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Showing posts from May, 2012

Week 35 Day 1

The nursery is really coming along; we no longer have enough open wall space to avoid getting furniture in the picture.  
My grandmother passed away this past weekend and will be laid to rest later this week.  She was 88 and baby would have been her third great-grandchild.  We'll see if her prediction holds true!
Keith and I took a few extra days off after the Memorial Day holiday this week to spend with the boys before we become a family of five.
Sadly, I've been fighting a cold so far this week, but it hasn't stopped us!
We're hoping to go to the zoo, and we spent today in Amish Country.  We toured Heini's and saw how they make cheese; we ate at Chalet in the Valley; we visited Hershberger's to see all the animals, and we went mini-golfing at Putt N Stuff too.  
We had our maternity photos taken this past weekend too.  I can't wait to hang some in the nursery!

Baby shower number two is this weekend too!

Last Day of Preschool - 2012

First we had a few serious photos. They've grown so compared to their first day of preschool!
Then of course we had to be silly! Daddy had to join the fun too!

** The boys pick out their own clothes for school, and have started occasionally dressing a like!  I find it adorable.  And these pictures, fantastic! **

Week 34 Day 2

This last week, I've been feeling much larger.  I haven't weighed myself recently, so I'm not sure if it's showing on the scale or not too, but I certainly feel larger.  Every once in awhile I go to do something and realize I've got to change what I'm doing or do it a different way because things just don't move the same way or as flexibly as they used to.  
All is well on the kidney stone front so far.  I was too tired and feeling sluggish last week to get a regular weekly update in.  
I'm starting to get excited for our next baby shower the first weekend in June.  Although it's not a traditional shower, I think it'll be even better with our families and friends and kids joining the backyard bbq fun!
I'm also getting anxious we don't have a lot ready for baby.  If baby came now, it has no car seat and no where to sleep!  We also have no window treatments in the nursery, which I consider important to block some light too!
Keith and I to…

Baby Movements

Caleb felt baby move for the first time tonight! 

Usually he's not patient enough to wait for it to happen as baby doesn't move on command.  But he was sitting with me on the floor last night and when baby started moving, it was visible through my shirt.  I pointed him out to it and he watched while I put his hand on my belly to feel baby move. 

He smiled and quickly went back to what he was doing, but he felt it. 

He told Daddy about it to when he came back upstairs. 

Caden wasn't interested at all.  Hopefully he'll change his mind before baby arrives!

Knock Knock Jokes

Today while we were out running errands, I shared a knock, knock joke with the boys.

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Kenya who?

Kenya guess?

They laughed!  I smiled.  I do love a good, clean joke!

Once I tell a joke, the boys are always ready with their made up jokes.  Most of which I struggle to make the connections with the joke and the punch line, but they are happy, so I'm happy, and I laugh away. 

Today, Caden had a great one. 

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Why's Daddy always walk around in girls underwear?

And queue the rolling laughter!  (For the record, Keith does not wear girls underwear!)

Caden's response: "I made mommy laugh!"

Oh was it funny.

An Infection and Kidney Stones

It's been an eventful weekend, and one I hope to not repeat anytime soon ever.

Granted, the baby shower was wonderful, but I would say I would have enjoyed it a bit more had I felt a bit better.  Luckily none of my guests noticed. 

I should have known my weekend would be a trial when I took the dog to the vet Friday night and left covered in dog pee.  Belle has started peeing on the floor when we take her to to the vet, and this time she rubbed her bottom and tail in it before we could get it cleaned up and then shook it all over me. We came home for showers all around after that one. 

Saturday morning we had planned to go shopping for a new refrigerator before I picked up my mom to head to the baby shower, but my body had other plans.  I woke up with a urinary tract infection. I called the dr. on call and ended up at Express Care Saturday morning to be tested, get started on antibiotics and head back home.

Needless to say, I used the bathroom about 321684321 time during the sho…

Baby Shower

My in-laws hosted my first baby shower this past weekend.  Keith's mom, with the help of his two sisters and a sister-in-law put together a baby shower for me Saturday.

They did a wonderful job with a barnyard and cow theme.  

There were about 13 of us there, plus Trent (a 13-ish year old nephew).  We dinned on sloppy joes and fruit, potato salad and beans.  And it wouldn't be a shower without cake and chips and punch! 

