So, I will just continue to update my loyal followers on what's going on in my everyday Wisconsin mama life. :)
I am doing well. I am 15 weeks + 3 days today and am starting to feel a little bit of Round Ligament Pain (RLP). It's nothing to worry about, but I do notice from time-to-time. It's mild at best, so nothing that hurts. I finally talked to my boss yesterday and told him I was expecting. It was one of those things I was putting off because I feel like I'm talking to my dad or something (not my dad, because he's not in my life, but I feel like I'm having the conversation you see on t.v. when a girl tells her parents she's expecting). He's very quiet and he's older and a GREAT boss -- I adore him -- but I see him as a father figure, so it feels weird. Anyway, he's happy for me. I'll take 12 weeks when the baby arrives, working up until that point. He said, "just don't deliver that baby here!" LOL. The woman I supervise will work full-time during my maternity leave, and the HR Director will also come 2 days a week, so between the two of them, they will cover my duties.
My big ultrasound is on Monday, March 28th, and I'll be 18 weeks then. The plan now is to not find out the gender, but rather, wait and be surprised at the [water!] birth!
Andrew is doing so awesome! Since he had his tonsils out in October for Obstructive Airway Syndrome, he has gained five pounds and a few inches. He looks so grown up now! I did mention to the pediatrician when I had Elise in for her 1 year check that Andrew had grown so much, and he said that it could very well be due to the fact that he's getting better quality sleep at night, allowing those growth hormones/receptors (whatever they're called) to do their job. He's so sweet, and last night said, "Mom, I love you. You're the best mom in the whole world". For how hyperactive and out of control he can be, he sure has his adorable moments. When I tuck him in at night, I think he's the sweetest little man in the world.
Elise is doing awesome! Like I mentioned, she had her well check this past Tuesday and She is 21 lbs, 2.6 oz and 29.53" long. She's in the 50th percentile for both! She has slid down a little on her weight curve, but she also started walking 6 weeks ago and has been super active. Her appetite is awesome -- she eats anything and everything. She only eats table foods -- no purees or anything (she never really cared for them). She still nurses 7 times a day, and even more on the weekends. The nurse asked when we started the appointment if she had any allergies to medications, and I said, "well, she's never been on anything yet!", and she thought that was really good. Of course, we all know that breastfeeding dramatically reduces the risk of ear infections, and neither of my children have had one. Elise had a slight cold once, but it was mainly just a runny nose that lasted a few days. Not too shabby! As I mentioned, she started walking awhile ago and goes all over the house. We have to keep our bathroom door shut because she LOVES the toilet and thinks it's just a fun place to play, not knowing how yucky it is!
The only other thing is that I have spring fever so bad! I cannot WAIT for this snow to melt so that we can see green grass and experience warmer weather again. Winter just SUCKS a fat one here.
Here's my 15 week belly pic, taken with my crappy cell phone. You get the idea. I'm basically showing pretty good now.