changes are among us!
So to start I have changed the name from tales north to mother knows best. For those of you following my what seems to be once a year posts, we are no longer in the north and have moved on to the tropics of BC. Dani started kindergarten this year and has been loving every minute of it! Zach is patiently waiting his turn to go to school - he has another year to wait before he can go. Ryley is doing what 2 year olds can only do to their mothers DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!! He has discovered the word NO. Last bu not least Brody is growing in leaps and bounds. He was born right on his due date of July 6, 2008. He weighed the same as ry, 8lbs, 11oz. Labour was quick. Went to bed the night of the 5 and told Chris "we're going to have this baby tomorrow" I was having some mild contractions. The morning of the 6 Chris got up for work and asked how I was feeling, and I told him the same thing as the night before. So off he went to work. I got up and made soem breakfast for the other kids and visited with my mom and Chris's mom for a little bit. Then I went outside with my dad to start the base of the deck we were building on the front of the house. The contractions were getting progressively stronger. In the early afternoon dad needed some lag bolts for the deck, so off I went into town (25 km) to the hardware store for bolts. Right in the middle of the bolt section I started getting contractions that I needed to breathe through! As a true shopaholic I went to get milk at the grocery store before I headed home! When I got home I helped dad a little bit longer then I set down my drill and looked at my mom, dad and mother in law and said "Going to go have a shower, gotta go to the hospital." and walked away! So I come in the house and call Chris and tell him he has to come home from work and that its time to go. He of course asks how long the contractions are and how far apart, well he damn near shit his pants when I told him they were about 3 minutes apart and lasting about 1 minute!!!! So he got home at 3:30ish and had me to the hospital by 4:00pm. Our doctor wanted us to phone as soon as we were on our way to the hospital cause she figured that with this being our fourth child that it was going to come very quickly. So i got to the hossy and she got there right after us. She came into my room and said "You would never guess there is anybody in labour in here, I can hear you laughing down the hall!!!" So I got a mini spinal because they didn't think I was going to be in labour for very long - it wore off right at transition! I felt all of that! So when it was time to push it took me all of 4 minutes to push that large peanut out! Brody Myles was born at 6:07pm. He is such a sweet little baby! His brothers and sister absolutely love him and dote on him all day long - spoiled! Our little troop is now complete, there are no more babies for this family. I love having babies, and I loved being pregnant but I am ready to move on to the next phase of motherhood.
In September I started working at Tim Hortons, I really like working there. Its not hard and I like the people I work with. I have applied for a new job, not because I don't like where I'm at but because I need something that pays a little more and is pretty much a guarantee that there will always be a future in it. So I went for an interview on Wednesday and got recommended to go on to the next phase of the hiring process. Hope it doesn't take to long to get hired!
While driving home from Kelowna the other day Dani asked me who my boyfriend was when I was little. I told her daddy was, then she asked me who grandma's boyfriend was and I told her grandpa. Then I asked her who her boyfriend was and she said "Emmie, he's in love with me but we don't kiss!" SHE'S FIVE!!!!! OMG how young does this start!
Friends of ours had a baby girl today! I wish I could be there to hold her and to give them all big hugs!
I ran a half marathon in Seattle in November. What an awesome experience! I finished in 2 hours 43 minutes and 19 seconds! Not bad for a spur of the moment decision! Anyway the cozyness of my bed is calling to me! G'night.