Showing posts from December, 2013

21 weeks

Sorry I'm a day late posting this! We've had a crazy busy week for sure. The baby's about 3/4 of a pound now, and I've been feeling it kick a lot in the last few days. Andy felt it move for sure last night, which was so fun. It's been kicking really low down, so I'm wondering if my placenta is up higher and in the front. That would be fine, I'd just feel less movement there (which I do).

I've been sleeping a little better, no insomnia this week, but I've been also getting more uncomfortable. I got out my pregnancy pillow today, so hopefully that will help my hips. My boss/friend Janna got me a gift certificate for a prenatal massage for Christmas! I'm so excited. I'm sure it will be wonderful and will help the tension headaches I've had occasionally. My upper back and neck have been super tight. I can't wait.

I've been a little worried recently because I've been feeling a little pressure way down low, but at this point I'…

Sick baby, Christmas, and 23 months

It's been a very busy week! This is Ruby's 23 month photo which I took at my parents' house the day after Christmas. I can't believe it's only one month until her 2nd birthday. She's so fun. It's always exciting to hear what she has to say. She can count to 10 really well, and the letters she knows are "a, b, c, d, r, u, y, x." But she only knows how to say them, and doesn't recognize them yet. She can sing most of Jesus Loves Me and several other songs. This morning she was feeding my mom's cat and said, "Come ewe, Midnight." She really knows what's going on and is very concerned with whose is whose. She always tells us whose plate belongs to whom, chair, spot on the couch, water, etc. She loves doing puzzles and is really good at them.   Shopping for some fabric for a pillow case.  On Friday night Ruby woke up throwing up, and then threw up every 1.5-2 hours the rest of the night, so 4 times total. It was so sad. The last …

20 Weeks

We're half way there!! Woohoo! We can't wait to meet our new little bean. It still seems like so far away, but I'm sure it will go quickly. We have our next midwife appointment in a week and a half because of Christmas and New Years coming up on Wednesdays (the day they're at their Salem office). But I think things are going well, so I'm fine waiting.

I've been feeling the baby move, but I don't think it moves as much as Ruby did. She was very active, and this one will move a little, then not move for a while. Andy felt Ruby move at this point, but I don't think he'll be able to feel this one yet. He tried last night, and it would kick once then not kick again. I can't wait for Andy and Ruby to feel it too.

I started a Target registry since we're having a baby shower. There's not really that much stuff that we need. There are a few things I didn't get last time around that I registered for. And we need refreshers of things like paci…

In the news

Ruby and I made it in the Stayton Mail this week at Story Time! Her picture was on the web version (here), and they talked about us and quoted me on the web and in the real paper. Too fun. Andy went out last night and bought a copy for us to keep. The library lady (Casle) thinks Ruby is "the perfect child." She's not perfect, but she is pretty great and very well behaved, for the most part. It's been a good week. We've been keeping very busy. On Saturday we went up to Portland and dropped Ruby off with Grandma and Grandpa so we could see the Hobbit. Other things this week were some shopping, Mops, things at the library, and having a friend over today. Ruby has been sleeping completely through the night consistently! It's so nice to have that happening. And we successfully cut out the nap time nursing on Sunday, so we're just down to bed time. I think we'll cut that out after Christmas and then be done. I'm happy/sad about it at the same time.  Bo…

19 Weeks

19 weeks today! Wow, now it seems like this pregnancy is going by fast. I'm really getting big, everyone thinks I'm having twins. We'll just have to wait and see. It would be hard but fun having twins, although I'm not sure how we'd be able to afford everything. We'd need another carseat, a different stroller, another crib, a bigger car, a bigger house, etc. Hah. The Lord provides though, so I'm not too worried.

I've been having horrible insomnia this week. And the last two days I didn't get a nap, which made me super tired. But thankfully today I was able to sleep for 2 hours this afternoon, so I'm much better. I just need a lot of sleep, unfortunately. After I woke up my nap and went to the bathroom, there was pink in the toilet. So naturally I freaked out a little bit until Andy and Becca came home and Becca asked if I'd had any beets. I had a big one for lunch, and it turns out that can make your pee pink. Whew! Silly beets.

Changes thi…


It snowed on Friday morning! We had fun watching it come down out the window. And then it stated all week. We still have some on the ground, but it's been drizzling today so it's been turning into slush and water. Our big adventure was that the pipe in our utility room burst a few days ago. I woke up from my nap and found it gushing out of the wall and two inches of water on the floor. I got it turned off and Andy came home to help clean it up. So we were without a washer for a few days, but thankfully it got fixed today and now I have a huge pile of laundry to fold. :) At least it's clean. Poor Andy was out of socks. Ruby's really been loving to color lately. She constantly looks at me, nodding, and says "coyer." So we color a lot of pictures. She likes for me to trace her hand and mine, and to draw all kinds of things like a big moon, trees, animals, etc.  It's coming down!  We put our coats and boots on and went for a little walk. It was so quiet and…