Pregnancy #2 – Week 18

Baby is the size of… a sweet potato, sugar glider, sling shot, or a croissant (Hank’s favorite!)

Highlight of the Week… We had such a cool ultrasound this week. Baby was active, which made it a little difficult for the tech, but at the same time, was fun to see. Lots of punching, kicking, sipping fluid, the works. Baby’s favorite position is with their feet right up by their ears, and boy! Those legs are long! We were able to come away with a ton of images of Baby. See our favorite below.

Frustration of the Week… Heartburn is starting to rear its ugly head, mostly in the evenings, so back to downing those Tums.

Cute thing the boys did… Right now, it’s all cuddles for Baby from Cam, Jax, and Hank.

Curiosities… We found out why I’m not feeling any movement and probably won’t for a while. My placenta is at the front of my uterus, which creates a thick extra layer between Baby and my skin. All of their movements will be muted for another few weeks.

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Pregnancy #2 – Week 17

Baby is the size of… a tangy pomegranate, chipmunk, game console controller, creme brulee

Highlight of the Week… Getting time to relax and finally enjoying being pregnant a little. I’ve never been much of a fan, but with many of the less fun symptoms lifting, it’s nice to turn my attention to my growing belly.

Frustration of the Week… Ugh – getting sick! I got a really bad stomach bug earlier this week, which was brutal being pregnant. Also, thank goodness I haven’t had persistent morning sickness. I would be the most pathetic, needy pregnant lady on the planet!

Cute thing the boys did… Cameron loves to lay his head on top of my belly. My guess is he’s just happy to have a big pillow nearby, but I’m choosing to believe he is cuddling with his new sibling. Haha!

Curiosities… It was around this time I felt Cam flutters, but with a bigger belly this time around, I haven’t gotten any fun movements yet. I’m so impatient for them!

Pregnancy #2 – Week 16

Baby is the size of… a dill pickle, Philippine tarsier, action figure, or poire belle helen

Highlight of the Week… Getting maternity exercise and lounge clothing from Old Navy. I kept all my maternity clothes from last round but it was mostly work clothing. Nice to have comfy things to wear!

Frustration of the Week… Sleep problems are slowly coming back. A dash of insomnia. Never feeling comfortable. Having to pee all the time. It’s my least favorite part of pregnancy.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is getting protective over my growing belly, insisting on laying on or near it so no one can come near. He’s not being aggressive – just putting his body between me and anyone but Cameron.

Curiosities… My c-section scar was super itchy on Harry Potter’s Birthday. So either Voldemort was nearby or my belly is starting to stretch.

Pregnancy #2 – Week 15

Baby is the size of… an avocado / canary / multi-tool / eclair

Highlight of the Week… Finally feeling back to normal and exercising consistently. My first trimester was exhausting beyond all belief, including muscle fatigue. The past week or two has seen a shift to having energy again and feeling well enough to get my booty out of bed for light exercise in the morning.

Frustration of the Week… The search is on for a new prenatal vitamin. I’ve been taking the same kind I took while pregnant with Cameron and it’s not doing me any favors this time.

Eating a lot of… Dried mangoes, snack peppers, and chicken salads.

Cute thing the boys did… Jax is as protective of this belly as he was with Cameron… but now he has a cuddly little boy to contend with. At the end of the day, Cameron loves to cuddle up to my side and rest his head on my belly – something Jax used to do. The territory battle is on!

Curiosities… Top question I’ve been asked so far… how far apart will Cameron and Baby 2 be? 16 months. Pray for us.

LEGO Manuals Organizer

The Lawrence family LEGO collection is already growing. I’d love to blame it on our son, but really, it’s us. We love putting LEGOs together and they have even become a part of our Christmas traditions.

However, as any parent can tell you, LEGOs come with a little storage problem. Not only do have to find a way to wrangle all those little (evil) bricks, but then there are manuals that you have to hang onto unless you want to have a mental breakdown trying to figure out how everything was originally pieced together.

The manuals were the challenge for us. We kept them in a gallon ziplock bag in the LEGO bucket until one afternoon with a few kids showed us how horrible of an idea that was.

So with a few office supplies, I found another solution!

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