Thursday, October 25, 2007

Two month shots


As I was just typing the title of this post I made a typo. Two month shits. ha ha - not quite.
So yesterday we had a tramautic event - the two month shots. She had to get one in each thigh. Ouch. I was so nervous to take her, I thought for sure I would cry. Although not a fun experience, it wasn't that bad. She cried pretty good but calmed down quickly. She also got weighed and measured. 12 lbs, 13 oz and 23 7/8 inches long. She is in the 95th percentile for her age.
She was tired and sore for the day and just wanted to sleep and cuddle with mama all day. Sure am glad that's over!

And one smiley shot for good measure....

Friday, October 05, 2007

Still Truckin

So things have been going good. Reese is sleeping every 3 1/2 or 4 hours at a time at night. So that's nice. She's smiling and chatting a lot and she's getting better at keeping herself amused for short periods of time. We've had quite the busy week. Tuesday my mom watched her and dad and I went for a round of golf. It was awesome to get away for a little while and my golf score wasn't too shabby either. Wednesday we went to Baby Steps. It's kind of been nice to get together and chat with other new moms and babies. When Reese gets a little more active she will also be able to interact and learn to socialize with kids that are around the same age as her. Yesterday was my 6 week checkup in Brandon. I was a little nervous but everything went fine and I am now deemed officially recovered from giving birth! No more doctors. My doctor said that I don't have to go back for a year or earlier if I get pregnant again .... as if that's going to happen! ( Knock on wood).
And now on to the pictures of Reese.

It was so hot in our house the one day I was fall cleaning so we stripped her down and put her in her swing. Our little Buddha baby. She weighed 11 pounds on Wednesday. She loves to eat just like her mama!

This is my mom's fave.

Papa and his sleeping beauty.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all this weekend. I know that I am thankful for so many things this year!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

5 Weeks

Reese is starting to respond a lot more now. She will keep herself amused now by looking at things. She has also started smiling a lot and seems to even be trying to laugh and talk. Sometimes she will just sit in her chair and chatter away.
This is her in her new outfit for the baby shower.

My brother got married last weekend. Here is the happy couple and the flower girl.

Monkey see monkey do.



Our happy little girl.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Why didn't someone tell me?

That being a mom would be so difficult. Seriously some days I want to throw myself out the window. Reese started out so good - sleeping for 4, 5 and even 6 hours at night and then she turned into the baby from hell. She has been up every 1- 2 hours every night for the last two weeks and it is starting to wear us down a little.

On a more positive note she has started to like her baths. At first we felt like we were torturing her but now she just looks around and kicks her little legs. Last night she managed to pee on her dad and poop in the tub. A highlight of my night for sure.


Even though being a mom is by far the hardest thing I've ever done - we are still enjoying her every day. How could you stay upset at a face like this:


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Day 6


So Reese is 6 days old now and I have been a mommy for 6 whole days now. Who would have thought that I could actually have a baby and then keep her alive for 6 whole days, just with my little ole body. It truly is amazing.
I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it is to just hold her and stare at her. She is perfection. I am feeling better every day and to tell the truth, the whole experience is not as bad as what a lot of people tell you. Maybe it's just because the pay off is totally worth it.
Tomorrow Scott is going back to work and I hope that I can handle it all by myself. I honestly am a little scared to be all alone with her. Scott has been so good at taking care of both of us and now it's just going to be just me and her..... wish me luck.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reese Lily

Born August 23, 2007 - 6:00 a.m.
8 lb 1 oz
21 inches long

Cutest baby in the whole world!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Stubborn little shit

This baby is seriously refusing to leave my body. I must have a damn comfortable womb.
Waiting is for punks and suckas!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

No baby

And that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, August 13, 2007

One day

Still no baby yet. Hopefully this week cuz mama's getting restless!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

6 days and counting

Oh yeah - it's big.


I now have junk in the trunk. And Scott likes to remind me of this with a Spinal Tap song.
It affectionately is called Big Bottom and contains the lyric:
Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got em.
The worst thing is that I find myself with this stupid song stuck in my head too. Sometimes he thinks he's so funny.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Still cookin

No baby yet! 7 days and counting. Waiting sucks!!!!!!
Been feeling pretty good though and getting some last minute things done at home. Still had enough time to squeeze in some afternoon naps too.
The room is ready, names are picked, bags are packed and we have been trying the "tips" to start labour naturally.

