Friday, August 29, 2008
I had a dream that I was babysitting Nancy Pelosi's baby girl. Scary, no?
One thing I don't love about this pregnancy is my teenage acne. With Henry, my face was nice and clean, and now it's all zitty. Oh, baby, it's all worth it though.
RJ' s parents are coming to town today and staying through Monday! This is pretty exciting!
We had a neighbor's cat in our yard last night and it was very strange. It was just lurking around very slowly and stare at us and wouldn't get spooked too easily. Henry was trying to catch it and meowing at it like crazy, but we were trying to keep him away because the cat was just too freaky.
The weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend! The official end to summer. It went so fast!
Happy Friday, everyone!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
If you live in my area and are looking for a MOPS group, we would love to have you! It's going to be a very exciting year! We have a new mentor "mom" this year and she is a sweet, Godly woman with many years of expertise. I'm also going to work on setting up a lot of fun excursions/free things to do with our kids, and a couple of fun things to do with mommies only. We've also got some fantastic meeting ideas in the works....
Seriously, I can't wait to see what God has in store for our whole group this year. I have a feeling it's going to be something huge.
Right now I'm looking forward to RJ coming home. He started coming home on Wednesdays before he does his other job and I love it. Thanks, baby.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Hope you are all enjoying your Sundays! RJ is cleaning and Henry and I are heading outside to ride his scooter. What a gorgeous day.
Friday, August 22, 2008
When your husband leaves for the day and says, "good luck", you know it can't be good.
When your little boy is up and as wide awake as ever at 5:45 but it doesn't matter because you've been up since 4:00 tossing and turning anyways, you know that can't be good either.
And when you try to go to a couple of simple garage sales but end up taking 5 detours because of all the ridiculous construction and end up buying a few things because the lady is shoving stuff down your throat and you simply can't say "no thanks" and walk away? Well, that's just down right bad.
Oh, what petty little things. I know you all have stuff and then some going on in your lives way worse than this. It's Friday. Lighten up, self!
Everyone says each pregnancy is different and I've come to learn that everyone is right. I had started to feel pretty good earlier this week and after initially being worried about that, wondered if I was just going to have a super easy time, but now realize that this time around it's just more random. Good days and not so good days. There's a lot of little differences this time and lots of things I think I just don't remember. For example, I cry while watching the Olympics, whether pregnant or not. But it's been a little extreme. The other day I caught the last 15 minutes of Legally Blond and cried at the end when Elle gave her speech at graduation. Seriously. Commercials get me too. And talk about moody! That probably explains the above complaining......
I have my first real appt next Tuesday and I can't wait! I feel like I've been pregnant for forever since this will be the 5th time I've gone in since I've had a positive test. I'll only be just over 10 weeks so I'm trying not to expect to hear the heartbeat since it's a bit early, but of course I hope we do. We heard Henry's at 9 1/2 weeks but it had a lot to do with a very determined and patient doctor, and my appt is not with him.
RJ is golfing all day in Ames with some church buddies and Henry and I are heading up to pick him up and then head to Parkersburg to see his grandparents new house and paint something pretty in grandma's kitchen. His parents are coming down too so I'm looking forward to it. When they're around Henry is glued to them.
Have a Happy Friday, all!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
And the after. It took me a while to get this up because, well, you guessed it, I had to clean it first. Some beautiful tile work by RJ, some wainscoting, a bunch of white paint and my favorite color ever on the walls.
So it's been 3 years since we got this house. It was a painfully long process, but so thankful it worked out. We put a bid on it in March and didn't get it until August! Crazy. I don't know if we'll stay in this house for forever, but as long as we stay in this city I want to live in this area so if we moved it wouldn't be too far. The only bad thing about this bathroom...it's the only one and it's upstairs. Oh well.
This game kept us entertained for a big chunk of the afternoon yesterday. He'd hind behind the curtain in his closet and then "scare" me. He nearly hyperventilated he was laughing so hard. It's a rough day so far today, but hopefully a nap cures all. I think he's working on teeth for real this time. They never actually came in the last time. Poor little man.
I love this weather today. I think it calls for a chicken pot pie for supper!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Grandpa Bloom and Henry. Henry loves his grandpas!
Henry "driving" the big kids around on the Gator.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Right away this time when I had a positive pregnancy test, I went in for blood work to check my hcg levels. They started off low, but the next 2 times I went in they increased beautifully. So with those numbers and this ultrasound I feel great about sharing the news. RJ and I went in yesterday to determine the due date and got to see our little bean and hear the heartbeat. Baby bean did a little jiggle for us too. It was by far my least tense early-ultrasound because the reason was just for the due date and not because of any bleeding. Yeah! We got to just sit back and enjoy it. SO, I'm only about 8 1/2 weeks along, and due around March 20th. And yes, we plan on finding out what we're having! I had thought about not finding out this time, but who am I kidding? I'd be horribly impatient and it was my favorite part about being pregnant with Henry knowing he was a boy. Hopefully in about 10-12 weeks we'll find out!
And, YES, I'm expecting it to be boy #2!!! :)
Other than the usual pregnancy symptoms, we are doing great. I feel nauseous off and on mostly mid-day to evening, but I don't throw up so really can't complain! (sorry to all my friends who get so sick with pregnancy--I can't imagine!) And honestly, every day when my feelings start I'm thankful to have a good "sign" that the baby is still growing. Sleeping poorly at night has been more my issue, but my body is adjusting and with just Henry I can nap when he does so that's great.
So if you think about it, we'd love your prayers as this little one grows. We are so thankful that God has given us this gift and can not wait to meet this babe.
By the way, was anyone else obsessed with this Amy Grant song in the 5th/6th grade? I remember making up dance routines to it.
By the way, anyone else obsessed with the Olympics??? I love it!!!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Happy Birthday to my niece and nephew who turned 3 on Sunday! This is the first birthday I couldn't celebrate with them because they just moved, but I'll see them next weekend.
This was the ultimate meal on that stinkin hot day the other day. BLTs with cheese (of course) on Ciabatta bread from the New French Bakery take and bake line found and Hy-Vee or Dahl's. Good plug, huh. It's a little spendy, but so GOOD! If you've ever been overseas, you must try this because it's really similar and it will totally take you back. Hard crusty outside, soft and warm inside. I get it a lot when we have company. Mmmmmmm. Who doesn't have a picture of their kid in adult sunglasses? Look at those skinny, little legs.
We're off to paint a mural this morning and then find something fun to do this afternoon. Looks like it's going to be a beauty. I think we'll have to find a park.....
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Pictures will be posted later. Promise!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Henry is getting one of those stinkin eye teeth and is having a rough time with it. Poor little guy. I called RJ today to tell him how much I need him and he surprised me by coming home for lunch. Well, as he put it, his lady put out the bat signal and batman came home.
Any tips/suggestions on how to encourage a 19 month old to stop saying "no" constantly? He was doing it a lot and then got much better, but with these lousy teeth it's become extreme. Sometimes, he is nicely answering your question and showing his independence. That's great. Other times, it's very, well, not that. If you know what I mean. I'm sure teething has a lot to do with it, but still, any advice? Hopefully his teeth come out quickly. I can't imagine how horrible it must feel. And I miss my sweet little boy!!