Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Well one of my favorite days of the entire year came....
the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus.....

This year I felt like I wasn't ready at all, b/c I really
didn't get to shop for presents like I usually do. But
I finally just told myself to remember the true reason
behind this season and everything was going to be ok!
Here are a few pictures from Christmas time......

Baby and I are still resting as much as possible. I continue
to have contractions several times a day! This week I didn't get
checked by doc b/c he wasn't there and I saw the other on-call
doc. I did do my first NST of the week.....it was LONG! We
couldn't get a good steady heartbeat on the monitor so the nurse
had to just hold it on my belly....and press so that we could get
a reading. We concluded she must be really low and far away
from the surface of my belly =) Little sinker!
Last week on Christmas Eve, I did my NST at the hospital.
It was like I was admitted, b/c I had to answer tons of questions.
Gave me a dose of what it's going to be like again when she's on
her way!
Anyway....all is looking good. Bags are packed and we're just
waiting on our Angel to be healthy and ready to meet us!


Went Private

Sorry for going private with no warning!
I've had some women getting into my business
that really should have no business. I have been
betrayed and taken advantage of, and it's sad that
it's happened right before I give birth. I won't get
into too much detail, but I figured I am only going to
let those who I trust ready my personal info now. And
if I didn't have their email to invite them, then they
would know how to reach me =)
“Do not go about spreading slander among your people.
Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life.
I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:16


Getting closer....

At my dr. appt Monday, doc checked me and I am now
3cm dilated and 70% effaced! I started to lose my mucus plug
already (gross I know). So seems as though my body is
getting ready for her! It's just a matter of time now =)
With Hunter I went into labor the day after I lost my
mucus plug. I don't remember losing it with Alli Jo plus I was
induced with her. It has been 9 years since I went into labor
on my own, so it's hard to remember all the details.
Doc said he will not induce me until 39 weeks. I will be 36
tomorrow. He doesn't think I will make it to the 39 weeks though.
I just hopeand pray that Stella's lungs and body are ready
when she decides to make her entrance into this world!
Besides the many contractions I have throughout the day, I feel
a ton of pressure low...like she has dropped. Which makes it really
tough to walk or waddle for that matter =) lol


246 Days pregnant

Today I am 247 days pregnant...wow I've got pretty far!
(35 weeks 2 days).
The final count down has begun! Most likely b/c of my
gestational diabetes they will induce me early....so in
less than 4 weeks we will meet our new princess!!! WOW
I am so anxious to meet her!
I have checked off the final thing off our list, a car seat!
Gosh I can't believe I waited this long to get one! But now
she is ready to come home =)
I have started my maternity leave a little early, do to some
complications. I am to take it easy and rest now so that
Stella makes a safe entrance into this world. It is very
hard for me to "rest". Especially at this time of year when
I feel I "need" to get things done for Christmas. But I
am blessed with a very loving family who have helped
me with cleaning and shopping! I could not ask for a
better mom & husband..as well as kiddos =)
Alli Jo is getting very excited to meet her baby sister!
She has helped me fold Stella's clothes and blankets,
organized her bedroom, and got the diaper bag ready =)
Hunter has pretty much kept to herself and she gets excited
to feel the baby kick...but she pretty much knows what to
expect and isn't the happiest to know mommy is going to have
to share her love with yet another child =( So we are trying
to cope with that as much as we can.
All in all we are ready to meet our princess....just waiting for
her to be ready to meet us =)


Hunter's Christmas Program

Last week Hunter had her Christmas program. This was
for grades K-3rd. K-2nd did mostly singing, and the 3rd
grade had singing and speaking parts. It was really cute!
Hunter had 3 speaking parts...I was so proud of her!! She
did great! Silly mommy had just got a new point-n-shoot
and could not figure out the video --go figure! lol
So I didn't capture any video =( But here are a few pics!
Isn't she adorable!!

