Saturday, November 26, 2011

He's Here!

Sunday morning my water broke, but I didn't know it for sure. I put off going in to the hospital because I didn't want to go in if I had only peed my pants! Then when I "peed my pants a little again" in the afternoon, we decided to drop Tucker off and head for the hospital. It wasn't until we were waiting for them to check if it was my water that broke that I realized that I was at it again, so when they came in to check, they didn't really even have to check to see if it was my water that broke. By 11PM our little boy had arrived! I didn't realize that he could come that quick!

He was born 11/20/11 at 11PM weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces, and he was 19 1/2 inches long. And I was able to have a successful VBAC.

Well, we did leave the hospital without writing a name down on the birth certificate information, but we have decided that his name is Zeb Arlo Schaugaard. So we definitely chose one quicker than when we named Tucker!

We are so happy to have him in our family! We still don't know how Tucker feels about it--he's had a lot of people in town to keep him entertained. Hopefully I can keep up with both kids when everyone leaves!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Big Belly Update

Well, we have 15 days to go till my due date! The doctor says if he comes this next week, it would be great! We're hoping that I don't have to be induced since I am trying for a VBAC. I think that would be great too! I'd like him to come before the holiday craze. Any suggestions to get labor going? :)

Here are some big belly pictures :) I went to do a photo session for a family and decided to have Gary follow along so that afterwards we could get some before the baby comes. We lucked out and got Tucker to kiss the baby. I think he still doesn't quite grasp the concept that we will have another little boy soon.

Also, we are still up for any name suggestions!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Pictures

This year I ventured out to make Tucker's costume. I decided that he would probably like to be Mater from Cars. I found some costumes online, but they were pricey and just didn't cut it. So I took some leftover fabric that I had lying around and looking at some of the costumes online for a reference, I went to work. It honestly cost me about $5 to make, since I had the paint and the fabric already. I used wire hangers to make the frame. It did take some time to make though.

Well, Halloween came and I was going to take Tucker to the gym daycare while I went to a Zumba class. (Yes. I for sure look awkward doing Zumba at 8 months pregnant!) The kids were supposed to wear their costumes so they could go trick-or-treating around the gym. Tucker threw a major tantrum and would not put it on. I was bummed. I took it anyway and told them at the daycare that it was there for him. Then halfway through my class, the kids started to pile in. There he was wearing his Mater costume. I was so glad he wore it!

Then when our friends, the Callisters, came over to get ready for the trunk-or-treat, he would not wear it again. Maybe it was because it was boxy and had to go over his head. I really don't know. But when we got to the trunk-or-treat and he saw that we would not let him have any candy until he put on his costume, he decided to give it a try. After that, he had a blast trunk-or-treating and trying to tow everything around!

A lonely Tow Mater with no one that would wear him

Lily was more than happy to wear the Mater costume to show Tucker that it was cool.
Lily and Tucker playing in the leaves
Finally Tucker put on his costume!
Little Jack was the cutest little devil!
Tuck finally got some candy!
Proof that sometimes Tucker does follow the devil
Two little buddies eating their candy
Daddy and Tuck posing for a picture
He does like the costume after all! I wish wish wish this one was in focus!
Mommy and Tucker posing for a picture--Tucker has on his crazy candy hyper face!
The Callisters all posing for a picture. They were the cutest little Dr. Seuss characters ever! 
Wait--does Daddy know where he's going?
Tucker tried to tow everything: Lily...
...and I think he was even convinced that he could tow our car.