- How Far Along: 30 weeks!
- Size of the Baby: About the size of a head of lettuce? 18 inches and over 3 pounds!
- Total Weight Gain: 18 pounds
- Maternity Clothes: Seriously? Look at that stomach. What else would cover that?!?
- Gender: Boy!
- Movement: ALL THE TIME! He is moving like crazy. Poking. Jabbing. No hiccups yet!
- What I Miss: This week? Wine. I think that's about it.
- Sleep: Hit or miss. Some nights I sleep really well and never wake up, and other nights I feel like I'm awake every hour. It's worse on the nights when I have to work the next day!
- Symptoms: I have a big belly. I have a baby that moves. I'm tired. I'm slow. I lose breath easily.
- Best Moment of the Week: Reese's birthday was awesome. We got to schedule an official due date - November 5! We've had a lot of fun on Brian's days off. Wyatt pooped in the potty. All good times!
- What I am Looking Forward to: Wyatt's school is Open House is TONIGHT! I am going to be in full breakdown mode next Tuesday for sure. We have a 30 week appointment on Thursday and hearing the heartbeat is always exciting!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
The doctor told us today that based on the projections (which are not as "reliable" for girls as they are for boys) she'll end up at 5 feet 10 inches. Basically, she will tower over me. And the projections for Wyatt at his last check up were at least 5'10" as well. Brian told Wyatt he needs to start eating his vegetables so his sister can't beat him up.
We got there later than we planned and Sesame Place was not enjoyable. We literally stayed for about a half an hour before we moved on. I'm not sure why we've never put Reese on these planes before since Wyatt loves them, but we let her have a turn this time. And...she LOVED it.
"Look at me, Daddy! Look at meeeeee!"
This week we have a lot coming up. Reese and Wyatt both have check ups at the pediatrician's office today, and I'm hoping to squeeze in a haircut for him. We have Open House at Wyatt's school tomorrow night, which I am really excited about. I'm anxious to see how he reacts in the classroom and to the whole idea of starting school. And then he actually has to start school and I don't even know how he's going to do on the first day! We are practicing his new routine this week in terms of bed times and getting ready for school each day and we're planning on a practice run or two. Let's just say that the drop off is going to be Daddy's responsibility and he's not exactly known for his ability to get out the door on time (I kid, I kid. Kind of.)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Brian was finally able to finish after the kids went to bed. It was waiting for Reese when she woke up in the morning (except, you know, Wyatt was up first and started playing with it).
Friday, August 27, 2010
I have never seen a two year old (including her big brother) embrace their birthday like she did. She asked about her birthday all day. If you asked her how old she was now, she would shout "TWO!," and show us two fingers.
She opened her presents as soon as she woke up, and then we just took our time getting ready for the day and playing. If you want to check out pictures of her at 10:07 the day she was born they're here (I know, the hyperlink isn't a different color), and last year's pictures are here. I can't believe how big she has gotten! Brian and I (thankfully) haven't done a whole lot of dwelling on the NICU experience or where her health was two years ago compared to now (she was still on the vent on the 27th and we were still in the hospital with her). We are just so happy that we have a healthy, happy, extremely talkative little girl. And the talkative part is just about the only thing she gets from me!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Her Ariel cupcake cake.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Anyway, last weekend was jam packed for us. We had Colin's birthday Saturday, Audrey's birthday Sunday and a To Do List a mile long! After Audrey's party we planned on going to Busch Gardens, but there was a 6 and a half mile back up at the tunnel, so we turned around and went to the zoo instead!
The kids had a lot of fun, but it was REALLY hot. I felt like I was on fire! I can't even remember what it was like to be 9 months pregnant with Reese in August, but I guess that's the beauty of pregnancy. Once you have your baby you completely forget how miserable and uncomfortable you were at times during the pregnancy!
Wyatt spent most of the trip walking with Daddy and telling us where we were going next. They were both really excited to see the animals, and Wyatt kept telling Reese what each animal was and what they say. During the time that Reese was out walking, he grabbed her hand and Brian, Reese and Wyatt all walked together to see the geese.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
- How far along: 27 weeks!
- Size of the baby: He's the size of the cauliflower, about 16 inches and 2.5 pounds
- Total weight gain: 15 pounds
- Maternity clothes: I found a dress for my reunion that I didn't hate. I guess that's a good thing?
- Gender: Yeah, he's still a boy!
- Movement: is constant. He's apparently pretty happy with the amount of space he has to move around.
- What I Miss: Walking like a normal person. I am in full waddle right now. Seriously. Oh and I love my flip flops in the summer, but I'm pretty sure that they're the only thing my feet will fit into this fall.
