Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hope it was Merry

Merry Belated Christmas to all that stop by here and let us share with you! Hope it was a good one! I must say Christmas can seem a little lackluster after the best gift - a little one to hold! But it was enjoyed by all... J loved the presents and likes to literally open one at a time to play with. Totally open the present and play with the toy before moving on... so he takes a while to get through his gifts! A few of the things he got that he loves... Thomas the Tank Engine track set, Chicago Bears Football Helmet, Dr's kit (he knew exactly how to use it all before we even showed him!), and other little Thomas toys! E got a new diaper bag - mommy is so excited! She can now upgrade from her boring little eddie bauer backpack to a cute little mod diaper bag (no winnie the pooh bag for this mom!).

G & I were very excited to open a camcorder from his parents! Now we can flood you all with vid links as well :) hee hee!!

The above pic is our Family Christmas Picture... that's the expression Jake gives when you want/ask him to smile for a picture. The only way to get him smiling in a pic is to certainly not ask him!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

Says J & E! Every day since E's birth we've pretty much been getting snow and/or ice! Today E was wearing his Let it Snow shirt and J made a snowman with Daddy! So I guess we had a theme day :) Merry Christmas Eve!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home and doing well!

I posted the other day about brothers J & E complete with a pic, and update on how J is handling things. But alas, the world wide web ate it!

Anyway, mostly all is well! Just tired of course, but not completely dragging! J was having some tantrums but that's been getting better. It was so unlike him. He's normally pretty calm and mellow.

E has his 1 week well baby check up at the docs today! Wow, one week already!!

Yesterday my side of the family came up to "do" Christmas... but mostly to snuggle baby E! I don't think I saw my baby for 5 hours except to go feed him! We fed the rest of the family some local chicago style pizza from Giordano's. Gma brought us up a vat of her wondeful chicken noodles, a tray of cookies, and a thing of YUMMY persimmion pudding (that apparently I'll be eating by myself as G looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if he wanted some. I think he thought I was trying to poison him! ha!). Gotta love the holidays and new babies!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Big boy is here!

Evan Joseph arrived 12/16 @ 6:35pm tipping the scales at 9lbs 3oz 21 1/4"

More later... just wanted to share the big news!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Could today be the day??

Not sure but I'll keep ya posted! I've been having contractions from my back and they're getting pretty painful. They're about 6 mins apart lasting for about 30 seconds. The doc says to call when they're between 4-5 mins apart lasting 1 min for over an hour. So we could be on our way to that... or they could just stop. We'll see! Think I'm gonna give G a call and see what our game plan is!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Full Moon & Die Hard

Last night was a full moon, and there are many stories about it causing women to go into labor and the hospital being full! Alas, last night was not the night for baby and me! I did have a lot of contractions off and on throughout the night, nothing that turned into labor obviously!

Finished all my Christmas present wrapping last night while G and I watched the original Die Hard. We both love that movie... and it's Christmasy! HA HA!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fell on the Ice!

I'll start off saying not to worry, because everyone (mom & baby) is okay!

In going to G's parents for his bday dinner last night I stepped out of my car and took a quick trip to the rear of the vehicle! G comes driving down the street wondering why I'm laying in the middle of the driveway. He helps me up, we get inside, I park it in the recliner, the baby was moving like normal and all seems well.

After dinner on the way home I start to think about it. G and I agree it's probably something I should notify the doc about. So when we get home, I call the doc, she calls me back ONE whole minute later - I love my doc! She ordered me to the hospital for monitoring and to get everything checked out. So off I go to the hospital!

Four hours later I got to go home. The baby's HB and activity was perfectly healthy! The ultrasound showed everything was as it should be and no bleeding or placental separation. The blood test showed no fetal blood in my blood. We passed with flying colors thank goodness... but that was the most boring and lonely 4 hours EVER! I did grab a book on the way out the door. But it was one I just randomly grabbed at the library and omigod it was sooo boring! However, I guess boring would be strived for considering what I was in for!

Well that's all the excitement from me for now! One week until the induction date... unless he decides to come on his own before that :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Deck the Halls!

Thought I'd show a few pics of some of our Christmas decorations! Not many people ever get to see our decor, since we go to visit others usually. Luckily with the baby's arrival... some more people will actually see our decorations this year! The first picture is of something new I tried to do after being inspired from a decorating site... to decorate the chandelier! I like the direction it was heading, I feel it needs one more layer of something... but mama has run out of steam and it'll stay as it is for the holidays :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Yesterday was family haircut day

It's a rare occurence that we would all happen to need/get our haircut on the same day - but it happened! I hadn't been since the end of August and I definitely needed a trim! I was putting it off because I wanted to get it as close to when the baby is born as possible... so I don't have to worry about how I was going to get my haircut with a newborn. At least now I have 3 mths until I need to worry about that again!

Then G decided he needed one too, so armed with his coupon (that I save from the junk mail - poor guy - at least he humors me!) off he went to get his haircut. J about came unglued when I told him Daddy was leaving to get his haircut. J was saying "no, cut, no cut!" Thinking I meant his hair! I reassured him no, just Daddy was getting his haircut.

Well, once G got home we realized that J really needed a cut too. After his "first haircut" back in May we purchased our own clippers for J's hair. Well J hates the clippers with a passion and usually a lot of tears are involved. We decided to bribe him with a cookie (one of my Mom friends brough some Mrs. Fields cookies to my wrapping party on Friday - yum, yum) and he took the bait. He sat in his chair and let G cut his hair with no whimpers, tears, or sudden movements! Cookies have an amazing power! ha ha! He looks so clean cut now, I should take a pic!

So that was how it came to be family haircut day for the H family! :)

If you're watching the Chicago Bears game today keep an eye out for G! ha ha, yah right, good luck! He's gone all day today with a bunch of people from work - when he left this morning it was 5 degrees out -3 with windchill. So J and I are home keeping warm today, although we will have to go for a milk run later this afternoon. Amazing how much milk we go through around here, can only imagine how it's going to be when the boys are older! Yikes!

Oh and on a sidenote, I realize from some emails I've received that there's some confusion about my blog. Please know that I just refer to everyone by their first initials only because this is a public site, I don't really call them that!! Also if you'd like to leave a comment (which would be great so I don't think I'm talking to myself - I do that enough as it is) you don't have to "log on" just click on the anonymous option and sign your name in the text you type!

Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

37 weeks and counting...

Not too much new to report though. Still big and getting bigger by the day :) It snowed a first real snow here last night... it's cold and very windy out. We did have some moms and their kids over to play this morning so that was nice. The weather didn't delay them too much.

We have almost all the baby stuff ready to go, now just to sit (as much as possible with a toddler, ha ha) and wait Even got the infant carseat in the car... my suv just got A LOT smaller all of the sudden though!

Just thought I'd show ya a pic and also one of big brother to be!