"Drive!" and "Side!"

Alivia loves to pretend like she is driving, she says "drive!"



Alivia loves being outside (rain or shine), she says "side!"



She is getting really good at running!



Alivia with attitude! :)




A big thanks to my mom for sending me these pictures of Alivia! :)

One Long Day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2:45 a.m. – I woke up with some serious pain in my lower right tummy area!

4:00 a.m. – I woke up again with the same pain and wondered what was up.

6:30 a.m. – Realized that every time I moved, I got a shooting pain in the same area. I wondered if it could be the start to round ligament pain.

8:30 a.m. – Went garage selling and wasn’t very comfortable walking.

10:30 a.m. – I went to Farmer’s Market and Costco with Billie (MIL)  and GG (Great Grandma) and was in so much pain had to leave Costco early.  I didn’t get everything on my list!

12:30 p.m. – Started to get queasy along with tummy pain. Rested while Alivia took her nap!

1:30 p.m. – Called the dr. (only because Billie, my friend Laura, and Ben told me I had too)  and she told me to rest, put a heating pad on my lower right side, and take some Tylenol

3:00 p.m. – Alivia awoke from her nap and I was still in pain.

4:30 p.m. – Ben got home after working 21 days in a row and took over watching Alivia! Sweet guy! He was so tired but he didn’t complain about daddy duty. We debated whether to go to the hospital, but I just decided to go rest.

5:00 p.m. – Ben and Alivia ate dinner and I had no appetite, instead I headed  upstairs to go rest in our bed

5:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. – Slept on and off! Woke up at 9:30 p.m. with shooting pain in the same area. Decided to head to the hospital.

10:00 p.m. – Billie came over to stay with Alivia and we headed to the hospital

10:30 p.m. – Admitted to the Labor & Delivery at Memorial Hospital!

11:00 p.m. – Found out I was dehydrated and having contractions…

11:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. – I underwent 2 shots to stop contractions, 3 attempts for an IV (finally they got it), 2 bags of fluids to hydrate me, and blood drawn to make sure I was not going to deliver early. After Labor and Delivery, I went to the ER to rule out appendicitis. We never really figured out what the pain was from, but I think it came down to me being dehydrated.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

4:30 a.m. – Left the hospital with no more pain in my lower right tummy area. I am pretty sure the IV’s helped immensely!

4:45 a.m. – Got home and went to sleep, didn’t get any at the hospital. Ben was so, so very tired

6:30 a.m. – Alivia woke up! Long day #2 since we were both so tired.

Moral of the story- Drink lots of water when your pregnant and go to the hospital early because even though it is called the Emergency Room, it still takes forever!! :)

Just the 3 of Us!

We only have 2 1/2 more months left before Baby Spiers #2 makes his debut! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by. Alivia seems excited about having a baby brother. Every time I mention "baby", she gets excited. I hope she is really excited when he comes because there is no turning back. :) I am really enjoying this special one-on-one time with Alivia before this baby comes into the world though. I know I will love being a family of 4 (wow), but I am sure enjoying spending mommy/daughter time with Alivia.

Tonight, we all went to Starbucks and Alivia got a special treat (She loves the vanilla milk, and as soon as we walk in she lights up and says "mil, mil (mik, milk)"! :) We gave her bunny snacks from home though because she has been having a hard time digesting cow's milk- we give her rice milk these days. That was completely off note! haha. Anyways, I asked Ben if he thought Alivia will miss just being the 3 of us. He assured me that she will LOVE being a big sister. I think she will too, but I had a little [sadish] moment: there is only going to be 2 1/2 more months of just the 3 of us. I am cherishing these special moments because I know it's going to come by fast that it won't just be the 3 of us anymore. I will love being a family of 4, but I am taking in all these moments before our life changes yet again!