Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Photo Challenge: Day 18

Day 18: Stockings

Although I would have preferred embroidered stockings, I made it work by making my own name tags for them. Maybe eventually once we are done adding to our family I'll splurge and get nice matching embroidered ones for all of us.



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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Photo Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: Outside Christmas Lights

We, unfortunately, really don't have much up outside. I did add a garland around our door this year and we put our smaller tree up on the landing so you can see it through the window. So I'm hoping to just slowly add a new item each year. I actually already have a project that Andrew has agreed to make for next year. So I'm excited for that!



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2 Years



At 2 years, Sophia...

... weighed 24.4 lbs at her appointment yesterday. That's less than her last visit, but I think it's due to her being sick all last week and really not eating much at all. Her doctor didn't say anything it though.

... is 33.5" long.

... is wearing size 2T clothes, size 4 diapers, and size 6-6.5 shoes.

... is still not a great sleeper. On a good week she'll sleep through the night a couple nights a week. Bad nights she's still up 2-3 times through the night. She falls asleep pretty easily, but is such an early bird. Always up by 6, but some days as early as 5 or even a little earlier. She takes one nap right after lunch, averaging 1.5-2 hours.

... finally has her last 4 teeth coming in, other than the 2 year molars.

... is still a very picky eater.

... is really picking up a lot of new words. She's even started putting together some three word sentences.

... absolutely loves to read. We read multiple books throughout the day together and then she will also sit and "read" by herself.


... also loves to color (and can identify all colors). I love that she's starting to enjoy doing arts and crafts projects with me. Of course I still have to help her through them quite a bit, but it's so much fun!


... has become a bit of a TV addict. Her favorite shows right now are Doozers (on Hulu), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger and Cat in the Hat. She can get a little grumpy when I tell her she's reached her daily limit.


... is such a little mommy. She loves playing with her babies and cooking in her little kitchen. I think she's going to love the next couple weeks since I know she's getting a bunch of gifts for both her babies and kitchen.

... now loves to play tag and hide and seek. It took her awhile to figure out how to go look or stay in her spot, but she's finally got it. And she's starting to learn to count, but mostly just kind of repeats random numbers. She's getting there, though!

... also loves her gymnastics class. She has learned so much since she started in August. Unfortunately for her, yesterday was her last class for a little while since her brother will be arriving during the next session. Hoping to be feeling up to getting back for session 4.

Monday, December 15, 2014

32 weeks

Week 32:  By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (the size of a squash) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

The bump:



How far along?  32 weeks
Symptoms:  I've officially reached the oh so uncomfortable, skin stretched so tight it hurts, tailbone pain when I walk, baby movements hurt, ready to not be pregnant anymore phase. They're worth it, though.
Gender: 
Boy
Maternity clothes? 
Yep
Stretch marks?  Still no signs of any
Belly Button in or out? 
Out...
Sleep: 
Seeing as we had the stomach bug in our house all week, it was not a good sleep week at all.
Movement: 
He's still moving a lot and dang some of them are getting painful! They make me jump sometimes.
Labor Signs:  No
Food cravings: 
Getting excited for Christmas cookies!
What I miss: 
Feeling normal
What I am looking forward to: 
Christmas!
Best moment from last week: Getting our maternity pictures back. I love them!

December Photo Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: Favorite Holiday Song

Image found here.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Photo Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: Christmas Tree

Growing up we always had a real tree and made a special day of going out and cutting one down. Andrew, however, refuses to have a real one because of fire hazard. Bah humbug! It took me awhile, but I guess I'm ok with it now. Well, once we got our nice, much fuller one for our new house last year. I think it looks nice!

(I decided it was missing something and added ribbon to it after the pic on the left was taken. Looks even better now!)


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