Thursday, March 29, 2012

Austin is one week already

This last week has been quite a roller coaster. I'm working on writing it all down. But for now. Here is my little man!! 


He had his 1 week appointment yesterday.

Weight: 9 pounds 12 ounces 
Height: 21 3/4 inches


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

40 weeks

How far along: 40 weeks and 2 days 
Next appointment: Today 
Any new aches/pains: Lots of back pain and irregular contractions. 
Sleep: It's just awful. I cannot wait to have an outside baby so I can sleep again.
Best moment this week: Conrad starts his leave tomorrow! 
Movement: ALL of the time. 
Labor signs: Having contractions pretty much every day. They start to get stronger and then go away. 
Food cravings: Chocolate and cheese. 
What I miss: Just being comfortable doing anything. Everything just seems to take so long to do. 




I really didn't think that I was going to make it to 40 weeks so I didn't bother buying a pumpkin or any other fruit. So here I am on Sunday with my mini-watermelon again. I'm sooooo ready to meet this little one. 





Friday, March 16, 2012

Throwing in the towel

Someone posted this on FB earlier in the week. I really needed this tonight.

I wrote my whole positive post and then BOOM.

 Allyson wouldn't stop just whining. Aubrey's trying to help her stop by calling "Allyson Allyson Allyson" five hundred and twelve times. So we packed up and headed over to Kathy's for Friday night pizza. We get there and of course the girls moods change. So that was really nice. Dinner was nice, the girls were loud but having fun. Then something switched in Aubrey and that lovely little attitude came out. It was like magnified too. It was just awful. It was time to leave anyway. She just cried, screamed, whined... all the fun four year old drama. I just lost it on the car ride home. I threw my towel so far I had to drive back and get it. I was crying while I was driving. Aubrey was crying. all I could think is how on earth am I going to survive this with a stinkin' newborn thrown into the mix. Maybe the baby isn't coming out because he knows it's easier if he just stayed curled up in there. I listened to KLove and was just comforted. I got it together and when we got home it was bedtime, thank you God for bedtime!

I got to have some alone time while I went to fill up the van with gas, which is ridiculously expensive. Sheesh!! Conrad also suggested picking up something to drink at Sonic. Ahhh how a some peace and quiet and a cherry coke and onion rings from Sonic can change the night.

Things I'm going to miss

Instead of posting about how miserable I am, I thought I'd be positive and post some things I will miss about being pregnant.

I'm going to miss feeling the baby move. It really is such an amazing feeling. The little flutters in the beginning. The was that really a kick feeling? Simply amazing!

Eating whatever I want. Whether it's a big meal, a big meal and then a little while later eating some more or something that is just out there. I can totally do it because hey I'm pregnant!

I am going to miss buying fruit/veggies with Aubrey and having her ask if we are going to take pictures with it. It cracks me up.


Here she is with the mini-watermelon



I'm going to miss the not knowing of #3 is. As hard as it's been waiting I know that it's going to be so amazing to find out in the delivery room. It's a lot of fun telling people that we don't know and we are letting it be a surprise.

Ok little baby... it's time to come out and meet everyone!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

39 weeks and still pregnant!


How far along: 39 weeks - 7 days until due date! 
Next appointment: Tuesday 
Any new aches/pains: Same as last week just pressure and contractions. 
Sleep: It's just awful. I cannot wait to have an outside baby so I can sleep again.
Best moment this week: Best dinner ever last night. Steak, green beans & homemade cheddar biscuits... delish!!
Movement: ALL of the time. 
Labor signs: Having contractions pretty much every day. They start to get stronger and then go away. Soon. I keep telling myself very soon. 
Food cravings: Chocolate and cheese. 
What I miss: Just being comfortable doing anything. Everything just seems to take so long to do. 

Here I am with my mini-watermelon



A about a week or two ago I rearranged the girls car seats and put the baby's in. Soooo crazy. Aubrey is in the 3rd row and she LOVES it!

This week we also got our double stroller delivered. YAY! Conrad set it up and put Allyson in it. We both expected her to just hate it but she LOVED it. She cried when he took her out. It's folded up in the living room and she tries to climb on it. I'm just thrilled that she likes it for now.



I know that baby will come when he/she is ready but Conrad and I are both ready. This last week we have looked up things to induce labor. 
I've been drinking pineapple juice like crazy. It's actually pretty good. I was kinda surprised I liked it. Or I'm just desperate and I'm convincing myself I like it. 



I've also been having some raspberry tea. We read this one doesn't induce labor but helps the uterus in some way... whatever it's not too bad and it's different.


Last night I tried making this labor cake which sounded ah-mazing. Well I some how managed to mess it up. It cooked forever but still wasn't cooked all the way through. I was having contractions and in some serious pain so we just threw the cake out. That cake sure smelled good though. 

