Friday, September 28, 2007

36 Weeks Pregnant and counting

Well, if it were up to the baby, she would stay warm and cozy in the womb forever. That's right, no signs of Elsie making her appearance any time soon. I am 36 weeks pregnant, and looking to go another solid 4 weeks. That's okay. Having another baby still seems a little overwhellming. Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled at an early appearance, but I still have a few things to prepare! I have some decorating to do, some Jenna-training/teaching to work on, some cleaning and organizing to fisish...lots to do. But then again, I am tired. I am not sleeping very well. And my arthritis seems to be slowly returning. So, actually, come on out any time little Elsie. We can't wait to meet you.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Yesterday Jenna decided that if she had a dog it would be purple, and she would name him "fun-forever."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our camera is back!

I am not sure how long we were without a camera, but it felt like a LONG TIME!! Thankfully our camera is back from the Cannon store, totally repaired and ready for use. It ended up being a common Cannon problem that they fixed for free! They paid for everything, even shipping. Before we knew it would be fixed for free we looked into Best Buy for repairs. It would have been $80 just to send it out to check what was wrong with it! Crazy.

Speaking of cameras, Jenna has one now! Mimi and Poppy sent Jenna a little Tinkerbell camera a few weeks ago and she loves it. She takes lots of pictures, but I think most of the pictures are of her own face or her little fingers blocking the lense. Oh well. Someday we will get some of those pictures on the blog too.


Jenna had a bellybutton check up yesterday. It took me 20 minutes to find a parking spot at Emanuel, only to have her appointment last literally two minutes! That is just long enough for them to tell me that everything looks great. So, that was good news. Jenna was a real good sport for the whole journey. First we got a little lost on our way there. She kept saying, "Don't worry mom, daddy will help us." I had to call him several times on a cell phone nearly drained of battery so that he could direct us to the hospital. I took the wrong exit and boy that mess us up! Then in the parking lot when we were circling for hours (20 minutes) she kept saying, "it will be okay" and "oh well, we will find a spot soon". This was really cute to me because we have been working on her little attitude and this showed how much she is learning. Have you ever heard the phrase, "crying over spilled milk."? I always wondered what that was suppose to mean. Until Jenna started to cry over spilled milk! She would spill from her cereal onto her chair or clothes every morning, adn would literally loose it! She would cry and cry every morning! So we have been teaching her to say, "oh well, it will dry" and "oops, I spilled. Will you help me please". Anyways, she is doing better, and used her skills to keep me calm while we were lost and driving around the parking lot! So, here is our little growing girl!


More pictures and updates to come soon!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Lovely morning

This morning Jenna and I painted our fingernails together. Then we sat out on the front step drinking coffee (me) and picking leaves off the flowers (her). It was nice.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Recovering well


Surgery went well and we are now at home resting and recovering. Jenna did really well. Emanuel hospital was amazing. All the doctors and nurses were great, and the playroom kept Jenna distracted and happy the hours before surgery (she couldn't eat but the toys kept that fact off her little mind.) Thanks for your prayers. I'm glad that surgery is behind us.