Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Parenting at it's best

Last night we had some friend over for dinner, their oldest is a year older than Emma and they play VERY well together. The spent the entire night upstairs playing "pretend" and we remarked multiple times how wonderful it was to not worry about them.
Then we discovered this

Yep, that's Emma with bag balm (kind of like mentholated Vaseline) ALL over. I mean all over. We can't really figure out the "why" of the equation, but they thought it was lotion (it kind of is) and they were really proud of how well they shared it.
That's life I suppose. I haven't laughed that hard in very long time.
This was Emma's hair this morning after multiple washes with dish soap. No, her hair is not wet, it's all grease.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

3 years in a row

Emma has worn the same skirt three valentine's days in a row. I guess the silver lining to having a tiny child is that she gets good use out of her clothes. The skirt is size 3-6 months and still isn't even tight on her.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

14 weeks!

Second trimester!!
I hit 14 weeks yesterday and it's great to be out of the first trimester. I wouldn't say I'm breathing any easier, but I'm hoping that I'll start feeling better soon.
Baby is approximately the size of a lemon - 3.5" long and weighs about 1.5oz.
I'm still not feeling great. Anything slightly sweet makes me feel so awful and yet I keep trying in hopes that one day soon I'll be over it. I can't sleep at all and am so exhausted, I would give anything for a solid night of sleep where I didn't have to wake up 4-5 times to pee (I don't even get this, it's not like the baby is interfering with my bladder, it's the size of a lemon!). I definitely feel quite big, I posted a picture below of me at almost the same point with Emma and I guess I’m not “that” much bigger, I’m just carrying a lot higher (which again makes so sense because the baby is WAY below my belly button).
I started feeling little movements around 12.5 weeks and just last night I could actually feel kicks. It’s pretty crazy to be feeling things so early, but I think this baby knows that I need to feel that to relax a little. My next ultrasound is in 2 weeks and we’re hoping to catch a glimpse of whether the baby is a boy or a girl, I’m really excited!

Pardon the look on my face, I was concentrating.

Comparison to my pregnancy with Emma

Friday, February 4, 2011


• Daddy has sparkles on his face. (referring to his stubble)

• I love you, but I don't. I do love your hair.

• The other day we were flipping through the channels and came across a basketball game and Emma told me that was for daddy to watch. We kept flipping and came across an exercise infomercial with a shirtless man and she said "mommy, you need to watch that!" If you insist my dear :)

• her thumb is really chapped from the weather and all the sucking, and she was telling me that it hurt. So I suggested that maybe she try to suck it less. She looked at me and said "nah, I'll just suck the other one" and stuck it in her mouth.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

13 weeks!!

I'm slowly making my way out of the first trimester. I had an ultrasound yesterday and my cervix is long and closed, it's actually grown from it's last measurement at 9 weeks, which is a huge relief. My ultrasound tech even commented on the huge sigh of relief I let out after she said that :)
The not so great news is that one of my fibroids is in the general location they think my placenta will attach (they don't know for sure until 16-17 weeks). There isn't really anything we can do about it except hope it doesn't create an issue. For those that don't know, they "think" that my placenta either attached or grew into a fibroid when I was pregnant with Emma and that created some of my problems. So, once again we're playing the "wait and see game".
Baby looked great and is measuring right on track! S/he never stopped moving (and I actually started feeling movement last week!) and we did a lot of chasing, but managed to get some awesome pictures!
My favorite:

S/he is already a thumbsucker like their sister :)