Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Coming and Going

Since the positive test I have been feeling like crap. I almost lost my food last week, then on Friday I started feeling better, the gagging slowed down. Right now I am enjoying the calm before the storm. I remember this part....

I have put on 4 lbs already so this pregnancy appears to be very similar to the last. I am not happy about that as I was hoping to gain less, but while BF and growing a baby I am not about to starve myself, if even for a day.

Thursday is our first appointment we will get a better idea of how big this little monkey currently is.

Meanwhile breast feeding is starting to hurt as bad as it did when Zuzu was first born. I am not sure how much more of this I can take. I can't wait to get Zuzu into her own room and I am holding baba to all his promises.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It would appear I am going to be a mommy again :)

I woke up last Thursday starving...I mean like where is the cow just put it here...kind of hungry.
So after unsuccessfully filling my tummy I decided to try taking the last pregnancy test I had. I though for sure I was not pregnant because I had only seen one aunt flo in August and we hadn't been trying much in the last month.

So the first line came up, okay that's it done I said to myself, then I looked again and a faint line started appearing. I keep thinking no, that can't be real, but it had only been a minute...

If all goes well it looks like Zuzu will be a big sister before her 2nd birthday.

...this explains why I have been bugging my husband non-stop about how we have to move into a 2 bedroom place...somehow I must have known subconsciously. Now I don't bug him, he just knows he doesn't have a choice.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"what's going on in there?"

I am reading this book by Lise Eliot, PH.D. It is a must read in my opinion. It is not an easy read (think back to college) but it is very informative.

So far I have learned that movement (being carried by mama or bouncing in a jumper) is important for brain development and the ability to walk later.I learned the hearing and seeing get worse before it gets better around 6 weeks of age, so this would explain why my child was so fussy and I felt so helpless to calm her. Ear infections are more common in boys and 40% more likely if the child is around 2nd hand smoke. Also it talks about the different things that effect IQ and gives supporting evidence to all of these things.

I am only half way though the book, but I hope to finish it this month :)