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Snuggling w/ grandbabies!

Teta is staying with us this week when daddy goes back to work!

Please - no more pictures!!

Aaron's Arrival

Aaron & his daddy are asleep - Emma is watching Dora (I'm making her some honey toast) - so I figured I had a few moments to finally sit down and write about Aaron Michael's arrival!!

I had a doctor's appointment on Monday, the 22nd - the day before my due date actually. I had an ultrasound just to make sure everything was looking good -which it was. Aaron was measuring to be about 8lbs 6oz - a big boy already! The plan was that if I didn't go into labor on my own I was going to be induced the next Tuesday, March 2nd (Mom's b'day, too actually!!). So, Monday I got all the paperwork in order for me to finish out the week at work and then start maternity leave the following Monday - the day before I would be induced. Since I still hadn't made any progress in the past three weeks I figured it was safe to assume the induction would come to be...ummm, what's that saying about assumption!?!? So, Monday when I left work I left my laptop at work and all the …

Bundled up to go home! Sleepy, too!

A few moments sleep

Our beautiful son!

Aaron Michael is here!!

Aaron Michael is here!!

Aaron Michael is here!!

A Small Pumpkin? Seriously?

According to BabyCenter.Com...

How your baby's growing:
It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long.
A small pumpkin - okay, seriously little boy, it's time to come out & say hello to Mommy, Daddy & your big sister! I don't want to wait till this is updated to "watermelon"!! And given the fact that he's the size of a "small pumpkin" he can't really move around too much so every time he decides to kick me it's in the same exact spot so I have a permanent sore spot from getting pummeled from the inside! I am going to get to see him this morning, though - via ultrasound. I have an appointment at 11:00. I am anxious to see him one way or another!!

We did have a good weekend, though. Friday night I really did think I was going into labor, but the pains passed with out anything happening. Saturday morning my brother, nephew & paren…

Emma didn't make it through the meal

Sleepy girl!!

Pregnancy Progress

None. Zilch. Nada. Nil. Zero.

(N's and Z's - interesting!!!)

So, yesterday at my appointment my doc tells me I still haven't made any more progress. This little boy is going to be more stubborn than his big sister and his daddy combined - Lord please help me! Instead of waiting another week for my next appointment she told me to come in Monday and we're going to do an ultrasound - just to make sure everything is looking alright and on track for the time table we have - fluid levels, size, etc. At least I know I'll get to see him Monday for sure even if it is just on a monitor!!

I'm still having a lot of contractions, but never really more than a couple in an hour and they aren't the kind that I have to huff & puff, through like a real labor contraction would be. I'm still at 1cm and about 50% effaced at this point and he hasn't dropped at all.

If I don't deliver by my due date my doctor said she would let me go about a week passed before she tho…

Scary event...

I never thought it could happen, but Emma pulled her chest of drawers down on top of her Thursday night. It was the scariest thing ever for me. I told her to go get her pj's so we could get ready for bed...she ran off to her room then I heard a loud crash and she started screaming. I jumped up and ran in there and she was sitting in the middle of the room with her legs stretched out in front of her, two of the drawers sitting on her legs. I rushed over and set the chest upright and pulled the two drawers off her legs - I was so scared I was going to reveal two broken legs, but she was fine. She had the tiniest cut on one of her fingers, probably from her piggy bank. It was on top of the chest and full of money, mostly change so it was very heavy - it was laying shattered right next to her - I can't believe it didn't hit her, but I figured that's where the cut came from. Once I assessed that she was alright I couldn't stop crying and holding her, then I wanted to sp…

So glad my hubby has a green thumb!

No, I didn't go into labor...

I took the day off  b/c my nephew drove down from Dallas to fix our heater today - my boss emailed me she had to keep telling people, "No, she isn't in labor!!" LOL! Funny b/c I figured that would happen! I wouldn't mind if that had been the real reason I wasn't at work, though.

This past week has been such a pain dealing with this heater. I don't know what we would have done this week w/out our amazing family - my parents brought over space heaters, which has kept our room nice and toasty - Emma has been sleeping with us this week, too so she'll be warm at night, too. We had a technician come out to see about it when it first started acting up, but he didn't know what he was doing obviously b/c he said there was nothing wrong with it...that it was a problem with the circuit board and when we reset it (like my brother had told me to do on the phone) it must have fixed the problem. He was so wrong - b/c the next day it was out again - thankfully I have …

Feeding her baby

My Loves Playing

Maybe a couple touchups, but I think I'm done!!

Mural Day 2 - It's Getting There

Mural Day 1

It's midnight and I'm tired so it'll have to wait till tomorrow to get

Had a bad night...

I had a headache when I went to my doctor's appointment yesterday, which I mentioned to the nurse as she was taking my BP b/c I knew it would be up - and sure enough it was. I don't know which causes which, but anytime I have a headache my BP is up. I hadn't been feeling wonderful all day as it was and before my doctor's appointment I had to rush home to meet the guy to look at our heater - which of course was working fine while he was there and then this morning it didn't want to come on again when I tried to get the house warm while we were getting dressed. Great - gotta make another phone call. I think we're about to have another cold snap and we can't be without heat. My parents of course said we could stay with them if it got too cold & wasn't fixed, but maybe this time they'll be able to figure out the problem. I was saying, I hadn't really been feeling great all day as it was and then was rushing home from work and then rushing…

It's okay...

According to all is okay to venture out now!!
Congratulations — your baby is full term! This means that if your baby arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though your due date is still three weeks away.
No, no, no - I am not going to rush him!! He's my baby boy and he'll get here when he's good and ready - I'm not going to be a pushy mama!! Maybe I'll try to the guilt route, though! LOL Gotta save up all the painful stories from this gestation period to put onto him when he isn't acting right!! Ha ha! Of course I would never do that either. My parents have never tried to guilt me for anything - or any of my siblings - and I would never be so terrible as to do that to my children either. So baby boy, you just take your time until you're good and ready to say hello to us!

I think we finally have his room ready - I need to take some pictures. I have a few more prints that need to get hung u…

February Desktop Calendar

It's February - it's a new month - time for a new desktop calendar, too (sorry I'm late)! This is the one I'm using and you're welcome to download one for your own use (sans my baby girl's picture, of course). Just click on the links below to download the size you need. Please leave some love via a comment if you download one!

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If you think it looks familiar it should - it's the set I also used for my blogger header this month.

I love my job!