Monday, March 26, 2012

14 & 15 weeks

Ok, I'm going to try & bang these out there this week so we can get current. I'm 20 weeks as of yesterday so hopefully by next Monday we'll be up to date.

14 Weeks

What a weekend. We had about 6 different house showings this weekend. We’re trying to get our place rented so we’re not paying 2 mortgages. Totally wouldn’t be happening. Luckily yesterday we found 2 good options. Their appointments kind of over-lapped a little bit so they knew there was a little competition. We picked a couple & were able to get the amount we had originally been asking for the place. This will all but cover our mortgage which is really the only thing we were concerned about. We’re not trying to make any money here, just trying to keep both properties floating. Their lease starts March 1st & our home doesn’t close until mid-May so we’ll be living w/ my parents for a few months. This will allow us to save even more towards our down payment. So much moving for 1 pregnant lady!

On Sunday we took our parents to see the model of our house that’s being built. It was nice for them to be able to see it. They all seemed to think it was quite nice. I was glad to see it again too. It’s hard to remember sometimes what we’re working towards. I panic about finances & think we’ll be just fine in our tiny little townhouse. It was a good reminder. Plus, I feel a little better now that I know our house is being rented out for the amount we needed. We got a nice long lease from them too.

How far along are you? 14 weeks + 1 day

Current cravings? Maple & Brown Sugar Mini Wheats. Connor has decided they’re his favorite cereal now too.

Food aversions? It’s getting better. I can’t think of anything specific off the top of my head. Mostly it’s a texture thing at this point. It might be something I normally like but if the texture is off, yuck.

Gender? This whole week I’ve been thinking girl. I have to remind myself that it might be a boy & to not get too attached to the idea of a girl. I really do love my boy so I wouldn’t love a boy less & I would love for Connor to have a brother. I think it would just be mourning the idea of having a daughter as this will likely be our last baby.

Any milestones? I’ve felt a few little baby taps in my tummy this week! It’s nothing consistent but it’s definitely not gas or muscle twitches. These are different. It’s so exciting & I can’t wait for them to be bigger & more consistent.

Other symptoms? Thanks to my low immune system I caught the “cold of death” this last week. I’m finally on the mend but it was a tough one. This has also been the week of “baby using my bladder as trampoline.” I can handle peeing 1-2 times per night but I’ve woken up as many as 5 times in one night during this past week. I’m hoping it was due to the increased water I was drinking to wet my dry mouth from breathing through my mouth due to the above mentioned cold. Hopefully when that is all gone I can go back to normal peeing.

Maternity clothes? Maternity pants all the way! Most pre-pregnancy shirts are ok right now.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? Nothing much that I haven’t already covered.

What I miss? Sleeping soundly.

What I’m looking forward to? Finding out the gender. I hate when I have to refer to the baby as “it” or “the baby”, I much prefer saying he or she.

& now 15 weeks

How far along are you? 15 weeks + 1 day

Current cravings? Cottage cheese & cauliflower + ranch. Oh, & baked mozzarella sticks that I make using sting cheese wrapped in wonton wrappers, spray w/ PAM & sprinkle w/ salt. I bake them at 400 for 15 minutes. Yum!

Food aversions? It comes & goes. Yesterday I was all excited to eat lasagna, garlic bread & broccoli. It all tasted horrible & I could hardly eat any of it. I made up for it though by eating a banana split.

Gender? Who the heck knows?! I just want to find out already!

Any milestones? Not really. Just a few more baby taps & rolls but they’re still few & far between.

Other symptoms? I must have peed 4 times before I fell asleep last night. Ridiculous!

Maternity clothes? Maternity pants all the way! Most pre-pregnancy shirts are ok right now.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I swear I never peed this much when I was pregnant with Connor.

What I miss? Sleeping soundly.

What I’m looking forward to? Finding out the gender & feeling big, consistent kicks.

Friday, March 16, 2012

12 & 13 Weeks

We are caught up with Dexter now. Now we have to wait until the next season starts THIS FALL! Holy cow, I will have a hard time waiting.

