Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, we have made it. Today we have reached 37 weeks and Landon is full term! Now we wait for him to get here! I have been cramping on and off today, and if youknow what I mean by the term "lightening crotch," yeah I've been having that all day too. He is pushing so hard on my cervix I can barely walk. I welcome all of this though b/c it means I will get to meet my little man that much sooner. Wish me luck that he decides to come sooner rather than later. I do not have another Doctor's appt until the 6th so we won't know if we are dialated any more until then, unless of course I go into labor.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Sister is Pregnant!!!

I am so excited that my sister is pregnant. She is round about 13 weeks, and I couldn't be more excited for her and my Brother-In-Law, Matt. I have known for a little over a week now! I had to wait for her to tell the rest of the family before putting it in my blog, since they have access to it! My dad is going to be a Grandpa twice this year! I cannot wiat to see if they are having a boy or a girl. At their NT scan the other day, the technician said it looked like a boy, but it is way to early to tell. I'm going to have a Nephew, and Landon will have a buddy, yay!! Looks like not only will I be in Dallas in March with Landon, but also in May to attend my sister's shower. And everyone was worried I wouldn't come and visit.

Monday, December 29, 2008

L&D Visit

Yeup we were in Labor and Delivery last night. I was contracting on and off all day, didn't think much about it until around 7:00 p.m. when they were starting to get consistent and I could really feel them in my spine. We tracked them for over and hour and they were consistently 7 minutes 20 seconds to 7 minutes 30 seconds apart the entire time and Landon had been really quite and not moving much yesterday. So, we called the doctor and they had us head in.

When we arrived at L&D they did the usual, pee in a cup, change clothes, hook you up to monitors, ask ?'s, etc. All the fun stuff. His heart beat was great, and he looked great. I was contracting but not near what they should be for "real" labor and delivery. They did an internal (yeup, that was fun) and we found out that my cervix is still completely closed. Landon however is at -1 station (see more info below). He is completely ready to go. I knew that he had dropped, but i did not realize how far down into my pelvis he had descended.

They did send us home after monitoring him and I for about an hour. They said we did the right thing by coming in. Next time they said the contractions should be painful enough that I cannot walk or talk through them and be consistent. When I talked to the doctor this morning he said that he would rather us come in a little early and walk the halls, then wait too long. Especially since we are about a 30-45 minute drive from the hospital. They also told us that he will be here in 3-3.5 weeks max with his positioning, we just have to get me dialating and effacing. So we are now on Landon watch!

Birthing Stations Info:

It's a video, and a explains it really well with animation. If you think it would bug you to watch an animated baby's head descend through the pelvis, then please don't go out to the website!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Quick Update

So I am at my MIL's visiting so I decided to do a quick update! We have moved intot he house and are about 85% done with un-packing. Landon's room is completely finished and waiting for him to arrive. We have taken pictures w/ the camera I gave Scott for Christmas and I promise to post them as soon as we get internet at our house!

Landon news...he has definately dropped, I feel like I have a bowling ball between my legs. The pressure is un-real, but I am super excited b/c it means he should be here soon! I have been having random painful contractions both in my back and uterus, so they are saying it could be any day now! We will see though...anyone want to take a guess at what day will be Landon's Birthday?

We had a great Christmas and hope that everyone else did too. It was nice and quiet, which was a relief b/c next year we will have an 11 month old at Christmas!! We also had snow at our house yesterday. Yeup that's right, snow in Southern Arizona for 2 hours! Only about 1/4 inch accumulated, but still was really cool to see cactus covered in snow. Again, I have pictures and promise to post them when we get itnernet (very soon!).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry (Early Christmas)

I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I ama little early, b/c we are moved into our new house, but do not have itnernet access set up yet, and are not sure when we will. I promise I will call or text with any baby news, should anything arise. He has dropped, and the Doctor does not expect him to make it the full month he has left! If I am able to sneak online some where I will post updates when possible. Have a wonderful Holiday with your families and friends.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

3D Ultrasound & 35 weeks!

Well today marks 35 weeks, and we had our 3D Ultrasound. My MIL went with me since Scott couldn't take anymore time off of work b/c of the move this week. It was amazing to see his facial features and other parts in 3D :o) I cannot decide who he looks like, but I think he has Scott's nose for sure. We did get confirmation that he is a boy (see picture). So I will start removing tags and washing clothes this evening! I have definately started nesting. Along with the Ultrasound we recieved alot of pictures of the images they captured, a DVD of the Ultrasound so Scott can watch it when he gets home, and I got to pick out 2 pictures and they gave me 5X7's of them...ALL FOR FREE!!! Since I won the contest! I am so glad I entered, and won otherwise I wouldn't have all this neat stuff. I did take the pictures to target and print extra copies for my dad, MIL, and Scott's Grandma. I think it is something they will enjoy having!

