Wednesday, February 28, 2007

OB appointment

Today, I had my third appt. with my new Dr. and everything looked great!!! Our little guy's heartbeat was 152. So far I have gained only 4lbs, but he did not seem concerned. He said the pain in my groin area is just normal stretching. I sure hope that is all and that it does not get any worse. He also commented that after delivery, I will need to get a Rubella booster. What a shock!!! I sure hope I am not around anyone who has German Measles! Anyway that is all to report and here is a preg. pic. taken two days ago at 22 wks 2 days.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Party Time!!!

Aidan was invited to a birthday party - just him, not "bubbies." He was so excited, and his brothers were so sweet to him wishing him a wonderful time!!! Posted are a few highlights.


"Mom, I am trying to look at you, but I really want to be collecting more candy."

I included this last one, because the moment the party was done, Aidan requested to leave NOW. He really enjoyed the party but missed his brothers and wanted to show and share his candy with them.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Just a couple of cute pics!

Last night, Aidan and I were home alone cooking dinner while "bubbies" and Daddy were at basketball practice. He loves to listen to "Luke," and always has some cute comment about what he hears. This time he said, "Mom, Luke is sleeping, and I don't want to bother him" as he sweetly pulled my shirt back over my belly.
All three boys hard at work this morning in their bathrobes (thanks Nana)!!!!!

Tonight, the boys had their final basketball game for the season. Afterwards they received their rewards - trophy and sports bag.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Broadcasting live ....

Having So Much Fun!!!

Our last two weeks have been filled with exciting opportunities - a city police office tour, choir, a wonderful babysitter for 8 hrs. (Mom and Dad attended an awesome parenting conference by Jay Younts!!!),Valentine's party,

and last but not least, the opportunity to speak "ON AIR" at our local radio station.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Yesterday, the boys and I made a cake as a surprise for Patrick. They did not pop out of the pans in one piece, so thank goodness for icing!!! Make a wish!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

An Evil Bug

Last week on Tuesday (Jan. 30th), my boys were invited to an ice-skating, birthday party. Sean had struggled with a headache all morning, so I gave him Motrin, fed him, and sent him off. I ended up returning home with Aidan since I was not feeling well.
I picked them up around 4:30 only to discover that Sean had not really enjoyed himself very much, and Drew had a BLAST!!! I asked Sean what the problem had been, and he replied that he was freezing the entire time. What? I sent them with sweatshirts, winter jackets, hats, and gloves, and he had put on everything. At this point I realized that something was NOT quite right!!! We took his temp. upon arriving home - 103*+. I felt so badly for him. Over the next few days, his fever remained around 101* with motrin and up to 105* with tylenol.
On Wednesday evening, Aidan told me that he had a headache, and a couple of hours later, he announced that he had two headaches - poor baby. I immediately checked his temp., and it was around 102*. Drew also came down with a fever during the night. Needless to say, I phoned our Dr's office and requested an appointment for 3 sick boys ASAP!!! I was relieved to walk out an hour later with 3 prescriptions for Zithromax - they had strep throat.
My OB wrote out a prescription for me on Friday in case I needed it over the weekend. I was so grateful that they were willing to do this instead of forcing me to go to the ER on Sat. or Sun. if I became sick. By Sunday, I felt terrible, and Patrick picked up my prescription for me as soon as the pharmacy opened. What a sweet husband, considering the roads were covered in snow and he was also feeling unwell. Monday morning he went to the Dr. and returned home later with some much-needed groceries and armed with his own prescription for strep throat.
Can you believe it? All five of us contracted this evil bug!!! We were pretty much wiped out for about ten days with headaches, fevers, colds, sore throats, ear aches, etc. Patrick and I felt like we had been run over by a freight train.
What an important reminder this was to be ever-thankful to God for the good health that we normally enjoy, and for the luxury of modern day medicine. It is so good to be healthy again!!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Here are two pictures from my ultrasound on 1-31-07. The first one is a profile image, and if you look closely, the second one is the reason for the renaming of this blog!!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Hello, I'm back!

What do you think? I have been working on designing a web page using pagetutor for the last week. No, I did not figure it all out, but I was able to learn my way around enough to cut and paste a design by groovy lizard onto my blogger page. Unfortunately, it is not the same as the original, because I do not know enough to design it properly. However, I am pleased with the result. Now if I could just figure out how to change the cursor to one using an uploaded image.