Today is the big day!

November 18, 2010

Today is our big day we get to meet Baby Peanut! I was happy that I get to wake up take a shower and put on my makeup for all my photos. With Melissa I was in labor 15 hours and by the time she arrived I looked like I was run over by a truck. So this time I will be happy to take pictures with Baby Peanut since I will be rested.

We all woke up happy and ready for the day. As we started our morning off getting ready, Melissa woke up with a bad head cold and a really bad rash all over her face. I could not believe this we had to be at the hospital in 2 hrs and now she has a rash. My mom was going to drop her off at school and then come to the hospital. That all changed, Melissa can't go to school with the rash. Not sure where she got it from, last night was her choir program but no one that she as around had a rash. So we had to come up with a 2nd plan for her. Once we got a hold of Melissa's doctor they could get her in around 10:00am. Now my mom had to take her to the doctor and then come back home and spend the whole day with her. So glad DD is here to take care of things. Paul and I had to leave the house @ 9:30am to head to the hospital for the C-section @ 11:00am.

I wanted to be with Melissa since she wasn't feeling good but can't since I have other plans. I know she will be in good hands with her DD.

Here I am right before I head out to the hospital. Look at that big baby belly!

Melissa's 1st Choir Program

November 17, 2010

What a way to spend the night before Baby Peanut's Birthday by hearing Melissa sing at her 1st choir program. Our Church has a great Children's department and during the fall and spring they offer choir to kids 3 and up to sing. So tonight we got to hear all the load and sweet voices of 3 year old's singing. This was their Christmas program. Melissa didn't do so well she was upset her friend Brooke moved and wasn't standing by her. As you can see in the video she just wasn't in to it. Sorry for the video, Paul was doing the recording and didn't just let the it roll he kept stopping and starting.

Hope you enjoy the video

The day before Baby Peanut is born

November 17, 2010

Today has been a bitter sweet day for me. As I sat at the kitchen table with Melissa eating breakfast I realized our life is about to change once again. Tomorrow is Baby Peanut's Birthday! I have been trying to get Melissa prepared for tomorrow but not really sure if she understand. So I spent the day making sure the house was clean, bags packed and Melissa was all taken care of when my mom arrived. The most important part of today was spending my time with Melissa. We played outside or she played I watched. I love my Melissa and so happy she will get to be a big sister and share her love with Baby Peanut.

Here is a picture of the three of us the night before Baby Peanut's Birthday

Donuts for Dad

Melissa's class had Donuts for Dads. She was so proud to have Paul take her to school and to stay for donuts. As you can see from the picture she was on happy girl!

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween 2010

October 29th & 31st 2010

We carved our annual family pumpkin Melissa had fun this year. She had fun feeling of the inside of the pumpkin and all the seeds. I made us some roast pumpkin seeds this year and she loved them.

This year for Halloween Melissa dressed up as Jessie from "Toy Story". She really got in to the part. We meet up with some of her friends and spent the evening at our Church Fall Festival.

Baby Shower for Baby Peanut

October 17, 2010

My dear friends Terria and Lisa throw me a Diaper and Gift Card baby shower. Since Paul and I kept almost everything of Melissa's we really didn't need anything for Baby Peanut. Yes, Baby Peanut can use a new outfit, but we didn't need all the big items. So I told Terria and Lisa we need diapers. It was a nice shower and had lots of fun with family and friends. Not much longer and Baby Peanut will be here. Thanks Terria and Lisa for a wonderful shower!

Tea Party

October 12, 2010

Melissa was invited to her 1st tea party. She was excited to dress up and go have tea with her friends. The girl's all looked so cute dressed up.

Melissa's vest treatment

On Friday, October 1st Melissa had her CF Clinic appointment. She is doing well and growing like a weed. Her doctors are very pleased to see her doing so well. As the winter gets closer we start to get worried that she will come down with something, but she has had her flu shot so that will help, but can't keep the head cold away from her at school. Melissa's Doctor and Respiratory therapist think that it's time for Melissa to have her own Vest. In the past Paul and I have been doing her CPT's, but the Vest is supposed to be better for her and it also helps clear her lungs (if she has anything in them) better. Here is the website about the Vest if you want to know more
The Vest was invented for CF patients so it's one of a kind. Now days it's being used for other patients with other lung problems.

Melissa received her Vest on Saturday and after being trained on how to use it, she has been using the vest everyday. We requested a pink vest, but they sent her a black one. Should be getting the pink one soon. I just wanted to give you and up date on the new treatment for Melissa. She can do her breathing treatments while the vest is on. As you see in the video she likes it for now, but she might get tired of it like she does with her breathing treatments. Check out the video below.

Pumpkin Patch and Paul's Birthday

October 2, 2010

DD came in this weekend. We had to go to the pumpkin patch while she was her. We went to a new Pumpkin Patch on this year Celina's Big Orange Pumpkin Farm. We enjoyed it a lot and can't wait tell next Fall to take Baby Peanut with us. She will be almost one when we come back. Melissa enjoyed petting the animal's riding the train and taking a hay ride around the farm. They have a pretty little Chapel that they rent out for weddings. It would be a nice place to get married.

We also celebrated Paul's 43rd Birthday!

Melissa being a good mommy

September 19, 2010

As we start to get ready for Baby Peanut to arrive I came across a box full of baby things. Melissa took over one item and as you can see she is a good mommy to her baby doll.