Tuesday, February 24, 2015

36 Weeks

These huge babies are one week away from what they consider full-term now. Today is the day of my marathon-long appt. where the babes will be scanned, measured, and hopefully booked for an induction date. Both are head-down so I am hopeful to avoid a C-section. The crib and co-sleeper are set up, green, yellow, and orange clothes are prepped and a bag including a list of names is ready for the hospital. We are getting excited for these two!

Monday, February 02, 2015

First Day

 Speaking of growing, now that Delaney is three, we decided to let her start at our school's child care center one morning a week during their preschool time. She was beyond excited and has talked about little else since our tour there a week ago.  She eagerly packed her lunch and backpack that day just like her sisters and even when she was a little intimidated, she put on her brave face.  I called to check in on her before picking her up and she was just finishing up her first project.  Glitter!  She's really a big girl now.  I am so thankful for a great place like this for her, especially when I have so many OB appointments for the babies. Once again, we are thankful for the blessing of Lutheran schools.  Happy belated National Lutheran Schools Week!

(She was really much more excited than this shows--just a little annoyed at her tearful mommy who kept interrupting her fun to snap pictures)

32 Weeks

Clearly, these babies are growing!  All signs (heartbeats, cord blood flow, and ultrasound movements/breathing) that they have been measuring for recently are good.  This week (I'm now actually 33 weeks) they will measure again for their growth.

Milwaukee Art Museum Field Trip

 I had the opportunity to occupy the older girls on their school field to the gorgeous Milwaukee Art Museum last week. What fun!  I haven't been there in years, and never with kids. There was a good bit of construction going on so not much actual art was on display.  Instead, we did an architectural tour along with time in the kids' workshop.  Each of the girls constructed their own art museum. The museum itself is a work of art (Calatrava was both an artist and engineer--work hard in math, kiddos) and is wonderful to see both inside and outside. The Chihuly sculpture was an added bonus.  This spring may be a little too ambitious, but I hope to make this a regular outing for our family.

 A pizza lunch afterwards was a hit too, especially when my girls excitedly devoured 5+ pieces Some boys in Mali's class had to be reminded to stop playing and actually eat.  Never a problem in our family!