Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And we are having...

Well, by now, most of you already know what we are expecting :-P but I still feel obligated to write a post about it.  We are having a....


Yup, a little sister for Miss Noelle.  I'm not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed when I was looking at the ultrasound.  I knew it's probably a girl, since I didn't see any "pointer", lol.  And then the technician confirmed it.  The husband was more excited than I am.  Bless his heart :-P  I just really want to see a mini-him running around.  Granted, Noelle looks very much like her daddy, but you know.  We did only plan on having just 2, so don't mind me for wanting to have one of each! 

So the appointment was on Tuesday morning.  We both took the morning off, so we can go to the hospital together.  We ended up having to wait a little bit and I really needed to use the restroom for the 2nd time since arriving at the hospital.  But I had to wait in case they call me in.  Anyway, finally went in and the technician was very friendly.  She lets us film the session, as long as we don't include her.  Of course we wouldn't!  This is all about our child! lol.  So the baby was doing very well, everything looks good.  We even get to see her little feet, nice and clear.  At one point, she was even looking straight at us, we could almost see her face.  She was upside down, a most common positions for the babies.  It must be comfy or something being upside down for them.  Her profile looks very much like Miss Noelle, but we'll see how much the sisters look alike when the baby comes. 

They moved up our due date from September 1 to August 31.  Our due date with Noelle was moved up a whole week, so I was kinda sad that the due date didn't change much this time around :-P   I remember how uncomfortable I got toward the very end of my last pregnancy.  And this time it's gonna be in the summer heat, OY!  Hopefully baby #2 will come at a good time.   We have a wedding in mid-August, let's see if I could make it with my huge baby bump and the possibility to pop at the wedding, haha.  

Still enjoying the 2nd trimester, I'm 18 weeks as we speak.  I can feel the baby's moving more often and clearer now.  The movements are still very gentle and light, but I know soon enough it'll be more forceful and stronger. 

::Edited to add::
Sorry, my bads, totally forgot to include this little youtube video -

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

hungry girl!

I guess Miss Noelle was really hungry this afternoon.  We were playing around outside and she started asking for cookies.  We came in and I gave her the snack cup and she was chowing down.  Then we headed home and she downed 3/4 yogurt and 6 Costco Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets.  6 nuggets!! those nuggets are not small and 6 is about what I'd eat in one sitting.  WOW!  Yesterday she also finished her entire bowl of rice and pot roast and the other day she was eating a couple bowls full of pasta.  I guess she's finally having her growing spur?  Whatever the case is, I'm loving it when she eats so well :-)

Noelle is quite picky about her yogurt tho.  At home all she wants to have is her yobaby yogurt.  But she'll eat whatever brand of yogurt we pack at the daycare.  I don't even know why.  We've tried a couple brands of kiddie yogurt and yokids yogurt, no luck so far.  But I must say, some kiddie yogurt are real nasty, very artificial.  Yobaby definitely tastes a lot better. 

Still no tv for Noelle, well at least at home it is.  I know sometimes they put on some kids show at the daycare.  But since Noelle only goes there a couple of days a week, it's fine with me.  But I'm so glad it seems like she's no longer needing tv to entertain her.  She can play with her toys better now and is more interactive.  She still asks for tv once in a while, but it's a lot easier to distract her with some toys or activities.  Noelle is most certainly an outdoor girl.  She loves going outside.  Running, jumping, and climbing.  I'm not sure what I'm gonna do when it gets much hotter and warmer.  Because she always want me to go play with her.  She'll ask me to go upstairs and then she'll push me down the slide.  Lot of running around!! It's getting harder with my growing belly :-P

We just got the VBS song CD last Sunday and Noelle really loves it!  She says "dance!" when the CD starts and we'll just do some silly ballroom dances together, I'll twirl her around and she absolutely loves it.  Too bad she's still too young to be in VBS this year.  But I know she'll at least have a blast during the music time. 

We still go to the library story time every Wednesday.  Noelle loves it there, she always says "library" every week on our way there.  However, she won't ever participate the activities.  They start with this rhyme for the story time and Noelle doesn't want to do it and won't let me do it either.  And when they have the middle stretch time, she just want to sit in my lap.  I hope she'll open up and feel more comfortable there soon.  

I'm considering signing Noelle up for the gym class.  It's just more things to do for her and there's a free play time at that gym during the week.  We've been there for a couple of birthday parties and we all enjoyed it.  Too bad the gym class is about $80 per month (meet once a week plus a free play period).  If I give up my cell phone plan, then I can totally afford it, lol.  We shall see.

Less than 2 weeks until we find out what we are having!