Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Coming......

I know, I know, we haven't announced a name for the baby yet, and we are working on it, but we only have until tomorrow to decide before we have to go to more trouble and file things ourselves. So needless to say we will be deciding today what this little baby boy will be named. We have gotten many tisks from everyone for keep baby #3's fans waiting. Oh, and I will post a few pics when we announce the name. Zack and I were laughing that everyone will probably be disappointed after all the suspense and hype, it will just be...."oh. huh." Ha, ha.

Life has just been so crazy since coming home from the hospital with basically everyone in the house being sick with a cold and a new baby, and 2 other kids to take care of and Zack starting teaching his 2 classes. I think naming baby was sort of moved down on the list of things to do.

So until tomorrow.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pregnancy is winning......but not for long!

I went to the Dr. yesterday and I am 2.5 cm dilated, 80% thinned out and I'm 100% uncomfortable, and 110% sick of being pregnant! (Zack is now rolling his eyes, he doesn't believe in 110%, for him it ends at 100%. So sorry to all of you that think you gave 110% in your running, job assignment, church calling......Zack just doesn't believe you!) But in this case I think there is exception, I think the last week or so of pregnancy you deserve to say that you are 100+ whatever done being pregnant. In my opinion it's what has to happen in order for you to actually be okay with labor and delivery. You get to the point that you are SO sick of it that you don't care, you just want to get it OUT!
I have been thinking a lot the last couple of days about how crummy pregnancy is. I'm tired, I'm huge, I'm uncomfortable, I can barely bend over. I just feel like an old lady. I crack and creak and pant going up stairs or heck even walking on flat surfaces. I have to make a 20 point turn to roll over in bed at night. It takes me about 5 min. to hoist myself out of the couch. I waddle, yes, I waddle. The list could go on, I'll spare the annoying details. Let's just say, I am looking forward to baby #3 coming out just for the mere fact that I hopefully won't feel like a decrepit old grandma anymore. I can't wait to bend over and not groan or to jump up and do.....well anything.....there is not jumping up for anything at this point. It's amazing that we ladies actually consent to do this more than once! Okay, well maybe the smart ones don't. ha, ha.
But the beauty that I am hanging on to at this point is that I have a date set. I'm going in next wed. to have this baby unless it comes on it's own before then and it will be all over! Happy Day! Let the coundown begin!
Of course then I have to take care of a baby. Dang. It's not really looking like a win-win at this point. Hmmmm......anyone else realizing that this phase of life is extremely exhausting? But seriously, we are excited and more than a little bit scared to become a family of 5, but I'm sure it's all going to be great! But most importantly I will hopefully start feeling myself again!

Anyone else curious to see what this baby is going to look like? Or what his name is going to be? I know we are! Maybe he will come out with a name tag on! Wouldn't that be awesome!

And because no post would be complete without a little adorableness.....

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I wanted to add this picture Oliver drew for Thanksgiving, I thought he did a great job!

Well Happy New Year one and all! I think 2012 is promising to be a wild year for our family. We've got baby coming soon which always seems to turn life upside down and then Zack scouting out for a job in academia that will hopefully be taking us somewhere for the fall time and who knows what else will happen in between! There is a lot of anticipation of the unknown going on around here which is both exciting and scary at the same time! So here we come 2012.....

But of course I'm always behind and therefore recapping, so here goes a little of Christmas. I don't have the best pictures because most of them are on Zack's camera which I don't know how to download on this computer. But here is what happened. No presents were put out before Christmas morning for the above pictured reason. Ruby strikes again, no present would have been left unopened if she could get her hands on it.
In fact this sweet face pretty much is a toddler of mischief and if there is something she can find to get into, well......consider it done! 5 packages of fruit snacks anyone?
We made some "gingerbread" houses which was a highlight for Oliver.
Ruby's was a bit.....unique......but look at that pouty face! Just imagine a little voice saying, "I do it."
Dad tried to help, but every effort was thwarted. Maybe next year!
Here is Ruby sporting her new dress from Bubbie and Grandpa and a new frog too. Thank you!
Remember Glamour Shots? This picture sort of looks like a Glamour shot, it cracks me up! Why were those SO popular? Anyway, we had a fun Christmas morning seeing what Santa brought and then going to church and then just hanging out at home with a few friends, not to mention a cameo appearance by our friend Chloe! All in all it was a great day. But we did miss our family.
Ruby wearing her "Wonder Pets" hat as she calls it.

So anyway, I can't promise more updating in 2012 since it all depends on how baby #3 finds his place in our family, nor can I promise a lot of goals to be set and accomplished since there are so many new factors at play this year, but I do hope to have as much fun in 2012 as 2011 with friends and family alike and I wish you all HAPPY NEW YEAR!