Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

It is hard to believe that Owen is going to be one already. His actual birthday is this coming Sunday, 12/21. He has had an incredible year and amazes us everyday. He is such a joy and a little charmer! He knows that all he has to do is smile and it melts our hearts. Here is a collection of pictures from this past year set to music. Thanks again to Pam- I heard this song on her blog and thought it was perfect for Owen's first video. The only problem is the song says "darling Sean" at the end... it's still the perfect song. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Vacation and other stuff

For the past week we have been "vacationing" at home. We did have lots of relaxing but there was some business mixed in there as well. We headed to Maine first where Ben had some interviews for next year. We had a late Thanksgiving and Maddie and Owen enjoyed hanging out with their cousins.

After Maine, we headed to Massachusetts where we spent time with more family. Friday was Ben and my 10 year anniversary so Nonnie and Papa watched the kids so we could have a nice dinner out.

On Saturday we celebrated Owen's birthday a little early.

Maddie and Owen with a special suprise guest.

Owen right before he put the candle out with his finger...

and right after...

Opening presents.

Maddie and David
We got home last night and then headed to work again this morning. Today we had another ultrasound to check on the new baby. They needed to get some additional pictures that were more clear today since we're further along than last time. They also did a 3D picture for the fun of it... it's a little funny looking but the ultrasound tech assured us that it is very cute for only 20 1/2 weeks along...

And lastly, but not least, we got Owen's birthday pictures done before we left. I don't think he felt very good and didn't smile very much but we managed to get some cute pictures anyway!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mother's instinct is NOT always right...

I have said, right from the very beginning, that I knew what sex our baby-to-be is. I felt so sick very early on and had lots of food aversions (specifically milk, coffee, and WATER) and I wouldn't call them cravings, but much preferred carbs to anything else in the first trimester. I would have bet anything in the world that we were having another girl. Well, as you can see below, I was clearly mistaken.
It's another BOY!!!

Hands, waving hello!
Looking directly at him... a little disturbing.
But still a cutie! (and a big forhead just like his sister and brother)
And for the record, Maddie has said all along that the baby is a boy "like Owen".

Friday, November 7, 2008

16 weeks

Everyone place your votes to the left. We, hopefully, will be able to find out boy or girl at our next ultrasound on 11/19. Ben and I, or at least I, have our own thoughts (I have since the very beginning)... we'll see soon!

Also, I remember that Pam had this very cool ticker when she was pregnant. It tells you little tidbits on baby's development... I was glad that I was able to find it... enjoy!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

On the way to daycare this morning!

All ready for trick or treating!

Trick or treating! Maddie had her hand in everyone's candy basket before she actually said "trick or treat"... oh well, she's still learning.

Here are some pictures of Maddie last Halloween for comparison... she's getting so big!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

15 weeks

We are 15 weeks today and here are our pictures... baby looks good so far! I feel like I look much bigger than 15 weeks, but I guess that's what happens when you've already had 2 kids. I feel pretty good these days. Not too sick, not too tired yet. In other news... we had our first snowflakes today...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ben's comings and goings

So, I have not personally posted for a long time and I thought now would be a good time to do so and update everyone as to what I have been up to. I have been very busy at Highland Hospital where I spend 80% of my time on the Labor and Delivery floor. Highland Hospital delivers about 3000 babies per year, about 40% of those by c-section. My role there is to help out the residents with their vaginal deliveries while learning how to do c-sections. It has been great, people have been very nice here in Rochester and at the hospital.

For tracking purposes, I have to record all my deliveries, so I thought I would share. From July 14 to October 28:

I have delivered 71 babies.
20 vaginal deliveries
51 c-sections.

The other 20% of my time is spent at Highland Family Medicine which is a residency program like where I went in Fairfax. Here I see "normal" patients who have complaints from back pain to pneumonia to diabetes. It is refreshing at times to do more "basic" stuff.

Congrats to the Bouteneff's!! I have added a link to their blog (on the left). Check out pictures of their baby (really, all you can see is Tara's belly, but I guarentee it will get bigger).

Hope to see everyone at the holidays and/or the SuperSnowBowl!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Officially Insane!

So... for any of you out there who haven't heard the news, we are very happy and excited to announce the upcoming arrival of our newest soon-to-be bundle of joy... Baby Mailloux #3!

We are 13 weeks and 2 days along and, knock on wood, I have finally begun to feel better. I was quite nauseated early on but, thankfully, I think that has passed.

This baby is scheduled to arrive on April 22, but hopefully not on the 21st as this is big sister Madelyn's birthday... we'll just have to wait and see.

Since we were induced with both Maddie and Owen we would like to just let things happen naturally when the time comes, so that should be interesting as I'm not exactly sure what to expect. But as I said, we'll just have to wait and see!

Below are pictures from both of our ultrasounds. The first one is from when we were 8 weeks and the ones after that are from just the other day.

8 weeks

13 weeks

And yes, we are officially looking for a minivan... we are actually going to test drive one tomorrow...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall time fun!

Warm PJs

Wagon ride

Pumpkin patch

Feeding the goats

Baking cookies

Carving pumpkins

The finished pumpkins