Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!



Thank you Jeremy for explaining how to make lattice after I read my cookbook 3 times and still couldn't figure it out.

Its a Boy!

The ultrasound went well, and it is definitely a boy! Lots of great pictures of the heart and brain, but he was very wiggly, so we didn't get a great one of his face. But we saw it, and he does have one. He (we don't have a name yet "something" Daniel (which is Jeremy's middle name, and his Dad's first name) McLain...we're open for suggestions) measured at only 20 weeks, and I'm at 21 according to the first ultrasound...normally a week here or there wouldn't matter, but we have learned that our babies like to cook a long time. So I don't know if they'll push my date back or not. I'll keep everyone posted though. He looks cute!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Little Family Update

We're all doing great, but I realize its been a while since I gave any kind of scoop on the family. Jeremy has been working a lot, at work, and school, and home...He's a busy guy. He got the car port all painted and cleaned, and then handed it over to me for all my parking purposes. He takes such good care of us! I feel bad that this will be the second winter in a row that I've been pregnant and won't be able to help with the snow removal...bummer.

I'm now officially half-way done being pregnant. We have our 20 week ultrasound on Wednesday, Thanksgiving on Thursday in Tri-Cities, Shopping on Friday with my Mom and on Saturday Jeremy and I are going to see the Lion King to celebrate our 4 1/2 year anniversary (since we'll have a new baby on our 5 year). I'm so excited for this week!! We've been getting ready for the holidays, one week at a time. Last week was fudge week.

Maeli is doing great. We're working on potty training, and our bed-time routine...which both need some serious work, but she's trying. She loves dancing and music... and books and homework. She's just starting to get annoyed with Tucker now that he's quite mobile, but for the most part she tries to play with him. She's starting to get a little taller, but it still just a little thing. She's very excited to see Grandma Terry this week, and to go swimming with Grandpa Pat.
Tucker is getting so big! He's crawling all over the place and is into everything. Its so hard to be upset with him when he's so cute. He has his nine-month check up coming up this week so we'll get to see how big he really is. He's got two teeth and has decided that he's ready to be a man...he wants real food...none of this bottle stuff anymore. He's a lot more self-entertaining and we sometimes find him playing in the kids' room all by himself.

Which is Better? A Car or a Sister?

Tucker recently discovered the joy of riding on things...pretty much anything. He seems to equally enjoy himself whether its the car, or a Maeli.

However, the car does seem a little more stable.

Luckily Maeli is pretty proud of him for being so big that he can ride in HER car. And she thinks its pretty funny when she tries to give him rides, I think the main problem is that he weighs as much as she does.


I know I'm really late at getting these posted. Sorry! We had a fun Halloween, the kids got to wear their costumes to school for what seemed like an all-day party. They both had a ton of fun. And then that evening we went to trunk or treat at the church and got the perfect amount of candy. We were going to hit of few of our friends houses on the way home, but by the time we got them to the car, both the kids were done with the costumes. But we had a cute little Monkey:
And a cute little horse. And Jeremy had on his tool belt, but it was packed totally full of baby/kid supplies, ready for any emergency, he was a super-hard working Dad!.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Both of the kids slept from just before 9:00 last night until just before 7:00 this morning. And the best part...? So did Jeremy and I!! Exactly what we needed after Friday night...Maeli puked all night, I puked once, and Jeremy ended up sleeping on the floor in our room so that he could help with Maeli since I felt like crud and she was in our bed. Our whole family woke up happy! Yeah!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Baby Story

So now that word is out that we are expecting number three, here is the story: About 5 weeks ago I became suspicious that we may be headed in that direction when I was laying on the floor in the kids' room, and noticed an obvious "bump." I showed Jeremy, and we agreed that I should take a test in the morning, which of course came out positive because I always pass all my tests. So I called my doctor's office and spoke with the nurse, something like this:
Me, "Hi Tammy, I don't think my IUD worked"
Tammy "Meaning? You think you're pregnant?"
Me "That's what the test this morning said"
Tammy "Oh....Well...Let me talk to Dr. Hall for a second...Can you come in? Right Now?"
So I go in, "give my sample" and a short while later Dr. Hall comes in and says, very sheepishly, "Congratulations." So they found the heart beat, and then sent me for an ultrasound to make sure the IUD we had put in after Tucker wasn't interfering with the pregnancy. It was right where it was supposed to be, just not doing its job. And according to that ultrasound we were a day past 13 weeks. So we had to have the IUD taken out right away, but haven't had any trouble from that. And now we're cruising along at 18 weeks. We are grateful that it seems we have no fertility problems and would much rather have it that way than the other. We were hoping to space our kids out a little more, three under three is going to be a little crazy, but we were planning on three, so our timeline has just shifted a bit. We are getting a tubal with this c-section, we have no plans on being that family with 19--we've been compared to them a lot as people are finding out about our little surprise. But Jeremy keeps giving me silver linings to look at: I get to quit my job, we'll be able to get rid of the baby stuff sooner than later, I can be done with maternity clothes as soon as I don't need them, and our kids will go through stages together so we won't have to spread out braces and teenagers and all the hard stuff....of course it'll be 3 at once of almost everything, but we'll figure that out...focus on the positive. We have a full ultrasound the day before Thanksgiving so we should get to find out then what kind of baby we're having...but they double checked for me last time, and there really is only one. Phew. And we're due April 7th, this one will be a c-section too, but since all the issues with Tucker, the hospital won't due routine c-sections before 39 weeks, so it should most definitely be an April Baby.

On a side note, Thank you to Kate for keeping my kids on my crazy baby day.