Thursday, October 30, 2008


Does anyone have a good recipe for donuts? Preferably cake donuts.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dr. appointment

Today I had a doctor appointment, so far everything is good. I didn't get to see my doctor because he had to leave to go deliver somebody, so I got to see the Nurse Practitioner. When she measured me she told me that I was measuring big. Big enough that she wanted an ultrasound done today. So after my visit with her I got to go in and have the ultrasound done. Well, we found out that our baby just might be on the large side! As of right now, Preston is in the >90th percentile, weighing in at approximately 6lbs. 13oz. I KNOW!! And I still have 5 weeks to go! Which means, he just might be a 9 pounder or more! I am so glad that I'm having a C-section!

After all the measurements were taken from the ultrasound, the technitian switched things over to 4 D and got some good pictures of Preston's face! Let me tell you, he is chubby! Plus he's squished so he looks even more chubby! Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

His fat bottom lip!

Look at those cheeks!!

As you can see in this picture, he's being squished on both sides! But I love the fact that you can see his features! I guess if he's going to be chubby, at least he's cute!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Night Eyes

It's something that the Zoo out here puts on. It's a time when the kids can dress up in their costumes and go throughout the zoo trick-or-treating. They decorate the zoo in all sorts of Halloween decor and let the kids roam around.

These three little kids were crazy about their candy! Trying to take their pictures while they had there bag in their hands was quite a challenge, but I'd say we got a few good ones! Drew absolutely loves these two girls and I'm so glad that we were able to spend this fun night out with them! Drew is the dragon, and then we have a cute cowgirl, and an adorable kitty!

I do have to say that I have the cutest dragon ever! When we went looking for a costume for Drew, we found this one at Old Navy. I took him into the dressing room to try it on, and then couldn't get him out of it! He was so insistent on this costume, (and it looks adorable on him), that we couldn't pass it up!

My favorite part of the costume is the backside! The bum part poofs out and it's so cute when he walks! I just had to take a picture of it!

Friday, October 17, 2008

prego picture again

I've had a lot of requests for another pregnancy picture, so here you go. I'm almost 34 weeks now and have just over 6 weeks left! The time is going fast, but not fast enough.
I've been cleaning like mad, taking one room at a time so I don't overwhelm myself. I guess you could say that I'm in the "nesting" period. I never got this way when I was pregnant with Drew, and maybe that's because I was working full time then, but I'm definitely a cleaning machine right now. Doug laughs at me because I have everything set up and ready, (some of it sitting in Drew's room waiting to be used)! I can't help it. I am one that has to have everything ready, that way I know what I have and what I might still need. Oh well, hopefully the time will continue to go by and then we'll be able to use all of our stuff!!

On another note, gas here has been dropping quite a bit! Although it's still not where I'd like to see it, it is lower and I'm grateful.

My dad freaks out every time I tell him what gas is here, because it's not dropping so fast in Utah where he's at. I think the last time I talked to him, he said gas was at $3.35 or so a gallon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

tube and train set

To most of you, this would be a tube for the pool. And you're right, that's exactly what it is. But to me, it's something different. This is my belly tube. What's a belly tube you ask, well, this is so I can lay on my belly!
When I was pregnant with Drew, my back hurt a lot. I was working full time in an orthopedic rehab hospital lifting people all day. So when I would come home, my back was so sore. One day when I got home from work, Doug had this laying in front of him on the floor in the living room. Of course my first response was, "Are we going swimming?" He chuckled and said no, and told me to lay down. He massaged my back until it was feeling much better. That's when I fell in love with his idea. As silly as it sounds, (you just lay on your stomach, putting your belly through the hole), I love it. He brought the tube out Monday night so he could practice some of his manual therapy since he had a test on it on Tuesday. Why I haven't brought this out before now I have no idea, but it's not going back in the closet until after the baby is born! Thanks for your silly ideas babe, you're the best!

A letter to Aunt Whitney and Uncle Jason:

Dear Whit and Jason,
Thank you so much for my train set. I get it out every day and play with it with mommy and daddy. It's so much fun! I especially love when it falls off the track!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

on the border

I have to say that now I know how my mother-in-law feels when she has to check her blood sugar. At my last doctor appointment, we found out that I am on the border of having gestational diabetes. Even though I don't have gestational diabetes, my doctor still wants me to check my blood sugar four times a day. Let me tell you, my fingers are getting sore! When I asked my doctor what this will do to Preston, he said absolutely nothing. He said that it won't make Preston any bigger than what he would be, and that it wouldn't put me as high risk (that's a relief)! So, I guess I need to just be a good girl and continue to check my sugars, and eat what I'm supposed to eat to keep everything normal. That shouldn't be too hard! :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Check this out! This would be a picture of Doug in 1956!

