Friday, February 29, 2008

First Dr.'s Appointment

Well, yesterday I went for my first prenatal visit with my very pregnant doctor. I have managed to have 2 ultrasounds already, but have not been to see the doctor until yesterday.

Everything is perfect she said. My blood pressure was a little high, so that is something that we will keep a close eye on, but everything with the baby is 100% normal.

Since my doctor is leaving on mat leave, she has handed me over to another doctor, but she said that likely because of my lupus I will have to be referred to a obstetrician in Stratford, and will likely have my delivery there, just in case. That fact upset me a little, as I have always been a home town girl, and always thought that I would have my children in Listowel, but she did inform that that if everything went smoothly, we could be transferred back to Listowel after the baby was born. I guess it is just a waiting game know.

My official due date is September 3. 2008, so lets just hope that it is not going to be a long and hot summer, or I might have to find someone with a nice air conditioned house to stay with for the duration of the summer. I told Curt that if is was going to be a hot one, not to be planning too much for the weekends, and we will be heading up to the cottage to sit by the water!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Cara is 25

A couple of weeks ago Cara, my baby sister, turned 25. My mom and dad followed in tradition of the 25th Birthday party, and had all of her friends over on the Saturday night for the celebration.

As a group of people we are very much into games. Pretty much any time that we get together as a group of friends are playing some sort of game weather it be poker, pass the ace, or pretty much anything that we could imagine up.

My parents have a very long rec room, so we set up the tables and went to our games for the evening:

Followed by sandwiches and cake:

Happy belated Birthday Cara!!!!!


This is from a couple of weeks ago when Rob and Beckie had Hadleigh. Saturday morning Curt and I went up to the hospital to see them, and Curt was starting to get some practice with a baby. Before when he would hold a baby he would be very uncomfortable, and it did not look at all natural for him to have this little thing in his arms. His parental instinct must have kicked in when he found out that he was going to be a father because this was the first time that I seen him hold a baby that it actually looked normal for him!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

Welcome Baby Martin

Welcome to Miss Hadleigh ???? Martin born January 31, 2008 (sharing a birthday with her mom)at about 1:30 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz.
She is one beautiful baby and her and her mom are doing wonderfully, and dad can not wipe the smile off if his face that runs from ear to ear.

Happy New Year....a month late!!!!

Well, a new month of 2008 has begun, and I am back. I have been slacking on the posts on here for quite some time. The past year just kind of flew by, with something marked on our calendar for almost every single day of 2007. A lot of stuff has changed........and it is time to start to update everyone on the changes that have been happening around the McLaughlin household.
Stay tuned for some VERY EXCITING things to be happening in 2008!!!!!