Friday, June 29, 2007

Baby stuff

Not sure if I've updated about baby stuff lately. We've picked a name. Anthony. I had my 20 week ultrasound, it was cool to see him moving all over the place. It took forever. I was in there for over an hour. I was so tired that day that I was a little oblivious. At the end of the ultrasound the tech said my doctor would have the results by the end of the day. I said okay, so they'll go over it at the next appointment right? All she said was "or they'll call you." I should have known something was wrong.

The midwife called that night. She is one of those people who always sounds like she is nervous or something is wrong. She could be saying hello and you think "oh god, she's going to tell me someone just blew up disneyland or something." Anyway, she told me that there was a slight problem with the baby, his umbilical cord should have 3 vessels and it only has 2. Then she said "he might be just fine." MIGHT? You're telling me my kid MIGHT be fine???

Anyway that was all the info I got from her, she said they'd be calling to set up another ultrasound, that now it all had to be scheduled through the perinatal coordinator. So of course I went to google and found out the condition is called Single Umbilical Artery, and 70 percent of the time the kid is fine. It is more likely to occur with other birth defects. The baby is also more likely to not thrive as well during the 3rd trimester. So anyway, to make a long ass story a little shorter, I had the level 2 Ultrasound. It was very cool. We were there for 2 hours. Poor Jeff didn't get to go, we thought Amelia had strep throat (she didn't) so we couldn't leave her with anyone. So Jeff stayed home with her and Kathy went to the US. The first part was with the tech, they did the same stuff as a normal US, just measuring everything. That took about 45 minutes. Then Kathy got to come in for the rest, it was with a doctor of Radiology. He was cool because he could actually talk to me about what he saw and show us stuff, whereas the tech's can't say anything about anything.

So, the baby was fine at that point. He was measuring about a week and a half small, but everything else looked great. He checked his heart, (that was amazing, we got to see it in slow motion) all of his other organs, his head shape and size and everything. That part took over an hour. So the chances of birth defects is much less now. I will get another level 2 US every 8 weeks to make sure he is still doing well. So now the main concern is he keeps gaining weight. They will do more frequent ultrasounds towards the end to make sure he is doing okay. Once we got through the level 2 US and they said everything looked good I calmed down a lot. So if you all could just think some good thoughts or say a prayer for us I'd appreciate it.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Potty Training

It's going really well still. She still will not tell me she has to poop, if I catch her I can put her on the potty otherwise she poops in her panties. But other than that, she seems to be potty trained. She even stays dry all through her naps! Woohoo! It can't really be this easy can it? I swear she just woke up one day and decided she had bladder control.

She also knows a ton of stuff all of the sudden. She counts to 8 or 9 in Spanish! (Thanks Dora!) She she counts backwards from 10, and then shouts blast off. She knows most of the colors and it starting to recognize the numbers as well. At first I thought she was just absorbing this stuff while she slept, because I don't think I work with her on it much. I'm so not a flashcard kind of Mommy. But I've paid attention and I guess I do work with her more than I realized. If we're sitting somewhere and there are numbers or colors I point them out. When she gets a Popsicle, I ask her which color she wants, orange or purple. I guess it's the preschool teacher in me, I just do it automatically.

I'm working on getting a real website up and running! Ebay is so expensive, and the buzz on a lot of my groups is no ones getting a lot of sales right now. Maybe in the fall things there will pick up. A lot of people are getting frustrated though with the cost.

Friday, June 22, 2007

We have new sandals. I took the kiddo to Nordies today and got her some new shoes. They aren't as cute (or as expensive! LOL) as the Ecco's but they are still cute.

Poor Amelia has been cooped up in the house so much the last week since she has been sick, that I think she was just really excited to get out of the house. She ran all over the mall, it was great. We found a little toy store and bought her some glow in the dark stars for her ceiling. These ones are not the regular yellow, they are all sorts of colors swirled together. She was so excited to have them and her shoes, she carried one bag on each arm. We have to get Daddy to put them up for us though, he gets a little mad when I climb on things. Not my fault that being pregnant makes me even less graceful than i was before....Then we came home and had a nap.

