Saturday, October 29, 2011


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

welcome to our world...

Our little Elias "Eli" came on the day we hoped for!!! At 12:54 am today we were blessed with our little guy. He weighs 7lbs 12oz and 23" long. I feel like the luckiest momma in the world with my boys.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

News Flash . . .

There is still no baby. Little dude #2 is obviously very stubborn. My sister is wondering how I can walk around 4 cm and not be in labor, I thought the same thing for the first day. Then soon realized I could be like this tell his actual due date on the 30th!

I have had some contractions but nothing regular enough to head to the hospital for. We are still pulling for the 23rd and hoping that that is what little dude has in mind too!

If not, I see my ob on Monday morning and we are going to talk induction. I think she will probably be surprised to see me considering she thought I could go any day.

In other news, Daddy and Will went on his second field trip a Pumpkin Patch/Farm and Will had a blast! I got to have some alone time and watched Brides Maids. Hilarious! Anyway, I am hoping to post some pictures of Will's trip with Daddy later. Lew said he was so good, listened, talked to friends and was so loving to all the animals. Kind of wish I went but glad they got some bonding time. I got a big ole' hug and smoochie as he calls it when he got home followed by, "I missed you SO much momma!" I always miss him when I am without him. It will definitely be hard being in the hospital and not seeing him off to bed.

Did I mention I have been walking everyday...walked 4 miles at the mall the other day and not one contraction? Oh..well, he will come when he is ready.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oh Baby...

38 weeks and 2 days. Little dude #2 is still in there. I had my ob appointment today and am now 4cm dialated. She says I could go any day. That's what she thought last week too. I am beginning to wonder if this kid is ever coming out!

If he doesn't come by next Monday which will be my 39 week check up, we are going to start the talk of inducing. Don't really want that but seeing how I have dialated this much, I think I will be okay with it all.

I have had really irregular contractions over the last couple of days, so hoping that they will get more consistent. Maybe this little dude wants to stay put tell the 23rd like his Daddy and big brother. Who knows.

After my appointment today I cleaned like a mad woman, have had one cup of Red Raspberry leaf tea (which is not the greatest tea) and Will and I plan on taking a nice long walk later. If this baby doesn't come tonight, I plan on walking with a couple friends tomorrow morning.

I am so ready for this little dude to come, Lew is ready, my sister is anxiously awaiting a phone call, and my good friend is on stand by for Will.

Come on baby, you can come...NOW! Thanks.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

total cuteness !

And Daddy wonders why I can't say no to you. Total cuteness!

The last couple of days you and I have been inseperable, I am so okay with that.

You asked me the other day when my brother comes out can you pick me up and hold me? Broke and melted my heart. So, today I got you out of bed, picked you up and brought you to snuggle in my bed.

You made me a mom, have taught me so much, you are my world. I will love you always, more than air.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Love this Puppy!

He changed his mind for Halloween...from a train to a puppy! He definitely is a cute one and snuggly too.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

and . . .

Did I get you? Unfortunately, no baby news to report yet. But, I am 3cm dialated so we are getting closer with each appointment. Maybe this will be the week. Or maybe I will be 3 cm until October 30th when this little dude is due.

Either way, I would like him to come sooner rather than later but he can wait tell Sunday. My good doctor is out of town from Thursday to Sunday afternoon. So...if he can wait in there tell then, that would be marvelous. My doctor told me to relax as much as possible. HA! Life with a 3 year old and a husband who works a ton, add my training into the mix, not a lot of time for chilling out. But, I definitely have cut back my training a little bit just so that I don't totally over do it.

So...I thought it would be fun to have you all guess when this little guy will come. When do you think he is going to make his appearance? We are hoping for the 23rd here because Daddy, Will and little dude would all have the same day in common. Guess we will just wait and see!

Happy Tuesday friends!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

my thoughts . . .

The last couple of nights I have been not sleeping well, to be expected. But, I have been doing my most deepest thinking in those moments. I know, how philosophical of me.

I have been thinking about being a mom of two. Surprisingly, I have been feeling very confident in my mom abilities during these deep, middle of the night moments. I was so nervous with Will at this stage of pregnancy. But, now I am not. I feel like I am going to be able to do it, and even manage it.

I have this feeling that I am going to be able to handle breast feeding this go around because I know what it takes to be a mom. I hate that I feel like Will is the trial run but honestly, isn't our first born a guessing game? I am anxious for this one to be here, so I can do things right. Does that sound totally horrible? Will has turned out amazing, I couldn't ask for a better little guy. But, now that I know what it takes, thanks to my Will, this time around it will be a lot easier for me.

