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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

LCC Here Comes Addison Marie

Addison had her very first day at school yesterday. We found this amazing Lutheran school that goes up to 8th grade. We're beyond excited to start this new adventure and feel so lucky to already know a couple of people who's children attend the school and/or church and only have great things to say. John and I always knew that our kids would have to go to a private school if we stayed in St. Petersburg, its actually really weird thinking about the conversation we had when Addison was still in my belly. Now my little girl has started this process of attending school. We decided since she does have at least the next 14 years of being in school we're only having her go 3 days a week. Next year she'll be going 5 days, but for now I'm going to enjoy her company 2 days during the week. With her going to school brings up the fact that Brody will be here soon even more of a reality. We've been talking to friends and family about how its going to be perfect when Addi goes to school so that I can have about a month of "me" time and then Brody will be here and I'll only have to juggle 2 kids 2 days a week. Wow, put a check mark on Addi going to school, next will be the arrival of a new little one.
Back to Addi's 1st day...luckily we got to go meet her teacher Miss Sund last Friday. I thought Addison would be so excited and would be talking up a storm with her new teacher and class-mates. I couldn't of been more wrong! She was acting really shy and didn't want to have anything to do with her teacher. I swear she just wants to prove me wrong anytime she can (typical girl). We were there for almost an hour and finally when we left she did give her teacher a hug good-bye. This past weekend Addison continued to ask me if I was going to stay with her when she went to school, I was thinking ohh crap is this going to totally blow up in my face? I explained that she's a big girl now so she's going to actually stay at school all by herself after I dropped her off. She wasn't too happy about that, but I was trying to make this conversation brief. Thank God, when I walked her in yesterday she left my side to go play with toys, I said good-bye, she gave me a kiss and that was that. I was seriously there for 2 minutes, it was great!!
When I picked her up at 3pm she was playing on the playground with her class. It was so fun to watch her interact with the other kids and see that she was having fun. As we were driving home I was asking her a million quesions about her day, but she wasn't giving me very many details. I was a little sad because I wanted to hear all about it. I guess eventually she'll understand that I need to know every single detail in order to sleep at night, but since I don't really get to sleep anyway due to having to pee every 1/2 hr I'll just make up in my head the amazing fun she's having with her new friends and teacher. Maybe she'll have more to say on Wednesday...

Monday, August 2, 2010

September 16, 2010

I've been struggling a little bit with if I had the option would I want to be induced. I finally decided to ask my dr. last week what criteria do I need to meet in order for me to be induced. She explained that I would need to be at least 39 weeks and my body would have to show that I'm "progressing". She also explained that since this was my 2nd baby that I really shouldn't have a problem with doing this and if we schedule the induction date and she has to change it because it doesn't look like my body is ready then we'll have to cancel. It was kind of nice to hear her say that because I've had 2 huge fears about going through with this 1) it would end in a c-section 2) Brody won't cooperate and I'll have to be in horrible labor forever that will lead to a c-section. So, once Dr. Long (who delivered Addison) explained that she wouldn't let me be induced without feeling like it will be a positive thing I decided we should go for it!!!
Later that day the nurse called me to explain that Dr. Long is on-call September 16th and 17th so we went with the 16th that way I know for sure she should be the one delivering Brody. It was soooo weird when she called me back to tell me that I'm all set and have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am and to not eat anything past midnight...WHAT!!! Holy crap I could be meeting my little boy on September 16th!! John and I are both kind of freaking out that this is all scheduled and perhaps I won't have to go through the horrible labor pains before getting to the hospital.
That brings up another topic. While its fun anticipating when labor will start or will my water break, I've decided going through that with Addison was enough for me. I have no problem already being at the hospital when my contractions start and as soon as I'm uncomfortable I can get that epidural. Of course I'm already thinking with my luck I'll have him the week or day before my induction is scheduled. Either way, I couldn't be more excited about having this all planned out especially since this time around we have more than a dog to worry about. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things work out how they're suppose to and perhaps we'll be welcoming Brody Thomas sometime on September 16th or 17th!!