Monday, July 30, 2012

Our Newest Nugget

Since all of you who read this blog also are my friends on Facebook, you are all fully aware that I'm pregnant with baby Murph #2.  I was waiting to blog about my adventures of being pregnant while also handling a toddler until the news was FB official.

First things first, lets start off with a picture of little nug #2.  These were taken at our 12.5 week genetic testing.  Everything turned out in the clear so we are thankful for that.  We were lucky and got an extra long ultrasound because they were having a hard time getting a good angle.  Its funny because I wondered how I would feel the second time around and honestly it is the EXACT same aww and excitement as it was with Liam.  It truly is a miracle what the body can do.

 (Notice the complete 180 the baby did all within the same ultrasound)

Any way, enough of that.  Being pregnant with Liam has been tough!  Thankfully I'm almost 14 weeks and my sickness/naseua/yuckiness/tiredness is all waning.  In fact I haven't been going to bed until 9:30 or 10:00 lately which is huge for me.  Since Liam gets up at 7, I was having to go to bed at 8:30PM to get the sleep my body was craving.  In addition, I was way more sick with this one than I ever was with Liam.  In fact I even threw up a few times which was new to me.  Needless to say its been a rough 8 weeks or so.  HOWEVER, the tides are turning.  I'm starting to get some more pep in my step and I'm getting excited because the 2nd trimester is the best!  I remember feeling awesome the last time around and having unlimited energy.  I also remember feeling the first baby movements which I'm anxiously awaiting this time around.  Unless something unexpected happens, this will be the last baby for me and Josh so I'm going to do my best to really enjoy the pregnancy from here on out (fingers crossed).

Jumping in the fake pool

We just got back from the beach this past Saturday and Liam still has one thing on his mind..."mimming" also known as "swimming".  One of his favorite things to do at the beach was run and fall into the tide pool where Daddy would catch him.  Well yesterday,while sitting at home, Liam decided to recreate this fun activity but rather than a pool, he would dive into daddy's arms.  It was cute.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

15 months

Liam turned 15 months last Friday so I thought  I would provide you all with a little update.  We had our well check-up on Wednesday and everything looks great.  Liam weighs 24 lbs and is a little on the short side as he is only in the 33% for height.  My sister and I were just talking yesterday about how much her son Sean and Liam look alike in Sean's baby pictures (he is now 11).  And, Sean was always on the shorter side, so its no surprise that Liam is too.  One thing that was discussed at Liam's apt was the possibility of tubes.  He has had numerous ear infections and sinus infections, so the Dr told us we are at the point that if he has roughly 2 more within the next 3-6 months, we should go forward with it. Honestly, I've heard nothing but great things from those whose kids got them, so I'm not worried about that in the slightest.  In fact, I think it would be a good thing as he wouldn't have to be on antibiotics all the time.  The next step is to just wait and see.  

At 15 months, Liam is
  • Walking great.  Started walking a little over a month ago so he is pretty darn sturdy at this point.  No running yet, but he has tried "speed walking" to get away from me many times :)
  • INTO.EVERY.THING!  Seriously.  You can not turn your head for 2 seconds without him exploring something new and most times it is the things that are off limits.  We just started enforcing time out recently, so we will see how that goes over the next few months
  • Throws little fits here and there if a) he is tired b) he is hungry or c) we don't let him play with something that he really wants.  Most the time they last all of 5 seconds but boy are they dramatic
  • Has 4 bottom teeth, 3 top teeth and is about to cut his 4th upper tooth any day now
  • Sleeping from about 7/7:30 - 6:30, sometimes 7
  • Takes 1 nap at daycare / 1 morning catnap and 1 long afternoon nap at home
  • Still shovels food in his mouth, but not really swallowing much.  Our Dr. said it is pretty common for some kids to wait until they have their molars and can really grind things up.  He told us he really doesn't think Liam needs therapy and to go ahead and stop it and see how he is doing by 18 mo. (fingers crossed)
  • ALL about momma.  Constantly asks for "momma" and will say it repeatedly 50 times a day.  If "dada" goes to get him in the morning I can hear him on the monitor say "momma? momma? momma?"  I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty darn cute.
  • Has roughly 8 words: momma, dada, ball, uh oh, bye bye, shoes, ba ba (which is his own word for his blankie), all done, wawa (water) and he still signs for milk but doesn't say the word yet.  He attempts to imitate almost everything we say (swear words are stopping at our house now), but these words above are the ones he knows without us telling him first.
  • NOT into babysitters.  This just started about a month ago.  He is very aware now and a) knows that if mom and dad are dressed up past 7PM then something is up and b) will start bawling as soon as the door bell rings and the sitter walks in.  I know it's just a phase, but I'm ready for this one to be over!
  • Is still all around a laid back, easy going kid.  As long as he gets the sleep and food he needs, then he is pretty happy all the time. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

We are eating....sort of

So we had a break through in the Murphy house last week.  Liam ate table food!  As most of you know, Liam would eat purees all day long, but the second we would offer him table food, he would put it in his mouth, chew around and then spit it out.  He just WOULD.NOT.SWALLOW.  This has been going on for quite some time, so I'm sure you can imagine my surprise when I offered him his usual ravioli and peaches for dinner one evening and he swallowed them.  Both!  And he proceeded to eat a lot of them.  Fast forward to the next morning, I gave him peanut butter toast and he ate the whole thing.  Did not even want his baby food.  Since then we have eaten pancakes, vienna sausages, anything with peanut butter on it and goldfish.  There are still things he will spit out, so we are unfortunately not 100% off baby food, but I think we are on our way.  I've always figured it would happen eventually, but at the same time have gotten so used to him just eating purees, that I am utterly still in shock.  Fingers crossed we keep progressing and can stop these baby foods all together within the next few months!