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25 months

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This week has been pretty busy again. We've had something going on pretty much every day, and Andy's been super busy getting ready for Winter Freeze this coming weekend. But it's also been a nice week. Ruby turned 25 months old yesterday, so we took the monthly photo. She loves laying down on her blanket and smiling for me. I took Ruby to the dermatologist yesterday to check out her skin rash on her arms and face that she's had for a really long time. It's called Karatosis Pilaris or something like that, and it's pretty common. There's not much we can do about it at this point, and she will probably grow out of it by adulthood. We're just supposed to put lotion on it for now. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. Ruby's latest favorite phrases are, "I no like that," and "I no want to." It's pretty funny sometimes when I say for example, "Ruby, we're going to Keizer," and she says, "I no like Keizer.&qu…

29 weeks

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11 weeks to go now! Wow, I'm starting to feel really big. I'm going to be really huge in a month or two. Some of my maternity shirts are getting too short to fit over the bump. I wonder if this baby is going to be bigger than Ruby, or if my stomach is just already stretched out. We will see.

Baby Heartbeat is about 2 1/2 pounds now and can see and is getting some body fat. I can't wait to kiss those little toes and fingers. And chubby cheeks. :)

We went to the midwife this week. I'm measuring right on track. Carol gave me a bunch of things to try for my hip pain, varicose veins, and dry skin. It's nice to see a midwife who can help with that kind of thing. The baby has it's head down, but it's not engaged in my pelvis. It has time to get down there though. I think it still has a lot of room to move around in there. It's heartbeat was 145 I think, which is right around what Ruby's was at this stage. We both still think it's a boy. Now we just ne…

Busy busy busy

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We had a super busy week. From putting on a friend's baby shower to a big Valentine's Day party to a crazy catch up Sunday, this week was chaotic. But I think most things are finally done. Whew. Our busyness probably won't reflect in my pictures because I didn't snap them at busy moments. :) It was a good week, but I know we're both exhausted and tired of doing everything. Hopefully this weekend will slow down a little bit as Andy gears toward Winter Freeze next weekend. Ruby's doing well. Her cough is totally gone, and her ears are much better. There's still a little fluid in one of them, but at least it's better than it was. I'm glad she didn't have to do antibiotics. I'm going to try to stay away from those as much as possible and let her body heal itself. She's getting to be such a big girl. I can't wait to see her become a big sister in just a few short months. She definitely knows how to push our buttons though. It seems like …

28 weeks

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I'm now officially in the third trimester! Woo! Less than three months to go (hopefully). Baby Heartbeat is about the size of an eggplant now and is about 2 1/4 pounds. I'm feeling him/her move a lot now, which is so fun. It was moving in the night the other night, and I had a dream that I could see it's hands and face poking out on my skin and it was trying to hold Andy's finger. Also, last night Andy and I both dreamt that I was a pirate. Hmmm...

We really can't wait to meet this little one! I think Ruby's going to be a great big sister. She's really helpful most of the time. We're still working on names, but hopefully we'll make some decisions soon. I just keep wondering what this one will look like, what it's personality will be like, how much like Ruby it will be, etc.

My belly's really getting big and my maternity clothes are starting to get a little small. I've had a crazy couple of days these last few, and by the evenings, my fe…

Snow days and pneumonia scare

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As I said on my Sunday post, we got about 10 inches of snow over Thursday and Friday. That made driving interesting, so we mostly just stayed at home. Lots of things were cancelled anyway. We played in the snow a few times and I tried to be creative with things to do inside. Ruby watched her first full movie. Well, kind of. She played a lot during it.

 Here she's organizing coins from my purse into boxes. Then she said, "I need a dollar."

 She mostly took off her jammies, but didn't want to take off her boots so the feet stayed on. :)

 And then she wore her boots most of the day.

 Knee deep in the snow on Friday. It was super powdery, so we couldn't really throw snowballs or build a snow man.

 Cutie pie.

 Watching Toy Story with Woody. This was the beginning of the movie.

And then she went and played a lot, and this was at the very end. She just wanted to cuddle with Mommy. :) 

 Super deep snow (for this area)!

Her cute little pony tail. 

 Reading stories.

 Maki…