And this! It would be me in 1990!

A friend of mine posted some similar pictures of her and her husband on their blog and that's where i got the idea! If you go here you can do the exact same thing! Try it, you'll have fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekend Fun

We had quite the weekend! Saturday we decided to take a drive and go to the Center Grove Orchard. They had all sorts of things to do for Drew. We got the farmyard pass and that allowed Drew to play in a corn pool, take a hay ride, feed the animals, jump on a big pillow, go through a corn maze, milk a plastic cow, and more! It was worth the drive. I put together a slide show of the Orchard since there were so many fun things.

Sunday morning we let Drew open his gifts since it was his birthday. He was so excited, "The presents are for me?!!!" Once they were all opened, he had to take them downstairs to play with them.

Sunday afternoon, we went with some friends to Ledges State Park. And as my friend would say, It's a little piece of heaven! It's the one place here in Iowa you can go and feel like you're in the mountains! You even go down hill to get to some of the places! It was so beautiful! The river comes across the road a bit and the kids had so much fun throwing rocks into it. We took a picnic and enjoyed each others company.

Sunday night we had a small birthday party for Drew. He had some friends over and they were able to whack a pinata to get some candy. The pinata actually fell off the rope, so Drew decided to beat it with the bat on the worked! He received so many fun gifts and had yummy chocolate cup cakes.

Yesterday we didn't do anything, and today we went to the library and then have just played at home since the weather is crappy. It's been raining all day and it's pretty cold outside. But on the way to the library, Drew said the funniest thing. He said, "Mom, dad, my ears are tired!" I mean, come on! Are you tired of listening to me or what?!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Times flies. I can't believe that my little Drew is 3 years old today! Where has time gone? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was in the hospital having him. And even though I still think of him as my baby, he's really growing up! I remember how fat and chunky he used to be, and now he's so skinny! It's crazy how they grow! I still wish he had those yummy cheeks!

Drew had his way of getting around when he was a baby, he would scoot on his back to wherever he wanted to go! I remember thinking, "He is never going to crawl!" But then, one day he did. And he wasn't crawling for long, because at about 11 months, he was walking. And then at about 13 months, he was running. He's been such a fast learner.

Drew is also one smart cookie! He knows all his colors, and can count up to 13! He has learned the difference between a red traffic light and a green one, and also knows what a stop sign is. He sits in the car telling me when the lights are changing color, "Mom, it's red. Stop!"

Drew loves his grandpas! He is constantly asking if he can go with grandpa somewhere, and I have to keep telling him that they live far away. His response is, "Oh, they live in Mytah (Utah)!" In fact, Thursday he asked my dad if he could go to work with him. It was so funny!

Drew loves pizza. Every time I ask him what he wants for lunch, I get the same response, "pizza!" Why do I even ask? It's the one thing I know he will eat. He is definitely like his father on that one! They can both eat it for every meal...I can't.

Drew loves his cars. You can't go anywhere in my house without finding one. He probably has 50-60 of them, and he knows when one is missing! And he'll ask for it until we find it! He goes around the house sounding like an engine. Lately he's been playing with his cars on the window sill in our kitchen, and he likes to crash his cars together. But they do get hurt sometimes, so Drew has to give them a kiss and make sure they're ok. How funny is that?!
Drew's other favorite thing to do is to wrestle with dad. He loves to get on the ground and give dad the elbow or lift up his leg like he's going to pick him up by it! And then jump on him with his knees! Poor Doug probably has bruises all the time because of all the wrestling!

Well my little man, HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY!!! We love you and hope your day is fun and exciting!

Friday, October 3, 2008

advice needed

Do any of you readers out there have some good ideas on how to teach your child not to be so possessive over their toys when other kids come over? Drew can be doing something on one side of the room, but as soon as he sees someone grab for a toy, one that he isn't even near or even cared about playing with, he has to run over and take it away. I don't know what to do. This poor kid is going to have his eyes opened when he realizes that he isn't the only child in the house anymore.

Suggestions please!