Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We had an appointment with Heike today, one of our midwives. It was the first time we had seen her since Ollie was born. Everything is looking good, I have really high levels of iron, so I can go a little longer before starting the prenatal vitamins, since they make me nauseous. I am finally starting to feel a bit better- I am on day 2 of not throwing up, so hopefully it keeps getting better.
I also got my referral for an ultrasound today, so I can make the appointment for that tomorrow! Yay! I was a little concerned because I havent felt the baby move at all yet, and she said that its probably because the placenta is in the front this time, so it acts as pillow when baby moves. Hopefully I will be feeling something soon! That's one of my favorite parts!
I have tons of Christmas pictures to put up, so those will be coming as soon as I can get a minute (or during naptime :))
Yay for a healthy baby!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I have officially made it through the torture of the first trimester! Never again! Here is what's going on in the land of pregnancy:
I am starting to actually feel pregnant now, and not just barfy all the time. I still throw up every morning, but as long as I keep eating all. day. long. the nausea is manageable.
I am addicted to milk. I cant get enough. We go through almost a gallon a day. :)
Also, I crave orange juice all the time! But I dont drink it because it doesnt go well with all the milk I drink. I have heard from a lot of other moms of girls that this was a craving they had too.....hmm.
Sciatic nerve pain has started, but not too bad. At least this time I know what to do to help it!
Ollie is getting so big that it is hard to carry him with the growing belly- he puts too much pressure on it. We are using the stroller and shopping carts more than ever! He says "mama" all the time now, and likes to poke my belly button, which is already sticking out a little. When Ben is at work he says "Dada car?" and points out the window. Sometimes when I tell him Daddy is at work, he waves at the window. He is also completely in LOVE with his grandma and gets so excited when she comes over. He cuddles her and gives lots and lots of kisses! It is so sweet!
I think I may have felt little baby flutters, but I am not getting too excited until I know for sure. Our next midwife appt is on the 29th, and I get the paperwork to make my ultrasound appt! It will be sometime in January!
I am also SO excited for Christmas this year. Ollie loves all the Christmas decorations when we go out, and points out all the Santas ( and says "doggy" which he says for almost everything :) ) Hopefully everyone will be coming to our house again on Christmas morning. Yippee!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Tom and Mom's house this year. Kathryn and I went early to help and Ben came later with Ollie, since he needed a nap first. I ended up feeling pretty sick all morning, so mostly I "supervised." We had a delicious dinner and apple pie for dessert!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I went to see our midwife today with Ollie and my mom. It was so nice to have her there and finally be able to spend some time at the Birth Center when it wasnt all chaotic. I got my blood drawn, which I was very brave about, and we finally got to hear the little bean's heartbeat! It was so awesome, very strong and fast in the 160s. Maybe we will have another boy after all...Everything seems healthy, I just have to work thru this morning sickness and get to the good part of being pregnant!
Last week was very hectic. Ben got really sick, and turns out he got the dreaded Swine Flu. So we raced around and got vaccinations for Ollie and I, and luckily we are fine, and Ben is back at work feeling much better. I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving, and getting in a HUGE meal. And then pie after that! Yes!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Ollie had his 15 month appt, a bit late, but we finally got in to see the doctor. He is 27 lbs and 32" tall! He is in about the 70th percentile all around. He got a few shots, and has been kind of grumpy and clingy since then, but I think today he was starting to feel better. He is actually starting to notice when they do them, which makes it a bit harder :( But he was a trooper! Tonight we shared a meatball sub for dinner while Daddy was at school, and he ate more than I did! He is such a big boy!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Last weekend we went to Jones Creek Farm in Sedro Woolley, with Kathryn and Jesse. We picked apples and pumpkins for K Fest (Kathryn's birthday) and then went to K's new place after and carved, and made a fresh apple cobbler. Here are some pictures of the fun, plus my 6 weeks belly picture. I am almost 9 weeks (tomorrow) so I will take an updated one soon!
Friday, October 23, 2009
|We met with Andrea, one of my three midwives today for the first appointment. I am officially due June 6th. We talked about morning sickness, and I got a few pointers, so now I have a few new things to try out. It was fun to bring Oliver and have everyone see him so grown up! My favorite midwife, who was a student when I was pregnant with Ollie, is a licensed midwife at the Birth Center now, and our next appointment is with her. I am already really excited, especially since she delivered Ollie! Andrea said it was too early to hear the heartbeat, so we will do that at the next appointment, as well as a blood draw....:( I have to start preparing now, so that I dont freak out! But besides that news, it was a great appointment, and hopefully I can start doing belly pictures soon, once I find the other batteries that go in my camera. My life is totally consumed with food at the moment, since I am getting sick if I dont eat every 30 mins or so, and just feel queasy the rest of the time. Sigh. It's exhausting, but I just remind myself of the beautiful baby in the making.|
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I dont really have anything to write about except morning sickness. It kicked in a few days ago, and I have pretty much been on the couch ever since. Cereal is my new best friend. I've also been working on my hats, which I am very behind on. We are just getting thru each day, Ben is busy doing school work each night, and getting good grades!
Ollie turned 15 months on the 13th, he is getting so big! He will be having a doctor appt. soon so I will have something interesting to write then :) His new favorite thing is giving high-5's, especially to Daddy. Next week is our first appt with the midwives to hear Baby #2's heartbeat! Can't wait! Hope everyone is well and enjoying the fall colors!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Our first appt with the midwives will be on the 22nd of Oct. I can't wait! My favorite midwife, who was a student when Ollie was born, is still working there and I am SO excited to see her again. She was also at Ollie's birth.
And here are some pictures from Ollie's haircut. What a big boy!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is the second blog I have tried to do, so hopefully I can keep this going so that everyone can be updated with all our goings-on.
And now for the big news.... drum roll.... We are expecting baby number two!!
I think I am about 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant, but once we have our first appointment with the midwives I will have a better idea. I am tentatively due June 5th. So far, I havent had any sickness, just very tired and already have a little bloat bump.
Ollie had his first haircut about a week ago! He looks like such a big boy now. Definitely not a baby anymore :(
I've been really busy trying to keep up with my Etsy shop, and finishing my first wholesale order which is going to a baby boutique in Michigan. Busy busy!
And....Ben has started back at school! He is finishing his AA at Bellevue College, then transferring to UW and the College of Engineering. Its crazy at the moment, but I will keep the updates coming!