Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas & Updates

First I would like to say, sorry for the lack of pictures in this post. We had to update our computer and can't find the soft wear to download my pictures. But once I can find it, I will post pictures. Here are the updates:
*El has been on vacation since the 19th of this month. It has been totally nice to have him home! He is an amazing man who has been working non stop on projects on the house. I keep telling him to rest but he doesn't listen. We decided that we mine as well bite the bullet and re-do our kitchen while he is on vacation, because he won't get another opportunity until the late summer. And that is our Murphy reunion time. So he has been working on our kitchen. And today it is 100% complete!!! I love it.. I can't wait to get the pictures up because for all of you who have seen my "old" kitchen you will appreciate it! It is amazing!
*Christmas was really good. The kids all got a lot of things and they are having the time of their lives playing with all the new toys and contraptions they got. El and I got the new kitchen.. YEA!!!
*Yesterday was my birthday. BLAH!!! But thanks to my Mom, Sisters and Grandparents for taking me out to lunch! It was yummy and I loved it!
*Today was my 37 week check up. And to no avail still no baby! My doc is out of town so I saw one of the Nurse Practitioners at the office and she told me to wait until my doc gets back until getting drastic with any measures of trying to get this baby out. So my next visit is on the 6th.. I can't wait. Hopefully she will schedule an induction!
*I loved to hear everyones Christmas posts! It sounds like everyone had a great time!
*And I am so sorry for not sending out Christmas cards this year! I loved to get everyone elses though. Next year when I am not woolly mammoth with child I will take pictures!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Emer

6 Years ago my baby girl was born! Here she is with her daddy after being home for a couple of hours. She is such an amazing person, who brings so much to our family!

6 Reasons why Emer is so special:

1. She loves her family so much

2. She knows that Jesus loves her!

3. She sings beautifully

4. She loves school

5. She is wonderfully goofy

6. She loves to perform

We love you Emer! Happy birthday!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Week 35

Today I had my 35 week check up.. Here is the update.
Weight gain: 5 lbs (WHAT THE FLI"ELKASJDFJ)
Iron: Way low.. On supplements (I think this kid is draining the life out of me.. )
Heart Beat: Way fast! That is good..
Dilation: ZERO
Effacement: 70%
Cervix: Soft and Ripe.. (what the crap does that mean.. you think i would know after a million pregnancies)

There you have it.. AHHH.. I am tired!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Finally a picture of my tree! It is very plain and simple this year. I didn't want to really over do it.. So this year myself and the girls all made homemade snowflake ornaments out of pipe cleaners and beads. They really look cool.. So there it is.. Ahhh.. Perfection.. Just kidding!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy, Happy Birthday Samantha!

I can't believe that my little baby is 11. How did that happen?? She is growing up so fast! So, in blogging tradition I am going to name off 11 special things about my biggest baby girl!
1. She has an infectious laugh
2. She is always willing to help me out
3. She has a beautiful singing voice (when she wants to sing that is)
4. She loves her siblings
5. She is a great student
6. She loves to read stories/books that have a soul to them
7. She knows how to cook ramen noodles (i know.. silly.. but when I am not doing well she is there to do it for me)
8. She is beautiful!
9. People love to be around her
10. She is a choice daughter of God
11. She choose me to be her mother!

Happy, Happy Birthday Samantha!!! I love you!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

33 Weeks & Counting!

This morning as I was getting ready for my 33 week checkup, I looked in the mirror and had a realization.. The realization is this: WHAT AM I DOING??? To have another new born, who crys, poops, and only wants to eat 24/7! Am I nuts? I will answer for you. YES! I know you are all thinking, um shouldn't you have figured this all out before you got pregnant again?? And yes, I should have. But who is really thinking of all of that during that time of baby making? Apparently not me. . Go ahead and laugh at me.. It is okay. I understand.
It isn't that I am freaking out or anything. It is just that all of a sudden sleepless nights are entering my mind and being a constant milk machine isn't really what I am looking forward to do for the next year. The plus side is this, I get to hold my new baby and kiss him and think that he is the most precious thing in this world until the day comes when he finally realizes that playing in the toilet is far more entertaining than me. (for anyone who doesn't know me and toilets, please see one of my first posts. you will totally think it is funny)

Here is what happened during my check up.. I thought for sure my Doc would tell me that I am well over 3 billion pounds and say o by the way your baby is the size of an elephant. But, no such luck..
I gained 1 pound in 3 weeks.. I don't think that should be normal, but she thinks it is.. And she thinks that my babies growth is up to speed.. What does that mean really?? Is he going to come out the size of an elephant, or at least a 10 lb toddler? I guess I will just have to wait and see. The one thing that I am looking forward to is, I have one two week check up left and then I am to every week.. My time is running out and I am happy, freaked out and happy again..

Update on other things: We put up our Christmas tree last weekend. I love it. It is beautiful. I will take pictures in the next while and post them.
Also about the twilight series & movie... I loved the series.. So much that when El was finishing the last two books, I had him read out loud to me so I could hear them all over again.. AHH.. I love Edward.. Okay the movie: I watched it far to close to reading the book. That is what my problem is. I thought that the actors or the director could have done a much better job, but the funny thing is, I can't stop thinking about the movie.. I think, hum.. maybe I should see it again.. BUT NO.. I will wait til I am out of the "twilight mode" as I like to call it so I won't be so judgemental..