Sunday, November 25, 2007
Look what we bought yesterday. A new ornament for our tree with a place for the baby -- we're close . . . any day now. I'm now past 39 weeks pregnant! Still feeling good most days. Mornings are hardest as I seem to contract a lot then and have backaches but that's probably from hardly moving all night long. Once I get up I usually feel better but it can be difficult to find the motivation to do that although three 3 year olds "motivate" in their own way! We actually made our second trip to Labor & Deliver on Friday night. The baby just didn't seem to move around much that day. I had been really tired and took a 2 hour nap and then had my scrapbook class which I wasn't feeling like going to but once I got there I got more into it and had fun. I left around 7:30 and figured once I ate some food the baby would kick into gear but it didn't. So after we put the kids to bed and I tried more juice and sat down there wasn't much going on. We called Aaron's mom and we headed to the hospital. They only had to put one side of the elastic belts on and the baby started to do somersaults. But better be safe than sorry . . . I would have worried all night if we hadn't gone. There were 3 babies in the nursery -- 2 girls and a boy and those girls had LOTS of dark hair. If we have a girl besides the healthy part I hope she has a ton of hair!
We went to the Quad Cities Festival of Trees yesterday. It was the first time we have ever gone and sort of our last "family time outing" before the baby arrives. We weren't super impressed. It wasn't very crowded since it had been going on for a couple weeks already and people were probably shopping. It's hard for the kids to see in the wagon but it's also hard to let them out and walk too. We tried to see Santa but Caden didn't want anything to do with him again this year and Addison sat on his lap for a second before she was unsure of him. Plus Santa was a little grouchy. He was getting ready to go to lunch so he must have just been hungry. The kids liked the snowball people, the train, and the HUGE stuffed animal tree. It will probably be better next year because I would think they could walk and there was a kids' craft part that they could have done but they aren't quite ready for that part yet this year so maybe we'll try again.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I would like to hold on until next Friday anyway. Aaron has the chance to work overtime tomorrow and then extra hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week. Aaron has Thursday and Friday off which is really nice for the holidays but it is very hard on us financially. When he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid and there are no PAID vacation/holidays in union plumbing. We live paycheck to paycheck at this moment and with him having days off for Thanksgiving and then needing to miss more days when the baby arrives we could be short an entire week's paycheck which makes me nervous but we'll figure it out if it happens like we always do. I also want to hold on until next Friday because I have a scrapbook class tomorrow night and one next Friday night -- cutting it a bit close -- I know I am probably the only pregnant woman who wants to stay pregnant because I have scrapbook classes but this is probably the last anything I will get to do alone for a LONG time. Plus Keely who is my designated babysitter while I'm in the hospital is also going to a scrapbook crop tomorrow night and I would hate for her to miss that since she doesn't get to do much stuff by herself. So I'd better hold it in until then.
The kids had their 3 year check ups today and did so well at the doctor office. They love to go to the doctor -- they have been upset that I have been going so much they didn't get a turn. We haven't gone much lately as they haven't really been sick-- I think they have been sick just twice this year so far and there was only one doctor visit for Ethan. They got flu shots and Hepatitis A shots today. We talked about what the doctor was going to do before and that they would be getting shots. They did really well. They sat up on the exam table all 3 at the same time and opened their mouths, let her listen to their chests, and let her do her job. They did cry about the shots when they got them but it was short lived. I promised ice cream if they were good and they were. They all had a cup of vanilla ice cream in the van on the way home -- I know most parents wouldn't dare let their 3 year olds do that especially when they are 3 of them but it's a lot easier than me trying to get them all in a restaurant and seated and eat and back to the van. We had a couple of accidents but nothing too bad that couldn't be wiped up. Kids seem fine from the shots -- we've been lucky as they never have reacted badly to shots except sometimes it made them extra tired when they were infants, I don't think they have ever had a fever from a shot either.
I'm staying pregnant for one more week!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Halloween was really fun! The kids loved dressing up in their monkey costumes this year. We had a fun party at preschool and they loved trick or treating. We only went to about 5 houses and cried when we came home so we will have to go to more. They also loved the visitors at our house and the scarier the better. They would chase the scary guys down the sidewalk wanting to touch their costumes. Weird but that's my kids for you -- they love to get their ears cleaned out, fingernails cut, take medicine, baths, and scary things!