Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Here is a picture of what an average 16 week old fetus looks like. Some big developments this week are:
**The bones in the ears are now in place for our little one to hear.
**The baby has both eyebrows and eyelashes.
I went to the doctor today and everything looked good. My blood pressure was great, and the baby's heart sounded strong at 152 beats per minute. Today was the day that we could have found out what we were having, but I am trying to keep my promise to Joey that we will be surprised in the delivery room. We go back for another check up on June 23rd. Here is my bump at 16w2d. Look closely and you may find big brother's feet!
I'm still feeling really well. I still have not gotten sick with this baby once which is crazy considering how sick I was with Andrew. I don't have any cravings like I did with Andrew, and I don't seem to have the same problems with leg cramps and heartburn. I have not felt the baby move yet. I know that second time mothers feel it much quicker, so I am very excited about that. We are still working on names for the baby. We love our girl name, so we don't even discuss that. We go back and forth between a couple of boy names, so I will post something when we make a final decision. We know what we want the boy's initials to be, so that actually helps because it narrows the names down for us.
One of Andrew's teachers, Jennifer, spent the weekend in Wetumpka with us. She took complete care of him during the weekend which allowed Joey and me to go to all of the events and stay out as late as we wanted. We are so thankful for her. I can't believe that I didn't get a picture of my buddy with his beloved Jennifer.
Steve and Olivia are currently honeymooning in St. Lucia. Congratulations to both of them!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We have hit a rough patch with his sleeping. He still sleeps pretty well at night...most nights. However, he now understands that we are leaving the room when we put him down. He wants us to stay in the nursery with him. This is a problem for parents who don't like for him to cry it out. I will let him cry for about 3 minutes, but that is all I can take. Right now, we go back in and rub/massage his back until he falls asleep. I'm sure this goes against every parenting book in the world, but it works for us! He is just like his daddy--a sucker for a good back rub.
Andrew has an obsession with pulling ears and noses. He is a little rough, though. He also is still mesmerized by Ralph. He rolls to Ralph and tries to pet him, but Ralph is of course too quick. On the rare occasion that Ralph will allow Andrew to pet him, Andrew is gentle with him. Unfortunately, his love for ears ultimately gets the best of him. He ends up grabbing Ralph's ear, and Ralph takes off.
Andrew ate his first finger food last night. He had 3 puffs. He did not seem to enjoy them that much. I loved watching him chew with his mouth open, but he made a terrible face as he swallowed them. Tonight, he seemed to enjoy them more.
Last night, we bought a "big boy" carseat. It is still rear-facing, but it is a much larger convertible seat. Even though the infant seat goes up to 23 pounts, Andrew is so long that his feet were hanging off the edge. He looks so big in his new seat. It makes me a little sad.
Andrew rolls all over the place. He can move so fast now that you can't take your eyes off of him. He seems to have no desire to crawl. He does not get on his knees, rock, etc. He seems happy just to roll!
In other non-Andrew news:
**My brother's wedding was great. I will post about that soon.
**Today was my last day with my students.
**Baby Glasgow 2 has a check up tomorrow, so I will update about that as well.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Look who is drinking water from a sippy cup!
In our front yard:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011