Well, we officially have a 2 yr. old in our house! Yesterday was Eliott's birthday, hard to believe it's been 2 years!!! Seems like we were just bringing him home. It's fun to look back and see all of the changes he has made. Our friends came over last night to take his 2 yr. pictures, and some of him with the baby belly. We were looking back through all of the pictures we've had taken. 10 days, 2 months, 3 months, etc, etc, wow....just amazing.
For his birthday we really wanted to take him to the Como Zoo. After my appt. last week, though, we had to change plans. My dr. strongly encouraged that I not go so far away at this point in the pregnancy. We changed our zoo plans to the Pine Grove Zoo right in Little Falls. Yes, we had to get around all the crafters-but it wasn't too bad! I don't think Eli could tell the difference from Pine Grove to Como- in time he will! He liked the bears, and the tigers, the donkeys, and the rabbits. He went from one to the next. It was such a warm day, I'm glad we took the dr's advice! After the zoo we went to the Pizza Ranch for lunch. Eliott loves that place! It's perfect for him, because he can eat a little bit of everything! Then we had to go shopping to get an outfit for the baby to wear home. That was fun! We wanted Eli to choose the outfits. The problem, though, was that everytime we'd show him 2 outfits to choose from, he just put them both in the cart. He couldn't decide, either! We ended up with 2 very cute options....now, I wonder which one we will get to use?!?!?!
Speaking of baby, my 34 week appt. went very well last week. My blood pressure was great, which is surprising, because I started the new school year last week with 24 kindergarteners- and the appt. was right after I had to try and get them all on their proper buses. -Do you have any idea how hard that is?!?!?! They all just kind of scatter! Anyways, I gained a couple of pounds, which is also good, but the dr. noticed that I was a little swollen, and said some of that weight was from being on my feet all day. My belly measured right on 34, which is right where I'm supposed to be. The dr. said he's going to strip me in 3 weeks. Well, it's less than that now! In less than 3 weeks we will finally be able to meet this new baby!!! I can't wait. I'm so glad that we waited again to find out. The anticipation and excitement of finally finding out if Eli will have a little brother, or a little sister is sooooo much fun!!!! We have a name picked out for each, now I can't wait to see which one we will use!
Now that Eliott turned 2 we have him signed up for ECFE classes. They begin tonight! I'm excited to take him. It will be very interesting to see how he does. I have a feeling if we get seperated from the kids that he's not going to like it very much. He likes to stay pretty close to Mom and Dad, or at least be able to see us at all times. We'll see though. We are hoping this will help him to share and interact with other kids. He isn't in a daycare setting, so he doesn't have a lot of exposure to little kids. Most of the time the kids that he plays with are older than him. I hope it's a good experience. It's Monday evenings for 2 hours. We thought it would be really nice once the baby comes for him to have some 1-on-1 time with Mommy or Daddy when he goes to school. He's excited about it. He has his cute little dinosaur backpack with his name on all ready.....
I'll try to get on soon and post some pictures from our fun day at the zoo. Also, I'll have updates on ECFE, and my next appt. is on Wednesday!