Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumkins & Fall

We finally carved our pumpkins. Grandpa was a great help. He and Dylan had a good time taking out all the guts. He actually loved the whole thing and wanted to carve away. Tyler was not a big fan, but he really wasn't feeling very well. He did come up with the face he wanted on his pumpkin and then daddy and Dylan carved it.

These are our pumpkins. Just so you know I love pumpkin carving. I love coming up with a face to carve and then seeing it finished and glowing. Soooo exciting. I think I also just really love the fall and 70 to 80 degree weather finally. I love the cool mornings and evenings and putting pants on my kids and even a light jacket or red sweater. Humidity drops and I can finally use my rollers and know that I will have great hair all day. What a great time of the year. I love Fall!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Weeks Old

Kyle is two weeks old! Time is flying by. He is doing great, staying awake a little longer, crying a little more, and getting more cute by the minute.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trunk or Treat & Grandpa

Grandpa Dickson is here to visit us. Lucky for him he arrived in time for our ward Halloween party. The boys were so excited that he was here to share in one of there favorite things of the year with them.
Tyler is Buzz Lightyear!Dylan is Woody.

I just have to share how proud of myself I am about these costumes. I got them last year the day after Halloween at the Disney store. They were half off the already half off price. I got them for Ten Dollars Each! I bought them a size larger and have managed to keep them hidden in the closest for a whole year. Way to go me!

Tyler and his best buddy Jaeden, she is Supper Girl. Also with her sister Avery who I think is a Fairy Princess.

Dylan passing out candy. This is also the face he made the whole night. He really is a happy boy, but very leery of new and different things. He wasn't so sure about this weird Mormon tradition we had him participating in, but he did manage to figure out that if you walked up to someone standing next to there car, even without saying anything or holding out your bucket, they would still give you candy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Yes! He has a Name!

This is Kyle Alan Megerle. Sorry it has take me so long to let you know. We have had a busy week and things are just finally starting to get back to a routine. Here is a quick run down. Kyle was born at 12:35am on Tuesday morning. We were in the hospital until Thursday. We probably could have left Wednesday, but the pediatrician and I decide that we should stay till Thursday to check his bilirubin level a complete 48 hours plus before we left. Why is this a worry you may ask? Well, Tyler and Dylan both had very high levels of jaundice and needed light treatments that we just did at home so we just wanted to be extra cautious. Anyway they tested him on Thursday before we left and it was only at 10.5 so we went home happily. On Friday we went back to the pediatrician for a check up and I knew before we even went that his bili level was up. His skin, eyes, and even gums were very yellow and I know newborns are sleepy but he was even more sleepy than normal, not waking up to eat. So, they tested him again and called us later to tell us that we needed to readmit him to the hospital because his level came back at a 21. Anything over 20 is a trip back to the hospital. Our other two only ever got up to 19 and 18 so we were very surprised. Needless to say, I cried all the way to Dell Children's Hospital. Partially because it is scary to take your new baby back to the hospital, and partially because I felt my other kids needed me home with them after being gone from them for most of the week. Thankfully we were only in the hospital for less than 24 hours. After hours of light therapy, only coming out of the incubator to eat and get a diaper change, his level dropped to below 15 which was low enough for us to go home. Finally home on Saturday we were all very tired and went to bed early. Dylan was coughing alot and seemed a bit grouchy but we were hoping he just needed some sleep. Unfortunately he woke up Sunday morning with a 102 fever, wouldn't eat, and wouldn't even move from were we set him unless we moved him. He got a good dose of Tylenol every 4 hours and lots of water and by Monday morning was starting to get back to his normal self. He is still a bit grouchy and crusty around the nose, but definitely on his way back to our happy Dylan. Luckily the rest of us seem to be okay, we have been washing our hands like crazy and monitoring all cups and sippy to avoid sharing germs. The hardest thing has been when he wants to hold or see "it" (baby Kyle) and trying not to have him breathe directly on him. He and Tyler have been great though, good big brothers that want to help out and hold him all the time and are always very worried where he is and is he sleeping and why does he do this and that. Jeff and I are adjusting to life with 3. Word is that 3 is the hardest and I think signs of that are already proving true. I think at any given time, someone isn't happy about something and on the verge of tears, me included, but we are working through it. We really are just so happy he is finally here and feel so blessed to have him in our lives. I love being a mother even though it is hard sometimes not to lose it, but I am trying harder to remember how precious every moment, even the hard ones, are with them. I love my boys!

