Sunday, February 22, 2015

10 Months

Double digits! How did this happen so fast?? Elias sprouted 4 teeth this month!! So there were more moody days, but I feel like this round of teething was more tolerable than the last one. He is still army crawling around the house and has gotten much faster. He gets up on his knees and rocks around, but not really anything beyond that. He's trying to pull on things and climb a little bit. We have so enjoyed watching Elias become getting much more responsive and interactive. He reaches out to be held, looks in our eyes while he babbles, seems to understand the concept of being "chased" and rough-housing with daddy. :) We've noticed that he mainly uses his left hand when he's eating and picking things up, so we're wondering if he will keep that up and be a lefty. 

From a character training standpoint, we've definitely given Elias specific no-nos around the house. He clearly understands and responds when we tell him not to do something. :) I'm trying to be more intentional about using sign language and repetitious words with him, especially at mealtime. I want to give him tools for communicating without fussing for more food. So far, the only sign that he actually repeats back to me is "all done". I don't think he understands what it means yet, but it's a start! :)
Relaxing with mom. <3
Our happy boy. :)
Off for an evening walk with Daddy. He was pretty excited. haha.
Some days, the only way I am able to get ready is with this goober crawling all over me and grabbing at my makeup. lol
Had a great check up with our pediatrician this month. I was proud to hear that Elias is exceptionally friendly and social for his age. yay! :)
He still gets so excited about bath time. I may have a little too much fun playing with his hair. ;)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Anatomy Scan

Our anatomy scan went well this morning! It was awesome to see Nolan moving around, waving his arms, and kicking his legs. Doctor didn't see any red flags - he's lookin healthy and growing on track. Woohoo!! :) I have really felt an increase in movement this week which is a ton of fun. He's been especially active after dinner time the last few days. I'm looking forward to Ryan being able to feel him from the outside. Won't be long now! :) 
Big brother is 10 months old today! A post on what he's up to these days is coming soon. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

20 Weeks - Half Baked!

We've hit 20 weeks, woohoo! :) I can hardly believe that we've hit the halfway point. I feel like that went so fast! The pregnancy is still going really well. I have a bit of sciatic pain at night, but it's nothing too crazy. I'm hungry pretty much all the time these days. Lucky Charms and rainbow sherbet always sound good. haha. I feel the occasional flutter here and there, but it's still not what I would consider strong or frequent movement. I know it's coming though, so I can be patient. :) 

Our anatomy scan (the big, thorough ultrasound) is at the end of this week. I'm excited to see our little guy and see how much he's grown. But potential problems are often caught at this ultrasound, so when I think about it that way, I'm eager for it to be over. lol. I just want to hear good news and get confirmation that he's healthy. I'll post an update with the results next weekend. :) Until then, here are a few bump pics for ya. My belly really started rounding out toward the top this past week. I feel like I've officially "popped" and I'm totally loving it. ::grin::

17 Weeks
18 Weeks
19 Weeks
20 Weeks