Thursday, January 27, 2011

Playing Catch up Part 1--September

September-- In no particular order because I'm lazy.

Welcome home party from the hospital.

Zaylie holding Titan for the first time

Getting more ok with the idea of holding him :)

First day of church

Zaylie's first day of Preschool! She was so excited!

Zaylie and Titan on their pillow pets.

Dr. Zaylie helping her patient daddy.

First bath, he actually loved the bath, this is him mad we are taking him out. Funny its the only picture of his first bath we got.

Father and son.

Titan (3 months ago)

So because I'm awesome these pictures are from three months ago. Better late than never right?
(2 months old)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Its a boy!

Archie Titan Ames
7 lbs 10 oz
20 1/4 inches long
Born at 1:59 pm
(Archie is a family name, in fact this little guy will be the fifth one in a row, but we will call him Titan)

I forgot to take a pic of my belly in the hospital so this picture the day before will have to do.
Check out the hair!
Zaylie got a couple of presents for becoming a big sister. She got her own baby and a mermaid tale barbie with a sea horse friend. Zaylie LOVES a Mermaid Tale Barbie and any accessory that goes with it.

All Clean!
If I look a little tired it could have something to do with the fact that I hadn't slept in 39 hours when this picture was taken. At least I think that had something to do with it.

This is how he kept his legs in my belly.

Zaylie was so excited about her new baby brother, but she just wasn't ready to get close to him yet.
Titan getting ready to go home!
*birthing story/details to come in a later post

Monday, August 16, 2010

35 Weeks

35 Weeks

-Baby has started dropping so now I really waddle when I walk

-starting to freak out that we don't have a name

-total weight gain 45 lbs...awesome.

-Measuring at 37 weeks

-Dilated to a 1 and 70% efaced

-contractions all day long... sometimes they will be 2-3 minutes apart for a couple of hours and then stop. Seriously, what is the point!

-still waking up every two hours to pee and put nasal spray in my nose.

-Arch can no longer sleep in the same bed as my snoring is no longer bearable with ear plugs. Apparently its so bad he can feel it through the bed.

-Favorite comment of the week: "Wow I have a friend having twins due a couple weeks after you and your bigger than her." There is a line in the movie Never Been Kissed that I think sums up my thoughts... "I have no words...and I always have words!"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

33 Weeks

Just a pic of my little family at Mr. Pizza (Where the whole family got stuffed for only 5 dollars...including refillable drinks! Now thats a bargain!)

For those of you who don't know I'm pregnant, I never really made an official announcement or anything so if you didn't know don't feel bad or feel like we aren't friends...if you haven't noticed from the absence of my blog posts I have sort of kept to myself this past year. But I'm ready to join the blogging world again so here it goes.

Im one of those really fortunate people who start showing aout 6 days after they conceive a child...people try and make me feel better by saying well your just so darn small you have no where for it go...but really thats just a bunch of crap because I know people who are just as small as me and don't show til 20 weeks. So whatever. So of course when I start showing people just assume I'm 4 months along when the normal person starts to show, but really im 7 weeks along. My due date is september 17th, Since about March I have had people asking me if I'm due in June based on my size...then June came and went and now I get some of the sweetest comments I've seriously thought about writing a book. Now when I say "sweetest" I don't mean like "oh thats so sweet of you thank you" I mean "you have some serious cajones to say that outloud to a pregant person" What is it about a pregnant belly that says, "Please tell me exactly what you think about my size and say it in the rudest way possible because its not going to hurt my feelings."

Anyway, I thought I would post a few of my favorites...

  • -Oh my gosh you look like your about to seriously you seriously look like your about to explode.

  • - My wife just had her baby and she didn't even get close to as big as you are.

  • -Insulter#1 : Due any minute?

Me: No, I have two months and a half months left.

Insulter- Are you are you even going to carry that around!?!

Me:.......uh not sure.
  • - Insulter #2-Oh you poor thing you look so uncomfortable, at least your almost done right?

Me: Oh I wish, but i still have 3 months left.

Insulter: Oh twins?

Me thinking: you seriously think I could be due any day with twins and I still have three months left...awesome.

  • Insulter #3:Oh it looks like he has really dropped, at least your almost done, that looks really uncomfortable.

Me: Well I still have two and a half months left, he just sits really low.

Insulter #3: Oh wow, I bet your gonna have to go on bed rest pretty soon, there is no way your going to be able to get any bigger with him that low.

