Sleeping In

Thursday, May 31, 2007
After suffering from insomnia last night, and only getting about five hours of sleep each night this week, I was prepared for another day of sheer exhaustion, but Samuel actually slept in with me until 11am! We were both so tired. This hasn't happened since EVER! The last time I ever slept in that late was the days when I wasn't in school & stayed out until 2 or 3am and got up at 11am in time to be to work by 1pm. Now those days seem like a century ago. The idea of staying out until 3am makes me tired just thinking about it. Unfortunately, I had to cancel all my morning and evening plans today in order to get some much-needed rest. I took a nap w/ Samuel this afternoon, and we took it easy most of the day. Of course, I still had to water the garden, do laundry, dishes, make lunch...but those things are par for the course. --Karli

Happy 22nd Birthday, Robby!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Spent the evening down in McMinnville to celebrate. My parents put together a huge dinner that was delicious. Samuel ate 3 half-sized cobs of corn! Or, corn on the cobs, I suppose is how it's said. The pluralization takes place on the cob, and corn on the cobs sounded weird...so, cobs of corn it is. Now that I think about it, cob is a strange word. Cob web, cob of corn...I really should look up cob in the dictionary.

Yep, it's just as I suspected...a strange word with strange definitions indeed:

Main Entry: cob
Pronunciation: 'käb
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head; probably akin to cub (young animal), Middle English kebbe old cow or sheep, Dutch dialect kabbe, kebbe piglet
1 [perhaps short for cobswan lead swan] : a male swan
2 a dialect England : a rounded mass, lump, or heap b : a mixture of unburnt clay and straw used especially for constructing walls of small houses in England
3 : a crudely struck old Spanish coin of irregular shape
4 : CORNCOB 1
5 : a stocky short-legged riding horse

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cob

Entering my 2nd Trimester

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's hard to believe this pregnancy is 1/3 complete already! I just received a phone call from OHSU, and the baby tested negative for Down's and Trisomy 18, two of the most common chromosomal disorders. I feel so blessed to have a healthy son, and now what looks to be another healthy baby on the way. The nausea and headaches have all but disappeared. I still feel tired all the time, but I'm going to talk to my midwife about getting more iron into my diet, which might be one of the causes for my fatigue. I've always been low on iron, and since I don't eat hardly any iron in my diet, when I'm pregnant, I am nearly anemic. Today is May 29th, so I'm due 6 months from today on the 29th of November. With the summer months approaching, I'll be in my third trimester before I know it! I've felt a few flutters already, but I'm looking forward to those first kicks in the upcoming weeks.

Karli

St. Helens

Monday, May 28, 2007
Samuel and I drove to St. Helens this morning and visited my friend Amy and her little girl Alexandra, who was born just 5 days after Samuel. We used to work together, and when we were pregnant, Amy was living in San Francisco at the time, and we used to e-mail each other throughout our pregnancies, which was a big support! It was a nice change of pace, and Samuel loved playing with Alexandra and all her toys. After Amy made a delicious ravioli and salad lunch, we went to the park, then Samuel and I headed home for a nap. Tonight, I've been watering our garden, sorting through our recycling, and working on my pregnancy scrapbook. Samuel's been drawing pictures with his sidewalk chalk, riding his bike, and digging in a dirt pile we have for pill bugs and worms.

We got a window a/c for Samuel's room over the weekend, and after hearing the weather report tonight, I'm so glad to have it! The sales associate that helped us said that every time Portland has 3 days of 90 degree weather where it doesn't cool off at night, they sell out of a/c's. Sounds like that's what we're in for this week. We not only got the a/c on sale, but managed to plan and purchase it before the a/c rush. Since I'll be pregnant this summer, having the a/c will make the upstairs SO much more comfortable and bearable! I won't have to spend quite so much time going to the mall where you get free a/c (and since I don't like to shop, you know it's hot when you see me hanging out at the mall!).

