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Here She is…


Miss Kaitlyn Olivia.  7lbs 7oz.  Born Sunday, Feb. 10th at 12pm.  She is beautiful and healthy.  Her big brothers, dad and I are so in love with her.



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Triage Virgin

So I ended up in L&D triage today because I had pains so bad from contractions that I thought that this was finally it.  Hubby had to race home from working in Holland, grandma had to hurry over to watch the kiddos, I had to still pack my bag and in the meantime I thought my contractions might rip my side out.  Going into labor naturally is for the birds!  I have been induced both other times and I totally prefer a nice planned, controlled induction complete with epidural. 

So hubby made it home and off we went to the hospital triage.  They hooked me up to the monitors and pretty much the contractions lessened in pain.  After about an hour and a half they sent me home.  On top of that the nurse tried to tell me that my doctor could not induce me on Sunday like I had originally had planned out with her.  I was in shock and then I was pissed.  I felt stupid and like a burden on everyone.

I do not want to go through another week of this.  Call it selfish or whatever but when I am carrying around extra amnio fluid and am the size of the house, going into labor every evening and now during the day I have had enough.  We know she is big enough to to do great outside the womb, I am 9 days from my due date, my doctor is going on vacation the week I am due, and I am so ready.

Thank goodness my doctor called me once I got home from the hospital to help get me out of my bad mood.  I am scheduled to go in on Sunday and she thinks because of all the extra fluid my uterus is fizzling out the contractions because it has to work so much harder. 

So this is my last post as a pregnant mommy.  I will be writing as a skinnier mom with a newborn sometime next week to share my birth story.  Wish me luck.


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My Own Beauty



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Baby Bump Update Again

Went to the doctor today and with the flu going through my house she really is suggesting I get a flu shot at the hospital.  Knock on wood, I have not gotten it so far.  I do fear that if I go into labor over the weekend that I am going to have to get someone to scour my house with bleach before I get home to kill all the germs.

I am still really 19 days away from my due date so not sure if I will go early or end up being induced next weekend.  My doctor would really like me to go natural and will see how I am doing at my next Wed. appointment before letting me induce.  She stripped my membranes today which is supposed  to get things going but has never worked in the past.  Who knows.

So I sit here with a sick family, snowed in my home with the past few days of snowy weather and wait.  Although I plan to get out this weekend to a movie and a relaxing pedicure.

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Still Pregnant

37 week pregnant and feeling like I am at week 45.  I am so ready to have this baby.  Waiting is always the hardest part. 

I spent this weekend going through baby girl clothes, packing a diaper bag and getting ready for baby.  When I had my boys none of my friends were in the market to share clothes or really having babies yet but this time around the little girl clothes have come in droves.  Plus with the ones I can not resist buying myself I have so much.  Probably too much.  I mean how much clothing can one little person wear?

With this being our first girl I have no idea what I really need.  What I do have is a lot of pink and I am so glad that it is a color I really love.  Plus on top of not knowing if I need dresses with tights or pants for this little one I am in Michigan in Feb. so it could be a blizzard when this baby arrives or it could be a warming trend.  I think I have most everything I need but who knows.

I had another ultrasound this past Friday because this little girl is measuring really big, like 4 weeks larger than she should be.  I was glad to get this ultrasound done for two reasons, a chance to see if I would be giving birth to a toddler and a chance to put that little doubtful Debbie to rest in my head about this baby possibly showing up as a boy.  Come to find out she is a really good 6lbs and probably will copy both her older brothers weight in end up being in the 8lb range if babies really gain a pound a week in the last few weeks.  The doctor said there is excess fluid making my measurements a little off.  Hopefully nothing to worry about.  And there was no mistaking that we are certainly having a girl.  So exciting.  We have our rough and tough boys and this little one will either give them a run for their money or show them a bit of feminism to slow them down.  Either way we are so excited and feel lucky to be completing our family with a girl.  (Someone remind me I said that when she is a teenager.)  Hubby already teased me today that he will have to call my dad and commiserate if she ends up with my hotheaded personality 🙂


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Mommy Meme


I got this off my myspace page.  Since I don’t blog there I thought it would be more fun to do here.  Watch out, you could be tagged at the end. 🙂

