Friday, October 30, 2009

For Adam

Adam has been complaining lately that I don't write about him enough on here.

It's not that I mean to write about Grace more than him. It's just that I love her so much more.

I kid, I kid.

(Really, Adam, I'm kidding).

Anyway, he came home from school yesterday, handed me his spelling test and said, "Put THIS on your blog!"

He got his very first ever 100% in spelling on his test, and some of these words were hard (like "separate", "hatched", "tradition", and "Olympics").

(I think his teacher aims for randomness when it comes to words on spelling tests).

This is for you, Adam. Because I'm proud of you. And because I love you just as much as Grace.

And because you kinda guilted me into it.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You Know...

... that you daughter has been to too many OB appointments when playing "Baby Doctor" is her favorite pretend game.

It's a daily game for her to lift my shirt, pretend to squeeze on some gel, and listen for the baby's heart.

Which she then imitates... hilarious.

And then she gets our her pretend tape measure, measures me, and proclaims me, "Too big."


Sugar and Spice?

This is the face that my sweet, adorable, darling baby girl makes at me everytime I ask her to do something that she doesn't want to do.

(It's very hard not to laugh at it).

She is still "sugar and spice and all that's nice"....

... maybe just a little more spice than sugar now that she's 3.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

7 Months


Are those the chunkiest cheeks you've ever seen or what?
(I don't have a scanner, so this is a picture of it... sorry about the poor quality. I'll try to get it scanned in later)


I have begun retaining some water, so I, too, have the chunkiest cheeks you've ever seen.
I will not be documenting this on the blog, however.

My doctor made me schedule my c-section last week, against my better wishes. I've been trying really hard not to think about the whole c-section part of being pregnant. She said it's not like I'm going to be less scared in 2 weeks (or 4), so might as well get it over with. She's right. I just don't feel like being logical right now. ;) She won't do c-sections any earlier than 39 weeks, so right now he's scheduled to make his appearance on December 8th.

Why does December 8th seems so ridiculously close and yet so ridiculously far away at the same time?

I also went to my perinatologist last week, and even though my blood pressure was perfect, because of my pre-eclampsia history, I now get weekly ultrasounds and non-stress tests. Fun! Grace should LOVE those. And, I mean, if you have to pay 40 percent of your pregnancy, might as well squeeze in as many visits and procedures as possible, right?

(That was sarcasm, by the way).

I will laugh about this someday. I think.
49 days and counting...

13 Days of Halloween '09 Edition

(Left to right: Mike's, Allison's, Grace's, and Adam's pumpkins)

Yesterday began the first day of the 13 Days of Halloween.

I am SO excited!

This year's plan:

Day 1: Paint mini-pumpkins (did this last night)
Day 2: After-school Halloween treat: Spider Oreos
Day 3: Play "Pin-the-Face on the Pumpkin"
Day 4: Make haunted houses
Day 5: Read spooky stories by candlelight
Day 6: Make pillowcase ghosts
Day 7: Make caramel apples
Day 8: Doorbell-ditch Halloween treats
Day 9: Decorate Halloween cut-out cookies
Day 10: Make trick-or-treat bags
Day 11: Carve pumpkin
Day 12: Play Halloween bingo
Day 13: Halloween dinner and trick-or-treating

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I am so torn up about what to do with the whole H1N1 vaccine.

My OB and perinatologist are pressuring me to get it. My friends (and some family) are recommending that I don't get it. I've read what feels like a million articles, and I still have no idea what to do.

Mike is around sick people all of the time at D.I. and Adam goes to school, which is crawling with a million germs. I am going to have a newborn in a few months, with a not-so-stellar immune system. Right now I'm a pregnant woman with asthma, and I know if I were to get H1N1, it wouldn't be good. At all. If the baby were to get it, it wouldn't be good, either. And, honestly, I can wash my hands a million times a day. I do. It doesn't help much when Grace coughs in my face, you know?

Or sticks a bite of cookie that's been in her mouth into mine, when I fall asleep on the couch.

True story. Gross.

On the other hand, I've read the CDC's website on it. There have been no studies done on pregnant women, and testing on children/adults won't be complete until June 2010. And even though it's a small chance, I'm worried about getting the vaccine while pregnant and having my kids get it, too (to protect the baby), just in case there is some awful side effect.


So. What are you and your family doing about the vaccine? Getting it? Opting out?

Because, you know, it's not like I don't have enough opinions on this or something. ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Grace's Haircut

This is my super-cute and super-talented friend, Amanda.

She was recently stolen as my assistant Enrichment leader by the Young Women. I've not yet forgiven them.

Anyways, she is super talented at cutting hair. And, recently I decided that I don't like long hair on Grace.

By "long" I mean "to the shoulder." Length is relative when your hair takes forever to grow, I think.

So, we paid a trip to Amanda's kitchen this morning.

And how stinkin' cute does her hair look now? Seriously. Amanda cut off almost 2 inches, and layered the back, so she has some volume. SO cute!

I love it. Grace is okay with it.

She wanted her hair buzzed like Daddy's.