Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I think I pretty much qualify as Shelly's personal secretary! (it's Lynn again). Anyway, I just wanted to post about Emma & Abby's birthday party on Sunday!
First of all, isn't Shelly awesome because she had a baby on Thursday, came home on Saturday, and then had a birthday party?! Yeah, I thought so!
Anyway, on to the party! Emma and Abby got lots of wonderful gifts... Emma's favorite, of all things, was a little Cars freezer pack that Jessie randomly decided to pick up in the check-out line. Good thing she did. After Emma opened that she was done opening presents! Apparently Jessie is a good present-picker-outer because she also got them a Doodle Pro which they both seemed to love!
After presents we were on to CUPCAKES!!!!
Abby didn't like them as much as I thought she would.... I've never seen her turn down any type of food, but she was not really all that into the cupcakes.. :(
She got pretty messy but thats only because she knocked the cupcake over and then leaned into it. haha I think she might have just been tired.
Emma mostly just ate the icing with one finger:
And little Ian slept most of the time, but managed to wake up and make an appearance after the party was mostly over. What a cutie!
Happy Birthday, Emma & Abby!!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Isn't he cute! I got to meet him today - when he was barely 14 hours old...awwww - and he is super cute! Oh yeah, this is Lynn again. Shelly and Ian are still at the hospital, but they should be coming home tomorrow. Not only is he cute, he is also really quiet and wrapped up like a little burrito. He was awake for a lot of the time I was there and I know he is a newborn baby, but he seemed especially mellow and content to me. Which, Shelly informed me, is very good news. :)
He does have really long fingernails though, and I did not realize newborn babies' fingernails were so long. He scratched his face a little bit before they got him some sock-mittens.
I am not sure what else Shelly wants me to write about. Mom and baby are both healthy and everything went well I think. Emma and Abby seem to like their baby brother. Abby kept trying to pick him up which was really cute and sweet, but those pictures are on Shelly's camera. I'll try to steal them from her soon and post them!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ian is coming tomorrow!!! Okay, so that's not really an update since Shelly said that in her last post. But now there is more specific information about the time of his arrival - Shelly will be induced tomorrow at 7:30. So whenever little Ian decides to make his appearance after that, he will be here!
I also have a new picture of the Embry girls:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I am due in about 2 weeks, but I'm scheduled to be induced next Thursday (the 25th). At 36weeks they were estimating that he was already over 7 lbs so I'm being induced at 39 weeks and apparently having another fairly large baby. We've also changed his name to Ian Thomas.
Emma is talking like crazy now. It's strange to have her blurt out something new everytime I turn around. Abby is getting really big too, but shows absolutely no interest in walking which is very disappointing since I will have another one that can't walk very soon. She cruises like crazy, but refuses to let go. Just lazy I guess.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I'm feeling pretty good today. The past 3 days or so, I've been getting to bed around 9:30. I fall asleep pretty much instantly, so I think being asleep before 10 has been gradually helping me. Emma still got me up around 6am, but I managed not to actually get out of bed until almost 7. Not too bad. I don't think I'm ever going to stay up late again!
Next week is VBS at State Street and I will be teaching the toddler class. That will probably be pretty exhausting in itself, so I don't really plan on getting a lot done as far as packing goes. My goal is to go through all the closets and get them ready to go. I'm pretty sure a lot of that stuff will be going to Goodwill though. The following week is VBS at Rolling Fields and I was planning on being involved until I found out for sure when we were moving and that will be the very last week to pack so I don't think I can handle all of that. Not without nearly killing myself anyway, so I probably shouldn't do that while I'm pregnant!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I feel like I've gotten no where with packing and here I am writing on my blog. Yesterday I wasted a bunch of time making peanut butter cookies when I should have been packing. Oh well.
I guess I've got a pretty good little chunk of it done. I've got 2 and a half weeks left. I should be fine. It is really tiring though. Hopefully I survive it.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The girls and I got to celebrate two birthdays yesterday! The Delaneys came over and we had pizza and cake for Issac's 2nd birthday and then later we went out for ice cream for Debbie's birthday. I'm pretty sure she turned a little more than two though! :)
It's looking like we might have to postpone Scott's schooling yet again. This, I think, is his 3rd attempt at starting. With our rent going up moving to a 3-bedroom apartment and a 3rd child on the way, it just doesn't look like we will be able to afford it. I won't be able to make up for his missed hours at work cause that would leave my grandma babysitting 3 kids ages 2 and under 3-4 days a week. She can barely survive with just the two of them so I would hate to stick her with that job, even though I know she would do it anyway. We haven't got it figured out yet, but that's the way it's looking right now. Oh well...someday maybe.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
The ones of just the 2 of them together were surprisingly easy today! It's so cute that they interact now! I'm glad they like each other...most of the time.
