Saturday, December 29, 2012

Our Fifth and Final Child is a...

BOY! :)

I am sorry it took us so long to post that, but Kev had trouble putting photos up and doing blogger on his i-phone in the hospital. We were very unprepared this time around and had no laptop with us and only a half charged i-phone :)  We weren't expecting to go into labor the morning after Christmas (a week and a half early!) during a blizzard.  It was a crazy sequence of events that I will share soon once I get more rest....but for now just know we are thrilled beyond measure to have another little boy and a brother for Dylan....we love our sweet, mellow, handsome....

Logan Thomas :)

More info and pics to come....after this mama gets more rest (we just got home from the hospital today and are all wiped out!) :)  Thanks for all the love and support.....

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our mysterious baby Stegs #5 has joined our family but we'll be keeping the details close until the kids get to meet our newest family member. 

Born Thursday Dec 27 at 12:25am,
Weighing in at 8 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches tall.

Baby and Mommy are healthy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December Baby?!

Well, it seems MY plans for a January baby are not meant to be....woke up around 5am to what I thought was pee running down my leg and since then have come to the reality that my water broke.  We are off to the hospital.....soooooo NOT ready for this (you should see our disaster of a house and nothing packed for the hospital and NO names and we're in the middle of an IN blizzard)   Like it's been from Day One...this baby has its own plans to make our live a little crazier...even starting at labor :)  More info to come......

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family (of almost 7!) to yours :)  Hope it was a blessed holiday for all.  I am just thankful it's almost midnight and I am still "with child".  For some reason I had a fear I'd have this baby on Christmas, so I am glad the day is almost over and hopefully this babe will stay put til after my b-day!  I am sorta sentimental though knowing this will be the last Christmas I will ever be pregnant.  As much as I don't love most of the symptoms of pregnancy, I know what a miracle and blessing it is to be able to carry life inside me and I am grateful to God for letting me do this 5 times.  And soon enough it'll be 2013 and we'll be holding this sweet baby in our arms and be a complete lil' Steg family...can't wait!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As BIG as a...

...Christmas tree!

That's me....I have officially reached "Christmas tree" size :)  I think I actually make our tree look small and it's not that small!  Anyway...this was me a few weeks ago after Thanksgiving so I think it's safe to say I'll be "Santa" size by the 25th which is less than 2 weeks away!  I am bigger than I've ever been with my other babies, though the doc told this week told me when she measured me, "well, at least you won't have a big baby"...what?!  She obviously hasn't seen my other 10lb babies!  I will be shocked if this baby is anything under 9lbs.  I feel like I swallowed a basketball! 

Anyway...things are going good otherwise.  I am completely overwhelmed with the holidays and trying to get ready for baby at the same time.  Just a little too much for this mama who likes to do it all.  I look forward to Dec. 26 when I can put the Christmas stuff away and focus only on baby!  Prayers would be appreciated on a couple issues...1.  I am anemic.  This is not a huge deal in itself, but probably why I have been so exhausted lately...and the iron pills are making me sick and keeping me up more than normal at night. And if you know me, I need my sleep or I am grumpy!  2.  I have group B strep.  I had a big ol' infection a month ago and it showed in my urine so they said it was pretty bad if it was there.  Me/the baby will get IV antibiotics during labor.  Just pray that takes care of it.  All I want is a healthy baby in January!  Happy Holidays to all :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

One Month from today...

...I am due to have my 5th (and final!) baby!

Where has the time gone?  And what in the world and I doing blogging about it when I am no way ready for a baby in 4 weeks!  My mind is spinning and I can't believe I'll be a mama of 5 in such a short time.  If you could just send extra prayers my way in the coming weeks, I'd really appreciate it.  I am not getting much sleep (this baby likes to literally run in my belly all night long) and I am having contractions often enough to be uncomfortable and I feel grumpier than the grinch lately :)...and I really, really want this baby to stay put til at least January 4 when my mom is here and settled!

Happy 19th to my German green baby!

Well pinch me now, my little green st paddy’s baby is 19!  The last year before 20. For some reason that feels really old. And makes me feel...