Sunday, August 29, 2010

16 Weeks

This past week I had my 16 week check-up. It went great! I only gained 4 lbs despite all my terrible eating going back to school. And the best part was the healthy heart rate of 156. I was quite pleased with the outcome. And then Wednesday hit. I welcomed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to well, basically all the first trimester pregnancy symptoms times 100. Basically, I caught Jewell's virus. I ended up taking Friday off which was very needed. I feel much much better now, and I'm ready to take on another week with 2nd graders!

Here is a picture of me at 17 weeks. Yes, I am much bigger in the tummy this time around :).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

On the Mend

This past week has been rough. Jewell has been sick since Sunday. She was also promoted to a new class at day care on Monday. I kept her out on Monday, and again on Thursday because of a virus she had. She is just now starting to get better. However, I am still giving her pain killer every 6 hours during the day or she won't eat. I think all the drainage is giving her a sore throat.

My husband Matt is amazing. He's been helping with Jewell all week, and that means some not so fun jobs for Daddy. He's also been working extremely late these last few weeks because his company is in charge of the "Are you Smarter than a Greenville County 5th Grader." I'm so honored to have him as my husband. He always makes his family a priority, even when he's being stretched to his limit.

Matt has been gone all day putting on the 5th grader show. Since Jewell is starting to feel better I decided to take some pictures of her so he didn't feel like he missed too much.

We played with our favorite bucket Daddy!

I smiled for Mommy too :)

Oh, you know how I NEVER really move on my own? I got inspired, I wanted to chew on the basket.

And then I gave up...

I decided to think about getting the basket of books again...

But I decided posing for a picture would be more fun.

I got bored again, so decided to pull the basket out from under the coffee table. I found Mommy's ads! Mommy was so happy I was exploring on my own for some reason.

More ads...

Even MORE ads...
This was so much fun Daddy!

Overall we had a great day. Jewell ate all her food except for her breakfast. Now we just need to get rid of that runny nose :).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

11 Months

It's been a while since I last blogged. I've had to go back to work this week, and adjust to taking Jewell to day care again during the day :(. I did okay, I was just exhausted! As was Jewell. She didn't nap at all this week at day care, and slept for 13 hours at night.

Today is Jewell's 11 month birthday. Unfortunately, she woke up with a fever, cough, and runny nose. She's pretty miserable. I gave her Tylenol and she laid on my chest for over an hour before I put her back to bed. Poor Jewell. I wish day care would treat her better in regards to sickness.

Jewell is definitely growing up on us now. She loves to clap! It's her new favorite thing. She can move from tummy to sitting now too! This was a huge accomplishment for her. In fact, those two things were discovered just this week. She still scoots to get around :) which makes us all laugh. Her favorite toy is probably our dog Daisy. Jewell does everything in her power to move towards her to pet her. Then she continues to laugh and laugh until Daisy moves away. It's adorable.

Jewell is still toothless! I don't mind too much. She was in enough pain with all of her ear infections last school year. However, it does make introducing table food challenging. We do mostly baby food still because she either gets tired of gumming things, or tries to swallow it whole. She'll get the hang of it eventually.

Our little girl will soon be turning into a toddler. It's amazing to see her grow. She's moving into the next class at day care this week. I can't believe she's out grown the infant room. Her infant room teacher Mrs. Ohler was so sweet to put Jewell in with the babies that are transferring to the room that still has a sleeping room. Hopefully this week help our little one nap better there.

I will do my best to post pictures of her later. Right now I need to help my little one feel better.