The Usticks: March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

anyone have a brush?

Yesterday, for whatever reason, Avery spent the first hour+ in her crib for nap time just chatting away to herself. She eventually got tired enough and fell asleep for a little nap... and fell asleep hard... and woke up looking like THIS:

Wow! That is a serious case of bed-head if I've ever seen it. I had to document it! Oh, and pardon the lack of a shirt... Avery was eating yogurt and, well, that can get messy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

getting ready for baby sis; a play-by-play

step 1: learn to put a diaper on

step 2: make sure you have a placemat under baby to protect furniture

step 3: get closer to the baby to make the job easier

step 4: hug the baby

step 5: play catch with the baby

step 6: remember to repeat step 5 because it was so fun!

step 7: quickly do something mischievous (i.e. stand up on furniture) to see if mommy is paying attention

step 8: consider repeating step 1 since baby no longer is wearing diaper

step 9: put pacifier in baby's mouth for naptime

step 10: teach little sis how fun empty boxes are!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


** engaged in a favorite activity: watching a puppy down the street **

Thursday, March 11, 2010

26 weeks

Today marks the 26th week of baby #2 (yet to be named). I realized I haven't really done any updates on the baby. My sister just had her second boy last night (so excited!) and it donned on me to do a little blog post update. Well that, and I've had some requests to post a "belly pic." ;) Taking pictures of myself is SOOOO not me! But I figured what the heck... I think I finally took a picture of myself pregnant with Avery around the 36 week mark... and it was never made public .. so who knows what I looked like before that! So here it is.. 26 weeks on the dot:

My main struggle lately? Figuring out where best to perch Avery while holding her.. on my side, in the front, ?! Too bad she still doesn't hold on to me while holding her. I can't for the life of me figure out why she never grasped the "hold-on-to-mommy-with-my-hands" thing. ;)

The little ticker on the right-hand side of the blog says I have 98 days left.. 98 days 'til baby girl's due date AND Avery's second birthday. What a great date! I wonder what Avery's going to think of having a little sister around the house?

So far so good on the diet-front. I've gotten an A+ from the doctor each time I show them my blood sugar numbers. Luckily this time around I've realized I don't have to eat like a rabbit 100% of the time, or be Mr. Atkins' #1 follower.

I recently went through and sorted all of Avery's baby clothes. I can't believe she was ever that tiny. I'm looking forward to seeing the clothes get worn again!