Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011.


We spent Christmas Eve with the Leroy family.  On Christmas Day we went to my parents and then in the evening Brant's family came to our house.
We have been lying pretty low otherwise since both boys have colds.  Hank started last week with congestion and one night with croupy cough.  A few days later we noticed Luke had some congestion. 
Here is hoping we all have good health in the New Year!

Getting ready for Santa.  "He will be excited for that."
Christmas Jammies

Reading Mommy's book.



Breakfast:)

Hank's real breakfast.

You better not pout!


My future trouble makers - looks like they are already cooking up something!

Here is a video too:
 
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Luke update.

Luke has been back to the Doctor twice since coming home, for routine check-ups.  He is up one pound from his birth weight, at 10 lbs 14 oz.  He is in the 98th percentile.
He is 22 1/2 inches which is "off the charts."

He sleeps a good bit still and is up once or twice during the night to feed.  He has a little fussy period around  9 or 10 at night, which we think is gas related.


He had his photos taken when he was one week old and they turned out super cute.

Two weeks

Monkey see, Monkey do!




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

He's just perfect!

Wanted to share a video of Hank meeting his baby brother:

video

We have been adjusting to life as a family of four.  I feel like I am just now, physically getting back to normal. I did have some bad headaches during the past week.  I had those with Hank too.  Yesterday I went back to the Doctor for him to look at my incision and my blood pressure was high, so back to labor and delivery I went to have blood work ( I thought I was done with that place!)
Thankfully my blood work was fine and he wants me to keep monitoring my pressures.

Brant went back to work yesterday.  He was a big help to us last week when I was not able to do much.  Hank continues with his school on Tuesday and Thursday.  Those are the quiet days at home:)
Luke sleeps much of the day.  At night he gets up about twice a night to feed.  So far he is a content baby.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Luke Thomas!


Luke Thomas was born on Saturday December 3 at 8:46 am.  He was 9 lbs 14 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.








He has been such a delight and we are so happy to have him here with us.  We were able to leave the hospital on Monday, a day early, since I was doing fine.  I was so happy to come home because I started with sinus problems in the few days before his birth and the dry hospital air was making it worse.  Brant ended up taking me to the Doctor yesterday and I got on an anitbiotic for a sinus infection.  I already feel a lot better!
Hank LOVES his brother.  When he has been away from us the first person he wants to see is Luke and not Mommy or Daddy!


(Luke 1:14) He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his
birth,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Making his list!

Hank has been looking at all the toy catalogs that have been coming in the mail.  He points to everything and says "I want to show you something.  My wants this and my wants this."  It is so funny how he looks though them and he knows so many things by name.  Things I didn't even know he knew about!
I have been having to play the Santa card a lot lately to get him to listen to me!
It usually works, but he does question it.  When I tell him Santa is watching him, he says," I don't see him.  How is he watching me?"  Also when I sang him Santa Claus is coming to Town, he said, "My don't live in town.  My lives in the big house." 

Here is a video of him looking at some of the toys he wants ( he is now getting into Super Hero's):
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Change of Plans!

Well we were admitted to the hospital this afternoon.  I had an IV running.  I had not ate for 12 hours and it was time for me to be heading to the O.R.
Then the Doctor came in and said she had bad news and had to cancel it.
The reason was the other Doctors in the practice felt my hypertension problems were not bad enough to deliver the baby at 37 weeks.  They want to continue to wait until 39 weeks, when I was originally scheduled and just keep monitoring things.
That had to be one of the weirdest things ever!  I was so ready to have him, but I also want him to be healthy and so here we go...back to waiting!  Maybe he will decide to start things on his own?
Whatever happens I pray for a healthy baby.
Hank was so excited all day to see his baby brother.  He had been with Mimi during the day, but had come to the hospital to see me.  Mimi and Great Grand mom took him to the Toy Store and were about to go eat when we called them with the change of plans.  My parents were also at the hospital too.  Hank actually took the news that his brother was not ready to come out yet well.  I was afraid he would be really upset.

