4:05 PM

9/23/08: You Are Evicted!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 my mom and I headed into the doctor for my 8:00 am, 36 week appointment. I was hoping for a little progress since I was becoming increasingly miserable. I was really swollen and then was still really itchy from that great rash I developed mid-July. My blood pressure was crazy high (think like 170's...) They had me lay down for a while and it was still as high. I had protein in my urine so they sent me back for a NST (non-stress test).

The diagnosis: Pre-eclampsia. Yikes. Dr.Grim was not impressed with his movement and called down to the hospital to try and get me in right away. My blood pressure was so high that he thought the risk of taking me early was worth it, considering he was measuring so large. According to the biophysical profile Kaleb was 38 weeks 4 days (full term) and according to my LMP I would've been 41 weeks (actually overdue!) The quickest induction date available was Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Dr.Grim agreed to letting me go home and wait it out as long as I was on strict bedrest. He said walking around, cleaning, getting last minute stuff for baby could cause me to have a seizure and injure me or the baby. I actually had to call Brian from Dr.Grim's office to meet me at home.

We both arrived home by lunch and I sent him to Walmart with my final list of things I would need around the house. I hadn't started cooking my meals considering I thought I had at least 3-4 weeks before we'd have a baby. Olivia, thankfully, headed over to our house and I sent her on her way with the grocery list to get the kitchen stocked up. I spent the hardest 24 hours of my life watching reruns of Deliver Me, A Baby Story and Birth Day. (I'm pretty sure this made the 24 hours drag along even worse!)

Brian and I prayed very hard together before we went to bed this night for our beautiful son.

We knew when we woke up in the morning our lives would be forever changed.

Kaleb is 11 months, 4 weeks and 1 day old.

11:17 AM

Birthday Stuff

Thursday, September 18, 2009

Here's the invites that went out yesterday. I obviously blurred out B's number and part of the address. I ended up having to print them from the office and they turned out amazing! The 5x7 ended up being a great size and I even put some fall color leaves in the envelope to give it a little something extra :) Now that I feel so genuinely creative having created that invite entirely from scratch I think my Christmas card insert will be amazing this year. Here's a little flashback to our Christmas insert last year:

B and I have a long weekend of shopping ahead! I won't be able to finish his scrapbook before the big day but I am working on a few other things instead to play/show at the party. We just finished the final menu and are heading out to order the cake this weekend. Yikes.

I had no idea how much my life was about to change this time last year. No idea.

Kaleb is 11 months, 3 weeks, 2 days old.

1:34 PM

Bengals, Bouncing Babies & Birthday's!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My blogging has seriously been lacking and that is an understatement. We are in the process of some gigantic changes for our little family and of course the blog takes a hit. However, I still journal ideas and now I’ll do my best to update the HUGE amount that has happened in the past 2 weeks.

Kaleb has 8 teeth now. 4 on top, 4 on bottom. It is amazing to see him eat a cracker! Who would’ve thought something like that could make me so happy!? He went to his very first Bengal’s game with Dani and Ava. It was so much fun. Of course, the kiddo’s didn’t make it too long but at least we can say he went to his first game before he was a year old. Here are some pictures of the outing: Our beautiful Bengal babies :)

He was interested in the game. More interested in his Cheerios.

Dani & Ava Me & K-man

Kaleb got his first haircut on September 4, 2009. We took him to a place called Cookie Cutter’s in West Chester. It was amazing. He was so distracted by Bob the Builder and his race car he barely noticed anyone cutting his hair. (He did take a few swipes at Denise- but she was a champ!) We snapped a video clip and you can see how much fun he’s having! If you turn up the volume you can hear him say his new favorite word, "Cheeeeerio." We even got the cutest certificate for his first cut and she attached some of his hair. Oh, how my little boy is growing. He seriously looks like a little Brian running around with blonde hair and blue eyes. I guess he did get something from his mama.

And finally the biggest news to date, Kaleb took his first steps last Saturday (9-5-09). He stood up in the middle of the room on his own and just started walking. Of course, I was like, “Look! Oh my gosh!” and startled him. Idiot move mom. He still won’t do it if he knows you are watching and he’s pretty darn lazy. He knows he can get there faster with his monkey crawl so he’ll just do that instead. He is his father's son.

With his birthday right around the corner we are going to have to scale down the party. We obviously aren’t in our own place just yet and honestly, it makes me overwhelmingly sad. I’m going to do the best with what I have to work with, thank goodness I have such an amazing support system. Hopefully by the holiday’s I’ll be able to update more often and we’ll be settled into a new place. I did send off for his invitations I created for $0.00 on Scrapblog.com. Yep. You read that right ZERO dollars. I love being thrifty. Woo hoo!

Kaleb is 11 months, 2 weeks & 6 days old.