This is the view from the adjoining door of our room.
Another angle. I love my antique furniture!

Note the packed bags ready to go on the rocking chair.
And last but not least the crib with the homemade baby quilt - made with love by mommy! Don't freak out all the animals and pillows will be removed before Pedro sleeps in here.


In other news - Pam will likely be proud to hear that I went and got our car seat checked out after Scott installed it. I took it to the local ambulance garage and they checked it all over and told me that Scott had done a wonderful job. One less thing to worry about when we're bring home Pedro!

Monday, July 30, 2007

38 weeks

Only 2 more weeks left to go - we hope!


Last night we discussed all of the different situations that could arise during labor and I stated my preference to Scott in all of these different scenarios. I just want him to be prepared to follow my wishes in case I am in too much pain to communicate them myself. As you might imagine this was a very fun filled evening!
In case you haven't noticed, I added a new sidebar to my blog which tells you what I'm reading right now. I just finished the Red Tent by Anita Diamant and it was awesome! A definite must read for every woman out there. Now on to Babyville.... a lighter read and also very timely I think. I'm going to be needing to get some more books soon though, so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.
Only one more day of work left!!!! Yeee-haw.

Monday, July 23, 2007

37 weeks

37 weeks. I am now officially considered full term. So Pedro can make his debut at any time.... no really, anytime now. He obviously doesn't listen very well! More pics - and I am actually happy, wanna know why? Cuz my wonderful, adoring, thoughtful husband got me air conditioning!!!! He had it up and running Sunday morning when I got up and yesterday and last night were heavenly. I slept like a baby.


Friday night, we ended up going for steaks with the parents, Missy and then some of the guys from our ball team showed up to have "a drink" with Scott for his birthday. We had a wonderful meal and once the parents left the "drink" turned into many drinks and many shooters. It actually was a pretty fun evening, even though it was 6 drunk men and one pregnant girl. I made it to 1:30 and then it was time for us to go - my feet were swollen and sore and Scott was starting to make less and less sense. Saturday was a pretty restful day.... for once it wasn't very hard to get Scott to sit still. Hmmm, funny how that works.

But yesterday as promised, Scott was pretty much my slave boy for the day. He helped me tidy up the house, clean up veggies and fruit from the garden, installed the A/C (!!!!!!!!!), and lots of other miscellaneous jobs around the house. How lucky am I?
All in all a great weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Creep Factor 7

Today is Scott's birthday. He turns 33 years old and I couldn't help but laugh at him talking to my belly this morning trying to convince Pedro that he should make his entrance today. He assured him that is the only gift he wants for his birthday. Unfortunately for him, Pedro has a little of me in him and is likely not going to make his appearance until he's damn good and ready to!



Sometimes I forget that you're 6 years older than me ( and creep factor 7 for a few weeks!) because you're such a fun loving, cheeky little monkey. You always make me see the funny side of things and never fail to make me laugh.



Happy Birthday! Many hugs and kisses for you today!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

OCD.... maybe just a little

So.... only 9 days of work left today! Woohoo because it is quite a challenge in the morning to get up and mope off to work. 27 days left until d-day though. So this gets me thinking... what the hell am I going to do at home for 2 whole weeks before my due date? So of course, being the obsessed person that I am I started making a list, filled with really interesting things. No really. And I am going to post it here so that when I start to get bored I can just look back to this post and remind myself of everything I could be doing.

1. Clean the house! It might not get done again too soon after the baby is here.
2. Nap
3. Prepare meals and freeze them for after the baby is here. Trying to think of things that freeze well, lasagna, chili and soup. All of which, hopefully I can eat after without dying from heartburn!
4. Read my books!
5. Bake cookies for freezer. Yummy.
6. Catch up on bookwork for Chiro office ( and by catch up... I actually mean start - yikes!)
7. Watch daytime talkshows
8. Possibly start another quilt. I'm feeling the urge to be creative. Honestly I think I just want to go buy fabric!
9. Get something done with my hair.
10. My mom has a trunk full of our baby stuff, etc. I really want to go through it with her before the baby comes.
11. I need to make a list of the people we are going to call once we have the baby along with numbers so that Scott is ready to go.
12. I STILL need to pack my bag for the hospital - according to the internet this should be done by now - but this is the one task that I am not wanting to do.
13. Scott needs to install the car seat now that I have cleaned the car.
14. I need to organize and clean the nursery. Make it presentable. Right now everything is just dumped everywhere. How will this baby ever turn into an OCD person like its mommy if it has to come home to a messy bedroom right off the hop?

