Friday, February 27, 2009
After we dropped Jack off at school, Nixin and I went in to the doctor. The baby was perfect, moving all over the place. They did find however that I have "minor placenta previa" and that seemed to be the source of my bleeding. Both the ultrasound tech and the doctor seemed to think that as the placenta grows, this problem will fix itself. What a relief! They will check it again at my next ultrasound.
The nice lady doing the ultrasound asked me if I wanted her to tell me what the sex of our baby was. I was surprised that at only 14 weeks she could already tell! The truth is that I was dying for her to tell me, but I really want Chad to be a part of that. So...she had me close my eyes and she took some "sex of the baby" pictures and sealed them in an envelope for us to open when Chad gets home from work today!!!
Here are some pictures that I can share with you now:
What do my kids think about the sealed envelope?
Nixin has asked multiple times if we can open it. About five minutes ago he said to me "Mom, I think it is time to open the envelope so I know if we are having a brother or a sister."
Jack just walked in the door from kindergarten and I showed him the pictures that we got today. Then I told him what was hiding in the envelope on the fridge. He started clapping his hands and had one of the biggest smiles on his face. He said "I think it's a brother!" I left the room a second later and listened as he leaned down to Murphy (our dog) and said "Murphy, what do you think the baby is? Huh Murph? It is probably a brother."
I love that they are showing such an interest in this baby. I was so certain that they were going to be pretty upset by the idea, but to my surprise they are constantly asking questions, touching my stomach and talking to each other about it. They are darling!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Then it was present time. He got a Bakugan, exactly what he had asked for. We are not quite sure what all the hype is about these Bakugans, but Jack does. He LOVES them!
Then he got a Slip N Slide. Can you tell that he was a little disappointed? He didn't understand why he got a summer toy for his birthday present.
Jack had a great day at school. His teacher gave him a special birthday sticker and a new pencil. He took mini cupcakes to share with his class.
For Jack's birthday dinner, he chose to go to the Mayan. We like it there. He got a whole set of Bakugans from Grandpa Ken and Grandma Becky. He was thrilled.
Luke was able to come to dinner with us. These punks wouldn't let me get a picture of them with their eyes open!
Grandpa Ken and Grandma Becky also joined us for dinner. Here they are watching the divers with the boys.
Because I had zero energy for birthday party planning this year, we let Jack invite his 3 best buddies to join us for laser tag the following day. Zachary Erickson, Dorian Johnson, and Aidan Hodlmair came with us to Boondock's. Their team won the game!
Then we fed them dinner at...You guessed it, McDonalds.
To top our weekend off, the weather was so nice today that we got to ride our bikes outside!
Jack is spoiled. He had such a fun time the past couple of days. He also had visits from other family members (Rob, Debbie, Tracee, Roxy, and Will) who came to wish him a happy birthday.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here are some photos of him over the past 6 years:
Jack 1 year
Jack 2 years
Jack 3 years
Jack 4 years
Jack 5 years
And soon enough we'll have a 6 year picture to share with you!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I just got back from my first appointment and Dr. Langer (the greatest OB/GYN on the planet) told me that the baby was about 4 cm long and that meant I was about 11 weeks. Dr. Langer brought in a cool little ultrasound machine (instead of the heartbeat monitor...wow how things change) and we could see the little "it" wiggling all over the place. The doctor asked if I could feel it moving, but all I could feel was my upset stomach because I knew I had to get my blood drawn. Blurg....I hate that part.
It is hard to believe that Jack will be 6 when the new baby is born, but Chad and I both have 8 years between us and our youngest siblings...so we are a little ahead of the existing family pace.
So, now you know...and we can finally stop keeping it a secret. I have a feeling in a few weeks my belly would have given away the secret anyway. We are very excited (well, mostly me but Chad will come around) and can't wait to see if we're dealt a three-of-a-kind or a full house :-)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wow, now that we're home we realize that we have no king sized bedding...hmmm.
It is really hard to find bedding that matches a completely red bedroom.
Since we have a babysitter, let's go bedroom furniture shopping.
What? RC Willey is having a "free comforter set with the purchase of a bedroom set!" Okay, why not? Since we're here, let's just go for it.
Uh-Oh. The free bedding is beautiful but it does not match our red room.
Paint. Paint is easy (and less expensive than buying another comforter set).
Monday night, paint finished.
Today, bedroom furniture delivered.
Tonight BEDROOM LOOKS AWESOME! Our new bed and bedding are so fancy! We LOVE it!
The best before picture we have: