Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Baby Update

Well, I had an ultrasound today. Unfortunately, because he is so big in my tummy I didn't get any fun pics, however, it was still neat to see him moving around in there. They are currently estimating his weight at 5 lbs. 9 oz., which is in the 4oth percentile. I am excited that it doesn't look like I will have to carry a 10 lbs. baby. They gain about a 1/2 pound a week at this point, so with about 3 1/2-4 weeks to go, I am guessing he will be in the 8 -8 1/2 lbs. range.
The whole reason that I had the ultrasound was done is because my previous scans had shown a low-lying placenta, which can pose some risk to me and him if my water breaks spontaneously. I got good news that it is no longer low-lying and has moved towards the top of my uterus.
The ultrasound tech said that everything was looking great which is always reassuring.
Mikayla had fun watching Gavin on the TV screen - she seems to be getting very excited about being a big sister. I hope that excitement carries over once he arrives!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Ah...the little things

It's amazing the things that excite you when you have children. I have been searching for a double stroller to use after Gavin is born, so I'm not having to chase after two children. I wanted a sit n' stand stroller and a double umbrella stroller. I have been coveting this particular umbrella stroller made by Combi. It is small, easy to fold and has lots of little extras. It also costs $200 (more than the full-size sit n' stand that I want). I had decided that I would just get a little bit cheaper one that was around $80 and be done with it. However, today I went to a consignment sale and found the Combi stroller in near mint condition with the instructions for only $100. I was so excited - I marvel at the things that excite me since I have had a child. I mean, it's a stroller for pete's sake!! Oh well...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

First night went well!

Jeremy and I set up Mikayla's temporary big girl room yesterday and decided to go ahead a let her sleep there last night. Mikayla was so excited about it that we were worried that she would never go to sleep. To our pleasant suprise, however, she went to sleep very easily and didn't get out of bed once! I don't know if we will be this lucky every night, but I think this is a very good start.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Mikayla's big girl bedroom

Well, we have finally ordered Mikayla's furniture for her new big girl room. We had planned to make a trip down to Ikea today, until Jeremy found out that he could get this furniture through work at wholesale cost. We are going to end up spending about $50 more for higher quality furniture. I am so excited!! The only downside is that we won't have the furniture for about 2 weeks. Oh, did I mention that I am having a baby in 7 weeks!! We are trying to figure out a temporary solution to get Mikayla in her new room by next week, so that we can paint the nursery. I am hoping Jeremy can just borrow a simple metal frame from work... we'll see. We tried moving the crib in there last night, but it won't fit through the door without disassembling it - I was not interested in this option. Also, we learned that Mikayla has a bit of an attachment to her "yellow" room and doesn't want to sleep in her "pink" room. The next couple of weeks should be fun. I'll keep everyone posted on how things go.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Starting out on a big day

Mikayla eating her breakfast before school
All ready to go to school
She looks like such a big girl!!

Well, I have decided to jump on the "blogging bandwagon" and start a family blog. There are going to be many changes to our family in the coming months, and I thought it would be fun to include all of our family and friends that are spread out across the country.

First of all, we are expecting our second child at the end of October. I just scheduled my c-section for October 22nd at 7:15 am. First of all, when I asked for the earliest time possible, (since I didn't want to spend the day hungry since you can't eat beforehand) I had no idea they did them THAT early. Oh well, it will be nice to have a full day with our new little boy. Secondly, it was very wierd scheduling our child's birthday. My c-section with Mikayla was unplanned, so this has been a very new experience for me. I have kind of been procrastinating (what's new...) getting everything ready for our little arrival. We just finished painting Mikayla's new room, but we still need to get the furniture before we can move her in and paint the nursery. Hopefully, this little man will sit tight and wait for his scheduled arrival. Otherwise, I don't think I will be ready.

Another thing of note, today was Mikayla's first day of preschool. She was absolutely giddy this morning as we got ready. You could tell she was very excited. Jeremy and I drove her to school and dropped her off in the carpool line. This was very hard for me! I must say she faired much better than her mommy. She was a little apprehensive at first, but there were no tears or screaming. I on the other hand, held it together until the door was closed. Then I started crying. Between being pregnant and little emotional anyway it was bound to happen. I have to say, however, it was nice to get some work done around the house this morning without a "little helper".

Well, I will do my best to keep this thing updated for everyone. Talk to you soon!