  1. How long have you been a Mom?
    5 almost 6 years now
  2. How many children call you Mommy?
    2 almost 3\
  3. Girl? Boy? or both?:
    2 boys and soon to be a girl
  4. Did you know what you were having?
    Yep, can’t keep a secret from me 🙂
  5. How old were you when you became a Mom?
    26 with J,  28 with Z, and holding on for dear life at 31 for my newest baby arriving in Feb.
  6. How long were you in labor?
    Thurs-Sat. with J, 10am – 3pm with Z, and this next one will probably fall out in the car (from start to finish)
  7. What’s your favorite thing about being a Mom?
    getting the chance to watch my children grow into amazing little people
  8. What’s your least favorite thing?
    when they are naughty, sick or hurt
  9. Do you want more kids?
    no, we are so done!
  10. Do you plan on having more soon?
    No thank you very much, 3 is just right for me.
  11. How many times have you been pee’d on?
    I think one time each by both boys.
  12. Barfed on?
    Just the other day actually.
  13.  Is your child named after anyone?
    Not yet.  Maybe my little girl.
  14. How did you come up with their name?
    J’s name got picked at the hospital while watching a TV show.  I loved Z’s name from the start but had to convince hubby of it.  He relented after I gave birth 🙂  Who knows for #3.  She will get her name at the hospital once we see her.
  15. When your child gets in trouble, who is the bad guy?
    I am so the diciplinarian.  What’s that Sex in the City quote – No one wants to **** mean mommy.  I feel like that a lot but I am better at it than hubby.  He just takes it until he blows and then he is overly mean daddy 🙂
  16. What is the longest you have been away from your children?
    I think the longest was a trip to Key West for 4 days.
  17. Bedtime routine?
    Bath every other night, PJ’s, snack, book and then butterfly, eskimo, hugs and kisses in bed.
  18. Are your toes painted?
    No, I can’t reach them.  Getting a pedicure before I go to the hospital.
  19. Last movie you saw in the theater?
    27 Dresses
  20. One thing you will not give up just because you’re A mom?
    My girls weekend and spenting quality mommy time alone.
  21. One thing you did give up now that you’re a mom:
    I have slight memories of free time and not having to get babysitters to go out.
  22. Best Mom perk:
    Cuddle time
  23. Snack, you sneak bites from your child?
    Not really.
  24. When the kid is napping, you are:
    Get on the computer, do stuff around the house, or vegg around
  25. Where is your child(ren) now?
    J is playing PS2 (urgh) and Z is napping
  26. avorite place to buy maternity clothes?
    If you have read my blog before you will know that this has been a source of angst for me. 
  27. If I could do it over…
    I wouldn’t change a thing

Now to tag a few of my favorite mom bloggers – LookMomLook, The Diaper Diaries, Fog City Mommy, Eastowners, 3inUnder3, Big Binder, Good Idea Mommy, MomtoTwoBoys


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A Great ThursDay

This past Thursday will have to go in the record books as being a wonderfully great day.  It kinda of started earlier this week with a lot of work I put into a retail marketing presentation and another meeting I was preparing for.  Thursday was to be a day of meetings starting at 8am that would be intense, in the middle was to be lunch with my boss, and end with a staff meeting before I was planning on coming home at a descent hour after my busy as heck week.

So I made it to my first meeting on time and very prepared.  The meeting was running over into my next meeting that I was to help give the retail marketing plan I had worked on all the previous night.  My boss kept saying that we might have to postpone it.  I could not fathom that concept since I had  stayed up pretty late the night before finalizing the presentation and was ready to kick ass and present this awesome plan to our retail team. 

I kept telling my boss that the only plans I had after our retail meeting was lunch with her and surely we could cancel or delay that.  She just kept telling me not to worry.  I got back to the office and tried to still put together the meeting a half hour later than originally planned. 

The meeting was a success and I was so psyched.  We are ready to rock and roll with our plans.  But the second our meeting was over my boss had her coat on and was ready for lunch.  I figured she was just hungry but being I am nine months pregnant I could not go another second without a bathroom break.  After that I went to get my coat and the entire marketing staff had already left to lunch.  Strange that they all went at once but ok.

My boss and I left to Olive Garden.  I love this place for their soup and salad.  I think I go there about once a week.  I never bore of it and love it even more in the winter.  My boss drops me off at the door.  Have I said she treats me like I could break any second?  It is very sweet but at the same time I am a pretty independent person so it is sometimes overwhelming when a person treats you like you can not carry a piece of paper.  For those of you that know my past career as a hockey corporate sales person… I am used to chuck boxes, run around an arena 60 hours a week, and put signs on the ice rink arena during my pregnancies.  If this is the fattest I have been during any pregnancy it is because people around me are catering to me and spoiling me like crazy.  I guess I should feel lucky since this is my last and by now most people are probably like, what, pregnant again???

So now that I have digressed….  So my boss drops me off.  I put my name on the list and wait with my buzzer in hand.  Boss walks in and says lets go over here.  I am assuming to sit down but she walks past the chairs and turns the corner.  As I follow her I see everyone I work with in marketing, our CEO, the head of retail, and my mother in law at the table with gifts and lots of smiles.  I am so overwhelmed with happiness.  I hold back tears.  I feel so special and loved.  How lucky am I???  These wonderful people I work with thought enough to throw me a shower. 

They gave me so many wonderful gifts, lots of things for the baby to wear, to play with, a gift for each of my boys, and a wonderful gift certificate for a day at the spa for me. 

What a great day!!!  To top it all off hubby and I went on a date to the movies that night so I did not even have to cook dinner.  Bonus!

I don’t think any of those people besides my MIL reads this blog but a huge thank you to all of them for making me feel so special and loved.  For that I am so very lucky!  A bigger thank you to my mother in law for taking the time to  drive across town to have lunch with a bunch of people she does not know and buying some of the cutest baby girl clothes.   This little girl is definatley taking her out of her comfort zone 🙂


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