To celebrate 22 weeks, Greg and I hit the road for a nice little babymoon.
Last time, we had already had a trip planned to Miami, which we dubbed as our babymoon,
but let’s be serious, isn’t your whole life a babymoon before you have a child?
This trip also marked our first trip away from little miss K, which was not easy.
Meemaw & Grandpa arrived Thursday night and we hit the road Friday morning to head southwest
about three and a half hours enjoying some treats on the way.
We pulled into La Playa Resort in Naples, which was nothing short of amazing.
We had a great view from our balcony and spent the days soaking up the sun
and taking naps by our favorite pool.
Along with all the crazy pregnancy cravings I have been having,
one of them has been a Bloody Mary… I know, it’s so wrong to be craving
cocktails during pregnancy, but this [virgin] one hit the spot for sure.
Our first night out, we had dinner at Fleming’s and went to the fanciest movie theater ever.
We were totally bummed out when we got there and all that was left were front row seats.
Assigned seats no less… how weird!
We debated not seeing the movie, but finally decided to cough up the $16 per ticket and see it.
Thankfully, we did because they were the biggest, plushest, comfiest seats ever
and we couldn’t even tell we were in the front row. Plus, the popcorn was only $6,
which is unheard of in our parts. So the cost all evened out in the end.
The second night out we headed down to Fifth Avenue, full of shops & restaurants.
We ended up at Yabba Island Grill which was right up our alley.
I later realized that I had salsa for every meal that day, which was awe-some!
Greg and I had a great time together relaxing, eating, and sleeping in as late as we wanted.
The scenery wasn’t too bad either.
We were excited to come home to our sweet girl on Sunday,
even though she was having a great time being spoiled by Meemaw & Grandpa.
We got a little spoiled too.
Not only did they come down to babysit, but we also came home a mowed yard
and trimmed landscaping! We are so thankful for both!
In other pregnancy news, I am still feeling great & energized, most of the time.
Baby G2 is moving around a lot, kicking & jabbing and Greg has been able to feel it.
The weekend getaway was a great way for me to rest, but now that we’re
back in the real world, it’s a little bit more difficult.
I have been pretty good about not picking up Kenley as much,
and she really hasn’t seemed to notice, which makes me feel better.
Progress in the nursery is moving along slowly but surely
and we have been tossing around names (after name after name)
to see if something will stick… so far… not much!
Good thing we have some time.
We are in full out toddler mode in the Gilbertson household!
Kenley has spent this last month putting words together,
which is so fun to watch and hear.
She is really into personal possession: “mommy’s coffee”, “daddy’s beer”, “Kenley’s water”, etc.
Last night, she went around the table saying “mommy’s eating, daddy’s eating, Kenley’s eating.”
This started a couple weeks ago when she would all of a sudden say, “shh…Emmy’s sleeping..or Corbin’s sleeping…or Caleb’s sleeping.”
This is because our darling daughter only naps for one hour each day,
so she often was awake at school while her friends were sleeping.
Some of our other favorites are: How are you? …Good! (Answering herself) Baby down!! (When baby falls on the floor) Come here. Kenley’s house. Almost there.
I love you!
If the girl could be outside all day long, she would.
She loves running around, playing in the sand, pushing her Cozy Coupe,
playing with bubbles, riding in the wagon, and finding rocks.
When we go to the park, her favorite thing is the slide.
She loved the splash pad the first time we went,
but has been luke-warm about it the last two times.
Her favorite song right now is Muffin Man. Hands down.
As soon as we get into the car, she asks for it.
Frankly, I have no idea why. It puts me to sleep!
She also likes Ten in a Bed, the ABCs, and the Wheels on the Bus.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle, Twinkle are still fan favorites too.
She had been singing something that resembled the Barney song for about a month now,
I love you, you love me, we’re a happy….. then it kind of trailed off.
So, I had to ask her old teacher if they listen to that at school because
I could not figure out where it was coming from. Turns out, they had a musical book with the song.
Definitely Barney. I’ve even sang it back to her a few times, against my will.
She is doing well with her ABCs, she can complete her ABC puzzle all by herself,
and can say the ABCs through J… then she picks back up with Q, R, S, then it’s jumbled again.
Her numbers are usually jumbled, and colors are hit or miss.
Everything is blue, then occasionally she’ll get the right color on the second guess.
For summer camp, Kenley just moved up to the toddler room and we love it!
The class has a lot more structure than her last class and she’s already learning new things.
I was worried about the transition since she is well aware of the location of her classroom,
who her teachers are, and constantly talks about her friends (most of which are not in the new class).
After just a few tears on the first day, she has been great.
Her teachers said there was no transition period at all and she just jumped right in.
Hopefully I come back and re-read this when it’s time to transition again, so I don’t worry as much!
Kenley is officially down to one nap a day. We have been teetering in between for months and months now,
and I can safely say that she can take one nap and be fine until bedtime. With that being said,
she really only naps for one hour a day, which is not much for a busy toddler.
We can’t complain though because she is a rockstar sleeper at night.
During the week when school wears her out, she will go down as early as 7pm.
She is to the point where she knows she is tired and will say “night, night”
when she has had enough. We won’t hear a peep from her until right about 6am.
