Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Five Months!

You are getting to be a big baby, not so much the tiny helpless infant I held in my arms 5 months ago. Your personality is starting to emerge and I love it. You are reaching for everything you can get your hands on. You want to drink from my glass, chew on the phone, or my spoon, or my computer. You love to play with your toys, but can get easily frustrated, if you can't get it in your month in just the exact right way. You often smile or giggle in your sleep and you love to play with Daddy. Hanging upside down, swinging high into the air and then down low, bouncing and singing. You still love your changing table, and when I take your shirt off, it often makes you laugh. When I hold you, sometimes you give me hugs, and it's one of the best things in the world. Since it's gotten nice outside, we like to just sit on the steps and watch the world go by. This time next year, you'll be running around the yard chasing those butterflies you can only watch now. You haven't been sleeping to well lately, and sometimes that makes me grumpy. But I hope you know, even though you might not understand for a while, that I will always love you. No matter what you do or don't do. There is nothing that will ever make me stop loving you.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who is this baby?

The past couple of days have been rough. I don't know if it's just because he's still stick, and his ear is still hurting, or if it's because he's growing and changing and trying to reach new milestones, but I feel like I don't know this Aidan. I used to know exactly why he was crying and how to make it better. I could tell you when he was going to eat, and when he would nap and I knew exactly how to get him to sleep. Now, I have no idea why he cries. Naps only happen after much frustration and tears, sometimes from both of us. I can't nurse him in the living room anymore, especially if Nathan is here. Aidan gets so distracted, he'll take a few swallows, pop off, look around and then turn back to nurse. And if I take him into the bedroom, he cries thinking that he's missing out on something (at least, I imagine that's why he's crying).

He has been so cranky lately, I don't know what to do anymore to make him happy. And I especially hate not knowing why he's cranky. Is it his ear? Teeth? Just a new stage? I don't know. And I hate not having the answers.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Week 19

Still feeling really good. Lately, I've been feeling almost as tired as I did in the first trimester...wanting to go to bed almost as soon as we get home. So I'm just trying to take it easy and get lots of rest.

Baby squirt is moving around a lot more now, or at least, I feel it a lot more then I did. Ultrasound is scheduled for July 13th, so we'll learn if everything is developing as it should.

I'm almost at the half way point, and that is scary if I think about it for too long. It's going by so fast and before we know it, baby will be here and we'll be parents. Responsible for another human being. This is going to require a whole lot of faith in God and his goodness. It's comforting to know that God already knows what this child looks like, personality, needs, and has all his days planned out.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Week 18 Midwife Visit

Just got back from the midwife. Everything is looking good. Baby Walck's heartbeat was 150, so about what it has been. While Leslie was listening, we heard the baby kick, and then the heartbeat got really quiet. He had moved away from the doppler :) We hadn't noticed that before. Now he's getting big enough to move around and kick.

Ultrasound should be on July 13th or 15th. Leslie will let me know once she schedules it for us at the hospital.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Week 17

So...I'm thinking that I might be feeling the baby move. But, I'm not positive yet :) So that's been pretty exciting. And I'm in maternity pants pretty much all the time now, unless I'm at home...then I'm wearing my comfy pjs.

We got the back room almost finished now. The carpets all pulled up, and the walls are painted. We just have to decide if we are going to do a second coat. We are both sick of painting, and it looks good the way it is right now, so I don't know what we'll do. We're tired of having the desk and computer and work table and bookshelf and everything else in the rest of the house. Makes the house feel so small! I don't know waht we are going to do with all of that stuff when baby gets here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

16 Weeks

Little one is the size of an avocado this week.

I'm definately getting bigger. I had to break out the maternity pants on Monday. My other pants are getting too uncomfortable. But, I only have one pair, so I need to go shopping for more things to wear to work. I have sweats and stuff I can wear around the house, but I think they'd frown upon that here at work. 

I caught a cold this weekend, so I've been feeling a little miserable. I'm not taking anything for it really. Just drinking lots of fluids, and taking some Emergen-C knock off for lots of vitamin C. But, someone that I just had in a class told me to get some ginger, slice it up and boil it with some honey and drink it. I think I'll stop at the store on the way home and get some. 

I've been to the chiro twice since Friday and I'm going again today. When I went the first time, he said I had some issues with my sacroiliac joints which is what was causing my back pain when I laid on my side. I'm glad I went early since I've heard that can get really painful later during pregnancy if left untreated. I went back on Monday and am going today just to make sure that everything is adjusted properly. Once he's satisfied that everything is where it is supposed to be, I"ll see him once a month until closer to the birth, and then I'll be going more often. He's specially trained to work on pregnant women, so I'm really glad about going. I think it'll help a lot with positioning. (It's also helping me pay my deductible so that insurance will pay for the birth).

I can't believe I'm 16 weeks already. Just another month and I'll be halfway there. And sometime during those next few weeks, I'll hopefully start feeling the baby move. That's so amazing to think about. Time is flying, and soon enough it'll be Thanksgiving and time for baby to be here :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

15 Weeks

I'm almost 16 weeks already, which seems crazy. Most days, I don't even feel pregnant yet. I'm still feeling really good, though I'm starting to get sore. Bending over is starting to hurt and I have to be careful about moving to quickly if I've been sitting for a while. I have my first chiro appointment today. I'm hoping he can adjust my back so that it doesn't hurt when I'm sleeping anymore. It's also supposed to be really good for you throughout your pregnancy to help with positioning the baby so that they are in a good position for the birth. 

Still working on getting insurance to cover everything, but I actually have a name and direct number to call this time, instead of calling the general line and getting transferred 5 times. 

Next midwife appointment is June 23rd, and I'll be 18 weeks then. We'll schedule an ultrasound at that appointment, for when I'm about 20 weeks or so. 

I've been trying to eat healthier, including more dark leafy greens in my diet. I've been eating a lot of spinach salads with veggies piled in. I'm also drinking a tea that the midwife gave me. It's super yummy, hot or cold. 

Starting to look at baby equipment, and it's so overwhelming. So many choices. I really want to try to get good quality things that will last for a while, and especially things that aren't really BIG. WE have a small house, and not a lot of room for extras. I want to limit the amount of big furniture and big toys that come in. Baby doesn't need much for the first few months, and I'd like to keep it that way. So we're trying to find things that will have mulitple functions, or that will fit into smaller spaces.