3 more days

June 28, 2010

Kylie's been practicing being Mama's big helper.

Her babies are always well fed, with clean clothes, a fresh diaper and are usually swaddled in a "nigh nigh." What a good helper!


6 More Days...

June 25, 2010

Until this little girl will be a big sister!!!

...and she can't wait!


One More Week!!!

June 24, 2010

Until we get to meet this little angel...

I think she looks just like Kylie with those yummy chubby cheeks and that little button nose! I feel like we cheated a little bit by getting a look at her before she actually arrives, but it really makes me even more excited to meet her! We had an ultrasound last Tuesday just to measure her size and make sure that she isn't going to be as big as Kylie was (yikes) and everything looked great! She is right on track and we are still all set to be induced on Thursday, July 1st, 2010!!! We are scheduled to arrive at the hospital at 5:30 am and hopefully it wont be too long after that that we are holding our newest little beauty. It is all still a little surreal to me that there is even a baby inside of my tummy let alone the fact that I will be having her next week. It makes me really want to cherish these last few days when it will be just me and my buddy, Ky to storm the castle. And then, wow, I will have two little buddies. And Mike will be outnumbered 3-1. :)

Kylie is going to be such an amazing big sister. She loves "Baby Sissy." She loves to give her hugs and kisses and tickles and I think she really does understand that there is a baby in there and that we get to hold her next week. I have been asking her, "How do we hold Baby Sister?" and she cradles her arms and does rock-a-bye baby and gives kisses to the imaginary sister in her arms. Just thinking about watching the look on Kylie's face when she sees her baby for the first time makes me cry. I have already cried more times than I can count this week thinking about how amazing of a sister Kylie is going to be and how she is turning into such a big girl. Darn it... now I'm crying again... I blame it on the hormones...
Kylie has been with us to every prenatal appointment and she has caught on to the routine checks that the doctor does on Mommy's tummy. She especially likes the Doppler machine that lets us hear baby's heartbeat. She imitates the "whaa whaa whaa" sound all the time when referring to my belly. A couple weeks ago, she even started checking the baby's heartbeat at home using her xylophone mallet and holding it up to my tummy while saying "whaa whaa whaa." I love that little girl!
So here we are... The countdown is on.

We couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter of our lives as a family of four!


Welcome Summer! Glad To See You!

June 15, 2010

Summer is in full swing here in Arkansas complete with all of the heat and humidity that come along with it. (I distinctly remember promising myself, after having Kylie, that I would never be 9 months pregnant during an Arkansas summer again... I should've listened...) Despite my own discomfort, we have been having a blast enjoying all of the sunshine! Here are some of the fun things we've been doing as often as we can.
Enjoying "Andy's Frozen Custard" or anything frozen for that matter!

Playing at the pool (and in our backyard kiddie pool too). Kylie LOVES playing in water.

Eating lots of corn on the cobb. Am I the only one that thinks this should be a year-round vegetable?

And lots of play-dates at the park. Kylie is a huge fan of the slides and the steering wheels (but still not a fan of the swings...).

In BABY news... we have set the induction date for July 1st! I cannot believe how quickly this pregnancy had flown by! But I guess that's what happens when you have a toddler to chase around all day. We have decided to induce my labor a week early based on the fact that Kylie was such a large baby and my doctor said that the second is usually a little bigger than the first (WHAT?!?). So to be safe, we are going early. We are going to have one last ultrasound next week- at 38 weeks -just to get an estimate of how big she really is and then the week after that, we will be holding our little angel in our arms! Unreal, isn't it? Kylie is really excited for Baby Sister's arrival but I'll tell you more about that in my next post...