Thursday, February 26, 2009

Emrick Jane arrives

She's here!!! She was born at 5:12 pm, weighs in at 7 pounds and 12.9 ounces, and is 20.5 inches long. She is just perfect. Her big brother loves her very much.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And Now...

On Sunday night I went to the ER because my blood pressure was getting rather high. They hooked me up to the monitors (again) and saw how high it was. My midwives wrote me off to the doctors since I am now considered high risk. The doctors sent me home on bed rest, again. At my appointment yesterday my blood pressure was high (big surprise) so they decided to have me do the twenty-four hour urine sample (again) and an ultrasound to make sure Emrick is doing alright in there. She is fine. Growing, moving, and practice breathing like a good girl! Then they sent me home on bed rest. I have another appointment tomorrow afternoon and will be induced Thursday morning if nothing happens between now and then. I am still on the blood pressure medicine and it still makes me dizzy and gives me headaches, which is super fun. Jacob is doing really well with all the doctor visits. He is such a big boy! He has been eating like a maniac, I can't fill the kid up! So he must be growing, which means he will probably need a new pair of shoes before too long!, here I come!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Well, since last week was riddled with hospital visits and high blood pressure I'm happy to announce that today is going well. I am on bed rest which isn't working out very well but we are staying home and all relaxing together. The doctors gave me some medicine to bring my blood pressure down and I have to go back on Monday to be checked again. If Emrick doesn't come on her own, they will induce labor on Thursday, February 26. that's exciting news for me because I was starting to think that I would be pregnant forever. While in the hospital last week, Jacob got to visit the babies in the nursery and even got to see one of them get a bath! He loved to watch the babies, that was his favorite part. For now, it's back to bed rest for me. Hope you all enjoy your Saturday!

Couples Quiz

What are your middle names?
Mine is Jo and his is Henry

How long have you been together?
It will be four years on May 13.

.How long did you know each other before you started dating?
I don't know. Days, minutes, seconds. I think once we met we were just dating.

Who asked whom out?
Neither one of us asked the other out.

How old are each of you?
I am 23 and he is 24.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
We live close to both our families but don't see any of our siblings much. But we see my parents all the time!

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Probably me being grumpy!

Did you go to the same school?
No, I went to Belmond-Klemme High School and he grew up in Waverly

Are you from the same home town?

Who is smarter?
Probably Burger. He remembers really odd facts and tidbits of information!

Who is the most sensitive?
Definitely me!

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Carlos O' Kelly's or Huhot

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Canada- we had known each other for two weeks and decided to drive to Canada with a carful of our friends! It was a great time!

Who has the craziest exes?
Neither one of us, really...

Who has the worst temper?
Definitely Burger!

Who does the cooking?
Almost always Burger.

Who is the neat-freak?
Neither one of us! It's kind of a problem.

Who is more stubborn?
Both of us, but I usually give first. So I guess that would make Burger the more stubborn one!

Who hogs the bed?
Probably me. But my belly is bigger, so I have a good reason!

Who wakes up earlier?
Burger does for work.

Where was your first date?
You know, we never really had one!

Who is more jealous?
I don't know. Neither one of us is really jealous.

How long did it take to get serious?
Days, weeks. I don't know! It went pretty fast!

Who eats more?
Burger, I hope!

Who does the laundry?
Both of us do! Now, dishes is another story...

Who's better with the computer?
Definitely Burger.

Who drives when you are together?
Always Burger!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just an Update on The Mood

Today is a better day. So far, anyhow. I just woke up and need to get Jacob and myself ready to go to my appointment. My mom called just minutes after I posted yesterday to ask what time my appointment was and to let me know that should was going to try to find someone to cover her so she could come with me. Because she knows I'm a big baby and didn't want to go by myself. Moms are the best. Well, mine is anyhow. Today has a better vibe than yesterday did. I guess we all need a day of self-pity and junk food every once in a while!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Mood

Since I strive to blog in all honesty I will tell you that today, I don't like you. This week has been full of ups and downs and in my state of extreme emotions, I'm not sure I can handle it. I want to feel like a regular person again, with regular people emotions. My blood pressure has been creeping up since my appointment last week. I spent all day yesterday in the hospital hooked to monitors with a grumpy nurse and I collected all of my pee for a full twenty-four hours. To no avail. I still have no baby and no one can tell me when I will. Why am I paying these people again? My mom and Burger both have to work to live, so I am left handling most of my appointments by myself. Which has been fine up until this week. Now I have an incredibly strong urge to not be alone. Ever. I can't really explain it, because I know in my head everything will be perfectly fine. I know how to use a phone if something does happen, and the chances of anything actually happening is extremely low. I try not to say anything because I know they would like to come with me and be with me twenty-four hours a day (so maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, because I'm not sure anyone would want to be around me at all at this point. I'm a little hard to get along with right now) and I don't want them to feel bad to have to tell me no and see the tears well up in my eyes. Because I know they can't help it, they have to work! So today, even though I am supposed to be on bed rest, I think Jacob and I will go out in public. A nice jaunt around the mall or to Barnes and Noble to enjoy some train play. I'm not sure what we will decide to do, but I think it will be healthier for both of us to get out a bit. Wish us luck and tomorrow can only get better.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Today we made pink cupcakes to celebrate Valentine's Day. Yesterday Jacob and I surprised Burger with a balloon and a card that Jacob painted! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Jacob painted at his friend Wyatt's house on Monday afternoon.