Abby is crawling all over the place now. It still makes her mad sometimes though.
Emma got her first haircut yesterday. Just a trim so I don't know how noticeable it is in this pic.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
It looks like are going to start attending Rolling Fields once again. I'm sure some of you have already heard. The reasons that made us leave in the first place are long gone now and I'm really looking forward to the switch. I do love State Street and when we first started talking about it I was pretty much neutral about the whole issue (and still am). It seems now that our decision has pretty much been made though. I'm sad to be leaving our current church family, but at the same time, excited to be rejoining our old friends at the Fields.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I finally got our application put in at the apartments where we want to move. It took me long enough, but I finally got it done. Now we just need to wait until some one moves out so they have an empty one. Who knows how long that will take?! I called today to try and find out if they had an estimate but no one answered. It will be very stressful, I'm sure, but I'm really looking forward to moving. I really need to go through our stuff. I came up with an entire plan to go through everything and get organized within a couple weeks. I was off to a pretty good start and then everybody got sick again. Once we're back to normal, I plan on trying again. Hopefully I can stay on track!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Abby has really been moving lately. She actually got up and crawled about 3 feet or so a couple of times today. I'm thinking that by this time next week she'll completely be able to crawl. I'm pretty impressed since it's earlier than when Emma started. Yay for Abby!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Emma actually stayed up until a little past 9:00 last night. (Even though I'm up early anyway, it's nice that I didn't have to get up. I still hope she sleeps in a little!) Scott got home a little late and I figured she might as well eat with us since she was that close already. She did pretty good with. Wasn't too grumpy. At dinner she did start acting like a goober though. She kept doing this crazy fake laugh instead of eating. It was obvious that some one was sleepy! Everything went fine last night. Pretty good actually. Abby finally made it through the night without a peep. Well she did wake up once, but that wasn't her fault. I'm pretty sure Emma woke up everyone in the building around 12:30 last night! She just started screaming and came out of room in a full blown tantrum - convulsing, throwing herself of the floor, just inconsolable. She didn't want me to be nice to her, she didn't want me to be firm with her, didn't want to be held or talked to at all really. I put her back in bed and told her to sit there until she felt like being nice. When she came back out of her room, she calmly laid down in our bed and went to sleep. It only took a few minutes for her to pass out so I moved her to her bed and everything was perfectly fine for the rest of the night. The entire episode only lasted 15 minutes, so overall I would say we had a pretty good night. Pretty soon it looks like I'll be able to let Abby sleep in her room in stead of the living room! That will be nice!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I got my new cell phone yesterday and so far so good. It was just a cheap $20 refurbished phone. It seems a little old school as far as the way the menu looks and the setup of things. It was definitely worth 20 bucks at least. I can make phone calls and text and that's really all I need. If Emma ends up destroying it, at least we won't be out much.
Emma has been waking up at 6:30 every morning for the past week or so. Today I decided to keep her up. We will actually get to eat dinner as a family this way, so it is better in some ways. It's past 8:00 now and she's getting a little giddy. She usually goes to bed at 7:30) Hopefully the outcome of this will be a later awakening from my chubby little alarm clock.
We have had a great day today. The past couple of weeks have been very stressful for me for many reasons. I have been extremely irritable and impatient though. Today, I felt fantastic. I got some things accomplished around the house and didn't freak out all day. This is how I want every day to be!!
Abby wants to crawl so bad! She'll get in position and rock a little before getting really mad. I'm guessing it will just be another week or so before she figures out how it works. I know she would like to be able to get to Emma more quickly. Soon enough.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Abby's second tooth followed the first one out right away. I think it took Emma almost 2 weeks to get her second one in and Abby's only took a few days with minimal fussiness. She has wanted to be held quite a bit more than usual. Most of the time she is content to just roll around on the floor all day, but not so much this week. She hasn't been up all night screaming or anything, so I think I'll manage.
Out of nowhere this week Emma has gotten pretty good at combining words. I've been really impressed. It started out with "bye-bye water" as I let the water drain from the tub after her bath. Then today Abby was sitting in the floor and started crying (I think Emma hit her in the head with a car) and Emma went and patted Abby on the head and said "Cry no more". This morning we actually had a conversation! It started because Emma laid her banana she was eating for breakfast down on the couch. It went like this:
Me: Aren't you going to finish your banana?
Me: Why not?
Emma: Want no more.
I know it wasn't a very long conversation or anything, but I was really excited about it. A lot of people like the "little baby stage", but I really think it gets better as they get older. It's so neat when they start doing new things. I always said I couldn't wait til Emma started walking and everyone said I would regret saying that. I definitely prefer it once they start walking though! Everything just keeps getting more fun and entertaining, especially with the whole talking thing.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Only a few more days now until we find out about this baby. I'm pretty convinced now that "Jonah" is actually more of a "Dana". I can't wait until Friday!!! Luckily this is a pretty busy week, so it might just fly by.