Karli

Free Firewood

Sunday, May 27, 2007
We were on a short walk around our neighborhood this evening when we stumbled across a large pile of firewood, chopped and ready for burning, for free! We walked home and loaded each of our Honda trunks full, then came back for a 2nd load. We will have plenty of firewood for the winter--for free! Score!

Karli

Paint

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Well, the hallway project turned out great. I'm really happy with the results. We did a cream color above, and a mango orange below, both from the Devine line. Take a look @ the picture. What do you think?

I've had some great suggestions on brands of paint, and am still searching for the right color for our bedroom. Since it is a small room with sloped ceilings (it is a 2nd floor bedroom in a cape cod house), the shade needs to be light and airy, as it will be painted on the ceiling as well as the walls (notice in the picture of our newly painted hallway that the ceiling is the same color as the sloped walls). Lighter colors recede walls, darker colors draw walls in, making the room feel smaller. Since I'm leaning towards green, I'm looking for an extremely light and airy color of green that does not lean towards a military green.

Good news! No longer at Sherwin-Williams, I found out that Martha Stewart's new paint line, called Martha Stewart Colors, is available at Lowe's. The only drawback is there are only about 1/4th the colors available in this line from what she had in her Signature line @ SW. Still, her colors are by far my favorite, although I'm really tempted by Pottery Barn's colors available at Benjamin Moore--my friend Jen recommended them to me, and their colors are beautiful! We used Devine from Miller for the hallway, but despite their marketing slogan that the paint goes on like yogurt, we found it was just as drippy as any other paint, and the colors, although beautiful, are extremely limited, and are mostly darker colors, which is not what I am looking for in the bedroom (not to mention, it is $37.99 per gallon!). Since it's about half the price for Lowe's paint, I'm considering going to Lowe's to get the Martha Stewart colors that I like so much. I found a neat website where you can select a Martha Stewart color, then run a search, and it gives you the alternate name in every paint brand around. I'm thinking of D21 Drop of Green or D25 Sunshower or something of this nature. What do you think?

Here's a link:
http://www.colorcharts.org/ccorg/resources/colors.aspx?companyid=124403&lineid=768

Next step after painting the bedroom will be Roman shades for our old window sashes. Stay tuned...

Karli

Friday Night Massage

Friday, May 25, 2007

It was just what I needed tonight! I was so tired & tense, but left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Above is a picture from Monday, when we had the ultrasound for the new baby. The picture was taken by the genetic counselor, and will be included in my scrapbook about this pregnancy!

Karli

Thursday Errands

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Samuel and I ran errands today. Was able to accomlish just about everything I wanted to...purchased all the non-food items we were running low on, stopped for an iced decaf Stumptown coffee at my favorite coffee shop since Coffee People, The Coffee Plant http://www.coffeeplant.net/ (yes, I do consider going to get coffee an errand--you have to throw something fun into the mix!), and took Samuel to his gym class as well.

Hey, I just realized that the hyperlink feature isn't working on my blog posts. Does anyone know why? Maybe I really do need to switch my blog over to the new templates that blogger is offering. I was trying to do my own template, but it's pretty much falling through the cracks as it isn't a big priority for me. There used to be a button featured above when you were creating a post that allowed you to hyperlink a word. That is no longer available w/ the version I am using. Maybe it's Safari that is the problem. Landon keeps trying to convince me to use Firefox, but old habits die hard.

--Karli

P.S. Picture above of our new fence. I don't think I ever posted a picture of the final project.

Color

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I'm trying to figure out what color to paint our bedroom! I got some samples from the Devine line @ Miller Paint in green (blade & pistachio as an accent wall), but now that it's up, I just know it's not right for our bedroom. What is your favorite color/shade for a bedroom? I need all the helpful suggestions I can get! Also, if there is a paint line that you love, send me that info as well!

From what I've read, bedrooms should be in restful shades, and be a color that you love, as you spend a lot of time there! I'll also be giving birth in our bedroom, and spending a lot of time there with the new baby, so I definitely want to make the best possible decision!

