Monday, April 12, 2010

Girls Weekend and Paxton Update

I had the amazing opportunity to have a mini girls weekend with my dearest friend Sarah (whom now lives in Midland). Our hubbies went to the lake, my dad and Kelly kept Maddox on Saturday (thanks again you guys...Maddox had a blast and still "tells" me stories all day about the fun stuff he did with his PopPop and of course, I will have to ask you guys about some of it, because I just can't follow ALL of what he is attempting to tell and Sarah and I enjoyed a lot of great food, laughter, chatting and just being girls!!
Sarah got into town Friday morning and we immediately went to Chick-fil-A for breakfast...YUMMY!!! Maddox loved sitting with his aunt Sarah and eating almost ALL of her breakfast!! We then ran some errands....picked up Paxton's new swing (Thanks again Dennis and Murlon (grandma and grandpa voda) for the awesome new swing...Sarah and I put it together Friday evening and I just love it...I can't wait to see our little one snoozing away in that precious swing). We then took a nap and then ventured to Target followed by a yummy dinner at Rosa's, a trip to babies-r-us, ice cream at Baskin Robbin's, another trip to Wal-Mart to find Maddox a boy baby doll to "take care of" (he loves to feed the baby, burp the baby, rock the baby and put the baby to bed.....I am hoping to help ease him into the realization that Paxton is a person, a little baby, that will need to be taken care of and not just this big basketball looking thing in Mommy's belly). Gosh, Maddox was such a trooper and he and Sarah had a great time together....thanks again Sarah for all your help especially loading and unloading him in and out of the were a lifesaver!!!

Not the greatest of pictures of me...but here we are sharing some pink bubble gum ice cream!! What a treat to have this special time with my little man and best friend!!

Aunt Sarah and Maddox chatting over ice cream
Saturday we all slept in, went and grabbed some yummy doughnuts, took the car to the car wash for Maddox (this kid LOVES the car wash and asks to go one everytime he sees one...perhaps he is just trying to politely tell me that my car needs to be washed, but I have a feeling the big brushes and the water are what he is interested in..hahah) and then took the Madd-man to PopPop and Nanny's house!!! After Maddox was situated, Sarah and I went for a much needed pedicure...we had a great time and our toes look super cute!! We then ate a tasty burger at Blue Sky and went shopping some more!! We decided we needed an arts and crafts project so we decided to make the "PAXTON" letters that I showed at the end of the previous post!! We also decided it would be fun to get a little dressed up and go for a nice know as grown high chairs, no sharing food with a 2 year old..and adult conversation!! We choose Olive Garden and had a wonderful time!!!

This weekend was full of food and lots of fun!! Thank you so much Sarah for coming down and hanging out with me, but I would like to thank you even more for you friendship. God blessed my life with you a few years ago and I cannot imagine my life without you in it. You are always so supportive, uplifting and helpful. You have helped me transition into my "mommy" role when I had absolutely NO clue what I was doing!! You make me laugh so hard I almost pee in my pants (which I realize isn't all that hard any more because of the huge belly I have these days...but still, you make me laugh really I know I can tell you anything and everything...we are so much a like it is scary at times!!! Thank you for loving my children as if they were your own and thank you for your amazing friendship.....I cherish it more than I can find words to describe!!!

And finally, a little Paxton update!! We are currently 35 weeks (I will be 36 weeks on Thursday). We had another ultrasound on Monday and they were all very pleased with the growth of the little man...he is now in the 37th percentile and is weighing in at 5 pounds 12 ounces...they say he will probably be about the same size Maddox was (7lbs4oz) and everything is looking great!! Yippee...we are very thankful for a healthy baby!! The doctor told me that she wants me to make it through the weekend still taking my meds to stop the contractions (which I have been having a TON of lately) and come Monday I am to stop taking them and start allowing my body to take over naturally. I am so happy for this news...not only because the meds make me feel so icky, but because we have made it so far since I first had to start taking them in order to keep myself from going into preterm labor as early as 24 weeks gestation!!! The doctor also said that I was looking good...blood pressure was great, no swollen feet, gaining enough weight....AND we set the induction date for May, unless I go into labor naturally, we will be have a Cinco De Mayo baby...everyone get ready to party!!
35 weeks

1 comment:

Morgan said...

Aww you look so cute. Maybe we will have out babies that same day. My induction is April 21st :)