Thursday, March 31, 2011

He's Finally Here!

I have quite a few post that I have started, but never finished over the past week or so, but none of them seem to matter anymore...

Logan Micah born on Sunday March 27th at 2:07pm

He's a big boy clocking in at 8lbs 6.7oz and 21 inches long and huge hands and feet to match. If people are anything like puppies he's going to grown into a big guy.

Our first family photo. This was immediately after 12 hours of labor, almost 3 of which were spent pushing. I'll be posting the birth story soon hopefully.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 2

We are now on day 2 of waiting and wondering when our little one will make his/her grand entrance. I keep trying to tell him/her to stop being so selfish and come out and play already! Kevin seems to think that I'm the selfish one for wanting them to come out...

I guess I am...I want to know who I've been taking care of the past 9+ months, and I'm tired of looking like I ate a basketball for dinner. I'm ready to feel like a normal person again, and not someone who has run a marathon, everyday.

But, I guess I don't blame him for not wanting to come's a pretty crappy day, all gloomy and rainy out.

At least I get to spend my day waiting at work instead of sitting home by myself. It's weird though, since most of my stuff has been handed off, I don't have too much too do. I'll finally have a chance to organize and settled since I haven't really done so since we moved here in January. It'll be nice to feel 'put together', but if baby decides to take all week I'm afraid I'll run out of things to do. Although the longer baby takes, the longer into summer I'll have off :-)

Here's hoping this is the last post I write on waiting, and that the next one will be the introduction of our new addition :-)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Eviction Notice

Dear baby,

It has been an absolutely pleasure having you stay at B&B Momma for the past 9 months. I hope you enjoyed your stay as much as I have. But your scheduled stay is now over, so it is now time to check out of B&B Momma and to check in at camp Nursery. Camp Nursery is an even nicer place to stay and they are expecting your arrival.

So at this time, please pack up your bags and head to the nearest exit.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Love Momma

P.S. Don't worry, meals will still be served at B&B Momma :-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Countdown is On

I would like to consider myself a fairly patience person.

Sure I can get annoyed as much as the next person standing in a line at the grocery store that doesn't seem to move, but when it comes to big things I don't mind the wait. I know that good things come to those who wait. But it doesn't mean that it's easy.

This past week I have become super anxious to me the little person growing inside me.

I've been walking, scrubbing floors, drinking the red raspberry tea...trying to get baby to come out and play. I know that it's all on his/her timing despite my efforts, but I figure it can't hurt to try. I'm going to club tonight, so I'm hoping that baby realizes how much fun he/she is missing out on that he decides to come.

Today would be an awesome birthday because it's 3/16 and 3 years ago I got baptized.

Tomorrow would be an awesome birthday because not only is it St. Patty's day, but it's Kevin's parents anniversary.

Friday would be a good day because it's my cousin's birthday.

Saturday would be a good day since it's the due date and I can claim what very few mom's can.

Sunday is the first day of Spring, so that would work for me as well.

After Sunday though is pushing (you hear me baby?). I really don't want to have to think about going into work at all next week. I want baby to be here and not have to think about work for 12 weeks. I know I sound selfish, but I'm sure I'm not the only mom who just wants to meet their little one.

I gave them plenty of days to chose from, so I'm not being THAT I?

I have pics (and a post) from when I completed 39 weeks, just not at this computer...

So I'll leave you with my crappy phone pic from the bathroom at work today...

39 weeks and 4 days

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What Makes It Worth It?

I have been involved in a ministry called Young Life on and off since 2006. For the past almost two year I've been working with middle students through Wyldlife. Throughout the past 5 years I have questioned more times than I'd care to think about "Is it worth it?". It can be extremely draining in all aspects, physically, mentally, emotionally and especially spiritually. You can give and give and give and often you don't see anything come from it. So why do it?

Why spend time planning a Campaigner lesson? Researching the topic so you can be sure to have the knowledge you need to teach it? Creating an application take-home sheet? For one kid.

Yes, we had one kid show up to our Campaigners meeting last night. And not just any kid. No. It was the one kid that's a little, umm, different. First off, it was a boy and we don't have any male leaders yet. He's always been a bit socially awkward, and never seems to be into what we are doing. We could be playing this super awesome game that all the other kids are loving and he's wandering around looking super bored.

It could have been a totally awkward night, with him only giving one word answers and not talking to us. But it wasn't. He totally opened up to us and for the next hour and a half we got to know him. Got to understand him better. (Well, I still don't understand how he can play video games for hours on end, especially since all he plays are first and second person shooting games... but that's something I don't think I'll ever understand about anyone!)

