Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baby Signs and 14 month-old Owen

We are well into the Baby Signs over here and Owen really seems to love signing, in general.  Once he got started learning them, it was really easy to teach him more--you just make the sign as you say the word and he learns it. He's quite the 'talker' as well, although here at 14.5 months he still doesn't really have any true words.  He does have about 45-50 signs, though and loves to sign about all the things he sees in books and outside.  We are working on signing when he's frustrated or upset so he can get what he wants but right now it's mostly during 'happy times.' He did wake up one night (which is strange now that he sleeps through the night) and sign "milk, milk" so I tried to nurse him but he didn't want that. We went downstairs and got some cow's milk in his sippy cup which he proceeded to gulp down 6oz!  He was thirsty and Baby Signs helped!  My favorite sign is 'motorcycle,' which is his hand in the air like a fist moving backward and forward just like a clutch on a motorcycle.  So cute! 
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Owen 13 month photo

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14 weeks pregnant - ME!

So somewhere between me swearing off ever having another baby/pregnancy and talking about how "crazy" anyone would be to WANT to get pregnant with a 12 month-old... I got pregnant. Yes, it was shocking to us as well. So shocking that I avoided the pregnancy test until 11 weeks and we had to have an early ultrasound to date it because we really HAD NO IDEA. So I made it gracefully and unknowingly through the first trimester. This is so my style.

I had not been sick... I didn't get sick with the first pregnancy so it's not a red flag for me. I had been EXTREMELY tired and hungry and that should've been a little hint but I was in denial.

At any rate, I'm pregnant and due with my second child Nov. 12, 2009. Oh yes, I had a baby in 2008 and will have one in 2009. I'll blog more about pregnancy this time and all the joys it brings (READ my clothes already don't fit).

I am looking forward to the "I'm-breastfeeding-I-can-and-will-eat-whatever-I-want -mode" coming up during HOLIDAY SEASON!! YES!!!

The babies will be 20 months apart. Ah, two babies in diapers, isn't that every girl's dream come true? Not mine exactly but I believe we'll have this newborn thing a little more under control this time, right?

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