Hey everyone! I know I’ve been gone for quite awhile, and I’m sure everyone has missed my updates on Baby Groot. Well, I’m here to say that Groot is doing GREAT! He’s toddling now, loves to dance, talk (in his own language of course), eat, and sleep…and he’s going to be a big brother! That’s right, J and I are expecting Baby #2 (whom we are affectionately calling “Drogon”) in February. Honestly, I was hoping for a Drogon due date in January to ensure that I would be able to play volleyball this spring, but what can you do.
Before I get into any specifics on how round #2 is going, let me fill you in a little more on Baby Groot’s adventures. Here are some pics:
Needless to say, I love that kid more than I could have ever imagined loving another human being! (Even if he runs away from me when I pick him up from daycare or tries to hold onto daddy a little longer when daddy is trying to give him to me 😦 )The older he gets, the more personality he gets, and the cooler he gets. But the older he gets, the more I want to smack him a little sometimes. I mean, really? If you didn’t want the sippy cup or the food, you could simply leave it on the tray and not eat instead of throw it everywhere. Or, instead of screaming as loud as you can at the restaurant to show your excitement for food, maybe clap and smile or something. (I actually love when he screams in excitement, but it can get a little embarrassing depending on where we are out in public.)
He’s in a throwing phase right now, which me and J are trying to figure out a way to hone in this skill to something cool, like maybe “Baby that can throw a spiral 50 yards.” (Stay tuned for a viral video.)
He currently loves Gilmore Girls and Law and Order: SVU. Well, he loves the beginning credits. Anytime either of those beginning credits and song comes on the TV, he’ll stop whatever it is he’s doing and just stare until it’s over. It’s kind of amazing really because neither of us taught him to love those songs or anything.
He seems to be doing well in daycare still (he started a new one in June) and we’re just in awe of how much the little guy is growing.
So, now a little about Baby Drogon. He/she is about 18 weeks along. So far so good. I had a prophylactic cerclage (you remember, the structural cervical support I needed done with Baby Groot…funny name though, right??) put in a couple weeks ago. Nothing was wrong this time, it was a JIC thing. Actually, when we first talked to the specialist this time, I had decided to wait and see and not just get the thing put in. I mean, why do something that involves a GIANT needle in your spine if you don’t NEED to?? But then we talked to the OB and she was all “weeellllllll, I’m not telling you what to do, buuuuuut, there’s a chance if you do the ‘wait and see’ approach, if something does happen, it might be too late to do the rescue cerclage” as in, the baby might already be trying to drop out and you can’t just push that sucker back in. So, I decided to suck it up and just do it.
It’s weird, I knew exactly what to expect this time, which I’m not sure if that made it better or worse. I cried like a baby again both times they tried to put the IV in my arm (my blood vessels were basically like “no.” the first time), and of course again when they did the spinal block. God bless the sweet nurses that were trying to calm me down, but when they kept asking me about my dog and talked about their’s while the anesthesiologist was cleaning my back and getting ready to stab me, all I could think was “please stop talking and let me suffer in silence.”
I asked if I could take headphones in this time and they said I could, or they could play music over speakers in the OR. So, I asked them to play the Ben Folds Pandora station. I’m glad they did that because I think it calmed me a little. Also, it was pretty freaking awesome when it played Still from supersunnyspeedgraphic and at the end of the song, we got over a minute of Ben just singing “’cause bitches can’t hang with the streets.”
So, everything went well and since my cervix was OK this time and not about to disappear, they said I’m allowed to lift things and run and whatever other fun things active people like to do. Awesome because I don’t have to worry about carrying Baby Groot or bags of dog food, but now I can’t use it as an excuse to make J do everything 🙂
Our next appointment is next week for our 20 week scan, the “big deal” scan from what I understand. We’ll make sure he’s got all his limbs and organs and things. And I think we’re going to find out the gender this time, which is exciting. I LOVED not knowing Baby Groot’s gender, but for preparedness this time, I think we’re going to find out.