Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Yes, everyone is getting bigger--including me!! I'm now 16+ weeks pregnant and finally feeling human again. This pregnancy has been the hardest as far as the yucky feeling has gone. It usually hits at 8 weeks and ends around 12 weeks, but not this time. This time it hit around 6 weeks and lasted well into my 14th week. It was really hard to cook or even think of food. I'm so glad that part is past. I have my ultrasound scheduled now and I just cannot believe that it's already getting to be that time! Speaking of which, can you believe that my baby Ry-Ry is almost 1? His birthday is in a couple of days and I just cannot believe it. This has been the fastest year of my life! He is such a precious little guy. He's crawling like a maniac. He's ridiculously fast. He's mastered climbing up the stairs (and giving Mommy a heart attack each time he does it). He stands and cruises very well, but has not yet attempted to stand up on his own yet. My guess that he'll be like pretty much everyone else and wait a month or more longer. He still has no teeth, but he's acting like that is soon to change. He likes to babble, but doesn't really say anything yet. He waves and claps his hands though. He's been sleeping reasonably well, still taking 2 naps a day. He usually wakes up very happy, but sometimes he's a bit grumpy...but all it takes is for him to see one of his siblings come into the room and he gets all excited! He and Lilah play really well together and usually Aaron is pretty good with him. Lilah is talking more. Her language is still really hard to understand. I have a referral to have her hearing checked. I know she HEARS just fine, I'm just wondering if maybe she doesn't hear as clearly as she should. Either that or she needs some speech therapy or just a bit more time. She is definitely progressing, just slowly. She is absolute sugar. She is such a special little blessing. She decided to potty train herself and is what I would consider pretty much 100% potty trained. She doesn't even ask to go potty--she just runs to the bathroom and goes. Every once in a while she needs help getting her clothes back on, but usually you don't even know she's gone! She calls her undies "Nunnies". It's SO cute! She has been sleeping in pretty late--usually we wake her up at 8:30am and for the time being, she still naps well and goes to sleep at night easily. She's usually is a good mood and has a way of lighting up a room with her sweet smile, darling giggle and of course, her ADORABLE curls!! Aaron is also working on potty training. True to his nature, it's been a bit of a challenge, but we're getting there. He is fiercely independent and is often times an INCREDIBLE help! He is the child that challenges and exhausts me the most, but he also adds SO much dimension to our lives! I'm just going to go ahead and publish this...it never got finished, but oh well. '
I've been REALLY bad with keeping up to date on this blog. I think I may be better off keeping a solid-state journal, or a scrapbook or something. I know I can't share that with the world, but I keep feeling so guilty about milestones passing and not keeping close track of them. So 2 big events have happened with Ryan. First, he got his first teeth at 1 year, 2 weeks and 1 day old. He got 3 of them at the same time, one middle bottom, one side bottom and top middle!! He now has 7 total--4 on top, 3 on the bottom. He is now officially a walker as well! :) True to Troyer form, right around 14 months he started! About 2-3 days ago we noticed that he's not really crawling anymore, but is walking everywhere! He's still a bit wobbly, but I just love when they start to walk...it sure saves the knees on their clothes too!! Luke is currently staying with Jeremy's parents and having the time of his life. It's been so quiet here, it's kinda nice! Luke isn't really a noise maker, but he tends to be a trouble instigator, so without him here there have been far less fights! Definitely not perfect though, so we'll still be happy to have him back! That's all I've got for now...this keyboard is missing a ton of keys and it's not really fun to type on!