Saturday, November 28, 2009
Stay tuned for details - Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures from our hospital visit this afternoon!
GO Country Mama MOUSE!!
No sleep for Country Mouse last night. She did get a shower this morning, during which her water broke on it's own. Now her contractions are about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes apart!
That's all the info for now. I'll try to keep you updated throughout the day as I know more!
I can be sure that Husband, Country Mouse, and "Minnie" appreciate all our prayers today!
11:45am: Country Mum just called to say that things have progressed and there will be a baby - SOON!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I just got a phone call and it has BEGUN! She is at the hospital now and has been told that she is NOT leaving until the baby comes! They are starting induction tonight, "slowly", so she isn't expecting anything this evening. Currently mom and baby are not at any risk (minus the low blood sugars caused by the placenta breaking down).
The after...come on into "Minnie's" Room...see Jack there on the floor? he's a family joke and has been all over the southern part of our state... including a body shop... but he's good to go now... Minnie has her very own DONKEY... What little girl doesn't want a DONKEY? :)Please note: the room is in fact NOT done... the light block shade there in the corner... ah well... I am literally OUT of time and wanted to do the big reveal before the girl herself takes over the blog :)Sorry the pics are twisted but I thought you might like to see how MANY clothes girlfriend really DOES have in her dresser...I couldn't get the pictures to straighten out.. ggrrrand here on the other side of the room... another blue piece of furniture...that is housing all the books she has been given. The majority of them by Glory and her family :) thank you very much Glory! :) (the crazy, scary, humidity breathing dragon... that's from Mama H :) Thank you very much Mama H for the scary toy :) BAH! :)and in the closet... oh yes... yet ANOTHER dresser filled with clothes, plus everything that is hung up ready to be worn.. :)ah... snuggle time... and there is no froofy, princessy, girly-girl for my crunchy hippy chick :) How do you LOVE the quilt that MIL made!?!?!?!? :) 32 different patterns of material and NONE of it matches :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE it :) So bohemiam hippy crunchy! :)but I guess... let's be real.... for the first few weeks... we'll be lucky to get her to sleep just about anywhere... so her downstairs bed...and her upstairs, in our room, bed...that was Husband's father's and all the neices and nephews before Minnie... I LOVE HAND-ME-DOWNS with history! :) I hope you didn't mind the wait, I think it was well worth it... much like she'll be right? :) at least that's what EVERYONE tells us! :) We can't wait! :)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thank YOU HB for all YOUR spoiling for Husband, Minnie and I and I can't WAIT until you come down and hold her so I can SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP! :) That's how that works right!?!? :)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The entire staff at his school also went in on a G.C. for us to BRU so Minnie will have a carseat when she out grows the "bucket" she'll be in until she's 22lbs... and hrrmm... guess we'll find out how close she already IS to that 22lbs....
SPOILED... SPOILED I tell yah... :) and sooo soooo thankful!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
On Friday night they showed up with a HUGE vat of Mac 'n Cheese and salad for us to all enjoy together for dinner... and I think an even BIGGER pan of homemade cinnamon rolls for dessert (WOW WERE THEY AMAZING!!) Not to MENTION calzones for our freezer to enjoy AFTER Minnie gets here
Momma S is very free and willing to be honest and share tips and tricks of mothering with me AND on Sunday AM after church the girl was (in a skirt no less) climbing around the back of my Scooby to install the carseat base for us and make sure that Minnie is NOT going ANYWHERE once she is buckled into that "bucket" :)
Oh how we are BLESSED with our "new" and quickly becoming dear OLD :) friends. Thank you just doesn't even CUT it Sunshine Family! We love you lots and are SO thankful for you!!!
*img credit from Momma S's private blog :) we didn't take any pics on Friday night, I think we were too busy chatting and hanging out :) not a bad thing :)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
and Husband and I also have tried to implement the NO PRESENTS FOR MINNIE THIS YEAR THE GIRL NEEDS NOTHING....
but... how cute is THIS for NEXT year? :) Oh.My.Goodness. I love me some "Little People" and I LOVE my own nativity so I can only hope she would love to play with one too... *img credit
Friday, November 20, 2009
We had invited J.T. and The Dude over for MEXICAN :) We love hanging out with these two and we LOVE Mexican :) When we get together with this couple there is NO shortage in conversation. We all end up talking over each other at dinner and just having the BEST time. We all just genuinely love chit chatting and look forward to our time together SO much.
