Sunday, August 23, 2009

38 weeks.

4 days before delivery. I think I might pop!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First day of school!

Driving to school. Aren't we happy?

She's happy now, but just wait

Getting ready to walk down the dark, lonely sidewalk to school. ha ha ha

Preston is in 5th grade now!

Maija is in 3rd grade now!

Where's MY back pack??

Off we go towards school

Bye Preston! He wouldn't wave at us

Bye Maija!

Back to the car we go

I want to go to schooooooooool!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Last night's sleepover

Last night the kids convinced Adam to do a sleepover with them. They piled up lots of blankets and pillows and all went to bed. Unfortunately bedtime was around midnight so it was lots of cranky kids today.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maren's allergy testing

Maren had her allergy testing done today. About 3 weeks ago she had an allergic reaction to some cashews so the pediatrician recommended we get her tested for all nuts since we have another nut allergic child in the family already.

Poor kid screamed and screamed when they did the marks on her back. She did lay still for the time they needed her to, but complained her back hurt and wanted to scratch it. Maija helped to entertain her by showing her Pokemon on the Nintendo DS and held her hand while I held her other hand and rubbed her legs and head. Afterwards they rubbed some lotion on her back to help the itching go away.

So, the results are:
Allergic to cashews, pistachios, walnuts AND peanuts.

The peanut allergy kind of surprised me, though I don't know why, since that is what Preston is allergic to. She is not allergic to eggs which is great. Preston is allergic to eggs and that makes it difficult sometimes. She doesn't really show any reaction to seasonal stuff or animals which is also great.

So now we carry 2 epi pens for my 2 nut allergic kids. She will also need to wear a Medic Alert bracelet, just like Preston.

Maija is the lucky one, with no known allergies. I pray this next baby is like Maija.

Poor puffy eyes

Ouchy reactions on her back

Afterwards she was somewhat happy to be able to play with the big kids.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

36 weeks

Ok, we are in the final count down. 21 days (or less hopefully) until the c/s. I am large and in charge!! Start placing your bets now! Is it a BOY? Or is it a GIRL??

Beauty pageant wannabe

Maren LOVES to watch beauty pageants, especially ones that involve children (which I do not condone). She's got the walk down, dancing, head moves, you name it. She calls it her princess show.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Children's Museum outing

Last week we used our free coupons from the dentist and hit up the Children's Museum. Such a fun place! It totally wears the kids out, a nice added bonus.

I think Maren's favorite parts were the stage and the water area. She would not get off the stage! Just kept walking, dancing and prancing. She loved to see herself on the monitor in the lights!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Camping out

The kids got bored today and decided to build a fort in Preston's room. They have been in and out of it all day. Tonight they asked if they could sleep in it. Sure, why not, sleep on the floor! Poor Maren didn't get to join in the fun. She would not go to sleep if she were in there with them. Not a happy 2 year old did I have tonight.

Maren hung out with me downstairs and we cut out the new boppy to sew for the baby, took a shower and repaired her old boppy. She was quite happy that it was fixed and promptly fell asleep on it. So now she's asleep on the living room floor and will soon be transferred to her bed upstairs, as soon as Adam comes home. I am too fat to lift her! ;)