Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sixteen & Seventeen Weeks {baby number two}

Here I am over 18 weeks along and two weeks behind on my bumpdates! Between chasing after Londyn Grace, babysitting and keeping my insta-shop, Peeling Paint Vintage , up and running, I haven't made the time to post until now! Both girls are currently napping so I have a few minutes!

Size of Baby:  At seventeen weeks, baby was around 5 ounces, the size of a turnip! He or she can move her joints!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I finally weighed myself and was surprised by the number on the scale. I know I've been eating better this time around than I did with LG, but I've still managed to gain 20 pounds in 18 weeks! How did that happen?!

Maternity Clothes:  Finally made it to the store and bought a few things that actually fit! :)

Gender:  The party is less than two weeks away! 

Movement: Because I felt Londyn Grace move at 16 weeks, I anticipated the same with this baby. Yet at 18 weeks 1 day, I haven't felt anything. My midwife is supposed to drop by this afternoon to listen for the heartbeat.

Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well! 

What I miss:  Nothing! Pregnancy is such a wonderful thing!

Cravings: Nothing specific this week. 

Symptoms:  Some days I don't even feel pregnant now that the nausea is gone and my main symptom is mostly just tiredness, 

Best moment this week:  Planning for the gender reveal! You all know my love for party planning and it's much more fun when this party means knowing who will be making us a family of four! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

15 weeks with sweet baby number two

Well, I'm 16 weeks and 2 days, but I never posted my bump-date for last week! We even took the picture on time and everything, but my new babysitting job has proved to wipe me out by nine each night so after we get home from our various nightly activities (Bible study, prayer meeting, Upward basketball, discipleship, etc.) I am beyond ready for bed!

Anyway, here are my stats and info for week fifteen.

Size of Baby: Baby is the size of an apple and may be sucking his/her thumb!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Determined to get on the scale later today. It's been awhile so we shall see!

Maternity Clothes:  Still (sort of!) fitting into my regular clothes, but have a trip to Target on my to-do list! I need a few basics like long-sleeved tees and yoga pants to wear around the house! Daniel would probably like his clothes back! 

Gender:  24 days until we'll know! And we may have decided on our girl name!!

Movement: Nothing significant yet, but I am anxiously waiting. According to my 16 week post with LG, I first felt her then!

Sleep:  Sleeping pretty well overall! Morning comes way too early now that I have to get up for Chloe to get here!

What I miss:  Nothing! Pregnancy is such a wonderful thing!

Cravings: Nothing specific this week. 

Symptoms:  No more nausea. Just feeling tired and having a bit of heartburn when I lay down at night. I am having nose bleeds again which I had when pregnant with Londyn Grace.

Best moment this week:  Having another appointment with my midwife and hearing the sweet little heartbeat once more! My blood pressure is good and I'm measuring right on track!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Londyn Grace is Seventeen Months Old!

My Goose turned seventeen months old on Monday. Wow! And I thought the first year went fast! How is it that almost half of year two has passed already?!

She is growing and changing so much these days! Seemingly becoming more and more of the big sister she will be in just a few short months!

She is still tiny compared to most her age, but is weighing in right at 20 pounds. I need to measure her soon!  She is still wearing her 12 month clothes! We've been able to get a lot of wear out of all of her clothes since she's stayed on the smaller side! She can actually still wear her 9 month onesies! I am starting to buy 18 months skirts just for their length and so they fit better over her cloth diapers.

She now has 14 teeth! She cut four more teeth this month, bottom molars and bottom

This month she has really started talking. She will try to repeat almost anything we ask her to and most of the time it ends up sounding a lot like the word she was aiming for!

Her vocabulary includes:

Nonnyn (Londyn)
Mimi       (my mom)
Pop pop (my dad)
Grammy (Daniel's mom)
Mom Mom (my grandmother)
Johnny (Uncle Johnny)Tammy (my cousin)
Duke (a little boy at church)
Chloe (the little girl I've started keeping during the week)

"I don't know"

Tweet tweet

Cheese (when smiling for the camera)

She can point to her hair, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, belly, knees, and feet and say most of those words! If you ask her what's in mama's belly she will say "Baby!" (Actually she now think everyone has a baby in their belly!) She knows the sounds for a bird, sheep and horse so far along with her panting if you ask what a doggie does. She uses please in context and uses it often! She thinks it gets her whatever she wants! ;)

She is still our social butterfly politely greeting anyone and everyone she meets. She will say, "Bye!" even if someone is just leaving the room! 

When she says "I don't know" she puts her hands out and kind of shrugs! It's super precious!

If you ask her what a surprised baby does, she opens her mouth in shock! She can also show you what sleepy baby does!

She has really enjoyed having Chloe here to play with this week. We are hoping it will help her to adjust to sharing my attention and learning to interact with other children before the baby gets here. She's done really well with sharing her toys.

Overall she continues to be our happy, easygoing girl, but her temper and impatience have shown themselves a bit lately. We are working on that!

She is taking one really good nap each afternoon which usually lasts around an hour and a half to two hours, but she is still waking up once at night.

Over the past month, we traveled A LOT for funerals, but she did really well in the car.

As for eating, we are finding more foods that seem to be here favorites so we haven't had as much of an issue with the pickiness. Every morning, she goes right to the cabinet where I keep the pancake mix to tell me she wants her daily pancake! She still loves yogurt, raisins and graham crackers. For lunch, she loves chicken noodle soup or any soup for that matter or spaghetti. At dinner time, her favorite vegetables are definitely peas and corn!

We are still working on getting her to drink enough from her sippy cup. Though she is still nursing, my supply has dropped significantly due to the pregnancy and she isn't getting much milk. We've had some terrible constipation issues as a result of her lack of hydration, but over the last week we're up to two sippy cups of water/juice a day which is a huge improvement.

I kept the list going this month of some of the cute things our Lovey Lou has done, but it's not quite as lengthy as in months past due to all the craziness of traveling and spending time with family.

2/7 said "teeth" you love to brush your teeth!

2/8 woke up to the first sounds of birds chirping so I had you stop and listen. I said "say birdie" and you did! Then I said "say tweet tweet" and you did!

2/10 I asked you to say "please" for a cookie and you did!

2/11 I was getting ready for the day when you stopped and stood really still and said something. I took me a minute to realize you were saying "birdie" because you heard them chirping!

2/12 the first thing you said when you woke up was "birdie" "tweet, tweet!" all on your own!

2/14 you picked up my phone and said cheese when I looked at it you had the camera up!

2/14 you got your first roses for Valentine's Day (from your Daddy, of course!)

2/14 you said "please" in context wanting Daddy to give you to mama

2/18 you called Uncle Johnny "Bob!" again!

2/19 we were all sitting at Granny's and we were certain you said, "Megan!"

2/22 you said "Tammy"
                   "Grammy" for the first time

2/23 you called Duke (a little boy at church) by name! 

2/28 You learned how to climb up in the recliner all by yourself

Londyn Grace learned how to "draw" on her chalkboard wall this month! Her sweet little masterpieces are so precious! She still loves to ride in her Cozy Coupe though the little circle we make around the living room and dining room doesn't provide for very long rides! We are so looking forward to getting outside once all of the snow melts! She still isn't a fan of tv, but will watch Bible songs on youtube. Her favorite is still This Little Light of Mine. She loves to watch Daddy coach the Upward basketball league at church.

The past month was another wonderful one and we praise God for all the sweet moments we were blessed to share with our Londyn girl!