Friday, February 27, 2009

It is Official...6 more days

Yes, next Thursday is the day. I will be having Gavin via C Section at noon 6 days from today and I can not wait. Please lift me up in prayer if you think about it ~ I am a little nervous. I visited my Dr. yesterday and my cervix is still hard as a rock, no dilation and nothing has changed. He quickly informed me that he did not suspect that anything would change and he planned to see me in the operating room next week on Thursday. This is the same way it worked out with the "Itty Bitty" which required me to have a C Section last time too. I must admit, I asked him if we could go ahead and take care of it right then and there. I am so ready and so BIG! Things still look really good and Gavin's heartbeat is strong and healthy.

I could not help but look back at some pictures of my sweet baby girl on the day she was born when our lives changed forever....oh it seems like so long ago, but it really wasn't. I can not wait to see Baby Gavin for the first time.

Here is a picture of Emma the very 1st time we laid our eyes on her, it was amazing how we fell in love with her instantly. Oh, the days can not come quick enough till my Dr. holds my little guy up for the first time and I lay eyes on him too.

I had a little scare this morning and did not feel Gavin moving like his usual little rowdy self. Thank goodness, I have a connection through a teacher at my school that volunteers at the Pregnancy Crisis Center and we ran over and got to have a quick little ultrasound. Uh, no wonder the poor little guy was not moving ~ there is NO room left in there. I am not kidding his arms are so close and tight to his little body and up under his chin. Poor thing...he is ready to come out and meet his Mommy. I am thinking he is going to be a really BIG BOY and so is the Dr.

From the looks of today's ultrasound, he looked alot like Emma to me. Big round face, very little hair and really big cheeks. The truth is...I don't care what he looks like, I just want him to be healthy and be here.

Please keep us in your prayers over the next week as we grow from 3 to the Frazier Four!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Do you see what I see?

The time is near and I am getting nervous as a cat around a swimming pool. I guess reality set in even more when I got in the car earlier this week, looked in the rear view mirror and BOOM this is what I see. Exactly what I have always wanted and dreamed my life would be like, but it is still a little hard to believe. Yes, I have become a SUV driving, two car seat toting, 2 crib having, pony tail wearing, diaper bag carrying MOMMY! I like it, I love it...I want some more of it! I am sure that I am not the only one in shock...those of you who knew me in my single days are probably asking yourselves...what the heck too?

Oh, our life is about to change in only 13 short days. I can not help but sit around and wonder...What is it going to be like? Will I ever sleep? How is Emma going to be with a baby Brother? What is he going to look like? Will he be like Emma? Is he going to be a good baby or a fussy one?

I have been talking to a couple friends about what they think Gavin is going to look like and they all think he is going to look like a Fabian (my side of the family...dark hair and dark eyes). Time will tell, my gut tells me he is going to be red headed and blue eyed like his Big Sister.

Uh, when I looked at this....I am thinking we might have to move our Little Man over. I can just see Emma now trying to Mother him to pieces from her seat. I am sure she will be poking her fingers everywhere she can, touching him, trying to share her sippie cup with him, putting dog-dogs on top of him and no telling what else.
I can not wait to put Gavin in his little seat and bring him home, so we can start our life as the Frazier Four!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So Little & So Much Love

We celebrated our last Valentine's Day as a family of 3. It was pretty laid back, but it was fun. No fancy meals, no reservations, no lavish gifts... just a simple day. We actually went to a little neighborhood Mexican Restaurant called LaVilla where the bill totaled $18.00, exchanged cards and gave the "Itty Bitty" the new Space Buddies movie (which we have watched about 4 times already). Simple and sweet just the way I like it!

Our littlest Valentine...oh she is so sweet! Notice, she has a dog-dog in her arms.

Opening her new Space Buddies movie...and yes it is about dogs. She will not watch any other movies, but the ones about the Buddies. We are excited, they will be releasing another new one in time for Christmas.

Here she is reading her dog-dog book that one of her little friends gave her for Valentines Day. Her latest thing she walks around saying is "I love it, I love it"...oh I wish she could stay this small forever. I am enjoying this age so much.

Valentine Party @ MDO

Yep, I am a little or should I say alot behind on posting. Needless to say, we have tons of stuff going on around our house to prepare for our Little Man that will be arriving in 14 days. However, I wanted to get the "Itty Bitty's" 2nd Valentine posted.

Here are the little treat bags we took to her MDO party for all her friends. It was hard to find stuff to give to little ones that was somewhat healthy and not junk. We decided on Goldfish, Fruit Snacks and of course her Dog-Dog cards.

Here are all the little Valentines she got at the party. Can you guess which one was her favorite. It should not be too hard...of course it was the Puppy Love book in the middle.

