Thursday, October 6, 2011

Too Long (New update with LOTS of pictures)

Seriously, why is it that I can't keep up with this blog?! It has been over a month since I last posted and we have been busy. The only time I get to sit and blog is after all the kids are in bed at night and by that time I am so worn out that all I want to lay down myself.

Monday thru Thursday my days mostly consist on getting Timothy to and from school, and getting things done around the house or errands in between those times. Timothy is doing great in school, and he still LOVES going. He has been writing his name, writing his numbers, making all kinds of projects that he brings home daily, and next week it is fire prevention week.

It's always a good sign when your child gets upset that they have to miss school. Later this month there is a field trip to a pumpkin patch that I am looking forward to attending with him and his class, grandma is even going to go!

Besides Timothy going to school we have been keeping busy with other family activities on his days off and on dad's days off. A couple weeks ago my mom and I took the boys to see Toy Story 3 On Ice. They LOVED it, Mason was so excited he could hardly contain himself during the show, and was interested the whole time. It was a lot of a fun and a great show!

We also spent a day at the park last weekend with grandma and grandpa, it was so nice outside.

And a trip to The Museum of Transportation with grandma while daddy went to a gun show. This is always a hit with the boys, anything that has to do with trains and cars is always good in their book. But Taylor really enjoyed herself too, especially the little train ride we took.

So we have been go, go, go which is always nice. I would rather be busy than sit at the house all the time. Tomorrow I have another big update all about the pregnancy so stay tuned. And once again I am going to try and do some catching up on all of your blogs and updating my header and such.

I hope you all are doing well, and I look forward to catching up. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Quick Baby Update

Today I had an appointment to have my blood pressure checked. Two weeks ago it was super high and the doctor increased my dosage. I have been seeing the other doctor in the office since my doctor was out on maternity leave so I needed to see her too to talk about the blood pressure and the last ultrasound.

Thankfully my blood pressure was down, but still a little high. It was 140s/82 which is a little high for a normal person, but for me she said was really good. She decided not to increase my medicine right now because she is afraid of making my blood pressure drop too low. She said that the baby and I are used to a little higher blood pressure and dropping it too low to a very normal blood pressure could make me feel like crap and harm the baby. So we kind of want to try to keep it around what it is.

At my last appointment they had trouble during the ultrasound seeing some important things. My doctor took a look at the ultrasound and said that it looks like due to the baby's position and her not wanting to cooperate at all that they didn't get a very good look at much of anything. They were unable to get a good look at the heart, they couldn't see any hands, and they didn't get a good look at the nose and mouth (looking for a cleft lip). She assured me that everything looks normal and she doesn't believe anything is wrong. That it was just a position and baby not cooperating issue.

She gave me the go ahead to not have to come back for 4 weeks at which time I will be 26 weeks. At that time they will do another ultrasound to get pictures of what they couldn't see before, make sure the blood pressure is still under control, and I get to do the lovely glucose test at that time too.

Shortly after this next appointment probably the appointment after it, I will start my weekly or every other week non stress tests and ultrasounds. With both Mason and Taylor around 32 weeks I always started having weekly visits that consisted of a non stress test, ultrasound, and a doctor visit because of the high blood pressure. Once I hit those long weekly visits I know I am near the end and because of my previous record it could be anytime. Both Mason and Taylor were induced because of a combination of the high blood pressure, a failed non stress test, or a bad report on the ultrasound.

For now I just keep thinking positive and pray that maybe this time I can actually go into labor on my own. It will just depend on the darn blood pressure!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! Be safe and have fun!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

School Love

Today marked the last day of Timothy's first full week of preschool! He has done awesome, and I am so proud of what a big guy he is becoming.

He seems to be LOVING school, and gets excited every morning. Asking about a million times if he is going to school that day or when we can leave for school. I think he would be happy to go all day long instead of just 3 hours. But I am so glad he is enjoying it so much.

He usually won't tell me what he does at school, but as soon as dad gets home he eagerly spills his guts about school. Telling dad all about playing outside on the playground, dressing up as a fireman, playing play doh, drawing pictures, writing his name, reading stories, and on and on!

The one thing I can count on him always telling me about is snack. That boy sure does love his food and drinks!

Today was his first show and tell which they will have every Thursday. And in true Timothy fashion he of course brought a hot wheel. It was also school color day, so he wore blue. He promptly told me when I picked him up today that Tuesday is red day and he needed to wear red to school.

The other day the teacher taught him how to put his shoes on all by himself, in his defense they are hard shoes to get on. But apparently he said that he can't put his shoes on himself, and the teacher told him "we don't say the word can't". Then he learned the phrase he has been saying ever since. "I think I can, I think I can"!

I don't think Timothy is the only one that loves being in school. I really think Mason likes the separate time too, and more of my attention. The first two days Mason asked about Timothy the whole time he was gone. I also enjoy that time with just Mason and Taylor too. It's good for the boys to get their time apart from each other.

The other day while Timothy was at school, I took Mason out to play all by himself just me and him. He had my full undivided attention and he was soaking it up. He didn't let me sit down at all. We played "golf", and ran around the yard. It was special to have that time!

I was sad to send "my baby" off to school, but I think this time is good for our whole family.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Best of Friends

Sunday we spent the evening with Chris and Angie and the kids over at Chris's mom's house. They had to go over there so Chris could finish working on a trailer he was making and they invited us over so the kids could play together outside.

They BBQ ed and Angie set up the kiddie pool for the kids. Us ladies just sat around chatting and watching the kids play while the guys worked on the trailer. It was a nice evening.

If you have ever forgotten swim diapers, you know what happens when you use a regular diaper. We were cracking up at Alyssa's diaper!

Timothy was the only one who wanted to play in the water. I put Taylor's swimsuit on but she didn't get in the pool at all, just played on the slide. Mason refused to even put trunks on, but still splashed himself with water!

I am so glad that our kids get along so well together. It's nice to have good friends with kids. Mason loves Alyssa so much, and is always talking about her. The other day, I caught him with the play phone and he was talking to Alyssa!


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