So instead of having a baby, we ate at Chick- Fil- A!

Last morning as a Mommy of One!

Over the last week I have had some blood pressure issues.  I had to go to the hospital to be seen Saturday and then again on Tuesday.  After Tuesday they told me not to go back to work and to rest.  When I went back to the Doctor yesterday she said she would like to move my C-section up.  She was able to have is scheduled for this afternoon!  Today the baby is 37 weeks and considered full term.  I have been saying all along I would love to have this little turkey out for Thanksgiving...just never realized it would happen!
Hard to believe we will be a family of four now.  Hank is excited to be a big brother.  When I picked him up from school yesterday I told him little brother was coming tomorrow and we needed to get a haircut to be ready for him.  The lady at the hair salon asked him if he was a big boy and he said, "No my's a big brother and this is my little brother (pointing at my belly) and he's going to come out in two minutes (pointing up two fingers)."
He says the funniest things.  Lately he has been telling me he is going to marry me and put a ring on my finger and get me flowers out of the garden.  I hope little brother is just as sweet and cute.  We can't wait to meet him!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hank the Tank!

Hank was a train conductor / train for Halloween.  We went to Mimi and Mamp's neighborhood  for trick or treating and he had lots of fun.  He talked a lot the last few weeks about what he was going to be and it changed all the time.  He was going to be a pumpkin, Spider Man, a ghost, etc   Since I had the costume for about a month I had to tell him that everyone was going to give lots of candy to a train conductor, then he would say, "Me's going to be a train conductor."
I was able to walk to a good many houses with him and then I had to head back and relax.  At one house I asked him what he was supposed to say, and he said:  "Give me some candy....Please."  I was a little worried with that long pause!  One lady asked him what he was (his costume) and he said "Hank."



Photo time before heading to Mimi's house.


He Let the Choo Choo wear his hat.



All aboard!


Getting ready to head out and load up on candy cargo!


Is that Flynn the Fire Truck (a Thomas the Train  character)?


Trick or Treat!


What a life!


Lots of fun decorations to look at.  This was at one of Mommy's favorite houses!



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Time

It finally is feeling like Fall.  We had several periods of warm / hot weather this month.  We did do a pumpkin patch trip during the first part of October, but it didn't feel like Fall, since it was about 80 degrees that day!  We did manage to have fun and get a nice big pumpkin.  Hank picked a tiny one, which I forgot about, until a week later when he pulled it out from under the couch, all shriveled up!

This past Sunday I took him back to Milburn Orchards in Elkton.  I had taken him there last year.  Mimi went with us too.
He got to go through a bouncy fun house and rode a pony named patches.  We did a hay ride and he also did an apple sling shot.  We took lots of fun photos too.
Unfortunately the line for Apple cider donuts was crazy, so we did not get any of those.  Oh well maybe we will get some next weekend somewhere.





Who loves Hank....Mommy does!

Hank was very Happy about riding Patches.

Goat Ramp


Apple sling shot.

Farm Hand Hank.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Miller and his future Girlfriend!

It looks like Baby Miller will be here on December 6, unless I would go into labor before that!  I would not be opposed to having that little turkey here for Thanksgiving (so long as he is fully baked!)

They would only schedule a c-section one week prior to the due date, and this was the earliest available.
  I had been undecided at this point on weather to schedule it, or try and have a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section).  I have a feeling this boy is going to be as big, or bigger than Hank, so I don't want to risk anything and feel the c-section would be safest.
On my appointment this past week I am measuring a little bit bigger than I should - 34 inches, instead of the 32 - 33 I should have been.  As we get closer they may order a growth sonogram to try and determine his weight.  Remember Hank was 10 lbs 2 oz, and he was born four days before his due date.

