Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thanks Trisha, this will be fun!
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am really excited about Susan coming down in Aug. I left San Diego when she was really young, so I haven't gotten to spend a lot of time with her without a big family event (wedding or mission) taking all the time. I will hopefully have a baby when she comes down, so I am hoping that she will change all the diapers for me, to show me how much she loves me, but we will see how that goes.
Kellsie is excited to watch twilight with her (like I haven't watched it a million times with her already). And both Susan and Kellsie like to read, so I am sure they can talk about books the whole time.
Logan wanted to know just how much time Aunt Susan will be playing basketball with him. I told him after she was done changing diapers, she could play with him.
I just hope that I can fit in a little sisterly bonding between basketball and twilight. Maybe some shopping...I know both Susan and I LOVE that.
Just kidding Sue. I can't wait for you to get here. I love you!!! Good luck on your papers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
So just to recap the past couple months:
- The Dr said she would not put me on bed rest once I started dilating. I had gone on bed rest or medication with the other three because I have preterm labor (contractions the last 2-3 months).
-Last Friday I am dilated to a 2 and the baby is at station -2. I am 50% effaced. She said if I go into labor while she is at the hospital she will brake my water.
- Saturday night I go into the hospital I am dilated to a 3. She thinks I am 75% effaced and at a station -1, but she can't remember (getting a little dittzy I think). She says they will admit me if I am a 4 and tell me to walk around the hospital for a couple hours. She does not brake my water. WHATEVER! Leave after 20 min of walking. Totally board.
- Today I am still a 3. And the baby had gone completely back up. No station. She can't even tell how effaced I am. she thinks I will go full term. WHAT???
I am having contractions EVERYDAY! Not the hard real ones, but the ones that wear you out. I end up on the couch most of the day, which means my kids are in front of the TV (which brings on the fighting).
The kids and I (sometimes Jeff depending on how cranky I am) hope that the baby will come that day or that night. What a crush! We have been waiting thinking the baby will come at any moment and he just goes back up? He is so grounded once he gets here!
Then the dr says they will no induce (even though she said they would set up an apt for that at the apt today) just because I have bigger babies. WHY NOT? Don't I pay for the procedure anyway? Full term (according to her) is 38-40 weeks. I am 38 weeks on Sunday. Make up your mind or at least remember what you said the prev times we have talked. She is driving me CRAZY!
So I have no idea when the baby will come. The lady setting up the next 2 apts said we will wait 2 weeks before setting up anymore (that would make me OVERDUE). She quickly laughed after I shot her a really mean look.
And totally weird side note. They measure your tummy (it is suppose to be the same measurement that you are weeks). Two weeks ago, last week and at the hospital I was measuring 35 weeks (too small). But today I measured 39 weeks. Massive growth spurt. Does that mean anything? Could mean a BIGGER BABY!
So basicly nothing to report! Just venting. And allong those lines. Jeff is being way too positive about this. He needs to be mad and angry with me. What is he thinking not taking my side. He has another 2 weeks of me, he better sway with my emotions if he knows what's best for him.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I will take pics and post them as soon as I find where Jakob put them away. They are so cute and I can't wait for Lucas to wear them. THANKS Robbie and Melea. That was way thoughtful and perfect!
Kellsie and Mariah Kellsie and Jessica
Robbie and Melea (Robbie is the second oldest brother). When I thought I was in labor last night. Melea came to the hospital with me and Jeff. She was really supportive and happy to be there. She even read a bunch of the "What to expect when you're expecting" book before we left. I think she knew more about labor than I did.
Caitlin and Randy (Randy is the third oldest brother). Caitlin came to my dr apt on Friday. It was nice to have her there. She asked a lot of questions about pregnancy. I think I might have scared her a little. My pregnancy's suck, so she might never have children all because of me.
My Sister in Law, Melea was here in town and she came to the hospital with us. I had contractions all the way there. They got me into bed, strapped me to monitors and all the contractions STOPPED!!!
They checked me and I dilated to a 3 ( I was a 2 on Friday afternoon) and the baby was a -1 (-2 on Friday afternoon). The Dr. said I should stay there and walk around for a couple hours and start the contractions again. We walked around for about 20 min before it wasn't fun anymore and I told them I was going home.
I had contractions off and on the rest of the night, but nothing major or close together.
The kids were really bummed when we came home without a baby.
Jeff had to go into work today, and my body is tired from all the labor yesterday. So we stayed home from church. We plan on watching movies all day and letting me relax.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
***Life savors (the kind my dad use to always buy, wintergreen)
***Facial cleansing wipes (for the days when I am just too busy)
***Lip Stick (the perfect color)
***Outfit for Lucas (It said "Surfer Monkey" on the shorts) Too cute
***Air freshener (when I just don't have time to clean) I totally went to Wilmart for one of these this morning, but once I got there I forgot to buy it)
***Red Vines (my all time favorite candy)
***2 packs of cute hair clips (for when I need to leave, I can still look cute)
Thanks Kristi! What a pick me up! I had so much fun opening the gifts. Jeff got a great gift from Kristi's hubby too, but because Kellsie reads this blog I can not type it out. But thanks Matt, they are more for me than for Jeff.
He also got some amazing gifts. Whoonu, a family game is the funnest game we have played in a long time. WE played it for hours on Sunday. You should invest in the game. What a blast.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Except for a name for this little one. As you know I would like a normal sounding name, like Lucas, Austin or anything else...NORMAL!
Jeff on the other hand has come up with Stone, Mathias and Kristov. Stone is the name he is pushing the most.
Last night I said my prayers and BEGGED Heavenly Father to help us choose a name that would fit into our family and not EMBARRASS us.
