Sunday, January 24, 2016


Nolan Alex
This month, Nolan had his traumatic day in the classroom (see post).  At least he is smiling and no permanent damage!

We lost my parents dog, Big Annie. :(

Daddy had his birthday!  Nolan went to visit daddy at work and was such a big boy.  He walked in the stores, into the restaurant to pick up his dinner, and right into daddy's store.  He was such a big boy!  

Nolan has been asking and asking for a baby.  He keeps stealing Rylee (our neighbor)'s babys when they are together once a week.  Daddy got Nolan a baby on his birthday.  Nolan loves to give his BeBe its baba.  

Nolan loves wearing boots, his new Mickey hat, and jammies.  This is how we went to visit daddy.

Nolan decided to steal mommy's sub and eat it.  It was his first time eating a sandwich like this.  He is such a big boy.

Nolan had his first trip to the Building for Kids.  He loved the cars, water table, and balls.  We went with the Wundrows and we all had so much fun!  Nolan even fell asleep on the short car ride home.  We will definitely be getting a membership there in the near future.

We got to visit with the Rusch family before they went back to North Carolina.  Jaxson and Nolan are 3 weeks apart and it is so fun to see them play together (and fight).  Toddlers are so funny together!

Nolan is getting good at copying names.  Here he is saying goodbye to our neighbors and sitter (the sitter watches all 3)

Nolan is getting into trouble.  Things we never thought we would say as parents, "Nolan, we dont put our feet through basketball hoops."  Then he did it anyway, and needed help.

Nolan really really loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  He now can name characters.  Mickey is still Hot Dog though!  So cute!

New baby
How far along? 18 weeks
Total Weight Gain? Well the holidays at least helped me get up in weight!  I am up to the weight I was at my 9 week appointment, and then 4 more.  4 lbs up from our "emergency" appointment
Stretch Marks? no
Sleep: pretty good
Best Moment this Week: seeing Nolan was ok after big tragedy.  Already on Sunday he was not sad when I left or afraid to be in a room on his own.  It is consolation knowing he is ok.
Miss Anything? I hate mom brain/pregnancy brain!  If it wasnt for that I dont think I would have locked Nolan in school
Movement: yes, quite a bit!  Little taps but still feeling them
Food Craving? been eating a lot of red meat
Anything making you queasy or sick? not really
Bellybutton in our out? if I lean backwards/arch my back to stretch it pops out.
Wedding Rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time? pretty moody and sad
Looking forward to? growing belly, growing baby
Labor Signs? occasional contractions, but not frequent

How far along? 19 weeks
Total Weight Gain? up 1 lb
Stretch Marks? no
Sleep: pretty good, but getting harder to calm my mind down to fall asleep
Best Moment this Week: hearing the strong heartbeat at 152 bpm
Miss Anything? no
Movement: no
Food Craving? still a fan of red meat
Anything making you queasy or sick? not really
Bellybutton in our out? still pops out a little when I lean backwards
Wedding Rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time? getting more and more emotional
Looking forward to? growing baby, ultrasound, gender reveal!
Labor Signs? occasional contractions, but not frequent

How far along? 20 weeks
Total Weight Gain? up about 2 more lbs this week
Stretch Marks? no
Best Moment this Week: Alex's birthday.  We went to Alex's work and Nolan was a complete ham.  We had a blast watching our baby grow.
Miss Anything? energy.  Nolan has been waking at 5am and though it is "my turn" I just can't wake myself up.  
Movement: no
Food Craving? loving ice cream this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick? not really
Bellybutton in our out? its out or at least poofy most of the time
Wedding Rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time? emotional.  We have been having a rough month and hormones are not making it any easier.
Looking forward to? growing baby, ultrasound next week!
Labor Signs? no
Anything else?  We have the ultrasound tomorrow!  We will be finding out the gender just Alex, Nolan, and I and then we will have the gender reveal on Saturday!  Cannot wait to find out!  I am leaning 90% boy and Alex is 75% girl.  We shall see! 

20 Week appointment and ultrasound
Our appointment went well.  We were anxious this time to make sure the baby is healthy and did not have a spot on the heart (soft sign of downs syndrome) like Nolan had. We watched very closely on the ultrasound.  We were also able to get a good angle for the gender.  Baby is breech but they are not really worried this early in the game, baby has room to rotate yet (thought I am pretty sure baby hasn't yet).

At the appointment, the doctor informed us baby is very healthy and in the 51% for size.  No spots, no scares!  He also informed us that there were a couple issues with the placenta/me though.  I have a SLIGHT placenta prevea.  It is very slight and he has confidence that as my uterus grows the placenta will move up, but we do need to check at 28 weeks.

We were also informed that the cord insertion in the placenta is a little of-center.  Apparently the cord is supposed to be/usually in the center of the placenta but this one is offset.  It sound like this is not horrible, but there is a chance for baby to be on the smaller side.  (after having an almost 9 lb baby last time I am kinda ok with this) but we are also hoping that it doesn't mean baby is malnourished.  This will all be checked at our 28 week ultrasound.

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