Tuesday, January 19, 2016

baby two, month six

well here we are in the new year, and just a few months away from the due date of baby girl number two.  im feeling pretty great, as long as i take my anti-nausea meds.  i forgot to take them one day recently and threw up all day long.  which blows my mind.  if i did not have these meds, i would still be sick like that.  what a sad, sad thought.  and how thankful i am that i DO have them.  my energy is at a pretty good level most days, at least better than the tired in your bones thing that i felt all through the first 20 weeks.  

this lady moves alot, just like her sister.  i am clinging to the hope that perhaps this one will be slightly more chill than eden.  dont get me wrong, i would take an exact duplicate of eden any day.  but i would also love a baby that just went with the flow a bit and had more of her father's calm and quiet personality instead of her mother's gregarious gift for gab and constant activity.    
i also am to the point where peeing is pretty much a non-stop activity.  i literally walk to the bathroom, pee, and then on the way out im like 'eh i kinda have to pee again, already'. between trying to stay super hydrated and having a bladder that wont do anything BUT quit on me...its pretty much guaranteed that if you can't find me, im in the bathroom.  

also, just for posterity's sake, other symptoms:

-kicks that wake me up at night
-cramps that wake me up at night
-a really full feeling in my belly alot.  
-lots of braxton hicks contractions 
-a belly that is officially really here (feels like it took a while this time around)
-lower back pain that i did not have last time but that is really really helped by my fantastic chiropractor 
-feeling like i need to hold my belly up to keep it from dropping.  like all my insides remember the whole process of expelling the baby and are ready to do that, again. 
-round ligament pain when i walk for a few minutes, which happens cause i walk to and from work each day over a mile round trip.  
we thought we had a name all figured out but it turns out, we didnt.  so we seem to be circling around a few right now that we both like, but unable to come to a final decision.  i hope robert gives in to my preferences, i know he hopes i give in to his.  i am anxious to get a name settled on because it makes everything more real to me and im a planner to boot. robert does not seem to have the same sense of urgency to get a name figured out so.  we will see.

just about three months left! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

my toddler has gone and a little lady has taken her place

eden has transformed, almost overnight, from a toddler into a little lady. her vocabulary is constantly staggering me, not because she is so advanced, but because things that i had no idea she heard are being heard, and processed, and incorporated.  and its really incredible. 
and not only is she speaking and understanding at a level totally new to me, she is also in this season of being incredibly affectionate.  during my christmas break, which was 16 days of being with her, she would hug and kiss me and tell me she loved me literally all the live long day. she tells me she misses me if i leave the room for a moment; 'mommy i mits to you today, i lub you today'.  and she wants me to hold her and sit with her and be near her. its so endearing as my heart is in a delicate phase where i am growing in excitement and anticipation of baby #2 while feeling ever so sorrowful that the days of eden being my one and only are going to come quickly to a close.  its like she knows i need the extra love from her, and she joyfully obliges. 

i have resolved to keep a notebook in the kitchen so that i can always jot down the ridiculous things she says and does.  i always think i will remember them, and then i never do.  lately a few of my favorites have been  

when robert did something amusing 'daddy, you so a silly guy'

when eden did something that made me laugh out loud 'mamma, i so weirdo'

she loves to get in bed with me and snuggle really close and say 'oh wee so cozy now'. 

when she is trying hard to accomplish a task, like putting on her shoe, and then she finally gets it; 'heee we go, i got it'. 

the time she had me get into the boat with her, on the couch, and drive to chipotle.  we then got out, sat down, ate quesadillas and drank chocolate milk, and then got back in the boat to drive to, you guessed it, another chipotle.  we did this seven times.  

how quickly and readily she obeys me.  when i ask her to do something she, 90% of the time, hops right to it happily and with some funny remarks about something or other.  im not sure how long it will last, but goodness this pregnant and tired mama loves it.  

how adventurous she is.  we tried ice skating over break and, even though she had moments of not loving it, she mostly really enjoyed it.  she still talks about it and how brave she was and how she kept saying 'wooooaaaaahhh'. i think the two of us trying something new together is my absolute favorite.
she talks on her hand phone alot these days.  the conversations always include long pauses interrupted by 'umm, no' and some quick bable. for some reasons her pretend conversations are mostly made up of pretend words, not sure why.  she also asks me to be quiet when she is on the phone and puts up a finger saying 'one second mama, i almost finished'.  its kills me   

eden dear i just adore you 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

re-posting a perfect post

apple hand pie recipe:

one two year old, heavy on the attitude
one three year old, heavy on the know how 
flour
sugar
butter
rolling pins
excessive mess 
apples to snack on, and to put in pies

read about it here

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