Thursday, June 21, 2012

No news...

I guess it has been awhile since I posted anything.  I really don't have anything new to say.  We have been busy with swimming lessons and waiting for baby to make his arrival.  The girls just had their last swim lesson today and they did great.  Jillian is now going underwater and loves it.  Hadley is in the process of learning how to dive off of the starting blocks.  She is a fish!  She also learned to do the freestyle this week.  Trenton is still cooking away and we are hoping he comes sooner rather than later.  I guess I should say I am READY!!!  My body is done :)
Here are some pictures of the girls bike riding.

Monday, June 11, 2012

House Update #3

Here are pictures from the house this weekend.  They are still moving right along and we are getting very excited.
This is looking down into our entryway.
 Our bedroom ceiling
 The girls looking out their bedroom windows.
 Front of the house
 North side of the house
 South side of the house
 Back of the house
 Looking from the kitchen into the dining room.
 Looking from the office down the hall to the dining room and hall to laundry room.
 Looking from the kitchen into the living room.  There will be 2 full walls of windows.  Who wants to be my constant window cleaner?
 The fireplace in the living room.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Park time

One of the positives our my false alarm was my mom got to spend the day with us on Thursday.  We loved having her here and think she should just come and stay until Trenton is born.  While she was here we took the girls to the park to play.

36 weeks and false alarm

Here is my 36 week belly shot.  The one on the right is when I was 36 weeks pregnant with Jillian.
 I am at the feeling bigger than I have ever felt stage :)  I took the girls swimming for 2 hours yesterday and I was done for the day.  Needless to say Daddy took us to dinner and went to Sam's with us.  Mike is such a big help and I am so lucky to have him.  The girls have also been helpful lately (when they aren't arguing with each other).  I will tell Hadley I need to do something and she will say, "Mom I will do that, you are busy being pregnant."  She also likes to remind me of how fat my tummy is.  I know she means it all in love.
We had a false alarm this week and got to visit the hospital.  It all started on Wednesday.  I hadn't been feeling the best most of the day and started having contractions about 7pm.  They kept getting closer and closer together.  They were strong too.  I finally called my mom around 10pm and told her they were getting closer together so she headed this way.  When she got to our apartment about 12:30am my contractions were every 4-6 minutes.  I had talked to the doctor on call and he said to go to the hospital and get checked.  We got to the hospital and they checked me ( I was dilated to a 2 which I had been the week before as well) and monitored me for a little bit.  Then they said to head home and come back if the contractions were 3 minutes apart or my water broke.  I had a doctor's appointment the next morning.  So we headed home and everybody but me got to sleep.  My contractions continued but slowed down.  By the time we went to the doctor they were every 15 minutes.  My doctor said it was just my body getting ready and it wouldn't be anytime soon.  I was embarrassed that it was my 3rd pregnancy and I acted like I knew nothing :)  At least in 3 pregnancies this is my first time to go to the hospital and get sent home.  Good news is little man is still cooking away.  I am still having contractions off and on but I did the same thing with Jillian for a week or so.  It could be anytime or he could wait and come closer to the 4th of July.  We just want a healthy baby and easy delivery :)

Baby Shower

Last Saturday the wonderful ladies in my Sunday School class threw me a baby shower.  It was a fun time with good food and friends.  Hadley was in heaven the whole time and opened all the gifts for me.  Jillian went on a daddy date because I knew she would get bored.

 We received a lot of wonderful gifts and our so thankful for our great church family and friends.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

 We headed to Kansas for Memorial Day weekend.  First we headed into Wichita for lunch with Granny, Grandad, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Mark (sorry no pictures).  Then it was on to Grandpa and Grandma's.  Can you guess what the girls wanted to do first thing?  Here they are breaking in the pool for the summer.

I think it had finally hit the girls that living in the apartment means less outside time.  When we were in Kansas they wanted to be outside the entire time.  We spent the rest of Saturday checking out Grandpa's garden, riding the lawn mower and just being outside.  The girls loved Grandpa's garden.  They got to dig potatoes and eat peas right off of the plant.  
On Sunday, Mike and Hadley got to experience a first, riding in a combine.  I was a little in shock that Mike had never been in one.  Jeff, Grandma Terry's brother-in-law, was harvesting close by so we all loaded up to check it out.  Jillian was not interested in riding because it was loud but Hadley loved it.

This cutie just wanted to watch from the van.  Then she got brave and walked down the dirt road to the bridge over the turnpike.  She really liked getting cars to honk at her.

We had to head back to Grandma and Grandpa's to get ready for the real reason we were in Kansas.  The Get Your Rear In Gear 5k.  It is the race we do in memory of my Uncle Doug.  Here are the girls getting a practice run in before we left.

This is most of the team.
Daddy and his girls.  I had to sit this race out.  It was a little too far from my doctor :)  I enjoyed watching everyone else.
Aunt Sandy with her boys and grandkids.

Grandpa, Grandma and the girls
Here are some race pictures.

It was a fun race and we can't wait for next year. 
It was a fun Memorial Day weekend.