I can't believe it is already the middle of November! I have been on partial bedrest for the last 10 days. The Sunday before last, I was having contractions all through church and all evening and all night long. I kept thinking that I should probably go into the hospital but they didn't seem painful enough, so I just laid in bed and fought with myself for hours over it. Ha, ha On Monday, my doctor put me on bedrest to see if it would help with the contractions. I stayed mostly in bed for 2 days after which my contractions pretty much stopped completely. I couldn't stand it anymore, so I've been out and about and trying to check off all the many things on my to do list, but I have been trying to take it easy. I seem to feel the worst in the late afternoon, and I try and sit for a few hours with my feet up. This is a new experience for me because I have never had even the slightest hint of early labor with any of my other pregnancies.
I feel enormous and have a hard time doing much of anything. This little girl is so active at night and keeps me up while she performs circus tricks in there. It's all knees, elbows, and head so it's really uncomfortable.
I have had horrific heartburn for the last 2 weeks. I have to have Tums by my side all the time unless I panic. I ran out today and had a ball of fire in my chest and was in agony until Eddie came home with a huge bottle and saved me. It was torture while I was waiting for them. Who knew that heartburn could be so unbearably painful? I've also lost my appetite and nothing really sounds good to me anymore. That could have something to do with the constant heartburn though.
I am now about 90 % ready for the baby. We still need to agree on a name, and there are a few odds and ends that I still need to pick up, but I am so happy to be mostly ready. I also have my Christmas shopping completely done. It feels so good to have it taken care of and I know that in December when I have a newborn, I will be so happy that I don't have to think about it.
I'm enjoying my time with my sweet Maverik and we do lots of playing while the older kids are at school. He is a delight to watch. I also have a special date planned for each of my older kids starting this weekend. Although, I'm slightly surprised that I'm still pregnant considering some of the "complications" I've had, I am just trying to enjoy the time I have and make every moment count.
"We are all in it together, all of us, and we have a great work to do. Every teacher can be a better teacher than he or she is today. Every officer can be a better officer than he or she is today. Every father can be a better father, every mother a better mother, every husband can be a better husband, every wife a better wife, every child a better child. We are on the road that leads to immortality and eternal life and today is a part of it. Let us never forget it." ~Gordon B. Hinckley
Maverik laid his head on my leg and said, "Wow, Mom you have spikeys! Your spikey's are awesome mom! I love your spikeys!
February 21, 2013
Maverik: Mom, don't drop the baby. Because he will fall and hurt himself.
I was attempting to take a picture of Maverik on his birthday and he says, "Don't cheese me, mom!"
September 5, 2012
Maverik: Look at me mom, I'm awesome!
Ryder: Did you know Jesus is a great builder? Better than Geo on Team Umi Zoomi.
Ryder: Mom, nation wide is on your side. It is, mom, it really is.
Ryder: Mom, I just love you so super much... I think I'm going to give you all my candy or something.
Madalyn reading out of her journal to me:
And I put a duck sticker on the page because I just saw some yesterday. They are my cousin's.
Liberty: The ducks are our cousins?!?
Ryder to me: You're like a beautiful princess.
Me: Aww, you're the best.
Ryder: I know
Ryder: I wish I had a tail. I could do awesome things with a tail.
August 27, 2010
Me: Ryder, you can have one more popsicle and that's it. Do you understand?
Ryder: Cross my heart, mom.
June 13, 2010
Liberty: (to Ry) Violets are blue, Roses are red, and your feet really stink.
May 25, 2010
Me: Ryder, how old are you today? Ryder: I have to check my pants. (takes off his pants, looks at the tag) Yep, I'm 4. May 11, 2010
Me: Look!! A rainbow!! Libby: Mom, There's a golden pot of money at the end of a rainbow!! Let's go find it! May 10, 2010
Libby: There's something fishy going on here. Fishy means silly. Ryder: That's right, and silly means cold. May 6, 2010
Libby and Ryder playing Doctor: Ryder: Doctor, listen to my heart. Libby: I'm not a doctor, I'm a sister. Ryder: Sister, Listen to my heart. February 18, 201
Ryder: Mom, when I went to Bridger's house he scratched me on the eyeball, and then my eyeball fell out. February 2, 2010
Me: Libby, I am going in to Salt Lake today so you need to get off the bus at Bailey's house. Libby: Maddey!!! Mom is going to Swan Lake today!!!!! January 27, 2010
Maddey: Mom's are perfect in every way. That's just the way they are. January 16, 2010
I was taking down all my Christmas decorations and Ryder was watching me intently. When I started to put the nativity away, Ryder said, "Mom, why are you taking away Christmas?" Me: Christmas is over now, Ryder. Ryder: Baby Jesus is not happy about that. December 28, 2009
Ryder was playing with the nativity set. He puts baby Jesus in the barn and says, "It's okay Santa, you're nice and warm now." December 2009
Maddey was having Ryder walk on her back. Maddey: Do you have shoes on? Ryder looks down at his bare feet. Ryder: No, I have my feet on.
November 17, 2009
Liberty: I want to be a mom and a doctor when I grow up. How about when I'm 6 I'll be a mom? And when I'm 10 I'll be a doctor? October 29, 2009
Ryder: I'm a boy because I wear boy shoes. (heaven forbid he should wear girl shoes. ) October 21, 2009
Ryder: Mom, I don't want baby in our house. I only like my sisters. I love my sisters. Me: Ryder, Maverik is part of our family. He's your brother. Ryder: I don't want him to be my brother. I'm batman. Batman doesn't have a brother. October 3, 2009
Ryder: If you don't let me hold Mabwick right now, I will neber, neber, neber be your fwiend again. September 16, 2009
Madalyn and Crystal argueing over something. Crystal: It's not yours, it's your mom's because she bought it. Madalyn: No, it's heavenly Father's because everything in the world is. Crystal: Why would Heavenly Father want a princess crown? August 5, 2009
Libby: Mom, why do we have to say prayers every night? Me: Because Jesus is our friend and wants to hear from us often. Libby: Oh, I thought he was our cousin. July 25, 2009
After opening her birthday presents, Libby was so overcome with excitement and happiness that she exclaimed, "Why do you love me so much?" June 18, 2009
Libby couldn't get the front door open from the outside so she rang the doorbell. Ryder ran to open the door and when he saw Libby he said, "HI!!! You can come and play at my house." And Libby said, "I know, I live here." May 6, 2009
If Ryder doesn't want to eat what we are having for breakfast/lunch/dinner he says: "It's yuck mom, there's poop in it." April 2009
After belting out "Oh when the saints come Marching In" at the top of her voice, Madalyn says: "Wow, that was good. I should be a movie star!" April 17, 2009
Ryder came into my room at 6:00 a.m.(too early to be up) and said, "Mom, It morning in my room." April 15, 2009
I was making muffins, and Libby and Ryder were intently watching. Libby whispered to Ryder: "Mom's making poison muffins. Don't eat them. There's poison in them." March 25, 2009
Ryder - "Mom, I just want a cookie too much" March 2009
Eddie comes home from work and Ryder runs up to him and says - "I miss you too much Dad!" March 2009
Ryder - "Libby hit myself! Spank her!" Sometime in February 2009
Ryder - "Where's my Bridger?" (Bailey and Rooker came t play but not Bridger) Sometime in February 2009
Maddey - "I need my own pet because I can't walk a hamster outside. It would take forever." After Lolli disappeared in March 2009
Liberty: I'm not a princess, I'm a pirate.... only sometimes though." January 2009