Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goodness Gracious!

Hi, My name is Erin and it has been 3 months since my last post. Unfortunately this is not posters anonymous......

My kids are growing up! I never realized how much that would make me sad. Cameron is 2 years and 3 months old. And Zoey is 6 months.... SIX months.

We have her 6 month appointment tomorrow. She is still a peanut. But she is such a sweetheart! Her little smile can light up an entire room and her giggle is like music. She is rolling all over, sitting unassisted and really really trying to crawl.

Cameron is talking is sentances now. It's not as much what words he can say, it's more what can't he say!! He is such a little helper and definitely is testing his boundaries. He is such a really good little boy but definitely pushes my buttons. I am trying to let his hair grow out so it is in a transitionary stage right now... It looks well, awful, but it is a means to an end and hopefully looks much better when it is grown out.

The holidays are upon us. We had a great Halloween and Thanksgiving and will hopefully have a good Christmas as well!! Mom, Pat and Gus are coming here for Christmas next week. Very excited.

And here are some pics for you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Busy Busy

Zoey is 3 months old today!! Time is just flying by because we are so busy. We have finished moving everything into the new house and are well underway getting things organized. This weekend we are having a garage sale with a couple of friends. We are going to have fun!!

Next week I am taking Cameron to a bounceland here in Kalamazoo with a friend and her kids. I am excited to get him out with other kids and get some excersize at a fun place. Who knows, if it is really fun we might have to go more often!

Next weekend we have an open house at Keith's work. He has been working here for 2 years now and I have never seen where he works! So we are excited for that.

I have decided that we are going to start potty training Cameron when Keith is off of work for the holidays. I can't wait to only have one in diapers again!

Zozo is doing really well. She is sleeping through the night. Most nights from 11pm to 7am. She is sitting up mostly unsupported. She can almost pull herself up into a sitting position from laying down. I can usually get both kids down for a nap around 1pm. It is really nice to have a few hours of "Me" time during the day. I love my kids so much but sometimes I need to do things like... Well like this....

Cameron is such a little person. He wants to help any way that he can. He takes the diapers and throws them away. He puts the laundry in the hamper. He cleans up his own toys at night before bed. He loves to close all the doors behind us. He is absorbing things I never knew he could. Last night Keith was reading him his Blue's Clues book and he was pointing to and saying ALL of the characters!

He can count to 3. He can spell Zoey. He can point to and say just about all of the body parts.

BUT he is just as stubborn as his parents! Yesterday we were getting ready to go to the grocery store and I asked him to pick up his megablocks that were all over the floor. He said "No, Mommy do" I told him I would help him but I wouldn't do it for him. He kept pointing to them and saying "No, Mommy do." Well it took about an hour and a few trips to time-out but he finally picked them up! Goodness he knows how to push my buttons!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cameron is 2!!!!

Here are the results of our Family/Cam's 2 year/Zoey's newborn photoshoot

Monday, August 30, 2010

New House

Miss Zoey playing in her swing!
The nursery
Very pink!
Love it!
Lots of hard work, But I think it turned out well
View from the living room to the kitchen
View from the kitchen to the dining room
View from the kitchen to the living room
The Kitchen
Hi Everyone!!
Well, it is almost September! One week from yesterday our little boy will be 2!!! Zoey is almost 12 weeks old and is such a doll! We are finishing up the last few things with the old house up in Plainwell and then we are completely moved. Now to work on putting everything away and finding a place for things at the new house. It is going to be such a great place once we have everything organized! Right now we are still kinda living out of boxes but we make do!
The family has been fighting a bit of a cold for a week or so. I think Cameron picked it up somewhere when we were in Midland. Then it has worked its way through the rest of the family. Zoey is the last one to have gotten it and she is so miserable. I can see it in her little eyes that she doesn't feel well at all. :(
The next few weeks are going to be pretty busy! During the weeks I am working on organizing and putting things away. This next weekend (Labor Day weekend) we are getting our family pictures done on Saturday ( I will be sure to post them!) Then on Sunday we are having a small gathering at a friends house for Cameron's birthday! (With a Buzz Lightyear cake of course!!) Hopefully we will spend Labor Day getting things done around the house. Then the following weekend I am going to have a garage sale here at the new house. If all works out, the week of the 20th of September Keith will be out of town for a training seminar and I will be bringing the kids up to Midland for the week.
Hope everyone is doing well and has enjoyed their summer!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Time is flying!

