Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dear Jaxon,
Oh my little monkey, where has the time gone. It does not seem that long ago that I was feeling your first kicks in my tummy, and know you are one active little boy out in this big bad world. Life has certainly changed since you arrived, but only for the better.
This month you have become very active. You are also starting to set up your own little schedule. You usually get up around 8:00a.m. and play for about 45 minutes before you decided that you are hungry. After you have your bottle you are ready to play for about a half of an hour more and then you think that it is time to have a nap. Your morning naps can range anywhere from ½ hour to 1½ hour. You are a very happy boy when you wake up for your naps and you will talk to yourself and play in your crib until we come and get you. When we do go to get you, you will great up with the biggest smile. When daddy comes home for lunch you are usually ready for your second bottle of the day, and when he goes back to work you go down for your afternoon nap. Mommy some times tries to get an afternoon nap with you, but if she has stuff to do that day this is when she tries to get it done. Around 4:00pm you are ready for another bottle and play time until mommy and daddy eat their dinner, and you usually have a little nap. You then have one more bottle around 7, and play with daddy during the evening and then it is bottle time, and cuddle time usually with mommy around 9:30pm.
You are a great little sleeper, which your mommy and daddy really do appreciate. You have started to roll from your tummy to your back in your crib. We have not got to witness this event yet, as it us usually while we are sleeping, but you are almost to the point of rolling from your back to your tummy when you are playing on the floor.
You have had some really rosy cheeks for the past couple of weeks, and the other night you were really fussy with the only thing that wanting was to chew on my finger. You have not cut any teeth yet, and I don’t see any but I am sure that they are right there waiting to make an appearance.
You did not have a doctor’s appointment this month, but we did go see the public health nurse on December 5th and you weighed 15lbs.5oz and were 25inch. long. Daddy got to come with us that day as he was off. This month he had quite a few days off, using up the rest of the holidays so you got to spend a lot of time with him.
This month you also got to do a lot Christmas things. You went and seen Santa for the first time at the mall with mommy and daddy and you also got to go to two Santa Clause parades, where at one you got to see him again. You also had your first family gathering with your Great Grandma McLaughlin’s family, the Bell’s, in Hanover. You and your cousin Reed got to meet a whole bunch of new family that you had never seen before and were very well behaved little boys.
You have also really shown us this month that you like to stand on your feel all the time. You very seldom will sit on your bum, unless you are watching television or are in your bumbo, swinging in your swing, or sitting at the kitchen table in your high chair. We have got you a jolly jumper and you really seam to like it. You have not got the whole concept of jumping in it, but you love to swing around in it and see what is going between the kitchen and the living room.
The next month is going to be a busy one with Christmas and New Years. You will have a lot of first, and you will be spending a lot of time with family. You will be a very good little boy through it all, I know. No matter what daddy and I do with you, you are always on your best behavior.
You are a little angle and I cannot remember what life was like without you.

Monday, December 08, 2008

A Weekend full of Santa

This weekend was full of Santa for Jaxon. On Friday night we bundled him up and took him over to Atwood to the Santa Clause parade so that we would not have to wait in too long of line for him to meet him. The parade consisted of 3 fire trucks, 5 floats and Santa. We watched the parade on the back street, went to the fire hall to get our number to meet the big guy, and then walked up tot main street to catch the parade for a second time.

Saturday night we decided to bundle him up again and head down town to catch out parade here in town. This one was worth all the work to get all 3 of us bundled up and walk down there. It was much longer, and very pretty.

I love that our small town does night parades. They are so much better then the day ones that they used to do. The best part of it all was that it was snowing for both of them. That makes it even more festive!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cousin's Baptism

Yesterday was Jaxon and Reed's baptism. Both boys were so well behaved, and neither of them cried during the baptism. It was great.
After the service we had a reception in the basement of the church with all of our friends and family. It was so nice to have them all there to celebrate this with us. It is funny how these little things really mean so much to me know. Before it was more of a family gathering, but know every little gathering has so much meaning.
It was so much to be able to do this together as well. I am sure that is was the first of many things that these two boys will do together!

