Monday, August 18, 2008

Dawson's 1 year Appointment

He's actually 13 months, but we had to schedule it later due to insurance renewing. He's 22lbs and 29inches long. He's at 25 percentile for height, weight and head size, so he's very evenly porportioned. He had 3 shots and got blood taken today, he was not happy about that at all!

My mom and siblings came over today and we all went swimming in our pool here. It was a lot of fun, but Dawson didn't take too well to getting up earlier than usual and getting in the pool! He liked it, but after a while he just wanted to sleep again, so we sat on a pool chair and he slept for a while.

This weekend was really busy. We went to the Mall of America to meet with 7 other moms from my message board. It was a lot of fun and he enjoyed playing with all the babies. We spent the night in a hotel, he didn't sleep at all so neither did I! We went to the MN Zoo the next day. It was a lot of fun, he enjoyed looking at everything, especially the fish from the underwater view. We stood and watched fish for about 15 minutes! We stopped at Aunt Vicky's place on the way home to feed Dawson and let him stretch his legs again. We got home around 10pm and Dawson was very excited and relieved to be home finally. He crawled all around the apartment and finally settled down with his favorite toys and his usual evening movie. I did bring one of his movies, but the hotel didn't have a dvd or vcr. He slept very good that night. I was worried since he slept so much at the zoo after not sleeping the night before, but it didn't seem to be an issue. It was a fun, busy weekend but we are all happy to be home.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dawson is gonna be a Big Brother!

At the end of June we found out that I'm pregnant! I'm 3 months along today and everything is going pretty good! We got an ultrasound done on July 23rd, where I found out I'm a week ahead of what I thought! So my due date is February 25th, but I'm convinced it'll be a March baby since there's only 3 days after my due date until March! Nothing is set in stone yet, but we're leaning towards not finding out the gender with this one. I've had morning sickness worse than last time. My appitite is gone and I've been pretty nauseous. The nausea is starting to get better, so I'm really hoping my appitite will return soon!

My tests came back the other day and they said I have a bladder infection! The night before I had been cramping a bit, so I was worried. I'm relieved that it's "only" an infection. I got antibiotics right away and I'm hoping it'll be gone soon. It's very painful! I have constant cramps and I'm pretty much on the couch all day. Lifting anything, especially Dawson, hurts really bad. I've had 2 days of antibiotics so far and it hasn't really gotten any better yet. I'm hoping maybe tomorrow it will.

Here's the ultrasound pic! Baby is 9 weeks here. I saw little arms and legs moving at the ultrasound, it was really neat.