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    Single Cute Boy seeks thumb for companionship and comfort

    January 13th, 2011

    S2 is on the search for his thumb. He’s been seeking it out for the past 2 weeks. He’s found his fists, but try as he might, he can’t fit a whole one in his mouth. So he’s looking for the thumb. He’s close. The thumb points in his mouth, but he hasn’t figured out how to pry it away from the rest of the first. Instead he just licks it.

    Good news for me. The idea of a thumb-sucker does not appeal to me.

    G never really took to a paci. He’d entertain it while it was around, but he never craved it. Luckily he never really found his thumbs either. And STILL his teeth are messed up. It’s unfair I tell you. Flat out unfair. I’m looking at having to set up an orthodontics fund (per the recommendation of his dentist), and we didn’t encourage (nor did he adopt) any behavior that would mis-align his teeth.

    So with S2 I’m pushing the paci when I see the fists come out. I can take a paci away. I can’t take the thumbs away, and I would really like to avoid an orthodontia fund for 2 children. Sigh.

    So while I continue watching for thumb sucking offenses, here’s a cute picture of our little sneak with his new buddy, Mo. Mo is short for Mohawk. Mohawk, the zebra.

    PS. Yes, I realize that all of S2’s photos of late seem to be in this exact same outfit. I PROMISE you he has more than one onesie. Just for some reason he seems to do cute things, and I seem to document said cute things when he’s wearing this one.

    10 weeks

    April 25th, 2010

    How far along: 10w
    Weight: me = 126.2
    Baby size: a little over 1″ long and weighs a little under 1/4oz
    Sleep: I’m already waking up nightly to pee once a night. With G this didn’t happen until the first trimester, which is making me wonder if come this third trimester I’ll spend more time sleeping while peeing than in my bed
    Movement: None yet
    Feeling: I had a cold last week. It normally wouldn’t se so bad, except that it came with a crappy caugh. Caughing lead to gaggin and gagging — well it decided to show off my breakfast.
    What I miss: Eating like a normal person. I’ve turned into an extremely finiky eater. One moment I want X, the next the idea of it makes me want to hurl.
    What I am looking forward to: Another baby u/s this week
    Milestone: As of today I’m off the progesterone suppositories. Hellz yeah!
    Weekly Wisdom: Bedtime by 9:30 nightly feels pretty darn good.
    Food cravings: None really
    Fetal development:
    The baby has now completed the most critical portion of its development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in its body rapidly grow and mature.

    It’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including its kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout my pregnancy.

    If you could take a peek inside the womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

    In other developments: Its limbs can bend now. Its hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over its heart, and its feet may be long enough to meet in front of its body. The outline of its spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from its spinal cord. Its forehead temporarily bulges with its developing brain and sits very high on its head, which measures half the length of its body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, the baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.