Saturday, June 9, 2012

Surprise 60th Birthday Party

My mom (Grandma Sailing) turns 60 this month so my sister-in-law, Shelley, and I threw a surprise party for  my mom today.  Since Shelley is a Jazzercise instructor, we were able to hold it there which worked out great!

Pat Sailing Final

My mom. . .I have no idea what year this is.  But, I don’t think my mom would have let me out of the house in a skirt that short. LOL!

Sailing Family

Awww. . .my mom, dad, me and my brother.


Veronica made a sign as we made the finishing touches before my mom’s arrival.


Olivia with her cousin, Izzy, and Izzy’s cousin, Maddie.  These three were the best behaved girls in the world today.  And, they had a great time!


The birthday girl!  We made her sit up on stage with a feather in her hair while we sang Happy Birthday to her!



My mom had a great time visiting with friends. . .old and new.


My brother with his cupcake. . .complete with an umbrella!


Hey Kerry, you closed your eyes.  Let’s retake the picture!




And no 60th birthday party is complete without a little game of duck duck goose! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OB Appointment

So far in my pregnancy, I’ve tried to remain somewhat detached although I’ll admit it hasn’t worked very well.  After miscarrying last year and after giving birth at 23 weeks in 2007, I know all too well what can go wrong.  I guess I figured that if something happened and I lost the baby, it wouldn’t hurt as much.  Today, I had an OB appt at 11 weeks, 3 days.  The doctor tried to hear the heartbeat with his Doppler and there was silence.  It was deafening, but I tried not to worry.  I then I had a sono done and there was my baby. . .jumping all around.  At that moment, I completely fell in love.  And I also realized how in love with the baby I have been from the start.  The baby measured exactly on track and I left feeling so much more confident in the pregnancy.  And, goodness, look at the baby’s little profile. . .just adorable!!  Only 1 1/2 inches long and almost fully formed with little fingers and toes.  What a miracle and a gift from God every child is!

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My cerclage is scheduled for June 19th.  With a cerclage, your cervix is stitched shut to prevent premature opening of the cervix.  I’m so incredibly nervous about it, but I know with my history of delivering at 23 weeks it must be done.  And I will do all that I can to give this baby the best chance possible.

And I feel so blessed.  And so happy.  And so at peace. I can’t wait to learn what God has in store for this little one and to watch Olivia flourish as a big sister.  There are simply amazing things in store for my family. 

"When God wants something great done in the world,
He doesn't dispatch a legion of avenging angels,
Neither does He call forth a whirlwind nor ignite volcanic fireworks;
No commandeering of troops into battle nor discharging zealous crusaders to holy causes;
He does not orchestrate the burst and boom of thunder nor display His fiery arrows' majesty across the sky to bring His purpose to pass.

When God wants something done in this world...
He sends a baby - then He waits."

- Anita Robinson

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Today, I gave Olivia a paint brush and let her paint the sidewalk with water.  She acted as if I had entrusted her with a very big girl task.  She had a blast. . .and then we realized it was way too hot to be outside and not submerged in water.

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So, we came inside to cool off and watch Care Bears.  She’s really into Care Bears right now.  Her favorite is Funshine Bear, but she’s upset that it’s portrayed as a boy in the movie.  She insists it is a girl.  I love the picture below because it really captures her natural smile.

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And there’s nothing quite like cooling off and watching Care Bears with your best bud.  I tell ya, our cats have been so good for Olivia. . .especially Tobey and Kelsey.  Autumn is as sweet as they come, but she prefers the company of adults. 

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Olivia’s First Tee Ball Game

Olivia had her first tee ball game tonight.  All in all, it went good.  It was crowded (with not near enough parking) and hot.  Olivia doesn’t like to sweat any more than I do. Ha!  But, thank you to Kerry and also to Olivia’s grandparents for attending.  It really meant a lot to her! And thanks to Grandpa Glunt for taking some great pictures!!


She really enjoyed herself as long as daddy was within 1 foot of her at all times. 


Poor thing broke down into tears when she was in the outfield by herself. 


But, daddy was there to wipe her tears (and clean her glasses.)  She has major separation anxiety at times and it just breaks my heart.


She was ready to bat!





Here goes nothing. . .




And off she runs to first base (with daddy running beside her.)  I don’t think Ryan realized that he signed up for tee ball too. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

11 Weeks



After watching me get my picture taken every week, Olivia wanted hers taken as well.

Current size of baby: Fig or 1 ½ inches long

How far along? 11 weeks

Total weight gain: 2.5 lbs I think I weighed more at 9 weeks. I haven’t gained any in 2 weeks.

Inches Gained: 1 inch

Maternity clothes? Not yet out of necessity, sometimes just for comfort.

Sleep: Good

How I'm feeling: Nausea has lessened a bit. Still fatigued

Best moment this week: Buying our minivan!  Now I feel like our family is truly expanding and I’m so blessed.

Movement: No

Food cravings: I’ve moved from cheeseburgers and fries to sandwiches and chips, cherries (yummy!) baked beans and maple covered long john donuts. I know. . .so random.

Food aversions: Getting better. I actually ate a salad at Olive Garden this week.

Gender: unknown

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? in

What I miss: Only having Olivia to worry about. I worry so much about Olivia. . .I feel like my worrying is going to double!

What I am looking forward to: Getting off the Crinone, my OB appt this Wednesday, June 6th! I’m hoping that everything is going well and we get my cerclage scheduled.

Milestones: Getting through each day, each week. . .one step at a time.