- Sleep: The third trimester hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday, but it was really hot and we spent the morning at the reunion picnic. I'm basically tired from the time I was up until about noon. Then I sometimes get to nap with the kids. Today I didn't and I'm really tired.
- Symptoms: Hip pain, exhaustion, getting full after like 3 bites of food. Nesting. Brian and I spent all of naptime today unpacking the room over the garage. We made a lot of yard sale piles (mainly books. Who keeps their college textbooks for fun? We do.). We also discovered a need for more bookshelves. Fun.
- Best Moment of the Week: Lots! My reunion and catching up with old friends was great. Wyatt and Reese raising their hands at the right time when I ask them who's the oldest, who's the youngest, and who's right in the middle is awesome. They point to my stomach when I ask who the youngest is. Too cute! I feel like we might finally be making some headway in the potty training issue with Wyatt.
- What I am Looking Forward to: Naming this baby. Buying matching Mommy/Baby pajamas for the hospital from Old Navy (yeah, seriously we're going to match). Our entertainment center and front door organizational systems' arrival. Brian decided to us the furniture I've been coveting from Pottery Barn and I am soooo excited for it to come! It's not supposed to ship until the end of the month, but I am planning where things are going and what we're going to do with everything. We have a lot of birthdays coming up (this weekend we have two parties) in August and it ends with Reese turning two! Also, at my next appointment we SHOULD be able to schedule Gooey's due date! Brian and I have to talk about the pros and cons of delivering him at 39 weeks (I can't go through the NICU experience again), and then schedule at our next appointment on the 19th!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
The most surprising thing to me was how many people I didn't know! I looked at the list of attendees a few weeks ago and thought I knew pretty much everyone going. And then I got there and didn't know as many as I thought. I knew a lot of people, but not everyone. That made it awkward. Like three people came to talk to me, and I had no idea who they were. I would turn to my friend when they left and we would just shrug. Awkwardness. Fortunately for me, a lot of my classmates were there. And when I say classmates, I mean people that I had every single class with. Because I was IB, I went through all 4 years with a pool of about 60-100 (it was closer to 100 freshman year and closer to 60 senior year) kids in my classes, which meant we had the same kids in our classes all the time. It made it easy at the beginning of the school year and during discussions (which there were a lot of) because we always knew who would talk and we never really had to get to know each other! I was also pretty "involved" so I knew a lot of kids outside the IB program too, and was able to catch up with everyone.
That's how big I am at 27 weeks! Third trimester like WHOA!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Brian and I always talk about "flipping" some video of Reese talking because we never want to forget the way her voice sounds now. It is too stinking cute, and when she has conversations her little voice just makes me melt. It doesn't matter if she's talking to me or Brian or having a conversation with Wyatt in the back of the car or singing "U-u-u-undo it!," she sounds so precious! So here she is today after I made her some juice!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I had to rearrange my schedule last week and work Friday instead of Thursday. Since I was off of work, Reese and I dropped the boys off at the free movie and went to run errands. We dropped Wyatt's school physical form off at the Pediatrician and then went to Target. Brian called JUST as we were leaving Target to come get them. It was perfect timing. We dropped Brian off at work and I figured we had time before naps to take Wyatt to get his haircut. There were three stylists on duty at Pigtails & Crewcuts, so we were in and out in 20 minutes! Then I looked down at my phone and saw the Pediatrician's office had called to let me know that Wyatt's physical form was ready! Seriously, does a day get any better? I LOVE our Pediatrician and even though we now live 45 minutes away, I have no intention of switching. So I swung by (with both kids) and picked up the form. And I apparently lost my mind and let Wyatt touch the buttons in the elevator. Yeah. The day was going great until that moment. Perfect timing, perfect day. "What's that called when everything intersects? The Bermuda Triangle."
I know better than to let my kid touch the elevator buttons at the Pediatrician's office when there are notices about the whooping cough, I really do. But apparently I was a moron that day because he was so good getting his hair cut and walking in the doctor's office that I let him.
So we had a good day. I tucked him in and he fell right asleep. Immediately. Within 3 minutes. And then I heard the barking seal cough an hour and 30 minutes into his slumber. And before I knew it he was in bed with me coughing all night. And when he woke up in the morning he was wheezy. I felt so bad for him. He didn't understand why he's sick. Now he will say that it's because he touched the elevator buttons at Dr. Jones' office and got germs. Fortunately the doctor fit us in and got us a prescription for steroids. Awesome. He slept okay the first night. Really well the second night. And terribly the third night. And then the 'roid rage set in. He was angry and hyper yesterday and it was awful. But that was the last day of the steroids and he was feeling much better today.
And now I can start blogging about fun things again.