Friday, December 21, 2012


Those of you who made it all the way to the end of my last post (kudos to you!) know that 'Ihi is obsessed with babies right now. Part of that obsession is because we have tried to explain to her multiple times that she is going to be a BIG SISTER! Yep, you read that right:


She is currently in big sister training and passing with flying colors! She brings me diapers and wipes (sometimes it takes her 20 minutes....) when I ask her to, takes care of her baby doll, pushes her around in the stroller, changes her diapers, feeds her whatever she is eating, and wraps her up in blankets when she is cold. :)

I have been horrible at recording this pregnancy but everyone told me that would happen so what the heck. Here are a few things to note for journaling purposes (skip if you don't care to know the details):

*I started feeling nauseous on September 14th. Why do I remember this? Because it was my birthday and I didn't feel good that whole day and the weekend following until I took a pregnancy test on the 17th to confirm it. (Kahili guessed on my birthday that I was pregnant but I thought I had just caught a bug. It had only been 4 weeks since I stopped nursing!)

*We found out we were expecting on September 17th. We were not exactly 'trying' but we weren't preventing. Since I had finished nursing in August, we decided I wouldn't go back to the doctor to be put back on the regular pill instead of the mini pill. We both felt like 'Ihi was in need of a playmate, close in age, and decided that if Heavenly Father wanted us to have another kid, we would.

*Throughout my whole first trimester I was working(coaching at Timpview), Kahili was working 60+ hours every week, he was gone on a 10 day business trip when I was about 8 weeks pregnant, 'Ihi was a wild child, and I was one exhausted mama.

*I don't know if it's the fact that I am trying to keep up with an active toddler who barely sleeps or what the deal is but this pregnancy feels so much harder than the first one. I still have not thrown up (thank goodness), but I just felt 10 times more nauseous, exhausted, and the headaches are killer!

*On Halloween, we had our first ultrasound and check up with the doctor. I weighed in 10 lbs lighter than I did with 'Ihi (yay!) and baby looked healthy (measured 2 days early) and had a strong heartbeat of 167.

*On December 4th, we had another appointment and baby's heartbeat was 147 which led me to suspect that maybe this baby is a boy (Kahili would be beyond ecstatic) even though I have been thinking it's another girl. 'Ihi's heartbeat stayed in the 160s almost my entire pregnancy with her.

*I am currently almost 18 weeks and due on May 27th (moved up after the first ultrasound from May 29th). We go in for our gender ultrasound on January 7th and I am so excited to find out!

Monday, December 17, 2012

15/16 Months

Wow! Time flies when you're having fun! Well actually, life just gets really busy around the holiday season when there is so many fun activities going on. Back in October when I last posted updates about 'Ihi, I decided I would wait and do them every 2 months from then on. Therefore, here I am and 'Ihi is now 16 months old and smarter than ever! Here are the 'Ihi updates from the last 2 months:

*Signs and says 'please' and it is the cutest thing ever! HOWEVER, she thinks that she can get whatever she wants if she does it which is frustrating at times.

*Signs 'more' and 'all done/pau'

*Has been eating pretty well lately. She loves macaroni and cheese and apples. Thanks to her Daddy, she has a soft spot for fruit snacks as well.

*She loves her 'baba' (bottle) especially when she is tired. I am trying very hard to only let her have it in the morning, nap time, and bedtime.

*She loves playing with any type of ball still

*She loves pillows and will lay on our body pillow on the ground to drink her bottle every morning

*She likes collecting things in bags and carrying them around the house.

*She likes helping Mommy clean the house: sweeping and wiping the floor, vacuuming, taking out the trash (I have to leave some sort of box or milk carton out so she can help carry it down), and cleaning the toilets (when Mommy is not around).

*She has been sleeping much better though she still sleeps in our bed. It's no telling what time she will go to bed on any given day but when she does go to sleep, she sleeps for about 8-10 hours.

*She can say 'eye' and 'nose' and correctly identifies: eyes, nose, mouth, and ears on herdelf and others(for the most part)

*Started saying 'no' in the cutest way possible. Still deciding if I like this or not.

*List of words she says on a daily basis (some are unclear but I understand them enough to know what she is talking about): mommy, daddy, baba, outside, hi, bubbles, cheese, no, baby, eye, nose, hot, ball, doggy, please, bye, snow, juice, owie, wow, uh oh, boo (book), chip, poopoo. Her vocab is expanding daily and it seems like she learns new words all the time. It's crazy!

*She started loving apple bananas in Hawaii so I thought I would try to give her bananas here in Utah but she hates them so that was a fail.

*Folds her arms during (the first 10 seconds of) prayer (we're working on it! :))

*Loves singing the 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' song while she pokes her fingers together and she makes me sing it over and over again!

*She thinks every stomach is called 'baby'....more on that in our next post! :)