Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Life Lately...

Not much to update but many of you have been so sweet to check on us.  I am dilated to a 3, effaced and ready so it literally could be any day.  I have been extraordinarily uncomfortable but extremely excited.  We are READY!  We had another ultrasound yesterday and he is weighing around 8 lbs.  We decided to go ahead and induce Tuesday morning.  I would never consider this if I wasn't already dilated but it seems my cervix is made of steel (I was dilated to a 4 for 4 weeks with Abby Kate) and refuses to let my water break!
So that is out latest.  I cannot wait until the next post when I can actually post pictures of our precious son!
And just to leave you with a funny...
I was in Wal-Mart (walking like a maniac) and got to the back fridge/freezer section.  Thankfully and strangely, we were the only ones back there.  Abby Kate was sitting in the cart, happily munching on a new box of Vanilla Wafers.  I sidestepped to grab a few more frozen pizzas and my flip-flops slid on something slick, sending me into the full splits....  It was NOT a pretty sight.  I literally wanted to wail, but I just sat on the floor until I got my breath back.  Abby Kate was mesmerized, asking over and over "MOMMA!  What are you DOING?!"  When I could talk, I reassured her I was okay and that I fell (she thought it was funny).  It did not make me feel better, let me tell you.  If you could only see me right now, it would explain a lot.  I carried Abby Kate low, but literally, Bo is about inches from being birthed.  Literally.  So it compounded my discomfort.  But it WAS funny.  So typical of me.  SO stinking typical. 

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Lake

The boys playing skee ball trying to win AK more tickets!

I debated about which blog to post this but decided it had more info regarding the fam versus just Abby Kate.  We had a BALL this past weekend on our LAST vacation as a family of three.  Oh it was SO great to get away!  We got to leave Wednesday and stayed until yesterday so it was a perfect amount of time to rest and renew.  We have been going to this lake every summer since I can remember.  My parents talked this time about buying a condo there (it is about a 4 hour drive for us) but I tried to talk them into a putting in a pool at their house instead.  However now that I am home, I am already missing it!  This place holds SUCH great memories for me.  Each place we go is awaited all year long in anticipation.  My favorite being a restaurant called the Blue Heron which is fancy and delicious.  Abby Kate was wonderful this time as we all feasted on batter-fried lobster.  Yes, it is as decadent as it sounds.  We went to the boardwalk and watched B play in the batting cages and AK got to play skee ball for $.25.  We watched fireworks on the 4th while eating Randy's famous custard (another tradition).  We actually started a new one this year by going to a super fun indoor kids place that had a HUGE arcade and then a small roller coaster and HUGE maze/playground.  She literally played for hours with her exhausted, sweaty Daddy climbing behind her.  It is directly across from the mall so we know what future vacations will hold now :)
B and I got to see 2 movies while Sweecie and Poppy watched AK.  We sat out on the deck each morning watching the boats, feeding the ducks and fish and eating breakfast.  It really was heaven!
We weren't sure we were even going to get to go but went to the doctor on the way out of town and I was dilated to a 1-2 so we thought it was safe seeing as I was dilated to a 4 for 4 weeks with AK.  I did have a ton of contractions on the trip but God brought us home safely!  Thanks for all who prayed that we would get to go.   It was a PERFECT trip!