As for me, I am still feeling pretty good. I think I over worked myself yesterday at the house. I was able to put up Landon's Crib & Dresser (with help from a friend!), and then I put the Pack-n-Play, Bathtub (yes required assembly), Swing, Bouncer, and Tummy Time Mat all by myself. As well as helping Scott with some of the ceiling fans, making the bed w/ the baby stuff, and starting to organize Landon's other stuff. I am really sore today so I will definately be taking it was easier at the house tonight. The movers come tomorrow :o)

This is his face. You can see his eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. The cloud at the top, is the Pacenta. They said that they hang around it b/c it is really warm and where they can hear your heart beat the best.

This one is his face also, but he has his arm across it. He wasn't too into letting us see his whole face for a long period of time. The u/s tech put the words on the screen. It is funny b/c his fingers look like he is doing the punk/rock symbol!

This is confirmation that he is a boy. The arrow shows you for sure!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Keys to the Castle

Scott and I now officially reside in our new house! We were given the keys, garage door openers, etc to our house today. We had my car, the pick-up truck, and the X all loaded up and ready to go. We unloaded them, and will load up again in the morning with more stuff. I am so excited I could have slept on the carpeted floor. But alas Thursday will be the first night in our new house. When we actually have furniture in it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I WON!!!!

I recieved a call today from a company here in Tucson that does 3-D Ultrasounds. Apparently sometime in October I entered a drawing to win a free 3-D Ultrasound and I won for themonth of December!!!! I am so excited!! We weren't going to get a 3-D because they are pretty pricey and our Doctor doesnt offer us another Ultrasound before Landon is born b/c everything is going perfectly and he is looking amazing. I was a little bummed, but had learned to live with it, but now I get to see my little man, and all his features!!! I scheduled our appointment for Wednesday at 9 a.m. (when they open) so Scott could come w/o missing alot of work. We are allowed to bring 3-4 people with us. So, Scott's mom and Grandma will be coming for sure, and if Zach does not have Final Exams in his classes this week then he will be bale to come and see Landon as well. If I could dance I would totally do so b/c I am so excited about this. I am sure they will try to upsell us some pictures or something, but I really do not care. Watch out on Wednesday afternoon for pictures!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

34 Week Dr's Appt

I had my 34 week doctor's appt this morning. It went really well. They said that Landon felt great, and his heart sounded great. That is always nice to hear, especially now that he is running out of room and isn't moving around as much as he was. We talked about lots of different things. After my next appt the week of Christmas he said I get to join the "Once a week Club". Man, I cannot believe we are already there. I am excited that we will meet Landon in a few short weeks. They said that he weighs approximately 4.75 lbs and that at birth he will weigh no more than 7-7.5 lbs. That is music to me ears! Everyone kept telling me he was going to be 8-9 lbs (family, etc.) and I was so happy to hear that he won't be that big, but the doctor said that was a very healthy weight for him, and for me to deliver at my size. They also said there is no way that he will go any longer than the next 6 weeks by the way he is measuring, feeling, etc. I am definately ready to finally meet my little man.

I also went to Breast feeding class last night. It was very informative, and I learned alot that will help me when Landon is born, and also information about how beneficial it is, etc. I definately reccomend it to anyone who is even remotely thinking about Breast Feeding. It was included in our package when we paid for Child Birth Class. Scott did not go with me, good thing too b/c he would have been bored and it doesn't pertain to him anyways!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The House is Ours!

Here are some pictures of our house. We get our key on Monday!

Front side. It faces nearly due east to due west.

Rear shot. Our yard is just over 90' long, 20' feet deep at its 'narrowest' from the corner of the porch to the fence. It is about 45' from the corners of the yard to the corners of the house.

Our great room as you basically walk in the from door. Ignore the ugly 'chandliers'. We are replacing them with our own iron lights.

Our (ie Regan's) kitchen. Corian counters, stainless appliances, staggered cabinets, and the backsplash I picked out! Yea!

Ignore the soon to be replaced light.

A close up of the wood our cabinets are made of. Scott thought it was a neat pic. The wood is called Knotty Alderwood

TV room to the main part of the house. Kitchen is on the right.

Bathrooms are neat. Brushed bronze fixtures and trim, alder wood cabinets, cultured marble counter tops.

Sink. Just in case you couldn't sleep without seeing it up close.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Professional Pics are in!!!

I was sent the "rough copy" of our professional pregnancy pics that we had take last weekend today. I am so excited they turned out great! I am posting our 3 favorite. Thanks Garry for doing such a great job, we love them.

Disclaimer: I copied these from Garry's website that he sent us. We will be getting a cd of the pictures pretty soon!

This is our favorite picture of Scott and I. Look Arizona does have fall colors!

Wow look at that belly! I hadn't even realized it was that big! What is funny is fromt he back you can't even tell I am pregnant!

