Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ultrasound results....It's A ???

Baby #2 is very active with a heartbeat of 153. The ultrasound tech got quite a few laughs out of how often this baby was moving around. She said that she hasn't had this active of a baby in a very long time. Baby is measuring 19 weeks and 3 days and 10 ounces. Just one day ahead of schedule!

However, with all the moving and shaking, she was unable to determine the gender of the baby. She was very apologetic, but we knew it wasn't her fault that our baby was being modest.

Here is a picture we got to take home:

We are thinking about getting a 3D ultrasound done like we did for Ella, but I don't think that they recommend getting those until 26 weeks, so we will have to wait two more months!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dora and Dancing

Ella seriously cannot get enough Dora lately. Just last night we let her watch one episode before bed and this is the excitement that happens from an episode of Dora! Usually she sings along "Dora, D, D, D, Dora" but this time she decided to dance. Also, she doesn't call Swiper the Fox by his name, instead she calls him "Oh Man" because that is what he says in every episode.

Also....we re-scheduled my ultrasound for Thursday afternoon, so we won't find out the sex until then (as long as baby 2 cooperates).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fun in the garage

Lately Ella has really been improving her vocabulary and it's such a treat to hear her say so many new words and putting little phrases together. Most recently everything is Ella's.

For example:
"Ella's sock pink"
"Ella's shoe"
"Ella's bike"

We decided last weekend to pull out the Dora bike that she got from her great grandpa for her 1st birthday. It's still a little big for her, but she likes to get on and off the bike and talk about the characters she sees on it. While Mama was carving the pumpkin over the weekend, Ella played on her bike in the garage and also on the little buggy that she is definitely too big for, but enjoyed being pushed around.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin visited our house this weekend and we were able to carve our very first jack o lantern Sunday. Basically, Mama did all of the carving because Ella was not interested in scooping anything out, but she did a great job of pointing out the eyes, nose and mouth when we were all done.

Thank you for the pumpkins Great Pumpkin.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One sick household

The Martin house has been a pretty sick one for the past week. Last week Ella came down with pink eye and an upper respiratory infection that caused her to not eat and have a fever for four days. She stayed home from school Monday through Thursday.

Then Ella shared her virus with Mama who stayed home from work on Friday and was completely out of comission all weekend long only to finally be able to eat again tonight (tuesday). Not only did I get the same respiratory infection, but also sinusitis and a double ear infection. Since I am pregnant (18 weeks today), I was only able to take tylenol for pain and fever and that was not doing much.

Papa did a great job taking care of Ella and it was nice that they got to spend some quality time together. Every once in a while she would ask for me and Papa would show her that I was in bed sleeping and she would be fine with that. Just this morning I finally felt well enough to take her to school and when I walked in to her room to get her ready and she looked at me and said "Oh No Papa?".

Posts will resume soon, just thought I'd let everyone know why there haven't been any good photo updates lately.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Get your guesses in now....

Less than two weeks until we find out the sex of this new baby. Place your guesses now in the poll on the right hand side of the main blog page.

And maybe we will let everyone know on the evening of October 29th, or maybe you will just have to wait until you meet new baby!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Goebberts Pumpkin Farm

Unforunately Ella has pink eye and spiked a fever today, so we got to spend a day at home just Mama and Ella. However, Sunday the three of us went to Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in Hampshire to enjoy the fall season. It was a little odd and uncomfortable at a sunny 84°, but we still had a good time.

The first stop was the Farmer's market where Mama and Papa had an apple cider donut and Ella had a giant pumpkin cookie, hence her dirty face in these pictures.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2 year check up and short video

Ella went on her birthday for her 2 year well child visit. Lately she gets very uncomfortable in new places and having to do things that she doesn't want to do at the exact moment (ie: get undressed, get weighed, etc), but we all made it through the appointment in one piece.

Her stats are:

31 pounds

36 1/4" tall

With all of her two year molars making their appearance over the last few weeks, she has been quick picky with what and when she'll eat, so we weren't surprised that she has recently lost about three pounds (which I may have found).

Thanks for Lori for this video of Ella blowing out her candle on her birthday.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Big Texas Visit

Though we didn't get any pictures with Uncle Bob, we were delighted to have him stay with us the weekend and be there to celebrate Ella's birthday.

Here are some pictures of Ella playing hide and seek while Uncle Bob was here. Her new favorite game is to run and hide in the pantry, close the doors, and not come out until someone says "Ella, Where are you?".

Monday, October 6, 2008

2nd Birthday!!!

Let me preface this post by saying that we have had the best two years and there have been so many fond memories already. We look forward to all the things yet to come and we are so proud of our little girl on her second birthday!

Sunday we celebrated Ella's birthday with many friends and family at Oma and Opa's house. We got very lucky that the clouds parted, the sun appeared and the rain stopped 5 minutes before the party was about to start. Thank you to everyone who came and made her special day so great. She was in a wonderful mood (though still an opinionated 2 year old) and she spent a lot of time with all of her friends.

Here is the one family shot that Shelley (thank you) was able to capture:

Ella enjoying her Dora cake:

Ella in the Dora jumpy house with Aaron and Nicole (and Matt standing outside):

And Ella reading her Elmo card. This was pretty much the face she made at every gift:

An extra big thank you to Lori, Matt and Ellie for making the trip down from Wisconsin to celebrate with Ella. Happy Birthday Ellie :)