Monday, January 29, 2007

Update on the baby!

We went in for a 21-week ultrasound today and the baby looked great! Heartbeat was 146 bpm, growth was great, and the little bugger weighed 15 ounces. We were also able to find out that we will be adding another little lady to the family! I can't believe that Darsie is going to have a baby sister!

Blood pressure has been behaving. I am not taking it daily as my doctor kind of laughed at me when I told her I was. I'm taking a dose of low-dose aspirin and my prenatals daily and trying to eat healthy and drink lots of water. This little one is soooo active, even the ultrasound tech commented on it.

Darsie is very leery of becoming a big sister. When asked if she wants a baby, she always says no. Any good books or suggestions on warming her up to the idea?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fun Times in Washington

As most people know, Western Washington has been hit pretty hard (for us) with a snow storm in the last week or so. We have had lots of fun with the snow (though Jeff has had to work from home a couple of days and it is hard to leave him alone).

Darsie really seemed to like the snow:

Recently, Jeff and I were able to take a quick weekend trip to a cute town called Leavenworth. We stayed in a GREAT B&B ( that we would highly recommend to everyone. It was a decent price and the breakfasts, the ambiance, and the hosts were TREMENDOUS! Anyways, right before we left, Darsie came down with a cold and pink eye (which of course we had to document:

Believe me, she looked a lot worse than she felt, but this picture reminds me so much of those horrible celebrity police photos that I just had to share.

On the PT/OT front, Darsie's OT's schedule has filled up so we are loosing one day a week of OT. We had the choice of keeping either the land or the hydro and I decided to keep the hydro. She gets land therapy with her PT and at her therapy preschool, so I really thought keeping the water was the right thing to do. Today at Mr. Larry's, Darsie's OT met us there and she and Larry were able to talk a bit about the plan of action and what we could do in the water to continue with the great progress we've been seeing.

On potty training fronts, Darsie has peed in the potty twice so far. Now that she is peeing in the potty, she is back to pooping in her diapers, so who knows what is going on. I'm not pushing her, just complimenting her when she uses her potty.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

18 weeks, whah????

I don't how it has managed to be 18 weeks into this pregnancy, but somehow it has. CRAZY! Anyways, all is well with the baby and with me. BP continues to behave itself. The reading at the doctor's office was 108/68, I've gained a total of 9 pounds so far, and the heartbeat was 142. We scheduled the next ultrasound for the morning of the 29th, so hoping everything continues to look good there.

Darsie is NOT so sure about this "baby" that we keep talking about. Anybody have any good recommendations on preparing a young child on a sibling's arrival?

Darsie is also really starting to like the idea of potty training. We aren't pushing her to do anything but simply ask her if she wants to sit on the potty. Yesterday, she said she did and she actually peed in the potty, a major first! She has pooped in the potty plenty, but never peed.

I never in a million years thought I would ever write a blog about pooping and peeing, especially in a "potty". But here I am.

There is no shame in motherhood, right?