Friday, April 28, 2006

Long over due update....

Ryan had his 18 month well baby visit on Monday. He is 32 inches tall and 22.3 pounds. According to the NP this is the 60th percentile for height and 10th for weight. Now honestly, Ryan is much, MUCH shorter than most children his age (not just 40% of them) and he is even shorter than most babies 6 months younger than him. This leads me to believe that the ever so accurate method of measuring a wiggling child is not so accurate!
Nothing else to report from the visit. He is healthy, happy, and smart. We had no issues for them and they saw nothing out of the ordinary. 2 shots and we are done until he is 4 - YAY!
Last night we went shopping and I actually bought Ryan clothes this time. Of course, I bought him 2 pairs of 18 month shorts from Children's Place and brought them home for him to try on. Yeah, they are capri pants on him! And way to big in the waist! I guess I should have gotten the 12 months! I also got him 2 onesie t shirts for $2.49 each!!!! And I had a 15% off coupon! YAY ME!
Little Miss
L.M. is not so little anymore! This child has apparently grown massively in the last week because I went from looking a little pregnant at Easter to "OH MY GOD YOU'RE HUGE" pregnant this week!!! Her tiny fluttery movements have become more along the lines of Kung Fu movements and are now visible from the outside.
Up until this week I was eating terribly. Well, I was eating well. Too well actually! And too much! Now my appetite has gone down a little and I am starting to crave healthier foods! Ryan and I went grocery shopping Sunday and I think we spent $50 on fresh produce! YUM! We bought grapes, apples, strawberries, avocados, black berries, canteloupe....
No news is good news I am guessing! I have not heard from the midwives regarding my 1 hour glucose test so I assume I passed it! YAY! I did take it pretty early (24 weeks) since I had failed with Ryan, so there is a chance that I may have to take it again (like if I ever spill sugar into my urine). Next appointment is May 8th and comes with an ultrasound! L.M.'s Fairy Godmother, Kara, will be joining us to get a sneek peek at her soon to be Goddaughter! I am very excited, but (and this is warning, Kara) SHE HAD BETTER NOT CRY OR I WILL CRY AND ROB WILL DIE OF EMBARASSMENT!!!
The construction on L.M.'s room is completed! One set of blinds are hung. The other needs to be cut since the window is not straight and the blind doesn't fit on the inside by less than 1/8 of an inch! Seriously! The mattress arrived yesterday and the rest of the furniture should be in this weekend. I can't wait to start putting the room together!
Left to do:
Get a rug
paint the strawberries and butterflies on the walls
get rocking chair (this will my Mother's day gift from my mom)
find a mobile (Ryan is not willing to part with his aquarium yet)
Paint the heart table to look like a strawberry
get lamps
I think that is it.....
Just as the room was being finished we developed a leak in our small downstairs bathroom. It leaked all over the place and under the linoleum and made a major mess. We are in the process of getting that fixed. The sink & toilet are in the basement right now. The floor has been removed, and new TILE has been purchased. The contractor was supposed to do it this week, but we have not seen him yet (this is what happens when friends hire friends. You don't pay much, but we are bathroomless for almost 2 weeks now!)
I am getting the bug to do some landscaping and I have a friend of my sister's coming tomorrow to give me an estimate.....
YIKES this is really long!
I should get back to work now!


Laurie said...

Hey Andrea how about a prego picture :)

Kara said...

I will try not to cry but I can't promise anything!
I still think Ryan is small too (but in a good way- he's so cute!)

teachermom said...

Picture! Pictures! We want Pictures!

You know - of Ry-guy, your big ol' belly, L.M.'s room - any of it! :)

Glad you're all doing well.


Mama C-ta said...

Healthy cravings during pregnancy? I didn't know that was possible!