Baby #3 is Here!!!! (Part 2)

Once it was time to push things went fast.  I'd say in 10-15 minutes 
Samuel Baker Dalomba
was born!!
We got to do skin-to-skin for awhile before the nurse got him warmed up & swaddled.

Big boy weighed 8-15 after he peed on me & was 22.5 inches long!

Job & I had a good bit of alone time with him before visitors arrived.  He nursed perfect too.

Then big bro & sis came in.  They loved him.  Reid hated me wearing a hospital gown so I ditched it & he was much happier.

SIX cousins!

We are so thankful for the blessing of a beautiful third baby!
He had lots of visitors & sweet friends brought dinner.

He finally got a very late bath and was perfect all night.  Proud daddy this morning!


We are filled with joy & hope to head home soon!

Baby #3 is Here!!!! (Part 1)

My due date was Tuesday & no baby so for the first time we went forward with an induction.  It was nice to settle the kids at my sisters house the night before & do a few last minute things but it was hard to think about much else once I knew the exact date/time it would all begin.

After our kids were settled it was late & bedtime but we were too excited so why not one last classy date before baby?!

A waffle & drink from Waffle House!  We chatted there til late then headed home to finish up.  I think we both ended up with a 2ish hour nap before heading to hospital dark out & early!
We waited for a room for 2 hours which almost put me in a bad mood. :)
Once our room was ready things started moving quick.  Our nurse was wonderful.
The nurse left & Job couldn't come back yet so I took one last belly picture.  40w,1d.

Ready to do this!!

I was 3cm upon arrival & moved a little slow at first but then picked up speed by lunch.  I finally got a nap after the epidural that really helped as did Job.  We watched some Friends on dvd & I stared hungrily at the hospital survival kit my sister had filled with delicious goodies for post delivery.  

The goodie bag also had owl socks & a few other goodies.  That popcorn is my new favorite!

After my nap I touched up my hair and make-up (important things right).  I was trying to pass some time when my doctor stopped by to check me and it was time to push!!!

Part 2 coming!


Week Recap

I'm still pregnant!  I'm due in 2 days & I'm beyond ready!!!

Sunday after church & naps we went to a swim party.

Monday I worked my last shift for a long time. :)  

Tuesday I cleaned & packed the kids bags and got some other random things done around here.  That afternoon I put the kids down for naps and Job's mom sat here while we went for pedicures!  It was Job's first ever & my first since before we were married.  It was fantastic & long overdue.  That night we had our monthly women/mens fellowship time.

Wednesday we were gone all day running errands, a doctors appointment, & then a late lunch at Olive Garden.

Thursday we were at home all day playing & cleaning. 

Friday I took the kids to open gym.  We needed to get out of the house & run off some energy. I jumped on the trampoline with Reid in hopes of speeding this baby along. No.such.luck.

Then we went to Goodwill. Reid picked out a catchers helmet for $1.

I ended up with 3 books, lunch box, 3 shoes, & 5 articles of clothing for about $10.

Saturday Reid & I went to yard sales just the two of us.  Unfortunately not much luck but I did get this $80 umbrella stroller for $10.  I also got the magna doodle, 3 books, & Converse for $3.50.

After donuts, Job & Reid went to the zoo pretty much all day in the blazing heat. Grace & I opted for air conditioning and stayed home and did a few projects.

And last night I wrapped Grace in a towel after her bath and this was her face.  Saddest monster ever...

This week better include a baby!


38/39 Weeks, Round 3

How Far Along: 38/39 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +8 pounds 
Maternity Clothes: Yes.  Anything that covers my belly these days is what I'm wearing.
Best Moment this week: We've had a good week and I'm trying to keep busy and not constantly thinking about when this baby is gonna come.  My next appointment is Wednesday.  I'll be 39w, 1day then.
Gender: I usually think boy but then started thinking girl last week.  I can't wait to meet him or her & no we haven't finalized a name!
Movement: All the time!!  And I'm having LOTS of Braxton hicks.
Food Craving: Milk normally sounds good and I prefer sweeter things over heavy cooked meals.
Food Aversions: Nothing sounds really horrible or really great.
What I miss: No hip & pelvic pain.  
Sleep: If I don't take something in the evenings for pain I sleep pretty terrible.
What I am looking forward to:  Having a sweet newborn!
Belly Button: Definitely out!

My belly feels so round & I'm ready to breathe again without a big pregnant belly!


Week Recap

My days of just 2 kids are rolling down.  I'm so close to my due date but it still seems far off at this point!
I've been working to keep the house clean, laundry put away, & dishes done but so far I've got nothing but lots of Braxton hicks and a clean house.

Our carseat buckles were recalled because they were so hard to use but our new ones came in and hallelujah Reid can buckle himself!  Since I had to take the seats a part to change out the buckle I went ahead and washed them and when I put them back together Reid sat in his seat in the kitchen floor and practiced until he was a pro!

We installed the baby seat and Reid is now in the third row.  He loves being on the back row.

Also this week Reid has put together puzzles a zillion times.  We went from 24 to 48 piece ones but those arent challenging very long either so I need to get some harder ones.

Then Wednesday they painted with Watercolors then got in the tub to finger paint. They had so much fun and cleaning up took no time. :)

More puzzles...

I worked a shift Thursday and Friday we met my sister and her girls for swimming.

After long naps & I cooked dinner we went to Target for some essentials.

Today we didn't have much time for yard sales but I still managed to find lots of goodies.  Everything was $1 each.  Pottery Barn kids chair (I'll redo the monogram), Job a Polo hat & 2 books, Grace 2 dresses, 2 scarves, a Tyler candle, Snow White DVD, & Reid 5 shirts.

We had breakfast & Job had a soccer coach meeting.  Then the kids napped, we ran to Kroger, & I made a few pies for church.  The kids have gotten to play outside a good bit today so they are taking a quick bath before more playing & bed.