Friday, December 29, 2006

Brand New and absolutely adorable!

Welcome Baby Tristan!!

Tristan Thomas Sanderson
Born: 12/29/2006 @ 9:47am
19 3/4in.
6lbs 3/4oz

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Maybe Not...

Well, I went into the hospital at 9:00 yesterday morning. They ended up not starting me on plutosin until 1:00, because they had to have an operating room open for me just in case, and there were a couple of surgeries that were ahead of me. I was having some mild contractions at the time, and once the medication started, the contractions picked up pretty quickly. By 5:00 I was having pretty steady contractions and they were starting to be a little painful. However, my uterus wasn't completely relaxing in between each contraction, so they decided to shut off the medication to give the baby a rest. I had pretty steady contractions for about an hour after that, and then they started to dwindle down. They were going to start the medication again, but there was another woman who came in who was in labor and she got priority over me, so they monitored me for a couple of hours and then sent me home about 10:30 pm. It was pretty disappointing for me, but I knew that there was a good chance it wouldn't work on the first try. They have surgeries scheduled all day today, so unless I go into labor on my own, they won't induce again until tomorrow (Thurs.) morning. Today is Jason's birthday and we have about 6 inches of new snow from yesterday. That makes a foot and a half of fresh snow since Saturday! I will do my best to keep you updated! Sorry there are no baby pictures yet. :(

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Today's the Day!

Me playing Guesstures on Christmas Eve
Jason playing Guesstures
The Anderson Family
Mom S., Dad L., Mom L. (making a baby blanket) and Carolyn A.

Jason's Birthday a little early!
First of all, Happy Holidays! I hope that everyone had a good Christmas yesterday! We have a lot of family in town and we have had a lot of fun eating and playing games. Last night I went in to the hospital for a couple of hours so that they could prep me for today. They told me that I was 60% effaced and dialated to 1 cm. This is all very good news! They put some cream in that will help it even more. I've been having contractions all night, so hopefully the plutosin (sp?) this morning will really kick me into labor. I go into the hospital in about an hour, so we may have a baby by the end of the day. :) Yippee!! Here are just a couple of pictures of our day yesterday. More to come!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I was at the doctor yesterday, and I have a little bit better idea of when the baby is coming. The baby is all in position, but there are no signs of it coming yet. So, I will be induced on Tuesday. There was a chance that they would do it today or tomorrow, but now they will wait until Tuesday. I will go in Monday night and they will get things started and then Tuesday morning they will actually give me the IV to start contractions. I would like it to come on its own right now!!! :) My family comes in Christmas Day and Jason's family is coming tomorrow, so we will have everyone here for the baby (hopefully). :) Stay tuned for more baby news coming soon!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Getting Ready

Our "nursery" is actually a closet. There is room for some of the things we already have stored in there, as well as a cradle...

Tight fit, but that is where the rocking chair will go...

And the changing table.... Please don't tell my child that he/she spent the first several months of its life in a closet!!

Sorry about the random Winter Wonderland picture! :)

Here I am getting ready to go on a walk. (Trying to get the baby ready to come out!) The shirt fit me a little better when I got it, but it works now to keep me warm! An update on the baby status: I have an appointment on Wednesday when they will schedule an induction. They may do it as soon as this Thurs. or Fri., or else they will wait until next week Tues. (12/26). We will see!! I have 2 more days of school, and after that, the sooner the better! It may come on its own anytime! :)

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Congratulations Kevin and Jaime White! They brought another beautiful little boy into the world. Introducing Gavin Isaac White born December 6, 2006 at 9:32 am. He was 9 lbs and 22 inches long. He is joining his big brothers Ayden (4 1/2) and Brennan (2). What a bunch of cuties! :)

Sunday, November 26, 2006


I was surprised on Thanksgiving Day with a baby shower! It was a joint shower with Mandy Kitchen who is expecting her second daughter in April. Thanks to my mother-in-law for having it for us!! :)

To have empathy for us pregnant women, we had a competition in getting dressed with a pillow tied around our waist. I didn't have to wear the pillow even though it looks like it!! :)

Getting ready to compete!

Mandy and I.

The passes were pretty snowy going over for Thanksgiving!

My Wonderful Husband

When I got home from work the other day, my husband surprised me with a homemade apple pie! He even made his own crust! It was delicious! :)


Jason and Shawn's excavator

It is sitting on our property for now. This is the new bucket and thumb that they had attached.

Ready for action! :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My Lil' Pumpkin

All the other moms have pictures of their adorable little kids in a pumpkin costume, so I wanted to join in the fun! DeAnne did a great job of disguising my belly!

After the pictures were taken, the kids got to have a turn! :)

You can view Renee's little pumpkin , Amanda's little pumpkin, and DeAnne's little pumpkins.

Cody kept wanting to kiss the pumpkin.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Our first blizzard of the year! We got about an inch in the first 1/2 hour, but it's been snowing all day since then! These were taken of the view out of my classroom window! Yes, I have a view! :) I love snow!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Baby Pictures!!!

I had an ultrasound today at 31 weeks 3 days. It was so exciting!!!!

This is the baby's profile taken with the standard ultrasound equipment.

Then, the nurse attached a different device and took a few 4-D images of the baby! It is amazing how real the pics are!

Isn't technology amazing? The baby has definitely inherited the Sanderson full lips!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Stehekin Boat Docks

Fall colors on the one street through Stehekin. Even though you can't get there by car, the residents have cars, that were brought up on a barge, that they use to get around town. We met a very nice woman at the boat dock, and she drove us all around and gave us a little tour!

The town of Manson from the lake. This is the town right next to Chelan where we own property that we will someday like to live on! Isn't it cute????

This is our rental house. You thought I was pregnant! Hahaha

When I get home, I'll fix this picture, sorry. Almost 31 weeks!


Rainbow Falls in Stehekin

Jason told me he wouldn't shave until he got a deer. Once hunting season ended and he was deerless, I got pretty nervous! I was finally able to convince him that I was his dear and he shaved. :) But, as you can see, he was a little bitter about it! :)

Stehekin is a very small town at the very tip of Lake Chelan. It is about 40 miles up the lake from Chelan. There are no roads leading into the town, so you can only get there by boat or float plane. On Sat. we took the boat up and spent the day there! It was beautiful!!!! This is coming into Stehekin on the boat.

The boat ride was a bit cold, especially in the back where the wind chill got us!

The last one room school house! There are 11 students this year K-8. What a fun place to work!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A View from the Bus

I decided to show you a few of the sights that I get to see everyday! This is a cute little church in Chelan.

A cloudy day view of the Chelan Dam from the bridge.

Beautiful fall colors along the lake!

Downtown Chelan. There are lots of little shops and there are some cute harvest decorations.

This is where you can find me everyday! Icicle River Middle School. My room is in the upper left corner, but it faces the hill. :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Packer Fans

We got all decked out in our Packer gear to go and watch them lose on Monday! :( Boohoo! Maybe this week! :)
We are living in the rental house now. I will post a few pictures of our new place! I had my first prenatal appointment today since leaving Las Vegas. It was really good to see how much weight I've gained! 13 lbs! Jenny Craig's worst nightmare! :) I got to hear the heartbeat again..140 bpm...and I had some more blood drawn. I will get a shot next week. Yippee!