--Karli

First Trimester Sleepiness

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Will I ever have energy again? I'm definitely adjusting to being tired all the time, but it's a drag, because it's hard to be motivated to walk up to the park or do fun things with Samuel when all I want to do is lay down. There is no sleep for the weary when there is a two year old on the loose!

Landon made really good burritos tonight! Despite feeling tired, I forced myself to go out and weed and mow the lawn tonight. What are you going to do? I figured I could sit inside and feel tired or feel tired outside and get some fresh air. I opted for the latter. I thought I'd sleep deeply tonight, but I had insomnia once again. Didn't get to sleep until after 1am, and Samuel woke up many times during the night because he has a cold, so my sleep was pretty broken up, which is the worst kind of sleep! I actually stayed up until 11pm and watched "Being Julia," a movie I put on my Netflix queue about two years ago when Annette Bening was up for an Academy Award for best actress, and only just now received it (we have over 100 selections in our queue). It was a great movie--light-hearted and excellent acting. Annette Bening is such a talented actress.

Karli

One Healthy Baby

Monday, May 21, 2007
Great news this morning! The baby looks healthy on ultrasound. Its heartbeat was at 160, nuchal translucency measurements were right on, and the baby's length measured 2 weeks further along than my calculations, so my midwives were right! The baby is not 11 weeks, but around 13 weeks right now. I updated my little pregnancy ticker above. The due date has been moved up to November 29th, so will be closer to Thanksgiving than Christmas. I feel like I've been given 2 free weeks of pregnancy, and am excited that I'm now nearly out of my first trimester! It was really great to see the baby on the screen, and what a relief that everything looks to be progressing the way it should. I've posted a few pictures below.

--Karli
P.S. To see Samuel's ultrasound shot, click here: http://photos1.blogger.com/img/210/928/640/body1.jpg

Baby--side view w/ arm shown.

Baby--side view w/ arm shown.

Baby's hand with fingers shown.

Another side view shot of baby.

Looking Forward to Tomorrow

Sunday, May 20, 2007
It's been raining all day, and I spent four hours this afternoon catching up on some reading for my book club tomorrow night and two hours sleeping with Samuel during his nap. I only have 100 pages left to read, which will take me about 2 hours, and hope to finish it tonight or tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, I'm eagerly looking forward to our first ultrasound! We're bringing Samuel along, so it should be fun for him to see the baby on the screen. I will post about the experience and details of the ultrasound tomorrow--stay tuned! --Karli

Painting Project

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Landon started painting the hallway upstairs today. I selected a cream color from the Devine Line @ Miller Paint for the upper half of the wall, and a mango color for the bottom half. It will surely brighten up the hallway. Next painting project will be our bedroom, where I plan to give birth. I am hoping to completely redo the room before December. After painting, I will get new shades for the windows, a dresser for Landon and I to cut back on how many things we hang up, and a new comfortor, pillow shams, and sheets for the bed. It will look so much better in there when I'm finished w/ this project! --Karli

Massage Therapy

Friday, May 18, 2007
I had a great massage this evening. I would recommend my massage therapist to anyone. If you are looking for a good LMT in the Portland/Beaverton area, e-mail me, and I'll refer you to mine! She's excellent! --Karli

Running Errands

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Samuel and I got a lot accomplished this morning. Went and got several non-food items we were running low on--you know, garbage bags, saran wrap, dishwashing detergent... Then we headed to Miller Paint to pick up the paint for the hallway painting project Landon plans to start on this weekend. Picked up some compost (coffee grinds) at our local coffee shop for the garden, spread it around, and watered our garden. Took a nap with Samuel. Taped up the wood trim in the hallway in preparation for painting. I'm not sure if it's okay to paint when you're pregnant or not, but my gut instinct says no, so Landon will paint, and I help out by doing all the prep work.

