Saturday, October 30, 2010

And Baby Makes 5

Introducing our new baby girl, Rhys Sayrah Mai (in case you are wondering how to say her name, it's Reece Sarah May - I liked the different spelling). Born Oct. 27, at 8:35pm. weighing in at 8lbs 3oz, 20 3/4 inches long

I will post more about her birth later.

Anyone Want to Guess?

I am going to (try) and keep this post at the top of my blog so everyone can put in their guesses for our baby's stat's.

  • When will baby arrive?
  • What will baby's gender be?
  • How heavy/long with baby be?

Just so everyone knows, my first baby (TJ, boy) was induced a week after my due date. Born at 5:31pm, 7lbs 1 oz., 21" long. My second baby (K, girl) was induced a week after my due date. Born at 3:17pm, 8lbs 4 oz., 20" long. My due date for this baby is Oct 16 & 23 (tricky I know, lol) Happy guessing :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Patience is a what???

still waiting to meet baby :) Soon, very soon...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So I had another Dr's appointment. Things are looking good. Dr said that baby is in a good position - which I am super thankful for!! Hopefully it won't be too much longer - thank you to my faithful readers that are waiting just as anxiously as I am :)

Monday, October 25, 2010


So I am still waiting. Things are getting a little stressful today. You would think that with a planned induction things would be easier to plan. The hardest thing this time around: finding someone to watch my two kids while I'm in the hospital. It seems to be happening that I have had lots of offers to help with the kids, and yet when I can say, 'I need someone for THIS day' all I get is, 'oh sorry, I can't do it'. I mean I understand that everyone else has a life and has things planned but it's difficult. My little rant for the day.

As to Goofball's question from my last post... you will have to wait through the silence unfortunately (my husband has no idea about blogging, haha), but really once baby is born I only stay in the hospital one day (as long as there are no complications and everyone is well). So I should be able to blog at least a one liner once I get home :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Due Date #2

Due date #2 is here. I feel like things are getting really close. I think this is the closest I have felt to labour with all of my kids.. I am kind of still hoping I can go in before induction, but it's getting closer.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Checking in

Nothing going on today with baby. I took the kids out this morning and we bought electrical stuff for the basement.. YAY!! Hopefully we can get a start on it soon!

TJ, looking at some pictures from last summer,
"Look mom, do you remember this good old day?"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keeping Busy

Here are some things I've been doing to keep busy while waiting for our baby's arrival:

  1. Taking care of my family in the obvious ways of physical needs such as meals, making sure the kids are dressed and ready for the day, have naps, and bed time :)
  2. Keeping up with cleaning (so I don't have a disaster when the baby comes, because we all know that when baby's arrive, the cleanest house will fall prey to disaster!)
  3. Doing small decluttering projects... ones that have been waiting YEARS for me, lol!
  4. Baking. We made the best cookies today, and SO simple!! 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg. mix, roll into balls then press with fork. Bake at 350 for 10 min!
  5. Doing errands to help get ready for the next step of finishing our basement - electrical :)
  6. Driving my son to and from pre-school
  7. Playdates for the kids
  8. Doing fun activities with the kids (it was more difficult to do this with daycare kids, so I am taking advantage of the 'easier' 2 kids)
  9. Trying to figure out creative ways to keep the kids busy (already, although when I run out of ideas I still send them outside!)
  10. Christmas/birthday shopping. My hubby's birthday is before Christmas - this year I have completed his shopping already. Almost done the kids Christmas shopping, just need to figure out something for TJ's birthday (his bday is also right before Christmas)

When my husband is home at a decent time in the evenings (as in after 8pm), there are a few other things I am able to do with out kids:

  • Attend baby showers (there were 3 in September from our church, and one bridal shower)
  • spent 2 hrs browsing at a women's trade show in town
  • Taking the dog for nice long walks!
  • Taking long bubble baths (and reading a good book while soaking)
  • After the kids are in bed, watching my favorite TV shows while putting my feet up and pigging out on cookies and delicous treats like that :) I mean someone has to eat all that baking right?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The End is Near

Yay for me!! Dr.'s appointment went super well and did NOT even have to ask about induction :) He sent me in for my non-stress test at the hospital and afterwards they called the Dr. back and booked an induction date and told me right away!! I'm not going to tell you when it is, but at the same time I'm still hoping baby will come before that :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wish Me Luck...

