Friday, July 25, 2008

Master Climber

So, our second born is giving us a run for our money.  This child, who can't walk down the hallway without tripping and falling at least three times, seems to have a super power when it comes to climbing.  He will climb on anything and everything - and hasn't gotten hurt once!  (knock on wood)  It's actually very exhausting, for me that is.  Below are a few instances of his super power.    Now I know how strange objects, like socks and dimes, have made their way into Flicka's bowl.  I did move the wooden chair that Jacob is standing on after this climb.  And notice the chairs on the dining room table - those have been that way for a long time (except when we eat), but now he can climb up in his booster seat and then on the table.  Ugh.  The picture of him on the piano actually occurred while I was typing this.  Lovely.  He climbs on the couch, then onto the end table and then onto the piano.  How does he not get hurt?  And what is the solution?  Remove all furniture from the house, lock him in a padded room or sign him up for rock climbing?  Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Anyway, the last pictures are just of him using a mixing bowl for a hat.  I thought it was funny how he left it on while playing with the tractor.  He is a wild and crazy kid!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New obsession . . .

And I'm not ashamed to admit it.  On Sunday I picked up the doppler from our friend, Tamara.  I LOVE it!  It is so much fun to be able to hear the heartbeat whenever I want too!  I'm pretty good about it, I don't sit around all day just listening - although I think I could.  I check it in the morning and then at night before I go to bed.  It's awesome.  The baby's heartbeat has remained around the 165bpm mark.  Thanks again Tam!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

9 weeks and 4 days

Yesterday I had my second doctors appointment.  Aside from being sick, everything is going well.  Only I can still gain weight despite vomiting  every day.  (Not that I am really complaining - I understand that it is important and it was only 1 pound.  I just found it humorous)  I also was able to the heartbeat - 170 bpm.  What an amazing sound!  A sound that I will be able to hear often.  A good friend of ours has a doppler and offered it to us for this pregnancy.  I am very excited about that.  Thanks again Tam!  Not much more to report this go round.  There really isn't anything too exciting to share yet at this stage - I figure posting about how many times a day I vomit isn't really something everyone wants to hear about.  I did start a generic form of Zofran, 8mg.  It seemed to help a bit this morning with nausea, but I still threw up my entire lunch.  Pizza is now on my list of "does not come back up easy."  I'm still hopeful - if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.  Thanks again for all of your notes of congratulations and thoughts and prayers - I really appreciate it!  I we could all just pray this nausea would end, that would be awesome.