Since yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, we proposed a challenge to not only give something up, but to replace it with something good. We had a sheet for the parent to initial off on for accountability. Well, when his dad came to pick him up, he ran over to me and asked if he could have another sheet and gave it to his dad and told him he had to do it too! He explained to his dad what it was and everything! Totally awesome! Then, as he was leaving he gave both of us a hug! So sweet.

It wasn't in our plan to only have one kid show up. And things maybe not be always as we perceive. But God always has bigger plans than us and He knows what we need, when we need it.

It's moments like that that make it worth it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I love Spring!

It has to be one of my favorites just because I'm a sucker for warm weather and sunshine, and coming out of a cold, snowy winter I'd consider 50's to be warm.

Saturday we had our very first Spring cleanup day! It's the first Spring that we have had a house and have been able to do so. It was even warm enough that I turned off the heat and opened the windows for a few hours. I love fresh air! It smells fresh and clean! I'm not the only one who loved open windows...the cats had a blast running from window to window and being able to jump up and look out ones that they normally can't. Plus, when we were cleaning out the flower bed out front, they would sit in the window and watch.
Apparently I didn't open one of the windows enough for them, and Kobe took it upon himself to squeeze between the window and screen...needless to say we had to snag a quick photo of the silly boy.
I guess he doesn't realize how big he has gotten since last Fall when he could do so without a problem.

I love pulling up to the house now and having all the dead plants trimmed back and all the leaves gone. I'm also excited to see what we have in our flowerbeds. There are numerous green sprouts coming up and since the first time we saw the house was at the end of April and it was covered in weeds, I have no idea what type of flowers we might have!

It's a process, but slowly the house is becoming ours, and we are ridding it of any reminates from the former owner. All the junk from the attic clean out/remodel in December has been living on our back porch all winter. It's now gone! I have a back porch again! Now it's time to hit up yard sales for a little patio set. Oh, and we need to buy some chains to hang the porch swing too! Always something.

I always look forward to Spring because of all the new life, and this year we will be adding a new life to our family. The day before Spring to be exact. On Spring would be cool...but then that means no free Rita's. I'm planning to be standing in that line either in labor or with a newborn...well see which it is :-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Entertainment

Who needs TV when you have two silly cats? I have seriously gotten more laughs out of them then I could count.

Caption: K: She'll never find me here! Now I just have to wait and sneak attack her!
S: Silly boy! You really think you can hide from me?

What do you think they are thinking?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

37 Weeks = FULL TERM!

I had my 38 week appointment today and everything is looking good! Blood pressures still good, still gaining a pound a week, baby's head down and his/her heart rate is in the 130's!

  • How far along? 37 Weeks!
  • Total weight gain: I think I just hit the 25 pound marker
  • Maternity clothes? Now that I'm getting bigger by the day, I'd really like to have some, but with less than 3 weeks to go (I HOPE!) I think I can manage.
  • Stretch marks? So far so good!
  • Sleep: It's hit or miss. For the most part it's pretty good. I get up once during the night to pee, and I'm not to uncomfortable when I'm sleeping.
  • Best moment this week? I guess this is why I should do one every week...last weekend was my shower and totally awesome! (post and pictures to come) and this past weekend being told multiple times that I don't look like I am due in 3 weeks. In fact, I had one woman say it looks like I could still be a few months away.
  • Movement? I'm trying to savor it since I've heard from numerous people how much I'm going to miss it. His/her new favorite thing is to stick their cute little tushie into my right rib.
  • Food cravings? Super cold drinks. Not sure if it is considered a craving, or a preference, but I MUST have ice in my drink. At least I know I'll enjoy the ice chips at the hospital :-)
  • Labor signs? I still don't think. Although I have been getting lots of head butts lately, which aren't the most pleasant feelings. I had to stop in my tracks a few times last night when we were out shopping because he would hit a nerve or something and send a shooting pain down my left leg.
  • Belly button: Same. It's still hanging on for dear life.
  • What I miss? A good Chai Tea Latte. Maybe I can bribe someone to bring me one in the hospital...
  • What I'm looking forward to: Knowing who has been living inside me for the past 9 months. I'm ready to meet him/her and find out if it's a him/her. I've had strangers tell me their opinions, so I'm curious to see. Are they going to be tall like their daddy? Or short like me? Good chance they'll be bald, but you never know. Most likely they will be blonde and blue-eyed, but maybe well get a red head, you never know.
Bonus points to those who can find the part of one of the cats that snuck into one of the pictures :-)