Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Well, Life is good. I have not blogged for a while. But things are going well. I am bouncing back very quickly and doing well. Which is always nice. Reece is doing well. He is up to 8 pounds 12 oz and his is sure a great baby. There are a few times when life is crazy, getting the kids off to school or getting supper ready and he is crying. but I just take a deep breath and do what I can. The kids help out a lot. Regan has sure been great. He loves the baby. He is sure good in the mornings. It has sure been nice. Josie is loving preschool. I had to laugh the other day because she told me she wants to be called by her nick name which is Josie Anderson. I asked her why it was Josie Anderson and she said that is what your nick name is. My Maiden name is Carrie Anderson. I thought that was funny.

My mom and grandma are coming out on November 8 - 15 which I am really excited about. It will be nice to visit with them and just have some extra hands around. I am always wondering how I will do it after my mom comes but it is so nice to have her help when she is here. But I do it. It is the trunk -o-treat tonight at the church. So we will most likely do that. Neil and Ridley are going to a Minnesota Wild/Montreal Canadians NHL game tomorrow. They are staying up in Minneapolis by the Excel Center where they will be playing. I know they are both excited and will have a lot of fun. Then it is Halloween. We will get that over with and then gear up for Thanksgiving which I am excited about to have a turkey dinner. And then it is christmas. It will be a lot of fun. I always enjoy getting the tree and smelling that beautiful pine smell. EXCITING.

Well, things are going well. I get tired but overall I have really been relaxing during the day. I do get a lot done while Reece is sleeping but I try to relax a lot also. Good times.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Welcome our new addition.

Well, on October 10, 2008 Reece Nevin was born at 3:36 p.m. I had gone in that morning and was 5 cm dialated and so he stripped my membranes. Hopefully that is not too much info but anyway, I started cramping and contracting right away. I went and got some groceries thinking it would be good to walk around and got Josie from Preschool and met Neil at home. I had friends stay with the kids while I went. THANKS CHAREE, ELAINE and POLLY for helping me out. Well, we got to the hospital and I was then 7 cm. It was moving along nicely. Then at 3:36 p.m. he was born. When they turned me on my side it only took a few good hard very hurtful contractions and I was at a 10. I did have some fentinol medicine which helped with the pain for the last little bit but it was bad. Anyway, he came out and I thought he was bigger a little because it was worse than any of the kids. Well, it ended up his weight was 7 pounds 15 oz and my largest baby before him was 6 pounds 9 oz. It does make a difference in that much weight let me tell you. Anyway, it is done and I am glad of that. We are so happy he is here and is doing well. We came home on Sunday afternoon and the kids had really worked hard at getting the house clean. They did a great job.

Anyway, it is good to be home. I love my hospital stay but I was ready to come home and I am okay if this is our last time at the hospital. I am good with that. I am moving onto our life of raising our kids now and excited for that. They sure are the greatest kids in the whole world and I know that as moms we all feel that our kids are the greatest. But that is how it is supposed to be.

Well, I think we will be off to bed soon. Good night!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Back to normal.

Well, after our week of being sick it was nice on Monday to get everyone back to school. Neil stayed home one more day but then he went back on Tuesday. It is nice to get back to normal after that.

Well, this week was good. I have really had the nesting feeling going on. I really think (Neil would like it also) if we could bottle up the hormone that makes you nest. I can't believe how much I get done. We could make some really good money off of selling it. I would just like to take some every once in a while to get a lot done. And things I usually don't do. I cleaned the blinds in the kitchen and have gone through closets and rooms. It feels great to get things done.

It is getting colder out. It is okay still, you can just feel the chill in the air though. I hope it is a very nice fall and we don't have a crazy aweful winter. Last winter was so long and cold it honestly makes me want to move back to Alberta and at least feel the chinook once in a while. When it gets cold here it stays cold and it bitter bitter cold.

Anyway, I am going to go warm up in our nice new bed which is very comfortable and I actually have been getting some sleep on lately. My legs are feeling a little better. Hopefully within a couple of weeks I can blog about our new addition to our family. I am on week 38 this week. I am pretty excited for the baby to come but also my hospital stay. I love my hospital stay. 2 days of laying in bed, being served great food. What more could a girl want. Right? Anyway, I am excited for the birth of this baby boy. Our family seems complete after this.