Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sonogram Results

Keith and I went to have our sonogram today. Everything looked great. The baby is developing right on schedule and all the parts look good. It was the most active baby I've had during a sonogram. It was weird to see the baby move and feel it at the same time. When we tried to get a look to see the sex of the baby, there was a foot in the way. I kind of laughed and when I did the baby moved. Dr. Wood told me to laugh again and when I did...well, let's just say we saw moving parts. So with 99% certainty, I can tell you that it's a boy!!! We are surprised, but excited. Kind of wish I hadn't gotten rid of all those boy clothes. Oh well, the seasons will not be right anyway.

We got home and told the boys. Will just rolled his eyes and said..."Good grief!" I know they are excited though. Charlie wanted to see, so I let him see the sonogram pictures. I don't think he could tell anything.

So here we go again and Katie Beth will remain the little princess...but she'll have to grow up tough!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No good deed goes unpunished...

OK, so those of you that know me well know that I am NOT a creative mom. I didn't even have crayons and coloring books for them until Will was almost 4. It's not that I don't want to do it, I just never even think about it.

So I decided that it was time to make cookies with the boys...for the first time and let them decorate. After all, it's Christmas. My plan was to make sugar cookies and let them cut them out. Then we would ice them and decorate with sprinkles. (Keep in mind that these are for our neighbors, so I'm making 3-4 dozen.) Well, as I got further into the project, I decided to skip the icing and go straight to the sprinkles. So we set out to do it last night. With the weather cold and rainy, I thought it would be good timing. Keith was home and it was going to be a great family project. The boys had a ball using the cookie cutters and sprinkles...for the first 6 cookies. Then they were done. I even tried to entice them with eating cookie dough and eating the sprinkles, but they were not interested. So, Keith and I got to finish making the other 3 dozen on our own. So much for family togetherness. Is this why I had a she going to be anymore interested when she grows up?

On another note, I am 20 weeks along today. It's hard to believe I am halfway through. I cannot wait to find out what it is next week. I still think girl, and the boys are certain it's a girl. Guess we'll wait and see. This has probably been my easiest pregnancy. No nausea at all, just tired. Now I'm trading in the tiredness for reflux/heartburn, but I can deal with that. Keith got to feel the baby move for the first time this morning. That feeling never ceases to amaze me, even on my 4th. Thank you God for this tiny miracle and for letting me be such a big part in it.

Here is our new family picture. It's was thrown together the night before, but I think it turned out really well. You can't even tell it's an hour and a half past Katie's naptime!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Daddy come home!

For all of you who are single mothers, my hat goes off to you! Keith went hunting Tuesday morning and will get home tonight. We are ready to have him home! The kids and I have managed, but it's definitely easier when there is someone to share the load. It's also nice to have another adult to talk to! At least everyone has been healthy.

As far as I know, Keith didn't shoot anything, but I haven't talked to him in a few days, so that may have changed. He's way out in west Texas and doesn't get cell phone reception, so we've only had 2 conversations since he left...both very brief.

Katie Beth is growing so fast. She learned two new tricks while Daddy's been away. She stood without holding on to anything for about 4 seconds. She can also make new noises with her lips and fingers. So cute!! It's hard to believe she is 9 mos old.