Yay another pregnancy update! :)
Baby Kit Kat is doing great! Dr. Lasting couldn't get a heart beat on the Doppler for long enough again so he had to do another ultrasound. Kit Kat is measuring right on track and doing awesome. He tried to look for the sex at the appointment but the baby wasn't cooperating.
I finally got a number on his/her heart rate even though I still haven't got to hear it. The magic number: 162! That is sooo much higher than Brodie's heartbeat (135-140) and leads me to believe girl. I am also having a TON of heartburn (I only had heartburn like 10 days total with Brodie).
My blood pressure was good and I gained back 2 more of the pounds I had lost previously this month. I am still at -1 pound total from what I was when I started this pregnancy, which I'm pretty happy with. Seems like I'm gaining at the same rate as with Brodie. *With Brodie I was -2lbs from starting pregnancy weight at 18w3d and with this one its -1lb at 17w4d* (That last sentence is merely for my own comparison purposes :P)
My uterus is measuring ridiculously huge (I don't know the actual measurement but the OB measured 3x with the tape because he couldn't believe it either. I think it's a combination of my tilted uterus and my anterior placenta combined with the fact that it's my second pregnancy. But seriously, its like 2 inches above my belly button already and it's supposed to be AT the belly button at 20 weeks. Weird.
We are finding out the sex at an ultrasound on Dec 22nd! WOOT! Hopefully Kit Kat cooperates then and we can get a good reading. We will have the doctor write the sex on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope for us that way we can open it on Christmas morning. :)
Luckily, we have already decided on names this time (something we didn't do until wayyy later with Brodie). If we are having a girl her name will be:
and if we are having a boy his name will be:
Lastly, here is a picture of me and bell pepper baby Kit Kat at 18weeks. I'm also doing the side shot belly pictures like I did with Brodie but I think I'll wait to post one until the 20 week halfway done mark. That will be Christmas day and we can actually incorporate the color of the sex into it :)
Friday, December 16, 2011
Urg this last month went so fast. Brodie turned 14 months old on the 2nd. I'm trying to look back and see what happened since it seems like such a blur. I didn't take very many pictures and I think it's simply because I was chasing after my now incredibly mobile child.
He also is talking more and communicating with us more effectively. He says "apple" (with his version of the sign). He says "please" constantly while signing it and "more" a million times a day while signing as well. He understands sooo much. I can tell him to go get me something and he can get it. I can say we are going to change his diaper or go eat or go to grandma's and he gets excited and follows me to where he should go. It's awesome to be able to have more of a dialogue with him and not just have screaming and crying for everything.
Brodie went from not walking to walking between his 13mo-14mo days. He started walking his first independent steps on Nov 6th and he is literally running around now. I have to run after him many many times a day and he would rather walk than crawl (I'd say he only crawls 5% of the time now if that). It's amazing how fast of a change it was. He can even get up in the middle of the room by himself now so there is NOTHING stopping him from going.
Another HUGE change that happened this last month is the end of breastfeeding. It was a bittersweet transition but now I'm very happy with how much of a big boy he is. His last time nursing was November 20th, in the morning. So, we made it 13months, 2 weeks, and 4 days of nursing without any formula. :) He just never asked for the boob again and instead went straight to 2 full sippy cups a day of a milk type thing. We started out with rice milk because he wouldn't take soy or regular milk. Then, he went to soy effortlessly one day for no reason and from there we kept adding milk to the soy until he was on full milk. I feel like he's officially not a baby anymore and so independent because he doesn't need me for my milk or to help transport him around anymore. He can walk around the house with his sippy cup and go wherever he likes whenever he likes.
He climbs a lot more now...see picture below.
Lastly, we got family pictures taken by the amazing Heather Winters at the end of November and I LOVE them. Here are my 2 favorites :)
Posted by Heather at 11:00 AM