Wednesday, July 20, 2011

There's an end in sight!

I went to my 34 week (almost) appointment today. I am still measuring big. The doctor is guessing that this baby will be in the mid 8 lb range. He certainly isn't going to be a tiny one.
And they scheduled and induction for August 30th. They originally scheduled it for Aug 26, which was 8 days early. However, the hospital wouldn't allow that. So they had to change it to the next time the doctor delivers, which is the 30th. Hooray! I won't be pregnant forever!
I've had a lot of false labor recently. Some days, I cam barely walk 10 feet before getting a painful contraction. They checked me at 32 weeks, and the contractions weren't doing anything. Thankfully, last week, on the day of Rachel's tonsillectomy, the contractions stopped. I feel like Heavenly Father blessed me to be able to take care of her. I am slowly starting to get a few more painful contractions again. I'm not talking about regular Braxton Hicks contractions. These actually hurt and make it so I can't move.
Rachel has had a hard time since her tonsillectomy. The first few days, she threw up a lot. We decided that it was probably the pain medicine, and took her off the pain medicine. She stopped throwing up. But she's been in a lot of pain. She is only on regular Tylenol. She cries a few times a day, and wishes that she hadn't had the surgery. Usually that's when her throat dries out and the Tylenol wears off. In another week, I'm sure she'll feel better. I've been getting practice getting up in the night by getting up in the night with her.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Parade and hikes

For scouts on Tueday, they had a hike to Ensign peak. Dan hiked it with our kids, while I stayed at the bottom. As you can see from the picture, it was really windy at the top. They saw a small rattlesnake on the hike. Rachel, not thinking, went very close to the bush that was rattling, to get a closer look. I'm glad she didn't get bit.

Last Saturday, we went on a hike to a waterfall with Leslie. The hike is only about half a mile. I was proud that I made it. I only had to stop 4 times for contractions on the way up. I didn't want to get left out on this hike. We dipped our feet in. It was really cold water. This is not a dangerous area, so it was perfect for our kids. Nobody could keep their feet in very long.

Leslie and Alex by the waterfall. Alex wasn't too fond of getting misted by the waterfall.

Yes, its me. Leslie took this one. Finally, a non-belly pregnant shot.

Dan with Alex by the waterfall.

I took our kids to the South Jordan parade. My sister Leslie came with me to help. She was buddies with Alex, to help him get candy. As you can probably tell from the picture, it wasn't warm.

We've been having a fun summer so far! On Tuesday, I took our kids bouncing at Classic. On Wednesday, I took them to the waterslides at Classic. They had a great time bouncing. After an hour, they were hot and tired. Alex is so fearless. He went up one call "Bounce Everest". When he got to the top rung, he fell backwards. It was probably 20 feet tall. Of course, its a bounce thing at the bottom, so he was okay. He stopped crying before I even got to him, and was going up the climbing thing again. He was a little more careful at the top that time. Then, he kept going on it again and again.

At the waterslides, Alex and Anna stayed in the kiddie pool area with me. Rachel and Caleb both know how to swim, so they stuck together on the big waterslides. I could see them most of the time from the kiddie area, so I wasn't worried about them. And the pool at the bottom of the waterslides is only 3 feet deep. They all had a blast and didn't want to go home when it was time to leave.

I enjoy having Leslie along when we go places. Its nice to have an extra adult along. And my kids love her.

Anyone know someone I could set her up with?

Her requirements: Must be active LDS. Must be in their 30's. Have a career that doesn't involve being a bagger, sign-waver, or working fast-food. Must not still live with parents. She's okay with dating divorced people or people with kids. She is very adventurous. She is a bit blunt---she tells things like it is. She is athletic and happy. She is a computer programmer, and has her own house.

Okay, so if Leslie reads this part of my blog, she might be a little miffed. But hey, I really just want to help her meet someone. :) So, if you know someone, let me know.