Monday, April 27, 2009

My Baby Shower

My nifty chocolate nuggets. Yummy!

Diaper cake with jungle animals. :)

Fresh fruit that Josh cut up for me.

Croissant sandwiches and pasta salad. Getting hungry yet?

raindrops from the light fixture

Josh's rainbow. :)

A hippo..

An elephant and lion...

Monkeys of course.

The perfect spread. :)

Well, last Saturday was my baby shower and it was perfect! We played games till all the gifts were awarded. I had nearly 10 so everyone left with something and the food was yummy! The cake was so pretty! I had an animal theme and the cake was perfect - chocolate with fudge and raspberry filling. I was so happy with the rainbow Josh made for me on the wall too! It is so perfectly shaped. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweet Baby Boy

Well, I haven't posted on our Dr. appoinment last Thursday so I thought I would update everyone. As you know I was measuring 2 months larger than I was in pregnancy and that could mean polyhydramnios or extra fluid. This can cause several issues as well as be caused by several issues. Some causes are heart problems, brain abnormalities, or digestive issues. I thought oh no, not digestive issues again! If there ended up being extra fluid there is a greater risk to mom and baby during birth. Mom can hemmorage due to the uterus contracting to quickly from large to small and baby has a higher risk of death, cord prolapse, etc. I didn't know how much anxiety I had until we went, Josh and I, last Thursday for our ultrasound. My weight was great...2 lb gain..and no more growth. The ultrasound showed no extra fluid! Also the baby measured just fine at 4lbs. 1oz. for 32 weeks. That's great. He is measuring like Hannah. :) His heart looked great and his brain looked great too. No problems and no explanations for the growth which is fine by me and the Dr. too. He is so cute! He has hair which we could see. It was fun and after we were done I couldn't believe how light I felt. I then realized how much was pent up in me. I was afraid of all kinds of senarios and now I can just wait till he comes and be happy. Which is what I am doing! Thank you Heavenly Father for blessing us!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

Oops - I forgot to turn the photo. Hannah's chick apron.
Eggs hidden in the open. LOL

Stuffed in the couch....

On a door hindge .............

And hanging from the eiling fan... Josh's funny idea.

Hannah's basket. We save the easter eggs too. We get our money's worth. : )

Maizer's basket. We save the baskets and use them every year.

Baskets finished on our bed at Midnight.

Bunny butts! Gotta love it.

I don't think Maizer knew what to make of his good luck! A basket of goodies out of the blue!

Here are some pics of the kids getting their baskets and hunting easter eggs. :) We had a nice Sunday and I hope the rest of you did as well.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our House!!

The house is a mocha type color with black shutters and shakes above the garage and a white trim. I love it!
new lights on the house

Big boy maizer!

Big girl Hannah!

Strange approach to the driveway. See the curve?

New sidewalk and porch. :) So nice not to have to walk on boards!

Close up of paint, stone, new light, and house #'s. Looks great!

Josh built the shutters himself and hung them. Great job babe!
They would have cost like $40 bucks each or a little more if he didn't make them.

ok - So our house was painted last Tuesday and I am so happy with the colors we picked out! it couldn't look better! I posted a few pics so you could see it. The driveway was laid a week ago and we can't park on it till tomorrow or Saturday. It will be nice not to have to walk so far when carrying sleeping kids in the house or groceries!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Baby Update

Well, I went to the Dr. today. Good news - in the past 6 weeks I have only gained 3 pounds. :) Ok News - I have to have a test to see if I am likely to have an onset of pre-labor next time I am at the Dr.'s. Well, that's no biggie. I saw that coming cause of Hannah I guess. Bad news - or may be bad news ???? - I have grown another 4 cm in the last 2 weeks topping me off at a whopping 37cm for 30 weeks along. In prego language you should measure right around if not exactly how many weeks you are. So me being 30 weeks along I should measure 30cm for my belly size. Instead I am nearly 2 months larger than I should be so I am to have an ultrasound in 2 weeks to make sure all is ok and perhaps I just have extra fluid. The dr. doesn't think my baby is "a big one" so hopefully it's nothing to worry about except for my increasing misery as I get bigger..and bigger....and bigger...oh yeah - and bigger!!