Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm really tired of the "oh you poor thing" comments and looks. I really feel fine. People! Feel sorry for me AFTER I have the baby; when I have a husband, a 14 month old, and a newborn to deal with :) I appreciate the concern but really I feel great!
I am having contractions, lots of back pain, so I think we are making slow progress. Slow and steady wins the race. Come on baby!!!!!
I wonder what will happen if I start jumping rope? LOL! My parents are coming up Friday in hopes that it takes place over this holiday weekend so they can help with Sofia and of course meet Hektor.
OHHH and it is OFFICIAL Hektor Isaak Hanson! We hadn't decided on a middle name, but there it is folks!
Love, The Texas Hansons
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We had a small storm the last two nights and OMGosh I thought I was going to go into labor. They say when the barametric pressure drops due to storms women tend to go into labor. Well I really thought I was going to be one of them. I had so many contractions and a totally sleepless night last night! The storm has passed so we will see if the contractions pass too. I hope so!
Sofia hosted her last playdate for the summer today! We had a great turn out. We are going to miss the mommies and babies for a while, but we will see them soon. I always forget to take pictures:( They are all so cute and unique. I love seeing them interact. She has really gotten better with her socialization skills. She plays with the other babies at the gym too and the care takers have told me shes always very well behaved, she shares, and has a positive disposition towards the others. That makes me happy :D I hope she has these same feelings towards brother!
Tomorrow we have to go out to Canyon Lake for a mandatory company picnic for Erik's work. Call me crazy but I am so excited. I love the sun and water. It will be hot but this pregnant lady is well prepared, I am a true Texan, love this heat!
Will keep you all posted on Hektor's development!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sofia can read! LOL! Well... let me explain...we bought the Your Baby Can Read program when Sofia was 3 months old. She has been watching the 20 minute videos since then. But I admit, I have not been able to be as into it as I would like. It is very time consuming to do the flash cards and the books every day. Plus with the move I misplaced some of the stuff, I found it now. But she does watch the show and it keeps her attention so its a great babysitter while I wash dishes, clothes, vaccum, etc.
But yesterday she was watching the video and the word "Clap" came on the screen and before "the voice" announced clap, she started clapping. Then the phrase "Arms Up" came on and again before "the voice" announced arms up she put her arms up!
I wanted to post this last night but was afraid it was a coincidence but nope, we watched it again last night and shes also done it again this morning. Same thing, she recognizes "clap" and "arms up". Now I am super motivated to really get with the program :) I've always thought she was smart for her age, but I think all moms think that.
I would like to add for any of you who are thinking of purchasing the program but have held back due to money, its worth it! Sofia has very few toys, none of which we bought her, they have all been gifts.We chose to invest in this program and I am pleased with it so far and would recommend it to others! We are going to buy her the one in Spanish next year before she starts the spanish immersion program :) Curious to see how it all works out!
Will continue to use the program and keep you posted on her progress. Go Sofia!!!!
Also, Sofia is a whole new kid. Shes walking everywhere, eating big people food, and talking non- stop. She will tell you her whole life story if you understand babble and have the time :) Erik teases her and asks "how do you know so much?" :)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sofia had her 12 month check up (yes a month late). Our pediatrician is ALWAYS booked. We might as well see a military doctor...and I am looking into switching, no co pay and free prescriptions? YES PLEASE! I just like the fact that our doctor doesn't push the vaccination thing. Sofia weighs 19 pounds 13 ounces and is 29 inches long. She got her first vaccination, for Polio. I thought she was going to freak out because she is a bit dramatic at times, but she did great! I'm so proud of her. I hear other kids freaking out and she just let out one loud yell and then she was done.
Will keep everyone posted on Hektor's progress.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
she thinks it's so funny! :)
but its still funny to her.
Sofia at 13 months:
She is so different than at 12 months, what a difference 4 weeks makes!
She is constantly talking, I mean constantly!Sometimes its hard to hear over her.
She is always on the move, crawling or walking.
She is walking, only when she wants to. I think she still faster when she crawls and she knows it, so she'd rather crawl.
She likes peek a boo.
She is eating a whole lot more now. She has at least 3-4 meals. Still with baby food.
But she does eat some fruits and veggies. And crackers.
She had her first Reeces 6/7/11. She LOVED it. Texture sure didn't bother her with that food.
She sat through a whole movie, HOP. It was half animation, half real people. There was tons of music so I think that's why she liked it.We are going to go again next week,see how she does.
She loves the lap tops, cell phones, and remotes.
She sleeps alone in her pack and play and still wakes up for her bottle, sometimes she falls back to sleep with out us giving her a bottle, just depends.
She has taken a real interest in my belly. She likes to look at it and touch it.
She has had one serious temper tantrum... preview of the terrible twos I think.
We still go to the gym every morning and I can tell she truly enjoys going. It's going to be different at first when Hektor arrives becuase she is so used to our routine. Couple times we have stayed home and she was so irritable.
We are thinking about potty training as soon as possible, once she is more steady on her feet.
She is such a happy little angel. I really think she is going to make a great big sister.
As for Erik, he is building the crib... STILL! He did just pass his PE exam so we are very excited about that. He studied very hard. He is a busy man, always up to something.
Love, The Hansons!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
So here we are again! A little over a year ago, we were counting down until Sofia. Hektor's got about 33 days until his expected arrival. I am so anxious. But at the same time I am enjoying just Sofia and I because I know things are fixing to change and it might be hard. I expect Sofia and I will have several melt downs before things feel normal again. But you have to roll with the punches right?
So I go to the doctor every Monday until he arrives. We went last Monday (5/30/11) and she said everything was perfect. My belly measures perfect,his heart beat is perfect, my blood pressure is great, and my weight is healthy (total weight gain 16 pounds, whoohoo I've worked really hard this pregnancy!).Hektor weighs about 5.5 pounds right now. Sofia and I continue our daily lives, she has noooo idea how things are fixing to change.
Erik is working on the nursery, building the crib, and organizing closets. We are painting the nursery next week and will be putting up baby farm animal wall paper and decal. Its going to look so cute once it is complete. I just have very little energy to help these days so its hard cause it puts all the work on him. But we will get there.
We will keep you all posted on Hektor's growth and development.