Monday, May 3, 2010

We're Still Here

Just wanted to post an update to let anyone who might be wondering know that we're still here and I'm still pregnant.  I have a list of blog posts I want to write and a bunch of photos on the camera.  But lately blogging just hasn't been one of those things that I have a strong desire to do.  And while I love keeping people updated this way and having the documentation of our lives, it's not something that I think should be a undesired chore on my to do list.  So I've been lagging and just adding to my list of posts so that those posts can be written when I get in the mood.  Plus, Elise is just too darn much fun these days to pass on simply playing with her in favor of being on the computer.

Until then, here are a few updates to keep you in the loop...
  • I'm 33 weeks, 3 days pregnant!  It's completely surreal and hard to explain.  Everything about pregnancy these days is new since I've never been even close to this pregnant before.  Although I'm getting increasingly more uncomfortable, I can't help but be thrilled at the joy of getting to grow my baby girl on the inside where she's supposed to be!
  • I had another trip to L&D for monitoring on the day I hit 32 weeks because of this horrible pain I got in my back that had me stuck on my knees hunched over a ottoman and unable to move for about 15 minutes with continuing lighter pain after.  My OB thinks Evelyn might have been on a nerve and then I most likely pulled a muscle as well because the initial pain was definitely not muscular but the residual pain was.  I had troubles/pain all last week but seem to be better in the past few days.
  • Elise is officially a little girl and not at all a baby anymore.  We're continually amazed and enamored with her development.  We haven't been to her pediatrician since her one year appointment so we don't know how much she weighs or how long she is, but she's getting to be quite tall and thin (in a good way).
  • Speaking of the pediatrician, Elise actually hasn't been to any doctor since her last pediatrician appointment, which means she's coming up on two months of not needing medical care.  Amazing!
  • Elise's talking all the time and pointing at everything saying, "Dat," (that) so that we will explain to her whatever she's pointing at.  Lights and ceilings are her two favorite things to point out.  She really like the word "ceiling" and often says, "Sssss," after we say it, which I think is her way of trying to say it herself.  She's also started barking quite frequently both at things that get her attention at home and out in public.  Her version of "woof, woof" is actually "ooo, ooo" so at least people don't realize that's what she's doing and simply think she's excitedly exclaiming.  But it's definitely her barking skills that she's learned from Coco.
  • Kit's getting ready to ride his first century ride on Friday.  It's called 100 Miles of Nowhere and is put on by a blog he reads to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  The basic premise of the race is to have your ride be ridiculous so Kit's plan is to ride around our block (.4 miles) 250 times.  He got a small computer for his bike that tracks his mileage so we don't actually have to count the laps.  Should be interesting!
  • Elise has moved into her big girl room (photos to come once the room is actually finished...still need to sell the extra dresser we have in there and to finish my painting project on her wall) and into a toddler bed.  Our initial plan was to get a twin mattress and put it on the floor until she got used to it.  But some friends were looking to pass on their toddler bed the very weekend we were heading to pick up Elise's mattress.  The moment Kit brought the toddler bed in the door, Elise fell in love and was playing with it.  So we just got another crib/toddler bed mattress and set it up in her new room.

    So far the transition has been a bit rocky, and Elise has been crankier than usual because she's more tired.  She tends to get out of the bed to play (all toys have been removed so there's not anything all that exciting to play with) and hasn't figured out how to get back in (though she easily could if she really tried...she's just not that motivated).  We decided after a little over a week to go ahead and put her in her Pack'N'Play for naps so that she gets solid sleep then.  And at nights we put her in her toddler bed.  She normally gets out and falls asleep on her rug or the hardwoods so we go in and check on her before we go to bed and put her back into the toddler bed where she then does a pretty good job of staying.
  • Oh, and I have a long post written about this (just need the photos), but last week a couple of my dear friends threw me a "dessert for diapers" baby shower.  It was amazing to actually be pregnant at the shower, and I was blessed by the time spent with friends.  Not to mention that we now have a nice supply of diapers to get us started with Evelyn!
Well, this ended up being longer than I planned, and now I need to go get to some housework before Elise wakes up from her nap.  But you're fairly up-to-date now!


Becca Sue Congdon said...

So many exciting updates!! I'm so excited for you, Emily! :)

Kenny The Wolf said...

I can definitely relate to the non-motivation and unwritten blogs. Only about 1/3 of the things I want to or should write about actually get covered, with the rest just never getting written. Elise is just growing too fast though! We should chat on Skype or something sometime so I can see all her fancy new words!

Our growing family said...

yea for 33 weeks! I can't believe you are almost done!!!
love the easter adorable!
get some good rest and enjoy the last weeks as much as you can while watching that adorable little woman!