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5/8/11

10 Weeks

How Far Along: 10 Weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: No Change

Size of Baby: Kumquat (I've never even seen one of these)

Maternity Clothes: Sometimes... they are more comfortable

Gender: ?

Movement: No :)

Sleep: Good, especially naps

What I miss: Nothing at the moment

Cravings: Spicy food

Symptoms: Fatigue, fatigue, oh, and fatigue

Best Moment this week: Not this week - but two weeks ago was our first doctor's appointment and we got to see our little baby with a nice, strong heartbeat.

4/10/11

It's Spring!

Raegan,

We have had quite the week.

Tuesday morning I fell while carrying you down the stairs in the garage on our way to school. I was able to brace myself with one hand and hold on to you with the other. We banged heads pretty hard and I have a nice bruise on my arm, but other than that it appears everything is okay.

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We've done tons and tons of playing outside this week. It's been nice and you love it!

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Silly Boy!

You are very brave. You like to climb up the slide all by yourself and then go down as fast as you can. We used to count to three first, but now you have no time for that silly business!

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Friday I had to judge a contest in Stillwater. You stayed in Medford and went to Uncle Tanner's baseball game. It was storming really bad there, and there was even a tornado warning, but the sirens were broken and the TV was not working, so you, Tanner, and grandma never went to a shelter. Luckily nothing touched down, but your mama was scared in Stillwater knowing what was going on where you were!

Saturday we made a late trip to Cherokee. We went and ate with your grandpa, picked up our taxes, then came home. You like your baseball cap that grandma's friend Tammile got for you:

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Today we have done absolutely nothing. We took a long nap earlier and when we woke up, your daddy had done the laundry and had cleaned the kitchen for me. We played inside, swung outside in our backyard, and you chased Bruiser and Daisy around in the backyard. After dinner, you played in the bathtub and brushed your teeth, and now you are out for the night (hopefully, probably for three or four hours ;)

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Love, love, love you my sweet boy!

6 Weeks

How Far Along: 6 Weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Lost 2 pounds

Size of Baby: Sesame Lentil

Maternity Clothes: None

Gender: ?

Movement: No :)

Sleep: Besides getting up to use the restroom, pretty good.

What I miss: I want a sub sandwich like you would not believe.

Cravings: No cravings, really, but the thought of most foods just gross me out. There's not a lot that sounds appealing. I tried to eat a hamburger and spit it out and almost threw up.

Symptoms: Fatigue, fatigue, oh, and fatigue

Best Moment this week: Looking for a new crib since Raegan's was recalled. And I'm adding this for this week - Worst Moment: Falling down the garage stairs before work while carrying Raegan.

4/5/11

5 Weeks

How Far Along: 5 Weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Lost 2 pounds

Size of Baby: Sesame Seed

Maternity Clothes: None

Gender: ?

Movement: No :)

Sleep: I'm sleeping okay, just using the restroom approximately 587 times a night.

What I miss: Vanilla Diet Coke... and I really want a sandwich.

Cravings: Nothing really, ice cream a couple of times

Symptoms: Headaches, nausea, fatigue like you wouldn't believe

Best Moment this week: Telling a few more people, counting down the days until our appointment with the doctor

Dear Raegan,

I can't get over how much your simple little life is about to change. I know you will love your baby, but it will be so different to not be the only one anymore. In the meantime, your daddy and I are trying to spend as much time doing the things you love with you before we add another sweet baby into our lives. You will forever and always be the one who made me a mama, and will forever be my baby... no matter how old you may be. :)

If Only I Were a Little Bit Older....

Daddy was mowing tonight and someone couldn't stop watching:

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Right after he realized it may be a while, might as well take a seat:

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Maybe it will be easier to do this in the yard now:

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I'm certain before long you will be right next to your daddy, helping.... or trying, anyway.

3/27/11

4 Weeks

Dear Baby G #2,

Wow! What a shocker!! I never imagined this day would come so soon or so quickly. I decided to take a test today but never thought it would be positive. I'm excited, nervous, happy, scared, shocked, and feeling every other emotion possible.

I can't wait to feel you, see you, hear your heartbeat, know if you're a boy or girl. I can't wait for you to eventually meet your big brother, Raegan. I love you already, even though you are the size of a poppy seed.

Your due date is December 4, 2011. But because I will have a c-section, you'll be here before then. Eight months is a LONG time to wait, but I'm ready for each week to change and for you to grow and develop.

Your daddy and I are excited and anxious about our growing family.

Love,
Mommy

Big Brother

Dear Raegan,

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Tonight, you became my big boy. Finding out you're going to be a big brother makes you grow up fast. I know you have absolutely no idea what's going on, but then again, you stayed on my lap all day today, like maybe you did.

Your daddy and I are excited, but know that you will always be my baby. And you will always be the one who made me a mama. You were so loved before you arrived and that love has only multiplied since then.

As you lay sleeping next to me, I can't believe how blessed I am to have you. I know you will be a great big brother. You're such a sweet, caring little boy and I can't imagine life without you. I look forward to this new chapter in our lives. We have until December to soak up the novelty of just having you as an "only child" and I hope to share many, many experiences with you before that time.