That night Jeff told me that he is fine with Lucas. In fact he says he has always liked the name Lucas. The only thing is that he wants to spell it Lukus. I don't really like the spelling, but hey, it's not stone. He says we should keep our options open and that he still likes stone, but Lucas is fine too.
All that stress! Does he think he is funny? Yes, he does. I already knew that. At least his mom can rest easy (Sorry for the massive stress your son has put you through).
So everyone likes the name now, except Jakob. But I bet if I give him a dollar, he will like the name Lucas.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Then Logan's eyes get really big (and I mean big) and he yells (and I mean yells) mom's water broke!
As people start to look my way, I tell him that my water did not brake, that it was water already on the floor. And then he says (again, not to soft) that my pants are wet too.
First of all my pants were not wet, but people around me were looking.
You would think that would embarrass me? Nope! Par for the course at the Giras household.
But I can assure you that there was no glass or water braking. I am still prego!
So on July 7th (His birthday) he keeps asking me if I hear any glass brake. I totally don't get what he is saying, so I keep telling him I didn't. Then we go to Sam's club and we stop and eat lunch there. Logan crawls under the table ( I thought to pick up a napkin) and puts his head on my tummy and tells me that he hears glass braking.
LIGHT BULB!!! He means water braking.
I explained to him that most of the time the water doesn't brake until you are already at the hospital and sometimes the dr has to brake the water. But he remembers the stories I tell them about when my water broke with Logan and how I thought I had wet my pants.
He asked if a hammer would brake my water. I assured him that he was coming no wear near me with a hammer. Gotta love how boys minds work.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I bake a ton of cupcakes before My mom flys into town on Friday afternoon. I pick her up from the airport and take her right to Logan's birthday party.
I take my mom to cannery until 10-11am, then come home and get ready for Logan's baptism
Family party for Logan. Special dinner.
And between all that I need to make sure mom has time to help Kellsie with her Jr. badges. Time for her to help Logan with his badges, and help Jakob with his preference at the time.
If their is still time I need to work on my lesson for Sunday. Work on my talk for the baptism and help Kellsie with hers. I still need to review the video we got for the intermission of the baptism, but I need to figure out how to set up our VCR, because it is a VHS tape.
I wanted to get Logan a new white shirt and tie for his baptism, but I don't see how that is going to work it's way into the weekend.
And all day Thurs I will be cleaning up the house, finishing laundry, grocery shopping for the bday and the weekend (maybe I can pick his shirt up at walmart?) and trying to stay calm and relaxed for the baby.
My mind is on overload. Let's take bets to see when I am going to have a melt down. Winner gets to take me to McDonald's for a big mac (no cheese).
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I tried to hand out invitations on sunday, but most of you were out of town. Please attend and show Logan your support.
Your Invited to the Baptism of
Logan Jeffrey Giras
July 11, 2009 At 6pm
At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sage Building
located on the corner of Sage and Unser
The kids brought out their glow in the dark sticks from Aunt Kim.
We had blue berry waffles, with either strawberry or raspberry jelly and whipped cream. I didn't take any pics of the food...well because we were eating it. But I did get a pics of Jeff causing trouble with the whipped cream.
Friday, July 3, 2009
I don't want any warning comments on this page!
Only helpful hints!
I found a website with some things I can do to induce labor (at 36 weeks of course). If you have any great ideas, please comment. I have eliminated the 1st thing to induce labor, because my daughter reads this, and I don't feel the urge to explain right now.
1. _______________ (Blank for a reason)
2. Movement. Movement such as walking, skipping, lunging, swimming or swinging (on a park swing) can help labor to begin. It is believed these activities help the baby rotate into a good position for childbirth. (right, like I can even move right now. Swinging just sounds like so much fun. But if you see me at the park, don't laugh).
3. Relax. The more you stop obsessing over when your baby is coming, the more likely labor will start. Labor will not begin in a stressed body. (This one is think is funny)
4. Foods. Everyone has a favorite food that they claim will start labor. Spicy foods like pizza or sausage can help (Bring on the hot food. Brandie, I need more chili sauce).
5. Fruit. Tropical fruit like pineapple, mango and kiwi actually contain an enzyme that may help tone your cervix. (I will use our whole food budget on pineapple. Any good recipes?)
6. Talk to Your Baby. Some cultures believe that babies that have not been welcomed will not come into the world.
7. Acupressure and Chiropractics. Uncle Neil...COME VISIT ME!!!
8. Castor Oil. Castor oil (I know some people don't think this works, but man...)
9. Herbal Supplements. Primrose oil , red raspberry leaf tea (My dr said I can start taking primrose oil at 36 weeks. That is 1 week and 2 days away)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here is Jakob's basketball shirt and shorts. I asked him why he wasn't smiling and he said he was trying to look cool. Too funny! Jakob took one of the bendy straws out and played with it for about 30 min. He was so excited, that it went in and out and bent. He drank tons of water, just so he could use the straw. Amazing what amount of money we spend on toys, when a bendy straw works just as well.
Thanks Kim for thinking about them. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
I got 2 cases and one pack of diapers. 2 cases and 1 pack of wipes (Look at how big those boxes are). Socks! Arn't these cute? He is going to wear these every day. Unless jeff sees the ones that say Daddy's little boy, and then he will be wearing those.
WE got tons of clothes! I am going to have a hard time picking out clothes to dress him in, they are all so cute! This one says "Heaven sent"
I love these!!! Thanks Michelle! I didn't start using these until Logan. I use to use Thin Maxi pads cut in 1/2, but these are much better. Michelle, thanks for reminding me about the limited time I have left, not to smell like a cow!
I got some lavender bath shampoo and wash too. I used it with jakob and loved it! It smells wonderful and helps them get calm for their bed time.