Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WoooooHoooo!!! were have'n a GIRL!!!!

We are so excited to add another little girl to our crew!!!!
(Thanks Carly for Maggie's first outfit.)

Margaret Ann will be joining us sometime in August!!!!!!
I am so excited to meet this little sweety!!

Our 24 week (actually I am only 23 weeks and 2 days) appointment went great today, we got to see a few new pictures of her, she is a cutie if I do say so myself!  Again, I was nervous about the ultrasound, but really no need to be because everything that the doctor looked at was perfect! The main purpose of this appointment was to see the heart, which we were unable to see at our 20 week appointment.  We saw all 4 chambers of the heart, the aorta, left ventricle and right ventricles of the heart (Heartrate was 154).  We also got to see her cute button nose, lips, a foot and her tiny little "lady bits" telling us that she is a SHE!!!!!!  Kate is beyond excited about the news, she has wanted a little baby sister since the beginning. Nick is ok with it, but wants to name her Lucas, lol.

23 weeks and 2 days
10 pounds gained so far, I am proud of myself since I had gained...
26 pounds with Kate
21 pounds with Nick
by this time in the pregnancy with the previous two.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday night Randomness

The house is quiet, the kids are in bed, the laundry is done, Mike is at work, the tv is off, the birds are chirping outside, it is still light out, and......it has been way to long since I have done a blog post, sorry my 18 loyal readers, I will try and do better.
  • We went to church this morning and as we were getting ready Nick looked up at me and said, "Mommy, I wuv church."  It was so sweet and totally melted my heart.
  • We get to have another ultrasound on Tuesday, I am super excited to see if we will be adding a little sister or little brother to our crew, it doesn't really matter to me, just that he/she is healthy.  So check back on Tuesday night to see the results!
  • Kate had her dance pictures taken last Saturday, so of course I had to take one at home before she left.  Her dance recital is Sunday, May 6th and she is ready!

  • Then Nick insisted that I take his "baseball" picture too, love the pose.

  • Kate had a birthday sleepover party last night at another little girls house, I was thankful not to get that 2am phone call to come pick her up.
  • Mike had fire officer training this weekend, only a few more months and he will be done.
  • The new baby has developed the sense of touch this week and quite possibly might be grasping its only toy in utero, the umbilical cord.
  • I decorated for The Michigan Dental Presidents Award Ceremony this past Friday at the Kellogg Center, it was amazingly beautiful!!! (I wish I had a good picture to show you, but I don't. sad.)
  • Only 8 weeks until Aunt, Julie's wedding!!!! Did you read that Julie? 8 WEEKS!!!  and my dress still fits:)
  • Kate just started spring soccer, she loves it!  She has pink and black cleats, pink shin guards and a pink and grey soccer ball to match, she looks darling!
  • I went to the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale last Sunday with my best friend Jennifer in Fort Wayne, Indiana and had a BLAST!  We both got some good deals!
  • The kids and I tackled a Mom-to-Mom sale yesterday morning, it was jam-packed full of Moms and kids, a little over whelming.  We found some shoes for Kate and a bathtub thing for the new baby.
  • It's cold in Michigan, I am ready for the sun and warmth.
  • The new baby has also developed the sense of sight and can distinguish between light and dark, amazing!
  • Nick is REALLY REALLY into baseball right now, I bet we pitch 200 balls a day to him to hit, he is constantly wanting to play baseball.  I hope we can take him to a Tigers game this summer.
  • There is a HUGE fly buzzing around this quiet house and it is driving me nuts as I type!
  • Kate is becoming a better reader each day.
  • Nick got hit in the noggin tonight with a bat while playing baseball in the house by Kate, not once, but twice, poor thing. He cried both times, but I hope he learned not to stand too close to the batter!
  • I have gained less then 10 pounds so far in during this pregnancy, but I look like I have gained a lot more.  Preggo picture coming on Tuesday or so.
  • That's all for now, I am off to bed to start another busy week. Good Night and sweet dreams!

Monday, April 2, 2012

...and they're off!

This past Friday marked the beginning of Spring Break for our local school districts, so we are about 4 days in with 6 more days to go.  Kate and I are bored at home (well I am bored at home) while Nick and Mike have an exciting adventure ahead of them for the next 9 days!  "Team boys" headed out this morning on the Michigan Flyer, a huge, very nice coach bus that travels back and forth from East Lansing to Detroit Metro Airport 12 times a day.  (Um, can you say VERY convenient!). 

 Yep, they are on their way to the airport as I type to catch a flight to visit Papa Fox (Mike's Dad) in El Paso Texas for a boys week.  The boys have been counting down the days for a few weeks now!  It's so exciting for them, no plans, no schedule, no pre-planned meals, and best of all NO GIRLS!!!

Nick loves his Lucy Dog stuffed animal, and I could only imagine the devastation if it was lost somewhere on the trip, so before the boys left this morning we stopped at Petco and bought a tiny dog collar and made a dog tag with Lucy's name on it and Mike's cell number.  you know in case it gets left on an airport chair or something.  Nick enjoyed making it, and hopefully Lucy is safe now!

I hope the boys enjoy their trip, it should be a blast! And I hope Lucy returns home safe and sound!

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