Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The first two were taken about two weeks ago. You can see her little nose and lips here, and her little hand is covering her eyes. Here's another picture - mostly of the bottom half of her face.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jim is back to work, and he has actually been pretty busy, which is unusual for January. We have hardly had any snow this winter, and this past week or so, we have had temps in the 40's and 50's, so the golf course has been very busy.
Drew is back to school two mornings a week. He truly loves school, and I am so thankful that he does. He is also enjoying playing with all his Christmas gifts, and he and Jim love playing the Wii together. I've been working hard to get our house and our family ready for baby's arrival. I've been gathering things we will need, mostly at thrift stores. I've found so many cute girl clothes and several things for her nursery. I've also been washing up some of our own baby things in preparation for this new baby. This week, I washed Drew's old car seat and put it all back together. Drew let me use a George to help make sure the straps were put in correctly.
I have also been scrapbooking a little bit this past week. Let's Scrap is having a January challenge to make a layout of each day of the month (LOAD). I thought this would be a fun way to get caught up a little bit before the baby comes, even if I don't actually accomplish 31 pages. I'm at 6 so far, and here they are:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Here is Drew with Uncle Paul and Aunt Ruby. Drew enjoyed playing with his cars and the dog while the adults talked. Here he is with David and the dog.
Friday, January 6, 2012
We ate Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law's house. We went over early so the food could all be finished up there, and so the men could watch the Lions' game. Nora had gotten some Thanksgiving window clings for Drew to play with, and he had fun making a turkey on the front door. The men watching football (and Dad on his ipad).
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Our first set of Christmas guests was my parents. They arrived the weekend before Christmas, and we had a great week with them. I was still teaching while they were here, so they took one of my teaching days and made a day trip to see some relatives in Ohio. During the other half day that I taught, my dad had a guy day with Drew, and my mom went to school with me to help me with my class Christmas party and to help me get all of my things out of the classroom. That afternoon, I had an ultrasound and doctor appointment, and my mom went with me to see the ultrasound.
Baby is still measuring in agreement with the new due date, so we have a c-section scheduled for Valentine's Day! Because of the discrepancies between the early and later ultrasounds, I will have to have an amnio the day before the scheduled c-section to check baby's lung development. If everything looks good there, we will go ahead with the scheduled date. If not, my c-section will be pushed back a bit.
While they were here, my dad painted the baby's room a very pale green. It looks so pretty, and I was quite thankful not to have to do the painting myself. Their last evening here, we watched "Polar Express," had cookies and hot chocolate, and opened gifts.
Now that all the Christmas excitement is over, we are getting back to normal at our house. We are working hard to get ready for baby's arrival, and this week marks the beginning of twice-weekly doctor appointments for me. Between Drew's school schedule, my doctor appointments, and work at home, we are keeping busy!
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas, and I am looking forward to posting a few other little updates and projects in the next few weeks!