Tuesday, August 30, 2011

18 Month check up and Preschool

Yesterday Parker had his 18 month check up and it went very well. He was such a big boy, when the nurse called his name he jumped up and ran right to the nurse following her to the room. He also did great while being measured and weighed.

Weight: 24 lbs 8 oz -->30%
Height: 32.25 in. --> 50%
Head: 47.2 cm --> 30%

He had 2 shots at this visit, a vaccine and a flu shot. He only screamed a little and then was ok with the comfort of his thumb and duck blanket. He won't have to go back again for another check up until he is 2 years old.

Tonight, we went to Parker's school for meet the teacher night. I was very excited about meeting his teacher but hesitant about how Parker would act since he had a very short nap today and it was so close to his bed time. When we got to his classroom he was a bit hesitant at first but warmed up quickly playing with toys and the other kids. I am very excited about this school year and all the fun activities for Parker. I also ran into a girl I went to high school with who's little boy is in Parker's class. I hope they become good buddies. We are looking forward to getting them together for play dates after we both deliver our babies in the next month. Parker starts school September 7th...I am looking forward to seeing Parker show me what a big boy he is.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

34 Weeks Baby #2 Update

Here I am 34 weeks into my pregnancy. I am on bed rest and going crazy! this sweet baby will hold a special place in my heart and an even bigger memory! He/She has made me go through a lot emotionally and physically in the past month. I have had a live style change that I am not used to. We are on the count down with only 6 weeks to go. My Dr appointment this past Thursday went as expected...Dr said to continue to rest and we will take it on a week by week basis. I will now go weekly to the Dr. until delivery.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Parker's cousins, Ashleigh and Lauren, came and stayed at the house Wednesday night through Friday to help with Parker while I was able to work. They were a big help and came even more in handy when I had to go to the hospital Friday morning and they stayed home with him. They kept him very busy playing inside and outside, sliding, playing with chalk and playing in the pool.
Since they have left Parker has been at my parents while I am in the hospital and Todd is at work. He has gotten time with his other cousins, Madeleine and Meadow, over there. They played in the driveway, played with the baseball, and went swimming. He was exhausted last night after all this fun and no nap yesterday. I am looking forward to him coming to visit today me today as I miss him very much!

Stubborn Baby or Stubborn Mama!

I am now 33 weeks and back in the hospital. I came in Friday morning with bleeding just like I did a month ago. The Dr has kept me till the bleeding stopped and for observation. I no longer have placenta previa but a low lying placenta. which can still cause bleeding. I am staying another night in the hospital so the specialist, Dr Goldaber, can come in and sono me again for a second opinion. I will continue to be on partial bed rest so this stubborn baby better stop all this bleeding!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

32 week check-up

So, I'm almost a week behind on this post but a week ago I had a Dr appointment and got great news. The placenta has completely moved and I no longer have to have a C-section. I asked for a second opinion just in case but my Dr assures me that it has completely moved and that it is very clear on the sonogram. God is good! I am still having to take it easy because I am in a lot of pain and doing too much leaves me feeling horrible so I have been going to my parents a couple times a week for my mom to help with Parker. I go back next week for another check up and then another sono 2 weeks after that appointment to reconfirm the placenta is still completely moved.

The count down is on... Only 7 weeks and 1 day left till my due date. I have drug all of Parker's stuff (clothes, toys, etc...) out of the garage and have been going through it. I have washed the generic newborn clothes and plan to do more much closer to his/her arrival. We plan to put the crib up in the middle of September and move the changing table and rocker in the baby's room then also. It will all come together as soon as the baby is here and we know the sex!! Can't wait!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Parker Update

Wow! I have not been very good at blogging the last couple weeks but I'm back. since the last blog, Parker went and stayed at Megan and Josh's with his two crazy cousins Madeleine and Meadow. He was there 2 nights and did very well. They went to the park and played in the water, chuck E Cheese, and church. The girls kept him very busy and he had lots of fun! The next week Parker's Aunt Denise came in from Georgia and stayed for a week. That Thursday, Todd was off and they all went to an indoor safari park in Southlake. Todd said it was hot and not as cool as the website made it out to be...very disappointing. The next weekend, Parker and I had a very busy Saturday. We went to Chick-fil-a for lunch, then to a baby shower, a house warming party, then finally to Fuzzy's for dinner. I was exhausted and in a lot of pain. The next day we had more visitors...my brother, his wife and Autumn. It was great to see them walk in the door as I was not feeling well. They kept Parker entertained while I got some much needed rest.

We have been very busy in a different way these days. Parker has had to adjust to new people coming and staying at the house. I think we are just down to staying at home with Todd or my mom or going to Weatherford to stay at my parents for the month of August. Parker has loved all the attention.

Some of the things Parker is doing these days:

1. Saying "uh oh"
2. Feeding himself with fork or spoon
3. Talking a lot although we can't understand most things he says
4. He can buckle his booster chair strap but not unbuckle it
5. Understands commands
6. Picking and choosing when he wants to nap..which doesn't always make a fun day for mommy and daddy