--Karli

Differences

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I wanted to write about a few differences I've noticed so far between my pregnancy with Samuel and this pregnancy:

Samuel:
Perfect Complexion
Full & Healthy Hair
Migraines Weeks 9-14
Only felt nauseated a few times, and had no problem taking prenatal pills.

This Pregnancy:
Complexion issues
Hair is falling out, lots of broken hairs, definitely has lost its luster.
Migraines weeks 4-6, one migraine during week 11
Nausea Weeks 4-6, 8-11
Can't hold down prenatal pills, but have had luck taking them right before bed.
Trouble sleeping--itchy skin from hormones, general insomnia, and nausea during the night while I sleep.

So far, these are the first trimester differences. Everything else I'm experiencing is generally similar to my pregnancy with Samuel. I've only noted differrences.

I found a couple of cool websites w/ products for the pregnant mommy. Here they are:

http://www.theangelmilkgroup.com/
http://www.blissbymom.com/pregnancy

Our fence is being built today! Here is a picture of what has been put up so far. I'm so excited, and am pleased with the quality of work done so far! As you can see, we're trying to block as much of the eyesore next door as we possibly can. We live in a neighborhood of beautiful, older homes, most of which were built in the earlier part of the 20th century, but this property stands out as the eyesore, and is, of course, thus so because it is a rental. The fence will draw our eyes away from the house, and also give us some privacy for our yard! We picked out the design ourselves.

--Karli

Baby Books

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Can't wait to have more energy again! I'm just dragging these days. I should have taken a nap with Samuel this afternoon, but it's pretty hot in our house right now. I think we hit 80 degrees today in Portland. That's hot for May. Global warming, anyone?

I've been working this afternoon on finishing Samuel's baby book, which runs through his second birthday (thank-goodness)! Some baby books go through the 5th year. I'm all about reasonable goals, and have barely managed to fill out the first two years, let along more than that! Anyway, once some pictures arrive, I should have his baby book complete by next week sometime. I've also started on my pregnancy scrapbook for baby #2.

Still looking forward to that ultrasound next week!

--Karli

Pregnancy Podcasts

Monday, May 14, 2007
I don't even know if I knew what podcasts were during my pregnancy with Samuel, but I have been listening to them lately, and recently downloaded some pregnancy podcasts, which are great! It's like being part of a pregnancy support group w/out having to leave your bed. I listen to these ladies talk on and on about the ups and downs of their pregnancies, and they always have a guest speak about topics ranging from acupuncture for nausea during pregnancy to circumcision to birth plans. Interesting stuff, and enjoyable to listen to and have on hand, especially during my many restless nights when I can't sleep. I just listen to my podcasts and try not to stress about the fact that I can't sleep.

If you know of a good pregnancy podcast, please let me know! Right now, I'm listening to Pregtastic.

Karli

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2007
What a special Mother's Day this year with two year old Samuel and another baby on the way. Landon told me to go back to sleep this morning, so an hour later, as I stumbled my way downstairs in a foggy haze, I was incredibly surprised and happy to find pancakes and bacon cooking & a bouquet of fresh wildflowers on the table! What a nice surprise!

During the afternoon, we went to the zoo, which ended up being incredibly crowded, but was a fun family outing, and Samuel loves the zoo! He runs from exhibit to exhibit and when he's been through everything he wants to start all over. Landon had packed a good lunch of yogurt, sandwiches, strawberries, and granola bars. So much better than the nasty cafeteria food they serve in their cafe!

Later, we met my whole family at the Spaghetti Factory to celebrate Mother's Day with my Mom, Grandma E., and sisters. Everyone was able to make it, and we were able to get a table with a river view.

It was a great Mother's Day!

Karli

Chiropractic Appointment

Saturday, May 12, 2007
I went to see my chiropractor again today, and I'm happy to say that I'm making progress! I haven't had the numbness to the degree I have been experiencing, and have even been able to sleep on my left side a few times. I'm hoping to see continued improvement. What a relief that will be to not have this condition to suffer through during this pregnancy. I've decided that life is too short to suffer any more than one needs to, so any treatable conditions in my life, I'm currently pursuing treatment for!

