i was 4cm and about 70% effaced, with the head super low he said. my dr. is SERIOUSLY laid back. almost to a fault...and even he said not to go anywhere this weekend, and that if i have any consistent contractions[braxton hicks or not], or added pressure, anything...to go on to the hospital to get checked. he's hardly ever an "on the safe side" kind of guy! so i'm excited. he is on call on this weekend, so that is nice.
he knows i tend to have these boys quickly, and he almost missed it with gus, haha. he said that if i don't have this weekend[which wouldn't suprise him. he said it wasn't going to take much to have a baby from this point]....that next wed morning(12-2) at my 38 week appt he'd just go ahead and strip my membranes and send me straight over. which is exactly what we did with gus at 38 weeks exactly. so 7 days max!! i am trying to clean up, pack the boys, but take it as easy as possible today, b/c i really don't want to mess up everyone's thanksgiving plans...nor do i want MY meal to be from the hospital, lol. but after i eat thursday it's on like donkey kong. but babies do what they want, so we shall see. this is the exciting part!!
26 days until my due date. 20 days til my birthday. 16 days until the time rex would have been born. 12 days until gus would have been born. 6 days til thanksgiving.
wonder if leo will hit any of those random dates. i feel alright, but all the sudden i'm looking at myself thinking i've never looked so pregnant. and walking around thinking i've never felt so pregnant.
the other day rex had a thanksgiving lunch at school. i thought he looked cute in his pilgrim hat. he's getting so big.
gus had some animal crackers for snack the other day, and i noticed him saying "huss" [horse] and making him walk around. seriously cute.
i'm really enjoying getting some one on one time with him. we read books and play blocks a lot. he gets funnier every day.
our friend melissa bought us this harness from our registry. the boys have had SO much fun taking turns pretending to be the dog. it's hysterical to watch.
i've been wanting to get some more one on one time with rex before leo is born. the other day sandy watched gus, and i took rex home early from school. we went to chick-fila for some ice cream. he was so sweet. he tells me, "when leo cries i will just say, 'oooo little baby leo, it will be ok!' and i will get him pacis to help you." he is such a great brother!
i can't wait to see how he and gus react to leo. not too much longer!
a choppy update. i'm not even going to put those pictures where they go. blogspot is more work.
35 weeks...just a few more to go. hoping for a tad early like the other boys. still debating on our thanksgiving plans...i will see the dr the day before and we probably won't decide until then! i just don't want to be in labor in the van. and if that means we eat at dixie cafe here on our own, i'm cool with that.
rex is getting excited and every few days asks if "leo has come out yet?" i tell him he will KNOW for sure when that happens. he tells me a lot that he will "babysit all the babies" when he gets here...
my dearest sister, sister-in-law and friends threw me a "sprinkling" today...though it was very generous to get a wimpy name like that! we are set.
kev took a trip to russellville today and i put all the new diapers, clothes, etc away. love it.
i have a few finishing touches like finishing a canvas, and hanging the letters...but this is basically done. i'm in love with it. i love each nursery more than the previous one!!
i prayed and prayed about me wanting another baby...and asked kev if he would pray to. and what do you know you we got one. one night kev was flipping through the bible and ran across the verse
"for this child i have prayed, and the Lord has given me what i asked of Him..."
1 Samuel 1:27
he said we should put it up in the baby's room---so i'm painting a canvas now with that verse. it only occured to us later, after naming him, that the verse was in reference to SAMUEL...conveniently leo's middle name:-) making me love the idea that much more.
i have been horrible at updating this! gus is TWO. sob! my sweet baby. he says/does the most hysterical things.
everything he does is prefaced by, "daddy, WATCH". he does not consistently call me 'mama'. it's usually daddy...and lately kelly...??? but occasionally i get mama. i should stop answering to every random name he uses...but i can't resist that fat face.
a few cuteness words he says before i forget...