Friday, November 21, 2008

When he does sleep on his back......

....this is how he does it.


Last Sunday Jaxon got the spend the afternoon at his Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin's house with his cousin Reed. I am sure that this was the first of many afternoon's that the boys will get the share together at their place. It seemed that when Jaxon was awake, Reed was sleeping and visa this is really the only photo opportunity that we got.

3 months old

Dear Little Man,
Well Mr. Jaxon, you are three months old already!!!!! It is sooooo hard to remember what life was like with just the two of us, but it is still unbelievable that that much time has passed us by already.
The past month has been full of activities. We stared our infant program on Thursday mornings, and you will graduate from it next week. We also started a Baby Beats program on Wednesday mornings, and we are 2 weeks into that. It is a great morning out for mom, because she can exercise while still incorporating you into it. It is nice know that the snow has come, because we are not getting out for our daily walks like we had been.
You also celebrated your first Halloween this month. You dressed up as a teddy bear, and the cutest little teddy bear that I have ever seen with you cousin Reed coming in as a close second. It was just by chance that they two of you got the same costume, but it was sooooo cute. We took the two of you out in the afternoon to Grandmas work, and then to Great Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin’s together. After auntie Trish and Reed went home, we had a lot of places to go our self. You were one tired little boy after all of your trick or treating, and spent the night at your Gammie and Gampa’s that night. You also had your first sleep over at your Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin’s this month, and you were wonderful.
Along with your first Halloween, you also celebrated your Gampa’s 54th birthday, Addy’s 3rd birthday, and your Gammie's 50th birthday. You were a very busy boy with lots of parties to attend this past month.
As for your sleeping, you must know that you mommy and daddy really like their sleep. You have been going to bed around 10:00p.m. and sleeping right through until 8:00a.m. In the past week I have been noticing that you have been taking a long nap before your last bottle, so you are maybe wanted to start to go to bed earlier and we will start to try that tonight. You usually take a little ½ nap in the morning and then you like to have a long nap in the afternoon ranging anywhere from 1½ -3½ hours. It usually seems that the days that I would like to get some things done are the days that you do not want to take a nape, and the days that I am willing to lay down beside you for a rest are the ones that you will sleep all afternoon. You are stared to take your naps in your crib know, as I think that you have stared to out grow your cradle.
You have had a bout of thrush this past couple of weeks, but we have been giving you your medicine and it seems to be clearing up. It is a good thing that this medication thing will not have to last that much longer because you really do not like to take it. We had to take you to doctor a week ago for the thrush and they weighed you. You were tipping the scales at 14lbs.6oz. We were also there on October 25th to get your needles, which you took like a champ. At that time you were weighing 13lbs., and were 59cm long.
You love lay on the floor and kick and coo and ca. You love to play with your Elmo play center on the floor as well. You have stared to take a real interest in your other toys in the past week as well, especially the ones that have lights and sounds to them. You are stared to grab at stuff, and will hold it in your hand for a while as well. You are full of smiles when you wake up and will just sit there and talk and smile with me for quite a long time before you loose interest and want to start something else. You have also stared to take an interest in the television over the past couple of week. You really do not pay much attention to it during the day, but at night when it is dark and it lights up in the living room, you will lie there and watch all the bright motions.
We have started to go to church almost every Sunday, and you are the perfect little angle through the whole service. People often commend you on your behavior on our way out after it is over. You are very good everywhere we seem to take you, though it seems that if it in the evenings you really like to be in your own home and cuddle with your mom. We have been out a couple of nights and you will not settle for anyone but me. It makes me feel great, but your auntie Cara is starting to get a complex and your dad says that you better not be starting to become a mommy sucks….but I say that it is ok if you want to be.
Well this next month is going to be a busy one with preparations for your first Christmas and also you’re Baptism in a couple of weeks. We have already got your Christmas tree up, but you and me will have to some baking, and shopping, and lots of wrapping….so we will have a full schedule.
Well little man, this has been the fastest 3 months of my life. I love you more and more each day and you melt my heart every time I get to see you, hold you, and squeeze you. I love you sooooo much,
Love, Mommy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy 50th Mommy

