Well, we're definitely in the pregnancy home stretch. It's been a crazy week. I had an amniocentesis last friday to see if the baby's lungs were developed with a planned induction for immediately after. Aaaaand - the test came back a no go. So we went back home to wait for one more week. It was really weird to get everything ready and prepared for the baby to come - get the kids and molly all carted off, bags packed, the house all clean and organized, "last" pregnant picture taken (above) etc, and then not have a baby. The good news is that I'm being induced on Friday. The bad news is that I'm itching like a bleeping bleep bleeper. haha. If I were a swearing woman - this would be the time. As it is, doesn't quite carry the weight required. Ah well, that's okay.
It was kind of hard to deal with at first - not having the baby last week. But it's actually been nice to have a week to relax as a family and do some fun things together. We've been taking it easy, making dinners, and doing a few last things to get ready. Now if only I could sleep and I wasn't pretty much going crazy with itching all the time then it really would be a nice relaxing week. :)
|Molly before haircut, chillin Jabba the Hut style in Russell's office. She claims the remote.|
|All cleaned up and respectable. For anyone who's curious and naive like us - paying for grooming and a haircut is soooo worth it.|
|Jonas said that this tree with a giant growth on it looked pregnant like me. haha. nice.|
|Family night in the canyon was easy and fun.|
|Gwen sure loves water and nature. She sat there throwing leaves and rocks in the stream the whole time. Reminds me of a recent book we picked up at DI that we love - Dragon Scales and Willow Leaves. All about how a brother and sister use their imagination differently to view the world around them. It fits Jonas and Gwen pretty well.|
Foam pad for Gwen's "treehouse". Russell was thrilled to spend $20 on this. Let me tell you.
|So I made these pages for the kids as a catalyst to talking about what it takes to get ready and care for a baby. They even have little clip art of binkies, bottles, baths, etc to practice. They had so much fun coloring and playing with these.|
|Gwen's was super cute, and then I looked over and for some reason she decided that Tess didn't look fierce enough and added the eyebrows and yellow tears.|
|haha oh boy. Demon baby. Hope that this isn't prophetic. Still really hoping that Tess doesn't have colic.|