Monday, December 28, 2009

What a great first Christmas

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone. We spend all of this time shopping, decorating and baking and now it's another year away. We did the whole travelling Christmas again. The first half was spent with Tim's family while the second half was spent with mine.
I got lots of great things for Christmas, but by far the best thing I got was my gift from Tim and Kellan. It is a silver necklace with a figure in the shape of a mom and her child and it has Kellan's birthstone in it. It's so thoughtful and beautiful.
Kellan got lots of clothes and toys. I had to remove some of his old clothes from his closet to fit his new ones.

The beginning of gifts

Opening one of Kellans gifts

Kellan and his new hat

Loves his fists

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Mr. Kellan has been a pretty happy boy lately. He's even been sleeping through the night (minus last night :(

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mr. Talkative

Here is the conversation Kellan and I had this afternoon. Hope you can follow... :)

Here are some other pictures of Kellan learning to hold his head up. He gets so mad on his tummy because he gets so frustrated he can't hold his head up very long.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Little Turkey

That's what my little peanut was on Thanksgiving least his hat said so. Kellan have a big holiday meeting lots of new relatives. He was passed off quite a bit on Thanksgiving day and didn't get much sleep so he was pretty cranky that night. He also got to meet a lot of my high school friends for the first time. Here are some pictures.

Check out these blue eyes

My high school friends

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I discovered Video

My Peanut

So I've been getting scolded....yet again....for not updating my blog. I hope this finds everyone ready and excited for Thanksgiving. My mom gave Kellan a super cute Baby's First Thanksgiving outfit that he'll be sporting on Thursday. Can't wait to see him in it.

Seems like lots has happened in the past 3 weeks. I'll try and mention some highlights:

*Kellan got his first experience with pink eye.

*He went in for his 2 month appt at about 10 weeks and weighed 13.6 lbs. He also got his shots this day. After about 10 seconds of blood curdling cries he was back to his happy self.

*He has slept through the night the past 2 nights - this is HUGE!!
*I think he officially hates his carseat - which sucks!

*He's recently discovered TV and will occupy his attention for a few brief minutes every now and then.

Here are some pictures of my peanut.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kellan Updates

Seems like a lot has been going on in the past few weeks. Kellan got pink eye last week. Poor little guy. So we took him into the walk in clinic and they gave him an antibacterial prescription. It pretty much cleared up the next day.

He's starting to smile more and I'm finally catching it on camera. Usually when I try to get a picture his smile is gone already. Here is some proof.

Lastly, we celebrated his first Halloween over the weekend. He even got to go trick or treating for the first time. He was a mouse.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kellan is 7 weeks

Here I am again just letting everyone know that we are all still alive. Seems like I always have something else to do other than blog.

Last week I had my 6 week postpardum appointment. Kellan came along with me and all of the nurses loved holding him while I got examined. Everything checked out well and I'll be seeing Dr. Bell in another year.

In Kellan news, he's growing so fast - he's 7 weeks today. Most of his newborn clothes don't fit anymore, but there are still a few that do. He gave me the best gift a few nights ago and that was 5 straight hours of sleep. It was the most I had slept in a row in 7 weeks. His cheeks are super chubby and his neck is disappearing. He's still the most adorable baby I've seen.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Well shame on me for being the worst blogger ever now. I find it hard to even get on the computer let alone write something. Kellan had his one month appointment on month already wow! His birth weight was 7lbs 4 oz and he's up to 9lbs 10 oz. He's getting to be such a big boy. He was born 20 inches long and now is 22 1/4 inches long. Can't see him being to tall since I'm 5'2 and his dad is 5'9, but we do have some tall grandparents.

Night time still isn't as great as I would like. He's up 2-3 times a night. I just can't wait for the day when he sleeps more than 4 hours during the night.

Here is another recent picture of our two babies.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kellan has arrived

Kellan Michael born 8.31.09 at 3:08pm.
7 lbs oz, 20 in long.

Birth story to come.
Enjoy the pictures

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday at 7:00pm

That's when I get induced. I know crazy right?? Let me explain how it all came about.

