Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby Miller #2's First Photo [13 weeks]

I am now 13 weeks pregnant and starting to feel quite a bit better. The sickness is just hit and miss now, and I'm able to eat most foods again. Yay! Unfortunately, that means the heartburn is beginning to come on though. Last night I had my first bad round of heartburn- I think it was a result of the onions I had. Hopefully it means this baby will be born with a lot of hair too!

I had an ultrasound last week, and it was so fun to see Baby Miller 2! And such a great profile already!! Below is Baby Miller #2 at 12 weeks. And they gave me an official due date....

February 1st!!

We look forward to meeting you, Little One, somewhere around the beginning of February!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Schedule [Sophie- 15 months]

I enjoy keeping track of Sophie's schedules throughout her babyhood for the sake of looking back on them myself as well as sharing them with other moms. Her last schedule I posted was at 12 months, here (and it has a link to her previous schedules). She's changed a lot already since 12 months! She is now almost 16 months, and we have dropped her second nap so that she is down to just one nap on most days. She's done well with the adjustment. I liked two naps, but she goes to bed better at night and sleeps a little longer in the morning with just one, so that's a nice trade-off. She also no longer nurses, as she stopped nursing at 13 months, so that has changed her schedule some.

15 month schedule:
8:00- Wake/Eat Breakfast
10:00 - Snack (with lots of playtime all around)
11:30 - Lunch
12:00 - Nap
2:00-3:00- Wake (depends on the day what time she wakes)
3:00 - Snack
5:30- Dinner
7:00- Snack
8:00- Bedtime

We've been doing lots of different things for wake times- mostly playing at home (she's great at independent play!), playing outside with her toys out there sometimes, playing in her kiddy pool, playing with the neighbor boy or other little kids, going to the park, going to the fair (she loves animals), going on walks, etc.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sophie Loves Summer

Sophie LOVES summertime. She loves being outside. The heat doesn't even phase her. She likes to ride in her car, go down her slide, go for rides in her wagon or stroller, run around, get in the kiddy pool, and find dogs to pet. 

She loves to go to the park.

She loves sweetcorn.

She loves the county fair where she can see animals.

We've been having a great summer so far. We've visited lots of friends, and we've done lots of fun things. 

New Things Sophie's Doing/Saying: She points out eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, hair, hands, and feet (and tries to say them all), she says "down," she learned how to eat corn on the cob, she says goat and kitty, she "jumps" (her feet don't really come off the ground) and says the word, she says "Noooo!" (it's real fun!), she doesn't like to share, she pretends (it's so cute- she pretend to eat and drink and she pretends to pick up things and hand them to you).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Miller Baby!

We are so excited to be pregnant again with our second baby. We hoped and prayed for this baby. We wanted to have a baby close in age to Sophie, and we also really hoped to have a baby in our year off from schooling... it was difficult at times to be have a newborn while going back to classes. I'm so glad I'll have 6 months at home with this baby before we go to the Missionary Training Center.

I am around 11 weeks pregnant and due in early February. Now that it's facebook official, I'll try to use this blog to keep up with some baby stuff (incase any of you wonder, I try to keep the other blog more "family/missions" related and this one more "baby/mommy" related since I know some of the people who follow our regular blog don't really care about breastfeeding or cloth diapers or morning sickness :) 

Speaking of morning sickness... I actually get night sickness. Blech! It's still sticking around a little, but thankfully I think it's on it's way out. I haven't thrown up as much this time as I did with Sophie, but I think part of it is because learned to manage my food better (what to eat/not eat, when to eat/not eat, etc). I still felt sick almost every night. I was sick earlier this time (6 weeks instead of 8 weeks).

Food aversions? I really dislike meat during the first trimester. I remember being the same with Sophie too. Even the thought of some of my favorite meats can make me gag. It's so weird how that happens. I also didn't care too much for veggies or salad. 

Food likes? (I don't really have cravings)... toaster waffles! I ate them morning and night a number of times. They always sounded good and always sat well with me. I just but margarine on them - no syrup.

I've been more tired this time. Not sure if it's just because I have Sophie now or if it's because it's a different pregnancy. I've been going to bed by 10pm almost every night though, which is 2 hours earlier than my normal bedtime. It's been nice. 

Today was my first appointment. It was wonderful, and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was a strong healthy 172.

And here are some early preggo belly pictures...

7 weeks:
 10 weeks: