Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Emma is LOVING having him around, and wants to hold him all the time. She is SUCH a good big sister! It's nice to be at home all together. Our family is finally complete!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Emma is really excited for her baby brother to arrive. She has packed her backpack of busy items (which work for about 5 minutes) and has it by her door along with her "I'm a big sister" tee from Gramie.
Harley is feeling anxious. i can tell by the way he follows me everywhere I go and is never more than 2 feet away. If I even go into the garage, he is crying. Luckily, he will have Gramie & Emma here tomorrow night so he won't be so lonely!
John is finally getting excited about the baby! He was trying to fix my mess of a garden this weekend, but with the record heat, he couldn't stay out long. I think it looks great, anyway! :) He packed his bag and of course it's loaded down with electronics and car magazines.
As for me? Still a little scared. Probably will be until I hear that first cry. But, i am ready. It is too freaking hot to be this fat!!! :) I just can't wait until we're all 4 at home, safe and sound. Luckily, I will have my laptop in the hospital, so I can answer emails & send updates! Here's my instant message ID's...the yahoo one has webcam, so sign up & chat with Emma to keep her busy! :)
YahooMessenger: mom2emc2 Pin It
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Only 3 more days until Evan makes his arrival! We are trying to do all the last minute preparations, but it seems to be a losing battle. How do you clean your house when you have a 5 year old hurricane following behind you? Sigh. We are going to try to cook a bunch of dinners this weekend as well to have the first week home, but we'll see if we get to it. Em has a birthday party this weekend, and John has lawncare to do. Harley needs his nails cut (a dog with talons - pretty scary), and I need to do laundry. We are all so excited!!! We have waited so long for this big event! I'll keep you posted!!
:) Heidi Pin It
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This morning I did my first interview for a teacher for Kindermusik. Luckily, she was awesome, and I don't think I'll have to interview any more. Yay! So, Kindermusik will start classes the 3rd week in August, and I will wait until September when things around here get a little less chaotic!
Emma has started a countadown chain. She has Evan's birthday, Hannah Montana/Miley Cirus 3D on TV, and the first day of school all on the chain, which she cuts a link off of once a day. How exciting! The countdown has begun!
Anyway, no picture today :( Sorry! Pin It
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Coming down the big water slide!
Emma with Eskimo Joe & Buffy :)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here's his Birthday "cake"
It took all of 3 minutes for him to finish it all off!
The non-stress test today went well. Evan was sleepy, but he had a good reading, nonetheless. (I also almost fell asleep!) It's pretty boring sitting in a recliner for an hour! We should see his arrival in 11 days! Exciting stuff! :)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Anyway, I awoke without a newborn in the bed and went to my appointment. Evan was fine (probably snickering all the while), and I was still just dilated 1 cm. so hopefully he will make it to the 28th. All the receptionists were making bets on if I was coming back or going to deliver. I think most thought I was delivering, because when I told them, they were all saying "oh man! I was sure that he was coming today!!" (You know you spend way too much time at your doctor's offfice when everyone knows your business and your unborn baby's name! Ha!)
Emma is into Burger King this week because of the POkemon toys in the happy meals. We went today and sat by a grandpa with REALLY hairy ears! I had always heard the jokes about old men & ear hair, but never in my life have I ever seen a furby living inside a human ear!!! I took a picture on my phone, so I'll have to post it later for your viewing pleasure...
UPDATE: Here it is, but unfortunately, you can't see it b/c my camera phone isn't the greatest :(
It was TOTALLY so much worse!!! I don't think he could hear! Poor guy! :( Pin It
Monday, July 14, 2008
John has begun learning to play his guitar. He & Erich spent most of the evening last night learning songs & chords.
It was pretty funny to be cooking dinner with serenades of Yankee Doodle and other kiddie songs! :) Maybe we'll come carolling at your house this year for Christmas! Haha! Have the hot cocoa ready!!!
I have been busy trying to tie up all loose ends on everything before Evan comes, which is totally impossible, but still, I gotta try! The baseboards aren't going to dust themselves! Sigh.
Anyway, have a wonderful Monday! Pin It
Friday, July 11, 2008
I finally scanned the ultrasounds from Wednesday - here are 2 of them! This one is his face (turned sideways). He, as usual, has his arm over his face on one side.
This weekend (hopefully) will be pretty relaxing. Emma had a VERY specific shoe she wanted for her school shoes this year, and we finally found them today (I was beginning to wonder if they existed), so I think most of her school shopping is done.
Anyway, we wish you all a wonderful weekend!
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
So, Emma got to do some of her school shopping yesterday. Since the beginning of the school year is hot, she got to pick out some new summery clothes (that fit!) and we'll do fall later, since she seems to be growing like a weed for a couple months, then stop for a couple months. I can't keep up! At this point, she's in a 6x top AND bottom (as long as it has adjustable waist). She also picked out her High School Musical (of course) thermos and warm container for lunches and a few school supplies that she just HAD to have for Kindergarten.
John finally got his guitar, so he has been plucking at it ever since. This will be an interesting hobby...hmmm...I guess it's better than drums! :)
I heard on the news that Banana Boat, Coppertone, and one other brand of sunblock (maybe Neutrogena?) don't protect from the sun like they say they do, so watch out! Also, you only need 3 minutes of sun to get your vitamin D for the day - so take out the trash or something, and you're fine. I try to sun Evan each day, but he doesn't seem to like the red lighting, so who knows, I'll have a little cave hermit on my hands!
Ultrasounds coming soon! (Although he refused to look at the camera again!)
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tonight we're going to Boomer Blast, like we try to do every year. Yummy picnic and fun with family! We'll need a lot of bug spray...
Anyway, just an update on baby Evan... the day I was released off bedrest, my doctor gave me a "fetal fibronectin test". This tests to see if there is fibronectin in the birth canal. Fibronectin is basically the "glue" that keeps everything together until delivery. Once it gets about 2 weeks from delivery, the fibronectin breaks down, and you'll find in the canal. A negative test means that there is about a 0.01% chance that the baby will come in the next two weeks. A positive test means that there's a 30% chance the baby will come in the next 2 weeks. Of COURSE, mine was positive. I'm telling you - this baby does NOT want to wait any longer! :) So, now I just have to watch my contractions more carefully (I have several a day) in case they turn into active labor. Yikes.
Emma is a real trooper. She deals with everything so well. Poor kid is constantly shuffled around from appointment to appointment unless an uncle will watch her, but usually the appointments are so early that no one is awake in time. She "graduated" from her "Sibling Course" at the medical center here earlier this week, where she got to tour the hospital (which she knows quite well by now) and watch a video with kids dressed in 80's attire talking about the good and bad things that come with being a big sister. Just something to keep in mind when you come visit Evan - congratulate big sister, too. She's been so wonderful helping me out while on bedrest and non-stress tests, and ultrasounds...a true gift from above. My little mini-momma.
Well, be safe and happy this Independence Day!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tonight Emma has her "sibling class" up at the hospital. She will get to tour the places that her little brother will be when he is born. She'll wear her new big sister shirt, I'm sure :)
John's company switches everyone around a couple times a year from project to project, and John was moved to a new group with my friend, Michelle's, husband, Bucky. He's excited since Bucky may teach him to play the guitar.
It's finally July! They have a great fireworks show here we'll go to. Also, Harley will turn 6 years old this month! Yay! Sam, Harley T., and Maverick better get ready to party! ;)
Happy July 4th Weekend! Pin It