Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Crafts

It's almost HALLOWEEN!!! and the kids and I have been busy crafting.

Dirk and Millie's Footprint Ghost! {BOO!!!!!}

Dirk's Q-tip Skeleton and Millie's ghost!

Hand print SPIDER'S!!!! with wiggly eyes


Thursday, October 27, 2011

16 weeks

How far along? 16 weeks {10/27/11}
Total weight gain/loss: gained 8 pound, so total is 7 pounds gained in 16 weeks.
Maternity clothes? a few short sleeve shirts/ love lounging pants :)
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: 1 trip to the bathroom per night
Best moment this week: hearing baby heartbeat and scheduling 20 week ultrasound.
Miss Anything? diet coke
Food cravings: hmmm.... I love to eat :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: I am still dry heaving :(
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: still guessing Girl
Labor Signs: No
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and Excited
Looking forward to: My 20 week ultrasound and finding out if I am having a BOY or GIRL!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

DAY # 294

My Goals for 2011: See my Progress Here

1. Take one picture a day minimum (see here) : I have been doing a horrible job @ this. I must be in a slump. I'll try harder from now on.

2. read my 5 minutes a day devotional book everyday: I am working on this. :(

3. read 2 books per month (see here) : Doing good. Reading ton's of Pregnancy Books and have Read the 2 newest of Karen Kingsbury.

4. continue to blog here on blogspot : I love to blog, and I hope you enjoy reading my blog. Now that I am Pregnant {Due April 12th} I hoe my blog will be more exciting.

5. getting a job I love : I still love my job. I am sad and excited as February gets here and I start my new adventure. I love D and M :) they make my JOB so easy!!!

6. trying one new thing a month that I have never done. : I totally forgot about this... I still think I do more than one new thing a month. It's fun to be able to try new things.

7. to find a church in my area that I enjoy : I haven't accomplished this goal yet :( I hope by the time I move and become settled I will. I want my child to grow up in a church.

8. Celebrate my 30th birhtday with those that I LOVE! :I had a blast for my 30th Birthday!!!

9. Tone and lose weight. Well I guess by Getting Pregnant, I can't lose weight, oh wait I have :( I am hoping to stay healthy during this pregnancy. It's a little hard due to so many restrictions and bed rest but I still chase Millie :)

10. quit smoking by my 30th birthday (6/11) : As most of you know I did NOT quit smoking by my birthday. But when I found out I was pregnant I had cut way back. At my 6 week ultrasound I had a big scare and QUIT!!! I have not smoked since.....

11. BE HAPPY!!! : I am 100% Happy!!!! I am 15 weeks Pregnant, doing great, Loving Life. My family is Awesome. My sister is Wonderful and I love spending time with Dirk and Millie.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ladybug Party

Millie turned two!!!

Gina planned a Ladybug Birthday Party!!

I got to help and it was so much fun :)

Pin the spot on the LadyBug {Thanks DAD for drawing the LadyBug}

Each child got two spots. Older kids were blindfolded and spun around.

Cupcake toppers I designed, and cut out. taped to toothpick.

Silver wear holder I designed and cut out...

LadyBugs made out of Ritz Crackers, cream cheese, pepperonies cut in half with a black olive

Red Boxes that I added black spots to with marker,

added googly eyes and a leaf with each child's name on it.

We bought artificial grass, used junior mints, licorice, and M&M's to decorate.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

13 weeks + 3 days {10/9/11}

So I was up north for the night Saturday-Sunday!!!
Had a great Saturday at Mason {#70} & Brandon's {#39} Football game!!


Sunday headed on a fall color tour from Benzonia to Cadillac, Manistee, Onekama, & Kaleva. The night however didn't end on a good note. I have a 2.4 cm blood clot in the uterus right next to the baby and it burst. I immediately headed to West Shore Medical Center in Manistee {it was the closest hospital and I was scared}. They took great care of me. Found baby's heart beat on Doppler around 130. I was a little dehydrated and got an IV. Ultrasound showed wonderful heartbeat of 156. I am currently on Pelvis Rest, Little walking, stay off feet. I'm OK and baby is healthy and perfect. It was a scary Sunday Night, Glad it turned out wonderful.

How far along? 13 WEEKS + 3 DAYS {10/9/11}
Total weight gain/loss: ? they did not weigh me at the ER
Maternity clothes? a few short sleeve shirts
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: 1 trip to the bathroom per night
Best moment this week: hearing heartbeat {ER} and seeing baby and heartbeat {ER}
Miss Anything? caffeine
Food cravings: pizza Rolls and lunchables
Anything making you queasy or sick: I dry heave a least once a day due to smells/tastes and sometimes it doesn't stop till something comes out {sorry TMI: I know}
Have you started to show yet: yes a little
Gender: guessing Girl
Labor Signs: No
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy {Scared on Sunday due to blood clot burst}
Looking forward to: Telling Grandparents and Announcing Pregnancy!

12 weeks

How far along? 12 Weeks {9/29/11}
Total weight gain/loss: lost 2 pounds since last month {total lost 1 pound}
Maternity clothes? Nope.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: 1-2 trips to the bathroom per night and some crazy/real dreams
Best moment this week: seeing the baby's heartbeat and getting another photo :)
Miss Anything? not really.... I feel good { a little dry heaving}
Food cravings: chocolate and cheerios
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of pee {millie's diapers, dirk not flushing and mine} YUCK!!!!
Have you started to show yet: I think I look a little bloated.
Gender: guessing Girl
Labor Signs: No
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, less moody now that I'm off progesterone.
Looking forward to: Christmas with Bobeldyk's and Announcing Pregnancy!

1st Photo

How far along? 8 weeks + 6 days {9/7/11}
Total weight gain/loss: gain 1 pound
Maternity clothes? Nope
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: 1 trip to the bathroom per night
Best moment this week: getting the 1st photo of baby and hearing the heartbeat :)

Miss Anything? diet coke and chocolate
Food cravings: rice krispies
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of fish {& I love fish}

Have you started to show yet: no
Gender: guessing boy
Labor Signs: No
Happy or Moody most of the time: MOODY!!!! I am on progesterone.

Looking forward to: 12 week heartbeat check.


So Friday, August 12th I decided to take a pregnancy test that I had bought 2 weeks ago, and since my period was late, I figured it was time. After collecting my thoughts, I texted Chuck saying "Good Morning Daddy" and about 10 minutes later he called. This is a nervouse time in our lives. But we are super excited about this little one joining us in April 2012.

Just to be safe I took a second test Friday afternoon, just to be safe.

{again.... POSITIVE!!!}

Saturday I took another one, since I had two more laying around


... and on SUNDAY the last test since I figured it will be expired by the time I will ever need it again.

{ok I know I am not the only one to take more than one test}

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Millie Vanille.....

Happy 2nd Birthday Millie Vanille!!!

I cannot believe that you are 2 already!!

It feels like just last week I was helping to raise you for the first 2 weeks of your life, helping your mommy out with you and Dirk... Then last year you turned one ....and became a little lady.

It has amazed me this past 10 months to watch you grow up and

acquire your own personality!!!!

I love you Millie!!!! Happy 2nd Birthday!!! ~LOVE Auntie Rachael

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

I took Dirk and Millie to the Pumpkin Patch Today!!!

Dirk picked out a huge pumpkin and Millie picked out 2 small pumpkins :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

millie invite

Here is the Photo and Invite I made for Millie's 2nd Birthday Party!

Labor Day

Had a blast tagging along with Mom and Dad, Cindy and Craig....

Wonderful Holiday!