Well, as I post this blog my mother only has about 9 minutes left of her 50th birthday, but according to her it is more of a month long celebration then just one day.
It started about 2.5 weeks ago with people taking her out for dinner, then on Saturday night we threw her a big surprise party, and her last day of celebration is next Saturday when she is going to the spa with one of her friends.

For anyone of you who knows my mom, you know that she is one of few people that does not mind growing old. She absolutely LOVES her birthday, and will start to remind people about October 1st that is just around the corner.

We went out for dinner with her tonight for the actual celebration, as well as threw her the surprise party on Saturday. The girls at work decorated her office with banners, 50 pictures and 50 50's so all would know that today was the day. I don't believe that they would have had to decorate at all, she would have taken it upon herself to let anyone that walked past her office know that it was her Birthday.

Anyways, happy birthday to the best mom/gammie in the world!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Little Mans New Do

Well, Jaxon got his second haircut this week. On Monday I thought it was time to trim up his locks again, and what a trim it was. I took the clippers to the back and sides this time and got it really sort. There was quite the pile laying on the floore when I was done.
What a little man he looks like know. I am still hoping that he is going to have curt to his hair, but until it gets a little thicker it is just frizzy when it is long.
As if Jaxon did not look like his dad enough already, know they are sporting the same do!!!!
(he has to learn to open his eyes when he smiles!!!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a Week

Well, where do I start. I sat down on the computer on Sunday night to start to write my post for our busy day that we had and I opened something in the facebook inbox and got a virus. It has been a long week without my computer. It is connections to the outside world, since I am on mat leave, and I was lost without it.Saturday we had a day of nothing, which was nice because Sunday was a whirlwind of events. We went to church, and then I had a shower to go to for Reed and Trisha:
and then a birthday party for Addy:
and then birthday supper for my dad.
This week was pretty busy for Jaxon and I as well. Sunday night we discovered the Jaxon had thrush, so Monday was spend tending to him and going to the dr. office. Tuesday was our errand day. We set out just after lunch to run them, and did not get home until the late afternoon. We then put up our Christmas tree in the evening. Wednesday we started out Baby Beats program. It is an exercise class that incorporates baby in it. Today was our infant program and tonight we are going over to gammy and gampa's for a while. Tomorrow is a day to get caught up on some house work before another busy weekend.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Play Time

Jaxon has a new favourite past time....if he is in a good mood. He has really started to like to lay on his back on the floor and kick up a storm. He has an activity centre that he has started to play with with his hands as well.
Not only does he like to kick up a storm, but he has also started to talk up a storm....nothing that is recognizable by any means, but it still pulls on the strings of my hear.
My little boy is growing up SOOOO fast.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Well, Halloween was a lot different this year with a little kiddeo!!! We started out on our day of trick or treating at 11:00am by heading to Milverton to the bank so that we could visit with my co-workers. We then had a full afternoon, and evening of places to stop and visit with our little teddy bear. In the afternoon Trisha and Reed (who was dressed in the same costume as Jaxon) joined us for a couple of stops and daddy also took the day off so that he could join us as well. Lexy even got dressed up and tagged along for the fun.
It was a lot of work trucking him in and out of his car seat at all the stops.....but sooooo worth it. It was a lot of fun, and we had one VERY tired little teddy bear on our hands after all was said and done. Our last stop was at gammie and gampa Strachan's where he spent the night, and Curt and I headed off to a house warming party. He had no problems sleeping through the night for them, as he was whipped after his day of trick-or-treating!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Little Pumpkin's Party

