Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ask and ye shall receive

     It's snack time and we are watching Aladdin and munching on popcorn. Kaelynn asked to watch "Abu" after bringing down her Aladdin story book. She asked so clearly and nicely, that she got what she wanted. When she asks for what she wants, and it's clear enough, she usually gets it. However, she did ask to eat her chocolate bunny for breakfast - she did not get that.
     Saturday, we were working with her word cards and Daddy said I was the only one to understand her. It's frustrating because it's partially true. You just need to stop and think.

      Along with the words, comes potty frustrations. She's very good about asking to "peepoop" when she wakes up. Yesterday on the bus home, she was losing her mind crying because she was asking to go to the bathroom. We got home, rushed upstairs and she went. Two stickers for her. Same thing this morning, only no crying. Two more potty stickers.

      Everyday has it's small challenges but they bring great rewards.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Almost 27 week doctor appointment

     This Doctors visit was the last of the every 4 week appointments. Hello 3 weeks for the next one (doctor is away), and then to every 2 weeks. That's going to wreck havoc on my traveling, as we can no longer walk there.

     I have no gestational diabetes, blood work is good. Everything is good.
I asked about how much weight I've gained, about 20lbs. They think it's mainly water weight since I'm not really that large.

     The doctor was trying to find her head and couldn't figure out where was where. Then she tried to find the heart beat, nope. She asked me where I last felt a kick. Unsure, I pointed to lower right side. She found the heart beat (138) right away. She guessed that Baby Beard was sleeping in a ball.  Mother's intuition is correct sometimes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


     I decided to get crafty and make some sibling diaper shirts. Thankfully, I found a 24 month one at Toys R Us. Kaelynn will out grow it, but it can be tucked into pants or a skirt.
     The diaper shirts were white, so I had to dye them. Not too hard or time consuming. Just messy when a big belly is in the way.
After getting washed and dried, I was all set to paint. I traced the pictures and then cut it all out to make a stencil. I used chalk to trace the stencil onto the shirts.
I used a yellow paint marker, but they didn't show up over the red and black shirts. If I had white on hand, I would have done that first. In the end, I used my gold. Now it has a pretty sparkle to it.

     Kaelynn LOVES Batman. When I was tracing them onto paper she was getting so excited. She watches Justice League almost every night and makes us sing the theme song.

     After pictures of her holding the shirts, she wanted to wear it. She is the BAT!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Big Girl Room

     The other day I heard Sleep Sheep over the baby monitor. I shouldn't have as it was on the shelf above her bed. I go upstairs, and she's scrambling to put it back. Busted. Grabbing for her sheep and stacking her bedding to open the window finally made Daddy decide to give her her own space. She's been sleeping throughout the night most nights and seems to be doing better alone.

     This weekend was the time. Daddy spent the morning rearranging our bedroom and her bedroom. I organized.
It was lunch and then nap time.

     She seemed impressed and confused. She went into our room and when asked where her bed was, she didn't know. She loved that she had Frozen wall decals, ALL her books, and the big chair.
     She wanted me to sit in her chair and wait for her after her book. When she was reading, I snuck out. She eventually had a 2 hour nap - I had to go wake her up around 4. She's currently up there with Daddy. Will tonight be a sleep through the night night? Will I have to stumble down the hall and over a baby gate to comfort her?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quiet time

     Nap time has evolved from having to fall asleep on me, to having to breastfeed in bed, to being left in the bedroom alone.

     Nap time routine is now the same as Bed time. She crawls into bed and gets one story. Tucked in. Sleep Sheep on. Hug and kiss. I turn the monitor on and leave the room. Sometimes, she demands "on bed". I'll sit on our bed and then leave when she gets preoccupied. If I stay too long, she'll play.

      Sometimes she will read. Sometimes she will sleep. And sometimes she will do both after a while. Either way, she ends up getting about an hour of HER time and I can do whatever I want that's not toddler or even chore related.

Friday, March 6, 2015

23 weeks

     Starting to feel pregnant. Sitting on the floor, belly bouncing and just everyday things seem more complex. I even merged both baby's names when talking today. Oops. Staying up past 10pm is getting hard and staying awake during nap time too - I like ME time.

Getting crafty!!

     Jake's bday is upon us. He picked his one birthday gift, so he'd get the right headphones. It's not a real birthday unless there's a surprise.
     I have had The Daddy Massage Shirt pinned for a while and this was the perfect reason to make it.
     I printed out the the template and then added my own details, like bushes, bird, flowers, bday cake and a cat up a tree.
I used fabric markers and they have a learning curve. It's best to colour along the grain of the shirt (duh).

     The cost of the markers & 2 shirts from Michael's, with 40% one item coupon, came to $24something. Why 2 shirts? I'm going to make a tracing shirt for myself.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

20 weeks

22 weeks

     I've gained about 15 lbs already (but haven't really been tracking, so I'm not sure if that's accurate).
     The round ligament pain is really getting to me. Being pregnant with a toddler in the winter sucks. If I go anywhere, I need to bring the stroller to carry the toddler and my stuff. It's awkward carrying bags and making her walk. It would also take a life time to get anywhere. There are MANY parts of town that aren't plowed, I have to push the stroller super hard or carry it over mini snow banks. Afterwards, all the pains.

     At my doctor's appointment yesterday, we're measuring accordingly. Due date is still on track for July 2 2015.
At the 18 week ultrasound, she was breech and I'm pretty sure she still is. I get super strong, painful belly button kicks.

21 weeks