Saturday, February 16, 2013

23 weeks

How far along?: 23 weeks 2 days
How big is baby?: more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, about as much as a mango
Weight gain?: +1.4 lbs since last week as of Wednesday
 Stretch marks?: Same.
Maternity clothes?: Yep!
Sleep?: Pretty good, but I keep finding myself waking up on my back, I am supposed to be laying on my left side for the most part now.
Best moment this week?: Hearing baby girl's heartbeat again at the dr. on Wednesday.
Food cravings?: This week I have been wanting fish tacos. And ice cream, but not at the same time.
Gender?: Girl!
Movement?: Yup!
Belly button?: Squished.
What I miss?: On Friday evening I really wished I could have a drink with Paul, Levi skipped his nap so it was a long afternoon..
Labor signs?: None.
What I'm looking forward to?: My mom and dad visiting tonight, and starting next week as 'officially' being a stay at home mom since I'm done at work (for good) now.
Milestone? Feeling stronger kicks from the outside now.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Levi at 22 months

I haven't done any sort of update on all of the new things Levi has been learning and doing lately, so even though I'll probably do another one after he is two, I wanted to get as many of those little things down on here before I forget them.

He is very strong-willed and stubborn. He knows what he wants, and doesn't forget anything. He doesn't miss much.

He is saying a ton of words. He'll pretty much copy anything you say, or try to say it. He's putting words together now, with a little pause in between them. I might try and do another video sometime soon.

His favorite words are no and mine. Surprise, right? Lately he has been saying 'mine turn', or he'll add a few extra 'turns' on there like 'mine turn turn turn'. He does that with other words too, he'll repeat it a few times. Only words that have one syllable though usually.

He likes to wash his hands with 'doap'. He would stand and play under the running faucet for hours if I let him, yet he hasn't been fond of baths again lately. The last few weeks he has not wanted to take baths, specifically when it comes to washing him and washing his hair. I'm trying to get him to understand that if he sits still while I rinse his hair he won't get any water on his face, but it's not clicking yet. He loves the shower when Paul or I are in it, but does NOT want to take one. When I take a shower in the mornings, he has to have all of his clothes and diaper off too, then he'll get in and out at the end of the shower. He'll stick his foot or hand out under the water but he won't go completely under it. If he's feeling brave he'll stick his head under a little and get his hair wet, but only on the very edge where it's mostly just the mist from the shower head. I just think it's funny.

He likes to run around without his pants on, or a shirt, but I guess that is any little kid! :)

His favorite foods are hotdogs, mac and cheese (noonles), cottage cheese, most fruit, Gerber cereal bars, yogurt, Schwan's mini pancakes. He also loves sausage, pepperoni, ham, and will usually eat hamburger. Lately he's been into having cereal with milk, probably because that's usually what I have for breakfast, so he wants it too. He loves Frosted Mini Wheats with the fruit in the middle, and he likes Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, and Grape Nuts too. Paul had a piece of toast the other morning, so now he has had to have toast with jelly all the time too. Still not keen on veggies, although he will eat lettuce with 'dippee' aka the Dorothy Lynch dressing that Paul likes on his salads. If I have veggies with dip, he usually will just want a piece of broccoli and keep dipping and sucking it off of the same piece, but the other day he saw the bag of broccoli in the fridge and wanted the 'brock' and 'dippee', so I let him have some since I didn't want to discourage the fact that he was choosing to eat a vegetable for a snack, even if I knew he wouldn't actually eat it. Well, I could hardly believe my eyes when he actually took a tiny little bite off the broccoli floret and DIDN'T SPIT IT OUT! I just watched to see what he did, and he ended up eating the WHOLE piece of broccoli! He ate another piece too! Heaven only knows if this will be a normal occurance from here on out, but I was proud of him for trying it!

The few times he has been able to go on a snowmobile ride with Paul this winter, he has loved it. As in, not wanting to get off, throw a fit when he has to come in the house, kind of loved it. I'm thinking we are going to have a sled head on our hands as he gets older! Which I'm sure Paul will hate... :)

He has this fascination with being on the counter and just looking in the cabinets, and messing with his cups and things. Usually I'll lift him up there to pick out a snack he wants or let him pick his juice cup, and then he will just doidle and get mad when I put him down. Stinker.

He's very dramatic. When he's happy, he's fun and goofy and all around in a good mood. But when he doesn't get something he wants, or if he gets in trouble, boy can he throw a fit. The lip comes out, and the tears come...he knows how to work it. All of which can happen in a millisecond.

He knows his colors pretty well for the most part. His favorite color, and the one he knows the best, is blue (boo). The other ones that he knows really good are yellow (hello), green (geen), purple (puhple) and orange. He knows pink and red, but not as well as the others. He insists that red is purple. I will ask what color something red is and he'll say purple, so I tell him 'It's red, can you say red?' and he tells me 'No! Pupple.' If I ask him to give me something that is a certain color, he does very good that way. He also likes everything to match now. Mostly when it comes to the plastic plates, bowls and spoons that he uses. If he has his lunch or snack in a green plate or bowl, he needs to have a green spoon too.

