Friday, February 27, 2009

A Few New Pics

Pretending to cook in their outfits from G & G Fannin

Not much new going on here. Bobby and I are going to a seminar tomorrow that has sessions about buying your first home, etc, and then we're taking the girls to Disney on Ice and out for Mexican. More pictures to come soon, probably Monday. My bro-in-law doesn't have school, so I'll be able to stay home and do laundry/catch up on life around here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Glucose Test Results

I called the dr. this morning because I was nervous. (last time, with Sarah, the doctor in KY forgot to call me to tell me I'd failed) They called me back ten minutes later to tell me I passed my glucose test. Wahooo!!!! Thanks for all the prayers!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day Weekend

Getting ready to go swim.

Bekah with her new bows from G & G Helwig

Sarah and her new bows from G & G Helwig

The girls in their princess hats. (Target $1)

All our cards, and my belly with the growing Leah inside.

We had a fun filled Valentine's Day weekend this year. My parents offered to babysit all the kiddos Friday evening so that they would not be asked Saturday and could enjoy their own day, so we took them up on the offer.
After Bobby got home from work, we headed to Joe's Crab Shack. We had a coupon and a gift card, so after crab legs, steak, a side of hushpuppies as an appetizer, and tip, we only paid $11. We headed back to my parents' to pick up the girls for a family fun night.
We took them to a hotel for the night. It will probably be the last time it is just the 4 of us in a hotel, so we savored every moment of it. We put them in their jammies before heading to the hotel, got to the hotel around 9 pm and the girls proceeded to go crazy in the room until them conked out around 10:30 pm. Before them fell asleep, we gave them their bags with Strawberry Shortcake themed items from the Target $1 bins. They loved everything. They also gave their daddy the cards they had made. I also got a beautiful card with a picture that the girls had colored.
The next morning, we got up, had a wonderful breakfast, and then headed to the pool. The girls and I had a lot of fun. Bobby did a lot of chasing Sarah. :) After swimming, we went back and gave the girls a bath, and they got ready to go. Checkout was at Noon, and we left a bit after 11 am.
We headed home (to my parents') to enjoy the rest of the day. Sarah and Bobby napped while Bekah and I went to the grocery store. I wish I had my camera with me, cause I shoved so much into one of those movie carts at Meijer that Bekah had to hold food on her lap down in the car part of the cart. It was hilarious!! All-in-all, it was a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 09, 2009


So sorry that I've been so bad about updating. Who thought I would actually do less posting as a stay-at-home-mom/nanny to my nephews than while teaching full-time? Not me.

Things continue to progress.

Bobby started his FINAL SEMESTER of seminary this week. Woohooo!!!! He is excited, but this is his heaviest load since Bekah was born, so say a prayer for strength. He is still waiting/looking for full-time pay that will allow us to buy a house and move out. We are starting to think it will not happen until after Leah makes her arrival, (probably at the end of April, early May) but are still open to what God may hold for our family.
Sarah is getting over a cold that Bekah passed to her. Bekah's consisted of 2 days of fever and then 6-8 days of runny/stuffy nose and coughing. Sarah is on the 3rd day of the nose stuff and coughing. Her appetite has been next to nothing, which is VERY unusual for her. She usually eats everything!! She is still potty training well. We have started to do pull-ups during the day and diapers at night. I am very excited at the thought of only 1 in diapers, but I am not holding my breath. :)
Bekah is continuing to grow and learn. She is starting to sound out 3 and 4 letter words with no help and can spell several 3 letter words also. Her birthday is 9 days past the cut off for kindergarten, but we are considering petitioning sending her early. I definitely think she's ready educationally. It would be nice to just have Sarah and Leah during the mornings every day. If they won't allow it, or we decide she's not ready, then we will definitely be doing the preschool at our church which has a 3, 4, or 5 mornings per week program. I'm leaning towards 4, but it will depend on my stress level with having a new baby, etc. She is finally getting over her cold where she probably lost a couple pounds, but she is normally a picker when she eats, and it has been even worse over these last 9 days.

I am still swimming every week, but I have cut it down to Mondays and Fridays. Wednesday were getting too tiring because I stay at my sister's house with all the kiddos for dinner and take them to church. I was leaving at 6 am and not getting home until 8:45 pm. I was tired!! Now I just walk on my sister's treadmill on Wednesday mornings before the boys wake up.
I have my glucose test on February 20th, and I am really hoping and praying that I do not have gestational diabetes with this pregnancy. The doctor said that there is a 40-50% chance I will because it's mostly hereditary. I am still hoping I won't though because I feel I didn't doing anything different "foodwise" with Sarah's pregnancy, I just wasn't active. It was the year I had a 20 minute lunch at school, and by the time I got home, I just wanted to collapse on the couch and read/watch TV with Bekah until dinner, then work on school stuff after she was in bed. I did not want to exercise at all!! With Bekah I had exercised at least 3x per week. I am hoping the swimming/walking 3x per week will keep me from having to regular my sugar levels via my carbohydrate intake. I love my carbs!! Please say a prayer for me in this area!!