Friday, 22 March 2013

We Are So Picky!

Names, names, names....picking one is so hard and we are so picky. With Claire we talked names throughout my entire pregnancy we never had more than a short list. Then when I unexpectedly went into labor early we had to decide on a name. Which was about 20 minutes before she born. So here we are again trying to find the right now, and its proving to be just as difficult.

We love the name Elle but are struggling to find a middle name that works. Any suggestions? We also like Genevieve and Hannah. Thinking we like Hannah Elizabeth and not sure on a middle name for Genevieve. And finally we love Eva Charlotte. Though we would use the German/Swiss pronunciation of Eh-Va not Eee-Va. So which do you like? Any suggestions?

Monday, 11 March 2013

Claire's Big Girl Bedding

I have always planned on transitioning Claire into a big girl bed sooner rather than later. I think these days most parents wait to long to transition simply because they don't want to deal with the initial frustration of the transition i.e. possibly having to put them back in bed. With the new baby coming its given me added motivation to transition Claire. I am not buying a second crib when I already have one and I already have a bed for Claire. So in April or May we will transition Claire into her new queen sized big girl bed. I think naps will be harder than actually going to bed. For all sleep times she goes to sleep usually within 5 minutes but I think she will be more tempted to get out of bed and play at nap times. But i'm up for the challenge. I think it will be the perfect time, this way she is settled into her new  bed well before her baby sister arrives.

So I have been on the hunt for the perfect big girl bedding. I want to stick with my grey, yellow and white color scheme. I actually love Claire's crib bedding so I wanted something similar. Also just like when I was looking for her crib bedding I don't want anything to baby-ish. I want something she can grow with. I looked at Pottery Barn Kids, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target....ect. Found nothing that I loved. Finally I found the perfect bedding at Land of Nod! I has the color scheme I was looking for, would allow her to grow with it but wasn't to adult. What do you think?

The quilt is on back order until mid march but thats perfect timing for when I plan to start Claire's transition. I can't wait to get it and get her room put together. Plus I get her room rearranged with her big girl bed, I can start on the new nursery for the baby. 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

It's a.....

This past Sunday I had a 3D/4D ultrasound done. I was lucky that a friends mom needed to do some training with some of her sonogram tech's. Which means I was lucky enough to find out the sex of Baby #2 early at 16 weeks and for free! Baby was really low, breech and facing my spine which is just like its big sister like to be. In fact Claire was breech and facing my spine when she decided to make her entrance into the world. After a little work to get the baby to show the goods we found out we are having another GIRL! We are so excited!

Now the fun part has begun. I hate all baby girl bedding out there right now as it looks like pink threw up all over it and I can't stand that. So I have decided on custom bedding. We are going with a orange, teal and grey theme. Not sure what I want mobile wise so i'm on the hunt for inspiration for that. I also need to decide on a double stroller that isn't the size of an SUV (I hate big strollers). I'm thinking either a Britax B-Ready with double kit or a Joovy Caboose Too. Those are the big things I am working on. Luckily I have saved everything of Claires and since she has gained weight so slowly she has multiple seasons clothing in every size so I won't need much clothes wise. I really need to make a list of everything I need to get and do. I can't afford to wait to long, we learned that lesson when Claire came before we had done her nursery and Christian ended up painting it while I was in the hospital and I finished it before she was discharged from the NICU.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Oh we also need to work on a name considering Claire didn't have one until 20 minutes before she was born. We are so picky!

Monday, 11 February 2013

This, That & Some Change

The plague of sickness seems to have finally passed. I ended up getting two different colds. It was a rough couple of weeks. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who really helped out with Claire so I could rest up and get better. Its hard being pregnant and sick and not being able to take anything really. Poor Claire also cut three new teeth while she had her cold. She is back to her super happy self now that they are all through. All is well in our household again!

I have been feeling I needed to change it up with my hair for awhile. Its grows so quickly normally and when i'm pregnant it grows like a weed. I decided to chop it off and go with something fun for a bit. I spent the afternoon at the salon yesterday and it turned out great! Slightly shorter than I wanted but in a few weeks it will be perfect.

This week is going to be a good one. Claire has a play date with some friends from our MOPS group, I have a baby appointment on Friday and of course its Valentines Day. Claire has a couple Valentines outfits so i'm looking forward to dressing her up in those. We don't go crazy with Valentines Day but I will do a little something for Christian and will definitely make something special for dinner. Oh and I will be 16 weeks tomorrow. We should find out very soon if Baby #2 is a boy or girl. I can't wait!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Plauge of Sickness

The last two weeks our house has been struck by the Plauge of sickness. First Claire caught a cold. She had a runny nose that turned into a cough. We elevated one side of her crib, cranked up her humidifier and gave her Zarbee's all natural cough syrup and within a few days she was back to normal again. However a day or so into her cold I caught it. It's horrible being sick, pregnant and chasing after a toddler. Just as I was getting over my cold Christian caught some kind of cold.

Now yesterday Claire wasn't feeling to well and had a fever and today as well. Looks like she is just cutting another tooth. But now I'm sick again! Which means Christian had something different from us. I feel miserable. Hopefully I get to feeling better soon. I have another baby appointment tomorrow and I don't want to feel like crap for it.

There you have it, ours last two weeks....ugh!

Friday, 11 January 2013

I'm Back...

Sorry for the long delay in my updates. Things with Christmas got so chaotic. We flew home for Christmas and spent two weeks with our families. It was wonderful holiday season with them. The most wonderful part was we were able to announce to our family in person that Claire is going to be a big sister. Baby #2 is due July 30th. We are so excited. I had my first appointment right after we got home. I have already been referred to high risk maternal fetal medicine. I will see them in a few weeks. I am praying this baby will make it to full term.