Monday, 28 July 2014

Introducing our precious baby boy...

Caleb Joshua Oestreich

July 18, 2014
3:24 PM
8 lbs 11 oz
21.5 inches
 











He's 10 days old today and we are SMITTEN, IN LOVE, HEAD OVER HEELS!!!

Thank you, Lord for this beautiful gift and miracle!!!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

40 weeks!!!

 
 
Baby: Who knows how big he is!! I could find out his weight estimation at my ultrasound today...but I don't know if I want to know!!! :-0


How I'm feeling: Physically, I'm feeling pretty good! Some days I nap several times in a day, other days I don't need to nap at all! Emotionally...I am so ready for him. I can't believe my due date is just today. We've been waiting for him in New Liskeard for almost 2 weeks now...so to just now be at my due date is a little rough. We are just dying for him to come!! :) But we know the Lord's timing is perfect!!!!! Just anxious :)


Sleep: Sleep has been pretty decent! At the house we are staying at we have a King size bed...which is AMAZING. I have to get up at least 4 times a night to use the bathroom, plus I have to roll over at least 3 times, so between all that it isn't quality sleep, but at least I have time to nap when I need...a luxury I may soon lose! :)


Workouts: Existing is my workout. Ha, just kidding..kinda. We've gone for a couple walks by the lake here in New Liskeard which is beautiful! When we are out and about during the days I'm pretty wiped out by the end.

Clothes:Wearing mostly maternity shorts and shirts when we go out and comfy clothes and tank tops when we are at the house! We did a pretty good job packing for this trip and have felt like we've had everything we need as far as clothes and the changing temps!
 
Cravings/aversions: It has been VERY nice having more food options in New Liskeard. We've gone out to this yummy restaurant a few times, plus have ground chicken and turkey available so my mama has made some really yummy dinners. She is feeling much better and has been so incredibly helpful. I've had a lot of turkey bacon lettuce tomato avocado sandwiches. mMmm. They have a Tim Horton's so I've had a few Birthday Cake Tim Bits (like dunk's Munchkins) The donut above is a Canadian Maple for Josh...those are pretty yummy! I've been eating lots of Peanut M&M's too! Ah. so bad but so good. It's been nice having a house with a full kitchen so we can eat really well and balanced meals!

Movement:  He is still my little mover!! Wish he would move on out and into my arms!!

What I'm loving: I'm loving that we are *hopefully* days, but at most 2 weeks away from meeting our little man. Thankful for the time with my parents...though I think we are all ready to get back to Moose Factory. Loved a lazy last night with Joshua, sitting in bed watching the Canadian Amazing Race and chatting. Love this miracle and gift.

Daddy: He is DYING to meet his son! It's been a little tough being away from home for him. He misses teaching and studying, and just the comforts of being home, but is still enjoying the relaxing time we've had. We are ready to kiss that sweet baby face.
 
We are just READY. Praying that he would come today!!!!!!
 
Thanks for reading our baby updates...hopefully the next one will be a picture of our little man!!!
 
<3

Thursday, 26 June 2014

38 weeks 2 days

{ghetto mirror shot...hollla}
 
Baby: Baby boy is 19.75 inches long and 6.8 lbs approx (I can't wait to find out how much he weighs!!!)

If you haven't read this update, you may want to before you read this, everything will make a lot more sense :)


How I'm feeling: Feeling pretty good! Better than last week! I'm still very exhausted. Yesterday I was feeling frustrated that at 38 weeks I'm having to pack for myself, pack for my baby (which by the way is really hard when you're a first time mama!!), clean my whole house, get all the sheets washed, and get everything in order to be able to leave on the train tomorrow to go have baby boy. It's been hard work, but I know that I will be happy I did the work ahead of time when I come home sleep deprived with a new baby. This has been a very exhausting week, and I just can't wait to get to our new location and CHILL!!!
 


Sleep:  Sleeping has actually gotten a little better this week. I still get up to use the bathroom, but I have been able to fall asleep and stay asleep for longer periods. I'm sure the exhaustion has a lot to do with it!


Workouts: My workouts have been going going going getting my house in order. We haven't had time to go for a walk the last few days. Where we are headed is a very serene place in the woods...I plan on walking while we are there. There is no wifi or anything, so not much to do, which is PERFECT. We can relax and walk and just wait for baby!

Clothes: Still sporting sweats and big T's or tank tops whenever I can :) I'm so relieved we will be the only people staying in the house we are going to so I don't have to think twice about looking like a scrub all the time.

Cravings/aversions: I did enjoy a slushy thing yesterday. Still liking cold things. But no real crazy cravings.

Movement:  Always moving around, just been getting more and more different. 2 nights ago I felt him drop even more...ah...that was the weirdest feeling ever, he's quite an active little guy.

What I'm loving: Loving that only the Lord could turn the craziness of us having to leave into a sweet thing. We are now really looking forward to this little get away. I think it will be so nice to relax and be in a quiet calm atmosphere with no noise from the internet or world. Just Joshua and me waiting for our boy. We get another mini baby moon and I am thrilled about that. I am soooo excited to see my parents too. My mom is doing okay, but they will be stopping at her hospital in Illinois on the way here, so hopefully she'll be feeling much better by then. I can't wait to see them and for them to see their grand baby!!

Daddy: Joshua has been great. I think we've fallen even more in love through this adventure. It is such a joy to go through all this craziness with him. We are great partners and truly balance each other out. He has been so helpful in getting everything ready to go. We haven't let this hectic time bring us down and have truly just been enjoying each other. I couldn't be more blessed. 

We head out on the train tomorrow & will be to New Liskeard by Saturday afternoon! Baby boy can come any time after that, though I wouldn't mind a few days to RELAX before he does...but he's the boss! :)

Thank you for your prayers! I will try to do an update from Tim Horton's once we are there, but if not...you'll be seeing Baby O's face very soon!!!

<3 <3 <3