sajo= "jojo" granny and grandaddy both = "grannin"
all done = "ah nun"
blanket is still "Bacon" and will be forever as far as i'm concerned...
everything you ask him that he wants to do is followed with major excitement and repeating the word. "gus, you want to read a book?" "YESH!!! ah BOOOOOK!" "you want some milk?" "YESH!!! AH MUK!!!" you get the idea...
the room sharing is still going well. they goof and talk for a while before bed, and while kev finds that kind of annoying...i find it very adorable that they love each other that much. and if they stay in their room and there's no crying a whining...i know better than to complain about that!
the other day in walmart kev was pushing gus in the cart and i was holding rex's hand. we were moving on to another section while kev looked at something and gus just yelled, "REEEEEEX!!! REEEEEEEEEEX!!!" like, how could you leave me?? and rex looked back reassuringly and said, "gus, gus it's okaaaaaaaaay....i'm just going with mommy b/c i love her!"
33 weeks this week. only a handful more...
we will finish leo's room for real in the next few days and i'll post pictures.
that's one of my more country parenting lines, and i use it a lot...when rex does something particularly "big boy". now he'll say it about himself when he does something cool. this whole post is "big boy stuff"
this past weekend kevin and rex, along with his dad, brother, and nephew went camping. rex had never been. i thought they made really cute campers. they had a lot of fun, despite it being VERY chilly!
when they got back, the little boys headed to granny's house to spend the night so kev and i could switch the rooms up. so gus is now in the big boy room...and leo's room is almost finished. i will post pics when we're done with it. this is about as done as the boys' room will get...though i want to paint some monster canvases and redo their letters. so far the transition has gone VERY smoothly. rex couldn't be more excited to have gus in there. we made a big deal about how cool we thought it was that he didn't mind to share his room, and he looked at us like we were nuts...almost like he never knew it was "his" in the first place...and sharing was better anyway. he can be a major goob sometimes, but we could not ask for him to be a better big brother. i can't wait to see him with leo since he'll "get it" much more this time.
it's not even that cramped in there with both the beds. i'm pretty happy with it.
the other night kev was going to get home late and i was trying to keep the boys busy while i was cooking. i really needed some help with the laundry anyway. sometimes i give rex some tongs to get the laundry out and have him put it in the dryer. this time we added gus to the assembly line and they were quite productive! everytime gus would throw it in and make it he'd yell, "i dih it!!"
just a cute one of a tired daddy doing bedtime stories...
so i'm not so hot at updating this. i really like xanga better. hmmm....
the other day we went to visit kev at work and eat donuts. too bad that place is so crazy and he didn't actually get to eat them with us. but we're thankful he has a job...so i'm not going to complain about that one. not on here anyway;-)
gus looks weird there.
here's the 4 grandbabies on my side. gus and lydia are a year apart and gus is rapidly catching her in size. i give it 2 more months before he's bigger for sure. whatta hoss.
these are some random old school hand-me-down pj's that i completely adore for some reason. makes him seem babyish to put him in a sleeper again! i love chilly nights. ah....
i am now THIRTY WEEKS!!! i need a fresh belly picture. if leo is as cool as gus and comes 2 weeks early then we're looking at 8 weeks left! but even 10 doesn't seem long....honestly going to the due date would be easier for me as far as school goes for rex, b/c i'm not sure how fun it will be to take and pick him up with a wild 2 year old and carrying a bucket seat. it is frowned upon to leave kids in the car;-)
but i'm scared to have a baby "on time" for fear he'd be so much bigger than the others...b/c they just gain chub that last bit. hoping for another teeny one under 7 pounds! pretty please Jesus. he will be huge the rest of his life...just let him be tiny in december....
i am a stay-at-home-mom to our 3 boys. no, we're not trying for a girl.
i'm married to my best friend kevin who is the tallest thing that ever happened to me.
we're passionate about our God, our family, and helping others get out of debt.
we try hard to enjoy each moment!