Owen 2 year update

First off holy cow how has it been 2 year with this amazing little boy? He is so loved, so happy, a conplete joy to be around. Seriously this kid can make us laugh. 

Now for stats:
Size: 18 and 24m tops, 12m shorts and 18m pants (12m too short and 18m huge in the waist) - 24m pajamas - 6 shoe
Teeth: all but 2 year molars but working on them
Signs: milk, water, all done, again, please, thank you, snoopy (floppy ears), dinosaur, sorry, cat, dog, bear, gorilla, bird, chicken, yogurt with sprinkles
Words: (will use) mom, hi, yeah, ouch, (won't use but has said and used in the past) dad, dog, fish, yes, 
Sounds: elephant, gorilla, monkey, pig, alligator, bear, lion, tiger, cat, dog, Dino, spot (from the good dinosaur), Leiland (aghhh), train, airplane, 
Foods: loves chicken, steak, potatoes, pretzels, veggie straws, popcorn, cheese, yogurt, grilled cheese, quasidilla, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, butter, sour cream, ranch, won't eat veggies, fruits (occasionally will have a few grapes or some banana). 

So Owen is incredible active. He both loves interaction but is also good to go off and play for two hours by himself. He lives destroying the playroom by dumping anything he can. He is getting so good putting puzzles together and can do the 5 shape sorter toy great. He is really strong and great on the monkey bars. He runs everytime he needs to get somewhere. He would live outside if you let him lol. He really likes drawing lately and showing what he drew. He can blow bubbles most times and lives chasing them to pop them if he can be faster than Dexter. He's starting to play with Leiland more and when they are both in good moods it goes great. Owen follows Leiland all around though. 

He has started watching tv more he past couple months. He really likes paw patrol both on TV and the toys and books. He likes to watch blaze and the mo ster machines and gets so mad when Leiland puts on shimmer and shine. He also likes mickey but it's rarely his first choice. He's been watching on the iPad more and it is very helpful on long drives. He likes movies too. He could watch the good dinosaur on repeat and not complain. He loves arlo. He still likes the peanuts movie as well. 

Although owen doesn't talk many times he gets across what he's thinking. He's very expressive and had pick up some hand motions that help. Lots of glinting, grunting, aghhh, and ughhh. He gets so frustrated when he can't tell you what he means it right don't understand. Full blown fits if I don't understand or he can't have his way. Lots of fits have to do with him wanting junk food and me saying no or him wanting an open cup and I give him a sippy cup. I know what he wants its just not happening. Sadly I do give in sometimes because I'm just not wanting a major meltdown. 

He does get time outs at times for being purposely mean, throwing food, biting, and those sort of things. Acts that he knows better. Although he doesn't talk he definitely understands us. It's rare when he doesn't. 

Owen is very cuddle. So many snuggled from him. He hands out kisses like candy. Usually I get one on each cheek. He also makes his toys kiss me and kiss each other. Mickey and Minnie kiss a lot as do Charlie Brown and snoopy. He is so clingy to daddy these days. Even when not feeling well it's either all dad or back and forth between us. I absolutely love it. He does have conplete meltdowns when Tim goes to work though and that's not awesome. 

So I think that's all for now. I'll try to add pics from the computer later. Maybe a video or two. Tomorrow my little man Id 2. Just crazy. 

14 week update

Hello second trimester!!!!

Uterus growing
Pee constantly
Eyes still very out of whack and need my glasses. 
Constipated (not as bad)
Itchy skin

Aside from that I don't really have any big signs of pregnancy lol. The nausea has passed, I'm not exhausted all the time. I still struggle to eat a lot of things but did manage to get half a chicken breast in last night. 

According to my app she is about the size of a lemon. That seems so big to me already. I swear with Leiland I was shocked how small he was when compared to fruit but seriously a lemon is a good size. 

I can't believe it's the second trimester and I know the time is going to fly by. Summer and pregnancy always do. I can't wait to feel little kicks from her. Hoping to feel them before Tim leaves. 

We're driving to Michigan for Easter and in really excited about that. I am showing. I feel huge in fact. I've gained about 10 pounds already. I've never gained that much this early on either. 

So pretty uneventful pregnancy over here right now. 

NT scan behind us

I don't know why but the last couple weeks I've been so anxious for this NT scan. Not nervous but not excited either. Worried I'd have a tech that wouldn't show me or tell me measurements. 

Well today was the scan and everything looks fantastic. Tim made it and the tech was amazing. Beyond amazing. She talked us through everything, discussed all the pictures and measurements she was talking. She answered all my questions and seemed incredible knowledgable. 

Baby looks great. Hb was 169 and baby was kicking and flailing all around. I'm sure I won't have another ultrasound till 20 weeks again so it was good to see the babe. 

Here's a quick pick of little smushy. It seems odd to me that the bead still seems so over rounded and chin tucked in. I don't remember that with the boys. 

Maternity 21 results

Today I got a notice that the hospitals online system had a message for me. I love the system because they can email me about things and visa versa.

SO I logged in to see what it was. Turns out its the results from the Maternity 21 test (panorama test actually).

So form what they can see everything looks great. Im so excited to hear this. But just as I thought the councilor told me that Ruths issues likely wouldn't show on this type of test and could only be confirmed with the amnio like we did with Ruth where we paid to do the CMA testing. NO worries this is till great news. I will feel much more comfortable after I do the NT scan next week on Wednesday.

The other news is now we know the gender. I couldn't be more excited to know we are having a little GIRL!!!!

11ish week update

11 weeks - it kinda feels crazy to be 11 1/2 weeks already. I have really started feeling better lately. As nausea subsides in rolls food aversions. I really struggle to eat meat and vegetables right now. Fruit and carbs are my goto. Im not starving yet but do have to eat regularly or I get nauseous.

Symptom Check:

  • Very emotional - everything makes me cry (songs, shows new and old, conversations, misunderstandings)
  • Bits of nausea but significantly better the past couple weeks
  • Constipation - the worst I've ever experienced - causing a hard protruding stomach
  • Acne - terrible horrible acne - could be because of what I'm eating
  • Sore nipples
  • Tender breasts
  • Pee all the time - seriously more then I remember at the end of pregnancy with the boys
Im glad to be feeling better. I am looking pregnant - way further than I should look. I think it has a lot to do with being bloated form the carbs (all I can stomach) and constipation. I haven't taken a belly pic yet and feel like I should. 

Leiland really interested in the baby. He loved when I read to him and tell him whats changing for the baby right now. I like showing him how big the baby is. This week its a lime. He's going to be so excited. He talks about how I eat and drink to help the baby grow. He seems to understand so much. Owen loved to kiss and hug my belly. He's been so clingy lately and just wants to be on top of me.

This week I experienced some slight bleeding/ spotting. It was first thing in the morning when I first went to the bathroom. It was in the mucus when I wiped. I went again a short bit later and there was a little more but not as much and nothing since. Ive been cramping but I just kind of attribute it to the constipation and belly aches. 

I love laying in bed holding my tummy. I can feel my uterus growing and I can feel a hard lump where I assume the baby sits. I'm still a little in shock that I am pregnant. I am blown away that this happened on its own. I'm so incredibly excited about this baby and how life is going to change in just 6 1/2 months. Its going to fly by.