Monday, January 26, 2009

Our New Addition

So, I changed my background to represent the newest member of our family. Does it look boyish? I'm having a hard time with the whole blue thing... not quite used to that yet. Yes, we are having a boy. The girls are thrilled. Andrew is really indifferent to the whole thing. I think eventually he will be excited, but for now it's just another baby. :) As for me- I really thought it was a girl. I felt a little let down by the whole thing. Actually, if you want the truth- I burst into tears when she told us. It's not what I expected and it will take some time to get used to the idea. It means I have a lot to do to get ready and I really hadn't anticipated that. After spending six years with only girls, I have NO idea what I am getting myself into and I have NOTHING that will work for a boy, so I have some shopping to do. I had a friend tell me that I must have at least onesies or something that would work for a boy. Seriously, unless he wants to wear white onesies with pink or purple flowers on them, I really am starting from scratch. This will be interesting. I don't even know how to shop for boy stuff... I guess I'll figure it out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where did the time go??

I can hardly believe it's been nearly seven weeks since I posted my last pregnancy picture. Time goes far too quickly when you are trying to keep it as slow as possible. I am 20 weeks today. Half way... how can that be?! I finally felt the baby kick last week. It was about time- I was starting to wonder. I feel great other than the normal wear and tear of a pregnancy, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I have found that with each pregnancy, I feel a little older, my body feels a little more run down, and I get tired much faster than I used to. My kids are tired of hearing me say, "I just need to sit for a minute". And poor Leah- I think she already knows her end is in sight. She is more clingy with each passing day and I trip over her continuously because she follows me EVERYWHERE. Someday I will be glad my kids are so close in age. (I tell myself that in hopes it will make me feel better.) I hope they will be friends like my brothers and sisters and I were.
On Monday we have our ultrasound. I think everyone else is looking forward to it more than me. I don't care whether it's a girl or a boy. I could probably go another six weeks and not know or care. I want the baby to be healthy. Nothing else really matters. I'm sure I'll put a post on once we know... or maybe I'll make you all wait another six weeks just for the fun of it. :) So, any guesses?? I think it's a girl- it feels very much the same as the others. Andrew doesn't say one way or the other. We have a bunch of people who think a boy is in our future. We don't really care. We know girls- we are happy with girls. It simplifies our lives to have another girl. Either way, we will be excited.
*Ignore my kids' messy bathroom in the picture. The counters are too high in my bathroom to see my stomach and their bathroom was in desperate need of a cleaning. Can you see the toothpaste in the sink? Disgusting, I know.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


You all know that Andrew put on that last post, right? He says it's his first and probably his last post ever... I suppose he may put on another if the Ravens make it to the Superbowl...

I'm working on getting my life back together after the holidays. I still feel slightly behind. I've got pictures to post and stories to tell; eventually I will get them on here. In the meantime, just know that we are as busy as the rest of you.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Go Ravens!!!

Off to the AFC Championship Game!