Monthly Archives: December 2007

July 8th.

It’s official.  I’m pregnant!!! You would’ve thought 2 positive tests, 2 months of nausea, and some other pretty obvious signs would’ve put my mind to ease.  But in the back of my mind, you still kinda wonder…  So this a.m., we had our 1st appt.  The doc couldn’t find the heartbeat, so he went to go find an ultrasound machine.  I’m so glad Andy was able to be with me.  It seemed like forever until he came back with.  Then (lacking a little tact), he says to a very apprehensive mother “sometimes you just see a baby and no heartbeat and that sucks.”  Well, YEAH!  I was so relieved to see that little peanut with a beating heart.  Soberly, I realize we are very blessed.  Our day could’ve turned out very differently.  I guess one thing motherhood has taught me is what a miracle life and every aspect of it is.  I really used to take it all for granted, but after having kids, I’ve learned things don’t go my way…a lot!  And it’s made me truly relish and savor each stage of development of our kids.  So today, I’m praising God for a heartbeat. 

And I love sharing this time with our boys.  We showed them the ultrasound pic, and Jack carried it with him all day to t-ma and t-pa’s.  Then tonight, we read a magazine they give you on the development of the baby in the womb.  They were taking it in, commenting on the littlest details of the baby.  Then later, I was eating a mango, and Jack was studying me and said “Is that flamingo (that’s what he calls mangos) going to show up in that picture?” (the ultrasound pic–since what I eat goes to my tummy, he’s very interested in how that’s related to a baby in my tummy) 
The other day he said “Where’s your baby?”  “In my tummy.”  Without any hesitation, as if he’s been thinking about it for awhile, he asks “Did you eat your baby?”
And Miles is most excited to pet the baby.  He’s convinced he’s getting a little sister, and he wants to buy things for her all the time.

So, nesting instinct is kicking in overdrive here.  Mostly for Andy.  He’s out working on their bunkbed right now. 
I’m going to try and post pics, but in case our computer crashes because of it…Merry Christmas to all!  I hope yours is a special celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth.  EmmanuelGod with us!  Can you even believe it?!
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my “helpers” in the kitchen–they’re making soup.  yes, those are chef hats.
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keeping watch over the chocolate chip cookies in the oven.
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our boys’ first “princess party.”  2 boys, 10 indian princesses, and a chip bowl…they had the time of their lives!DSC_0249
can you spot where our boys spent their time?  
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my friend, neiru, wanted me to get a picture of the queens.
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indian chai.  my favorite afternoon beverage.
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we got lots of snow.  2 boys had a blast in it.
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the other enjoyed watching them with me from the window with hot chocolate.
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let’s try this again.

Ok, so the riddle was really vague.  This is a little easier.
what do all these have in common?
I can’t stand the smell or taste of coffee right now.

My mom bought me a new pair of shoes that I can just slip on.

Some friends introduced
us to applebee’s boneless buffalo wings.  Oh my, am I craving those! 
Of course, I won’t spend the money on them, so I told Andy all I want
for Christmas is $8 gift cards to Applebee’s πŸ™‚


And, we have had some hilarious conversations with the kids after telling them we’re having a BABY!!!  Miles immediately said “I think I’m gonna have a sister!”  Then Jack said “Could it be a man?”  Then he went on to ask “Could you have a farmer?  And he could drive a combine?”  The next morning he asked if I could have a puppy.  I guess a farmer and a puppy is way cooler to him than a baby.  But the thought of me giving birth to a man still cracks me up. 

Miles wants to name the baby Ralphy.  Jack wants to name him Doodle.  I’m really curious how they’ll handle a new addition.  Jack is very protective of his momma, and doesn’t like it at ALL when I hold other babies.  Although, it’s been sweet hearing him talk about getting ready to have a baby.  He told me “We need to go to the store and buy the baby a pacifier.”  I never really thought until then how fun it will be to go shopping with them for baby things.  Yesterday, he came up to me out of the blue and asked “Can I pet your baby?” 

We’re very excited.  And kinda nervous.  But really excited. 

In other news, some of our most dear friends in the world are all meeting up in Cambodia this week.  Each day, I’ve been imagining what they’re doing, and wishing so bad we could be there!  We miss them so much…and can’t wait until we can go.

We attempted Christmas pics the other day.  I thought it would be cool to spell out the word JOY.  Andy was the J.  Miles and Jack were the O.  I was the Y.  Miles just wanted to be a T.  In the end, it wasn’t that great of an idea…atleast not with a 3 and 4 yr. old (and not since we were taking them ourselves).  So, here’s the best pic of us in the end.
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But I had to add the flops, because they’re funny to look at…now πŸ™‚
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here’s a little riddle for ya…

what do all these have in common?
full cup of coffee.

new pair of shoes.

hilarious conversations with the kids.

applebee’s boneless buffalo wings.

Ralphy and Doodle.

Come one, throw out your best guess!

We’re getting our Christmas tree today!!!  (That’s not part of the riddle)  But who knew Lowe’s had trees for $11.88?  We have a $10 gift card there, so it’s $1.88!  This day officially means Christmas music is allowed in our house.  Woo-hoo!