Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What day will it be?

My due date is September 19th, and people have already started placing their bets on when the baby will come.

My dear friend Katie is saying the 6th. And she IS a nurse, so I have to believe her. :-) I would be all for having the baby that early! However, the only bad thing is that the puggie picnic the 7th, and we can't miss that!

As for me, I'm saying the 15th. Its a full moon. I'm a total believer in the effects of a full moon on people. Just ask any teacher! (right Courtney?) I have been told that hospitals have more staff in labor and delivery units on full moons.

So what do you think? Will I be early? Will I be late? Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pool Fun

This summer I got a membership to the Livonia Rec Center so I could use their pool. When I go I like to walk in the lazy river. (in the picture above, the lazy river is the thing in the middle) The great thing is that in the morning the lazy river is only open to adult walkers. I do love it.

Now there are two ways you can walk. You can walk with the current or against the current. I always walk with the current, because going against it is REALLY hard.

Last week when I was there, there was this lady who had to be at least 80 years old walking in the river. And of course she was walking against the current. As we passed each other she told me that I should be walking the other way with her. I explained to her that her way was WAY to hard. And she laughed.

Later this woman and I were chatting and she told me how she had six children, and she swam the whole time she was pregnant with each of them. It was fun chatting with her!

When I'm 80 I hope I'm walking against the current!

Monday, August 25, 2008


While I was a nanny, one of my favorite things was their nursing stool. I used this thing ALL the time. Between feeding and rocking it got used every day.

So I knew I had to have a nursing stool of my own. And it was quickly added to my registry. Sadly this item was overlooked by my generous shower goers. In the end I was okay with that. After all it was not something I HAD to have. And to be honest I really forgot about the nursing stool all together.

That is until my last day of work. Know what they gave me? Their old nursing stool! I was so happy! It reminded me that God is the true giver of all good gifts, and if we rely on him to meet our needs he will not disappoint.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby Update

Yesterday, I went in for another ultrasound to see how big the baby was getting. The baby is about 6 pounds now. So it will probably be around 8 pounds at birth. Not as big as they thought! That is good news!

The lady who does the ultrasound can never really say anything much more than that. And I had an appointment with my doctor today, so she could tell me what she saw.

Well....I never made it to that appointment. My doctor called me bright and early today, saying that she wanted me to head to the hospital for a few test. (not the best thing to wake up to!) From the ultrasound she saw more fluid than normal around the babies head. She said she wanted to get it checked out.

So I called Donnie, and had him come home from work to take me to the hospital. They watched the baby for a few hours. (listening to the heart beat, recording contractions, and baby movement) When they determined that the baby was a okay, I was able to go home.

However, now I get to have this done every week. (one doctor said twice a week) They want to make sure that the fluid is not there because of an infection.

I did get a super cool bracelet from the whole ordeal!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Belly

At my last baby shower, I was bragging about not having any stretch marks.

I spoke about a week to soon. Now my belly is covered in them. To be honest, they don't bother me. And not a whole lot of people see them. (well....until this post that is)

Donnie still says my belly is irresistible.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm a SAHM!

Tuesday was officially my last day of work! I'm a stay at home mom now. I should be super excited about this, and sadly I'm not.

Here is the issue. I feel like I have SO much stuff to do around the house before the baby comes, but I'm not physically able to do it. This is extremely frustrating to me. However, on the good side, my mom is going to start coming over to help get stuff done. Yeah mom!

People have asked me if its sad to leave the kids I nanny for. And I really don't think it has been that hard. I have met the nanny that is replacing me, and I really like her. They will be in good hands. Also, I really feel ready to move on to the next part of my life. And I will see them on Saturday. They are performing in a play, and Donnie and I are going to go see it. :-)

Maybe I will feel different on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Room!

Our computer room is starting to look like a baby room! My mom bought us the dresser, and Donnie put it together this past weekend. Donnie is super good at putting things together, and this dresser took him forever! I swear they just sent us some wood, and an instruction novel. There is no way I would have had the patience to put it together!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm Alive!!

I know I have not posted in a bit, so just to let you know I'm alive! I'm sure you all were very worried! :-)

Donnie and I have been busy with our child birthing classes, and meeting with doctors for the baby.
Here is our problem. We have met with three doctors, and all of them were fine, but I don't think any of them was "the one". So do we keep looking? Or do we just stick with one of the three we already met?

If we do keep looking, I'm not sure who we would even meet with. I guess I could start going through the phone book! :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We did it!!!!

As many of you know, Donnie and I had the goal of buying 3,000 diapers before the baby was born. And you know what????

We did it!!!!!

We have 3,149 diapers!!!! (most of which are in the basement)

Now its onto wipes. hehehe :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Josiah James

There have been some questions about where the name Josiah is coming from. I hope this post will explain. :-)

When I first started volunteering at City Mission I worked with the preschoolers, and one of them was Josiah. (he's on the left in the picture)
He was the first Josiah I had meet, and I loved his name! He is all grown up now. (like 9 years old) And I still love his name. (he's on the right on the picture)
When we found out we were pregnant, and started thinking about names, however, Josiah was not something that came to mind.

