This sweet girl is in the best mood today. She is laughing up a storm and is wanting all the snuggles. I love every moment with her. I always tell her she's my best girl and although I know she can't say it, her face expresses so much love for me. I love this kiddo so much.
A little throwback Thursday today! Remember that year we dressed as scarecrows for Halloween? We had so much fun! Reminisce with me here: http://www.thevintagemodernwife.com/holidays/our-scarecrow-family-on-halloween/ (clickable link in profile)
My 14 week bumpdate is on the blog this hump day! Get all the details here on my blog http://www.thevintagemodernwife.com/baby-2-vmw/14-week-bumpdate/ (clickable link in profile!)
The bad news? I got stung by a bee today while having a nice chat about Young Living with a friend today. The good news? I had Lavender oil in my purse! Pulled out the bee's stinger from my leg and put a drop of lavender where I was stung. I was so glad to have my bag of oils in my purse! I keep staples like Lavender (for minor abrasions, apparently now for bees, and for all things skin soothing), Digize (for digestive comfort if we eat out), Purification (I love to swipe it on my clothes when I'm outdoors), and Stress Away (my perfume and emotional support bff) because you never know when they may come in extra handy! I call it my mama's toolbox and I'm yet again thankful that I always have my oils nearby.
This sweet girl just CRUSHED her play-based assessment at the local elementary school! We had about 10 people observing her and she did great. She fell asleep towards the end because she worked so hard, but they were all so proud of her. This assessment is important for Addie so the school knows what types of ways they need to help Addie. We have specialists that come to our house weekly and this will help them hone in on skills she needs improvement on! So proud of this girl!
You know who is a rockstar? THIS KID! She just sprinted off of her vent for a WHOLE HOUR! She could've done longer but I didn't want to push it. I'm so proud of her! 1 hour down, 3 to go!
This pregnancy I'm making sure to drink my Ningxia Red regularly. I wasn't oily when I was pregnant with Addie and so much has changed since then because I've learned so much the past 2.5 years! 2 ounces of Ningxia a day gives the antioxidant equivalent of 1,628 blueberries, 118 heads of broccoli, 200 oranges, 44 carrots, 146 strawberries, 186 apples, and 45,628 almonds. It's such a simple way for me to keep my immune system up as we gear into the sick (*cough* sugar) season and give baby all the nutrients he or she needs. Plus- with having pre-eclampsia with Addie, I'm not taking chances. Ningxia is awesome for maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It also helps build strong bones, support eye health, and so much more- and I'm giving that all to my baby :) It's a winner winner chicken dinner in my book! You don't have to be pregnant to drink Ningxia. We drink it every day year round for immune support! Even Addie gets a bit in a sippy cup every day! If you're interested in grabbing some, go to bit.ly/YLstephaniewolfeAD , become a member, and then grab the Ningxia Premium Starter Kit. It's the BOMB and the best bang for your buck. You won't regret it!
My sweet girl was a rockstar yesterday at her doctor appointments! Her Pulmonologist was so glad to hear how well she's been sprinting off her vent and encouraged us to work up to 4 hours at a time! His hope is for her to be able to do two 4 hour sprints a day eventually! Nutrition is also thrilled with her weight and height and is so glad she is branching out and eating more foods. Lastly, ENT checked her ears (as seen here!) and took her tubes out because one was migrating and the other wasn't functioning properly anymore. She got her ears cleaned and doesn't need to see him for another 6 weeks. The other doctors we don't need to see til February! Everyone was proud of Addie and all the strides she's made in the past 4 months. She's such a big girl!
I'm a little behind, but my 12 week #bumpdate is now on the blog! Get all the details of my pregnancy from the first trimester with Addie's little baby brother or sister here: http://www.thevintagemodernwife.com/baby-2-vmw/12-week-bumpdate/ (clickable link in profile)