Monday, July 30, 2007

Oh Baby!!

I had my 6 month Pre-Natal visit on Thursday, and it seems like this baby hit a big growth spurt! I was measuring 28 weeks, and I was actually only 25 weeks. So another big baby for me... whoo hooo!
I also lost a pound, so I've only gained 16 pounds so far. Which is I guess pretty decent for being 25 weeks.
Kathy said that as big as this little guy is already, we should start trying to get labor going about October 15th. So that's a big jump from November 6th. Chris asked her why we couldn't let my go until my body is ready, and wait until the due date. She said that if we did that she's pretty sure I wold have to have a c-section. With my bone structure I'd only be able to birth at max a 10 to 10-1/2 pound baby. Anything over that is when things get complicated, and the baby is more likely to get stuck.
So I think I'd rather go early than have all that stuff happen!!
However if I am to get things going that early, Kathy said it was going to take a lot of work. Tons of walking, and squatting, and sex. Yes sex, and a lot of it. Like twice a day! Boy you should have seen the look on Chris' face when she said that (guys! *roll eyes*).
She is going to do a glucose test on me next month. I had one done with Dylan and it was negative. But she wants to do one this time just to cover the bases. Good new is though that for lunch that afternoon I get to eat McDonald's!! I get to have fries, pop, the whole meal!! I can't wait for that. I usually can't stand McDonald's, but when I'm pregnant I constantly crave it. That and any other fast food place. I don't' know if it's the grease, or fat and calories or what. But my cravings go crazy. At least I don't allow them to consume me or I'd have gained waaaay more than 16 pounds!
So that's the news for now. Big baby = earlier due date.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

24 Weeks

24 weeks and I'm sick and tired of these stinking hormones! I swear I cried the whole day yesterday and nothing really happened. I just wanted to spend the whole day locked away, and not deal with anything. Of course that can't happen when you have two other children, so I got up and we just hung out in our pj's all morning. After lunch we got dressed, colored and picked up a little. Then when the boys took their nap I went to bed too!

Nothing got done around the house that I wanted. I didn't clean the bathrooms, I didn't dust or vacuum. I felt so bad that nothing got accomplished, and guess what? I cried!! Ugh, I cry when I'm happy, I cry when I'm sad, I cry for no reason at all! I'm so tired of it... and if I'm tired of it, I'm pretty darn sure that Chris has had enough.

Other than being an emotional roller coaster everything else has been going great. I've probably gained too much weight, because I feel huge! But that'll be confirmed when I go to my pre-natal appointment on Thursday.
The baby moves all the time, and loves to play in my ribs. Gavin said that he wanted to put his hand on my tummy the other day, so he did and the baby moved. He jerked his hand away and looked at me with a surprised look. I said "did you feel that?" he said "yeah" I said "that was your brother moving!" He was so excited that he got to feel him move, it was so cute!

I think (key word think) that Chris and I have decided on a first name for the baby. However when I tell anyone the name Chris looks at me like "why are you telling them we've decided on that", so it's subject to change. But for now we're calling him Caiden. And since we haven't decided 100% on Caiden a middle name is yet to come. But the options if we go with Caiden are Parker or Isaac. I personally like how Caiden Parker sounds, but we'll just have to wait and see!

I'll be back with an update on Thursday after my appointment, so check back!

