About once or twice a year, we buy our girls kosher marshmallows. They LOVE them, but we don't get them very often because they are super expensive, not exactly healthy, and giving them to the girls rarely keeps them special :) This year we took pictures of the girls getting their surprise.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
If I make it to 41 weeks, I will have to see an OB for a non-stress test and another ultrasound and wait for the "ok" to be released back to the birthing center, so...I am hoping that the baby is born on her own before then. I had my check-up today and I am nowhere near ready to deliver yet, which is okay since I have three weeks until my due date. The midwife was somewhat concerned today because when she measured my belly, I only measured 33 weeks. I tend to hide my big babies well. At 32 weeks, I had an ultrasound. At that point, the baby measured 5 lbs and according to the ultrasound, I was measuring two weeks ahead. But, my midwife said that later ultrasounds are less reliable than earlier ultrasounds.
The only other concern at this time is my iron. When it was checked last week, it was 33 which is the lowest it can go without me being referred to an OB for further instructions. I have been doing some stuff to try to increase it and will be checked again next week.
Otherwise, all is going well. I am getting super anxious to meet our baby girl!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|The girls were both given "1st Visit" buttons, which they wore the whole day.|
|Ella said the horses were her favorite thing about the day.|
When I was three, we lived in Texas. We went to Florida that year to observe the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. After the Feast was over, my parents took us to the Magic Kingdom on our way back home to TX. Dumbo was my favorite ride and my dad took me twice that day! So, of course, I wanted my girls to experience the classic Dumbo ride too! Arin rode with her daddy and Ella with me. Ella loved this ride and asked to go a second time :)
|Waiting in Lines = A Lesson in Patience :)|
The girls were both excited to go on the Snow White ride, but both were scared during the ride.
|Don't they look thrilled? lol|
|Snoozing! And Arin is such a sweet sister that she fanned Ella (without being asked) while she slept.|
We took a ride on the steam ship.
Waiting for the parade to begin.
By 4:00, I needed a break! We went over to Tom Sawyer's Island. Andrew and his brother, Todd, took the girls to explore the island for about thirty minutes, while I sat in the shade and rested :)
|Arin said this Barrell Bridge was her favorite part of the day. She also told me that I would have been scared on it :)|
|It's a Small World ride|
|Ella loved It's a Small World and asked to go a second time.|
I wanted a picture of the girls in front of Cinderella's Castle. They tried really hard to stand there for me to get a good picture, but there was a street parade happening at the same time and all Arin wanted to do was...
Who knew there'd be ducks to feed at Disney?
Three goofy people on the PeopleMover. This is the only ride we did twice. The only reason we did this a second time was because it rained in the late afternoon.
|Buzz Lightyear interactive ride|
|Waiting for the Fireworks|
|Fireworks and Cinderella's Castle|