We played some games to give away some door prizes; one of which I won!  It was a fun basket full of cupcake making and frosting goodies, which is right up my alley!

We received some wonderful gifts to get us started with baby and our nursery!

Happy 6th Birthday!

A week ago, at the last minute, I took the day off for you birthday.  Caleb specifically requested it, and I made it happen!
Although you both ended up being more excited about spending the day running the garage sale with your Daddy and Uncle Brent, I did get to steal a few moments with both of you.  Caleb and I went to the park for a very short time.  Caden and I went to the outlet mall to buy new shoes and pick up a few groceries from the store.  I loved being able to spend some one on one time with each of you on your birthday while the other of you was in preschool.  
We celebrated that evening with ice cream cake as requested!
You were even so lucky to have a surprise guest as Grandma came to see how things were going with the garage sale from Papa's things and was able to stick around for supper and cake with you!

Week 32 Day 1

Weight: 162
Total Weight Gain: 22 pounds
I've been trying to think of what to write about this week, but things have been moving along just fine, which is wonderful!

Your big brothers turned 6 and we had a party for them over the weekend full of Scooby Doo fun!

They are excited to meet you and are going to learn about being big brothers at sibling class later this week at the hospital. 

You've been moving like crazy this past week or so, and it surprises your Daddy when he feels and sees your movements in the evenings when you're most active.  Although, I feel you in the afternoon at work and in the mornings and even when I wake up at night to use the restroom!  I'm wondering when you sleep!

8 more weeks to go!

Prenatal Appointment #7 - Week 32

Yesterday I went in for my 32 week appointment and everything was fine.  The baby's heartbeat was 150, which is consistent with what is has been all along.  Next appointment in 3.5 weeks!

A Scooby Doo Birthday Party

We had a small family birthday party full of Scooby Doo fun yesterday!
It was just the right amount of family, food and fun.  And cake too of course!
You love birthday parties and we're thrilled with most of your presents.  Although, for the first time I saw you start to turn your nose when you opened new clothes from your Uncle Brent and Aunt Kate.  Although, you were less disappointed when you discovered they were swim trunks!  I have a feeling we have many more years of, not clothes, comments for presents.  I think that is a part of growing up. 
Happy 6th Birthday Boys!
You are very loved.

Holding my Hand

I know a day will come when my children will no longer want to hold my hand.  As a mother, I'm not looking forward to the day, yet at the same time hope I can appreciate they are growing their confidence and independence in the world.  Let's face it, I'm not sure I'd want to walk around with my 17 year old still holding my hand walking through the grocery store and everywhere else.  There is a time limit on the hand holding. I fear the day is near they won't want to hold my hand anymore.  It already happens now, but more often than not I'm surprised they still reach for my hand as we walk around places.  Sometimes it's difficult to find two hands for each of them to hold as we walk out of the store with our purchases, but I try my best to give them my hand or a couple fingers, because I know these days are numbered.  

Happy 6th Birthday!

Dear Boys,
Yesterday, you turned 6.  
I remember the first birthday I celebrated with you.  You turned two.  I had come home from college to spend the weekend with your Daddy and be there for your birthday party at your grandma's house.  Your mom and dad had agreed to hold a party there.  I remember exactly what I got you for that birthday too, and we were sure you it got to go to your Daddy's house at the end of the party.  

It still sits in our toy room with a slew of other toys.  That is one toy, we'll never get rid of.  You two may have no memory of the significance of it, but for me, it's special.  Someday you'll understand.
A lot has changed in the past for years.  
For one, your toys have gotten bigger and more expensive!  I can't wait to see your excitement when you learn of your birthday present this weekend at your birthday party.  If you don't discover it sooner. 
And another thing, our family unit has shifted, and we've become a blen…

Week 31

Weight: 160
It was not my best day.  When Keith took the pictures, he even pointed out it seemed hard for me to smile.
My irritation level is increasing at what seems to be a steady base, which just fuels my frustration with myself.  My tolerance level for things below my expectations is still minimal. 
I've been getting tired more easily again.  It's certainly nothing like the first few months yet, but it is noticeable. 
This week's festivities include Caden and Caleb's 6th birthday!  Their birthday will mark 2 months until baby's due date!  Time is flying.  The boys are 6, and baby is coming soon!