Jaxon had a Halloween party to go to today with his friends at his girlfriend's Hadliegh's house. There were 9 little ones there. Most of them ranged in age from 8 moths - 14 months, and Jaxon was the only really little one. The rest of them can actually sit on their own, play with toys, and with the others. Jaxon just got to sit in my arms at watch them play.
They all had to dress up and we tried to get a group shot of them all.....but that was unsuccessful. I did manage to get a shot of Jaxon with Brooklyn and Joslin and a solo shot of Hadleigh.
Not only did they not want to co-operate to get their pictures taken, but they also did not want to keep their costumes on either.
Poor kids...what we parents don't put them through for our own amusement.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Fun

Sunday was Strachan family Halloween fun day at mom and dads.
Cara and I had been out last weekend at a craft show in Grand Bend and stopped in at the candy store in Exeter on our way home for our annual carmel apple. While we were there we got a few great ideas for candy to give to our 'special kids' and we had to get together to put them all together and yesterday was the day. We decided to make a whole family fun day out it and throw in some pumpkin carving and some gingerbread making.
When I was a child my Aunt Vera always made the best gingerbread men for Halloween, and I always said that I wanted to learn how to make them some time. Last Tuesday night mom and I went for a visit with aunt Vera and got her recipe for them and we put them together yesterday.
The family fun day started out with our pumpkin carving. Everyone was involved....except my dad. He is a party pooper and just sat on the sidelines and watched us have all the fun. My grandmas even joined us for the afternoon. Some of us got creative....and some did not [Cara;)]. Justin was nice enough to help Jaxon out in carving his pumpkin as well.
As a child I can always remember carving our pumpkins and roasting the seeds to eat after we were done. No on really likes the seeds except my dad and I, so they did not want to go through all the trouble to pick them out...but I did. The best is after all is done, smelling them roast in the over. They were great!!!!
After we were done with the carving we got to work on our treats for our trickers and our gingerbread.
We got everything together and done and it was dark out so we were able to get our pumpkins all lite up to see what they looked like.It is really nice that my family is all in the area, and we are able to start all of these new family traditions. As a child we always did it, but it never had the same meaning as it does now. I am so lucky that we will be able to raise Jaxon doing all these fun family things with his aunts, uncles and grandparents.(Justin's pumpkin is the ghost, mom's is the 'trick or treat', mine is the big face, Cara's
is the little face, Curt's is the Habs (imagine) and Jaxon's is the little ghost)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spoiled Little Boy

Yesterday we finally got around to having our Strachan family Thanksgiving. It was actually kind of nice to have it later on in October. Everyone was able to make it because they did not have other family gatherings to attend, and we did not have to have 3 turkey dinners all in the same weekend.
Jaxon was spoiled all day long being passed around by his great aunts, and even a great-great aunt. His great grandma had lots of cuddles for him as well and he got to meet some of his new cousins. His poor grandma was hosting the gathering so she really did not get a chance to spend much time with him which I don't think she liked too much, but realized that she had to share.

Jaxon was also spoiled with presents from some of his aunts and uncles. He got a very nice new white and red leather chair that he can sit in a watch the Habs games with his daddy along with a teddy bear to go with it.

He was also lucky enough to get a blanket that was knitted by his great-great-great grandmother. Great grandma Liz passed away 3 years ago, and it to bad that Jaxon was never able to meet her, but he will always have a piece of her know. These are the little things that I hope he can cherish for the rest of his life.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A day with Addy

