Friday, March 28, 2008
I was going to write about today's OB appt but I think Gwen is throwing up. Must go!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
In case you are ever visiting and you ever see Gwen making this face at you this translates to...
"give me some NOW!" It cracks me up, scares the heck out of Eric. I don't know why she does that, but she does...I do not recall ever making that face to her to get her to eat, but maybe I did. Also, if she makes that face and is holding food, it translates to "open your mouth, I am trying to share". Gwen has another I want food reaction, but I would have to get a video for you to believe me.
Off to do some paperwork...my responsibilities as project manager are never finished!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Gwen's first taste of sweet tarts
Gwen's first solid chocolate Easter bunny, no hollow bunnies for us! (except for the one that baby #2 and I are sharing.)
And last but not least, BUBBLES
I hope that you have enjoyed these videos and pictures. Sadly I did not bring my camera to our Easter dinner, I had no idea that we would be doing an Eater egg hunt after dinner. It was quite funny we had another couple eating dinner with us, who had no kids, and as soon as the Easter egg hunt was announced, they bolted for the door! Gwen and my friends daughter had a grand time playing together.
Gwen eating her 1st peep! I personally don't want anything to do with Peeps, but apparently Eric wants his daughter to also indulge in sugar, like he likes to occasionally. Eric told me that Gwen likes to only eat the ears and then gives the rest to him...I think it is a perfect arrangement for him.
The godfather came over to visit. He comes over frequently, but we don't often get pictures...he had to head over to parents for Easter happenings, but we are on the way out of town. Gwen is showing him her bounty!
The bubbles...wait until you see the video...Eric and I were laughing so hard, silently trying not to spoil the video! The bubbles were a huge hit!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Gwen has a fascination with 'clothes'. She is pretty funny, when we are going 'outside' she needs her 'hat'. And don't even think about putting on her jacket and not zipping it up! Seriously, she holds the ends together at you and says 'uh, uh' until zip her up. She has a problem with taking the jackets off, which must be taken off as soon as we get to our destination! I usually pull both sleeves at one time, which at her age she can't do, she gets the jacket off her shoulders and then gets 'stuck'. Now she is trying to put clothes back on and I got a picture of it. It is funny watching Gwen try to dress and stuff, because you take it for granted that it is easy to find the arm hole and put your arm in. One day our super baby will get it together. I guess she gets frustrated and or loses interest when it comes to the other arm, but she doesn't seem to try to get that other arm in the clothes. Maybe only 1 arm is cold? This to me breaks my heart. While I was making dinner the other day it became too quiet in the other room, so I checked on her...this is what I saw. After a while I heard her say Daddy, so here she is waiting for Daddy.
Shoes! This picture Eric took on St. Patty's Day. Gwen actually at one point had both of his shoes on and walked a couple of steps.
I have more pictures to download from the camera from yesterday. Hopefully I will get to those soon, but I can't make any promises with the Holy Days and preparing for Easter. We are going to a friend's house, but I am going to try and bring several things.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So about this pregnancy I feel like I am carrying really high. You can see that that shirt has a little ruching that won't fit between my chest and my belly. I am apparently trying to compete with my Aunt how told me by the time she delivered her son she could only wear my Uncle's bathrobe. I don't have any of the pictures of me in profile with Gwen on this computer to compare, but rest assured I am bigger than before.
No word back on the glucose test yet, I am hoping that means I passed, my next Dr's appt is next week...AHH! I am down to 2 week appts. Guess we should consider getting the crib together and ordering the mattress. I mean seriously, now that Eric has passed his test (YEA Eric!) we will have plenty of time to do those fun house things we have been meaning to do...nothing like being preggers and wanting to have a completed todo list.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Gwen is really struggling with the whole climbing thing. She wants to get on the furniture so badly, she just can't unless it has spokes or something she can hold onto and power herself up. I don't know how to help her figure it out. I imagine when she gets really frustrated she will figure it out on her own, isn't that how it always works!