She was so excited to be sitting by her special friend Hannah and having a cookie.

A party is just not a party without a Juice box. As you know, we do not let her have juice...only milk and water. She kindly reminded us across the room how much she liked it in front of all the other parents by loudly telling us, "I like juice, I like juice".

The party was over and she still had a cookie in her hand and her goody bag in the other. It was super fun and I am so glad that Daddy and I could be a part of your special day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Favorite Valentine

Just thought I would share a couple pictures of the sweetest Valentine of all with each of you. These pictures were taken earlier in the week, at her request. Yes, I got her dressed for a Dr. appointment and she said, "Mommy picture". I think she thought she was looking so cute that we needed to capture this moment and she was so RIGHT.
Today is her Valentine Party at MDO, so we will be headed there about 11:00 to deliver our goodies and enjoy the festivities. I took a picture of our goodie bags that I will have to post a little later. I was so proud of myself, I allowed her to choose her own Valentine Cards. I was not surprised at all with her got it DOG-DOGS. Who would have guessed, right? They are so cheesy, but exactly what she wanted and I guess that is what matters.

I know that I have said this a hundred times, but I really believe that we have one of the sweetest little girls on the face of the earth. The days are so enjoyable with her and she is so much FUN. She is so full of life and keeps us laughing all the time. I can not wait to see her face when she gets to meet her little brother in 19 more days. She is going to be an awesome Big Sister.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Change of Heart

It has been some time since I posted and life is getting busier by the day at our house. No pictures of Gavin's room to post, like promised...but they are coming I promise. His room is 90% done, however there is no baby bed in there yet.

Yes, we have had a change of heart. Our original plan was to put the "itty bitty" in her big girl bed and move the crib to Mr. Gavin's room. Well, last Saturday we started moving the furniture and got the dresser/changing table moved and suddenly realized...we are not ready for Emma to be out of a crib for many reasons.

After many long conversations, we have decided to store Emma's big girl bed and buy her a new crib. We are on the hunt for a cheap one too... and we will be moving our nice crib to Gavin's Nursery. Needless to say, we set out last Sunday to purchase another crib mattress and look for a crib that matches our existing furniture.

One of the main reasons we decided to hold off on the big girl bed has to do with the picture above. What you see is the bed rail that was suppose to attach to the side of her bed. I just needed to read the first couple bullets and I was like NO WAY, my 19 month old baby girl is NOT going in this bed with this rail. Not worth the worry. Never did I imagine that I would have 2 cribs in my house at one time, but it is reality and I am so EXCITED.

Only 20 more days and I will have my baby boy in my arms...oh, I can not wait to see his sweet little face. It is going to be a great day for all of us and it is oh so close.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

So much to do, so little time!

Oh, if you could just see my list of things to is crazy and enough to stress out anyone, not to mention a lady who is 28 days away from having a baby. Bottom line will get done and Gavin will be born on March 5th and that will be a very special day for all of us.

Pre registered, set up to donate Cord Blood, have appointment made with new Pediatrician, ordered a baby book, had some Thank you cards made with Gavin's monogram, got curtains to lady making them, scheduled for crown molding to be hung, ordered last minute stuff for room, had to get Emma a big sister shirt and Gavin a little brother shirt (thank you Aunt Stacey for your help), have stuff ready for photographer when Gavin is born, need to pack and the list just goes on and on. Not to mention, need to finish the nursery, move Emma into her big girl bed, charge the cameras and video recorder...oh my, I am freaking out as I type.
Perhaps I should reconsider working up until 3:30 on March 4th and going in to have a C-Section the next morning or I should just get a blue cape with a BIG S on it...would that stand for Super-Mommy or Stupid? Just kidding, please don't answer.

My husband just keeps telling me, we will get it all done... we will get it all done. When & How?

Not to mention, I am trying to pour all my attention and love into the "Itty Bitty" so this is a smooth and wonderful transition for her as well.

Okay, I need to stop and just stay issues are little in the grand scheme of is all going to be okay...perhaps not PERFECT, but okay.

Little update on the room.......

Stripes are complete, the rest of the room will be blue and the crown molding is scheduled to be hung this week. I should have 90% complete Nursery pictures posted Sunday evening.

By the way... not sure if you have been missing me, but my computer crashed and it is time to buy a new one. However, I am not wanting to spend the money right now to purchase a new one. I know all my friends are excited to hear that the 8 year old Compaq will be out the door soon. Please pray that all my pictures are able to be retrieved off the hard drive. We have ordered a cable to do that, so wish the HOTY luck.

All in all... we are good. Very excited about welcoming this little BOY into our family. I can not wait to share pictures of him with all of you.