Here it is, mid-August and it feels like this year is just rushing past! Cameron will be 2 in two weeks. Zoey is getting so big and my life just couldn't be sweeter!

Due to complications with our lease, we had to move AGAIN... Man I am so tired of that. We are still in the midst of the move and have some things left at the old house in Plainwell. We are now back in Kalamazoo. Much closer to Keith's work. We will be completely moved in by Sept 1st. I will post pictures of Zoey's nursery soon! Speaking of Keith's work, we have our fingers greatly crossed for a promotion that he interviewed for a week or so ago and are waiting to hear the answer....

We will not be coming to Midland for Cameron's birthday this year. We have so much going on and since it is Labor Day weekend not many people will even be in town to attend so it just doesn't make sense. We are having a small party down here at his godmother's house. Nothing big, just a cake and burgers.

Our goddaughter Kaylee turned 1 last week and she is having her birthday party this weekend! I can't believe she is 1 already. Kaylee and Zoey are exactly 10 months apart. Time sure flys!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Zoey had her 2 month appointment today. She is 10.1lbs and 22.25 inches!! She is a growing little girl!

She is full of smiles and coos, and is generally a happy happy baby. She LOVES her big brother! Whenever he comes over to her and talks to her she lights right up! He loves to give her kisses and hugs and is always making sure I don't "forget" his sissy!!

Cameron will be 2 years old in 3 weeks!! THAT I cannot believe. He is growing up sooo well. He is talking non-stop and we are starting to get him used to having a potty for him in the bathroom.

He knows his numbers 1-5, some letters, almost all of the body parts and we are currently working on colors. I can't believe how quickly he picks up on things!

Zoey is developing so fast too! She rolled over from her belly to her back at 4 weeks and has done it a few times since then. She can roll from her back to her side all the time. She practically sits up on her own!! From the way this is going she will be crawling by 6 months and walking by 9 months!! Goodness, my babies are growing sooo fast!

I am hoping to get the kids/family pictures done in the next couple of weeks, so I will post them as soon as I get them.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Zoey Sophia is here!! (and birth story)

Zoey Sophia Sylvester arrived at 2:35am on June 9th 2010. She weighed in at 7lbs 7oz and was 19.25 inches in length.

In this blog post I am going to tell the story of my labor and her birth. If you don't want to know that much about me please turn around now.

A few notes to be a precurser to the story.

1- On June 1st we were admitted to L&D for labor but released the next morning as labor had stalled.

2- On June 1st I was already dilated to 2-3cm and 70% effaced.

3- Many times it was noted how incredibly low the baby was every time I was check (from June 1st on...) and how she just seemed to keep dropping lower.

4-With Cameron's labor I had gone in not knowing I was in labor, labored for 30+ hours, pushed for almost 2 hours and did not have an epidural.

5-For the few days before June 8th I had been noticing a decrease in her movements.

Tuesday June 8th I was scheduled to come to my doctor's office for a routine NST (Non-stress test) followed by an appointment with the doctor. I went to the NST room and was hooked up to the monitors. I was contracting (like I had been for several weeks) but not enough to be called "labor." The concerning part was that she was failing the heartrate portion of the test. She was not having the right accelerations and wasn't really moving. The nurses tried to "buzz" her awake and when that didn't work, they decided to send me to ultrasound.

In the ultrasound they perfomed a Biophysical profile (a scored test checking for the baby to perform certain criteria to pass) She also failed this test because in the almost 45 minutes we were watching/poking/buzzing her she did not move..... The doctor came in while we were in the ultrasound and said... OK you are going upstairs to L&D, we will watch you and decide what to do from there (basically either induce or c-section.) She did start moving enough to ease their minds a bit, so they decided on induction.

