On Wednesday, I had my 36 week check-up and found out that I am 1 cm dilated and 25% effaced. Woo hoo...hey it's something! I'm not ready to go into labor yet but I'm trying to beat my OB who is due June 18th (9 days before me). I'm sure she will win but I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyways! Other than that, all is well. Baby looks good and I'm just suffering from the typical pregnancy stuff: being tired all the time, horrible heartburn, and occasionally grouchy (so John says...hehe).
Friday, May 29, 2009
We are so excited that one of Mandy and Josh's neighbors agreed to paint a flower "mural" on two of the four nursery walls. He did an outstanding job and it's just what we wanted!! We still need to hang letters of her name above the crib and add a few more things but I just had to post a few pics of the beautiful flowers! All I've got to say is.........hope she's a girl!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Today, Mandy and I took our kids and met up at a local park, well, actually two. The first one was a spray park by Fishers High School but the spray part was closed off. Since the playground didn't have slides or swings, and Chad and Avrey couldn't really do anything, we moved on. The next park was much better although I only was able to take one picture. With a 4 year old, 19 month old, and almost 2 year old; everyone split in three different directions. Of course Chad would have been happy just swinging the whole time but Mommy's arms get tired of pushing! We ate lunch at the picnic tables there and then went to Ritter's for some custard. I think Chad was sound asleep in his carseat before we even left the parking lot, woo hoo!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here is Chad taking a nap in his boat bed. Since about January, he learned how to climb out of his crib and every morning he would wake up, walk down the hall to John and I's room, with a blankie in each hand and his paci in his mouth. By the end of March, the room was all painted and safety rails were installed on each side of the bed so Chad has been sleeping there ever since. The transition to a big boy bed went much smoother than I ever thought it was going to. Hope that's the case with adjusting to a new baby sister and potty training:)
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Monday, May 4, 2009
Very pretty diaper cake thanks to Mandy
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
On Tuesday, Chad and I went to the Gehring's to celebrate my nephew Jacob's 4th birthday. He had already celebrated his birthday with his friends over the weekend so it was just a family thing. The three cousins had a blast playing with a rubbery, bean filled lizard and big bouncy balls.
I can't believe Jacob is already 4. I still remember the day he was born. It was just two months before John and I got married and I had to drive to Cincinnati, OH for what was suppose to be my final fitting for my wedding dress. I was already on my way there when I heard the news of Mandy going to the hospital, so of course being the first nephew/grandbaby, I hurried up, tried on my dress and sped home to await the arrival. I had only waited in the hospital for a few minutes when we were all told, "it's a healthy baby boy!" As ecstatic as I was to be there right after delivery, my wedding dress ended up not fitting and turned out to be a big fiasco. Oh well, it all worked out and I wouldn't have missed that moment for anything! We're so proud of you Jacob!! What an amazing kid you've already turned out to be!!
Still devouring the cupcake while Jacob begins to open his presents
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Saturday, May 2, 2009
Newest favorite thing BUBBLES!!!
Daddy thought a small motorized bubble-shooter gun would be a great toy!! It was, until Chad spilled bubbles all over the place and then wiped it all in his eye.
Another great idea.......squirt guns! (notice his right eye is all puffy and red from the bubbles that had to be rinsed out while he screamed)
Slept on my lap the whole way home. A little uncomfortable for me but it made the flight much more peaceful.
A day of traveling really wears a kid out!
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Friday, May 1, 2009
As you may already be aware of, Chad LOVES to be outside. Whether we are taking a trip to the park or just walking down the sidewalk, he is in heaven. Now that spring is here, he wants to look and smell all the flowers and dandelions wherever he goes. In these pics, Chad got a little carried away with smelling and ended up with a yellow nose, face, cheeks. He also enjoys finding pine cones tucked behind the huge pine tree in our front yard. He had a blast "counting" them and taking them in and out of the empty flower pots on the porch.
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