Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our snowboarding princess

Cady came out dressed like she is in the video and this is her tale of why she is dressed this way. Note, she really has no clue about snowboarding. Rob hasn't been at all this season and if anything she might have heard one conversation about in, "Have you been boarding yet?"

It's very typical of me to take a video going the wrong direction. Not sure how to fix it.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Good news

The fact that Cady isn't really into books and doesn't sit still to be read to was a topic of conversation over the holidays. We are happy to announce that we now have a bookie. Cady turned a corner and now loves to be read to before bed. Three books, minimum!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Master Negotiator

Cady just went pee on her potty like she does everyday but today she wanted M&M's. Our system is that she gets one sticker on her chart everytime she goes. If she fills all the boxes on the chart she gets to pick a big candy from her Halloween Candy. She gets M&M's for poops since she is having problems with that.

But today after she peed she came into me and said she wanted M&M's. I told her we don't get M&M's for pees but I'd be happy to help her with the stickers. She said, "Yeah, but on John and Kate she gives M&M's for pees". I told Cady that when she was really little she got M&M's for pees too but now she gets stickers for pees, M&M's for poops and a big candy for getting all of her stickers.

Cady says, "What I get for farts?" [:|]

Monday, January 12, 2009

Growin' a big one!

That's what the Dr. told me when she measured me today. She's not one to overexaggerate since she told me Cady measured on the small side but she was just a few ounces bigger than average. I'm not doubting her at all since at 32 weeks Coben is OUT OF SPACE and I often have to push his little body parts back in as he stretches out and just stays that way leaving little nodules on my belly.

So, I'm really hoping the past two Dr. visits are not foreshadowing Coben's birthdate. There are not many days in Colorado where it's hard to drive around but there have been two days this Winter. Both days were the days of my prenatal visit. Today and last month. The roads were super-slick and difficult to drive. In fact, last month Cady and I slid right through a red-light. Scary! IT WOULD NOT BE FUNNY IF COBEN DECIDED TO COME DURING A SNOW-IN!

I've been having lots of contractions lately. It's frustrating to me because it's just about every time I get up to do something. Walking down the hallway at work sets them off, going to the grocery store sets them off, standing up sets them off. I have eight weeks left and at this rate I'm going to be one flaccid vessel of jelly if I can't get up and get moving. Besides that, Rob turns about 10 shades of white everytime I start getting some painful contractions. Rob, who never barks, actually barks, "Sit down! We are NOT having this baby early!" So, I finally have figured out that there IS something that rattles Rob (other than those random really rotten Cady days).

I'm starting iron pills today. I've had low iron for a month but just today the Dr. decides that "We should have had you on iron pills from the get-go! We're risking a transfusion at delivery here!" Well, thank you very much, I don't think it was my call! I'm excited though because I have high hopes that this means I will be able to lift my arms above waist level without having to sit down and rest.

So, all is well in baby land! I didn't realize how easy I had it with Cady. I don't remember being in any hurry for her to come and I feel like I could have carried her forever...(well, until my due date passed then I was questioning). I earned myself bad pregnancy Karma by thinking that all the pregnancy complainers surrounding me were just complaining because they could...I didn't know that they actually felt this way. Now I wonder, "Am I really going to make it another 8 weeks?"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

From the backseat...

The three of us were driving to Wes' Memorial Service and Cady was chatting away in the backseat.

"Mommy, look at my tummy. It's so big. I think I'm going to have a baby. But not yet, the baby has to get bigger. And then I'm going to go to the Dr. and squeeze the baby out and after that I can have a beer!"

Lordy, the conversations they remember. I'm driving and racking my brain trying to connect her thoughts and then it hit me. A few weeks ago we had this conversation.

Cady: "Only daddy drinks beer"
Me: "Sometimes mommmy drinks beer but not when she has a baby in her stomach. She can only drink beer when there is no baby in her stomach."

The things she remembers astounds me!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

For the side-by-side comparison

Cady, maybe a week or two older than Coben was for his pics. She really did have some honker cheeks, huh? Although the ultrasound tech did comment that he has a fair amount of chunk for his own cheeks at his early age!