At 6pm the Pitocin was started. We called Mom and she got in the car and drove down from Midland (for the 2nd time in a week) The contractions started to pick up. I was checked and was still dilated the same as the week before, 2-3 cm. The upped the pit every half hour and the contractions started to get more consistant and stronger. I was feeling pretty good. It was painful but I was feeling like I could handle it.

Around 10pm, the nurse came in to check me again and I had dilated to almost a 4. She said she was going to call the doctor and see if he would want to break my water. He came down to check me and we were all surprised as he quicky said "yup" grabbed the stick thing and it was done... As soon as my water was broken, the pain was unbearable. Within 15 minutes I was BEGGING for the epidural. We waited the longest half hour of my life for the anesthesiologist. When he came in, he got the epidural all hooked up and left. After about 15 more minutes the epidural started kicking in....On only my right side... So I was still feeling full strength contractions on my left side. I was told "it will kick in eventually" Uh, not!! After another half hour I demanded they bring the anesthesiologist back in. He came in and I was checked for dilation again, I was only at a 5. The anesthesiologist fixed my epi and gave me another dose.... MAN that was like heaven!!

Once that had kicked in they told me to try and get some rest to prepare to push. We all figured it would be a few hours so Keith layed down on the couch, Mom went down to the car to try and sleep and I turned on my side to doze. Unfortunately the alarm on my BP cuff kept going off every 15 minutes because my BP was low. So a nurse had to come in every 15 minutes to turn it off. Around 2am a nurse came in to turn it off and I asked her if it was normal to feel a lot of pressure "down there" and she said it is and to just breathe through it. Not even 10 minutes later I was yelling at Keith to GET THE NURSE! She came running in and I told her that the pressure was too strong. She had me turn to my back to check me and I was dilated 9.5!!! She asked someone to get the doctor ready. She told me to do a "test push" and see how that would work. Remember how I said how low she was??? Before I could push she checked again and I was already completely dilated. Keith had called Mom down at the car and she RAN up to the room! I did the "test push" and she was crowning!! The nurse told me to STOP! because the doctor wasn't even there yet.

It was SOO hard not to push waiting for the doctor while the baby was crowning! He finally got there and sat down and said OK go for it!! I pushed 2-3 more times and she was mostly out. He said "She is coming! Do you have 1 more push" I told him I had to wait for the next contraction. He said "She is not waiting! Push anyways!!" And she was born at 2:35am and was on my chest with less than 5 minutes of pushing and less than 6 pushes! She didn't even have a conehead because it was sooo fast and she was SOO low.

After she came out she wasn't crying.... I started freaking out because she was purple. Keith cut her cord and they wisked her away while I begged to know if she was OK. She still wasn't crying but they gave her oxygen and she started to pink up. I kept freaking out because she wouldn't cry. I know now that it was just her personality. She just isn't a very cryey baby. In her 2 days here, she has only cried once or twice for a minute.

After she was born they tried to take me to the post-partem room, but my right leg wasn't waking up from the epi... It took quite a long time to get it to work. The nurses started calling it my "bum leg"...

Zoey is such a GREAT baby. She eats wonderfully, snuggles great and sleeps 2-3 hours at a time. I couldn't be happier! Cameron is such a great big brother. He just loves his "baby" Hugging and kissing her! My family is complete and it feels great!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Progress for the sake of Progress!

So I know I have been horrible about updating on here. I was so diligent with updating at almost every appointment when I was pregnant with Cameron, but somehow it seems almost impossible to have 15 minutes to sit down and jot down a few notes!

So, this week was an interesting one. On Wednesday morning I started getting some aching sharp pains in my lower back, so I called the doctors office and asked what I should do. At first they told me to go in to the lab to be checked for a UTI, so in the afternoon I did. But then I called them back concerned because I wouldn't get the results until the next day. When I mentioned my history with pre-term labor they said I should come in and get monitored just in case.

