Friday, October 24, 2008


Yesterday after all of the children that I babysit (5 of them) left I just took a deep breath and thought WOW, we have some crazy days. It is a great crazy and I am glad that it is my life right now.
5:30-6:00 am - Paige wakes up and she is ready to "eat, eat" and "go outside" It is still very dark at this time, but that doesn't seem to stop her from wanting to go outside.
6:00-7:30 am - Paige eats her cereal and asks "where Ana (Adam) go? and where Aubry go?" Mon-Fri I can tell her that they will be here soon. On weekends we answer this question thousands of times, along with every other friend she has, "where _____ go?"
7:15-7:30 am - Aubry and Adam arrive. Aubry has to eat a quick breakfast and be ready for the school bus to pick her up at 7:35. At the beginning of the school year I would put her, Adam and Paige in the car, drive to school, get all 3 out of the car walk into school, put Paige and Adam back in the car and drive home.
7:35-10:45 am - Free time with Paige and Adam. Playing, reading, painting, coloring, running errands, snack -- very fun time.
10:45-11:30 am- lunch, potty, and down for naps
1:15 pm - Paige wakes up from nap
1:45 pm - I wake up Aubry and Adam from nap
1:55 pm - Get in the car or walk to school to get after school kids
2:15-5:00 pm- Back home with Zach, Sarah and Cassie and Aubry, Adam and Paige. Eat snack, do homework and play. Between 4:30 and 5:00 all kids get picked up.
5:00-8:00 pm - make supper and eat. Play with Paige. She loves to play babies and fill purses with things to carry around right now. Read with Paige. On every page she points to everything and says "What's that?" Her most favorite book of the moment is Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. Color with Paige, she loves to trace our hands and have us trace hers. Usually she just scribbles in between our fingers, but gets so excited when she does it. Paige is also using the potty quite a bit. She tells us between 1-5 times a day that she needs to potty and if you take off her diaper she goes and sits on the potty. She has been doing this for about 1 month. I am just going to see what happens with it. She is still pretty young to be completely potty trained.
8:00 pm - Paige to bed, Jed usually has homework or work to do. I clean up and go to bed as soon as I can.



Last weekend we visited Mimi and Poppa's farm. Paige loved the cows! All she wanted to do was "go outside, see Cow, Mooo!" She just stood and watched while the guys worked the calves. She even took Poppa's hand and walked him outside to "see Cows"

We are still talking about cows daily at our house.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Today I had a checkup with my midwife.
I've gained 5 pounds.
Everything else looks good.
Next month I will have a sono. They will be able to tell the sex of the baby,however we are choosing to not find out again. The surprise was too much fun with Paige.
Jed had to travel to Chicago today. It was me, Paige and Adam at the dr. office. I kept getting looks of pity. Everyone who sees me thinks I am pregnant and have 1 1/2 year old twins! People do treat you very kindly though:)

Friday, October 10, 2008


Jed along with some high school buddies played in the Alumni Basketball Tournament in Morrison last weekend. They got 2nd place!!
When Paige would see Jed out there playing she would say "Hi Daddy, Shoot Ball"


I have been feeling great, I have my energy back. Size wise I am in at an awkward point where my regular clothes are too small and maternity clothes are too big. Before I know it I will be saying that maternity clothes are too small. Paige will point to my belly and her belly now and say baby, baby. She loves to blow raspberries on my belly.

From here are the developments for week #14. It is amazing what somebody so teeny tiny can already do.

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Monday night I cut off 10 inches of my hair. My stomach was in knots until she cut the 2nd ponytail and then I decided - well it is what it is. I actually love my new haircut. It takes 1/4 of the time to wash and blowdrying took a couple of minutes instead of 15.
Paige was there with me and kept saying "Mommy hair, Mommy hair" afterwards she just stared at me.
Whenever I manage to track my super busy husband down I will have him take a picture of me, so keep checking.


These are 2 of Danvers newest and best painters! They do a fine job as long as the work is 3ft tall or less.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

18 month Dr. Appt.

Paige had her 18 month check-up yesterday.
However, today she is 19 months.

Her stats:
weight: 22lb 13 0z 20th percentile
height: 33 3/4 inches 95th percentile
head: 18 3/4" 50th percentile

She is our tall - skinny girl (hmm, I wonder where she gets that).
Everything else looked great. She had to get 2 shots which were terrible until, they put 2 really cool stickys (band-aids) on.

It is nap time right now and I have several days dishes to do and some laundry that needs folding - back to work! Have a blessed day.