Sunday, May 27, 2012

Teapot2- 12 weeks

On Friday, I was 12 weeks pregnant. So close to the 2nd trimester! This past week I have been sick with a virus that my sweet baby girl gave to me. We are both better now! 
Baby is now the size of a plum! 

Only 27.5 weeks to go... also we will find out in less than 6 weeks if Baby T2 is a boy or girl! woohoo! and then we can start planning a nursery and start painting the purple room! (I hate the purple room and am very excited about painting). For now I am just hoping that the energy level will rise this time when the 2nd tri hits! We will see very soon!

Ruthie turns 16 months old

This month Ruthie turned 16 months old on May 18th! 
She is just learning so much and growing so much. 
She knows about 10 words such as ma ma, da da, uh-oh, ta-da, no, don't, shhh, nana, and woo. 
She understands many words also. She knows what bed means and will go to her room when you say "ready for bed" and she knows bath and will go to the bathtub if you say "want to take a bath?" I think she also understands highchair, cup, dog, and a few other words. She also understands come here and no, but those don't always get the reaction we want, but you can tell she is thinking about what we say and then sometimes just choosing to not follow directions. It happens so early...
Also, she is still loving chicken and fruit, but has decided to not eat vegetables any longer. Sometimes she will eat green peas (gross!) and vegetables mixed into casseroles, but not really any others. 
This month Ruthie also spent her first weekend without momma and daddy. We went with 2 of the college students/young adults to Orlando to Give Kids The World. It was great to get away and sleep through the night and get the most straight hours of sleep we have gotten since Ruthie Roo was born, but we sure did miss out little girl. I think since we got back she has been very clingy b/c we left for 3 days. We also returned home to a sick baby (who was nice enough to share with her momma) so that didn't help.
Ruthie has gotten really great at using a spoon and a fork. She has great hand/eye coordination. She can put her straw in her juice box. She knows how to put different shapes in the right holes and things like that.  I think that is a great skill she has learned. 
Ruthie is learning to put on clothes alone. She can't quite do it alone, but she does try! 
This month we also  went back to Ky for a baby shower for the Thimons family. Ruthie got to hang out with her friends, Sophie, Ebe, Malachi, Emily, baby Gabi (newest addition to the Rozsa family), and got to see Ethan and Logan for a few minutes. We also saw all of their parents, but Ruthie was most excited about the kids! It was a great trip and Ruthie did great! 
She weighs 20 lbs and 2 oz and is about 28 inches long! So excited about her growing so big!
Finally, she is just such a good kid. She doesn't always follow directions and really likes to play in the dogs' water and food as well as pull down all the dvds, speakers for the tv, and books, but she does the right thing much more than not! 
Enjoy some pics from over the last month!

Ruthie deciding whether she likes Chewie or Yoda

 laying down eating goldfish
 putting on a cowgirl hat
 Nana and Papa came to keep Ruthie while we went to Orlando
 Wearing momma's clothes
 Hanging with Sophie! 
 Loving on the pup

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's day

This is technically the 3rd mother's day for me, I just didn't know I was pregnant on my first mother's day. We found out a week later when I was right at 4 weeks pregnant. Today, I am now the mother of one 15 month old who will be 16 months in 5 short days and the mother of a growing baby who is in his/her 10th week of gestation! We are so excited about this baby, but it is so different this time around. I have not been counting down quite the same and have been more sick this time. I am not throwing up sick all the time, just some and I feel nauseated all the time. I also have this weird appetite and crazy cravings. I am just as tired also! It isn't that bad though b/c I know many other women who have felt worse than me or women who would love to have morning sickness, but can't conceive. Today those later women are on my heart. Praying for all I know who are in that place right now. Now onto mother's day festivities:

Matt got up and made me breakfast. He had a great breakfast pizza from my new cookbook he got me- The Pioneer Woman's newest cookbook! I was so excited and I didn't think it could be better, but it is. So many more cool and great recipes for Matt to cook for me. I do cook, but he enjoys it more so I will enjoy making him happy by eating the food he makes for me out of my cookbook! The kids also got me some cool decals to decorate my kitchen aid mixer. The decals are dark red vines with flowers. They are so cool and I can't wait to put them on there. At church, Ruthie made me a card with the help of the girls that keep her in the nursery and it is a heart with pieces of paper glued inside the heart and says "Mom...I love you to pieces" and Ruthie colored the front for me. She also gave me a flower at church. After church, we went to our new favorite mexican restaurant in town. It reminds me a lot of the mexican restaurant in Wilmore (Jose's). We had burritos and mexican rice along with the best sweet tea and coca cola in town! It was great. Then we came home and I took a nap. The rest of the day we have been just hanging out and doing really nothing.

Let's see. I will just do a quick update on several things:
Matt is loving his job. We know this is where we need to be and are supposed to be right now! 
We leave on Thursday to go on a mission trip with the college students to Orlando. We are leaving Ruthie for the first time for overnight. Matt's parents are coming to stay with her so we aren't dragging her all around Orlando for 4 days. I think I will live (but barely). 
I started my new job at Morningstar youth home. It is great. I just spend my time with some kids getting to know them and helping them with social skills and other day to day issues. I am loving it. The job is not exactly what I went to school for, but it helps for me to keep my skills in use and to have something to do outside the house as well as bring in some good money!
Finally, baby T2 is the size of a walnut here at 10 weeks and 2 days in gestation. I am going to the dr tomorrow and hopefully all will be great! We love our ob/gyn and his staff. Also, we are only about 5 to 10 weeks away from finding out if baby T2 is a boy or girl and making sure he/she is growing properly! This pregnancy seems to be flying by. Only 3.5 weeks left in the first trimester! So exciting!