Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catch up

I've began a blog post so many times, only to be like, "What do I really want to blog about?"  I just haven't been in the blogging mood.  Part of it was that I was hiding something and I didn't want to let it slip!  lol  I'm sure most of you, if not all, are on facebook and saw our announcement that we're going to have a baby in July!  We are beyond thrilled!  I am 16 weeks today, praise GOD!  It was so difficult through the morning sickness stages, let me tell you!  And even more difficult was not being able to say, "I feel awful today."  That is also a good thing though, as I think about so many of my friends who desire nothing more than to have a baby and I know what a slap in the face a little comment such as that can you'd give anything to feel awful for that very reason- a baby growing within!  So, it was a good thing!  We had many frozen meals or fast food meals for awhile there, but now I'm back to my cookin' ways!  At my 12 week ultrasound my mom was able to come, as she flew in for Christmas!  That was very special!  The lady said the baby looks like a girl, and again yesterday at an appointment the doctor said that he didn't "see anything hanging" so we're thinking this baby is a girl.  I almost feel more relieved, considering that at least the two babies in heaven were boys...I feel like maybe my body can't carry a boy anymore for some reason.  I honestly don't know...just wonder.  I've been going to the doctor every 2 weeks to check the heartbeat for awhile now and will continue to do so until about 20 weeks.  It sure is reassuring!  On the other hand, it is hard to sleep the night before because I wonder and anticipate that appointment.  I hold my breath waiting for the doctor to find the heartbeat.  Yesterday he found it right away!!!  And I think from here on out I'll feel much better about it all, I just had to get past the 14-15 week mark (in my mind).  So, that's the excitement around here!

Other than that life is pretty much just normal.  School, housework, the norm.  We don't have anything real exciting going on that I can think of.  I guess I'll touch on something from each child and share that (more for my own record than to bore you all).

Hannah began going to a girl's book club on Saturday.  There are about 6-8 girls that will attend.  I think it will be wonderful for her.  She loves to read and loves to socialize!  Also, she'll be introduced to some books we may not have otherwise heard of or picked up.  She's pretty excited about it! 

Josiah and I had a really rough week together last week.  So Sunday we went out.  I got my eyebrows waxed (fun for him, haha) and we went to Kohl's.  He's such a trooper coming with me to shop!  Then I asked him if he wanted to get ice cream at Culver's or share a cake a Chili's and told him it's his decision.  He opted for Chili's and we shared a lemonade and cake and just had some nice conversation.  When I was asking him about the baby he was telling me how he's excited and he doesn't care if it is a girl or boy, he just wants the baby to be safe and healthy.  Such a sweetie!

Gabriel is really excelling in school!  I just am so floored by what he does!  He reads so well, sometimes he shocks me!  He does wonderfully in math!  He doesn't always sit still when I read history or science to them, but that's probably partly the age and partly his personality.  I'm just proud of how well he does, even when he may not be looking forward to doing school.

Abby has been falling asleep with Hannah in her bed for about four nights in a row.  It is so precious.  One night she stayed there all night.  Last night she ended up with a fever and slept real close to Mama.  I really need to start getting her in her OWN bed, especially before the baby arrives!  Right now she's upstairs fussing, so I'm hoping she will stay there with Hannah...not sure how it will work tonight!


Anonymous said...

So happy for you!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the wonderful news! May God bless you richly and keep your sweet baby safe and sound inside of you until she is perfectly ready for life on the outside!

I am OK said...

I am so glad you're back. I missed you. :D I hope H's book club went well. What an awesome idea for girls. The rest - of course you already filled me in on - Ha, ha,. It was really great to talk with you the other day. XOXO Jamie