Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I was curious what that little baby bump sign would say when I reached my due date. I agree with it, it IS go time! Now if I can just get Hannah on board, we'll be all set.
I wonder what it will say tomorrow. I think the pregnant lady should slowly hunch over and turn into a monster with each passing day. And the sign should start saying things like, "Really? No baby yet?!?" "I'M GOING TO BE PREGNANT FOREVER!!!" and "Shoot me now!" I feel that these types of comments would be fitting.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
So I was so tired because, first of all we, got to bed later than normal (which is starting to be normal lately). And nextly because I was having tons of contractions between midnight and 2:00. They were pretty painful, but not enough for me to shake my husband uncontrollably from his slumber and demand he take me to the hospital that second. They also weren't regular at all. Some were 15 min apart, some were 5, and others seemed like there wasn't any down time between them (so it's a good thing they weren't that painful.) But alas, it was yet another false alarm. Sigh. I am going to be pregnant forever.
P.S. This post was for you Jessica. Yes, I'm still here. :)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
LOOK AT HOW SWOLLEN THOSE FEET ARE!!! In all reality, this is not the most painful thing (uncomfortable yes, but blatantly painful, no), but it does make that running up and down those stairs quite unpleasant. I don't remember my feet being so swollen with Addison. I figured I'd document it this time so that next time I can really compare.
If you have any ideas for how to make this baby come faster I am open to suggestions! I have to confess, after talking with a maternity nurse I have a severe fear of Castor oil, but other than that I'm willing to try just about anything, so please! Share your wisdom!
1) She had never shown any interest in sleeping in the bunk beds
2) The bunk beds are really tall, so she wouldn't be able to get into them on her own
3) Whenever she saw toddler beds she'd try and climb into them and lay down.
4) We have lots of visitors, so it will be nice to have a room they can still sleep in.*
*Note, it's okay that I gave you four reasons when I said we had three reasons because I'm pregnant. We pregnant ladies are allowed to do things like that. Or anything else we feel like for this last week before our due dates when we have been wanting the baby to come for the past two weeks!!!
We set it up, and it has been in her room for the past two days. Here is how the transition has gone so far:
Nap - Absolutely no problem, in fact, she didn't want to take a nap until she saw her toddler bed
Night - She was happy to go to bed in her big girl bed, but woke up about 3:00 a.m. and asked to be moved to her other bed (the crib is still in there because we plan on having her and Hannah in the same room).
Nap - She didn't want to take a nap again, but she was more than willing to sit in her bed and read. She did call for me a lot (for things like new books or more water), but finally went down.
Night - Once again she was happy to go down in her big girl bed, but woke up at about 3:00 a.m. and asked to be moved to the crib. Then she woke up again sometime after that (Bart went in this time) and asked to be moved back to her big girl bed....I hope this doesn't become a game.
Also, I wanted to share a conversation we had yesterday as I was putting her down for her nap. My mom had bought her some new pajamas that had whales on them. When she saw them she wanted to wear them for her nap so I let her put them on. The following conversation ensued:
Addison: Look mom, I'm wearing my whale shirt.
Me: Yes you are
Addison: And my whale pants.
Addison: Mom, where are your whale pants?
Me: Sweetheart, at this point I feel like ALL my pants are whale pants.
Okay Baby Hannah, I'm REALLY ready for you to come!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Lately, as I carry her from the car at the curb to the door of the house (they have a big yard, so it's a longer walk than you would normally associate with getting to a person's door), she has been laying her head on my shoulder, her arms around my neck, and snuggling, just as happy and content as can be. She also often says, "I love you mom." When we walk in the door, it's the same routine...being excited to see Abby, giving me hugs and kisses, and running into the other room to play.
It sounds so overly sentimental and cliche, but I seriously just treasure this little walk from the car to the house. As I've gotten bigger and bigger it's getting harder and harder to pick her up. The last few weeks I've given her the choice of walking to the house holding my hand or having me pick her up, always secretly hoping she'll want me to pick her up so we can snuggle. So far I haven't been disappointed. I love dropping my baby off.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
You can easily see the A and the D. The next D is a little harder, and the four letters at the bottom, from top right going clockwise are I, S, O, and N. We're going to have to work on those ones, but I was dang impressed!
She has also started drawing mandalas (I think that's how they're spelled). They are basically circles with legs coming out of them. Apparently this is one of the steps kids go through as they develop their drawing abilities. You can see several on this page. The two lighter ones are actually on the back of the page...it's cheap paper and the scanner picked up the images on the other side.
I'm so proud of my baby! I'm so glad I'm a mom! And I'm so grateful for the mothers in my life! I love them all so much!
Although I took some pictures, none were very exciting, and Bart has the camera at school for AP stuff. I decided to just get it posted so I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.
We stayed at the Peery Hotel. It was so nice! It reminded me of the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado island. Very old fashioned, but VERY classy. It even had a Tempur-Pedic (sp?) bed!!! That was WONDERFUL!
We went to Z'tejas for dinner. In Addison's words, "Soooo Yummy."
Then we went and saw "State of Play." We don't get to see movies much now that we have Addison, and Bart especially LOVES going to the movies, so it was a ton of fun. And it was an AWESOME movie. I had never even heard of it before, but we didn't really want to see anything else so we figured we'd give it a shot. It was a good gamble. We loved it. I highly recommend it.
On the way home the next day we stopped and stores and enjoyed leisurely shopping without the stress of having a child wanting to run around and play. It was WONDERFUL!
I'm so grateful for Bart. I seriously couldn't imagine my life without him. He is so perfect for me! I love that I can talk to him about anything, I love how much he loves our daughter, and how excited he is for the next one, I love that he loves the Lord, I love that he makes me want to be a better person, I love how he always makes me feel beautiful and loved, I love how much he loves his family. I love how in some ways it feels like we've always been together and how in others it feels like we just got together yesterday. Time has just flown! I can't believe it's been five years since we got married. I'm so lucky to have him! I love you babe!