Monday, March 30, 2009

So behind...

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted. Can you tell I have been busy? After finding out that I had a low-lying placenta, I went into overdrive to get as much done around the house as possible. Closets have been cleaned out, shelves have been added, stuff has been thrown out and/or given away, etc. Even though I may have overdone it a few times, it's done. Ahhhh, so nice! All that is left to do is paint Sarah's room and get furniture moved in. Still a lot to do, but not nearly the undertaking that it was. The GREAT news is, after seeing my perinatologist last Thursday, it was determined that my placenta has moved up away from my cervix, so I have been cleared to return to full and active duty. In addition, no need for a c-section at 36 weeks, unless of course something else comes up. Little Sarah looks great and weighs in at a whopping 1 lb. 8 oz. Her weight is right on track, however, the Dr was a little concerned about her size in regards to length based on the measurements of her femur. Of course, we are not alarmed out all. Livi measured the same way when I was carrying her and has proven to be a petite little thing. No doubt Sarah will follow in her big sister's footsteps.

Speaking of Livi, her little personality is certainly coming through these days. I remembered last night that it was when Mia turned 15 months that we began having some behavior issues with her. Well, guess who just turned 15 months??? Yep, and she is definitely testing her limits. I have had to swat her hand a few times and it just crushes her, which of course, crushes me. However, it would be nice to have a child that is easier to discipline. Mia is so tough when it comes to discipline that we have had to get really creative. I will say her behavior has greatly improved over the last month or so. Not sure if it is me, her getting old or God finally answering my prayers. Whatever it is, I'll take it. Of course, like most children, just when you get one thing nipped in the bud, something else comes out. Right now, we are dealing with deceitful behavior, including lying. Soooo frustrating!

As for me, I feel great. This pregnancy still remains much easier than my last although I feel like everything is happening sooner this time. I'm already nearly the size I was when I was full-term with Livi. Scary thought considering I still have 14 weeks to go. In addition, all the aches and pains I remember having towards the end of my pregnancy have already begun. The good news is, I have yet to start swelling. I was so swollen when I was pregnant with Livi that my nose and ears stopped up for weeks and stayed that way until she was born. I am not looking forward to that and hoping I won't have to deal with it again.

I am really hoping and praying that the remainder of the pregnancy goes well and is uneventful. While I have gotten lots done, there is still a lot I want to get done. Evan and I are also talking about celebrating our anniversary a little early this year since we will have a two week old when our actual anniversary rolls around. We'd like to get away for a weekend, just us. Of course, as he pointed out last night, I get homesick after being away from girls after 15 minutes. Not sure how I would make it a whole weekend, especially since I have not been away from Livi at night at all. However, I know it would be worth it. We'll see what we come up with. Any ideas?????