Monday, May 17, 2010

Little Blinky!

It's been a while since I have posted pictures of my cute little Noah. So, this post will be nothing but HIM! He's 2 months away from being 2---he completely acts like a 2 year old! (which is good and bad) As he learns more words, his tantrums are decreasing big time (at least for now! yay!) And holy cow, this little guy has a lot of words. I think he's very advanced, but really, don't all parents think that about their kids?
Here are some of his favorite words: No, Yes, Happy, Me Too, Play, Park, Swing, Slide, Jump, Rain, Candle, Lights, Car, Truck, Eat, Baba, Diaper, Trash, Shirt, Pants, Shoes, Sandals, Baby, Outside, Off, On, Up, Down, Help, Please, Thank You, Choo-Choo, Toys, Movie, Teeth, Nose, Eyes, Hair, Mouth, Peas, Cheese, Green Beans, Ketchup, Water, Drink, Strawberry, Apple, Banana, All Done, Sleep, Relax, Mama, Dad, Grama, Papa, Bath, Shower, Poo Poo, Pee Pee, Bubbles, Whoa, Wow, Temple, Church, Book, Hey, Hello, Hi, Bye Bye, Cya, Vacuum, Flower, Pretty, Bird, Doggy, Woof Woof, Cat, Moo, Roar...OK, you get the point. I could be here all day. :) Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Informal Family Pictures

Yes, we actually got the three of us all together in a picture! This is something to blog about!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Pregnancy Pic!

Is it just me, or did my tummy just double in size over the last 5 days or so?!
I wanted to make a note about my last post, where I had just found out about having placenta previa. For those of you that have had this, or know someone that has, this can be a serious condition. It took me a couple of days to realize that. When I wrote the post, I was only bummed about not being able to exercise. I didn't realize the reason behind why I couldn't exercise and didn't understand how fragile my little baby girl's life is. I don't care so much about exercising anymore or if I have to go on bedrest, as long as I can have a healthy baby.
With Mother's Day around the corner, I do have to say that I am viewing my role as a mother in a new light. I am so grateful for the miracle that it is to be a mom. I cherish it more than I ever thought that I would. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, especially my own!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Update

Here I am at 20 weeks, right before I went in for my Ultrasound. I thought it was funny that Noah snuck into the picture right as it was being taken.

Anyways, the ultrasound revealed 2 things. One good, one bad.

GOOD: It's a GIRL!
I wanted a girl so bad. So bad that I THOUGHT it would HAVE to be a boy just because I wanted a girl so much.
Also, for the record, those Chinese Gender Predictors are WRONG.
I'm very, very excited!!!

BAD: I have PLACENTA PREVIA. That's one of those things I read about, but always skipped over because it never applied to me. Bascially, it means that my placenta is completely covering my cervix, putting me at risk for hemorraghing and preterm labor. Boo. I'm now on restricted activity. BOO! No more gym for me. I'm so depressed about this, more than I should be. I was really liking my prenatal Yoga class and Body Pump, along with the freedom and relaxation that I felt from zoning out on the elliptical machine while Noah was in the free daycare.

On the POSITIVE side of the BAD side: There's an 80% chance that the placenta will move up and away from the cervix by 28 weeks, which is when I'll have my next Ultrasound. If this happens, then I can go back to working out etc.

WORST CASE SCENARIO: (besides bleeding or preterm labor) The placenta doesn't move and I'm on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy.

Back to GOOD news:
Little Baby Girl is growing great and I'm measuring 3 days ahead of schedule. My C-section date and time have been set: September 15, 9:15 am.

Definitely more GOOD than bad news!!!