Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Things He Does For Me....

Sunday night we had USPizza. I LOVE their turkey sandwiches so that is what I had. And, in the normal way of a pregnant woman, I've been thinking about and craving a turkey sandwich like that ever since. Honestly, I probably could have eaten two that night but I didn't :)

I've hurt my back so I haven't gone to the store because it would require me to lift my heavy girls into carseats, out of carseats and into a buggy and so on... So I've been thinking of yummy turkey sandwiches and sitting at home with no way to make one.

Well tonight my darling husband came home after working extra late and helped me get our girls to bed. Then we sat down and started to discuss our dinner. He asked me what I wanted and I said "What I really want is a turkey sandwich from McAlisters, but it isn't really close so we don't have to get that." After a few minutes he got up and got his shoes on and asked what kind of bread I wanted my turkey on. I told him and he left.

He was gone for about 45 minutes but he finally came home with the perfect turkey sandwich on a croissant :) I LOVE THIS MAN!!!! He is too good to me. Especially since he wasn't thinking and drove all the way to Jason's Deli before remembering that I said McAlisters (which is much closer than Jason's Deli). He drove back to McAlisters and got my sandwich, which is what took so long. What a great man!!!

Love you baby!

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Little Story...

This week my baby turns 1! I can hardly believe it. I have some cute pictures of her party we had Friday night with my mom but the computer is being picky about loading them... so that will have to wait. So I figured today I would share my birth story. I love hearing/reading birth stories because they are all so different! So here you go....

At my 35 week appointment with her, the doctor said everything was great. She was head down and I wasn't dilated. At my 36 week appointment I got a different story from the doctor. While she was checking me and trying to feel for the head I noticed she seemed to really be searching.... then she said "She's not head down now." She sent me immediately to the ultrasound room to get confirmation. Turned out my little Doll was in a transverse position, meaning her back was across the top of my belly with her head on my left side, smashed into my ribs and her bootie on my right side. I didn't go back in to see the doctor that day but she informed me before the u/s that if she wasn't head down at delivery then it would either be a c-section or she could try to manually turn her (OUCH!).

So I go home. My husband and I were completely freaked out.... wondering what would happen if I just went into labor rather than making it to a scheduled c-section. I had my first baby 4 weeks early and I was so worried that would happen again! Anyway, I was a little freaked out and just kind of took it easy for the next few days, hoping to not send myself into labor. I had called my Nanny to come stay the night then keep the Crazy child while I went to my next doctor appointment. So the day she was scheduled to come I spent most of the day cleaning my house and finishing laundry and all that stuff I didn't want her to worry about doing. I went back to our bedroom to put some clothes up and I sat on the bed to put them into the drawers of our dresser.

When I stood up from the bed I thought... oh stink, I just peed on myself. So I went to the bathroom to finish the job.... only it wasn't pee this time! My water had broken!!! As I was in the bathroom, contemplating my next move, I heard Nanny pull into the drive. THANK THE LORD! That was some Perfect Timing!!! I went to unlock the door and greet her and grab my phone to start making my calls. I let her in, explained the situation, and she took over with the Crazy One while I got the bag ready and called my sweetie. She stayed the night and kept the Crazy while we went to the hospital! Nanny- you are a GREAT blessing!

The husband made it home and we got to the hospital about 45 minutes after my water had broken. I called the hospital on my way to let them know I was coming and that I would probably be needing a c-section. Luckily, my doctor was finishing up a c-section so the nurse said she'd grab her and let her know.

We got to the hospital, got in the room and I got changed. My sweet doctor came in and checked me.... I was at almost 5 centimeters!!! I had not been feeling any painful contractions so that came as a shock to me. Turns out I was having contractions, but something was off because of her transverse position so they didn't feel like they should. I was informed that there were scheduled c-sections going on and that I would have an O.R. in about an hour and a half. So we sat there and waited... and most of our family (the ones that live here, at least) were able to come up and sit with us. All was well until the nurse decided to come give me a shot to slow down the labor.... hello, that sucker HURT! Yikes. I still remember that feeling!

This picture is right before we headed to the O.R.!!!!

My sweet Father-in-Law prayed for us and then my husband suited up and we headed down to the O.R. As we walked out of the room, we ran into my mom who just had just gotten there! It was nice to see her before we headed into surgery. Dads don't get to go into the O.R. right away so it was just me and the nurses.... we were cracking jokes and it was very relaxed. Then my sweetie came in and things got started....

The doctor cut me open and tried to reposition the baby before she cut my uterus in order to keep from cutting me vertically.... no luck. That little girl was STUCK! So she did her job and got her out. At 7:07p.m. on July 1, 2008 we met our sweet Little Doll. It was perfect and so was she! We had the nurses and doctors cracking up because we got into an argument (we love to have silly arguments and we do it all the time!) about the color of her eyes.... Husband tried to say they were brown and I strongly disagreed - even though I hadn't seen her up close yet. We continued this argument for a few minutes before going back to the room. FYI- her eyes are bright blue.... not brown! I win!

Her first photo - she was so sweet and tiny!!!!

There were so many sweet people, family and friends, waiting for us to return and it was a wonderful welcome into the world for my sweet girl. My dad and sister had finally made it when we returned to the room, which was great! The thoughts of that day have been filling my mind and heart for a few days now and I'm sure they will continue to during this week.

One day old..... my how she has changed and grown!!!!

Little Doll - You are a special, sweet girl. You brighten every day and there is something special about you that people, even random people, respond to. You've captured our hearts and you have a big sister that loves you SO MUCH! It is one of the greatest joys of my life to see and hear you laughing with your sister. I thank God every day for allowing me to be your mother - you are truly a wonderful blessing! We love you!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Better today....

