Wednesday, May 18, 2011

As promised...

First, last night I got to catch up on TWO of my episodes of Grey's Anatomy, and as relaxing as that sounds, the episodes were all centered around babies and giving birth and babies growing in intestines, yeah I am so glad for the realistic-ness of TV drama. Needless to say my night that was supposed to help forget about the watermelon growing in my tummy (which by the way is ALSO possible according to Grey's Anatomy) ended up making more anxious and nervous for the big day, whenever that day may decide to show itself...

So here is my post for today

A few weeks ago we had a visit from our old neighbors now friends in Georgia, Jessica and her son Shane. We went to the park one afternoon, and the boys had a blast playing on the playground and in the sand.

The boys made their way to the playground but couldn't resist stopping by this couple making out. Yeah they were making out when we pulled up.

Enjoying the slides
And creamies
Still kinda afraid of the holes in the playground, he feels safer when he crawls across it or holds onto the rail. Oh my cautious boy! Axel has mastered the art of using the big boy swings, notice his little pinkie still wrapped up.

This picture cracks me up. he looks like he HATES to swing but he really loves it
Digging in the dirt
Axel LOVE's "Shubels" and we love the way he says "Shubels" too.
Shane and his mommy
One minute I was taking a picture of these two boys being cute and digging in the sand and then...Wait for it...Bam! Shane smacks Axel across the face, how sad is that? But at the same time pretty awesome I got a picture of it, because usually I would miss it! But Axel was pretty tough about it, which is new for him. Since most of the time he acts pretty heart broken. He took this one like a tough kid.
We also started watching these two kids again
This is Baby Gauge, Story's little brother and he and I were working on his tummy time and Story and Axel came up and popped their little heads up and said "BOO" over and over followed by lots and lots of giggles. Axel thinks Gauge is pretty neat and the next day came in to our bedroom to see if the "Baby" was in the crib still. Then Story did what Story does best...couldn't contain her excitement so it was time for a HUG! And as you can tell Axel was... well he survived :)

And Gauge is so cute, and such a good baby, his personality reminds me so much of Axel's so it makes watching him pretty great for me, he actually liked tummy time, even tho he looks kinda bored, he was smiling periodically and liked the kids playing peek-a-boo with him.

Axel's finger is almost healed, at his last appointment the specialist told us it was healing GREAT and that to just let it be free from any sort of band-aid or bandage. All the dead skin has been replaced with new fresh skin. The stitches are still there, but will dissolve eventually we are told, right now some have dissolved, some have not, but it is looking much better, and the old nail fell off a couple days ago and a new nail is growing in. It will take about two full re-growths before we will know for sure how it weathered the accident.

I got checked for the first time last week, it was terrible. But the good news is, I was told by my Dr, I was 1 1/2 close 2 and 80% effaced. He also said, I am guessing you will have her by week 38. (Which at the time I was like man really, you mean it's not today?) Then at my last appointment earlier this week I was already to a 3! Which is kinda exciting because I was only to a 2 when my water broke with Axel. However, obviously I know that this baby/pregnancy is different than my pregnancy with Axel, so we're just playing the waiting game for now, and I am trying not to think about it.

The other night Kory and I were discussing about the possibility of being induced by week 39 if I haven't had her. Up to this point we have had differing view points on the matter. Kory wants me to let it happen when it happens, and I feel like lets just get her OUT! Our Dr said we can get induced anytime after the 28th, But the problem with that is that 1) its our anniversary weekend and 2) its memorial day weekend, so really it would have to be after that anyway, and Kory said if you wait you could go swimming in my parents pool on memorial day. That was all he had to say to me, and now we are on the same page. I mean there is always the chance that she will come earlier but I'm not getting my hopes up for that. ha ha


KaSs MiLeS said...

poor axel getting clobbered by shane and story. He is so very cautious. its so funny. story is as fearless as they come. kinda drives me insane. i constantly find her perched on top of her dresser.
glad you like watching gauge. thank goodness for easy babies!! gauge always looks grumpy in his pictures though. he's not a very smiley kid yet.

LeRae said...

I can't wait to meet your little girl! how exciting~~~
Hang in there...

Kelli and/or Kyle said...

I'm glad you came to a consensus. And I'm glad it includes you guys possibly participating in the memorial weekend festivities. I was at a 3 when my water broke...of course, I was at a 3 and 75% effaced for weeks. So I think that stuff tells ya nothing.

Sarah said...

Cute photos! I can't believe you take care of that many babies - you need an award or something!

rain said...

Okay, so are you getting a new car? Or when your little girl comes, are you just homebound while you babysit? You're always facebooking about taking the three little ones out, and there aren't four seatbelts in the back...I just wonder what your plans are.
And she'll come when she comes. I always hated this time, because every SECOND you're hoping and praying that every uncomfortable minute is just going to gear up to full-blown labor. And then it doesn't, and then you're tired and sore and even more grouchy. And if you're like I was, depressed. The only thing you can do is entertain yourself with guilty pleasures, and imagine what she'll look like, and how she'll smell and feel. This is the hardest part, but you can totally do it.