Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daddy's Birthday

Today was Nick's first birthday as a Daddy!  We didn't do much since we've been so busy at home with Isabelle and company and whatnot.   But he got some relaxing in and got to play some video games that he's been wanting to play but hasn't had time.  He also spent some good quality time with his little girl. :)  It's so sweet to watch them together.  I just love it. :)

Grandma and Grandpa Lumsden left yesterday to go back home.  We are expecting Grandma Flint and Grandpa Brunk in a couple weeks and Grandma and Grandpa Hietikko around Christmas.  Little Isabelle is going to get so much love!!!

Anyway, not much else going on today.  It's just been relaxing.  I've been sleepy, but took a little nap with Belle this afternoon... I have been having a hard time getting enough fluids though!  Breastfeeding really sucks the energy and the fluid out of you!  I have a headache that just won't go away because I'm a bit dehydrated, but I hate taking stuff for it because I don't want the meds to get into her system.  But I'm working on drinking lots and lots of water and juice and trying to keep up with her eating demands!

Here are a couple pictures for you to enjoy.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and had safe travels!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The First Week

Believe it or not, tomorrow our little Isabelle will already be one week old!  I can't believe it.  She was a little jaundiced so we had to take her back to the doctor on Monday to get her billy-reuben (that's how it sounds... no idea if that's how it's really spelled) level rechecked.  She has been eating and pooping like a champ so her levels are back down to normal and will continue to decrease as she eats.  She was 6 lbs 12 oz when we left the hospital on Saturday and was up to 7 lbs 4 oz on Monday morning.  I told you - eating like a champ!! :)  She's growing like a weed!  We (Grandma Gloria - aka "GG" - and I) went shopping yesterday afternoon and got all sorts of pink and purple clothes so our little girl gets to be dressed up in cutesy girl stuff now! :)  It's fun!!  Here are a few more pictures from this week.  She's just so darn cute!

Sleepy head.

Our little munchkin bundled up like an Eskimo.  She loves it.  Puts her right to sleep!
After her first actual bath.  She was NOT a happy camper during her bath.  But she loves these fuzzy snuggly little jammies!

We can't forget the furry little children.  They have been incredibly well behaved since we've been home with Isabelle.  They are super curious, but already very protective.  Elwood likes to lay in front of the swing when she's in it like a little watchdog.  Yesterday, she was sleeping in her playpen and started spitting up a little and making little gurgling noises and Jake started barking to let us know that something wasn't quite right.  As you can see from this picture, all that hard work "baby sitting" keeps them zonked out! :)

Happy Turkey Day to all tomorrow!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Isabelle Marie

Just a quick post before I head off to bed for some much needed rest.  Miss Isabelle Marie Lumsden joined the world Thursday morning weighing in at 7 lbs 1.7 oz and measuring 20 inches long.  She is such a beautiful little angel!!!  We love her to death! :)  Here are a couple pics for now.  I will get more posted eventually... I actually have been a really bad mommy so far and haven't taken many pictures...  But here are some to tie you all over! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Maybe not...

So I had a doctors appointment this morning and they checked everything out and I am not dilated at all.  So, maybe there won't be a baby this week... She said she expects to see me at my appointment next Tuesday... So who knows.

I am finally done working though, so I got home a little early yesterday and was able to call (finally) on some pediatricians.  I have appointments scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday, so I'm hoping, at the very least, this baby waits until Thursday night.  Nick says Friday afternoon would be better (then he could get out of work early on Friday and take time off next week and have a nice long week).  :)  But it's looking like it might be next week anyway!  I hope it doesn't wait until Thanksgiving though!  I really don't want to miss out on Thanksgiving dinner because I'm in the hospital!!! But I guess if that's what's meant to be, that's what's meant to be!

Anyway, I did do a belly pic last night, but then I put the camera in Nick's hospital bag, so I probably won't get around to posting that one unless I feel like going and getting the camera out... :)

But for now, I'm going to go take a nap because I can!!  Yes!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nursery Photos

Well, I promised this morning I would post some pictures of the nursery, so here you go.  This first one is the same one I posted quite some time ago, when we first got the crib in there and stuff.  The 9 little frames in the background are frames that I painted and then they just have some really cute clip art in them.  I know that sounds pretty corny, but they look great and it's exactly what I wanted! :)This one is the crib with the mobile.  It's huge! But I know it's kind of hard to see in this photo.  It's super cool though.  It's super bright and all sorts of colors, sounds, etc.  I think the baby will love it.  We also have this little seascape light toy thingy you can see at the foot of the bed.  The straps are too short to fit around the side part because it's a convertible bed, so it actually has a headboard type look.  But I think there is a way to get the straps through, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. :)  And you can just ignore the rest of the stuff that is in the crib. I don't really have a place for it all, so it just finds its way to the crib! :)

