Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's a...

 

 

 


they know!

they are happy!


 




It's a Girl!
 
Lydia Jane Karczewski will be joining our family early November!!
 

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Name for Baby #3

We aren't sure yet if this little sugar snap pea is a boy or a girl, and hopefully we will find out this Wednesday the 26th (4 more days!!), but we have names picked out already.

The only thing that we really considered this time around for names was that it needed to start with a L, because if Lily and Liam start with a L and then the third baby didn't, well...I think that would be really weird. Middle names we have always used our parent's names (Lily & Liam's grandparents).

So, here is what we are thinking for baby #3:


Boy: Lane Robert

Lane is a name we both like

Robert is my dad's name

The meaning of the name Lane is From the Lane
The origin of the name Lane is English


Girl: Lydia Jane

Lydia is Chris’ grandmother’s name

Jane is my mom’s name (and my grandma’s name too)

The meaning of the name Lydia is From Lydia, Greece
The origin of the name Lydia is Greek

If you remember Lydia was our girl name when we were pregnant with #2

So, it will either be:

Lily, Liam and Lane

-or-

Lily, Liam and Lydia

*****

In case you were wondering, this is how we picked L&L's names:

How we picked Lily Catherine:

Lily is a name we both LOVED!!

Catherine is Chris’ mom’s name

The meaning of the name Lily is Lily Flower
The origin of the name Lily is English

How we picked Liam Daniel:

Not sure if you remember but before Liam was, well Liam...he was Connor, Cameron, Charlie and Alex, and then finally he was Liam and I can't picture him now with any other name!

Daniel is Chris' dad's name

The meaning of the name Liam is Strong-willed Warrior (who knew how true this would be!)
The origin of the name Liam with Irish

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

18-19 Weeks

This baby is growing at lightning speed...


Our anatomy scan is in 8 days and I am sooooo excited. I want to, of course, hear that this baby is healthy, but also want to know if there is a little boy or a little girl growing in there. I can't wait to learn the sex and start getting the room ready and bringing out all the baby clothes and looking at them again. Chris and I plan to go out to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory that day after the ultrasound (we've done it with the last two pregnancies, and it's sort of a tradition, and you know I love a tradition) and then do some baby shopping...even though we have lots for a boy or a girl, this baby deserves a couple new things, right?

This pregnancy has been so different than my last two in so many ways...for starters, I have not been as sick at all, which is great. But also I feel like sometimes things are moving so fast with our life and our other two kids that I have to stop to remember, hey, I'm pregnant. And then other times it's so easy to remember when I am huffing and puffing going up a flight of stairs carrying Liam or am so tired I feel like I could sleep anywhere. But overall (knocks on wood), I am going to say this has been the smoothest pregnancy to date - and I am grateful for that.

Pregnancy: 19w5d

Weight Gain: 9 pounds (19 weeks with Liam = 10 pounds, 19 weeks with Lily = 23 pounds)

Sleep: I love it, but it is getting tough, not because of my belly {yet} but because of my hands falling asleep constantly, it has happened with both my other pregnancies, just never this bad, apparently it's pregnancy induced carpal tunnel, it's super annoying and wakes me up constantly to try and get some blood flowing to them

Gender: We have our ultrasound on June 26th {8 days from today, but who's counting? - me!}

Feeling: Lots of indigestion (thank you Zantac for some relief) and terrible cramps

Cravings: Pizza with green olives and garlic cheese bread, also I have been eating about 3 Outshine popsicles per night...no, that's not a typo, 3 per night

Health: So far, so good!

Movement: Finally have been feeling some big movements, it started with jabs to my bladder and now I can feel the little sugar snap pea moving all over the place

Belly: Large, bruising is going away

Frecklestache: With the sunshine it is becoming more visible each day...I am combating it with Neutrogena SPF 110, and might have to wear wide brimmed hats all summer

Current Medications: Arixtra shots once/day in stomach for Factor II, taking prenatal and extra Folic Acid for MTHFR

Next Appointment: Ultrasound June 26th, Appt June 27th

If you have any "feelings" on the sex of Baby K, please vote in the upper right hand corner or leave a comment, I love to keep track. So far with both pregnancies the majority has been right.

Name post coming up this week and of course the evening of our ultrasound I will let everyone know if we are having a boy or a girl. Yeah!!!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Lily's 5th Birthday

Waking up to balloons in her room!







Dressed up in birthday attire for school.


 



Coming home from school to her requested cupcake "The Brookfield Princess" from Miss Julia's Bake Shop.



Singing Happy Birthday to her on her big day



 

Making a wish...




A scooter from mom and dad.


The following weekend we took her to Chuck E Cheese, which she had been talking about since she saw a commercial for it. It was her request for this year's birthday.








Liam's face pretty much sums up how he felt about this ride






he actually made a basket






After some fun games and lunch we headed back to our house for cake and custard and presents.




I think this is my favorite picture



She played with her new Petshopper house from Auntie Billie and Uncle Steve the rest of the night (she is slightly obsessed with Petshoppers). I think she would describe it as a wonderful fifth birthday.
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

15-17 Weeks

Sorry I have been MIA, I decided to have a Memorial Day party, which sort of lead to a lot of projects needing to get done (meaning, I thought they needed to get done before the party).

The week before the Memorial Day party, we had a small party (just my mom and sister's family) for Lily's birthday (that post will be next). After the party the kids were playing outside and we were sitting on the deck, I started to walk backwards off the deck to go check on the kids and totally fell...super hard onto the concrete. Didn't break my fall with anything but my left hip. It hurt sooooo bad, I couldn't move for a while and when I finally did, I realized, I am pregnant, this is not good.

I had a huge bruise on my left hip and left hand and walked with a limp for a couple of days. I called the Dr right away and went in the next day to hear heart tones. I also saw my Hematologist for some blood work (making sure the damage to my leg didn't turn into a clot).

Thankfully everything was fine with the baby and my blood work. But it did put a small damper in the things I needed to get done for the Memorial Day party (but, it got done).

I haven't really been feeling the baby since the fall, but I could've moved the whole placenta from how hard I hit the concrete (this is me diagnosing myself). Hopefully I will start feeling the baby soon.

My last appt on May 28th my blood pressure was still really good, no protein in my urine and baby's heartbeat was now running 145 bpm.

We have our anatomy scan on June 28th and I can not wait. Hopefully everything will look good with baby and if he/she cooperates we will find out the sex.

Chris and I plan to go to lunch that day at Cheesecake Factory (we have done this with both other pregnancies the day we found out) and then pick up some new items for baby. We want to surprise the kids with the sex of the baby and I found this on Pinterest and really want to do it with them, do you think that's dumb? I don't know, it's probably our last baby, so I really want everything to be extra special.


15w



17w2d




Really? Just an onion in there?



Pregnancy: 17w2d

Weight Gain: 9 pounds

Sleep: I love it

Gender: We have our ultrasound on June 28th

Feeling: Good, just dealing with indigestion

Cravings: Pizza, Hamburgers with ketchup, mayo and pickles

Health: So far, so good!

Movement: I haven't really been feeling much anymore

Belly: Large

Frecklestache: I thought it deserved it's own weekly update...it's starting

Current Medications: Arixtra shots once/day in stomach for Factor II, taking prenatal and extra Folic Acid for MTHFR, I don't have to use the Progesterone anymore - woohoo!

Next Appointment: Ultrasound June 26th, Appt June 27th

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