Tuesday, September 28, 2010

13 months!

Ender is 13 months today! That means we have 4 months until the baby comes! Holy Crazy!!!!!
I don't have a picture to put up today, but I wanted to document what little boy has been doing!
This month he has :
*learned to clap
*learned to give a high five
*tried to talk on the phone
*learned sign for eat, all done, and more
*gotten another bottom tooth, which means he now has 7 teeth!
*let go and is holding onto things with one hand and cruising a lot more
*completely switched to a sippy cup, and gotten rid of milk at bed!
*fallen down the stairs in perfecting the art of scooting down them.
*ender has also dropped his morning nap because of our schedule and he now just takes one 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon!
That's about it for right now, but I wanted to just post what he's up to!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

21 weeks

I am 21 weeks and 2 days now. Nice to know that in less than 18 weeks we'll be done! Especially since my emotions have been WACKY the past couple days. Last night I "yelled" at Randy for about 30 seconds and then went upstairs and was just like I'm lonely and started crying! All the while I knew that nothing was wrong and I couldn't help crying. Talk about the crazy lady! He came up and was like what's wrong? What can I do? And all I could say was I had no idea why I was crying and that it was ok! Nice huh?!
Anyway, this week I've felt little girl kick a lot. She has started to move like crazy, including jumping on my bladder! I also have felt her about 4 times on the outside. However, Randy hasn't felt her yet since it's very sporadic! I have continued to pack on the pounds. At this point I've gained almost 14 pounds. YIKES! This is not good. I am going to cut out all sodas for the next couple weeks and see if even that can control some of it. Still having pretty decent amount of pelvic pain. Also some back pain, and some growing pain. Gotta love pregnancy! I am really trying to enjoy this one because it will be our last and I don't want to not enjoy it. This has been my best pregnancy so far! With all my complaining I still think I have felt this best this time around, and even though I've gained more weight than I want this is the smallest I've ever been pregnant so that's nice!
I am thinking about doing the girls room in Hello Kitty! I'm not that big into character but Julietta LOVES Hello Kitty and it would only be for a couple years. The quilt she has now is wearing out so I wanted to get her something new anyway. Ender is going to have a Star Wars room! We are going to get the bedding from Pottery Barn Kids, which I'm so excited about. I've been wanting it for years and now we'll be able to get it for him! Randy's a little jealous, I think he wants the bedding for us!
Anyhoo, that's about it, no picture for this week!

*~* update*~*
Randy felt little girl on the outside today :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rear facing vs forward facing position in the car

This one is even better!

Crash Test - Forward vs. Rear Facing

So I posted this because someone (Aunt Nan) sent some videos to me and it changed my mind! I'm not trying to offend anyone or what so ever tell anyone what to do. However, after I saw these I changed my mind and will keep ender rear facing for a while. I thought others would want to see it too! Again, totally not judging or anything. I had Julietta turned around at 1. She is now above the weight or else I would turn her back around! :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

pictures from julietta's first week of school!

The teacher sent out these pictures today! I was so excited to get them :)

I don't know why she's the only one not on the thing. Did she not wanna get on it, or was there not room? Makes me kinda sad!

Julietta talks about her friend Isabella everyday! This is her :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

20 weeks

YIPEE! I am half way done! Really excited about that. I had a doctors appointment this today. Everything looks good. I'm gaining weight much more fastly than I want to. Really trying to get a handle on that. My hunger level has gone down some so that's good. My tighter level for the antibody is still good. My blood pressure was 118/72 today. I talked to the doctor about the pelvic pain. He seems to think that it's more nerves than anything else. He believes that some nerve is pinched and that possibly the c-sections have caused scar tissue on them. So all in all, still nothing can be done about my pain. Also talked to him about my stomach muscles being torn, and he said yes they were seperated but that a plastic surgeon would have to take care of that. Lastly we have been talking about making this our last baby for sure (permantly). I was pretty sure that this was the right move but saying that you are done and making it official and permant is hard. However, talking to the doctor today made up my mind. My antibody is only going to get worse, my blood pressure will keep being a problem, and we really shouldn't have more than 3 c-sections. He said that after that it really becomes a mess in there. He told me that he delivered a 5 repeat this past week and it took him almost 2 hours to sew up because of the damage from all the scar tissue and the incision site is so thin and worn out. So he looked in my eyes and said "I want you think long and hard before you deciede to have another one after this." So with all the risks we are going to be done!

Pictures from Julietta's First day of Preschool!

Julietta started Preschool this week. She goes MWF for just half days! We were all worried about how she would do since she is a little bit of a clingy child. But she did great! No crying, and she was very excited. She made several friends. Randall was very happy because she remembered 2 girl names but no boy names!

The end of blowing us a kiss!
Waving bye to all of us! We all took her :)

Walking in with the director.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

19 weeks and 2 days!

This is 19 weeks 2 days with this little one!
This is 19 weeks exactly with Ender! (It was Easter!)

I have to compare to just Ender. With Julietta I didn't take a lot of belly pictures! I regret that now! I am feeling pretty good. During the day I feel great. I have gained about 10 pounds so.... that's not great, but ohwell! I am having horrible horrible pain from my pelvic. It woke me up about 10 times last night when I was rolling over. I have my 20 weeks doctors appointment on Friday so hopefully they'll be able to do something. 20 more weeks of this is not a nice thought :( But..... at least the fun thought is that it's a girl and we can go shopping now for girly things!!!!

It's a .......


That's right, we officially know that this little bambino to finish off our growing clan is a girl! We are all very excited especially Julietta. She is so happy with a little sister. Everything in the ultrasound looks great. She is so beautiful already. Her heart, spine, and tummy looked good too. Because the tech was running almost an hour behind and by that point Ender was done, we did not get that many pictures. I will look through but I don't think there are any that are even worth posting. I am hoping that they do at least one more and maybe a 3D but we shall see. Either way we are less than 20 weeks away from meeting little missy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

18 weeks and 2 days!

Here's a belly pic from today before going to church! We find out on Saturday what we are having!!!!

Here's a belly pic from 18 weeks with Ender:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ender is ONE!

Loving the cupcake! I didn't get a picture of it, but at first he kept putting his face into it not wanting to pick it up!
It was devoured within 4 minutes!
He got a chatter phone from Toy Story 3 from GG.
Got some fun Little People blocks from Al and Laura and the boys!

I know this is in here twice but it won't let me delete it!

He got a tickle me Cookie Monster from Grandma Punkie! It also came with a little tickle elmo. Julietta loved these too!

Wasn't quite sure about it when it was shaking on the floor! But by the next morning he LOVES it!!!

Getting some tickles from Daddy. We then went right into the bathtub because there was frosting all over!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

never take for granted

Sometimes I get frustrated. Today was one of those days. Randy left for a long weekend and the kids have been going a little crazy lately. Ender has learned to climb the stairs and still is refusing to learn the word no, so I have to follow up him and down all day. So I was a little fried tonight! Well I went to look at a blog I follow and man oh man was I convicted. This mother just lost her 7 year old son 9 weeks ago to CF. The pain she is going through I can just feel and I bawl everytime I read her post. Randy hates that I make myself even more upset about stuff, but it's good for me too. After I read I realized why had I been frustrated. Why I am selfish? I should cherish every moment that God gives me with my kids and only want more. I don't want to be the mom that is frustrated and pushes her kids away. I want to show an endless flow of love and support and be there as much as they allow me. Since they are so young they want me there all the time. I know that all too soon there will be a day when they want their space and I will have to give it to them. So, this is my reminder to myself to take all I can get and soak it up and never take one single day for granted!