This is kind of a crappy picture, but you can see the valances and the little rocking chair that was mine when I was little... ignore the rest of the stuff in the background - that's all my craft stuff that still needs to find a new home!This is our make-shift dresser.  Since our whole bedroom set thing didn't really work out, we just cleaned off this shelf that I had and I got a bunch of different colored "drawers" to put in there.  It works for now.  I think we only have 5 of the 9 drawers filled, so I guess we have plenty of room to grow! :)  I love the little words that I got to put on the wall.  I painted them the same colors as the other little frames and I love it! :)  Oh yeah, and I found this little green and white lamp at Target yesterday and it matches perfectly with everything else in the room! :)
And here is my rocker/glider.  We probably paid too much for it, but it is oh so comfortable!!! And I figure I'll probably be spending lots of time in it, so I wanted to get something that wasn't going to hurt my butt and back!! :)
Here's our little bookshelf and storage stuff...  I just keep random things in those drawers.  Burp cloths, toys, I don't even know what else... probably just extra stuff.  I can't even remember what's in there... Maybe I should go look! :)
That's the end of the nursery... Here are just some other pics of stuff.  Here is our swing and playpen where the baby will sleep for the first couple months.

And this is probably too hard for you to see, but this is the adorable "Baby's First Thanksgiving" outfit that I got.  It's super cute. :)  You will see more pictures of this outfit actually on the baby, but for now, this is what you get! :)
Well, that's it for now!  I am going to go finish my laundry and get ready for my last HALF day at work tomorrow!!!  I cannot wait! :)

Hope you enjoyed these pictures!

I guess it has begun...

So, I know this is probably way more information than you want to know, but, I guess this whole labor process has begun since I passed my mucus plug this morning... So, I guess there's a good chance there could be a new addition to our family this week sometime! :)  But the book from our class says this is the "prelude to labor" and happens 1 to 7 days before true labor begins... So, it's looking like I won't have to give away my "baby's first thanksgiving" outfit that I bought!!! :)  Yea!!!

Anyway, we are going to go get some lunch.  I finished the nursery yesterday too, so I'll post pictures of that later today. :)  bye bye

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

12 days... and counting!

I can't believe it, but we only have 12 more days until the expected arrival of our Little One!!!  And here's the 38 week picture.  It appears that the belly is "dropping" so that's a good sign.  I had an appointment yesterday and everything was still going good.  The little one was positioned correctly yesterday, but today, I think he/she has flipped around again and has been poking his little butt out my right side and her little head out the left! :)  (Like how I use the he and she interchangeably??)  Oh and by the way, we are up in the air with names again... Thought we were set, but not now!!  Who would ever have thought that naming a baby would be so hard?!?!!  Nick and I can't seem to agree on anything.  He likes all these old crazy names and I like all the new, popular type names...  It's not going well!! But hopefully when she arrives, a name will  fit her instead of the other way around! :)  But I guess they won't let us leave the hospital without a name, so we'll HAVE to come up with one before then! :)

Anyway, things are going good still.  I'm not really sure if I've been having contractions or not.  They said it would feel like menstral cramps and sometimes it feels like that, but mostly I think it's just gas because it doesn't hurt (and you hear all those horror stories about the pain of contractions) so I'm thinking it's not really contractions, but what do I know??  My grandma swore by the full moon on this whole baby thing and the full moon happens to be..... TOMORROW!!!!!  I am still behind the curve on this baby thing though... I still haven't looked for/found a pediatrician which is kind of essential.  Hopefully Little Lumsden will wait until at least next week to arrive so I can have some time to do those things while I'm off... Hopefully I'll be off next week and relaxing - we'll see how it goes! :)

My dogs are egging each other on.  Jake is such a little instigator and he likes to bite and pick on Elwood.  Elwood has him pinned to the back of the couch right now.  It's pretty funny.  They keep me entertained! :)

Well, that's it for me!!!  Going to go get some ice cream and finish watching Bones! :)  I'm out!

Monday, November 3, 2008

the belly and the blanket

Okay, super quick post tonight because I promised Amy I would post pictures of the blanket tonight.  I was trying to get to bed an hour ago, but then I had to finish the quilt so I could post the picture.  So, here is the quilt top that I made for Little Lumsden.  I have to find a place to send it to to get it quilted to finish it.  If I can't find a place that is reasonably priced, I'll just tie it.  I usually do that anyway, but I thought I would actually get this one quilted... we'll see.  Anyway, enough babble, here is the picture...
And of course, here is the belly picture.  We are 37 weeks today.  Officially considered fully term and could, theoretically have this baby at any time.  I'm not really sure why, but I have a feeling this little one is going to try to make it's debut at the end of next week...  But I could also be smoking a lot of crack... Who knows???  Anyway, don't make fun of the big belly... I know it's huge - I carry it around every day.  I'm super tired now, so that's all you get!  Goodnight and happy November!  Oh yeah - don't forget to vote tomorrow!!!