Monday, May 20, 2013

Ammon's Birthday and 36 Weeks

Yesterday Ammon turned 3 years old!  I can't believe he is getting so big!  It's also weird to me to think that when Eden turned 3 years old, I already had Isaac, who was a little over one, and a couple of weeks later had EmmaLee as a newborn!  CRAZY!  Ammon still seems so young to me that it's weird to think how close the other kids were at that time!  It's amazing I survived! 

One thing that I love about Ammon is how imaginative he is.  He can go into the toy room and play with his toys for hours at a time, all by himself!  And, he actually role plays them!  His cars talk and play together, his Lego's act out scenes, and if he has no other toys, even his fingers will do as characters!  He's my only kid that has been so imaginative at this age, and I love it!

I don't know if it is good or bad, but Ammon has really become a mama's boy these last few months.  While I love that he loves me, I worry with a new baby on the way how he is going to take it!  I'm planning on making sure I still get good one on one time with all my kids after the baby comes, I worry that it will still be more change than he is wanting!  But, I think I worry about that with all my kids, and, surprise, surprise, things always end up working out!  The hardest part will probably be when I am at the hospital.  Ammon hasn't spent a lot of time away from me, and it always seems to upset the younger kids when they come to the hospital and see their mom hooked up to IV's and stuff!  But, again, experience has shown me that things work out, so I'm trying to not let my emotions and hormones stress me out and make me worry about it too much!!

As for my pregnancy, I had an ultrasound done at 33 weeks, and everything still looked great!  They still wanted me to follow through with weekly stress tests starting at 34 weeks, so I've now had 3 done, and every single one of them have gone great.  He is very active and my placenta seems to be holding up just fine!  He has been really low this whole pregnancy, with his head already being really far down in my pelvic region.  This has created more pressure and uncomfortableness when it comes to walking, and these last few weeks are not getting easier!  People keep saying they don't think I will make it to my scheduled c-section date because I've dropped so much, but the truth is that I really never was up!  The advantage to this is that this little guy hasn't been in my ribs as much as the other kids, but again, the disadvantage is that walking has been harder this time around!  The good news is that 3 weeks from today, this little boy will already be around 12 hours old!!!  Yeah!  We are almost there!  It's so fun to feel him moving around, but I'm so excited that it is almost time to get to hold him in my arms!  I got to hold Melanie's baby boy on Saturday for a while at a family birthday party, and it made me so excited to get to meet my own little guy!

Here's some recent pictures of Ammon:
 Ammon says that Ryder is his "best friend"!  They are so cute together, although sometimes they are more like siblings and bug and bother each other!
 I took this picture of Ammon the morning of his birthday.  Of course he has a couple of his cars with him!
He thought he was so funny when he drew with marker all over his face!  He was very proud of himself!!!  Love this boy!!!