Monday, June 29, 2009

It's my turn...

Ugh. Apparently now it's my turn. It's hard enough dealing with the poor little guy not feeling good - now I've come down with it. I coughed so hard today I actually threw up - YUCK! No fever or anything, but still miserable. My throat is killing me. No wonder he sounded like he swallowed a frog. I hope this doesn't last long....

Friday, June 26, 2009

Coughing up a lung

I swear it sounds like JJ is coughing up a lung. It started Wednesday night, so I took him to the doctor yesterday. They said his lungs are clear and that it's just allergies. So, I took him to school today and they called to say he was running a fever. And so back to the doctor. They still don't think there's anything wrong with him other than allergies, but they gave him some antibiotics to head off a "slight" throat infection. Sigh. Maybe I need a 2nd opinion - he sounds terrible!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's (probably) a....

...girl! We had our 12 week ultrasound (complete with NT testing and all that fun stuff) today and what a lovely active baby! Stretching its legs out like its trying to work out the kinks...very cute. The ultrasound tech asked if we wanted to know what she thought it was (gender wise). Sure! A girl. Really? Yup. Apparently, at this stage they can see the orientation of the genitalia. Up usually means boy (why am I not surprised?) and down usually means girl. And our little belly bean's bits are pointed down. So - how often is she right? 80%!!! Oh my!

We'll have plenty of other ultrasounds to make sure everything is fine and the one at 18 weeks ought to be a bit clearer. But it looks like JJ might just have a little sister on his hands.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First day of Splash

At daycare, they have something called "splash" in the mornings during the summer. It's some kind of water play where they get to go out and play in the sprinklers and such. Well, today was JJ first day at splash (yesterday he put himself down for a nap and missed it - and yes, you read that right he put HIMSELF down for a nap - will wonders never cease?) and he LOVED it. Apparently, he had so much fun he was staggering around towards the end all tired! We really need to get this kid a pool!

Second Trimester - and still sick

OK, so totally not fair. Here we are starting the second trimester and I've actually thrown up the last two days!! I made it 12 weeks without *actually* hurling and now twice in as many days. YUCK! I hate throwing up. And on Monday it was at WORK of all places. How embarrassing.

And for the record - Pad Thai is NOT an optimal thing to have to regurgitate. I'm just sayin...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Felt a kick?

Maybe. It seems early and just under 12 weeks, but it could be! One solid "kathunk!" in the side. The little belly bean is jumpin!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Walk, Bar, and other words

I don't even remember when JJ couldn't talk. It seems like he's been chatting up a one word at a time storm forever now! He's so excited he's figured out how to make himself understood that he just about explodes with joy every time you "get" it. My two favorites (because he get soooo excited) are "bar" (as in cereal bar - which he doesn't get very often but LOVES) and "walk" (as in, taking a walk around the block in the stroller, which we do daily). He'll try his best to crawl into the stroller chanting "walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk..." you just have to love it.

He's also started to find humor in slapstick. John will pretend to hit himself in some excessively silly way and JJ will laugh so hard he'll actually choke himself! When he finally catches his breath, he'll look expectantly at John and say and sign "more?" I guess there are 3 stooges movies in my future...sigh...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Week 10: Take 2

Well, morning sickness continues morning, afternoon and now in the middle of the night. Yup - actually waking me up in the middle night to feel rotten. Blech.
At least now I can work out in the mornings. 3 days so far and counting. Still extremely irritable though. Although, I'm not sure how much of that is hormones and how much of that is just being over tired. JJ is still at 6 hours a night in a row, then I've got to help him get back to sleep after that. John can't help until his arm is better so I've got extra kid duty making me tired on top of being pregnant (which makes me exhausted). You do what ya gotta do though.