Thursday, February 25, 2010

36 week update

I had my 36 week appointment on Tuesday.
Landon's heart rate is great and he is growing and getting ready.
No dialation yet, but my cervix has been effacing for the past few weeks.
It's not alot, but the doctor thinks there could be some new changes by next week.
Landon is running out of room.
I actually thought he was coming on Tuesday night. I woke up around 3 with some contractions. I've had Braxton Hicks contractions for months, but these were the real deal (hard cramping, painful in my back and abdomen- though not as hard as they get when you are in real labor). I waited it out for a little while, drank some water and called my doctor and they stopped coming so regularly.
I am still having them on occasion at this point- as well as just the tightening Braxton Hicks ones, but the real ones aren't steady or close together, so we are just waiting for Landon to cook a while longer.
I've been going every week since week 34 because his head is down so low and there has been alot of pressure, but now that I'm 36 weeks, I will continue to go weekly until he shows up so I'll keep you posted. I can't believe it's this close already.
Am I crazy that I am ready for him to get here- since it will wreak havoc on our sleep for weeks and months? I just think I am excited to meet him and hold him- and, um, I'm not gonna lie, I am really tired of being pregnant!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Top Chef

Peyton got a little kitchen from Santa at Christmas but we hadn’t opened it yet.  Well, since she and I have been sick and confined to the house, Mike and I put it together yesterday.

I think we have a future chef on our hands.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stroller Help

Alright you moms with more than one kid...
We are trying to make the big decision- the double stroller.
Any suggestions would be great- what people like, what people don't like.
I know we don't want a side by side, other than that, we are researching and looking around.
I have liked some of the Graco ones so far- we had good luck with our Graco travel system for Peyton.
If you know of one you like, or someone else raved about, let me know.
Any help is wonderful!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hybernating

I'm kinda flying under the radar right now. Peyton and I have both had a terrible cold over the past week, and that, added to nearing the end of this pregnancy, and Mike being out of town for a few days last week and this week, has worn me out. I'll post something interesting once I have some energy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Videos

Here are a few videos from the last week. The first is Ella at our playdate last week. She entertained us all with her singing.

The second is Peyton building a tower of blocks with her Papa.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Playdate

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Last week some of Peyton’s friends came over for a visit. Here’s a pic of the cuties. Little Ella, then Adriana, Luke and then Peyton. They all played so nicely together and the mommies got a chance to talk. I tried to upload a video of Ella singing for all of us. She is too cute with her little babbling squeals. Blogger is having some issues right now, so I'll try again later.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

16 Months

Dear Peyton,

You are 16 months old now, can you believe it? I can't.

You really seemed to turn into a toddler this month- actually I can pin-point a big change on the first of this month. I don't know what it was, but you suddenly started saying more things, interacting with your toys in a more creative way, and even showing more expressions. I swear it was like another little lightbulb lit up a new part of your brain.

You love wearing some of my big beaded necklaces. You drape them over your neck and come running up to show me. On Monday, you actually undressed your bunny- took it's vest off, and then wrapped a necklace around it's neck and brought it to me to show.
Your Daddy even came home from work and over dinner, while you were babbling and asking for more fruit and milk and ice- you actually say more (mo), milk (meey) and ice (eye), he asked me what had happened that day. He said he felt like he had a new little girl.
It's almost scary how fast things change for you.
You are pushing your rocking horse around the family room as we speak saying "go, go, go".
I swear, you have like 30 words you say now.
Some other ones are nose, eye, up, down, bath, and dog. Of course, some of them don't sound very clear, but Daddy and I know just what you are saying.
You actually started running this month, too. Your little legs will just start going. It reminds me of Fred Flintstone a little.
While I've spent the month working with you on colors and words, Daddy has been hard at work teaching you animal noises. He is so proud that you can make noises for dog, horse, cow, tiger/lion, elephant, and you try to wrinkle your nose for a bunny.
I've noticed you are getting taller, too. I was sitting doing some work at the dining table and you came over to see what I was up to. You could actually peek over the edge of the table!
You got 2 bottom molars this month and it seems that there are a few others coming in. We are due for a break soon, I hope.
This month has been a little difficult for me now that my due date for Landon is getting close. As independant as you can be, you also want to be held. You'll come running over and look up at me and say "up" with outstretched arms and sometimes I just can't pick you up. You've gotten so big and with this belly in the way, it's hard to find a comfortable place for you to rest, not to mention the pressure it puts on me. It won't be long, though, until I can do it again. Who knows, by then, you may be over this stage and not want anything to do with it.
You definitely know how to show what you don't want. With all of the fun developments this month, your temper tantrums have gotten equally stronger. You are the QUEEN of flipping out over the little stuff. I know it's an age thing, as everything I read, and everyone with kids your age, seem to point out, but geez, you can be a drama queen! The hard part is not laughing when you do it, because it's a pretty funny site. Daddy and I just try to ignore you and show you that this isn't how you get what you want. But when you stomp your feet, and pound on the ground, the smiles sneak to the edge of our mouths and sometimes we have to walk away.
Even your temper tantrums melt my heart. I just love to watch you play and learn and grow.
These days will be gone all too soon and I want to catch every bit that I can.

I love you so much, Peyton.
Thank you for every single day!
Love Always and Forever,
Mommy