Ring around the Rosie

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

This has become one of Noah’s favorite games 🙂

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And He Keeps Running….

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Noah is so silly! He had so much energy and was doing super circles like Marquis does!

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38th and Final Week with Amelia

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, after 7 weeks of modified bedrest, we’ve made it to the end of the parade.

We are now 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant with our second little one, Amelia Grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(38 Weeks – 42″ around the belly!)

We are scheduled to c-section this Monday, August 15th!! YEAH!!

I never really blogged about it, but a week ago Saturday, was definitely the worst day that I had since I’ve been pregnant. I was in enduring full labor pains, but according to the nurse, was not laboring since I was not progressing. True enough, with less than 1 minute between some severe contractions that made me grip my bed rails and crying bloody murder, it was only intensified by kidney spasms caused by a raging urinary tract infection. It was my first overnight visit since 31 weeks, and after two rounds of Nubane, two rounds of Turbutaline, two rounds of antibiotics and a dose of Ambien, they knocked me and my contractions out. After it was all said and done, the brutal truth was that I really had not progressed past my standard 1 cm. So sad for me.

Luckily, though, I can now count down the days until we get to hold our baby girl ~ and I know that we will be truly blessed with an angel from heaven. Jonathan finished painting the baby’s room this past weekend and was able to move the furniture in so that I could start nesting and preparing for her arrival. I think it’s funny that I am so determined to have the nursery in place prior to her arrival, as I was with Noah as well, yet I know that she will not truly even use the nursery until she is several months old! Ah…..the type A momma.

Our last and final OB appointment was today and I am happy to say that I have progressed, even if ever so slightly. Bright and early Monday morning – we will arrive at the hospital in full anticipation of Amelia’s arrival into this world. Of course pictures will follow, but they will definitely come sooner into Facebook than into the blog 🙂

So make sure to follow to catch those first and most wonderful glimpses of our new baby girl.

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Maternity Set #2

July 29, 2011 2 comments

My dear friend Courtney is just learning how to use her DSLR and I told her that I would love to play guinea pig for her – for maternity and newborn shots 🙂

This would allow her to practice, me to teach a little (what little I do know), as well as collaborate on some ideas that we both had!!! Plus, there is one additional picture that I took on my own 🙂

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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Maternity Shots

July 27, 2011 3 comments

Well, I had some maternity shots taken at our home last week since I’m still on bedrest.

Our wonderful friend, Jen Shu, from Pink Light by Rarmai, was so kind to come out and take pictures!

Here is a selection from our maternity shoot, plus some pictures of our little family 🙂

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36 Weeks

July 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, we made it to 36 weeks.

The day before that mark (Saturday), I was BACK in the hospital, as I was having contractions every 6-8 minutes.

They gave me more Terbutaline and fluids and discharged me, even though my contractions hadn’t completely ceased.

Now, I’ve been dealing with some severe nerve pain in my lower back that radiates up my spine! Ugh.

I have also moved from looseto strict bedrest for the duration.  So now we wonder if they will take her early or continue to postpone until her due date.

Jonathan is still being a wonderful stronghold for me and a trooper in having to be the married single dad.

I love being pregnant, but with the constant contractions and now the pain in my back, I’m ready for Amelia to be here!

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20 Months Old

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Our sweet boy turned 20 months old!

I can’t believe that we are closer to 2 than to 1 anymore!

He has grown so much and it is amazing to watch the development between one and two years old!

He’s talking a lot more – some understandable, some not quite so much.

He is still rockin’ out the sign language, which has been so helpful!

His fine motor skills are quite in-tune, being able to stack blocks 7 and 8 high before they fall.

He is becoming particular on the shoes he wears – LOL, and will tell us no if he doesn’t want to wear them.

He is recognizing when he’s dirtied his diapers.

He is just such a sweet and amazing boy!

And here are some pics of our little man:

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