Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday -- Chili (from the freezer) and corn bread
Tuesday -- leftovers
Wednesday -- I'm going to do something with the leftover turkey....casserole or soup maybe??
Thursday -- leftovers
Friday -- We have an awesome friend bringing us dinner!! Thanks, Wendy!!!
Saturday -- A meal from the freezer
Sunday -- always a surprise....
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Adalyn's first visit back to the hospital for a lactation consultant and postpartum visit was this morning. With the snow Kenny stayed home to help get us there. I wasn't looking forward to driving my brand new infant to the appointment by myself. She is down to 7lbs which puts her at the 10% loss mark. Which means we need to supplement like we did with Shane. I felt we would probably have to do this. With some supplementing I think she'll do awesome and feel so much better. We both will since I'll be able to get some sleep at night, too!!
And Adalyn's first time in a fun chair. She has times of very alertness. We got one of those while she sat in a chair and looked around at everyone.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The dogs are also doing well with the new family member. Their love tanks are a little empty, but other then that they seem very comfortable with Adalyn. They actually have adjusted to her arrival a lot faster then when we brought Shane home way back then.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Adalyn is such a mellow baby so far. It takes a lot to get a peep/cry out of her. She has been a text book baby up to this point. Making life so much easier for all of us. The biggest problem right now is she only wants Mommy and to latch on ALL day long...eating or not! Making life a little tougher, but well get it figured out.
Friday, November 19, 2010
We survived our first night with Adalyn. Kenny was able to get some sleep. Which was important to me since I need at least one of us functioning better then the other. Adalyn slept from about 8:30-2:30am, then was up feeding until about 7am. She was an eating champ, except at some point I was hoping to get some sleep. That just didn't really happen besides a few cat naps here and there for me. I've been promised a long nap when we get home this afternoon!
She has pooped 5 times and peed at least 2 times already in her less then 24 hours of life. The nurse told us yesterday that newborns normally pee/poop according to their days of age until 7 days old. She seems to be doing great!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I must say that labor for little Adalyn was 150% better then with Shane. Basically I had about 10 hours of labor and pushed a whole 12 minutes! Kenny and I are still in disbelief by how smoothly and quickly the whole thing went. Evergreen Hospital has been fantastic and our nurse amazing. I could truly not ask for a better experience. Even more exciting is I don't have to ever do this again!!!
Adalyn has been extremely content so far and a rocking eater!!
Mema and Papa with Adalyn a few hours old.
Big Brother Shane, Daddy and Adalyn.
Adalyn about 1 hour old.
Baby Girl just moments old.
First bath given by Daddy.
Oddly enough, her original due date was today....November 18th.
Just a few hurdles to jump (IV, epidural, pushing, etc) and she'll be here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Looks like Baby Girl will be holding out for her inducement date. Thursday is fast approaching.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Another very simple meal week:
Monday -- Nachos or Tacos
Tuesday -- leftovers
Wednesday -- Salmon and rice
Thursday -- Kenny and I will be in the hospital with our new addition (I HOPE!!!!) I'll leave tonight's meal plan up to Mema, Papa and Shane.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- The freezer is stock to the gills with various options, so we'll just go from there for the next few days....
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I picked up some cute things that I wanted to share:
This is a Felt Flower Bookmark Kit by a local company based out of Greenlake called Kit and Caboodle Designs. They have the cutest kit projects for older kiddos (7+) or adults. I got this kit for myself since Shane is a few years off of doing sewing projects. But I just LOVED the concept.
I had been wanting to get some reusable snack bags to help cut back on all those baggies we tend to go through. I was really excited to find some handmade ones at the second craft fair I went to.
I have also been really wanting a bird house, but just hadn't found one that I really liked or that fit in my price range for a bird house. I was so excited to see this vendor full of inexpensive bird houses and super cute garden fences made out of reclaimed wood from fences. Tomorrow this sweet little birdie home will get hung on one of our big trees in the backyard.
I also picked up some fun snowman shaped and baseball shaped pasta. Shane lives on pasta these day so I thought this might make it fun for him.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
If you want to make this little "table setting" for your Thanksgiving table this is what you need:
--1 large brown circle for the body (I didn't have any brown paper, so I had Shane paint white paper brown)
--1 small circle for the head
--2 feet (I'm a terrible drawer so anything free hand is a struggle for me)
--1 "wiggly" eye (we didn't have any and I forgot to make one out of paper)
Shane decorated the "feathers" with markers, sparkle glue, feathers and tissue paper.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm feeling fine, just 40 weeks pregnant and ready to be over this portion of the "adventure".
The inducement date has been moved to Thursday, November 18th which means at the most I have 1 week left. If I've done 40 weeks of this so far, I think I can manage 1 more week. I'm just hoping this week goes by super fast!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This weeks menu is super simple:
Monday -- hash-browns and ham (didn't have it last week)
Tuesday -- tortilla pizza
Wednesday -- pulled bbq chicken sandwiches
Thursday -- leftovers (DUE DATE!!!!)
Friday -- Spaghetti and crescent rolls
Saturday -- leftovers
Sunday -- there better be a baby in the house by then....that is all I am saying about that!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Shane’s 3rd Birthday Interview*
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Chicken
Who is your best friend? Trinity and Sydney
What is your favorite cartoon? The Cat In The Hat
What is your favorite book? Goldbug
What does Mommy do the best? Work and make pumpkin muffins.
What does Daddy do the best? Plays with me.
What is your favorite animal? Dog
What do you like to do with Mommy and Daddy? Play games downstairs.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Shark to bite somebody.
Where is your favorite place to go? Go to school and home.
How old are you? This many (holds up 3 fingers).
**Interview was taken on November 3, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I got two walks in today. There is just no way I can take TWO more weeks of this. Shane is heading to Mema and Papa's house for the weekend. I figure that means we'll either have a quiet kid free weekend or little girl will crash the party. Either way works for me: win-win!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
There are so many super cute photo cards out there to pick from. Then of course there is the card making side of me who is shouting "you must make your own Christmas cards". But those glossy beautifully designed photo cards catch my eye every time. No matter how much I love making cards I can't produce anything like this:
This is just one example of the awesome cards you can pick from at Shutterfly.
I still haven't come to a conclusion yet. Card/No Card -- Handmade/Purchased. I'll make that decision after the baby arrives....
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
All the Moms -- I wasn't very cool and didn't dress up. Guess just dealing with the belly in and of itself is sorta like a costume.
This is Leo the resident preschool dog. He is so tall it is like you are petting a small person. He was begging for some Starbucks treat from one of the Mom's. Cute costume she has on, huh!?
This is Shane's "art room" class. There are 3 different rooms, so instead of 30 kids it's more like 10 kids per room. They all come together at the end of the day, but most of the time are in their small groups. Shane went through and named most of the kids for us. He is still obsessed with the girls. He says the boys are mean.
Mrs. DePano the art room teacher. Where Shane starts his day. Then he moves into the play room and finally the story room.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Monday -- Cheesy Ham and Pasta Bake (didn't make this last week)
Tuesday -- leftovers
Wednesday -- Breakfast: hash browns, ham and eggs
Thursday -- Baked Bean Burritos (I'll freeze a bunch of these, too)
Friday -- Spaghetti and bread
Saturday -- leftovers
Sunday -- Who knows, maybe we'll have a baby by then.........