Friday, June 22, 2012

Pregnancy Highlights version 2.0

How far along: 13 weeks! (that's gone by quickly!)
Size of baby: 3 inches, the size of a peach
Weight gained/lost: lost 3 pounds
Maternity clothes: not yet, my uterus is starting to push up all of my fat, so pants are getting snug. But still wearable. :)
Gender: unknown. We haven't completely decided if we will find out this time or not. We enjoyed the surprise with Liam!
Movement: still a little early for that.
Symptoms: let's jut say I'm thankful to be moving into the second trimester, I feel a lot better already. I had pretty much constant nausea and was really fatigued, both symptoms are abating now. Pregnancy brain is in full force, I'm basically the biggest idiot to walk the planet!
Food cravings/aversions: I don't think I'm much of a cravings girl. I had none with Liam and haven't had any yet with this pregnancy. Not much has sounded appealing but I haven't had as severe of aversions as before, thankfully. I have been eating a lot of cheese and citrus because they both always sound good to me. OJ has saved my life!
What I'm looking forward to: hearing a heartbeat! I was too early at my last appointment to hear it with the monitor, it looked great on our ultrasound. There's just something about hearing that whooshy little heart that makes it more real!

Friday, June 1, 2012

20 Months Old!

Dear Liam bird,

You are 20 months old!  That means, in just four short months you will be two!  That just boggles my mind, dear one.  You are so big and funny and smart and silly and we just love you to pieces.

You have not been weighed or measured since your last doctors appointment, but you are outgrowing most of your 18 month clothes, so we know you are growing like a weed.  You finally got that last one year molar to break through your tough gums, so hopefully you will get a break from teething for a while.

Wiggs, you are still eating and sleeping like a champ.  You do have a new favorite food, oranges!  You rush over to us the moment we start peeling an orange and whine and beg for piece after piece.  You usually are out of breath from eating them so quickly, silly friend!  You have also started to throw food off of your tray whenever you are finished, which we are trying to get you to stop!

This past month we phased out your paci completely!  You've been only using it at sleepy times since you were about 8 months old, one night we just didn't give it to you and didn't look back!  You've done great, nap times were a bit fussy for a couple of days, but you still have your lovie and glowy sea horse thingy to keep you company!

You are still not talking much, but you are good at communicating with us.  We know what you want/need.  This month you have starting saying Mama and Dada with purpose and also, cow!  Cows are your favorite, and you call several things "cow" that aren't cows!

You are a dancing machine, Liam!  Constantly spinning in circles and breaking it down!  You don't need music, but you really get going if there is some playing.  If we go out to eat, you keep everyone entertained with your dance moves!  You also hum along with songs, especially when I sing to you before bed.  You've started snuggling with us more and will lay your little head on my chest and start humming away, so very precious.

We are so thankful for who you are, Liam.  You are growing and changing and developing right before our very eyes and it is such a blessing to be apart of your sweet little life.  You can move mountains with your hugs and kisses, little boy.

Love you forever, and ever,