Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Dean was able to eat dinner tonight and has not had a fever all day. Yay antibiotics! Keep up the good work. I was reading on my sister in law's blog about how we spoil our kiddos when they are sick sometimes. The same is true here at this household. Whatever it takes to help the poor thing fall asleep. It must be pretty rough to have a sore throat, ear, and chest. He's well enough now to head back to daycare where I hope he has a great day tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scheduled Baby

I had a doctor visit today. Everything is looking well, but the baby is still on the larger side. My doctor is considering inducing the baby next Friday (the 7th), but we won't decide for sure until the day before. He's thinking that would save us from a possible c-section and other complications like we had with Dean. Anyway, until then...I guess I should think about resanitizing the house. Dean's been coughing all over everything.

Monday, October 27, 2008

So Very Sick

It must be that time of the year again. I am home with my precious Dean because he is so very ill. He has another ear infection (no suprise there), bronchitis, and a very sore throat. The doc thought that the throat might be strep, but didn't test for it because the dear is getting antibiotics either way. He's given me lots of practice for the new baby today. I've spent most of the day holding him andmy arms/back are very tired. A few months ago, he wouldn't have allowed me to hold him when he was feeling poorly. I'm glad I'm able to comfort him now.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Has anyone seen my ankles? I seem to have lost them. At first I thought I just couldn't find them cause my belly was in the way, but, when I propped up my feet, they were still missing.

I am still pregnant, still contracting, and still tired. It's not terribly bad as I've got my little goof ball and husband around to keep me entertained. They've been pretty funny lately. Though I can't think of any stories at the moment.

Also, I have officially finished my Christmas shopping! What? Haven't you? Don't look at me like that! Christmas is just around the corner! If you don't get your little patootie out there and start doing the same, you might miss the entire holiday. It will just slip right by.

Seriously though, I just know that I won't want to deal with it after I've had the baby. Shopping early this year kept it as a fun activity for me. Thank you all for allowing me to use you to achieve my nesting instincts. To clarify, I only bought for family members, and even then, just Lucas' and my parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. Those of you from his side of the family might not realize how that creates a list of 20 something people for us. So, uh, if you're not one of those people. We still love you dearly, and if we ever win the lotto, we'll go berserk buying gifts for all. If I was a really good girl, I'd be typing out a Christmas letter to attach a picture of family and new baby to. I'm not a really good girl. I wasn't last year either.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's in a Name? we might change the name. My hormonal self has created doubt in my own head and sent us back to the name search. Poor Lucas.

I went to the see a nurse practitioner today for my weekly checkup. Everything is ok. The baby's heartbeat sounded wonderful. And, yes, those are contractions that started on Saturday. Not to worry though, just call us if they get to be under ten minutes and cross your legs honey. Baby needs at least a week more of incubation. If this son is anything like my other darling, we'll have contractions for WEEKS and then he will show up right when he's due. Until then, I just keep plugging along.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still Chubby

I've got pictures. I've got ideas, but I've been to tired (or maybe it's lazy) to post much lately. Mostly I just want to sleep, or prop my feet up with a book. Which I don't usually have the chance to do between work and my little lovely one here at home.

We had a visit from Dean's great grandma, grandma, and granddad this weekend. It was so nice to have them here entertaining Dean and helping to keep him out of trouble (and to get into some). I had a lot of time to sit on the couch with my book. Pure bliss.

So, in the news that is no news. I am still pregnant. I have 4 weeks left of countdown. The doctor has informed me that I am anemic which seems super easy to fix...take some iron pills girl! Dean has been sleeping mostly through the nights. The nights he doesn't he crawls into our bed and goes back to screaming banshee. My husband has been a doll and super helpful, patient, and all around a great guy. I have found myself wanting to sit on the couch with either my dad or my mom during the past few weeks. I think so that I can be a non-parent again and just someone else's kid. I miss that, but wouldn't trade the new bond I have with both of my parents through becoming one myself. Life has been treating me well.

Oh...and we've chosen a name. Unless of course I take a look at our new bundle and change my mind.