Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Still Waiting...

Well, her due date has come and gone, and I'm still prego. I can't wait to meet my little girl! Jackson even said HE was ready for her to come. :) It's really hard being patient, but I am trying to wait on the Lord, He will deliver me, literally!

Psalm 5:3 "In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."

Psalm 27:13 "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."

Psalm 40:1 "I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry."

Psalm 130:5 "I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eventful Day...

Today was an eventful day! I had my doctor's appointment, and in one week of Braxton-Hicks contractions, I have gone from a closed cervix to one that is 2cm dilated and half thinned out! Plus, her head is really low (I could have told you that, I walk like a shuffling/waddling cowboy). I'm super excited. No painful contractions yet, but things are happening, which is exciting.
Our little guy fell down the entire flight of carpeted stairs today...oops. :( Hence this black eye. He is doing fine, no major complications, but man do we feel bad! And we were right there, so it's not like we're bad parents, really! And we don't beat our child. But he was a little stinker today! So many temper tantrums, it was unreal. I was thankful that God allowed me to keep my cool and stay calm, and really just fill me with compassion for him rather than anger.
I'm hoping for a quiet night, we'll see...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dear Baby Girl,

One more week to go! Mommy, Daddy, and your brother Jackson are all expectantly awaiting your arrival. Your nursery is ready, complete with your own crib, although you'll spend a few months in Mommy and Daddy's room in your bassinet to be closer to us. All of your clothes are washed and put away. We set up your books and toys, even though it will be quite awhile before you are ready for those. You can come any day now! How exciting!

I am feeling contractions off and on, but nothing painful, so I don't think you are quite ready to make an appearance. Thank goodness for air conditioning in this July heat, that's all I have to say!

We can't wait to meet you and give you a name. Our considerations are:
Megan Lindsey
Chloe Sophia
Taylor Quinn
Savannah Rose
Sophia Grace

Maybe you'll tell us which one you prefer. :) Jackson likes Taylor and Savannah. We'll see you soon, baby!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Countdown to baby girl...

I have a week and a half left until baby girl arrives, and I am counting down. I'm ok if she waits until her due date or a little after. It's the waiting that kills me, like any day it might happen! I have to make sure I don't put anything off until tomorrow what I can do today, right? JW and I are still throwing around names...he kills me because he keeps throwing in new options to our top 3-4, and I can't handle any more choices! Her room is all ready, crib and all, and apparently her milk supply is ready too, as I've started to see evidence of what's to come...

I'm really cherishing every moment with Jackson right now. He's so adorable. Still sleeping in his big boy bed without a problem. Enjoying rough-housing with Daddy more now. Still loves John Deere. Today, I said "Uh-uh," and he replied, "Yuh-huh!" How did he know to say that? He copies me a lot. I'm trying not to say "crap" anymore because I know he will start using that too.

Here are some pics:

Jackson playing "horsie" with Daddy.

Wearing Daddy's shoes on the Fourth of July.

Riding John Deere at the playground (so long slides and swings!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cute things

Jackson has been soooo cute lately. And also soooo 2 years old. He is a little whiny, to say the least. But I would say his behavior the majority of the time is just sooo sweet.

  • He usually loves to play with his many cars, and every night he picks one or two to go to sleep with. (No soft and cuddly lovey for our boy!)

  • He is finally sleeping in his big boy bed regularly, and he no longer gets out, thanks to our new video monitor (which saves me steps) and a sticker reward system--it works!

  • He spends a lot of time outside, either at the playground, where we are blessed to have a live construction site complete with working vehicles; also in our sandbox or on the driveway coloring with chalk.

  • Today, I was trying to teach him to say "Excuse me" after he burps, and he then proceeded to make himself fake burp. It was hilarious. I didn't think they did that stuff until they were older!

  • He loves playing in the tub, mostly just pouring water from one container to another, but he HATES getting washed.

  • He loves being "nudie" and he will ask to "run away."

  • He still loves his paci (I actually bought him a new one about 2 months ago because the old one was so worn that pieces of silicone were coming off in his mouth!)

  • He still listens to lullabies at night.

  • He goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up between 5-6:30a.m. (Yawn!)

  • He loves to eat fruit, and will eat it all day if he can. He also loves chicken nuggets, meatballs, and mac and cheese. Ventures to what we have been eating have not been super successful thus far.

  • He loves calling me names that are NOT my name, like "ma-muck," "ma-meek," etc.

  • He loves reading books still, and will read the same ones over and over.

  • Every morning he will watch about an hour of video--John Deere, Bob the Builder, or Leap Frog. No commercial TV yet.

Just wanted to remind myself of the cute stuff he is doing. It's easy to get distracted with #2 on the way, but my #1 is super cool and getting so big! What a good big brother he will make!