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Two pounds and some inspiration!

Today’s doctor’s appointment went well – only two pounds gained this time!  Whew!  Of course I complained and said I was ready to deliver and my doctor promptly told me (in front of Mister) that basically, I just need to suck it up and take it easy!  Easy for him to say!  I bet he gets at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night.  NOT ME!  The wee one has kept me awake with contractions and crazy movement for the last two weeks.  I think I will get more sleep after wee one arrives!  My three hour glucose came back with flying colors (thank goodness) and I have another Specialist appointment Wednesday.  Will have a more recent picture and better knowledge of an estimated arrival time.

On the nursery front the painting has been done and the fabric should be arriving any day.  Tomorrow’s project is to prime and prep the floors.  New floor this weekend – if delivery goes according to plan.  So the nursery is almost finished – except for the sewing and the floor.  It might help if I could make up my mind once in a while! LOL

And for a little inspiration….i have been smitten with Gretchen’s Redwork Dollhouse that she did for a quilt project.  It is absolutely beautiful!  I am so inspired by this…I think that I might have to make one of my very own!  Maybe one of our  house!  What do you think?

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She has a few more pictures – hop on  over and check them out!

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at 36 weeks!  How crazy is that!?

Things are going well with the pregnancy.  I have been having contractions now for about 2 1/2 weeks – just not productive ones…..  Since my last entry about being preggers, I have only gained 1/2 pound, but almost 3 inches.  How does that work?  I am not complaining though with 27 pounds total gain there will be less to lose after the baby arrives.  That is always a good thing!

We are working hard on the nursery – Goodbye sewing room 🙁  Mister has patched the walls and we are painting this weekend.  I changed my mind on the fabric for the room at the last minute so I have some sewing to do, but all in good time.  The mattress have been ordered, the cribs are here and we are sure to be done by Monday.  Here is the fabric I have chosen and the quilt I will be making…

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So since my last entry I have had plenty of time to be off my feet and relax – Mister makes sure of that!  I have had some crafting going on and have plenty of items to add to the shop.  I will be getting to all of that in the next couple of weeks, providing the new wee one cooperates.  I did manage to finish 4 embroidery storyboards.  The patterns were by Aimee Ray.   I have done them in two shades of green and will be stretching them over canvas.  They turned out really cute.  Pictures soon to follow.  I am now turning to diapers!  I have received all the necessary supplies – so next week I will start sewing them up.  I have decided to try the cloth route for several reasons and will update about the decision as time moves on.  I am hoping this will be a good decision all around!

We have had a lot going on…J started school and is doing really well.  He loves his teacher (always a plus) and is adjusting well to the new schedule.  Z is growing like a weed and is almost standing on her own. She hates to sit still!  and as always, Mister is busy working and taking care of all of us!

Take care until next time!

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31 Weeks – getting closer!

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Well here we are!    All is well!  The little bug is doing great!  We had visits to both doctors this week and he is on the right track.  The weight gain for him is good – he is 3 lbs, 10 oz.  and growing by the minute.  I am not minding the weight gain as much – I only added 5 lbs. this last month!  YAY!  Less to lose afterwards!   We started having contractions a few days ago – nothing regular and nothing that they are worried about.  The specialist said as long as I can get to 34 weeks we will be in good shape.  That is only 3 weeks away, but he should be a good weight by then.  The ultimate time  for him would be 36, of course…so….that is what we are shooting for!

J is enjoying his summer off.  He has one more week for summer schedule then it is back to the old school schedule!  He starts in two weeks!  Where has this summer gone!?!?!?  MM is at the beach this week with one of her friends.  Had a little ER trip.  She fell on the beach and thought she popped her elbow out.  After a 6 hour emergency room visit – no dislocation, a sling and some Motrin will do.  She is feeling better today – just a little sun burnt though!

Z is getting big!  4 1/2 months now….sitting, pulling herself up to a standing position.  She wants to go so bad! 

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28 weeks (almost)

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He is our latest pictures of the latest addition.  He is doing well.  We had another visit to the specialist yesterday and the doctor is quite happy.  He weighs two and a half pounds and is quite active.  He head is down (although he is still small enough to  turn again) and his feet are above his head.  If you look at the bottom scan, that little round thing next to his chin is his knee and his foot is on the top of his head.  He seems to be quite limber and the doctor seems to think he will be a big baby.  Or at least big for me!  He expects him to gain about a half a pound per week until delivery.  He is estimating about 7.5 to 8.5 pounds.  Pretty good size – almost 2 (or more) pounds bigger than J or MM.

J went with me and he was able to see his little brother move around.  The doctor explained the amniotic fluid, the ‘yolk’, and the umbilical cord to him and showed him all the little parts – liver, heart, eyes, nose, head, arms and legs.   He is quite excited to be a big brother!  

On another note…..with not much time left to go, I am starting to work on the nursery.  In order to have a nursery for the new bundle I am losing my sewing room/office.  Quite worth it, just a lot of things to weed through.   Then the painting and the sewing.  The crib……all that good baby stuff. 

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6 is a lot of things….