For my birthday/Christmas present...Joe let me
get a new point-n-shoot. It's the Canon PowerShot SX20.
I must say my favorite point-n-shoot thus far!
It has a 20x wide-angle zoom & 12.1-megapixels!
Plus you can shoot stunning HD movies (if I ever figure it out).
Thank you hunny =)


238 Days pregnant

Today I am 238 Days pregnant (34 weeks).
I am still seeing Doc once a week, and get a NST
twice a week. Everything went great at my appt
Monday. I asked doc the odds of me getting a c-
section and he said very slim. I've already had a
8lb 6oz child (Alli) so he's not too worried. Next
Monday we will do another ultrasound to estimate
the size of Stella. And we will make plans for the
birth from there! Everyone is predicting I won't
make it past New Years....we shall see =)
I don't at all feel ready. I mean I'm ready to meet
her, just not yet =) Give me a few more weeks and
I know I will be ready! I have a LONG list of necessities
I just discovered we needed....so I need to get to the
store soon! I am a planner and it's driving me nuts!
Nothing major has changed with my body, except the
fact I can hardly get up and down anymore LOL
It's pretty comical if you ask me or even Joe!
Getting out of bed is sometimes a "team" effort! haha
I usually just ROLL!!
I have been having A LOT of Braxton hicks again.
They are so painful, it's hard to tell if they're real
at first. At work I timed them 5 minutes apart,
but then they stopped. So it has been interesting!
Well that's about all the new info for now. I will try to
keep up with my blogging..it's been crazy lately!


My birthday and celebrating our Savior's Birthday

Well another birthday has come and past!
I am now 27 years young =) haha I had a
blast on my birthday just spending it with family!
I couldn't be happier having such a great husband
and two amazing daughters that light up my world!
They are seriously what keep me going!! I cannot
wait for Stella to meet her amazing family =)
It was too funny when I told Alli Jo that it was my
birthday...she kept asking "Can I come?" She thought
it would be a BIG party like all of her friends have had!
She cracks me up!
We have begun decorating for an upcoming birthday...
our Savior Jesus!!!
We are so excited and cannot wait to honor our
Father! Alli Jo gets a double dose this year of parties
for Him! She gets to have a party at preschool where
they will have a cake and goodies all for Him! I think
it's awesome to be able to still do this in school...granted
it's a Catholic school...but still =)
I hope to be able to keep the true meaning of Christmas
in our family so that my girls will carry it on to theirs!
A little update on my pregnancy:
I am 33 1/2 weeks pregnant. I now am seeing Doc once
a week, and go in twice a week for a Fetal Non-Stress
Test (NST). So far Stella has been great and last week
the test went wonderful! I am managing the gest. diabetes
as best I can. The endocrinologist did increase my insulin
again last week, and the numbers seem to be droping
even more!
I am really nervous about the possibilty of a c section.
I plan to talk this over with Doc today at my weekly appt.
He has not mentioned anything at all that it's in our "plan"
but I was asked by the diabetes doc if there were any plans
to do so. So I know it's common with my condition, I would
just rather not have to =)
Oh and please keep my good friend Shaya & her little one
in your prayers...her lil Miss is going to be here soon =)



A little behind on my posts, but better late than never, right? ha hA

Last Tuesday Alli Jo had her Thanksgiving program at
preschool. It was too darn cute! The girls were dressed as little
pilgrims and the boys were Indians =) They all sang Thanksgiving
songs, followed bytheir preschool prayer and then sat down
with family to have "Thanksgiving Dinner".
It was so much fun!! I had to hold back tears
b/c my baby isn't so much a baby anymore =(
She was so grown up singing all the words she knew!
We had a few bloopers as she was
picking her nose...ha ha! She was right in the front too LOL
But you can't blame her, her nose was so dry from her sinus
drainage. Needless to say she wasn't the only one =)
Thursday we had a great Thanksgiving! I did pretty good on my
eating...I was a little worried. But we planned ahead on foods that
I could eat so I just ate a lot of that =)
We went to my mom's to eat lunch and spent the afternoon playing
board games with my mom, step-dad, sister, BIL, and the kiddos.
That evening we went to Joe's g-mas house and visited with his
family. Good times!

Friday morning, I sent Joe out to get what I wanted from the
Wal-mart ad. He did pretty good...he couldn't find one item
and they ended up not having anymore. Too bad I'm not preggo
every year =) I ended up going out with him later to do more
shopping and I think we're done! Woo hoo!! There are just a
couple more things I want to get. Friday evening we went and
picked out our Christmas tree!! We had fun...but of course we
couldn't all agree and guess who won.......me! lol But it's
beautiful and the girls love it now =)