Wednesday, August 26, 2015

11 MONTHS


Sooooo whats new this is super super late. I have a valid excuse this time! My computer has been incredibly slow for months! I've taken it to the apple store multiple times, restored it multiple times...always had issues. So it was being looked at at the Apple store and they had it for a week! Whatever they did it's working so far! But I just didn't have my computer to upload pictures or write the blog post!! That AND I'M IN TOTAL DENIAL SHE TURNS ONE IN JUST A FEW WEEKS!!!!!!!! 11 months can you believe it! I just popped her out! I swear I say that every month but I really mean it this month! 11 months!? Just wow!! 

Size (Diapers, Onesies, Etc.): size 3 diapers! Half 0-3 clothing half 3-6! I'd guess around 17 pounds and 27 inches high! Skinny little thing! Funny thing her size 3 diapers actually fit better when I first switched a couple months ago than they do now! She just keeps thinning! 

Eyes:  dark greyish blue! 

Hair:  long long! super light brown! Getting light from the summer!! Getting really thick!

Sleeping: sleep has been super super good latley! Goes to bed really easily and sleeps all the way until 8:30-9! I know I said I thought she was getting rid of her morning nap last month but I think that must have just been thanks to teething! She still gives me two solid 2-3 hour naps daily! Sometimes she naps so long I get bored so I wake her up! 

Eating: We've been working hard and scaling back how much I'm nursing! I was realizing I was nursing her at any little whine for bit of fussiness she showed! Now instead I just offer distractions or solid food to make her happy! We are down to nursing about 3-4 times a day! Which is a huge improvement for us! We started introducing her to cows milk this month and it did not go well at all!!! Explosive insane amounts of poop everywhere every 30 minutes and the worst gas you've ever smelt! It was awful! And I could tell her tummy was hurting her! So we decided to stop after about 2 and a half weeks of hoping it would go away but instead it was getting worse! She is now getting either coconut or almond milk and loves both of them! And NO digestive problems!!
Milestones
  • WE HAVE A WALKER!!!!!!! Yes she started taking baby steps a few weeks ago and slowly was taking more and more and then when we were in Utah around all her cousins she started walking by herself to keep up:) She's getting better and braver and walking more everyday! It's so crazy and cute having this little person walking around following me! I love it! 
  • Got her top two teeth!
  • Learned how to give raspberries on peoples stomach (where you blow and it makes noises) 
  • Gives kisses and hugs on demand now
  • Constantly dances to music

Loves
Playing peekaboo with the shower curtain 
Flushing the toilet 
Playing with my make up
When I put the car in park and she knows I'm coming back to get her 
I can not emphasize how much she loves other kids! Specifically age 3-6! 
Her papa
Her dada
Her special night night blanket - I had just washed it and it was sitting in the middle of a pile of clean clothes and she saw a corner of it, went and dug it out, laid it down, put her head down and starting saying "night night" ugh she kills me
Getting tickled 

Hates
Being Tired
She's really started to hate less things and just become overall happy all the time! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

my TWO babies!!!



I'm soon going to have 2, TWO babies!! I'm so so so excited to be expecting again!!

My due date is March 17th (this baby is already a lucky one...that's st. patties day if you didn't know;)) so I am 10 weeks 5 days today!! I announced a little earlier than last time for a few reasons! 1. I lived across the country last time and it was way easier to hide it!
2. I was a crazy nervous first time mom
3. I've already had two ultrasounds this time so I felt really safe!
4. I'm too dang excited and just want to talk about it with everyone!!!!

I found out beginning of July! A little back story!



