Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bathtime Buddies!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Third Trimester

We've finally entered the 3rd trimester, baby and I, that is. We are doing fine. I need to update with a belly pic soon; I'm around 29 weeks right now give or take a few days. At my appointment today, we scheduled my induction date for January 26th, assuming baby doesn't arrive sooner on his or her own. I start going to the doctor every 2 weeks for awhile now, and then in January, every week. I am measuring ahead by two weeks, and have been consistently my last few appointments. I have been having a significant amount of back, tailbone and pelvic pain. Much more than with my other two, at least this early on. I've been having those wonderful Braxton Hicks Contractions, but they aren't painful, just uncomfortable and restrict my breathing a little at this point. My blood pressure was slightly higher than my normal, and I do have occasional headaches and swelling. Nothing is too concerning quite yet, but doctor really wants me to keep a close eye on everything so that we can tackle any problems that might come early on (especially since we now know I do carry the blood clotting disorder gene for Factor V Leiden). I feel huge, uncomfortable and basically have back pain all the time. Rarely do I have pain free days anymore. It is so hard to predict what will happen, but I just have a feeling baby will enter this world a little sooner than anticipated (maybe it's just a hope!). I guess only time will tell. My goal is to make it to Christmas, and after that, I am ready for anything.

Monday, November 7, 2011

November? Already?

 A beautiful snow princess.

 To Infinity.... and Beyond!

 We took the kids to see Mr. Stinky Feet at the YMCA Halloween party. Brave little Gus took his turn in the band.

 The Varner kids were a little shy so uncle Josh sat down with them and helped them get so acclimated to Mr. Stinky Feet's band that....

 Even Kennedy and Parker joined in the band for a song!

 Me a few weeks ago, at about 25-26 weeks.

 Messy Hazel enjoying some spaghetti supper.

 We finally got Gus' soccer pictures back.

 Josh and the kids at actual Trick or Treating on October 31, 2011.

 Gus (number 5) at bitty basketball which started last week.

 Gus dribbling- he is so cute!

Gus has been obsessed with play dough lately. This weekend he said, "Mommy look! I made Gus Henry Dillavou!". And I can kind of see the resemblance...

This past Friday we took Gus on a day date. He has had a rough time adjusting to all of the new things; new house, new baby, no more daycare in a month, Hazel getting more and more attention... So we took 'just Gus' out for a special afternoon. IHOP, his pick- he calls it The Pancake Place- and Puss N Boots. We had a lot of fun. Josh worked a lot this weekend, but I got to see the Varner clan for a taco night (I even snuck away as Lindsey's date to her work Christmas party one evening) but Sunday we all relaxed as a family.

Well, lots coming up that I will be sure to update you on! The McCollom grandparents are coming to town this weekend and we are very excited to see them, although daddy will be going to the Iowa game so we will miss him lots!