These last 2 pictures were taken by Eric. We recently discovered that Gwen likes to eat with chopsticks! Her eating has improved somewhat, she still is rather picky and I think she is pretty hungry most days, but you do what you have to do! She actually eats spinach and cheese baked into little pizza pockets, but she won't eat anything else green. I am still most excited about that she will eat yogurt and drink "nilk". One day she will most like have a "normal" meal with us.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
So, I started this post 2-3 days ago. I would like to say that I have accomplished much in those 2 days, but I am not sure anything that we've done would be considered great. The time change thing seems to be throwing us off a little, not necessarily Gwen, but Eric comes home all excited it is light outside and wants to be outside, so Gwen is not getting to bed at 7, more like 8, although it is 7 before the time change, but that doesn't leave as much time for me time/recuperating as when she went down at 7.
Yesterday I had a dental appt, EARLY, so theoretically the hubby could watch her before work, but sadly he could not, so I had to wake her up and take her to a friends house. She was not to thrilled, but of course, who would be to be awakened thrown in the car without breakfast, changing clothes or a diaper change! She did well, my friend said she cried pretty hard for 10 minutes and then as soon as she saw/heard me when I came to get her she broke down again. Then we went to class, came home had lunch, napped (her not me) went to another friend's house because her daughter's b'day party is Sat and her husband has been too busy to watch her daughter so she can get stuff together for the party. So Gwen and I went and hung out so she could cook. Then we rushed home ate dinner with Daddy and then I left and went scrapbooking! What a day. This morning I had my glucose test, wasn't so bad this time. I don't know if it was because it wasn't first thing in the morning and I had breakfast and exercised before the test. My body was probably ready for a snack! Gwen stayed with my same friend since Daddy couldn't make it to the appointment. She did much better this time.
Well, now she is awake and I better get to her she seems upset. So I guess I will post this unfinished so I can get her.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Here's my big girl enjoying her milk sitting in the chair like a big girl! Of course, she can't get up there by herself, but one day she will realize how to get up on a chair. She is very fast getting up on the other chairs.
This morning we decided not to go to class, like I said I have the running nose and we went to class yesterday and I told Eric I felt like I ran a marathon without training for it, my entire lower body ached and I was exhausted! This morning Gwen woke up at 3:30 with an apparently dirty diaper that was bothering her, Eric changed it put her back down and she went right back to sleep. Then this morning she coughed off a bowl of cereal. I thought that maybe it would be ok for use to take the morning off! (the stomach flu is going around and this is how my friend's daughter started out, but we have had no other incidents so I think Gwen is going to be fine!) So, I guess this is a long winded way to say, Gwen got to play "OUTSIDE" this morning in her jammies, boy was she mad when I made her come inside! But eventually you have to come into the house and put your day clothes on! Her little hands were cold. You can see her outside with her "beep-beep".
Yesterday Gwen took a normalish nap, but today she has taken a 3-3.5 hr nap! I guess this explains the whiny cranky kid I have been dealing with this morning. We were a little tired maybe, I hope this and Daddy (who she hasn't really seen since yesterday) coming home early will improve our attitude!
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Today was also a nice day, but unfortunately this afternoon she slept late and it was raining when she woke up. So, we played inside. Gwen is getting very good at getting up on the chairs in the house as long as they have "finger holds". Our couch and other places without said fingerholds she cannot get up on. But now it seems that we have to child-proof table tops!
Gwen now enjoys eating lunch at the table with me. She is still a little short, but she doesn't really like to sit in her booster, plus the booster we have is not as stable in these chairs as I would like.
Today was our last Water Babies class, are you as sad as we are? We have a week off and then we start Aqua Tots I! Technically Gwen shouldn't start this class until she is 2, but I want her to have at least one of the next up class with this teacher before baby #2 arrives and we have to switch to a new teacher. The teacher told me today she was proud of me for sticking with the class with Gwen's warming up issues. You can see why I like her, she is nice!
Monday, March 03, 2008
This morning she slept in, for entirely too long and has been kind of clingy with a runny nose. I am hoping that it is nothing more than a runny nose and she is over tired, I think listening to her nap she might have not had a great night sleep last night. Today is about 65 so I have the house open hoping that will air out her room some, since we have had the humidifier running in her room for months. I think I need to get in there and scrub her walls down and move stuff around, but doubt I will have time to get to that. We will see!
We are off to the grocery store. Time to enjoy some nice weather!