Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Day At The Beach!








OFF BEDREST!!

Well, I went in to see my regular doctor this week and I am measuring the same as I did last week. So, she is taking me off of bedrest!! I thought I had a couple weeks to go, since I had started to dilate, but I was wrong. I'm still going to take it easy, I don't want this baby to come for a few weeks yet, but I'm going to be able to do more. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me!! It has been long and stressful at times, but we are so grateful for all the help, love, and support we have received from our family and friends. Thankyou to everyone who took the time to help!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Host


My wonderful neighbor let me borrow her book The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I am really enjoying it. A couple people told me they had a hard time getting into it, but I didn't have any trouble. I have really enjoyed it!! I think I like it better than the Twilight Series.


Voting!!

Thanks so much for voting!! It was so good to get all the feedback, lots of good ideas and suggestions. Well, am I any closer to choosing a name??? NO!! The votes are about even and with all of your comments I now have more thoughts bouncing around in my brain. Well, we will let you know what we decide.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Please Vote!!

I've got a little poll going for our baby's name. I thought it would be fun to get your feedback on what name you like best. We really like Jack Wallace, but are worried it is to close to Jakob. What do you think?? Would it drive us crazy to have two boys with names that similar?? Please leave a comment below if you have any thoughts on any of the names. Thanks for voting.

Trip To The Hospital

Just to let everyone know before I start this long drawn out story, I'm home and still pregnant. So, last night a strong contraction woke me up. I'm not sleeping that great these days anyway, but this woke me up out of a deep sleep. I started having contraction every 4-5 minutes. I stayed in bed for awhile and timed the contraction. Finally, I decided to call my doctor. Of course it was almost 3:00 am, what a better time to bug your doctor.

I always have more contractions at night, my little guy decides to wake up at about 9:00 pm every night. He then proceeds to do acrobatic moves in my belly for a few hours. He is a serious gymnast. I don't know if this is why I contract more. Well, I called and with my history of bedrest and my dilated cervix they wanted me to come in. Steve and I debated to wake up someone so he could come with me, but decided against it. I'm glad we did. I just told him I would call if they admitted me. So, I headed over to the hospital.

There was no traffic and parking was great!! The hospital was so quiet. I went in and they put some monitors on me to time the contraction and monitor our little guy's heartrate. The nurse checked me and I was still only dilated to 1 centimeter. She gave me a test that whould tell my chances of going into labor in the next couple weeks. I guess your cervix gives off a hormone when if is getting ready to give birth, so they are testing for signs of this hormone. If you do not have it you have a great chance of NOT going into labor in the next two weeks. I laid in the hospital room for an hour and a half waiting for the results and getting monitored. The test came back negative for the hormone and my contrations were slowing down. They gave me a pill to relax my body and stop the contractions and sent me home. So, all in all it was good that I went in. I lost some sleep but found out that I have a great chance this baby will stay put a couple more weeks. They still want me on strict bedrest, but hopefully I can stop worrying, especially in the late hours of the night.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Update

I went into the doctor yesterday and now I'm 1 centimeter dilated. So, she wants me to take it as easy as possible the next few weeks. Sigh....I was so hoping I could get off bedrest this next week, but it looks like I'll have to hang out on the couch until I'm 36 weeks. Only 3 more weeks to go, why does that seem like such a long time??

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday To You!!

My baby is 5!! He has been anxiously waiting for this day for months now, and it is finally here. He wanted a knight birthday and that is what he got. I can't belive that 5 years ago today this little man came into my life. I feel so blessed to have him with me, to spend each day with him. I love you, my boy, happy birthday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Day Outside

The sun is out!! Yes, it is June, and we have had more cloudy days then I would care to write about. BUT, today was sunny and the kids got to play outside. Lucky for us Marie is in town and snapped some fun pictures of my munchkins outside. Aaron, Melissa, and Noah stopped by today for a visit and the cousins got to play together. I love having them play outside. Fresh air, sunshine, room to run. What could be better.







Marie's Here!!!

Marie flew in Tuesday night. It has been so good to have her here, to visit with and to have her take care of us. She has been fixing our meals, doing our dishes, cleaning up, and playing with the kids. What a great sister I have!!



Sunday, June 8, 2008

MARIE'S COMING!!

Very exciting. This next week my sister is coming into town. She will be here for a week to help out and keep me and the kids company. I'm so grateful she is coming, missing work, missing her husband, and staying with us. I'm hoping she won't get too bored sitting around the house for a week, because that is just what we do.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hyrum Huish

My new nephew. Michael and Laurie had their second little boy on June 4th. They named him Hyrum, still waiting for a middle name. He weighed in at 8lbs 7oz, 21 inches long, strawberry blond hair. Wish I could be there!!






If you want to check out pictures of Michael and Laurie's new little guy, Laurie's sister Meg has posted some on her blog.

http://www.kennethandmegbarry.blogspot.com/




Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pregnancy Update

30 1/2 weeks and counting. Doctor's Visit today confirmed that I am holding steady, aka, I HAVE NOT started dilating. Very good!! I can officially go off bedrest at 35 weeks, even though I will still be taking it easy. We want this guy to stay put as long as he can!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Journal

With all my free time I have been typing up my old calendars and planners. Now all the information is consolidated into a binder and you can review what we have been up to the last few years. It has been great to actually realize why my life has been so stressful at times, I can't believe all I have scheduled at different times in our lives. WOW!! It also has made me appreciate all that we have done. Sometimes, Steve and I get down on ourselves for not doing more, it was enlightening to realize we really have done a lot. It also helps me not feel as bad about taking it slow right now. I don't have a choice but I still feel bad that we hardly do anything with our kids or with anyone for that matter. We just hang out at home with our little family. I know that it will change soon enough and we will be busy again.

Monday, June 2, 2008

WEEKS!!!

Look to the side of the blog. We are in the single digits for weeks I have left till I am due!!! Yes, yes, yes!! Every milestone is a step closer. Every time I logged onto my blog I would see so many weeks left, too many weeks left!! Well, now I'm that much closer.