Saturday, October 30, 2010

Autism Walk, playdate, and dinner with neighbors!

So our Saturday was very busy, but it was a good busy. It started off with the Autism Walk down at M&T Bank stadium. Naturally in Roach fashion we were late. Lilly didn't want to wear her shirt I made for her, until she saw that I was wearing the same outfit. Then finally she decided it was ok. On the way to the stadium, which we never drive to, we sorta got lost finding the correct parking lot. The volunteer didn't explain things well, so we ended getting on 95 N, for a hot second only to get off. The walk this year was 2.5 miles going around both Ravens Stadium and Oriel Park, however me being 38 weeks preggo and Lilly walking we only made it around Ravens Stadium. It wasn't bad, Lilly enjoyed stopping by painting a pumpkin and going into the bounce house! Not to mention she got to hang out with her best friend Al. Of course I took some pictures but they are on my phone and I don't feel like uploading them right now. Around 11:30 we decided it was enough and we came home. Just in time for some food and nap, only for me to get ready for the next event. A BaltimoreMommies, MOTC/C Halloween play date.

I hadn't hosted anything in a while, so I thought a Halloween play date would be fun, since Lilly has been loving Halloween activities this year. It was also another chance for her to wear her costume. Its not all the exciting but she loves it. Oh and I must say she is one cute kitty cat! I had a pretty good turn out and here are a few pictures of the fun!

Some of the good treats, I had and so mini cupcakes Sara made! Yummy!

Here is the kitty cat! Isn't she just so cute!
Lilly and her boys! Caden the frog and Alex the Aligator.
Cricket the chicken and Max the cow!

After the playdate, we were to have dinner with our neighbors Sarah and Dave. We have been trying to get together with them forever, probably since July! We both are busy when the other is free. It just happened to work out since our original party was canceled. Lilly was very excited to go visit her friend Kiri and and Ben and I enjoyed just having a nice dinner with friends. We love catching up on neighbor hood gossip and life with another baby. Sarah had her second in the end of September. Lose (said Low-say) which is short for Losehina (pronounced Low-Say-Hee-Na) is nothing but cute and such a good baby!

Phew what a day! It was a nice one, tomorrow should be fun too!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Weekend Starts today...

So today starts off the big Halloween weekend! Toady Lilly had her party at Little Friends, and man she has been talking about showing her friends her costume. I think everyone knew she was going to be a kitty cat. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the party since I had a half day at work and it was our Halloween celebration, but Ben was able to attend.

He said that Lilly had a wonderful time. Ben was able to take some pictures with his phone I just have to upload them, they aren't great but they are something.

Tomorrow, all three of us will be walking in the Autism Walk down at M&T Bank stadium and then Lilly and I will be hosting a Halloween play date. I hope to get some great pictures of all the kiddos in their costumes. So please come back to check for updates.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some more potty success!

So pretty much everyday when I pick up Lilly from Little Friends, I have to stop and go to the bathroom, even if I just went right before leaving work. Gotta love being pregnant sometimes!

Anyway, Ben was also there to get Lilly today so I took advantage to go in after we got all of her stuff. Naturally Lilly had to follow me in to the bathroom. I went and then of course Lilly exclaimed she had to go too. So I sat her on the potty and she wanted me to close the stahl door, I was apprehneive about this but she did ok. So I hear her grabbing for the toilet paper and then some "tooting" as Lilly calls it. Then next thing I hear is some pee, so I was all excited about that and when I got in there to help her wipe and I saw some poop in there! I was so excited, I ran out and got Ben told him then ran into the daycare room got a new pull up and wipes and let them know! I was just so surprised and excited at the same time, I don't think Lilly really grasped what she did but I am one happy momma!

Oh and the funny thing is that last week, she told her daycare teachers she wasn't going to potty train until next year! Haha! Oh Lilly Bean seriously its really not the worst thing to use the potty!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big Baby Boy

Every Tuesday and Friday I go the GBMC for my NST (non stress tests) followed by sonograms and exams (only on Tuesdays).

Well last week I hit 36 weeks and it was time for the growth scan. Pretty much instead of just checking fluid levels they took measurements of Cole to see approximately what size he is. Naturally I like to grow big babies and they were guessing last week, that Cole is about 7 lbs 1 oz. Needless to say they need to keep an eye on his size because of my gestational diabetes, it would not be safe for me to attempt a vaginal birth bigger then 9 lbs. So that would mean I would end up with a c-section. I am still ok with this, but I am really hoping I go naturally.

On a positive note, Cole's head is down and I am have contractions every now and then, but no progress. So I guess only time will tell what will happen.

