Friday, August 8, 2014

16, 20, and 24 weeks

So I'm a little behind in keeping up with my blog this time around.  I guess that's what happens when you have an almost 2 year old to chase around after.  Here's a catch up on the last 12 weeks!

How far along: 24 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 15 lbs

Maternity clothes: I have pulled out my maternity clothes for when we've gone out, but I still pretty much live in yoga pants and stretchy tank tops during the day.  They are a lot more comfortable for me to play with Emerson.  

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: Sleep is okay right now. I am experiencing pretty bad heartburn again with this baby, so that keeps me up some nights.

Best moment these past few month: Starting to get your nursery ready!

Movement: A lot!  You are starting to do a lot of rolls and somersaults!

Food cravings: Still cereal a lot of evenings and chili!

Gender: We found out at 20 weeks that you are a little boy!  Another blog coming soon on our gender reveal.

Labor signs: None - Just a few Braxton Hicks throughout the day.

Belly button - in or out? It's completely out now!

What I miss: Food.  Food is never very good to me when I'm pregnant.  Real yoga.  I love prenatal yoga, but it isn't power yoga.

What I am looking forward to: Getting the glider and crib for your nursery within the next month.  I also get to see you again next week for another ultrasound.

Milestones: Getting most of your nursery started.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Week 12 bumpdate

How far along: 12 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 4 lbs

Maternity clothes: No maternity clothes yet.  I pretty much live in yoga pants and stretchy tank tops

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: Sleep is okay right now.  I'm getting up to pee usually 2 times and sometimes I have a hard time staying asleep.  I do usually take a nap during the day.

Best moment this month: Getting to see you 3 times via ultrasound!

Movement: Just a tiny bit.  Every once and awhile I can feel very faint flutters.

Food cravings: Sugary cereal - fruit loops, kix, lucky charms, golden grahams.  Sweet chili Doritos.

Gender: Don't know yet, though I have my suspicions that you are a girl.

Labor signs: None

Belly button - in or out? Half way out this time.  I don't think it ever went back to normal after having Emerson.

What I miss: Having energy and actually wanting to eat foods.  I have been so sick for the past 8 weeks, but I think there is hope in sight soon!

What I am looking forward to: Finding out what we're having!

Milestones: Getting past the worst of my nausea.


18 months of Emerson

We are half way through another year with you!  We can't believe how fast time is flying by.  You are such a friendly and talkative little boy with quite a bit of spunk!  You are definitely a man who knows what he wants and everyone around you is aware of that fact.  You are curious and oh so smart!  You are tall and thin, just like your daddy.  You keep mama on her toes every single day!

You like:
* Cords - you are obsessed with anything that you can plug and unplug
* When daddy gets home from work - your face absolutely lights up when you hear him at the door
* Playing with your friends at the park in the mornings
* Being able to pick a friend (stuffed animal) out to take night night with you
* Talking - you talk up a storm!
* Any moving vehicle that has a loud engine - the mail man, tractors, the garbage truck.

You dislike:
* When you are told you can't have something or go somewhere
* Eating - you are quite the picky eater.  I swear that sometimes you survive on air and crackers
* Sitting still long enough to have your diaper changed

Our favorite things about you are:
*  How curious you are - people are constantly telling me at the park that you are a curious little boy!
* How you look out the window and yell "Hola" at the landscapers
* Your blond hair - it is so blond and mama knows it will get even blonder as the summer goes on
* How you run up to mama and throw your arms around her legs to hug her

Weight: 23 1/2  lbs

Length: between 33 1/2 and 34 inches

Clothing Size: All 12-18 month   

Diaper Size: You are still a size 3!

Eating:  You are no longer nursing.  It was a pretty easy thing for you to cut out.  You usually eat breakfast, lunch and dinner...when you feel like it.  You love to snack and you drink a ton of milk in the morning.

Sleep: We had a rough few months of night sleep from around 16 months-18 months, but you are back to sleeping like a champ now. You sleep from around 7:30-7:30 and you take one nap in the afternoon from around 12:45-2:45.

Milestones: You now have 14 teeth!  You walk and RUN everywhere.  You were also promoted to big brother!  Mama is having another baby in November.

Adventures: We went to Bodega Bay and you had so much fun!  You absolutely loved the beach and the ocean.  

Words that you can say:
Mama
Daddy
Aunti Mimi
Emma (Emmie)
Apple (appigah)
Banana (nanie)
Hot hot hot - you say this every time coffee is being made or when you know I'm cooking in the oven
Oh No
Papa (Baba)
Gabby (Babby)
Cheese
Yuck (ck)
Riley (Rahrah)
Bib (bibie)
Good
Beep Beep
This-dis
Lovie (love love)
Tickle tickle tickle
Yes
Edamame (emmie)
Hi
Bye
Ball-baba
Baby-bebe
Up-uppa
Lamb-mamie
Puppy-buppy
Uncle Tim - Titi
Water - wawoo
Lemon
Down
Done
Isaac - Isaaca
Bubble
Please
Egg
Off
Stop it
Mail man - meh meh
All gone
Buckle
Grandpa - gapah
Milk - gilpy
All done
Uh oh - uh ooh
Owie
Elbow
Cucko
Boom
Help
Crash
Cracker - crackoo
Poopoo
Peepee

Words that you sometimes still sign:
Please
Bath
ChooChoo

18 months old - running on the beach in Bodega Bay
We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

15 & 16 months of Emerson...

