Saturday, August 27, 2011

Aaron Luke Blackmore

Alright this one is for Marintha. Here I am a few days before having the baby. I remember holding him and thinking how did he fit? Then I saw this. No wonder people thought I was expecting multiples.

This is on the way home. Mikey probably took 15 pictures of this. He is way too proud. (And who can blame him?)

All three of them together at last. It is a great feeling! I love Mikey's smile.

I love this picture but it makes me hurt to see all his bruises. Poor little guy had a rough entry.

Monday August 22,2011 Aaron Luke Blackmore entered the world weighing 9lbs 6.8oz. He was 20 and 3/4 inches long.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Two hospitals and two trips to Lethbridge in two days... still no baby

Well I really wish that I was blogging to introduce the world to our baby. However he is just as stubborn as his brother so that news will have to wait. I certainly thought I was going to have news of a baby because I was due on the 14th and wed. night at about 11 o'clock I started having contractions. I was timing them and they were fairly regular they were nothing extreme so I decided to try to get some sleep. I tossed and turned and at one when I was still having contractions and they were getting more intense I decided to call the hospital. For those of you who don't know the hospital I deliver in is an hour away. Not really the kind of thing you want to wait around for when having a baby. They listened to me describe my contractions and I answered all there questions about the previous babies and the told me to come in. I have had a lot of false labour with this baby so I decided to get checked at the hospital in town first at this point they are about 3 or 4 minutes apart if I remember correctly. So at about 2 A.M. we go in they lay may down and strap on the monitors. The baby is doing well my contractions are strong and regular and my cervix seems to be progressing. I am just over 1 cm or 1.5 cm. So I am still obviously in early labour but because of how quickly my others come the Doc tells me to head in and that I am having a baby that day which is now Thursday. So we head over to Mum in laws who had the kids for the night wake her up (and Lindsey in the process) and tell her we are on our way. Now I have to try and reassure Lindsey and deal with labour pains and the anxiety of getting to the hospital and having a baby. I am trying to stay calm. Lindsey settles down and we head off. I think it is about 4 when we get to Lethbridge and my contractions are stronger and about 2 min. apart but still not hard labour. I get all checked in they strap on the monitors and we wait then they check me I am about 2 or 2.5. Then they tell me that I am not in active labour and that I will probably have to go home and wait it out. They tell me to go walk around if I want or to wait and in 2 hours they will check again. With Mikey walking around is all it took and he came in a hurry. So I start walking around and things quickly slow down. GRRRR!!!! I decided to get some sleep and let Mike do the same. He heads to the van I head back to my room. They were going to check me at 7 but I was asleep so at 8 they check me no change. I am still having piddly little nothing contractions, but no baby. So they send us on our way. I had contractions through most of the day until about 8 at night. Oh it is so dis heartening. This morning I had my Dr.s appointment in Lethbridge so I headed back in again and returned once again empty handed. He better come soon or I may go crazy.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Still no baby!

Well I was really thinking, or maybe just hoping that at this point I would be announcing the arrival of a new baby at our house. My babies just like taking their time and I'm trying to be okay with that.I know that he will come at some point and I am fairly safe to say the next two weeks. Please don't make us wait that long. I am making bread today to help pass time. Tomorrow is church and then Monday will bring all the normal Monday cleaning so I can hopefully stay sane 'til then. Mikey has been awesome at keeping his new room clean and better at playing with his sister then I had expected. Lindsey loves her new bed and Tuesday we got her new bed set and put it on. She still tries to sleep in our bed every night but I guess most kids do. She woke up last night dreaming about riding horses at Uncle Dean's. It was cute but I wish it hadn't been at 3. She didn't go back to sleep until after 5. Mike hasn't been sleeping well either, I think he is just as anxious as me about the arrival of our third. He has also been snoring which is a good sign that their is something on his mind.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Getting Ready

Well it has been about a year since we started getting Mikey ready to go to the basement and today it is official. He is down stairs all by himself. He sleeps down here about half the time already so hopefully the excitement will last. He had me print him some Keep Out signs for his door . "so that people only come in if I want them, like Lindsey." Lindsey is officially in her "Big Girl" bed. Mike found a comforter set that he is excited to get her. He is so in love with his daughter. Aaron formerly known as "the boss" now has his own bed and a bassinet in our room and a dresser and hopefully by the end of the day the mountains of laundry I have been doing will be put away and we will truly feel ready for our new little man. It has been fun going through clothes and remember Mikey as a baby. It makes me feel more ready to do the new born thing again. It has only been two and a half years but I feel like a first time mom some days. Maybe that is because my brain and hearing are so shot lately. Lindsey and Mikey keep asking me if it is the day the baby comes. If only we knew for sure. Well we will keep you posted.