Sunday, July 26, 2015


Day 187: 07/06
My little goofball insists on wearing his sunglasses like this

Day 188: 07/07
Zilla sent his cousin a sweet bday message.  And then asked to watch it about 25 times that night.

Day 190: 07/09
 Back to the doctor's office for Panini and me! Everything is looking good, but I will get an ultrasound and the glucose test next time.
 Day 191: 07/10
I finally got a hair cut!  It has been way too long.  I also found a salon I like that is only 1.5 miles from our house!

Later that day we drove to Houston.  Unfortunately, we ran out of gas on our way there and had to pull off onto the service road.  Zilla and I waited and watched all the cars drive by while dada trusted some potentially shady individuals to drive him to a gas station.  It was an adventure :)

Day 192: 07/11
We went to Houston so momma could have a girls weekend with my college friends.  I actually didn't take a single picture (shame on me) but Hubskie was nice enough to send me updates of their adventures during the day because I was missing my Zilla!

 Day 193: 07/12
Dada and Zilla both fell asleep on our ride home.  And people say he only takes after me.  They're basically twins here

 Day 194: 07/13
Zilla loves to play baseball with Dada.  And he's getting pretty good at hitting the ball!

Day 197: 07/16
Zilla and momma made a quick run to the grocery store after I picked him up.  He loves going to Central Market because they give him a balloon and free samples.

 Day 200: 07/19
Lime popsicles are my favorite thing right now.  Lime popsicles dipped in Icelandic yogurt is just the

 Day 201: 7/20
Zilla asked me to take him for a stroller ride, which was totally out of the ordinary because he hasn't wanted to go in the stroller in a long time. We stopped and played for a bit and he was pretending this sign was a big phone and he was calling dada.

Day 202: 7/21
Grandpa watches Zilla usually once a week.  This either gives momma and dada a chance to have a dinner out or it gives momma the chance to go grocery shopping.  Either way, it's nice, and Zilla loves hanging out with his grandpa!

Day 203: 7/22
Because we are at the stage of taking off our pants in public.  He then proceeded to put them back on inside out before we went to the park.

 Day 205: 07/24
We are so so lucky to have neighbors who have a pool who let us come over all the time to use it.  Zilla loves swimming with dada!

Day 206: 07/25
We are also so so lucky that these neighbors also have the sweetest little Roodle who is Zilla's best friend.  They were just laying on the swing making faces and laughing with each other.  They are too precious!

Panini Update!

Poor Panini just isn't getting the blog love that Zilla did.  But this is obviously because his momma is chasing his brother around. Here I am at 26 weeks!

I finally got the maternity clothes from my sister in law, which has increased my comfort level by about 90%.  The remaining 10% would only be met if it was acceptable to walk around in underwear and a tank top all the time.  Seriously, it is so hot!  I am not used to being the hot person in the room, but geeze pregnancy and summer is quite a combination!

Panini is moving more and more and his most active times are at night.  One night hubskie was sharing with me some of the things that were stressing him out lately and causing anxiety.  Panini happened to be extra active at that exact moment so I took hubskie's hand and put it on my belly.  I think it helped to calm him down.  One of those little reminders that we are so blessed, even with all the stress a new baby brings, and to live in the moment because this moment is so beautiful.  I just love the gift of womanhood and having this opportunity to carry Panini with me for 9 months!

I have been trying to keep up with working out at least a little each week.  I don't have anything consistent going by any means, but I do go on little jogs (about 2 miles) and lift weights occasionally.  I really wish we had an elliptical type machine, because even with a running support belt, I can really tell my ligaments are a lot looser this time around and it's already hurting a little to run.

I love my OBGYN!  I can tell he cares so much.  Each time I visit him he reviews Zilla's birth story and Zilla's symptoms with his mild CP and always wants to make sure he is doing everything we can for a healthy baby #2.  He put in an order for another ultrasound at my next visit just to look in on things.  I'm not worrying about it.  I know there is very little that can be controlled when it comes to prenatal strokes, so I'm just trying to keep my stress levels down.  We have had so many blessings come to us with Zilla's diagnosis and I know that no matter what we will love Panini just as much!

I think Zilla is starting to get more of the idea that he will have an actual baby brother eventually.  We tell him he is a good big brother and do pretend games of putting baby to sleep and being quiet and gentle. 

I am really starting to get anxious about getting the rooms done before Panini is here. I can't believe it is so close and we haven't done anything.  We are planning to get started when hubskie has a break from school in August.

Aversions are pretty similar to last time.  I'm not really liking friend food much as it leaves a weird taste in my mouth.  Sweets are on the bleh list, except for ice cream and popsicles which I could eat all day. 

I most enjoy eating eggs in the morning and everything as spicy as it can possibly be made.

I had my first experience of heart burn the other day and it was terrible.  Luckily, so far, it has been a one time thing.  I do not want to repeat that feeling.  It happened right in the middle on a meeting with a client which was rather unfortunate.  Luckily there are two other pregnant ladies in my office so I was covered when I went looking for some tums.

A few people now have asked me about a registry, which I hadn't really planned on doing.  But after some urging, I went ahead and created an Amazon Wish List with some items that would be nice to have for anyone who is just itching to buy something.  Here's the link:

That's all for now,
The Vrlyfries

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