This week we have had fevers and upset tummies. We have run out of food and laundry detergent. We have been inside most of the week escaping the heat outside. We have a big weekend to prepare for and I've yet to do much of anything to get ready.... well, I just started a load of laundry about 20 minutes ago. I have dishes in my sink and a full dishwasher.

We went to the store this morning.... finally! I'm still one gift short for the gifts I have to give this weekend. I have doctor appointments to make and other appointments to set up. I have a birthday party to plan. And I'm sitting on the couch blogging....

Basically I need to be getting off here and working on my list! We have a big weekend planned so maybe I'll be back Sunday night or Monday with a much more fun post and some pictures!!! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The heat.... oh, the heat!

Seriously.... it is scorching hot here. I am talking disgusting hot. It is too hot for me to take the girls anywhere by myself because it takes too long to load and unload them from their carseats and I feel bad for them sitting out in the heat during that time. So today I didn't even step foot outside my house.

Even though I kept us cooped up inside, we had a pretty good day. The girls were fairly good today, which is more than I can say for the past few days. I've been a little testy with them lately and I'm working really hard on correcting that. Today was much better.

I blame my irritability on being 6 weeks pregnant in ridiculous heat. :) The nausea is picking up and so is the exhaustion. It hasn't been bad though. Right now our little teeny tiny baby is the size of a lentil :) Its funny how something so tiny can make my belly look so much bigger :) and make me so hungry! I don't think I'll ever get used to the nausea-hunger relationship in early pregnancy. I will be starving one minute and so I'll eat something (I've learned not to give myself too big of a serving because I know I may not finish it!) and within five minutes I'll be trying not to be sick.

Anyhoo... enough about that! I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day. What a special day, right? We went to church and got a great message about fathers. I fixed my husband's choice for lunch - spaghetti with meat sauce and all the fixins. The girls and their Daddy had an afternoon nap then we ended the day with a pool party. My children love to swim so the party was a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate the dads in our lives! The only thing missing was my wonderful daddy. But he was busy taking care of his other daughter :)

Well I'm about to go eat another round of dinner :) Hope we all stay cool in this miserable heat!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pregnancy... The Third Time Around

First of all, let me say that I LOVE being pregnant. I have so many friends who hate pregnancy but I can honestly say that I absolutely LOVE IT! I love the cravings, the sleepless nights where I lay in bed praying for my family, the belly!!, the maternity clothes, the doctor appointments, everything! I love it all! And I love the child that comes at the end!

Right now I'm almost 6 weeks pregnant with this sweet new "teeny tiny little baby" as my Crazy Girl calls it! I have a tiny sesame seed sized baby in my belly, yet I'm clearly pregnant. I mean, you can so tell.... the tummy, while it hasn't been flat since my first pregnancy, is definitely getting that roundness to it again!

Right now I'm just getting to where food doesn't sound good to me. I know I have to make myself eat, so I'm eating biscuits, crackers, cheerios, and relatively plain things right now. It really isn't bad though, and I'm thankful. I have my two girls to take care of everyday, so I can't let nausea keep me down! I have a plan, though, if it gets worse! :)

We are working on a plan of how to fit the five of us into our house... I'm excited about the changes. My husband will tell you that I like to change things around in our house every few months, unfortunately our furniture and the layout of our home doesn't give me many options. So I'm forced to play with the kids' bedrooms.... and now I have a wonderful excuse!!!

In other news... we are buying the Little Doll a new carseat today! Woo Woo! I also have a list of projects I need to be working on. I have a lot going on over the next few months.

1. Birthday party for a precious little girl (actually 2 birthday parties)
2. Go through all my baby clothes to give to my sweet cousin
3. Get out the maternity clothes!!
4. I know there is a lot more I need to do, but it is escaping my mind right now. :)

So there you go. A little update on us.... Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet My Girls...

So I thought you may like to meet my girls. They are the loves of my life and I enjoy every day we get to spend together. I know what a blessing it is to have them and to get to stay home with them each day, helping them to grow. I'm thankful every day for this family and this life.

Here is my Crazy one! She is a bundle of endless energy and she keeps me running around all day, everyday! I love it! She is stubborn like me but I think that is where the similarities end... she is much more like her dad and Pappy! I love her more and more every day.

This is my little Doll. I love this baby so much! She will be one in a few weeks and I can't believe it. She's my little snuggler, the loud one, and has a smile that will melt any heart. She is pure cuteness and I love watching her personality emerge more and more each day.

In a few weeks we should get to see the first picture of our new baby! What a joy that will be... I can't wait! I'll save the pregnancy post for another time :) For now, I just wanted to introduce my girls and try to get back into the blogging habit.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

And Now There are Five....

So I had a blog before. I quit it for a number of reasons. Now I'm back with a new name and I hope I will find this experience different. Right now I'm only sharing this blog address with close family and friends. However, I will appreciate comments from all my readers, whether I know you or not. :)

One thing I will be doing differently this time is that I will probably not use my children's names on here, but if you know me you'll know which one I'm talking about. I will still post their pictures though, because I believe they are just too cute not to be put on here :) I love my kids, what can I say!?!?!

So with that little introduction, here is our story....

My man and I met in law school... fell madly in love and are, to this day, absolutely crazy about each other. We were surprised six months into our marriage with a pregnancy. That pregnancy gave us our Crazy. When she was 9 months old, we were again surprised to find out that we would be having another baby. Our Doll was born last July and is almost one! Here we are, eleven months after the Doll was born and we just found out we are having another (and probably our last) baby! We are extremely excited about making our family a Family of Five! Please join me as I open up my life as a wife and mother on this crazy ride!