Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maternity Leave

I am officially on maternity leave as of tomorrow! I am sooo excited.. I know, I know I work from home.. but the idea that I don't have to answer my phone until August is a BEAUTIFUL thought.... and having Dax to stare at all day helps... I am falling more and more in love with this little munchkin!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just a few...

One of the first pictures... sucking his thumb just like zoey does.. thumb in the mouth finger in his nose...

All are from my phone.. so the quality stinks...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Daxton Andrew Mattes

19 1/2 inches
1:17 am

he is a little peanut! Tiny in every way. We are sooo in love!

We will add some pics when we get home.... Sorry!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Baby boy... you are a very anticipated child... we have been waiting for you, and now we are hours away from heading to the hospital to have you... Sorry for making you come out when you seem to enjoy it in there, but we can not wait to see you..

We love you sooo much and can not wait to see the joy and excitement you will bring to our family. We love you more than you will ever know, though we have yet to meet you! Love you little boy.. thank you for making us more of a family than we are now, and especially for letting me be your mom...

I'll try not to screw it up too much..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An end in sight...

After speaking with my doctor today... I will be induced Friday morning starting at 6 pm. I am soo excited to see the end... I know it will be a long process and one that is not so fun... but for now, Daxton we can't wait to see you!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dad's are for...

spinning in circles, jumping on beds, buying their kids whatever they want, spoiling little girls, giving treats, slip n' slides, chasing, tickles, catching bugs and lizards to show-off, playing games mommy won't play, drinking chocolate milk, watching cartoons, building blocks, riding in trucks, hanging upside down, reading the same book a million times, playing dress up with 'pretties', coloring... wipe away tears, hugs and kisses, and loving their kids unconditionally...

Gary you are an amazing dad.. and watching you with Zoey makes me love you even more than I already do...Thank you for making me a mommy again! Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Here we sit...

Well Daxton had different plans for us...

We are admitted to the hospital awaiting his arrival... Gary brought me to the hospital around 8pm with contractions, after being monitored for two hours they decided it was baby time!

and then... at 8am the doctor sent us home.. and labor stopped... I am annoyed!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Ahhh.. I love summer! We have been spending as much time as possible in Grandma and Pop's pool.. Its a heck of a lot cooler than being outside playing and it is the only relief for a 37 week old prego girl...

Zoey LOVES the pool.. and its even better when we share the pool with friends.. Autumn and Haley!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Oliver is loving that Gary is on Summer Vacations...

Cyrus has been Zoey's buddy. Zoey will often call for Cyrus to come into her room... until Autumn came over to play. Cyrus was left out.. and was very sad, since he was shut out of Zoey's room... poor puppy!

37 Weeks...

Let the countdown begin... 3 weeks and counting.. if not sooner. But I don't think I am that lucky... I had my first weekly doctor's appointment Wednesday, as I will until Dax makes his appearance.

Good news: I am 2 centimeters dilated already.. which is amazing!
Bad news: The doctor estimated Dax's size as 6.5lbs, right now, which means that my the time he is born... he could be close to 9lbs! Since babies pack on the pounds in the last month... May God be with me....

Other than that things are going well.. having contractions few and far between, which brings hope and then disappointment... Dax isn't moving as much, but I definitely still feel the jabs and kicks....

20 days.. 20 days!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Zoey did this today while eating lunch without any help.... pretty close..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

36 weeks...

So its official.. one month or less for DAX! I am soo excited! This pregnancy has been great... no problems, no complications, little or no issues.. but if I were pregnant for longer than expected... let's just say Zoey might be an only child.

I will be very excited once this is over... not only to see my sweet baby boy, but to be done with pregnancy. I love feeling him move all over, and kick. But let's just say there are several things I will not miss...

- my fingers and toes swelling.. by the time Dax is here my fingers might have swelled so much that they have become flippers

my fingers don't normally look like this...

- swelling all over.. I am already noticing my face getting bigger.. last time no one would tell me this was happening, this time I am aware. (see picture below)
- wearing a replacement wedding ring.. i really miss mine.
- heartburn... more like heart inferno!
- Tums and all the yummy flavors!
- being hot.. indoors.. with air conditioning!
- Stuffy noses = worse snoring than ever! I normally snore, but now I wake myself up.
- Bloody noses and gums! - I know just what you wanted to read, but its true
- Gary not sleeping in the same bed due to snoring
- Not being able to move in normal ways - couches are a new enemy of mine.
- Not being able to breath - HORRIBLE! I just want one deep breath.. is that so much to ask for.
- Braxton hicks - These are a cruel cruel joke on Pregnant women.
- Not being able to lay in a comfortable position for extended periods of time... either Dax doesn't like the position or one of my arms falls asleep.. this is lovely in the middle of the night
- Peeing CONSTANTLY!.. it doesn't help that Zoey is the official toilet flusher, so I never get to use the restroom alone.
- Waking up in the middle of the night.. i know this won't end once Dax is here, but at least I will get to look at a cute baby..

I know in the end its all worth it.. and one day I will miss being pregnant, but in this here and now.. IT SUCKS! (despite the smile...its only for show)