Thursday, December 31, 2009

Take Good Care of my Babies..

Christmas 2009 was fantastic. I am sad to see it end. The kids got all sorts of new toys, including a Nintendo Wii. The boys on any given day are up at 5:30 or 6 am. Christmas morning(go figure) they decided to sleep in and Sissy had to wake them up! It was our first Christmas without Pookey, and also without Hub's Dad. They were both in our thoughts and hearts on Christmas Day. We had Christmas dinner over at our friend's house, and enjoyed yummy food and time spent with company.

The kid's at Christmas Eve mass..

The kid's up early, and waiting anxiously to open their gifts.

All gifts open, and kid's are happy!

I am 26 weeks pregnant today (Sunday Jan. 3rd).

This pregnancy so far is so similar to Girly's pregnancy that it is scary.

The weight gain. With the boys, I only gained in my stomach. With Girly and this's everywhere but my

Cravings for iced tea and cheeseburgers.

The constant ache of my tailbone (which was broken in 5th or 6th grade and never healed properly).

The Braxton Hicks contractions that have started already.

And the best thing..(sarcastic) my boobs are already starting to leak. That's right. 3 months ahead of schedule.

I have a feeling that Little Dude is not going to hold out until April 12th. Just like Girly, I believe he will be early.

Let's wait and see what exciting things Little Dude brings us through the next 3 months.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Time is Here

December 17th, 2009 Crazy Boy's 1st Kindergarten school Christmas program. They sang "Must Be Santa", and "Dreidel".

Christmas photo 2009...

2009 visit with Santa. Baby Boy and Crazy are at that wonderful age where Santa is the greatest man on earth. They were so excited to see him and Baby Boy even threw Santa the I love you sign!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

23 Weeks

Today was my 23 week appointment. Dr. Tan did another ultrasound to check the sex..He is officially boy!!!

We have come to a decision on what Little dude's name will be. But on here he will be known as Little Dude. He was all over the place today, and very willing to show his parts for us. As soon as I can pry the picture out of Hub's hands, I will post a picture. Right now, he is at work showing off his boy's privates!! lol

Little Dude's heartbeat was strong and he looked healthy and active. At one point during the ultrasound he was even stroking his own head. It was amazing to see.

In 2 weeks I have to do the lovely gestational diabetes test. That is always fun. Then after this next appointment, I am due to start my bi-weekly appointments already. How time flown by.

The heartburn has gotten unbearable and Dr. Tan was able to prescribe me some medication to help. I can't sleep and everything I eat causes that fiery feeling in my stomach and throat. I guess if this is the trade off for not throwing up 24/7, then I'll take it! lol But I am keeping my fingers crossed that the medication works and I will once again be able to sleep comfortably. Well as comfortable as you can get with a humongous belly!

Aside from Little Dude..Girly is doing well. She is having allot of fun with cheer-leading and is enjoying being the flyer of her team. Her first performance is this week for her school pep-rally. She is also doing well in school, although there is much to be desired when it comes to missing work. I am hoping over time she gets her butt in gear and gets things done. Although I think she is at that age where hormones are taking's a bit frustrating!

Crazy Boy is doing awesome in Kindergarten. We went to his parent/teacher conference last week and he is getting all 4's. 4's mean above average work. His reading and writing is spectacular. What gets me is now that he can spell and read some..he can tell what we are saying when we try to spell stuff out. lol So when we talk about possibly getting I C E C R E A M.. he now knows what we are talking about! lol

Baby Boy is doing well too..his speech is still lacking, but after the 1st of the year he is having a complete audiology exam. His pediatrician seems to believe he has a hearing problem which is causing his speech delay. He will be starting preschool next fall so I want to make sure we figure out what the problem is before then. He gets very frustrated when we do not know what he is talking about. Poor guy. But other then that he is still the most loving, affectionate little boy. He does this thing with his hands when he gets excited. It's like he has so much pent up excitement that his little hands just wont keep still. So now when his hands start spazzing he throws them up and gives everyone the I love you sign with his hands. He is my little lovey bug.

