Sunday, December 27, 2009

Halfway Mark

I had to post a picture just to prove I don't look as awful as in the video below. Boy do I wish I had worn something a bit better for the camera, but at least I wore a bra! Today I am 20 weeks pregnant which means I am at the halfway mark...actually, probably a little further than that if this one goes anything at all like with Nicolaus.

How far along: 20 weeks

Total weight gain: 8 lbs

Maternity clothes: Yes and love them...I have found some great deals at Ross and Gabes.

Stretch marks: None thank God

Sleep: OK--getting up to pee about twice a night and reflux is rearing its nasty head

Movement: Some...much less movement than I had with Nicolaus at this same point

Food cravings/aversions: Sweet pickles instead of dill and lost of fruit. No aversions really

Gender: Girl! My guess was right!

Belly Button in or out: Still in

What I miss: Spicy tuna sushi

What I am looking forward to: Buying girlie things

Milestones: The Big Ultrasound was excellent. All the right organs and everything is right on track growth wise. Finding out she's a girl!

Nicolaus' reaction: He keeps lifting my shirt up to look at my belly. I think it is because he is fascinated with my moles.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

We hope all our family and friends have a Merry Christmas! We have been so blessed this year watching Nicolaus grow, John getting a new job and discovering we will soon be a family of four. We could not have made it through without all your prayers and support. Thank you!

Monday, December 21, 2009


We really got hit with the snow this year! By the time it all finished we ended up getting between 24 and 30 inches. It was too deep for Nicolaus to go out and play in, especially since we don't have a snowsuit for him yet, but he sure did like watching the snow and watching his Daddy help dig out the neighborhood. We finally did venture out on Sunday to the grocery store and a huge hawk paid us a visit too. Hope everyone is staying safe and warm!

Friday, December 11, 2009

13 Months

* 22 lbs 31 inches tall
* 4 teeth
* Has taken about 10 total steps on his own
* Down to one nursing session a day
* Drinks 16 oz of milk plus at least 8 oz of water a day
* Waves hello and bye-bye without prompting
* Any ball of any kind is his favorite toy
* "Da-Da" is his favorite thing to say
* Has learned Some, Yum, Nana (for banana) and how to cluck like a chicken
* Thinks all trucks are Tra Truh (the trash truck)
* Blows on his food
* Gives tons of hugs and kisses
* Is growing up way too fast!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Winter Hat For Nicolaus

I finally knit something for Nicolaus. The last item I completed before this was his baby blanket and hat which I finished just prior to him being born. I am so happy with how it turned will look great with the coat his Great-grandma Lam gave him. It could stand to be a bit longer, but that is just because my son's head is huge. Wonder where he gets that from?

Once I started the hat, I had it finished in no time and remembered how much I enjoy the craft. So, I am hoping to cast on a bunch of projects in the next few months...some for me, some for new baby. I never have even knit myself something! I always give my handiwork away.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Steps

Nicolaus took 2 steps toward Mommy last night at Nanny and Poppi's house! We were so proud...yet scared of what is surely soon to come!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! In addition to having so much to be thankful for, we were able to spend the holiday with our Tennessee family whom we seldom see because we are separated by so many miles. Nicolaus finally got to meet his Great Grandma and Grandpa Lam and had such a special time with them. He also met Santa for the first time! There were no tears, but he wasn't quite sure what to think and was one tuckered out little man when we got home that night. We hope all our family and friends had a blessed Thanksgiving too!