1. First and foremost tomorrow we have our level two ultrasound with Yale for Baby2. It is just a precaution to make sure this baby doesn't have dilated ventricles like Logan had. BUT we also will find out what this baby is!! Flashback:I remember telling Kevin about an article I read in a pregnancy magazine, when we so super excited to find out if Logan was a boy or a girl, that the intention of this appointment is to make sure everything is growing and ok with the baby. That there is a possibility of finding out that something was wrong. It certainly didn't stop our excitment back then and it was barely even a fleeting thought. Then we had our appointment and our world was kinda flipped upside down.Moral of the story: We are really excited to find out boy or girl but we are mostly anxious to hear "Your baby boy/girl looks great, everything is as it should be".
2. This doesn't mean Kevin & I haven't had our personal debates on what this baby is. Kevin has thought boy from the begining. I have thought girl from the begining. However, in the last 2 weeks I've switched back to thinking boy for two reasons: ONE: This pregnancy, so far, is exactly the same as with Logan. TWO: I've always had a sneaking suspicion that I would be blessed with a house full of boys. But to keep it fun and competitive I'll say girl, Kevin says boy. Final answer. ohh Logan & Dylan both say boy. I'm outnumbered. Is that a sign that I will always be outnumbered?
3. Next up - tomorrow we plan to packup and leave for our National Lampoons Christmas Vacation in WV. Originally we planned leave right after our ultrasound appointment - until Kevin saw an article that listed Thursday December 23rd one of the worst days for travel this year. Sooooo now we plan to leave in the wee hours of Christmas eve morning and drive through the night. There will be plenty of willing and helping hands at the 'rents house to entertain Logan while we sneak off for a nap, right?
Bonus for the trip: I see another 2, possibly 3 teeth making their debut :o
Logan doing his "Whats a girl? It's definitely a boy" pose.
We decided to have a small family Christmas here before we went to the big family Christmas in WV next week - partly because it seemed just silly to pack up the few bulky presents we got Logan just so he could open them and then tote them back. Logan got 3 presents and was absolutely wiped out afterwards. And even though Kevin & I agreed that all our home improvements we've been doing were Christmas presents enough for each other - There ended up being a GPS under the tree for me & some clothing essentials under the tree for Kevin. Santa must have known what was needed :)
After Logans big nap we bundled up for a hike up Mount Misery in Pachuag State Park. I managed to carry both our babies up the mountain but didn't quite trust my footing coming down and passed one baby off to Kevin.
Kevin's office is having a Christmas party/dinner at a restaurant in Mystic and our friends in Westerly have so awesomely agreed to watch Logan for us. This is our first time leaving Logan with a "babysitter" (someone other than family). And it's only our 2nd time out to eat without the baby in almost 11months :o I think we waited the right amount of time because I am not nervous, I have no apprehensions about leaving Logan - my only wish is that I could have a cocktail :/ eh.
Logan was running low on the babyfood I made for him just before Thanksgiving and while he is now able to eat a few more "adult" foods I like to make sure he gets his veggies and/or I like to make sure we have some backup food for those nights Kevin & I eat non-baby friendly food.
And as if she knew Logan needed more food, Joanne (Kevin's mom) sent me a packet of babyfood recipe ideas just yesterday. SOooooo, inspired and low on babyfood we went to Wally-World to get supplies. 2hrs later we are stocked up once again :)
I'm happy I've stayed motivated to continue to make his food & in my head I feel like it will be a smoother transition to the real thing when the time comes. Anywhoo - I hope I can do the same for baby2 so I decided to add some of the recipes to the other blog that we have Beans, Wine & Chocolate so that when the time comes and I'm wondering what on earth did we feed Logan I'll have some ideas :) I've labeled them all Babyfood - in case anyone else is making food for their babes.
Most mornings after I get Logan out of his crib at 7 we both plop on the couch - he gets his bottle & I get my coffee and I watch the news for 30mins before breakfast. Today I put on Clifford the Big Red Dog - and for the first time I thought he was actually watching it :o Neither Kevin or I want Logan to watch a ton of TV and would like to save it for occasions but I figure for the 30mins we watch TV in the morning - Clifford the Big Red Dog is probably better for him to watch than the news.