Also a quick shout out to Grandma Megerle. Thank you so much for coming and taking care of us. We loved and appreciated having you down here to stay with the boys. We love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Boy Megerle

He is finally here! Our un named bundle of joy arrived October 14 at 12:30am. He was 7 pounds 10 ounces and 19 and 3/4 inches long (our smallest). He has a little bit of dark brown hair and blue eyes. We are all doing really well and enjoying every minute of him. The boys already love being new big brothers, they just want to hold him. Here are a few pictures. I will let you know when we pick a name.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another weekend

That's right! Another weekend and no baby. I guess I am to the point where I just have mixed feelings about it. One morning I wake up all depressed (yesterday) and the next (today) I just really don't care anymore. Maybe if I am pregnant long enough I can make the Guinness Book of World Records? That would be cool. Jeff's mom came on Friday to help out. I feel bad, we all just sat around all weekend just waiting. We did walk two malls and the neighborhood garage sale, but really, I am so overly prepared for this baby to come (like for the last three weeks), that there isn't much to help out with. My house is so clean, I am freaked out every night when I go to bed that the baby might come, and I won't have enough time before running out to the hospital to pick up, so it all has to get done before bed or leaving the house at anytime. Oh, did I mention how much I hate going to church this pregnant. The women all give me these looks of pity and the "hope I don't see you next Sunday" and all the men go "Wow" and slowly back away. I think if I am still pregnant next Sunday we are skipping. The only problem with that is then people will think I had the baby. I guess it is a no win and I might as well show up and endure it. Here is another picture of me over 40 weeks, courtesy of Tyler. Please don't post any comments about how great I look, and you can't believe I am 40 weeks...blah blah blah. I would much rather prefer the "wow, you are huge, that baby must be coming any day... there is no way it could stay in there much longer, where would it go?" LOL (Side note... do you see how high he still is? I am pretty sure he is never coming out.) Well, you be the judge. Alright, back to laundry, only one pair of pants that still fit okay and need them to dry so we can go to Costco. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I'll keep you posted, I go to the doctor again tommorrow.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week 40

Yes, I am still pregnant. I was really sick with a bad cold and allergies last week, but now that I am feeling better we are ramping up the labor inducing activities. There has been lots of walking and spicy food, which has only seemed to make me tired and gassy. Maybe it is time for a motorcycle ride down a back bumpy road in the country. Any more suggestions?

National Night Out

Last night was National Night Out. This is a night to learn about safety and emergency preparedness in your community and and get to know your neighbors a little better. Our community put on a great party (way to go Lara). The fire, police, and EMS departments all came and the kids got to check out there rides. There was also a fun train ride and pony ride. We got a lot of useful info and met a few more neighbors we didn't know before. Oh yeah, I also won a door prize. A really neat emergency kit. Not just a first aid kit but Emergency kit. Lets just say it has a flashlight.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Four before Five

Over the weekend we decided to spend some time together with the four of us before there becomes five (hopefully any day now). We went to Zilker Park, a great park here in Austin. Of course the best part the park is the Zilker Zepher train ride. Jeff had never been on it before and the boys and I will never pass up a trip on the train with a good snow cone. This is Barton Springs pool behind us. A landmark in Austin. A natural springs pool that is very very cold no matter how hot outside.

The kids love this park it has a huge playground. Dylan loves anything with a wheel, so of course the old firetruck in the park is a big hit.

My boys waiting for the train ride to start.

Friday, October 3, 2008

To Do

Thats right no baby yet, and since I am just sitting around waiting and thinking of things I should be getting done I thought that I maybe if I posted "the list" then I would have to do it all. These are in no particular order, just need to be done.
1. Kid hair cuts
2. Pay bills
3. Wash all bedding/sheets
4. Dust
5. Decorate for Halloween/Fall
6. Clean guest room enough for guest to sleep in
7. Clean bathrooms
8. Scrub Floors
9. Clean Fridge, Microwave, and Stove
10. Make some freezer meals
11. Pack a bag to take to Hospital (you would think that I would have done this already)
Okay! Wish me luck!