Friday, June 27, 2008

Even More Pictures!!!



Our sweet complete family.

















Big Brother Colby holding his little sister.











Tate is so funny.











Grandpa and Payton.













Grandma and Payton.














Grandma and Grandpa with most of the grandkids. There missing Jaxson, Sarah, and Lilly.

More Pictures!!!

Daddy and Payton. She is just Yawning not crying she really is a good baby.












Daddy and the boys.













Mommy and Payton.













I am so excited to be able to dress her in all the cute girly clothes.













Daddy and Payton taking a nap after a long night.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Payton Mwanalee Mapengo has Arrived!!!!


This is me waiting for my IV, they were having trouble finding my veins, 5 pokes later I was ready to go, not to mention the 3 pokes for my epidural, they kept hitting my bone.






Our sweet little Girl that we love so Much. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 in. long. Born on Monday June 23rd at 6:59 pm.














Ready to go home from the hospital.















So last night at 3 am we got some blood tests back for Payton and she has a little bit of a high count of Bilirubin which is called Jaundice.
So lets just say Dereck and I could not sleep at all last night she was just so fussy and she didn't want to be in her little Phototherapy bed which is a light treatment that is used to treat Jaundice. Luckily we stayed another night because I kinda wanted to go home yesterday and if we had she could have gotten a lot worse. Thank goodness Dereck had that feeling that we should stay one more night. We were still able to go home and a nurse came and brought a phototherapy bed to our house and we will have a nurse come daily to do tests. This is a picture of what the bed looks like, Its kinda like a tanning bed, and so far today she has done great in it lets hope tonight will be good and Dereck and I can get some sleep.


Our little Princess!!!
















Tate loves his little sister, it is so fun to see how sweet he is to her, he gives lots of kisses and hugs and is helping Mommy so much.


We have lots of more pictures coming with pictures of Mom, Dad, Colby, Tate and Payton. Hopefully we will have them up in 2 days so be sure to check back. Plus they are way better Pictures because there on my moms camera and she has a really nice one.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our Waiting Is Almost Over!!!!

You've got a home so full of love,
Yet your not here, our little gift from above.
These days go by so slow as we wait,
For you my little Girl, to break through life's gate.
I promise daughter, to never leave you,
As you, Dad & I have worked hard to retrieve you.
This world will be full of temptation & trouble,
And I never expect you to live in a bubble.
I do expect you to give me the chance,
to raise you in love which I know you'll enhance.
You'll change my world, you'll change my life,
And with God's help, you'll be alright.
Please hurry little Angel, and get here soon,
So I can make my happiness be seen from the moon.
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We are all so very excited for our little Girl to arrive tomorrow. Today I am going to be relaxing and taking a couple naps to prepare for all those sleepless nights. I hope Dereck will be able too figure out how to post the pictures of the baby, but he is not a blogger even thought I have showed him step by step. We will just see how he does but you all might have to wait until I come home from the hospital just to warn you. Wish me luck.

Friday, June 20, 2008

No Baby Yet...

So yesterday I went to the zoo to maybe see if I could get something started, I was there for 4 hours. Well lets just say NOTHING happened. No contractions, not even one, No water breakage, and I felt fine all day. I guess she just wants to stay in there. So it looks like Monday will be the day if she likes it or not.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tanzanian Meal



So I thought I would give a little taste into some of Dereck's favorite meals from his home in Tanzania on the left is a desert called Maandazi they taste like a donut without all the sweets and it has Ground Cardamon in it, which really gives it a nice taste.
I decided since I wont have a lot of time when the baby comes that I would go all out and make one of his favorite dishes because he wont be getting it for awhile,( Its to time consuming.) I made Chapati which is a type of bread, Tanzanian Potatos, and Rice with a Tanzanian Stew. I am so thankful that some of his friends taught me how to cook this stuff because I love that I am able to cook something that reminds him of home.

Nesting, Nesting, NESTING!!!!

I have been in this nesting mode this whole week and it actually is kind of animalistic, It seems like all day I am searching to find something out of place, kinda like when animals are searching for there prey. It seems like I clean all day and am always walking around with an all purpose cleaner. I don't remember being this obsessive when having the boys. I have even been keeping up on my dishes (let me remind you all I don't have a dishwasher) and laundry, which is amazing. So hopefully she will come soon because I think it is driving my kids and Husband crazy.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fun with Friends!!!

I really am so lucky that Kara has Boys the same age as both of mine. Today has been a lot of fun for my boys,
We invited Dylan and Gavin over to play and they all get along so well. I don't hear any fighting or crying it is just amazing.


We colored, played outside, made a fort with chairs and blankets, had lunch (pizza) and we played with almost every toy we have.
I forgot to show everyone when Glitterbug and Beep Beep came to Colby's School. They did such a great job as usual. And all the kids loved it. Colby's class all got Clown noses, It is such a cute picture. You would think Colby might be a little embarrassed that his grandma is a clown being that he is a boy, But he sure likes to show her off. He absolutely loves his grandma.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Next Monday might be the Day.

So I had my OB appointment today and I am still 2-3 cm, He said if I haven't had the baby by Monday then he will induce me. So for sure I will have the baby in a week, but I am sure praying for her to come earlier than that. So I will be jumping up and down the stairs and going on lots of walks this week. My doctor is not on call this weekend, so I would like her to come by Friday. I will keep you all posted.