She seems to have suddenly figured out the potty training. She is even staying dry during her naps! I still have to remind her to go, she doesn't tell me all the time on her own that she needs to pee, but she is doing so much better!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


These are the Ecco sandals my mom bought Amelia when she was down here in February.
They are great sandals! Well, they were until someone left them on top of the van when we were leaving the hospital Saturday night. (Or was it sunday night? we were there a lot this weekend.)
Goodbye little sandals....
Amelia and I will be going to the Stride Rite store to get a replacement pair, just cause Gree-ma pays $60 for toddler footwear, doesn't mean I'm going to!

It's beginning

I think I'm starting to nest. Isn't it a bit early? I guess I am 20 weeks or so. (Is it bad that I don't know exactly how far along I am??) I'll have to check my tickers. LOL

Anyway, Amelia just feel asleep and now I'm off to start reorganizing her closet so there is room for little boy stuff.

I don't remember when I started getting stuff ready for Amelia, then I had an extra bedroom though so it was different. Anthony will be going in Amelia's room with her so I don't want to take over her play space too early...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fun meme

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 4 letters of real name plus izzle.)

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal):

Red dog

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and street you live on)

Renee Almond

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name.)


6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink)

Pink Daiquiri

7. YOUR ARABIC NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, and last letter of your moms middle name.)


8. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets):

Black Clarissa

More Bows..

I am finally listing stuff on Ebay.

Click here to see some of my listings...

Monday, June 11, 2007

I am starting my first few ebay auctions today. Wish me luck! I spent hours yesterday figuring out the formatting and stuff of the first one, but then the rest of them should be pretty easy.

Here's a picture of my latest creations. Aren't they cute? I'll post pictures later today when my auctions actually go up.

Friday, June 08, 2007

My new bed is here. It's wonderful. Amelia got in bed with us last night, and she can actually sleep across the bed, and Jeff and I are able to not fall out of bed.

Now the question is, why did we wait 3.5 years to get a bigger bed? LOL

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Baby Elias Auctions

There is a mom in one of my online groups who just had a baby, and he has some health problems. So a bunch of ladies got together to help with some of their extra costs. Some of us just sent some cash, others made some things to sell on ebay to help the family out. Here's a link to the auctions, please, go check them out and bid if you can.


Baby Elias Auctions

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Oh and one more thing, I updated my tickers. Kaisers Ultrasound Tech has a different due date in mine. Since they get to pick when I have my surgery, I figured I'll go with their date.

At least since it will be scheduled, I shouldn't have to go past 39 weeks if all is going well. If I start having problems like with Amelia, it will probably be a little earlier. I was 38 weeks when I had Amelia, and that was entirely too long for me. I don't know how people go 40+ weeks without going crazy.
Oh and I forgot, I've got a bunch more bows made, I'll upload some pictures later.


the only time I have time to read blogs anymore, or even post in my blog, is in the middle of the night. It's a little after 4, and I have been up since 230. My back is killing me, and I just can't sleep anymore. I just LOVE being pregnant. (Can you all see me rolling my eyes??)

On the plus side we went shopping last night for a new bed. The one we have now is just a little sad, and old, and tired. And this pregnant lady has had enough. Actually it was Jeff's idea. He's probably sick of hearing me complain. :-) It's also much bigger than our current bed, so when little people want to come snuggle with Mommy and Daddy, no one will get beat up. Especially not Mommy, who often ends up on the couch if Amelia comes to visit during the night. Thank goodness she doesn't do it often. Our new bed is being delivered this weekend.

One cool thing about living where we live, we are actually getting to know our neighbors a little. The salesman at the mattress store was a nice older guy, not at all pushy, and full of information. He and Jeff were filling out the paperwork for the delivery and Jeff said our street name. The saleman said he lived on the same street, by a certain cross street. Jeff said, that's where we live! It turns out the guy and his wife live in the house next door to our condo complex. We walk by his house all the time, talk to his cats, and I admire their cute front porch and plants. When we were leaving he said stop by anytime we're out walking and say hello.