BORING! Ever feel that way? I just don't feel like I have much to contribute to the lovely world of blogging lately. Life hasn't changed much except for the big things I showed you pictures of. I guess I *could* elaborate a little on those.
First up... our little peanut. A happy little surprise (or massively big shock, whatever wording works for you.) LOL. Despite the surprise, we are really excited. Sometimes the best things in life are not planned and I'm completely anticipating that to be the case for us. I'm about 3 months along. I calculated my due date to be at the end of March, but an early ultrasound put the peanut a week and a half behind where I thought I was. So, the due date is April 3rd. I really tried to convince the doctor to stick with my first due date so that it can "look" like I go further along, but he said no. :P (My longest pregnancy was 38 weeks in case you didn't remember, the shortest was 34.) We are praying that Benson is able to get back into a finance job before this little one arrives.
A few funny stories related to the pregnancy. During the week before I found out, I happened to be at the grocery store. As I walked down the aisle, I saw pickles. I like pickles, but I never buy them because Benson and the kids don't touch them. However, on this particular day, I decided I didn't care if they didn't eat them, I wanted them! They looked good! So, I put them in the cart. A few aisles down, ice cream called my name. I usually try to avoid buying sweets, so this was also unusal. Here I was pregnant, not knowing it, not even remotely suspecting it, and buying pickles and ice cream.
Another quick story, I was about 6-7 weeks along and really surprised at how bloated I was. My pants were already not fitting! Anyway, Sweetie came up to me and asked me if I had a baby in my tummy! I was not ready to tell the kids, so I simply asked her why she would ask me that. Her response was just that she really wanted another brother or sister. Although, she WAS looking at my stomach the whole time she said it. LOL. She asked me about 6 various times before I finally spilled the beans to her and the other kids. When she asked that final time, I responded the same way I had before, "Why are you asking that?" This time she said because it looks like I have a baby in there. Well, I couldn't tell her I was just getting fat could I? So I called in the other kids and told them all. Immediately I had "I want a boy" and "I want a girl" being blurted out. Love kids. So glad I don't have any control over that!
I think that's it on the prego front. I'm finally starting to get over the morning sickness. I've even started to get a handle on the inside of my house again. Its hard anyway when you have 4 kids and your husband is gone 60-65 hours every week. Add feeling completely exhausted and nauseous to the mix and its easy to let the house slide out of control. One room at a time, I'm taking back control!
The second topic of interest, the house project! It has been a LOOOONNNNG time coming as you know. The project is officially finished. The only thing left is for the contractor to pick up his tools and us to clean out the garage so that we can start parking in there again. Its only been 11 months since we've been able to do that!!! So glad to have that over with, but SO happy with the results. We've planted grass seed and are hoping for a beautiful green lawn in the spring.
School is going well for the kids. Tank started preschool on Wednesday, so I actually have a couple hours in the morning with just Twister and me. He doesn't let me get much done during that time, but we enjoy playing. Tank is usually better about letting me get a few things accomplished when Twister is taking his nap, so it all works out.
Well, I think that is it! Until next time....