Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009


Still protein in my urine, but just trace amounts
Blood pressure is normal this week
Evangeline's head is down further in my pelvis than last week
I am now 4 centimeters dilated
Things are progressing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We visited Hanson Quarry on Monday. Eli loved it and I learned a lot too. We got to see a HUGE dump truck, the biggest one I have ever seen. The tires were taller than me!

This may look normal size, but it is not at is a normal size dump truck on some serious steroids!

This was gorgeous to see. Hanson Quarry digs up rock and aggregates for cement and other things like that. The water was crazy blue and the vastness of it was very cool!

I had to get a picture of Eli in front of this monstrosity!

It was very fun, informative and had amazing views!


Apparently I am not 37 weeks pregnant, I am 36. During my first pregnancy, I could tell you how many weeks and days I was pregnant. This pregnancy, not so much. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


37 weeks today
OB appointment yesterday
tested positive for group B strep, which means myself and Evie need antibiotics during delivery
up 2 more pounds, still not 200 yet
a little protein in my urine, which they will watch
blood pressure (lower number) is a little higher than usual for me, which they will watch
2.5 centimeters dilated

The dilation I was totally shocked about. I thought I was totally closed because I was closed two days before I went into labor with Eli. I know there are people who are dilated for weeks and weeks and even went into labor late or had to be induced because of being past their due date, so I am trying not to be excited. However, I am loving the fact that some of the work of dilation is happening beforehand, PAINLESSLY, instead of during labor, PAINFULLY. We shall see what next week's appointment holds for us.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Somehow, Daddy can get Eli to laugh that deep-in-his-belly, hearty, uncontrollable laugh that is just music to my ears. Every night after dinner is wrestle time for Eli and Daddy and all I hear from the other room is laughter. To me, it is one of the best sounds in the world. I cannot seem to cause him to laugh that way and that hard no matter what I do, but I don't care.

I just feel blessed that Chad and Eli have such a strong bond and relationship. I think it is because they are identical in so many ways....of course I think Eli MAY the dreaded Phipps eyebrows (haha!), but everything else about him is pure Chad: looks, personality, fun factor, reckless abandon, etc.

But Eli is my boy too. We snuggle together at naptime, we play games together, we lay in his bed and I tickle him silly. Those are the times that I am cherishing right now, while I don't have to worry about Evangeline and I can just be with Eli. But it is wonderful to know that Eli has his Daddy too and that they are so in love with each other. It makes my sadness of Eli not being my one and only anymore disappear so that I can be even more excited than I already am for Evangeline's arrival. Yay for Daddys! :)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Eli has taken a liking to running around with no pants on and just his diaper.

I am so freaking tired and so freaking uncomfortable.....Evangeline needs to make her debut soon.

We went to tour Paoli Hospital's maternity ward yesterday and it got me so excited to give birth! I am sure in the throes of labor and contractions, that excitement will whither away.

Chad is starting his own business and working from home every day. It has been good for him and good for Eli and I to see him more. I am very proud of him for taking a chance and doing what he has always wanted to do.

I plan on scouring Marshalls, TJ Maxx and consignment shops for Easter attire for Eli. I wanted to do my own photo session with him for his Easter pictures, but this week's weather is not cooperating very well.

I am 6 pounds away from being 200 pounds and I still have 5 MORE WEEKS TO

Eli's new food love this week is granola bars. He could eat them by the dozen.

My 9 year old nephew Nathan and I had a conversation about how much the tooth fairy gives for teeth. He said he gets $5 a tooth. I told him that I used to get quarters. He then proceeded to enlighten me on the fact that my childhood is considered the 'olden times'....since when did the '80's become the 'olden times'????

Jack Black was on an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba (a kids show Eli loves)....and Chad and I are excited to watch it. Can you tell we are parents? :)

I will be 32 years old on Thursday.

I am in mad, deep love with my family.