Thursday, April 22, 2010
This week the baby is about the size of a kidney bean. Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from the baby's hands and feet, its eyelids practically cover its eyes, breathing tubes extend from its throat to the branches of its developing lungs, and its "tail" is just about gone. In its brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways.
Not too bad. I've had some days with really bad morning sickness, some where I am just a little sick and some where I am not sick at all. At this point I would say I am more sick than I was with Logan but less sick than I was with Aila. The hardest thing for me right now is finding something I atually want to eat. Everyday I like something different than the day before which is making it very hard to grocery shop! I am finding myself having food aversions to foods that I normally love, like toast. Wierd, I know.
Aila is changing everyday. She is loosing more and more of her baby side and becomming more of a little girl. She has started really showing what her preferences are and she makes it known when she does not like something by loudly protesting, "No!"
She is finally comming out of her shell and talking a little bit more around other people but she still does not say as much as she does at home.
She has become obsessed with books more than usual this month so we have been doing a lot of reading. Her favorite book is One Pretty Princess. She is also totally in love with any and every dog. I have to watch her whenever we are out and there is a dog around to make sure she doesn't just run up to it.
Aila is showing more of an interest in going potty when we are out in public now. She tells me she has to go by yelling, "Potty! Potty!" loudly and frantically while grabbing her crotch. Makes for an interesting mental picture doesn't it? LOL So I have started putting her in pull ups. With Logan I didn't have him going potty in public until he was 100% trained at home, but he never even asked to go to the bathroom when we were out. I'd say Aila is 80% trained at home and about 50% trained in public. Hopefully we will be done soon!
My 2 year old is almost 3! Wow! Time sure flies! Logan is turning into such a little gentleman. He is getting really good at using his manners and saying, "Yes mam."
He picked up a bad habbit this month though; he has started biting his finger and toe nails! YUCK! It has gotten so bad that two of his fingers got a little infected and I have been having to put medicine on them everyday. He seems to have learned his lesson though and in a way it has actually been good because now his thumbs hurt so much that he doesn't suck them in his sleep anymore! Yay no more thumb sucking!!! The nighttime was the hardest to break because he was doing it unconsciously in his sleep. I am glad I can stop worrying about his teeth now : )
Logan is very excited about 2 events comming up; riding an airplane and his birthday party. He can't wait for either of these things to happen. We fly to Texas on Sunday for Doug's big interview and then when we get back we are having his birthday party. So in the life of Logan things are pretty exciting right now.
The zoo has finally opened its splash pads! Logan had so much fun playing that he didn't even care about the animals we saw. I think he could have played here all day. Aila was more intereseted in eating her snacks then playing in the water. She sat on the bench and ate and watched the other kids play.
Las Thursday we met up with Ericka, Elias, and Micah at Kid's Club. The kids really enjoyed the show because it was all about dancing. They had fun playing together after the who too. It is always nice when we see our friends at Kid's Club!
Aila loves Elias:
Logan and Elias are so silly together:
Fun on the carousel:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
How is Baby Doing?
The baby is the size of a lentil this week! If you could see the baby, you'd find that it has an oversized head in proportion to its body. The baby’s facial features are forming with dark spots where the eyes are, openings where the nostrils will be, and pits to mark the ears.
Protruding buds that will become its arms and legs are even more noticeable now. The baby’s hands and feet look like paddles. Other developments include the growth of the pituitary gland, which releases hormones, in the brain and muscle fibres. Its heart (which has divided into the right and left chambers) is beating at about 150 beats a minute – twice the rate of an adults.
How's Mommy Doing?
I know some people like to wait until the second trimester to announce their pregnancy but we like to tell people as soon as we know so that a. you can start praying for the baby immediately b. if I did have a miscarriage I would want people to know so that I could lean on friends and family through that difficult time and c. I usually get sick immediately so it would not be easy to hide.
I thought maybe this time around I wasn't going to experience full fledged morning sickness because I was doing pretty well. With Aila I was sick before I even got a positive pregnancy test result and with Logan I was sick a few days after the test. Well this one held out the longest, but as of today I am really, really sick. In a way, I am kind of relieved because I know that with morning sickness my chances of having a miscarriage or an unhealthy baby are a lot lower. But at the same time it would have been nice to enjoy being pregnant without being sick.
My other symptoms include me being a little more tired than usual and being an even more picky eater. I find myself getting hungry for one paticular thing and then I am not satisfied until I eat a ton of it. This craving and eating a lot is a new symptom I have never experienced. I usually just eat like normal when I am pregnant but not with this baby. I will devour any food in sight!
I am not posting a belly pic today because it looks the same. I am starting out at 112 lbs and am curious to see a. how fast my belly will pop this time and b. how much weight I am going to gain since I am eating so much!
I blew up this kiddy pool at my mom's house for the kids to play in. I think I am going to bring it to the park when I have Logan's bday party so the kids can cool off while they are playing. My cousin Debbie suggested getting some water guns and squirt toys too and I think that is an awesome idea!
Logan took this picture of me and Aila. He is getting quite good at his photography skills!
Here is the invite I made for Logan's bday:
Logan has been working on a lot of projects lately:
He made this at our library story time. The teacher read the book, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and then the kids got to color the pigeon.
He made this at church. It is a lion. He learned the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den.
He made this on Palm Sunday at church. It is a painting of the donkey Jesus rode on. He also got to wave palms and dance around church on this day. I wish I had my camera then!
Here is another one he made at church. It is the lame beggar that Jesus healed.
Doug went on a men's camping trip with our neighbor and his church. While he was away I took the kids to Jeepers for some fun. I met a girl I used to dance with that I had not seen in a long time so it was nice catching up. I love this place because there are never any lines and for $5 they can ride the rides over and over again all day long. Logan even went on the roller coaster this time (which he did not like). His favorite was the airlplane. I think Logan rode the airplane 10 times in a row! Aila's favorite was the carousel. I think I need to take her to feed some real horses again. She is obsessed with horses and my little ponies.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Arizona Dance Project
We auditioned for Celebration of Dance and made it! Celebration of Dance is a huge show put on during National Dance Week. We are so excited that we are getting to perform! So come watch me dance on May 1st and 2nd in Celebration of Dance. Here is the link: http://www.goldenlionproductions.com/2.html
Monday, April 5, 2010
We had an awesome Easter this year! We woke up and let the kids open their baskets. Then we went to church to celebrate. Aftarward, we went to Nana's house for a feast fit for a king! The cousins were all happy to see eachother and I think Logan and Aila got enough goodies from everyone to last them a year! What a great day!
The cake I made:
The kids' Easter baskets:
Aila couldn't eat her candy fast enough! She had a lollipop in one hand and a chocolate bunny in the other and was alternating which one she would eat.
Logan liked his bubbles:
Nana and Aunt Mary gave the kids treats too!
Everyone ready for the egg hunt in the yard. Michael and Marisa did an awesome job hiding the eggs! The kids had a blast!
Logan and Ethan enjoying their haul:
Everyone enjoying desert:
The boys playing Red Light, Green Light with Nana: