Saturday, April 21, 2012

18 months and 19 weeks

Cole is 1 1/2 today. Wait, what? I still can't believe that it a year and a half ago when I came face to face with the most precious boy ever.  And even more so, I can't believe that it was a year ago that I said so long to my job so that I could spend all my waking minutes with this little dude. I cannot imagine missing a second of this little boys everyday life. He just makes me smile.

I mean, it doesn't happen everyday that you can stack your milk on top of the puff container.....

Or when you find your little boy rocking your headband while playing with his firetruck......

Or when he finally decides walking is actually alright....seriously didn't think I would ever see the day...

My little boy has really come into his own these past couple of months. He has an opinion about food, about where he wants to go, and that he would rather sit in his poo than have his diaper changed. He loves, loves, LOVES books and for me to read to him at least 20 times a day. In fact, reading books has actually been very helpful when I haven't been feeling well, he will crawl up on the couch and lay down next to me while I read book after book. He has also discovered that he can direct his mama exactly where he wants to go and what he wants to do if he grabs one of my hands and places it in his other and starts to is expected that I will immediately follow his lead, and can be very detrimental I choose otherwise. He loves to shares popsicles with me, and sneak bites of my yogurt, and beg for my cereal....but try and give  him his own food, and that can be a whole other story. He loves bubbles, rocks, and bugs, and could easily spend all afternoon outside.  He has been talking up a storm....most of what I can't understand yet....but some of the things that I do know are, "Do it again," "thank you," "dog," "mama," "dadda," "right there," "dah-dah-dah" means "I want that", sometimes he will say "ba-ba" for bottle, and a "duh" for duck. I'm sure I am missing other words...but for the most part I feel we can communicate pretty well together, it especially helps with the nodding and shaking of his head. My favorite is when I ask if he can say "please" and he will enthusiastically nod his head yes...good to know, perhaps soon he will prove that he can actually say it.

He LOVES balls, he likes throwing balls, rolling balls, bouncing balls...the kids has a serious arm on him, I'm thinking T-ball may be in the near future. :) Blueberries are his favorite fruit, but will actually eat most fruit it's become the veggies and protein that still has a hard time making it's way down. He loves to build tall towers with blocks, and "work" on his toy cars and fire truck. He currently has 9 teeth, his four front and four molars, and he is working on the two teeth next to his front teeth, some new chops to chew new food perhaps? (fingers crossed)

He still has the sweetest personality, if I pretend cry he is quick to drop whatever he is doing and cruise on over to give me snuggles and loves.  If I ask for a kiss he will mush his cheek up against my lips, and gives the best hugs around this side of town. He greets me with big smiles in the morning, and loves to have chat-chat sessions early in the morning.... on his his crib. He still melts my heart, and makes me laugh like a little school girl...I just cannot wait to see how his personality continues to grow and become more defined. I love him so so much!

And then there is my other baby.... 

How far along? 19 weeks, and 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: about 10 lbs
Maternity clothes? Not really, other than a couple tops....I'm really excited for our nice weather, bring out the summer dresses!!!
Stretch marks? No, praying that this one will be as nice to me as Cole was.
Sleep: well, this past week has been the best week for sleeping, there were 2 nights I didn't even use a sleep aid, and I slept in longer stretches which really helped. This morning though I was up at 4:45 and could not for the life of me fall back to sleep, but at least I was able to squeak out about 5 hours total of sleep...not bad, considering my record.
Best moment this week: This little baby is BUSY! And I LOVE it. One morning it was doing flips and kicks for about 2 hours straight, Cole slept in so I just laid there enjoying every little squirm.
Have you told family and friends: Of course.
Miss Anything?, and a mojito sounds lovely right about now.
Movement: Yes, mostly at night while I am lying awake. :)
Food cravings: grape anything, popsicles being my favorite, grape tootsie roll pops, grape get the picture. I also had my first ever true weird preggo concoction, it consisted of potato chips, white chocolate chips, and peanut butter...all at the same time...and it was so GOOD!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Actually, now that I think about it, not really.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor Signs:  I have been getting braxton hicks....and am hoping this isn't a sign for preterm labor again, being this far from family would make that kind of tricky.
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time, how could I not be with such a cute boy to chase around all day?!
Weekly Wisdom: DO NOT, I not read super sad blogs about parents that have lost their baby will rip your heart out and you will be a sobbing mess in 1 second straight. And then you will smother your own baby with hugs and kisses all while still sobbing and blubbering out a prayer that God will protect your little ones and not let anything bad every happen to them. And then you will have terrible terrible just don't do it.

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