--Karli

Friday!

Friday, May 11, 2007
For the past 2 weeks, I've been promising Landon that once I get Samuel to sleep that we'll watch our Netflix DVD's, which happen to be 2 discs of Alias at the moment. However, every night I go to lay with Samuel until he falls asleep, I never come out, because I fall asleep too! I've been going to bed on average lately at 8PM. Hey, I'll take sleep when I can get it!

I can't believe it is Friday already. The weeks are flying by, and I have to check the ticker on my blog to remind myself how far along I am. People told me that with your second pregnancy you just don't have the time to sit around and read the daily entries on your baby's development, journal, or read all the books you did with baby #1. It's true! With Samuel, I could tell anyone who asked at any time, "I'm 10 weeks, 3 days." This time, I really do have to check my blog half the time or recommend people who ask to do the same.

--Karli

Thoughts

Thursday, May 10, 2007
I was hoping the "morning" sickness had passed for good, but not the case! It resurfaced Tuesday evening, and by Wednesday afternoon, I ended up losing my lunch. It seems it gets worse around the time I take my prenatal pills, even with food. This time around, the nausea strikes just like in the movies--remember when Gwyneth Paltrow's character vomits in "Hush" while she's leading a meeting at work? This is how it happens for me. I feel fine one minute, and the next minute I'm running for the toilet. Today, I was at a 2nd hand store getting a maternity top & a few things for Samuel, and while the owner was checking me out, I almost bolted for the bushes outside, but fortunately, in that case, the nausea passed (also, I'd had little to eat at that point, because just about everything besides bland soup makes me want to hurl).

I had a massage appointment last night, and she really worked an area of scar tissue around my shoulder. I developed a mild headache shortly after the appointment, but by today, it was working up to a full-blown migraine. This would be my first one since about week 7 of my pregnancy. I really think this headache might be due to the massage, and not the pregnancy, but I'm only guessing.

I'm excited to start on my scrapbook for this pregnancy. I have some photos now from snapfish to assemble, ribbon, fancy paper, and the scrapbook itself. Now I just need to sit myself down and create time & space so I can get each month finished as they go by!

I'm also excited, because I made my ultrascreen appointment today. It will be in about a week and a half. I'm looking forward to seeing the baby, finding out for sure how far along I am, and being given that added assurance that everything is progressing normally! I am also curious to find out where the baby has attached. It was discovered during my first trimester ultrasound with Samuel that I have uterine synechiae, which is a band of scar tissue around my uterus. Apparently, it isn't a good think if baby attaches to the scar tissue. They don't know why some women have this, but apparently, I could have been born that way. It didn't cause any problems whatsoever with my first pregnancy, and I'm hoping it won't be a factor with this one, either.

Oh, another unique thing about me is that I'm in that 15% bracket of women that have a negative blood type (A- in my case), so I have to have an injection of Rhogam at 28 weeks and one after I give birth if the baby tests for a positive blood type. Samuel was A+ (Landon's blood type), so I had to have the injection of Rhogam after giving birth. If I hadn't been given Rhogam with my first pregnancy, my body would have developed antibodies against a positive blood type, which would have affected subsequent pregnancies. So, what would have happened 100 years ago is ". . . antibodies cross the placenta to fight the Rh positive cells in the baby's body. As the antibodies destroy the red blood cells, the baby can become sick. This is called erythroblastosis fetalis during pregnancy. In the newborn, the condition is called hemolytic disease of the newborn (See web citation below)." The complications range from mild to severe, and there are great dangers to both the mother & the unborn child. So, thanks to Rhogam, I'm able to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies! Maybe I should sign up and do a commercial.

