Saturday, December 20, 2008
She is so much fun and we love her so much. Even though I love her more than anything in this world I still manage to fall in love with her more every day.
Here are some pics of our beautiful baby.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Ruby the morning of no power. She is too cute in her little hat!
PP, Ruby, and Maxwell are worn out from all the work, or was it the turkey?
Ruby and Nannie resting.
Ruby laid back with her Unc. Check the adorable turkey day outfit!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Ruby and her Poppy, I couldn't decide which one I liked best.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Baby's first tub bath. She was unsure, but isn't that to be expected?
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Our sleeping baby.
Napping with Daddy.
The past two days she has spent much more time awake--believe it or not by looking at these pics!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Ruby and her Great Grandfather.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This is Ruby with her great-grandmother, Nannie. I wonder if they planned to wear the same clothes.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Also, I want to thank Aunt Babe for the Fiestaware she got me for my birthday, Noel for the picture frame he made me, and Terri for the tops and pajamas. Babe's gotten me so much Fiestaware that I might actually realize my goal of having enough for everyone to use at Thanksgiving! The picture frame Noel made me says Mommy Loves Ruby Noel and is so cute. The tops and pajamas Terri gave me are a much needed insertion into my wardrobe! Thanks to everyone!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday morning I went to the dermatologist because I had a really weird looking mole on my chest. The doctor checked out the mole and I failed the ABCDs of moles. Asymmetry-F, Borders-F, Color-F, Diameter-F. She gave me a shot and used a scalpel to take it off right then and there. She sent it away to be examined. I'm glad to have the thing gone!
This morning I went to the baby doctor. I'm sorry to say that I have made no progress. The good news is that the doctor will not let me go anymore than one week past my due date so one way or another Noel and I will have a baby within two weeks!
Here's a picture of our boys for you viewing pleasure!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
My Dr. visit today was fine. Not much going on except that I am now 50% effaced. I am still only 1 cm dilated. I have been walking on the treadmill at the gym trying to get something going but it looks like she'll be coming when she darn well feels like it! Still though, at this stage of the game it could be any time!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This is a P. Buckley Moss print that Uncle David and Linda got me for my birthday! How sweet, it says "For Ruby Noel." Notice the cat paw in the pic, that's pretty sweet too! Thanks Uncle David and Linda! (For the print, not the cat paw! haha)
This is a nite lite my Aunt Joy, Uncle Maury, Cora, Alicia, and Helen sent me. It was to put somewhere so I could see when I get up to see whats a matter with the baby! haha Actually, it's use right now is to light the way for the kitties in the new room Noel built in the basement. (We are trying to get the litter boxes in the basement and out of my bathroom, but will post about all that later because the room is so cool it deserves its own post.) Thanks to the Domskys!
This loot was given to me by my parents! Thank goodness for another pack and play and another car seat base! The diaper will also be put to good use! Now, the purse, YAY! Very cool! I love the patch work but would not have spent the money for myself. Anything you love but would not have bought for yourself is a great present I think! It's perfect! They also brought me a birthday cake and Noel and Mom insisted on putting 29 candles on it. Noel burnt his 'ittle finger lighting the candles and we had to hear about that all night ;) I blew out all the candles in one breath but my wish did not come true or I would have had this baby by now! Thanks Mom and Dad!
And finally, though there are no pictures of the gifts my husband got me, I will tell you about them! He got me several pillows for the bed, because I dream of the perfect labor where I can actually spend most of it at home, lounging in my own bed, watching Murder She Wrote. He got me a nice bath pillow, since I'm the queen of baths. He stocked the fridge with drinks and food I can have while in labor at home. He got me a back massager and a back scratcher and the massager has already been put to use! He also got odds and ends that I will need either while in labor or right after I get home! And I cannot forget about the Glider we purchased for when the baby gets here! It's very comfortable and I think will be instrumental in rocking the baby to sleep! Thanks honey for the sweet and considerate gifts!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
So my visit to the Dr. on Wednesday went well. Turns out the baby's head is not abnormally large like I thought it was last week. I have not dilated further, so I guess the pains are just part of my lot in life. Oh the humanity! I've been extremely tired recently but that's to be expected.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
At the doctor today, I got to see my regular doctor's partner. She is an awesome lady but both times I've seen her I've had to wait on the exam table for over an hour. So today I wait for about an hour and then I can't help it, I start crying in the exam room. Gees, but I was so uncomfortable and frustrated. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the room I was in is also the house for all of the computer equipment so it was hot as heck in there? So then the nurse comes in and tells me it will only be a little longer. When the doctor arrived she remarked that wow my face was red, well no kidding I was crying. She then says oh you are swollen and pokes on my ankles, well no kidding my feet have been hanging over the edge of the exam table for and hour and fifteen minutes. Then she does a pelvic exam and tells me that I am a fingertip dilated. Then she does an exam on the outside and makes an astonished face when she's feeling the head. I'm like OMG what's wrong! She then says that the baby has a ginormous head. Oh gees, not what I wanted to hear. She also estimated the baby at 7 pounds. So anyway, she tells me to start walking to bring on labor, so Noel and I went for a walk this evening. And I'm also trying some remedies I read online too, such as spicy food, I had HOT wings for dinner, and pineapple, got one at the store tonight. I think I'll skip the Castor oil, it'd probably just give me diarrhea.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After dinner, we hopped in the car to head to Gainsville, VA (just outside of DC and close to the concert venue). When we arrived in Gainsville, we headed to the room and I put my feet up. My ankles were swollen like I had never seen before. I think it was the car ride, the heat, and the walking.
The next morning we got up and went to Mt. Vernon. Very cool. We ate lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn and even got to see a real set of George Washington's dentures!
That night it was time for the concert. I had read some bad things about the parking at the Nissan Pavilion so we decided to walk from our room. It was about 1.5 miles. I did really well on the walk there but did have to rest once. My pelvic region was bothering me some on the walk home though. But nonetheless it was kind of nice to walk after the concert rather than get in a car and sit!
The concert was super! Rod Stewart still has it. He is a real performer and sang all his hits. His band was great and his backup singers were fabulous. Some of the women in his band are the hottest women I've seen in any band. The sax player had hotpants and high heels on and had legs a mile long! Ol' Rod's surrounding himself with the ladies still! Between the opening act and Rod's show, in walks a huge band of bagpipers! They played while the roadies set up Rod's stage. I've never seen anything like that before. Furthermore, Rod is a very gracious performer and really put on a show for the audience. He must of kicked 30 soccer balls into the crowd!
Our last trip was a blast but we don't mind that it's the last for a while. I expect the trip we're about to take with Ruby will be more spectacular than any we've ever taken!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
We toured the hospital too. Gees, I thought the room was the most depressing place on earth. You have to keep the blinds shut because the Marriott is right next door. The hospital seemed shabby to me.
We did do some more breathing and now I know for sure that Noel and I need to practice at home or we might kill each other when the heat is on.
Enough complaining already. I'll be more upbeat tomorrow I promise.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
And notice the posting time. Yep, I have terrible insomnia.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I had a Dr. appointment today. I'm as healthy as a horse and all signs indicate Ruby is too. Back to the Dr. in two weeks. Seems like I was just there two weeks ago. My how time flies!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
For your viewing pleasure--me at 30 weeks. Oh my!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
In related news, Noel keeps going on and on that he wants to be called Pop. I honestly think he is doing this only to drive me crazy. When he starts his whining I say, "What do you think this is Sanford and Son? Why don't we name her Lamont?"
Tomorrow we have our first childbirth class. I'll be sure to let everyone know how it goes!