Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big Machines

Jackson and I have had a fun couple of days. On Sunday, after he awoke from his nap, I took him to a tractor show. Well, by the time we arrived, it was over, so we didn't have to pay the admission fee, which was nice, and J still got to run around like crazy seeing all the John Deere tractors. He kept saying, "Johnny Popper!" and "Otto plow the field, oh no!" which are from his "All About John Deere" DVDs; we watch them every morning. There was a guy there who was nice enough to give him a ride around the field on his tractor, it was so cool!

But of course, he was most excited to sit on a silly lime green no-name lawn mower tractor. Oh well. As long as he's happy! Notice all the John Deeres in the background...

Today, we went to the playground, and there was a digger and a skidsteer, both which Jackson was SO excited to be around. So I snapped some cute pictures:

Baby girl flipped over the weekend, but I just got back from grocery shopping and she flipped back to breech again. Bummer. I even went to the chiropractor today, which actually was helpful, because apparently my right SI joint was so out of alignment that my right leg was 1/2 inch shorter than my left! No wonder I was having trouble walking! Keep praying!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Turn, turn, turn...

I had my 34 week OB visit yesterday, and to my dismay, baby girl is breech again! I first found out she was upside down at my 29-week ultrasound, but I tried a little acupressure on my pinky toe and, praise God, she flipped that night. But I guess she is a stubborn thing, and she's breech again. I'm trying to do acupressure and positions to see if it will help, I scheduled a chiropracter appointment for next week, and I may consider acupuncture too. At 36 weeks, if she's not head-down, my doctor will schedule a version, where they try to flip her from the outside, at 37 weeks. Pray for her to turn! I should call her Nadia or MaryLou due to her gymnastics!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy June!

I can't believe it's June already! And it has been WAY too long since I've blogged. We just spent a lovely weekend in Cincinnati visiting our cousins...Ryan, Wendy, Emily and Will; and Darin and Bethany joined us. It was a great mini-vacation. Because of the intense heat, we drove the Honda down, and Jackson did really well in the car. We had a few breakdowns, but overall I was so proud of him, and thankful. The other great thing was that Wendy let us use Will's crib, so Jackson slept great! Unfortunately, he still woke me up at 6am every morning. Oh well.

We had a very busy weekend, filled with swimming in the "Blue Ash Kiddie Pool," as Jackson liked to call it:

a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo (which only lasted an hour due to a fussy 2-year old--we basically saw the carousel, the zoo train, and the petting zoo):

a great church service; good food (especially Wendy's homemade salsa); a Memorial Day parade where we got to watch Emily carry the flag for American Heritage Girls:

lots of playing outside (J was ready to go as soon as he woke up):

and even a trip to the mall on two separate occasions--one with the girls to get pedicures, and one with just JW and I--he got a cool watch and I bought two new maternity tops at H&M; I love that store!

Here are some funny things that Jackson did and said this weekend:

--he fell down outside and scraped his knee, complete with blood, and he immediately started crying and saying, "You're okay, you're okay" because that's what I normally say to him if he falls down, and he confuses "I" and "you"

--we were outside on Memorial Day, and it was supposed to rain (had sprinkled a little bit earlier, in fact), and Jackson randomly started saying "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day, little Jackson wants to play"--so he really does listen when I read him Mother Goose!

--he was in love with Baby Will, and he really liked to push him in his little bouncy swing; we found his cars sitting in Will's seat with him (so Jackson IS starting to share); and when Will was crying because he was hungry, J even offered him his sippy cup of milk

It was so nice to have some fun time with Jackson and the family. I'm really tired (and should be sleeping instead of writing this blog), but it was still great.

BTW, I'm 33 weeks, only 7 more to go!