Thursday, July 15, 2010


I know I have been the world's worst blogger... I vow to do better... WAIT! Is it possible to have 4 kids and still blog?!? We shall see starting.... TOMORROW!

As you all know, we've had a busy summer of traveling, visitors, moving out of base housing, etc. We are now staying in TLF (temporary living facilities) on the Air Force Base. It is a furnished 3-bedroom duplex, and actually hasn't been too bad, except not having my own bed for the end of pregnancy, and the uncomfortable couch and chairs.

And did I mention it is HOT! Like 110* heat index with the humidity. I am always sweating! AND, the A/C has been out for a few weeks in the parent/child room at the gym... making my 45 min elliptical rides VERY sweaty. You'd think that would save me from the weight gain?? Well - it hasn't, but I do "feel" a lot better at the end of a pregnancy than I ever have. And, my OB says she thinks I'm retaining a lot of fluids from the heat. And, hopefully, starting exercise again post-baby won't be starting from ground zero again....

We've been swimming, playing, cleaning, sewing... and getting ready for this baby girl who comes... TOMORROW!

Yes, I am getting induced TOMORROW, July 16th, at 6 am. Name? NO! Dilated and ready? Yes, dilated to 2cm and "soft and thin". Hopefully things will go smoothly.

We are all a little more nervous this time around for the delivery. When people as if I'm ready for 4 kids, I say YES! Because having 4 kids means she arrived safely! Not sure if it's because I've had 3 pretty uneventful deliveries, and I feel like it's my "turn" to have something go wrong.... or if Heavenly Father's trying to teach me another lesson about faith... or if it's because just 2 short years ago (almost exactly) our dear friends lost their sweet baby girl during delivery... or, if I am just unnecessarily worrying. Either way - my OB offered me a sleeping pill for tonight because, "I seemed a little more reserved and nervous". I turned it down. I think a priesthood blessing will be the best sleeping drug I can get.

My boys are SOOOOO excited! Their excitement is contagious too - and we are all anxious to meet our little girl!

Andrew gets a week off for "paternity" leave. Thank you Air Force!

Then, my mom will come and help out while Andrew works his final week.

Then, it's off to Coeur d'Alene, ID! Yes, we're moving with a 2-week-old. But, we do get to see lots of family and friends on the way, and we LOVE an adventure. :)

We will post pictures of this baby girl asap!

ps... if any of you in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area have been putting off your dental work until Andrew returns to the area ;) You can call now for an appointment starting in August!


Key Family said...

I am so excited for you to have your little girl! Everything will go great:) I cant wait to see pictures she'll be darling. I loved my labor day is that weird? Its just so exciting and then she was finally here and Ive felt more blessed then ever to be a mom:)

I'm sad you have to move it was good getting to know your cute family, but now we can keep in touch on here:) Good luck with tomorrow!!

The Crandizzles said...

Can't wait to meet you and your family! I feel like I know you even though we've never met. :) And Ryan for sure needs an dentist appt! Sign him up!

Brooke said...

Cassie - how exciting!!! Good luck tomorrow. You have such a beautiful family. I love your actually inspired me to make one :)

Love all of the names you've picked out. She's gonna be a cutie!

wurstens5 said...

Good Luck. I can't wait to see pics. Good luck moving too. That is a beautiful area

the landreths said...

So, so exciting! Good luck with everything. I'm excited to see pictures of a little Larson girl! :)