- How Far Along: 25 Weeks
- Size of baby: Still the size of an eggplant, just a bigger one! He's about 2 pounds and 9.2 inches.
- Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still 14 pounds!
- Maternity Clothes: Yes. I actually found a pair of shorts this week on clearance at Target that I love! This is a first for me.
- Gender: Boy!
- Movement: All the time! Still mainly in the morning and at night, which is actually a funny story. On Tuesday night I ended up in Labor & Delivery (long, embarrassing story), and they had to monitor me for an hour. Baby boy is still relatively tiny in comparison to the size of my ginormous stomach, so they could barely keep the monitor on him because he moved constantly. Fortunately they got what they needed and we were in and out in about 2 hours!
- What I miss: Sushi. Energy. That's about it!
- Sleep: Much better this week! My doctor gave me a prescription last week to help me sleep on the nights I'm having trouble. Which brings me to...
- Symptoms: My hip pain is still pretty unbearable, and the doctor thinks it's a pinched nerve that we can't really do anything about. GREAT. That's why she gave me the medicine. I can at least sleep through the pain and I have no problems falling back asleep after I wake up for bathroom breaks.
- Best Moment this week: Wyatt and Reese always love to come over and hug my bump and say hi to their brother. I love that! Hearing his heartbeat at the hospital was awesome (even if I hated being there)!
- What I am looking forward to: Hopefully settling on a name soon. Getting things organized around the house. I'm going to get the new laptop hooked up tonight since we ran out of space on this one. Reese's birthday is less than a month away, so there's planning for that coming up. And of course, FALL is just around the corner which brings 3 days work weeks for Brian and shorter work days! All this to look forward to BEFORE the baby comes! I can't wait for November!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
- Last week at Busch Gardens we stopped in a store that carries cuckoo clocks, but also has a small Christmas section. We stopped at a nativity and pointed to Baby Jesus and asked Wyatt if he remembered the baby's name. His reply was correct: "Baby Jesus." But before he could answer Reese responded in a deep voice, "Yooooooooooooda."
- I asked Wyatt what he wants to name his baby brother and got three responses: Derek Jeter, A Rod or Wonder Pets.
- I will probably never need to have a conversation with my kids about where babies come from. If you ask Wyatt, he just says "We came from your scar, Mom."
- If you ask what babies eat he says "Milk from Mommy's bottles."
- Wyatt can put on a pretty rockin performance of "Don't Stop Believin." He sings it in the car all the time (after asking, "Hey Mom, do you have your phone?), but only today did Brian and I realize that he apparently thinks the song is about Derek Jeter. For whatever reason instead of "Strangers" he thinks the word is "Jeter." But he just sings along and can sing the song by heart except the people are standing on the "Gooeybard" instead of the "Boulevard." With or without the music. This kid is nuts, but he cracks us up.
And just now my husband was looking through the new Restoration Hardware catalogue and says "Who buys this stuff for their patio? It looks like it belongs at a castle. This might be something I'd buy if I were putting in a patio off Hogwarts." We've got nothing but humor in this house!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
And have a sticky chocolate face with her.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
We walked in the gate at 10 and headed straight for the bathrooms! I don't know who had to go the most, but I do know that Wyatt let me use the bathroom first. What a sweet kid! We always thought Monday mornings were the best time to go, but the place was empty when we got there. It was awesome!
The fact that Reese was brave enough to get on this with the boys surprised me.
This...is a "Spiderman kiss." When Brian leaves the house in the morning Reese is always sitting on the couch, and she sticks her head up like that for a kiss.
Wyatt actually asked me to take this picture of him - a rarity nowadays. But he looks so stinking cute with pizza all over his face!
Monday, July 19, 2010
- How Far Along: 24 Weeks
- Size of baby: One and a half pounds, about the size of an eggplant
- Total Weight Gain/Loss: About 14 pounds!
- Maternity Clothes: Yes? What else would I where? I try to stick to skirts and dresses on weekends because I HATE shorts.
- Gender: Boy!
- Movement: He is an active little guy! Right now I can actually watch my stomach move when he does. Brian got to feel his first big kick a few nights ago!
- What I miss: The occasional beer or cocktail. Salmon and tuna rolls. Tuna fish sandwiches (I've really been craving tuna fish sandwiches).
- Sleep: I get bad sleep. I feel like I'm awake half the night most nights, or stuck in "aware sleep." I'm only 24 weeks and I'm really uncomfortable. This does not bode well for the next 15 weeks.
- Symptoms: I'm tired. I'm hot. I feel like I have a splinter in the back of my throat. My hips are killing me. I'm sure most people's hips need to prepare for childbirth or something, but mine are safe. They aren't needed for childbirth, so they can calm down.
- Best Moment this week: Brian, Wyatt and Reese all got to feel him kick this week. I also think any moment where my kids walk up to me and pull up my shirt and say they want to give Gooey a kiss is pretty great. Unless it's in public.
- What I am looking forward to: We have an appointment this Thursday with Dr. George! She is such a great doctor, and this will be the first time we've seen her this pregnancy. I have a list of questions to ask (like it's my first time or something), but I also have my glucose screening that morning. Sigh. I also find myself really looking forward to my bowl of shredded mini wheats everyday. Seriously.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We visited a few kids section and then Brian and Wyatt went down a "big boy slide" before we went to the Hubba Hubba Highway, which is always a huge hit. Brian and Wyatt pretend that they're being chased and make a game of it. Reese and I just float along and relax!