Also, another holy cow! to tell you about. We’re buying a house. We realized since moving back that 4 people are going to be so cramped in our little 2 bedroom townhouse. It’s a fine house for a couple, can maybe squeak by w/ 1 kid but it’s just not going to work for the 4 of us. There’s no room to set up a computer or a sewing machine. There’s nowhere to put guests. Obviously kids can share rooms but being that the rest of the living space is quite small we’re really too cramped & on top of each other all the time. We’ll leave the townhouse as a rental & move into the new house. We’re really excited to have our new 5 bedroom house built! There’s plenty of room for everyone to have their own room + a guest room, a sewing/craft room/office & there’s a nice little computer nook. There will be hardwood floors throughout much of the main level. And, I’ll finally have a soaking tub in my master bath & a WALK IN CLOSET! Ok, can you tell I’m excited!? Nervous but excited. It won’t be ready until May which is fine. Baby doesn’t come until August. Looks like I’ll be eating my words about saying I would “never move again while pregnant.” Oops. Never say never. I’ll be approximately 28 weeks pregnant at the time of closing. Guess someone else will be lifting the boxes.

Anyway, onto the baby info. I had my 2nd OB appointment Monday the 23rd. I got the results from my ultrasound that I’d had a few weeks back. Everything looked normal & I have a new due date of August 12th. So, these updates will be on Sundays (maybe Mondays since I tend to write them at work. Shame on me) from now on.

How far along are you? 12 weeks + 1 day. I’m almost out of the 1st trimester. Depending on which doctor you talk to some will call you in the 2nd trimester at 12 weeks (because all of the baby’s major systems have been formed at this point) & some like to divide it into 3 equal parts. I’ll call myself in the 2nd trimester for sure at 13 weeks 3 days.

Current cravings? Homemade nachos w/ no meat. Garrett is getting tired of them.

Food aversions? Quite a bit. I’m still not eating tons but it is getting better I think.

Gender? I have no idea. I’d be super happy with either.

Any milestones? I reached 12 weeks which is when the risk of miscarriage goes down significantly. I heard the baby’s heart beat on the Doppler last Monday for the first time. Very exciting.

Other symptoms? Horrible sleep, which makes my 1st tri exhaustion even worse.
Maternity clothes? I’m pretty much in all maternity pants. I’ve popped out quite a bit this week & they are comfy. Mostly regular shirts though.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I’m pretty sure my mind was more consumed with being pregnant last time. I think my plate is just much fuller this time around so it gets pushed to the back of my mind. We’ve had a lot going on lately so I suppose that’s understandable.

What I miss? Sleeping soundly

What I’m looking forward to? Feeling the baby flop, kick & punch + finding out the gender.

and now 13 weeks!

How far along are you? 13 weeks + 1 day

Current cravings? Belgian waffles. We have the most amazing mix for them so they’re super easy for nights I don’t feel like cooking.

Food aversions? Getting a little better. I’m still pretty picky & haven’t gained any weight yet. Still down 2 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight.

Gender? This week I’m thinking girl. This is about the time I had a pretty clear idea that Connor was a boy, & I was right. My mother-in-law is pretty certain it’s a girl too. Only time will tell. Of course I’d be super happy with another boy but I guess it would be nice to have 1 of each.

Any milestones? This is the week I’m out of my 1st trimester. Let the 2nd trimester begin!

Other symptoms? Horrible sleep & crazy pregnant lady freak-outs. Hello, I’m pregnant & buying a house & quitting my job. SO MANY CHANGES! Also, I’m loving the clear skin pregnancy gives me. Last time it lasted all the way through when I was done nursing Connor.

Maternity clothes? Mostly maternity pants but I forgot to wash my ONE pair of work pants this weekend so I got out my pre-pregnancy work pants. Thankfully with the weight loss it makes up for the bump taking up extra room. I just shimmy the band down below my tummy & I’ve been ok today.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? Nothing much that I haven’t already covered.

What I miss? Sleeping soundly. Also, a nice glass of wine every now & then. Not that I was a boozer by any stretch of the imagination but it was nice every once in a while.

What I’m looking forward to? Feeling the baby flop, kick & punch + finding out the gender.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

10 & 11 weeks combined

How far along are you? 10 weeks! Double digits!

Current cravings? Sour candy. Woman cannot live on candy alone so I eat other things cause I know I should.

Food aversions? I’ve hated the idea of lettuce for 3 or 4 weeks now.