I went to the Dr. today and still no progress, but I found out that I will get another growth scan on Nov. 9th, so we will see how Cole is doing then. No for the truth, I am not going to lie, at 37 weeks I would be ok if this baby came any day. I am done, done, done! I'm sore, tired and I feel like my patience is wearing thin. I would like to give a huge shout out to my husband Ben, he has been awesome! However I am pretty sure he might be done with me being pregnant too.

Ok, I think I rambled enough and now for the pictures. Here is Cole!

These pics are from last week, 36 weeks. This is Cole with his mouth open, its crazy how good they turned out. I have gotten pics for the last 4 weeks, but these by far are the best and the best of his face. I think he looks like Ben and Lilly combined into one. So I am really excited to see what he looks like. What color hair and eyes. Not to mention, look at those chubby cheeks and full lips!
These pics are from today, 37 weeks. Cole was moving a lot and he had the cord in front of his face so I literally only got two pictures today. I mean he is still so cute! I can't wait to meet him!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trunk or Treat

So in my previous post I mentioned how much Lilly loves Halloween, well it turned into her calling it Christmas and then I had to make a calendar at work to let her know what days she could dress up and the fun Halloween events we would be going too.

Well finally this past weekend, Lilly got to dress up in her Halloween costume. She has been wanting to be a kitty cat for months, so that's what she is.

Trunk or Treat is an event hosted by my moms group and this is the third year it has happened and we have been to it every year. I was stuck at the hospitality table most of the event, but it was part of my duty. Thank god for Ben, he has been a trooper, running after Bean and Al, since being 37 weeks pregnant it isn't so easy to get around.

We got a few pictures but they weren't great. Lilly was on the move and Ben was try to multitask so I will only post a few.

Lilly before we left, she was so excited!
She is possibly the cutest kitty cat I have ever seen! However I might be biased.
Just taking a cat nap! haha, no nap at home, so naturally she was out by the time we got to trunk or treat. I let her sleep for about an hour, I knew she would have been mad if she missed all the fun.
Lilly and her BFF Al, the AL-ligator (haha)
Digging in to her candy!

Let the Halloween fun begin!

Yay, we made it to the pumpkin farm this year. Lilly has been all about Halloween and we have been reading books about this holiday for months. On Fridays I try and leave work a little early so Ben and I can hang out, we occasionally we will take a walk over the a local bookstore and one of the last times we went we got Lilly some more Halloween books and they have been a big hit.

Anyway, we made it to the pumpkin farm and Lilly was amazed. She loved her whole experience, from riding on the mini hayride to the big hayride, to the giant slide, and the animals. Only to top it off to spend time with her BFF Al, and getting pumpkins.

We went to Webers Cider Mill Farm on a Sunday, but it was also a BaltimoreMommies MOTC/C event, so we got to spend time with some of my mommy friends, some work friends and my BFF. All in all a good day.

Here are a few pictures from out trip.

Lilly and I walking toward all the fun!

Of course we had to get one in the pumpkin sign!

The giant hill slide! She loved this!

Aww, her and her best friend Al, conquering the slide!

The mini tractor ride, isn't she just so pretty!

Looking at the animals, see the black bracelet thing on her wrist. Yup she kept this one for about a week. She thought it was the greatest thing and was upset when it pretty much fell off her wrist. She totally loved the pumpkin farm.

Look at me, I got a pumpkin!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Baby Bump

It seems the last time I updated I had just been diagnosed with GD. Still not my favorite thing about this pregnancy but I have been dealing with it. My blood sugar levels were all over the place even with the diet in place so they put me on meds. The meds didn't seem to be helping my fasting levels so I had to increase the amount I was taking right before bed and low and behold it worked. Yay for not having to go on insulin!

At my 30 weeks appointment, I think it was 30 weeks, I had to switch doctors since I am now considered high risk. Yes gestational diabetes makes me high risk, because they have to monitor me and the baby much more closely. I have been going to the Dr. every week since 28 weeks, oh so much fun. Now that I am 34 weeks, I have to start NST (non stress test) twice a week along with a regular exam and sonogram once a week. I am kinda of excited to see how the little man is doing, but I also feel like I am going to be living at the doctors for the next 6 weeks!

Yikes its kinda scary to think that I only have 6 more weeks to go at the most. I mean I still could go into labor, but we do know for a fact if I don't I will be having Cole on Nov. 15th!

Here are the most recent pictures of me. I am 33 weeks and 3 days.


Looks like I went a whole month without updating! My bad. I had lots to update on too!

I will try and update better this month.

October has already started out with a bang! We went to Weber's Cider Mill farm last weekend and Bean had a blast. I took ton of pictures so lookout for my next post!