Saturday, November 6, 2010

First Trimester-Thank Goodness That's Over!

Wow, first I have to say that being pregnant is truly a blessing and we are so excited about our new addition.  This issue here is that I have been sick since before I knew I was pregnant.  At first I thought I had a stomach virus, but then found out I was expecting.  Great!  Well I don’t know why I thought the sick stomach would go away, instead it just got worse.  There were days I couldn’t get out of bed.  I now realize how lucky I was when I was pregnant with Michael and had no morning sickness!  Had my first pregnancy been so rough, I don’t think we would have had another baby so soon. 

Anyway, with that said, all is well with our little one. I am feeling so much better, three whole days without feeling sick.  I now have some energy and just wish the days were longer!  Our little one looks good and has a strong heartbeat.  We will find out, if our baby cooperates, if baby is a boy or girl on our 8th wedding anniversary December 28th! 

Here are our 8 Week Sonogram pictures.  We are now fourteen weeks so these are old but precious nonetheless!

Sonogram 1(8weeks) Sonogram 5 (8weeks) Sonogram 2 (8weeks) Sonogram 4 (8weeks)

Unbelievably I am already in my maternity clothes.  I wasn’t wearing maternity this early last time but I guess things are different the second time around.  It feels like I am wearing a fanny pack (hello early 90s).  So, I am cherishing this time with Michael, knowing that in a few months he will be a sibling, a big brother.  He is so sweet and such a joy, I hope he can handle a new baby.  Actually, I hope Kaya our persian can handle another baby!  So as soon as we get more pictures of our little love, I will post away!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Big Boy

Well, the day has finally come where Michael has begun to feed himself with utensils. Until now, he has been using his fingers to feed himself. While I thought this day would make life easier for me, I now realize I was sadly mistaken.  Michael loves his applesauce so a couple of weeks ago, I was trying to feed him but he kept refusing and then took the spoon from me.  He was so cute trying to eat the applesauce from the little container.  One interesting fact is that he feeds himself with his left hand.  He tried his right hand but then switched back.  IMG_0431 IMG_0432 IMG_0430IMG_0436

So why is this not any easier for me?  Well, he is so much more messy now.  Most of the applesauce misses his mouth but he looks so cute trying to eat it.  So while my clean up duties are that much greater, he is so happy to feed himself.  We haven’t tried forks yet and cups just get water everywhere but we are making progress.  So here’s to my little boy growing up.  I just can’t wait to see how he is with his little sister or brother and just look at all of those teeth!IMG_0433IMG_0434IMG_0435

Monday, November 1, 2010


Well, Halloween this year was a big improvement, not because we had more fun but because Michael stayed awake this time.  Last year he was only four months old so even though he was adorable as Yoda, he wasn’t in love with the whole fall festival thing.  But this year I believe he was beginning to get the hang of it.  This year, Michael now 16 months old was a lumberjack and a very cute one at that. Every bit of his costume was easy except when we went to “paint” on his stubble beard with eyeliner.  You would have thought we were pulling a tooth or something! He was screaming his little head off, but we managed to get something on his face and then all was right with the world again.IMG_0451 IMG_0454IMG_0455IMG_0458 IMG_0457 IMG_0459

We went to the fall festival at our church and Michael got to play games.  Well, Derin and I helped Michael play the games.  I think he broke most of the rules but everyone thought he was too cute so they didn’t notice.  While the games and candy were fun, Michael found his new love…sour dill pickles.  I had a large dill pickle and gave it to Michael just to see how he would react.  Well, it is the only thing that has kept him still and quite for more than two minutes in months!  He LOVED it and was holding it so sweetly with both hands just eating away.  It was so sour that I even puckered my lips but not my little man, it was his ambrosia.  So of course when Mommy took it away, I was not his favorite person but, it was way too much for him all at once.  Lulu even offered some cotton candy but there was no consoling him.  It was fine as usual with his little fits, they end as abruptly as they begin.  All in all is was a fun night and I am so excited to see what he will be next year, he will actually have a say in what I dress him in!IMG_0461IMG_0462 IMG_0464 IMG_0463