Gender? I have no idea. I’d be super happy with either.

Any milestones? I’m ¼ of the way through this pregnancy. Crazy!

Other symptoms? This girl is tired! Plus I burp a lot. And I pee 2 times per night now.

Maternity clothes? Sometimes but most of my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit well enough. Work pants will be too small soon though.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? We aren’t panicking about money as much. The last few months have been tight because of getting out of a terrible lease but we’re in a better place this time around. Plus, I’m going to get to be a stay at home mom. I’ve always wanted that & am so excited.

What I miss? Having the energy to stay up past Connor’s bedtime & work on something for me. Now my “for me” time is vegging in bed watching Dexter.

What I’m looking forward to? Feeling the baby move. I especially love when you can see the whole belly move around. Also, Garrett & I have talked about maybe going to Great Wolf Lodge w/ Connor some weekend soon. We think he would have fun & it would be nice to relax, just the 3 (and ½) of us.

And.....11 Weeks

Garrett & I have been watching old Dexter episodes. We were caught up through season 4 but stopped watching because Connor got too aware for us to have it on while he was awake. We’ve got him on a consistent bedtime now so it’s more feasible to fit in an hour long show before we have to crash too. Season 5 is SO GOOD. We only have 2 episodes left. I’m hoping to fit them in tonight (even if we have to stay up a little late).

The big news from this week was our winter storm. It started snowing Saturday afternoon & pretty much didn’t stop until yesterday evening. Nice little 4 day vacation for me as it was not feasible to get Connor all the way to my parents’ house (who have worse snow & a nasty hill) & then to work. Connor & I had fun playing in the snow, losing a mitten (it’ll be interesting seeing where it was buried), watching movies, crocheting, naps & Connor learning a lot of 2 word phrases. He’s been a little slower on the talking front. I know he has it all up in his brain but he’s just a little slower than lots of kids. His doctor wasn’t concerned & said he could tell he had it going on in his head he just was taking his time. So since doc wasn’t concerned, I wasn’t either. It’s been really neat watching him put more & more words together & I’m glad I was at home with him when he really started doing it. The snow is starting to melt today so roads are improving but now it’s supposed to get windy. We have a lot of snow melting which means saturated ground plus a lot of weak trees from Thursday’s freezing rain in many parts. Add wind to that & I’m sure we’ll have quite a few power outages. I’ll get ready for lots of downed tree claims Monday morning when I get back to work.

How far along are you? 11 weeks + 1 day. The weeks just keep ticking by. I’m trying to savor this pregnancy since it’ll probably be my last.

Current cravings? Pepsi Max. However, I’m steering clear since it has twice the caffeine of regular pepsi.

Food aversions? Ugh, everything has been gross for the last week. I’ve actually lost weight at this point (about 3 pounds under pre-pregnancy weight)

Gender? I have no idea. I’d be super happy with either.

Any milestones? Not really. My 2nd appointment is coming up on Monday.

Other symptoms? Nothing tastes good. I can’t sleep. Thankfully 1st trimester ends very shortly so I’m hoping to turn a corner.

Maternity clothes? I wear some maternity jeans just because I bought them & they’re another option (plus they’re super comfy) but I can still wear my regular clothes. I haven’t worn work clothes all week because of the nasty weather so I guess I should try those on this weekend to make sure I have something to wear on Monday. The snow should be cleared by then so I’ll be expected to wear regular office clothes.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I NEVER lost weight during my first pregnancy. I seemed to be hungry enough to only gain. I gained 35 pounds total & would really like to stay lower than that this time.

What I miss? Liking food.

What I’m looking forward to? I’m really looking forward to feeling the baby. That was my favorite part when pregnant w/ Connor. I’m also looking forward to getting some energy back & whipping our house into shape. I’m also hoping to hear the baby’s heartbeat on the doppler at my appointment on Monday. It might not happen though. I know doctors will hold off because sometime the dopplers just don’t pick anything up this early & they don’t want to alarm mothers. We’ll see though, I’m hopeful but not expecting it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

9 weeks

How far along are you? 9 weeks 4 days

Current cravings? Ugh. Nothing in particular. I guess if it sounds good I’ll eat it but a lot of things sound gross.

Food aversions? Lots of things.

