Lots to report. 11/03/2009
 
I know it's been nearly a month since I posted anything, and it's not because nothing has been happening - I promise. Today Evy is in her 4th week of 6 months, and I can report (since we went to the doctor's yesterday and everything was measured) that she's 26.2 inches tall & weighs 17.02 pounds. She's almost sitting up unassisted, but not quite. No visible teeth, but she has begun to teethe. No crawling - but I'm not surprised because they say that sitting up LEADS to crawling. No solid foods yet - but that's going to change very soon.

Since my last post I can report that Evy began to sleep well again, so that's been nice. We decided to try some rice cereal - but I think we got off to a bad start so we haven't tried since we failed. Just recently she's begun to teethe (nothing visible yet, but I can feel it) so she was running a fever and having some wakeful nights. Daylight Savings Time has ended, and Evy's adjusting pretty well to it. We've been trying to get a highchair for about a month, but haven't decided on anything because my sister has one she'd like to give us - it just needs a new cover - which I have to pick up from a warehouse. I have plans to go tomorrow though and I'm excited to get her sitting up regularly and starting on solid foods.

The day before Halloween we went to a pumpkin patch and picked up some small pumpkins for the kiddos. Halloween itself was a bit of a bust. That was one of the days that Evy wasn't feeling well, so even though we had plans to go to my parents house and use their backyard to get some nice family pictures, Evy wasn't happy and the photos showed. She also was running a fever so putting her in a flannel cow costume, for longer than a few minutes,  was out of the question. We did get one or two nice pictures, and of course a picture of her in her costume.

Evy's Halloween Costume!

So, it's been an eventful October, and with MORE holidays around the corner I'm hoping I'll be posting more.
 


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    I began this site – and blog – in January 2009. However, Idiscovered I was pregnant in August 2008 so there are quite a few posts on mypersonal blog about the experience of being pregnant. If you’re interested inthese posts, here is a list below. Enjoy!

     

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    August 2008

    ·        Some may haveguessed…, where I reveal to my online friends & family that we werepregnant.

    ·        Give me yourthoughts!, contemplated boy names.

    ·        Nature of the beast, firstmention of morning sickness.

    ·        The beast, updated, moreabout morning sickness.

     

    September 2008

    ·        Please let it bethe end., even more about morning sickness.

    ·        Plan, plan, plan,thinking out loud about my maternity leave options.

    ·        The duck is as quacky as he seems.,realizing that all my planning for my maternity leave was not as well thoughtout as I’d hoped.

    ·        Look look!, our first glimpse of the baby– via ultrasound.

    ·        Oh what a wonderfulfeeling!, my first day of complete morning sickness relief.

    ·        These aren’tshirts, they’re dresses!, venturing into maternity wearfor the first time.

    ·        As coined by Terri,baby_ea :), cutebaby/pregnancy “trackers”

     

    October2008

    ·        It’s a boy! For mysister that is :), realizing that I really didwant to have a little girl and name her Evelyn.

    ·        Week 12, six days& counting..., still experiencing morningsickness – and cursing my bladder.

    ·        Some good, somebad., 2nd prenatal appointment results.

    ·        Excitingappointment made!, being told we could make our1st “official” ultrasound appointment and possibly discover the sexof the baby.

    ·        In which I fightsaleswomen for underwear that don’t fit, my 2ndventure into maternity wear.

    ·        Lunch,cataloguing my strange appetite.

     

    November 2008

    ·        I just shouldn’thave any expectations., our 3rd prenatalappointment.

    ·        The ultrasoundresults…, where we announce the fact that we’re having a girl!

     

    December 2008

    ·        Baby Update!,cataloguing feeling Evy move for the 1sttime.

    ·        Birth plan., myinitial thoughts on my birthing options – including the Bradley Method.

    ·        The choices so far., our final decisions about thecrib bedding & furniture for the nursery.

    ·        The one where Ifinally begin to dream., my 1st bad dreamabout the pregnancy.

    ·        ♪ Movingright along ♪, 4th prenatalappointment.

    ·        100 most popularbaby names of 2008 | BabyCenter, where I discover thatEvelyn isn’t as original as I’d hoped.

    ·        22 week report!, stillfeeling sick occasionally & my worry about weight gain.

    ·        I have to pee…SO bad.,ultrasound full bladder requirements are killing me!

    ·        New pictures!, theultrasound results from my 2nd full scan.

     

    January 2009

    ·        Protein, protein,protein., discussing our Bradley Method classes.

    ·        No, no no – that nipple is too fast., mythoughts on breast feeding and bottle feeding.