Tuesday, June 24, 2008

3 centimeters

Just a quick update......sorry it's been so long since I have posted! The girls and I have been busy with their school, and lots of play dates. I really pushed myself to take them to as many places as I could, knowing it won't be long now before we will be homebound for awhile.

Last week was their last week of school, which honestly ended at a good time for me. My energy level just dropped last week, and it was difficult just getting them out the door. I was hoping the tiredness was just a temporary thing, but it has continued into this week so I am afraid it may be here to stay!

The baby is as active as ever. I cannot remember the girls ever being this active! My stomach is constantly changing and moving-you can constantly see some body part rolling across my stomach! I am still feeling lots of lower pressure, even more so the past few days. My appointment today showed that I was 3 centimeters dilated and about 85% effaced. Knowing me, this could go on for a few more weeks! We'll just have to see......

We have been making progress in getting the house together. We moved our room around to make room for the baby's dresser/changing pad. Greg and I both went through our closet and got rid of a ton of clothes we haven't worn. I also bought 5 under the bed storage bins for all of our sweaters, and my shoes. I also bought some bins for our closet shelves to hold the baby's clothes. Yesterday I went through all of our cloth diapers and got them organized and ready to go. We are slowly getting things together! Of course, we still have bins in our hallway that need to go back into the attic, we still do not have the car seat down, nor do I have a bag packed.....sigh. So much to do! Tomorrow I hope to gather a list of snack ideas safe for Mara-just to make it easier on whoever gets to watch them. I also hope to throw some dinners together as well. Tomorrow will be one busy day!

I will post some photos soon of the girls and all their activities. I also want to post an update on them as well-they are both changing so much!

We had a very busy weekend. Greg celebrated his birthday last Friday. We bought him an apple tree, which he loved. Mara actually came up with the tree idea, and Analese decided it had to be an apple tree (the girl is addicted to apples). Then Saturday Greg and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe it's been five years already! Friends of ours watched the girls for us while we went out to dinner, which was really nice. Their son is around Mara's age, and they were in the same class together so we see them often. The girls had a blast! Then Sunday we welcomed home Greg's sister and her family. They moved to Italy two years ago, and now are home to stay. It was so nice to see them all again.

Happy anniversary sweetheart!
Looking forward to many more............


Autumn said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope the last part of this pregnancy goes by smoothly for you. Get lots of rest!

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I can't wait to get the call saying your in labor! It sounds like you are ready for the most part (: I love seeing your wedding photos again-the one with Danielle's face in the background is hilarious! (:

Carla Quigg said...

Julie, I had to post because I received two apple trees for Mother's Day this year! We were told you need two so they can cross pollinate. Maybe you can get a second to celebrate the arrival of baby!
And Happy Anniversary!

Julie B said...

Carla- so glad to hear from you! Email me when you get a chance, I would love to catch up. I lost everyone's email address when my Outlook Express became corrupted (one of many thing corrupted on my computer these days)

Anyway-we actually got a "self-pollinating" apple tree, which I didn't even know existed :) Greg had heard about them and we went to 4 different nurseries to find one.

Thanks everyone for the well-wishes! Lorrie-I laugh at both your faces :)
Things appear to be happening, so I'll update when I can!

Peace is every step said...

Lorrie your face cracks me up....I didn't notice mine until you said it--apparently photogenicity runs in the family:).

Julie, I need details on what things seem to be happening! Can't wait for the news.

Chris said...

I laugh every time I look at that picture. You two are priceless in the background. :)
Jules--I hear that things are moving right along...getting closer!! I was expecting a call a few days ago. I guess he/she decided to hold off a while longer. Can't wait for the call!!!

My Lifesong said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you two celebrated it. I'm, too, waiting to hear from you anytime soon. Just try not to overdue it the next few days. Love the weddings photos...hard to believe it's been 5 years.

Lisa said...

Happy belated anniversary Julie! Can't wait to find out what you have (I'm going with girl, not exactly sure why!) Take it easy, rest as much as you can and don't worry too much, having the 3rd wasn't as much of an adjustment as having the 2nd was for me! Hopefully the same goes for you ;)