Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Little Pony

Jeanine just got her first "real" ponytail today. It took a little while to figure out how wet to make her hair, and how much hairspray would be needed on those fine little baby hairs (as it turns out...A LOT!), but she is such a doll! She looks a lot older (*sniff sniff*)with a ponytail too! Unfortunately she only left it in for 2 hours before ripping out the rubberband...and then I noticed she was breaking out in hives all over her forehead, ears, and scalp (probably from the Suave hairspray I used) so I need to figure out something different to use next time :) Right before her nap I had to submit her to such trauma...washing her hair in the sink! Oh the atrocities!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Feeling Guilty

Yep, I haven't blogged, yet again, in 4 weeks! How does the time slip away like that? Things have been going well here. I've finally gotten back on the housecleaning and "feeling-caught-up" bandwagon (after feeling like garbage pretty much since the beginning of this pregnancy) and it's such bliss lately! The floors are vacuumed, the dishes are done, the laundry is clean and put away, the diapers are fresh and oh so cute! I've even been cooking more than usual, which of course I want to keep up after the baby comes. All this in preparation for as little mayhem as possible whenever #3 decides to make his/her arrival. And NO, we still aren't finding out what we're having and are so excited for such a special D-day this time around! I have my suspicions and some solid name ideas, but my lips are sealed!I am now 31 weeks along and feeling pretty good lately, probably from the extra exercise just from cleaning the house like I should, lol! Only about 9 weeks to go and I'm so excited to meet this little one who derives pleasure from strategically placed tickly toes in mommy's ribs and perfectly placed jabs to the bladder. I have been getting very regular chiropractic and massage care throughout the pregnancy though and this has kept me sane and in great physical shape so as not to be in constant pain like before.
The kids are doing great! Jeanine is 17 months and full of energy and giggles. She's quite the talker and knows exactly what to say to get what she wants. Today she perfectly pronounced "Coffee" as we walked past the coffee pot in the kitchen...ahhh, a girl after mommy's own heart! If I had to compare this smart little lady to her brother, I'd have to say she's probably on the same verbal level he was at when he turned 2! Guess that's just the difference between girls and boys. She's definitely all girl, if you know what I mean. She loves her tea set, baby dolls, hair pretties, and looking classy! We might even go together tomorrow for a well-earned mani/pedi :)
Johnny is also thriving and having fun lately. He is studiously learning all of his AWANA Bible verses and earning his patches like a pro! We even missed quite a few weeks in a row in Nov/Dec and he has caught up over the last few weeks. The AWANA grand prix is this coming Sunday so Johnny and Isaac have been busy building John's racecar for the big day! He is doing a little bit of "schoolwork" each day in his wipe-clean alphabet book and is beginning to know which letter is which and the sounds they make :) Right now his daily activities include play-doh, vacuuming with mom, building with blocks, dates to the shooting range and Home Depot with dad, and learning to be kind to his easy task for a 3.5 year old!Isaac is also doing well and really enjoying his new schedule on the fire department. He works 48 hours straight at the station and is then home for 4 days. It's so wonderful having him home a lot more lately, quite a difference from what we've ever known! He's also working for Cutco part time as well and is having a blast being 100% unstressed about his work.
OK, that's all for now, I'm having bloggy overload and even though there's more pictures to post, I have no more inclination to do so :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Out there...literally!

Me, 27 weeks and 4 days according to the calendar, and MUCH bigger than I was with the 2 previous kids!