Sunday, February 21, 2010

Great weekend!

We had a great weekend! Karen and Scott (my sister and brother-in-law) came to visit Friday night and we had fun catching up. Then Saturday morning Karen and I headed to my shower that my friends from church threw me. I am so blessed to have such a sweet group of friends!!

Me and the Grandmothers!

All the yummy food :)

All of the sweet gifts

All of the hostesses

My sisters, my mom and I

When I was about to leave the shower I felt two gushes down my legs. I thought that my water had broken, but I wasn't sure if I might have just peed on myself. So Jonathan and I waited around a while to see what would happen. I was worried and couldn't tell so we went to labor and deliver. They hooked me up to the monitors and checked me. They said that the litmus paper should turn blue if my water broke and yellow if not. She said that it was yellow and blue. There were a few other factors, but she gave me an ultrasound to be sure. She said that my fluid looked great and she was pretty sure that it hadn't broken. They had me stay on the monitor for quite a while and they said that I was contracting every 2-3 minutes. I wasn't in pain, but she checked to make sure that I wasn't dilating. I was at a 2. I have another doctor's appt. in the morning so we'll see what he says.

Karen helped me go through all of the fun shower gifts and get them put away. Thanks sis! Then tonight we had life group at our house and we had a great time with some great friends. We feel so blessed.

Here are some pictures and a video from Kylee playing the other day. Notice how she pauses to say cheese b/c she thinks I am taking her picture.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

36 weeks

I went for my 36 week appt. yesterday. The doc said that I am 1 1/2 cm dilated and 50 percent effaced. He said that Bailey is going to be big like Kylee (she was 8.8 lbs). He said because of her size he would love for me to deliver at 37 weeks, but we'll have to see what she has in mind. He cannot induce me because I am doing a v-bac. So we have to wait for me to go into labor on my own. He also said that my eyesight will go back to normal (where I can wear contacts again) about two weeks after I deliver. I have so missed my contacts!!

Kylee really wanted me to read her books yesterday. So she kept going and getting books and then trying to climb in my lap on the couch. I usually have her sit on one of my legs, but yesterday she really wanted to sit in the middle of my lap. She would push on my belly with her whole body trying to make room for herself. She did not understand that I had a huge belly there blocking her! I'm sure she will be glad to have my lap back, but probably not so glad that she will have to share it with sister.

I need to post another belly shot. I will try to get Jonathan to take one tonight!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Why God Made Moms

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?

1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?

1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?

1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?

1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?

1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?

1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?

1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?

1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?

1. Mothers don't do spare time..
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?

1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?

1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Almost 34 weeks

I will be 34 weeks on Wednesday and I started my two week appointments today. The doctor said that I was measuring right on target. I asked him if he could guess how big she is. He felt my belly and told me that she was head down (she has a hard butt) and that she felt a little on the big side, but not too huge. I just hope that she is not much bigger than Kylee since I am going to try to have a vaginal delivery! He said that my titers are still at zero so that is great news.

Kylee was great at the appointment today. She stayed in her stroller until we got back to the room and then she pointed to the bed and said, "My bed!" I let her get on the bed and she laid down for a while with her blanket. Then she discovered the little changing area with the curtain that moves like a shower curtain. We played peek-a-boo for a while and she was very excited. Then while the doctor was examining me she sat in her seat and ate her raisins. Then she wanted to walk to the car so I told her she had to hold my hand. She did all the way to the car. Such a big girl!

I think that I have started nesting. We put Bailey's bed in Kylee's room, I ordered Kylee new bedding, I bought storage bins for the girls toys and I have been tidying up our room. Jonathan and Quinton put a vent in our closet over the weekend. Bailey will be spending her first couple of months in there until she is sleeping longer and won't wake sister up as much. Now she has a vent so she won't be cold/hot like Kylee was.

I decided to let Kylee help me make dinner tonight. I was making breakfast burritos (yes we have breakfast for dinner a lot!) I put the eggs and sausage in the tortillas and then I let her put the cheese on top. I poured the cheese in a bowl and she had a ball. I think she ate more cheese than she put in the burritos, but that's okay. Some of the eggs and sausage fell out of a burrito and said, "Uh oh!" I told her it was okay and that we could just eat what fell out. She liked that idea! I think I am going to try and find more ways to let her help me cook, she seemed to really enjoy it.

Here is a picture from a couple of weeks ago. Then there are some random ones of Kylee!