Christmas is right around the corner. Everyone here is ready and waiting. Christmas break for the kids starts next week. Our tree and decorations have been up since Thanksgiving and the kid's get more excited every day. I love this time of year. I love to sit in the living room, once the kids have gone to bed, and sit with all the lights off. Except for the tree and my candles. It is truly beautiful and relaxing. It really is the most wonderful time of year!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Up in Smoke

March 4, 2009 I quit on Dec. 4 it will be 9 months smoke free. Just wanted to remind myself of that.

I was also just reminded that this will be my 1st Christmas without my Pookey..7 months gone on Dec. 24th..I still miss her very much!

My parents, after almost 40 years of marriage have decided to get divorced. Very strange, and very surreal not to see them together. But I am at an age, and stage in my life, where I realize what happiness is. And if being apart makes them happier then them being together, then I am all for it.

Little Boy Bean is causing an uproar with my innards...making me potty more, and giving me a hard time when I try to bend over to tie shoes. lol

Thanksgiving break starts Wed. for the kids. A long weekend, and Thanksgiving dinner with friends. I am very grateful to have these friends during a time in our life when we are not able to be closer to our families. Makes me very sad and emotional just thinking about family during these times.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Beautiful Boy

Because we are so we took a drive and had a 3-D ultrasound done. Because baby is still quite small, skinny and just an overall scrawny little thing, we could not get a good 3-D pic. But we did get some awesome regular ultrasound pictures, and we were able to see that we are indeed, having another little boy! What an amazing sight.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little Fingers, Little Toes

On Nov. 9th we had our "official" ultrasound. But unfortunately, Mr. or Miss Thing in there would not cooperate and show us their privates. So no luck yet finding out what we are having. The tech also did not give us a picture. We already have 3, so I am not complaining. That is more then most people get throughout their pregnancies.

We also have finally felt the baby move (last week sometime) is an amazing thing when you finally are able to feel that life moving around inside you. It makes it just a bit more real. The kids were so excited to be able to feel the baby. They are demanding to feel my belly every chance they get. Girly and Crazy are still insisting on a girl. Baby Boy has now changed his mind and wants a brother.

My next appt. is next week on the 17th. I am keeping my fingers crossed she will do an ultrasound and maybe be able to tell us the sex. I am so impatient. I will not be able to wait till the birth to find out. lol

Knocking on Heaven's Door

On Oct. 31, 2009 Chris' dad..Jack..passed away unexpectedly. He retired from the Navy after 31 years, had 4 beautiful children, and 7 beautiful grandchildren with 1 on the way. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby Love

15 week appointment...

The nausea has pretty much diminished..except for 1st thing in the morning. I still throw up every morning. I have a feeling that just may be the way things are for the rest of this pregnancy! lol

Our Dr. appointment went great. Baby's heart rate was normal and everything looked great. She did an ultrasound, but said it was still a bit early to be able to see any parts that would tell us the sex. We have our official ultrasound on Nov. 9th where she said they should be able to see the sex if the baby cooperates.

Once again, here is Baby #4. You can easily make out the face in this picture. He or She was smiling for the camera!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Isn't She Lovely?

Today my Girly Girl turns 12.
12 years ago at 12:21pm Girly entered the world.
We love you Girly. Don't ever change. You are perfect just the way you are!
Happy Birthday Baby!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

11 weeks down....29 to go....

Today was my 11 wk. appointment. It went fantastic. Baby was moving around like crazy. I was able to distinguish the arms and legs and see how he/she was bouncing off the walls. Heartbeat was 150 bpm and he/she measured at 10.5 wks. It was amazing to watch the movements and to have Baby Boy there to see the baby. He got very excited when he got to see the screen and insisted that he wanted to hold the baby.

