Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Baby Shower

I had a wonderful baby shower in June. Was so much fun and I have to say unexpected. When I found out I was having another girl, I just figured I wouldn't have another one. Then my wonderful friends who I work with said they wanted to give me one. It was so special and relaxing. We even played a couple of games and I am so not a baby shower game person but they were actually fun. Got a lot of wonderful presents. I think every one gave me hangers because Target never showed them as bought. It started to become the running joke and I think I may actually have to take a couple back. Kelly and Bobbie did so wonderful with everything, they used my baby bedding theme for the invitations, the cake and the decorations.
This was the cake, isn't is the cutest cake you have ever seen.

My mom and Cassie

Cassie and I, she loved every minutes of the shower and was so excited.

My cousin Callie adding clothes pens to her shirt, she won for the most clothes pens.

I have a ton of pics with me opening gifts but won't bore you with them.

Bobbie, me and Kelly, they were so nice to give me this shower.

My family that came down for the shower.
The shower was a blast and I am so thankful to have wonderful friends and family who came and gave gifts for the baby. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wow long time no post

Okay I have not posted since I had Miss Veronica Lynn. When the doctor said I could have her any day he was right. I went into labor on Friday afternoon, July 8th and had her Saturday morning, July 9th around 10:30am. It was a very long night with the slowest labor ever. I was finally at a 5 at 6:00am when the doctor decided to give me drugs to move it along. Finally was at a 10 around 9:00am and she came into the world at 10:38am. Here she is with her daddy.
You don't want to know what is in her hair to keep that bow in, we washed it out very soon after she came to our room.
Cassie loved holding Ronni.

We only had to stay in the hospital 24 hours and man was I pushing for them to get us out.  We literally had an admin and two nurses in there getting paperwork ready for us to leave.  I was so ready to get home and Cassie was thrilled we were bringing Ronni home.  Here is a cute pic of Cassie and Ronni together.
Sorry pictures is so dark, but isn't it cute.

 My Nana came over Monday and got to hold her.  She is in her 70's and now has 7 great-grandchildren.  She loves then all and has see all of them right after they were born.
Yes Ronni sleeps a lot.
When Ronni was 2 weeks, my mom wanted to take pictures of the girls together.  She has been taking photography classes and loves practicing on her grand kids.  I thought she did a great job. 

We got so lucky in getting this one!
I love this picture.
Aren't my girls beautiful!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nearly there

So I went to the doctor last Tuesday and he said I could have the baby at any time. Well it is now the next Tuesday and I still have not had the baby. I know it is in God's timing but I am so impatient to meet her. Both Charles and I keep poking at my stomach saying you can come out now, we are ready. Speaking of ready, we have the room done!! Here are the final pics.

I can't believe I married such a talented person. Charles designed this whole room, I was just going to paint it green. It turned out so cute.

I am still trying to decide on curtains. Since she will be sleeping in our room in her bassinet for a little bit, I have some time.

My glider is going to go right here. It will get here just about the time she is born. It will probably come while we are in the hospital.

I don't have a dresser in here because there wasn't enough room for the glider and a dresser, plus I don't need one right now so once I don't need the glider in the room anymore, then we will get a dresser. I can't wait to bring her home!! So this should be my last pregnant post, next one should be of Little Miss!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Little Miss' Room

We finally got the baby room painted! Charles did a wonderful job and I felt so bad about not being able to help at all with the painting. I did help with bringing him ice tea and getting him tools if he needed them. I also entertained Cassie and the dog so they didn't get into his way. He started on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and we finished Monday morning. Here are the pictures I took. There isn't any furniture in the room yet because we need to steam clean the carpets.
We chalked all the lines of where all the different color paints would be.

We did 4 different colors in the room. Pink on top, green on bottom with a chair rail between them and in the square is an off white color with brown giraffe spots.
Here is Charles painting the pink. Real men paint their daughter's room pink.

Here is the green we painted the bottom of the room.

Here is the pink and green with the chair rail between.

Here is the finished wall with the giraffe spots on it. Charles did those free hand.