Any other suggestions?? God forbid I forget to schedule one of my precious 14 days off.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

29 Freakin Days.....

I can't believe it. It's less than a month away ( I hope!). I thought that it would never get here and now it is so close. I am big, uncomfortable, tired, and emotional and due to these things just want to stay at home and hide away!

Despite this fact we had a very busy weekend. I spent the weekend watching ball on Saturday, attending a wedding, and then I even made it to the Beachfest social and was out until 12:30!! It was a pretty action packed day for the preggo girl and Sunday I paid for it. I was pooped. But Scott and I still went to Brandon. We decided this year rather than buying birthday gifts for one another we would invest in a good camera. And that we did! It's a beaut though. As far as I can tell anyways. I still need some practise on all of its functions. But alas... we shall have an unaware subject in 29 freakin days.
And this is the pic that Scott sends me...


Hi... my pregnant wife is a stoner! Duh... who doesn't know that you always pick the one where the woman looks good.



After much tongue lashing, I got this.



Monday, July 09, 2007

35 weeks....

And someone needs a hair cut!

Seriously...... brutal. I kind of want to wait until I'm off and then go pamper myself one whole day. I don't know if I can handle it for that long. Maybe a trim is in order??



Can you tell how challenging it is for me to look this happy on a Monday morning??



Thursday, July 05, 2007

On a happier note...

Our baby is now 4 3/4 pounds and 18 inches long. No wonder it hurts when he pushes his ass and feet into my ribs. Scott and I were marvelling at how right now we can see it moving and feel it moving and even sometimes push it around with our hands to get it off a certain spot and in a few more weeks we will be able to hold it in our hands. So amazing.

I also have to boast that I have the best husband in the world. We started out the pregnancy a little rocky - what with my hormones and his lack of understanding that I was indeed pregnant (maybe that was the hormones too??). But now that it is getting closer he has been so supportive. He tells me to rest and he rubs my swollen feet and back and rubs my head. He tells me I look great and that I'm doing a wonderful job. I really don't think I could ask for more. Except... maybe that he would want icecream more often...

Ya know what I hate...

People that always tell you how tired they are. Or sick, or something else equally depressing. Ya wanna know a secret... nobody cares.

I have noticed so many people saying this lately and it's driving me crazy. And then I went on facebook and how many people are updating their status with I'm tired or I'm sick....

Nuff said!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Why not Minot?

So the weekend was good. It's amazing how quickly I get tired these days, which was quite evident on our weekend away. I don't even think that I covered the whole mall - my feet and legs were too tired and half of the stores have nothing for me to buy right now anyways. My only purchases were baby related and not all that exciting. Oh and a maternity bathing suit for mama.

We did however relax. Swimming in the pool felt awesome. Joe and Kyla were great company and it was nice to see their kids again. We went to the zoo and it was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the howler monkeys the most I think. We had a few nice meals and even enjoyed a game of mini golf on the steepest course I have ever seen.

A few pics:




34 Weeks at the zoo - it was frickin hot!


Don't ask....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What a week....

So... it has been quite the week. Last week I got news that my 16 year old cousin had committed suicide. That was quite the shocker and was only complicated further by family issues that have been ongoing for many years. So the funeral was Monday. Funerals are always tough, but being hormonal right now and it being a child all added on to the other b.s. it was a challenging and emotionally draining day.

Yesterday I had a course to go to.... the subject - some new accounting regulations for the municipal world. With my accounting background, I knew going in how difficult it is to make a subject like that fun and interesting but at least before I was pregnant I could drink tons of coffee to keep me awake. So yet another long day.

