Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Allie had a lot of fun trick or treating this Halloween in Gigi & Poppy's neighborhood. She chose to dress up as a kitty cat this year and was super cute. She even had a tail! She didnt care much for getting the candy but knew exactly what to say when ringing the door bell at neighbor's homes. She enjoyed seeing different pumpkins on porches along with Halloween decorations. She is growing up so fast, I can remember last Halloween she didnt quite get it and wanted to walk into everyone's home haha.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Any Day Now...

We are waiting on baby Hunter's arrival...last week at my doctor's appointment I was dilated and measuring 2 weeks ahead so hopefully that is a good sign he will make his appearance sooner rather than later. Affective Monday October 26th most Richmond hospitals will begin enforcing a new visitation policy. See article below. Sadly Allie will not be allowed to visit us in the hospital or to meet her baby brother until we are released from the hospital. It is a shame that because some people cant use common sense and leave sick children at home when visiting family & friends at hospitals that everyone is affected. Wouldn't it be great if Hunter decided to surprise us all and arrive this weekend before the new visitation policy goes into affect? HAHA! I have been doing a lot of walking this past week we went to the Zoo and walked probably at least a mile and I heard that the enzymes in pineapple can help in starting the labor process so guess what we bought last night? PINEAPPLE! So far it hasn't worked it's magic. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon so we'll see if anything has progressed.

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 21, 2009) – Richmond and Tri-cities area hospitals today announced a coordinated plan to reduce the spread of seasonal and H1N1 flu by limiting visitors to healthy adults 18 years and older and no more than two adult visitors at a time per patient.

Officials said that effective Monday, Oct. 26, they are limiting visitations in patient care areas at their hospitals because the flu is widespread in the Richmond area. Children, in particular, are more likely to get H1N1 flu and they can be infectious for longer periods of time, putting them at greater risk of carrying the virus into health care settings.

Limited exceptions for special circumstances will be made, for example, involving patients at the end of life or expectant and new fathers under the age of 18. Exceptions will be allowed at the discretion of the health care provider.

The policy will remain in effect throughout the flu season, at least through March 2010. Hospital systems working in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health will evaluate the policy based on the incidence of flu in the community.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Chesterfield Berry Farm's pumpkin patch this past weekend. Allie loves going there and choosing her pumpkin each year. She chose 4 small pumpkins, "one for mommy, daddy, Allie & baby Hunter" she said and she also chose a big one for the porch that ended up weighing 12 lbs! We had a lot of fun watching the cows, sheep, roosters, bunnies and goats. Allie got to ride the John Deer kiddie tractor ride too and she even got a little dirty! Next year we will have to take the wagon with both the kiddies!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Shower in Richmond

My good friend Amelie hosted my baby shower here in Richmond on Saturday September 19th at Salisbury Country Club. Everything was so beautifully decorated, from the flower centerpieces to the polka dot fondant cake. We had a lot of fun celebrating baby Hunter's soon to be arrival. It was great to see my close friends and family. Clint and I have been so blessed and baby Hunter has received so many nice things.