ask Leighton if it is going to be a brother or a sister he 9/10 times says sister. Most of our friends say girl too, but again I think it is more of they WANT it to be a girl. Ha!

With Leighton I was so sure that he was going to be a boy, like from the beginning. I just really can't put a finger on what I am thinking now. Now that we will be finding out within the next 24 hours, I think it would be fun to address some old wives tales before we talk symptoms and baby growth.

Leighton Turns TWO!

Is it just me, or is parenthood a constant roller coaster of hypocritical thoughts?


Hear me out. Last week, we got a note from Leighton's daycare saying that as long as we were comfortable with it, they were okay with him starting to wear underwear during the day instead of diapers. UNDERWEAR. Not pull-ups, underwear. I had such conflicting emotions about this. On one hand I was incredibly proud that my almost two-year-old was making it through the day without wetting his diaper. On the other hand, I couldn't believe that we were having this conversation before my baby turned two. 

Baby #2: Week 19

Man, oh man! The time is flying by. I really can't believe we are almost halfway through this pregnancy and that we will be meeting this sweet little munchkin sooner than later. 

We are still holding back on getting things set up in the nursery and buying things for this baby until we find out what it is and after Christmas. Come January we will move Leighton into his new bedroom and once he is settled we will move on to baby.

Baby #2: Week 18

Hello again! 

18 Week Bumpdate Picture

(I got a little behind in posting these, so you will be reading this while I am in week 19 actually.)

We are so close to finding out if this baby is a boy or a girl! To say I am excited would be an understatement. With Leighton I was positive from the beginning that he was going to be a boy. This time around, I have no idea at all. Some things make me think girl, some boy. Nate wants a girl so we can for sure be done after this one, ha! Really I just want to know if we can reuse Leighton's stuff or if we get to start shopping for bows, florals and sequins. 

This week we had Leighton's birthday party and a Christmas cookie day, so before that Nate and I did a TON of cleaning. I felt the urge to really start sorting through things and purging. I didn't start doing much of that with Christmas and other activities coming up. Watch out January, I feel like it is going to be a cleaning and purging month. 


Baby #2: Weeks 6-17

I need to do a little catch up on the weekly updates. Here are weeks 6-17 for ya!



Week 6

Nothing crazy yet. Vertigo is real, just like last time. Acne is also back, but not quite to the extent is was with Leighton. 

I do feel like I am getting more nauseous this time. With Leighton I was more just not in the mood to eat anything, now if I get hungry I feel so, so sick. Some foods are messing with me too which is annoying (I really like spicy pickles, but not sure if they are going to be enjoyable for a while). I am also not having the mad desire for Fruit Loops and donuts like I did. Not necessarily a bad thing since there is ZERO nutritional value in either of those. Ha!

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