Friday, July 28, 2006
The last few days have not been as perfect and peaceful as last week. Last week, Jeff was taking the kids a million places to give me some quiet time and Audrey slept 22 hours a day. This week, Jeff is back at work, my kids are home as loud as ever, and Audrey refuses to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time at night.
I have been trying to keep the kids busy, but it's so stinking hot they refuse to stay outside for more than 15 minutes at a time. I am really looking forward to school starting, they are in desperate need of extracurricular activities. Anna and Elizabeth will both do soccer, and I am going to put them all in swim lessons. Hopefully that will calm things down a bit during the day.
I have some more pictures for you...Kids trying to keep cool, Audrey's first bath and, Audrey in the swing. She is not much of a swing fan, she likes human touch 90 percent of the day.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
We had such a nice weekend. On Saturday Ben and Cyndi came up to our house with their kids to see the baby and to celebrate Anna's Birthday. The visit was so nice. Then on Sunday my parents came down and Grandma Troiano and Pap Pap came over (that is what my kids call Bob). It was a busy weekend but I loved having family around. It is fun to show off a new baby. Especially as one as cute as Audrey.
I thought I would post some pictures of the weekend. The picture of Audrey is one from her first night home in her cradle. The one of Ben is him showing the kids how to juggle (Anna got a juggling kit for her birthday). I think you can see Cyndi, Kym, Marshall and Elise in the background.
Anna is officially eight I can't believe it. I took her to get her ears pierced Saturday morning before Ben and Cyndi got there. We had so much fun. She felt so special. I think eight is such a perfect age to do the ears, because I let Anna make the decision, and that is what being eight is all about. She is not a little girl any more. Wow, time sure goes by quickly. In one of the pictures if you click on it, you can see Anna's earings.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
She's finally here everyone! Audrey Nicole "polka-dot" Rogers has graced us with her angelic presence. She is the sweetest most wonderful baby ever! She was born on Monday, July 17th at 4:29pm. She weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 2.4oz and measuring 19 & 3/4 inces long, (Our biggest baby ever!) Her hair is strawberry blond and eyes are still pending, I think blue. We are officially home and very happy. I have a million pictures for you, so enjoy! Thank you all so much for the prayers and well wishes.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Well, I had my doctor's appointment today. The baby has pretty much stayed in the exact same position as she was in last week. But... My doctor set an inducement date for Monday at 8am. So at least I know I will have this baby by Monday. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I was just taking a look at my profile and it automatically swithced my age to 31 today. How rude I didn't give my blog permission to change my age. Very depressing. I knew I was older today, but it didn't hit me until I saw it in writing, "31" just sitting there taunting me...ha ha you are definitely in your 30's now, no looking back to 20's. I think 31 is worse than 30. Oh well, at least I'm not in labor today...yet.
Monday, July 10, 2006
I liked my polka dot theme on my blog, it was in homage to Audrey. Elizabeth named the baby polka dot (which she continues to call her) when we first found out I was preganant. However, I have had some pooh pooh comments about how lame my template is so I have decided to give in and make a change. I actually like this one a lot better so this time I think giving into peer pressure was the right decision.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Well, my due date is only 4 days away so technically I could have this baby any second. But that is not what my baby is thinking. My doctor's appointment was anything but encouraging on Wednesday. My doctor came in all ready to strip my membranes and "hopefully get my labor going" But when he checked me I was still only dialated to a 1 and the baby's head was so far up he couldn't get enough counter resistance to strip my membranes. "sorry", he said "don't worry we won't let you go later than a week past your due date." Oh thanks I thought. Needless to say I was very depressed the rest of the day. I know I'm going to have this baby on my birthday, which is Tuesday. A lot of people think that would be really neat, but not me. I want her to have her own birthday, (not for me, I wouldn't care, but for her sake). Jeff seems to think it will be tomorrow, it's a full moon. We'll see. I am frustrated and fat and misearable and uncomfortable and I whine every second of the day. So I need to have this baby just so poor Jeff won't go insane. Oh well, I know it's going to happen it's not like she can stay in there forever, but oh my goodness am I ready!!!!!!!!!!!