Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

24 weeks/ Emerson is almost 9 months


How far along: 24 weeks!

Size of the baby: 12.5 in, 1.25lb - Corn

Total weight gain: Holding firm at the 7lbs.  I did not gain any weight when I went in for my last appointment.

Maternity clothes: Same as last year.  I could use some more

Stretch marks: None yet

Sleep: Staying up too late watching the news, but getting decent sleep right now.

Best moment of this week: Emerson doing something adorable I'm sure.  She's so sweet and loving. Baby boy is also kicking a lot. 

Miss anything: The ability to bend over quickly, which is necessary currently.


Movement: Lots of movement


Food cravings: Still having coffee in the mornings, nothing else really


Anything making you queasy or sick: All is well.

Have you started to show yet: Still showing

Gender: It's a boy!

Labor signs: Nope

Belly button in or out: Its still all the way in.  I'm hoping it stays that way.


Wedding rings on or off: On.  It's actually too big since I haven't started swelling yet. Wondering if the heat was what did it last summer.


Happy or moody most of the time: Very very happy. Couldn't ask for a better baby or husband.


Looking forward to: Moving at the end of September. Very ready to get settled before the new one arrives.

Names: Not even close to deciding.  This week I thought I really liked Andy. BUT, I don't like Anderson or Andrew very much... so I'm thinking no.






Notes on Emerson:


Emerson has been pulling up for a few weeks now.  She is awesome at it and is very good and sitting herself back down.  She actually hasn't fallen yet which was a big surprise.  She seems... careful. Sometimes. She also has mastered crawling properly.  I would think she'll start trying to walk by the time we move.


She will be 9 months old on 8/22.  She still only says a few words randomly.  She says Dada all the time, she doesn't really say Momma any more.  She will sometimes say ball, cat, and tries to say ducky. She makes funny noises a lot and will mimic quite a bit. She still only has two teeth, but her top two should be coming in soon.


She's sweet to everyone and we haven't really experienced stranger anxiety with her.  She has started to get mad when we take something away from her, which is just kind of a surprise to witness because she's normally so easy going.


Emerson eats mostly toddler food now.  She doesn't really like me feeding her with a spoon anymore, instead she would prefer to eat finger foods.  She likes cheese, yogurt, pancakes, peas, green beans, mandarin oranges, bananas, peaches, and loves baby cheese curls.


Emerson is a thrill seeker and loves it when her daddy throws her around.  She loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and laughs when it comes on in the morning as she has her morning bottle.


Friday, August 8, 2014

22 weeks/ 6 months!

Poor 2nd child.  I forget to update this for a few weeks on end. 


How far along: 22 weeks!

Size of the baby: 8 in, 1lb - a spaghetti squash

Total weight gain: I have officially packed on the 7lbs and it's not going away ;-(

Maternity clothes: Same as last year.  I could use some more

Stretch marks: None yet

Sleep: I get up to go to the bathroom once a night but my hips/legs don't hurt like with Em. 

Best moment of this week: We wanted to move out of our townhome and find a bigger place to rent for the next 3-5 years.  We found a great house and got the okay this week.  We will be moved in on 9/30 and have 3 bedrooms, a big yard for the kids, and a little more privacy in this subdivision than where we do now.

Miss anything: We could have went to the cards game this week, but we have passed up every evening game offered this year.  Lack of a babysitter. Always.


Movement: Lots of movement, still hard to catch on the outside.


Food cravings: Iced coffee is still needed every morning.


Anything making you queasy or sick: No stomach issues and the headaches are gone most days, but the acid reflux is beyond miserable in the evenings.

Have you started to show yet: Yep. Especially when I wear anything maternity.  We're at 6 months.

Gender: It's a boy!

Labor signs: Nothing.  Wayyyyy to early for that.  Smooth sailing so far.

Belly button in or out: Its still all the way in.  I'm hoping it stays that way.


Wedding rings on or off: On.  It's actually too big since I haven't started swelling yet.


Happy or moody most of the time: -- We're still a happy happy family.  Blessed and doing well.


Looking forward to: My cousin Jill's wedding is in a few weeks which will be fun. Looking forward to moving in a few weeks.

Names: Not even close to deciding.  Jacob does like Campbell though.