On Monday I had my 37 week appointment and they found some protein in my urine. I also had high blood pressure. So they scheduled an appointment for me to get my bp checked on Thursday. Well on Tuesday I decided to go in and get my bp checked just to ease my mind. Turns out it was a whopping 152/115 and stayed that way for 2 hours so I was then admitted to Triage. I was hooked up to all the monitors and lab came to do some tests. Lab results came back fine, but the bp was still high so they put me on a bp medication and sent me on my way. Oh, but not before telling me that I need to do a 24 hour urine sample.

So Thursday comes around and I go for my scheduled bp check - 132/100. Still high, but lower than it was. I called it in to the dr and waited for them to call.

Friday comes and around 2 pm the nurse finally calls me back and tells me that my 24 hr urine sample came back with protein in it and that I would need to be induced. So Sunday at 7 pm my husband and I will be checking into the Birthing Center preparing for the arrival of our son.

We're both extremely excited and scared at the same time. I can only pray that things go well and that we'll all be safe.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Full Term

That's right, I'm officially considered full term now that I've reached 37 weeks. Never thought this day would come, but here we are just waiting for Baby C to make his arrival - which he is welcome to come any day now.

Had my last shower on Sunday. It was held outside on a beautiful day. The lovely ladies who threw my shower did such a great job. They had all of my favorite foods and incorporated the nursery colors into the theme. Here I am with all of my gifts.

Me with the ladies who made the shower happen

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

36 Weeks and Mom's Baby Shower

What a great weekend we just had at my parent's house. Tim spent most of the time dry walling my brother's house, while I got to open presents. My mom and sister-in-law threw an absolutely wonderful shower for me this past weekend. It was nice to see the colors of our nursery throughout the shower (blue, lime green and black). There was plenty of food to eat and I got to see my high school friends and family. Thanks again to my mom and Kristen for throwing me a great shower. I truly appreciate it and know Baby C will love everything.

36 weeks

My lovely high school friends

My mom and I

Work Baby Shower

Last week I had my first baby shower thrown by the lovely ladies I work with. The food was great and I really appreciated them taking the time to celebrate the soon arrival of our little guy. They all went in a got us the Pack N Play we registered for. Thanks ladies.

Me and the hostess

Group Shot

Monday, August 10, 2009

35 Week Picture

I didn't get a chance to get the "official" bump picture taken, but here I am with my friend Alli at a wedding this past weekend.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

35 Weeks, 35 Days

Well I reached another milestone. I've passed the 35 weeks along and 35 days left. Just over a month left. This last month is going to be tough. It's getting hotter out, I'm getting bigger, and we're all getting anxious. My co-workers are throwing me a shower on Tuesday and then I have another on Sunday and the following Sunday. I'm excited for the nursery to fill up.

I've really been trying to get in as much sleep as possible. Weekdays I usually go to bed by 9:00pm and on weekends I usually sleep in until 8:00 or 9:00am. Everyone keeps telling me sleep while you can so that's what I'm doing.

Next week - I reach 9 months!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

34 Week Picture

As promised here it is. Sorry it's not a cute picture.

I'm not slacking on purpose

I really do have a 34 week picture ready to post, just haven't had the time to put the picture on my computer yet....I'm sorry.

Well August is here now and we can finally say that we will have a baby next month...holy crap! I have 3 showers in the next 2 weeks that I'm super excited for. I can't wait to fill up the nursery with all of the cute baby gifts.

As for our little guy people have been saying to me that it looks like he has dropped so that's a good thing. He's making his way down to meet us. When we go see the doctor or Thursday we plan on discussing with him how we want this birth to go. Basically we just want him to know that if it's not an emergency we don't want a c-section. I too am hoping that I go into labor naturally and don't' need to be induced. Only time will tell though.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Losing my energy

I don't know if it's the 5:00 a.m. walks or just the fact that I'm walking around with 20 extra lbs, but man am I tired. My new bedtime is officially before 9:00 pm. Lame huh??

At least the swelling has gone down in my feet. My wedding band continues to be tight, but I'm determined to wear it this entire pregnancy.

