Tuesday, November 13, 2012

15 Month Checkup

Eli had his 15 month checkup today. He's still just a little guy, but has stayed on his normal growth curve so our pedi isn't concerned. She was impressed with how vocal he is and his ability to say two syllable words  and was surprised at his lack of stranger anxiety (he ran right over to her and said, "up!"). He got 3 shots (MMR, Varicella, & Flu) which made him pretty upset until I pointed out the cool snoopy band aids and then he was quite fascinated by them.

All in all, it was a good checkup and he is healthy and thriving. =)

Age: 15 months, 8 days
Weight: 21 lbs 2 oz (8%)
Height: 31.5" (59%)
Head: 45.7cm (13%) 
Words: 12+ 
Favorite words: Up! Cracker! Car! Meh! (Eli-speak for "I'm hungry and I see something I really want!!")

Monday, November 12, 2012

New House! And an Update...

We have been in our new house for 6 days now. The full box mountains in every room are slowly growing smaller while the scary empty box everest grows at an alarming rate. The kitties are really enjoying scaling it, however...

So far only Eli's room is completely unpacked (trying to locate diapers, socks, his favorite snuggly, etc in the mess while manhandling the up-monster was an exercise in frustration). The kitchen and family room are almost unpacked and will be done in the next day or two.

Overall we are making a lot of progress and are on track for being ready to host Thanksgiving. =)

Day 1: Is there a kitchen in here?
Day 5: Why yes, we do have a kitchen!

Day 5: Kitties taking a rest before attempting to scale the mountain...

On a sadder note, as we suspected, we have received confirmation that this pregnancy is not viable. I asked for another blood test on Friday since I continued to feel off, and that confirmed that my beta hcg numbers had dropped to 69. I had a second blood draw this morning to make sure that my numbers continue to drop so I can hopefully avoid having to undergo a D&C. Emotionally, I'm actually okay with this result. I've felt pretty strongly from the start that something was wrong with this pregnancy, so I'm actually relieved to have it end sooner rather than later. We will do one more IUI with Follistim injections as soon as my doctor clears us (probably in December or January).

In other news, Eli is as cute as ever!  =)
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