Thursday, November 18, 2010

Week 12, Sleep Training, and Christmas Shopping

First trimester: Check! The nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and bathroom dashes should soon fade, but (sorry!) headaches and dizziness will probably get more intense. The good news: You're about to embark on the second trimester, when mood and energy levels generally peak.

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed.

We had a Dr. apt. last week and our Dr. tried to find a heartbeat from the outside. After only being able to find my heartbeat he decided that he wanted to do an ultrasound to see the baby. He told us to wait just a moment and he would get the ultrasound tech and be right back. As we were waiting, we looked at each other and somehow knew things were alright. I was not nervous, mostly because this had happened with Calleigh but also because I knew this was out of my hands and God was with me. I had such a peacefully feeling and Andrew and I looked at each other and said "things are ok". At that moment, our ultrasound teach came in, told us she was ready for us and escorted us to the ultrasound room. As soon as she got on my belly our little bean was SUPER BUSY moving around everywhere! The heartbeat was a steady 189 and things looked great! Just like we knew they were going to be. We go back to the doctor on December 9th. We will once again get to see out little angel! In January we will be finding out what the baby is and we plan on taking Calleigh to that appointment.

Over the past few days we have been working on getting Calleigh to fall asleep on her own. I know, most of you have children who have already conquered this but I did not mind holding her until she feel asleep. But recently Calleigh has decided that she does not want to go to sleep at all. We decided to try the Ferber method. We brushed our teeth together, we unmade her bed together, we got her a glass of water, explained what was going to happen, tucked her in, shut the door and left. It was AWFUL........she yelled and cried for a good 15 minutes and then out of nowhere she realized that she knew how to open the door. Out she walked with a big smile on her face. Andrew took her back into her room and just as he shut the door she walked out again. I took her back in and tried again and she followed me out quickly. We decided this was obviously not going to work, so Andrew laid down beside her until she fell asleep and then he came to bed. Last night, he also laid with her and then came to bed. We plan on continuing this and moving away from her each time until we are out of the room completely. Do any of you have any other suggestions? We could use all of the help we could get!!!

We went Christmas shopping and I am almost thisclose! I have a few more small items to pick up but I am about 90% done! Yeah! How are you doing on your Christmas shopping?

I am so excited to put up my Christmas decorations next week and celebrate Thanksgiving with my wonderful family!

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