Holding Our Miracles, April-June 2010 #11
Happy 1st Birthday!
, May 21 2011 10:09 PM
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:37 PM
Still good, thanks. And I'd just been getting to the point where i was thinking I could relax more than the last pregnancy.
Obs was great and he's getting me to check in every few days y phone or email.
Gotta go, more resting is in order I think.
Edited by sigh, 26 March 2012 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:48 PM
, hope that you're getting that rest in and everything stays settled down. Mintie
, O sounds a total card. "Duck" is our favourite word at the mo (but he absolutely adores babies too, everything is "baby baby" when he sees one. He spends most of our music class following/gently patting and talking to the baby siblings in the class) Doesn't feel like we're getting much progress on the talking front here - I'm starting to fret again but we'll wait till his next hearing test in May, it's not like I'm not doing all the stuff we'd do in EI anyway, it's so drilled into me... Hopefully it's just him being lazy, he'll usually use the first sound in a word, so his beloved big brother is just "aaaah" for example. However, he is just so funny and smart and helpful and cuddly - he really is a little spark of joy and happiness in our lives. Still a runt though - many of his sz 0s still fit!
He's not sat in the high chair since we moved, promoting himself to the big chairs (and doing really well) He's very independent with things like eating and undressing and is telling us "poo" as soon as he does one. Not sure about toilet training though, I think he'll want to go straight to standing up like his dad and brother
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:30 PM
I think everything is ok. NT scan on Wednesday so I have my fingers crossed. Getting stacks of nausea again and feeling full in the belly so I think things are happening how they should. Still not relaxed but I don't think I will be until this bub is safe in my arms.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:49 PM
All fine. I think I've been more anxious and stressed this time around. I can hardly believe it, that it all happened the "way it's supposed to" and is ok. I guess I'd just figured it would be IVF for me.
The sad part was that there was a woman crying in the next ultrasound room as we finished our scan. My heart broke for her, it could have just as easily been me. I felt like I was intruding on her grief by hearing her. Been giving DD lots of extra hugs.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:21 AM
So glad to hear it went well for you (must have been gut wrenching about that poor other woman though) Hopefully you'll get to feel flutters soon - I know that I found it incredibly reassuring when I could feel movement. Mintie
Love that grown up pic of Owen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our first 2 year old (OMG!)
Took N to his first Show a couple of days ago. He *adored* it, especially the animals in the petting zoo, had to virtually pull him away in the end, lol. He was just about more daring than his big brother too - we went on giant slides, teacups, the ferris wheel and a couple of other rides and he just loved it. Can see we'll have a job keeping him away from rollercoasters
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:02 PM
I have felt a flutter, 2 days ago. Obs didn't believe me but I'm sure of it. He did say that you often feel it earlier second time around, but I'm sure I did and it makes me feel much better. I'm still sad about the other woman, it could have been me. In fact I think I've been expecting something to go wrong because this is a natural conception and the only 2 natural conceptions I had ended in miscarriage.
And Obs thinks it's a boy. We'd practically convinced ourselves it was a girl because we're were having trouble picking a girls name already. I didn't care in the slightest, but does make it a bit more exciting. Pity DDs shoes won't get used again; I'll have to start buying her more unisex footwear. I'm a bit nervous, I know how to look after a girl already, I hope it's not too different.
Niban, the show sounds great. I think we might go next year.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:03 PM
Yay for possible flutters - hope you get heaps more in the near future. And also on the boy news (though I am biased, lol!) - while you won't be able to reuse it means lots more shopping opportunities
All you have to remember about boys is to keep the doodle down (though I must admit I have never been peed on by either of mine, and only had 2-3 accidents)
We're finally getting more words out of our little dude, though "no" and "mine" are probably the ones used over 50% of the time
Everything is done at a run and he is so determined to do everything for himself. He wants to pee like his big bro and dad too - he'll drag his step to the loo and try and take his nappy off and then stand there (but doesn't know what to do next!) Last couple of days we've asked if he wants to use the potty and he's been most emphatic yes - no action but he does like being parked in front of ABC2 with a little bowl of 'nakks (snacks)
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:35 PM
Lots of movement now. It's nice, seems to be a kicker like his sister.
I'll keep that in mind niban.
We're getting a lot of no too. No interest in the toilet yet but I figure she'll regress a bit when the baby arrives so I'm not worried. However she thinks it's funny to take off her pants and nappy and run around with nothing on the bottom.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:43 PM
Glad everything's going well sigh
Hope S's birthday went off wonderfully, did you have a party?
Little dude's birthday is Thursday, we've got a party on the weekend and luckily I am at home on Thursdays, so we'll have a fun day together and then go down to the Vivid festival (light sculptures) in the late afternoon/evening if the weather's OK. We've got him a Wiggles keyboard and doona and a Micro mini scooter - I think he reckons he's a big kid anyway (we go to my bog boys school so often and he just heads into the crowds of big kids there or at parties without a backward glance) so hopefully he'll love it. Mintie
How are your boys going?
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:40 PM
Long time since I posted! My boys are going well thanks
Starting to think about F's first birthday party
I've decided to head back to work in August so that will be a massive change for everyone with the kids starting daycare.
Sigh I hope things are still going well for you.
Niban I know it was a while ago but how did the birthday party go?
Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:48 AM
I can't believe Freddie is nearly 1 already, how fast has that time gone? Both boys look gorgeous in your sig
Good luck with the transition back to work, will it be PT? N loves his daycare and happily trots off with barely a glance at me on the 2 days he goes. I reckon it's often harder for the parent rather than the child, especially the first few times, but I love the social interaction they get (and how you can leave all the really messy art stuff for there too
Actually popped on here for the first time in ages to see how you are going - what's news?
N's birthday party went off fantastically (even if it was on a cold and stormy day so we had to stay inside - turned his bedroom into a Thomas zone with all kinds of track and trains) with about 10 littlies running around. A week or 2 before he turned 2 he turned into a true terrible two-year old - suddenly the cheekiness and testing boundaries ramped up about 5 notches and we get lots of whinging and "No"s all the time. Still a great snuggler and delight much of the time but boy oh boy I think everyone prefers the 1 year old version, lol!
I took the boys overseas for a bit to visit family and my baby was gone - at the airport he insisted on walking everywhere with his little backpack on, he and his brother sat across the aisle from me and watched TV and games the whole flight (he was still awake when we arrived at midnight!) We're getting a lot more words and simple 2 and 3 word sentences which is a relief, though we're still not sure what's happening with his hearing. Otherwise nothing much new - the weeks and months seem to zip by so fast....
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:44 PM
Bumping us back up
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:18 PM
Sorry about the long absence. I was caught up with work and then with having a baby. William Paul born on the 25th of October at 5:30pm.
His birth was so much more painful and longer than DDs. He was induced, which I can say is like transitioning with DD even in the earlier stages. I had a failed epidural and went the last 5cm in about half an hour. He was also 4.3kg (over a kilo heavier than DD; so happy that obs suggested a slightly earlier induction - due date was 21st). I was so glad when it was over. I think I could have done DDs birth with no gas.
Now i'm just struggling with a lack of sleep and a big boy who likes to drink. But good news, no mastitis so far but I've been doing feeds 2 to 3 hourly for a week now. The lactation consultant at the hospital says it's fine because i clearly have so much milk as long as I waited until it was fully in.
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