Four years ago Brian and I went there and spent the whole day riding rides and never once contemplated going to the kids section, and now we spend all of our time there. But I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So I'll share a few things going on right now instead:
- Reese has successfully used the potty twice now. I just brought the potty into the family room so she can sit on it and watch TV, and that made it pretty easy to coax her on. Well, that plus me dangling stickers and M&M's in her face as a reward if she actually goes.
- Wyatt will not do his business in the potty STILL. He can run in the bathroom and pull down his pants, do his little standing up number, pull his pants back up and wash his hands with little interference from me, but he won't freaking poop. And the only answer I get as to why he can pee but no poop is "I can't like to poop in the potty Mommy." Nothing is working (bribery with candy and toys, etc.) and he is supposed to start school in September! Ugh!
- Tonight when I tucked Wyatt in bed he said "Hey Mommy, I have an idea. My sleeping bag is in my closet. You could pull it out and sleep in here with me if you want. Would you like that, Mommy?" I actually don't think that would be much fun with my enormous pregnant belly, but it was still really sweet and it melted my heart. I wish I could have!
- Today I was able to cross calling the pediatrician and Wyatt's school off of my To Do List. But gosh darn it, I forgot to call about swimming lessons! And the list goes on.
- And finally I already knew that Grey's Anatomy was adding Dr. Jackson Avery as a regular this season, which made me extremely happy. Apparently they are also adding this other dude as a therapist to help them all get past the trauma of the shootings. I'm just kind of wondering now, do any ugly guys work at Seattle Grace? Do they think they can just keep throwing cute guys at us and we'll overlook some of the outlandish stuff they throw our way? And does this mean that they can go ahead and kill off Korev, who's only useful line in the show ever was "Eat more bacon?"
And that's all I've got. Because this is what I do to pass the time when my husband is attending Smashing Pumpkins sound checks and concerts. Which is fine with me because Billy Corgan freaks me out.
*photo credits to People Magazine, Adam Larkey/ABC, and Andrew Eccles/NBC
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I went through two boxes of Wyatt's baby clothes today and came the realization that while I have a lot of newborn things that will fit him, I'm lost for months 3 through 9. Wyatt was wearing summer things at 3-6 months (he'll need warmer clothes) and winter clothes from 6-9 months (he'll need clothes for summer/early fall). Fortunately I had a pretty good idea that it would end up like this so I've slowly been buying seasonally appropriate clothing in the right sizes.
Brian and I still have some decisions to make about what we'll do once he comes. We definitely need a new car seat (you're only supposed to use them for three years, and we're going to get that) and probably a new double stroller (I love our side by side, but it isn't always convenient and it doesn't give the kind of sun protection we need). The side by side also has no trays, no cupholders and no real storage. I'll add that to the "things we should a researched more thoroughly" list.
We don't know who's room is going to be who's when the baby comes (we're waiting to see whether Reese or Wyatt is mature enough to move upstairs - my money is on Reese), and we're not too worried because he'll be with us for at least the first 4 months anyway. But names, car seats and the actual car situation are wearing on me! We've discussed a few names but haven't settled on one. I guess we still have 16 weeks to make up our minds! In the meantime, Brian and I are trying to figure out what we're going to do tomorrow. My guess is Water Country, but I guess we'll see...
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wyatt wanted to talk to us about how to follow the map to get to the giraffes and lions.
It was so hot that the lions all lined up in the shade. When we left the zoo at noon it was 102 degrees. Yikesabee.
We let Reese run around the snake exhibit and she was out of control. She ran everywhere.
She's been showing some signs of readiness to potty train, so we started this week. She is currently running around the house in a dress with underwear on and a pull up over them. That was she gets the "feel" for what it's like to pee in her pants without actually getting pee on my new carpet. I'm hesitant to let her become too dependent on pull ups because I don't want her wearing them during the day, I just want her in underwear. I really want to cut back on the amount we spend on diapers before the baby comes! She did urinate in the toilet last week, so I'm really ready to get this done. She seems pretty excited about getting M&M's, and she's already easier to get on the potty than Wyatt was when we started with him. I'm really hoping that she will easy to train!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We spent the morning watching the Military channel's specials about Gettysburg and the American Revolution. We also spent some time watching School House Rock: No More King, which Wyatt really enjoyed. After naps we all went swimming in our inflatable pool, which is actually big enough for the whole family!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The kids had a great time swimming in the pool, and Reese really impressed me. She was swimming around so well, and she didn't even want to hang on me in the pool. She spent a lot of time swimming with my dad the other day while my mom took Wyatt to the beach, so that must have done the trick. She kept spinning in circles saying "circles, circles!" She also jumped in the pool with no help from me. She went under once, and then just popped back up.
She got in the pool and just sat and stared at him.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Wyatt particularly likes to take the CD to Reese's room and have a "dance party." He wears his sunglasses and sings and dances. He's also been doing forward rolls as part of his dance repertoire. Excuse his other dance moves, I'm pretty sure that he's watching Seinfeld every night after we all go to bed.