Friday, June 01, 2012

Turn baby turn!

We had an appointment on Thursday for another ultrasound to see if Raddish was turned head down yet. She, of course, is not. They referred me to a chiropractor and an accupuncturist to try to get her head down before labor starts. I went to the Lotus Center today and tried out moxibustion. I will say that she did move a lot after they did it but I think she's sideways now instead of head down. They gave me a few sticks of moxa to do the procedure at home so hopefully she'll get with it and turn before Monday when we have another ultrasound.
Other than that she is perfectly healthy. She's about 7 pounds and her foot is 7.5 cm long. She wouldn't get her hands out of her face so we didn't get any good pictures but we'll see her soon enough! Only one more week until her due date!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Practice Labor

Raddish decided she was going to have a little fun early Monday morning. I was having some pretty serious labor-like pains from about 3am until around 5am. I didn't get any sleep and felt generally crappy all day Monday. The whole time I was thinking about all the things we still need to do. The main one being to get this child a NAME!! I did end up finishing her blanket on Monday while I was resting up and taking it easy so that's one good thing.

Oliver had his first dentist appointment yesterday, too. He did really well listening to the hygienist and doing what she asked. He only got upset at the very end when she put the fluoride on his teeth. We'd been there almost an hour and a half at that point so I know he was getting restless sitting in that chair and it's no fun to have someone smearing your teeth with pasty stuff. Anyway, he was great and he got a bag of treats when he was done. (a crayon toothbrush, toothpaste, two stickers, an airplane and some little flossing sticks). I'm very proud of him!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Beach boys!!

Gramma and Grampa Freeman took the boys and me to their new condo at the beach over the weekend of May 6th. What a fun time!! We hung out at the beach and found LOTS of wildlife. Grampa caught a clam, a conch, and three hermit crabs. We tried to catch a regular crab but he was too quick. We also built a sand castle and a racetrack for the little trucks they had brought. Friday night we went to see the dragon show at Broadway at the Beach but it was too windy so we just shopped and walked around. We spent some time at the pool, too. The boys really like playing in the water even though they still have to wear their life jackets when they go in. Oliver was very fearless and wanted to just go out into the deep deep ocean to swim and jump over waves. Of course, I was too nervous to let him get out very far but I think he had a good time anyway. Here are a few pictures from the trip...

May 15th...

I had another doctors appointment yesterday. Raddish is diagonal again so if she's still diagonal next week when I go back we'll have to do another ultrasound. Other than that she's healthy. My legs are swelling like crazy - especially the left one. It makes it really hard to walk sometimes.

Today is my birthday and to celebrate we're going to see the new Avengers movie. It will be Wyatt's first movie theater experience so I'm a little nervous that he won't be able to sit still for two and a half hours but we're going to try! The boys came in and woke me up with sweet birthday songs and pictures. It was a nice way to start the day.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


I had a doctors appointment yesterday and Raddish is finally head down!! She's still doing fine - heartbeat is good, movement is good, blood pressure is good. I'm swelling like crazy now, though. By noon my legs are pretty big and if I work I come home with cankles. The midwife also said that I'm dilated 2 cm so I suppose Raddish could come anytime.

I finally packed most of the hospital bag and went through all Raddish's clothes and things. We're going to work on getting her room really ready tonight and then it's just waiting. I'm still hoping for the 17th.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


also from 2009

Oliver says


mooch (instead of smooch)

Quiet instead of Wyatt

Balg Eagle (when we read Panda Bear, Panda Bear what do you see? - I am hoping to video record this at some point because he's so funny with this book!)

Things I love about my boys:

found this in my drafts from 2009...


He wakes up and snuggles me, says good morning, tells me things. The morning is a good time for him.

He still likes hugs and 'mooches even though he's almost 3

He wants to know about everything and sometimes if he doesn't know he'll make something up.

He remembers everything and tells me about it later.

He waits up for me when I work late

He can spend hours playing with legos

He's so ticklish.


He's always happy.

He gets so proud of himself when he learns something new.

He's so strong!

When he's asleep he likes to be right next to me.

He doesn't need to be rocked to sleep - he just likes being held.

His smile is so sweet and he uses it so often.

I wish I had posted more

We found out about baby #2 back in October and I've been very slack about updating to keep track of her. She gave me terrible morning sickness the first trimester but not as bad as Oliver. She also gave me heartburn but again, not as bad as Oliver. She's been right on track for growth and always measured right for her due date of June 8th. She's healthy and hasn't had any problems. Even though she's still not turned head down I'm not worried. I have had to test my sugar with this pregnancy but only because I didn't take the glucose test this time. The boys are very excited and have named this baby Raddish Bottompocket. Oliver said we can call her Raddish because she will like raddishes.