UPDATE on Life, Ella Bella, our East Coast Trip, and Bean #2
Hi all! I swear I never want to go away again, it is just so daunting to come back and try to catch up and get back in the Pg.org groove. BUT, I leave again in less than a week for Phoenix, so I figured I should play catch up before I leave again!
1) Life. Life is good! I am tired and sick of the summer heat, especially wearing maternity clothes. DH is in the middle of finals right now and then starts school again right after we get back from Phoenix. He also got an assignment at church to be a seminary teacher - the youth of our church go to seminary every morning before high school (grades 9-12) at 7 am. It's basically a scripture study class. He is going to be the teacher starting in September. His little brother and my little sister are in his class! So we are in for a busy time. He is going to school full time, teaching every morning, and working overnight on Friday and Saturday. So Ella and I are making do on our own for a while. Good news is he graduates in April (lol, only to start the CA program immediately following)
2) Ella Bella. The little goober had her 12 month check up at 13 months. She was 21 lbs and 30.5 inches. She's starting to wear her 12-18 month clothes. She is still not walking, only crawling like a maniac and cruising like it's going out of style. She stood up for 19 seconds by herself last Sunday night! But she prefers to drop down to her bum and get around on her knees. I'd give her another month or so for walking, just because she's so comfortable crawling. She is starting to be a little bit of a monster - climbing on things, getting stuck in odd places - she can climb stairs and knows how to get off of the bed or the couch. She dances to music and loves to make funny noises with her tongue. Today I bought her a twin bed for when the new baby comes - she looked so ridiculously small on it in the store I almost cried. We're going to set it up this fall and give her a few months to get used to it. *fingers crossed* She is quite a Mama's girl (which annoys me but secretly I'm happy :rolleyes: )
3) Our East Coast Trip. Poor DH was lonely - 13 days all by himself. He said it was cool for about 12 hours and then it just sucked. He felt like he was a mute, he never had anyone to speak to! Well, we spent 4 days in Winnipeg, Manitoba visiting with my family there. Ella had another party, got tons of clothes, my stepmom took me maternity clothes shopping, and we visited a lot. Then we flew out to Halifax, Nova Scotia. We drove 2 hours to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia where we spent the next 4 days - our family band had it's gig, we went to the farmer's market on the wharf, went and saw the Bay of Fundy, ate some fresh sour cherry pies and I ate half a scallop. (I don't eat any fish or seafood. I think my mom would have died if I went to the coast and never ate anything out of the sea, so I had a scallop. OK, half a scallop.) Ella ate so many blueberries I thought she was going to turn in to one! And OH, the blueberry diapers. I think I'm going to vomit. From there, we drove 8 hours to Prince Edward Island, across the Confederation Bridge, which takes an hour to drive across. On the Island for 3 days, we visited all the Anne of Green Gables sites in existence. (And if you don't know who Anne is I will consider you as someone with a deprived childhood.....lol, OK, no, but I'll take pity on you) We went to Avonlea Village, Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery's grave, the site of her home, walked through the Haunted Wood, and Anne-ed ourselves out. On our last day we saw "Anne of Green Gables: The Musical" in Charlottetown. Then we took the ferry back to Nova Scotia, drove in to Halifax, and I flew out the next morning with Ella, back to Winnipeg. Spent the night there and the next day, it was back home to Daddy! Here are a few pics of our trip. The people in the photos will be my mom, stepdad, two younger sisters, Ella and me.
The Confederation Bridge
Yes, they even had dress up.....
And Gilbert Blythe proposed!
4) Bean #2. I felt little bean move for the first time last night! With Ella I didn't feel any movement until 21 weeks, but at almost 17 weeks, knowing what to feel for, little Bean #2 was squirming around! I'm doing great - just tired and hot, but no real problems. I have my BIG U/S on September 12th at 11 am. We had fun with Ella being a surprise, but I am excited to find out the gender this time. This fall we'll change Ella's room around, get rid of the chair and put the twin bed in there across from the crib. We're thinking of buying a double stroller while we're in Phoenix next week. My belly is getting big and noticeable. Here are some pictures.
Well......I hope that was catch up enough! I promise to stop Lurking and get back in the game! I've been a little distracted with watching Grey's Anatomy online all week - I decided to watch all the seasons again before Season 5 starts at the end of September :D I know, I'm a goof.
Thanks for reading!