AND we think he's been trying to say doggy - and more than a couple times when Clifford or his friends popped onto the screen he said doggy :) He also laughed when Clifford fell into the water - I always knew he would have a good sense of humor :)
Looks like the start of a Stephen King movie to me
This is what our yard looked like this afternoon. Thousands of blackbirds, thousands - doing what they do best and being ugly & loud. I choose not to believe the myth that black birds are a bad omen. Instead I'd rather think it means something wonderful like an early spring :)
Our morning was going just as usual - Logan had just finished his bottle & I picked him up like I always do, sat him on my lap and patted his back for a burp. He was being the little squirm'er he is nowadays and so I stood him on my lap and we were laughing and playing. Thats when it happened.....Logan threw himself backwards & I just wasn't prepared. He flung himself all the way out of my arms landing the side of his head on the edge of my coffee mug and then landed on the coffee table. The cry started faster and harder than I've ever heard - he sucked his thumb sooo hard, he blew snot bubbles, he farted & he gasped for air cry. mrrrrr. I scooped him up & cuddle him while I jogged into the kitchen for an ice pack. Meanwhile - Dylan had come barrelling down the stairs so fast I think he skipped the last 4 stairs...he immediately started licking Logans face & didn't leave his side until we all got up from the floor.
The wound in the picture doesn't look too bad but it hurts my heart to know how it got there...which makes it look worse too.
My bump is in the form of a diagonal line above my right eye & if you can't see it then look at all my teeth :)
The silver lining of all of this is Dylan made me proud :) He's never had such a reaction to Logan...then again nothing like this has ever happened to Logan before. There was definitely something different in his cry & Dylan sensed it and came to the rescue.
He naps now & appears to have forgotten our little episode this morning. Time to tend to the coffee that was splatter all over the living room.
I might be biased but I think this is one of the best Santa pictures I've ever seen.
We went over the weekend and I can't stop looking at the picture. I love it. He was so happy on Santas lap...he grabbed at his beard, talked to him and kept turning and smiling. Santa told him it looked like he had been a good boy this year so he would bring him something that made a lot of noise and had bright lights ....exactly what was on his list!!!
We went to the doctor this morning - got to hear the heartbeat...nice to know everything in there is still alive & kickin with a strong heartbeat :) We kinda thought we would have an ultrasound and then maybe have a sneak peak at whether this is a little boy baby or a little girl baby - but no such luck :/ December 23rd is the date - a nice little Christmas present :)
I'm still on board with thinking this baby is a girl. We even have a girl name picked out :o Kevin thinks it's another boy. Again, we'll both be happy with either but I seriously might be a little deflated if it's a boy...only cause I keep having dreams it's a girl, the name came to us & it's perfect....everything is lining up. On the other hand - a brother for Logan would be awesome & I would finally be able to get those bunkbeds I've always wanted :p
What else?! For all the haters out there anxiously awaiting my blow up into a fat elephant stage - I have gained weight ...just about 5lbs. Everything else is normal business as usual just trying to concentrate on being a good Mommy & Wife, which makes the days & weeks go by fast :)
Yesterday I asked Kevin which he thought was more weird, that in 5 months
I swear Logans appetite is growing by the day. Just last night he ate a small bowl of spaghetti, 4oz of veggies (butternut squash & peas) and an entire applesauce container :o AND I think he would have kept eating but Mommy said that dinner was all done. His daily food intake consists of 3 6oz bottles (7am, 11:30ish, 3:30ish), one 4oz bottle before bed along with a breakfast of oatmeal mixed with fruit and a piece of toast with either jelly or cream cheese spread on it. Lunch is usually baby yogurt or some cottage cheese, ritz crackers (his fav) and maybe a taste of what I'm eating. At dinner we've been trying to let him have a small amount of whatever we have but most of the time we'll still heat up some mushed up veggies for him.