Another gift from Heather, a bunny towel!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Another gift from Heather, a bunny towel!
Monday, February 22, 2010
I will have to do another post tomorrow about all of the sweet outfits this little girl has....I'm not sure who is more lucky, Ellie or her mama?!! This is hardly half of all that she recieved. My sister was smart, and assigned everyone different sizes in their invitations. I now have a bin already FULL with 6-12 month clothes, along with all of the things in the closet. What a treat! This also doesn't include all of the adorable sleepers and newborn things to be washed for her arrival.
Ang and I attempting to show off our bellies. She is pregnant with twins, and due in just a few months. We both worked together as teachers and have remained friends. We both saw the same fertility doctor, and have had a long road to get these babies!!
Lori and I are due a week apart. I am SO excited to share this experience with her, and have playdates in the future. My other best friend Steph had a little boy on Saturday morning. She is in Rhode Island, so I will have to settle for photos instead of seeing him in person.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I want to have everything "done" before baby Ellie arrives. I noticed this week that Bradley's shoes weren't velcroing all the way down. I took him to stride rite this morning and he is two sizes bigger. Sweet little boy was so excited about getting new sneakers. He put them on and looked at me and said, "Mommy, these feel great!" Whoops!! That always happens to me when I go in there. Next weekend I am going to make a trip to the outlets for spring/summer clothes. I just know that I won't want to be shopping in the next few months. I want Bradley to be all ready for the spring and summer!
We have been BUSY finalizing plans for our new home. I am getting really excited for it, and for everything to get started. The plan is to break ground in March and move in by June! Chris and I met with the cabinet designer yesterday to talk about our new kitchen. I cannot wait to see the final plans, but nervous about the final costs. Cabinets are such a mark-up. Especially when I want white with a glaze finish. Not cheap!
We have been slowly checking off things from our 'to do' list around here. Chris and I sat down and ordered another video monitor. It the exact same one we have with Bradley...except ours is on its last leg. I think it just needs a battery replacement, but new is always better right?!
Family and friends are throwing me a shower tomorrow for baby Ellie! I am SUPER excited about it! I will share pictures as soon as possible!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
At my last appointment we discussed a few of my birth options. I think we are just keeping an open mind, and going to see what happens. I had to have a c-section with Bradley because he went into distress during labor. My OB-GYN has been very supportive of a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean). Honestly, I haven't thought all that much about either choice. I was SOOOO concerned about Bradley's birth and my 'birth plan' last time. This pregnancy, not so much. I am just so happy to be pregnant, that I will take whatever is thrown at me. Of course at 36 weeks they will begin to check me at each appointment. I think from there, my doctor and I will begin to come up with a plan. The only problem with having a VBAC is I have to go into labor on my own (and they won't let you go over your due date). Hmmmmm.....Bradley was 8 days late, I wasn't doing a thing, and he was HUGE. So, the likely hood that I will go into labor at 38 weeks is pretty slim. So, if nothing is progressing I will most likely schedule a c-section. We talked about different dates, and the date they suggested was March 31st. Nothing is scheduled yet, but that is not far away at all!!!!
Which brings me to my second birth option. No one really 'wants' to have surgery. It is just so hard on the mama and the babe. But, I do feel more comfortable with that happening this time (and most likely it will!!). I am just dreading the recovery. It is tough. It is MAJOR surgery, and I will have a newborn, and a preschooler. It is just not the most ideal situation. But, more than likely this is what will happen for me.
Honestly, I have more fears about having two children to watch over. A new baby, getting little sleep, breastfeeding again. Will I remember what to do? I think these are more pressing on my mind than the actual birth. Again, I just want a healthy baby girl. Whichever way it comes is not up to me. I would love to start having contractions on my own to at least try again, but I am not counting on that happening.
So, on to why I just can't help myself! I am going into major nesting mode, and have been doing a bit of shopping here and there. Chris and I have bought a few things together, and then I got some more outfits this weekend at Target. Gotta love Target!!
It is from The Children's Place.