Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lots Going On

It's been a really wonderful day. We started with a pancake breakfast at Grace Christian School and followed that up with Sean's birthday party. After some nap time/quiet time we were off to the Santa Claus parade (I love the way Sean says it, Santy Claus...so cute!) It was a good parade. I was really happy that we met up with friends of ours and spent the parade hanging out with them. All the kids really enjoyed it and all the candy that was passed out. By the end of it Emma-Lyn was really going for it and showing off her super cool dancing moves! She also decided that the people beside us (who we didn't know) had a much nicer blanket to sit on so she went and sat with them.

Tomorrow looks busy too. We have church in the morning quickly followed by a concert rehearsal for Sean and in the afternoon we're off to look at yet another house...here's hoping!


Sean opening his gifts.

Sean with additional help for the blowing out of candles. :)

All cuddled up waiting for the parade to begin.

The floats.
This was my personal favourite...Snoopy and the Red Baron!

Busy, Busy, Busy...

I can hardly believe that my sweet little Nate is already 3 weeks old!! He is a great little boy. He is doing really well. We've had him in to see the doctor and after going down to 9 lbs 5 oz, he is back up to 10 lbs 4oz (he's probably more than that by now) He has been a pretty easy baby thus far. At night he goes to bed at around midnight and doesn't wake up till around 6 or 7 which is heaven for me! Through the day he is up every couple hours to feed with some awake time scattered throughout the day. He is mighty big eater so just before bedtime and after a good nursing time he gets a couple ounces of formula to keep him happy (and okay, me happy too.)

Sean and Emma-Lyn have been doing fantastic with Nate. They don't always know how gentle to be with him but they both love rubbing him and giving him lots of kisses. Emma-Lyn especially loves to blow him kisses on her way to bed at night.

Emma-Lyn discovered the wonder of Vaseline last weekend. She decided that the couch, some of the floor, the foot rests, her hair all needed a significant coating of the stuff!! YIPES! Needless to say Marko and I were not all that impressed and weren't exactly sure how we were going to get the stuff out of our furniture. It took us nearly 10 washings just to get the stuff out of Emma-Lyn's hair! Gotta keep an eye on this girl at all times!

The past weekend Sean went to two of his best friend's birthday and today we had his birthday party for his little friends!! So much cake to be had. He had a great time at all the parties and was super excited about having his own party. I'm thinking I might just leave the decorations up till next weekend when my folks come over for Sean's family party and it will actually be the day of his birthday then too.

Tonight we're hoping to head to the Santa Claus parade. Should be fun! Hopefully the rain will hold off till afterwards.

Here are a few snapshots of some of those events:

Little Nate in his bed...which is a laudry basket :)

Sean's Lighting MacQueen birthday cake.

Emma-Lyn' vaseline hair!

Abby's party.

Lindsay's party.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

He Finally Arrived!!!!

Sorry for the delay in sharing the big news...seems Facebook is the way to go to keep everyone informed these days!

Nathaniel (Nate) Kevan Peric was born Saturday, November 7 at 7:28 am! (He and Daddy now share their birthday!)

He weighed in at 10 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long! He is one big boy! I was having fairly regular contractions on Friday that by mid morning had all but gone away. They didn't pick up again till late Friday night. At 3 in the morning on Saturday we made the decision to head to the hospital. We got there for 4 and I was already between 6 and 7 cms dialated! That was great news to me! They quickly got me set up in the birthing room and broke my water which got me quickly to 8cms. We were hoping that I'd quickly jump to 10 but after an hour of no progress they got out the pitocin which certainly helped things along. There wasn't time for an epidural but I did get some happy gas! I was very happy to have that to take the edge off the contractions. A little after 7 and it was time to push! With 4 big pushes Nate was out and the poor guy had quite a rough go of it. He had quite a bit of bruising on his face, his skin was a deep purple and he broke his collarbone on the way out. None of these things seemed to bother him to much though. They quickly cleaned him up and he was nursing a half hour later.

He also had some blood sugar issues due to his big size so we ended up staying a little longer in the hospital to get that sorted out. He is great little eater and sleeper and very sweet little baby boy. Both his big brother and sister are quite thrilled with him. I was really worried about what Emma-Lyn would think of him but she just adores her little brother. We seem to be getting into a pretty good routine and everyone seems to be settling in well. I guess the big test will be when Marko goes back to work on Monday.

Here are the pics of our new little man.

Just minutes old.

All wrapped up and being held by a pretty proud Papa. :)

Cuddling up with Mommy.

Finally home and meeting the rest of his family for the first time.

Our big smiley guy! :)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

An Update of Sorts...

So we were to the doctor's today and progress is coming very, very slowly so the verdict is this, if nothing happens on it's own by Saturday then we head in bright and early that morning to induce labour. So if nothing else, at least I know this won't last past Saturday....the funny thing about Saturday is that it's also Marko's birthday!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Time Keeps Ticking Away....

And I'm still here and I'm still pregnant. That said, I'm not feeling too bad, just huge. I never got stretch marks with Sean or Emma-Lyn but this little guy is totally making up for lost opportunities in that department!! ICK!

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning and we're supposed to talk about inducing then if things aren't happening...so yeah, that sounds like fun! :) Today I finished two books that I was reading and I'm hoping that tonight I'll make a really good dent on a third one I've begun...plus there are a couple others that I'd like to get to too. And I'd like to make up supper for tomorrow, I have a great and easy recipe for chicken pot pie that the whole family loves and to get it done tonight would be great..plus then I could snack on some of the stove top dressing that goes on top!! :) Mmmmmmm, yummy stove top!

Anyhoo, will keep you all posted. :)