pregnancy

28 weeks

9:35 PM



How far along: 28 weeks
Total weight gain: around 20


Symptoms:sleepy, lack of energy



Maternity clothes: yes
Stretch marks: found a new one :(
Sleep: love it
Best moment of this week: not having any symptoms that required me to go to the doctor for a full week!
Miss anything: a full night of sleep
Movement: tons.  Thursday night, baby boy made some huge movements and now when he kicks he actually is hurting me.  It feels like a giant bruise at times, and he's kicking in areas that I didn't think he could even reach.
Food cravings: nope
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: boy
Labor signs:  no
Looking forward to: another big ultrasound this coming Thursday!

just some pictures

2:52 PM

Livie riding her bike as Nana Dianne was leaving....grandpa Glenn used to run down the street after our car when we were kiddos, so this is kind of a sweet memory :)



Open house night....Liv has a DESK!


and, we will be getting retakes :)  oops!



And the puppies pictures from this last Sunday







and, a couple of days ago as their eyes opened up even more!





pregnancy

27 weeks

9:37 PM




How far along: 27 weeks
Total weight gain: around 20


Symptoms: forgetfulness, clumsy, bladder issues, exhausted, tired



Maternity clothes: yes
Stretch marks: nothing new
Sleep: love it
Best moment of this week: enjoying the start of the new school year with the girls
Miss anything: having energy and a body that works
Movement: lots
Food cravings: chocolate, and everything i can't have
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: boy
Labor signs:  still around 8-10 contractions a day
Looking forward to: the puppies eyes and ears opening up this next week!

1st day of School

4:56 PM

Avery - 5th grade



Olivia - 1st grade


Avery and Mrs V


Olivia and Mrs L

Both girls had an AWESOME day, and are excited to go back again tomorrow!  Here's hoping for a wonderful year for them both!

Puppies are 1 week old!

4:05 PM




went from 6.65 ounces to 13.0 ounces

went from 8.1 ounces to 16.9 ounces

 went from 9.5 ounces to 19.4 ounces

 went from 9.2 ounces to 19.6 ounces

went from 8.5 ounces to 19.6 ounces



fun at the lake

1:23 PM

Our church friends invited the girls and I out to their lake cabin yesterday!  The girls had such a fun time! :)







pregnancy

26 weeks

1:16 PM


Had my dr appt yesterday with both the surgeon and my OB.  I was measuring 28 weeks, and baby's heartbeat was in the 130's.  Had to have the drink to test for gestational diabetes, and I'm in the clear!  Have another UTI infection...my body is not enjoying pregnancy I guess!

How far along: 26 weeks
Total weight gain: around 20


Symptoms:  uti again, exhausted from lack of sleep (puppies)



Maternity clothes: yes
Stretch marks: nothing new
Sleep: haven't had as much as I would like, but hoping that gets better!
Best moment of this week: Winnie had her puppies!
Miss anything: my body functioning properly
Movement: a lot
Food cravings: i love chocolate
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: BOY
Labor signs:  no
Looking forward to: school starting!

Puppies are here! :)

4:15 PM

Winnie's temperature dropped at 6:30 on Saturday evening, so we knew that it would be within 24 hours before the puppies would come!  That night she spent nesting, panting, and being restless.  Nana barely got any sleep!

Sunday, the girls and I went to church, and Nana stayed on Winnie watch.  She was very tired all day, preparing for the big finale!

Avery resting with Winnie....



Such hard work, this labor thing....

Winnie really is a rock star momma....she labors so good, and is so focused....


About 7:30 on Sunday night, things started getting a little more exciting.  She started panting more, and being a bit more uncomfortable.  She started having the "shakes" at 8:18 pm, so we knew it was coming soon!



Poor thing looked miserable for about 10 minutes before the first puppy came out.  I said that I would never make her go through this again....it was hard to watch her shake and pant so much!


At 9:45, the first puppy was born!  Winnie birthed 2 girls and 3 boys!  The 5th was a surprise, as we were only really expecting 4!


Olivia kept the girl (Rosie) warm while Winnie was birthing another!

Olivia and "Rocky"

Avery and one of the puppies...

From left to right: Rocky, Sonny, Rosie, Dixie and Howie













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