Saturday, October 5, 2013

This week.

Man, this week, it has hit me that I am very pregnant.  I'm really feeling it.

I've been uncomfortable for awhile, but on Monday, I started having a ton of Braxton Hicks contractions.  I figured it was probably nothing, but I decided to call anyway, since I was only 33 weeks.  My doctor wants me to be vigilant, especially since I had some early bleeding, which has some association with pre-term labor.  I was also a little nervous, because I thought I felt less movement.  We ended up going in, where they found some irritation, but no major contractions.  A neighbor of ours came over and sat in the house while we went in for a check.  I felt guilty bothering him, but he assured us it was no problem.  In fact, he told us his cell phone is charging downstairs after 11pm, so if we ever need anything after that, call the home number, so they hear it.

On Thursday, I started feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and saw a few spots.  I didn't pass out or anything, but decided to leave work.  I found out my blood pressure was pretty low, which is probably why I felt so awful.  A coworker's wife brought over dinner that night and told us if we ever need to go in again, she is willing to watch her, anytime.  I'm so lucky to have people like her and our neighbor, especially since we're so far away from family.

It has also really hit me that by the end of next month, we're going to have another little person in the house.  I used to feel guilty that Leah wouldn't be an only child, but honestly?  Now, I am just so excited.  I can't wait to get some newborn snuggles and breathe in that sweet newborn smell.

Yesterday, Leah walked around with an outfit for Hannah.  She kept smiling and staring at it.  She told me and Ray, "it's for baby!" and hugged it.  I can't wait for her to be a big sister.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wow, last post in November?

I have not been keeping up with this at all.  Let's see what happened since then:
  • We took a trip to Phoenix in December.  Ray made Leah a wonderful play kitchen for Christmas out of a TV stand.  It's gorgeous, and something she'll treasure for a long time.
  • Ray decided to be a stay at home daddy to our girl, which is working out wonderfully.  It also means no daycare expenses, which is good because we're adding another little girl to our family to November. :)
  • Our first little girl turned two in July.  Can't believe it's been that long.
  • In August, we went to Wisconsin.  We visited a couple beaches.  Leah loved exploring.  We also went to the Milwaukee zoo, where she was VERY obsessed with the elephants.
Hopefully, I'll do better from now on.  What we're up to now: the beginning stage of potty training (eeeeek), finishing up Leah's big girl room, and getting ready for the new addition.

Potty training is okay.  She's been resistant for a few days, so we're trying not to push too hard.

Leah loves her big girl room, but I'm not ready to take her out of the crib yet.  Just the idea makes me nervous.  Maybe she'll do better than I think, like she did with weaning off her pacifier in June.

We've done very little for the new addition.  I bought the first thing I've ever bought for her today, at almost 30 weeks pregnant: a cute sleep n play that was one sale.  And I actually took the time to go through Leah's old stuff and see what we can re-use.  That's progress, right?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Random thoughts.

I can't believe I've neglected to write since before Leah was one.  I feel like a lot has happened since then.  I'm going to write some stuff down, mainly so I can read it and remember some day.

She had a small birthday party, with our neighbors, some friends, and my parents.

She dressed up as a bee for Halloween last month.  She sat in front of our storm door playing with candy.  She was absolutely adorable.  She still carries stuff around in her pink pumpkin pail that we bought her.

She's 16 months now, running around, and talking more and more.  She took her first steps a few days after she was one, started walking more than a few steps around 13 months, and was walking everywhere rather than crawling at around 14 months, which is when she moved up to the toddler room at daycare.

I gave her milk last night, and was very surprised to get a "thank you" in response.  It's so cute in her little voice.

Her favorite phrase is "uh....oh" (sometimes while throwing things on the floor which really isn't a time to say uh oh, but oh well).  She also recently learned to say "wow" and attempts to say "diaper" and "ball."

She's getting more and more fun by the day. <3

Saturday, July 7, 2012

6 more days...

Until my sweet little girl is one.  I can't believe it.

She hasn't started walking yet, but loves her Stride to Ride dino.  So glad I bought that toy.  She seriously will play with it for hours.

She's doing well at daycare.  The highlight of my day is getting there, watching her get all excited, and then waiting for her to crawl quickly over to me so I can pick her up.  Seriously, just melts my heart.

She's still nursing a lot.  We started working on replacing the morning nursing today.  I gave her a snack instead, and she didn't seem to miss it.  Makes me a little sad, actually.  I don't plan on weaning her completely yet, but I do want to be able to quit pumping at work.

We introduced whole cow's milk on the 4th.  She seemed to like it.

I just can't believe how quickly she's growing up.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Behind. Again.

I always knew I couldn't blog.

May was a great month, I would say.  My husband's father and stepmother came up for his graduation ceremony and got to spend some time with their granddaughter.  They hadn't seen her since she was a newborn.  That weekend, Leah's first tooth finally came through.  It was a bottom tooth.  Now she has one bottom tooth and one top tooth, on opposite sides, which looks kind of funny. :)  Looks like the other top tooth is about to join in, though.

My mother also came to visit, as she does pretty much every month.

 I had my first Mother's Day.  We didn't do anything fancy...just went to Bob Evans to eat, and my husband bought me a pretty necklace to celebrate my first year as a mother.  Sometimes it still seems crazy to me that I'm mama to a sweet little girl.

At the end of May, we also took her for her first trip to the local zoo.  I don't know how much she appreciated the animals, but she really liked the little boy laughing at the sea lion feeding. :)  The weather's getting better, so we should be going outside more.

We took her to the park yesterday and put her in the swing.  I don't think she was too impressed.  I took some pictures, and she was clinging to the swing.  We also put her on the grass.  Her reaction was hilarious.  She was holding up her arms and shifting about like she didn't want to touch it, haha.

Finally, last week, we also switched her to her convertible carseats.  Seems like such a milestone.  For some reason, it makes me sad she's no longer in the carseat I chose for her while I was pregnant.

And next month she'll be one.  Just crazy.  Still can't wrap my mind around that one.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Leah is 9 months!

Or she was a couple of weeks ago.  We had her 9 month appointment today at least.  She's at 50th percentile for both length and weight, and 35th for head circumference, which is about where she's been.  She did not like going to the appointment at all.  There was a lot of crying and flailing and screaming.  As soon as we left the exam room, she stopped.  Silly girl.

She started daycare last week.  A few days in, she already came back with a cold!  Blah.  I knew daycare would result in colds, but no one told me it would happen that fast!  She seems to be adjusting okay, though.  The first few days, she was super sad.  When I picked her up in the afternoon, she burst into tears for a couple days.  Her thought process isn't "I'm so happy to see you!"  It's "Why are you over there?  COME SAVE ME!"

Today I picked her up, and she was sobbing hysterically.  Not sure why.  I think it might have been because I was a little later than usual, and she got moved to the other infant room, which she hasn't spent much time in.

She's learned "Mama!" I love it.  Totally melts my heart.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Leah's a crawler!

She's been working on it for about a week. I stay home with her on Monday afternoons, and she crawled a tiny bit (about 2 "steps"). She's been trying to get the motion down since then.

Today, she crawled across our living room! Unfortunately, it was because she saw the cables for the TV and wanted to play with them. Ick. Looks like we have some baby proofing to do!