Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Alex! (August 4)

Alexander James Thomson (Alex) made his appearance on August 4, 2011 at 11:57 a.m. He was 9 lbs/14 oz and 22 inches long! He will be 4 weeks on Thursday! It has FLOWN by!! We are all adapting to our new life with Baby Alex and LOVE him to pieces.

The night before the c-section.

Big Boy! Had NO clue he was going to be that big! :o)

Showing how she really feels about having a little brother! Lol :o)

Our first family picture with our new addition.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

39 Weeks!

39 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 39 Weeks
Size of baby: the size of a mini watermelon
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 22 pounds
Maternity Clothes: It's really whatever I have that fits!
Movement: Still movement-just not as strong. I don't think there is much room left in there for him.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach, sandwiches, moving without some kind of pain, having a glass of wine with dinner (I figured it's my last post so I would just post everything I miss! ha!) Just from this week alone I would have written "sleeping through the night" but that's not going to change for awhile, lol! :o)
Cravings: Smoothies, cold fruit, ice water
Symptoms: Nothing strong enough to send me to the hospital.
Best Moment this week: My nesting stage kicking in and getting everything ready! I have made 4 meals to freeze, cleaned 90% of the house and feel like I will be able to relax when I bring Baby Boy home!

I can't believe this is my last pregnancy post! Tomorrow we go in for my scheduled c-section at 11:30. He will be here soon!!! I will try to update with a last pregnancy picture tonight.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

38 Weeks

38 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 38 Weeks
Size of baby: as long as a leek and estimated to be 7 pounds. I am thinking he will be bigger than Rylee and she was 8 lbs/8 oz
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I think I am up 20 pounds now. Didn't eat the healthiest the last trimester. :o(
Maternity Clothes: Yes. I think I rotate between 3 pair of shorts and 3 shirts. Thank goodness it's summer and I didn't NOT have to find cute teaching clothes!
Gender: a little BOY! :o)
Movement: Still movement just not as strong. I don't think there is much room left in there for him. I had them monitor the baby at the last appointment and he passed with flying colors.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach. :o(
Cravings: Juice, smoothies and milk shakes.
Symptoms: Just the same pains. Probably some Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing strong enough to send me to the hospital. I am thinking he is staying put until the 4th!
Best Moment this week: The nursery getting more complete and still having fun with Little Miss Rylee. As hot and miserable it is, I still try to do one fun thing a day with her! I hope she is loving it! :o)

And one picture of A) me being pregnant and B) our vacation we took a month ago. I am being a horrible blogger recently so I figured I would post a picture of our vacation in my "weekly" update! :o)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Paul and I love to watch Man vs. Food! And I think I may have just shocked Paul when I said that this looked good.....

Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines, Iowa-
Start with our huge pork tenderloin, add our Angus steak burger, top it with slabs of Texas brisket, apple wood bacon & fried cheese, finished with buffalo chicken tenders. We smother this mountain with melted cheddar cheese, and white cheddar sauce, serve it with your choice of side.

They also had these on the same episode. Looked Good! :o) (A Heart attack waiting to happen!)

High Life Lounge in Des Moines, Iowa-
Tator Tots wrapped with jalapeno slices and bacon then fried and topped with cheddar/jack cheese.

Kind of reminds me of the time we were in Vegas eating at the Grand Lux Cafe when my sister, Colleen was pregnant and she ordered this.....

The Max Burger
Our Chop House Burger Topped with Cheddar Cheese, Crisp Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions and Roasted Short Ribs. Served with an Organic Green Salad or French Fries.

When I was pregnant with Rylee I wanted NOTHING to do with meat! Couldn't even look at a hamburger the whole time!! This time......SO different! :o)

Monday, June 6, 2011

30 weeks and 30 months!

I am 30 weeks along with Baby Boy and Rylee Rose is 30 months! I can't believe she is 2 and a half!! She has grown so much and her personality is just shining through! I love it!

30 Weeks
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Size of baby: size of a head of cabbage
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 11 pounds total.
Maternity Clothes: Yes! I now don't have to worry about finding a cute outfit for work! I am officially off until end of maternity leave! yay! :o)
Gender: BOY!!
Movement: ALL THE TIME!! The most movement still being at night.
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach. :o(
Cravings: Cold fruit, orange juice and ice.
Symptoms: All the same. Movement, sharp pains, RLS. All worth it! I can't wait to meet him!
Best Moment this week: Last weekend was all the BBQ's with families and a night getaway with Paul. Thanks Grandma Bobbi for watching Rylee! We got dinner out, saw Hangover II, and brunch out the next morning! Fabulous!

30 Months-Rylee Rose
How does one little girl have SO much energy!?! She is full of fun, knowledge and questions!! Oh My!! We are 90% sure she will be starting school when I return from maternity leave and she is Oh So Ready!!! I can't wait to see all she learns being with other children!
She is potty trained, only wearing a pull up at night time and is sleeping in a big girl bed! Her vocabulary BLOSSOMED like crazy! She was just storing up all the words and sentences until SHE was ready!

*Blogger won't let me upload anymore pics.:-(

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

29 Weeks

29 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 29 Weeks
Size of baby: size of a butternut squash
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I would definitely say gain but not too sure on exact number. Find out in a week.
Maternity Clothes: Yes. MUCH more comfortable! And I am LOVING the Bella Band!
Gender: We found out at 18 weeks that we are definitely expecting a little BOY! :o)
Movement: ALL THE TIME!! If Paul liked the name Beckham that would SO be this little boys name since I think he thinks he's playing soccer in there! And poor little guy seems to have his days and nights mixed up already. He is SO active during the later hours of the day! (He obviously didn't get the memo that I am a Babywise mom! ha!) ;o)
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach. :o(
Cravings: Cold fruit and chocolate.
Symptoms: Lots of movement and so many different aches and pains! The one that is the worst and is really a symptom is RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). It came in my BabyCenter email the week after I was trying to describe it to Paul!
"If you feel an uncontrollable urge to move your legs to relieve crawling, tingling, or burning sensations, you probably have restless legs syndrome (RLS)."
Best Moment this week: Getting ready to start summer with Rylee Rose! We have LOTS planned for her last summer as an only child.

Rylee's "sister" Emma Sophia was born on Monday! She's too cute! Emma is the daughter of Rylee's babysitter's daughter :o) (Did we follow that?)

I can't believe I only have about 10 more weeks to go. As different as this pregnancy has been (definitely not as easy) I am trying to savor EVERY moment and remember it all (instead of rushing through it) since it will be my last time.