I won't be stressed like I was with Will. I know the baby ins and outs. I know that his winky has to be pushed down or else you are going to have wet clothes to change with each diaper. Yes, we actually did not know to do this. I still laugh at it.

I think because I know what I know now, that I will be a great mom to this new little guy. I will also be an even better mom to Will because it will be second nature to me.

I feel like my boys and I will have a special bond that can never be broken, even when they do grow up and marry.

I know that I will love this little guy as much as I love Will. There is enough love to go around.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ready. Set. Blast off !

At least that is what will says. When he's ready. And friends, this mom is ready.

I am not sleeping. Feel like I have to pee all the time. My house is clean. I just vacuumed for the second time today. Don't ask me why. Oh yeah, dog hair. It drives me insane these days! I even dusted, which I hate.

Will's clothes are cleaned, folded and put away. New clean sheets on everyone's bed. Bags are packed. My pilates class got me a new diaper bag...a Vera Bradley one. Plus, a bunch of Target gift cards. Totally blessed to have these ladies in my life. The new diaper bag is a wonderful treat for me.

I have shepards pie and homemade tomato sauce frozen, just because. I do have to go to the grocery store, just to make sure that Will has his "primary" snacks. Don't want my baby boy to go starving when Daddy is fixing pasta everyday. Hoping my sister will make a couple things for me, last time she brought over homemade pizza the day we came home from the hospital. Yum. That sounds kinda good now.

Tomorrow we are going to a Fall Fest because I am kinda hoping baby will come soon. Then Will gets to enjoy hayrides, face painting, and a petting zoo. He does have a trip planned with his school soon but, it's later in the month and I am hoping baby will be here. Daddy is going to take him to that one. Can you tell I want this baby here yet? On Tuesday I measured 37 weeks, so I am a little bigger than my actual date. After Sunday, this little guy can make an appearance if he is so inclined. My sister is in town, and maybe there will be a full moon next week.

I have to take a 200 question test this weekend sometime to keep my Personal Training certification active. I have been trying to take it all week but, I have been busy training or teaching. Or running errands. Plus, I can't take it when Will is around, I need total concentration. Exercise Science might seem like a piece of cake, but it's not. Lew has been working crazy hours as usual and is currently working his 7th day straight. Don't ask me how he does it, or myself for that matter. I guess we just make it work.

Well, I am going to run to Target now. Thinking about baking again. Trouble on both ends.

Happy Weekend friends.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

because . . .

its all I got.

a random post just for you.

my pregnancy brain has nothing new and exciting really to share except the randoms.

had a check up yesterday and i am currently at 2cm. little man's head is still high. but i beg to differ. he feels like he is resting right on my bladder.

my sister is coming back from a business trip today. thank goodness, since she is my other right hand man. not sure what I would do if I went into labor without her. she definitely helped motivate me last time and was very encouraging.

will is doing amazing in school. loves it. he's even sharing toys at school. a big thing. he is so smart too! i am amazed how quickly he picks things up. he has a very "engineering" type of mind. he is better with numbers than he is with letters. which is good because i was horrible at math, still am. i excelled in english courses, so i can always help him there!

he has officially changed his mind about being polar express for halloween. he is going to be a puppy now. the costume is really cute and definitely suits him these days. glad that i got it, just in case the little guy decides to make an early appearance. i would hate for will to miss halloween. he asks me everyday if it is halloween yet. such a cutie.

we are totally ready for baby. we do have to get a second crib mattress but i am not too concerned about that right now since he will be sleeping in the co-sleeper for a little bit. clothes are washed and put away. bags are officially packed. car seat ready. big brother gift bought for will. which i think he will love. i got lew a really nice card, that made me ball of course. just have to remember to give it to him.

lew got me an early push gift...a pandora bracelet! and it is totally gorgeous. he actually let me pick it out because he wanted me to really like it, since we can add to it. i have started wearing my heart necklace that he got me for will with his initials on it. hoping it will be my good luck charm.

have felt the need to bake lately. just made chocolate chip cookies with m&m's, two different recipes of pumpkin muffins. one with raisins and one with chocolate chips. i like the chocolate chip ones the best. thanks lindsay! kinda feel like baking something today, but not sure what. any good recipes you want to share?

enough rambling. time to get productive. ha. who am i kidding. i might be in my pjs for more than half the day.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our Journey to You . . .

18 weeks

23 weeks

26 weeks

32 weeks

34 weeks

36 weeks

What a journey it has been. From trying, to it actually happening, and to you growing inside me. Every time you kick me I am reminded that God made us wait, just for you.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Love you baby !

You were upset that your helicopter was still wet from the paint and you wanted to play with it. Even that face melts my heart. I love you more than air.

Also...36 weeks today and feeling it!
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