Gender? I have no idea. I’d be super happy with either.

Any milestones? First ultrasound was last Thursday (when I was actually 9 weeks). It was so awesome to see our little bean wiggling around in there. Heart was beating strong at 167 bpm.

Other symptoms? Always sleepy, nausea, back pain is starting to kick in again already. Belly bloat in the evenings. My tummy below my belly button in starting to get fuller & it’s the same morning & night plus I can’t suck it in. Guess it’s the start of my real bump. It sure came faster this time. I remember my lower abdomen getting bigger around 11or 12 weeks last time.

Maternity clothes? I’ve worn maternity jeans a few times but still fit in my pre-pregnancy jeans. My work pants still button but I can tell their days are numbered. I need to get some maternity slacks soon.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? Sleep is harder. I’m not necessarily uncomfortable but I keep tossing & turning. I don’t remember this last time.

What I miss? Not feeling gross every evening.

What I’m looking forward to? Getting completely unpacked & feeling the baby move.

Friday, March 9, 2012

8 weeks

We told our families (& a lot of our friends/coworkers know too.) They really liked the books we made for them with the announcement at the end. My mom took it to church with her the next day & was showing it to everyone. I think everyone is thoroughly excited to have another little one coming.

How far along are you? 8 weeks

Current cravings? Sour candy. Egg salad sandwich or deviled eggs sound pretty good too.

Food aversions? Lots of things.

Gender? For some reason I’d be really surprised if we were told girl. Maybe it’s because I’m used to the idea of being the mother to a boy.

Any milestones? I had my first doctor’s appointment. My uterus seems to measuring exactly where it should be so that is a good sign. I also got my first ultrasound scheduled for next Thursday. Hoping to see a little heartbeat.

Other symptoms? Nausea if I don’t eat soon enough or eat the wrong thing. I am so tired. I fell asleep on the couch last night at 7:30. This isn’t good since we’re moving this weekend & there is a TON still left to do. I just don’t have the energy to do it. Never again will I move while pregnant.

Maternity clothes? I did go out and purchase a nice large haul of new maternity clothes Monday night. I’m currently wearing the maternity leggings. All leggings should be maternity leggings. So much comfier that being cut off in the middle.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I keep doubting my ability to love this next child as much as I love Connor. I hear it’s possible though.

What I miss? I miss having the energy to stay awake.

What I’m looking forward to? First ultrasound & getting back into our Everett house.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

7 weeks

How far along are you? 7 weeks

Current cravings? Pecan tarts. Good thing I’ll get some on Saturday!

Food aversions? Not really. I definitely know what doesn’t sound good though when Garrett suggests dinner options.

Gender? I am thinking boy. I think I’d be really happy with another boy. Obviously I’d be happy with either though.

Any milestones? I think the baby is growing arms & legs this week (or maybe it was last week???)

Other symptoms? Nausea here & there. Soooooo tired. My nose is stuffed up when I try to sleep. It makes breathing difficult. So as if that doesn’t wake me up enough on its own, Garrett has to wake me up when I snore. I think I was a little mean to him last night when he woke me up. Do NOT wake up a pregnant lady.

It’s getting a little trickier to hide the little bean. Even though the baby is only the size of a blueberry my stomach is noticeably rounder than it was in November. Probably a combination of bloat, organs being pushed up & being a 2nd time mom are to blame. Good thing we’re telling our family this weekend before they have a chance to ask any embarrassing questions. That’s what every girl wants, to have to reply, “no, I’m not pregnant, I’ve eaten too many Christmas treats.”

Maternity clothes? Not yet. I believe Julia is getting me a gift card to Motherhood Maternity so it’ll be a little harder to resist purchasing when I have free money in my hand.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I’m getting a sneak peak at what it’s like to have 2 kids. Last time if I was tired, I would lie on the couch or go to bed super early. This time I have a sweet, energetic boy to take care of. Definitely a little trickier in that regard but he’s a good distraction from the exhaustion. Work however is not a good distraction. I sit here feeling exhausted

What I miss? A nose that remembers how to breath.

What I’m looking forward to? First ultrasound. I have my first doctor appointment on 12/27/11 so hopefully they’ll schedule an ultrasound soon after.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

6 weeks along

How far along are you? 6 weeks today!

