Thursday, June 18, 2015

32 weeks and a small scare...

On Sunday, I hit 32 weeks! I also had the honor of being in my friend Kristin's wedding that day; what a great way to celebrate! Since I was busy at the wedding all day, these are the best "bump" pictures I have :)
 Can we just look at what a BEAUTIFUL bride Kristin was?!

On Monday night Drew and I were just sitting around after putting the kids to bed and I started having contractions again. I quickly laid down and drank a ton of water, but they kept going. After a warm shower I went to bed early in hopes things would settle down. Around 3:00am the contractions were strong enough that I couldn't sleep through them anymore, and after timing them for about an hour they were consistently 3-5 minutes apart. Drew jumped out of bed faster than I've ever seen him get out of bed ;) He called my mom to come watch the kids and then called labor and delivery to let them know we were on our way in again. 
Last time we were able to get a shot of medicine and that stopped things, so we figured the same was in store this trip as well. After a shot of terbutaline, which proved unsuccessful, I was put on a blood pressure medication that helps relax the smooth muscles, which helped my uterus to stop contracting. We were extremely happy to be able to be sent home with little man still cooking inside! 

Little man needs to stay inside for at least another 4 weeks, but preferably 6-8! I have not been put on strict bedrest, which Drew and I are both feeling very grateful for! I was also sent home with a prescription for the blood pressure meds that help with my contractions in case they start up again, so hopefully we can avoid another preterm trip to labor and delivery :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hunter is 2!

Hunter is 2! I can hardly believe what a little man he has started to look like lately. He seems more and more of a boy than a baby lately, and I just know once the new baby comes it will only get worse!

Here are his stats from his 2 year appointment today:
Weight: 32 lbs 6.4oz (91st percentile)
Height: 36" (92nd percentile) 
Head Circumference: 50 cm (83rd percentile) 

Hunter is wearing 2T-3T clothes and size 6 diapers. He's really lost his chub and is starting to 'thin' out :)

Hunter loves all things trucks, tractors, and trains. He can imitate almost all their noises, but his fire truck sound may be my favorite ;)

His verbal skills are still behind what his sisters were at this age, but his pediatrician tells me thats normal and isn't concerned. Drew and I have both found that his attitude is vastly improved now that he can communicate better with us. Some of our personal favorite words are "puckcorn" (popcorn) and "puckle" (pickle). 

He loves his sister! They may drive each other insane a majority of the time, but he loves to follow her and copy everything she is doing! She is often the first person he asks for, and when she is at school he is constantly asking where "issy" is. If we give him a snack, he is always sure to ask to bring one to Claire too. I love his adoration for her! 

Hunter and Daddy love to wrestle! He is such a rough and tumble little guy, and as soon as daddy gets home he likes to get all his wrestling out on him. He is slowly learning that Claire isn't fond of that, and has started to very kindly wait for daddy to do it with him. 

He is still as klutzy as ever. We often find him tripping over things, as he doesn't even bother to look at the ground when he comes running into a room. Sometimes he trips over nothing, but luckily he always bounces right back up and keeps going. 

Even with all his typical boy like tendencies, he is a huge mamas boy at heart, which I am trying to savor before he grows out of it! He loves to cuddle with me, and will often sneak away from daddy to find me if I am upstairs trying to get ready by myself. He constantly asks to sit in my lap, though most the time it only lasts for a few fleeting seconds before he is on to his next adventure.