June 8th I was shopping with some girlfriends and I could hardly concentrate I was cramping so bad! I shouldn't have been starting my period and even if I was, I hardly ever cramp, let alone get cramps that make me want to curl up and cry! I went home and just could not move! My one friend kept asking if I could be pregnant, I said no way! Even though we had secretly been trying! So the next morning just to rule it out I took a pregnancy test! Immediately an obvious positive!! I was so so so stunned! I sent the picture to my friend and she insisted she came over and brought some more pregnancy tests! The super expensive ones that don't lie;) Again super positive super fast! Ahhhh! I was so excited but so taken back by this!
I made my first prenatal appointment for the following week because I really had no idea how far along I could be thanks to nursing! So everything was normal and I go to my appointment on Tuesday, they took my urine and I sat and waited in the room, super excited to see the doctor! Couldn't believe I was doing this all over again! The doctor came in and told me my urine came back negative. Hearing that word come out of her mouth was like a knife. I was so confused! She suggested they take my blood levels to get a more accurate result and they would call within 48 hours. I was still so confused. I left not knowing if I was pregnant or not. 48 hours late I got a call that my levels came back in fact PREGNANT but super super low. She suggested that it was probably a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy and she wanted to retest to make sure my levels were going down instead of up. Sure enough they went down. At this point I never got any for sure answers but my doctor guesses that the night I had horrible cramping and a tiny spotting was me miscarrying, and because I tested the next morning my levels were still high enough for my home pregnancy test to pick up! Ugh it was so hard! I never thought I would be the one to have miscarriage, and so many thoughts ran through my head! What if Milan will be my only child, what if I can't carry my own again? I was being so over dramatic but it was a hard pill for me to swallow.

Well fast forward a month I still hadn't got my period back. I figured it was just weird hormone stuff from the miscarriage and kept waiting. And waiting. Finally I decided to test with no high hopes...but got a positive!! I was so excited! And kept thinking if I really am pregnant how blessed I am that it came so fast! It was hard to get super excited this time with the memories of last time being so fresh! My first appointment wasn't until almost 10 weeks and I was just a huge worry wart!! Our insurance was in the process of going from military insurance to regular insurance and didn't start until August 15th so I didn't even have a choice of going in earlier! I ended up paying for an elective ultrasound just to reassure myself that there really was a baby in there! I was 7 weeks! I went to one of those non medical places so they couldn't tell me much information like the heartbeat or what I was measuring! But the tech basically said she couldn't say yes or no but there's a good chance that there were twins!! I was really early so she kept saying she can't get a good angle! WHAT!!! Imagine being told you maybe or maybe not be having twins! I was nervous for 2 under 2...3 under 2 would be a whole different world.

My next ultrasound wasn't until August 18th! So I spent 2 weeks possibly thinking about twins! Michael was much more convinced that I was...it just didn't feel real! I couldn't be having twins that's just impossible!!

August 18th came and I was a giddy mess all day!!! 2:00 was soooo far away!! I switched Ob's after not loving the ones that handled my miscarriage, and I LOVE my new doctor! He was so nice and very friendly! I got the official ultrasound and baby was moving around so so so much! I couldn't believe it! At just 9 weeks had obviously arms and legs and a strong beating heart! How amazing is that?? Ahh I will never get over what a miracle babies and pregnancy are!! I got my official due date and was awarded a perfectly healthy pregnancy! Basically what the other tech saw that she thought was a twin was an extra sac that just had fluid in it and my OB said it will just get absorbed as baby gets bigger!

So here we are now and we get more excited every day! It will for sure be a challenge to have 2 under 2 but I know that Milan is going to be the best big sister and I can not WAIT to give her a sibling!!

Just about every symptom in the book is polar opposite than it was with Milan, I feel great this time!! With Milan I literally didn't get out of bed for the first 15 weeks!! It was so hard! I  Crave different things this time and have horrible acne which I never got with Milan! So at this point I would be shocked if they told me this baby is a girl cause everything in me says it's a boy but really only time will tell! It's weird, with Milan I secretly really really wanted a girl! With this one I would be so so excited for either!!! I'm just excited to find out!!!

Thank you all so much for all the congratulations and well wishes!! They mean the world! Can't wait to share the rest of my pregnancy journey with you!!!

Xo
Whitney