24 August 2009

Mama and baby, 29 weeks

Finally got around to taking some more belly shots this weekend. We also had our 30 week ultrasound on Friday (at 28 weeks, 5 days). Our baby girl is looking perfect and she weighs around 3 pounds. Wow! She is definitely a girl, I had the doc check again, hee hee. Mama is feeling pretty darn good, only intermittent back pain this time, which is absolutely wonderful. With Maddox, I was in pretty serious pain for almost 5 months and it was horrible! I do have the same back pain, but not all the time, so I am so grateful. Only 10 more weeks! It is looking like a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks. I am thinking of scheduling it on my birthday, Nov 3rd! That is 5 days before my due date. They would schedule it exactly that day anyway, or the day before or after, so why not just have the same birthday? I was not sure if I wanted to do that to her or not, but I figure, what is the difference if our birthdays are 1 day apart or on the same day? She will be the best birthday present ever!

Side view of the belly

Artistic shot, hee hee

Tried to copy the shot we took of the belly in Puerto Rico, almost the same!

Profile of our sweet baby girl

Her sweet little face! She looks squished in there!

17 August 2009


Maddox now has 8 teeth. Two on the bottom came in recently for a total of 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top. I finally started actually brushing his teeth a month or 2 ago. Probably something I should have started earlier, but I am not going to beat myself up about it. The pediatrician just said to wipe them off with a towel after the last bottle at night. But, I finally bought some toothpaste at Whole Foods - Earth's Best I believe, and it came with a little finger brush. So, now every night after his last milk, I brush his little toothies and his gums too. He LOVES it! I am sure it is just the strawberry banana flavored toothpaste, which is safe for him to swallow, but it doesn't really matter because it makes tooth brushing easy! I brush around for a little bit, then just let him chew and suck on the brush. I figure he gets some extra cleaning that way. A couple weeks after I started doing this, he grabbed the toothbrush and toothpaste off the bookshelves and stuck the brush on his own finger and started "brushing" his own teeth. It was adorable! He does this any chance he gets now, he grabs the toothbrush and toothpaste and just carries them around, brushing his teeth as he goes. He is becoming quite the little imitator. I realize this is how babies learn, imitating people. But, it is so fun to actually see him do it. I think he is just so darn cute and so smart! There are so many little things he does that surprise me and make us laugh. I need to write more of them down so I don't forget.

Here is a pic of his toothies - this is from July before he got his haircut, but shows off his goofy grin! When he smiles, I just melt into a big gooey mess. I am so wrapped around his finger!

Here are some more toothy grins taken right after his 1st birthday. I only have a few of him sitting still, the rest are him in motion. He never stops walking - he's always going somewhere!

02 August 2009

25 weeks belly shot

So, I feel so bad because I haven't taken ANY belly shots this time around. I finally have one! I hope our baby girl doesn't hold it against me that I don't have as many pictures of myself pregnant with her. I swear I won't be one of those moms that doesn't take as many photos as I have taken of my first born! I hope. Anyway, here I am last weekend at 25 weeks. I think I look bigger at this stage then I did last time, but I think it looks bigger in this dress. Also, even though I started out thinner this time by about 6 pounds, I have put more weight by this time than last time I think, ugh. I have had quite the sweet tooth and really need to start restraining myself more! I will get a naked belly shot soon...