Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So Yesterday when I went to my weekly appointment, I was hoping the doctor would want to induce me next Monday. He would have too, except he is going out of town next week. What a pain!!! So I am scheduled to be induced on the 12th...and have to be on bed rest until then.
I have always pictured bed rest to be a rather relaxing idea...instead it is driving me crazy. I feel like a lazy person who doesn't accomplish anything. Thankfully, my parents live with me right now, and can help out. I am trying to be patient and hang in.
The one fun thing...Ashley is going to be induced on the 13th, so we will be in the hospital together. This has been a hilarious experience being pregnant at the same time. We have had all of our appointments together and now will finish up together. I am sad to miss her birth though...I will probably be hooked up to magnesium sulfate down the hall somewhere (a really gross drug I always have to have for the toxemia.)
Monday, September 7, 2009
I have decided to tackle this by posting tons of pictures, with brief explanations....not a great journal, but better than nothing, right?
In July, the Christensens came to visit. These are some of our favorite people! Here is Joey, with his cousin Cannon and the boys. (from left, Bryson, Dane, Ty, Jack, Ryland, Cooper)
Tyson and best buddy, Cooper aka: Floyd. (Cannon and Tiff have nicknames for all their five boys, which makes it quite confusing...that lots of names!)
In August, Ash and I packed up the kids and headed to Moses Lake. We were sad because we realized that with both of us pregnant, this is the last road trip we could make in my van. (Two adults plus the six kids!) I guess we need an RV now.
We decided to give our kids an edge by practicing for the races to be held at the Earl Family Reunion!
I love this picture of these kids getting ready to race. Carolina and Rob were holding hands...so cute.
While in Moses Lake, my son Tyson turned NINE!!! For his birthday, we went to a Seattle Mariners game. He was thrilled to recieve an ICHIRO jersey to wear to the game.
I took all the pictures, so it doesn't look like I was there.
This game of course went into the 14th inning...with a score of 0-0. Finally the Mariners brought in Griffey and he scored. At least the ending was dramatic. Here are my boys cheering.
We stayed in a nice Sheraton in downtown Seattle.
The next morning we walked to pike place market to see the sights.
While in Moses Lake, I made sure to take my kids to Franks...my favorite place to buy candy when I was a kid.
Our trip was fun and crazy...there were alot of kids staying at my parents house...8, under the age of 9 to be exact. We didn't sleep alot, and played hard...so the whole thing was quite overwhelming for a 8 month pregnant lady such as myself. It was alot of fun though, and totally worth it.
But first...a random picture of my random girls....they love to put on outfits and play. This is them tap dancing for me. Notice the underwear on GG's head and the onsie snapped over her skirt.
When we got back from WA, we went to "back the school night," and found out Tyson had been put in the class he wanted. He was supposed to be in a different class, and I had tried to get him changed, only to be told it wasn't possible by the principal...but I guess he pulled some strings. Tyson was so excited to go. This is the boys RUNNING to school the first day. By the time I got my camera to my eye, they were already at the end of the cul-de-sac...I almost missed the picture.
This is Carolina on her first day of preschool. I didn't start her right away, because I wasn't sure which school to put her in. I was so excited when they called me from the preschool at Lindon Elementary and told me a spot had opened up. She loves it, and it is so close to my house....and it is Tues-Friday from 9-12. PERFECT!<>
She was so excited, she ran right in and started talking her teacher's ear off (Miss Cindy). When I was leaving I heard her say to the girl next to her "Do you want to be my friend?"...it made me laugh. Carolina is NOT SHY!