Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
He's plumping up nicely, wouldn't you say?
And here's a video that gives you a small taste of the antics my eldest puts on when his favorite tunes come on. He typically boogies down quite a bit more, but he apparantly got a little too interested in the camera to perform for me. However, you do get a nice shot of the bed in the playroom!
Monday, September 28, 2009
1. The playroom is 99% completed! Evan and his parents got the drop ceiling installed this weekend and Evan finished it up on Sunday, complete with lights. He put in the trim around the doorways so all that's left is to touch up the paint around that trim. It looks so good I can hardly contain myself! The boys and I have already been down here twice today to play and Isaiah is enjoying making a massive mess. Evan says he figures there is only about a good day or two worth of work left for him to do before the basement is totally done, so we are nearing the finish line. Can't wait to show off the "after" shots of all three rooms!
2. Micah is growing like a weed! I seriously need to take some more pictures (like I need more, right?) because I cannot believe how different he looks already. The kid eats practically constantly and is packing on weight faster than I can fathom. He's going to be a chunker, I think.
3. I'm addicted to watching this video that Evan told me about. Not only is it super-cute, but Isaiah really digs watching it so he can shake his groove thang. Enjoy!
Friday, September 25, 2009
In other news, we had Micah's newborn photos taken yesterday and I was completely shocked that he was wide awake, alert, and happy for the entire session. Isaiah's newborn photos were entirely of a semi-fussy asleep baby with maybe one shot of his eyes. Not Micah! It will be really neat to see how they turn out! Oh, and Isaiah had to attempt to steal the show, of course. After taking a couple photos of Micah on a pillow in the playroom, Isaiah jumped on and started hamming it up, trying to show his brother how it's done. Oh boy!
By the way, if you haven't read the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" yet.....I highly recommend it.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Oh, and to make things even more fun....Isaiah has once again proved that he is no dummy. He now waits until I am nursing Micah to misbehave! Yup, that little dickens will wait until Mommy has the baby over her lap and sitting on the couch to start messing with the swing, disappearing into the kitchen (and possibly opening the garbage can), climbing on his chair, grabbing for the remotes or phone, etc. Just one more thing that is really frustrating this strung out Mom. I keep repeating the mantra that got me through the tough moments with Isaiah: "This is only temporary."
It helps, but only for a moment until I catch Isaiah digging in the dog's food bowl.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Fast forward to this morning. Complete with goofy looking hair because I had showered at midnight, I was having zero contractions so I was hardly optimistic when I went to see the doc at 10:45. Blood pressure was good, protein levels good, baby's heartbeat sounded good. We decided to give checking my cervix another try and this time, she was able to reach it. As it turns out, I am already 4 cm dilated, 70% effaced, and the head has dropped down to +1 (meaning 1 cm PAST the pelvic bone). Dr. B looks at me and says, "Are you SURE you're not contracting????" Basically, the baby is so ready to be born that she is afraid that if I were to go into labor at home that our 30 minute drive to the hospital would be to far and I'd end up having a baby on the side of Hwy 78. So, here is the plan. I am waiting for a call right now from my doctor to see if Labor & Delivery can admit me today to get my water broken and get this show on the road. If they say no today, it's looking like tomorrow....unless I go into labor on my own, which is looking like a possibility since I have been having contractions off & on ever since she messed with my cervix.
Long story short: IT'S BABY TIME SOON!!!
UPDATE (6:20 pm) - L & D was not able to get me in tonight due to an induction in progress, but I am scheduled to go to the hospital at 7:30 tomorrow morning to get my water broken....unless I head into full blown labor on my own, that is. I've been having contractions since this afternoon, but they have been very irregular and not very intense, so I spoke to L & D and have decided to stay at home unless they become more regular and stronger. Or if my water breaks, obviously. In that case, we'll probably be going 80 up the highway to get to the hospital! Sounds like one way or the other, tomorrow is the day!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
....Until five minutes later when I sat down in my car. Stopped pretty much immediately. The whole drive home I just sulked. All I got out of that stupid idea was swollen ankles and a back-ache.
Getting ready to head off to bed now. I go back to the doctor again tomorrow at 10:45, but I hardly expect anything earth-shattering to happen. I will be sure to report in if that changes.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
View from the corner by the storage room. Still need to install door to closet on far wall.
Straight on shot of "fun wall," complete with finished chalkboard wall! What's with the paper in the upper right corner? That's where I've painted the baby's name! You wouldn't want me spoiling the surprise, would you??
View from the doorway of the closet. The square green mirror that's sitting on the shelves needs to get hung on the wall yet, but you get the idea. Note to self: need a garbage can!!
So, there you have it! I'd love to show you photos of the family room and office, but they are both still in advanced states of chaos. Evan is finished installing trim in the office, but there is still quite a bit of touch up painting that needs to be done. Crown moulding still needs to go in the family room, followed by more touch up painting. It's certainly come a long way though and I still feel like it isn't really my house as I go down the (carpeted!!) steps. The hard work is truly paying off.
Just for fun, here's your random Isaiah Photo of the Day:
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
...it was still a very successful day! The carpet looks amazing. I can't even begin to describe how much of a difference it made from transforming the space we've been working in from a "basement" to a family room, a playroom, an office. Add that together with moving in my desk & computer (and getting the Internet hooked up!), the couch and furniture into the family room, and getting 2 of the 3 doors installed, and the rooms are actually starting to take shape. It's kind of weird to be sitting in my new basement office writing this post right now, but I'm so excited that I will actually have a room to bring our new baby home to that is truly his. Now all I have to do is get that room set up along with everything else that needs to be finished up down here!! I know you're probably itching to see photos, but I'm just not ready yet. I want to at least get some of the furniture arranged in the way it will belong before I snap some more photos. Plus, Evan has been keen to remind me not to put too much up against the walls because he still needs to install baseboards and the crown moulding. It's wonderful though. I am so blessed....and very tired! :)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ok, I'm done. Here's the pregnancy update: Baby Boy cannot decide if he wants to come out or stay in. When I checked in on Monday, my blood pressure had come down some and the protein in my urine was down to trace amounts. Doc said I was good to stay pregnant and to come back on Wednesday. So, here we are on Wednesday. I got a headache this morning that got worse over the course of a couple hours. By the time I got to the clinic, it was hurting pretty good. My blood pressure went back up and the protein in my urine jumped up to 2+. The NST machine was wheeled back in and I got to sit there while we monitored the baby's heartrate. The way my doctor put it was that the tracing "didn't look bad, but it didn't look good either." She threw out the word "induction" today and it was clear it was definitely becoming a consideration. Her concern was that the NST didn't show that I was contracting as of yet, so we would be starting from square one. I had to go get blood drawn to see if any of those numbers were out of whack, as that might tip the scale toward induction. For now, I have to go back in again tomorrow to do another NST and check the pee and blood pressure again.
Poor Evan. All he could say when I told him about all this is, "Honey....could you please try to make him wait until after Friday??" I love that guy, but right now his mind is 100% on basement, not baby!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
He would have had to get out of bed, go get his Badger hat from off his dresser, put it on and climb back into bed. Only a true fan sleeps in their Badger gear!! Go Bucky!!