Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Big 3-0!

They got me! The hubby and girls threw me a surprise 30th birthday party. I was shocked to say the least. I never in a million years thought that I would have a party, I'm pretty out of the loop. They went with a punk rock theme, even though I was never quite that bad:) I was planning on a date with hubby and nothing else. It was very odd in a way, I am one who tries not to draw attention to myself especially in a large group but yet it was nice to feel the "love". So thanks you every so much for those of you that planned and plotted this occasion. (One thing if this ever happens again please make sure the hubby gets me to shower prior to the event :o)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Kids do the darnest things!

The other day I went into the kids bedroom to wake up Biggie from his nap. I found one of his legs covered with an assortment of furniture pads, the things you put on bottom of chairs when you have hard wood floors so they don't scratch the floor. I believe there were 16 in all and let me tell you those things REALLY stick. He had just been reprimanded for tearing books before he went to sleep so I guess he need something new to get into. We tried to so soak them off, that was unsuccessful. We had to resort to bribery, we'll give you a balloon if daddy gets to pull one off and plain sneakiness. Every time he went by the hubby another one was pulled off. The poor kid I don't think he'll be doing that anytime soon. We had to get them off because they hurt him when he moved his leg otherwise he could of looked crazy for a few days.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

She's Here!!!!!!!!!!!

My sweet little girl made her arrival last Wednesday June 6, 2007. She so far is my best baby. Last night she only got up once! Labor was slow and long. Not quite what I'm used to. Tuesday morning I lost my mucus plug and had contractions as long as I was moving and doing stuff. I thought for sure she would of been born that day. I was home alone with sick kids so I tried to take it easy and get as much rest as possible. I talked to the midwife around 5:30 PM and told her I thought tonight was the night. She called another overdue lady and told her not to drink castrol oil as she had planned so she wouldn't have two of us in labor at once. The hubby finally can home around 7:00 and we ate and got the kids in bed by 8:30. I thought for sure things would pick up and she would be born around ten. The last one came that quickly. Well at 11:30 or so we called the midwife to come over. The contractions would come and go and the intensity would vary from drastically. Some contractions were only 15 seconds and pretty wimpy. They would come 6 minutes apart or 3 minutes. They would spread out even more if I quit moving and changing positions. At 1 o'clock she check me to make sure this was real labor and these wimpy contractions were doing something. I was dilated to 6, but my cervix still had to move forward and I still had to efface some more also. I was frustrated. Why was I going so slow. The hubby napped for about an hour and half. I tried laying down for a while but I wanted it done so I tried to keep moving. I talked with the midwife for about an hour then took a bath while he slept. She drained some of the now cold water that was in the pool and out fresh warm water in. I woke the hubby up at 3:00. I got in the pool around 3:15. She checked me around 3:25 and I had an anterior lip that she held out of the way as I pushed. I did the usual begging for an ambulance and drugs. I said I couldn't and wouldn't push because I hate that part. The hubby and midwife kept saying baby down, baby out until I wanted to scream. I chewed on a towel and yelled into it as I pushed to try not to wake the kids. Finally after 25 minutes of pushing she was out. When her head came out I freaked like I usually do and started screaming to pull it out. One more push and it was over. Finally. She's perfect. She's beautiful. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:21

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Daily News!

We're sick!!! Isn't it summer? They're not supposed to get sick in the summer. Lula had a fever last Friday and I thought just maybe the others would not get it, but no they must share everything that you don't want them to like virus and flu bugs. Biggie had a fever of 103 last night, not the highest but enough that I hauled the four of us off to the Dr's office this morning to find out what is going on. I thought Racky was okay for it being allergy season but she, not the regular Doc, was very concerned with the sound of his lungs along with Biggies so we have to go back later this week to be check out again. Can't they see that I need to relax and get a full nights sleep so I can have this baby? I got adjusted while I was there is hopes that it might help kick start labor but its wishful thinking I'm sure.
In the baby news I think I've read every birth story on the Internet. I have way too many Braxton hicks which keep tormenting the pregnant brain. When I do have a few that I have to breath through I start freaking out because it reminds me how and where it has to come out. I keep trying to tell myself that this is most likely the last time and that I want it to be one of those magical and peaceful births. HA like that is going to happen. I just pray I don't scare the kids and cause them permanent scarring. Every night I make sure the laundry is caught up and house is clean just in case but it doesn't seem to be helping any. I try to nap daily just in case I might be up all night, still nothing. I do declare I hate being taught patience. Did I mention before big babies run in the family. Grandma have a couple 11+ pound babies. My mom had seven kids 9 lbs. 6 oz to 12 lbs. 1 oz. May I should try starving it out. Ha, Ha, Ha. Not going to happen. Well I better go finish washing the bedding one last time before the baby comes, HOPEFULLY.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Cheap Summer Movies!

Here's a heads up on Cinemarks Summer Movie Clubhouse! I went to one last year and it was packed but it was also cheap so go early. I don't know how many we'll make it to this year with the new baby but it's nice on those rain days or "we're bored" days. Christian Spotlight on Entertainment is a nice way to check a movie out before you spend your money. Enjoy!