When I got to the hospital, I got hooked up to the monitors and they tested me for the UTI. Turns out I DID have a UTI (no big surprise as I was pretty sure I did) But I was also mildly contracting. They asked me if I had received the steroid shots to help her lungs develop, which I hadn't. So they gave me the first of 2 steroid shots (the second one I had to come back to the dr's the next day to receive, and by the way, those are not pleasant!) and a shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions. If you have never felt the lovely affects of terb, then count yourself lucky! I spent the next 2 hours shaking uncontrollably and feeling like my heart was going to explode from my chest!

Thankfully my cervix was still good and closed, and the contractions were stopped. I am trying to take it very easy! So my mom came down to help us out. We have been getting a LOT done this weekend. She has helped me wash and sort through all of the clothes for little girl. We cleaned and washed the carseats (Cam's definitely needed it too!) Getting a good spring cleaning done on the house which I have been wanting to do for sooo long but physically couldn't! It's nice to feel like I have everything almost ready for her. Only a couple things left to do and we are SET!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The tree attacked my husband!!

As if there wasn't enough going on with us right now, a tree attacked my husband and fractured his shoulder blade. So now not only can I not pick Cam up, it is very difficult for Keith to as well.

What happened is this: We took Cameron to the park with some friends on Saturday because it was a gorgeous day and it sounded like a good idea. It is a very nice park with infant swings and all. Above the swingset is one of those giant trees. You know, the ones that look like they are 200 ft tall and have a million large branches? Well apparently there was a broken branch lodged high up in the tree and when the wind blew pretty hard, it knocked this branch loose. And it wasn't a tiny branch. Probably 2 feet long and 3-4 inches in diameter. Keith had just finished pushing Cam on the swing and they were walking back towards me, with Cam in front of Keith. The branch crashed down and nailed Keith directly on the shoulder. The branch broke into 3 pieces on impact, and my husband nearly passed out.

I am not happy that it hit my husband, but if it had to hit something, I am glad it hit what it did. Seriously, if it had been 2 inches to the right it would have fractured his skull. If it had fallen 2 inches to the left, it would have hit my son, and I don't want to even think of the result of that.

ANYWAYS.... Keith is still in pain, but it seems to be decreasing slightly, little by little.

I am 30 weeks pregnant today. I did the math, and if I deliver her at the same time I delivered Cam, I only have 35 days left!!! WOW! Thats seems so much shorter than 5 weeks...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Update on all fronts

So it has been a while since I posted, I know. Sorry. Here are the updates:

Pregnancy: I am 29 weeks now. My cervix is at the borderline of having me in the danger zone. Basically at this point anything under 2.5cm is considered "dangerous" and requires strict bedrest, maybe even hospitalization. My cervix was 2.58 at my last ultrasound in March and 2.53 at my ultrasound on Monday. So really boderline. Little girl is growing great and I have had several comments from the ultrasound techs at how much hair she already has and how unusual it is for there to be hair (and this much) this early. She is a beauty though and we are so in love with her already. Unfortunately she is still breech though, so fingers crossed that she decides to turn in the next few weeks! Keith and my mom both agree that my belly is bigger at this point already than it was when I delivered Cameron... great. I already feel like a house!

Cameron- Well, Cameron turned 19 months on Monday and it was like a switch went off, he hit his terrible two's with such a vengance. Mommy is about at her wits end. Tantrum after tantrum and he is definitely trying to push all my buttons. As a result of one of his little "games" he is playing with me, I am being forced to do something I wasn't planning on doing for a while yet. Taking away his pacifier.... SOOO the next few days will be a bit of a challenge, and I hope I can handle it.

As for the good things, He is talking quite a bit now and trying really hard to copy us with his words. He loves animals and LOVES his puppy. I have a bunch of new pictures of him that I will try to post in the next few days. This week has been a challenge here in the Sylvester House so please try to bear with me.

I really can't wait for June. My baby will be here, I will be able to get up and about again (believe me this whole "taking it easy" thing is driving me insane!) I want to be able to clean my house and cook dinner. My wonderful husband does a great job of maintaining the basic things in the house ie laundry, dishes and vaccuuming, but the poor guy is wearing himself out and I hope he doesn't just crash. There are lists of things I want to do, but can't. I feel horrible asking Keith to do any more than he is already currently doing, so it just doesn't get done.

