Thursday, October 22, 2009

Last pregnancy update!

I had my last OB appointment yesterday, which I am very happy about. I never enjoy them too much. Anyway...Tuesday night I was having a lot of braxton hicks contractions which started coming more regular and I got a little worried. Thankfully they went away and the doctor checked me and said everything was fine and I shouldn't go into labor before Monday. He did say the baby is not breech..finally. Although it doesn't matter because we'll be having a c-section.
I also had to head to the hospital to fill out all the necessary paperwork and get my bloodwork done.
One thing I'm bummed about is that having a c-section I don't get to hold the baby first or see Josiah's reaction to his sibling. I've told Nick that he has to wait to let Josiah hold the baby when I'm in the room and no one gets to hold the baby before me, besides Nick of course. Sorry family, but I hardly get to even see the baby before they take her away.
Only 4 days left!

Monday, October 19, 2009

More pics




A couple more pics from the pumpking patch that my mother sent me. They show how happy he was the entire time. I don't think he ever stopped smiling! Nick is probably going to take him again this weekend.

Pumpkin Patch 2009



Riding the animal train

Pretty Big
Big slide

Bounce House
Daddy and Josiah on top of Hay Hill
Straw Maze

Pumpkin Josiah picked out for baby!
With the silly smile he's been doing lately
We went to the pumpkin patch twice this weekend. Saturday we headed out only to find out it was $11 a person (kids were free). A little too much I thought, but the next day was only $6 a person. So we headed out again on Sunday and Josiah had a blast! He saw zebras, wallaroos, and got to ride an animal train. There was a HUGE blow up slide there and I figured he would be too scared to go, because he's been so timid lately. He went straight up the stairs by himself and slid down and yelled, "Wahoo!" It was a lot of fun to see him so happy! It was a great time especially with the new baby coming. We are trying to do as much with him as we can before baby shock sets in. Only one week!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Great Grandpa Patterson

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Josiah's Great Grandpa Patterson turned 80 today!

We hope you had a great day Grandpa! Wish we could be there for your party this upcoming weekend - I'm just too pregnant! Next Monday you'll have another great grandchild!! We love you and can't wait to see you! Enjoy this video of Josiah singing Happy Birthday to you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Josiah doing karate

Josiah's grandparents (doug and lis) brought Josiah this karate outfit from Japan. Sesame Street did a segment on karate and since then he's decided he likes it.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Three weeks from today!!

In just 21 days we'll have our new little one and I can hardly believe it! I feel like time has gone by slow until now when we have all this stuff that needs to be done. Finishing painting the room is the number task that should be accomplished by this weekend! Unfortunately the color on the wall is so dark and the new color is so super light that Nick is having to prime the walls twice. It's gonna take a lot of work to get it finished...thankfully it's a small room.
Today I got the bassinet all ready with everything I'll need in our room when the baby comes home. I also put a lot of clothes away and was going to wash the bedding and other clothes, but I realized I don't have any baby detergent. I feel like we've been going to Walmart or Target everyday for something to do with the baby and I always forget something-thanks prego brain!
Thanks Nick for the new hand vacuum- I love it! I was able to get the blinds cleaned and the stairs. I can't believe how much Jake sheds and I don't want my new baby breathing in all his hairyness....I'm tempted to have him adopted for 3 months.
Josiah is seeming to be more excited about the baby coming. He's been helping me in the baby's room, putting away clothes and of course pulling out all the little toys. We talked about the hospital and how mommy has to be there for about three days. I told him he could sit in the hospital bed with me and watch movies-he picked leap frog and nemo movies. Sounds exciting! It's been fun talking with him about the new baby...now we can't wait to meet her!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just like Daddy


I took this picture with Nick's iphone and I can't seem to get it any bigger. Maybe I can get Nick to convert it but I think you can pretty much tell what's going on. Josiah is reading just like daddy and in the same position. Josiah chose to read a thesaurus which I'm sure was fun. I thought this was cute and had to share.
Funny story from last week. I took Josiah to get his flu shot at the doctor, which he didn't like at all. They quickly gave him a cookie and he was perfectly fine and asked for more. The doctor's wife, Mrs. Krause, made Josiah an animal balloon. Josiah loved it and couldn't believe all the treats he got for getting a shot. So later in the day I decided to take Jake (the dog) to get his shots. I told Josiah he'd have to help Jake be brave and so he went over to Jake and said, "Jake, it's okay. You get cookies and a blue balloon." I thought that was pretty funny and cute at the same time.
Baby update. I had an appointment last week and everything looks good and I'm going in for weekly appointments now. Still looks like the baby is transverse...so good thing I'm already having a c-section. I've been having pain from the chostochondritis I have, but the doctor says there isn't much I can do and that the added heartburn I'm having could be making it worse. He says it should all go away once the baby is born and if not I'll need to get on anti inflammatory medication. The last couple days have been good so I am thankful for that! Sleeping has been an issue lately but I only have three weeks left and I assume it's God's way of getting me ready for the everything three hour feedings when the baby arrives.
We are excited for baby #2 and are still trying to finalize a name and get the baby room done. We had the name picked but then I see other names and get so confused. We have 4 we are playing around with...hopefully we'll be able to figure it out when she's born.