The girls are both loving preschool. It took Livi a little while to settle in. I think it was actually good for her that Sofie was with her instead of it being good for Sofie. Livi stayed very close to Sofie, particularly at transition times, like from art to circle time. I was worried about it at first but she is more comfortable now and making her own friends. I didn't need to be worried about Sofie at all. She is doing awesome! She loves preschool and charges in ready to go. I just need to say the words "go to the car for preschool" and she charges down the stairs to the door. She has an aid who is pretty good with her. Being in preschool and around so many other kids is helping her development too. She is throwing and hitting much less which is AWESOME!
The big event of the month is, in preparing for baby, we painted the girls rooms, set up the bunk beds and moved Sofie in to Livi's room, which is now the "big girls' room". Surprisingly they are doing awesome with it. The first two nights they giggled and played but were asleep by the hour mark Since then (about five nights) they have fallen asleep pretty quickly and slept in until after 7! They woke each other up once or twice but always slept in past 7 and once until almost 8! I'm loving having them going to bed at the same time. Before we would always put Sofie to bed first and let Livi have some big girl time. Now they are going to bed together which leaves me with more alone time!
Their room is kind of awesome too. I love it. The girls really like it too :)
We also went to the corn maze with the Down Syndrome support group we are a part of. We went last year and I don't think I can adequately tell you about the change in Sofie from last year to this year. She just whined and didn't move last year. This year she was chasing the other kids, playing in the corn box and smiling! It was so cool to see.
My two wimps bundled up!
In the corn box! She wouldn't even touch the corn from our hand last year!
Back at school for a snack!
Another amazing quote from my "humble" child...
Livi - "I know everything about the world."
Me - "No Livi, you don't know everything. Only God knows everything."
Livi - "Well, I guess I'm like God then."
A little sacrilege never hurt anyone, right?
She loves monsters and "spooky" things which is really getting exemplified with Halloween right now. She wanted to be a ghost, which I don't really have a problem with except for the fact that she has a very adorable kitty costume from dance that I want her to wear to save money! I think I had to spend about $70 on that darn costume! She has also decided she wants to ask Santa for a peddle bike for Christmas, which I am all for! She is getting a little big for her run bike and since her birthday is at the end of summer I think it is a good idea to get it for Christmas so she can use it in the summer.
I think I'm starting to nest a little bit. I've done a lot of cleaning this week and organizing for the baby. This pregnancy is still crazy difficult but I'm surviving for now. All the exercise I got this week was good for me! I need to keep it up. My back is starting to hurt a bit more and some motions are starting to get limited. Shaving my legs is a joke. Tons of spots get missed. If Jon wants to sleep next to smooth legs he may need to shave them for me! Picking up Sofie is getting really difficult and she is having some behaviors because of it. Lots of whining! Heartburn is terrible and my hips are getting worse at night. Braxton Hicks contractions are almost an hourly thing thing now. Sometimes they take my breath away. The literature says they don't hurt... bull shit! I did go to the chiropractor once but I wanted to spread them out since we only get $8 back from a $40 appointment. I know I'll have to go more in the last month so I'm trying space it out. It could get expensive! Hopefully less than two months to go though! I need this kid out of me by December 31 so I don't have to keep her back a year! This is a serious concern for me! I'll be starting inductions at home on the 17th.
I am enjoying all the movements I'm feeling from her. I thought Livi was active? Well, they aren't even comparable. This little one must be hyperactive. I was told because of the placement of the placenta I might not feel her as much! Hah! She moves so much that I almost get concerned if I don't feel her for an hour. I can watch my whole belly rumbling and jumping. It is kind of cool. It sure does hurt sometimes though! She will kick me in the ribs and bladder at the same time. Sometimes she'll make me pee myself a little too... awesome. Too much info? Deal with it. This is what YOUR mother had to go through! I recently measured 4 weeks further along than weeks I am. Baby must have had a growth spurt. I was always right on for measurements. Hopefully this all means I can get her out on time!