Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This is Lael again. Thank you, Brad, for doing the updating yesterday. You did well, but I'm still going to be changing my blogger password to avoid you hijacking my blog any time soon.
Here are some pictures of the new little guy. We are all crazy about him! He is a very happy and sleepy baby so far. It looks like we will be going home tomorrow morning. I am enjoying this very quiet hospital room, but I miss the other kids!
Posted by Lael at 3:39 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Don't you agree with me that people get too caught up in all that "is it a boy or a girl?" or "what's his/her name?" or "how much does he/she weigh?"? Yeah, me too. Let's all just enjoy the fact that a baby was born to us today.
Okay, if you simply must know ... scroll down.
Posted by Lael at 12:16 PM
Oliver Thomas was born at 11:22 AM. He weighs 8.5 pounds and he's looking very healthy. Lael is doing great, too. Thank you for your prayers.
Posted by Lael at 12:07 PM
at the hospital. Lael won't be posting as she is pretending to have painful contractions, so it's husband Brad here. Who would be reading this blog at this time of day ... perhaps Jody in London? Jody, in case you are reading this, we are deciding which of your excellent names to steal.
Posted by Lael at 5:09 AM
Friday, May 22, 2009
The kids and Brad are finished with school as of today. I was able to attend the awards ceremony for Kilian this morning and am so proud of my A honor roll kid. That was the high.
Then all the kids grouped up in various combinations for pictures, sometimes involving bunny ears with mostly smiles. A few minutes into all the pictures Kilian's little friend *B* started to cry (she's the one that is leaving for Germany tomorrow), and then her mom started crying and then a few other kids did. I am the unstable 41 week pregnant mom, so of course I did too. That was the low. There is just not much you can do to help 7 year olds that don't know if they will ever get to play together again.
In other news: I figure my odds of having a baby today are good since
1) my doctor left town
2) our minivan had to be taken in for major transmission work, so we only have 1 Camry between Brad, me, his mom (with the other three kids)
3) when I called my mom and asked her to pick me up to take me to the school, her car wouldn't start, and
4) it might get stormy this afternoon/evening. I sure hope it happens anyway!
Posted by Lael at 2:15 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lucy at breakfast this morning: "I'm thinking you don't have a baby, you're just eating a little. I'm just making a joke."
I can understand why she may be questioning this.
Posted by Lael at 7:40 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
No changes at all!
I have another appointment next Wednesday and then they are saving a spot for me at the hospital to induce next Friday, May 29th if need be. That will be a full two weeks late, and I can still cancel that if I want to as long as my blood pressure stays low.
They also did a stress test on the baby today to make sure things look good and they do. So now we just wait. I was induced with the first three and am insisting that we see what happens without an i.v. and pitocin this time. I want it to be just like in the movies where I say, "honey....it's time!".
Now I'm going to go walk the dog some more!
Posted by Lael at 10:33 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Other monkey in the car seat
Cat in the cradle
Barbie in the bathtub
I love how nurturing she can be, and I can't wait to see her "help" with the baby...that is until she pulls a monkey out of the swing by its leg and throws it over her shoulder so it lands on its head on the floor. Then I worry a little bit.
Posted by Lael at 6:21 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I've got no funny stories, or pictures today...and no baby news either. I do go to the doctor tomorrow, though. I plan to post (or have someone else post) the news ASAP after baby arrives!
Posted by Lael at 4:01 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This year Mother's Day fell on my birthday, and I've been well taken care of. I got to:
- choose a homemade meal at my parents last night (grilled salmon, fixins and layered pudding dessert)
- be served breakfast in bed by Kilian this morning- all by himself. He was the first one awake, so he made his version of cinnamon toast and brought it to me with a cup of water
- take Camille to the nursery at church, and had two very well behaved kids all during mass. Lucy twirled my wedding rings around and Kilian held my other hand and leaned me
- take a nap on the couch
- eat at one of my very favorite restaurants (Texas Roadhouse and without a wait!)
- fish a bouncy ball out of a toilet
- But did not get to have this baby - at least not yet. There are still about 2 hours left, so we'll see!
Posted by Lael at 2:19 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009
A funny, but telling, picture that Brad got. Here are me and my belly acting as a jungle gym for the girls at a game.
And finally - Miss Lucy with some strawberry glasses at the dentist. She did great during her checkup!
Posted by Lael at 4:36 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009
Posted by Lael at 6:54 PM
"Stupid" is one of the words we are not allowed to say in our house. Camille recently learned this word, and very soon after she learned how I feel about it.
So, this is what I sometimes hear while riding in the car with her:
Mom, is stupid is a bad word? We cannot say stupid. We can get in trouble if we say stupid. Stupid can hurt people's feelings. Stupid is not nice. I don't want to say stupid. We can't say stupid. Stupid is not a good word.
Repeat about 3x.
She seems to understand, yet manages to work that word into conversation about 30 times between our house and the school when it is time to pick up Kilian and Lucy.
Posted by Lael at 6:41 PM
Friday, May 1, 2009
Posted by Lael at 12:25 PM
Camille and I were drinking chocolate milk together this morning and I somehow let some drip down my face and on my shirt. Perhaps I should start using a straw cup like her. She watched me dab the drops with a paper towel and said: "Maybe if we can find a bigger bib, it can be for you!".
Posted by Lael at 12:22 PM
Kilian's class put on a play called "First Grade Goes West" last week. They did a great job. Kilian was Thomas Jefferson, and a very good one, might I add.
I'm posting a video (1 min 18 sec) for family or anyone else that could use a refresher on the Louisiana Purchase!
Kilian is in the center, with white hair, a vest, and his arms behind his back.
Posted by Lael at 7:51 AM