The boys like to play hide and seek and make me find them. I found them under Jacob's bed this time! We had quite the week last week. The full moon on Monday night really gave us some luck. On Monday my washing machine wasn't working right. It keeps getting stuck on the rinse cycle. It's still doing it, I'm just getting used to it. Every third load or so it gets stuck on rinse. Tuesday my mom's car broke down on her way to school so Jacob and I went, mostly for moral support. I also had a doctor appointment on Tuesday and was hooked up to the machine for a non-stress test. Emrick hadn't been moving a whole lot so they thought we should just check it out. Everything is fine! Burger had his dentist appointment on Tuesday, too, and we found that he has four wisdom teeth in there that need to be removed. He also needs another cleaning and a filling in one of his teeth. He has three more appointments in the beginning of March. We should have fun paying for all this. On Wednesday I was doing laundry, trying to deal with the washing machine when my dryer decided to make a terrible sound and stop working. Burger came home from work and discovered that the belt had snapped. Easy fix, right? Not so much when your dryer is so old that they no longer make parts for it. Yesterday we woke up to a freezing cold house. The pilot light had blown out in the middle of the night so Burger relit it and left for work. No problem. Until the pilot light went out again and I don't know how to light it. So Jacob and I spent the day at my mom's house because my house was COLD! When my dad got off work he came over and lit the pilot light. Then when Burger got home, him and my dad fixed the dryer together. Happy times. Today we went to the home show and dreamed about how fun, and expensive, it would be to fix out house up. We went to Target and came home and have been catching up laundry and relaxing. We are waiting on Emrick. I am getting extremely impatient, so she had better hurry up!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Bliss

Besides the fact that Burger had to work this morning, today is the perfect Saturday. So far, that is. The weather is beautiful and I think we will see if Jacob's snow boots fit any more and let him run around in the mud some time today. Right now Jacob and I are eating cereal and watching cartoons. Yesterday was busy busy. I bought my new bag and a set of headbands for Emrick's bald baby head. We walked around the mall all day and stopped to enjoy a coffee from The Buck's. Today will probably just be a lazy lazy day. I need to get some house work done, but I'm not rushing anything! Also, I have been asking people for their thoughts on when this girl child will be born and her size. Actual due date is March 5, 2009 and she has been measuring right on track. So, if you feel like guessing, go ahead and post your thoughts in my comments section. I don't have anything to send you if you win, this is just for fun!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I heart youtube

Today I am glued to youtube. I love this video and wanted to share it. I think I need a life.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Baby?

All is well on the baby front. However, at this point, I am completely convinced that she is never coming out. She is staying in me forever. So, hopefully, you guys don't mind my grumpiness because I don't think it's going away any time soon. I have been feeling better since I left work, but I am still super grumpy. Poor Burger! Jacob and I have been keeping ourselves busy through the days and I am thinking that a trip to Barnes and Noble is in order today. They have a train table there to play while I drink my mocha. It should be fun.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


We finger painted today, which wasn't nearly as messy as I had anticipated. He didn't really like the feeling of the paint on his fingers so I gave him cotton balls and Q-tips which worked like a charm. I have no paintbrushes in my house. But we had fun anyways. I have an appointment this afternoon and will keep you updated. Enjoy your Tuesday.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

SuperBowl Sunday Fun

Not really. No one in my family really even understands football. Burger wanted to see the commercials with his 3D glasses, but we ended up being at my parent's house. Our glasses were at home. Bummer. We were both actually kind of disappointed. I've never seen anything in 3D before so tomorrow night we are going to watch Chuck with our glasses, just for me. My husband's the best! Yesterday we went to the consignment shop and they had videos for $.70 each so of we bought a few. We watched movies last night and ate popcorn and made bracelets with pony beads and pipe cleaners. Jacob loved it, as usual. And, as I was typing that I forgot the word for pipe cleaner and had to ask Burger what that stuff was called again. The best part, I do that kind of thing so often and he is so used to it! He just answered the question and didn't even bat an eye. Like it's totally normal for someone to forget what pipe cleaner is called. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have Alzheimer's when I'm forty years old. Hopefully Burger will be unaffected and can take care of me for the rest of my life. Oh, the future we have to look forward to together! Maybe I should keep these plans secret from Burger, that way when it happens, he's just blindsided and doesn't really have an option! See these tangents? No good for a blog! People are going to read and be so confused because they are not sure how all these random thoughts fit together. Well, people, they don't. This is what you get for reading a 9 month pregnant lady's blog. Completely incoherent thoughts all strung together. With cute pictures at the top. And this. I hope you enjoy.