Monday, June 28, 2010

Here a Blake....

There a Blake, Everywhere a Blake, Blake!
The other day we were waiting while Tim tried on clothes in a dressing room, so I let Blake see all the pretty girls in the 3 way mirror. She was so interested in all the many versions of herself!

Friday, June 25, 2010

6 Weeks


According to my calculations, I'm 6 weeks along (lentil sized - ha ha). I've been getting very tired lately, and bonus! the past few days have been feeling nauseous. Not to mention, I already feel huge! For the most part, Blake and everything else keeps me so busy that I don't have time to think about being pregnant, so this time around I feel different. I'm still excited, but this time around, it's not so unknown... I guess I'm more relaxed about the whole thing.

A bunch of fun stuff coming up: We're having a garage sale tomorrow at GG's house, Tim's 2 softball games again on Sunday. Then next weekend we'll be at the lake, then Tim's parents will come to town the next weekend. Pictures to come!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Blake was "Daddy's little cupcake" today! She loves her daddy, and he is really great at making her laugh and squeal in delight. We had a great day. We went to brunch at Wall Street Bar & Grill (something we've always wanted to try) and it was delicious! We all 3 took a nap together, and Blake and I cheered Tim on at his 2 softball games. It was so windy (notice the hair!!)
It was a nice relaxing day! Blake, you make your Daddy so happy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary

It has been a happy 3 years of marriage for me and Tim. Just think, by next our next anniversary, we'll be a family of 4! I couldn't be happier with the family we've made! I love you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby #2

I found out yesterday, but went in today for lab work confirming that we're pregnant! Tim and I wanted our kids about 2 years apart, and baby #2 is due in February right before Blake's 2nd birthday in March. Just about perfect, right?? It was a bit of a surprise that we got pregnant so fast this time. I think Tim and I were both expecting it to take awhile since it took us a year to get pregnant the first time. I could not be happier! Blake's going to be a big sister!

...We have an appointment on July 16th for the first sonogram.

15 Month Stats

Blake was quite the wiggle-worm at the doctor's this morning. It took a little bit of work to get through the check-up, but we made it. She weighs 23 pounds 6 ounces (50th percentile) and is 32 inches long (90th percentile.) I asked them to measure her length a second time because the first time they thought it was 31 inches, which would have made her shrink since her last visit. So we'll just say 32".

She met the developmental requirements of her age, and is a good eater and sleeper. Blake Michelle is doing great!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Grumpy


Although Blake is a very happy baby, today is not one of those days! She has been really cranky and clingy today, only taking a 20 minute morning nap and about 30 minutes this afternoon.... it's been a long day. I'm wondering if it's still just teething, or maybe it went to her ears too!?! We have her 15 month appt. Monday, so we'll see then.

15 Months

Blake Michelle is 15 months old today! We had a busy day of errands and 2 different outdoor parties to go to, but Blake did great considering the heat. As a busy toddler, Blake definitely keeps me entertained, and I am loving my time home with her this summer!

Blake still wears 12 or 18 month clothing, size 3 diapers (not for too much longer though!), and size 5 shoes, or size 6 in some brands! She gets pretty demanding when she wants something, and can throw a fit with the best of 'em!

Some other fun Blake facts:
-has 10 teeth
-lays down on rugs, carpets, mats, or towels - or just the floor if she feels like it! -is completely weaned
-is very vocal and very loud
-eyes and hair are lightening
-can climb on furniture by pulling on something steady
-can climb off furniture without help
-likes to play in her exersaucer again (just for brief periods)
-sleeps with Mickey Mouse
Tim requested we teach her to "Get her Guns Up!" for her latest trick. Here's our progress so far!!
PS-this was posted on June 12th, but I started writing it on the 11th, so it posted under that date.... oops

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Buddy

The other day I went to my parents' house to look for the Wildflower Project I made in the 9th grade to show my students. All my old boxes are on top of the apartment inside their barn and while I was looking I brought some boxes of my old stuffed animals home, too! Blake loves watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on tv (thanks for suggesting it to us Katie!), and I happened to find both a stuffed Mickey and Minnie Mouse in those boxes! Actually 2 of each... a little version and bigger version of both Mickey and Minnie. Blake has been hugging and kissing all 4 of those little guys whenever she passes them in the living room. As of yesterday, she started bringing little Mickey with her to bed. She holds onto him while she falls asleep and cuddles him while she sleeps! It's very cute!! I've been curious to see if she was going to latch onto a special blanket or toy, and maybe this is it?!?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nursing News

(This post is purely for my own record, so please skip unless you want to read about breastfeeding!)

Blake is almost 15 months old and is slowly starting to wean herself. My goal was to nurse for at least a year, which we accomplished, but I continued because she was still wanting to nurse, especially when I picked her up after work. The past couple of weeks she's been skipping a time or two. She hasn't nursed at night in over a week (which all the books said would be the last feeding to go for most babies) and for the past couple of days hasn't nursed her afternoon feeding either. Which just leaves the morning feeding for now... We'll see how it goes.

Random Thought

Why is it that Blake is always teething the worst on Sundays??