He's started saying 'mommy' and 'da-ee' instead of 'mama' and 'dada'.

I can't think of anything else at the moment. He's quite the kid and we love him so much!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Project Life Cover Page

I am finally getting around to starting my Project Life album. I've been taking pictures and making notes since the beginning of the year so when I had time and the right supplies I could start. I got my pictures printed and put together the cover page last week. I have week 1 and most of week 2 finished at this point too, but have not taken pictures of those. It's tough getting decent pictures in those page protectors. Here is how my cover page turned out! I'm really happy with it!

I'm glad I decided to have the pictures printed in black and white, it gave me more options for deciding colors. It already takes me way too long to pick out what patterned papers to use anyway!

I am loving the new wood veneer chips I got from Freckled Fawn! Everything on their site is super adorable and I want one of everything! So. Cute. The 'S' flair badge is from Ormolu, another shop that is full of cuteness.

There are so many fun, new products that are popping up lately, and a lot of things in my own stash that I don't use much. I might have to go through and purge some more one day! My favorite things to hoard are letter stickers, label stickers, and patterned paper. I seem to have acquired plenty of rolls of washi tape too lately! :) 

Friday, February 8, 2013

22 weeks

How far along?: 22 weeks 1 day
How big is baby?: Weighs almost 1 pound and about 11 inches long.
Weight gain?: +2 lbs since last week, so around 12 lbs total. It feels like a lot more than that.
Stretch marks?: Same.
Maternity clothes?: Yep!
Sleep?: Not great this week, but not because of being preggo. Levi has been up a lot at night and up early in the mornings for some reason lately.
Best moment this week?: Listening to Levi say 'Baby [pause] seeter.' He always pauses in the middle when he says two words together yet.
Food cravings?: Nothing particular. Right now I want Peachy-O's.
Gender?: Girl!
Movement?: Oh yeah, lots!
Belly button?: Squished.
What I miss?: Nothing comes to mind..
Labor signs?: None.
What I'm looking forward to?: Doctor appointment on Wednesday for Levi and I. I love hearing baby girl's heartbeat, and I hope we can get something for the dry skin Levi has had lately.
Milestone? I don't think so.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Random thoughts + Pics

Just a few random thoughts followed by an overload of pictures, since I apparently can't keep on top of that. Or I just take too many. Anyway..

• Why do people feel the need to move to the right, into the bypass lane, before making a left turn? Really? Kind of defeats the purpose of a bypass lane if I can't fit around you to bypass. So annoying!

• Latest trend in Instagram? Selling clothing. I recently came across a couple ladies selling some baby girl clothes. Yeah. Not good for my non-existent will power. A few of the things I got...

Cuteness, right?! Love, love those little Pumas!!

• Speaking of cute little girly clothes, I also bought few things on clearance this weekend when we stopped at Target and Runnings. I have a weakness for the adorable little Carhartt and western things in Runnings so I was excited when I saw they had some clearance racks! And the day I can't find anything freaking adorable that I can't live without at Target will be, well, never. :)

• Levi has been saying and doing some funny things lately. That is, when he's not being a little stinker. Good grief, that kid is a handful. He is happy, smiley, goofy one minute, then BAM he's mad about something. It has been interesting around here lately. I am hoping to do a little update post about some of the things Levi has been up to soon.

• I had a whole list of things in my head that I was going to write here, but can I think of any of those things now? Not so much. I will think of everything an hour after I post this.

And now here are the pictures::

Every time we go downstairs, Levi wants to wear Paul's cowboy hat. The afternoon I took these, he decided to put the horse and cow from his Little People barn into a fence that came with a little set that Paul bought him earlier in the week. He was snacking on some yogurt covered raisins, and was 'feeding' them to the animals too. My little farmboy already!
These are from this past Saturday when we went bowling with my family for our January birthdays get-together.
Going for a short ride on the 4-wheeler with daddy. They wouldn't look at me at the same time, goof balls. Every one I have of Paul looking at the camera, Levi was looking somewhere else, and vice versa. Oh well, still cute.
 This is how he likes to have his tent set up a lot of the time. We pull off the couch cushions and he has a nice platform to put it on.
 I made Levi some play-dough the other morning and he had fun with it. He liked sticking all his spoons and straws into it.
 That same evening I made him some bathtub paint to try out in his bath that night. Can you tell I was browsing my Pinterest boards that day? Haha. They got a little runny, so if I do it again I'll make it thicker so it sticks better to the tub. He thought it was more fun to dump it into the water. Obviously I had to run some new water before I actually cleaned him off! :)

Well that got quite long! I'll be back tomorrow or Friday (hopefully) with my 22 week pregnancy update :)