Monday, December 26, 2011

Another Picture Post

So this was supposed to post on the 22nd, but didn't and I'm not really sure why!  So to tide you over until I can get an actual Christmas post up, here are some pictures of my adorable little girl...
She would re-decorate the tree every night if I let her.
Lilli makes cookies!
Ok, really she just played with the flour after like 2 dough roll outs.
She really did enjoy frosting though!
She just loves the cozy stockings!
And she loves talking to Santa!  She was so excited for him to read her a book, but when he was finally working, she didn't want to hear it!
She insisted on dressing like a "inja"
Those are snowflake stocking on her head and tied in a not, and my bathrobe belt around her waist.
She sang "I'm a inja, I'm a inja" while watching herself dance in front of the mirror.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

This Christmas

I have a feeling this Christmas is going to be one for the books...

First Lillian is totally getting the Santa concept.  She even went up to him at the mall and told him she has been a good girl and wanted toys for Christmas.  Nothing specific, just toys (good for me right?).  This morning on the way to the sitter she was telling me "Santa will bring me toys and I will go to bed like a good girl.  Then I can open the presents when you say I can."  I have been very impressed with her minimal fits about not being able to open the gifts under the tree.

This Christmas could also bring on temper tantrums and fits of epic proportions.  On Christmas eve the plan is for Lillian to wrap her binkies in a gift bag and leave them for Santa to take back to the "Pole" in exchange for her presents.  I'm actually kind of liking the idea of Lillian giving Santa a present every year.

Anyway, right now she uses 2 binkies, one in her
mouth and the other she rubs on her face, to fall asleep.  Of course this is only at night because during the day she doesn't have binkies at the sitter's.   What I'm worried about is Christmas night when the excitement of presents is gone and she is going to bed with no binkies.  What I did was get a Pooh stuffed animal and I sewed part of a binkie nipple to each of his hands.  At least this way she can still have something to rub on her face and I figure eventually she will give that up.  I don't mind a ratty stuffed animal as much as I do a binkie hanging out of her mouth.  I don't plan on giving this to her unless there is melt down on Christmas night though.  If there isn't and we can get away with nothing, I will remove the binkies and give her the Pooh bear when her baby sister arrives.

Speaking of her baby sister... less than 75 days left!!!  Oh and my MIL casually mentioned at bowling last night that she thinks she wants to throw me a shower at the end of January.  This has me rather excited.  After not having the gender reveal party I was disappointed to not be having a shower, but I'm not one to throw one for myself or ask some one else to do it for me.  I guess we'll see what happens.

Hope everyone has a great Holiday!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Family Pictures

I think we have a future model on our hands. When we were finished she asked if she could do it again!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

29 Weeks!

Wow! 29 Weeks I can't believe just after Christmas I'm going to be 30 weeks, which means (fingers crossed) I have less that 10 weeks before baby girl is here!  In a strange way, while it is completely real to me that I'm pregnant (really how can it not be with a huge belly, kicks and contractions), it still doesn't seem real to me that I'm going be holding another little baby girl soon.

I also can't believe that I haven't posted in 2 weeks.  I've written many posts in my head about so many things that I can't even remember, but when it comes to sitting down and typing them out, I just don't seem to have the energy :(

Last week was nice and exciting.  Both Wednesday and Friday I had to leave work early due to contractions.  Thankfully both times relaxing and not doing anything helped and the contractions slowed and eventually went away.

Saturday Lillian and I spent the day with Aunt Pocca baking and frosting cookies.  I have to say, I was very impressed with how well Lillian did considering a 2 year old's attention span.  While I only had a few contractions that day, I did have several sharp pains and the few contractions I had were actually painful.  Sunday thankfully was less eventful in my uterus, but the top had a bruised feeling again and her lack of movement had me a little worried.

By Monday afternoon I was feeling better.

So for today, here is my 29 week pic.  Maybe for the next day or 2 I'll get some great pictures I've gotten of Lillian lately.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

27 Weeks

Seems hard to believe some days that it's already been 27 weeks! At times it still doesn't seem real that I will be holding another baby girl of my own in just a few short months.  I really can't wait to meet her.  She has me very confused on her personality.  She will kick up a storm and squirm around for a few days and then it's like she just stops for a day or two.  Obviously not completely, that would send me rushing to the hospital in a panic, but she stops enough for me to start to worry.  And her kicks become so light it's like the first feelings of movement again.  I've also noticed she seems to be more active at night, which gives me the feeling that unlike Lillian who was very good with her days and nights, this little girl is going to have them confused.  Only time will tell!!!

Right now I feel like I'm struggling with my weight and emotionally it's killing me.  I hate how I feel about myself which makes me want to eat my favorite comfort foods, but I know that these comfort foods are just going to make me gain even more weight and feel even worse.  Simple solution, don't eat comfort foods right?  Yeah well any emotional eater can tell you that's a heck of a lot easier said than done.  So this is me this week (with 28 extra lbs on):

And here's what's going on with baby girl:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Sick Little Girl

My poor girl woke up in the night last night and cried out as she has been doing nightly for weeks now. Like most nights I rolled over and woke B up.  He met her half way between our room and her room and picked her up to go back to her room, when he all of a sudden realized she had puked all over herself.  My poor baby was scared.  He brought her to me who's first thought was "she isn't supposed to come into our bed" until he pointed out she was sick.  She was shaking and trying to find the words to tell me what happened.  "Mommy, my tummy hurts, I spit."  So after stripping her down, making sure the rest of her was clean, changing the diaper and attempting to take a temperature, I wrapped her up in towels and put her "Choo-Choo All Aboard" movie in (that's the Polar Express for those who are wondering).  Daddy was nice and cleaned up her bed and then slept on the couch so that mommy could stay with her.  She got sick 3 more times between then and 6am, but not nearly as bad as that first time.

It was very hard to leave her with daddy at 11:30 to come into work for a half day, but she seemed to be feeling much better and hadn't been sick since eating some  She still wanted to cuddle with mommy though and I felt bad having to tell her no.  And just before I left she said her belly hurt and asked for ice.  It was too cute.  When I left her and daddy were cuddled up on the couch watching Home.Alone for the millionth time this season.

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