Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Larry bought me a Flip camcorder a few years ago and I have never really used it.  I thought it would be a handy little devise to have at the hospital this week so I brought it to work and downloaded the videos I had on it.  I came across this one that was a reminder to me that my big boys weren't always the big boys that they are now.  This was taken back in 2007.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Dresden was watching TV while I was taking a nap.  When I woke up his cat had snuggled in with him and there they sat in the recliner watching TV.  I asked him if he was going to let his baby brother sit with him like this.  His reply, "No, I'll just let Lady sit with me like this."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


There's a lot to do to prepare for a new baby...get the nursery set up, buy clothes, diapers, bath supplies, thermometers, nail clippers, bulb syringes...the list goes on and on.

However, here are a few pictures of what I consider the most important preparations...

There is nothing better than having someone that can help with cleaning and cooking!

I have to admit, Dresden has been pretty amazing about helping out.  These pictures show a few occasions when he wanted to help and offered it without anything in return.  I did reward him with a huge hug and kiss after he vacuumed for me.  Although I don't have any pictures of Logan, other than the pictures of him cleaning the toilet a couple posts back, he loves to help out and is eager to please.  He too, is a big help.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Twenty Six

Twenty Six has always been a favorite number of mine.  Now it will become a date to celebrate once a year.  February 26th is the day that my Doctor and I chose for the birth date for my little guy.  I know some people disagree with inductions but there is nothing more calming than going to bed the night before knowing that in the morning you will wake up, casually drive to the hospital, check in, and then start the process of labor and delivery.  I figure I've done it both ways, induced with Dresden and labored with Logan at home.  He came before the induction date and didn't make it easy on us knowing when it was time to head to the hospital.  Contractions were NOT on a schedule.  I'd have one and then another would come 10 minutes later and then I'd get one 4 minutes later and then another 8 minutes later.  It was not by the book and we were unsure if we really were in labor.  Once we did decide to go to the hospital the nurses were a bit frantic because I was so far along and my Doctor wasn't there at the hospital.  I'm sure he got the page while at church but thankfully he made it in time for Logan to be delivered.  So, I've done it both ways and I choose to be induced again. In twenty six days I will happily welcome our third son to the world.

While at the Doctors I discussed something else with him.  I thought I hurt my back while shoveling snow the other day but the pain is still there.  It comes and goes but stays in the same spot.  Last week I mentioned to my doctor that I was getting a pain under my right rib but we figured it was the baby pushing on my liver, causing the discomfort.  When I mentioned today that I still have the occasional pain but that it also radiates to my back he had a more concerned look on his face.  We're hoping that it is just the baby causing the problem but there's a possibility that I am having gallbladder issues.  Apparently, it is pretty common for doctors to do postpartum gallbladder removals.  Who knew pregnant women have more chances to develop gallbladder issues?! So, if the pain doesn't subside after delivery I'll go in for an ultrasound to see if my gallbladder needs to be removed.