Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Week 40: Number 2




How far along? 40 weeks 1 day

Maternity clothes? Wearing work pants, maternity tank top, normal cardigan 

Stretch marks? Yes. It's hard to tell whats new and old. I did not get that dark line down my belly this time

Sleep: The worst! Hips Huuuurt. Hurts to turn over. Hurts to stand up. Hurts to walk to the bathroom. Trying all kinds of sleeping position. Nothing feels good. Up at least once an hour. Maybe 2 hours.

Best moment this week: watching Ellie and Sean play, having my mom around to complain to, got a pedicure
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my belly...my old clothes..
Movement: Yep. Same as Ellie. He is running out of room and getting really pushy. 
Food cravings: Everything. I have been so hungry. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Contractions but nothing steady or painful. Tons of pressure
Symptoms: So tired and sore. Some days very swollen feet. 
Belly Button in or out? In, but stretched. 
Wedding rings on or off? Off, I think due to the heat. It is 90 and humid. Very different then with Elle. 
Mood: So ready! Very moody. Easily annoyed haha
Looking forward to: A baby!!
Anything else? Went to the doctor on Tuesday.Bran is measuring 8.9lbs plenty of fluid and placenta. No dilation but baby has dropped a little. Plan is to have a stress test Monday, then Tuesday night for cervidil then start pitocin Wednesday morning....this sounds all to familiar. Ellie had the same plan but luckily came 3 days later. Hoping that happens with him too (or sooner!!) 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ellie: 16 Months







So much to say about this little girl.

Loves: Lolo our dog, iphones, ipads, computers, the Daniel Tiger theme song (shrieks with joy!) books, dancing with daddy (ring around the rosie) being chased by daddy, cheese, yogurt melts, rolling on the floor like a little fool, feeding lolo, sand box, slides.

Hates: She is VERY whiny right now. She is so verbal and can say a lot of words but gets easily frustrated when we can't figure out what she wants immediately. I would say what she hates most of all is waiting. Waiting for food, for the iphone to load, waiting to be picked up. She does not like being told no. For example no, don't climb up the chair and try to open the gate or no we can't feed Logan for the forth time today, he only eats twice.  She is hit or miss in the car.

Tastes: Food right now is hit or miss. Maybe because she hasn't been feeling well or because of teeth. Just a month ago she would eat a whole banana, two eggs and some cereal for breakfast. Now she wants none of those things. This morning I got her to eat a piece of cheese and a smoothie (whole banana, peanut butter, oatmeal, blueberries and almond milk). She will almost always eat a pouch of whatever but I am trying not to give her many.

Health: Right now we have a double ear infection, Hand Mouth and Foot Disease (really just a body rash with all kinds of bumps), and I think pushing two teeth through (but I always thing that) She has 8 teeth so far! Her poops are all over the place but every one tells me it's normal. For awhile I thought she might have a food sensitivity but I guess it's just part of her growing and getting use to different things. She is wearing size 4 diapers and size 12-18 month clothes.

Mood: Every 5 seconds is different. For the most part she is very happy, loving, chatty but in a second she can be on the floor screaming and kicking. We love her all the same.

Extras: She is so smart! I am sure everyone says that about their kids but really I think she is. Beyond all the words, which is to much to name, she just gets stuff. I see her little brain working things out (for good and evil) and I am so impressed. She loves coloring and being outside. I haven't been taking her out as much because I am HUGE but I hope to after the baby. She is doing great at school and all the teachers are happy with her.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Week 36: Number 2

How far along? 36 weeks 
Maternity clothes? Mostly maternity and stretched out shirts
Stretch marks? No more than I had before. They never went away. 
Sleep: Nights seems to take so long. I have to get up to pee every hour and turning over really hurts but if I don't my hips scream from pain. So sleep, it's not fun.
Best moment this week: Watching Elle learn new things. Watching her bond with her dad and them laughing together.  
Miss Anything? Being able to roll around on the ground with Ellie. Holding her all day. Just getting down on her level and having fun.  
Movement: Huge kicks, sometimes painful movements. Hiccups like his sister. 
Food cravings: I have had stomach issues the past two weekends so nothing seems good. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks. Sometimes I think it's more but they usually come when I do too much. 
Symptoms: Swelling, I had to buy new shoes. Size 10! I was 8 1/2 before Ellie. They are loose in the morning but fit great at 5pm. Hot all the time. 
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off, and I hate it but by the end of the day they are just too tight. I think its the heat.
Mood: I'll be honest I'm over it. I want him to stay in at least until 39 weeks but sometimes I just want to have a melt down and get him out right there. 
Looking forward to:  A fathers day celebration with Sean. 
Anything else? One month to go and it is getting very hard. With Ellie at this point I was not working and did not have to take care of a toddler. It was much easier. I get so tired mentally and psychically. I feel like a bad wife and bad mother. The house is never clean and I am lucky to keep up with laundry. My body seems to be taking it harder this time too. I walk so slow and struggle to carry Ellie up the stairs. I hate not being in control of my body. I hate to complain because there is only a month left and I will have a healthy baby boy but goodness its not fun right now. 

