Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The doctor asked if we wanted to keep the foreskin. Wha? I apologize to anyone who does...but WHAT?
Michael's "bilikin corn" fell off today (I can't correct how Penny pronounces it...its so cute) . We are excited to bathe him, though we're going to wait a few more days because of his peder stuff done on Monday.
I'm not keeping the cord either.....I find keeping that kind of stuff gross. Just saying........
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I got to hold him right away. He took a little bit to cry and that first cry is so sweet and cute. He started nursing right away (sorry about the photos that made it out on accident.....Sean forgot to pre-screen them).
Getting warm under the warmer. Love the bed head little guy.
My favorite picture by far. This was the first time Sean held him and I can see the instant love in that gaze. Sean was amazing to have there to help me through labor, he knew exactly what I needed and was quick to respond when I had to tell him.
Kiddos get to see Michael for the first time. He was in the nursery when they arrived (I took a 45 minute power nap) and so we had to wait a couple minutes for them to bring him in. Needless to say, that confused Penny a little.
Great Grandma Matteson got to come and see Michael that morning along with the kids. She loves babies. Thats just shy of being 95 years of age difference right there.
Dominic kept making remarks about how cute he is. Also, his eyes look really blue (like they usually do when they are newborns) and I lost track of how many times Dominic said he thought that Michael's eyes would stay blue just like his. He's pretty proud of this little guy. Today he said, "So his middle name is Jarom like mine AND he'll probably have blue eyes like me too."
Dominic LOVES to hold him and he's pretty good at it too.
We found her over in the corner of the hospital room changing her new babies diaper.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
So, you get a wordy post today.
I feel good. Tomorrow I will be 39 weeks and have most everything checked off of my to do list. Wanna see it?
-Paint baby room
-Shop for carseat, bedding, mattress, etc
-Convince husband that the bedding and the paint color will look fabulous once its all up
-Set up crib and put on bedding
-Add curtain rod in room, hem curtain
-Listen to husband proclaim his great idea of the paint color and bedding and how it turned out
-Wash baby clothes and put away
-Make sure carseat fits in the middle seat in the car with room enough for kids on either side too
-Make blanket for carseat (the one that goes behind the baby and doesn't get removed)
-Bring over rocking chair from Gma's, repair rocking chair a little so it doesn't squeak
-Bring over changing table from Gma's
-Buy nursing bras and pads (sorry....TMI?)
-Locate all the old baby gadgets and clean them
-Pack hospital bag
Still to do:
-Make burp cloths (got them cut out today!)
-Make Big Brother/Big Sister shirts (got them purchased..just need to assemble)
-Put changing table upstairs and clean it / organize it
-Find "Cleaning and Scrubbing" frame in attic and hang in Michael's room
-Deep clean my house
It doesn't seem like a huge feat, that list...... but I seem to run out of energy so quickly that I only get to do one or so of those things every few days. Lately (nesting) I've been getting more done than the last 4 or 5 weeks which feels really good! I just have to remind myself not to tire myself out and go into labor already pooped.
Being pregnant at 30 is way different for me than being pregnant at 22. I feel the pains more easily...get tired more easily....can't move as easily....all while still having to attend to 2 other amazing spirits. I love it though. Every second of it. I love being pregnant (despite my eye rolls and "can't wait for it to be over" comments)......I love being pregnant. I have a healthy body that, I think, was meant to have 15-20 children. We shall see, but I think 4 or 5 will be our magic number.
We had family pictures taken last week by my friend Gloria who has moved away but was back in town for a few days. I cannot WAIT to see them, they should be really good. I asked Sean if he wanted to have pictures taken now (while I'm pregnant) or later when Michael was here to which he replied, "I would love to have some great pictures of my beautiful wife when she's pregnant. Absolutely." Had it not been for that comment, I don't think I would have. I love him.
Penny is becoming more and more antsy. Asking each day when Michael is going to "pop out," and making comments to him about how when he "pops out" he can sleep in his bed, play with his toys, sit in his carseat etc. Dominic today asked how long we had to wait again to which I replied that he was due next week....his response? "Really? That's it? Oh, I can't wait." I love that my kids love each member in our family so much.
