Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cooper Graduates ~

Cooper graduated from preschool today, it was a cute program; they sang a few songs, had a video montage, diploma presentation, and a cookies and punch reception followed. Cooper did an awesome job...we're so proud of you Cooper! Off to Kindergarten he goes! I posted more pictures on his website:

Um yeah, about Saturday ~

Want to know how to make a pregnant woman maniacal? Tell her she's being bumped from her induction and will have to wait 4 more days to meet her baby. I happened to run into my midwife at work last night and she told me I wasn't going to be able to be induced on Saturday, she offered today, but I would have had to miss Cooper's graduation. The next day available was Wednesday June 4th, so they penciled me in. UGH, talk about frustrating!

I woke up at 4am this morning to one wicked contraction. I continued having random contractions, low back pain, and abdominal cramping, so I got up and took a bath. I figured I'd better shave my legs, just in case. Let me tell you, that's hard enough when you're 9 months pregnant, add contractions in there and it makes it downright taxing! So, I laid back down sometime after 6am, woke up around 8ish...and nothing. I feel like a Weeble Wobble, but for the fact, they can't fall down...and well, I can't get up. :P

So send me any kind of labor dust you've got, this little girl is teasing me!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Saturday ~

I'm heading to the hospital Saturday morning at 8, finally there's an end in sight! I'm so excited to meet this little girl and see what she looks like. I went from 10 hours of labor with Riley, to 8 with Cooper, 6 with Camdyn, and now I'm under the gun to hit 4 with this little one. I have to have antibiotics since I was GB + again, she'll start the pitocin, and then break my water after my first round of antibiotics.

I have to admit that as excited I am about meeting this baby, it's a little bittersweet, as I know she'll be our last one. I'll never be pregnant again, never feel that little life kicking me, hiccuping, pushing on my bladder, making getting out of bed at night an accomplishment in itself. Can you tell I'm a hormonal mess? :P

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Riley's Graduation ~

Riley had her graduation program last night, she did an awesome job and we are SO proud of her and all she's accomplished this past year. WTG Riley Breck!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Flashlight ~

While I was cooking lunch, my son the rocket scientist, decided it would be fun to take apart one of the flashlights in the house. He chose one that doesn't require a battery, it instead, has a magnet and coil that you shake to make it work. When I called him and Camdyn for lunch, he came out and asked me what the big purple dot was on the television...can you see where this is going? Sure enough, the little turd used the magnet on our tv. I think, perhaps, I'll have them admit me to the psych ward once I pop this kid out.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Contraction, traction, I need more action ~
(yeah cheesy title, but remember Schoolhouse Rock and Conjunction Junction :P )

I saw Joyce today and I've finally had some progress! I'm dilated to 2 and 80% effaced. She seems to think I'll be having this baby in the next week, but I'm not holding my breath. I do think I'll pack my hospital bag, just to err on the side of caution. ;)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bye-Bye Binky? ~

The last two binkies Camdyn had were accidently left at my parents house on Wednesday, she went to sleep without a problem that night. She went all day today without a bink, and at bedtime asked for one, so we told her we'd look for one. She fell right to sleep shortly thereafter. Fingers crossed that this is it, no more binkies! Bottles gone, binkies gone, now she just needs to keep her pants dry consistently!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More Baby Names ~

I still like Rowyn Camille, but some others on my list for the day...

Maisen/Maisyn/Mason/Masyn (or some spelling)
Ellery (could I get past Ellery Celery?)

Come on people, brainstorm with me! :P

Monday, May 12, 2008

Chronicles of Camdyn ~

Life is never boring with Camdyn around. While at my parents house tonight, Camdyn and the kids were playing hide-and-seek. Camdyn went and hid behind a huge, old tree in my parents backyard. My Mom said she watched her run from there to behind the garage. After a minute, my dad peeked behind the garage to make sure she wasn't getting into trouble---nope, she was just standing there. Another few minutes pass and Lumpy emerges from behind the garage, missing her pull-up, pants down to her ankles...soaking wet. My mom asked her what she was doing, to which Camdyn responds, "I pee outside, like Poopah (Cooper)." Yep, my 2-year-old dropped trow, and in an attempt to pee standing up, peed all over her pants, shoes, and socks...but hey, her pull-up was dry!

I have no idea when she would have seen Cooper peeing outside, we certainly don't condone it. Lovely.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Clowns ~

Daddy took the kids to the circus last night, and since he couldn't figure out the camera, I had to take a picture of them the next day. He said they did really well, although Camdyn was getting pretty antsy by intermission. The goofy hats they're wearing are what their cotton candy came in. Mom got to stay at home and veg out with Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra and a movie.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Never a Dull Moment ~
My husband called me at work tonight to tell me I'd never guess where he had just found my son. I asked, "Inside or out?" He responded, "Outside, but inside." Ok, I'm completely stumped. Apparently, Riley was outside screaming, "Cooper come out, Cooper come out!" and she was visibly upset. Clyde found Cooper and the neighbor boy in the street standing under the grate in the SEWER! I guess there is a culvert down past the bike trail that leads up into the sewer, and apparently, my son thought it would be great fun to be a sewer rat. Two days ago we had to call poison control, for the second time mind you, because Camdyn got into my aunt's purse and was apparently sampling some medication. Lucky for her, the pills were extremely bitter and she didn't care for them. The poison control woman did call back 2 times to check on her...I thought that was pretty nice. How these two haven't put me into pre-term labor is beyond me.
Baby Names ~

I keep going back and forth, but here are my faves today...keep in mind that my husband doesn't like any of them...imagine that.

Briggs Genevieve
Rowyn Camille
Maddyx/Maddox Amelia

Friday, May 02, 2008

Gas ~

As if gas prices weren't bad enough, having to fill up a tank twice, because someone stole the first tank is straight up ridiculous. Yep, that's right, someone siphoned the diesel out of Clyde's dump truck right at the job site. Thieves suck. Get a job, loser.