Saturday, July 30, 2011

deja vu

Well here we are. Second child on the way, and second time we have reached our due date with no sign of birth in sight!

We had our 40-week doctor's visit yesterday morning, and the report reminded me exactly of how it was with Daisy. Head nice and far down, creating a lot of pressure, but very minimal dilation and effacing.

We were scheduled for a Monday morning ultrasound for the BPP (bio-physical profile) where they check to make sure the baby has enough fluid and is moving around well, etc. Assuming that looks good, and we don't have the baby sometime during the week, we'll have our 41-week appointment next Thursday afternoon. At that point, we'll discuss the plan for the final week, including induction if needed. Our doctors/midwives prefer not to go past 42 weeks (the rate of stillbirth jumps dramatically past that point) and I agree. I really do not want to be induced, so we're willing to go the 42. But after that, we'd rather be safe than sorry. Part of this is because at times, people are unsure of dates of conception so actual due dates can be off. This can make it likely for babies to be "late" but not really be that late. I am 100% positive of our date of conception, therefore I know that our due date was calculated accurately. As I said, I'm willing to go the 42 weeks that most practitioners agree is safe, but to me it is not worth the risk after that just to avoid induction.

I am trying to have confidence that God knows our situation and desires and that he will provide. Many of you remember that Daisy was late, and in our 9th day past due date, my water finally broke and the labor process began. So I know that just because I'm late now doesn't mean that the worst case scenario will happen... but I'd appreciate your prayers anyway that I (we) will be patient in waiting for the big day to arrive.

In other news, we did our usual Our Daily Bread breakfast after our appointment yesterday.

We then went to a local showroom to see some landscaping stones for possible use in our driveway project.

Also, this morning I took Daisy to the local library to read books and attend storytime. It was nice to get her out of the house and for all of us to keep ourselves busy as we play the waiting game!

Hopefully more news to come soon. To close, I'll post one video of Daisy reading to herself when we got home from the library today.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Week in Pictures

Well, for those looking for an update, mini-chinny #2 is still hanging inside the womb. We've hit 39 weeks and are prepared for this one to possibly be late to arrive, just like big sister Daisy.

Whenever we do go into labor, we'll make some posts with updates.

For now, we have some pictures from the week to share.

Daisy found some hair bows that mommy had bought a while back. She wanted to have all 4 of them in her hair at once.

Daisy looking cute eating breakfast on Thursday morning.

Daisy lying on the floor at Jessamyn and JD's old apartment. We stopped by to help clean for their inspection to end their lease.

Daisy and daddy at Chick-Fil-A on Friday morning for breakfast. We had some coupons for free breakfast meals so we did this after our doctor's appointment.

Later in the day on Friday, we had lunch with some friends. Terri brought over ice cream, and Daisy enjoyed an ice cream cone with Samoa ice cream from Edy's. It was very tasty.

Today, Daisy played in the basement while daddy and I caught up on a few tv shows we had recorded.

She figured out how to "balance" herself between the couch and the coffee table.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My day with Aunt Lisa

Let me tell you about my day today with my Aunt Lisa. She and her dog Radley came to town early this morning. They met mommy, daddy and me for breakfast at Our Daily Bread after mommy had her doctor's appointment for the new baby.

We ate a yummy breakfast at ODB and then we went to Kroger to grab some groceries for the rest of the day. I rode in a cart with a car on it and had a lot of fun!

When we got back to our house, Aunt Lisa and I played with bubbles. It was so much fun!

Aunt Lisa also brought me a gift -- a sand/beach playset. It has lots of cool shovels and buckets and other things to play with. I have already used them to "dig" in the gravel near our driveway. We spent a lot of time outside today... here I am just lounging on the deck while Daddy Smoked some sausage and chicken

After I took a nap, Daddy took me for a bike ride and Aunt Lisa and Radley went for a walk alongside of us. I love riding the bike with Daddy!

In the early evening, I had my final swim class. Here is me in the water with a life jacket on. Aunt Lisa got to come, too, and she and mommy watched me do my lesson with daddy.

When we got home, we had homemade pizza for dinner and relaxed on the deck. Mommy then went to meet some friends for dessert and Daddy, Aunt Lisa, Radley and I walked to Rita's for dessert. I was so excited about getting in the stroller that I climbed in it all by myself when daddy and mommy weren't looking.

After walking back home, I went to sleep. I was tired because it was a long day filled with so much fun. I'm glad Aunt Lisa and Radley came to visit me. I hope they can do it again soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

So this may seem "late", but let me explain. For mother's day, David gave me a gift certificate for a night's stay at the Inn at Virginia Tech with breakfast.

We decided we wanted to use it before mini-chinny #2 makes his/her appearance, so we settled on this past Friday night, July 8. David talked to Jeanette, and she was happy to come spend the night with her goddaughter. So Daisy and Jeanette had a sleepover at home, and David and I went "away" for the night to the Inn (which is about 2 miles from our house, in case you are wondering).

After we got checked in, we headed up to our room and I immediately enjoyed a chance to put my feet up.

I was craving the strawberry poppyseed summer salad from Panera, and it is a block away from the Inn, so we went there for dinner. We were going to walk, but it looked like rain, so we drove. Good thing, because after we finished, there was a torential downpour! Glad we weren't out in that walking.

We grabbed a movie from the redbox machine at Kroger and headed back to the Inn. We watched the movie on our laptop and just relaxed. We both were exhausted and were asleep by 10:30.

It was nice to have a huge king bed to spread out in, and we both slept well. I got up to use the bathroom at least 4 times, but that's normal these days, and I didn't have any problems going back to sleep. It was nice knowing Daisy was taken care of and not worrying about listening into the monitor or her waking up.

I got up about 7:30 and took a warm bath. David woke up about 8:00 and we took our time showering and getting ready and hit the breakfast buffet around 9:00. We made it home shortly after 10am to find Daisy and Jeanette playing happily.

It was a nice relaxing "Mother's Day" night! :)

Bike Riding with Daisy

Daisy loves to ride with Daddy on the bike...

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Daisy's new ride

Before I could even get in the door with it daisy was saying 'push' so we've been making laps around the backyard and on our new hard drive way where there is a bit of shade...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Like a big sister...

Our friends the cooans came to town and their oldest Katie was like an older sister to daisy. They played together and daisy took to Katie very quickly.

Reese also enjoyed playing with daisy.

And they enjoyed picking blueberries in the backyard.

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One on one...

To come... Or I guess it's really two on two...


It never gets old to me watching...

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Or daisy eating... She loves her cheerios and even moreso her milk...

Baby you can drive my car

Daisy on I-81!!!!