  • 6 (six) is the natural number following 5 and preceding 7
  • Six is the second smallest composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2 and 3. Since six equals the sum of these proper divisors, six is the smallest perfect number
  • Six is the only number that is both the sum and the product of three consecutive positive numbers
  • There are six basic trigonometric functions.
  • Six is the four-bit binary complement of number nine:

6 = 0110

9 = 1001

  • The atomic number of carbon
  • The number of tastes in traditional Indian Medicine called Ayurveda. They are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. These tastes are used to suggest a diet based on the symptoms of the body
  • Phase 6 is one of six pandemic influenza phases.
  • The Day that God created Man
  • The number of points on a Star of David
  • The number of orders of the Mishnah
  • The number of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate
  • The Jewish holiday of Shavuot starts on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan
  • The number of strings on a standard guitar
  • The number of basic holes or keys on most woodwind instruments (e.g., pennywhistle, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon). These holes or keys are usually not given numbers or letters in the fingering charts
  • In American and Canadian Football, the number of points received for a touchdown
  • In Ice Hockey, the number of players per team, including the goaltender, that are on the ice at any one time, excluding penalty situations.
  • In Volleyball, 6 players from each team on each side play each other.
  • The resin identification code used in recycling to identify polystyrene
  • The standard term in office for a United States Senator is six years
  • The name of the smallest group of Cub Scouts, traditionally consisting of six people and is led by a ‘sixer’.
  • The number of cans of soda or beer in a six pack
  • The number of fundamental flight instruments lumped together on a cockpit display, called the six pack
  • The number of feet below ground level a coffin is traditionally buried; thus, the phrase “six feet under” means that a person (or thing, or concept) is dead
  • In Astrology, Virgo is the 6th astrological sign of the Zodiac
  • The number of sides on a cube, hence the highest number on a standard dice
  • The highest number on one end of a standard domino
  • The number of dots in a Braille cell.
  • There are said to be no more than six degrees of separation between any two people on Earth.
  • Extra-Sensory perception is sometimes called the “sixth sense”
  • Six Cardinal Directions: north, south, east, west, up and down
  • 6 is a lucky number in Chinese culture

But for me……

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6 pounds is the weight I have gained for the last month!  YAY!!!!!  That makes 23 total so far…..Not too shabby, because Mister can attest, I have been eating like there is no tomorrow!

Everything is going well, baby is right on track and we now have an induction date (Oct 8th) – just in case!

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Here is the latest sonogram –  taken this morning.  He is growing right along schedule and has a good strong heartbeat.  He is quite the active little boy already and is starting to develop a sleep/awake pattern already.  Everything else with the pregnancy is progressing well – except for the jumpy restless leg issues I have at night! So I am getting the training already for those middle of the night feedings!  🙂  We have decided on a name, well at least we are 99% sure.  I guess if I were to put small print at the end of this entry, it would read “subject to change”. 

Our summer is off to a roaring start.  This week I have to finish up the wedding stuff for my brother’s wedding.  I am almost done with that, WHEW!  My sister is flying in today from Canada and will visit here for a day or two then head out to  my parents house. And… sometime between now and Saturday morning I need to hem J’s pants for the wedding (he is the ring bearer),  make a dress for myself and possibly a dress for MM.  Lots to do and the time is flying by!

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23 Weeks

Well…it has been a while since I last posted.  We have done lots!  J won his first Majors Championship!  We are so proud of him.  They are the 2009 Champs! He caught a fly in right field and threw it all the way to home plate, dove to catch another out and had a great hit to get on base. The game was a neck and neck nail biter the last 2 innings, but they pulled it off! Go Giants!

We had a long camping weekend.  Really nice weather the whole weekend.  Mister played horseshoes with the ‘neighbors’, we spruced up camp, I hung up my lights and we had some good food and relaxation.  Can’t wait to go back!

MM is working on her jewelry making abilities.  She has made two necklaces and two pair of earrings.   Getting better each time she does something new.

ZB is reaching for her toes – I think she things they are good for teething!  She babbles and babbles and is trying so hard to crawl.  Typical little girl – doesn’t want to sit still.  She is ready to go!

And here we are at 23 weeks. 

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I have officially popped!  Hard to believe I have only gained 17 pounds.  I had the nurse double check the chart on my visit this week – just to make sure!! We tried the progesterone therapy….UGH!  No Good!  I had some kind of allergic reaction to it so that has stopped.  We are just taking it a day at a time.  The  doc says that if labor starts there are a few different things we can do to stop it, but  I think it will be ok this time.  I am now at the point where I was with J when I went into labor the first time.  Everything is doing well, no signs at all.  Mister has enlisted MM and J to make sure when he is not around that I take it easy and get plenty of rest and ‘off my feet’ time.  I don’t even carry groceries anymore!  LOL  He is so very good to me!  I love you Mister!  Miss you terribly!

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What cute little feet!

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Today we had our level two sonogram.  they took what seemed like a hundred pictures and measured every little inch of him.  He is growing and is right where he should be.  He weighs 14 oz, has a great hearbeat and is quite active.  My doctor has suggested progesterone therapy for the next 15 weeks to curb any pre-term labor.  Other than that, everything is right where is should be!

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The suspense is over!

This is the little peanut that was making me feel so ‘under the weather’!  We are so excited to announcethat we are adding a baby boy to our family!  We are almost 19 weeks along and for a while I didn’t think I was going to make it this far!  The picture above was taken April 20th. We are sorry we have not shared the news earlier… We have been under the care of a maternal fetal medicine specialist and were waiting until we had all of the necessary tests done and the ‘all clear’ was given.  We are happy to say that the baby is just perfect!  Now we are just going to enjoy the rest of the pregnancy.  Since this will be my last pregnancy, I am trying to savor every minute – good and bad!

The nausea has left and I am starting to feel the little one moving around and I definitely have more energy than a month ago.  J has become such a little helper and is so excited to become an older brother.  He is already talking about what he will teach the new one about baseball, history and all sorts of things.  M is excited about the new baby coming, but not so much that it is boy!  LOL  She will still have little Z though.  Hard to believe that little Z will have an uncle that is 7 months younger and that there will be 23 years between my first and last child!  

Now we need to start making room for baby and getting the nursery together.