My morning sickness is diminishing and I am only nauseous a couple times a day now. And of course when I smell something that triggers it. The last 2 days I have had a horrible cold though and that has really pissed me off. lol. I am finally starting to feel better and then get slammed with this. Girly and Baby Boy have it too, and Crazy is coming down with the cough today. We are all just a bunch of snot nosed, hacking, sore throated people. lol

The kids are doing great in school. Crazy is really enjoying riding the bus and going to Kindergarten. Girly is loving her cheerleading and her grades are spectacular. Her 12th birthday is tomorrow. My Girly is growing way to fast. Baby Boy is having the best time being the "only child" at home right now, and I think he is thriving on the attention. lol. He does whine for a bit when brother leaves for school, but turns around pretty quickly when he gets all Mommy's attention. lol

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Be True To Your School (date should be 9-14-09)

September 8th, 2009 the kids went back to school. Girly started the 7th grade, and Crazy Boy had his very first day of Kindergarten. Then today, Crazy rode the school bus for the first time. He was so excited. The 1st day of school I thought I would be OK with Crazy being in school..until I dropped him off at the playground and found myself waiting in the parking lot till the bell rang and his teacher rounded them up and took them to their classrooms. I watched him play by himself, and sat there thinking "my poor baby is probably so lonely..." and "maybe I should just go over there and play with him till the bell rings?" and things like that. When in reality, he was having the time of his life, and he could care less that he didn't know anyone and was playing by himself. Then today he rode the bus for the first time. I know his Sissy is taking good care of him, but it still makes me so nervous that I am not at the school to make sure he goes where he should and make sure he doesn't get scared if he ends up somewhere he shouldn't be. I guess the 1st day jitters don't go away with your first child!

At 10 weeks I am still sick as can be. Throwing up non-stop and the smell of everything makes me ill. I am hoping it stops soon! Chris has been wonderful with making dinners and taking care of the kids and cleaning the house. I am very lucky to have him!

Friday, August 28, 2009


Baby Bean #4

All went well at my OB/GYN appointment on the 25th. She did an ultrasound and saw only 1 baby in there...I can easily say I was a bit relieved. lol She gave me a due date of April 12th, 2010, even though all the charts and computers have given a date of April 11th. Baby's heart rate was 142, and everything looked well. At my appointment I was 7 weeks 2 days. I am to start all the lovely blood work that comes along with pregnancy. I will probably be going in in the next couple weeks to get it done.

I am nauseous beyond belief. Actually, this does not surprise me at all. Each child has done this to me, only in different ways. I was hoping to escape the sickies, but alas, I am not that lucky. I am hungry all the time, but as soon as I get a whiff of anything, I want to puke. Hub's cologne, air fresheners, fried meat, meat in general, soaps, toothpastes, pretty much everything. lol. I am getting the headaches again, and I am trying all I can to not let them get the best of me. The kids have been a tremendous help. Girly has been getting the boy's their meals, and Hub's has been cooking dinners.

School starts up on Sept. 8th. Crazy starts Kindergarten and Girly will be in 7th grade. It's absolutely crazy to me. I am nervous for Crazy, but I think he will do wonderful. He will ride the bus this year, except for the first week or so when I will take them so he can get used to school. We got school clothes shopping done, and they are both excited for the year to begin. Girly is on cheer squad this year. She had a cheer camp last week and is so excited to be a cheerleader. She looks so cute in her uniform. When I get a chance to snap a picture of her in it, I will post it. They are suppose to wear them on the first day of school, so I will be sure to get lots of pics then.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Grand Adventure is about to Begin. ~Winnie the Pooh

6 weeks, 2 days....

My first appointment is on August 25th..and I am anxiously waiting...


Because I need to be told, in no uncertain terms, that there are not multiples in there. lol.

I am so happy to have the same OB/GYN that I had with Baby Boy. I loved her and she was always happy to do what I was comfortable with. Not what was more convenient for her.

I have had a couple mornings of nausea, but nothing bad. I am keeping my fingers..and toes..crossed that it stays this way.

The kids are immensely happy. Girly wants a girl, Crazy wants a boy, and Baby Boy agrees with whoever is around him at the time. lol. Baby Boy will point to my belly and ask "baby?" and when I tell him "yes" he giggles and runs away. What a cutie.

I am happy. I am excited. I am so blessed.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Little Child

My Welcome Home gift...
August 9th, 2009

Looks like 4th Time Might Be The Charm...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Celebrate Me Home...

July 20th-August 7th 2009
Trip Home..


Buggy Ride with Papa
Lookin at "Old Papa's Home"

Cemetery visits..

Cousins again

All the Grandbabies..

Papa taught her how to drive..