Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ob appt today

I just got back from my OB appointment. The doctor said I was 2cm, 70% effaced, and the baby was VERY low. What's this mean??? Well it means I could have a baby tomorrow or I could have a baby in 3 weeks, so nothing really. The baby kicked the doctor's hand when she set it on my belly to feel for her and we both laughed. The doctor said, "well looks, like you've got a feisty one!" "Yes," I said, "I have a feeling she is going to kick our household up to top speed."

We are traveling to Topeka for Thanksgiving which is 2 hours away so JUST IN CASE, Lee is bringing home some sterile gloves, scissors and stitching string (to tie off the cord) in case we have to have an in car delivery on our way home. :) I am packing lots of blankets and a vinyl table cloth. We don't want our mini to get messy! I figure that being prepared will assure that we will not need any of it.

Enough of the graphic details. This post is clearly for women and other mothers who no longer are grossed out by this kind of talk! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Lots of Love from the Leinwetters!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lee and Anderson unveiled

This was a few months ago. Lee and Anderson were going through their nightly routine of bath, books and bed. The monitor happend to be on and I thought their little conversation was so cute so I recorded it. This is what my boys are like when (they think) nobody is watching or listening! :) They are reading Anderson's favorite book, Hello Big Jay. It was a gift from Aunt Susan.

Pumpkin Patch Video

I think I mentioned I would post this a while back. :)

try so hard!

I took an old medicine bottle and put a coin in it to make Anderson his very own noise maker. He watched me put the coin in and then wanted me to open the bottle to get the coin. So I pretended to try to open it and acted like it was too hard. Then I handed back to him and he tried too. It was so cute to watch him try like me that I had to get the video out.

1st hair cut

Anderson's first hair cut was (to say the least) a DISASTER! I made an appointment for him in the late morning which is usually his happy time. I armed myself with candy, lolipops and juice boxes and headed off to the salon. We got there a little early (i know, laura...early...hahaha) and walked around. He was happy as a clam. BUT, as soon as that kid sat in the chair, he started screaming bloody murder. We had him sit in my lap but that didn't help at all. She cut the moppy top and sides pretty well but then came the electric clippers. I don't know why I didn't step in and tell her that I could clip the back on my own. I have done it several times before, but for some reason I just let her do it. Every time she came near the back of his head with the clippers, he would buck back thus making the contact point of the clippers with is head much higher than intended. So one bad swoop lead to another which lead to her trying to even it up and before you knew it we were up to an ear lobe on one side (dumb and dumber style). So I decided that it would look better to be uneven than have both sides up to his earlobes and well folks, here you have it..

PS- I HATE OU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I stumbled upon a new blog today!

You all know I can't get enough girly stuff these days. Well today, I found this blog of another crafty mom, and wanted to post this site for all of you to see. I already know some of you who will be ordering as soon as you look at their cute stuff. I want the beanie hat. I saw these at a Holiday Mart for a lot more this past weekend, so take my word for it, prices are good! Check out the site here.

P.S.- I am not just posting this for a free bow. I always like to support other crafty moms! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


...that would be me. Or rather my stomach! I wish I could describe to you how I feel right now, but really there are no words. I am a waddling disaster full of a 6.5 pound (at least) bucking bronco that insists on getting out of the dark place she is trapped in through my RIBCAGE!!!!!!!!! Seriously, my stomach is like some kind of freak show. At any given moment, you can look down and watch it morph around into different shapes and sizes. Its actually quite entertaining, if its not your stomach. I am just hoping and praying that this little wiggle worm is a lot more content once she is out of the womb. Otherwise, we have a crazy little girl on our hands. Maybe I should name her Whalexika Julatie in honor of my crazy girl friends whom I miss so very much. BTW girls, I am hoping and praying that you were NOT that close to the creepy man at the P Tar in College Station (see wylie's blog if you don't know what i am talking about). Did you bathe in germ x the next day when you realized what you had done??? YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hope you all went to vote today. Anderson and I headed for the polls at about 10 this morning which was perfect timing. No lines! I would love to say that Anderson was a good little boy at the polls, but that would be a lie. He wanted to run around the room and when I wouldn't let him, he screamed at the top of his lungs to let everyone around know that he was peeved. Luckily his moms day out teacher, Ms. Vicki was there volunteering and she took him out of the room to play. :) Anyway, we made it through the voting process. Go vote if you haven't already!!!! And remember to pray for our next president, no matter who it is!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

Anderson loved Halloween this year. We went trick-or-treating to our next door neighbors and then joined the Brueggemann crew and went to a trunk or treat in the neighborhood. It was a lot of fun. I will post video later. One of the trunks had a basketball goal set up so you can gues where we spent most of our time. Anderson's favorite thing was putting candy in his pumpkin and eating candy corns from one of our neighbors. Lee and I agree that he was the cutest lion ever!

on the front porch just before our first trick or treat experience.

Mom and her little lion.

Hanging out with Dad at the trunk or treat.

The whole crew! The 3 little pigs (Nicholas, Natalie and Naomi Brueggemann) and Anderson the lion.

Side note... anytime you dress up as a lion in Kansas, you are automatically thought of as the cowardly lion from Wizard of Oz. That was not what we were going for. :)