This past Saturday I went to my friend, Carrie's baby shower.  She is due the same week as me.  She was so sweet to include me in her part of her shower.  Our mutual friends had a few gifts for me and she also had a cake for me.  She is having a girl.  I told her one day when my boy is chasing after her daughter she might not like me so much!

This girl is going to be dressed to the nines!

Get ready for years of dress up Mama!


She had the cutest cakes..they matched both of our bedding sets!

I think my baby bump is super sized, considering we are due the same time!!!



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Don't cry about it!

Hank had been doing very well with his potty training...HAD been!

During the past week he had at least one accident a day, so no stickers on his chart for a week.  No bribes seemed to be working.  The last three times at school he peed on his cot at nap time, even though apparently he was not sleeping.  He told us it's because he does not like nap time, yet that does not explain the times at home or at Mom Mom's house.  I would get so frustrated I would say, "Oh Hank this makes me what to cry", or "I am so upset."  When I picked him up at Mom Mom's this past Wednesday he greeted me at the door, and when I asked him if he was a good boy that day he immediately told me, "My peed my pants, but don't cry about it.  Be happy." 
Oh Lord help me make it through the age of Three.  I saw nothing terrible in the year of Two, but we have our work cut out for us this year!!

On a happy note he did do well yesterday and had no accidents.  He had a Daddy and son day and spent most of the day outside.  Guess there is nothing like taking a pee in the woods!


He got a toy catalog in the mail this week and now he likes to take his "magazine" with him when he goes and sits on the pot.  He gets in there and holds his butt checks together with his hand and runs out in the living room, "my needs my magazine."


Monday, October 10, 2011

Hank at 3!


Here are some current stats on our three year old:

He weighs 38 lbs - 85th percentile

He is 39 inches - 90th percentile

He has a size 10 foot.

He talks non-stop

He has been potty trained for two months, with just an occasional accident.

He started preschool last month and goes twice a week
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He loves to play outside and also likes to play with his trains and trucks and tractors.

His favorite shows are Thomas and Friends, Kipper, Zaboomafoo, Caillou, and Bob the Builder.

He has turned into a picky eater.  He wants to eat fruit snacks all the time!  He will eat noodles with butter, rice, bread, jello, pudding, fruit, cereal, waffles, chicken fingers and french fries, crackers and peanut butter, and nuts.  He has started to eat pizza again, after not eating it for a while ( he had decided he did not like sauce).
He loves candy, especially M&M's and candy kisses.  I usually have to bribe him with candy to get him to do something.

Right before he turned three he started to have more of an attitude!  When you want him to do something he will now say, "My's too tired", or "My don't want to."
Also when we ask him questions he will say, "My don't want to talk about it."

This morning he wanted to know if he was going to school and I said not today, he told me he doesn't like school.  When I asked why, he said, "My don't like naps."  He has to take a nap in the afternoon and he is not a nap taker at home.  When I drop him off in the morning he always bolts in the door and drops his book bag and lunch box in the floor like he is excited to be there. 

His Mommy and Daddy still love him lots!

Looking sweet and innocent....This was dress in Fall colors day (for school).

Thursday, September 22, 2011

And on his farm he had a PARTY!

E-I-E-I-O!

This past Sunday was Hank's Third Birthday.  We also had his party that day too.  It was all about farm animals and tractors.  We had yummy food, plenty of presents, friends and relatives, beautiful weather,and even a hay ride!
Leading up to the party, Hank would ask, "is today my party?", or "is today my birthday?"
He had a great time and when we asked him if he liked his party he said,"yes my did!"

I got lots of things for the party off of Etsy 

I got some cute decorating ideas off of Pinterest

cupcakes, tractor wagon cake, cow tails, and cow cake pops!

I had to bribe him with a Hershey Kiss to stay still for this photo!

Loved opening gifts....he kept saying "yippee" or "happy birthday."

Make a wish!

Loves his sweets...I had flashbacks to his 1st birthday cake!




Looks like next year there are going to be LOTS of 1 year old parties!!