Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Getting Closer?

Well, we had a visit to the OB Assessment at the Hospital on Sunday b/c of close and painful contractions. I will spare you all the details...but my body is getting ready but my Dr. really was on the fence if we should go ahead and progress in labor or try to stop it...since i was just 35 weeks. He decided ( since we live close) to give me a shot to try to stop my contractions and see if i could hold off at least another week. It really has helped stop the active labor...now it is just sporadic. I have really tried to do nothing as well and can tell when i am on my feet too much.

He said the baby would probably be able to breathe o.k.- but other developmental problems would occur(ie. feeding, sucking, sleeping...etc.)I was relieved when labor was stopped b/c of my track record with fussy babies and i was really worried the baby would not be developed enough. I go again to the Dr. on tomorrow...but do not expect any change in things since contractions have stopped.

Who knows...these babies are all so unpredictable- this shot could help me make it all the way to the end of January or not. I am trying to just enjoy these days reading books and laying on the floor with my two big babies.

Thanks for all of you who care.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nathan's Early 4th Birthday Celebration!

This year I decided to have Nathan's birthday party a little early b/c 1- I am getting really pregnant right now and 2-It is hard for his favorite friends to make it on his real birthday( the day after Christmas.) I have felt like i really wanted to do something special for him this year...with the baby coming and all. I was worried about it b/c it was a 80% of rain and a high of 40 degrees....and our house is not the biggest. Thankfully, the rain held off until right when the party was over and the kids didn't seem to mind the cold. Eric borrow the " jumpy thing" from the church and we were able to play inside and out.
It was a really sweet celebration....he enjoyed all his little friends being here and in his shy way really loved being celebrated. The second picture really captures it as we sang " happy birthday" to him. He was showered with love and presents.
So, thank you to all the moms and grand moms who left their cosy warm house on Saturday morning to make my sweet little 4yr. old feel so special.

Friday, December 4, 2009

All I want for Christmas is...

If you overheard Eric and my conversations with the kids about Christmas you would hear something like this:

"Want do ya'll want for Christmas?"
Nathan: " A shirt with a pocket in it."
Naomi: "um... a snow man"

I love that they do not know the power they could have over me in asking for presents. I love giving presents...so i have been thinking about the things they would really enjoy that would last the year long...but these just remind me that the simpler the better.

Granted- Nathan's birthday is coming soon as well....and he has reported he wants a Mack truck and balloons for that....but he would be satisfied by a shirt with a pocket in it for Jesus' birthday.

I love celebrating Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's begginning to look like...

If you notice the little tiny stocking on the end, it is compliments of Naomi. She found it and was determined that we needed to hang it for the "new baby"
As you can tell...Nathan's nose is looking a ton better...still just a little swollen.
Naomi was so happy the whole time we were decorating.
Nathan was very intense in his ornament placement....we had to do a little rearranging when they went to bed.

This year was so much fun decorating for Christmas. The kids really were excited and could actually hang some ornaments themselves...well on the bottom 3 feet of the tree. Eric and I love Christmas time so much....and I think the kids inherited it!