My mom came to stay over Easter and we had a good time coloring eggs and playing with Cameron's Easter basket. And my mom helped Keith clear the yard for the Spring (THANKS MOM!!!)

I can't wait for all the things we can do this summer, go to the park, take the kids to the zoo. I have so many great plans, and I am so glad baby girl is due at the beginning of summer so we have the time and opportunity to enjoy some of this summer (unlike when I was pregnant with Cam! On bedrest all summer....Yuck!)

Enough of all that. I promise to try to post pictures later!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

26 weeks!

Today I am 26 weeks pregnant! Only 9 weeks away from when I had Cameron gestationally!!

I had an ultrasound last Thursday and it looks like my cervix is starting to shorten. I knew that it would happen eventually but it still stinks.....

I go back next Monday to have it checked again.

On the bright side, little girl is growing right on schedule and it seems her cord isn't hindering her growth yet.

I have Cameron's 18 month appt on Thursday so I will update on his stats after that. And I PROMISE to try and post some recent pictures here soon!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

25 weeks and 18 months!

Alright, I am giving a little cheer this morning! I am 25 weeks pregnant today! No complete bedrest yet!! Still just modified bedrest!! I have another cervical length check on Thursday morning and they will be doing a growth check as well to make sure that little girl's "special" cord isn't hindering her growth. I can't wait to see her again.

I love feeling her move and kick. Keith has now felt her a couple times, but she is not nearly the mover and shaker that Cameron was on the inside!! She is quiet, but does give some good strong kicks.

On the other side, Cameron turned 18 months on Friday! Where has the time gone?? Sometimes I feel like I just found out I was pregnant with him! And now he is all over the place! He is starting to test me... When I tell him no about something he tends to completely ignore me... THAT gets frusterating. I feel bad though because he so badly wants me to get down on the floor and play with him, but I can't.

We are trying to work on making his communication a little better. He can say a lot of words, I know he can, but he prefers not to. He is more content pointing at something and making this strange hissing noise. So we are cracking down on trying to get him to actually SAY the words.

We have completely gotten rid of his nighttime bottle/sippy. The transition was actually a lot easier than I expected it would have been. If I had known it would be this easy I would have done it earlier! The next step is getting rid of his monkey/pacifier and I KNOW that will be a huge ordeal, so I am really dreading it.

He has started paying more attention to my belly. He will say Baby (beebee) and point to it. Also he LOVES to give it big kisses... What a sweet pea!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A day of reflection

I am going to try to get my thoughts down into words here, so don't judge me. I am definitely not a writer. I just think I will feel better by getting some of this out.

On this gestational day during my last pregnancy, 22 weeks 2 days, the day started out wonderful. Blissful almost. We had just returned from Midland and our baby shower, we were going in to have an ultrasound and hopefully find out what we were having (girl or boy) and we were looking forward to going to see Wicked in Rochester the next night. This was June 5th 2008. During the ultrasound I was on pins and needles. My biggest concern at that very moment was whether or not the baby would cooperate... as 2 weeks before he decided he didn't want anyone know what he was for the shower. Never did it cross my mind that something could be out of place, let alone seriously wrong.

The ultrasound tech took her normal measurements and said she thinks it is a boy. Keith and I were so happy we barely noticed when she said she wanted to do some "extra" measurements with a different tool. After which we were ushered into a waiting conference room and told the doctor would be with us shortly. Which was strange, because they usually just make you go out to the waiting room. This was when we started to feel like something may be wrong...

All different thoughts started to go through our heads. It was almost 45 agonizing minutes before the doctor came in to "relieve" us. He informed us that the technician had found that my cervix was shortening and funneling and that I needed to be put in the hospital immediately. I would be on strict bedrest at the hospital through the weekend, then on Monday they would check me again and go from there.

