Thursday, May 15, 2008

Here she is!!!

A quick little layout I did of our newest family member Makaela. I used the Making Memories "Animal Crackers" line. All of my paper and embellishments are from "Ella" (the girl side) in this line. The boy's line is called "Jack" and features more blues, oranges, and greens. I love this paper!!!! Can't wait to do more with it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Could this be it?

It's 5:39 AM on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Last night I went to bed at 12:30 AM (actually this morning huh?) feeling normal for a 39.5 week pregnant woman. Which really means tight, uncomfortable, bloated, etc. But we'll call that normal. Not 45 minutes later, the cramping begins. It's something I have felt periodically for the past week and a half or so, so I didn't think anything of it. Until moving to a new position didn't help and it was coming in waves. Is this labor? 5 hours later and I am pretty sure it must be. I still have not woken my dear husband. We'll see if we can't give him 1 more hour of peaceful rest before he turns into my slave. Seriously! There's so much that needs to be done yet.

  1. The baby clothes from my first daughter need to be brought in from the garage. Thank goodness they're washed and well stored!
  2. He needs to cut some metal dowels so we can finally put the pack n play together to use as a bassinet. Yes, we lost the 4 metal poles that go with it. Don't even ask me how this happened. It's one of my greater frustrations.
  3. Need to do the dishes in the sink so the ants don't invade while we're at the hospital.
  4. Need to move Hannah's carseat over and install the base for the infant seat (no small task I assure you).
  5. Need to make up the guest bed (just bought new linens for it yesterday - haven't tried them yet. I hope they work)
  6. Pack the rest of my overnight bag as well as hubby's. My stuff for the most part is done. But guess what's not in there ... a coming home outfit for baby! Can you believe it?!
  7. Clean up all of my scrapbooking supplies off the dining room table from the baby album I was making for my friend who's shower is today.
  8. Throw our sheets in the wash and hopefully get them back on the bed so I can come home to something clean.
  9. Take a shower and wash my hair.

Oh my goodness I could probably go on and on. So in typing this I have had 2 contractions. They were 5,5 minutes apart but only 40 seconds long. I don't think I have much time. Better go get a jump on things. It's 5:49 AM now. Looks like hubby isn't going to get that hour.

Wish us all luck for a safe and healthy delivery.