Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Big Boy Part 2

My official due date is exactly one month from today....although I doubt I will see that day as a pregnant woman!  I better not...I'm starting to get miserable and grumpy!

I had another ultrasound today...some news I expected and some I didn't!  He is about 7 1/2 pounds...I expected that after my last ultrasound.  The bad news is that he is breech.  I am praying that he will cooperate and turn around because I really really really don't want to have a c-section.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our Weekend: Party, Puppy, and I'm Pooped!

We have designated certain birthdays when our kids can have a friend party...8 is one of those years.  Yes, I would have loved Jenessa to say she would postpone her party until next year or wait until summer....but no...it fell when I am 33 weeks pregnant!  So, I decided maybe I could handle a "late-over" with pizza and a movie. Ryan put up a pinata in the backyard, they had fun trying to whack that thing open.  She only had 3 girls come, but they had a lot of fun.

I made a comment a few years ago where I said my kids could get a pet when they turned eight years old. (yes, I wish I could change that now...I would say ten!).  I am not a pet/animal person...but I live with a bunch of people who are animal lovers!  Jenessa decided that she wanted a puppy.  I decided she could get a lab/retriever since I knew they were known to be a family friendly breed.  We have been looking this week online for different options and found a few.  Ryan took the girls out on Saturday morning to look at some puppies at the shelter and of course Jenessa fell in love.  We now own a black lab puppy that Jenessa named Diamond.  She seems like a good puppy and I think she will adapt well to our family.

Unfortunately, getting ready for Jenessa's party did me in!  I didn't go to church today because I'm still totally exhausted plus I have a cold.  I'm home with the boys though which is not very relaxing!  It's not like I can take a nap with a 3 year old boy and a 1 year old boy wandering around!  I will most certainly take a nap this afternoon when Ryan is home!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Jenessa turned 8 today!  I remember being so nervous when we went into the hospital the morning that I had her...I just wasn't sure what to expect!  And then I didn't even get to hold her for about 12 hours because she had trouble breathing after she was born and they had to put her on oxygen immediately.

This morning Jenessa told me I didn't have to make her a cake today since we are buying a big cake tomorrow for her party and that would be a lot of cake!  I'm really glad she came to that conclusion all on her own...Kessiah would have had to make it (which she could have).  We went to an end-of-season pizza party for Kessiah's basketball team tonight...thankfully Jenessa really likes pepperoni pizza!  After we got home we sent her on a treasure hunt to find her presents.

Jenessa is a great daughter...she can be quite spunky, but she also has a very sweet, kind, and loving side to her which I love to see.  She has become an avid reader and has had a great attitude lately about getting her schoolwork done.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

End of Basketball Season

Kessiah and Jenessa had their last basketball games today.  The only way I survived was because of my wonderful husband.  I only made it to the first half of Kessiah's basketball practices, I couldn't manage taking all the kids.  Jenessa made it to hers only because they were on Friday's and Ryan could take her.  I sent Ryan to about half of the games without me and the boys.  I'm glad we didn't sign Sienna up this year...she'll be ready next year.  She is getting pretty good at dribbling and passing.

Next up:  Little League.  I'm really not sure how that is going to go.  I'll have a better idea when I see practice/game schedules...I think I have about 2 weeks until practices start.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

One Step Closer

I can now say I'm having a baby next month!  I am trying not to think about the fact that it is March 1st and I'm not due until April 29th!  It is still next month...and I'm sure I won't make it until the end of April!