Yeah it's October! Fall is one of my favorite seasons because with fall brings cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas is right around the corner. I love celebrating holidays! Halloween decorations are up at our house. Every time I see them it makes me smile. We can't wait to take Max trick-or-treating this year.
Max will be two next month, and this is honestly one of my very favorite stages. He is almost always happy and chatters away most the day. He is obsessed with planets, and knows all of them by name. A big part of our day consists of drawing planets with crayons and talking about them. He also loves watching YouTube videos about planets. Since being on bedrest, I hate to admit how much we watch videos during the day. He won't watch cartoon planet shows, he wants to watch educational videos about them. He has really learned a lot from these videos and surprises me when he says things like, "Jupiter's the big one", and "Mars is red. " A couple weeks ago, we got 5 different sized pumpkins to decorate with, and Max has named them all planet names. The two large pumpkins are Jupiter and Neptune, and the smaller ones are Mars, Earth, and Venus (or sometimes Mercury.) These planet named pumpkins are the first thing he asks for when he wakes up from a nap or in the morning. It cracks me up!
About three weeks ago, Max learned all of his colors. He went from calling most colors "blue", to one day getting every color right every time. He loves to be chased and tickled, especially by daddy, and is always requesting that we, "Get tosies" (which means tickle his feet). Every night before he goes to bed he wants to go outside and say, "Night night moon." Dan takes him outside and they walk around looking for the moon to tell it goodnight.
Max is such a great sleeper. That boy seriously loves his sleep. When 11:30-12 in the afternoon comes around he asks to go, "Night night" and practically puts himself to bed. He never puts up a fuss when it's bedtime. I feel very lucky we don't have to battle going to bed. However, we do have to battle getting him to eat. He is a very picky eater and won't eat much most days. His favorite food is yogurt and he would eat it for every meal if we let him. He asks for, "Peach yoyo" all the time, (peach yogurt.) I get very frustrated trying to think of what to make him for meals because most the time he won't eat anything I give him. I am hoping this is just a stage that he will grow out of soon.
This pregnancy has definitely taken its toll on my body. Thank goodness I am almost 36 weeks and almost done. It's not been as smooth as my pregnancy with Max. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage that has caused some pre-term labor issues. At 31 weeks I lost my mucous plug/had my bloody show, had lots of unexplained bleeding, a couple trips to the ER, was dilated to a 2 and 75% effaced, and the baby's head was engaged. My doctor thought I wouldn't make it to 34-35 weeks. After many prayers, bedrest, the amazing support and help from friends, here I am miraculously still pregnant and bigger than ever. Max now refers to me as "Big Mama". This is completely unprompted. Awesome.
Dan is extremely busy with his job, and I am wondering what made us crazy enough to have a newborn in his first year of residency. Despite a few challenges, life is great and we can not wait to meet our baby girl soon.