Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Claus

We went to see Santa this evening. The 30 minute visit about did me in. Why? Because of these mistakes:
1. Do not wake up your 2 year old from a nap
2. Do not put a bow in your 2 year old's hair when she's crabby from being woken up
3. Do not let your children eat candy canes and cookies right before dinner
4. Do not agree to hold handmade ornaments with fresh glue and glitter on them
5. Do not think you'll make it home before the food in the oven is done
(Yes, Natalie was with us too but she was more interested in the crafts than in sitting on Santa's lap)


I dumped out the entire toy cupboard (nesting, you think?) and cleared out a bunch of toys. At the bottom was this puzzle set, which we bought when Natalie was little. Amazing that 3 moves and 3 children later all the pieces are still here and in good shape. This "new" toy has kept Camille so busy. She'll take the pieces out and put them back in over and over again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I had my doctor's appointment on Friday. He was not concerned with the HUGENESS of the baby. So after analyzing all the data (due dates, ultrasounds, previous deliveries), we scheduled my C-Section for Wednesday, February 10. Yeah! 8 more weeks to go.

Lovin' that pudding

How can one small container of pudding make such a mess? And did any of it get into her mouth?

Christmas Time!

Tonight we took a drive around a fantastic neighborhood in Fresno where almost every single house within 3 square blocks decorates extravagantly. We drove around with the minivan doors wide open, which was a thrill for the kids. Camille sat in the front seat on Troy's lap loving every minute. What a great night.

These pics are just for fun. (Camille ran into the furniture, thus the scratches on her face - poor thing)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time is Flying!

Yesterday I had another ultrasound - truly a miracle to be able to take a peek at this little baby inside of me. Well, he's HUGE! He is measuring 3 weeks ahead of his due date, weighing in at an estimated 3 lb. 11 oz. already. None of my babies have been big so this is a little unusual. When I have my doctor's appointment next week we'll discuss how early a C-Section will be scheduled. We want to make sure the baby is ready to come but not wait too long so that I go into labor on my own (which has never happened).
It's entirely possible that we'll have this baby with us at the beginning of February instead of the middle or even end. So today I got my act together and started working on Camille's baby book! It would be nice to get that done before this little guy arrives. Every week of Camille's first year, I journaled what was going on and made sure I had at least one picture so now I just have to put it all together into an album. I'm on Week #2, so I'm making progress and it's getting me excited to have a newborn in the house again.