Saturday, January 31, 2009

Baby Update - 36 weeks

Here she is! Can you believe technology? It's not perfect, but it is pretty impressive to me! I had an appointment yesterday with the BFP and NST again and she did great on both. My sugars are doing okay. Well other than today because I broke down and had a granola bar and two cheerio bars that Brooke made this morning. I knew better, but I'm overtired from being up with sick kids and I just had an I don't care attitude at lunch today. So now I got it out of my system so I will behave again. Nothing else exciting to report I guess. Just a quick in and out appointment, the way I like it. I think maybe next week they will estimate the weight to make sure she isn't growing too big. And we have the option to induce early. I am just hoping she comes a little early so I don't have to decide that. I was induced with Grace and it is kind of a strange feeling to put yourself into labor, knowing how much pain you will be going through! I started it at home with her with a magic labor pill. :) It all went really well though so I suppose there is no reason to believe it wouldn't this time. On Thursday I will be 37 weeks and considered full term so I would appreciate all the labor-inducing vibes you can send!

Friday, January 30, 2009

"All American Girl" lyrics by Carrie Underwood

Since the day they got married,
He'd been praying for a little baby boy.
Someone he could take fishing,
Throw the football and be his pride and joy.
He could already see him holding that trophy,
Taking his team to state.
But when the nurse came in with a little pink blanket,
All those big dreams changed.

And now he's wrapped around her finger,
She's the center of his whole world.
And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American Girl.

Sixteen short years later,
She was falling for the senior football star.
Before you knew it he was dropping passes,
Skipping practice just to spend more time with her.
The coach said "Hey son, what's your problem?
Tell me, have you lost your mind?"
Daddy said "You'll lose your free ride to college.
Boy you better tell her goodbye".

But now he's wrapped around her finger,
She's the center of his whole world.
And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American...

And when they got married and decided to have one of their own,
She said "Be honest, tell me what do you wanted?"
And he said "Honey, you oughta know...
Sweet, little, beautiful... one just like you.
Oh a beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American..."

Now he's wrapped around her finger,
She's the center of his whole world.
And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American Girl.
All American Girl.

I hear this song and think of Josh, of course. He is definitely wrapped around these little girls fingers! I had him listen to it the other day and you should have seen the grin on his face. If you haven't heard it or seen the video, you definitely should. You can even find the video online. It's a really good one.

I just need sleep?

Poor little Allison got into trouble tonight. None of us could figure out what she wanted so she kept crying and crying and saying and signing please, please. I finally gave up and told her to just stay in bed until she could quit crying and tell us what she wanted. Pretty soon Brooke came and told me to get the camera. She had fallen asleep, and it was within minutes that she was out. Poor little thing hasn't been feeling well and I wonder if that was what she wanted in the first place, just to go to bed.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spur of the moment trip!

On Tuesday morning, we were all up and going at 7:00 when Josh asks me if I want to go to Bismarck. Are you kidding me? You think I am going to turn that down? So we told the girls to pack quickly because we were going to Bismarck for the night. Josh new there were a few things I wanted to get before the baby comes and we figured it would be fun for the girls to swim at the hotel. I am sure after baby, it will be a while before we get a chance to do this again. So off to Bismarck we went. We stayed at the Ramkota Inn which has a big and little water slide for the older girls and a great baby pool with a little slide for the little ones. The kids had a blast so I thought I would share some pictures. Unfortunately, Brooke wasn't feeling good and went back to the room before I had the camera out. But I have warned her that I will get her picture eventually.

Baby Update

Well, I am now 35 weeks...only 5 long weeks left. I had a Dr. appointment yesterday. Thanks to this gestational diabetes, we will now be having weekly ultrasounds and non-stress tests. Yesterday she did great, 8/8 on her biophysical profile(by ultrasound) and her heart rate was reacting well with her movements during the BPP. She was being quite the stinker though and wouldn't let us get a picture of her. Soon after the ultrasound started she decided to turn away and hide her face! I was hoping to be able to post a picture of her today, but maybe next week we will get one. One thing that was really cool though was that we could actually see the hair on her head! It was standing straight up! That was really fun to see. My blood sugars are getting harder to control. My numbers were up more this time so the Dr. told me since my morning levels are still doing good that I just need to try to see what I can do with my diet to try and keep my numbers lower. It is frustrating though when I try so hard and sometimes I don't eat anything bad at all and my levels are high, even if it is something that usually doesn't make my sugar high. So, my weakness, pizza is out until after the baby. Oh, that hurts!! I am just hoping my hormones don't make this impossible for me. I REALLY don't want to go on insulin. Other than that, all is well. So, I will just sit her and wait and wait and hope, as all expecting moms do at this point, that I will go EARLY!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Vikings Fan

Is this not the CUTEST little Vikings fan ever?? This is my 14 month old God-daughter, Macy. Can't you just tell from that huge grin that she is so proud to be a Vikings Fan? This picture is for you, Tyler...please protect me from your wife...

The Baby

Look at this sweet sleeping baby. Is she really two already? She is so adorable lately, I just can't get over it. I have been thinking lately about how she is going to react to having a new little baby in the house. At first I was a little worried about it. But when I really think about it, I think she will do great. There is something about having all those big sisters that I think will make it okay. For one thing, she has to do everything her big sisters do so when she sees her sisters doting over this new little one, I have a feeling she will be doing the same. And as for feeling like her spot is taken with me, well, if you know me being pregnant I am pretty much a non-existent mother anyway. Maybe it is all preparation for her to be used to depending on her sisters for most things. So all in all I think it will be great. I think she will love being a big sister. I however am not so sure I am ready to lose my little baby Allison. And hopefully my predictions are not completely wrong!

Friday, January 2, 2009

My First Blog

Well, I guess the best place to start this blog is with a picture of the girls. This picture was taken on Christmas morning which also happened to be Allison's second birthday. It isn't very often that I get a picture of the kids all together so even if they are in their pajamas, it's good enough for me. We had a nice Christmas day, starting off with opening Santa gifts. I would say the kids were quite burnt out on presents. Nobody even woke us up! I had to take Allison's presents out of her stocking for her. And then there was Sophia...a little background here...I searched high and low for the perfect doll for her. I even ended up buying three different ones trying to get the one that looked most like her. Mission accomplished, I was quite excited on Christmas morning for her to see the doll. After she got through her stocking, we told her to look behind her because there was another present. She took one look at the doll and said "Oh" and then turned to looking at her stocking stuff again. We said, "Don't you like the doll?" And she, being the honest little girl that she is, said "No". So we say "Fine then, Allison can have the doll." So she turns, picks up the doll and says "Here Allison, you can have it." I couldn't believe it. Sometimes it amazes me how much I DON'T know my kids. Needless to say we are going to be working on being appreciative in our house this year! (Notice the cute little doll behind Sophia!)Well, our morning continued with Allison's birthday cake for breakfast, a family tradition. Oh, that cake looked so yummy! I can't believe she is two already. Where does the time go? We went up to Josh's grandpa's house in Williston for a nice Christmas dinner with his family. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day. By the time we got home, we had Allison open her presents, just to get it over with! How sad, poor kid. Even she just wanted it all over with. We may have to rethink this birthday thing for her. Maybe celebrate it the weekend before Christmas. Any ideas?

So, there is my first blog. Looks like it is going to take me a while to get used to doing this. But I hope I can stick to it and keep everyone updated on our busy life.