Update on TumbleBees & Emma's Portis!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Emma is getting harder and harder to get good pictures of (okay, so it's really just that I have been slacking with practicing my photography and now that she moves so fast, I can't keep up) but here are a few updated snapshots!!

Emma playing at the little playground at the end of our street!

Wes came up with the idea to get Emma her first official pet! After some initial push back (because frankly we have enough animals to take care of :) ) I gave in and so here is "Portis"! Emma's first fish (or "shishy" as she calls it).

This week we headed off to Emma's first ever TumbleBee's class and she absolutely LOVED it! I was a little nervous because Emma has gotten a bit shy when it comes to strangers (which I am totally okay with) lately so I wasn't sure how it was going to go. Within about 5 seconds of walking into the room, she was off!! She didn't want anything to do with Mommy or Daddy and just wanted to do whatever the big kids were doing! Luckily, Daddy made it from work just in time so he was our official photographer. We did learn a lesson though in that we need to put the camera on a faster setting because most of our pictures ended up blurry because Emma was on the move!!

This is the little bouncy mattress that they have. Emma didn't do so much bouncing but she LOVED climbing up and down, up and down, up and down and she would scoot on her belly across the whole thing! PS: Please disregard the 14 week baby belly which doesn't quite look like a "baby belly" yet, just looks like I gained weight! Ack!

Emma was just a bit small for this part. She could totally climb up herself, but didn't quite understand the concept that she had to step on the bars to get across. So needless to say Mommy did most of the work on this one! :)

What I loved about the class was that they gave the kids a good 20 minutes to just explore and go crazy and get used to the room. So by the time we started circle time, they had worked out most of the crazy energy. At least everyone but Emma. :) In most of the pictures you will see all the little ones sitting nicely in front of their parents on their little black mats. Yeah...that lasted all of about 10 seconds with Emma, and then she spent most of the rest of circle time, right in the middle of the circle. :) Here she is sitting on someone else's little mat. :)

Here is a good example of most of the little ones with their parents...and Emma front and center!

She LOVED the popcorn song where they sat on the balls and bounced up and down and then we threw them up in the air! Needless to say that was a little tricky being exhausted and 14 weeks I'm not sure how far Emma is going to go flying as the weeks go by. :)

She also had a great time on the rings!

Then came bubble time! Emma absolutely LOVES bubbles so she was once again, right in the mix! Do you see the little girl to the left of Emma with the big white bow? She and Emma were the youngest in the class, the little girl is about a month younger than Emma and check out that long hair!!! Whoa!!!

To end class, all the little ones got these little wooden sticks to play with and sign songs with. It was really cute! Emma even did a great job putting her toys away at the end!

These are just two other random snapshots that we have taken lately. Emma has this really funny surprise face and we have been trying to catch it on camera for weeks now! I caught the tail end of it one night this week and couldn't resist posting it. Of course it was on pasta night so she is a mess!! :)

She also loves to play in the bath with the wash cloth on her head! Hahaha!

Two Under Two!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 clearly I have been failing when it comes to updating the blog!! I have all of the best intentions but have been going to bed REALLY early lately but I have a really good excuse...

Baby #2 is on the way!!!

That's right!! Some of you may already know and I figure that it's never too early to blame stuff on pregnancy right?!?! Wes and I are incredibly excited and we have been dying to tell everyone the news! Baby #2's due date is March 23rd (which was actually moved up one week from our original sonogram) so I am 13 weeks pregnant as of yesterday! Only three days away from my 2nd trimester! So Emma will be just about 21 months old I think when Baby #2 joins the family! Uh oh! Two under two!!

So far this pregnancy has been a little easier to handle then with Emma. In most ways, I haven't been quite as sick. With Emma, I felt very sick pretty much morning, noon and night. With Baby #2 I have definitely felt sick, but so far have only gotten sick twice, and it seems to be the worst in the evenings. I started to feel much better about a week ago though with only a few random occurrences of nausea here and there this week. I have had a huge lack of energy though with Baby #2 and Wes has been amazing at taking care of me and keeping the house running when it's all I can do to get Emma's dinner and bath done before I am in bed! It's getting better by the day though!

We have had two sonograms so far and Baby #2 looks right on track! Our BIG sonogram is scheduled for Monday, October 25th where we will find out boy or girl!

This week, fingerprints formed on Baby #2's tiny fingertips, his/her veins and organs are clearly visible through the still-thin skin, and his/her body is starting to catch up with his/her head — which makes up just a third of the body size now. If we end up having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Baby #2 is almost 3 inches long, about the size of a medium shrimp, and weighs nearly an ounce.

Emma has been doing really well lately. She is constantly in motion and is talking up a storm. She picks up a new word pretty much by the hour now and can repeat most words that you say (single words that is). Once and a while she can string two words together like "good girl" or "not nice", both of which she hears a lot at daycare. :) She even made a pretty good attempt at saying "octopus" the other day but it came out more like "oc-ta-paaaaaa". Haha! I still need to post some updated pictures!! She gave us a little scare over the weekend because she spiked a fever of 104.5 so we were off to the hospital. To make a long story short, she was tested for everything including another UTI, blood infection, RSV, flu, ear infections, you name it. Everything was negative so the doctors chalked it up to a virus. Luckily she made a quick recovery but whoa, that was scary!! Because of Emma's VUR, it's a pretty big deal if she gets another UTI so that is one of my biggest fears and I was convinced that's what we were looking at when her fever spiked that high with no other symptoms. But luckily her urine culture was negative. Shew!!

Well, hopefully now that things are starting to calm down and I am starting to feel better I can keep up with the posting! Fingers crossed! :)
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