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Welcome! We are a homeschooling family of 12 living a smallish home, with a Lab named Samson, a Morkie named Cookie, and square foot gardens. Loving the Lord and learning as we go!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Almost 38 weeks..

My 37 week appointment went really well. I was pretty tired. Last Sunday, I woke to contractions at 2am..and they last till late afternoon. I really thought it was the 'real deal'..even though they hurt, they didn't pick up in intensity, so we didn't head in. I'm glad Isaiah waited though..it was a bit too early yet.
At my appt I was about 1-2cm dilated, halfway effaced with anterior cervix. (more than you wanted to know? lol) Those numbers don't mean much though..all of it could change pretty quickly.

Depending on the due date I go by..I'm either 38 wks on Friday or on Sunday..so I just say 'this weekend'. :) Due dates shmue dates. Babies come when they're ready! Anytime AFTER 38 weeks is fine by me..I know the longer he stays in..the better for him. I'm so anxious for him to be here in my arms..then again, I'm really trying to revel in these last days of carrying a baby in my womb.

We discussed his name on our way home from the appointment on Monday...and both agreed we want to shorten it to "Isaiah Valour'...

Next appointment is scheduled for August 27th...if we make it till then! :)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's finally August!!

It's finally August! Yippeeee!!

We celebrated Mikey's 8th birthday on July 30th. He's such a big kid now!

 Here is sweet Isaiah at 35 weeks. I'm almost 36 weeks now. Each weekend marks a new week.
Not much longer now..could be two weeks..could be four. Aunt Angie says Sept 4th! lol We shall see!

Speaking of Aunt Angie..she suprised us with a sweet place for Isaiah to sleep..a brand new pack n play arrived yesterday via UPS! I love monkeys!!!!!
Every time I walk by in the living room...I'm giddy with excitement. It's the same whether it's your first or your eighth..it's still exciting! I can't wait to meet this little one. We're going to have a baby!

I've been nesting like crazy the last couple days. Caught up on laundry. Eliahna's room is clean. Baby's area is ready in our room and the living room. All clothes are washed. Taking care of what I can. I still have a list of things we need to get....but it'll have to wait. I think the entire city of Spring Valley is gasping for air after receiving our utility bills in the mail today! Oy. I am thankful it's not 105 degrees with 70% humidity anymore!

I would LOVE to go for walks again, but Gabe won't take me on any more until after Aug.17th (38wks) He just does not want to take any chances. Every time we go for a walk now, I get intense contractions, and pain/pressure...and it continues on for hours. I don't know whether I could go into labor or not just from walking..but we're not going to try right now!

After my afternoon cuppa coffee..I'll be tackling the little boys' room. It's pretty scary in there!
My next appointment is August 13th!!