17 July 2011

Lunch at the park

This was a few weeks ago, before it got so hot. Memorial day weekend actually. Somehow we managed not to get any photos of Ann this weekend, but there are a couple of cute ones of Nia!


An apple Nia staged to look like 'the apple'. She is so adorable!

A knot whole Nia wanted a picture of.

The nature center at the park was having a special viewing of nature item that had been taken from the park for educational purpose. I just added 1 pic of this, it's mostly bones and furs. 

15 July 2011

The last few days

Here are pictures of a few things we have been doing!

the Girls at Sun Long Duck, our favorite Chinese restaurant!

Nia reading a comic book from the iPad

Playing in the rain. We had a freakishly fast and unexpected rain storm last week. It was a serious down poor that only lasted about 15 minutes. The girls had fun though.

Last week we also had a little visitor for a few days. You can just see Carl's head as he sleeps on John.

Ann has been begging for months to go to class with John and I. So we finally decided to bring her along. We thought she would be so board she would never ask again. We were wrong, she asks daily when she gets to go back. Who knew a 4 year old would find a 3 hour class on theology so interesting?

Ann pumping Gas.

Giving mommy kisses after getting her hair done.

A big event at the beginning of this week included a not baby related, overnight stay at the hospital. John and I went to dinner with Elizabeth over the weekend at a place with a gluten free menue. I ordered soup off the gluten free menue, but was given soup from the regular menue. It takes 2 to 5 days for wheat to get a full reaction from a body that can't have it. Monday I didn't wake up til after noon and when Nia gave me a hug she told me my heart was barely beating. My pulse rate had dropped to 34 and I felt horrible. They kept me in the hospital to monitor the baby and me. Everything is fine, but it will take a few weeks for all the gluten to leave my system. I am still in some pain from the incident. I would not have expected such a severe reaction from such a small amount of wheat. I'm just glad I had heart burn the night we went to dinner or I would have ordered a full plate of pasta. 
Here is a picture of the space John was given to sleep on. I think Cameron's crib is actually bigger.

11 July 2011

Still no baby!

We have had so many false alarms that I cannot even count them. I am finding all of this annoying to say the least and very discouraging.

06 July 2011

One day... not today.

One day we will have a baby boy nestled snugly in my arms and out of the womb, however, that day does not appear to be today. Thats right folks, another false alarm. Very frustrated, even cried just a little. I am so desperately wanting him to come at this point.

05 July 2011

I'm so ready for Cameron to Come

We had another false alarm yesterday. This makes a total of 3 trips to the hospital with expectations of leaving with Cameron in my arms instead of in my belly. This time we waited for the contractions to be 2 minutes apart for a full 6 hours before we went to the hospital. My concern is that when I actually do go into labor, I will just assume it's another false alarm and wait to long before I decide to get myself to the hospital. With Nia I was in labor for 36 hours. The first 30, I was given medications to make it stop though. Ann was different story, only 5 hours there, but I was induced. So there is really no telling how long it would have taken me to deliver either of them. 

Last weeks ultrasound estimated the baby's weight at 7 lbs 11 oz. He has been growing about 2 oz. a day so that will put hi at about 8 lbs 7oz today. Whew, he is getting big! A few months ago my doctor said we have a goal of keeping him in until the 5th. Today is the 5th, so he can come out!

We have everything ready for him now. He will be sharing a room with us for a while so and it is all set up with everything in it's place. Eventually Cameron will be sharing a room with Ann and everything is in it's place in that room also. Well almost, today Ann decided today she wants to move her doll house to the other side of the room and put her lamp next to her desk. She has a huge doll house, so I cannot move it. However, that will take john less than 3 minutes to accomplish. 

04 July 2011

Reynoldsburg Fireworks 2011

Last night we watched another spectacular fire works display. This time we were in Renoldsburg with a group of friends from our church, Vineyard Reynoldsburg. I have seen many of the displays from communities surrounding Columbus since I moving here 3 years ago, and Reynoldsburg has, by a far margin, been superior to the rest. Ok, so none of the smaller towns can quite compete with the budget of Red, White, & Boom. However, the Reynoldsburg show was defiantly worth the full hour of traffic we sat in to leave. The best parts of the night were hanging out with friends and listening to Nate's band play before the fireworks started. 

02 July 2011

Red, White, & Boom 2011

For the third year in a row we have celebrated Independence day with Red, White, & Boom. The first year we scouted out a spot amongst a huge crowd a few hours before the fireworks started then were stuck in trafic for a good hour after they ended. John realized last year the best view was from the one of many interstate bridges or ramps around town. So for the last 2 years that is where we have been. This has allowed us to avoid the huge crowd, the bugs, the traffic after, and the view is fantastic as Ann puts it. This year however, we noticed many cars were given tickets for being stopped on the interstate, so we may have to make different plans next year.

A local radio station hooks up with the city each year to play music that is some what choreographed to the fireworks. Not the music I would personally chose for an Independence day celebration, but we have listened to it each year. As we watched the show and listened to the music, Ann sat on my lap and patted my belly. Cameron genitally kicked her hand as she patted. It was very cool to feel and see how they are interacting. She also gave commentary as to what he would be saying if he could see the fireworks.