Well, tomorrow is the BIG day. We are very excited to welcome our new addition into our loving family. I have tried to stay pretty busy this weekend which wasn't real hard between getting things ready and watching basketball. Even though tomorrow will be a very blessed day AND I will finally get to meet our son or daugher. I really don't like to think about having major surgery. I have to admit it does make me a little nervous. Last time I only had about two days to think about it...this time months.
I have thought A LOT in the last couple of days...tomorrow we will start a new chapter in our lives...which also means we are closing one. Our family of three is going to be four. WOW, that sounds grown up?!?!?
I have really tried to give Lydia lots of attention this week. She is excited about the baby but, really don't have a clue that her life will be forever changed.
Some family pics.."just the three of us"
Lydia you are going to make the world's BEST big sister. I can't wait to see you on Tuesday morning when Aunt Gretchen brings you to the hospital. She told me the other day that she wanted to hold the baby :)
Thanks Connie and Dennis for watching Lydia tomorrow..oh, and Frost! Please say a little prayer for us..for a safe delivery and a healthy baby!! I have a friend that is planning on posting all the stats late tomorrow afternoon.
I can't believe that Lydia is 28 months today! WOW, where has the time gone. For the most part Lydia is a happy little girl. She a spunky little girl and well, kinda strong willed. I honestly think she gets that from both of us...even though Kane would say it is 100% ME. I can't believe on Monday she will be a BIG SISTER. I think she is excited..but, I'm not sure what she will think about sharing attention and "IT" staying all the time. I know in the long run she will do fine and love her new brother or sister more than words!!
Everyday she seems to be doing/learning some new skill. It is so excting to see. Here are some of the things she has done recently:
-Being able to match up pieces of games (loves the matching game from Christie)
-Knows her colors
-Wants to do everything by herself...get dressed, buckle car seat, put lids on cups...you name it..she wants to do it :)
-Learning new animals and the sounds they make...it is so cute to hear her pronounce some of them :)
-She almost always says please and thank you
-LOVES watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and dancing to the HOT DOG song!
-Enjoys eating fruit snacks (this is new for us)
-AND so much more...I just can't believe how much she has grown and changed in just 28 months!
We love you sis!
I just wanted to post some of my favorite pics :)
I had an appointment today...my LAST one! My doctor is on vacation (probably skiing with her kids in Colorado..lucky). So, I saw the PA today..she is a hoot. Every thing looked great. I was measuring 39 weeks and the heartbeat was 150 bpm.
AND since I spend most of my time in la la land...I totally forgot to post TWO very special birthday's yesterday. My great friend from K-State Karie and Mr. Grant. I hope you both had WONDERFUL days!
Yesterday marked 38 weeks...and I am feeling it. I am still feeling pretty good BUT I have also felt better. I spent most of the day getting "things" ready. I cleaned and organized the baby's room and finshed packing the baby's baby. We also installed the car seat and I even started putting bags and other items in the car. It felt so good to get that ready...just in case our little person decides to make an early enterance (which I don't think will happen..but, just in case). I have my last Doctor's appointment tomorrow and then by this time next week we will be holding our new blessing. We have finalized names....NOW we just need to know which one we are using :)
When we found out we were having another little one, we decided to keep Lydia in the room that was "hers" and decided to use the our spare room upstairs for the baby's room. We are currently finishing our basement and will have room down there for guests (I can't wait to show the finished results).
Our Guest Room
I had a hard time deciding where things would go this time...the second window was a challenge for me.
I can't wait to get the baby's name on the wall and some other things...I guess that will have to wait :)
We really haven't done much this week but go to playgroup and hang out at home so, Lydia has had to find ways to entertain herself :) I have to say that she does an awesome job of playing by herself. On this day she found her beads and her Snow White shoes. She did a pretty good job walking about in them..but, then she had enough! I believe these are the same shoes that her friend Hadley wore around one WHOLE evening at our house..and she was feeling it the next day!
Yesterday I had a doctors appointment. Just one more left until the BIG day! I am on the count down...just 11 days. I am getting so excited. I can't wait to hold our new bundle of joy!
Today is both Kane's Aunt Lisa's birthday and Mr. Hayden's 1st birthday!! Not sure how many years young Great Aunt Lisa is :) I hope both of you have a great day and can enjoy the sunshine ( if it is still shinning)?!?!
Great Aunt Lisa reading a book to Miss Lydia
Hayden Parker is the little guy. His big brother Grant has a birthday next week :)
Last week I spent lots of time preparing for the arrival of you new addition. I finally got out jammers, bibs, burp cloths, hats, and little white snap shirts. I know after you wash and dry things they shrink..but, mercy I hope our little one fits in these shirts because they look SMALL. I also decided to pack yellow, pink and blue hats :) AND of course some K-State hats.
The baby's room still isn't all together. Lydia loves going in there and saying "baby's room" and of course digging stuff out. So, my hopes of getting that perfect picture might not happen because I just don't have it in me these days to pick everything back up.
Today I am 37 weeks and I am fading fast! I hate to complain...but, I will :) I NEVER felt this way during my first pregancy. This could have something to do with having a 2 year old to keep up with. I haven't been sleeping very well and my lower back is killing me. My feet and hands are swallow and look awful. I haven't wore my rings in over a week and that is so not like me..I never take them off...but, they aren't going back on :) OK, that's enough of that....I really don't like to complain..because you choose to do this plus your reward at the end is sooo worth it. Two weeks from tomorrow and we will meet your new son or daughter. I am getting so excited....
Friday night after super Kane and Lydia were playing in the baby's room and I was reading Church Scholarship applications when Lydia came out sporting her sling. She had put it on all my herself and even put her favorite baby in it.
Here she is holding on to it tight :)
I asked her to say "cheese"
Even a mom's got to take a break for a quick drink!
On Saturday morning she tried stuffing 5 babies in her sling..it was super cute!
On Monday, Megan, Norah Kate, Laura and Barrett came over to celebrate Norah Kate's birthday with muffins. All the kids had a great time playing and eating. The adults did have a little time to "talk" which is always nice.
Norah Kate getting ready to blow out the candle :)
Barrett and Norah Kate had an extra birthday gift from Aunt Christie. They were a BIG hit.
AND Lydia taking some time to enjoy her apple muffin!
Thanks for coming over guys! We had a wonderful time and Lydia was a sleepy little girl that afternoon from all the excitement. Hope your little ones took a great nap too :)
Last wednesday I had a Dr. appointment. It was time to have my group B streptococcus screening. I will know the results this Wednesday as I head back for another appointment. I was measuring 2 weeks bigger, which I think might have been her just being nice. The look on her face told me that I might even be slightly bigger. She once again asked me how big my daughter was...so, I guess this baby could tip the scales at 10 lbs. Then again, he or she might only be 8 lbs :) I guess we have three weeks and we will know. I did find out at this appointment that my doctor does not check repeat c-section patients for dilation. So, I guess I won't have that to report in the coming weeks. She also told me that she will use my same incision to delivery this little peanut. My blood pressure was still awesome and the baby's bpm was 155.
I am a stay at home mom to a spunky little girl named Lydia Grace and a beautiful baby girl named Caroline Reid. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Kane, since June 2002. I hope you enjoy keeping up with our busy lives through this blog!