Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sick Boot

As I was getting ready to leave work yesterday, I got a phone call from daycare. This, I thought, is never a good sign. Sure enough, A had gotten sick. When I picked him up, he had thrown up 3 times since waking from his nap (so that was probably within 2 hours). As soon as I put him in the carseat, again... and then probably 3 or 4 more times when we got home. Luckily for us all, he went to sleep for the night with no problems.

He stayed home today with M. He's better, but still was sick one time and the diapers have apparently not been pleasant.

The good news is that he is in pretty good spirits after having that extra time to rest and relax. He's playing with his toys and acting pretty normal...except for his not really eating or drinking much of anything.

We haven't yet decided if he's going to stay home for another day or not...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Belly crisis


Today's belly shot was pretty difficult--the results were either blurry or I am holding my head too high and look weird.


The belly is going straight out, although I do think it's a little bit wider than it was with A. I had a mini hormonal crisis last night, as we were getting ready to go out (!!) and I could find absolutely nothing to wear. Everything makes me feel so frumpy and yuck.

Anyway, speaking of our night out, Bepah and C came over last night to hang out with A while we met up with some friends. We had a great time, and A was introduced to a new movie "The Dinosaur movie," aka Ice Age. Probably not really toddler appropriate, but he seems to really enjoy it. So, A has had a rough weekend, sleep wise. The Boys went to a Devils game on Friday, and A didn't take much of a nap until they were nearly home so he didn't get to sleep until nearly 11pm. He was quite a crank on Saturday... I don't think he got a very good nap yesterday either. Then he stayed up an hour late watching Ice Age, and his nap was cut short today when Daddy came home. Luckily, he's in a great mood nonetheless today, but we got some great cuddle time this morning:

And finally, we had a great time at swimming class today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

For your listening pleasure

Last night, we went out to dinner with Aunt J and Uncle T. On the ride home, A was adamant that it was NOT bedtime, so M and A sang songs the whole way home. Their rendition of this ditty was too funny; I'm glad I caught it on video.

Phonics for a 2 year old? Not so much.

A loves to point out the R's (R for Rutgers, as he likes to exclaim!) on our drive. So, today I decided to ask, "can you think of any other words that start with Rrrrr?" I'm not sure what his first response was, but I asked, "Did you say 'chicken'?" and he said yes. "Ok, what about 'red'? Does that start with Rrrr?" "Noo!" "Are you sure? I think it's Rrrred!" "No, Mommy, it's Rrrrwhite!"


Nonetheless, we still went through some R words, and as I'm going I'm realizing that R probably wasn't the best sound to start with.

He then asked if he could go to the beach, because he wants to build sandcastles with Grampy.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I didn't realize there wasn't swimming last Sunday, due to the end of the session, so I took A as a payback on Friday after school. It was so much fun to just have fun in the pool. He was very happy just jumping in again and again. He was jumping in without holding my hands, which was a big step forward.

Today we went to swimming class for the first time in the new session. I spoke with the teacher about moving him to the next level, since I noticed a class for 3 year olds that DOESN'T involve the parents (which, of course, only meets while I am at work). She said since he still is pretty clingy to me in the pool, he probably isn't ready for it. That will be something that might just be perfect for him when I am on leave, though.

Today, he was still happy to jump into the pool, but he refused to do it if he wasn't holding onto my hands. Not sure what the difference was, but it was there.

Despite being probably the youngest kid in the class, he's the one who participates the most and sings all the songs. Maybe it's because he's been taking these classes and doing these songs for so long now, but the other kids don't really sing along at all and some of them were downright shy about doing some of the activities.

Take a guess.

New baby pool! Think you know when or whether it will be pink or blue?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

First midwife visit

I went to my first visit with the midwife on Thursday. Such a different experience from going to my traditional ob. Due to the distance of the appointment and M's having a fencing meet, I had to bring A along with me. Although the extra running around was a little stressful, we both had a great time together. He was able to check out the equipment, measure my tummy, and help find the baby's heartbeat. In addition, they had all kinds of neato toys he could play with during the appointment. Everything is looking great for both Mommy and Baby.

In 2 weeks, I have to go in for the glucose test, which is universally known as disgusting. This time around, it won't be so disgusting for me, since I can drink orange juice instead of the disgusting drink, and don't have to go to a lab center to do it either. YAY!

At this appointment, the midwives had my report from my c section, and it turns out I have a single layer closure, as opposed to a double layer. This raises my risks from 1% to 2%--double, but the midwife says still not a very high risk. She claims that I am a good candidate to try for VBAC, though, "because I am a woman," which is reassuring. This practice really tries to get those VBAC rates up.

A is starting to get used to the idea of a brother or sister, although I don't know how much he knows what that means. He has felt the baby moving in my tummy, and often gives my tummy kisses. It's very sweet, and I know he's going to be such a great helper and this baby will be lucky to have such a great big brother!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My son, the charmer.

A is well loved at daycare. It doesn't seem like he's really a troublemaker, so they like him. They call him so cute and so sweet, and I've gotten him in the habit of saying goodbye to his friends and giving his teachers a hug. Even the teachers he no longer (and in some cases, never!) has get hugs as he leaves. So, they love him.

Today, he was going around saying bye to his friends and one of the people he wanted to say bye to was Reagan, a very pretty and much taller, girl. He went over and gave his lean in face hug but she was saying bye to someone else who was leaving. She then came over to him, gave him a hug AND a kiss!! A big ole smooch!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I was just having a conversation with A about Lightning McQueen going to California. I asked him if he wanted to go to California, said I would love to go because we could be warm and play on the beach. We then started talking about how much we like the beach and how much we want to go swimming. I started talking about how nice a vacation would be, but alas, Mommy and Daddy don't have any money.

A said, "I have money!"
I said, "Where is your money?"
A said, "On my bed!" (he plays with it putting it in his bank while I get ready in the morning, and it never got cleaned up from Friday--and it's on the extra bed in his room)
I said, "Well, that's not quite enough for us to go on vacation, but that's very generous of you to offer your money for us to go on vacation!"

Belly Belly

25 weeks, 2010
Jan 9

25 weeks, 2007

Things aren't fitting already. I've had to retire a few pairs of work pants (in my defense, they don't have the stretchy belly; just an elastic waistband).

I also had a follow up ultrasound on Friday. This was to check the cyst in the brain. The ultrasound doctor (same who saw us at 20 weeks) was surprised I was in so soon, saying that these usually aren't resolved so fast and they usually wait until closer to 30 weeks. Nonetheless, everything is resolved and things look good.

Jan 8

Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be having a fetal EKG this time around. They have switched these from the maternal/fetal medicine department (where I had it with A and where I have my ultrasounds) to cardiology. Cardiology would ONLY schedule my appointment for 10:30. Very helpful.

As I uploaded that ultrasound picture, A pointed to it and said, "That's my baby brother or sister!"