Friday, August 29, 2008

Not So Routine Check-up

So I showed up for a routine doctor appointment on Monday morning and I thought everything was ok. I should have known better when they sent me across the hall to triage! Turns out I had some increased contractions and shortening of my cervix and my doctor wanted to do some additional testing that would require me staying in the hospital overnight. It is now Friday and I am still sitting in a hospital bed. Looks like I have started bed rest! Ironically, because it was an early morning appointment Casey decided to drive me and take me to work afterwards (which I never made it to) so he has been with me the whole time. Poor guy has been sleeping on a really uncomfortable sofa/futon thing.

Things are looking good but we are still trying to get all of the contractions under control. If that happens there is a small chance that I could go home to continue bed rest. Cross your fingers!! I'm sure Dr. Brewster would be willing to take care of me!

I'll have to wait until Casey brings the camera back to post any pictures...maybe:) I'll try to keep posting but there isn't much to write about besides daytime tv.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Whopper Of A Day

Mom had a whopper of a day this Thursday. She was babysitting all of her children's babies. No, not grandchildren. John, Jeff, and my dogs! How we all needed a dog sitter on the same day, I'm not sure but mom (with help from Grandma Engeness) was up to the challenge. 4 dogs doesn't seem that bad, but considering that each one is "special" (and I mean somehow neurotic) and the fact that mom had a full day already planned that consisted of a dentist appointment, a plumber coming to the house and a framer. How did she do it? Here are the babies...

Suzie (John's dog)

Suzie is a Bernese Mountain Dog (HUGE) and scared to death of people. Poor, gigantic dog hid in the corner of mom's bedroom while the plumber and framer were there. Oh, by the way, it was over 80 degrees that day and like a sauna in mom's room = one huge, scared, panting dog.

Davie (Jeff's dog)

Davie may have actually been the most normal dog of the bunch. He is super mellow but was a little nervous being left with mom and other strange dogs for the first time. He spent a lot of time up in Grandma's fenced yard with Brewster.

Brewster (My baby)

Don't be fooled by all of the cute pictures of the Brewster man. He is a stranger danger dog who only likes his "pack". His "pack" does not include Jeff. Sorry Jeff. If you are home, Brewster needs to be with you. He spent a lot of time up in the yard with Davie sleeping under a cool bush apparently.

Maggie (Mom and Dad's dog)

Maggie. The most "special" dog of all. Maggie has no rules or boundaries and is well known in the neighborhood. She grew so tired of trying to protect all of her biscuits and hot dogs that she hordes on her dog bed that she went up to Grandma's house and slept in her bed. Maggie was a good sport though having all of those other dogs in her house.

This was also a whopper of a day for me as well. It was the first time I ever ordered a BK Whopper instead of the Whopper Jr. Apparently the way to get rid of the shame is to eat the burger in record time with some onion rings. I wouldn't say that I crave them but as my niece Kayli would say, "I could go for" a Whopper. Yum:) Speaking of Whoppers, here is a week 25 picture...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Into The Wild

Casey went into the wild last week on an impromptu camping trip - by himself! He hiked up to Barclay Lake outside of Baring, WA and camped overnight. I can tell that my pregnancy hormones (i.e. irrationality) have set in because I was worried the entire time he was gone. I was convinced that Bigfoot or a gang of juvenile delinquents had mugged him and taken his phone. Turns out that there just isn't any cell phone coverage in the mountains:) Here are some pictures from his big adventure.

Casey's first view of the lake.

Camp Casey.

Provisions. Check out that sweet knife!

Not only is he handy with a huge knife, he was able to figure out the timer on the camera. I didn't even know we had a timer!

Barclay Lake

Mr. Camper in his tent that neighboring children called "puny". I think it is cute. He says it is functional. I'm not sure how a family of five is going to fit in it though:)

Baby Update

The babies and I had a check up today and everything looks great. I still have low blood pressure and no cervical shortening! The babies are healthy and active with nice round heads:)
Here is how they weighed in:
Baby A - 1 pound 6 ounces
Baby B - 1 pound 7 ounces
Baby C - 1 pound 13 ounces
Baby C is actually measuring a little big!! Can you believe it? I guess I can considering that it feels as though my insides have permanently stretched and detached from my ribs! OUCH!