Friday, March 30, 2012

24 Weeks

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How far along? 24 Weeks

Size of baby: About the size of an ear of corn (according to BabyCenter) – 12 inches long and about 1 1/2 pounds – big ear of corn if you ask me.

Maternity clothes? Love my skinny jeans from Old Navy. I’m going to miss them now that it’s getting hot.

Sleep: Yes! Lots.

Movement: Lots. He has makes my belly jump.

Food cravings: Nothing I’ve just GOT to have. Dairy Queen hamburgers are probably at the top of my list – although I haven’t had one lately. I love soup most any day.

Symptoms: Just a belly! Enjoying most every minute.

Gender: A “baby bowee.”

What I miss: Not really too much! My un-sore rump. The weekly P17 shots are tearing me up!

What I am looking forward to: Getting my nursery fabric samples I ordered! So excited!

Best moment this week: Went for my level 2 ultrasound and fetal echo on Tuesday. The doctor said everything looked great. It doesn’t look like this baby has the heart defect that Blair had (hers has been resolved for a while now). I got to see the baby for a long time while the tech measured every part of his little body and counted his fingers and toes. He was moving and shaking the whole time. At one point he stretched out and she got a picture of both legs straight out side by side. She said he measured just right at 1.5 pounds. She also said that he is breech right now but that he has plenty of time to change. That would explain the hefty kicks to my bladder!

The doctor suggested that I could get a shot of penicillin at 37 weeks to help with the GBS that made Blair sick before she was born. The only thing is that I was allergic to penicillin as a child and haven’t had it since. He then said that I could go to an allergist and check to see if I’m still allergic to it but that he wouldn’t bank on it. I’m going to ask my doctor to see what he thinks.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

“The Baby Bowee”

We thought Blair wasn’t going to like finding out she was going to have a baby brother, but she has fully embraced the idea of a “baby bowee” in the house.

“What’s the baby bowee doing?”

He’s swimming around in there?

“Can we buy him a little bitty tiny bathing suit?!” (With her thumb and her index finger up in front her eye as if she were saying how small something was.)

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When we went to have the ultrasound in Macon, I told her we were going to see the baby. She said, “But we poh-got my old bayed (bed)!” She thought we were bringing him home!

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And we also hear:

“Can I touch the baby bowee?”

“When it gets Christmastime again and I wear Christmas tights and sing the Christmas tree song, will the baby bowee be here?”

“Is it baby time?”

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Now that we’re buying clothes here and there for the new baby boy (who still has no name --  or one can say he has many because of all the ones we have thrown around the last few months!) Blair is even more excited. She says, “want to see if the baby bowee likes it?” And she holds it up to my stomach. This includes small shoes that she unvelcroed and pretended to put each one on opposite sides of my belly button.

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We were in the dollar store where she spotted some bibs: “Oh, I need to get a bib for my baby brother!” So we did.

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She wants to call him Dadda. This is the newest in the line of her names for him. The first was Old McDonald then Yellow Movie in honor of her favorite KidSongs DVD.

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When we’re walking, and I’m carrying her on my hip, she’ll reach down and touch my belly, and say, “I’m holding the baby bowee.”

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She’s going to be such a little helper!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

BlairBo and BeeAy

Blair’s imagination is running wild lately. She has been playing imaginative play for a while now, but she is taking it to a new level.

She is making up names for us and words for everything. Most of the words sound the same. Gee-ay, bee-ay, me-ay… and on. She calls me one of them and her daddy another.

getting the baby some water and ice 02062012 (4)Getting the baby “water” and “ice” with a pump flange.

She rides her tricycle like a pro. And she goes around the house wanting Brad to chase her with her wooden duck. And she’s made up places in the house she named Gus’s house and Buddy’s house. “Let’s go to Buddy’s house, mama.” And she’s off to her room.

We’ve moved out of the “going bananas” phase and into the phase of all things Blairbo. Her Andad started Blairbo, and now she refers to herself as Blairbo on a regular basis: “What is that Blairbo doing?” “Where is Blairbo?” It’s Blairbo everything! Even, “My name is Blairbo.”

gus jumping the bushes 020712 (17)She thinks Gus jumping into the bushes after the ball is hilarious.

The girl’s repertoire of songs is amazing. She sings herself to sleep some nights, and I love it. She loves Skip to My Lou. She still sings Old MacDonald with the Yeah! on the end, Twinkle Twinkle, and the Itsy Bitsy Spider. She also loves I see the Moon, and You are my Sunshine although she doesn’t know that one yet. She sings This Old Man and wants me to say the rhyming part because she only knows the first verse.

She is really into the ABCs right now and can sing the song as well as point out about 20 capital letters. I haven’t pushed her on learning her letters, but right now she is soaking them up. She points them out everywhere – especially D for Dadda! She wanted me to circle ALL of the D’s in the Kelly’s Kids spring catalog.

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She is very into reading right now as well. Favorite books: The old standbys Brown Bear Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, The Big Red Barn, and the Where is Baby’s… books. She also now loves Llama Llama Red Pajama and Mad at Mama, Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Dr. Seuss ABC book.

She told me about her broiled tilapia: “Mmm that’s good clown fish!”

She’s all about forgetting things. If I tell her that we need to go do laundry, she’ll say: “We poh-got.” She also uses “I think…” and “Maybe…” She sounds so growny!

She sits down at the table to eat supper and says, “I say I’m enjoyed it in a minute.”

She’s already putting on her bathing suit. Even over her clothes.

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While shopping with Gigi, she told Gigi that these are “cute clothes.” She picked out some and said she needed a light blue bow to match. (And we in fact do not have a light blue bow.)

One night we had french bread on the table for supper, and I told Brad how yummy suppers were in Spain when we had bread every meal! A few minutes later Brad asked Blair, “Do you know where they eat bread every day?” She answered without hesitation, “Subway!”

She says please for most everything. And an energetic “THANKS!” or “thank you SO much.”

girly girl tractor driver 020412 (1)One of her shoes (from the pedal pressing foot!) and her ball thrower in the back!

I love when we lie on my bed and she uses me lying on my side as the back of her chair to watch her movies. That’s about as close to cuddling we get with Miss Busy!

She grabbed Gus with her arm all the way around his neck and got up real close to him: “Gus, you hungry? You want me and dada to feed you?”

feeding gus 012912 (4)Sweet Gus is so patient and lets her feed him by hand.

After having his knee surgery, Blair told me that Andad had a booboo on his knee and that he had a “long john” bandaid on it. I guess it did sort of look like long johns!

I’ve been sick, so we had to ship Blair off. I talked to her on the phone and told her I didn’t feel good. She said, “Are you going to the hospital?” I told her no, and she asked, “Are you going to the doctor?” I told her I was just going to stay home and drink lots of water. She said, “You feel better after you sleep?” And then she wanted to know if I was coming to get her. I hate being away from her on my days off, but if she stays well, it’s worth it.

That’s just a little of her for my memory. I already have another pile of stuff I need to post!