Last week Jaxon and I were over to visit my friend Laura and her 3 kids. She was telling me that on her days off she could never get anything one having 1 almost three year old, and twin one and a half year old boys. I kind of understood what she was saying, because there are some days that I do not get anything done, and that is only with one child. I so graciously offered to take her oldest off her hands some Thursday so that she could get something done if she wanted. When I offered she said she might even go to the city shopping if she would only have two. I then offered to take the all, if that was what she was planning, and was turned down....thank god.
Anyways, today was the day that Addy came for the afternoon. Jaxon and I started our infant program this morning, and then we went and picked her up when we were done. I had this whole day planned, but for those of you with kinds know you really can not plan a day to a tee. We made our own pizza for lunch, went to the grocery store, went for a walk around the block, after she told me that it was too long of a walk to go to the dollar store...that was what we had to settle for. When we got home we decided that we would watch a movie and then we baked apple dumplings....(oh so good, if anyone wants a good recipe, thanks Carrie for directing me to it). We waited for our dumplings to cook, and then it was time to take her home. We packed up a plate of them for her to take with her, and I took her home.
I am exhausted. I am soooo glad that I only have one to contend with on a daily basis. She is used to having the caos of a baby around, so it really did not even fase her one bit when Jaxon needed my attention, but he was soooo good, which was nice for her. She probably does not get a lot of one on one attention around home....having the twins boys always around, and she probably liked it. I liked it too because I actually had someone to do something with without baby talk involved. It was fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Jace

Saturday Jaxon was invited to his first birthday party for his friend Jace...who turned 1 last week. Jaxon really marked the special event by sleeping the whole time he was there, and really took in the celebration. I think that they celebration was more for the big boys, then it was for the the little ones anyways, but fun was had by all.
Saturday was also the first day that Jaxon and daddy spent the day together, without mommy. I went out with the girls for the day, and Jaxon and Curt went and cut down a tree at our friends house. I was really nervous of Curt taking him there with chain saws and falling trees, but all was o.k. I knew it would be, but still. Both made it through the day without me, although I am sure that I was missed (I have to tell myself that), and Jaxon and
I got our fill of snuggles at the party when I got home.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Two Month's

Dear Jaxon,
Well little man, you are two months old and I am not sure where the past 2 months have gone. You definitely are starting to get your own little personality and I absolutely love getting to know everyone thing about you.
This month we saw your first smiles...and many more followed that. It melts my heart every time I get to see you I am sure soooo many other things will do when you discover how to do them. You are a happy little baby just as long as you are not hungry or tired. After you wake up from a nape you will sit there and just kick up a storm with smiles pasted on your face, that is until you realize that it has been 3 hours and it is time to eat. At first the only people that you would show your smiles to where mommy and gammy and your auntie Cara was really getting disappointed that you had none for her but you know will flash them for just about anyone.
You also had your first sleepover this month. You spent the night at Gammy and Gampa's house on a Friday night so that your mommy and daddy could get a full nights sleep. That was wishful thinking because you probably slept better then mommy did. I was up all night wondering what you were doing, hoping that you were sleeping, and wishing that you would not marking any new milestones on your life without me. You also had your second sleepover at auntie Cara's, but mommy slept much better that night.
You have always been a good sleeper, once we realized that you preferred to sleep on your tummy rather then on your back, usually only waking up once during the night for a feeding. This past week you have decided that you are going to give mom a good stretch of sleep, and you started to sleep though that night. This is something that I really appreciate. I used to be a person that LOVED my sleep, and always wondered what it would be like when I had kids. I soon got used to the sleep deprivation and know it almost tires me out even more to get a full nights sleep. I will soon get back in the grove.
You are a very social little boy. We are always on the go and you do not seem to mind it one bit. That is good because your mommy and daddy live a pretty busy life, and you have adapted to with no problems. You were to your 1st birthday party this past weekend for your friend Jace Meulensteen and you also celebrated your first holiday, Thanksgiving, with the McLaughin and Robinson families, and will be celebrating with the Strachan's this coming weekend.
You are a very spoiled boy as well. My shopping trips used to be all about me, but know I come home from them with stuff for you, and don't seem to buy a darn thing for myself. Your Gammy was shopping in the states this past weekend as well and seemed to come home with more stuff for you then she did for herself I think.
You are loved sooo much by all your family, and you are very lucky to have both sets of grandparent so close to you. They always try to get over to see you if they have not had the chance to in a couple of days, and you love spending time with them.
You are an ever changing boy...always growing. You have outgrown all your newborn cloths, and are in your 3-6 month stuff know. We go to the doctor's on Monday to get your first set of shots, and we will see what you weigh then, but at the beginning of October, with the health nurse, you were 12lbs. I like to call you my little chunky monkey....and I would not trade you in for anything in the world. We love you soooooo much, and never know how much you would complete our lives. We are very lucky to have you.
Love Mommy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Haircut

