Friday, January 20, 2012

She's Here!

Keaton Leslie Ann arrived on January 18th, 2012 at 3:25 pm!

More pics and details coming as soon as we can pull ourselves away from our sweet blessing!

Friday, January 13, 2012

38 weeks and some exciting news!

Well I'm a little late on my weekly update, but better late than never I suppose!
I was 38 weeks on Monday and we had our weekly appointment on Wednesday. When the doc checked I was still between 3-4 cm and 70% effaced. I was hoping for more, but I guess we're on the right track. I don't want to rush her, though I can't wait to see her sweet face.
We also have a date! Our girl has until Wednesday morning to come into the world before being evicted! We are so excited!
I think that being able to tell Nathan an exact date has made it easier for him. We're were starting to get a little nervous, because he was starting to act out more. I think he was just a little anxious (more than we are), he knows that his world is getting ready to change, but he just didn't know when! There has been all this hype over a baby, but yet the baby still isn't here! What can I say he's like his momma he has to be able to plan things! ;)

Gender: It's a girl!
Name: Keaton Leslie Ann
Weight: Only 2 lbs. I consider this a personal accomplishment, especially with all the yummy treats I indulged in over the holidays. My total is 10 lbs.  
 Clothes: All maternity, all the time.  
Cravings: Nothing really 
Sleep: I'm up several times a night.  
Movements:  Rolling around.Our Feelings: Wednesday can't get here soon enough! I'm starting to get a little nervous about being induced. I've heard that pitocin can make contractions EXTREMELY painful! :/
We decided to give Nathan his big brother gift a little early. We realize that it's been baby talk for quite awhile now and our generous friends are starting to bring our girl lovely gifts, so we figured that Nathan needed something special. That smile was worth it! He was so happy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mid-week randoms and a 37 week pic

Just a quick post to document just how big I am at 37 weeks and 2 days, along with some mid-week randoms.

  • I've been working on my to do list before K arrives...
1.) Clean bathrooms
2.) Install car seat
3.) Sweep K's room
4.) Catch up on laundry
5.) Plan Nathan's lunches (in case I go into labor during the week)

*I hope to get all of these accomplished before our girl arrives, number 2 will obviously be completed.

  • I need to find a good book to occupy when I take breaks from my to do list.
  • My boys and me  are really into Super Mario Brothers Wii. It's great for family time! 
  • One of the teachers at Nathan's school today told him that Keaton will think he is a super hero and can do no wrong, and that she will always look up to him. You could tell he thought that was the best thing in the world. He is going to be the best big brother!  
  • Nathan also told me that Keaton couldn't wait to get out of my belly so she could meet her big brother. 
  • I pray that they will be the best of friends and always be there for one another.
  • My MIL's fried is throwing us a shower this Saturday, I wonder if I will be able to attend! ha! 

We are all on pins and needles awaiting our new addition! It won't be that much longer! :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Whoa baby! 37 week update

As of yesterday we are at 37 weeks, full term! I can't believe that it's almost time to meet our precious daughter. 
Today was my 37 week appointment and boy are things progressing. We were told today that we more than likely won't make it another 2 weeks. I'm currently between 3-4, so baby could be here as early as tonight or next week. Needless to say my nesting instincts kicked in immediately. As soon as I got home tonight I washed and sterilized bottles and binkies, and started getting Nathan's clothes organized (just in case he I go into labor during the week). 
I plan on giving the nursery a final cleaning and will hopefully post pictures of the progress. I still need to hang some pictures and find a rug, but those are small potatoes. At least K's bed is ready and her clothes have that fresh Dreft smell. 

Gender: It's a girl!

Name: Keaton Leslie Ann

Weight: Only 2 lbs. I consider this a personal accomplishment, especially with all the yummy treats I indulged in over the holidays. My total is 10 lbs.  
Clothes: All maternity, all the time. 

Cravings: Nothing really

Sleep: I'm up several times a night. 

Movements:  Rolling around.

Our Feelings: Holy Baby Batman! I can't believe that she could come any day now! I'm anxious to snuggle this sweet baby girl in my arms. 

Waiting for baby! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Goals for 2012

  I was going to post pics of Keaton items and do a 37 weeks update (Hello! Full term!), but I thought I would go ahead and post my goals for 2012. So without further to do here are my goals for 2012!

  1. This is a goal I always strive for and always feel that I can do better. I want to become closer to God and become a better servant to Christ. 
  2. Be the best wife I can be. I know that husbands and wives have their ups and downs, and goodness knows Tripp and I have. I want this year to be better, I want to be the best wife I can be and not stress him out with my problems after he has been hard at work all day. I want to be able to greet him with a smile and not dump my daily problems on him, though sometimes I know I will. Hey, I'm only human! 
  3. Be the best mother that I can be. I want to set good examples for my children to follow. I want to lead by example and help them become the best little people they can be. :)
  4. Find a job. I miss teaching terribly. I hope to be able to find a job in 2012. I know that if it's God's will then I will have a job. I just need to remember to put all my faith in HIM. 
  5. I don't know how possible this one will be with a new baby, but I want to read a book a month. This was a goal that I made for 2011 and did fairly decent. I ended up reading quite a few wonderful books, but unfortunately I lost track of just how many. 

And there you have it my goals for 2012! Let's hope that I meet them! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

So long 2011. Hello 2012.

  Oh. my. goodness. 2011 is over and done with! There was plenty of heart break, but also lots of surprises and joy. Now for our 2011 recap! 

 January. January 10th we lost a woman who was near and dear to all of us. Tripp's grandmother, "Ganny" went to be with the Lord. It was a sad time for us, but we know she is in a better place and looking down on us. 
February. February was somewhat uneventful, though I did have one of the best Valentine's days to date. Tripp, Nathan, and I stayed home and had a yummy meal and exchanged gifts. So thankful to be able to call them Valentines. :)
March. March brought us the Final Four. We cheered our beloved Wildcats in the Final Four!
 April. We celebrated Easter.
May. Oh May was an exciting month! Nathan played t-ball for the first time and we also found out that we were expecting! 
 June. My baby boy turned 6 years old. I spent the whole month wondering why time is flying by!
July. Nathan had his first cub scout camp out. Tripp and I both went with him. Nathan had a wonderful time and slept like a log. All I can say is what was I thinking, being 3 months pregnant and trying to camp out was not one of my brightest moments, though I did enjoy watching my boy have so much fun!
 August. My not so little boy started first grade. 
 September. We moved into our new house and spent the entire month (as well as the rest of the year) turning it into our home. 
 October. We spent the majority of the month cheering on our footballer. We also made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch and Nathan scored plenty of candy while trick or treating! :)

November.  We traveled to my home town to spend Thanksgiving with my family. (Because we knew I wouldn't be able to travel during the Christmas season). I was so glad to spend the holiday with my family. I love visiting with my parents and spending quality time with them. 
December. December was a whirl wind! I'm pretty sure we had something every weekend. Our sweet boy was a wiseman in our church's Christmas play, we had a wonderful Christmas morning, and hosted Christmas dinner for 14. We soaked up every minute of it as it was our last Christmas as a family of three. 

 I hope you all had a wonderful 2011 and that 2012 is a year full of love and blessings.