Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Girl + a baby update

Dear Amelia -
Your mother is feeling slightly emotional these last few weeks. Its like you've grown into a little girl all of a sudden. You talk ALL the time (a quality of your Daddy's) and you say sweet things like "Where is my Mommy? I LOVE her." I dropped you off at daycare last week and cried the entire way to work thinking about what a big girl you are. 


You are my precious baby (You would say, "No I'm Daddys big girl") and I love you SO much!!!

Now for an update on your baby brother. Starting last week - I have to go in to the doctor twice a week. They are monitoring my blood pressure which has come back to normal from the meds they put me on. I've been feeling really good except not sleeping great and my ankles (cankles) being HUGE. Yesterday, I had an ultrasound and he passed within 7 minutes. The tech said he has a bunch of HAIR!
I will spare you the details but things are happenin in this bod. Saturday I seriously thought he was on his way. His room is all ready and the plan for who is watching you when is all set!

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ice Skating

Dear Amelia -
For Christmas, Kiki bought you a pair of ice skates. Daddy and Kiki took you to Centennial Lakes yesterday to try out your new skates! You had so much fun!!

Daddy said they let you skate on your own and you made it 6' - 7' without falling multiple times! Go Yaya!

When I got home from work, you made sure to tell me all about it. You found a blister on your ankle from your skates and talked about it the rest of the night. It required a band-aid.

Love,
Mom

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Legends part 2

Dear Amelia -
On Saturday, I got a CNN Breaking News alert on my phone that Whitney Houston had died. So sad. It seems like yesterday I posted this blog about Michael Jackson dying.

Grade story # 41 is told almost every family gathering about Anner thinking her cousin Kenny was shot when it was really President Kennedy. I always find it interesting that Glamma remembers the day that he died and can remember interesting details. 

Whitney Houston was the meaning of 80's music. SHE WAS AWESOME. I mean seriously awesome. 
And then came the 90's. The Bodyguard was a HUGE hit!! The song "I will always love you" still gives me the goosebumps. So good. 





Speaking of goosebumps, you have to watch this. Our country had just gone to war and Whitney sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. So good.



Love,
Mom

Friday, February 10, 2012

Update on the Little Man

Dear Amelia -
As of yesterday, I'm 33 weeks. 33 weeks of growing your little baby brother in my tummy. You think you have a baby in your tummy too, except yours is a sister.

I had my normal doctors appointment on Wednesday. I was scheduled to see my RN and then go get an ultrasound (they call it a BPP ultrasound.) He was tested on 8 things and had 30 minutes to complete. He scored 8/8 within 10 minutes!! Yay! During the ultrasound, the Tech said "How tall is your husband?" When I told him Daddy's height, he said "I can tell, this is a LONG baby!" His guess was that he weighs close to 5lbs right now.
After the Ultrasound, the doctor had asked me to check back in because my Blood Pressure had been high at my appointment, when they checked me again..it was still high. Ugh. It was high with you too so I knew the drill. Next came a Non Stress Test (NST) and then blood work. The NST came back great and so did my blood work. I've gained 8 pounds so she was happy with that (I gained 9 with you...hope to stay around that.)

I've been monitoring my BP at home and its still high so today I start some blood pressure meds. I was put on the meds around the same time with you and look at how cute you turned out :) They suggested I come in weekly for an OB appointment, NST and a BPP until the babe comes! She also mention they will probably induce me when baby is healthy enough, I won't be going to 40 weeks.

Other than that, his (we have a name picked out for him...can you read it on his blankie?) is all painted and his crib is put together. Just need to do some final touches!

 We went to Babies R Us this week and bought a TON of diapers, wipes, clothes and paci's. I wonder if he'll be a sports fan like his Daddy and the rest of the men in his life?
Love,
Mom

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Stephens' Trip Home!

Dear Amelia -
On Friday, I took the day off work and had you stay home from daycare to welcome home the Stephens! Their flight came in at 830am so we had an early trip to the airport. We met Glamma and Cookie there as well. Cookie spotted them walking down and Jaxy started to run to you. That's when I started to cry. I was so happy to have all 3 of them home!! Uncle Billy hadn't been home since August 2010. 
 You and Jaxy picked up right where you left off in January. You two are so cute together!
 On Saturday, we had a big party at Glamma and Cookie's so people could say welcome home to Billy. It was another fun garage party.
Saturday, you also had Dance!! It was Daddy's first time being able to attend the class. You are SO cute, check out the look at the end of this video...
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Love,
Mom