Thursday, September 29, 2011
I couldn't believe it when it happened but I said "Sam, say cheese." and he said "cheese" in the cutest and cheesiest way possible. I was flabbergasted. My other favorite is "I-wan-pop-pop" (I want popcorn.) His first was diaper.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
I met my mom halfway between our houses on Tuesday and she took them home with her for a few days. Brent and I will go down there in a couple of hours to spend the weekend and bring them back home.
Here are a few things I've learned.
1.) I'm not the kind of mom that sits around moping because I miss them. I do miss them but I enjoyed the break tremendously.
2.) I can now compare a) kids and not pregnant b) kids and pregnant and c) no kids and pregnant. kids make me way more tired than pregnancy does.
3.) My expectations for my kids are too high. I feel like I should be able to sit down, uninterrupted, at the computer or whatever task I'm doing always. I feel like I expect chores to go when they're here the same way they go when they're not here. That's unrealistic.
4.) If it weren't for my kids I'd never leave the house in the daytime and that would be sad. (I'd also take my shower everyday an hour before Brent got home.)
5.) I can't quilt. Just not a skill I have. I have pulled out a thousand stitches these past few days. I wake up with nightmares of quilts.
6.) As much as I've enjoyed my time without them, I'm jealous of the people around them. I wish I knew what goofy things Jackson said this week. I know I would have laughed when Sam threw his tiny little tantrum or threw something across the room.
7.) I've come to the point in my life that I welcome silence and being alone. I haven't always been like that.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Jackson has been telling people for months (maybe a year) that he loves his sister even though she's not born yet. When we'd tell him we might have a boy next his response was "that's so silly. i already have a brother."
We're thrilled. Can't wait to meet you on-or-before-but-hopefully-not-after March 16th 2012 Eva/Oliver/Elisabeth/Lucas/Rachel/Grant/Ollie/Scott/Pearl/
I can't help it....I just have more girl names right now. Sophia/Melanie/Ellen/Paige/Molly