Friday, July 24, 2015

18 months

This little love bug is a year and a half!  I have to say, she is the sweetest. Her personality is so laid back and she 110% loves her big brother. He makes her laugh like no one else. 
They love to dance together. I hope she likes being a big sister as much as she likes being the little sister. 
Weight: 22 lbs 11 oz (25th percentile)
Length:  32.5 inches  (75th percentile)
What is she saying:  sister has a pretty big vocabulary (I would say around 50 words) and she has started putting short sentences together "I want sip", "zay-uh (Isaiah) outside", "I want you", "I want eat eat" and "mommy I poop". She also understands almost all directions I give her. 
Likes:  finally loves to swim (it took a while), almost all food (girlfriend is not picky and will eat her plate plus anything we leave on ours), bubbly baths, being outside, music, SHOES (seriously she takes them out and puts them on first thing in the morning), brushing teeth, snuggles, walks in the stroller and playing chase. 
Dislikes:  the doctor and being left in kid care at the gym or church
Sleeps: 8pm-9am (usually wakes up once but goes right back to sleep) naps from 2-4

Sweet Isabella, you bring so much joy to our family. 

First Trimester

Whoa!  This first trimester was rough!  From the 4 week mark until week 14 I was SO sick and SO tired. I was at my best in the morning but by 1:00 I was ready to call it a day (which is impossible when you are home with a 1 year old and a 4 year old). Mostly everything I ate made me sick. I lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks. I took 2-3 hour naps every day and left Isaiah with his Nintendo to do the babysitting (a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do). Since I am 35 (advanced maternal age) and I had lots of spotting I get lots of extra peeks at D3. It has been so fun to see this sweet life grow. 
6 weeks
8 weeks
11 weeks
12 weeks

The difference between week 11 and 12 blows my mind!  
Cravings: chik fil a chicken biscuits and sandwiches, v8, and carbs carbs carbs
Can't stand: cooking or eating red meat or pork, the smell of most anything, cleaning or being hot
Exercise: I started doing a water aerobics class because sweating makes me nauseous (Hahahahaha I'm really not kidding) 
Weight gain: lost ten pounds
Baby names and guesses:  we all think it is a boy. Isaiah wants to name him Marshall Applejack, we haven chosen Luke Michael for a boy and Emma Grace for a girl. When I ask Isabella if she wants a boy or girl she says "boy". Then I say "oh you want to be the only princess " and she does a princess wave. So sweet. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July

We spent the afternoon swimming, napping and face painting at Stiles Beach with friends then headed to see the Germantown fireworks.