Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Goodbye to the ticker...

I'm taking the ticker off, because it's depressing me! Counting up is really NOT what I want to be seeing! Anyway....just an update for anyone who might care...had an appointment today. My body is making no progress on it's own so far! (STILL dilated to a 1 and 80% effaced). I will be induced on Saturday but I don't know what time yet, they will call Friday to let me know. I'm highly doubting that anything will happen between now and then, but I am trying everything anyway! I about walked my body into the ground! Promise that I'll let you all know via mass text IF anything changes! Thanks for all the calls and texts to check on me! I have the greatest friends!!! :)

Monday, December 24, 2007


I think the ticker is counting UP now....???

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Now What...?

So, my little baby ticker to the right is officially at zero days. And baby! I'm quite curious to see what the ticker will do tomorrow. -1?


Since I can remember, my family has packed in the car and driven around to "oooh" and "aaahh" over Christmas lights. Well, as the family has grown, we have needed bigger and bigger methods of transportation for this important tradition. Last night topped it all... we rode in style! I was shocked when a limo BUS came to my parents house to pick us all up. Yes...a bus! We finally had plenty of room to sprawl out and drove around the valley for three hours looking at lights.
Drew and Brooklyn (our neice) are looking for Santa in the sky...

Boston (nephew) couldn't decide where he wanted to sit, I think..he loved the freedom of wandering around the bus...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Hormones do funny things....

I have been counting down the months, weeks, days, hours and then minutes left until my last day of school before having this baby! So yesterday was the day! I had to leave right when the bell rang at 3:15 because I had a 3:30 doctors appointment. I watched the clock with excitement all day long...ready to run out the door. And you know what happened? I walked to my car CRYING! What a mess! Even while I was crying I knew it had to be the hormones. How was I going to miss arguing with the same students every day about why it's not ok to be late to class, standing over my 2nd period during every test and quiz because they all try to cheat, yelling until my voice cracks at my 6th period trying to get them to be quiet and sit down, explaining AGAIN what it means to simplify a fraction, explaining to a parent why it's not possible for their son to raise his grade from a D to an A during the last four days of school, or reminding the girls that teachers aren't stupid and we can in fact see them passing notes at the pencil sharpener. But you know what? I love to teach! I really do love my job and I think I am honestly going to miss being a teacher. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to stay away from it for long!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A bunko Christmas!

Thank you to Kelly and Eric, who hosted an amazing Christmas party last night, I finally got to see Drew play Bunko...what a treat! I purposely did not tell him what we were doing at the party, as he has refused on several occasions to play the amazing game I am so addicted to! When we walked in and saw all the tables with dice, he knew what he was in for! Whether he is willing to admit it or not...I KNOW he loved it and we all had a blast! Kelly throws one amazing party! And unlike our normal monthly bunko games...I actually won a prize! Here are a few pics of everyone playing! I noticed that most of my pictures are of the guys playing...I guess I just couldn't get enough of watching them be so competitive!

Hot Dogs?

You would think that my recent complaints about being "Fatty McGee" would at least cause me to rethink my eating habits...well it has! I recently indulged in TWO yes...TWO hot dogs at the Circle K Grand Opening out here in Gilbert. I need to add that I have refused to eat a single hot dog for the past 15 years or so of my life. The thought of them absolutely disgusts me, but when you are 9 months prego and someone offers an entire free meal (2 hot dogs, cheetos, orange soda, and a king size snickers ice cream bar) just for visiting a grand opening, it's just too much to resist! So, here I am...I'm sure you can hear me getting larger! I obviously enjoyed it way too much!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Any Day Now...

Here I am at 38.5 weeks and looking like I'm going to pop!! I'm hoping that this little guy will come just any day now! The sooner the better because I don't think this tummy can get much bigger! This picture is sooooo unflattering, but my mom swears that someday I will appreciate it and want look back at it! For now it's just funny to look at because I can't believe this is my body!!!
(This is at a wedding reception, not my house by the way!)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

15 days?!!

Ok, some days it just hits me harder than today, for example. The ticker says 15 days! That is insane! Sometimes I feel sooooo ready and impatient and sometimes I completely freak out and think that there is no way that I can handle labor pains or ever be a good enough mom! What a scary thing, but it's SO much fun at the same time!

I was listening to Christmas music today and I decided that my theme song for this Christmas is:

"I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true...
Baby, All I want for Christmas is
You... "

Dedicated to Baby Maddux! :)