Monday, December 19, 2011

Still waiting...

So it's been a week since I posted and I'm still waiting for Mason to come! My doctors appointment last Friday went well and Mason is good and healthy. I'm 2cm dilated as of Friday.

Now that Christmas is less than a week away, all I want is to make sure that I'm home to spend Christmas with Alexa. I would LOVE Mason to come this week but if I'm in the hospital for a couple of days, the latest he can arrive is Thursday so that I'm home Christmas Eve. This is honestly the ONLY thing I want for Christmas so I hope Santa can make it happen. Either he comes by Thursday or after Christmas. Anyways, just an update.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just waiting...

So....... its 12-12-2011 and I really had hoped that Mason would have come by now. I have not been this far along before and the nights are just getting more and more restless. Matthew keeps telling me that I was spoiled with Alexa because she came when I least expected it, 3 weeks and 2 days early. I'm now 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I'm so ready to go into labor and deliver this little guy! I have tried walking, spicy food, and other things to induce myself but nothing is working. On Friday my doctor said that I was 1cm dilated and I have another doctors appointment this Friday so if nothing has happened then I hope to at least have dilated a little more. I only have a few more weeks to go but this seems to be the worst part of this pregnancy because I'm so excited to meet Mason and I'm so excited to get back into shape. I have been pregnant for most of 2011 so I'm ready to have my body back to myself again. Another thing I'm excited for is to give Matthew a reason for getting out of work. We love spending all our time together so it will be a lot of fun to have him home for a week or two.

In the meantime my sister-in-law, who I just call my sister because we are so close, is keeping me company. She flew in last Wednesday and she has been amazing! She has cooked me great meals, helped me with Alexa, and its really nice to just sit and talk about everything! I love hanging out with her even if we are just both on our laptops doing other things because its just nice to have someone there if you have something to say.

On another note, Alexa is learning so many new words and its so cute listening to her tell us what she wants when she wants it. She is growing up so fast and I can't believe she will be turning 2 in just 2 months. We love her so much and we can't imagine life without her. She is going to be a great big sister when her brother finally decides to come!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Treats in the Streets

Thursday was a very busy day for the Johnson family. Matthew took half the day off so that we could take a tour of the new Hospital that I will be delivering at. It was a lot of walking and poor Matthew had to hold Alexa most of the time, but by the end of the tour I felt a lot better about what to do and where to go when I go into labor.

Since Alexa is Princess Belle for Halloween, at the last minute, I decided to make Matthew a t-shirt that looks like the Beast suit. It took a lot of time since I don't have a sewing machine and had to hand stitch all of it, but it turned out great for the most part. He needed to look like a prince and I think I accomplished that. I had to work on it all day Thursday because we were to go to our first night of trick-or-treating. Luckily I was able to finish it and we were on our way to a fun filled evening!

Alexa and Matthew were absolutely adorable together, I even got compliments on the t-shirt!

Alexa loves wearing her Princess Belle dress! She had a lot of fun trick-or-treating and the fun isn't over yet, we still have a few more fun evenings planned!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Irvine Park Railroad - Pumpkin Patch

Sunday we went to go pick out pumpkins at Irvine Park. It was a lot of fun! Alexa picked out 3 pumpkins, went on a pony ride, and we all went on a Haystack ride!

 A few days later, Alexa decorated her pumpkin while Matthew and I carved ours. 

 Matthew, Alexa, Ashley

Monday, October 17, 2011

Princess Alexa

So for about 2 weeks now Alexa has been sleeping in our bed. About 2 weeks ago she woke up with a bad dream and we tried everything to calm her down, but then finally brought her into our bed. That is when it all began!

Every night we tried a different approach to putting her down to sleep in her crib and every night she would either not go to sleep so she would cry until we came and got her, or she would sleep from 8pm to about 9 or 9:30pm. Either way she knew what she wanted and she wasn't going to stop crying until she got it. In one way, how can we be upset with the fact she loves us so much and feels so comfortable with us but on the other hand a Queen size bed, especially with a pregnant belly, is a little uncomfortable for 3 people. Alexa sleeps so cute and we love waking up to her every morning. Plus she is a really great sleeper. When she slept with us, we would put her down at 8pm and she knew it was bedtime. Matthew and I would still watch TV, usually our Netflix movie or episodes of The Office on Netflix, and Alexa would go to sleep and stay asleep. I'm sure she knew that if she caused any kind of difficulty going to sleep that we would put her back in her room, haha. She also is a perfect sleeper because she sleeps straight, she doesn't get up and sleep with her head all over the bed, so really it was a pleasure to have her with us, but there was just not enough room.

For a couple of days now I have been pondering the idea of getting her her own bed and putting it in our room so we both kinda win. Matthew and I get the room in our bed back, and she gets the comfort of still being with us. Plus when Mason comes, he can move over into Alexa's crib after he's about 3 months or when he outgrows the bassinet we have in our room. It's a win, win! So yesterday, Matthew Alexa and I went to Babiesrus. The last time we went, Alexa was actually playing all over the floor model of the princess bed, so we thought if she still likes it that we would get it for her and try this new idea out. She still loved it, so we bought her her princess bed and some sheets to match. As we were putting it together she was all over it, but once she realized what it was starting to look like she wanted to get on it and sit on it and then when it was finally done she grabbed her cozy and climbed on her new bed and laid her cute little head down. Matthew and I were so relieved that she loved it that much. We could not keep her off of it and she loved showing it off, when her Papa and grandma came home.