Current cravings? Hot dog with sharp cheddar & I would really like some more mushroom ravioli.

Food aversions? Nothing really

Gender? Garrett & I came up with a boy name that we both really like & I can now totally see us having another boy now. I’d be happy either way.

Any milestones? None really for the baby but Happy Birthday to me. I’m now a ripe old 24. Note the sarcasm.

Other symptoms? Still the usual tired & sore boobs etc. But man, these crazy pregnancy dreams have GOT to simmer. They’re driving me crazy.

Maternity clothes? Nope. I look forward to them though.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I’ve had very little nausea this time around. I’m still pretty early in that respect but I’m pretty sure I felt sicker last time.

What I miss? Normal person sleep. I just want some average person dreams. Not creepy, vivid, weird dreams. I’m either awake w/ a super stuffy nose or I’m dreaming weird dreams.

What I’m looking forward to? Telling our parents & going to bed tonight.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5 weeks

These last few days have been stressful for us. We’re breaking a lease early because of several reasons (mostly the landlords have failed to keep the house safe) & this included us paying a huge lease break fee. We could’ve pushed to be let out of it for legal reasons but there would’ve been so much more drama & court dates & blah that we just wanted to get out. So, right before Christmas we’re paying a huge fee so the place can be listed. Then we have to wait & hope that the place would be rented to someone else so we wouldn’t have to pay another month’s rent. We received an email from our landlords yesterday saying that there had been NO applications put in. I promptly freaked out. Our tenants are moving out of our Everett house January 1st. I did NOT want to pay a mortgage & rent at the same time. Well thankfully Garrett got a call from the agent that has been showing the house & she said there have been 2 applications & there’s one more showing today. She thinks this showing today will be the last one because a lease will most likely be signed very soon. I was so happy. I just want to be done with this place. I’m still a smidge nervous because the lease hasn’t actually been signed but I’m feeling better. Now we just need to wait until payday. We’re still poor from paying the huge fee & switching health insurance & dental bills all in the same week. I can’t wait until January for things to be back to normal. I’m trying to stay as calm as possible for the baby’s sake but it’s been tricky.

How far along are you? 5 weeks + 1 day

Current cravings? Nothing really in the last few days. Ginger Ale has been good when my tummy is on the edge.

Food aversions? Nothing in particular but it is getting harder to find something that sounds good.

Gender? I’m guessing girl at this point but who knows.

Any milestones? Not that I can think of.

Other symptoms? Sleepy , bloated, sore boobies, some nausea, snotty, bad sleep. I got sick this week too so some of the symptoms could’ve been from being sick. This flu season has kicked my butt.

Maternity clothes? Not yet.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? I haven’t come up with a nickname for the baby yet. We aren’t going to tell the name until our little one is born (did this w/ Connor too). I always knew the nickname for our first would be Frankly (long story). I made the decision that the next one would be an adverb as well. I’ll decide soon.

What I miss? Pepsi Max. That stuff is my kryptonite. It tastes like full calorie Pepsi but has 0 calories. Of course it has double the caffeine of regular Pepsi hence why I’m missing it.

What I’m looking forward to? Moving back to our Everett house (just a little over 3 weeks!!) & getting the kids’ room painted & put together. Yup, they’ll be sharing a room once little one isn’t waking up every 2 hours to eat. We’ll have the baby in our room for the first few months & then they’ll be together.

Ten Things Tuesday

1. Garrett is starting a part time job at Starbucks this week. It’s not like he enjoys the idea of working an extra 20 hours a week but the extra money will be nice. There are a lot of things to buy in the next several months.

2. I’m getting super excited for Hunger Games! Just a few more weeks.

3. Snow in March makes me sad. I’m ready for warm weather & sandals & pretty pedicures & shorts.

4. Trader Joe’s Thai Lime & Chili Cashews are pretty darn good. Spicy, but good.

5. Now it’s sunny. Still cold though.

6. I’m so excited to see Connor as a big brother.

7. I haven’t washed my hair with shampoo for over a week. And guess what?...It’s not dirty. I’ve been using regular, cheap Suave conditioner. I’ve always had frizzy, course, & wavy hair. After reading a few blog entries lately from women who have used this system to take care of their curly hair I decided to give it a try. What did I have to lose? If it was worse I’d just go back to my regular shampoo/conditioner routine. It hasn’t really been long enough for me to decide if I like it or not. However, the one thing I was most scared about was whether my hair would be greasy or not. It’s not!

