Monday, January 20, 2014

Baby #2- Second Trimester!

Everyone says your second pregnancies go by faster and they are not joking! I can't believe I'm almost to the 3rd trimester. Some days I'm super excited and can't wait to hold our sweet baby girl, other days I would be happy being pregnant for another 6-8 months :) Ready or not...

Pregnancy Update
How far along?  26 weeks
Total weight gain: 18lbs
Maternity clothes? Loving them. I could live in elastic waistbands.
Sleep: I have a hard time getting comfortable enough to fall asleep, but once I do I'm usually okay through the night. Luckily I stopped having to pee so frequently after the first trimester, but Haddie likes to party around 11 or 12, so that doesn't help with the falling asleep part. At least she doesn't wake up dancing at 5am like Titus always did during my first pregnancy!
Best moment this week: Feeling Haddie kick hard enough that everyone could feel her from the outside. Garland was able to feel her weeks ago, but they were little kicks, now they are much stronger.

Miss Anything? Not being tired all the time. No matter how much sleep I get at night I almost always still need a nap to get through the day. And sometimes I just can't hardly pull myself off the couch during the day to chase Tito around the house.
Movement: Lots! It's my favorite part of being pregnant
Food cravings: Anything with chocolate and peanut butter, milk, PB&J
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mexican food still makes me feel nauseous a lot. And for some reason vegetables/salad haven't sounded very good the last few weeks. Also the idea of cleaning the bathrooms, just thinking about it makes me gag.
Gender: Shockingly... A girl! (see here for gender reveal post)

Labor Signs: no, but I do keep dreaming about going into preterm labor which is freaking me out a little. Titus was 3 weeks early but I would be happy for Haddie to be on time (I need a little more mental prep!)
Symptoms: A little heartburn, exhausted, can't see my feet very well, sometimes hard to put pants/shoes on
Belly Button in or out? In for now, but we're getting pretty close to surface level at this point
Wedding rings on or off? on-no swelling yet
Happy or Moody most of the time: Not feeling hormonal moody hardly at all, yay! But I do cry easier during movies/sad stories/etc.
Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery (okay fine, starting the nursery)

Here's a picture at 24 weeks (sorry, I haven't taken a new one yet)


Sunday, January 12, 2014

21 Months

Dear Titus,
At 21 months...
  • You weigh 25 pounds.
  • You wear size 4 diapers and 18 or 18-24 month clothes (18 month pants)
  • You sleep from about 8:30/9 to 7:30/8 (a good schedule for us!) and take one nap from about 2:00-3:30/4:00.
  • You are getting in all 4 incisor teeth, which now completes your set besides 2 year molars! You look so different with a full smile now, definitely not a baby anymore.
  • You know all your letters. It's awesome and weird and scary smart all at the same time. We can show you an uppercase or lowercase letter and you can say the name probably 90% of the time. I'm not sure what made you love them so much, but maybe it just means you will really love reading and writing like mommy and daddy!
  • You have finally started signing "all done" and "more" which is really cute, but since you're talking some now it's a little late (ha!).
  • You are obsessed with jumping! And by jumping, I mean climbing on tables and chairs and stepping off of them. Luckily you are still such a cautious little boy that you would never, ever jump unless there was someone really close to catch you. I love how safe you are about everything!
  • My favorite thing you say right now is "WooOOOww!" with the cutest little voice inflection like you are SO excited.
  • You love running from one end of the house to the other. You also love pushing or pulling things through the house. We set up a blow up pool/ball pit in your room with a slide and you could play in that all day too!
  • Your favorite toys right now are alphabet games on the iPad, a race car track you got for Christmas, puzzles, and absolutely any ball. You could probably play catch for hours!
  • Your favorite show is still Sesame Street, but you also like Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Bubble Guppies, and anything with music that you can dance to (including commercials).
  • You have become picky about your food. I don't even think it's about the food, I think you just like having an opinion. Veggies are almost always a no go, but you could eat fruit all day long. 
    • If you could pick your meals for the day the menu would look like this: BREAKFAST- peanut butter waffles, strawberries, milk. SNACK- orange and some cereal. LUNCH- Hot dog with macaroni and cheese, applesauce. SNACK- Veggie Straws. DINNER- Some type of chicken and rice dish (you actually prefer grilled chicken to fried), raspberries and blueberries, yogurt.
  • You LOVE bath time. When I ask if you're ready for a bath you run into the bathroom and giggle to yourself. 
  • Christmas was really fun with you this year, even though you didn't understand unwrapping presents very well. Instead of ripping off the paper you would try and put the paper back in place!
  • You have the most pitiful fake cry and can definitely hold a grudge. However, you have also (FINALLY) started crying real tears, so when you are actually upset I almost always cave. I took for granted 20 months of no tears, that made it a whole lot easier to ignore your tantrums!
  • You are finally repeating words and increasing your vocabulary. You understand me but can't always talk back to me in ways that make sense, which is very frustrating for you.
  • You love playing with your friends! You run up to Brooks and Garrison and Roz and give them giants hugs. It's so cute to see you excited!
  • We have to leave the house each day or else you (and I) get stir crazy. It will be interesting to see how this works when little sister gets here!
  • You started going to Mother's Day Out one morning a week and you LOVE it! I still worry every week that you will get upset, but without fail, I go to pick you up and you don't want to go home.
  • You are obsessed with blowing out candles or fire in the fireplace. Even if they aren't lit, you blow on them anyway.
You are in SUCH a fun stage right now, sweet boy! We just sit around and laugh and laugh at everything you are saying and doing. It is so fun to watch your brain work as you figure things out for the first time, it's like you are really turning into a small human! You love being around Brooks' little sister Rynn, who was just born 3 weeks ago. You are incredibly sweet with her; you want to hold her and kiss her and give her high fives. I just know you are going to be the greatest big brother. If anything, I think the problem might be trying to keep you from smothering her and stealing her away from us! It's a good problem to have :) We love you to the moon and back, big brother!