Saturday, December 20, 2014

12-15 MONTHS

**I waited to post this update because it had some important information that was not yet released and then we got busy and now I am covering three months in one post, oops :)

Weight: According to the doctor's she is still right about 17 lbs and 2 ounces (still pretty close to that at 15 months since she is always moving!)

Height: She screamed the entire time at the doctor's so they measured her twice...she is about 28 inches (this is probably pretty close too, but maybe another inch?)

Nicknames: Mostly pumpkin and puppet (by daddy) (same!)

Eating: Well we got some unexpected news this fact Sadie was the first one to get suspicious.  She started acting really fussy while nursing and she even bit me a couple of times which is very unlike her.  Well it turns out, she knew she was sharing her milk with her future sibling and she wasn't happy about it :)  So per doctor's orders, we started weaning her quickly.  It actually went much better than I thought it would, especially since I was not planning to wean her any time soon.  Dropping the night feedings were toughest, but within just a few days, we were down to just one early morning feeding.  That feeding is still going on, but hopefully we can get rid of that one soon. She has taken my frozen milk in her sippy cup like a champ so we haven't started actual milk yet, but my freezer stash is dwindling quickly. Now Sadie pretty much eats anything and everything you give her.  So far she has had (this month in italics): avocado, sweet potato, green beans, squash, pears, carrots, cucumber, apple, bananas, nectarines, watermelon, blueberries, oatmealcelery, peas, bell pepper, broccoli, chicken, brown rice, plums, mango, greek yogurt, figs, apricots, plumcots, artichoke, and a small taste of my banana slurpee on 7-11, pumpkin, toast, ground beef, string cheese, spaghetti noodles, steak, hmmm pretty much everything we eat now....and ummm this girl puts it away! She loves her food! (She eats so much! She gets picky occasionally, especially when she would rather have what is on your plate, but overall a great eater.)

Sleeping: Now that I am not nursing Sadie, she is sleeping all night long! What?!! Seriously! Every once in awhile she will have an off night and there were a couple of rough nights when she really wanted to nurse, but for the most part we have been living in dream land.  She goes down at about 9pm, a little later than before, but she actually does much better now.  She sleeps until about 5-7am and then she will nurse (hopefully soon this will be gone too!).  She will usually go back to asleep until about 7:30 or 8am.  Naps are still hit or miss, but now that we are sleeping at night, I don't even care :) (Sleep has been all over the place.  She has gotten almost five teeth since her first birthday!! She also had two colds.  She sleeps great most nights, just in our bed...)

Diapers/Clothes: Size 3 diapers.  Clothing is mostly 9 month, with some 6 month mixed in. <-----same! (same!)

Social: Daddy went back to work and mommy got hit with morning sickness, so we haven't been on quite as many adventures lately.  Sadie can now wave and clap though! She also took her first steps this a boy of course! (see list below!)

At 15 months Sadie is....
-full on walking/runnning, she never even crawls anymore :(
-saying "kitty", "mama", "dada", some form of dog... and "bubbles"
-dancing and loving music (favorite songs are Frozen and the new Brad Paisley album)
-pointing at everything
-pulling things out of everything
-eating a horse...literally, ok not literally, but this girl puts food away
-loving disciplining the dogs :)
-saying "meow"and "moo".  She does this for any animal that she sees....
-able to find airplanes in the sky when she hears them
-helping to unload the dishwasher #gamechanger
-going up and down stairs and steps like a pro
-loving picking out her favorite books, carrying them to you and sitting on your lap to read them
-able to follow other simple commands (get mommy a diaper, hand that to daddy, 
-able to throw things away in the trash and "no")
-kicking soccer balls
-hitting balls with her clubs, although she prefers carrying her golf bag around with her wherever she goes
-playing hide and seek
-loving picking out her own outfits, you better not forget shoes or a bow or she will let you know!
-giving kisses and blowing kisses
-able to recognize what "hot" means....she blows into her hands 
-loving hanging out with older kids, she wants to be big so bad
-fake coughing and fake laughing when other people are laughing
-loving going to a little indoor play place by our house.  She runs around with the biggest smile on her face the entire time we are there.
-able to point to her nose, eyes, mouth and toes most of the time when asked :)
cousin time at the wild animal park

celebrating our cousin's wedding with airplanes!

our favorite park

Child' Play!


