Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Parental update

Ok so I didn't quite get to Jason and I the other day. So here it is. Jason is back in town full time now. His company is in a new office building so they moved from one side of town to the other which makes his commute a little longer but nothing terrible. Besides being one of the coaches for the boys wrestling club he has been training (along with his sister, Mollie and Aunt Wendy)for the Myrtle Beach Marathon on February 13. That date just happens to be my due date, which brings me to me.

I have been busy with the normal stuff... kids, house, young women's calling ect. We got the bassinet, carseat, and baby clothes out of the attic yesterday. Although I am not due for 2 1/2 weeks I tend to go through a phase known as "prodromal labor". You can look it up and it's actually kind of interesting, but basically what most women go through in the first 2-24 hours of latent or pre-labor I take 1-2 weeks or longer to do. At my last appointment on Monday I was dilated 3cm and 60% effaced. That may seem like the baby in imminent however, the week before I was dilated 2cm and 40% effaced. So despited mostly steady and somewhat constant contractions over the course of a week I had only progresed 1cm and 20%.

On weirder news the "nesting" instinct has finally kicked in. I did laundry and organized, and ran errands and couldn't keep still from about 3:30am yesterday until after 9pm. Considering my usual house cleaning and energy levels that was a total shock. I went to bed about 10pm woke up 5 or 6 times during the night then woke up for good at 5am and have felt like I'm on a really good caffine buzz ever since. I even feel a little jittery inside and just can't hold still. I guess this is a good thing, although the desire to clean is waning and slowly being replaced with a desire to sew or scrapbook or do something crafty like paint to babies' room (I won't do that, I'd have to clean it first). I keep feeling like a crash is due anytime but for now I guess I should make the most of it.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Ok I know that's a really generic title, but that's all this is. Everyone is doing well and we're healthy and happy at the moment. We got report cards on Friday and the lowest grade on any of them was a 95. The kids got ice cream sundaes for that.

Emily is nine now and is suddenly becoming quite the fashonista. She'll tell me what she wants to wear and I'll be a little skeptical, but when she puts the outfit on it turns out to be very cute and trendy. I think she got Cami or Jesse's fashion sense because we all know I don't have any. I can't believe how fast she's growing up.

Jonas is the big news of the week. His lowest score on his report card was a 98 and because he has such high test scores on the standardized tests (98th percentile nationally) he's been asked to be in the "gifted and talented" programs at school next year. He got in a minor bike wreck on Friday and managed to bust his mouth and chip a front tooth (we're headed to the dentist this afternoon) luckily no permanant damage so far. He also participated in his first wrestling tournament on Saturday. He didn't win any of his matches, but did very well and is learning quickly. I think it was a bit of a shock because up until now all he's done is practice moves and techniques and has never actually wrestled a match so this was very different. He only got pinned once and the other two matches he lost on points although one was pretty close. We are so proud of him, but it was so hard for me to watch. I think I'd rather have my kids do running sports or competetive table tennis or badmitton. Anything has got to be easier than watching your kid in a sport where you know he's gonna get hurt and unlike football or something you are close and can see every emotion on their face when they are in pain. Although the better he gets the less that will happen I hope. He really enjoyed it though, so I guess that's what it's all about.

Adrianna is doing so well in school she has made such rapid progress her teacher is very proud she's already started reading chapter books. Last week they did mid year tests and she has come up four reading levels since the last benchmark tests in fall. She is as hilarious as always and always has a smile for everyone.

Preston continues to be a great help at home. He's been going to wrestling practices also, but can't compete until after he turns five, so for him it's all just fun for now. I like that. He is also learning to write his letters very well. Now we get to start really working on his name.

Lydia is the princess as always. She still refuses to wear pants unless forced and only if it's freezing outside and even then she'll wear a dress over them. She is so excited about having a little sister and talks about her little sister "Mawy Awice" all the time.

Adam is suddenly growing up. He still likes to be held and snuggled, but he so enjoys playing cars and nerf gun wars with the boys. I'm anxious to see how he reacts to not being the baby any more.

Well that's all for now.