Well, I don't want to speak too soon, but Tessa is asleep in her bed again. That makes this the 3rd time; yesterday naptime, last night (all night), and todays nap. I think she loves it, cause when she wakes up, I don't hear anything, just a few random noises. So I go check on her, and there she stands, collecting books to go read in her new bed. She gets all excited and runs back over and crawls into the bed. It's cute and I am so happy the transition is going well :)
I believe I may be the luckiest girl ever. Yes, I am quite sure of it. Kirk is such a good husband. He takes very good care of me. Tuesday, he told me he had made me another apppointment for Wednesday, and that he lined up one of our favorite babysitters to come over so I could go without concerns of Tessa. So, what did he do?? He made me an appointment to get a massage and a pedicure, because I have been so sore and I can't reach my feet very well anymore! (this may have had something to do with me asking him to rub my back every night too!). But none-the-less, he made the appointment and I fully enjoyed it. AND, to top it all off, he stopped by the spa an hour before me to drop off flowers and a card! Is he not just the most thoughtful man ever?!! I love him so much, and I sincerly believe that I am the luckiest girl ever!
A nice lady having her toes painted 'glittery purple' took this for me so I can always remember the day.
We bought Tessa a toddler bed this past weekend. Today is Thursday, and she has yet to sleep on it until now! I just put her down for a nap about 15 mins ago, and I haven't heard a peep. I need to go pop my head in there in a moment, but she's such a light sleeper it's tough to check on her without waking her. But I am so excited she is on her "big girl" bed! If all goes well, we will take down the crib this coming week.
Oh, and she wore her first hair clip/barrette today. No, it didn't have any purpose but it looked cute. Of course she lost it outside somewhere, or maybe Rosco ate it, but it looked cute while it lasted. Good thing they are cheap!
Depending on the day, 6 weeks seems like a short time and I start freaking out because I am not prepared to have Girl #2, but on other days, it seems like forever because I am sooo uncomfortable. I woke up 3 times last night. Can't get comfortable, I have a headache all day today, and I can't seem to shake it. And my lower back is way sore. Really, the list keeps going and going. I don't remember being like this with Tessa, but I am sure it was a similar experience, it's just been a while and I don't' remember. But we are on the countdown so it's not going to be much longer.
The doc has set us a preliminary C-section date of Aug. 27. We don't want to have another C if we don't have too, but our chances are pretty high. We start weekly stress tests at 37 weeks to watch our fluid levels (that's why Tessa was induced) and he said if I don't start to show any signs of going into labor, then we will be planning on the C. So, we just keep hoping things go good and we don't need the C. Anyways, this is our pregnancy update for those of you who were wondering how it is going!
Our anniversary is coming up on Wednesday, July 23. 5 years. Seems so to have gone by so quickly, yet 5 years is quiet a while, I mean, we were only in high school for 4 years, and that was forever! So, last Wednesday evening, Kirk told me I had an appointment the next morning and that he had set up with his Sister to babysit Tessa. He is so thoughtful and sweet. I feel so lucky to have such a good husband. He had set up an appointment to have my hair done. I got highlights (which I haven't had in like a year), a cut (which I was needing), and my eyebrows waxed (which I have always wanted to have done). It was nice. This Wednesday evening, we are going to dinner, and then maybe Friday we will go out without Tessa to celebrate our 5 years. Wow.
Today I put Tessa down for her nap just like usual. We rocked a few minutes, then I asked her if she wanted to lay down, she said yes, so I put her in her crib on her back and laid her blanket on her. She rolled over to her stomach right away and started pointing to her back and saying "Back, back". I asked her if she wanted me to rub her back, and she said yes! So I spent a minute rubbing her back. She just laid there silent as could be, enjoying the moment. Kirk says he wants all girls, but I don't know if he has thought about all the back rubbing he will have to do over the years... :)
Tessa turned 2 on Saturday. We stayed up late Friday night putting together her new trike. I reminded Kirk that this is the begining of many years of staying up late putting toys together! But Tessa loved it. We sat it out in the living room so she would see it first thing. Kirk carried her out and she saw it and said "Bike" and was sooo excited. Very cute. She ran over and climbed on and proceeded to try to reach the pedals, which was in vain because her legs are still a little too short to touch both pedals at the same time. She quickly learned how to ring the bell, so she would climb on, ring the bell, then turn around and say bye-bye to us. Today, we took the trike out for her first ride around the block. She made it almost all the way around the block before she wanted off to help push (We spent a little extra to get a trike with a push handle for me!).
We were supposed to go over and have cake with her cousins on Sunday night, but Tessa is getting her last set of molars in, and had a runny nose and watery eyes and drooling mouth, so we decided to pass on the socializing. She is young enough that she doesn't know she missed out anyways. So we stayed home and watched the "puppy show" (101 Dalmatians) almost 3 times, and she thought that was great, cause she doesn't get to watch a lot of TV usually.
Saturday evening we took Tessa to the water park. It was nice, but not $25 nice. She would have had just as much fun at the regular old pool for $3. We had discounted tickets, so it wasn't too upsetting, but now we know to wait a few years before we take her back and pay the high price! But she enjoyed climbing on the stairs of the kiddie pool, then jumping off the bottom step. Of course she could touch where she jumped to, but she thought she was a daredevil!
All in all, it was a good weekend and she had a good birthday!
She can't reach the pedals, but she does have pegs!
Yes, it is true, it is another home party. But, I must say, I only have parties of things that I think are worthwhile and down-n-out cool. Soooo, if anyone is interested, I am hosting a fun felt party. You know, the little felt cut-outs that you put up on a board for your kids. I think Tessa will love it. I am going to get her a quiet book and some of the Book of Mormon stories for Family Home Evenings. We are always trying to think of ways to do FHE that she will be interested in, and I believe that this will help her to grasp the stories better. So, I am having my party on Tuesday the 8 of July, yep, tomorrow. It will close up on Saturday. If anyone is interested, check out http://www.funfelt.com/rachelle.html and let me know. I can mail it out to you or drop it off sometime. Just let me know!
Tessa loves Rosco. Very much. She likes to hug him and kiss him on the top of his head and tell him "good boy". It's very cute. So today, she took their friendship a step farther. She decided to start sharing her juice with him. She would let it drip out onto the porch for him to lick up, but that wasn't good enough, so she just let him start licking her cup. A little too gross for me, but I guess she is learning to share!