Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's the Cowboy Way

The count down is on. I have been running around getting lots of last minute things done like fixing the baby's bedding, making blankets/car seat covers/changing pad covers/etc, and above all my nesting compulsion has hit a new high. The other day I was looking for the Halloween decorations and ended up going through all the binds in the garage and organizing the entire garage. I also made Brandon clean out the office closet and go through all those boxes as well. (Trust me you do not want to be around an A personality in the last trimester of pregnancy. Cleaning and organizing galore).

My c-section is scheduled for 2 weeks from today. In just two weeks I will be holding my beautiful little boy in my arms. I just can't wait. I feel closer to this baby than either of the first two. Maybe because I am so in tune with my body and what he is doing this time, or maybe because we have a special connection. I'm not sure but I can't wait to meet the little guy and learn more about his sweet personality.

The kids are really excited for him to make his debut as well. They keep pretending they are a mom and dad taking care of Elizabeth's little babies. It is really cute. And the other day Jackson asked how the baby is going to get out of the belly. I showed him my c-section scar and told him how the doctors are going to use a knife and cut me along that line, then pull the baby out, and finish by sewing me up. His response, "Mom that is going to hurt, do you want me to be there with you?" He is so sweet. I told him no kids are allowed in the operating room but dad will be there with me so he doesn't have to worry. He then said, "Make sure they put you to sleep after so you can feel better." It is really amazing how intuitive he can be. He also said that he will come and visit as soon as he can.

And while we are on the Jackson is so cute wagon, the other day he had cowboy day at preschool. And you know the kid cannot pass up a chance to wear a costume to school. So I whipped up a quick cowboy outfit. I used a plaid shirt of his and tight jeans. Then I made a vest with a star, and boots that slid over his shoes. We finished it off with a foam hat from Hobby Lobby. When he was putting it on in the morning he looked at me and said, "Mom this costume looks great, good job." I was so happy to create something that he totally loved and he has been wearing it for the past 3 days so I know he loves it.
It has been beautiful weather here lately so we took advantage this past weekend to go to the zoo. The zoo was empty and it felt so good to stretch my legs and enjoy a breezy sunny day. I think I have been neglecting the kids in regards to pictures lately because they both volunteered (without me asking) to take a picture together by the polar bears. Then Jack wanted to pretend he was a cobra by the reptile house.

Guess it is time to bust out the camera and take a few fall pictures before we go from 4-5.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Baby Progress, The Last 4 Weeks

Today was all about the baby. I met my new doc this morning and am so thankful to have found someone who will 1. take me with only 4 weeks left and 2. is competant.

It is such a relief. I know she is going to do a great job and the office was very organized and friendly. We set a date for the c-section, OCT 3rd!! That is exactly 4 weeks from today. AHHHH.

Then I had an ultrasound this afternoon just to check on development. The little boy looks great. Growing exactly on schedule at 5lbs 12oz right now and there appears to be no problems. Unfortunately I don't have an ultrasound photo to show you because he was moving so fast she couldn't get a good shot and his hand was blocking his face. "No pictures please," well that will change when you come out buddy. I am feeling really good. It has been such an easy pregnancy other than the big belly, I am just so grateful to be healthy. We still haven't decided on a name, narrowed it down to two but we probably won't decide until I see the little buddy's face. I change my mind each day so it will probably be picked depending on how I am feeling on that day, haha.

Jackson started preschool this week. His first official day is tomorrow. I will post pictures and recap then but the orientation was great. I think he will learn a lot and really enjoy school. We can only hope.

Elizabeth is still not potty trained. She refuses to use the toilet and keeps going in her undies. The other day she came into the kitchen to tell me she was going to change her undies. I asked her why and her response was that they were wet because she peed in them. (As I am writing this I am shaking my head.) For some reason she thinks it is okay to continually pee in her panties and then just change them when she does. Oh and she goes #2 as well in her undies which is just a delight to clean up. I have given up and am hoping that Joy School will motivate her to take the time to go on the potty. She can't attend until she uses the potty all the time, hopefully it will be the wake up call she needs. Until then I am going with the flow.

The other day I was looking for Liz and I went to check the backyard. Low and behold there she was passed out on the grass. Cracked me up.

Other than that we are getting into a fall routine, waking up early, going to bed at a decent time, and prepping for the new bundle of joy who will be joining us soon. Life seems simple right now, the calm before the storm.