Side note: only 2 more weeks until my first baby shower...I'm so excited!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

33 Weeks and the last dr appt.

Last week we had our second every two week appointment with the doctor. Found out I get tested for Group B Strep at 36 weeks and the internal checks start at 38 weeks. It's finally all coming together. Well while the dr was feeling my stomach he got this concerned look on his face and ordered the nurse to bring in the ultrasound machine. Turns out he thought the head was up. Well after the ultrasound we saw the baby's head was indeed down and now know that our little boy has buns of steel.

Over the weekend my husband was in the Channel 7 Golf Tournament. So my mom came down and we walked all 18 holes with him. My feet were killing me by the end of the day. Plus it rained on and off most of the day too. However, I did get offered free french fries from the lady behind the bar.... :)

33 Weeks

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Maternity Pictures

Last week at 31 weeks pregnant I got my maternity shots taken. It was a beautiful day and our photographer Em captured so many great moments. We are so thankful that she was able to take these first pictures of our family. Check out her blog for a sneak peak at our pictures (I'm going to attach them as well)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

8 Months and counting

Yay for 8 weeks or less left for the arrival of our little man. I decided to add this popular questionnaire into my blog this week.

* How far along?: 32 weeks.
* How big is baby?: On average 3.75 lbs and almost 17 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: I'd say about 95% of the time
* Stretch marks?: None yet, thank goodness.
* Sleep?: Becoming more difficult. Sleeping on my side just isn't doing it anymore. Plus I get up for the bathroom 2-3 times a night.
* Best moment this week?: Just him kicking me letting me know he's still in there.
* Food cravings?: Still the french toast and syrup.
* Labor signs?: Some cramping
* Belly button in or out?: Beginning to poke out.
* What I miss: Being fun. Instead of being the last one to leave the party, I'm one of the first.
* What I'm looking forward to: Meeting our little guy and being able to get off the couch with ease.
* Milestone: Yay for reaching 8 months!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

31 weeks and 4 days

Here is my attempt to take a picture of myself. This week has been so busy Tim and I have barely seen each other.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This and that

No pictures yet this week. I was slacking over the weekend, but hope to have a 31 week picture up tonight.

We're getting our maternity pictures taken by our good friend Em tonight. She took our engagement and wedding pictures and does a fantastic job so we have no doubt these pictures will turn out fabulous. Her eye for creativity is amazing so we're excited to see what she has in store for us.

In other news, Tim got me a pregnancy massage over the weekend. Man was that much needed. It was so fantastic to get some tummy time and just relax and for 24 hours my back actually didn't hurt.

Bathroom breaks....suck!! I bet I go to the bathroom every 40 - 50 minutes. Our little man keeps pushing on my bladder and when I have to go, I have to go NOW. There is no waiting 5 or 10 minutes.

Despite all of the negatives to be pg, I'm so excited that in less than 2 months I'll get to meet him and love him forever.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm right on...

....With the way I'm measuring that is. So for all of those people that are saying I must have twins in there or oh wow you still have 2 months to go........YOU'RE WRONG!! My stomach measured at 31 centimeter and by 40 weeks should be 40 centimeters. I should grow a centimeter per week from here on out.

Other news from our dr. appointment yesterday, the heartbeat was strong - 148 beats per minutes. He was feeling around on my stomach showing Tim where the head was and the butt. Head is down, but hurt quite a bit when we was pushing on it.

Yesterday Tim and I and Tim's sister went to the putting green and putted around for a bit. We had lots of mini competitions on who could get closest to the pin. It was fun.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

30 weeks

Woot, 3/4 of the way done! I got a lot of sun this weekend because we were outside staining the deck. What a project, but now it's done.

I'm starting my two week appointments tomorrow. I plan on asking the dr how I'm measuring since people keep making comments to me about how big I look. I'm curious to see if I'm on track, smaller or bigger. I'll report back with his answer.

30 weeks

Sunday, June 28, 2009

29 Weeks

Nothing new to really report. Baby C is still kicking away. Tim made it back safely from Utah. I can't believe next weekend is the 4th of July already.

29 weeks