Karli

(http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/peds_hrnewborn/hdn.cfm)

So Tired

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I feel like I've taken sleeping pills every day & I'm in a fog, dragging from one moment to the next. I actually had to lay down for an hour while Samuel was at the community center or I didn't think I'd be able to have the energy to make Samuel lunch. Some days I feel so exhausted & depleted! --Karli

Chiropractic Appointment

Tuesday, May 08, 2007
After my second appointment today, I can't say that I enjoy chiropractic appointments. It is difficult for me to relax while she makes adjustments. The cracking noises put me on edge, and don't necessarily feel great either. I just have to tell myself that I need to do whatever it takes to get this shoulder problem corrected so I can actually sleep on my left side. I can't imagine going through this pregnancy being limited to only sleeping on my right side! I had back pain in my second & third trimester w/ Samuel, and really needed sleeping options. Aside from the pregnancy, though, I'm just tired of having this shoulder problem! I really hope I can resolve it between massage, chiropractic, and possibly acupuncture appointments!

I cheered myself up after the appointment by treating myself to Pizzacato!

Karli

First Prenatal Appointment

Monday, May 07, 2007
I had my first prenatal appointment today, and we heard the heartbeat! It was so exciting! Based on my calculations, I'm either 9 or 11 weeks pregnant, and because they were able to detect the heartbeat (which is rare at 9 weeks) via Doppler, and the way my uterus is measuring, the midwives think I'm 11 weeks, which puts me further along than I thought. We'll know for sure in two weeks when we have the ultrascreen done, at which point I'll post pictures! It will be nice to know for sure how far along I am as well as see the baby on the screen. The ultrascreen is a non-invasive test that screens for Down's and Trisomy 18. The false positive rate is much lower than other screens like the AFP. There is an over 90% accuracy rate. The sonographer measures the nuchal translucency and bloodwork is drawn. The NT measurement together with the bloodwork are then sent off, and it takes about a week to get the results back. Today's appointment ran about an hour and a half, and Samuel was such a good boy throughout. He watched them listen for the baby and was interested in the needles when they drew blood. He kept saying, "Mommy's owie almost getting better." Lots to look forward to in the next few weeks. I'll be moving out of the 1st trimester & have first pictures of our new baby-to-be!

Karli

Birthday Party

Sunday, May 06, 2007
We attended Isabelle's 1st birthday party today at Damien & Laurie's. We can't believe she is already one year old! Happy 1st Birthday, Isabelle, and congratulations, Damien & Laurie, on making it through your first year of parenthood!

Karli

Chiropractors and Acupuncturists

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I had my first chiropractic appointment today, and I have to admit I was a little nervous. I think of cracks and snaps when I think of chiropractors. The appointment was about 30 minutes, and I'm scheduled to have another one on Monday. I can't say that I loved the appointment like I love my massage therapy appointments, but bottom line is I need to resolve this shoulder issue so I'm willing to try anything...which is why I'm going to also try acupuncture in conjunction with my massage thereapy & chiropractic care. Has anyone out there had acupuncture before, and if so, what is it like? I would like to know more before my first appointment!

Karli

Appointment Rescheduled

Friday, May 04, 2007
It was a disappointment, but my prenatal appointment was rescheduled until Monday afternoon, because the midwives were attending a birth that went a lot longer than they expected. Landon mentioned that I'd want them to be there for me when I'm in labor, so I decided to put a positive spin on it. Now I have Monday to look forward to. Really, the appointment I'm looking forward to is at 12 weeks where we'll see the baby on ultrascreen and hear the heartbeat. Right now, it's still a little too early, and I'd rather wait to try to hear the heartbeat until it can be picked up. I'd just worry if they tried and couldn't find it because of trying to listen too early. So, I wait, which is what you do during pregnancy.

