Nick and I have been spending this week trying to get Josiah into his new room. Nick's done a great job of putting his bed together and organizing all the junk we had in the guest room. I have been going through Josiah's room trying to find all his baby stuff that I can use for the new baby (monitors, bathing stuff, towels, burp rags, etc.). I also found a couple sleepers that could be worn by a girl although that hasn't stopped me from shopping =0). The crib bedding I got for Josiah was gender neutral so I'm gonna just use that one again. Throughout this process Josiah has been going through the boxes with me and thinks it is all for him again and just can't stop his excitement. That picture is of him in mittens, a ski cap and some thick winter socks; He wore it for most of the day today.
Since Nick had finished putting Josiah's bed together I figured I'd try and seeif he'd go down for his nap in it. After forty-five minutes of having me get up and get him whichever animal he wanted he finally fell asleep with his penguin. It seems unreal that it will no longer be the three of us in four months. I think we are going to take a vacation just the three of us before it gets crazy around here.
Yesterday was quite the day and he definitely needed a nap. Josiah usually takes a nap very easily-I can put him in the bed and he'll fall asleep on his own. Yesterday this was not the case, I spent an hour trying to get him to nap at my parent's house. I went into the room and said, "You really need to go to sleep right now!" and he says to me, "Mommy!! YOU go to sleep!" I couldn't believe what I heard and I felt like I had a teenager instead of a two and a half year old. We ended up taking him out and he eventually took a nap at 5 pm....go figure! Then today I told him to come upstairs with me. I got up the stairs and he was sitting on the bottom stair. I said, "Josiah hurry up and come up the stairs." After about three minutes of him just sitting there I said, "I am NOT happy." He says to me, "I happy!" It's in these moments where I have to hold back the laughter. Sometimes I can't believe he said it and especially in the tone which he does.
Or as Josiah likes to call them, "Popsicables." Yesterday we got some molds to make our own popsicles. I figured this would be another way for Josiah to get fruit and veggies. We already make him smoothies once a day that have lots of fruit and carrots in them. Now I can pour it into the mold and he can enjoy them that way. Today he ate his first popsicle and absolutely loved it! We made strawberry and pineapple or "pinecone" ones. I don't know why Josiah calls it that but it's cute. The boys had fun eating their popsicles and I had to take a couple pictures because it was just too cute!
Looks like we won't be having that second ultrasound afterall. My doctor said he got all the information he needed and that the ultrasound can be done anytime between 16 and 20 weeks (which is what I thought too). I'm a little peeved at the ultrasound tech who decided on her own that because I was 17 weeks instead of 19 I would have to come back again. It was frustrating because after she discovered the age and she did the measurements she rushed through everything else giving us one crap picture saying, "You'll be back in two weeks and you'll get more pictures." She did try and find the sex of the baby which she concluded was a girl because of the lines. I feel a little cheated out of the only ultrasound I'll have. So whatever. But if you're not a doctor don't act like one. Just needed to let that out.
I tried to get the best picture of my belly but I was by myself. This is my belly at 5 months-looks bigger in the picture than I feel.
This pregnancy has been much different than the last. With Josiah I had zero problems or sickness. With this pregnancy I had quite a bit of morning sickness, but thankfully that is over. Last week I was on antibiotics for a bladder infection and now this week I had to go to urgent care again. I thought I was having a heart attack because I was having intense pain in my chest and it wasn't going away. Finally it passed and I called by OB who said to go the urgent care and get checked out as he thought it didn't have to do with the baby. So I went reluctantly because I knew it wasn't my heart-I've never had any heart problems and it just didn't make sense. The doctor ran some tests and said I had a perfect heart and that she felt swelling around my sternum. She said I have costochondritis which is swelling of the cartilage that attaches the sternum to the ribs. So it's not a big deal, but it was painful. They can't give me anything because I'm pregnant. They told me to take tylonel if there is a flare up again.
So it's been quite different with this pregnancy. But it's all well worth it in the end.
I'm super excited to be having a girl. Yesterday I bought a newborn shirt that has frilly sleeves and is super cute. I only bought one...I'm waiting for our next ultrasound to be sure that it's a girl.
I'll try and take pictures as my pregnancy progesses so you can follow along.