Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This and That

Still no baby.
I had a doctors appointment yesterday though and things look good.  Baby is still head down, SO happy to hear that!  I am at a "good 2" and the head is "right there" - which basically doesn't mean much, but I guess it's some progress so I'll take it.  I was kind of hoping for a 5 but beggers can't be choosers, right!?
(Sorry, probably TMI but for all the people who keep calling and emailing...there's the info.) :)
So now we just wait and see what happens.
Until then I am going to enjoy my last few days/weeks of being a Mommy of these two...

Braden has been sick the past few days.  Not sure what exactly is going on...runny nose, cough, fever and just run down and tired.  He has been getting all his molars in the past few weeks so maybe it has something to do with that.  I told him he needs to get better before the baby comes and he said, "yeah, no coughing on the baby." :)  Last night he crawled up on my lap and fell asleep.  As much as it sucks seeing your kids sick I have to admit I loved having him sleeping curled up with me. 

Alexa is as busy as ever.  She is finishing her last day of swim lessons this week and then we are going to take a little break until the baby is here and settled.  I took her to Junior Kindergarten round-up last week.  We got all her paper work filled out and met with some of the teachers and she is now all ready for school in the Fall.  I can't believe she is already going to school and will be gone every day!  I am excited for her because she is so excited about it but I am also sad she is growing up so fast.  She is going to do so well though and I know she will love it!

Potty training update: Nothing to report.
Although like I said before we aren't even really trying right now since he isn't interested at all and with the baby coming anytime it's just not a good time to start.  Apparently though it looks like Alexa has been more successful than we have because she got him to wear his big boy underwear the other day. :)

Day 27

(This is what happens when your personal stylist is your 4 year old sister.)

Day 28

Day 29

(What one will it be???)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Project 365: Days 20-26

Day 20 - Stories with Daddy before bed. <3

Day 21 - I'm surprised there's any room for Alexa in her bed some nights.  She has to have all her "stuff" in there with her.

Day 22 - Drawing Bob and Larry. (from VeggieTales)

Day 23 - After most of the snow had melted in our yard we got a fresh new batch.  Happens every Spring.  So ready for this stuff to be gone!

Day 24 - Time for a haircut! (Before)

Day 25 - Girls shopping day with Alexa and my mom.

Day 26 - A friend and I went and got pedicures today.  The last important detail before having a baby. :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

It Worked!!

Just a quick update to let everyone know the external version worked today, Baby Bignell is now pointed in the right direction!! 
I am so thankful and happy and relieved and excited.  
Now we just need to make sure it stays there until he/she decides to come out.
Thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baby #3 - 37 Weeks

Full term!!  
After months and months (and months) of being pregnant I finally hit that point where you go, "Oh my gosh, WE'RE HAVING A BABY...soon!"  I am so unbelievably excited to hold this new little one in my arms and of course to finally find out if our family will have more pink or blue in it.  One last call, who's going to take the lead...boys or girls? :)

I think we might actually be ready for the arrival, if that's even ever possible.  The room is all set up, clothes are washed and waiting, and the car seat is ready to go.  I decided today will be the day I pack my bag as much as possible.  I have never actually packed our hospital bag before the night before we have gone in but I have been having lots of false labor and I decided I would really rather do it myself versus Matt doing it.  He would do his best but who knows what I would end up with. :)  Last weekend I spent hours in the kitchen cooking and baking and stocking up our freezer.  I have never done this before either.  (What's going on, it's so not like me to be this prepared! HA)  I just want to be extra ready this time around, especially if we have to have a c-section.  We have already had family and friends ask us what they can bring over after the baby comes.  I am so thankful for the wonderful people in our lives, we are truly very blessed!!  

A little update on how things are going:
At our last appointment baby was still breech.  I'm pretty sure it still is at this point also.  I have been trying everything I can to get this little babe flipped the past few weeks.  I have been going to the chiropractor, swimming, and hanging out upside down...which, by the way, is really hard to do when you're 8-9 months pregnant!  We will be going in tomorrow and as long as things look okay my doctor will probably try an external version.  I am feeling kind of anxious and nervous about everything but I really feel like I need to try it.  I would be more than grateful for any prayers.
Thank you!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Project 365: Days 13-19

Day 13 - Alexa cuddling her baby brother or sister. <3

Day 14 - Washed and ready to go!

