Party of Five

Tomorrow is the big day! We’ll finally get to meet this little one that’s been causing so much trouble.

Tom and I will report to the hospital at 5:30 in the morning and surgery is scheduled for 7:30. Hopefully we’ll be out of surgery and recovery by lunch time or near there.

I wasn’t feeling too panicked or anxious until I hugged my in-laws and hugged my kids and Mom a little bit ago. I felt like I might just cry but was keeping it together. Then Tom called and I just started crying. Funny how talking to your husband just draws out those emotions you can otherwise conceal. It’s safe to say that my pre-baby jitters have finally kicked in, briefly. Hopefully that was my only mini meltdown because I know there is nothing to cry about. I’m super excited to meet Amelia!

I’m off to find something around the house to do and keep my mind occupied until bed time!


Happy Halloween!

The Week of “D”

Tuesday was Hannah’s Day Out with Daddy! She was super excited to spend the day with her Daddy at school. They got to eat donuts and make crafts together. They had a blast. Han was also attendance taker for that day and got to stand up at the front with her teacher to take the attendance. Show and Tell was a sparkly dolphin.

Thursday Hannah did a ton of Fall paintings and projects. Her teacher gave her a treat bag and they had a special treat for her school mate’s birthday. Show and Tell was a Rubber Ducky; pink with black polka dots none the less ;)

I feel like more happened this week but pregnancy brain is getting the best of me at the moment ;)

The Week of “C”

Tuesday, Hannah enjoyed showing off her camera for the week of C as well as some freestyle coloring. She was super excited to bring class snack, one of her favorites-Cheez-Its! She even brought home her school picture proofs!

Carter enjoyed going to Toys R Us Tuesday afternoon and FINALLY getting his Halloween costume!

Thursday, Hannie took one of her Hello Kitty dolls to school for show and tell. She brought home a craft project and her letter C for the week!

Friday while home, Hannah made Christmas Lists for her and her brother and taped them to the pantry door.

Limbo Land

That’s kind of where I’m at right now with this pregnancy. After Thursday’s doctors appointment resulted in being admitted directly to the High Risk Pregnancy Unit at our local hospital.

I stayed in the hospital for about a day and a half to be observed and to complete a 24 hour urine test as an inpatient. The results of that test were the same as when I did it a month and a half ago, only confirming once again that I have preeclampsia. Shocker.

Initially, I thought that they might take Amelia that day or the next since I was sent to high-risk but obviously that didn’t occur. One of the doctors on duty said that the risk of taking her at 36 weeks was too high. Since I now have gestational diabetes Amelia is at a greater risk of having respiratory issues if she is born prior to 37 weeks. Call it mother’s intuition but I don’t think it’s her time just yet and was surprised to have found myself back in the hospital. She is doing very well cooking; it’s just my body that is having an adverse reaction.

I think it’s safe to say I’ve finally hit my wall of being good spirited about bed rest and hospital stays. It took a month and a half but I’ve finally cracked. It feels like fall was ruined, it’s my favorite time of year and I can’t even enjoy it. I miss not being able to spend as much time with Tom and our kids. I just feel sad. Maybe the coming weeks will be better?

The Week of “B”

Tuesday, Hannah enjoyed her very first field trip! Her and Daddy went to Filasky’s Farm and took a tour, played in a bouncy house, had a hayride and picked pumpkins! Super fall-tastic!

Thursday at school they had a “Teddy Bear Parade!” As usual she enjoyed painting, coloring and using scissors.

The Week of “A”

Hannah learned all about the letter A last week. Tuesday she brought her Ariel brush for “show and tell” and painted a fantastic pumpkin complete with gold sparkles!

Thursday she brought in the tiniest acorns for “show and tell” and made an alligator from her hand print. Her class has also began doing a letter a week to be stored in their binder; she colored an armadillo and was even allowed to use scissors to cut the upper and lower case A’s. I’m pretty sure she’s reminded me every day that she can use scissors but that she has to be very careful because that’s what her teacher said. I’ll brace myself now for something to be destroyed by the use of scissors ;)

Later Thursday night we all got to visit with Auntie Laura and Baby Marcus!