Tuesday, January 8, 2013

32 weeks and our Christmas!

Well here we are- into 2013, and I'm into my 30s! Baby is  baby is a little over 16 inches long and weighs between 4 and 4 ½ pounds, although she was weighing about that at my last ultrasound. My doctor tells me that second babies generally are 1/2 to 1 pound heavier than first babies, so that would make sense that she's a little bigger. Her skeleton is fully formed, but her bones are still very soft. Her lungs are also continuing to mature, but I'm glad I had the steroid injections just in case she decides to make an earlier appearance!
I've been feeling ok lately, but just ok. I'm still resting for the majority of the day while my wonderful mother-in-law watches and plays with Luca. It's been unbelievable to have this support system because honestly over Christmas when I was on my feet a bit more I actually felt my body changing, swelling, and heading toward the dreaded pre-eclampsia. I have a check-up tomorrow, so hopefully things are still alright with that because I felt like doodoo when I developed HELLP with Luca.
Christmas was wonderful, and I agree when people say the holidays are so much more fun when viewing them through a child's eyes.
Christmas morning we had breakfast and Luca quickly discovered his Santa gifts and his stocking.
We got him the Fisher Price elephant popper, and although it's kind of loud and the balls go everywhere, Luca loves it.
Luca also got a new train set from his Aunt and Uncle- how cute is this?!
After cleaning out his stocking, it was time to chase Max and get his stocking too! This picture pretty much sums up life around our house. Max gets comfortable with a toy or in his bed, and Luca chases him. I guess it's keeping Max young and on his toes!
 And what would Christmas be without a little snow! We really hadn't had much snow this year, and I was SO excited when we woke up to a few fluffy inches! We got Luca a new snowsuit for Christmas and we discovered he LOVES being outside in the white stuff. He literally cried hysterically when we had to go inside to get ready for the day.

Every year we go to my in-laws to have Christmas dinner, and this year was a little different than last! Last year Luca was only three weeks old!
 What a little cutie... won't be long before I have another little one (yikes- two under two!).
My how a year changes it all- Luca is almost walking and all he wants to do is play and learn!
My MIL has a beautiful party room that she uses for family dinners and holidays. The menu was delicious this year and I had every intention of taking pictures of the spread, but a certain toddler kept me *very busy!
It was an early year for us though- after opening gifts and singing around the piano, we headed home so Luca could get some sleep. It's so different celebrating holidays when you have children- much of the schedule is based around their sleep/eating needs- it's not like it used to be, that's for sure!
This time next year we'll have two... I still can't believe it.
Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!


  1. Hope your apt. goes well my dear! So glad we have this blog to keep in touch! I cant wait to have another baby. I really cant! <3

  2. Hey Kate - I responded to your comment on my blog but wasn't sure if you would see it since it's been a while since you commented. The wallpaper in my daughter's nursery was from the Abby Rose collection at Sherwin Williams. Congrats on your pregnancy and your little boy is adorable!

  3. Thanks so much, Jenna! I hadn't seen your response yet, so I appreciate it. And thanks for the congrats- I'm so excited to have a little girl, but super nervous about the two under two thing:/