Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well, today is the day! I'm in the hospital this morning being induced (and using their free wifi!). Contractions just started, very mild, no swearing at hubby yet. I'll post when baby Josh is here!

Friday, July 25, 2008

So it's 3 am and I've been up for 2 hours as I can't sleep. At least I get a lot of work done during these strange hours I am up in the middle of the night. So this week, I went down a water slide, not to worry it was a very relaxed type one that just zigzagged around, no big deal. Then the following day I took my 4 year old out on a zetski ride on "no ripple" (glass) type waters and didn't even go over any bumpy waves. Still no baby delivery. This little guy wants to stay until my due date, which is now 1 week away. I already lost the family bet. My 4 year old is the next contender to potentially win when baby Josh will come. My latest advice from a friend was to go on a motorcycle ride, delivery will definitely happen then (or so her mom delivered the following day!) Not so sure it sounds like a good idea, people did strange things back in the day. Any ideas?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hudson's Childrenswear Review Magazine called to say they were putting one of the Bug Zoo outfits into their magazine. That is awesome! Based on our discussion, I believe it will be the outfit my daughter is wearing in the pic, although she won't be in the magazine. They use their own models. We'll see how it looks when their August issue comes out. Hope we get some great leads out of this as well.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And I was worried he'd come last week when my husband was traveling! I even got into a small fender bender yesterday and still only dialated 1 centimeter when I went to the doctor today. Funny how things work out!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Dejavu! Could it happen a second time around? At 36 weeks pregnant, I said goodbye to my husband this morning for his last set of business trips before the baby comes... or will he come early like my last child?

You see, about 4 years ago, I was also 36 weeks pregnant and my husband went on his last business trip to New Orleans. We were temporarily living at my in-laws down the street as the house was under major remodel at the time. At about 10:30 p.m. I jumped off the couch, telling my mother-in-law that either I just accidently peed on her couch or my water just broke. Luckily it was the later and it was only trickling out actually. I remember standing in the shower dripping there while on the phone with my husband telling him it was time and he said the airport was closed. He and his business traveler, also a very good friend, decided to rent a car and start driving to Atlanta to hopefully pick up the earliest flight the next morning. So off I went to the hospital with my mother-in-law and a girlfriend met us there. I decided on the epideral to hopefully hold her off until her daddy arrived the next morning.

The next morning comes and we hopefully have a good chance that my darling husband can make it. My girlfriend had to go home to her family. A little later, the wife of my husband's traveling partner shows up to see how things are progressing. It's about 10 am and I just get off the phone with my husband. He said driving took longer than he was told but he's boarding a plane right now and would turn off his cell and call when the plane landed. No sooner had I hung up the phone when the nurse came to check on me. The prognosis was I was 10 centimeters and the catheter was holding the baby inside, calling the doctor quick!!!! No problem, I had my mother-in-law and a girlfriend there to help. I couldn't possibly leave a message for my husband now that he was on the plane. I didn't want to give his hopes up after all he had been through.

Within the hour, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. My husband calls just before noon when he got off the plane. I told him his baby girl was waiting for him. He was ecstatic thinking it meant that the baby was inside me waiting for him, but I had to tell him the truth and he was devastated! He showed up at the hospital with flowers... what else could he do? We took lots of pictures with him and his baby girl. He looked the part of an expected father up all night! To this day, both girls do not know that daddy wasn't there for the birth of his second child... now that she's the middle child, the last thing we want is for siblings to say something nasty about this fact (as we all know siblings do!).

The only difference here today is that my husband picked destinations where every airport he's at this week is a 24 hour airport that he can get a flight immediately back! Pray he makes it home to his wife before her water breaks!

This is my most inspirational story for Mamanista. Kaboodle Kids has given the Leopard Rust Boys T Shirt as a shower gift and also as a prize.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Busy, busy, busy! Our home is a mess with everything from one room in piles all around the house. We finally finished painting the room and putting up closet shelves last night. Today it's time to put everything back and work on the little details, ordering blinds and one small piece of furniture. We're in the home stretch!

On the business front, I am sending samples to Hudson's magazine for their camping photo shoot for their August magazine. I am excited and hopeful that some items will be chosen. Also, we are now featured in Uptown Liz, where they market for companies that give back to charity in any way. It's pretty cool. As a shopper, they outline the site well. You can shop by charity or cause you love or by product you might be looking for. Under each product, it lists the charity and how much the company gives to it. We have a few items listed in the boys, girls, infants and toddler sections and also listed under the charity heading "World Hunger". I heard her story on Daryn Kagan last week and asked to be added.

Hopefully delivering early, like the others... but realizing as I am talking to other moms of 3 and 4 kids that the last one seems to stay in until the very end. I will be a very unhappy and BIG person if that happens!