Monday, March 22, 2010

13 Months & Pregnancy Highlights

EDIT: 17 week pregnancy pic added!

Happy 13 Months, Madison!

Madison turned 13 months on Saturday. Gabe went fishing at the Little Red with some friends for the weekend, so I asked my parents if they'd keep Madison on Saturday while I went to LR shopping for some maternity clothes. We took a few, fast, & furious pics in the front yard before we left. As you can tell, Madison is contantly on the go. She's a busy little bee. Since her tubes, she really likes to love and be held. She liked that before, but she constantly holds her arms to me and says mama. She wants to be held and hugged. I guess I should enjoy it now while she wants me.

Her strong-willed personality had kicked in by this point and she was determined to get out of that stroller no matter what. She still is not fond of the stroller. Wait, she simply doesn't like to be confined in any matter!
Madison quit saying mama for a while, but is back at it! She has a bottom tooth coming in, as well as 4 top teeth that will be breaking the skin soon. You can see the while through her gums. She is still eating baby food, since she only has 4 1/2 teeth. We are currently in the process of trying to wean from formula and switch to whole milk. She is drinking 75% whole milk and 25% formula in her bottles right now. Almost there! She is a full-time walker. She crawls occassionaly, but not much. The past 2 nights she has slept through the night, Praise the Lord! She is a happy baby and fun to be with! She really enjoys time with her grandparents and with other babies/kids.

Pregnancy Highlights!
How Far Along: 17 weeks
Size of baby: 5 ounces, 5 inches long, the size of a turnip!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 3 or 4 pounds
Maternity Clothes: My jeans are starting to get a little tight and my regular tops just make my stomach look fat, so...I've starting wearing maternity clothes. I went on a huge spree on Saturday and got loaded up for the summer. The only problem is that I am WHITE and need a tan. I'm planning on laying out in the backyard during Madison's naptimes once it gets warmer. Hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
Gender: We had an ultrasound on Thursday, but this baby was bottoms down and WOULD NOT open up its legs. So...our next ultrasound is in about 2 1/2 weeks on April 4th. Can't wait to find out!
Movement: Have felt a few butterflies, but nothing major. I got some weird sharp pains every now and then that feel like kicks or someone is pushing my belly, but I'm not sure what that is all about.
Food Cravings: Oh, you know me, I just eat anything and everything and lots of it!
What I miss: My regular body. I'm not even that big yet, but I was in good shape when I was training for the half-marathon and was able to run long-distance, and I do miss it. I just can't do what I used to could do. I already feel totally different than I did back in the day!
Symptoms: Nothing really! I had a little more nausea with this pregnancy than my last, but that ended after my 1st trimester. Feeling pretty good!
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little baby! It may sound crazy, but I'm so ready for this little baby to be here. I see newborns at church and I miss having a baby that tiny. I hardly even remember Madison being so small. It's crazy how the memory of them being so small almost erases from your memory. I'm also looking forward to getting in shape again and loosing the baby weight!

Grandma took some cute pics of Madison from Saturday. Pics to come soon!



Hmm....started following the Francis Family, huh? ;) I enjoy that blog! I loved reading your highlights!!


Cute pics of little madison!

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