Me: Seriously...did you go to medical school? (of course I didn't say that because I have tact and dignity and wouldn't want to hurt their feelings unlike the insulter that thinks I want to hear crap like that)

The funny thing is I don't think I'm this huge giant, I just am all belly and its all up front so it looks like I'm huge...however I guess I am bigger than normal because I have yet to see a pregnant person due the same time I am or even before me that I am smaller than, or even the same size as. So maybe I am huge.

For journaling purposes these are some of my pregnany symptoms:

33 Weeks

-My saliva gives me heart burn. Not just food, not just chocolate, anything and everything and its 24/7. I finally got on a prescription that works wonders but I just ran out of appointment tomorrow halleluia! Bring on the pills.

-Weight gain, 40 lbs. Awesome--so all you pregnant ladies out there that say how fat you feel and you have gained like 18 lbs and say how fat you feel, I just don't feel bad for you, sorry. *Side note here, the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy I didn't eat any sugar or white flour, white breads, white rice...nothing, I worked out 4 times a week and ran around like a crazy person for 7 hours a day chasing autisic kids so I was super duper active for the main reason that I didn't want to gain weight like I did with zaylie, and I still gained 25 lbs, so I finally said screw it bring on the sugar.

-My hands feet and face have started to swell. The cankles aren't so bad, the man hands are a bit embarrasing, but the face fat is the worst, its what makes me look like I have gained 40 lbs.

-Fortunately I was small enough to begin with, so when I gain 40 lbs I still look like a fairly small person so its hard to tell I've gained 40 lbs... until I try on pants. Then its a bit depressing.

-I like foods I normally hate and want to eat at restaurants that I normally don't want to, and places I usually love I never want to go to. I normally hate pineapple, but I love it right now, the thought of eating a hamburger normally makes me want to puke, but I've eaten like 54 hamburgers this pregnancy. My favorite fast food is Panda Express, Idaho Falls finally got one and I never want to go, but I always want to go to Taco Bell.

-I'm starting to get really really tired an have no energy.

-I go pee literally every 30 minutes to an hour, and because he sits so low every step I take I feel like I won't make it in time to the bathroom, it really gets old. At night I get a break though and go every 2-3 hours. :)

-He is quite the mover, he makes such sharp movements that make me jump and actually hurt me. This gives us hope he will be a football player.

-He likes to stretch out and rub into my hip bones and shove his feet under my ribs at the same time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My new Job

Wow its been a long time since I have posted, but I do have a good excuse this time. I decided to work full time this year and got a job as a special education teacher. I want to start off by saying, no we are not in financial trouble, and no I didn't "have" to go back to work. I chose to. I wanted to. Many people find that odd, but I guess I'm not your typical stay at home mom that loves to stay in my PJs all day playing with my two year old. I pretty much go stir crazy. I love my child and I love being a mom and playing with and teaching her, but I also love to work. I have to admit substitute teaching was the best. It was flexible I could work when I wanted to and not work when I didn't feel like it. However I get paid 4 times better working full time, and I still get every holiday off, 3 months in the summer...and I only work from 8-3. Arch said if you think about it, teaching is like the best job ever, you only work 7 hours a day, get huge holiday breaks and the entire summer off, plus monthly no school days, if you calculate it its like getting paid 25 bucks an hour...not bad. Obviously teaching isn't the best most highest paying job there is, but I get to use my education and it works out great for us.
Anyway, I felt like right now is the perfect time, if there was ever a time, to go back to work. Zaylie is 2 1/2 so she is old enough to handle being with out me for a few hours, we don't have a baby coming in the near future, so why not make some extra money to finish our basement. Zaylie goes to a friend in my wards house who watches a few kids at home, and Zaylie really likes it. She even takes naps there just fine, so by the time I pick her up at 3:00 she has already taken her nap and I get the rest of the day to hang out with her.
The school I work at houses a district wide autism program, so those children who have autism severe enough that it adversely affects their learning so much that they need extra resources, come to me. So I'm not the regular special education teacher for the school, I'm the special education teacher for the autism program. Its been really fun, really stressful, and a lot of work, and I am actually enjoying it for the most part. So thats what we have been up to for the past couple of months, so don't judge me for not posting :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

So cute

Poor little Zaylie got sick throwing up for a few nights in a row. Woke up one morning to cute.