Monday, November 8, 2010

The Belly--21 1/2 weeks

Do you see the growing bump??  Here's last time's progress.  I think I'm definitely bigger this time around.  

How far along:  21 1/2 weeks   

Best Moment of the Week: Finding out that after our big scare, everything is okay with our little guy.  Saw the doctor twice last week and got the gold star both times :-)  We have an ultrasound scheduled again next week, so we’ll get another peek and verify either the 85% or 15%.  Woo hoo!

Also, we had a great date this weekend.  We went and saw the TSO, which was a lot different than what we expected, but we still had a good time.  We ate some great food, visited a new state, and started the Christmas season in our home.  Yes, the Christmas tunes are now playing regularly.  I’ll wait to decorate a little longer though. 

Movement:  This little guy is a strong kicker just like his older brother!  He kicks K incessantly when he’s sitting on my lap for story time.  I think feeling the baby move is probably my favorite part of pregnancy.    

Food Craving: Korean and Mexican food together also known as Kogi.  It’s way better than it sounds!!

What I'm looking forward to: My mom is coming for Thanksgiving in a week and a half!  I can hardly wait to see her!  We’re also planning to buy a few big things this year on Black Friday, so I’m gearing up for that (hoping we can get a few baby deals too).  I LOVE Black Friday!!  Though this year will be much colder!

Weekly Wisdom:  A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
-- Author Unknown

Big Brother:  I just have to share a super cute thing that K does all the time lately--SING!!  When we do our nightly routine of singing before bedtime, he has been singing along and doing the hand motions.  And when we're listening to music, or even when he's just playing, he'll belt out the tunes!   It's the cutest thing ever!!  

Nursery: We’ve been debating having the boys share a room or just giving them separate rooms.  Also in the debate is whether to get another crib or give K a big boy bed now.  I go back and forth about both of these things almost every week.  If you have any words of wisdom on either of these issues, please feel free to share!  


  1. I'm so glad you get another u/s! Hopefully it will give you a 100% clear view of the goods!

    We moved C out of his crib right at two years...probably could have waited a few months, but he did well. We just started with a mattress on the floor and after a few months put him in a regular bed with a rail. I won't say it was easy, there were many nights where I had to sit with him until he fell asleep, but he quickly got the hang of it.

    If you don't want to shell out the money for a new crib, what if you used a bassinet for the first 3 or 4 months? That would make K about 2 1/2 before you'd have to move him out of the crib and I'd think he'd be more than ready by then.

  2. Oh, and no advice on sharing a room! Our boys have separate rooms because C is such a light sleeper. We are debating that one right now too.

    We don't know if we should put the baby in with O or if we should put the boys together!

  3. Kristi, we also put Ava in her big girl bed when Ryan was born. She was almost 2....I think just 2 weeks before her 2nd birthday....and she did GREAT. We put her in a twin and had rails. Then we put a pillow at the head and foot of the bed too. She never once got out of bed on her own (and MOST of the time, still doesn't). We talked about it a lot before and she was really excited. We also let her choose her new "big girl bedding." I think all of that helped. Good luck!

  4. My 2 cents for what it is worth. Sharing a room at first might not be the greatest as the baby might wake K with his fussing in the middle of the night. Sleep deprived parents dealing with a new born and a sleep deprived older sibling, who is adjusting not having 100% of his parents attention, might not be the ideal!! LOL!!
    Later on, sharing of a room might be ok.

    G went into a toddler bed when C was born. I think we could have put him into a twin bed also. Talk about it before, and maybe make it a "special" thing he gets to do when the baby is born, as "the big brother". Let him choose the bedding.

  5. We have just started to transition Eden into a twin bed. I am just starting off at nap times. Dave and I had to lay with her the first 2 days but she does pretty good now. We were going to start her at night but she isn't quite ready. She just turned 20 months so she is doing pretty good:) Good Luck!

  6. Thanks!! I think we're leaning toward the toddler bed after these comments. I love the idea about letting him pick his own bedding too--cute! And for the rooms, I think Starla, I agree with the whole sleep deprived situation, so we'll probably start them off in separate rooms. Thanks for all the input and it's nice to hear that all the kids handled it well at about the same age as K:-)