This morning I had a doctors appointment. 33 weeks. Yikes - can you believe it. I was just telling Scott the other day how I still can't quite believe that in 7 weeks I will be a mom. I don't feel any different... and I certainly don't feel like I have turned into the "mom type" in the last 33 weeks. Which is alright because here's hoping that I don't turn into a soccer mom where the only interesting thing I have to talk about is the consistency of my little one's shit.





I have been organizing the nursery and finally got the blind hung. It was quite the ordeal that involved my dad's handyman skills only to have Scott have to fix it. Grandma K got the dust ruffle and the crib bumper pads all sewed up and I have almost got them put on. The quilt is finished, just last minute details now. When I finally get it all arranged how I want it I will post pics. The carseat and stroller have been purchased and I convinced Scott to put it together for me the other night. Did you know that the GRACO quattro tour stroller is SUV tough?? Ya know in case you wanted to go off roading with Pedro??




This weekend off to Minot. I am going to enjoy the air conditioning and the pool and I think I have even convinced Scott to take me to the zoo. I love the zoo. It should be a relaxing weekend and I'm told that now Joe and Kyla might even be joining us!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Social Events

Me and the bros.

Morgan and T-Rex - She may be little but look out. ahaha

Reag and Brentie after about a million tries to get them both looking normal.


Pam and I.




J-Roc.


Pam and my date for the evening Kari-Ann. And what a fabulous date she was might I say. I never had to worry about getting my own drink or anything. I've never been tended to quite so well. You should maybe start to worry a little Scott.
Great weekend - it was awesome seeing everybody. But now I need to catch up on my sleep. Tonight I think I shall do laundry and watch a chick flick.



Monday, June 11, 2007

She's a Brick.... House....

31 WEEKS!!!
I had a wonderful moment on Saturday while planting caraganas where I looked down and noticed that my hands had sausages on them.... not fingers. My hands were so swollen it was gross. And actually kind of painful. Other than that, pregnancy is a dream. Even though I feel like a tank I had a lady tell me this morning that I look small. HA. I don't even care if she was just trying to be nice... at this point I'll take anything I can get.




After a very productive and fun evening with Kari-Ann on Saturday night, I am oh so close to being done the quilt for Pedro. I just have to finish the hand stitching and then I will post pictures. I'm very proud of it though and can only hope that one day Pedro will appreciate all the love his mama put into it for him.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Does it make you a loser if you're excited to have a quilting date on a Saturday night???

Oh... and I'm super pumped about getting a hammock today!!

And it's Friday!!!! And it's supposed to be sunny all weekend. Can't wait to putter in my flower beds and do some odd jobs outside. And then maybe lay back in my new hammock and read my book and have a nap. Sounds blissful doesn't it?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Who's the Boss

Monday night I was a little grumpy so Scott dumped me off on Alicia and Trevor who took me to Rolla for Subway. Once there I proceeded to order the exact same thing that I have ordered there for the last 10 years. Roasted chicken, loaded with jalapeno peppers and of course the chipotle southwest sauce. And then I topped it off with a Mello Yellow. Mmmm. I knew that I might pay later for the fact that I had consumed more caffeine than I've had in the last 7 months, but who cares right. This is my night. To heck with you Pedro.


Across from the Subway there is this auto repair place -we got quite a kick out of the sign.
Is it really necessary to advertise this on your business sign??






















After doing a tour of the town and scouting out the local ALCO, I managed to whine my way into the Dairy Queen parking lot. One pecan mudslide later, I was one happy camper.

So I get home, completely cheered up. Watch some tube with the hubby and go to bed around 11. At midnight I jump out of bed run to the bathroom and ralph everything up. I got a pail and spent the next hour or so sitting with said pail trying to get back to sleep. In the meantime, Scott has yelled from bed to see if I'm okay ( real touching I know - let's hope he improves for when I go into labor). So despite thinking I can still do exactly what I want and not think about Pedro, I learned a hard lesson on who's the boss right now and unfortunately it's not me!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hello.... is anyone there??


Okay today is all about challenging everybody out there that has their own blog to please for the love of god update it. I'm sick of looking at all of those ancient posts. I know that everyone is currently obsessed with facebook and what not ( that's right I said what not) but this is getting ridiculous. I'm not going to mention any names, cuz I'm just that nice, but if you people don't start entertaining me with your life stories then I will be forced to work more. And we don't want that now do we??