21 Weeks + 21 Months

This past week we hit a milestone that I just couldn't pass up!  I was 21 weeks with baby boy and my sweet little lady turned 21 months old.  Since I have yet to do even one bump update I think now is the perfect time ;)

How far along: 21 weeks (+4 days)
Gender: BOY!
Weight gain: 11 pounds
Maternity clothes:  I can still get by in most of my old jeans, but why would you not wear pants with a stretchy waist band any time you can get away with it?? You know you would too ;)
Sleep: I want to all the time.  I wake up at least three times a night for a trip to the bathroom or because I am sweating like a pig...thanks hormones
Best moment this week: Seeing the look on Olivia's face when we went to the Live with the Characters show.  She had the best time and shouted "hold you" to every character that came on stage.  It absolutely melts my heart to see her so happy.
Miss anything: Being able to walk up stairs without getting stupidly out of breath or ya know, just hold a conversation without having to breathe hard.
Movement: Baby boy is kicking like a little ninja in there.  He is quite a bit lower than I carried Olivia and it feels like he uses my bladder as a punching bag most of the time.  I still love those sweet little movements though!
Cravings: Milos, mexican and reeses white chocolate easter eggs!  I lost my taste for reeses when I was pregnant with Olivia and it is back with a vengeance this go around. I'm not a bit mad about it either.
 Queasy or sick: Not a bit.  I haven't had any of the sickness I had last time :)
Looking forward to: We finally picked a name! Jack Emmett Pearson.  Now it is time to start decorating his new room.  I have so many ideas and I am so excited to start getting things together for him.

Olivia Jane - 21 months old
(ps. I promise to stop counting in months when she turns two)

Stats: 34 inches tall and 23 pounds, the best I could measure, she is a little wiggly 
Favorite foods: pizza, mac and cheese, all fruit, especially watermelon
Signature moves: dropping it like it's hot whenever she hears music, no matter where we are or what is going on around her.  She loves to sing and jump too.  Every night after dinner while we are cleaning up she runs circles around the island singing her little heart out, it's pretty adorable.
Things she's not fond of: strangers, still.  When people try to talk to her that she doesn't know she gets extremely shy and either glares at them through squinted eyes (which makes me want to thump her in the head) or buries her head in my shoulder.
Talking:  Girl is talking up a storm and putting new things together everyday, it amazes me.  She says little 3 word sentences all the time including: I got it, I do it, where are you, what was that, where you go, and my personal favorite, I love you.  She is really communicating so well and it just makes life that much more fun!
Favorite toys: She loves any kind of arts and crafts.  She loves to draw and sticking stickers everywhere.  Still loves her minnie mouse airplane riding toy.  She is surprisingly good at putting puzzles together and knows all of her colors and a lot of her letters.  Little people are always fun and she still loves baby dolls and stuffed animals.  Chad came home with a slide the other day and it is currently residing in our living room where she slides at least 100 times a day.  With the weather warming up we have been spending lots of time outside and she just can't get enough of it.  She is a daredevil at the park and goes down huge slides all by herself.  She is still a little monkey climbing up things that I think there is no way she will be able to do.  

Fits are becoming less frequent and less severe which is awesome.  I think the more she is able to communicate with us the less she feels the need to throw down.  Life is never boring with her around and she makes me laugh at least 20 times a day.  Her little personality is just so sweet and fun it is contagious.  

We enjoyed the weather today with sidewalk chalk, bubbles and a picnic!
We are hoping spring is here to stay :)

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