Monday, November 21, 2011

San Diego

My sweet boy loves to share. Elmo is lucky to to get his own paci.

* Some of these pictures have been uploaded smaller, you can click on them to make them larger.

Boy have we been busy! Since October we have not spent a relaxing weekend at home. Instead we've been blessed with lots of fun adventures.

We spent Halloween weekend in Michigan. Jon and Karly came home and it was so exciting to get another chance to see them. Jayden and Bitsy were tag team trouble... anywhere they went together, you wanted to be sure to follow! We also celebrated little Alivia's 1st Birthday. It feels like just yesterday Bianca and I found out we were pregnant. Now we have toddlers!

Leidig Family 2011

The next week was spent in Ohio for my cousin Danae's wedding. It was fun to see family and again, hang out with Jon and Karly. A HUGE thanks to my always amazing mom who choose to stay home with Jayden so Jesse and I could attend the wedding. Jayden was a trooper the whole weekend eventhough he was acting sick. Sure enough... double ear infection!

When Uncle Jon is around he is like a 3rd parent. Thanks for helping out!

Love my Hubs

My cousin Greg, and Bros Jesse and Jon.

Leidig Cousins

Two days after returning from Ohio we took a night flight to San Diego. Let me just say the flight would have NEVER been possible without my parents! Jayden was beyond hyper. He was crazy, wild, and overly stimulated. He loves to travel and gets on such a "people high" when we are with others. He loved watching the plane take off and jumped between our laps the whole flight. Thank you dear pilots for getting our flight in ahead of schedule!
We stayed at the beautiful Hyatt at Seaport Village. Although the weather wasnt as amazing as we had hoped, we had a great time. My mom and I ventured to San Diego zoo with the little man. If you havent been, its like the Disneyland of Zoos. It was so beautiful and J did a great job! Thanks Mom and Dad for making that week so much fun!

Welcome to San Diego Zoo!
We're going to the zoo! 1st cab ride in only a seat belt!! He was so big!

Air tram, Jayden crying to climb out as we were flying high in the sky. I dont think I've ever held on so tight!

He's a Momma's boy- Kisses!

Finally tuckered out!

King Jayden's daily breakfast while watching Sesame Street.

We took him to Happy Feet a 4d show. He loved it and watched the whole thing! He sure jumped when it spit water out at him though.

Gramps and Gram at Seaport village.

View from our hotel room.

Flight home... I dont know who was more tired.
1. A one year old who suffered a 2 hour time change and few naps
2. A grammy who chased after the one year old the whole week
3. A pregnant Momma who is growing a tiny human and was so exhausted from weeks of travel
4. Grandpa who was working at a conference and taking care of one year old in evenings

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Soon, very very soon, we find out the gender of baby #2! I am so so so excited! I can't help but think its a girl because absolutely everything is different about this pregnancy. If you're reading this you know me and know I'm dying for a girl. I love my relationship with my mom and I really want to have that with my own little girl too. Plus, Jesse isn't much fun to shop with so I end up going alone. BUT we have our boy name picked out and I love it! It would be so much easier to have another boy and well Jayden could use another boy in his life. (All my friends have girls!) So we will see. I am so anxious! I can't wait to see this little ones face!

Also very exciting news.... I felt the baby move the day I turned 16 weeks. We were flying home from California and there was a lot of turbulence. The baby must have been freaking out because I felt my first Baby Flip. It felt like something did a summersault in my abdomen. Its amazing how quickly you forget what that feels like. I love it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We're Pregnant!

We are so thrilled to be expecting a second time. What a sweet surprise it was to find out that warm sunny August morning. Getting pregnant in August wasn't the plan. But one morning during a run, I could smell every flower, every scent that I had not smelled for the 2 months I had been running on the same trail. And I knew. I just knew that I was pregnant. I remember being amazed at my sense of smell when I was pregnant with Jayden. I had just finished reading the 4th Twilight book and felt like Bella... suddenly smelling it all. Anyways, thats really how I knew.
The next morning I woke up and took a test I had left over from the first time.
wow. Jesse was brushing his teeth when I showed him. He just starred and kept brushing with a huge smile on his face. Jonathan was living with us and was sitting out on the couch eating breakfast. So we joined him and shared the news. There the 3 of us sat in amazement. What a sweet memory.
Being pregnant a second time is a different experience. Dare I say, even more exciting? I know what to expect now and I can't wait! I really can't. I adore, love, and enjoy being a mom so much. I am blessed.

This baby feels so different. With Jayden I wasn't nausous, this time I am. With Jayden I wanted meat and potatoes and NO desserts, this time I want ice-cream and cereal. Jayden carried low, this baby is so high. All a reminder that I'm not getting another Jayden. I'm getting a whole new little person. And I can't wait!

Since Jayden doesn't let me walk anywhere these days without holding him, just putting him down for this picture led to a complete meltdown. Notice the tears and arms reaching for Momma. I'm gonna save this picture and remind him some day... You wanted me all the time. You needed my hugs and kisses. I was your first love.