8. My mom found a recipe for homemade fruit gummies on pinterest recently. She made a batch last night & I’m excited to see how they turned out when I get home from work.

9. Our favorite, little Chinese restaurant closed this week. We’re sad to see them go.

10. Wow I’m tired today. Today is one of those days I could TOTALLY use a nap.

Monday, March 5, 2012

4 Weeks/Finding out

4 Weeks (and 5 days)

I’m going to attempt to keep this blog updated during this pregnancy like I did last time. Obviously my hands are a little fuller this time around but I think this child deserves my best attempt. I’ll start off by saying we found out December 3, 2011. I was 4 weeks 2 days (according to my last period). This was our first month trying so I was very anxious to see if it worked. A little too anxious for our first month I suppose; but that’s one of my character flaws. When I want something, I want it NOW! I tried to remind myself that God has his perfect timing & I even prayed that if it wasn’t the perfect timing that he would ease my desire a little. That helped calm me down & made me realize I have a perfect little son & if we’re meant to have another it would happen when God wanted it to. Well, I guess now is the perfect time. I kept expecting to get my period since I’d had a few negative tests (even though I felt the same as I did when pregnant w/ Connor). I was starting to feel like I was really a crazy person for making up symptoms when I wasn’t even pregnant. When I got to cycle day 31 I decided to test again. I usually have 26 day cycles so 31 days (even coming off my IUD, which was removed in the middle of October) was an unusually long cycle. Lo & behold, 2 pink lines! We are so happy. Of course Garrett wished we could’ve “tried” a little longer, he enjoyed that stage (such a man).

Onto the survey:
How far along are you? 4 weeks 5 days

Current cravings? Last night I craved a cheeseburger. This never happens but it was SO good. Complete w/ melted cheese and homemade pickled jalapenos. Today my body is asking for VEGGIES, lots of them, and maybe another cheeseburger.

Food aversions? Nothing really. Certain things sound undesirable but nothing sends me running for the bathroom yet.

Gender? I’m kind of thinking girl at this point & Garrett thinks it’s a boy. I honestly will be happy with either though. I have such a special bond with my boy that I know I’ll love a boy or a girl. It doesn’t matter. Guess we’ll find out in 14 or so weeks.

Any milestones? Finding out I’m pregnant

Other symptoms? I’m so sleepy. Last night I went to bed at 9:30. I’ve been sneezing like a nerd during allergy season. Vivid dreams have made an appearance again causing me to toss & turn most of the night. All I can think is that sleep will be harder to come by the farther along I get. I just want to get as much sleep as I can while I still have a child who sleeps through the night consistently. Bloating, OMG!! I haven’t been this bloated since…I was pregnant last time (one of my big clues that I was indeed pregnant despite some negative tests).

Maternity clothes? Not yet. I’m thankful to currently have a pair of jeans & a pair of slacks that were a little big prior to getting pregnant. It gives me a little extra room for this stupid bloat that makes me look 4 months pregnant instead of 1 (making it hard to hide from friends and family. We aren’t announcing until Christmas. We thought it would be a pretty cool Christmas present).

Weight gain? 0.8 pounds of water retention, hoping that goes away soon but I’m not holding my breath.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last? We told right away when pregnant with Connor. This time we’re waiting a few weeks so we can tell at Christmas. It feels kind of special to have this little secret & I can’t wait to see the surprised look on the Grandparent’s faces. They don’t think we’re trying until January. It also seems less “real”. Somehow it seemed reasonable that Garrett & I could have 1 baby but having 2 seems unreal. Maybe it’s the fact that I already have 1 sweet little boy to hold my attention.

What I miss? Caffeine; I was a hardcore caffeine junky. I was trying to cut back while we were TTC but didn’t make as big of an effort as I could have. I’m still feeling a little withdrawal. Fourth day without caffeine though! I can do this.

What I’m looking forward to? Telling our parents & talking about it with Connor. We’re staying pretty quiet around him because he’s gotten pretty good at repeating & we would really like to keep it hush-hush until Christmas.