Bounces – Every once in a while Reece will catch Rocky Road laying down. Apparently she sees this as a some sort of free carnival ride and she’ll straddle the poor dog and start bouncing. Each time, Reece catches my attention by gleefully singing as she bounces. Rocky looks at me as if to say, “Ummm, do something!,” then stands up, causing Reece to fall over to the side. One time I saw Reece stay on top of Rocky while she stood, then do a belly flop to the ground. I have tried to take a picture with my camera phone (luckily I purchased a phone with a camera a couple of months ago and it’s okay for a stand-in till we buy a new camera), but the memory was full and by the time I scrolled through to find a picture to erase Rocky had already stood up and Reece had fallen over. Ughh, I think I’ll start begging for a new camera now!
Flutters – I’ve been feeling Baby #2 move for over a week now! It’s so exciting all over again. I guess I thought everything would be old hat this time around, but each time I feel the baby and hear the baby’s heartbeat and see the sweet thing on the screen I get super excited. This pregnancy has flown by. When I was pregnant with Reece I could tell you just how big she was (grape, avocado, softball, etc) and what exactly was developing each week. I was totally consumed. With this pregnancy I’m so busy with Reece that I can hardly keep up. I find myself reading over what has happened in the last month instead of being on top of my current week. So now it’s such a wonderful thing to feel the little being kick while I’m making Reece’s lunch or reading her a book or swinging her outside…it’s a beautiful reminder of what’s to come! Oh, and in just over two weeks we have our ultrasound to see how things are growing and progressing, and to find out the gender of our precious one. The baby’s heartbeat was in the 140’s yesterday at my appointment and two people have had dreams that I’m having a boy (my niece had a dream I was pregnant with two – a boy and a girl, but we’ve ruled that out!!!). I’ve also been sleeping on my right side (I’ve heard that’s an indicator of a boy). Does anyone have any guesses based on these facts?