Friday, February 26, 2010


At 21 weeks pregnant with baby number three, I am very grateful, but my body is saying otherwise.

We found out over a week ago that we are expecting our third girl, which is very exciting but we are nervous as well. Three girls will bring a whole new set of joys and challenges. I guess I would be nervous if we were having a boy as well because I don't know what to do with a boy. I have had six years of practice with girls.

So, this pregnancy hasn't been the best. I feel like I am nine months pregnant already and the aches and pains haven't even started yet. It started off with a gallbladder attack before Christmas only to find out that I have gallstones. Not pleasant. From there, contractions started very early (they did with my second pregnancy as well but not THIS early). From about week 12 or so, contractions were coming between 5 and 15 minutes apart pretty much around the clock. I am pretty sure they are Braxton Hicks contractions that aren't doing anything but being a nuisance, but my doc wants to be sure. I am on moderate rest, not bed rest, but I have to take it easy. I have been on multiple antibiotics to fight any infections that aren't coming up on tests, but to no avail, the contractions are still present. Now I am trying some herbal stuff, but I have a feeling my body is just going to keep contracting.

At the ultrasound the baby looked great and very healthy. Praise the Lord! She was hiding her face but we didn't get a peek at her tiny nose. And then, the ultrasound tech found a piece of tissue that shouldn't be there, so who knows what that means and how that is going to get resolved. I have yet to talk to my doc about this to see what she thinks.

I went to the surgeon this week for my gallbladder, and although there isn't anything that can be done now (which I knew) they want to do surgery about six weeks after the baby is born. At the same time, the surgeon found an umbilical hernia. In other words, I have a hole in my belly button. He said he can patch that up when he removes the gallbladder. Humph.

All that to say, my body is REVOLTING against this pregnancy and I am only half way.

I am so excited to meet this new little addition and I can only imagine taking pictures of all three girls. I have bought bedding and I can't stop looking at it and imagining the nursery all put together and having a new little bundle sleeping in it. We are blessed.

This REVOLT will go down in the books. Thanks body.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Great Day for a Beach Party

Another snowy day calls for an indoor beach party!! Our party was complete with swim suits, a beach umbrella, towels, music, and a picnic lunch. All that was missing was the sand, but I can do without that mess! (Oh, and the sun and the warm weather was absent too).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Boredom Busters

With Snow Day #9 today and Snow Day #10 tomorrow (they already cancelled school today at 3:00pm for tomorrow), we have been getting creative around the house.

Big empty boxes have become spaceships and submarines in the living room
Old felt pieces have entertained for hours
Playdoh (some of which is mashed in clothing)
Couches have become boats
Brooms have become horses
Skype on the computer with cousins and grandparents
Water balloons in the bathtub (this is my favorite idea)

We will see what tomorrow brings...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mariah Cut Her Hair!

Mariah wanted me to put her hair up tonight so I told her to go and get me a comb, after a few minutes when she didn't come back, we went looking for her and found her with scissors and hair ALL over the bathroom. Ugh! Mariah said she wanted to look like one of her classmates with a short bob hair style. She wouldn't let us take any good pictures of her hair, but she cut the front top to about an ince or two long so it stands straight up like a rooster. She also cut the sides but that blends in ok for now. The growing out process will be interesting.