Friday, February 29, 2008


It's hard to imagine that last week we were covered with ice and it was bitter cold. Right now it's sunny out and 60 degrees. The weather is so crazy.

So far no contractions today and no indications that she will be born on this date. I really don't want her to be born on leap year day. Tomorrow is March, so she can come at anytime. Everything is now ready for her and we're just waiting on a baby. March is a good month as you start having some nice spring days, the buds will begin to show up on the trees and by the end of the month the daffodils and tulips will be popping up. I'll be home on maternity leave the entire month of April which will be very nice too. I can go out with the stroller and take some walks through the neighborhood.
Here's pictures of the bedroom that the baby and Hayden will be sharing. Since we only have a 3 bedroom house, they will have to share for hopefully only a year at the very most. We plan on moving sometime during 2008. They each have their own side of the room. Of course my little sweetie was taking a nap in his "ra-ra-ray-car bed" as he calls it.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Brain Cells

I really think that baby girl must be sucking my good brain cells out of me.

Yesterday I wore my contacts all day. Last night I take a shower and get my jammies on and then put my glasses on. I can't see very good out of my glasses. At first I thought they were smeary and needed to be cleaned so I go into the kitchen and clean them off. I'm holding them up to the light to make sure no streaks, etc.

Anders and Will come in there and ask what I'm doing. I have Anders look at my glasses as I can't see well out of them. He said all looks ok. Finally while talking to them I rub my eyes and out pops one of my contacts and it's laying in my hand. I look down and tell them "oh I guess I forgot to take these out first".

The look between Anders and Will was was like "yep...she's lost it for sure". I head back down the hall to the bathroom to take them out and I hear them in there trying to be silent and giggling. Oh least I could see fine afterwards.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm Growing

Baby girl is growing!! I had an ultrasound today and they're estimating her size to be 6 lbs. 2 oz. They said if I were to go into labor at this point they wouldn't do anything to stop it. My body is getting ready as I'm already 1.5 cm dialated. My blood pressure was doing ok, which is great!!

I go back again next week on Tuesday. My regular doctor will be back in the office and we'll see what she says.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ice...Ice...and more Ice

School was closed for the 2nd. day in a row. We got no snow but about about 2 inches of ice. The van is totally an ice bubble van.

Since I've been home, I must get the baby clothes washed and my suitcase packed. By Sunday night all will be done and ready. No more procrastinating. I'm about 1/2 way done with it all and the baby bassinet is now up and ready.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Great News!!

Anders called me this morning with some great news!! At his work they've changed the maternity leave for men and women. For him this means that he will be able to take two weeks off to be home with us and receive 100% of his pay and not use his vacation time.

You can definately see why his company was rated a family friendly company. He was already planning on taking 1 week vacation once we got home but this is even better. I'm so happy!! I've been a little concerned as 1 week goes so fast and what if I need help the 2nd. week or end up with a c-section. I have no one who could come to help out.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


This was the last picture we had taken of Jack the Hamster. It was done just about 2 weeks ago. Jack passed away this afternoon. We're not sure the reason why but Will found him in his penthouse in his cage. He had food and water and was running in his wheel last night and this morning so we're not sure what happened.

I'm quite sad over this....I was the one who adopted him and brought him into our family. He was a sweet little pet and will be missed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Maternity Leave

I'm now on maternity leave.

After some uncertain events today with my health, it was determined by my doctor that the best thing for me is to go out on maternity leave. I need to take it easy, which is hard to do working full-time, being a mom to two active boys and a wife. It seems the biggest stress factor is my job. Now that I'll be home I need to take it easy and go at a slower pace. I need to remain pregnant a few more weeks to make sure everything will be ok with the baby.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


It's Saturday evening and the day was so nice. We had a break in the weather and it was close to 50 degrees and sunny. The boys were outside playing basketball. In little Hayden's mind you can tell that he thinks he's 11 years old too and not 2 years old. Anything Will does or tries, he's got to do it too. It's cute.

It hit me tonight that we could have a baby here in the house within 4-6 weeks maximum. I guess I need to be getting the baby clothes washed and my suitcase packed. Some days it's seemed that it's taken so long but then others it seems to have gone fast. The thought of going through labor again has me nervous. Both times it's gone ok but still....the thought of doing it again. Whew!! With Will he was born in 7 hours and Hayden it was 10 hours. It's still going to be great having a baby again.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Weekly Appointments

I'm now going to the ob weekly. I've got my appointments already made for the next two weeks. Plus she informed me yesterday that she thinks that I'll probably be having the baby the end of February instead of March due to some health problems going on that are with me.

The good news is baby girl is head down now and in my pelvis and her heartbeat was going strong. She said all looks good with her.

I was relieved when I left my appointment yesterday as my ob wrote me an excuse that allowed me to only work 40 hour work weeks. I gave my excuse to my supervisor and she told me she couldn't approve it and gave it back to me. I've got too much to do till I go out on maternity leave. What!! They will not approve what my doctor has requested me to do for my health and the health of the baby. This is going to be getting very ugly before it gets better I'm afraid.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Champs

What a game!! I'm so glad the New York Giants won. No one seemed to believe they could do it but they did and they did it playing some great football. Way to go Eli and the Giants!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


I can tell that I'm getting into the final days of being pregnant. I'm offically uncomfortable.

I have 50 days left until my due date of 3/24 but then I've been given the due date of 3/19 and 3/17. So that could shorten it down to 43 days but then I had both boys two weeks early so that could shorten it down to 36 days. No matter how I analyze it, I still have several weeks to go and I'm getting so ready to serve baby girl her eviction papers.

At least it's not the middle of summer and weeks of 95+ degree temperatures like it was with Hayden. Being pregnant in winter is a lot better than summer for sure!!

My belly is getting in the way of everything I do. Trying to tie my shoes and getting it done is something to celebrate. I'm usually so particular about keeping it all neat and organized but really, do I have to pick something up the minute I drop it. Nope...wait and call for one of the boys to do it for me. Good thing Hayden is so willing to be "mommy's big helper".

Baby girl feels the constant need to squirm and wiggle once I get into bed and get the pillows all situated which then I feel the need to constantly get up and visit the bathroom multiple times during a 2 hour period. No sooner than that stops the heartburn kicks in full force. I can't tell you how much I hate the taste of Tums. All flavors are now icky!! This makes for some fun nights here lately.

I feel like at times I can't breathe. Anders keeps assuring me that I am breathing as I'm talking and not passing out but tell that to your diaphram that's now pushed up into your throat, a stuffy nose and when the heat kicks on and is blowing on you. Plus why does my husband sleep so close to me? Doesn't he remember when I was pregnant with Hayden?? I need my space. I know I'm sleeping with 5 pillows but hey...they're all serving a purpose in my comfort level.

Also, the subject of clothing. My shirts are riding up and my pants are falling down. What's up with this? My belly is shaped different this time than with Hayden and my pants sit different on me. Even though I have no stretch marks whatsoever on my belly and have an inny belly button, I still don't want my belly hanging out there. Geesh...if she get's cold she may then climb up higher under my ribs and then for sure I can't breathe.