Long time no blogy. Brian is still out of town so I'm a little behind on emails and other computer stuff. Kendall has had both really good days and some really bad days. She was terrific on my birthday though! Her "bad" days aren't that she is being bad really but just that she is clingy. After consulting with other moms and Brian we decided that I will just snuggle as much as I can with her now because very soon I wont have that luxury. Actually, since I have been an unconditional snuggler her clinginess has been turned down a bit!
Last night we went to a sock hop thrown by the preschool where Lorie works. Kendall tried out some new break dancing moves on the floor and she also decided to like to dance on a platform (stadium steps) so that everyone could get a good look at her hip moves. All day today she has been saying, "Lorie, dance dance dance" she obviously had a fun time and is associating dancing with Lorie now.
Today we went to the Gap Outlet with Jennie and Anna. We found some maternity clothes and a couple of things for baby Kate. Their 18-24 month selection was pitiful for the little ladies and Kendall only got a knitted winter hat (she loves hats and will carry them around the house taking them on and off).
I had a fantastic birthday. I have such great gals here. Karin and Bailey took Kendall and me to Cheesecake Factory the night before my b-day and Lorie took me out last night. Jennie brought me the cutest stationery set today and I received so many nice emails, calls, cards and packages. I feel so blessed and loved!!
The last couple of days I've been feeling the uncomfortableness of pregnancy really set in, a lot of back pain and even contractions in the middle of the night (that shouldn't happen!!). Ironic that Kendall's clinginess coincides with my big belly and general fatigue! Well, off to do a little picking up and then I'm going to crash!!
Yippee, I had an ultrasound today and Kate is great! She is actually measuring farther along then her age (by 4 days). She weighs about 3 1/4 pounds and is in the 57th percentile. Okay, the 57th percentile thing really cracks me up since Kendall just now reached the 3rd percentile. It really is amazing to see that little baby on the screen, to simultaneously see and feel the movements. She has turned and is already in the head down position. I knew that she had turned recently because up until last week I was feeling kicks on the side of my stomach and now it is more at the top and bottom. Her little knees were up by her chin and her hands were in front of her face. The technician tried to get a 3D picture for me but she wouldn't move her hands. I know this sounds silly but really I think that she looked like Kendall! So on the way home I called family to tell them the happy news. I laughed and was happy telling my family but I started to cry on Ron and Susan's answering machine, I don't know why it made me emotional. I'm just so relieved and happy.
This picture isn't very clear, our scanner isn't hooked up so th
is is just a picture of a picture. You can see her little profile: forehead, nose, & lips. Too cute
So Kendall and I are officially on our own now. It was so sad to drop Brian off at the airport this morning, we were all a little quiet and Kendall started crying when we pulled away from the airport without Brian. She keeps asking about him here at home too. So us girls needed a little cheering up and decided to stop at one of my all time favorite places, Whole Foods. When you are in that store you just feel like everything is well in the world. It is just so darn pretty and healthy looking and everyone is incredibly nice in there! Makes you want to eat healthy and drive a Volvo station wagon. If I picture my ideal me I'm a Whole Foods shopper driving a Volvo. We got a few special things like fully cooked sushi (to have for lunch) and Italian soda (I love these thanks to my friend Sarah and always want them when I'm pregnant). I got a French baguette to dip into my yummy sun-dried tomato vinegar and garlic oil from my super cute sister Sara. Also in the cute little cart were delicious strawberries and orzo pasta. Really the soda was the only thing that I had to buy there but I really just wanted to experience the store. Such a happy, organized, and beautiful place.
Not much to blog about here, just everyday stuff keeping us busy. Here are a couple of pics of Kendall from today to hold you over until something blog worthy happens around here. I don't know if you can tell but the first one is of her crooking her finger at the camera. This started because I would do it to her when I wanted her to come and have her diaper change so now she thinks it is funny to do it right back to me. Hers is a little different she looks at me with her head down and does pincher fingers. Too cute.
What a morning we have had. All before 9a.m. Kendall tried on multiple looks. She is trying to find her own identity at the ripe ol' age of 20 months! I'm really just trying to let her work it out on her own, I did draw the line when she wanted to wear socks with her high heeled flip flops though.
This is a horribly overexposed photo of Kendall but that is what happens when she tries to look through the camera lens to see you. She also has a cute new phrase, whenever she hears a sound she looks at you all wide eyed and says, "Wha zat?" Brian wants to teach her how to answer the phone saying, "Whazzzzup?"
We had allergy tests done, she was tested for 16 different things all negative (have I already posted on this?).
Excited about: Saturday night I'm going to Scrapmania with my girlfriend Karin. Psyched about that creative time with a great friend AND in February Karin, Jennie(?) and I are taking a quilting class. I have to cram everything I can in before March....ten and a half weeks for those of you that are counting!
Just another note declaring the handy man-liness of my husband. Remember all of those "baby will be here soon and there is way too much to get done" worries? Well, they are no more. Check out what happened over this last weekend!! I'm so proud of him and all of the power tool productivity that occurred! I'm really feeling prepared now and the pre-baby stress is at an all time low. We just have a few more things to do really like organizing the changing table with baskets, getting a dust ruffle and a double stroller. The day after we got the nursery all situated I was so worried that I was going to have the baby (I was afraid that the tradition would continue). Now worries of bed rest are starting to creep into my brain. There was a girl in one of my Bible studies that had low fluid and was put on bed rest....WHAT WOULD I DO?!?!?! Does stress and worry just come with babies and pregnancies??