Saturday, April 26, 2008

Horrible Day

Today started out on a good note. I felt fairly refreshed when Emma woke me up a little after 7:00 and got quite a bit of housework done right off the bat before making breakfast around 9:00. Things were going pretty smoothly. Abby took a nice 2 hour nap and woke up just 15 minutes after Emma went to sleep around 1:00. No problems. We then had to meet Mike and Wanda at Rocky's for dinner at 3:00. As soon as Emma woke up we had to leave. Everything was fine in the car on the way over there. This is where it all begins. Both girls were just plain awful at the restaurant! I couldn't believe it! They're usually very well-behaved. A little fussy here and there maybe, but that's it. Abby has an excuse at least, because you can see that her top two front teeth are about to bust through. Poor thing. I don't know what Emma's issue was though. She wouldn't sit still at all. She usually loves going out to eat with Mike and Wanda, but the whole time today, she was just whiny and wanted to run everywhere and not eat anything. Between the two of them there was quite a bit of commotion. Luckily the place was pretty loud anyway so I didn't feel too bad. During all of this I got to hear more negative comments about expecting another one and how I wouldn't be able to handle it and whatnot. Sure, if all 3 kids are acting like that we probably won't be going out. Overall they don't act like that though. They catch us on a bad day and take advantage of the opportunity to let the comments fly. I'm not a very emotional person and it's a good thing I typically hide my feelings anyway cause I really just wanted to cry when they were saying that stuff and I can't imagine crying in such a public place, but I came close. Emma could be teething too I guess. She is expecting her last 4 molars any time now. Oh well. And I really wish Scott was home right now, cause right after I put the girls to bed at 7:30 and 7:45 a bunch of guys decided to start a football game right outside our bedroom windows. They haven't woke them up yet, but I know I wouldn't be able to sleep through all the noise they're making. I'm way too scared to say anything to them. I wish I wasn't such a sissy. Hopefully they get some sense and leave soon before I go crazy.

Here's a picture I got this morning when everything was still A-OK.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cheaper by the Dozen

Today we went to Perrin Park to feed the ducks again. This time they weren't very hungry though. Emma had a good time anyway and Abby seems to really enjoy being outside too. When we got home I was forced to watch Cheaper by the Dozen. For some reason, when people make me mad about having kids, watching that makes me feel better. My aunt stopped by with my grandma this afternoon and told me she thought it was about time to stop having kids. I'm not sure why she even cares. This was the first time she had ever seen Abby and she's almost 7 months old! So it's not affecting her in the least. She even said we should name this one Moe (cause there ain't gonna be no mo'). Stuff like that just makes me so mad. I don't understand why people hate kids so much. That's what it seems like to me at least. Scott and I always went back and forth on the issue of birth control and always (obviously) came to the conclusion that we weren't going to use it. After this time we were very much considering using it since he would be going to school and we'd already have 3 kids under 3. We recently found out though that all birth control pills are potentially abortive. Research is unclear of exactly how abortive they might be, but the fact is they are, whether it be a little or a lot. We certainly didn't like the sound of that and are now completely against it. I don't really care how many kids we have. I trust that God will provide for us as he has proved so many times already. I'm not going to deny that it gets very exhausting at times and every now and then I feel like I'm going crazy. That just comes with the territory I guess. It just makes me so mad when people say every single family should only have a certain number of kids or the should be spaced exactly 3 years apart. It doesn't bother me if your family wants to space your kids out or whatever. I just don't like it when people get on my back about things like that, especially when I am the one who carries them for 9 months, gives birth to them, and then takes care of them everyday. I don't think anyone else has reason to complain!

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

Park Pictures

Not a lot has been happening lately. Nothing exciting enough to write about anyway. My ultrasound is scheduled for May 9th. We only have to wait 2 more weeks to find out what it is. We spent a little time at the park yesterday. Emma had fun swinging and running around and Abby enjoyed her first time in the swing. I got a couple of good pictures so I thought I would share them.






Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake!

Who knew we could feel an earthquake that happened in Illinois?! I was very tired at 5:30 this morning when Scott jumped up and "why is the bed shaking?". I just told him I didn't know and when back to sleep. I am way too tired to waste my sleep-time on getting up for an earthquake. I really didn't care at all. It didn't wake the girls up or anything so it didn't concern me. When I got up this morning and turned the news on, I was surprised to hear that it was an earthquake we felt. I wish it would have happened during the day so I could have been more excited about it. I've never felt an earthquake before. Oh well. Luckily there wasn't any real damage in the area. Only one building in Louisville was affected.

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

The Suspense is Killing Me!

It's just 2 or 3 weeks until I get my ultrasound now. I can't wait! I'm ready do go start buying boy stuff so I really need to know! I will be getting my appointment when I go to the doctor Monday. Abby has to go to the doctor tomorrow. My life is full of doctor appointments. October is going to be quite chaotic this year! A hospital stay for me, a 1-year checkup, a 2-year checkup, a newborn checkup, postpartum visits....

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

Update

Not a whole lot has been going on lately. I'm still trying to get Abby to eat and sleep like a 6 month old instead of like a 1 month old. It's a little exhausting. Emma is really picking up on words still. I'm impressed by how well she repeat things. If you ask her what her name is. she tells you it's Mater. I don't know why, but it's kind of funny. Lynn is in town got Thunder so I got to hang out with her yesterday. That was fun. We ended up talking until past 9:00 last night, which is weird since I'm usually ready for bed around then. We didn't realize it was that late until Scott got home from work at 9:15. We ate Taco Bell as usual. Emma seems to like chicken quesadillas as much as me. We plan on avoiding the mess today. I was considering taking the girls to see the fireworks until I heard it was going to be cold and wet. Oh well. I don't think Abby would enjoy it anyway. I have felt Jonah moving around on several different occasions now, a little earlier than with the other 2 since I'm only 15 weeks along. My next appointment is in about a week and that's when they will schedule my ultrasound and we'll get to find out if it's really a Jonah!

Monday, April 7, 2008

What A Piggy

Emma's appetite finally kicked in. I think she eats more than me now! I usually just let her have some of my portions, but for the past week or so, I've had to make her own piece of chicken or whatever we're eating. She's been pretty pleasant to be around lately which is a good change. Every time I turn around she whips out a new word on me. It's kind of scary.

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

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2nd Trimester!!

Well today starts my 2nd trimester. How exciting! Abby turned 6 months yesterday and Emma turned 18 months. All that means is I've 6 more months to wait for this baby - let's call it Jonah. That seems like such a long time! I don't think I want to wait that long. Oh well, it should go by pretty quickly. Supposedly Jonah is 3.5 inches long. That seems pretty big. My belly starting to get out there, so I hope the weather gets better within the next month since most of my maternity clothes are for the summer of course.

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

April Fools

I had to work with Scott yesterday so when he went to the bathroom, I put a bunch of lemon juice and hot sauce in his Dr. Pepper. I wasn't sure if I wanted to start anything cause he is much better at that kind of stuff than I am, but I decided it was worth it. He did end up taking a drink as soon as he came out. It was pretty funny, I must say. I've been just waiting for something to come my way...

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. :-)