Daniel was drawing with chalk last night and drew the circle and said it was a head. I said “oh are you drawing a person, where are the arms?” So he drew the arms and then the legs with me just prompting “where are his legs.” He drew the mouth (hard to see cuz his circle was a little messy) and then the eyes on his own as well.
Still not much to report these days. Baby has been kicking up a storm lately. Not quite to the extent where Jeff could feel it but it’s only a matter of time now. Went and picked up a pile of maternity clothing last night for super cheap so that was pretty awesome.
Telling “puppy Gibson” what happens when you eat, in a high pitched voice.
“Me put goldfish in my mouth and eat them. They go down my neck and into my tummy. Then me has to pee.”
“My bug multiplies and you can’t kill them all. There too many.”
Julie was telling the boys to stop moving the bubble solution and Daniel says, “us apologize.”
Julie, “Daniel stop licking your hand.”
Daniel, “Me cleaning my tongue.”
“Baby genius going to cry if me loud in church.”
“Mom’s gonna take me to the car show. Me gonna see fancy cars. They painted with paint brushes.”
Daniel, “After me poop me can have hot chocolate.”
Julie, “Okay, do you need to poop?”
Daniel, “No, me not a bird. Birds don’t eat food only people eat food.”
Molly from the bubble guppies, “Do you want to go for a ride with us?”
Daniel, “No thanks.”
“My penis started peeing in my underpants.”
They were playing and Julie was supposed to pretend to sleep and when she did Daniel whispered, “Now is our chance (something unintelligible), let’s turn off the light.” Then they left the room.
Julie said if Daniel would sing ‘Let It Go’ he could stay up, “No me only sing about bugs.”
Julie, “What do goats say?”
Daniel, “Other Joe.”
“Dinosaurs don’t use the potty.”
Julie told Daniel he has to wear clothes at nap and he said he wanted to “wear a hot dog dancer.”
“Gibson, me ate a bunch of chicken then one more. Now me starting to grow big like my dad and mom!”
“Shh Julie, a baby is sleeping in my belly.”
“A baby is waking up in my belly.”
“Be puppy is my favorite thing pretend to do.”
“Me want to wear little pants not big pants.” I guess that means underpants not long pants.
Daniel was pretending to be a monster and was talking on the phone to mommy monster who is working with Jake from State Farm. All of this said in a monster voice.
Daniel, “Julie me want you to do something with me.”
Julie, “What should we do?”
Daniel, “How about go wake up Gibson?”
Pointing to the ‘m’ on Julie’s shirt, “That ‘m’ it make marshmallows, me like marshmallows they yummy.”
“Remember at my school we went to the city.”
Julie was doing laundry and she saw Daniel run into the corner. She asked him why he was there and he said, “me threw block down stairs.”
While standing on top of the top of a kettle, “Julie help me, this thing is stuck.”
Daniel, “Why this called a boat?”
Gibson, “Because it is a boat.”
No news is good news, right? Nothing much happened last week therefore no post. But that means this pregnancy is going as easy as the first one give or take a few bumps in the road.
But this week was our 20 week ultrasound appointment. The difference between last time and this time, is that our actual doctor did the ultrasound instead of a tech. And he did a much better job explaining what was going on in the photo. And he was fast, it took the US tech the first go round forever to measure Daniel’s thighs (we had to stay turned away so we didn’t find out the sex).
So looks like a healthy baby so far. Got 5 fingers on each hand and all that good stuff. Despite the creepy factor, the dr did take a couple 3D images of the face. I think it kind of looks like Daniel. Daniel thinks it looks like mud, and Jeff is just weirded out and can’t see anything in the picture ;)
I *think* I’m starting to feel baby moving around a bit. It’s few and far between but it seems to be at least once a day the past few days. So I would guess that it’s just going to keep getting stronger in the next few days.
Too good to not have it’s own post.
Daniel wanted to bring a banana to Julie’s today. In the car on the way there he’s talking on his banana phone, telling whoever is on the other side that “mom was driving” blah blah etc. So I ask him, “who are you talking to on your phone?” And with a straight face (he is only 2 after all) he says,
“It’s Jake, from State Farm.”
Been slacking a little on updates just because there isn’t much happening these days. Still no real movement that I can tell. But it is getting harder to lay on my back, it feels kind of like someone put a bowling ball on my stomach. And I’m not sleeping the greatest, lots of tossing and turning, though Jeff would say I’m sleeping just fine and snoring to boot.
I had to bust out the maternity jeans the other day because my regular jeans that still fit were dirty. Sadly the maternity jeans are a little tight but maybe we can combat that now that the weather is shaping up and I can do something other than sit inside on my rear.
So 2 more weeks to wait for our 20 week ultrasound where we can see how the baby is doing and make sure everything looks a-okay.
“Me don’t want to go outside. Me don’t want to put on clothes. Me just want to be naked.”
“After me pee me going to run away from you naked. Then me sit down naked.”
Daniel was saying that if he touches his nose he will turn into a robot. Then he was talking about all the things robots do. Julie pushed his nose and he said, “me not robot, me just Daniel Ferguson.”