This is Scott's favorite picture!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Not Cool.

I will never eat another bite of Sonic again in my life. It's really a sad thing b/c i used to love Sonic, but it all ends sometimes. Ha Ha I am really not that dramatic about it, I just really like Tater Tots.

Zach and I went to Sonic last night before going to the bowling alley to root on my MIL and Grand MIL in their bowling league. It was great, loved it, etc. Well come 10:45 last night I was laying in bed and literally was calling for Scott and desperately trying to find a comfortable position. OMG I had the worst pain I have ever had in my uterus, and then I started having Contractions. Nothing regular so we knew they were false labor, but if that is what it is going to feel like, hook me up to that Epidural now. I literally could not sit still it hurt so bad. And poor Scott was trying so hard to help but there was nothing he could do. Well then I started feeling really nauseous (in my head I am going great in Labor class we learned that contrax w/ nausea meant real labor). So I ended up finally about 30 minutes later upchucking all of my sonic dinner. I felt a little bit better after that, but was still having pain (it was even in my spine people...crazy) and irregular contractions. So I layed down on the couch, and my wonderful husband got me a blanket and a pillow. The pain went away at some point b/c I fell asleep. Scott stayed up until 2 a.m. making sure that I was fine and the contractions had stopped.

So needless to say, I will never eat Sonic again. And I am definately done with fast food for a very long time. Let's hope we can convince Landon that McDonald's really isn't all it is cracked up to be.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

33 Weeks

Wow it feels like time is flying now. In 2 weeks and a few days we will be moving into our house, and then it is Christmas. I am feeling pretty good. I have definately aquired the aches and pains of the third trimester, but they are totally worth it. My favorite place to be currently is in my car with my heated seats cranked all the way up. It's like a heavenly heating pad and helps my back pain incredibly. I have been sleeping better than in previous weeks, which Scott is thankful for, now if I could just get rid of this runny nose :o)

According to the OB he weighs 4.75-5 lbs this week and is right about 18 inches long! He is definately getting big fast and I can tell the difference. His current favorite thing to do is to stick his fett between my ribs. Not exactly comfortable but he is stubborn and refuses to move. Scott says he takes after me already :o)

I finally found a camera (not my camera, but it works) so I have a new bely picture for you! Scott's grandma asked me the other day if I had taken up stealing basketballs. It was hillarious. So finally here is another belly picture, or 3!

Keep in mind this is Scott's Shirt.

Head on shows the Basketball a little better!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting to know you...Christmas Style

Getting to know you...Christmas Style

My friend Amanda put this on her blog, so I decided to do as she asked and post it on mine as well. Who knows you might learn something :o)

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper, unless it's a mega big present then I stick it in one of the big gift bags and put a pretty bow on it.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. Zach and I are both allergic to real trees. They give me asthma fun.

3. When do you put up the tree? We don't have a set date. This year there will be no tree, b/c we move in our house the 18th!

4. When do you take the tree down? We usually wait until the Epiphany, but sometimes after New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Never tried it. Scott loves it though.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I think Patrick. The big stuffed dog from FAO Schwartz. If only my mom would let me have him.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Usually my dad. Sometimes extended family though.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Scott.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Not that I am aware of. I really want the Wilow Tree Nativity Scene though.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, e-mail is a little impersonal for that.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Ha Ha they have access to the blog so I will plead the 5th. (not anything from Scott).

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Charlie Brown One. As long as it is not "It's a Wonderful Life" I am good. I hate that movie.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday. Although I didn't get to this year. I just did not feel up to fighting all those people 8 months pregnant.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cheese Cake. We always had Cheese Cake growing up. Ooh and Honey Baked Ham.

16. Lights on the tree? Clear Lights. Scott and I both agree that multi-colored is a bit tacky (sorry if I offend anyone).

17. Favorite Christmas song? I love anything from Manheim Steam Roller or Transiberian Orchestra. I do Love "mary did you know" although it was a little rough for me to hear last year.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? We have done both. I prefer to be at home but enjoy traveling to see family. Especially now that we are 1000 miles from my family.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph (I totally cheated and copy and pasted Amanda's answer).

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Growing up we always had Angels, but I cannot remember what Scott has.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? We always did Christmas eve with my mom's family, Christmas morning with us, and lucky if we did it before January with my dad.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? It's a Wonderful Life. I am telling you I can't stand this movie.

23. What theme or color are you using? Packed and Partially unpacked least for this year :o)

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Honey Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casseole, Crescent Roles, Deviled Eggs, Wine (not this year for me), Broccoli Rice & Cheese Casserole, Pumpkin Pie, and Cheese Cake.

25.What do you want for Christmas this year? For my son to be born healthy and w/o any complications, a job, and spending time with my family. I am getting a new house, you can't get much better than that :o)