Love,
Mama

3/9/11

Sweet Boy

Dear Sweet, Sweet, Precious Boy,

It's days like today, where you walk around saying, "mom, mom, mom, mom, mom;" repeatedly put your finger in your daddy's ear and crack up laughing; lick the bottom of your feet and then look at me and grin; dip your chicken in ketchup like a big boy; get all your "farm" toys out and play with them on the coffee table; and open your precious little mouth to give me kisses, that I think my heart may burst because I love you so much.

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We're going to the zoo this weekend and I'm sure you'll love it! Then you're going to stay and play for a couple of days with Uncle Tanner and grandma and grandpa, and then I'll come get you and we'll have a week of Spring Break to play here at home. That means summer is right around the corner and I can't wait! Especially since I'll be home with my sweet boy that I just can't get enough of. :)

1/30/11

Never a dull moment...

You keep me on my toes....

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1/4/11

Christmas Break

The last month and a half has gone so fast. After Thanksgiving I only had three weeks of school until Christmas break. You finally got over the flu crud that you had. On New Years Eve your daddy and I went to eat and we also went and watched Little Fockers. There is a scene in the movie where the little boy throws up all over his dad - we laughed and laughed because that was the scene in our house for the three weeks that you were sick. I'm also glad your daddy was willing to split the clean-up duties with me...made it a little easier to deal with. :) I'm so glad you're back to yourself, and eating again!

You had a big two weeks right around Christmas. You made your first trip to Branson the first half of my Christmas break. Your daddy, Uncle Tanner, you, and I all made the trip. We were supposed to go over Fall Break, but about an hour before we left we got the awful phone call that Noel had been killed while at the lake with your grandpa and the youth group. I was worried about the drive there since you aren't a big fan of the car lately. You showed me, though, because you fell asleep in Ark City and slept the rest of the 4 hours to Branson!

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We got to do lots of things in Branson during our five days there. We went to Silver Dollar City where your daddy and Tanner acted goofy all day. Your daddy took you on a frog ride and I was paranoid the whole time, even though it was a pretty risk-free ride. You laughed while you were on there, so I think you liked it.

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We rode on the train, which you liked also. You and I went to the Frosty show while your daddy and Tanner were riding rides. We visited a lot of shops... We went to a part of the park that has a HUGE tree house and play area. You loved playing with the foam balls inside.

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We watched the first lighted Christmas parade that evening, then made it back to the town square to watch the Christmas light show, and then decided it was getting way too cold and we were ready to go! Sadly, you missed this part because you fell asleep right before the parade was starting. We laid your stroller seat back and you snoozed away -- wrapped in blankets and coats, of course. It was COLD! I was looking so forward to watching you watch the parade and see the Christmas lights, but sleep won! There's always next year!

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We did lots of shopping and spent some time at the Landing. Our last night we went to the Dixie Stampede and you LOVED it!! You loved all the animals and everything that was going on. It was so much fun to watch you.

When we got home from Branson we had a day to get things unpacked, get laundry done, finish buying Christmas presents, and then it was time to go to our family Christmas.

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It was nice to be with all our family and you were of course the star of the show. You love to entertain and your little personality is so funny.

On Christmas Day I cooked and your grandma, grandpa, and Uncle Tanner came to our house and you opened your gifts from daddy and I and from Santa. I think you daddy had more fun picking out gifts than you have playing with them. He got you a remote control truck that you have absolutely no clue what to do with -- but he said it was so he could play with it with you. You ended up with lots of new, fun toys and lot and lots of clothes.

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On Tuesday we went to Oklahoma City to visit your great aunt and uncle and their daughter, son-in-law and grandkids who were here from Arizona. We don't get to see them very often, so it was nice to get together. Uncle Jerry and Aunt Bobbie came to the hospital when you were born -- Bobbie came back a couple of times alone to see you before we left also -- but we hadn't seen them since then.

The rest of our week was spent relaxing and playing and watching Little Einsteins. We went to Cherokee Wednesday night to watch the OSU game with Tanner, grandma, and grandpa. On New Years Eve, your grandma came to stay with you while your daddy and I went to the Vintage House and then to the movies. When we got back, we all went to Cherokee to grandma and grandpa's house. Your grandpa had his youth group kids at the house for a lock-in, so we watched some movies and then came back home about 3:00 that morning.

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Saturday your daddy decided it was time to move bedrooms around. We took the mattresses from our guest bed and put them with your crib headboard in your room. We are hoping we can get you to sleep alone. In 16 months, you have never slept without being right next to me. Even the one night we left you, you didn't sleep. So... we have to get something worked out! In three nights you have slept alone in there for about 4 hours each night. Although it's not perfect, 4 hours is more than ever before!

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We are also making the guest room a play room. You have so many toys and they have overtaken the living room. We are still in the process of that, but hopefully by this weekend we can get it all moved!

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You are becoming so funny! You love for us to laugh at you and you love to laugh. You will come up to us and just talk and talk and then shake your head and say, "Yeah". We have no idea what you're saying, but it's something! You love to point at things and say, "What's that?" You still climb anything and everything. You love to flip all your toys upside down. You love watching Little Einsteins and Barney. You like strawberry cereal bars, yogurt, and lately, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

We had a wonderful break, but this week it was back to reality. I miss you during the day and miss being home with you, but hopefully Spring Break is here soon, and then Summer Break.

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We love you little man, more today than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow.