Wednesday, July 20, 2011

14 Weeks

I'm such a bad blogger...

So, I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant.
Chappell's at school right now... so I've been editing like a mad wo-man... I had my daily cup O joe and I actually have a little bit of energy right now.
Life in general has been kind of hard for me lately because my business has gotten pretty busy (which is great!) but Chappell has been on summer break.
She was out of school for an entire month, but is now back two days a week until fall.
She usually goes three mornings a week, but I'll take two days over nothing at all! I miss her when she's gone, but I just can't get much done when she's at home.
I refuse to be one of those moms who works on the computer while she's home and awake... so, my work time is limited to her nap time and after she goes to sleep at night.
Don't-cha worry-- I haven't missed a deadline yet, but I'm just wiped. I'm way too ummmmm, errrr, anal (??) to let things slack when it comes to my little bizzznass.
SO, wanna know what is slacking??
My housekeeping... my appearance...
BUT, my kid is happy and so are my clients! So I guess that's a good thing, right?

Pregnancy wise-- here's an update:
I was really sick from weeks 6 to 11. Since then I've been feeling much better.
I've had a couple bad days since then... but it really hasn't been that bad. With Chappell I was sick from weeks 7-8 to week 14. I guess I got off a little easier this time.
Everything looked great with the baby a couple of weeks ago at my 12 week appointment. We got another ultrasound and got to see the baby moving his/her arms and feet all over the place. It was so cool to see!
Yesterday, I called and asked if we could buy an extra ultrasound at my next appointment (16 weeks) to try and find out the sex. They agreed, so it looks like we will find out August 3rd.
Any guesses?
Not like anyone even reads this anymore... which leads me to another topic... I'm thinking of setting the blog to private.

Little Chappy update:
Chappell is so hilarious, and awesome-- in our opinion, anyways.
She is so smart... it's ridiculous. I mean, I'm not surprised... her dad is freakishly smart (like perfect ACT score smart)... and so is she.
Her vocabulary is out of this world.
She is complimented for her manners all the time... whenever we leave some one's house (or the grocery store, or a restaurant) she tells everyone, "thank you for having me!" -- it's really cute. She's very good about remembering "please" and "thank you."
She's still going to bed between 7:30 and 8, but she's been waking up around 6:30 for the past couple of months or so. Perfect timing, right? I miss those 8 am wake up yells... 6:30 is way too early for this girl.
Speaking of sleep, she's still sleeping in her crib. She has a crib tent, so she's not going anywhere... and seems perfectly content in the crib... I'm thinking I'll put her in a big girl bed in October or November. To give her a month or so to adjust before the new baby gets here.
Chappell asks me often, "Are you my best friend, mommy?? You are my best friend." MELT.

Although this age is absolutely the most fun thus far-- it can also be the most difficult.
At times I find myself pulling my hair out. When Chappell turned two, (and in the months that followed), I couldn't understand why people talked about the "terrible twos" so much. But the closer we got to two and a half, I started to realize why...
She's still a great little girl, and is wonderful most of the time... BUT, she's testing me more and more these days.
And I'm pretty sure her intelligence just makes it worse.
We have meltdowns more frequently these days. And that just stinks.
I hate coming down on her so much, but I know it's something I have to do... I rather fix it now than when she's 12.

Enough for now... peace out, folks.


Mary Louis Quinn said...

Glad for the update! I'm still reading! :)

I'm the same way about being on the computer when C is awake- I do not get on it or have the TV. Besides the fact that I don't think it's a good idea, I wouldn't be able to focus on anything anyway. I don't see how people do that.

I'm excited about our "sesh" in August! :)

Anna Belle Wilder Norton said...

I'm still reading too! (now that I have more time with my new job :)) I just wanted to post because I realized I haven't seen Chappell in like a year and I don't think she was really talking much last summer -- I hope to see her and ya'll soon!!!!

Sarah said...

I'm reading too!

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