Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sit, sit, sit, and sit some more

What a crazy couple of days we had last week. I saw my doctor last Wed. My uterus still wasn’t measuring right so we had an ultrasound done. He is still measuring right on track and growing. They said he weighed 4 lbs 12 oz. I then asked my doctor to check me. I wasn’t really having contractions but a lot of pressure and I knew he was low and had dropped. Sure enough, I was dilated to a 2, my cervix was very soft, and his head was very, very low. Last Fri I was 34 weeks and my doctor was worried I would make it to 36 weeks. He recommended I get a steroid shot to help the baby’s lungs develop in case he came really early. I got a shot then and had to go back the next day. I hate shots but the things we do as a mother. I was glad the last time I had gone walking was the Mon before my appt. I was also very grateful I had decided to not use our new eliptical machine until after he had come because I didn’t want to push myself too much. Then, Thurs afternoon I started to have contractions- fun back ones and I could feel them in my legs. Luckily, they weren’t consistent but I still called my doctor. He put me on medicine to stop my contractions and told me to sit, sit, and sit some more. He wanted me to do as little as possible. He also told me that if I were in active labor before 36 weeks they would have to helicopter me to the valley because the hospital up here isn’t equipped for babies born that early. He didn’t want to worry me but wanted me to know. That wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. But so far, so good. The medicine has helped but makes me feel crappy and tired. This is day 6 of sitting. We are just praying this guy waits till I am at least 36 weeks and then I told him we would talk. He is just so excited to join our family he can’t wait. He couldn’t wait to start his journey after our miscarriage and can’t wait now. As much as we would love to see him, the longer he is in me the better. So please say a prayer for our little guy and for me. I wasn't able to get another picture of our little guy because his head was too low and turned. I told the lady we have a ton of pictures of our little blessing already.

On top of all this fun I have a nice tooth ache and I hate dentists. I am seeing one tomorrow morning so think of me then. I don't know what he can do but maybe some relief. When it rains, it pours!!!

We love you all!!!

More Dallin pictures

Dallin got ahold of our camera again. He loves to just push the button. He also loves to wear these sunglasses but usually he puts them on his neck. He liked when I put them in the right place and kept taking his own picture. Oh our Dallin!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dallin's pictures

The other day Dallin found our camera and figured out how to turn it on- I am still suspicious that Ryan showed him how. I had to laugh at the maybe 30 pictures of his face that we had. These are a few of the best ones that made me laugh. Then, some more cute ones of our fun Dallin. He just makes me smile everyday. I know he will be a great big brother.

I love this cute picture of Dallin. He doesn't like to smile when I try to take his picture so this one is a keeper.

Dallin loves our leather coffee table thing (whatever you would call it). He loves to lay on it and balance on it and the couch. The last time we got home from mesa it was 10 at night. He went straight to his favorite place- here. I thought he might fall asleep there because he didn't sleep at all in the car. Guess this table is worth every penny because Dallin loves it.

When we had Tally and Colby over, Dallin kept trying to put on Colby's shoes. I think he wants to grow up just like Colby. I told him that was fine by me- we love Colby!!

Dallin loves his cars and trucks. He makes the cutest noise as he moves his cars. Right now he loves to push his cars all over my legs. He gets this real serious look on his face when he does it. He moves his cars just the right way.

I know I am a bad mom. I just didn't want to fight when it was nap time. I could tell he was bound and determined to take the mouse and mouse pad to bed with him. I had just told Ryan he can't take toys to bed. I don't want to start that habit. Then look what I go and do. Love you Honey!! He fell asleep fast and I found him like this. Yes, I took it away so he wouldn't get tangled up in it.

I'm so proud

I am so proud of Ryan and all of his hard work. Yesterday was the last day of school and training. He is officially done with school and couldn't be happier. It has been a long 11 months with lots of tests that he had to get 80% on or he was out of the program, lots of 10 hour days sitting in a classroom, lots of quizzing him to make sure he knew the stuff, lots of stress, and a little of pepsi or dr. pepper. This whole process of moving and Ryan taking on this new job has brought us even closer. We feel like our family has grown together so much with all of our fun this last year- some ups and some downs. Through it all, Ryan has been our support and strength. It wasn't easy at times but we have made it! I am so thankful for Ryan and all that he does for our family. We are so grateful to have a good job in this time.