Michael Jarom Matteson, we're ready for you when you're ready for us!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
- when I roll over in bed, I sometimes can't flip my headhard enough to get all my hair out of the way
-It gets caught in my seatbelt when I take it off and it rolls itself into the seatbelt's hideaway
-I think its a spider on my arm and I freak out
-makes me look like I have hairy armpits if its all behind me
-I've given up on every trying to blow dry it
-I can use it to tickle people at quite a distance
I love Dominic's socks and flip-flop combo.
Penny was ding-dong-ditch-ing with her viking hat on and it would fly off every time she ran away. I would have to sit at the door and turn my back so she could ring the bell and then I'd turn around and ask who was there........ we did this about 100-50-40 times (that use to be Dominic's favorite HIGH number in kindergarten).
Dominic spent a LOT of time working on this self portrait. He's quite the drawer lately.
This was his finished product. Doesn't it look just like him? Afterwards he schemed about how he could do more drawings and sell them. I told him that he'd have to draw for a few more years for free before people would pay him for his drawings. I love him.
We were waiting up for Penny Grandma and Courtney to show up. They were only minutes away at this point and my kids were so excited to see them again.
It was tons of games in one night, but was lots of fun and it wore the kiddos out! We were so lucky to have Sean's mom and sister come visit. We can't wait till they can come again.
On Wednesdays, I've been taking Penny to a nearby library for a singing storytime. Its absolutely amazing. The lady that does it usually performs her shows on stage in big shows and stuff and she's REALLY GOOD and very entertaining. Lately I've been taking another little girl with us since her mom just had a baby.
So this day, we stopped at Target afterwards for some essentials that I needed and, of course, the girls NEEDED to stop and try on shoes. It was hilarious, especially the fact that the shoes were all attatched together so they couldn't walk anywhere once they got them on.
Catherine actually asked me if I knew her mom's cell phone number so she could ask her if she could get these shoes "betuz they sparkle." They were at least 5 sizes too big BUT they sparkled and thats all that matters to little girls who are about to turn 3.
They both had their sunglasses and they both put them on top of their heads as soon as we got to the car. It was a fun morning!
Other unrelated news?
(that are really for my journal-ing purposes and not necessarily meant to entertain you)
-We turned off our cable. I love not having TV.
- I lost my car keys with the remote lock on it and its driving me crazy. I know they are in the house somewhere but I haven't found them YET and have prayed and prayed that they will just APPEAR so I don't have to bend over and look for them anymore. Using the valet key (though we've never used a valet in the whole 4 years we've owned the car)
-Michael's room is all set up and ready for him. Penny likes to play in his crib. Dominic thinks 15 days is FOREVER to wait.....I agree but will patiently wait anyways.
-Sean switched from PB &J's (actually, Almond Butter and Jelly) to rice and beans for lunch. Seriously, he eats the same thing every day for lunch and has been having PB & J for over a year......now I get to make beans every week in large vats and freeze them in bags... as well as brown rice in large vats and freeze them in bags too. Dominic thinks the house smells funny when I cook beans, I kinda agree.
-I got a sunburn on Saturday at the pool. Somehow, about once or twice a year, I put sunscreen on my kids but forget to put it on myself.....it usually only takes once and I don't forget again. I'm still really red from 4 days ago.
- Dominic is reading the Hank The Cowdog series. I LOVED Hank the Cowdog when I was younger. He's progressed quite a bit this year in his reading and comprehension.
-I like my home-made laundry soap even better as a dry soap blend instead of a liquid. Its just easier to make/use and it washes just the same.
- 2 weeks and 2 days till Michael's due date. We can't wait to meet him....and I can't wait for my ribs to not hurt.
-I finally gave Dominic a haircut....it looks so much better. He just HATES haircuts and so we put them off for so long. I paid him $2 to not cry/whine. This was his last chance to have me cut his hair without whining/crying or I was going to make him pay for his own haircuts at the salon (he was fine in December when I cut his hair because Eva was here and he didn't want to cry/whine in front of her....which to me says its all an act). It worked. He earned $2 and a GREAT haircut.