March 2010 Archives

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How far along?: 27 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Almost 9 pounds

How big is baby?: 14 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs 2 pounds (about the size of cauliflower)


Maternity clothes?: Most definitely

Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep?: Yes please!!!

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this past week.

Movement?: Lots and lots!!!

Food cravings?: Chocolate

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping well and being able to move around easily.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Doc appt

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: End of 2nd Trimester

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How far along?: 26 weeks

Total weight gain: Almost 8 pounds

How big is baby?: 14 inches from head to heel & weighs 1 2/3 pounds (about the size of cucumber)


Maternity clothes?: Some of the maternity shirts I wore at the end of my first pregnancy are now getting to small for me....eekks!!!!

Stretch marks?: Nope, but probably will later this time.

Sleep?: Waking up a lot at night!

Best moment this week?: Getting out house nearly furnished! Yay!

Movement?: OMG!!! I don't think he ever stops kicking and rolling! He is riding very low yet he can still reach my ribs for some kicks...I think he is going to be a big boy!

Food cravings?: Chocolate anything!!!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes without having to hold my breath.

What I'm looking forward to this week: Spending time with Jessica and weather willing getting my vegetable garden weeded.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Babies testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum -- a trip that will take about two to three days.

Jessica is 18 months old tomorrow! I can't believe how fast time flies! It feels like it wasn't too long ago that I was getting ready to give birth to her. She has really gotten to be so much fun to play with! She is so sweet and snuggly; much different from the first 6 months of her life! That was a very trying time for us!! Seeing her now makes it all worth it though!

Nap time has become a bit harder then it used to be. She used to snuggle for a minute or so and then want to go into the crib. We would lay her down and she would snuggle up to her stuffed animals and go right to sleep. Now she snuggles for about 10 seconds and when I try to put her down in the crib she decides she wants to snuggle longer. Do you know how hard it is to put a baby down when all she wants to do is hug you?!?!?! So we snuggle for a little longer and then I put her down. Sometimes she grabs her animals and goes right to sleep, sometimes so sits in there and sings or talks for a while (sometimes as long as 45 minutes) and sometimes she screams and screams until she falls asleep. Going in there to calm her doesn't seem to help, it seems to make it worse because she thinks she won't have to go to sleep and she is even madder when we leave again. This morning I put her down around 10am and she jabbered on for about 25 minutes saying things like uh oh, up, bye bye, hi, mama, dada, banana, car....I guess she is just practicing her words. The cutest thing of all is that she can say her name now!!! It sounds more like Je-si-sa but that is close enough for an 18 month old.

Yesterday I went out into the back yard with Jessica and she walked around while I started to weed the vegetable garden. When she saw what I was doing she got very interested and wanted to come see. She spent the first 5 minutes just wanting to sit on my lap and hug so we did that for a bit then she decided she wanted to see what all this dirt was about. So she sat down and proceeded to pock at it while making a (this is really gross) face. I think she got used to it and began to enjoy it because by the end she was grabbing handfuls of dirt and throwing them up in the air and giggling. She got really excited when I told her it was time to go in and have a bath.

Potty training has begun!! What I am doing is I think what Michelle did with her kids. She gets 1 mini marshmallow for sitting on the potty, 2 for going number 1 and 3 for going number 2. Right now we are still working on just sitting on the potty. She seems to have put the connection together (if I sit on this spot I get a yummy treat) so she will go in the bathroom sit on the potty for about a microsecond then jump up and run to the sink saying "mo mo". I will give her one and she will walk right back over to the potty and do the exact same thing again and of course will want another mo mo. Once she gets the idea that she has to sit on the potty to go potty then it will be time to get some pull ups or something so we don't have to undress her to go potty.

Here are her 18 month stats:
Weight: 24 lbs 3 oz = 30th percentile
Height: 31" = 25th percentile
Head Circumference: 46.5 cm = 65 percentile
Teeth: 4 front ones on top and 2 molars in the back on top, 3 front ones on bottom and that is it.....I assume more will be coming in eventually!
Wears 18 Month clothing
Wears size 4-5 shoes
Wears size 4 diapers

Here are some recent pics of Jessica.

Wearing Daddy's shoes!

Don't mess with me buster!

Just having fun!


Wearing Mama's hat!

Wearing Daddy's hat!

Playing the piano!

Can you say RELAXED??

Just being cute!




Talking on Mama's cell phone!

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How far along?: 25 weeks

Total weight gain: Just over 7 pounds

How big is baby?: 13 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs 1 1/2 pounds (about the size of rutabaga)


Maternity clothes?: Most definitely!

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Yes Please!!! Waking up a lot!

Best moment this week?: Not much happened this week...just did a lot of playing with Jessica.

Movement?: I don't think Kicky McKickums every sleeps! All he does is kick!

Food cravings?: Minty chocolate!! YUM!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping!!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Hopefully warm weather to get out and walk around.

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: Baby is fattening up and is starting to look more like a newborn.

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How far along?: 24 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain: Just over 7 pounds

How big is baby?: 12 inches from head to heel & weighs just over a pound (about the size of an ear of corn)


Maternity clothes?: Yup

Stretch marks?: None

Sleep?: Sleeping very badly!!!

Best moment this week?: Celebrated my and Jake's 12 year wedding anniversary!! He surprised me with a stay at a bed and breakfast in Hood River with a spectacular view of Mt Hood right from our room! It was amazingly relaxing!!


Movement?: Kicking like my bladder is a soccer ball!!!

Food cravings?: Anything sweet!

Labor signs?: None yet

Belly button in or out?: Out

What I miss: Sleeping well and not having heartburn every single night!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Getting our new house organized and playing with Jessica lots!

Weekly Wisdom: None

Milestone: He starts to plump up this week!

Random Photo

Miles Truman

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Jessica Danielle

Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers