Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Long Overdue


It seems like it has been FOREVER since I've written a journal entry...OK, it has been forever...almost a month!

We have had some ups and downs and have done a little traveling thus explaining the lack of journal entries.  

The beginning of May, we headed to NC to spend a week with Pa T and Lin-Lin.  We went to the beach for a couple of days which was really nice.  The kids seemed to enjoy it so much more this time around.  It was a little windy so it made it feel a lot cooler than it was, but we still managed to make it in the pool one afternoon and walk on the beach another.   Sophie has absolutely NO FEAR of the water.  I don't know how many face dives she did, but it didn't faze her one bit.  It confirmed that we definitely need to get her into a swim class this summer.  Josiah had lots of fun playing in the pool even though his lips were blue as can be.  He had a couple of firsts when we went to the beach...he rode in a go-cart with Daddy and played putt-putt.  This weekend, we are taking the youth to play putt-putt and someone will be joining them and is WAY EXCITED!!!  I think one of my favorite things was seeing the dolphins swimming along the beach line first thing in the morning.  Maybe one day I will be able to swim with the dolphins---hint, hint, Chris if you are reading this! Laughing

While in Goldsboro, we had our teeth cleaned.  This time we had Josiah watch Chris get his teeth cleaned, so next time he can go ahead and get his done.  He was ready to get in the chair and have his teeth cleaned when Chris was done...I think that is a very good sign.  We tried to go pick strawberries, but there weren't very many ripe ones.  So Josiah got a lesson in how strawberries grow.  He did find a tiny, red strawberry that he couldn't resist  picking.  I figure that is part of the how strawberries grow, so I let him pick it.  He carried that strawberry around with him most of the day.  We visited the school where I used to teach.   While there, it made me appreciate that the Lord has blessed our family with the ability to be able to stay home with our kiddos.  Sure, we don't go on fancy trips, and we have to manage our money more than others do, but it is so worth the gift of being able to stay home with Josiah and Sophie and soon Baby G.  We also visited a few friends which is alway nice to hear what has been going on in there lives.

 One funny I need to share from our trip came from Josiah.  While coming into Goldsboro, I told Josiah, "We are now in Goldsboro."  He said, "God's Boro."  I said, "Not God's Boro, but Goldsboro."  He said, "You mean Jesus Boro."  All Chris and I could do was laugh out loud.  He is our little comedian!  I have a feeling he will be keeping us on our toes!

 On a more recent note, we took Sophie to the doctor for a weight check and she gained 1 lb and 4 oz.  So no blood work, and we don't go back until her 18 month check up.  She is a whopping 19lbs now, but we are so thankful that we don't have to have any blood drawn.  She continues to be such a free-spirit and LOVES life...and shoes!  Chris commented the other day if I would have ever thought that after the first four months of her crying and screamed that we would have such a happy, care-free girl.  I told him that I was really surprised by it because she was just showing us back then who was in charge.  She is doing really well with following directions though and even though it might take two times of telling her not to do something she is learning.  She is also learning more and more things "school" wise.  She knows 12 different shapes and is starting to tell me the names of letters.  She also is able to point out 52 of her reading video words.  It is amazing how much kids can learn--another reason why I am thankful that I can stay home and teach our kids these things.

 As for me and the pregnancy...well, I had a rough week about a month ago with morning sickness...and let's just say it wasn't nausea.  Then I went three weeks of feeling pretty good.  Then last week, I got sick again.  I thought it was morning sickness, but once I started getting cramps after eating and getting sick in one form or another, I decided to call the OB.  She said that since it was almost a week that I need to go ahead and make an appointment with my regular doctor.  So my doctor is running a few tests on my stool.  Depending how those tests come back, I might have to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder.  I have started feeling the baby move, but hadn't for a couple of days, so I was worried.  Our OB was great and had us come in to look for the heartbeat.  It took awhile, but the OB finally found it...the sweetest sound I've heard in awhile.  The baby is sitting REALLY low, so that is why it was so hard to find the heart beat.   I do have to admit that today has been a good day as far as eating goes, so hopefully my stomach issues are from an infection of some kind.  On a more exciting note, we go on June 20th to find out what Baby G is, but we won't be finding out until July 2nd when we have a reveal party.  We already have names picked out, but we aren't sharing those yet either.  You will need to come back the beginning of July to find out what we are having.

 Well, I have  a little boy who has finished his TV show for the day and is ready to move on, so I guess I should go.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Let the flutters begin


Well, the last couple of weeks,  I have been feeling you move around.  Most of the time it is a little flutter.  A couple of times, it has been a repeated thumping.  I enjoy and find much comfort in feeling your move.  It lets Mommy know that you are doing OK in there.  I can't believe that you will be 13 weeks tomorrow...you keep doing what you do best...GROWING!!  Mommy will try to do my best in keeping your sister from crawling all over my belly...she loves to get in a lap though.  Smile  In about 7 weeks, we will have an ultrasound and get to see what you look like...this is one of Mommy's favorite times.  We aren't going to find out right away if you are a boy or a girl.  We are going to have the ultrasound tech write it down on a piece of paper and then we will have a reveal party at the church and found out then along with the rest of our church family.  Well, I guess I will go.  Know that you are already loved very much.  Keep moving around in there.