September 30, 2010

Checkup and Other Things

Just checking in with a little update on how things are going. Saw the midwife this afternoon and am definitely making progress(although not as much as I'd like to have seen considering all these contractions!). She said hopefully I'll have her sometime within this next week, but once again we just can't know for sure so it's still a wait and see game. I'm kinda thinking with all the independent, stubborn type tendencies that run in the family that Darcey is gonna prove to be no different.... and she's making sure to start extra early! lol Anyway, I'll definitely be sure to let you all know if there are any changes, but as for now just keep praying for strength and rest for me and that she'll get here soon.

In other news, the kids have been great at helping out and entertaining themselves more this week since I've been feeling so rough. I know they're gonna be an amazing big brother and sister when the baby does arrive. But hopefully she'll be healthy and a good sleeper so that things aren't too crazy around here!

Dathan's been having fun picking different animals and things to study this week and then finding everything around the house or on the computer that he can on each subject. It's fun to see him wanting to learn like that and having the flexibility so that he can! Delancey's working on her reading and can hardly wait until she's able to do it 'all by herself'. (remember the independence I mentioned earlier?) They've both been drawing like crazy lately as well and are just so good at it that I don't even hardly notice the amount of paper and other writing things that gets strewn around all over the place in the meantime. ((ahem)) All kidding aside though, it's good to see them use their imaginations that way....and to be honest a perfectly clean house isn't all that important compared to alot of things anyway. (although I have to admit if I go into labor tonight that my next thought after "thank goodness she's finally coming" will probably be about needing to clean up this mess!) But I suppose that's enough about all that for now.

I think we finally have all the baby stuff bought that we need and I finished putting binding on a quilt I was making for her yesterday.....well, technically it was quilted material and putting the binding on was all I had to do. And if you see me out in town I will not be showing you how I did it so please don't ask! lol Sewing is something I'm still working on and definitely need lots of practice in. But all that aside it's nice to know that we're basically just waiting for Darcey's grand entrance. And I for one can't wait until it gets here. Well, actually I think Blake is pretty ready for it too since it'll be a great excuse for him to take off work instead of having to kill himself with all this overtime he's been putting in! Hmmmm, I'm not sure if that's really gonna give him much of a break though come to think of it. For now we'll just have to both be patient I guess. So until the next update.....

September 28, 2010

Another False Alarm

Well, since my last post on Sunday I honestly haven't felt that good I think due to the rainy weather so it was actually a little bit of relief that I wasn't having the baby....I didn't really think I'd have the energy! Last night I seemed to be doing a little better though and ended up starting to have contractions again before going to bed. They seemed very much like the real thing and even got about 4-6 minutes apart for about an hour and a half. But by then I was sleepy and decided to just lay down for awhile....I figured if it was the real thing then it would wake me back up! And I actually did around 3 feeling achy and still having some contractions, but with them farther apart.
Needless to say, it was a long and hard night in which I didn't get the greatest rest, but here I am this morning with no baby to show so evidently it was just another 'gearing up' session for when she actually does decide to arrive! I'm still have occasional contractions, etc but nothing else new to really report today. ((sigh))
That being said I'm still just gonna try to focus on getting some more things done this week around the house and enjoying my time with Dathan and Delancey since I know I won't have as much to spend with them after Darcey gets here. Now if I can just manage to forget how tired I am.....

September 26, 2010

Crazy Days

I seriously thought my next post would be to tell you all about Darcey being born, but alas it was not to be after all. My contractions did get harder and close together for awhile on Thursday(and have a couple of times since then as well), but eventually went the other way and ended up not being the real thing. Which while to be honest was a little dissapointing, when looking back was probably for the best since we weren't entirely prepared for it, I was very tired, and we've had a busy couple of days since then. Still I know she's only getting closer to actually coming so I'm gonna try to be ready for it anytime!!

As for the other craziness in our lives, Friday I got up and checked my email only to realize we were supposed to be meeting the homeschoolers after a show and tell to take pictures of the kindergarten graduates for this year. (of which Delancey is part of!) So I was gonna need to kinda rush around to get things done to make it in time for that. Then Dathan decides it might be fun to actually be in the show and tell so we had to leave even earlier! I was surprised that he wanted to try it, but very proud of him for getting up in front of all those people and taking part. Although he did say afterwards that he got so nervous his throat hurt and he wasn't sure if he wanted to ever try that again! lol He did a great job though and I think it helped for him to see the other kids taking part as well.
We also found out they were doing a field trip tour of the Nina and Pinta replicas after the pictures were taken so I decided to go ahead and go all out since I was already out of the house anyway. The kids really enjoyed it, but needless to say that in 90 degree weather after all of that I was ready to come home and just crash! I keep trying to remind myself that once the baby gets here we won't have any opportunities to do stuff like this together for awhile though so it's worth it to push a little and make some final memories with just the three of us. :-)

Yesterday was another flag football game for Dathan(which I really need to do a seperate post on sometime)and it RAINED! That was definitely a fun experience, especially since we had free tickets to the space and rocket center and had planned a trip there afterwards....and being soaked wasn't exactly part of the plan. We ended up making a quick stop by Target for the guys to get some dry stuff since they were so wet! Then on to the museum, which we hadn't been to for awhile (and never all of us together) so we had a good time there as well. We actually ended up staying out for most of the day and spending time with my parents in town. So another long day, but one which I'm sure the kids won't forget anytime soon so even though I was super tired by the time we made it home I'm still glad we did it.

That's about it for an update for now though. Blake and I ended up with headaches this morning (maybe the strange weather?) so we're enjoying a day here at home just having devotion, singing, etc and spending time together. So even though these past few days have yes been extremely busy and crazy.....I wouldn't trade them for anything else!

September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Blake!

It's hard to believe that we're celebrating his birthday for the ninth time since meeting each other. Where do the years go? I was just sitting here thinking about the first one we spent together where some friends we were with tried to talk me into playing a prank on Blake by asking him to marry me. (I almost did it too, but chickened out at the last minute....we had only been dating a little over 2 months after all! lol)
Now all this time later and many more birthdays past, I'm sitting here thinking about having our 3rd baby. And if she just might possibly be born on her daddy's birthday?! (which will be a post for later of course, if that actually happens!)
But for now here's wishing a wonderful day to my sweet husband who is off keeping long hours at work these days. I'll be sure to post some pictures later of the birthday supper we have planned when he gets home. :-)

September 19, 2010

It's New!!

Hello and welcome to our new family blog! We're the Whitlow's and look forward to sharing with you a little about us. Please bare with me while I figure everything out and get some other things added on. And be sure to come back often for a visit! :-)