I mean this face....

more fun at the wild animal park

watching daddy play soccer at Chapman!


charger girl

birthday girl

hanging out in the garage

she had a short obsession with her nose...that is mostly over with thank goodness

celebrating our favorite one year old!

dancing diva and her daddy



one of her outfit choices


Best Moment: I got to see you for a few seconds this week during my cervical check.  We listened and measured your heartbeat.  My cervix is still measuring how it should, so that is good!

Baby News: You are starting to look like a mini newborn! You have lips, eyelids, eyebrows and you are even forming tiny tooth buds under your gums (after going through this teething business with your sister, I hope all your teeth come in before you're born!).  You are so close to being the length of a ruler and weighing one pound!

Symptoms: The acid reflux/heartburn has started.  Ugh it isn't too bad yet, mostly just annoying, but I am worried that it is already here.  I have started having some lower back pain, I think from laying in weird positions.  Also, major insomnia right now.  I don't know if that is a baby thing, a 3 people + cat in a queen bed thing, or too many naps during the week, but it sucks.  The other day I literally just laid in bed for like 2 straight hours, it was brutal!

Weight: According to the doctor this week, I have gained about 2 pounds in the last two weeks.  Yikes!

Movement: Yes! I really only notice when I am laying down or sitting still....which is not very often with a one year old.  

Sleep: I guess I pretty much covered this earlier....

Cravings/aversions/eating: Still need my ice water! Nothing really exciting in this category, maybe baby #2 is going to be more easy going :)

Workouts: Trying to sneak in walks to the park in between the rain storms we have been having.  Also, I did quite a bit of cleaning to get ready for a family visit from the in-laws.

Clothes: I must admit that I have been dressing pretty awful.  I guess you could say I have been going for comfort? Lots of hoodies and stretchy pants.  It is so much easier to hide you are pregnant in the winter.  The problem is, I am not really trying to hide it and I just feel fat. 

Other News: It is Christmas this week!!!! I have never been pregnant on Christmas before, so I am excited to celebrate with the family.   

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Best Moment: We had our first appointment with the high-risk doctor this week.  We just love her (same one we had with Sadie)! We had a full anatomy scan including an "echo" on your sweet little heart.  You are still a girl (sorry daddy!) and the ultrasound tech said you were so cooperative and photogenic...very unlike your sister :)

Baby News: You are weighing in at about 13 ounces according to the doc and your bone marrow is developing enough to contribute to blood cell formation.  Your digestive system is able to absorb water and small amounts of sugar.  You are also growing eyebrows, fingernails and eyelashes.

Symptoms: My morning sickness is pretty much gone.  Yay! I still have many days with an awful taste in my mouth, but overall so much better than before! Also feeling tired, but I'm not sure who to blame that one on...And I've been a bit hormonal lately...I may or may not have cried over ordering Christmas cards.

Weight: According to the doctor this week, I have gained about 10 lbs. I think.  I keep forgetting what I am considering my starting weight.

Movement: Yes! I really only notice when I am laying down or sitting still....which is not very often with a one year old.  

Sleep: Sleep has been rough for our household.  Sadie got a cold, then we both got it and then Sadie got it's been a long couple of weeks.  I can get pretty comfortable now with a pillow in between my legs, but I am often pushed to the very edge of the bed with a cat sometimes nestled in there....

Cravings/aversions/eating: Still need my ice water! Other than that I feel like I am relatively normal this time around.  Sweets have been extra appealing, but it doesn't feel quite as out of the ordinary since I craved sweets majorly while nursing.

Workouts: Not much lately since we have all been down for the count :(

Clothes: Still just working with what I got :)  I have busted out my maternity jeans a few times and switched over to a few regular t-shirts that I stretched out with Sadie.

Other News: Our first appointment with the specialist went well.  All the organs and bones looked great.  She even has all three vessels in her umbilical cord! Of course she couldn't let her sister have all the fun...we did find out that my placenta is a little too low.  I was put on pelvic rest and will have to go see the doctor every two weeks to check up on everything.