So I bet you're wondering how her first night went? It went very well!!! At 8pm we gave her her bottle of milk and tucked her in her new big girl bed. She fell asleep and Matthew and I enjoyed quite a few episodes of The Office. So far so good! Throughout the night I kept checking on her and one time she sat up and fell out, but she was fine the bed is so close to the ground that falling out wouldn't hurt my tough girl, so I tucked her back in bed and she fell asleep with no crying. Then about 3 times she would get out of her bed and bring her blanket over to me so I would get up and tuck her back in bed and she would go back to sleep really quick. She did so well, and I'm very thankful that she loves her new bed. Problem solved! By the way, Alexa has a new pet! Her new puppy that she plays with all the time! We got it for her at the Swap Meet a few weeks ago and they have been pals ever since. Alexa even pretends to give it water by putting it next to Roxy's doggie dish. It's so cute! Her puppy walks and barks, so we try to keep the switch off as much as possible, but it was by far the best $5 bucks spent!

Plus for Halloween she is going to be Princess Belle, so she is really into the whole pretty princess stuff! I love having a girl!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A family tradition!

This last Saturday a whole group of us went to the Apple/Pumpkin Farms! It's now a family tradition and it was so much fun, and it was even better than last year because Matthew was able to come with us since he has a normal Mon-Fri job now. Plus my sister-in-law and my nephew came so it was great to see them and watch Rhett and Alexa play the whole day. We first went to the Apple farm, and Matthew and I made homemade apple cider and it is so delicious! Making your own cider takes time and lots of muscle! After we made our cider we all went apple picking! It was a lot of walking for my almost 29 week pregnant body to endure, but so worth the fun we were all having, especially Alexa! Last year she wasn't walking yet and she didn't understand a whole lot so this year was really fun since she could walk and understand that you pick the apples and put them in the bag. She tried carrying the small bag of apples after we were done, but she kept letting go of one of the handles because the bag was way too heavy for her. After our apple adventure we went to Carls Jr. and ate some lunch before we went to the pumpkin farm. The pumpkin farm is my favorite part! They have so many fun things to do like a corn maze, petting zoo, picking pumpkins, music, food, and other fun things for kids a little older can enjoy like bounce houses and slides. Unfortunately, since we spent most of the day at the apple farm by the time we got to the pumpkin farm we were all so tired and you could tell that the kids were a little tired too since they didn't get a nap at all so we didn't stay as long as we would have liked. Ashley and I took the kids to feed the goats and they had a blast! After, we went through the corn maze, then we took the kids to ride the ponies. Once we were done with all of that we were even more tired, so we decided to skip the pumpkins and leave. Matthew and I are just going take Alexa to Irvine Park to pick out her pumpkin. Irvine park also has fun things to do this time of year, so we are excited to take Alexa since last year she was too little do anything.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Alexa LOVES shoes!

Alexa is so funny! She's only 19 months old and she loves shoes! She loves to go in my mothers closet and play in her shoes!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend - Sunday

We started out our morning with pancakes! I don't know what it is, but I have been craving pancakes a lot! I made half regular and half with chocolate chips. I even made Alexa 2 little cakes, but she just fed them to the dog. Overall, it was a great breakfast! As soon are we were done, we decided to get ready and go to the beach. We had so much fun! Alexa is the perfect baby when it comes to the beach. She loves just playing in the sand with no sand toys or anything. She just likes to have the sand run through her fingers and she also likes to scrunch it up in her hands. Alexa has only been to the beach a couple of other times, so before today she really didn't care about the ocean. This time she was wanting to go down to the water a lot. Her favorite thing to do, besides playing in the sand, was to have us pick her up before a wave came so she can kick her feet in the water while she was in the air! She loves it so much that now she starts to walk toward the water, only a few feet in front of us, and turns around with her hand up in the air, like okay someone take me down to the water. She is so adorable! We only stayed for a couple hours but it was super fun! Alexa was so exhausted by the time we got back, so it was perfect that it was her nap time anyways! We rinsed her off and put her to bed. After her nap, she woke up super happy! Matthew and I also took a nap, and since I was still in bed, Matthew brought Alexa to me and she put her nose to mine and smiled! I love her so much! For dinner I made chicken tiddley's! They were delicious! Another craving satisfied! We did our usual, before Alexa goes to bed routine, of watching a movie in bed, then it was time to say goodnight to our baby. I watched Big Brother while Matthew finished his homework and then we watched Life as we know it. We have seen it before, and I suggest watching it if you haven't seen it. It's a really cute movie about 2 single people raising a baby that their best friends left as legal guardians if anything were to happen to them. If you plan on having kids, it's a good little insight as to what parent's (we) go through. It was yet another great day for the Johnson Family!