Next week, I will be adding a little more chaos to my life. It will only be temporary though. I'm going to be babysitting my boss' 4-month-old baby girl. It's only going to be 3 days a week and I will be getting paid for doing something that I have to do everyday anyway. His wife is a principal, so I will only be doing this for about 5 weeks - until school's out. I've got to get used to handling 3 babies soon anyway, right? Not quite a 19 month, 7 month, and 4 month old, but that's OK. I'm sure it will be fine.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Sorry. I had to vent a little.
Anyway...The girls are getting very cute together. They interact a lot now and make each other laugh all the time. They've also been getting their baths at the same time now that Abby can sit up on her own. They have such a good time in the tub. They splash each other and laugh. It's so funny! I know it's a while, but I can't wait until Abby starts walking. Then they can really have a good time together. I just need to get her walking before she's 12 months. I said that about Emma since we were expecting Abby then and she was walking completely on her own at 11.5 months. I'd say that was successful so hopefully Abby will follow in her sister's footsteps.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Emma is getting past her obsession with Cars. She still loves it, but she doesn't ask to watch it everyday anymore. Lately we have been watching Bee Movie and Enchanted. Luckily I like all of these movies anyway, so I really don't mind. I'm one of those people that can watch the same movie over and over without going crazy...And it's a good thing!
Abby went to the doctor yesterday for her 6 month checkup. She isn't feeling well today and has a little fever, probably from one of the 3 shots she had to get. Poor baby! She was 18lbs 6oz and 28.5 inches long. That makes her half an inch longer and 1 pound lighter than Emma was at 6 months. I thought it was crazy that she is longer than Emma. She doesn't seem to be to me. Oh well. I love my big babies. With Jonah, we're shooting for a 10-pounder!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Emma and Abby have been playing together a lot more. As much as they really can at least. They're so cute when they're talking to each other and poking each other. We're supposed to be going to the park with Krista and her boys tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully everything works out so we can go. Emma has only been to the park a couple of time and we've never stayed very long, so it should be fun.
I also can't wait to move. We will be stuck here a little longer though, cause the apartments we want to move to don't have any 3 bedrooms available for June. We're in the process of putting our name on the list to get one ASAP. The longer it takes, the fatter I'll be, and the harder it will be for me to get everything done. I hope it doesn't take too long!!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Abby can roll like crazy now. I put her on one side of the room and walk into the kitchen for a minute and she's moved all the way to the other side of the room. That's a little weird for me cause Emma never rolled very much. She would just roll from back to belly or belly to back, but Abby just keeps going until she gets where she's going. Emma skipped that and just went for crawling I guess. It is funny to see Abby roll around the room.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I've got 2 months to get packed if we're going to be moving the 1st of June. I will probably have to get all the packing done during nap time and after bedtime or else I will have a lot of "help" from Emma. I really can't wait to move to the new place. They're brand new apartments, so they're really nice and fairly cheap for a 3 bedroom. I can't wait to clean out all the closets and get everything organized when we move in - even though I know in the back of my mind that it won't stay that way!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
He has been going on and on about wanting to get the X-Files complete series box set which is like $250. I think most of you know we don't just have that lying around, so he's been driving me so crazy that I thought it would be wise to cut up our Best Buy card. We still have credit on Amazon, so today he's been bugging me about that. Right after he left for work this afternoon I get this text message saying "Oops. I accidentally bought it.". So I called him freaking out and everything since we've been trying to get out of debt for I don't know how long. After a second , he tells my he's just joking and was getting me back for the drink! What a butt! ***
Abby's doing really well sitting up and Emma's crazy as usual. We took them to the park the other day when it was really nice and Emma got her first skinned knee. She didn't cry or anything so that's good. I think she was just too excited about being outside. She had a pretty good time even though we only got to stay a few minutes. As soon as we got there it started getting really windy and cold and Emma was wearing shorts so we had to hit the road pretty quickly. She really liked seeing all the people out walking their dogs.
***Scott wasn't being a jerk or anything when I say he was "bugging me about it". And I am not some kind of control freak with our money. :-)
Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Abby on the other hand, was up about 5 times last night. And I had to get up with her and at least put her binky in her mouth to get her to hush since she's been sleeping in her room with Emma for about a week. I guess I'll have to put her back in the living room for a while. I really do think she is getting teeth though. I'm waiting for them to pop out any time now. She also learned ho to blow spit bubbles today. That's all she's been doing. It cute and everything, but she gets spit everywhere!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Today was our 3 year anniversary actually. Is it bad that I'm happy about him coming home late? We didn't do anything special obviously since he worked all day, I had Bible study, and now he's up at the church. That's OK. We don't usually do anything, just see a movie maybe, but we do that about every week anyway.