Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm still prego!

Last Monday at 12:01 a.m., at 36 and a half weeks, I starting going into labor. I was having contractions like crazy. The contractions continued on for two hours while I tried to get some sleep, but I was really just tossing and turning and debating on when to actually go to the hospital.

I finally decided that my labors are quick enough that I need to wake up my husband and get going to the hospital. So we got ready to go, cleaned up the house a little, and very reluctantly called our friends, the Anderson's, to come watch our kids for us. Then we took off to the hospital.

Funny thing happened--about half way to the hospital, my contractions calmed down a ton.
I checked into the hospital and got put in that ugly hospital gown and laid on that uncomfortable, cold hospital bed. They monitored the baby and my contractions for a good thirty minutes, but they weren't really contractions. It was just a bad case of "irritable uterus".

How embarrassing! I am on my fourth child and don't even know what labor feels like?!!! I was only dilated to a 1! With my other three children, when I started my contractions, it was get-to-the-hospital-as-quick-as-you-can! So this child is interesting. He's playing tricks on me.

Now, I'm happy to say I'm 37 and a half weeks pregnant and going strong! My contractions have minimized. I'm even walking, Bike Riding, and doing all those other things that you need to do to get the baby out--I'm ready!....

Um, they aren't working. I feel great, and I'm just grateful that my baby is FULL-TERM and that I can now have the freedom to be a normal pregnant lady--no restrictions. I can walk, and carry my two year old, and do everything else every normal pregnancy allows!

Just bloggin' to say I'm hangin' in there!

p.s. I'm really really sorry, Andersons, for waking you up at 2:30 a.m. last week, BUT I'll probably need you again soon!.....Thankyou SOOOOO much for your help.


Friday, August 21, 2009

extended family photos from April 09

All because two people fell in love.... Spencer's Sis (she's single!)

the boys--in-law, son, Dad, son, son (two sons missing--army and mission)


Spencer's sis-in-law and kids



The Girls--Mom, in-law, daughter, in-law, in-law, daughter




Spencer's Sis & Family





Spencer's Bro & Fam









Cheese!



Grandpa Drew, Grammy De Lane, and all the grand kids as of April 09



All the cousins. Look at all those blonde's! Total dominant H. genes.





silliness



Sunday, August 16, 2009

I found these on my mom's computer!









first grade!??

I can not believe my big baby girl is starting first grade! I'm sad and happy at the same time.

Mostly, we'll just miss her during the day and anticipate her return in the afternoon.

Taylor got to bring home a sunflower seed at the end of Kindergarten and by the end of August--well, there it is!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Father/Daughter Camp-out

I made them take a camera and told them to take pictures. Taylor took most of these pictures, I think.










While they were away, McKay and I went to Grandpa and Grandma B's and had a great time doing the boy stuff. We took McKay to drive go-karts (Grandpa drove him). Grandpa also took McKay to Lowe's to build a little wooden helicopter. Unfortunately, no pictures this time.




big green beetle

For a few weeks we had these beautiful florescent-green beetles in our backyard. I won't touch them, but Taylor sure would.




videoWhen I was a little girl, my brothers and I would catch beetles, tie strings to their legs, and fly them around. I think it's cruel, but Spencer let Taylor fly it on its "leash" for a few minutes and then I had to persuade Taylor to let it go.

We are so weird, I know.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

maternity pix

29 weeks in my favorite maternity jumper (it's my only maternity jumper)
31 weeks

33 weeks
(pictures by Taylor)
7 more weeks to go!! Can't wait!



chicken coop





Uncle Ron was kind enough to give us fifteen chicks! Sweet! (Can you tell Taylor's excited?)

We've been looking at buying chickens for a long time and wanting them in our food storage.



The kids love them. Maren is the bravest at catching the chicks.


Spencer had a lot of fun creating the design and building the coop.



Like the ramp?



The board at the top slides open and there's a door on the bottom if you can see it.
I am surprised by how stupid chickens are.

And by how much they eat and drink.

In the future, if you come over for dinner, we might be serving you some chicken! LOL
Thanks Uncle Ron!