It is time for another Week in Review! Wow that week went fast!
Hmmm, where to start? Well this week I have been feeling little baby flutters, which is awesome! Sometimes more than just little flutters. I think this is going to be an active little guy or gal. For some reason I didn't feel a lot of movement with Lily till closer to 20 weeks and that was really frustrating for me and caused a lot of worry. With the other kids I always felt movement between 16-18 weeks consistently. I believe I first felt movement around 14 weeks though, so it makes sense since this is my 5th baby that I would be feeling movement sooner and more consistently already. Also, I am really enjoying the Angelsounds Doppler that I got from Jami. It is so amazing to hear that little heartbeat so strong! I don't think I could ever get tired of hearing it.
I was 13 weeks on Sunday last week and supposedly baby was about the size of a peach at 13 weeks. I always thought the baby-fruit comparison was kinda silly and cute. Tomorrow I will be 14 weeks and baby will be the size of a lemon. I do think the little peanut is growing as I feel like I have grown and I am feeling a lot more round ligament pain and stretching. Sometimes I can't quite tell if I am feeling some early Braxton Hicks contractions or if it's just stretching that I am feeling... Nothing too painful, but certainly noticeable. Especially if I am doing a lot of housework or anything strenuous.
I took Lily for a weight and height check and she is 25.5 pounds and 36 inches. She has grown since her last check up, but she is still considered underweight for her age and height. I am not concerned, just happy she's growing. I decided to go ahead and schedule well-child check ups for all four kids for later next week since it has been so long! They are way overdo, but I try to avoid the doctor as much as possible during cold and flu season, so we just hadn't gone. I also got them back on the fluoride vitamins since our town's water does not have fluoride in it. Here is a picture of Lily letting her nails dry off after being painted -
Eleanor has had a lot of cavities and had to have a baby tooth pulled, so I think the fluoride vitamins might help her teeth. I feel really bad for her. She flosses and brushes and we don't eat a lot of sweets and we drink mostly water, so I think she is just more prone to cavities. Her dentist did say that she has deep grooves in her baby teeth, so that could be part of the problem. The food gets stuck in the grooves and sits there, so we are just going to make sure she is drinking water after she eats and make sure she gets food out of her teeth after she eats. Here is a picture of Eleanor painting Chloe's nails -
Mom said Sean was a big help packing! He marked the boxes so they'll know what's in them. He drew pictures on some of them too.