Ugh, it’s so hard to blog when there’s nothing dramatic going on. A Facebook follower just “poked” me and asked how it was going, and only then did I realize it’s been far too long since I sent an update. I’m sorry.
The little crouton is doing well, or so I would imagine. I have another ultrasound on Thursday afternoon to check progress. But something pretty cool happened yesterday – I was sitting through a particularly long meeting, and while sitting still for a prolonged period of time, I felt my first twinges of fetal movement. I remember with Molly I didn’t feel it until late – 18 weeks. But they say second time moms feel it sooner, probably because they know what it feels like. It was pretty cool. I felt it a little today, too, and I have to say that part is still pretty amazing.
In other news… it’s June… and my (other) baby is turning one in just a few weeks. Can you freaking believe it? I’m not saying it flew by, because it really didn’t – I’m just amazed at what a big girl she’s getting to be. She’s a pro at feeding herself and eats basically anything we eat – steak, potatoes, veggies, you name it. Scrambled eggs are still her favorite thing, along with yogurt, hot dogs, watermelon, pizza, and bananas. She’s still not walking, and not even pulling up to standing, but she can get halfway up. If you help her out, she’s very good at holding onto something and standing, and you can tell she’s very proud of herself when she’s doing it.
We’re at a point now where I don’t think she will ever crawl – but she is proficient at getting around by tucking her leg under herself and scooting around on her butt. She’s gotten pretty quick about it – turn your back for one second and she’ll be 2 rooms away in the kitchen, alternately dropping pieces dog food into their water bowl and eating it (true story).
Speaking of which – she’s finally getting teeth! Her front two cut through and are slowly making their descent. Which is good, because I was seriously starting to worry she’d need baby dentures. Which sounds funny in theory but is probably quite expensive.
Eric’s sister had a baby boy over the weekend and we went to visit him in the hospital. 1) Holy shit, you forget how tiny newborns are. Molly looked like a monster next to him. 2) Molly was NOT PLEASED that mommy was holding a new baby. I was just thinking… uh oh. She whined at me and tried to push him away, and you could tell she was very jealous. She is in a clingier phase right now in general, but all in all it didn’t bode well for November. Ah, well.
The only other semi-interesting thing going on is that we finally bit the bullet and cancelled our cable. I’m the type of person who HATES when televisions are on but no one is watching. Drives me insane. So I think my favorite thing so far has been that when we aren’t actively watching something, there is no perpetual television sound droning in the background. We have Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sling, and HBO Go. I mean… I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner. I don’t even like TV that much and I actually grew up without it – we just had a television and VCR and watched awesome movies, like anything Disney, all the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, and pretty much any other early 90s kid appropriate movie you can think of. I can still recite Homeward Bound, Mrs. Doubtfire, and plenty of others. I may not have a clue when people start reminiscing about 90s sitcoms (no, I’ve never seen an episode of Blossom. Ever.) but I still don’t feel like I missed out. You know what I did? I read books. And played outside. It wasn’t so bad.
So that’s what’s up. June is getting pretty busy – already we have birthday parties, a wedding, and then Molly’s big party on the 27th. Gah, I’m so excited. I promise you’ll get an obnoxiously extensive picture post for that one. Oh and we scheduled the level 2 ultrasound (GENDER SCAN!) for July 7th. Can’t wait!