I was rushed to the hospital. I think I was in shock. I couldn't process my emotions except to cry. I spent the next 4 days trying to figure out what was going on. I spent a lot of time researching and what I found scared the crap outta me. On Monday I was wheeled over to have another ultrasound and it was found that my cervix was even shorter and that I was staying in the hospital for a while. A resident with the worst bedside manner came in to check if I was dilating at all. She checked me and found that I was dilated to 1. She then proceeded to inform me that I would deliver within 48 hours and since my baby was not yet 24 weeks that there was nothing they would or could do to save him.

Oh I forgot to mention that over the weekend, I had a roomate at the hospital. She was 2 weeks ahead of me. One night, I believe it was Friday night, I was awoken at 3 am from her calling the nurses and saying that her water broke. The next few hours were a flurry of doctors, nurses and specialist in our room to verify her status. All I could do was sit behind my curtain in my bed and silently cry for her and hope that it didn't happen to me too. (I don't know what happened to her in the end. All I know is that when I left the hospital she was still holding in there)

So after my devastating news that was delivered Oh so tactfully, I was a mess. I was transferred to my own room, and immediately used our FF miles to have my mom flown out to be with me. I was kept in the hospital until I reached 24 weeks. I was given another ultrasound and was told that I was "staying the same" With little hope they sent me home to be on strict bedrest, sure I would be back sooner rather than later. Well against all odds, I kept my legs crossed and week after week my doctor was amazed that we were still holding on.

I am sure many of you have read/heard all this before. And I know that I was VERY lucky to have the outcome that I did. But see, that is what scares me. I was VERY lucky the first time. What are the odds of being that lucky 2 times? I know that this little girl has every shot to make it as far as Cameron, if not even farther, but in my heart I will still be paranoid every second until I can hold her safely in my arms. I know that I have many safety precautions in place this time that I did not last time, and that makes me feel somewhat better. I have a cerclage and I am getting weekly injections to stave off contractions. But I am still counting my milestones. Each week I am one more week closer to having her safe and sound. I am 22 weeks 2 days today. I will not have another ultrasound until Tuesday and I am paranoid that because I am not being checked this week that I am "missing" something.

I want to go to my u/s on Tuesday and have them tell me that I am still holding strong at over 3 cm. But I doubt it. I want to make it to March 2nd.... 24 weeks, and "viability" I want to make it to 28 weeks. In the end I want to make it to May 18th. That would be when Cameron was born. 35 weeks. I know I want a lot of things, but I do. This little girl deserves it.

I look at the little boy that came out of all of that stress and emotional rollercoaster of a pregnancy and know that it is worth it. I feel her kick inside me and know that I love her just as much as her big brother.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

So I thought I would wish everyone a happy Valentines day and share some pictures.

First off, a Sunday morning tickle session with daddy! Our little bendy-boy. He likes to hang upside down..... Who knows....

Playing with fruit loops on the floor. What's the fun of keeping them in the cup?

And my belly at 21 weeks, Yuck...I feel huge!

This morning my husband surprised me with a very sweet Valentine's day card and a box of chocolates. Cameron took the chocolates from me, ran around with them for a bit, then brought them back over to me and said "La lou" which in Cameroni (his own language) means I love you! Isn't that sweet!?
Then this afternoon, Cameron's favorite stuffed animal, Kitty Kitty, was taking a bath (in the washer) and when we opened the washer we realized that Kitty Kitty needed emergency surgery. Her seam on her back had come open and a bunch of her fluff came out! She even lost her heart! (she is from Build a bear, if that makes any sense) Fortunately I was able to procure my long lost sewing kit from the garage. This thing had not been touched since I was probably 12 years old. I scavenged inside and found amongst the millions of pins, 1 single needle! Eureka! Cameron is of course distraught because I wont let him hug Kitty Kitty. We salvage the fluff from the washer, stuff her back up and I sew her up with all my lack of skill! Kitty kitty is alive and well, albeit with one nasty looking surgery scar.... Hey- I never said it was pretty! BUT I feel like super-mom for being able to avert disaster!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Can't I have a normal pregnancy???