Ellie: 15 months


Oh Miss Ellie, you are a joy. You are also sassy, stubborn, silly, sweet and smart. Every day I am amazed at how much you know, and how quickly you learn. You are quite a handful for mommy but I think it's a little of my own personality in there, so I shouldn't be so surprised. You have a new tooth coming in and the drool never ends. You are sleeping great from 7:00pm-5:30-6am every day. Normally you have one nap at day care and two naps on the weekend if we are lucky. 

You are one picky eater. Right now you will eat most any pasta, cheese, bananas, eggs, yogurt, cereal that I soak in milk, some breads, smoothies (that I sneak oatmeal, spinach, blueberries and almond milk in) and cereal bars. Everything else is hit or miss. One second you LOVE grapes the next are repulsed that I would even think to put them on your plate. Veggies are almost always a no. I break down and give you pouches of purred broccoli, or peas, or whatever veggie pouches I have around. I'd love to break you of them but I also want those nutrients in your body. 

You LOVE your brother Logan. You always want to hug him, bring him his toys and sit on him, but you also love telling him, "NO!"

You are such a little daredevil. You are climbing the rock wall at school and everything else you can get away with. Your favorite things to climb are my belly, your chair onto your table,your pink chair, a turned over bucket, standing with no hands on your rocking horse and pushing your pink horse to tables, tv stands, couches and climbing up. 

You weigh 23lbs 14oz (65%) and are 31 inches tall (70%).










Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ellie: 14 Months

Words: 
They aren't all perfect but very distinct and consistent. 
I love you sounds like I lu lu and Logan is lolan.
Dada
Mama
Logan

Hi 
Bye
All done
Up
Please
Thank you
Ella
Uh oh
Open
I love you
More
No
She signs:
More
Thank you
Please
Milk








Week 31: Number 2

How far along? 31 weeks 
Maternity clothes? Mostly maternity and stretched out shirts
Stretch marks? No more than I had before. They never went away. 
Sleep: I have found a good pillow situation but turning over in bed hurts. I have to turn form side to side 3 or 4 times. 
Best moment this week: Just enjoying the weekends with Ellie and Sean. Watching Ellie play with friends at daycare. 
Miss Anything? I just saw an old picture of me and although vain, I miss my old body. 
Movement: he is very active just like his sister. Constantly moving. 
Food cravings: Sweets. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: Nope, baby is still breach, measuring one week ahead. Dr. is not worried about either
Symptoms: Last week i had crazy pain in my lower stomach. So bad I went to the doctor. This weeks it's fine. Swelling towards the end of the day. Low iron. Some back pain but not to bad. Tired all the time. CONSTANT gross stuff in my throat, cough, runny/stuff nose. I feel the best I have in a while today but it's still there. Taking sinus nasal spray. Not sure if it helps but its not hurting. 
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On but sometimes I think they might need to come off at some point, leaving marks.
Mood: Good, Sean might say cranky or moody. I might agree. 
Looking forward to:  Calvin's birthday party Saturday and relaxing/nesting Sunday. We get our patio next week! I am very excited about that! And spending time outside!
Anything else? Starting to get nervous about having two. How do I nurse him while she is running around climbing on things? I cry every Sunday night when I put her to sleep, counting down the weekends we have left just the three of us. I know it will be awesome and he will be perfect but I will miss this time too. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ellie: 13 Months


Ellie has mastered walking.  It's amazing how she went from her first steps to really moving in a month. She has another ear infection but still seems happy for the most part. She can say "up" and "bye" and wave, give kisses, high fives. We are done with bottles and formula. I did it cold turkey one night and she was not happy with me. The next night was better and then the third night she didn't seem to care. She does still get whole milk in a sippy at night. This month has really gotten away from me. In fact she is almost 14 months. Sean and I keep getting sick and Brandon is getting bigger. We had our final snow but it was awful. Today it is gone though, thesun is out, and spring is here. 











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