McConnel Air Show

We finally were able to make it to an air show! My family used to go almost every year, but I don't think I've been since right before Chris and I got married. So we decided that it would be a fun way to spend a Saturday, and hopefully the boys would enjoy seeing all the planes.
Besides the fact that security was high, and we weren't really sure what we could bring, (how big of a bag to put stuff in, stroller or wagon, chairs... etc..) it was stinking hot, and I forgot to bring the sunscreen with us to re-apply, we had fun! We didn't know how far we were going to have to park either, and we thought we might have to take a bus to get us to the gates, so we only ended up bringing the umbrella stroller instead of the wagon. However, next year... we're definitely bringing the wagon!! We didn't have to park that far away, so we just walked to the gates. Poor little Gavin was a trooper though, he tried so hard to not whine about walking, and he got to ride when Dylan wanted to walk, not to mention the countless piggy-back rides he got from daddy and our friend Andy throughout the day.
We ended up getting there when the gates opened about 10:30 and left about 4:15. So it was a long hot day. I brought some water, but they were also handing out free bottles, so we made sure to drink a lot. My dad treated us to some frozen lemonade after a while, which helped beat the heat. We spent a little time under the wing of a plane to eat that, and then we went to find a good spot to watch the Blue Angels fly.
Man, they are amazing! Very, very skilled and talented people maneuvering those planes. What a show! That by far is my favorite part of the air show.
Here's a slide show of the pictures from Saturday.

Friday, July 13, 2007

He's getting so big!

Yesterday was a bittersweet day. I went to register Gavin in preschool! He's going to be going to the Lutheran Preschool not to far from our house. He's very excited about it too! We went in and met the principal, and he seems to be a very nice man. He got a box of Vegi Tale toys out for the boys to play with while I filled out the paperwork. Then when all that was finished we got to check out his room. I think that's when he got the most excited. We'll have a Meet and greet just for the parents coming up in a few weeks, and then there will be a day for the kids to come by and meet the teacher to hopefully take away any hesitation on the kids' part.
I think it will be really great for him. He's already been telling me all the stuff he wants to learn.
My little boy is growing up!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pictures from the Fourth

It was a crazy week, and I didn't get a ton of pictures from the fourth. But I made sure I got enough for at least one scrapbook page!

Wednesday morning we went to the parade and got lots of candy!

After the parade we went to mom and dad's to eat lunch. Because we were having people over to our house later that night, we weren't going to be able to spend that evening with them.

I got this picture while driving to mom's house.... don't worry, I was stopped at a stop light :)

Here's one I got of Gavin while we were waiting for mom to get back from the parade.

After lunch we headed back home to set up for all the people we were having over. I don't know how many people we actually invited, but it was pretty much whoever we saw within a few weeks of the fourth we told them about it! We ended up having probably about 25-30 people plus their kids. I'll bet there were over 15 kids over here, including mine. It was crazy, but it was really fun, and no one got hurt! We cooked out hamburgers, hot dogs, and brauts. There was a ton of food that people brought, and we supplied, so I'm pretty sure no one went hungry.

About 8:30-ish it started to rain, and then poured for about an hour to an hour and a half. It let up just a little bit so Chris and some teens from our church got to set off the big fireworks. It was a pretty good show if I do say so myself... of course I might be a little biased in my opinion. There were a few parts that made me worry a bit, because the tubes were a little wet, and didn't shoot the fireworks up as high as they should have gone, but thankfully no one was hurt, and we didn't burn anything down!

Chris ended up burning 3 of his fingers because he was trying to light two fuses at once, and one lit, and he didn't want to stop trying to light the other one... so it was his own fault :) But that was the only injury the whole night, not to shabby.

Everyone ended up leaving about 11:00 except the teens that were here, they ended up staying all night playing their video games on the big screen. I went to bed about 1, and Chris didn't come to bed until 3 or so. Needless to say we slept in (well, as much as you can with little ones)the next morning. Then it was out to pick up all the debris from the fireworks... it was everywhere! I thought for sure it was going to take an eternity to clean it all up. Thankfully those boys were still here, because we put them to work! It wasn't the big stuff that made the mess, but the little black cats, and kid stuff that had been set off since 5:30 the night before! We picked up the big stuff, then Chris got the leaf blower, and blew what he could into the middle of the street, and we set it on fire. Then all we had to do was sweep up the ashes when they cooled.

Here's the clean up pictures. We put the little guys to work too! However, they didn't last to long!

After cleaning up we went swimming and then took some much needed naps. The boys slept until 6:00 and would've slept longer, but we woke them up. Then we went to eat at Aunt Melinda and Franks house. It was a really great couple of days.