...tomorrow morning I go to see my Dr. Amongst the things that we will be talking about, I WILL have enough courage to ask him when is the soonest that we can get things going :) This may sound strange, but I really hate asking people for things - even my Dr. lol. Guess it's just one of those things about me. I will try to let you know how things go tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Hardest Part

You know what I find the hardest part to deal with at 40 weeks? (besides waiting) This time I've been having lots of braxton hicks ('practice' contractions) and even though I know it's good because my body is getting ready for the real thing. The hard part is that every time I have 2 or 3 in a row it gets me super excited, thinking 'this may be it'... and then things stop! This morning I had about 3 or 4 (between 5:30 - 6am), but nothing since then... *sigh* I will try to post a little something every day or every other day so that you guys know when I'm not around for a while that baby has probably made an appearance :) So anyone have any suggestions of what to do while waiting for baby's arrival?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Due Date #1

These pictures were just taken this afternoon by my kids :)
Please come soon baby! We are all excited to meet you :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy (belated) Birthday!!

I know that I am REALLY late on this one.. but I figure better late than never :) Happy Birthday my baby girl!! We had a fun playdate for her the morning of her birthday and she was in love with her cake :) It was adorable!! She saw her cake and exclaimed, "Oh thank-you Mommy!!!"
See the side that is 'missing' icing? Yeah that was an early morning taste test by my daughter :) Typical of her, haha.

A few days later that week, we decided to stay at the same hotel as my parents so the kids could have extra fun time. We all had a BLAST swimming at the pool and waterslide! Afterwards Grandma and Grandpa had a gift for the birthday girl and then we had a yummy bedtime snack :)

I hope you had a wonderfully special day my precious baby girl! Mommy and Daddy love you so much and you are such a blessing in our lives each and every day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I know I'm a little late, I've enjoyed the family time that we have had. I did make a big Thanksgiving meal for our family, kind of hoping that baby would make an arrival but no such luck at this time. Today is our clean up day (the kids are being put TO WORK, I hope this will help stop the whinning that is happening!). So more from us later :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"Should" "Declutter"

Two words that need to be present everyday in my life :) Following To Love, Honor and Vacuum's first challenge, I took 15 minutes and decluttered one small area of my home. It actually took a little longer just because of interruptions, but I did complete it! I had already been working on this one area of my bedroom because baby is coming soon and this space will be needed for the first few weeks of baby's life. So this was a good excuse to finish up the job.

Here is the before picture (which actually is better looking than the real before picture since I had 'started' working on it before the challenge - scary I know!!)

Here is the finished product. (and no I did not just shove everything into my drawers... although those drawers are on my list of areas to declutter!)

Yes I'm still here...

Things have finally slowed down a little. For that I am glad because it means I can spend a little more time with my own kids and also get a few projects done around the house! Baby is coming soon, so I will take advantage of the time I have :)

I am a frequent reader of To Love, Honor and Vacuum and this month has been dedicated to simplifying our lives. I am hoping to participate in Sheila's challenges as much as I can before the baby comes (and even after on occasion if I can) I really need this as I struggle a lot with motivation to keep things organized, because I feel that it all has to be perfect. (and it's SO far from there!!!) Perfection is not the key, it's keeping things simple and not feeling overwelmed by the whole picture (which is what I do and then nothing gets done)! I like how Sheila put things, 1. Define your calling 2. Organize yourself 3. Pare down. How simple it seems when you put things like that :) So today I want to do the first challenge of decluttering a small area.. I need to take before and after pics.. so beware of the next posts :)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Joke of the Day :)

TJ: Mo-om, what do you think of this? When it gets close to Christmas time, how about we put some Christmas lights on the car? That would be nice and pretty.

Me: How do you think we would plug them in?

TJ: Well... (pause) we could get a long extension cord. How about that? Is that a good idea?

Just thought I'd share my chuckle of the day. I'm heading out to a ladies weekend (well Friday to Saturday) without the kids (yay!). So see you all next week... oh and welcome to October :)