Saturday, July 13, 2013


It's been a very difficult few days for our family. We found out on Wednesday that our baby roo, at 19 weeks, no longer had a heartbeat. We are home now- resting and starting to heal. Taking comfort knowing that we have our sweet Finn to fill some of the void left in our broken hearts.

I hope to share a bit more about this experience when the time feels right. For now, we just want to send so much thanks to everyone for the kind words, endless love, and continued support. We have amazing friends and family. XX

Monday, July 8, 2013

boy or girl?

just like with finn, we wont be finding out the gender of this new babe. the planner in me kind of wants to know (i wanted to with finn as well), but jeff really doesn't and i must admit- that moments when they are born and you get to see them for the first time is SO incredible! with finn, i KNEW it was a boy from the very start. i just had this feeling that never wavered. i'm not so sure this time around. i feel girl more than boy most days, but i think its a lot more wishful thinking this time around. i will obviously be happy with ANY baby, but a tiny little part of me is hoping for a girl.

i recently saw a post over on sometimes sweet - old wives tales to find out whether you are having a boy or a girl. i thought it might be fun to see what the results say!

old wives' tale #1: carrying low it's a boy, carrying high it's a girl.

i'm carrying totally different than with Finn. i feel like i look small but thick and can still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans because everything is so high. with Finn he was really low from the start, and i felt like  bigger pants were needed almost immediately. this one goes to the girls!

old wives' wale #2: heart rate. under 140 it's a boy, over 140 it's a girl.

the babies heart rate was around 150 when the midwives checked, so, girl for this one too.

old wives' tale #3: skin and hair. both looking good? it's a boy. broken out and dealing with lifeless, dull hair? girl, (because apparently they "steal your beauty.")

my skin and hair has been a disaster. i felt like i looked kind 'blah' with finn, but my skin was ok, and my hair was pretty good. this time around, my hair started falling out pretty much from the start (so much so, that i recently chopped 12" off of it), and my eczema is SO SO bad. so, girl once again.

old wives' tale #4: chinese gender chart. (see the chart here)

this one came back boy (and that freaks me out a tiny bit as i have heard this chart can be pretty accurate.) 

old wives' tale #5: morning sickness. none, it's a boy. sick, it's a girl.

i was a bit sick with Finn, but not nearly as bad as with this babe. i literally was bedridden for the first 3.5 months of this pregnancy. not so fun. but, this one also goes to girl!

so... 4 of the 5 old wives tales say girl. i guess we will see what happens! I still have days where i feel like it could be a boy, and i think about how close jeff and his brother are, and it makes me heart smile a little bit, so really, its all good in my books! 

what do you guys think?