Wednesday, April 21, 2010

17 Weeks Pregnant....Again!

17 Weeks Pregnant with New Baby
17 Weeks Pregnant with Leo
Leo requested I take his photo after watching an Elmo segment about cameras

This should be fun! I have decided to post photos of my growing bump every two weeks, just like I did with Leo. It should be interesting to compare the growth between this baby and Leo and also the change of hairstyles too. Things are going great with the pregnancy. I have gained about 6 pounds, so that is good. I feel back to myself again and have been able to keep up with my exercise routine. I am also able to cook and eat normally again. I have had different cravings this time around though. Last week, I wanted Greek salads all the time!

Leo has been getting so cute, but he can be quite naughty too. He is definitely a two-year old now, which comes with a series of challenges. He doesn't want to nap and I have to hold him tight in his bed until he falls asleep. He usually cries and puts up a big fight before he finally conks out. This is the least favorite part of my day. I know that it is ridiculous that I go to such efforts to get him to nap, but he still desperately needs his sleep.

Leo has started singing a lot. He loves to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle , Little Star", but instead of singing "like a diamond in the sky," he sings "like a diamond in the car." It is adorable!

He also tells us when something hurts, "ouch, it hurts," and he wants us to kiss his boo boos.

Leo is extremely social. he loves to play with other children and enjoys going to the gym, the play room at our local grocery store, the church nursery and Gymboree class. Because of his big personality and enthusiasm, he is almost always declared "one the favorites" by his care takers.

Leo continues to be very athletic. He can climb, kick and throw very well. He loves playing basketball with daddy at the park.

Leo went in for his 2 year check-up. His weight is up to the 12%, which is the highest it's ever been. His height is 18%, but this seems to dip back and forth depending on whether or not he has had a growth spurt. His head continues to expand and is the 72%. Dr. Crowley said he is very verbally advanced and she was amazed that he can identify all his ABCs. He also knows most of his numbers and can count too. He just seems to prefer letters over numbers though.

1 comment:

Joemo said...

Prettier now than you were then!