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:
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!