Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Daniel Meets His Sisters (and the pup)

The girls spent the first two nights with
our friends. My gramma caught
a midnight flight and got here quick.
When we got home from the hospital
they were out walking.
I got comfy on the couch and waited 
for the swarm of screaming girls.

And yes the dog had his head in there too.

Lots of head licking.

(and yes, they were all wide-eyed as I changed the first diaper)

Friday, April 26, 2013


What do you get with a call to 911,
a trip to the E.R., and 
an admittance to the hospital?


Passing kidney stones are 
accompanied by but not limited to:

-pain so bad you can't stand
and you are forced to be on
your hands and knees in 
a rocking motion
-enough sweat dripping from
your entire body to soak your clothes
down to your undies
-screaming and crying
- of course a lil' hyperventilation
-and finally the conclusion 
that you must be dying

The nurses were nice enough to give us an extra bed for the 
girls to share.

I had to have blood work, urine test,
ekg, and a CT scan.
The biggest concern was a bloodclot.
But in the process I was cleared
of a huge check list of things.

And I ended up just passing some kidney stones.

Now, we spent a little over 8 hours 
in the hospital and didn't get home till
3:30ish in the morning.

So tired you end up holding your sisters 
butt as a pillow.

I woke up today feeling like I
went a few rounds with Mike Tyson
and must have lost them all.

The doctor told me it would feel
like internal bruising all over my torso
and she was right!

Thanks for all the prayers peeps!
(lots of baby posts coming)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Let's Meet Daniel

I was due April 20th.
My c-section was scheduled for the 17th.
My water broke on the 10th.

I have never gone into labor.
My water broke around 6 am.
I changed my undies and went back to bed.
Yeah, I thought I just peed my pants.
Around 9 I got outta bed and realized 
it wasn't pee.

Derek called our friends to come
get the two younger girls.
He called another friend to get the 
school girls.
I showered, packed our bags, and
the girls bags all while crying my 
eyes out.

Daniel Eliyahu De Graeve
Born 6:38
6 lbs 10 oz
19 1/2 inches long


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Questions and Conversations About the Baby

The baby came early so he is 10 days old.
I was planning on posting this the night before the hospital.
Lots of fun posts coming.

It's no secret around these parts that we are not to
familiar with baby boys.
There are lots of discussions about what it will be like.
Here are the ones I want to lock in my brain.

Kaveri: "what will Daniel be wearing when he comes out of your tummy?"
Me: "nothing, he'll be naked"
Kaveri: "so all the doctors and nurses will see him?"
Me: "yes"
Kaveri: "why don't you get him dressed first?"
Me: "because I can't reach him inside my tummy"
Kaveri: "Well how 'bout you eat some of his clothes then"

Kylie: "Daniel is a boy?"
Me: "yep"
Kylie: "He's gonna have a PEEEENIS?"
Me:" yep"
Kylie: "so when you change his diaper, his PEEEEENIS will be in there?"
Me: "yep"
Kylie; "so I have a private and he has a penis?"
Me: "well we all have privates"
Kylie:" ok , so I have a private private and he has a penis private?"

I have a feeling when we bring Daniel home,
there will be lots of curious girls wondering 
just what exactly is in that diaper.......
(besides baby poo!)

Kylie:" I don't like Daniel"
Me: "why would you say that"
Kylie: "Because he won't coooommmmmeee OUT!"

MiKayla: "When Daniel comes out how many  teeth will he have?"
Me: "none, they grow later"
MiKayla: "how will he eat?"
Me: "he won't eat food, just drink milk"
MiKayla: " then how will he smile?"

MiKayla: "Daniel will have tiny baby feet?"
MiKayla: "so I can kiss them"
Me: "yes"
MiKayla: "but if he tries to walk down the stairs
he will break his legs?"
Me:" ummm uh-huh"

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

William Turned 19

My only baby brother has turned 19.

His birthday fell on Easter this year and it was nice my dad 
got to be here.

It was a good time.

I was 10 years old when William was born.
Kirstin will be 10 when we bring Daniel home
next week.
Something special..........

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Sweet Treat

My dad came to visit the day before Easter.
A few hours after he arrived we had a
knock at the door.
Chocolate covered pineapple bunnies + fruit.

chocolate covered bananas + fruit.

A dozen chocolate sprinkled covered strawberries.

These pics do not do it justice. 
The arrangements were huge!
We have never had anything so yummy and
 beautiful delivered :)

The card read:
Praise be to the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has
given us new birth into a living hope through
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead....
1 Peter 1:3

Have a great visit and a Happy Easter.
(a.k.a my dads girlfriend) 

So sweet and unexpected.
Thanx Toni!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Maternity Photos- My Big 'Ol belly

Since this might be my last pregnancy
I wanted to make sure I got plenty of 
pictures of my big round belly.

Daniel sits almost always on my right side so 
90% of the time my stomach is very lop sided.

I had fun and Derek did a great job.
2 weeks peeps!