Hi there! I know, I know...it's been weeks since I've posted anything. And of course our little redhead has been having all kinds of fun and getting into all kinds of trouble. He has figured out how to climb up on the couch, and then he likes to stand up and bounce. We're trying to break this not-so-safe habit, but Owen seems to like breaking the rules. He has also discovered the joy of food. His fork skills are pretty amazing, and as long as he has one, will eat just about anything. I think if we would let him, he'd sit in his high chair and eat ALL DAY LONG! Dan is really amazing at putting together complete, healthy meals for Owen, and Owen loves it!
As far as the pregnancy goes, it is racing by already. It's funny how different my attitude is this time. As excited as I am to meet #2, it's okay if December takes a while to get here -- which of course is making time go faster! On Friday I hit week 12 and the baby will be about the size of a lime. I can't believe he/she is so big already! We've had really good luck finding the heartbeat at home with our doppler. The heart rate is a strong healthy 170-175. If we were believing in old wives' tales, that would point to girl, but the medical research says that's all a bunch of hooey. July will be here soon enough and we'll know for sure then.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Owen is taking on an important new job this December -- Big Brother! We're excited to share that Baby 2 is on the way, due 12/10/2010. We had an appointment today with an ultrasound, and the little bean is active already. The heartbeat was strong and steady, and it's finally sinking in that we're going to have TWO babies by Christmas!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Despite the cold, Spring is definitely here in Seattle. The sun is out more, the flowers are in bloom, the ducks are out with their babies, and we're having fun! Owen continues to amaze us with his growing vocabulary, great sense of humor, and passion for life. He's popped three teeth out in the past few weeks, with several more on the way, but still manages to laugh and play through the pain. One of Owen's favorite new hobbies is feeding himself, a cute but messy development in the Mudgett household. He is still obsessed with books, and I think Dan can recite every single one in his sleep (and sometimes does!). Owen is getting braver and braver with his walking, only crawling to get to something to pull up on, but the increased confidence is leading to more bonks. He's not slowing down though! I see fun times in the next few months as the temperature rises, the parks get busy, and the wading pools open for the summer. And how lucky are we to both be at home with Owen to experience it all?!?