“At my school me play with ropes. Me ask my teacher if me can play ropes and she says yes for a little bit.”
As Julie was bringing Daniel home for the day, “Remember mom used to drive down my street now you drive down my street.”
“Aedric is going to find a dress for me and mom.”
Julie, “Put your gloves on and you can have your fruit snacks back.”
Daniel, “THEY ARE NOT FRUIT SNACKS!”
Julie, “Okay, what are they?”
Daniel, politely, “They are monkey fruit snacks.”
Daniel, “hmm that guy is doing that think.”
Julie, “what is it?”
Daniel, “a walrus.”
Julie, “No, it’s a bunny.”
Daniel, “Oh, yeah, a bunny.”
Julie, “Do you want to go outside?”
Daniel, “No, we can’t go out the sun is out. You can’t go out when the sun is out.”
Daniel, “Me want candy.”
Daniel, “Fine, me won’t eat anything.”
Julie asked Daniel if he wanted an orange for lunch.
Daniel, “Yeah me like orange cheese balls.”
Daniel wanted to bring a book home and Julie told him he had to ask mom.
“Me say, ‘mommy can me bring this home?’”
“Then mommy say (in a higher voice) ‘yes for a little bit’.”
“That what going to happen when mommy get here.”
“Strawberries are not good for anyone.”
“Cars are yummy for me.”
Julie, “Daniel did you spit?”
Daniel, “No, nothing camed out of my mouth.”
After our open house at the preschool.
“Mom and dad took me to school and it was so so so so fun for me!”
Daniel wanted cheese balls for breakfast and Julie told him no. He kept asking why so she told him the cat, Zoe, said no. He pointed to the other cat, Leroy, and said “that cat say yes.”
Daniel wanted to bring his gun to drop Gibson off at school. Julie said there was a sign that said no guns at school, Daniel said, “there new sign that say yes.”
Julie asked Daniel if he wanted to snuggle, “No, me scared of snuggling.”
Julie, “Daniel, only use words you know, stop making them up.”
Daniel, “on it!”
“Me like to sit on snow.”
Gibson brought treat bags to school for his birthday and there were extra so Julie asked Daniel if he wanted a treat from Gibson’s school and he said, “yes, me like germs.”
“Stop, that is not safe.”
“Stop saying the words you know.”
Julie, “why do you boys make such big messes?”
Gibson, “cuz we like messes.”
Daniel, “yeah messes fun.”
Eleanor was being mean to Julie and Daniel said, “Julie, stop doing things to my sister.”
The boys were sitting on kettles from the kitchen. According to Daniel, “it’s important.”
Daniel, “Me going to cut your hair. Steady, steady, steady, steady.”
Gibson, “Grapes look like special balls.”
Daniel, “yep but they not balls.”
I skipped 15 weeks mostly because there wasn’t much to say. Everything is just going along as it should as far as I am aware. Of course I’d love to sleep more but I don’t think that has much to do with pregnancy. Sometime last week I wouldn’t say I “popped” but it did start becoming evident that my stomach was probably baby and not actually my dinner. Luckily this last pair of jeans I had purchased is super stretchy and low rise enough that I can still wear them and keep them buttoned up. Maybe I’m carrying high and the old wives would say that baby is a girl?
So today we had our 16 week appointment with the OB. First time we’ve met with the actual doctor and I think it went well. I remembered my list of questions and got them all answered. Looks like I’m approved for a water birth. TENs unit is okay to use and he said no problem for starting up running again (should I get some weird bee in my bonnet this spring). He mentioned going 42 weeks is pretty common. He’s not too concerned with my previous higher BP in the 3rd trimester and unless it’s some sort of pre-eclampsia thing we could still wait for labor to start on its own. Got my blood drawn for the quad-screen and we should hear back about that in a few days. And he measured the baby’s heart rate in the 160s (and the baby kicked at the doppler – seems like babies do not appreciate having their homes invaded with various “waves”).
Another week gone by and not much to report. No news is good news I suppose? Kind of disappointing that I don’t have much to write. But I suppose that will be soon to come.
So I think this is officially second trimester. With Daniel I went to the doctor at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. But this time is 10 weeks and 16 weeks and this in between time is so difficult. My nausea is gone but the baby is too small to actually feel. So I’m in limbo until we have our second appointment. I’m sure I’ll regret it in the future, but come on baby, let’s get the kicking going so I know you’re still hanging out in there.
The 11th week was pretty uneventful. I think I can safely say the nausea is gone. I’m still fairly tired but it’s hard to tell if that’s just the usual status quo or due to being pregnant. I *might* have felt the baby do a little flip today. It was low enough (unlike my other imaginary feelings) and was different than the usual gas bubbles. It was more of a flip feeling. Still pretty darn early for that sort of thing but they say the second one you might be able to tell sooner. Plus if the placenta isn’t anterior this time I should feel stuff earlier. I’d say we’re in the limbo phase. Most symptoms are gone and I can’t feel the baby regularly yet so it’s a little nerve racking. We don’t have another doctor’s appointment until 16 weeks. Hurry up and wait.