I think he did a wonderful job and I can't wait till we add the furniture to the room and it is finished!! Now I just need to figure out curtains.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cassie's Ballet Recital

Cassie does ballet at her school that she goes to. It isn't very expensive, she has a ton of fun and we don't have to go to practices at night because it is done during school hours. I love it and so does Cassie. Here are some pictures from the night. My mom has a ton more that she took with her really nice camera but who knows when I will get those.

Isn't she the cutest kid you have ever seen!!

She is patiently waiting for the recital to start. She was so good about standing still and waiting until the teacher was ready.

I had to add this picture because of her face. They were waiting in line to show their jumps.

This will be her last ballet class for awhile because we are going to sign her up for soccer in the fall. She has said she wants to play and I told her that she had to choose between soccer and ballet and she said soccer. She has done ballet for 2 years so I guess she is ready for a change. Charles can't wait till she is in soccer because he said that was his favorite sport. We will see how well she does.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Drugs Childbirth - Update

I have no idea why this idea came into my mind. I was just sitting at work when the thought popped in my mind, I wonder if I could do an epidural free birth. I can't say a completely drug free birth because the doctor may have to induce me again if the baby quits growing like Cassie did. I would love to actually be able to go into labor this time but it just depends on my thyroid. My thyroid has actually been really good this time, only once have we had to increase my dosage of meds. Could I actually give birth with no epidural? I already said I wasn't going to take the other drugs that they said would help last time because they did not help at all. I did get an epidural last time when I got to a 5 and I felt no pain but then I had to sit in bed for awhile after I gave birth waiting for the drugs to wear off so I could start walking around again. I have a very good friend who was unable to get an epidural because by the time she got to the hospital she was already at an 8. She said it hurt a lot but it was nice to be able to get up right after she gave birth.

I actually told Charles I wouldn't mind giving birth at home if I wasn't afraid that something would go wrong during birth or that the baby wouldn't need special care after. I hated staying at the hospital after I gave birth. I got no sleep and it wasn't even Cassie's fault, it was the nurses who constantly came in. I guess I will just see how long I can tolerate the pain this time, of course I may decide that I need the epidural and then they tell me that sorry, you are too far along now. Well things to think about before the big day gets here.

Last Friday we went in for our 30 week sonogram and she is looking good. She weighs 3lbs 8oz right now and has her head right where it needs to be for when I deliver. I can't believe I still have 9 weeks left. Charles said he was going to start working on the room this weekend but I will believe it when I see it. We have the bedding with us to take to the paint store to start figuring out the paint colors. Charles has this really cool design in his mind that he wants to paint so we will see how it turns out. I know it will look cool because he designed Cassie's room and it is exactly how he wanted it to turn out. I wish I was as creative as he is. I hope the girls get his creativity from him.

Update-Okay I got the drugs but in my defense, I had back labor, REALLY bad!  Was worse than Cassie's birth.  I took the drugs at 4 cm and don't regret it.  Well except when I got the bill, they should show you the bill first.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Third Trimester

I am on the home stretch and boy am I ready and we still have 76 days to go. I always laughed at women who didn't like to be pregnant because I never understood the problem because my first pregnancy was a breeze. This one has not been a breeze and I am so ready to hold her in my arms because that means I am not pregnant! Oh my back, it hurts all the time. Poor Charles has to listen to me grip all the time and I don't even care.

We got a new puppy, a Great Dane. Yes I know, what in the world were we thinking but in our defense we had already decided and put the deposit down for the puppy before we found out about Little Miss (I will announce her name after she is born :-).
Isn't he the cutest thing. He is actually a pretty good puppy. He is 11 weeks old right now so he should be well trained by the time the baby gets here.

We still haven't gotten the room done, Charles said he would have it done by June 18th, which is the day of my baby shower so I am leaving him alone about it and not nagging him. We are going to go register for stuff this weekend and go pick up some items I let people borrow. It is getting close and I wants everything ready by July 1st because I don't have any idea when she will get here and I don't want to feel rushed.