Day 15 - 36 weeks and 3 days

Day 16 - Alexa ready for her Princess Class.  This is a class offered through our gym and she goes once a week.  They can come dressed up and they do all kinds of girly stuff and projects and learn how to act like a princess. (Being kind, sharing, etc.)  She loves it...of course.

Day 17 - We spent St. Patrick's Day at the zoo with some friends.  Braden loved the ducks. :)

Day 18 - Grass!!

Day 19 - "Say cheese, Mommy!"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Big Boy Bed Update

Braden has been in his big boy bed for 2 weeks now and it is going great!  We had absolutely no problems with the transition.  He didn't even really say anything about it the first night, it was like he had been in it forever.  Silly me for worrying about it...go figure.

The first night he crawled in and this is where he slept.  He just really loves that closed in feeling I guess.

(First night in big boy bed - 2/26/11)

I went in several times throughout the night and he slowly moved his way around the bed and the last time I checked he was getting close to the end.  So I piled up some pillows and blankets on the floor just in case.  Then all the sudden at about 6am I hear *thump* and his door goes flying open and he looks at me and says, "I fall out Mama!"  It was so sad and funny at the same time.  Funny only because he was fine (and the look on his face.)  The entire day whenever anyone asked him about his big boy bed all he would tell them was "I fall out."  I kept thinking: great, I bet tonight won't go so well now.  But it went fine, climbed right in and curled up again.  Hallelujah!  He won't even get out by himself, in the morning he will just lay in there and talk until we go get him.  (Alexa was the same lucky are we!?) :)

He has since ventured out a little bit and will sometimes even lay the long way.

He loves his big boy bed!  YAY!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Project 365: Days 8-12

Day 8 - Date night!

Day 9 - The boy loves his boots.

Day 10 - Dinner.  (This Mama is losing energy and ambition these days.)

Day 11 - Lunch after my doctor appt. 

Day 12 - What's better than new shoes?  New shoes found on clearance!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Project 365: Days 4-6

Day 4: I went to a chiropractor for the first time ever.  I was kind of freaked out but it went really well!  I'm hoping they can maybe help with getting little Baby Bignell to flip around.

Day 5: I don't think Braden was a fan of the car wash...

Day 6: Alexa on our mommy/daughter day out.  (More about that coming later!)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Project 365: Day 3

Alexa trying to stay warm while she waits her turn to show everyone what she learned in this session of swimming lessons.

I have to say, this girl loves the water! 
She has been in all kinds of "sports" and activities the past few years but swimming is by far the one thing she continually does really well in and wants to keep doing.  She's already a couple of levels above the other kids her age.  Maybe we have a future Olympian on our hands? :) 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Project 365: Day 2

This is where I spent an hour and a half this afternoon, apparently the baby business is hopping these days. Might as well get used to it since I'll be there lots this last month.
Last month.
I can't believe we're just over a month away! 

I told my doctor that I had a feeling the baby was still breech so we walked down to one of the ultrasound rooms to take a peek.  Sure enough, there was a little head up in my ribs.  I know there is still plenty of time for the baby to flip but I really don't like cutting it close.  This is something that I would like to have done sooner rather than later.  You hear that little Baby Bignell??

Has anyone else had a stubborn little one?  Any tricks that worked?
My doctor gave me a few ideas and I have been looking up some stuff too so I am hoping we get him/her flipped around before my next appointment otherwise my doc said he would try.  (Which I have heard isn't that pleasant.)  But honestly I don't care, I'll let him try.  I'm willing to try just about anything!  I would be so bummed if we had to have a c-section on the third one.  The surgery and recovery itself doesn't bother me much but the thought of not being the first one to hold my baby makes me really sad.
So operation get baby flipped is on!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project 365: Day 1

Today I am starting Project 365. 

I have seen so many bloggers doing this lately and I really love the idea.  Basically you take a photo every day for a year.  Seems simple, right?  Well I have been majorly slacking on getting out the camera on a daily basis so I am hoping that I can keep on top of things by doing this.  I'm not sure if I'll actually post the pictures each day or once a week or a combination of the two but either way they will make their way on here! (I'm staying optimistic that I can do this.) :) 

Day 1:  I know I have a sick little man on my hands when he falls asleep on the couch just a couple of hours after getting up in the morning.  Poor guy!