Thursday, February 25, 2010
Anyway, it was good to see him again. We saw his head/profile mostly and saw that he was sucking. Also verified that it IS a boy! Good to be sure...
Let the waiting begin! (well, continue, I guess...)
Thank you RACHEL, STACEY, TRACIE, ANGELA, MELISSA, and JOY for a fabulous shower! Love you all! (and yes, I wore jeans to my own shower. I am soooo at the point where I feel like nothing fits and well, that's what I wore)
Rachel did a tremendous job with the cake. It was perfect!!! (Although I have to say...cracked me up when we started eating the petafores (sp?) and after the first four were gone it left 'Arson Lamp')
Stacey made a wonderful diaper cake:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
D day is coming soon!!!
Went for my weekly check up this afternoon. I asked her if she could tell what position he was in because it felt like he was transverse. She said just by looking at my belly, and the fact that I am suddenly measuring small when I've been fine up until now, suggest that he probably is transverse. She ordered an ultrasound for the morning to find out for sure, as well as get Eli's measurements.
After talking to my personal nurse (Rachel), she helped me realize what that could mean - a C-section! If Eli doesn't turn in the next week and a half, we could be looking at that possiblity! Honestly, I think I'm okay with that. I know the recovery from a C-section is hard, but without getting into details that no one wants to know, I had a hard enough recovery with Ethan, so I think I'd rather this kind of recovery than the other. Enough said.
So, we get another peek at Eli at 7:30 tomorrow morning. Can't wait to see him again and see how he's measuring.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Weight: 33 pounds - 95th percentile (Holy moly! He's a Lamp!)
Height: 35 3/4 inches -85th percentile (or is he a Willis??)
He also had another ear infection. I lost count a long time ago but we've got to be getting close to a dozen. Might need to ask about tubes next time.
But he's happy and healthy!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Okay, the pictures are in backwards order and I don't feel like fixing it... sorry! Pretend it's that Seinfeld episode where everything happened backwards.
We got Ethan a real bike - he's kind of outgrown his tricycles and we figured by summer he'll fit on a big boy bike, but we were wrong! He's still about 3 inches too short, but hopefully he'll grow fast. He really liked it, though!
Party at Lin's Garden:
Our best attempt at a group picture of all the kids. Don't know why Ethan is crying - he just randomly started screaming for a few seconds, then he was fine.
Okay, backwards all the way to morning. We had kept the Grubblets over night, so they got to join in on the birthday fun.
Friday, February 12, 2010
You'd think we let Ethan watch Elmo all day every day with the frequency that he talks and sings about Elmo. I promise we don't! In fact, I can't even think of the last time he's gotten to watch Elmo - at least a couple of weeks.
But, nonetheless, he's obsessed!
I think he'll flip out when he sees his birthday cake on Sunday has ELMO on it!!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It's not a true double stoller. The younger child sits in the front, either in the stroller or in the car seat. The older child has the option of standing or sitting in the back. We figure it'd be perfect for things like the zoo, or softball games, where Ethan won't really want to be permanently stuck in the stroller, but can get in and out for more freedom.
Ethan modeling how to stand in the back: (Doggy is modeling Eli's spot)
Ethan taking care of the 'baby': (it only slightly bothers me that the old car seat doesn't match the new stroller, but that will only matter for the first few months, until Eli's old enough to ride without the car seat)
Ethan modeling Eli's spot:
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Ethan had a cute little onesie that said 'Mommy's Little Valentine' that I ended up framing and putting in his room. So it's been my mission to find something similar for Eli. Found it today! Isn't it so stinkin' cute???
Friday, February 5, 2010
If you have a toddler, or even are ever around a toddler, you will laugh HYSTERICALLY at this. (well, I did, at least)
Okay, if you don't get it...
The theme song to Elmo is "la la la la, la la la la, Elmo's World." Sooooo...that's Ethan's impression of it, I guess.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Okay, just for the record, here I am, ENORMOUS with Ethan two years ago. Holy cow. Literally.
Monday, February 1, 2010
We got 6-8 inches of snow over the weekend, but with Ethan still fighting a cough and runny nose, his mean mommy wouldn't let him play in it. Next best thing? Eating snow in the warm, cozy house. Ethan ate 3 bowls of it! Then we made snow cream and he ate a little of that, too.
I've started making a To Do List of all the things we need to do before Eli gets here, and one of those was raising up the crib, so Ethan and Lonnie tackled that project on Sunday:
Once I looked at that picture, it reminded me of this picture: