Showing posts from April, 2014

Finally got pic to upload

My 16 week bump pic and some other fun ones from the past week!

Next doctor appt. in 3 days :)

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks 2 day
Total weight gain/loss: 3 - 5 lbs
Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes. Also just bought 2 new bathing suits for summer and two pairs of maternity shorts. (scary)
Sleep: Sleep isn't too bad if Emma sleeps well. I'm sure all you mommies and daddies can understand that. I haven't been waking up to specifically pee lately, but if I wake up for any reason or stand up, I MUST PEE!
Best moment this week: At this time with the last baby we were getting ready to go to riviera maya!  This time around I could use another vaca!
Movement: I can feel the little bubble moving around in there every now and again.  I'm excited for outside belly movements, but I know I'll be rethinking that as I get jabbed in the ribs in a few months.
Food cravings: I wish!  Nothing sounds good most days.
Labor Signs: nope.
Belly Button in or out: innie.
What I miss: Wine to help me relax after a stressful day!
What I am looking forward to: Feeling baby move on the outsi…

15 Weeks and 4 Days

How far along: 15 weeks 4 days Total weight gain/loss: 2 - 5 lbs. Don't really think I've gained anything since my last appt, but popping out! Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity clothes  Sleep: Sleep is good, just wake up around 2-3am every morning to pee and hear emma rustling around.  Best moment this week: Emma's 1st Birthday of Course! Movement: not yet, but I hear you can feel it earlier the second time around, so hoping for an early kick or two soon! Food cravings: Haven't been having too many, however last night I got Lebanese Taverna and I ate more than I've eaten for dinner in the last 3 nights combined!  IT"S SO GOOD!!!!  Tried to get Emma to try something, but she simply picks it up and slyly moves her arm over and drops it on the floor like no one can see. Labor Signs: nope. Belly Button in or out: innie. What I miss: Wine and Beer.  We went for a walk outside in the shopping center this weekend and people were just sitting around drinking outside and it …

Emma's 12 Month (ONE YEAR!) Update

Height/Weight: Emma weighs 21 lbs 10 oz about lbs and is about 30.5 inches in height. She's in the 90th percentile for her age :) 
Routine: Her daily routine during the week consists of waking up around 6am, having a bottle (we just switched to whole milk which seems to be going quite well), then it's off to daycare.  She loves her daycare friends and playing all day. 
Sleeping: Emma is sleeping through the night, but sometimes does wake up earlier than we'd like, around 5am.  She goes down around 7 - 730pm every night, although her first round of ice cream kept her up until about 845 when the sugar rush finally wore off.  In terms of naps, on an ideal day she will go down from about 9 - 1130am and 2 - 330pm.  
Eating: Emma is eating all kinds of foods these days, although some days she doesn't like something that she loved the day before.  She love spaghetti, grilled cheese and muffins the most.  She loves cheese and every fruit, but has started to push veggies away.  Sh…

Emma's 1st BIRTHDAY

Emma had her birthday party at school on Friday.  It was so cute and perfect.  I've never seen a baby go after a blueberry muffin so ferociously, but Emma certainly got us excited for how she would react to icing and cake on Saturday.

Saturday was nothing but rainbows and smiles all around!  We decorated the house with multi-colored EVERYTHING and the cake event was nothing but spectacular! All in all the day was perfect.  Family all around and it seemed like everyone had a great time.  it was also 75 and sunny, so that always helps.

Dear Emma.....

Dear Emma,

My dear Emma Jean.  Throughout my life I've know fear, love, heartache, anger, joy and every other emotion. Since you have come into my life I know now that those feelings of emotion were but a fraction of what I could really feel.

The day you were born was a blur and the most clear day of my life at the same time. The fear I felt as they rolled me into that operating room was the most intense fear I had ever felt for many reasons, but mostly because I was worried for you, my little love bug. Not being in control is not one of momma's strong suits.  But after the amazing doctor's did their job, you were lifted into the air for me to see you in all your grossiness glory :)  It seemed like forever and a day for them to clean you up and wrap you tight but in an instant you were placed on my chest and I got to touch you for the first time.  Talk about feeling love and joy at the same time.  My perfect little angel was everything I imagined and more.

Your daddy and…