Wednesday, April 30, 2008

There's a Baby in There!

We had our first pictures of the new baby yesterday. My due date has stayed the same (Nov. 15) and the little one is about 2 inches long. I know I am housing a little baby in my tummy, but those pictures always freak me out/excite me a bit. Cause...holy moly, there is a baby in there...and it looks human...and in MY tummy. The best part was listening to its heart beat. That means I haven't killed it. Thank God! Now I've got to set Detective Sarah (cousin) on the trail to figure out if it is a girl or boy. Yes, I'd like to know this time.

In the picture of the baby (left) it is facing down. The tailbone and leg are to the left, the spine at the top, and the head is at the right of that bean shaped black area. I think there must be an arm in front of the face/head area. If not, it's missing an arm. Hehehe! Oh and as always, if you double click on either picture, you will see a larger image. Also, I will be 12 weeks along this coming Saturday.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

My "Little" Boy

We bought Dean a toddler bed today. I don't plan on starting to use it until the end of the summer or he crawls out of his crib, whichever happens first. We were just going to throw a mattress on the floor like my brother does, but I thought a toddler bed for $50 was too good to pass up. I'm waiting to post a picture of it until we've set it up and I'm posting about my trials of keeping my toddler who doesn't sleep through the night in a bed. Stay tuned...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Screaming Success

Well, after a week and a half of vomiting and diarrhea Dean is finally back to himself. Poor boy! He did sleep through the night for one glorious week and is now back to his nightly wakings, though he's sleeping in blessed 5 hour chunks. I can deal with that.

He does have some new things he has been trying out. He can now climb into all chairs in the house and prefers the one at the computer table. The great thing about our laptop is that we can close the "lid" so he doesn't bang on the keys. He is also very proficient (teacher term) at climbing from the chairs to the dining room table where he likes to stand and say "Mama!" I'm glad he still tells me when he's doing something dangerous.

His other love of the moment is the phone. He has always enjoyed the telephone, but now he walks around with his hand to his ear (no actual phone) and talks to...somebody. In this picture, he's talking to grandma.

Of course I have saved the best for last. He has become in the habit of screaming. At daycare it's a game they started playing recently. One kid screams and the rest call back with their own scream. They are all very serious, so I guess it's not really a game. Apparently they are communicating. I do wish he'd left this new trick at daycare, because it drives me nuts. Well, except sometimes, like in this video where I find it funny.
I will not be offended if you do not like to watch someone elses kid scream and choose not to watch this video.

Does anyone have tips on how to stop screaming kids? I've tried ignoring him, taking him outside right away so he knows to save it for outside, and telling him no. What worked for you?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Still Going

Dean's still pretty ill. Poor baby isn't keeping much down or in. I hope he is well soon and back to his old naughty self. One of the brighter outcomes is that he has slept through the night the past two nights. I'd rather we'd come to that through other means though.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

There I was feeling sorry for myself

Time to stop complaining about my woes. I had to leave work early today because Dean is ill. Poor baby can't keep anything down. I hope he feels better soon, I feel bad for him.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Preggo Update

So, someone text messaged me today to ask me about my due date, but their number was blocked. I have no idea who sent the text. In an effort to answer the phantom person, I am posting that info here and hoping that texter also reads my blog.

According to my last appointment, I am due on November 15th. My next appointment will measure the baby and I should be receiving an "official" date.

Other pregnancy news...the first trimester's really a bummer. I'm not far enough to look wonderfully pregnant, feel a little one moving, or have any other exciting events. On the not so exciting event list my tummy feels crummy, I'm really tired, and my clothes are now officially ill fitting. Though I have not yet vommited (had a few close calls)this time around, I am praying that I do not at the interview I have in about a week. I'm also praying that one of my suits fits.

In better news, Dean is suffering from the terrible crankier than anything twos just in time to remind me how rewarding this second baby will be. No, he's not yet two. As with other things he hit this stage a little early. In all honesty, he is a joy to be around and still does really cute and ridiculous stuff, by I'm too moody to blog about it all. Damn hormones.

Yeah, so those of you who are always talking about how nice it would be if we lived in the same town again, or in the first place, be glad we do not. Be very glad. I am one moody chickadee. I have the most absurd thoughts and feelings. Colors of paint make me ill, the smell of my couch makes me angry, I have mad cravings and horrible tummy aches after I give in to them, and the next student that sits next to me after returning from PE may have to explain to her mom why the teacher sprayed her down with the water hose. I know my thoughts are rediculous, and thus this is the first I have voiced them. I try to keep my attitude and tummy driven mania to myself.

As I've been telling Lucas. I know that I say I am not enjoying this pregnancy, but man I DO NOT want a miscarriage. I really want this baby...I am so very excited and curious to see Dean and baby interact while they grow up. I am one very blessed woman.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Well Taken Care Of

I haven't yet shared some of the amazing things God has done in my life. Right now it seems to be saving my little tush from possible financial disappointments. During the past 3 years, I have been participating in two grant programs that help pay portions of my student loans so long as I work in a low income school. To receive the largest possible amount, I must do this for 5 years in a row. After hearing some of the teachers talk in the staff room lately, I found out that my current school has never been qualified as low income. I was disappointed and starting to plan a new loan payoff system. However, today I found out that this school year is the first one that will qualify my school as low income. Yay for me! I'm not sure what I've done that deserves such blessings, but I am very appreciative of them all. I do have many.