Monday, May 26, 2008


Our Kozy Kabin at KOA

It looks more comfortable then it was!

We almost had a fire.

Well, John and I decided to get away one last time over this Memorial holiday, before we became a family of three. Since money was tight and gas is almost as much as our mortgage payment, we had to think close and cheap. We decided that Shipshewana, Indiana was the place to go. So on Sunday morning we packed up the car and headed out. The drive wasn't bad other then the fact that my feet and hands are swelling very bad lately. The doctor told us to stop every hour so I could get out of the car and walk. John was a very good and patient husband even though it took us a little longer to get there. Between having to stop and walk and the numerous bathroom stops, we eventually did get to the KOA campsite that we decided to stay at to save money instead of a hotel. Because it was only one night John got us the Kozy Kabin instead of us putting up a tent and having to bring all of our camping stuff. It was very nice not having to set any of that up. The cabin was like spending the night in a Greenfield Village home. It was a one room cabin with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. There was power which was nice because we were able to bring the laptop and watch a movie in the evening and it had air conditioning and wireless internet. After unloading the car, locating the bathrooms, which is a major priority in these last weeks of pregnancy, and taking a walk around the campsite, John and I crashed for a 2 hour nap.

After our nap we woke up, and went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. When we got back, unfortunately John had homework and I had parts to put together that we do for extra money. So even though we were on vacation, we both had work to do. John tried making a fire but the wood refused to catch fire so instead we went inside and watched a movie.

That night John got to truly appreciate what I have to go through when carrying this baby. When deciding if we were going to stay at a hotel or camp, I warned John that I got up almost every hour to have to go to the bathroom and if we camped he would have to get up and take me. He said that was fine. I think it was fine at 11:45 p.m. when I got up, it was ok at 1:45 a.m. when I got up, not so ok at 3:30 when I had to go again, and just annoying at 6:15 when I had to go. Each time we made the walk to the bathroom, which wasn't exactly close, I asked John how he liked being pregnant and to imagine doing that every night. He was a trooper though and although I know he wasn't happy, he never did complain.

Because of John's rough night, we both slept until about 9am and then got up and started packing. We headed to the flea market which turned out to be way too big for me to walk the whole thing. Again John was a trooper, stopping at every bathroom to let me go and frequent rest periods. We didn't find anything there but we had a good time walking around and seeing all the Amish people. Afterwards, we headed to my favorite place, Yoder's Market, where we stocked up on Amish meat and cheese. We then headed back home, tired and aware that the next trip we took we would have an additional passenger in the car.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

33 Weeks

33 Weeks and counting...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

I have the most wonderful husband in the whole entire world! John made sure that my first Mothers Day was the most perfect day. At first I didn't feel like this was my "first" Mothers day but for all those women that have carried that baby around for nine months and had sleepless nights, had to give up all the foods you love to eat, no caffeine, and swollen hands and feet, the day you conceive that child we are mothers. So for my first Mothers day John got up early, made me a wonderful breakfast of eggs in a basket, sausage, juice and a chocolate covered strawberry, all brought to me on a tray in bed. After a great breakfast John brought up my presents and for a minute I thought it was Christmas morning. John went way over board. I got a brand new digital camera of my very own so no more sharing. Now once the baby is born I can take as many pictures I want and not worry about John having the camera with him. John also got me a Nintendo Wii, which I had been wanting for a very long time. I had to ask John if he sold our first born or if we won the lottery because of the presents I got. Again my husband is the most wonderful person in the world.

After church we went over to his parents and had a quick lunch of Chinese food and gave his mom her present. We then went home and John set up the Wii. After kicking John's butt in bowling not just once but 3 times, we had a great dinner of shish kabobs and corn on the cob.

After a great dinner it was off to Dairy Queen then a relaxing night of Survivor.

It was the best day that I ever had. John was all about making sure it was the perfect day and it was. Now I have to start planning his Fathers day!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

First Birthing CLass

Last night we attended our first birthing class. I was very unsure of what it would be like but it turned out to be very informative. When they announced that we would be watching a video, John immediately told me he wasn't watching it. He would go to the bathroom or close his eyes but he wasn't watching the video. I told him that it would be fine and that if i had to have a human being come out of my body then the least he could do was watch a 30 min. video. Well I am happy to say that John did make it through the video without to much trauma. There were a few comments of "is that baby supposed to look like that? and "when you have the baby I'm not watching" but other then that it was ok. We have our second class this week and it will be less graphic.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Our new stroller. Thanks Mom and Dad McMahon!

This is a picture of our first shower gift given to us by John's parents. We cant wait to put Austin in it and take him for walks and to the park!

7 months and counting

Me and my BIG belly at 29 weeks

Well so long to regular clothes and comfortable nights sleeping. The baby has made his presence known and it happened basically overnight. Everyone kept asking when I was going to look pregnant and now I do and feel like I'm having twins! The pregnancy has been picture perfect in terms of my health and the babies health. Each doctor visit is very short with no questions or concerns. I am measuring right on schedule and Austins heartbeat is sound great. Other then the uncomfortable nights and constant trips to the bathroom I feel great. I am ready to be done with the whole pregnant thing and have my baby now. Its been great but I am all done and would just like to get this show on the road. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way and now with the increasing temperatures I have to deal with hot flashes and swollen fingers.