Thursday, January 31, 2008

photobucket stinks.

somehow i had no problems with pictures for 9 months, and then all of the sudden i'm exceeding my monthly bandwith in under a week? not sure how that is possible unless i'm really popular, lol ...

i created a second pb account, so we'll see how that goes ... so, for the pictures that are all messed up now, they won't be viewable until february 26th ... groan.

anyway .... i got a new toy today! the phil & ted's sport with doubles kit. the big ones seem to like it. :) monday i start back on weight watcher's (it's going to be a delicious weekend!), and hopefully on my way to walking the pounds off while kayleigh's in school. :)

five years!

happy anniversary my johnny!

jenn & john, philadelphia, 1999

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

some of the photographer's pics ....

halie ( sent some proofs/pictures that she took. :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

4 days old ...

can't believe it's been 4 days already! some pictures ... super short post because i need to do a million things & go to bed.

time to party! lol.
party over!

baby burrito. the miracle blanket works. it does, it does.

john and the kids baked a cake with a super cool pan john's mom gave us.

and then later they brought in a bucket of snow john had filled the day before. they had fun coloring it & threw it all outside, lol.
gas? i'll take what i can get! :)

kayleigh's new seat came today. uh, it's big to say the least!
ethan's still sick. randomly passing out in the middle of the afternoon. :/ poor kid.

that's it ... more later. got to get the 2 year old to bed, the 4 day old changed, and myself showered so i can get the 4 year old to preschool on time in the morning.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

day ... 2?

as you can imagine, we've been really busy ....

heh. :) it's been nice to get some sleep. friday night was seriously lacking. ethan's still sick. he's miserable, in fact. poor kid.
we got some snow today, which is pretty unheard of around here anymore. although, it's already gone .... so obviously it wasn't the storm of the century.

the kids went outside with john for a little. john and kayleigh made a magnificent snow man, although he was a little on the petite side. it's genetic.

ethan didn't last very long outside, but he thought it was hysterical when john started throwing snowballs at him. :)

i love how you can see ethan smiling in the window. he hasn't been smiling much the past week, with being so miserable.

my mom also came up saturday morning for the night. she's already gone, but it was great having her. the kids loved having someone new around. they've been pretty bored just hanging around the house with each other the past few days, lol. the horror!

"the suchniak five"
..and yes, kayleigh's shoes were on the wrong feet, lol.
we also had our first outing today! we didn't even have the carseat installed, yet, since we're going to give norah ethan's old seat. john's mom ordered kayleigh a britax regent that should be here soon, and we'll give ethan her marathon, and norah his roundabout. luckily we still had kayleigh's old infant seat, and it's even good for another 7 months. :)

norah's doing pretty good. the midwives came back & did the PKU yesterday. my milk has come in, and we're already done with the mec diapers. she's getting so big already! monday i will call our ped and schedule an appointment for a newborn check with her. she slept awesome saturday night, but has also slept all day today, so it will probably be a long night. :)

john is home for the next 8 days. he never got to take any leave when the other two were born, it's been great! i never want him to go back, lol.
a couple "out takes"

Friday, January 18, 2008

the boy!

he finally decided it was safe to check her out, lol. he is so concerned about her. cute. :)

just some more quick pics .....

we're all napped & feeling somewhat normal, baby's asleep on me, figured i'd add some more pics. :)

she's here!

midwife didn't make it, john delivered her. :) they got here about 45 minutes after - all is well. from first contraction at 11:30pm until birth was under 3 hours! :) more later.

norah jane
8bs 2oz

(pics should get bigger when clicked.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

thirty nine!

the countdown is officially on! i've never made it to 40 weeks, so you'd *think* this may be my last belly picture, but who can really say for sure? going by lmp i'm due monday, but ovulation tuesday.... kayleigh and ethan were both born 2 dyas before their due date - anyone want to take bets, lol?

labor-wise, nothing has changed - which is normal for me. i've never had contracting, bleeding, plug-loss, or anything else labor-ish before i actually went INTO labor. could be tomorrow, could be 2 weeks from now!

i've decided friday would be a wonderful day for baby to come. at first i thought that would be a bad idea since the neighbors i share a (very thin!) wall with have karaoke every friday night ... but it would actually be pretty convenient. kayleigh doesn't go back to school until next wednesday, my mom could come up for the night, john could wait until saturday to start his baby leave.... but alas, it's not up to me!

the good news is, i'm finally READY! like mentally ready - not stuff-wise, lol. i guess having the past couple weeks to not have anything really going on to think about besides baby coming did some good. before then there was just so much else to concentrate on .... kayleigh starting school, vacation, john's deployment, christmas, thanksgiving (obviously not in order) ... the only things left in ink on the calendar are ethan's gym class friday, and a birthday party at a play gym kayleigh's got sunday.

39 big ones!

unfortunately, i've discovered another little circle of stretch marks (to the left of my belly button in this pic). :/ call me vein, but i'm not liking it ... i'll be glad when she's out and they stop appearing like magic. just another thing to show me how much bigger i got this time. eek!

we met with the photographer saturday. she was really nice, looking forward to seeing her again soon. not sure when i'll see the pics, probably with the birth ones? this is what my kids wore - obviously my snap, and not a professional picture, lol! love the box in my neighbor's yard!?
kayleigh got a hair cut yesterday! she's needed one desperately for MONTHS ... i finally got of my butt & took her in. it's a little shorter than i asked for, but she likes it, and it will be much more manageable. you can see how pale she is here, she has been a little off lately. monday she woke up complaining of an ear ache, which worried me since she's been so phlegm-y lately ... but she says she's feeling better today. hopefully the sickies stay away for a while.
it was 10pm before he let me take that hoodie off him, lol. it was so dirty, lol. he is almost over the cold/cough he got a couple weeks ago, though, so he's a lot less clingy - boy is that nice! it was getting hard to get anything done while carrying him everywhere!

i also decided on announcements to make. they super-not-fancy, but i think that means i'll actually get them out this time! last time i had cute ones planned out in photoshop, but with john gone & having two littles, i just never got to it. and bonus with these, is that it can be framed like a regular old 4x6 after it's received.

here is an example:

(credit to peressini at flickr.)

i already bought the vellum for them, and typed up the announcement to get it all justified right (minus all the real info, obviously, lol). the envelopes are on their way, so hopefully i'll be able to get them filled out before baby comes. otherwise that can be john's job while he's on baby leave.

i do need to find the paper clips, though. i've seen them online, but would love to avoid shipping. so far, joanns, target, and 2 scrap stores don't have them. i will probably break down & just order them online to avoid running around anymore. ---scratch that, i just ordered them online. lol. one less thing to do!

so .... that's it! not sure what the next few days/weeks will be like! it's all out of my hands, i suppose. my next midwife appointment is on tuesday jan 22nd - my due date! :) hopefully i won't make it there, but i'm not a gambling type of girl! ;)

if anything happens before 40 weeks, i'll try to update!

tick, tick, tick ....