Friday, June 13, 2008

She is Running out of Room!

So yesterday I was kinda concerned about the baby because I didn't fell her kick a lot. So I was really concerned when even after dinner she only moved once within a 1 1/2 hour period. I usually feel her kick at least 12 times within 30 min after eating. So I decided to go to the hospital to find out what was going on, well her heart rate was great and she even moved a couple more times for me, so at least I could sleep knowing she was OK. I was there for 2 hours and then they sent me home. I think she is just running out of room. Today she has been very active, so at least she is being nice and reassuring me that she is just fine.

My Kindergarten Grad!!

So my big Boy is now officially a 1st grader.
Mrs Tarver does a graduating ceremony every year
for her kindergarten class. It was actually a really nice
Ceremony. They all sang "I'm everything I am,
because you loved me" by Celine Dion, to all the parents.
They even did sign language with it.
Colby has learned so much this year and has grown
to be such a smart boy.
We are so excited to see
all the new things he will learn next year.


Colby getting his diploma from his teacher Mrs. Tarver.

Mrs. Tarver and Mrs. Massey's Graduating Classes.
Colby's right in the middle.


Afterwards we took Colby out to his favorite restaurant Azteca.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Art by Colby


So Colby wanted to color this morning and he came to me with this. I thought it was one of the best Pictures he has made, So I decided to post it on here. He has never put so many colors in one thing, And for being 6 years old I thought he did a pretty good job drawing the Shark. For any of you that don't know My son is fascinated with sharks. He loves watching the discovery channel when they have shark week and he also likes watching JAWS.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Watch Deal or No Deal Tonight!!

My Friend is on Deal or no Deal tonight he is one of the friends that is there in support of the Scoutmaster who is playing the game. His name is Chip and he is in a green shirt.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fathers Day Gift!




So Colby liked making the last craft for his Teacher so much that he thought it would be fun to do something for his Dad for Fathers Day, so I had an old picture frame that we decoupaged. It is actually a lot of fun to do.

Gift for Colbys Teacher.






So Colby and I made this fun craft for his Teacher. He did all the glueing and I just placed the paper down. I have never done it before, But I got the idea from Honor, and it sounded really easy to do. Colby is so excited to give it to his teacher, he picked the word LEARN because he said "All we do is LEARN in her class."

Monday, June 9, 2008

Some of the Gifts from the shower!


Tallie gave me this cute outfit, she also is so thrifty and
found a bunch of cute clothes at a .25 sale.


This Blanket matches her crib bedding and her car seat.
This was made by my mom,
she has made these types of blankets for each of her grandkids.


This is from my Sister, It is a diaper caddy.
This will be so nice to have, At least I will feel organized in someway.


These where made by Honor, she made this blanket and Burp rags.
I made some burp rags a couple months ago but they are not as cute as these.


This was given by my friend Jolanda.
The tutu skirt is so cute.


Kara made this Nursing Wrap, and these cute little hair bands with flowers.
I think she should sell the nursing wraps they are so cute.
I am trying to talk her into it.

I got a bunch of other great gifts, I just didn't
want to post all of them because it would take up a lot of room.
I sure did appreciated every gift that was given.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Teri's Baby Shower


These are my wonderful friends that through me a
baby shower, Honor and Tallie.
I also have the pleasure to have them as Visiting Teachers.
They definitely got there visit in this month,
actually It should be counted for more visits I think.


They had Fruit and Muffins for people to snack on.
The fruit salad was so Yummy.


I even had Glitterbug and Beep Beep attend my Shower.
(For most of you that don't know My mom is on the Left.)
They had an event to go to right after my shower.

This is some of the group.
Kara, Trissa, Tallie, Cindy, and half of Honor



Honor made these cute Treat bags for everyone that attended.
The shower was at her house, and I know how much
hard work Honor and her Husband put into getting it ready for the shower.
I just wanted to thank her again.
It was so much fun, And I am so thankful for such great friends.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Tates way of eating oranges...

Dereck gave Tate an orange and he was eating it so funny,
He would honestly shove his face in it trying to get all the juice out of it.
Its so nice how such little things can entertain our family.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Babys Crib


I love great deals, I found this crib bumper for only $12.00. So now her room is almost complete, The only thing I need now is her. I still have somethings I want to put on the wall but I need to figure out her name first. It is still between Payton and Millie, we are not making any decisions until we see her. Its so exciting.


Mommy and Tates day together


Tate found a Sea Shell.


Tate did not want to take a picture with this Dead crab, He was terrified of it.

There are 5 Purple starfish all clumped together. I love there Purple Color.


Tate was even Terrified of this little tiny Crab. So Funny.

Today has been a fun day so far, Tate and I started off the day going to the Tacoma water front because it was a really low tide. We saw Birds, Crabs (even dead ones), Starfish, and sea shells. Then we went to Target and got some new makeup because I was in need of some new stuff and some things for my hospital bag for when I go into labor, So I think I have everything I need and my bag is packed and ready. Then we came home had lunch and took a nap. Tate was really good at all the places we went so an added bonus for me.