Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Life as a Stay at Home Mom

When I started on this venture back in June, I wasn't sure that I was completely cut out for it. We had just moved, and as a result I didn't have anyone to hang out with or anything to do. Matthew was still taking two naps a day, so I was pretty much stuck in our small apartment all day long. Now 6 months later I wouldn't choose any other job! I absolutely love watching him learn new things every day, and I don't miss any of them! He has just turned into this little person with a sense of humor and personality that makes me smile. I love when he comes over to give me kisses or takes me by the hand to show me where he wants to go next. I have also become his translator as he is learning more and more words every day, but they aren't always easy to understand. We definitely have to watch what we say now, because he's a little parrot and repeats everything - even sound effects! As we approach April and the due date for our baby girl, I am both excited and anxious for how our lives are going to change again. I know that one day I will go back to teaching, but for now I'm content to stay at home and spend time with our little munchkin.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Little Gym Show

Today was Matthew's last gymnastics class of the semester at the Little Gym. This was their "show" week to share with all the families what they have learned, and at the end they had an awards ceremony. Matthew absolutely loves gymnastics, and I'm not sure what we're going to do for the next few weeks until it starts up again in January. Here are some videos of him playing today. Unfortunately I didn't get any of him doing forward or backward rolls because I had to spot him and couldn't video at the same time. You will notice that he is having a great time until it's time for him to get his award. This is because I spent the previous 10 minutes preventing him from climbing up on the "throne" while other kids were getting their awards, and then when it was his turn he was upset because I wouldn't let him take the camera up there with him!

Matthew and his friend Sam

Doing chinups on the bar

Matthew LOVES the balance beam and Miss Kelly!

There's a low beam behind the mats that he walks back and forth on every week

Exploring simple machines - the ramp!

My kid is already a ball hog!

A future physicist?

The award ceremony!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby Girl Update

We are about halfway through the pregnancy right now. I had to go to the doctor twice today - once for my normal 20 week checkup, and then our followup ultrasound with the perinatal specialist. I am happy to report that our baby girl looks healthy! My favorite view of the day was when we could see her hand with her fingers outstretched, like she was giving us a high five. She is measuring a little larger than her actual gestational age, which is pretty much par for the course considering Matthew was a big baby. We are very excited to be welcoming this little girl into the world in 4 short months! As for her name, we have it narrowed down to four names but aren't sure if we're actually going to name her before she's born or not.