Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Old Wives Tales: Baby Thompson 2.0

I copy and pasted from when I did this with Hunter. Then I added some more because I am in my second pregnancy.

* If your husband gains weight, you will be having a girl. If he doesn't gain weight, you'll be having a boy.

Answer: Boy- but my husband hasn't gained weight since 10th grade, so I don't think this counts.

* Pregnancy has you looking better than ever if it’s a boy. You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy if it’s a girl/
Answer: Girl, my skin has broken out, and I am hating it. I haven't really had any pimples or anything since before getting pregnant with Hunter and now I have three huge zits on my face.

*Some myths propose that if you are craving sweets during your pregnancy, you are having a girl. If you are craving spicy and salty foods, then you are having a boy.
Answer: Both: I am loving fruits, sweets, AND my chili-cheese flavor Fritos.

*Some say if the woman’s belly is big and round it means that she is carrying a girl. Likewise, if her belly is smaller and sticking straight out than she is carrying a boy.
Answer: Boy- I think- I am not showing too much, but what is showing is pretty round, but all in front.

* If you are having a boy, you would not have as much morning sickness as you would if you were having a girl.

Answer: Girl, I was pretty sick in the beginning, and still have my moments! I hate labeling this 'girl', though because I wonder if I am so sick because I am not able to eat at the drop of a hat and I am getting much less sleep (this due to having a tiny baby at home!).


*The same as you last pregnancy= same gender, different- different gender.
Answer: Girl- more sick, not wanting to drink as much water as I did with Hunter, and my face is much less clear.

*Some people believe that if your baby has a fast heart rate, near 170 beats per minute, then that means you are having a girl, and that if your baby’s heart rate is closer to 150 beats per minute then you are having a boy.
Answer: Girl, the heart rate has been above 157 every time. It is most commonly in the 165-170 range, though.

* The Chinese use numbers to determine the sex of your baby. They take the mothers age at conception and the month of conception.
Answer: Boy, I conceived in Septmeber, and was 27 at age of conception, which is showing Boy.


* Many believe that if you have an increased amount of acne during pregnancy then it means you are having a baby girl.
Answer: Girl

*If your previous child's hairline at the neck comes to a point then it is a different gender, straight line is the same gender.
Answer: Girl. Hunter's hairline has a cute little point in the middle of his neck.

2 Boy
6 Girl

(I am liking these odds!)

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hunter Monthly: 7 months!

My little man is 7 months old, and I am loving every second of it! This month was HUGE. I mean HUGE! New tooth, getting into the sitting position on his own, but best of all... he is CRAWLING! 

Sleeping: His month started rough with him sleeping anywhere til 11-2, then waking up frequently. Daddy had the great idea to give him gas drops, which seemed to help and he would wake up at about 3-5. Then mommy started leaving out the rice in his bedtime bottle, and he started sleeping more consistently until 5-6. Last night he slept 10 hours! He started not sleeping well when his teeth started coming in, and we have not been able to get him back to sleeping through the night since then. It has been awful! The problem is that he is still in his Rock n' Play... yes, you read that correctly. We have created such awful sleeping habits for this poor little man! Yeah, sure, he sleeps through the night again, but he needs to have a bottle and be in the rock and play. This is the month that we make the switch! I have almost 3 weeks off work and I am determined!

Eating: This guy absolutely loves to eat! We have not come across a food that he doesn't like, and we have moved into the more 'complete' dinners (those gross purees with meat in them). I am ready for his top teeth to come in, because I would feel a little better about him eating the next step up! He does sometimes get bites of our food, tiny pieces of chicken or turkey (relax, I'm talking 'shards' of meat here), pieces of noodles, and of course soft foods if they are somewhat healthy. I have never thought about food needing to be healthy before, but I just don't want his little body to be running off of crap food. Sure, mommy can have Captain crunch for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and soup and grilled cheese for dinner, but little man has to have fruits, veggies, and meat (just a little) only! He does love his little net thing that you can put a fruit in and he just sucks it out. It looks as disgusting as I thought it would, but he can feed himself a slice of banana or avocado while mommy and daddy eat and we like that!
Here he is feeding himself puffies:

Movement: Little man just decided to start crawling one day and hasn't stopped. Pretty much just like we figured he would! He had been so content just sitting up, that he didn't want to try moving, then he would walk forward on his hands for a few steps just enough to be able to get what he wanted (or realize it was too far away), then he would back up again to a sitting position. He is getting so quick with his flipping over, sitting up, and crawling around! The thing that he wants most is my computer, and when he sees it, he is on a mission! Here is a video of Hunter's first night crawling:

Teeth! We have two beautiful pearly whites! I am so happy that they have fully poked through! Since he was two months old I feel like he has been working on these teeth, and now that they have cut through he is drooling a ton less! Once the first one came through he still wanted to chew and hands were the top choice most of the time, but those baby teeth are sharp! It really made me glad that I didn't nurse anymore!

Size: I think he is anywhere between 16 and 17 pounds. He is wearing size 6-9 month clothing. It is funny because he follows what age he is. As soon as he hits a new age mark (3,6 months) he has changed clothing sizes. I can't believe how much he has grown. I look at the 6-9 month footie pajamas when they come out of the wash and they look so big, they I put them on and they totally fit!

This has been an amazing month, and I am so excited to see what we have in store for the near future. He has already learned how to pull himself to a standing position. He can't do it all the time, but he definitely likes to stand. He is strong enough, he just needs to work on keeping his feet flat and his knees a little bit more locked. He still likes to 'hula' dance around when he stands, so he crumples back to the floor pretty easily! I still need to get around to buying more picture space. I am kinda bummed that I have run out! I had NO idea that I was on limited space! Hope you enjoy the videos while I am figuring out what I am going to buy from blogger....
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