Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baby Bryson

I am hoping to share more, and tell all about Bryson's birth soon, but for now here is what I shared on my other blog.
Meet Bryson Carter
Born 7:00 p.m. May 19th, 2011

6 pounds 12 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long, and perfect!

Best project ever!

We are all so in love!
Considering how long this post was a draft, I may not blog much, but I will try to by next week.

Loving life and my boys!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Family of 3

Last weekend was our last 3 day weekend as a family of 3. Part of Jeremy's job includes being on call every 4th week. It sometimes stinks, but the great part is that the following week he gets Friday off. So every 4th week is a 3 day weekend. We love these days. We try to plan fun things on these days, and enjoy all the time we can with one another. It is like a bonus Saturday.
On this past Friday we decided to spend quality time together since it would be the last time as a family of three. (I was hoping it would be the last weekend as a family of three, but it does not look like it will happen that way.)
We gave Brady a choice of things to do so he picked the zoo.
We also ran a few errands and had a nice lunch out. It was beautiful weather, and would have been a perfect day, with the exception of the afternoon where I felt horrible. I guess it comes with being extremely pregnant.
Crazy to think that so soon we will be adding one to this family. It is so exciting, and we are all ready. Bring on baby!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baby Update - 39 weeks

Still pregnant! Not surprised, but I am really ready to be done and most importantly to meet this baby! My friend who was due after me, is being induced tomorrow, and I am super happy for her, but a little jealous.
I am trying to enjoy our last days as a family of three, but four will be so much better, so it isn't easy. Friday we enjoyed a nice day at the zoo, and having lunch out, maybe one of our last days just the three of us.

My stats as of Thursday morning are 3 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Which is good, but at the same point with Brady I was 3 cm dilated, and 80% effaced. He was a day late, so I am hesitant to stop my countdown at my due date. My new countdown is two weeks after my due date, June 6th, which will be the day I will induce. The only good thing about that would be that my mom would be here, she comes in on the 5th. The bad thing about that is I would have to be pregnant for another 3 weeks, a total of 10 months!

pic at 38 weeks
Today I feel pretty great, a good nights sleep really helps. Yesterday, I felt terrible. It is interesting how much different I am feeling with this baby, than  how I was feeling with Brady. I guess it will make sense if it is a girl.
Even though my doctor would induce tomorrow if I wanted, I do love the excitement, and element of surprise of labor. Each day I wake up not knowing if that day will be the baby's birthday. Hope to share some awesome news really soon!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baby Update - 37 1/2 weeks

Only 17 ish more days. I am so ready! Of course there are a few more things I could get done, and the house could be cleaner. But those things are always going to be there. So why not sooner than later?
 Last week after my doctors appointment, I was really excited, I thought things would be moving quickly. I was already 2cm dialated and 30% effaced. After a week of feeling like things were happening, I thought for sure I would have made more progress. But sadly, today at my doctors appointment, I was still 2cm, and 50% effaced.

When I was pregnant with Brady at this same time in my pregnancy, I was also 2 cm dilated, and 50% effaced. He was born a day after his due date. Perfect in every way, but not early. Not really what I wanted to hear at this point.

36 weeks

Oh well. Baby will be healthy, and perfect, so that is all that matters. But I still would not be opposed to the best Mother's Day present ever!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Who's the Boss?

Right now, it isn't me, or Jeremy, or baby. It is a two year old little prince, and his reign is not a fun one for his subjects.

We have a bossy problem. I think this may be a two year old thing. But it is definitely becoming an issue. If you ask Brady who the boss is he will say Daddy. If Daddy is not home, he knows it is me. He also knows that he is only the boss of Belle and Coco.

So why do I hear this at 4 o'clock in morning?

Mom get me medicine.
Now get me water.
Tuck me in.
Now sing me a lullaby.
Leave my door cracked.

Do you see any please in there? nope. I am cutting him some slack because he is sick. But once he is over his sickness we are getting back to normal.
No more waking up at 4 in the morning every night, and needing a thirty minute routine to get him back to sleep. No more needing to go potty, or needing water, or whatever for over an hour at bedtime, so that he gets to sleep after nine. No more waking up before six in the morning, and taking very short naps. 
I want my good sleeper back, and I need him back before this baby comes. I can tell you now, I will not be up with a baby all night and when I finally get the baby back to sleep, up with Brady. 
Raising a little boy is hard. I have come to realize that it would be so much easier to have an undisciplined, crazy child. We are sowing a seed in Brady, and one day we will see that harvest in an amazing man. Brady is so sweet, such a great kid, and we are so blessed to be his parents. I am so thankful that God is letting us raise this boy, and I cannot wait to see the amazing things he does in his life. For now, Brady can be a prince, but the king and queen are the bosses!