Second Trimester! – Frugal Novice

Second Trimester!

I can hardly believe that I’m already in the second trimester – my pregnancy with C flew by, but this is seriously ridiculous! I guess this time around I’m too busy to think about being pregnant a whole lot. With my first pregnancy it felt like it dragged on forever. I scrapbooked my pregnancy, if that tells you anything. Here’s hoping I remember to take any belly pics at all this time around.

I’m at this weird stage right now, though. I don’t have nausea anymore (wahoo!) so other than still being tired & falling asleep early every night, I don’t have symptoms. And it’s too early to really feel the baby move. I Googled it (I Google everything), to see if I’m normal for thinking this stage is weird, and found out I’m not alone. I do have an appointment Monday and they should use the Doppler to let us listen to the heartbeat. I should mention that I am hungry all.the.time, which means I do a lot of planning to bring mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to work. So anyway, I guess I’m not entirely symptom-free. I’m just apt to worry. :)

Since we have two boys, I’ve been asked quite a bit if we’re hoping for or were trying for a girl. I totally blame pregnancy hormones but I have to admit I get a teensy bit defensive when people ask that. I love having boys and it sometimes seems like that question implies that two boys is subpar, so hopefully we’ll hit the genetic jackpot this time and get a girl. But my rational, non-hormonal side does not get offended, because I know what people really mean. To answer the question, we’re completely on the fence. Another boy would be great and would fit right in. We know what we’re doing with boys. But a girl would be fun, too (and would probably be more prone to getting pedicures with me down the road than the boys will). It’s kind of nice to have this mindset, because we’ll be equally excited no matter which sex the ultrasound reveals. To be completely cliche, we are just praying for a healthy baby. True story.

Things are plugging along. Brian turned 30 at the beginning of the month, and the boys decided he needed a Star Wars party. I called around and found a bakery that would do a Star Wars cake (tired=no homemade cake!) and this is what we got:

An air-brushed cake with a plastic stand and figurines with light sabers. I wasn’t impressed, but the boys (Brian included) liked that the light sabers actually lit up, so I guess you’d call it a hit. All in all he had a great birthday with a party that included breakfast foods (his favorite).

J started soccer, which has definitely been a rollercoaster ride. He liked it a lot at first, but the first game ran long and it was windy/dusty, so then he decided he didn’t like it. At his next game, he literally stood on the sidelines and cried, refusing to play. We had a long talk about supporting your team and sticking with something, and we went back to practice this week (with a Sonic slush beforehand to sweeten the experience) – and he had fun! So here’s hoping this weekend’s game is a success. And doesn’t he look adorable in his uniform? I love that the boys on the team are so little that their shorts meet the top of their socks.

Another thing we’ve been dealing with lately is that the boys have decided they can’t stand getting water in their eyes when we wash their hair at bath time. Mind you, J was doing just fine for a long time, but C pitches fits and J’s decided to present a solid front, I guess. So, when we were picking up some soccer gear we grabbed goggles to try. The boys were in love with their gobbles and wore them all around the house.

Not, however, big fans of wearing them in the bathtub. Oh well, we tried. They’ll just have to suffer through!

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re also in the midst of selling our house right now. It’s really been a blessing that we got an offer and have moved forward past the option period and everything! I’ll be 100% excited about it once we actually close, but for now I’m cautiously excited. I’d prayed that it would work out for us to move before the baby is born, and it’s looking good for that to happen!

That’s about all that’s going on in our neck of the woods. I get frustrated sometimes because I have a heap of ideas (J’s big into saying he has a “heap of cars” or a “heap of Legos” lately, so I figured I’d give it a try) I want to share on my blog. And I totally missed posting a March cleaning calendar. But I’m excited for April and hope to post at least a couple of crafts and/or recipes – the things I like to post about best.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – I’m excited for a picnic at the park with my guys tonight. Yay for pleasantly warm Texas days!

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  • Samantha Bedgood March 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I’m so excited for you guys and happy that everything is working out and falling into place. Just hope you’re not too tired to hang out soon again, mama!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Yeah, we REALLY need to do a game night again soon!

  • Kim March 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I’m happy for you!! I can’t believe you are in the 2nd trimester either!! :) And, I’m going to give the goggles a try-Lucas and Quinton hate getting water in their eyes too, so it’s worth a try!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much Kim! :D Brian picked out goggles that have the little nose guard, and I think the boys are a little nervous with that – so I’d definitely say to just get regular old goggles. Hope it helps!

  • Amanda March 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats on the 2nd trimester!!! And I completely understand how you feel. Before we found out #3 was a girl we got asked the same question. Then we we knew we were having a third girl we would get “oh I bet you wanted a boy”

    If we go for #4 I know we will get the Same comments.

    Girl or boy your gonna be so excited when you find out!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      I think it’s just something people feel is necessary to say when you already have two kids of the same sex. Is it in a handbook somewhere that we’ve just missed out on reading? :)

  • Bethany March 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    When I wash Abbey’s hair it takes a LONG time. She has learned how to keep water out of her eyes- face away from me, head way back, my other hand right at the front of her hairline. (Like you’re shading his eyes from the sun.) As long as she doesn’t move, and I aim right with the sprayer, no water in her eyes!
    Excited to hear more about the new baby and the new house!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      This sparked a conversation about us wanting a spray attachment for the boys’ tub when we move. :) I think that would make life (well, baths, at least) so much easier!

  • Diana March 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve never read your blog before, but I just have to say that I completely identify with you. I am 20 weeks pregnant with my second. My first is a boy and it seems like EVERYBODY assumes I would be happier if it is a girl. It irks me! We are choosing not to find out in part to annoy them right back! All I want is a healthy baby as well

  • mandy March 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    So excited and totally agreed on the third child area! We take lots of pics but nothing is in her baby book. :)

  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog March 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Grandma is just excited to have another grandbaby to love. I don’t care at all whether it’s a boy or girl! Praying for a healthy baby, too!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm


  • Lucy Smart March 24, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I just wanted to say that your family is adorably awesome. Sounds like God’s got you all under control and things are going relatively smoothly, considering all the changes that are happening to you right now!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Lucy!! I feel very blessed with how smoothly things are going so far.

  • LeeAnn March 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

    It sounds like you have a lot going on! At least now you can keep up without feeling nauseated. :-) I hear you about your pregnancy flying by…my second one went sooooo much faster than the first. I was lucky that Bryce had clothes to wear when he came home from the hospital. ;-) I, too, was on the fence about whether I wanted a girl or a boy, and it annoyed me that everyone asked me if I wanted a boy since I already had a girl. There were pros to having either, and I honestly didn’t care.

    Happy belated birthday to Brian! That cake was pretty cool. And light sabers that really lit up??? Bryce would have LOVED that!

    • Christi March 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      ITA about pros and cons to both! For one thing, if we have a girl I’ll go broke clothes shopping! :D

      I hope sometime when we’re in Florida we could find a time to meet up – I feel like we’d get along so well!

      • LeeAnn March 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        We definitely would! Just let me know next time you’re in the sunshine state and we’ll get together. :-)

  • Amanda March 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    So so so excited for you guys! I can’t wait to find out if it’s boy #3 or a girl! Love you guys! :D

  • 2nd Trimester April 7, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Eating right is necessary for the baby’s overall growth – but is there more that you can do to support her brain growth? After all, 70% of the baby’s brain growth occurs during pregnancy!