You have learned and grown so much in the last few months.  You went from crawling to walking, running and climbing.  You went from only saying mama and daddy to being about to say over 20 words.  You have grown into such a little boy.  You have a mouthful of teeth and you definitely have your own opinion on almost everything.  You are so smart and friendly.  You are so mischievous and lovable.  You are so much fun.  You light up our every day!

You like:
* Pushing the garage door button whenever we go on walks or go on errands
* Kitchen utensils
* Tearing the flaps out of your flap books
* Collecting sticks at the park
* Saying hi and bye to choo choos on our walks
*Playing in our room & on the balcony while mama does chores
* Anything that makes a loud noise - trains, trucks, leaf blowers
* Climbing on things - the rocking chair on the balcony, your high chair and ladders

You dislike:
* Having your teeth brushed
* Having your diaper changed
*Having your face washed off after you eat
* Having anything taken away from you
* When anything that makes a loud noise drives away

Our favorite things about you are:
* The way that you walk with your hands behind your balk like a proper English gentleman
* How you give wonderful kisses when you're being rocked to sleep - I'm pretty sure this is a stalling tactic
* The way you say "oh no!"*
*How adamantly you sign the word bath
* How you add an "s" to the end of hi and daddy
* When you walk up to mama, grab her face in between both hands, and plant a big kiss on her.  

Weight: 21 1/2  lbs

Length: 32 inches

Clothing Size: All 12-18 month   

Diaper Size: Still a size 3

Eating:  You still nurse for about 5 minutes in the morning and about 15-20 minutes before you go to bed.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2 snacks a day.  Breakfast is usually the meal you eat the most of and you aren't really a big lunch eater.  You usually eat dinner pretty well too.  You drink anywhere from 10-20 oz of cow's milk in the morning and then have water and a smoothie during the rest of the day.  You love waffles with cream cheese and jam, freeze dried edemame, freeze dried mangos/apples/peaches, spaghetti, kiwi, pear

Sleep: You sleep from 6:45/7-7/7:30.  You take a morning nap around 10:30 and that is around an hour to an hour and a half long.  Sometimes you take an afternoon nap from around 3-4. We are in the process of transitioning you to one nap.  So far the one nap has been about an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours long, but you've started waking up earlier in the morning.  We'll keep working it on for a little while longer.

Milestones: You now have 12 teeth!  You took your first 3 steps on November 5 and started walking really well right around Thanksgiving. You are the king of tantrums.  Sometimes I feel like we've already hit the terrible 2's. You can run and climb.  You can point to your eyes, noise, mouth, teeth, ears, hair, toes, fingers, belly button and penis :)

Words that you can say:
Mama
Daddy
Aunti Mimi
Emma (Emmie)
Apple (appigah)
Banana (nanie)
Hot hot hot - you say this every time coffee is being made or when you know I'm cooking in the oven
Oh No
Papa (Baba)
Gabby (Babby)
Cheese
Yuck (ck)
Riley (Rahrah)
Bib (bibie)
Good
Beep Beep
This-dis
Lovie (love love)
Tickle tickle tickle
Yes
Edamame (emmie)
Hi
Bye
Ball-baba
Baby-bebe
Up-uppa
Lamb-mamie
Puppy-buppy

Words that you sign very well:
Please
Bath
ChooChoo
Dog
Bird
Milk





We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

12 month photo dump












12 months of Emerson


You are officially 1 year old.  It seems like yesterday we were heading to the hospital to be induced, only to have my contractions start while we were waiting to be checked into our room.  I knew that when you decided to stay inside of me for an extra 2 weeks that you would be a boy who did things on his own terms.  That has stayed true during this first year of your life and I pray that personality trait of yours sticks around into adulthood.  I see so many character traits in you that I know will make you into a strong and confident man.

Emerson, you are friendly, you are funny, you are spunky, you are strong willed, you are a perfect mix of sweet and sass, you are constantly on the go, you are SO VERY SMART!  This last month your intelligence has just blown up!  You amaze me everyday with something new that you learn how to do.  

You like:
* Climbing at the park.  You climb up and down the stairs and even the slide.
* Sliding head first down the slide.
* Birds
* Choo choos
* Snacks

You dislike:
* Leaving the park
* Having your diaper changed

Our favorite things about you are:
* How you smell like strawberries after you eat them.
* How much you light up when you see a dog or a choo choo on our walks.
* How curious and unafraid you are of trying new things.  You often blow by other kids that are a lot older on the play ground as you climb up anything and everything.

Weight: 20 lbs

Length: Around 31 inches

Clothing Size: In shirts you wear anything from 6-12 months. In pants you wear 12 months.  In jam jams you wear 12 months.   

Diaper Size: Size 3. 

Feeding:  You are only nursing 3 times a day now.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and then have 2 snacks throughout the day.  You also drink a little bit of cow's milk and lots of water.  You have entered a little bit into the picky toddler phase of eating.  One day you'll like something and the next day you'll throw it off of your tray.   

Sleep: You go to bed around 7-7:30 and wake up around 6:45-7.  You go down for your morning nap like a champ and we're slowly starting to figure out your afternoon nap again...I think!  I started putting you down later for your 2nd nap and this has helped...for now :)

Milestones: You now have 7 teeth.  You can say "dada, mama, dog, all done, hi, no-no" and I think a few other words.  You can sign "all done, more, please" and "eat."  You can pant like a dog and every time you see a dog on our walks you pant.  You can point out the kitty in one of your books.  You say "no-no" and even point your finger when you know you aren't supposed to do or touch something.  You wave at everyone you see.  You can point to you nose, mouth, belly button and ears when asked!!

Adventures: We had your birthday!!




We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Thursday, September 26, 2013