Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby on my mind

Yes, I have been thinking a lot about this little one who is growing everyday. I don't feel much different except for being more tired and feeling a little nauseous in the evenings. It's amazing to think about what this little person is doing inside me while life outside keeps on keepin' on. I can't believe October is almost over and November is already filling up fast. I'm actually glad to have a reason to slow down a bit. I can't slow down too much. But when I get tired in the afternoons, I do my best to work through it and get that laundry folded and the dishes done and the toys picked up and the children fed. But when I get that done, I'm happy to have a chance to sit on the couch with the kids and watch a movie and doze off a minute. Sure, I've got projects I could be working on, but I no longer feel guilty if I'm not working on them. It's nice to take a little break.
Summer seems so far out of reach, but I know it will be here soon enough. I added a little baby tracker to the side bar which will tell me everyday what the baby is up to and how many days into the pregnancy I am.
We've talked a little bit about names. We're considering the boy name I liked when I was pregnant with Mr. Tickles. Girl names are a bit more difficult. I think I'll have to know that I'm actually having a girl before I can really stop and think of a girls name.
I'd like to find a doctor soon so I don't have to worry about it. So many options.... don't know which way to go. But I will make an appointment with he doctor who I saw for my 6 week check-up after Mr. Tickles was born. He doesn't deliver babies (although he has) but I can go see him for prenatal vitamins and maybe get some recommendations from him. We'll see!
I'm still waiting to get really sick. I remember with Mr. Tickles that I didn't actually start throwing up until a few weeks into the pregnancy. Will that happen again? Or will I be lucky like I was with Mr. Funny and only get nauseous and not throw up? That would be super! At least for now I feel fine in the mornings and during the day so I can take care of the kiddos and still teach school and cook dinner and get through evening prayers before I start feeling sick. By then, I can crawl into bed and Mike takes over and puts the kids to bed. So far, so good!
Well, we need to head out to the doctor. Little Miss Chatterbox woke up in the early morning with an earache. It will probably be an ear infection. :( It's that time of year. Talk to you later!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

News Flash! This just in!

Read the signs:

Due Date: June 29th (Our first summer baby!)

More Birthday Pictures

The Finished Pumpkins

Mr. Tickle

Mr. Funny

Mine Side A

Mine Side B and Little Miss Chatterbox

Birthday at my Parents House

My mom was off for Columbus day, we got to spend the day there. the kids and I painted pumpkins, had Taco bell for lunch and then Steak for dinner! I ate really good for my birthday, that's for sure. We had lots of fun!

More Birthday Fun

Thanks for cooking us dinner, Doph!

Yummy Feta Cheese for my salad

The Beatles on my birthday card plus The Yellow Submarine CD (The only one I don't have)

Me and Doph w/ the girls: (and Mr. Funny w/ no pants on)

And we can't take pictures without doing a funny one:

A Special Birthday Dinner

Doph came over with her two oldest kids to make me dinner ( two of my favorites foods: salad and french fries!) Then we had crumbly apple pie for dessert. Yum!

My 26th Birthday Gift

(Sorry this has taken me so long, Mom!)

Opening my gift from Mike and the kids:

A new Our Lady of Guadalupe picture! It matches perfect on the orange walls.

Birthday Tea Party Part Three

Sorry for the poor quality pictures. My camera was set wrong.

yeah, I know her name can be seen, but I don't feel like photoshopping it out.

Birthday Surprises for Little Miss Chatterbox

She really, really wanted one of those mosquito net/canopy things for above her bed. She has been asking for one for awhile and well, I always wanted one when I was a kid. So, we got her one. While she was in the shower the night before her birthday, I put the toggle bolt and the hook into her ceiling. Then, that night, as she was sleeping peacefully, I hung it up and left a note next to her. Here she is, sleeping: Hehehe

The next morning, she ran into my bedroom and gave me a big hug and kiss. We also got her a new bedspread- pink with roses, of course!

Here she is, opening her rose comforter:

Then, I wanted to get her some kind of toy too, so we spoiled her a bit this year....

I couldn't resist! A Little Mermaid puppet Theater! That is just SOOOO her.

And some St. Therese the Litlle Flower paper dolls.