We had a nice week at family camp last week. I came home thinking, "Good. I'm still pregnant." I reached 36 weeks at camp so it wasn't like my due date was hovering, but I knew it was possible. Kade came four and a half weeks early but it wasn't because I was in labor. He was in distress. That fact has kept me intently aware of the baby's movements. Thankfully, I had so much baby activity at camp, I really never got worried. The week before I did have two non-stress tests because I felt like baby's activity had diminshed greatly. Everything was fine though!!
This week has been spent doing lots and lots of camp laundry which I'm glad to say is finally done. I climbed up into the attic today and found our infant carrier and washed the insert. I set up our pack and play bassinet, started packing my hospital bag and did a few other weird things like bleach and wash out our trash cans, mop the floor, tell Levi why he should never, ever eat bird poop again, eat chocolate chips and peanut butter for a snack, and tried to take a nap.
I'm uncomfortable sleeping and other various pains are showing up, but I'm still treasuring the last few weeks of this pregancy, knowing it's our last one. I wanted to do some maternity photos but that hasn't happened yet. Levi is starting to talk a lot about this baby and what he's going to do...like share his puzzle and hold him. Kade still pulls up his shirt and points to his belly saying, "baby."
DJ and I laugh at all the comments we get when out and about. I've had people stop their car in the parking lot saying, "Is this one a girl?" (I'm usually doing errands with just the 3 boys so everyone wonders if this one's a girl). I get asked, "Are they all yours?" And lots of, "Wow. You have your hands full." The biggest question is always about having a girl though. You know, I'm really expecting to have another boy. But as I got out a few girl clothes today, I couldn't help but think a girl would be nice. She'd certainly have a chance to be a tomboy though!! With a toad and two frogs found today, bird poop eating, train playing constantly, and boy wrestling, she'd be in for a lot of fun! :) I love my little boys. And I'm so thankful for my big girls. Kalai and Malia are the only ones home right now and we've had a few fun moments hearing their stories about teen camp. They are also especially aware of being extra helpful lately. I do walk funny sometimes and they notice it.
We'll be on our own this weekend as Kent has a fund-raiser bike ride for camp. I'm hoping to put a few casseroles away in the freezer, scrapbook a bit, and get some good night's sleep (although I usually do pretty bad at that when Kent's gone).
In the meantime, we've got quite the interesting situation on our hands. Baby is due the 12th. Alyssa's class up north ends the 12th and she has to get down here. Alyssa is going to try to get her license on the 13th. Alyssa has to be back at school on the 16th. She also has a car that has to get there. Tana needs to be at school a week later. So we're trying to plan...when does Kent go. Does he go with Alyssa and take Tana early? Does he fly Alyssa down and take the car with Tana a week later? Do we send the girls off together? And it all depends on when baby comes. Only, we can't plan ahead because we just don't know. It's actually kind of funny thinking about how crazy this has all gotten. :) Our one solution...we've picked a date, August 5th, to be exact. We're going to try all the stuff that supposedly gets babies to start the whole deal. My mouth is already watering at the spicy food we'll get to try. I'm sure we'll be riding bikes on our date and my whole day will be spent doing housework or walking or something like that! ;)
I don't like posting without pictures, but they'll have to wait. Tomorrow we're off on an adventure to Chutes and Ladders park!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I know it has been a long time since I last posted, but today is a special day so I'm actually going to do one. I just wanted to post a quick something in memory of my mom, Susan Davidson. It was today 6 years ago that she past away suddenly. Over the past 6 years a lot of things have changed, including me. Though it's hard, it is nice to look back and see all of the ways God has allowed me to grow into who I am. Whether you have lost someone close to you or not I would just like to encourage you to hold fast to the Lord through any tough times. I know sometimes it seems like your all alone but the truth is that He will never forsake you. And though its hard never forget to take a moment to remember. Remember all those good times that you had with that special person. Their life was a gift and we don't want to throw that away even though it can be hard sometimes.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Last week I got the privilege to go meet one of my friends from North Western College. I was able to go watch him play basketball with his teem in a tourney. It was a lot of fun and very educational. It was even more interesting because it was wheel chair basketball, which in my opinion was a lot more violent then regular basketball. These guys and girls have amazing upper body strength and have learned well how to multitask. Often times they would have to wheel down the court as they dribbled the ball. I was completely blown away. My friend, Joe, is number 42 on his teem and made many great shots. I was very happy I got the opportunity to see it and can't wait till his next game. :) (Joe and his team are in white and blue.)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Kalai and I had the opportunity to travail with some friends to Sioux Falls, SD to compete in a tournament. The 5 hour car ride was quite enjoyable and the tournament was great. All of our friends who competed placed very high in at least one, and usually more, areas. Kalai placed 1st in Forms, and 2nd in Sparing. I placed 1st in Forms, 1st in Sparing, and 2nd in Weapons. Besides the competition it was just a great weekend to get out and hang out with our friends.
Here is the ring and group I competed in.
Under that is the ring and group Kalai competed in. Kalai was the lowest belt of her category.