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Baby5: Pregnancy Update

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Still pregnant here. I’m 38 weeks with Abegayle, and certainly feeling Any Day Now-ish. But haven’t I been saying that since 36 weeks? This waiting period isn’t any easier than ever it has been. I actually thought that being a Winter pregnancy the wondering and waiting wouldn’t be as big of a deal.

So. 38 Weeks.

Wednesday I had my OB/GYN appointment and was pleasantly surprised to be told that we were going to have an ultrasound. I’m not a fan of weekly ultrasounds as is common practice for some physicians, but after an unexpected face up presentation delivery for Koen I was keen to have a look at full term Abegayle.
She’s currently 19 inches long and weighing approx 6.5lbs, so just about the size of her 41wk gestation brother Diederick. Also, like Diederick, she has the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. Her position is a first for me–she is head down, which is a blessing, but her head is facing sideways towards my right inner thigh. The doctor said it wont be quite as easy as the traditional presentation, so I may want to plan on a little help with pain. Good to know, but I think I can make it pain meds free again thru the birth.

My favorite part of Wednesday’s ultrasound was seeing that perfect spine, beautiful heart and my second daughter’s sweet face. When Dr. Tan first started looking for a profile image, Abegayle had her hand over her face–a couple minutes later she moved it as if she’d been playing a little game of peek-a-boo and we were able to see her eyes, nose and mouth. Another unique thing about Abegayle is her legs: instead of being crossed and pressed tightly against my ribs, she has the left extended straight up and the right meets up up nearly even with an elbow. Anyone ever seen something similiar? A first for me.

I’m so excited to meet Abegayle and just really hope that my next post will be pictures of her.

Diederick Dale: Four Years Old

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Deeder’s old enough now to anticipate and enjoy his party. He’s been looking forward to this day since at least May when we celebrated two-years for sister Carly.
I don’t think anyone let him down, with the slight exception of Mommy who can’t seem to find the order slip for monarch butterflies. More often then not I manage to find it’ll be safe here places that later are so safe that I can’t find the important thing at all.

Anyway. Blowing out candles was fun, aunties decorations were appriciated for sure, and opening gifts of course was super exciting!

Then there was the outdoor water fun.

Thank you everyone. And happy birthday to my beautiful boy.

Saturday, and Blogging

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I’m really a little too sleepy to write, but isn’t that the best time? I’ve decided that I want to write every day so I’m going to at least put something in here to start it all going again.

Our Saturday.

My brothers Mitch and Philip came down from Seattle for a little visit. They stopped in at our house for awhile then took Koen, Carly and I out to my mom and dad’s while Darren had Deeder out shopping for Sunday’s dinner.

Deeder joined us shortly at my mom and dads.
We spent a few hours over there; Deeder got to playing computer games with Seth (hopefully Seth didn’t mind the company), Carly napped after tiring of chasing cats, Koen got to be held by whoever passed through the house. In the midst of this I worked on my dreads.

(I adore seeing my dad hold my babies)

My nice momma made coffee for me while I was busy messing with my head. Thanks for the coffee, Mom. I’m still awake, even though it was only halfcaff. That’s a good thing, since I had a house to clean up and diapers to wash.
The diapers still need to be folded, but that can wait for tomorrow.

Time to sleep.

Blogging is a lot like working out, or organizing; if I procrastinate after supposedly comitting to consistency, yeah…not good.

Blur due to neglected camera lense.

out of the blue

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Pretty much everything Deeder says is totally random. But there are moments that are especially…hmm…

A couple weeks ago I caught him having one of his cars say to the other, “hey, you stupid!” I think that I reproved him a little too severly. Even if it were pretend road rage, I felt that the issue had to be addressed and squished.
I’m guessing that the following conversation has something to do with Deeder remembering that I said there are bad words that we shouldn’t say.

Deeder: Hey Mommy, I in big trouble.”

Me: “Why? What’d you do?”

Deeder: “I say good word”

Me: “You did?”

Deeder: “Yep. I said ‘frig'”

No further questions. He was beaming, as if he’d gotten away with kicking Carly.

New Years Resolutions

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I’m with the millions who list “loose weight” but it’s not on the top tippity top.

My resolutions kind of evolve as the year goes on as my challenges change. Pretty much over all of it I need to be content, happy, appreciative and patient.

Prayer and faith need to continue to be bigger in my daily walk through whatever it is I’m doing.
GOD is in control and I’m nothing more than a servant here, not any sort of boss at all.

I want my kids to learn the same things and I so make it up as I go along.

(This isn’t sounding as good as I thought it would!!)

How about I skip to what I hope are short term goals or at least more specific goals:

Get Carly potty trained.
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She’s working hard at it, and I’m really trying to be patient. I’m still overwhelmed with relief on Deeder being *finally* done with diapers and just so hoping that Carly wont take as long to train as her older brother did.

For Koen I wish to continue helping him be healthy wealthy and wise.
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Early to bed, early to rise equals health and weath…in the case of a baby, lots of “booby juice” <--(Deeder word for breast milk) Koen is happy, just now starting to smile for us and make those precious ah goo and uh boo sounds. Although quite prone to upper respiratory wheeziness and cough he’s healthy. And the sleeping is no problem…he does that all the time, gradually spending more of the day light hours awake.

And for Diederick:
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A long term and always present challenge:
Keep him challenged and involved in an attempt to keep him out of mischief. I see already that he’s totally the role model for Carly (and no doubt, for Koen as he’s older) so keeping him in line is hugely important.

What else?
I’ve just bought more cloth diapers. I am vowing to never again by disposable. OK, I know better than to vow a thing like that. But really, I’d be quite proud of myself if I could pull that one off.
Also, I think that those of you who learned to cut hair before having kids were very wise to do so! My poor Deeder suffers regularly from my neglecting to aquire hair snipping skills.

For Daddy:

He’s on my list, but that’s none of your business. :)