Yesterday, we started encouraging Parker to go to the bathroom on the Big Boy Potty. Since he is very aware of when he is going to the bathroom and will get his own diapers now, we thought he may be ready to use the potty. Yesterday morning it was an attempt...as he only sat on the potty but this morning he potty'd in the potty after shorty peeing on the floor first. As soon as he started peeing he said "Uh oh"! It was so cute. All this came with a little bit of screaming on Parker's part but I think he was proud of him self after he finally went. Geez...my baby is growing up way too fast.
Today we had a great family outing at the Dallas Arboretum. Although not the fall weather we would have hoped for, we had a great time! We went through the pumpkin patch and picked the perfect pumpkin for our house. Parker had a blast running around and getting to pet the farm animals. He was not too fond of the face painting so we quickly moved on to something else. Austin on the other hand slept from the minute we left the house until we got home! They were both exhausted tonight and were off to bed in no time. We really enjoyed the Arboretum and look forward to going back another time!
Thursday, September 22nd Todd and I arrived at the hospital at 6am to be induced. 2 hrs after arriving I finally began receiving the pitocin and by 2pm received my epidural. It was a long day and by 7pm was ready to get this show on the road already! At 7:30pm I did some practice pushes followed by the nurse telling me she was going to get the Dr to deliver the baby!! Todd just so happened was out of the room and after sending him a text, he came running down the hall! At 8:05 we had a beautiful baby boy! He weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19 1/2 in long. We named him Austin Maddox.
Parker has been very protective over his brother and a big helper since arriving home. I am so blessed to have all my boys in my life. They are all very special to me! I just know Parker and Austin will be best friends.
Here we are less than 24 hours from checking into the hospital. I am so excited about the big day tomorrow and hope Parker will feel the same way when he gets to meet his brother or sister. We took Parker on one last outing before the baby's arrival. Our attempt to go ride the Forrest Park Miniature Train failed so to the park we went. I sat on the sidelines as Parker and Todd played. He had a ball going down the slide and swinging. It was such a bitter sweet moment. He will officially be a big brother tomorrow!!
I got the official news this morning from my Dr. I will be induced on September 22nd. I will arrive at the hospital at 6am to begin the process. I am so excited about meeting my little angel and to be relieved of the pain. So much to do in just a weeks time...grocery shopping, hair cut for the hubby, do some paining, family time, hair cut for myself, laundry, cleaning...the list is endless!
Wednesday was Parker's first day of school. He was such a big boy and walked all the way into the school holding daddy's hand and wearing his backpack. We got all the way to his class, fussed a little at the door and then went to his teacher. He had a good first day. He played so hard on the play ground he even bumped heads with another child! He's so rough and tough! The day flew by without him here. When Todd went to pick him up, he was busy playing. The teacher called his name and he turned, saw Todd, smiled and said "Hi"! When he left he walked back out of the building holding Todd's hand. This is great progress because this summer he refused to walk in, he wanted to be carried in.
He had another great day today! This will be great for both Parker and myself once the baby comes. It will keep him busy with his friends. He will be going three days a week--Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. He is growing up so fast but will always be my baby!
I got the most wonderful news today at the Dr...I will be delivering on or around September 22nd! I have been in a lot of pain recently and the whole bed rest thing is really wearing on me emotionally and mentally. I will be 38 weeks September 22nd and will be able to deliver a healthy baby! This day is also my dad and Madeleine's Birthday! What a special day this is. I have two more appointments at my doctor's office then to the hospital I go to have this sweet little baby that has been giving me such grief! I can't wait. It is more real to me now that those words came out of the doctor's mouth! Oh so much to do now...well for Todd to do and for me to watch!