Well, Husband and I had found out just DAYS before that we were UNEXPECTEDLY EXPECTING :) and were over the moon! We had not told ANYONE. NO ONE. Nor did we PLAN on telling anyone... we wanted to make sure that things were ok and we def. wanted to make sure we got a confirming U/S which was scheduled for early that next week...
Husband and I schemed about my beverage of choice (there were no margaritas) so that I could already be sipping on something before they got there (water I think? :) and when J.T. came in I apologized for no margaritas with the Mexican but told her I had wine if she would like a glass... she looked at me and said...
"um... I'm actually not going to drink... for the next 9 months or so..." :)
I caught on IMMEDIATELY and started yelling and hugging her and the exact words out my mouth were "you have NO IDEA how HAPPY I AM!" :)
and then it got quiet... I was trying to talk in body language and CODE to Husband to get him to agree to tell our friends without J.T. and the Dude figuring out what was going on. I was kicking him under the table I was ALL CONSUMED with wanting to tell them OUR NEWS. Husband kept responding with "it's up to you"... uh... NO IT ISN'T!!!
Dinner was AWKWARD to say the LEAST! It was quiet, tense, and stressful. J.T. and The Dude knew what we had been going through for the past year and 1/2 to try and get PG and she was thinking that I was upset and sad (of course!) even though she knew that I was happy for them!
After dinner, that literally we just barely managed through, Husband helped me clear the dinner table and I caught a quiet word with him at the sink. He said, "it's ok. we can" :) So I sat back down at the table and made a comment about her due date... sometime mid-November and then I can't remember exactly but I made a funny comment about twins... Then I looked at Husband and said... "Well, we should know at our U/S on Wednesday, if WE are having twins..." and I looked back at J.T. :)
She JUMPED UP from her chair, came running over to me hugging me and YELLING at me at the same time because she was SO MAD THAT WE HADN'T SAID ANYTHING right away!!!! and because dinner was SO awkward and she TOTALLY thought I was upset... uh... nope. Just trying to talk to my Husband in CODE and finally getting a definitive answer out of him...
We spent the rest of the night dreaming, chatting, and unable to believe that we were PG TOGETHER 31 years after our own mothers were PG with US at the same time.... :) It was the BEST night...
This past Tuesday night we had Mexican again... for probably the last time before ONE of us pops out a child.... we reminised about that night 7 months ago and as is the "norm" chatted non-stop all during dinner...
We have ridden an amazing journey together and I'm SO thankful for how God's timing worked it all out for us to do it for the 1st time as couples together. SO fun!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It is super cute (I think) when you ask a 2 year old... "modesty is what??" and they respond with "beauty" in their teenie tiny squeeky voice... and
2) I'm days away from my OWN daughter and I intend to teach Minnie the same thing...
Take the time... http://babybangs.blogspot.com/2009/11/future-trophy-wife.html
Monday, November 16, 2009
3 trips to the big city for Docs and tours of hospitals are also on the agenda... seems life doesn't stop even when it seems to...
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I found the 4lbs I put on THIS WEEK... pretty sure it is from my knees down...
Friday, November 13, 2009
18 years ago this week they told me to expect a CURE within 5 years... 18 years ago this week RN's showed me how to inject my 14 year old belly with needles, taught the CountryRents how to stab their child and sleep a little less soundly at night... 18 years ago this week my entire FAMILY was affected...
I did it all wrong for the first 10 years.. mostly...all wrong...and there is still no cure... don't GET me started on the conspiracy theory about how I'm making the Rx companies and medical community BOATLOADS of money off my pump supplies, insulin and test strips... but the point is...
It does not define me. I will not allow it. I love to talk about it... I love to educate people and I love to teach my nieces and nephews about it when they ask... but I will not let it consume me.
That being said... I pray everyday all day that Minnie does not have to experience it. It has always been a concern of mine (even though mine was "stress" induced) that I would pass it along to my child. Hence the reason I went so long saying I didn't want kids... I couldn't imagine doing something to my baby through my poor control or genetics that would cause them to end up with this... even though that is rarely the case...MORE often than not the babies of diabetics are just fine...
The chances are that Minnie will NOT have the disease... that she WILL be healthy and that I HAVEN'T grown a toddler (even though they think she's in the 90% for weight right now :) and I'm super proud of that... but....
she will have something... everyone does...and it is up to Husband and I to teach her to have OTHER things DEFINE her... positive things... Godly things... GOOD things... regardless of what is thrown at her or what she has to deal with.
18 years ago this week... I never thought I'd be less than 3 weeks from delivering a baby that is all mine....18 years ago this week...