the before

Little man had his first haircut today....8 weeks and 2 days old. I have wanted to give it a little trim from about the day he was born, but over the past couple of weeks the back has really turned into a mullet and I know it was time for it to come off. I just trimmed around his ears sothat we did not have to tuck it behind them anymore, and I trimmed the back of it up so that there was not a mullet any longer. The next time I might have to trim the back up even more. I might have to get the clippers out and give him an actual little man's haircut, as it is still pretty long in the back.

the after

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Big Smiles

Jaxon has been showing the odd smile over the past couple of weeks, but this week I have really noticed that he is doing it a lot more. My sister Cara has been getting really upset because the only people that he has been smiling for has been me and my mom, but finally last night he showed his big grin to her.
Monday afternoon we had our McLaughlin Thanksgiving at Curt's mom and dad's place and Jaxon was sitting on the table in his seat showing his Great Grandma Marg, and Grandma Lois how he smiles at his mommy. Just another thing that my little man does that melts my heart. I never know that something so little could pull on the strings of my heart so much....I just love this little guy soooo much!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Well with daddy's big head this morning, we pulled him out of bed and went to church. Jaxon will be getting baptised in the next month or so, so we thought that we better put a few appearances in before that happens. We met grandma and grandpa McLaughlin there and we made it a family affair. He was a perfect baby though the service, which will make it a whole lot easier to try to take him again.
This afternoon since it was such a beautiful day we decided to head out to a bush and try to take some family pictures of the 3 of us. We went to a bush that we had gone to about 3 years ago to get professional ones done, but this time we were all on our own. We picked up my mom on the way out, so she could be our photographer and we ended up with some pretty good shots.
After we got back my mom and I set up a little spot in the back yard so that we could get some fall pictures of Jaxon by himself. Last year for our wedding my mom had painted an old wheelbarrow that they had we we used that and dug out a box of goodies from the wedding as well, including some burlap and leaves. We gather some pumpkins up from around the neighborhood and set some planted moms around, and this is what we got:
pretty good for amateurs, if I do say so my self.
We have not had any Thanksgiving dinners yet this weekend, as we had one of my families last weekend, and the other not for 2 weeks. We head to the McLaughlin one tomorrow. It will exciting with the two new additions that we have to it this year.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Where does the time go?

Well, my little man will be 8 weeks old on Tuesday, and I have no idea where those 8 weeks have gone. I can not remember what life was like before he came into it, although I did get a little taste of what it used to be like last night when he went to my mom and dad's for his first sleepover. It was still not the same though, because all I could do was think about him...what he was doing, hopping that he was sleeping for them, and wondering if he was hitting any new milestones without me. I would have never thought that life would come to this!!!
Anyways, Jaxon is the sweetest little thing that you could ever imagine. He is pretty much the perfect baby. He just eats and sleeps, but I am finding that he is starting to be awake a lot more during the days know. He will have a day where is his awake for a pretty good portion of it but then he will have 2 days where is sleeps all the time, to get caught up. He has stared to really recognize people and if we are lucky we will even get a smile out of him. It just melts my heart when I see him smile. He loves to cuddle with me and I love that time that we get to spend together doing it. I know that some day he will probably not even want to be seen out in public with his old mom so I am going to cherish all the cuddles that we get know.
I am absolutely loving being off on maternity leave. I thought that I might get board not knowing what to fill my days with but that probably will not be the case. The days seem to fly by and when Curt gets home from work I have a hard time believing that they day is gone already and most of the time we have nothing to show of it. We fill our days with going for walks, and taking napes together. The odd day I will lift a dust rage or push the broom across the floor, but most of the time I just like to sit and watch my little man as he changes everyday.
Last week Curt's sister Trisha had her baby, another baby boy. That will be nice for Jaxon to have a cousin that is only 6.5 weeks different in age. It is also nice for me, because we will be off together and we already have things planned to do together with the boys.
Yesterday we went out for our first real family day. We took Jaxon to Naumans Pumpkin Patch to get some pictures of him, and also to pick out or pumpkins to carve. We decided that we will try to make this an annual outing as it was a lot of fun. I had never been to an actual pumpkin patch to pick out my pumpkin and decided that this was something that I wanted to raise my kinds going. They had so many other things to do there and it will be a lot more fun to take Jaxon to when he gets a little older.
Anyways, I have been bad at posting since Jaxon arrived, and I thought that I would be really good and try to get something on here on a daily basis. I can only say that I will try to get better as Jaxon gets older and has more stuff going on his life.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Jaxon's new cousin - Reed Kenneth Lloyd