Then one day my mom was driving in Ohio, and saw a road named Josiah. (now keep in mind, I was only in my first trimester when this happened) She called me, told me we were having a boy, and we were going to name him Josiah. I had always liked the name, so I had no problem with that!

Donnie's first name is James, and so is his dad's, so we really wanted James to be his middle name.

I hope this helps! :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Play Date

Donnie's side of the family ALL have pugs. So on Sunday Frankie got to have a play date with his cousin Bella. Bella belongs to Donnie's cousin Jenny.

Now Frankie is not too much into playing, or other dogs, so I think it was a bit disappointing for Bella.

At one point Donnie was holding Bella, and Frankie was SO jealous. I thought he was going to pop! Here are some pictures of the event.

Monday, August 11, 2008

That Pug

We always say that Frankie is the most unloyal dog we know, and this story proves it!

As I posted yesterday, I ordered some great stuff from Target. Lucky it was delivered via UPS and I was home to accept the packages. So I open the door, sign for the packages, and then the UPS guy turns to leave. And you know what? Frankie went with him!

Now Frankie has never escaped on us before, so this was something new. Frankie proceeded to follow the UPS guy to his truck, and get this, TRIED TO JUMP INTO THE TRUCK WITH HIM!!

The whole time he is yelling at Frankie to get into the house, and I'm outside (in my pj's!) trying to chase this dog back into the house. Luckily, I was able to get the pug back into the house.

I'm sure this was very entertaining for all the neighbors.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Baby Stuff!

From my three showers, I had received a few Target gift cards. I was most excited about using these to pick up some more stuff from my registry. People had been so kind, and blessed me with a fairly large amount of money on the gift cards. I was excited to buy tons of stuff for the baby. However, after a couple clicks of the mouse, all the money was gone. How does that happen? :-)
So I ended up getting a car seat, cabinet locks, fitted sheets, and a clock that had womb sounds. :-) Thanks peeps for the gift cards!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Childbirth Class

Donnie and I had our first childbirth class on Monday. It was actually a lot more informative that I thought it was going to be.

So, at one point the teacher asks people to name thing that are bad in pregnancy. All the normal things came up, like smoking, drugs, not eating right, and not working out. But then the teacher added one of her own. A bad attitude.

Now anyone that has been around me knows that I have had a bad attitude about this pregnancy. However, I say I'm entitled to my bad attitude. Recently every morning I have been throwing up. In the shower, in the car, on the driveway and so on. I say this gives me the right to my bad attitude. :-)

I would however, never tell my teacher this. I might fail the class! :-)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shower #2

I totally thought I posted about my second shower, but I never did. So here we go. :-)

My second shower was a couple weeks ago, and hosted by some dear friends of the family. Many family friends came out to show love to the new baby. My Aunt Deb and Uncle Bob even came up for the event.
My dad and Uncle Bob made this great fruit carriage. I was most impressed!
I was also highly impressed with the cake. And I have to say it even tasted better than it looked! yummmm
Kim, who made all the invitations, also made these great favors. They looked so good! I told her she could go into business selling the things she makes!
And this is a picture of my dear Aunt Deb and myself. Please ignore that fact that I wore the same dress to all three showers. :-)

Yeah Zoo!

Did you all go out and vote yesterday? I did, mainly only for the zoo. So I'm very happy to wake up this morning to find that it passed! Yeah zoo!!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Katie...Do not read this post!

Donnie and I are officially now telling the gender, and name of the baby. So if you don't want to know....stop reading now. (Katie....this means you)

According to the ultrasound, we are having a....(drum roll please)........boy!

However, I still have my reservations about the accuracy of the ultrasound.

And are you all ready for the name?????? J
osiah James. (I'm telling people they are not allowed to call him

Monday, August 04, 2008

Baby Room

Our computer room is starting to look like a nursery! On Saturday Donnie put together the rocker.
Then Donnie and his friend Steven put the crib together on Sunday! Its great to have this stuff done!
Now, I just have to find a place to put all the stuff that's in the middle of the room!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Shower #3

Today I got the pleasure to attend my third (and final) shower. We had such a good time.
We enjoyed a great lunch together, and then everyone offered words of advise on motherhood.
Then it was time for presents! Many of the guests went together to buy our swing. I'm very excited to have this!

Friday, August 01, 2008

What do you think?

Here is my question for the day. How far would you drive for a pediatrician?

I talked to all my friends that live close to me, and they all go to pediatricians that are sorta far away. However, these friends LOVE their doctors. So Donnie and I next week have appointments to meet with three somewhat far away doctors.

So what do you think? Would you go to an okay pediatrician that was super close, or a great pediatrician that was far away?