Monday, November 23, 2009

Early Thanksgiving (But Late Blog Post!)

A few weeks ago, David and I (Bill was at a youth conference) went to a good friend's house for an early Thanksgiving party with the group of kids and parents we hung out with this summer. This is the same family that had the early Halloween party!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL so the kiddos played outside most of the day. They have a big basketball court area, a sandbox and all kinds and sizes of bikes to ride.

David had a blast as this was the first time we've been there when he's been sure on his feet and we didn't have to follow him around!

(It looks worse than it was!)

I'll try to blog more often, but it might be more pictures than updates!

Regarding BROB 2.0 -

  • At the ultrasound last week (33 weeks), the baby was estimated to be about 4 lbs 13 oz, so he/she is already bigger than David was at 35 weeks.
  • I started having contractions pretty regularly on Friday, so I went to the doctor. They had me on the monitor for 20 minutes, during which time I had 4 contractions (which, of course, averages about every 6 minutes). The doctor (not my regular doctor, but he was great!) checked me out and I have dilated to 2 ... long way to go, but 2 weeks ago I hadn't dilated at all. The doctor could feel the baby's head (that was really weird to me!), but my water hadn't broken and there is still enough fluid around the baby.
  • I passed the mucus plug last night (sorry if that's too much info for the men out there!), called the after hour's nurse and was told to hang tight until my water broke or I had regular, strong contractions 5 or less minutes apart. I didn't sleep real well last night: part nerves, part just uncomfortable!
Thankfully, Bill is home all week on Thanksgiving break!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Discovering Dirt

A week ago, we had a HUGE pile of snow covering our rose bushes.
This is all that is left!
David went out to play yesterday afternoon and instead of running around our deck,
he ventured down the stairs and discovered the dirt and mud left behind from the snow!

Once I finally put the camera down,
I remembered he had toys that would be great in the mud!

At last he found his way through the rose bushes to the bucket in the back (it holds our Dish Network!) and was putting mud in the bucket!

After the adventure in the dirt, we headed right for the bath tub!
He had dirt all over his hands, in his shoes and in his mouth!
Too much to just wipe down!

In baby news: I am now 33 weeks pregnant and very ready to be done! The first 30 weeks went by fast, but time is CRAWLING now that the end is near! Looking at pictures from 18 months ago, I'm about as big now as I was with David right before he was born. Bill's not ready to hear that!

I go in for a growth scan ultra sound on Thursday to check the baby's progress. At 33 weeks pregnant with David, the doctor's discovered that he had slowed down on his growth. They were going to take him early, but he came on his own. My doctor just wants to make sure this little one is doing OK! We will know more on Thursday afternoon!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Little Firefighter... take 2

Last Friday night we (my parents, Bill's parents, and our family) went to Bill's parents' church (where we got married) for their annual "Family Fun Night"!
They had food for all and games for the kids.
David played a few games, but was more interested in running around!
So the grandparents tag-teamed watching him while Bill and I
talked with friends we hadn't seen in awhile.

When we got home, he shed the jacket and still had energy to burn...
Our always happy boy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fun Times with Grandma and Dandad

Grandma Joy and Dandad (Donna's parents) flew in last week to hang out with us! Dandad was able to come in a day early because of a big snow storm that hit the Denver area. We got about 18 inches of snow and Bill had 2 days off from work. Unfortunately, we didn't get any snow pictures because it was melting by the time we left the house after the storm! That's Colorado for you: 25 degrees and snowing one day, 50 degrees and melting the next!

Grandma and David had fun building train tracks
Their finished product
Dandad loved having David sit on his lap and read books!
Grandma and her 'sweetie bud'
Dandad and his lion

Bill and I went to the grocery store one afternoon and came home to this:
Dandad, Grandma Joy and David cuddled under a blanket watching 'Cars': David's favorite movie! He'll even stick out his tongue like Lightening McQueen if you ask him!