Full term

Wow, so it's been a few months since I last blogged. I figured I should write one blog about whats been going on before baby Wall makes his appearance.

We changed baby #2's name Skyler. Which means "protector". It was also going to be my name if I were a boy. We still love the name Jacob, but it's been the #1 name in the US for the last 3 years, and we didn't want him in class with 8 other boys with the same name. We also wanted a name with a good meaning. So Skyler it is!!!

Lets see, I've been pregnant now for 251 days and I feel like it's been that long ha. Tomorrow I am considered FULL TERM and can have him safely anytime. I've had a ton of preterm contractions and back labor. Ended up going into the hospital twice and one time they gave me a steroid shot to help develop his lungs in case he decided to show up early. Since I have less then 6 contractions in an hour, they said it's just my new normal of life. When I was in the hospital two weeks ago, I had 5 in an hour, darn-it. Not to totally complain but oh my gosh back labor is no joke!!!!!! I did not have it with Triston, and am praying he moves so it will stop. He was transverse a few weeks ago which is why I had such bad contractions, but he turned (thank the Lord) and is now head down, but face up. Which is causing the back labor my doctor said since his head is pressing on my spine. He's measuring 3 weeks big, so we will see how big he really is when he comes out! My mom has gotten me two pregnant massages which were amazing, and I'm going to try to get into the chiropractor to see if they can help give me some relief. Apparently the women in my family have to work for their babies, since my pregnancy is just like my sisters and moms. I've gained half the weight that I did with Triston, just under 20lbs so far. But with Triston, I wasn't running around chasing a toddler all day long. My doctor said it's very common for the 2nd or 3rd pregnancy to be less weight gain and that baby is growing and that's all that matters. I now have pregnant insomnia and am up every night for at least an hour trying to get comfortable, putting the heating pad on my back, or just awake for no reason.

Speaking of sleeping through the night, we finally weaned Triston off the bottle in the middle of the night and he is now sleeping through the night! Did it last month when he turned 18 months. Jon had to do it because Triston did not listen to me when I told him go back to sleep. But it has been very nice getting some sleep before baby #2 comes, even if it is just for a month. Triston is talking up a storm now, way more then any other guy I know. He has the funniest personality and cracks me up all day long. We keep telling him about baby but I know he doesn't get it yet. I know he will be jealous for awhile after Skyler comes, but I know he's going to love him and be such a good big brother. Triston has been learning his colors, and his ABC's and 123's. He's been putting 2 words together and just started putting 3 words together. He's still in the 95% for his height and 70% for his weight. He's had his first set of stitches, which was horrible, but only has little scar above his eyebrow. He's in love with anything that "goes" or has a motor. Airplanes, snowmachines, all cars and trucks. Jon and I were looking at baby pictures of him last night, and I get so sad because he's so big already, and is only going to get bigger. I cherish this time I have with him, and am in no hurry for him to grow up.

Jon has been busy working, preaching once in awhile and getting stuff ready for the Island. We had a benefit art show at the church in Feb, and since then have gotten the word out about it a ton. He has also been helping out at a local at-risk-teen AA program 3 times a week for the past few months. I love seeing how passionate he is about getting this rehab started to help teenagers. Prayers are always welcomed our way for this big journey we have started!!!! He has also been so helpful this past month with Triston since sometimes at night I can't stand up straight because my back hurts so bad. Getting grocers for me and doing the dishes. I am very lucky to have such a helpful husband!!

I've been nesting like crazy, and our house is pretty much ready for Skyler to come. Organizing a house with two closets, yes only 2, which are in each bedroom has been challenging! This house has no storage, so I have to keep it organized at all time. I've also taken up a fancy to sewing and knitting. I've made Skyler all his burp cloths and swaddling bankets, so am now about to start a blanket for Triston today. Jon has also started A TON of seeds in my kitchen. 3 kinds of tomatoes, peppers, basil and parsley so far. And since we have a huge snowstorm and no sunlight they have to stay in my kitchen. He has a list of more stuff to plant this weekend also, so I'm hoping the sun comes out! But our garden will be one step ahead and start producing a lot faster!

Well there's a little update of our life. Next time I write a blog I hope its the story about the labor and delivery of Skyler!!!