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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chaos - The World of Children

On Wednesday’s Justin leaves right when I get home to head to worship practice. This means I go from a long work day straight to dinner making, dish doing, and girl bathing with no break. Not that big of deal, it’s only one night a week.

I had finished the above mentioned rotation of child caring duties and noticed the girl’s room was a MESS. Instead of getting upset like I usually do I just figured with the mass amount of homework my husband has I should just keep my frustration to myself and clean it up.

Now home for 2 hours with no break to breathe I decided to sit with the girls in color. If you know what it’s like to try to get a 16 month old and 3 year old to sit still, not tear paper, not eat crayons, and share… you know this too was a trying task. Why did I pick it? I think my brain turned off and I didn’t think it through. I pushed through my tiredness and just tried to enjoy the slightly whiney girl time.

Then, lo and behold, our door opens to my mom saying that our “cousins” are here! I don’t know what my cousin’s kids are actually to my daughters, but cousins works : )

The kids had a blast!! They had so much fun running around and pulling out all the toys they own to show to their little cousins. That’s right… all of their toys. The once clean room looked a lot like it did when I first came home and I didn’t have the time to make the girls clean it up since it was well passed Jordan’s bedtime by the time everything settled down.

Needless to say, when Justin asked me later on that night after he got home why I seemed moody all I could do was sigh.

But it was a pretty fun night : )

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My girls are currently in love with this cheesy sing-a-long we have called Mommy & Me. As I sat watching with Jordan last night I remembered these sing-a-long movies I watched with my Aunt Betty growing up. SUPER 80’s, but fun songs/dances.

Of course being around 5-7 years old I have NO idea what those movies were called but I went to Amazon regardless just so I could find some other type of sing-a-long.

I found a TON, but how am I supposed to really know if they are any good? I was about to give up when I saw a familiar face! I FOUND IT!! It’s called KidSongs!! They were being sold for around $5 each, yay! I got a few, but I think I irritated Justin in the process. ::sigh::

At least my kids will like me!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just an Update

I swear I’ve started to write something about 20 times and got too distracted to finish! Here’s an update…

I am 25 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant :) That puts me in the end of my second trimester.

This pregnancy started out rough. Super nauseous, the tear/bleeding, slow baby growth, but everything seems to have leveled out now!

The tear is healed, no more bleeding, the baby is still a little smaller then he should be so they moved my due date to June 6th (from June 1st), but with my history… I’ll be delivering around June 1st or earlier anyway.

I feel a lot better! Trying to deal with a nasty cold without medicating myself like crazy, but I’m not AS tired, nauseous, or achy. A few of the typical things like sore back and feet and naps during the day to push me through.

Taylor seems to understand a lot more this time and even tells people where her baby brother is when we are out on occasion. Tay switches what the “babies name” is from Charlie to Jessica often. I’m trying to convince Justin to just decide on a name so we can start teaching her the real name. We’re leaning towards Elijah I think! I love “Eli” for a nickname. Jordan is clueless of course.

The kids will all be sharing a room so we are trying to figure out a way to get it all organized and make the furniture fit. My dad and Justin built a bunk bed for the girls. I love it! We also repainted so the new bedding will match (messy bed picture below…without the new bedding yet :) - New bedding pictures down there too!)

Overall, we’re really excited and I feel like this pregnancy is lasting 20x longer then the other too. I think it’s the excitement of knowing this is our last kid… our family is about to be complete!

I have a little anxiety about being forced (due to stupid insurance changes) the doctor that delivered both of my girls and going to a new hospital. I LOVE Pomona Valley Hospital and so far I am very unimpressed with San Antonio and I’m scared the experience won’t be as nice as what it was with the first two.

That’s about it. I swear I’ll try to have more updates!