Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I'm taking a few minutes to update this thing because I'm feeling all productive today. I cranked out about 6.5 hours of work (Nora played and napped really well today) that needed to happen. As soon as I finish this blog post, I'm heading downstairs with my little rat to play until Willis gets home. Unfortunately, it's rainy out there, so we will be doing our playing indoors.

I had an OB appointment yesterday. I'm going every two weeks already (this pregnancy is flying, I tell you). Everything was normal. I've gained a total of nine pounds this whole time. The baby is flipping around and doing well. I've had a weird armpit for awhile (it's all puffy for some reason), and my CNM scheduled me for an ultrasound to check into that. I've actually had to have an ultrasound on my armpit before (shortly after Nora was born) because I found a lump in there (it was apparently just a weird cyst thing that eventually went away). I have a feeling I just have a wacky, rogue milk duct, but Lisa wants to be sure it's not something else. I'm not worried about it, but I'm going to the ultrasound when the time comes.

My world just changed again over here. Nora is climbing more than she was and is more fearless than ever. She's also stopped sleeping well. So, she's wearing me down (and I'm getting larger and slower). The past several weeks, she's been waking in the night and screaming for me. Every time, she's standing up in her crib and fully awake. I'm not sure what's up with that. She used to be such a good, little sleeper. I'm really hoping she stops with that soon so that I can catch some Zs before this little boy is born. I'm also hoping she doesn't wake up in the night with the baby boy when he comes home. I think Willis and I are going to be tired for a good, well, until our kids are out of the house. Oi.

Nora's been saying a lot more lately, and she's getting some really long, curly hair going. It's going to be time for her first haircut soon (I imagine it'll just be her bangs)!

Here are some recent pics:

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In other news, I'm currently reading New Moon from the Twilight series. It's okay so far. I'm about 200 pages in (which is really, really good for me considering I've only spent, like, part of one day reading it so far). I don't think I love it as much as everyone else does, but I'll admit that it's entertaining. I still prefer the Harry Potter series thus far. I'll give it an honest chance, though.

I determined two nights ago that one really cannot watch the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" more than once. It's really, really painful. It was on TV on Sunday night, and I finally gave up when there was about 45 minutes left (I knew what was yet to come, and I knew I couldn't bear to watch it again). Willis gave up about 20 minutes before I did and for the same reason.

Time to go play with a rug rat! Cheerio!

1 comment:

  1. In regards to the Twilight series: My 11 year old cousin is reading it. I know nothing about it, but what I HAVE heard makes me think it's not exactly appropriate for a girl who just turned 11. Her mom hasn't read it, and i don't have any evidence for why Leah should or should not read it. What do you think?And the Pursuit of Happyness...Yeah. That movie about gave me either a heart or an anxiety attack...or both. Really. That movie was SO hard to watch, I can't believe you'd even try to watch it again!!! Nora is getting so big, and so adorable. We really do need to plan a day to get our kiddos together to play a while. Nora can teach Thomas how to climb on things. :) haha Sorry she's not sleeping well. I can tell you a little bit of advice that is really hard to take, but it will (probably!) work. When she wakes in the night screaming for you, you should carefully check to make sure she's okay, then let her get herself back to sleep. I have learned that the hard way--many a time. And if after 20 minutes or so she isn't calming down or seeming like there is any chance she'll go back to sleep, then go in and lay her down and rub her back or tummy. If she gets back up, just lay her back down. I have done this so many times with Thomas...And he is actually sleeping through the night. It only took a year and a half. :) What is a rogue milk duct?? Are you still nursing Nora? If you are--That is so flipping awesome. Really, if I wouldn't have been (pretty much) forced to stop nursing when I got sick when he was just under 18 months, I would probably still be going. haha. I kind of wish I hadn't stopped, but oh well. Only 9 lbs. so far? That's danged impressive, lady! I gained that within the first two months, I think :)