Monday, December 2, 2013

Quick Update

Oh my. I might be the world's worst blogger. Samantha turns 21 months in a few days and I haven't even done a 20 month post! Oops.

So here's a quick update!

Samantha is just growing so fast! Lots of new words! Her favorite phrase is "Ohhhh coool" and "Wowww" and the other night she said "Merry Christmas" (not very clear..but she said it and I melted!). She's just so funny lately! Doing all sort of cute things and making us laugh. We LOVE her!!!!! This Christmas season has been pretty fun watching it through her eyes. She's sort of into Santa and our xmas tree. She picked out an elmo ornament the other day and hung it on the tree and now she waves at elmo on the tree and says "Hi Elmo!" Sooo cute.

Of course, there's the not so cute tantrum moments that we see sometimes. But in general she is a good girl! :) Sleep is still a tough one. Although, the other night she slept 12 straight hours in her crib!!! We were hopeful but usually she gets up once and sleeps with us the rest of the night. Bad I know..but hey whatever...we all need sleep and this is how we are getting it right now...

Food. Oh boy this is stressing me out. She has not be eating well at all lately :( All her favorites are no longer faves. We offer her what we eat...we offer her variety...nothing. She's been so picky. And as her mom I worry about it a lot. I just dont want her little belly to be hungry. We just recently started her on half dairy milk/ half soy milk. She's been on soy most of her life because she was not tolerating dairy well as an infant. But she's been better..and tolerating cheese and yogurt for a long time we are mixing her milk now and seems to be going well. We might try pediasure at some point. I just want to make sure she is getting the right nutrients :(

I cannot believe she will be two in 3 months! WOW.

New baby update: This pregnancy is going okay. I am just exhausted. Chasing a toddler ( and caring for two other kids during the day!) while pregnant is tough! We are almost 4 months along. Last week we had a scare at the OB's and they couldn't find the hearbeat on the doppler. SO SCARY. But we did get a free u/s to make sure baby was okay...and thank God...he or she was great! It was even waving at me! Starting next week I will be at the OB's EVERY WEEK up until the baby comes. Each week I will get a progesterone shot (I guess it helps keep baby in longer) a cervix check (HATE those ouch) and a regular check on my blood pressure. They are keeping a close eye on me because of the preeclampsia I had with Samantha and because I've already had a premature birth. They even had me do a very early gestational diabetes test, which I passed. But my OB is making take the 3 hour at 28 weeks. Super. Oh well, all this stuff will be worth it. They are planning me for a repeat csection at 37 weeks if God willing I go that long. Overall, I am just feeling blessed and hopeful that things will be okay!!!

Looking forward to Christmas with my little family :) LOVE this time of year!

I'll leave you with a few pics of my girl....

Looking for her tree

Celebrating her 20 month bday at Target 

Christmas cutie

I love this girl!

Crazy girl

Taken on Thanksgiving. Who needs turkey when there's golf clubs and Keurig cups to eat?

Getting into trouble at the NYS museum :)


Amber said...

She is adorable!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

OH. MY. GOSH. Pics are so cute! It's so cute that she's saying WOW. Hope you're able rest soon. Happy Holidays, friend!

Good Timing said...

So glad you've updated!! I've been dying to hear how you were doing a s hear how Sam was and what was new with the baby in utero! Yikes!! What a scare!! Stuff like that is terrifying! :s glad all is well! Are you going to find out the sex again this time?? :)
Give Sam a snuggle
From M and tell her to let her mama sleep. Xoxo

kkasun said...

I LOVE the Christmas picture!!!!! I am so sorry about the eating, we struggled with that and it was sooooo stressful. I hope she turns a corner. Avery finally did, but it was more because she got tubes put in and was feeling better overall.

Sounds like things are great! And sorry about the scare. I hope it is an easy pregnancy from here on out.

ADSchill said...

Oh so glad you posted! I love seeing that little gal! I am glad she is a happy girl and your pregnancy is going well so far. I am so relieved they found that beating heart! Thanks for the update!!!

Rebecca said...

She is so stinking cute! Hope all will continue to go well with this pregnancy!

Liz said...

So happy to hear from you today! Little Miss Sam is just too cute and growing up!!! Oh my gosh! She seriously has the most adorable little face I have ever seen! Happy to hear things are going well with you and the pregnancy. May you keep that baby in until 37 weeks!!! Praying!!!

Bridget said...

eating and sleep are always stressful around my house too!! These phases they go through are driving me crazy. The pictures are just too cute, she's growing up too fast!