Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
We're pet sitting a new dog this weekend. His name is Luke and he's a great dog. The kids love having a dog that can run free in the yard. He stays very close by with the hopes that somebody will play fetch with him. Amanda doesn't provide him with the long throws he loves, but he'll take whatever he can get.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Amanda had her first dental visit last week. She did really well. She even let the hygienist polish some of her teeth with the noisy tool. I laid on the table with her and she was so good. We've done some practicing at home where I have her lay on my bed and I brush her teeth and floss them. She was thrilled to get a new tooth brush as a prize, too. I'm glad she had a good experience and hope that continues.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Repeat with the other side and flip up the bottom to keep her toes warm. Update : Now that she's bigger, I pull the triangle up between he legs and it makes it more difficult for her to break out of the swaddle.
Then wrap the rectangular blanket around the baby. Viola! You have a calm happy baby that can't move a muscle! If that's what makes your baby calm and happy, of course. Swaddled like this, Christiana falls asleep very quickly. Better sleep during the day has allowed her better sleep at night. For the last week, she's been going to sleep between 7 and 8 pm, wakes for a bottle once during the night and wakes up between 6 or 7 am. That's a great sleep pattern. We'll take it!
Monday, September 14, 2009
So, she's a little behind Fireese but she's learning! All ridiculous mother's comparisions aside, we really like the video's posted by SmartHandsCA on You Tube. We like the one where they teach us the alphabet and we like the alphabet song. Tony was reading by the time he turned four. Do you think I can get Amanda reading by age three?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
...shy little baby who didn't want anybody looking at his or her private parts!!!
Can you believe it? Some how I knew that would be our luck.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Here's a survey I found on another blog. I've highlighted the ones that apply to me. We haven't heard the babies heartbeat yet so we don't know about that one and I haven't done the wedding ring thing. Make your guesses! Tomorrow's the ultrasound!
It's a boy if:
You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
Your areolas have darkened considerably
You are carrying low
You are craving salty or sour foods
You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy
The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy
Your hands are very dry
Your pillow faces north when you sleep
Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
Pregnancy has you looking better than ever
Your urine is bright yellow in color
Your nose is spreading
You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in circles
You are having headaches
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number
It's a girl if:
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
Your left breast is larger than your right breast
Your hair develops red highlights
You are carrying high
Your belly looks like a watermelon
You are craving sweets
You are craving fruit
You crave orange juice
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your face breaks out more than usual
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread
Your breasts have really blossomed!
Your pillow faces south when you sleep
Your urine is a dull yellow color
You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves from side to side
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It's only maternity clothes for me now. My wonderful neighbor loaned me a bunch of her maternity hand-me downs. My maternity wardrobe is now bigger and nicer than my regular wardrobe. I'm not much of a clothes person. I hate to shop and spend money. I would have been quite content to wear the same stretchy skirt to church for the next five months, but now I have quite a cute variety.
School buses are so cool looking! Look how she stopped to be perfectly framed by that already-turning maple tree.
Apparently, I wouldn't cut it as paparazzi because this was the best photo I caught of Tyler getting off the bus. The rest were blurry. Maybe I should hide behind those trees across the road. Or not!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It went really well. Everyone was very cooperative including the baby and the toddler. This year, Tyler is taking three classes at the local high school. He's taking art, music theory and biology. There's no significant reason why he's taking biology at school. The electives he wanted were fourth and fifth hours so he needed a filler class at the end of the day. He really enjoyed the day. He knows quite a few people from sports and drivers training, so he's quite comfortable.
Tomorrow maybe I'll get stalker photos as he gets off the bus. We weren't sure if he's ride the bus or just walk over to Mike's work after school.
We also had our second visit with our social worker. We have one more next month before we can finalize.
Christiana went eight hours between feedings last night. She fell asleep at eight and when she woke at ten instead of feeding her again, I tried patting her back to sleep. Sure enough, she went back to sleep and sleep until four! I got up twice to check on her. She is very unpredictable in her sleep patterns so there's a good chance she'll be up every three hours tonight.
I have felt pretty good today with the help of medication. I even ventured out to the health food store and Target with the girls this afternoon. At the health food store, the ladies watched Christiana while Amanda and I shopped. You have to love small stores. At Target, we landed the perfect parking spot. It was right next to the building with a cart nearby. It was pretty tricky though. I don't think I'll do that very often.
Friday is my first OB visit and Christiana's two month visit. We had that quick visit to find out the due date, but other than that I haven't had or taken the time to have the full visit. I haven't even heard the baby's heart beat yet. I feel it moving now though so that's pretty fun. I'll be 19 weeks so we're hoping she'll squeeze the ultrasound in, too. We hope to at least get a peek at the gender! We're dying to find out!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
"Congratulations you've made it to 12 weeks! If you have been experiencing morning sickness, that should begin to subside.
"Unless you are one of the unfortunate few who continue to experience nausea throughout the remaining months of pregnancy."
Yep, that would be me. Eight months of nausea with both boys. Lord, bless birthmothers!