Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day!

Here is the latest picture of the baby!! This was taken on Tuesday, February 26. What a difference between this scan and the last one! I love that you can actually see arm buds and leg buds and that big head! The heart was beating 178 beats/ minute which is just perfect.
I haven't been doing so well myself though. I've been extremely dehydrated, and two days ago I had a nurse come to the house and hook me up to an IV so I could get continuous fluids. Imagine that! At home! I didn't even know they did that. It was okay, although I was so dehydrated that they had to stick me 5 times before they got a vein! Ouch! Did I mention I HATE needles and IVs??? They came and took it out this morning, and I have a dr. appt this afternoon. Let's hope they say I'm all better!
The kids are doing great. Sam is really showing her maturity and helping me through all this. Today is MisMatch day at school in honor of Leap Day so the boys had fun with that, mostly just by mismatching their socks and shoes.
This weekend is the International Fair for Girl Scouts. I hope I can go! The girls have been working pretty hard!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Well....let's see...where do we begin?
February 12th was Samantha's 11th birthday! Unfortunately, she says it was "the most horrible birthday ever"... She went to school as usual, and I was home getting sick constantly. So I was on the phone with the doctor when the school called, Sam fell off of a pogo stick and cut her lip open. So I dragged my sick self to get her, and brought her to the doctor...that was a joke because I was so sick I could hardly sit still!!! They referred us to a plastic surgeon because she needed stitches. So I had to call Art home so he could bring her, so I could get myself to the doctor. The doctor told me I could either go to the hospital and get an IV or try a new medicine. I opted for the new medicine. So I went home, hopeful it would work. Sam got her stitches and even though they hurt she was okay. Couldn't eat her birthday dinner though. And right during dinner Art noticed the cat was walking strange, not using his back legs. He had to rush him to the hopsital, he had a blood clot and had to be put to sleep. And to top it off, the pharmacy never mixed Sam's antibiotics so he had to go and get that again. It was NOT a good birthday.
And I'd like to say that new medicine worked for me, but it didn't. So on the 13th I had to go to ER and get myself rehydrated. I hate ERs!! Seven hours in there. But it worked... since then I have been able to hold food down, what a relief!
I just love this picture of Colby, licking all the frosting off of the cake container!! I couldn't bake a cake for Sam, so my mom bought one at the store. Colby really liked the frosting!
Sam is out of basketball for 2 weeks. She's not happy about that at all!!! But she does get the stitches out on the same day as her birthday party, so she's looking forward to that!
And Art had been wonderful, picking up all the slack and really helping out. Unfortunately, he's been doing so much that he's gotten himself sick again. He's got a coughing/aching/sneezing cold and feels awful. Poor honey!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Big News!!!

We're expecting baby #4!! We are very very excited. I had an ultrasound done this morning and this is the picture they gave me. It's hard to see, but where it says "baby" is actually a baby and a yolk sac. Baby is developing right on target... today I am 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I was able to watch the baby heart flutter on the screen! AND- I was able to actually hear the heartbeat, which was beating at 123 beats per minute.
We are overjoyed with the Little Bean! Unfortunately It is causing me much misery already, but hopefully my midwife will get something for me today. I don't think I can handle this for a few more months!!
I will update with pictures of the basement hopefully soon.