Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paige at 18 Months

The last post for Paige was at 15 months. I can't believe how much she has changed in the last 3 months! I'm going to be honest....the first year with Paige was pretty easy. I know not everyone loves the baby stage, but for me I absolutely loved it! I would say 12-17 months was pretty hard-just the new stage of discipline, learning boundaries, figuring out food and new was hard for me. But now that Paige is actually 19 months, I am LOVING this stage! I can't believe how quickly she learns something, how fast she repeats new words, or how cute to see her play mama with her little baby dolls.

She has really gotten into pretend play lately-tea parties, rocking and feeding her babies, and imitating me around the house.

Paige had her first trip to the beach this past month. She was a big fan-she loved playing in the water and with the sand.

She also spent a lot of time in the car these past few months. She's a pretty great car traveler!

18 Month Stats:

Weight: 23 lbs, 13 ounces 50% (these are actually 19 month stats)

Height: 32 inches, 50%

Size Diaper: Disposables-4, Cloth-Medium. And I am now making my own wipes-I just use papertowels, hot water and a tablespoon of coconut oil. I've been doing this the past few months, and she hasn't had a single rash since!!

Size Clothes: 18-24 months, a few 2T shirts

Size Shoes: 4-4 1/2

Teeth: 15!!!!! She's about to get her 16th tooth! The girl has a mouthful!

Words: I can't even count how many. She repeats almost anything we say. They did teach her how to sign "more" at her school she was in. But she signs "more" and says please together anytime she wants something. It's pretty cute. I will say that life is MUCH easier when your child can understand most of what you say and is able to communicate back to you.

Sleep: Still sleeps about 7:30-7, sometimes less, sometimes more. She takes one afternoon nap from about 1-3. Sometimes she will take a morning nap, but then her afternoon nap is really late. 

Food: She's on all table food. She can use a fork and spoon pretty well, but still will use her hands depending on what we're eating. We still alternate eggs/toast and oatmeal for breakfast. She gets milk at all her meals, and sometimes a little before bedtime. She had chocolate milk for the first time this past week. I figured since she won't be drinking it in East Asia, she could handle a little treat. We still don't give her juice or much sweets. She's a good eater and eating more veggies, which makes this mama happy. 

Paige had some great cousin time these past few weeks. It's fun to watch them all play together and give each other kisses. 

Paige has even had a little TV time lately-which I'm still completely against, but at the same time, trying to get ready to head back to East Asia long term...mama needs help, ha!


That's Paige at 18 (really 19) months!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

15/16 Week Recap

So I know everyone is busy. But I'm totally using that as my excuse right now for being MIA. We leave the country in less than 4 days and I just finished packing 8 suitcases. I'm exhausted!! I'll try to do a separate post to update ya'll on life. So I'm actually 17 weeks now, but I'm really going to try to post at least once more before we head out.

15 Weeks

16 Weeks

Here are the stats:

How Far Along: 16 Weeks

Size of Baby:Avocado

Weight Gain: 7 lbs

Gender: So we might know!! I had an ultra sound right at 16 weeks, and the doctor was 75% sure of the gender! I'm going to wait to announce it till we have the 20 week ultrasound.  

Movement: Some. It's not a lot yet, but I think as the baby gets bigger I'll feel a lot more. 

Sleep: Eh.......I'm at the point that I need a body pillow on both sides to be comfortable, which means I need my own bed. Daniel and I are bunking up in a queen right now, so sleep is hard to come by. 

Maternity Clothes: yes, all pants.

Symptoms: My back pain is much better! But now it's acne and I'm thirsty all the time. 

Aversions: Not much

Cravings: just sweets

What I Miss: Sleeping on my stomach

Best Moment of the Week: Finding out the gender and seeing our little one!!

What I'm Looking Forward to: Being in East Asia and getting settled!!

Here's a pic of little Paigers-we can't forget her! And I need to do her 15-18 month recap!

(her first time at the ocean!)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

14 Week Recap

Okay, so technically I was 14 weeks last Wednesday. But we'll just go with this. I'll do my 15 week recap (which is tomorrow!) as soon as I can.

Here are the stats!

How Far Along: 14 Weeks

Size of Baby: Lemon, 3 inches long

Weight Gain: 5-6 lbs

Gender: don't know yet, but we think boy

Movement: yes!! Today I'm almost certain I felt the little one moving around. I didn't feel Paige until I was almost 19 weeks. I've heard you feel it much earlier with your second, which is very true for me. I forgot how great this feeling is!!

Sleep: eh...could be better, could be worse. I'm waking up a lot.

Maternity Clothes: yep, all my pants.

Symptoms: Left side back pain...i feel this all day long. and tired. 

Aversions:  Not much.

Cravings: CHOCOLATE....I am using a lot of self control, let me tell you! I could eat chocolate or sweets all day long, if I would let myself.

What I Miss: Not having back pain, ha

What I'm looking forward to: I have an ultrasound next Monday, the last one we'll have in the States. I can't wait to see how big our little peanut is!

 This was taken Sunday....can you see the bump??!?!?!?!? And that's Paige playing with her babydoll in the background. Girl loves to play with my old cabbage patch doll. 

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