Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First snow

Who would have thunk it....snow in November when it was 62 degrees 4 days ago. OH well, we welcomed it this morning...or at least I did! I am like a kid when it comes to anything snow  or Christmas so I woke up early to make sure and give Tucker time to take it all in before work/school.

Tucker was NOT as crazy about the snow as I thought he would be. Well it was 7am and it was cold and he hadn't eaten breakfast yet!!!
Here is too hopefully MORE and MORE snow soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

34 weeks and NOT contracting

So far this week during my non stress test and I was in good shape. I showed NO signs of contractions and baby girl was happy and kicking. I haven't been feeling many contractions either...maybe just a few braxton hicks. However, she is right in my rib cage so every kick or punch is like a dagger to my side! As long as she is happy though....we are all happy!

Her room is finally falling in place. The paint is on the walls and I can see progress. On the agenda for the weekend is putting her bed together and then all the rest of the details will fall in place.

Almost all my Christmas decorations are up (minus the GIANT tree and only because I can't drag it in alone) and they make me smile when I walk in my house. Thanksgiving weekend is a busy time with all my family together under one roof so I needed to have my Christmas in place already. I am sooo happy to have the family all together. We will bake, eat, play games,......eat, eat, play games. We do NOT plan on shopping this weekend. I enjoy it but this starting the NIGHT of Thanksgiving is just rude. I mean, let people enjoy their Thanksgiving before they head out to shop.

So from our table to yours....gobble gobble!! Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

33 weeks and contracting!

I am 33 weeks yesterday....I am inching closer and closer!!
Yesterday I went in for a stress test and as I was relaxing and reading my book the nurse kept coming in and asking if I am feeling contractions?? NO, I didn't think I was? I mean surely I would know right? I just felt a lot of moving and punching going on or so I thought. About 15 minutes later the Dr. came in and said yes you are contracting. It wasn't pain but I could tell what she was talking about after she told me.

So here I go..once again...labor and delivery. I am hooked up and monitored for about 3 hours. During those 3 hours I believe I had 3-5 contractions that registered. The GREAT thing is baby girl is handling them all so well. Her heart rate never dropped and she kicked and punched through them all.

The scary part is we have a BARE room for a nursery and so much stuff left to do. This really put things in perspective and this weekend we have to get a move on things.

BUT baby girl...you need to stay where you are for 3-4 weeks. If you can make it 3 weeks or so all will be ok. This just goes to show all babies are different. Tucker (who is just like his father) would have waited on the end of time to show progress or any type of hurry. Baby girl ( who is just like me) can't stand it in the any longer and needs a change of scenery.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A 2 year old....seriously

I was looking at baby pictures the other night of Tucker partially because we are going to have another baby soon and partially because I can't believe my first baby is 2?? This past weekend we celebrated his 2nd birthday and everything went as planned. If you remember his first bday, everyone had the Flu so this one HAD to be better. Tucker's bday always falls on Deer Season weekend in Missouri. To most people this wouldn't be a big deal....BUT in our family it is kinda of huge deal. Basically if you want anyone to come to the party to have to have it early :( Oh well, this only means we celebrate twice with Tucker!! Here are few pictures I snapped of the weekend. The party was football themed!!

 Every table had a different penant for a different team...pick your favorite
 The cake table before the cake

 Smores for a night time snack
Family of 3 for 7 more weeks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A loss

I am only documenting this because I want to always remember it.  We lost a family member...Tucker's pony May-May that we have only owned 5 months had to be put down last night. It has been really really hard on us so because the reason she was put down was outta our control. Our neighbors horse jumped the fence while we were at church Sunday morning and fought May until she was a mess and beaten pretty badly. We are very very upset about the whole situation. Ugh...that's about all I can actually type at this time but I will leave you with a happy little boy and a picture of a one of kind Pony. We will miss you May!

We will own another horse one but, BUT we really wanted to keep her for as long as we could!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

31 weeks and a not so Happy Halloween...

I wish I had adorable pictures to show you in this post of Tucker at Halloween...but the truth is, he is kinda sick with a virus and he was having NO dressing up for Halloween. Yep, he told me over and over that he    " NO dress up momma". So we threw on cowboy hats, boots and off we went to visit family. We gathered more than enough candy at the grandma's house to last months so really there was no need to trick or treat.
I wasn't focused much on Halloween anyways but instead of getting him to feel better. He has ran fever since Friday and I be dang if I will LET him be sick again for another birthday. His second bday party is this Saturday and last years birthday was a disaster b/c the flu struck EVERYONE at once and this year I will not have anybody sick. I have been praying to keep us all well for a week :). The party is football themed and I can't wait to show you how it turns out.....

Meantime, me and baby girl are just growing along. I am still feeling good for 31 weeks. I mean yes its hard to bend over all the time but other than that I feel much better than I did with Tucker at this point. I am not as swollen as I was with Tucker so far. My feet still look kinda normal and my wedding rings are still on. wooohoo. After my appointment next week I will go to the doctor every week for 7 weeks. YES,...I am dreading that part. I have to do non-stress test every week until baby girl makes her arrival. With Tucker I had some blood pressure issues at the end so we are keeping on top of everything this time.
I am not having weird cravings or anything unusual...just as long as you feed me I am happy.
Oh I guess I need to post a picture soon.

Wish us luck this weekend for a successful bday party...we are having another big blow out since his first was a disaster. And also, Tucker's pony who we have all come to love very much was in an incident Sunday and is very hurt. YES, we pray for our animals...they are like family. And maybe you could do the same