Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Today - Taylor had gymnastics from 3:30 - 6:30, Mallory had volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30, Joseph had Tae Kwon Do from 4-6, Rachel & Taylor had fastpitch softball practice from 6:30 - 7:45 and I practiced batting with Bailey and Joseph and another girl from Bailey's team.
Tuesday - Taylor has gymnastics from 3:30 - 6:30, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30 & then marching band from 6:30 - 8:30 and Bailey has softball from 5:30 - 6:30.
Wednesday - Natalie has an appt with the cardiologist at 1:30, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30, Joseph has Tae Kwon Do from 4-6, Rachel & Taylor have fastpitch softball practice from 6:30 - 7:45 and I will be at the elementary school with Natalie and Bailey for Meet your Teacher night from 6 - 8.
Thursday - Taylor has gymnastics from 3 - 6, Mallory has volleyball from 4:30 - 6:30 & then marching band from 6:30 - 8:30, Bailey has softball from 5:30 - 6:30, I will be at the elementary school with Joseph and Taylor for Meet your Teacher night from 6 - 8 and Joe will go with Rachel to the Meet your Teacher night at the middle school.
Friday and Saturday - Mallory is playing at a two day volleyball tournament in Richmond with the high school team. I need to take the other kids and finish up back to school clothes and shoe shopping.
Sunday and Monday - No plans for the family yet. Mallory has a volleyball party on Monday afternoon.
Next week school starts, but the evening schedule will be more of the same, with gymnastics from 6-9 on Mon & Wed and 3:30 - 6:30 on Fri. Plus Mallory's HS volleyball games will be Tues. & Thurs with the marching band playing at home football games on some Fridays.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Natalie was 4 days old when this picture was taken. She looks so tan because she was jandiced. She spent a week under the lights before she was better. Natalie was born 6 days early, my only baby born at a PM hour. I had had a check-up that day and I was 5cm dialated, but not crampy at all so my midwife sent me home with instructions to call if anything started. Rachel went with my neighbor to dress rehersal for a play she was performing in over the weekend. The theater was only 3.5 miles from the hospital and my neighbor had agreed to bring Rachel down if I went into labor. I started contracting sometime around dinner and by 8:30, I decided to call my midwife. She said to come in and she'd be there by 9:30. I called our neighbor and she said that she could have Rachel at the birth center around 9:30 too. Rachel was supposed to be there to see Natalie born and cut the cord. Mallory was with us too, but she got the cut the cord when Bailey was born. I was 8cm when I got to the birth center and got checked around 9:45pm. Natalie was born after 5-6 pushed at 11:07pm. She weighed 9 lbs - 5 ozs and was 19.75" long. Everyone kept asking me if she was my biggest baby and I kept telling them that I had had three babies bigger than Natalie. Two of my girls were only 1 and 2 ozs bigger, but my son was 10.5 lbs. Natalie did not take to nursing and by the time she was 12 hrs old, I was pumping and feeding pumped milk to her. I never gave up and after 5 long weeks of around the clock pumping, Natalie finally starting latching on and within a week was nursing full-time. She is still nursing to this day.