Landon is finally home after a business trip, and I am so glad for the break. Right now, he's putting Samuel to bed. I was so ready for him to be home after all this rain and being cooped up in the house for three days. I'm hoping to get some extra rest tonight, and looking forward to my chiropractic appointment in the morning. I've never been to a chiropractor, but after trying everything else, including massage therapy, I've finally decided to give it a shot to correct a shoulder problem I've been dealing with since 2003. Basically, I can't sleep on my left side due to numbness I feel when I put pressure on my left shoulder. So, I've slept on my right side since 2003! Not having options of sleeping positions is not a good thing outside of pregnancy, let alone during pregnancy. I was lucky to have this problem disappear during my pregnancy with Samuel, and I sort of thought it was going away at the beginning of this pregnancy, and although it has definitely gotten better, it's still there, and it needs to be resolved so I can sleep more comfortably, which is really important! So, wish me luck tomorrow!

Karli

Grey's Anatomy

Thursday, May 03, 2007
I enjoy watching Grey's Anatomy on Thursday nights. Not sure about the Kate Walsh spinoff, but maybe it will be good. Grey's is what it is, but it's still addicting. No, it isn't realistic even half of the time (do surgical interns take blood pressure--NO!), but what a great cast of amazing actors, and the writers are incredibly creative as well.

Having said that, I was looking forward to a special 2 hour episode tonight due to the Kate Walsh spinoff, and even after trying to get Samuel to bed at 7:30, by 9pm (the start of the episode), I gave up and decided I'd rather let Samuel watch it with me than miss it altogether. Big mistake! I was laying on our bed trying to watch it, and Samuel is jumping, rolling all over, running to his room and dumping legos all over the floor, asking me to read him books. Didn't work out too well. Can't say I enjoyed myself. I should have just missed it & downloaded it on itunes or watched it from abc's website. By 11pm, Samuel was very tired, which manifested itself into being incredibly active. He was bouncing off the walls when Landon walked in the door from his business trip at 5 to 11pm. Within minutes, he had Samuel in bed and was telling him a story about a baby rhino that flew on a magic carpet. This is why Samuel wouldn't go to sleep with me--he wanted his Dad to tell him another baby rhino story, and after 3 nights w/out his Dad, he wasn't going to sleep without it. By 10 after 11pm, Samuel was sound asleep.

Thank goodness Landon is home! I'm not big on routines, and I think Samuel knows it. I end up keeping him up way past his bedtime when Landon's away, because I get scared of sounds in the house when Landon isn't home & like the extra company--except for tonight. Grey's Anatomy, bowl of strawberry ice cream--ALONE--this is what I wanted most of all! But, no...this was not to be.

I just might rewatch that 2 hour episode on itunes some other time.

Karli
P.S. HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY, COLLEEN!! :)

Sprogblog

Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I found an interesting blog today and thought I'd share the link:
http://www.planetsprogblog.blogspot.com/

I love her blog caption, which reads:
"Hillary was right about the village, but the rest of the story is that, for most of us, there is no village. For us, the village has to be built and bought every step of the way. My name is Annie and this is my journal of mothering--without a village."

There has been many spring showers today, and even a hail storm passed through. Samuel and I stayed up late last night watching Law & Order: SVU, and we're about to lay down for a nap. We're tired!

Karli

May: Month 3 of my Pregnancy

Tuesday, May 01, 2007
So far, this month has been off to a great start. Seldom am I feeling nauseated, and I haven't had a headache in nearly 3 weeks. I'm starting to feel really excited about the pregnancy, and at peace with the decision to postpone school. I've been enjoying the extra time with Landon and Samuel, and have been cooking almost every night, which has been a nice change of pace for me after last term, where I ate out nearly all the time.

My first prenatal appointment with my midwife is this Friday, and I'm looking forward to it, because for me, the pregnancy always seems more real to me once I've had my first appointment. With Samuel, they didn't try to listen to the heartbeat at the first appointment, but they told me my uterus was enlarged, and for me, that made it feel real. There's a possibility we might hear the heartbeat this Friday, and it will only be a few more weeks before we'll have an ultrascreen, at which point I'll post the first pictures!

--Karli
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