"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welcome to the World Precious Ian James!!!

Last Friday about 45 minutes after I posted my baby update my water broke! I labored for about 8 1/2 hours ..........

and at 12:05 am on Saturday April 25th weighing 5lbs 9oz at 19 inches long Baby Ian made his grand entrance into this world.....

Ian was born at 35 weeks. I only got to hold him for long enough to snap a few pictures then he was immediately taken to the NICU.......

This is not our first experience with the NICU, our first son who was born at 36 weeks was in the NICU for 11 days. Although that does not make it easier it does help us understand better what is going on. Ian is a perfect little baby who just wasn't done cooking! With a little help from the awesome NICU unit and some time he will be perfectly healthy and able to come home!

Mommy and Daddy couldn't be more in Love!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Baby Update!!

My Baby Bump 35 weeks....
I know I have had a major lack of postings lately. I have not had sweet baby boy yet but things seem as if he will be here soon. I am 35 1/2 weeks, I had my first son 36 weeks to the day. I went to the doctor on Monday and had a sonogram, the baby weighs about 5lbs 4oz currently. He is head down and has dropped. He also did my Strep b test and went ahead and checked me. I have started to diolate, not sure how much I didn't ask and my cervix is starting to thin.

Tuesday night I started having contractions that were 5- 13 minutes apart for about 2 1/2 hours straight. By the time I went to bed they had slowed to about 15 minute apart. I have been fine every since, thank goodness. I would prefer this baby to stay in for at least 2 more weeks.

For now I am just taking it easy trying to keep my feet up when I am not at work and drinking plenty of fluids!

It wont be long!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hoppy Easter

Paxton had a great Easter this year. I love Easter for many reasons including the fact that Poops started walking on Easter last year. We usually do Easter at our house but seeing that I am way pregnant and in no mood to entertain we celebrated at my sister-in-laws instead.

When we woke up Easter morning it was pouring down rain and had been for several hours. This was a huge bummer since this was Paxtons first truely mobile Easter and I was looking forward to watching all the excitement of hunting eggs with his cousins.
I started the morning with a sad attempt at making egg and bunny shaped pancakes...... (they didn't look very cute but they were super yummy and I have had major cravings for breakfast foods lately!)

Then after Paxton finished eating his bunny cakes we revealed the fun goodies the Easter Bunny left for him.....

Then it was off to Aunt Lisa and Uncle Marks for Easter Lunch, play with cousins, and some egg hunting.......

And the good lord blessed us with just enough sun to hunt Easter Eggs outside...

Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dying Easter Eggs!

Yesterday Mommy and Poopoo dyed eggs for Easter...........
Paxton was actually really good at it, he only broke 2 eggs!
Putting the sticker on the eggs was his favorite part!
Our finished product......

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Nesting is in Overdrive!!!

Today I was busy busy nesting getting ready for my sweet little peanut. I sorted threw all the things I got at my shower along with several tubs full of Poopoos old stuff. I washed everything and put it away. I was overwhelmed with the amount of clothing Ian has. If you can believe it this is only newborn and 0-3 month size.
I also put together the Exersaucer, I swear it had like 5 thousand parts to assemble. And of coarse Paxton had to test it out, even though he was way to big for it.

LOL look at how his knees are bent.....