Jenny came down from Pocatello this last weekend. It was a nice distraction from the countdown I am trying to not have in my head. Candace, Jenny and I took all our kids swimming. Fun times.
Candace w/ Liesel, Miles, Tessa, Ella and Grace
Michael, Tyler and Jordan (Isaac is MIA somewhere)
We did all kinds of fun things while she was here. Lots of cousin play time, which also means sisters get a chance to talk. Renee did have a big dance birthday party at the church with food and good music. I really wanted to get in a good family picture but this is about all we could muster.
On a side note. I went to my 39 week appt today and have good news to report.
The babies head has dropped into place. I am 75% effaced and dilated to a 3. The dilated part is good, but my midwife did say, I have had three kids and thus I could have been dilated that much for the last month. But effaced and THE HEAD DROPPED down is GREAT!
I guess the other great news is I haven't gained weight in the last three weeks. I also haven't grown in belly size either. She is concerned, so I wont be either. I had put on plenty of weight other weeks!
So a 30 lb weight gain and measuring just over 37 cm and I am in my 39 week... not bad!
So I include the picture with me not even looking at the camera, just so I can remember the size of that belly!
A few funny pictures of Ella. We spend lots of time together so I seem to have lots of her and not so many of Tyler.
1st picture: She is a girl for sure. She crosses her legs frequently
2nd picture: She loves earrings, necklaces, her cell phone, and cute clothes (yellow skirt and the shirt has a kitty on it with a flower on its head). This picture makes me think of her Aunt Nellie
3rd picture: She loves to have her picture taken- all the time!
As for our family. I thought I might go into Labor on Sunday. So many contractions. I wasn't feeling well all weekend, but we still went out at 7:30 at night and walked the hills in our neighborhood. (in the rain) It was fun! but when we got home, I was just sick. I spent a long night with the "john" and by morning was week and shaky. I was so glad the contractions had stopped and glad I was finally able to eat something and have it stay in me! I know if I had gone into labor it would have been a lost cause for an attempt at natural child birth. So now I am two days past that, energy back! Ready to go! Bring it! Any time! Seriously little girl! Any time!