Reed Kenneth Lloyd Fischer
born: October 4, 2008
8lbs. 5oz.

Jaxon with his new cousin Reed, his aunty Trish and mommy too.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Jaxon Curtis Lloyd McLaughlin
born: August 19, 2008 @ 10:35a.m.
weight: 9lbs.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Last Ultrasound

Well, yesterday was probably my last ultrasound before this little bundle of joy that I am incubating in my tummy finally decides to show it's face to the world.
I had my ultrasound, and the a Dr. appointment with my Dr. from Stratford right after it.
We got some good shots of Bean this time around, which was a pleasant surprise because they say as they baby gets bigger the harder it is to get a good shot of them.
The ultrasound tech was doing her thing, and taking all of the measurements that she needed to, and when she was taking the abdominal circumference she asked me how many weeks I was. I told her that I was to be 37 on Wednesday, and she oh, that is interesting. Apparently the measurements that she took did not even register on the growth chart, that means it is was measuring after 40 weeks. After she got everything that she needed she took some fun shots for me. The left on is of the baby face on. You can see it's little nose and lips. You can not make out the eyes, but you can see that it looks pretty squished in there. his one hand is over it right eye, and the other is rested on it chin. It's little face looks so chubby. I just can not wait to see what it is going to look like. This is the first picture that we have ever got out of all 8 of my ultrasounds that you can actually see it's features. It totally makes me wish that we would have got a 3D ultrasound so that we would have been able to see it that way, but I could not bring myself to pay the $150+ for one.
The left picture is just of the heart rate. It usually measures any where between 140-160. Yesterday it was right in the middle @ 151. If you go by the old wise tales about the lower heart rate for a boy, and higher for a girl I do not know where we would fit because it is always right in the middle.
The other last one is just of a profile. We usually always get one of these, but this one is really good this time around.
Well, the count down it on, and I just can not wait to meet this little person.
I was joking around with my Dr. after they told me the weight after my ultrasound and told him that I was rethinking this whole natural child birthing experience, especially if the baby decided to stay in there for a couple of more weeks, and it could be more then 10lbs. He thought I was serious, but I had to tell him that I was just joking around, and we would give it a shot, but if it had to work out with a c-section, that would be fine too!!!!
Only 22 more days left, until my due date.....hopefully not that long though!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The debate of the railing!!!!

Oh, probably about a month ago my dad was over one night and he mentioned to me that he would really like for me to get a railing going up and down our stair case because he thought that if I was ever carrying the baby down the stairs and I lost my footing I would have nothing to grab a hold of.
I thought that it was a good idea, but my only quome with the idea was that we do not have a very wide staircase, and it is hard enough to carry stuff up and down it know, I thought it would just be more of a pain with it there, then it would be helpful.
Anyways, my dad has won out, as he just went ahead and did it. He did not want to have to worry about me and the baby falling down the stairs some day, and Curt coming home and finding us all laid up on the floor at the bottom. It actually looks good, and it does not take up too much space from the width, so again, he was right, and I guess I was wrong.

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