So I went to the doctor's office today for my bi-weekly check up. Ultrasound was good, cervix is holding up well. (surprisingly)

So anyways, the midwife wanted to talk to me about something they found on my anatomy scan. Apparently a baby's umbilical cord is supposed to have 2 arteries and 1 vein running through it. But it seems our little girl has only 1 artery and 1 vein. Of course she would have to be different. The midwife said the most common complications associated with this are premature labor and/or low birth weight. It still freaks me out. I wish I had time to let it sink in so I could ask the 30 thousand questions that are running through my head right now...

So it looks like I am am just going to be paranoid for the next...oh 3 and a half months. Not that I'm not already, but just one more thing to add to my list.

Oh yeah, so also I have to have weekly 17p injections (in my gluteus maximus....) to stave off unwanted contractions. I started going in to the office and having a nurse do them, then the nurse taught Keith how to do it so we could do it at home. Well last week Keith did it no problem. Last night...well that was another story. He couldn't find the right spot and stuck me 3 times, each time resulting in me yelping and jumping away. The third time I ended up bawling hanging over the edge of the bed.... After that I said to give it up and have the nurse do it today. When I went in she looked at the spot he was using and said "No wonder it hurt..... There is a nerve there... its called the sciatic" Ahhhhh. That explains it.

And on top of all that, Cameron decided to wake up at 7am today, and wasnt able to get a nap before the appointment, so he was a little, ok a lot fussy at the office. He passed out in the car on the way home, but when I tried to lay him down he only slept for 45 minutes before waking up in an even crankier mood.

Enough of my wonderful day... When I get on the main computer tonight I will scan in the little girls pictures from today.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

20 weeks!

So our little girl is baking away so well. I can't believe we are already 20 weeks along! It seems like this pregnancy is going by so much faster than the last one! It is most likely because last time all I had to focus on was watching that darn clock tick the minutes by so slowly. This time I have a little boy to entertain me. And entertain me he does! And everyone else around him.

So far the pregnancy is going as well as expected. My cervix length has been good so far, but I am closing in on the time frame that I was put in the hospital with Cameron so I am starting to get a little nervous. I was 22 weeks when that happened, and I will be 21 weeks on Tuesday. I am going in on Tuesday to have my cervix lenght checked again. My friend Amy (Cameron's godmother) is going to come with us to see the little girl wiggle around on ultrasound for the first time. I am keeping every little bit crossed that my cervix is still over 3cm. I would appreciate the same from anyone else.

Other than that I have been trying to take it as easy as possible to ensure my cervix holds for as long as possible. I have the pelvic pain and horrible back pain that I had last time. I am already walking around like a little old lady, and I still (hopefully) have at least 15 more weeks. I developed a cold on Wednesday so I am trying to avoid Cameron so as to not have him catch it. So far, so good.

Speaking of Cameron... He is like a weed! He is 17 months old as of yesterday. He is getting so grown-up. But he is still such a tiny little guy. In the last 2 weeks I have had one person ask me if he was 9 months old and another in complete disbelief that he is 17 months old because her 17 month old is 10 lbs heavier! He is talking up a storm. He says the normal Mama, dada, up, Hi, uh oh. But he is starting to pick up other things like doggie, thank you, bye bye, night night, ka-ka, hot, tickle tickle, and love you. He is interacting very well: he waves Hi and buh-bye, lifts his arms up when you change his shirt, nods yes when you ask him questions. He is blowing kisses and can show you his belly and head.

He is becoming very independant. He wants to do everything himself, whether it be feeding, dressing or taking a bath, HE wants to do it. But how can you say no to those big 'ol blue eyes!

We LOVE our boy and can't wait to meet our girl. AND just so everyone is clear NO names for the little princess will be discussed until AFTER she meets the world. Same as with Cameron.

This week when I get dressed for my Dr. appointment I will take a picture of my ever-growing belly. I will also post up some new pictures of my man on the run. Hope everyone is having a good weekend and enjoys their superbowl Sunday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SO... I was right!!!

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have another ultrasound in 2 weeks for our anatomy scan. We will be confirming it then. I am waiting to start buying anything until then, just in case. But from that picture I am PRETTY sure it is a girly girl!!!