Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here are a few pics from our Christmas. We really enjoyed spending it with family and seeing how excited the boys were. While I love the holidays, I will be glad to get back into a routine.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Colton Dale is here

Introducing Colton Dale. He was born December 5 at 7:23pm. He weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 21.5 in long. I started having contractions at 8:30 Friday morning, but they weren't anything consistent or painful. I had an appointment at 12:30 and was 4-5 cm so they sent me to the hospital. We got the boys all settled with friends and headed over. I was admitted at 1pm and he was born at 7:23. It was my longest and most painful labor yet, but he was worth it. I am doing pretty good. Still sore and tired, but getting along.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nothing much going on here. Just waiting. I am hoping he will be here tomorrow, but you never know with these things. I am feeling really uncomfortable and am ready to be done. It is still a surreal feeling that he will be here soon. I know that we have everything ready, but it just doesn't feel real. I'm sure it will feel very real when that first contraction hits~ They say that you don't remember the pain, but I do. Probably not the full extent of it, but still remember what it was like.

I am so looking forward to meeting this little guy. I want to know what he looks like, what his personality is like and how his brothers are going to react to him. There are just so many unknowns it is kind of scary. I know everything will work out, just have to get him here. I have an appointment for an ultrasound, NST (non stress test), and a midwife appointment. I am hoping that she will help me along some and I will go into labor tomorrow afternoon. We'll see though.

If I don't post for a few days then you'll know what happened!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advent tree

Here is our Advent calendar for this year. They boys are loving it. It is a great way to countdown to Christmas and give them a little treat too.

Here is the tree all set up with the boxes.

Each individual box. I got the idea from here (
And here is the inside of each box. There is a piece of candy for each boy and then an ornament to replace the box so their tree stays decorated.
Other than that not much going on here. I am officially overdue and I'm ok with that. I'm hoping he will hold out until Friday. My friend Jen had her baby last night. I was hoping to get to the hospital to see her, but with only a half day of school I won't be able to. I'm sure she is enjoying her new bundle of joy though.