Sunday, February 17, 2008

What'd she say??

I've been waiting for this time for so long...well, a good 18, 19 months anyways...when Emma starts to rattle off new words -- or her close variations. She's got a short attention span like her mother (or like any toddler, I guess) and it's hard to get her to concentrate for very long, but when she does, I try to cram in as many new words as possible while practicing the words she already knows. She's got this great word book that has soooo many different words with pictures, but the girl's so smart that she can identify things that I draw out on a piece of paper!

Anyways, I wanted to share a couple of the really cute words that she's recently picked up. I'll write her version of the word next to it...

Of course, there's mama and dada, that's a given. She'll say nana either for her nana (Ryan's mom) or if she wants a banana (which is her addiction lately). She also says Papa (papo). We call our dog, Rocky, "Puppa" so sometimes that's close to just have to pay attention to context! And she also has "Poppy" which she'll say sometimes, too. Her Grammy is just a difficult word so far, so we're still working on that!!!!

Thanks to one of her Baby Einstein books, one of the first words she learned was "cheese." She says it pretty good, long as she's not being silly. Now, if you ask her to smile, she says "cheeeese" it's so cute!

She gives a quick wave and a simple "bye" when leaving somewhere. No "buh-bye" for her!

Here are a couple other good ones:

Please = pyaps
Grapes = byapes
Elmo = malmo (words don't start with vowels in her world)
eat = dit, eesh, or sometimes it actually comes out "eat" she's been using that one for a while so she's had time to refine it!
train = shoo shoo (really high pitch and her lips as puckered as puckered gets)
cup = bup
table = baybo
chair = cho
Pooh = bapoobapoobapoo
and when she's thirsty, she does this weird sound with her throat that can best be typed like, "gngngngn" i don't have any idea how that came to mean thirsty or drink, but it does.

She can make the sounds of a cow, monkey, chicken, and somewhat of a donkey, but lately if you ask her, "what does a (any animal) say?" she does a cow...i think it's her way of being funny.

There's a lot more that I'm not thinking of, I'm sure, but for now those are the words I think are super cute! The cutest, however, is when she says "I love you" and since I can't type that, here is a video from earlier today:

Friday, February 15, 2008

First "real" midwife appointment and all is well...

I was so nervous that the weather was going to make my trip to Wadsworth scary, but it wasn't bad at all. I spent the morning wondering "why in the world do I travel a half hour away when I could probably find someone closer to home?" But our midwife is so wonderful, and so is her partner (who I haven't seen yet this time around, but she delivered Emma) that I couldn't imagine seeing anyone else. Plus, my experience at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital was so great, that I definitely want to deliver there again! The staff was amazing, the rooms were actually big (compared to a lot of hospitals I've seen), I got a massage the next day, and Ryan and I got a private dinner the next day, too! What service!!!!

Anyways, my appointment was just a plain old visit with an exam to make sure I'm a-okay inside and out ;) I do have to go give blood again at some point, which I HATE!!! It's really not as bad as I make it out to be, I just let the anticipation kill me, how dumb.

So until I have more to write about, everyone have a great weekend, and all is still well with the Hamric family!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Catch up

For those of you visiting our blog who I don't talk to on a regular basis, here is a little catchup entry. I'm only 9 weeks pregnant, but a lot has happened so far. I've mentioned before that this pregnancy is soooo different than when I had Emma. At 5 1/2 weeks I started getting morning sickness. Not too horrible, but I had only gotten sick once with Emma. I was getting sick for days in a row, then it'd take a break...just to start right back up again. Luckily, that's simmered down within the past week or so. whew! When I was 6 weeks, Ryan, Em and myself all had the stomach flu. It was HORRIBLE! Emma and I got it really bad. Ryan got it pretty bad, too, but he was able to take care of Emma when I couldn't...I couldn't hardly sit up let alone take care of our daughter. I felt awful. Luckily the worst of it only lasted a day and after that it was just getting our bodies used to eating and functioning normal again! Unfortunately we gave it to the whole family :(

Then last week, week 8, we had a little scare. Wednesday morning when Ryan left for work (about 6:30 am) I had some bleeding. The night before I had some really bad cramping, so I was kind of freaked out. I was able to get an appointment with our midwife that morning, so Ryan came home from work and we both went to the appointment. Julie (our midwife) did a little exam and said she didn't know why I bled. She ordered an ultrasound for that same day and thank God during the ultrasound we saw a strong, steady heartbeat. He or she even did a little dance for us!!! I was so relieved. I felt in my heart that everything was going to be okay, but until you get that confirmation, you can't help but worry!!

So here we are 9 weeks and 1 day and all is well. I have just mild symptoms reminding me that I'm pregnant, I'm still getting completely exhausted by the afternoon, but luckily I can nap with Emma. It gives me a little more energy until her bedtime and then I feel wiped out again! That's where we stand now...

until next post.....all is well in the Hamric house!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Blog Spot

It seems everyone on the web these days has a "blog". What better time to start one ourselves than right now with an 18-month old and a second baby on the way. I'm always interested to hear or read about a friend who is pregnant or also has a little one. I like to get updates and know how things are going. I love the fact that we're all so different. Even though there are lots of similarities, there are so many more differences. It amazes me.

So in an attempt to keep folks up to date with what's going on with our family and of course what's going on in my belly (for the folks who care, anyways), here's our family blog. I hope I can keep up with it, and more importantly, I hope whoever reads this enjoys it! Feel free to leave comments!