July 14, 2017

Caius

you are 2 years and 9 months old. here are some things I don't want to forget about you
  •  you sleep in a big boy bed, with no sussie anymore. you have an ikea duvet set and real pillow. when I come into your room sometimes at night for whatever reason, you look way to big but yet so little in your big boy bed. you're falling asleep around 8:15/8:30pm and are up between 6-6:30am during the week. thankfully because no one is up and showering on the weekends, there have been a few times you've slept in either close to or past 7am
  • you have a cup of milk and usually peanut butter toast every morning for breakfast. sometimes you'll share cereal with me or have a yogurt. daddy likes to make fancy breakfast on the weekends and you love to munch on bacon
  • the two things you ask for first thing in the morning is either play cars or watch iPad. if you're tired and more on the lazy side, you like to watch the iPad for a bit to wake up. 
  • you love, love, LOVE to play with your big bucket of cars. cars, monster trucks, diggers.. the whole shebang. you make the sounds of a monster truck constantly and for very long periods of time. you have so many other cool and fun toys but all you want to do is play with your cars and monster truck toys
  • you still nap in the afternoons. you sleep from 1-1:30pm until 3-3:30pm. some days you probably don't need a nap, but to avoid grouchiness and bedtime meltdowns, you nap. at the lake when we've skipped naps, you've done fine. at home, not so much
  • the lake is your happy place. you are so good out there for us. you love to play at the park, go for golf car rides, play at the beach & coming golfing with everybody. you sleep on nana & papa's camper table like a rockstar. the lake this year has been our funnest and easiest year with you yet
  • you are not super confident in the water. you like to walk in and then walk back out over and over. you don't like to jump in and you don't like getting submerged. just a couple of weeks ago, you swam in the deep end for the first time ever with your puddle jumper! it was super exciting but that's the only "swimming" you've done so far. we hope to put you in the swim school come winter time so you can learn some safe techniques and build up that confidence!
  • you still love your jubejube very much. he comes everywhere with us still. now that sussie is gone, you sleep with 2 broken sussies. it's a giraffe party in bed with you. 
  • you have 4 special little girl friends at daycare, Maya, Reese, Sadie & Charolette. you say "no tammy's house" every morning before we have to go. but you have the best time once you're there. hasn't been easy to take you to daycare when you're asking me to stay home
  • I think daddy is your favourite person. he acts crazy with you, does silly things with you and of course, plays monster trucks with you better then I do. daddy is wild and silly and you love it
  • we have one week of holidays with you at the end of July and that'll be out last stretch of holidays together as a family of 3. I'll be done work at the beginning of November and your baby brother or sister will be delivered at the end of November.
 we love your funny but loving personality. you say and do such silly things lately. you are pretty sensitive but yet fiery at the same time. you are cautious caius, there's no doubt about that. it doesn't mean you miss out on things, you just take a little while to warm up to the idea and then enjoy. we love you so much buddy.

July 10, 2017

19 Weeks

 *edit, had my 19 week check up on Thursday July 13th

How Far Along: 19 weeks, half way there for us as baby will be delivered via c-section at 39 weeks!
Symptoms: lower back and tailbone pain. started very early on and is still an issue. I also dislocated a rib a couple of weeks ago. then I had a fall last week on Caius' slip and slide.. I fell on my left hip/thigh and I've completely screwed up my pelvic area. it hurts so bad and is so uncomfortable. by the end of the day, it's horrible. I saw a chiro last week and he suggested it could be a sprung pelvis or SPD {symphysis pubic dysfunction}, which would cause me a lot of grief for the rest of the pregnancy. I went to fetal assessment at RUH yesterday because all weekend long, it was just so bad. they don't think it's either of the things listed above. it's just the way my body is reacting to the relaxin and it's unfortunate it's so early on. I'll be going for massages, to the chiro and having Neil massage areas at home to combat the pain. my OB says it probably won't go away now until after delivery and the fall probably expedited it
Weight Gain: 191lbs.
Maternity Clothes: definitely. I started to show much, much earlier this time around. bring on the comfy t-shirts and maternity shorts
Belly Button in or Out: in
Sleep: sleeping okay but it's painful to turn over so that will wake me up a few times throughout the night
Best Moment This Week: seeing our baby for the first time at our 18 week ultrasound! I love seeing the hands and feet, legs and arm. it hit both of us that holy cow, we're really having a second baby!the heart rate was at 130bpm so I instantly thought girl, but then at RUH it was between 150-160bpm so I still have no idea what we're having. I 1000% knew Caius was a boy right from the beginning. this time, I'm so unsure!
Worst Moment This Week: falling and completely screwing up my pelvic area and lower back, f*ck the pain is bad and uncomfortable
Movement: I thought I felt some flutters a week ago. it didn't happen for long or was consistent. I have an anterior placenta again so it takes a little bit longer for me to feel movement. hopefully soon!
Queasy or Sick: thank goodness the first trimester is over. I felt sick all the time, didn't want to eat anything and then at the 14/15 week mark, it just flipped completely to not feeling sick and wanting to eat always
Looking Forward To: getting massaged tonight and seeing the chiro tomorrow to relieve some pain {exciting right}
Cravings: no cravings really, just let me eat everything
Recently Purchased: purchased a couple of neutral sleepers & sleeping gowns
Other: I had my 19 week check up today and overall it was a good appointment. disappointing to hear that this pain won't go away until after baby is delivered and also my blood pressure is a bit high right now. probably from the discomfort caused by the pain. couple of good things is baby's heart rate was at 150bpm, we'll get to choose our delivery date, I'll be able to request a clear curtain and delayed clamping so that I can interact with baby before they are taken to be examined. felt really nice to be reassured that I get a say with this c-section and my doctor supports all requests. it'll be a much better delivery experience this time around then it was with Caius which makes me feel actually excited and happy about our elective c-section decision!

18 weeks old!