Saturday, October 24, 2009

:: twenty-too ::

baby looks something like this:

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baby FEELS like this:

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Me:

- better appetite (most days), but running out of room which means more/worse heartburn.  *urp*

- starting to bust out of my tops.  need more maternity tops.

- more, stronger movements from baby.  and flipping.

- swollen ankles

- tired

- sore back.  i'm a mess by the end of the day.

Boy:

- still nameless

- wiggly and squiggly and flippy

- 11 inches long (think spaghetti squash)

- almost 1 pound

- starting to look like a mini newborn

- developing tiny tooth buds under his gums

- eyes have formed, but his irises still lack pigment (weird mental image)

- pancreas developing rapidly

We're all doing fine.  The kids are great. Aidan is loving preschool!  He goes 2 days a week for 2 hours, which is perfect for him.  He loves his teacher, Mrs. Parker, and is making some new friends.  His highlights are free playtime, snack time, and of course, flag and song time.  There are 13 kids in his class and he is the youngest by 2 months.  He does great with the potty and enjoys his independence from mommy (he literally runs into his classroom leaving me there waiting for a hug).  I enjoy my couple of hours with just Delia.  She wonders where Aidan went for about 5 minutes, then enjoys the next couple of hours playing quietly by herself without big brother to bug her and take toys away from her.  Sometimes we read books and play together.  It's really nice to have some one on one time with her.  For the first time ever.  I need to remember to do this more often (1 on 1) with both of my children.  I love it too.

Delia has started sitting on the potty.  She has gone a couple of times, but mostly just enjoys sitting there like a big girl.  I think she's going to be really easy.  We're going to work on it, and hopefully have her out of diapers shortly after this new baby comes.  Or maybe before, if we're lucky!  She also loves time outs.  So, we're going to have to work on a different strategy for her.  She is really changing a lot lately - saying more words and loves looking at books (her favorite being Goodnight, Moon or "nigh moom" as she calls it).  She says "No, Aidan" a lot.  She sings to Aidan at bedtime and gets mad if we try to chime in.  She has a soft yellow blanket, which she has deemed her "chicken" and it is becoming increasingly impossible to keep her away from it.  She is a pleasant, good-natured little girl who sings constantly, but at times her feisty self comes out.  She has a mind of her own and does challenge us from time to time.

I wonder who this next baby will be.  What he will look like and what his temperament will be.  If he'll ever have a name.

Well, it's a rare sunny, but cold Saturday and we're off to the pumpkin patch to take pictures.  Hope you all are well!