I realized there is a certain little boy who I have not blogged about lately. It's not because he has not gotten all sorts of attention, tickles, and love at home, but merely because I have pretty much had to set the blog aside the last couple of months. However, I don't want this time to slip by and forget all of the sweet memories we have made like this morning when I heard his sweet little voice say, "I'm awake now." We usually sing the Good Morning song to each other, do a series of stretch and rolls, and see which stuffed animal can knock down his Tigger from across the room.
This boy makes me laugh. Some days, I see so much of D but others like this day, it was totally me when he displayed his talent called, Monkey Toes. It's a trait passed down to at least the third generation on my side.
D and I are trying to daily teach Gavin of God's love and most days he seems to get it. When you ask him who took care of his bobos, he says God heals him. He prays for just about everything he can think of including things that have happened in the past. And for some reason, his prayer about his grandparents goes like this: "Thank you for Nee, thank you for Poppy, thank you for Me Me, thank you for Grand daddy's birthday."
But other days, he absolutely doesn't want to pray when it's his turn. I'm realizing it's a tough spot for a parent because you want them to love God with all of their heart, but you also want them to love Him on their own accord. In the picture below, he is making sure his friends holds hands while they pray.
I love these little hands which are getting much too big and capable these days. Gav likes to figure things out and will often find a way to fix something. I'm noticing lately that he seems to be a visual learner. When putting together a puzzle, he will often refer to the picture for clues.
I really don't want to say it, but he is beginning to transition from the toddling toddler to a preschool runner.
I was concerned a month or two ago, when he started stuttering rather suddenly. What I researched proved true, he was going through a language growth spurt. Lately, when we ask Gavin a question, he will respond with a very thoughtful,"Well........" Other phrases he uses a lot:
"That's just silly."
"I love you to the moon and back."
And embarrassing as it is, to a stranger he might shout out, "Hey you!"
I can pretty much understand everything he says, but of course I am around him 24/7.
Like many other three year olds, Gavin can be somewhat clumsy. One day after the second or third time of him falling, I told him we would have to get him a helmet. He came back with this contraption. I have to say, that it might actually protect him and cause bodily harm to others.
We are so thankful that D found a new job. He was part of the thousands who had been laid off as a result of canceling NASA's space shuttle flights. If someone would pay D to stay home with us, I would be fine with that because I truly enjoyed having him here. And I know, this little boy did as well. It gave them some bonding time and I can say that D does a much better job at playing Batman and Star Wars than I do.
Gavin is also going through a huge super hero phase. I probably shouldn't call it a phase because it may be the beginning of a lifelong fascination with all things super hero. He loved that his grand daddy's birthday was a Superhero theme. In our eyes, this kid is pretty super.
I'll try to post sooner next time so I'm not writing a novel.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
How Far Along: 29 Weeks
No picture this week as we were running the roads for three days straight and then I was under the weather this weekend.
Size of Baby: About 15.2 inches long - the size of a squash - and weighs around 2.5 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I'm mixing the maternity and regular. Although, my wardrobe is really confused because one day I could be wearing capris and a short sleeve shirt and the next I need pants and a sweater. That's Texas for you.
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Movement: She is still mostly active at night. Sometimes, I have to actually sit down for a spell and make sure she is still moving.
Sleep: With us being so busy, I have not had as much sleep as I desired. However, this cold or sinus stuff has really made me slow down a bit.
What I miss: Breathing through my nose and not being in pain to do little tasks like walking or putting on pants. Rolling over in bed is the worst. I do have some exercises I am trying to do to help with the pain though.
Cravings: We finally had frozen yogurt so I can say that is out of my system. Otherwise, I have not really had any cravings.
Best Moment of the Week: Finding out that all of the test results from the hospital monitoring came back good and my glucose test was fine. I was not too worried about it since my blood sugar tends to drop instead of go up which is what they are screening for. We also bought a car! We had known we would need to buy one soon, but since mine was declared totaled, that kind of sped up the process. We did not get a minivan, but let's just say, D calls it my soccer mom car. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but I do love the extra space.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
How Far Along: 28 Weeks
As D was taking my picture, Sweetie decided to get in on the action.
Size of Baby: About 14.8 inches - the size of a Chinese cabbage - and weighs around 2.3 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I'm still sporting a mixture of maternity and regular clothes.
Gender: It's a GIRL! Had another ultrasound yesterday and the technician siad it was probably still a girl. I will tell you that hearing the word "probably" wasn't very reassuring but I guess since this was the third ultrasound and no one has said, "no it's not a girl," we are still thinking pink. To give the ultrasound technician a little credit, baby girl was completely folded in half with her legs up over her head. And can I just say, that I think she is going to have the cutest, chubbiest cheeks.
Movement: She is so active right now. In fact, during the ultrasound, she went from being breech with her feet down to having her head down. I'm sure in the coming weeks she won't have that much room to move around.
Sleep: I just need more of it. We have had so much going on lately, that I probably have not made it as much of a priority as I should. I did manage to sneak in a nap today.
What I miss: Getting up and down off the floor as easily.
Cravings: I have not been craving much except maybe frozen yogurt, which I still have not had.
Best Moment of the Week: Finding out that baby girl is ok. See, yesterday we had a pretty bad wreck, but God was completely watching over us. None of us three (four) had a single scratch on us despite us having a blowout, spinning around twice and hitting the center divider of the freeway, all while going 60+ mph. My doctor did want us to go to the hospital to make sure baby girl was ok as a precaution. She checked out fine and was moving so much that the heart monitor would not stay in place. She does still have the minimal fluid on her left kidney but we are praying that will resolve itself.
I am seriously hoping to blog more about what else has been going on in the Moore household. God has been doing some incredible things.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Scale, what scale?
Maternity Clothes: I'm still sporting a mixture of maternity and regular clothes.
Gender: It's a GIRL! D is having to get used to all of the pink around here.
Movement: She has been seriously active. Her movements are from left to right and up and down. I also think she has had the hiccups a few times that I can tell.
Sleep: Sleep is getting a little more painful lately. I don't tend to move much in my sleep which means I often wake up really sore on one side. I think our three-year old has decided to get us ready for a newborn because he has waken up around 3 am the past few nights to use the restroom.
What I miss: Being able to move around easily and pick up Gavin.
Cravings: I am having one time cravings like queso, but there is nothing I am wanting all of the time.
Best Moment of the Week: I heard baby girl's heart beat again and it sounded great- 140 bpm. The only concern the doctor had from looking at the prior week's ultrasound was baby girl has a minimal amount of fluid on her left kidney. We are praying that it is nothing and will be all gone by the next scheduled ultrasound in about five weeks. I can't believe that I am already in the third trimester and will be seeing the doctor every two weeks now. The final countdown has begun!
We are trying to get our act in gear and get the nursery ready. My "to do" list is growing daily, but I am having a hard time just keeping the clutter down in the house much less checking items off the list. At least one of us seems ready. Almost every day Gavin says how much he misses his baby sister, which by the she has a name now. However, I have to save some surprises for when she is born.