Our Family 2017

Our Family 2017
Halsy, Brooke, Cameron, Katey Jane, Landon, and Claire

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

38 Weeks - Still Preggers

   The full moon did me no favors this month. I wa really counting on the old wives tale that women tend to go into labor on or close to a full moon. Well, the full moon was on monday and nothing!! 2 weeks left and the progress towards labor has been minimal at best. 2 cm and 80% effaced.
   Katey Jane is measuring right on schedule and not going to be too big or too small. Also, I am very healthy so there is no cause for an induction unless I am a week overdue. At that point we'll see what is going on down there and decided on breaking my water or C-Section.
   I am jealous of all the women who delivered this morning that kept my doctor from being able to see me on time at my appointment.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pajama Preferences

Cameron now has an opinion on what he wants to wear to bed at night. He picks out his shirt and pants (uaually not matching :) and of course says "I do it". Needless to say bedtime has taken a little longer these days to accomodate our son's new independence.
Last night he picked his pants, but refused to wear a shirt. It was a mommy moment - force the issue and get an unhappy fit throwing kid, or let it go because really who cares what he wears to bed as long as he goes to bed. I chose the latter. I giggled to myself the entire bedtime process staring at his bare little tummy and chest and realized again how beautiful my little boy is! He went to sleep without a fuss and yet again I was taught a valuable lesson by my 2 yr old. Just let it go Mommy....in 5 years will this matter? Nope.

Sleep on my Cameron Boy!  

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Katey Jane Bedroom

My nesting needs were in full swing on Monday because I finished her entire bedroom! Clothes organized, bedding/blankets washed and folded, diapers, etc. Even decorated her little room too!

Ok sister, Mom is ready....lets move it move it!

37 Weeks OB Appointment

Went to the doctor with a very different attitude this week - UNCOMFORTABLE. I now understand what my mother meant when she said "you will reach a point where you consider anything to be done with pregnancy". I am still ok with her being inside because at least I am sleeping....but it is starting to really bother me how uncomfortable most things are for me now. Walking, sitting, rolling, picking up Cameron, driving, etc. Hopefully she comes soon - I would really like to deliver while Halsy is home for Spring Break for 2 1/2 weeks. Sure would be nice to have the help!

Doctor Check up:
2 1/2 cm and 70% effaced. Her head is still at a -2 so not too much happening, but at least we are moving toward the mark!

Cameron Story

Last night Halsy was putting Cameron to bed and shared this adorable story. He asked Cameron to get in his bed for night time and Cameron expressed that he wanted to sleep in our bed. Halsy said "Cameron, don't you want to sleep in your very own big boy bed?" to which he replied, "I do not, Daddy!" It was his first declarative statement at 23 months old that was longer than "NO"! It was so cute that Halsy let him fall asleep in our bed! What a sucker......:)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Doctor Appointment 36 Weeks

I went to se the OB today and was checked. Dilated to 2 cm and 50% effaced!! Katey Jane is making progress! We might have an early arrival or she just likes messing with her mommy's mind :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oh the Joy!

Just wanted to let everyone know how excited I am for ECLIPSE!! Just watched the trailer and I am slightly giddy. Can't wait for the full trailer and anything else they come up with to release before it hits theaters! I know I will gobble it all up with JOY!

These chicks are pretty funny

I agree with most of their commentary, but must admit I choose A! I am a sucker for romance, drama, teenage love, hot vampires, and the occasional hot werewolf!

Let the count down begin!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cameron and his baby doll

Cameron found a baby doll yesterday and I have been watching him play more and more with it again today. Finally I asked him what her name was, to which he replied "Atey Jane!" I died!! So I went right a long with it. We changed her diaper, fed her, wrapped her in a blanket, took her for a ride in the stroller and Cameron was in hog heaven!!
 Here he is feeding her a bottle before we put her in her bed and said night night.

Pregnancy Update

No contractions as of yet, just general discomfort. Sleeping is hilarious - it is like a beached whale trying to turn over. Grunting and huffing as I use the spokes of the headboard for the leverage I need to change sides. Halsy giggles next to me, but smartly keeps his comments to himself :) I think I might be waddling a little - if you get the chance to check me out from behind, please let me know and I will try to correct the waddle. I am getting the sharp pains in the lower abdomen and groin from all the tendos and muscles loosening and tightening in preparation for labor. I must say, despite the uncomfortable feelings, I am very grateful for weeks left in the pregnancy. Katey Jane is so easy to care for inside my belly- no crying, no diaper bags, no spit up, no poop explosions, and when I am tossing and turning at night at least I am still lying down. Don't worry about coming early little Miss - mommy is just fine waiting to meet your sweet little personality until April 13th!!  

Here is my prego pic marking week 35!! 8 1/2 months down. Not my best, but it will have to do!

I went to the OB this morning, after examination there is no dilation as of yet, but he said my cervix is thinning out. I'll keep you updated on the progress next week!

Shut out the world......ever tried it?

Yesterday I needed silence. But, alas, it was not in the cards. I was tired, emotional, cranky, achy, and did I mention CRANKY! My patience was already wearing thin at 7am and I knew the kind of day I was in for. Luckily I got to go to work and have a break from kids. It felt like everyone (Cameron and Jackson specifically), not just, me was having an emotional day. My house was a mess, I was down to zero laundry, Cameron was throwing a fit because I told him he couldn't have a bottle, and Jackson was angry about what movie I had turned on!! I left all noise and shut myself in the bedroom before my thoughts about what I wanted to do to my children became reality. It shut out just enough of the noise that I could get my head back....Cameron finally stopped crying and there was silence. I peeked out the door and sure enough they were locked into the TV. I changed my clothes into comfy sweats, made the bed and lounged with my book for 30 minutes while the boys quietly watched a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh..........I was a much nicer and patient mommy after that! Laundry got done, house got tidied, and the boys were able to enjoy me again too!