Like clockwork, she will start moving around in her bed anywhere between 6-6:15am,
then she’s up and at ’em by 6:30am, ready to take on the day.
This works out well during the week when we need to be out the door…
but she doesn’t know that she can sleep in on weekends yet! Darn.
The toddler bed is working out very well.
Only occasionally do we have random visits from her after bedtime.
There you have it. 20 months. I know I say this a lot, but each month gets more fun!
While I still feel like the weeks are creeping by, I cannot believe we’re already at the halfway mark.
I had a routine check up Tuesday and all is well with baby G2. Heartbeat was 130 bpm,
which is on the lower end of the normal 120-150 range.
What does that mean? Are boys known to have slower heart rates or girls?
It’s funny to read that I was only in maternity clothes for a couple weeks at this point last time,
since I’ve been wearing maternity clothes for about 9 weeks now.
I really wish I could wear these maternity leggings every single day. They are so comfy.
I put them on as soon as I walk in the door each day.
We are making some progress on the nursery, but it’s a much slower process this time around.
It seems like we’ve been bouncing back and forth between different projects & rooms,
making it hard to focus on the nursery. Plus, it doesn’t help that I think I’ve decided on
something, then I change my mind two days later and want to do something totally different.
It was much easier with Kenley’s room, I knew exactly what I wanted and had a clear vision.
I’m hoping to share some inspiration with you soon!
I’ve become bored to death with regular water, so I’ve been trying some new things.
The Arizona Arnold Palmers are delightful, but I’ve also discovered the citrus flavored sparkling water from Whole Foods
thanks to being a little bit early to my doctor’s appointment this week.
I’ll be stopping there from now on when I go for my checkups.
I’m still eating anything and everything in sight, with exceptions of Amy’s Burritos.
These used to be my go-to for quick lunches, but since the first semester nausea, I’ve been totally turned off by them.
Hopefully my love for them will return, but at this point, I’m not sure.
We have a couple busy weeks coming up, so I will be trying to rest any chance I get,
but we’re really looking forward to our little babymoon that is right around the corner!
school was closed on friday, which meant kenley was home. we celebrated by running errands and stopped for a donut to celebrate national doughnut day! yum!
saturday morning, the big ten network was replaying the iu/kentucky game from 2011. we caught the end of it and explained to kenley exactly where she was and what we were doing when watford hit the game winning shot. she is really getting into all things indiana and i couldn’t be more happy about that. the red shirt was a coincidence. she’s really wearing her christmas pjs. awesome.
we celebrated margot’s first birthday later in the day. it was adorable, and so fun!
kenley and kyler reading books together at bedtime before their mini-sleepover.
most of the weekend was spent painting and organizing the office / my craft area. i’m excited to share the updates… boy, what a difference a little paint makes.
ready to hit the road for sea world!
this is as close as we got to the penguins today. hopefully, we’ll try again next weekend.
we had a good weekend and my love/hate relationship with painting continues, but this weekend i’m actually loving it. i did not, however, do much resting, so that will be the goal this week.
We were able to see baby G2 yesterday at our 19 week ultrasound!
I could sit there for hours and just watch baby move around in there.
We got some good pictures and everything with baby looks great!
We went into the ultrasound planning to not find out the gender,
and even after a minor freak out on my part, we stayed strong.
Greg made a good point that it would be silly to make a last minute decision
in the moment that we may regret later. If we decide later to find out, then ok,
but we were not going to find out yesterday. Decision made. Shew! Turns out, baby was in on it too. Our doctor doesn’t even know
because the little booger’s legs were crossed the entire time.
As of now, there is no risk of anyone mistakenly revealing the gender to us.
I am feeling so good right now and I am so thankful for that.
No food aversions at all… actually quite the opposite. I will eat anything and everything in sight and I have no problem doing so.
I am off the juice kick and have still been chugging water because the “dying of thirst” continues.
I have minor aches and pains here or there,
but overall, I’m really loving the second trimester, just like last time.
I appreciate all the comments and “welcomes” to the yoga community
and I am happy to say that I’ve been to two Hatha mix classes since my last post that I really enjoyed.
Unfortunately, I’ve been put on pelvic rest, low activity & no lifting, etc.
for at least 5-6 weeks, so yoga (and many, many other activities) are off the table. Major bummer.
friday, we hit up the new wawa near work for some lunch. as a midwesterner turned floridian, i often questioned my east coast friends to why they eat at a gas station, but i am now a true believer. it was damn good.
after some housework on saturday, i got myself a pedicure. as i got pampered, i caught up on blogs & pinterest. it. was. glorious.
saturday night included watching the pacers beat the heat and his + hers ice cream. mine = mint chocolate chip, his = chocolate chip.
we hit up the splash pad early sunday morning. the girls were iffy about it. they loved it when the water was low, and hated it when the water was high. oh the troubles of a toddler.
they enjoyed playing in the tunnel a lot more.
and going down the slide.
after nap time, we hit up tijuana flats for lunch. the girl loved her quesadilla and chips. just like her momma and daddy.
we tackled some painting tonight…need i say more?
we had a good and slightly productive weekend, but i’m going to keep it real here and say that after this weekend, we are never refinishing another piece of furniture again, and i’m about 2.5 seconds away from hiring painters for the remaining rooms in our house… which is a lot. if only my husband would let me.