Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bili Baby

Von is one month old today. Life has been very busy since his arrival with the holidays and family in town, so here is my attempt to catch up on the events this last month. At Von's first doctors appointment, when he was a few days old, we found out that he had jaundice. The levels did not come down on their own, so for five days, 24 hours a day, he had to be attached to a "bili" blanket, which is basically a flat light that he would lay on. A nurse came out to our house everyday to check him and take blood, and finally by day five, his levels were low enough to take him off.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Von

He is here! I went into labor on Friday around noon and decided to beat Friday traffic, so we headed to the hospital about four. Overall, it was a really easy labor and delivery. When they admitted me I was dilated to a 5, and really not in much pain. I got my epidural at about seven o'clock (the most fabulous drug ever invented), and a little after 10 I was ready to push. After 12 minutes of pushing, he made his entrance, with a FULL head of brown hair. Ian says he looks like our UPS guy. He was 7 pounds 1 ounce and 20 inches, born at 10:32 pm on Friday, December 12th.
We are so happy everything went smoothly and since then he has been such a great baby, eating and sleeping really well for us. Here are a few pictures, I will post more later. His proud big sister.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Addi's Favorites

Since Addison just turned three, I thought we'd highlight her top three favorites. Here they are...

1. Annie
2. Gumby
3. Chipmunk Adventure

Disney Movies:
1. Cinderella
2. Aladdin
3. Peter Pan

TV shows:
1. Americas funniest home videos
2. Oprah
3. Laker games

1. M&M's
2. Edamame
3. Scrabbled Eggs

1. Chocolate Milk
2. Milk
3. Juice

1. Dora
2. Diego
3. Yo Gabba Gabba

Places to go:
1. Disneyland / Sea World
2. Park
3. Church

1. Gidget (or as she calls her Jiget)
2. Abby
3. Boo Boo

1. I not need go to sleep
2. I love YOU more!
3. Silly Daddy

Things to do:
1. Swim
2. Play with figurines and toys
3. Telling and hearing bedtime stories

Things she is afraid of:
1. Spiders
2. The TV or DVD player not working
3. Daddy spanking her

Favorite songs to sing:
1. Tomorrow- Annie Soundtrack
2. A Whole New World- Aladdin Soundtrack
3. Jimmy Eat World

Daily rituals:
1. She has to pray before she goes to bed or she will not sleep.
2. She always has to bring two or three toys whenever we go somewhere in the car.
3. She expects m&ms everytime she goes pee pee on the potty.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Addison!

Addison officially turned three today. Although, when Ian told her "Happy Birthday" this morning, she replied, "No, Dad. I already had my birthday." So, needless to say, we are not celebrating it today due to the fact that we already had a party for her and she is insisting that it isn't her birthday anyways. It makes our day a little easier. I did, however, take her to story time with Mrs. Clause this morning at Rascals to Rebels, a local boutique close to our house. She loved the stories and dancing and singing to the Christmas songs.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Still Pregnant

Still no baby.  Still no contractions.  :(

Friday, December 5, 2008

D-Day is almost here!

I had my doctors appointment this morning and had good news...I am almost dilated to a 3, 80% effaced, his head is at a -1, he is small, his body is in the right position and...drum roll please...she stripped my membranes. With Addi, I delivered 24 hours after having my membranes stripped with similar circumstances. However, I still haven't had any strong contractions, so we will see. I have gotten my hopes up so far, I hope they are not crushed by my labor being prolonged much longer. You still just never know. The doctor asked me today, if I felt more swollen this time around because I had gain 4 pounds since last week. I told her it was just my sweater (and the fact that my last appointment was before Thanksgiving weekend). Anyways, Wish me luck!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Santa Clause is coming to town...

Addi got to see Santa tonight at Fashion Island. The last two years, she was so scared of him, but not anymore...She asked several times to go see him this week and when it was her turn, she ran right up to him, sat on his lap and posed for the picture. Ian and I were very happy that we did not have to join her this year in the picture. When Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she pointed to the presents in the room and just said, "those."

Thanksgiving Weekend

For Thanksgiving, we made a trip up to Lake Arrowhead to spend it with Ian's family. Shandra and Christian flew in from Hawaii. Nana, Papa, Lina and Lisa flew in from Utah and Ryan from Colorado. Needless to say, it was a full house. There was lots of good food, time on the Wii (I am all time champ on Dr. Mario, only beat once by Shandra. It's a good thing I went to college, or I would not have those skills.) and we even were able to catch a movie. Preggo pic. Shandra is ten weeks behind me.

We are already getting good use out of our new double stroller.

As of today, I am 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Last week, I was dilated to a one and I have an appointment tomorrow. Hopefully, there will be some progress, or better yet, actual labor. I need to get this baby out of me.

Sea World

The weekend before Thanksgiving, we made our final trip to Sea World for a while. We figured it would be the last chance to have a fun outing with just Addi, so we took advantage of the chance. She talked about it all week leading up to it. Our little girl just LOVES animals and ran from exhibit to exhibit.
Addi at the dolphin show...
Also, the last time I was pregnant, this same weekend ironically, we went to Sea World with Ian's family. I took this picture then...
And because my due date is only one day different than with Addi, I am 36 weeks in each picture. Here is me now...I am a little older, larger, and blonder.