Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I have a new appreciation

Day 2 of not feeling well.... I thought yesterday's "morning sickness" (all-day sickness) was because I took my prenatal vitamins in the morning. Haven't taken them today.
The boys and I are just hanging out at home all day today. I'm doing laundry. Boys are still in PJs. We just built some awesome train tracks and they are (so far) playing very nicely together with trains.
So, my new appreciation is for moms of more than 2 kids. I am not sure how they were able to grow another human being and take care of the kids they already have. Seriously. I know a ton of families with 4+ kids and I just am in awe of the moms lately. Maybe things will look better after a nap. Almost everything looks better after a nap.
Did I mention it is only 10:22am. Long time until nap time..... darn.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Going to bed

It's 8:48pm and I am exhausted.
Two friends (Keely and Irini) and I took our 6 & a 1/2 kids (yes, Sweet Baby Boo counts as a half right now) bowling this morning. We celebrated President's day with bowling, fries and of course, ketchup. Mason seemed to enjoy throwing the ball as hard as he could at the lane. Miles just wanted to be in the middle of the action. As always!
There was a little drama in the parking lot as we were loading the kids up to come home.... it involved a 4" screw and Keely's tire. We had ridden out there together, so it was a quiet drive home. 3 kids napped at my house while she was sent to 4 places to get a new tire. Really??? Shouldn't have been so difficult.
Anyway.... it is being fixed and no one was hurt. Thankfully!
OK, It's 8:54pm and it is past this momma's bedtime.
Miles finally slept all night last night. Praying he repeats it again tonight.

Just wanted to update.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What's your name's hidden meaning?

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

(I agree with about half of this.... the other half is just not me. Thoughts?)

You Are Smart and Curious

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.People can see you as stubborn and headstrong.

You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

more numbers

Forgot to add a few more numbers yesterday.....

Mason's birthday - 01.26.05
Miles' birthday - 05.26.07
Baby's due date - 09.26.09

Mason and Miles' birthdays are exactly 28 months apart.
Miles' birthday and the baby's due date are exactly 28 months apart.

I don't believe in coincidences. I believe in a God that has an amazing plan for our lives.

God never ceases to amaze me with his sense of humor and his sense of timing. After Miles was born I said that I would wait longer if we decided to have a third because 28 months was a little closer than I would like the next 2 to be. Haha thought God. Clearly he knows better, but to put them 28 months, to the day, apart (when we weren't even trying for #3 yet) is just funny to me. It feels like God is showing me in one more way that he is in control. He has a plan. He has a reason. He has perfect timing. Even though I may feel overwhelmed, he longs for me to put my hope, trust and plans in his hand and rely on his strength to get us through the hard first year.

Monday, February 9, 2009


155 ... baby's heartbeat
7w2d ... progress of my pregnancy (7 weeks, 2 days)
7w2d ... where baby is measuring in the pregnancy
1 .... number of babies in there :)
2 ... number of weeks until my next appointment

Just a run down of this morning's sonogram.

3 ... number of kids playing in my house (mason, miles and a friend)
Better go monitor the playing! :)

Friday, February 6, 2009


Sorry for the lack of updates. Morning sickness (which is the worst misnomer ever. EVER. I feel ok usually in the mornings, but start going downhill mid-day until bedtime) is kicking in hard this week.
I am struggling to keep up with the boys, the house, laundry, grocery shopping. Most other things are just falling to the wayside. Sorry.
But, I did want to post that we have a sonogram on Monday morning. I am excited to see this little peanut and make sure there is only 1. You never know......... so many things about this pregnancy are a surprise. God might just think bringing me to my knees is funny. Yeah, so not funny to me though.
The boys are great. Miles is starting to talk all the time. He repeats everything he hears and his favorite phrase is "did you see that". I hear it often. Usually when he is doing something he should not be doing. This kid is the one that will give me grey hairs. Mason is steady as always. He is a delight these days. He is so excited about the baby in mommys tummy and reminds me that there is one in his as well. We had his second parent-teacher conference at school this morning and he received a glowing report. I am proud of all he is learning and so happy that he is becoming more confident in his abilities. I do realize that he needs a lot of praise and encouragement in order to be self-confident. Both boys are such sweet boys. It almost feels that my heart will explode with one more to love.
Take care and I'll update early next week about the sonogram.