I have my next appointment on Tuesday and the DR should be setting up an induction date. YAY so there is an end in sight!! I cannot wait to meet you little one!!! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Kindergarten Registration



Can you believe it?? My little Aubrey is going to be in kindergarten this August? Where has time gone?
What an ordeal registering was. Sheesh!! I had all of the paper work ready to go in my handy family notebook, which I'm loving. I feel so organized. So we get to the school and wait in a small line. Fill out these papers and go wait in another line for the nurse to look at her immunization record. Allyson has been in her stroller this whole time and finally reaches her boiling point and is screaming / crying to get out and well that wasn't going to happen. We get up to the Nurse and she tells me that Aubrey needs 4 shots in order to be enrolled. I swear at Aubrey's last DR appointment they gave her all of her shots and said that she was ready for school. The immunization card didn't have them on there and neither did the registry thing that she checked. Without having the shots her enrollment was incomplete. Meaning since I want AM kinder there is a chance that she might get PM if we don't do this as soon as possible. ugh! So the DR's office couldn't get her in until next week for shots. Uhhh have you seen my pregnancy ticker? ::points over there :: due in 9 days ... yea can't really wait until next week because who really knows what next week holds.

So it was off to the Public Health place ::shudder::
That whole thing was just awful. It was Allyson's nap time. She wasn't too happy from the stroller time earlier. We waited close to an hour and a half to get back to see the nurse. Aubrey got 3 shots and was actually pretty brave about the whole thing. I was impressed. I ended up getting my Whooping Cough shot that I had been procrastinating on, because I didn't want to go down there to get it done! So that's one plus about yesterday. We went and turned in the a copy of her records and so now we are all registered for school! YAY!!

Aubrey is so excited to go. She thought she would be going right away after we turned the paperwork in. She kept talking about what kind of back pack she wanted. and a lunch box and what she could eat, just so much fun. My baby is growing up and I cannot believe it!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Imperfect

I am imperfect.

There are usually dirty dishes in my sink. 
I can't parallel park. 
I forget things even with a list.
I get mad too easily sometimes.  
I'm bad at returning phone calls.
My hair needs to be cut really bad...bad! 
When I need a break from my lovely kids, I turn to Sesame Street. 
Laundry sits in the dryer for while, sometimes a day or .. two 
My "craft" closet is a disaster.
I cry a lot over silly things and not so silly things. 
The inside of my van is almost always messy. 
I'm a procrastinator

I know that I'm not perfect and I'm really okay with it. I believe that there was only one perfect person and He died for my sins. 







Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bows for balding Beauties

Last week at MOPS there was announcement made for a get together to make Bow for Abigail's Bling for Balding Beauties . I had never heard of this but as Leslie started to read about Abigail and this get together I felt my heart be tugged. I seriously almost started crying right then and there. I knew that it was God telling me that this is something I needed to help out in some way. The sign up sheet came around and I signed up. I came home that day and all I could think about was this. How much something little like a bow or hat could make a difference. Just knowing that there was someone out there that prayed over this bow and for my child. Just thinking of this now brings tears to my eyes. I feel so incredibly blessed to have two little girls that are healthy and one little stubborn baby who is also healthy.

I told Conrad about this and how I really feel like I wanted to help out. He said does that mean a trip to Hobby Lobby? Ummm heck ya it does! Ribbon happened to 50% off!! So I decided to take Aubrey along and tell her what and why we were going to do this.



Just Aubrey and I at Hobby Lobby and she got to push the cart!




Ribbon!!!




It was so neat telling her who and why we were doing this. It was so great to include Aubrey in this.  While we were picking out ribbon a women made a comment to Aubrey that it looked like she was going to be getting a lot of new bows. Aubrey said that Mommy and her friends were going to make pretty bows for sick little girls and Aubrey was picking out ribbon. Melted my heart hearing her tell this woman this.



Stacking our ribbon.



The cashier also said something about all this ribbon and Aubrey told her the same thing she told the previous lady.




Tomorrow is when our group is getting together to make and pray for these bows, beanies and hats. I'm so excited. I can't wait to help out with the making and praying for these kids who will receive these things. Praying for the families of these children and the doctors and nurses who are taking care of them.

38 weeks

How far along: 38 weeks and 2 days

Next appointment: This afternoon

Any new aches/pains: Pressure and contractions 

Sleep: I got the best night sleep last night. But usually it's the same ole crummy sleep. 

Best moment this week: Conrad and I got to have another Saturday afternoon/evening  to ourselves. We are spoiled aren't we? 

Movement: ALL of the time. 

Labor signs: All weekend I have been having contractions but they weren't anything constistent. Sunday night as we were going to bed I started to have them and they were pretty intense. They were about 5 minutes apart and lasting for close to a minute. We kept timing them and as it got closer and closer to getting ready to call someone to come watch the girls while we head to the hospital ... they went away. Go figure. Yesterday after Conrad came home from work I started having them again. This time is started off slowly. So I made and ate dinner. They were still coming so we were kinda thinking that this could be it. They were coming about 3-4 minutes apart and lasting for 30-45 seconds. Then wouldn't you know as we were debating about calling someone or waiting just a bit longer... they tapered off. *sigh* so we'll see what today brings. Hopefully a child! :) 

Food cravings: Chocolate!! 

What I miss: Being able to walk without waddling. Putting on shoes/socks without needing help or being laughed at *cough Conrad cough* 

How big is baby: Leek
Average size: Over 19.5 inches, about 6.8 pounds.
 
Your baby has really plumped up. He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after he's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)


Me and my Leek. 




When I take my weekly pictures I use the tripod and set the self timer. Both girls think that this is just the greatest thing. When I push the button Allyson now runs over to the fire place and sits down and waits until the picture is taken to get up. She runs her little self back over and looks at the camera, as if she is really checking the picture. It's really funny. I'm going to miss watching them do this.