Friday, February 20, 2009

Baby #2- 34 weeks!

Five weeks to go... and we've done NOTHING!!! We started TODAY getting Ruthie's new room ready- so our nursery will be free for Baby #2!!! My brother came over to help us and they are working away!! Pictures to come!!

Baby #2 was breach until yesterday- when she turned the right way. It really doesn't matter because we will be having a c-section anyway. That is scheduled for March 27th!!! I can't believe that in about a month my little girl number 2 will be in my arms!! My baby shower is next weekend- and I can't wait- I think it will be a lot of fun! :)

This is what Baby Center says about 34 weeks!

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ruthie is 19 months old!!

And there goes another month... they fly by SO fast!!

Here's what she's been up to:

* She WALKING!!!!
* She loves citrus fruit- especially tangerines - which is convenient because we have a plethora of citrus growing in our yard- two tangerine trees, an orange tree, and a grapefruit tree!! Every time we go outside (side) she has to pick a tangerine and eat it on the spot! It is so cute. She just gobbles them up. Sometimes I think she doesn't even chew them. And you can just forget about getting a bite for yourself!! :)

* She's WALKING!!!

* She does this adorable thing when she's cold. She balls her hands into fists and holds them up and shakes them and says "coooolllld" in a really cute voice. It's so sweet!! :) I gotta get that on camera!

* She's WALKING!!!

* She has some new words:
"Daddy" - actually saying both syllables
"All-ni" = all done
"Cucky"= Ducky

We are so proud of her hard work in Physical Therapy. She started walking on Superbowl Sunday and has made excellent progress!!! Her PT is very impressed!! :) We are so happy for her and proud of her.

Here are some pics:
Reading a book in a box... she had so much fun!!

The three of us on Super Bowl sunday before we left for the party... Tony dressed her up like a football player. She left those stickers on ALL night. I had to take them off before she went to bed!

This is her crazy hair after she had her EEG. That gunk they put in there is like GLUE!! Too bad I didn't take my camera w/ me to the dr's because she looked like the cutest little thing with her head wrapped in gauze and wires sticking out. She was so pathetic it was cute.

Eating chocolate pudding and getting it EVERYWHERE!!!

Baking w/ mommy!! She LOVES to help!! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a wonderful Valentine's day... we started by going to breakfast. Then when we got home Ruthie "opened" her gifts (ums- m&m's- and bubbles!!) Then Tony and I cleaned the house... together!! :) (How romantic!) We didn't do to much "date" stuff because our anniversary is this Wednesday... so close together. We'll make up for it though!! :)

Here's our valentine w/ her goodies!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Praise the Lord!!

For your viewing pleasure... Ruthie walking during the super bowl!! We were at my sil's house and we spent the whole game watching Ruthie out of the corner of our eye to see if she'd walk some more. Later- when we were ready to leave she really heated it up and that's when I finally thought to grab my camera... DUH!! Thank you for praying for her!!!