15 Weeks

Pic of the Day: Kaneohe Sandbar

Today, I am 15 weeks pregnant. Woot woot!! I think it's finally starting to sink in... I'm going to have another baby. Even just writing this blog, focused on baby 2, feels so weird. This is Cora's blog (WAS Cora's blog) now she has to share it, like so many other things. She is very excited though. She asked me a couple days ago, "Mommy, when can my baby brother or sister come out of your belly?" I told her not until Christmas time. She said, "I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS TIME!! I just can't wait!!"... so cute. And when we went to the baby store to do a little shopping she kept asking to buy things for Baby Nugget, she didn't ask for a single thing for herself. What a sweet little soul, now, if only she can keep that outlook once baby is here, in her reality, sharing her space, sharing Mommy & Daddy, sharing her toys... we shall see! We have so many changes coming in the next six months, I'm not sure I'm ready, but time keeps ticking along without any concern for me... But yeah, back to baby, I had my 14 week appt., everything seems to be going well, we got to hear a very loud, very strong heartbeat, which made me smile :) I kept asking for an ultrasound because I've been very nervous about this pregnancy, doc wouldn't give me one but hearing that little thump thump was very reassuring anyway. 25 weeks and counting...



"I'm a princess with monkey feet!! I'm a princess with monkey feet on a bicycle!!! Look at me, look at me!!" Miss Cora Lue was in rare form today. Not only was she a "princess with monkey feet," but throughout the day she was also "Superhero Cora, to the rescue!" (her pink blankie doubles as a cape) and a Lick Monster (who chases you through the house, tackles you and licks/drools on you to gross you out.) She learned how to do a headstand on the couch, and discovered that if she stands on the couch she can jump ALL THE WAY across the living room and land on her monkey chair "and see Momma, I don't hurt myself, I'm ok. I can do it, it doesn't hurt." How silly of me to suggest she stop, she clearly had it under control. It's definitely been a day, no complaints though, I laughed all day long :)


For My Mother (AND GINA!)

Boxcar races!
FIRST SNOW! (She nailed Mommy in the eye with a snowball!)
Time spent with friends
Happy Dance for her brother/sister on the way
The girl loves to shop

As was brought to my attention (several times,) I have not updated my blog since Christmas!! I know that is unacceptable and I will do my best to get back into the habit! 2010 has been a crazy year. Cora has been a hundred miles a minute, growing, learning, and thriving. Mel has been absolutely swamped with school, and we have been trying FOREVER to get pregnant. But now, Mel is on (albeit short) summer vacation, I feel less stress and have more help, and I'm pregnant(!!!) so things are looking good right about now... time for some reflection, if only I had memory enough to recap that last few months! But let's be real, I don't know what I did earlier today, much less a few months back (Ginko, if only I would take you...) In a very short and not very detailed recap, we played play-doh, painted pretty pictures, swang on swings (not a word, but perfect anyway,) had lots of park time, beach time, and pool time. We celebrated birthdays, made friends, lost friends, had Valentine's fun, traveled to visit family, had Easter extravaganzas, Sealife Park tours, Zoo fun, and Mother's Day celebrations. In short, we've been livin' the good life these past five months!
As for current events.... Cora is the light of our lives. She is like this little magnet for happiness and I can't say enough how much fun "two" has been with her, there was no "terrible" in it at all, but alas, the time is short until she turns three!! I fear since two was so great, three must be where "the terrible" kicks in! But, I am beaming with pride for her right now. Last night Mel took off the front of her crib to transition her into her big girl bed she will get on her 3rd birthday and we are both absolutely shocked at how well she did her first night without bars. We told her that she had to stay in her bed unless she had to pee, no getting up... and she listened!! She got up one time to turn off her fan and get a book, but she yelled for me and asked permission before she got up. And just now, at her first naptime in the open crib, I heard her open her door so I went to chastise her for getting up without asking and she was sitting on the toilet going potty!! I am just so impressed at what a sweet, smart, amazingly obedient and kind little soul she is. I just love her!!