it’s been a while, hasn’t it?
since i’ve written a post with words.
not just descriptions of photos of videos.
maybe it’s about time.
life upstairs has been surreal and wonderful.
i’m struggling with living in it and not obsessively cleaning and picking up and feeling exasperated that lizzie and eric don’t attempt to keep it magazine-looking and i’m alone in this task.
i know, i hear the ocd in that sentence too. or maybe it’s nesting!!!!! yea, that’s what i’ll keep telling myself. 😉
i’m learning my balance of being good stewards and not getting my panties in a bunch when life happens thus requiring clean-up.
today is laundry day. and since we were gone all day yesterday it’s a mess.
even though eric did the dishes last night. *gasp* man! i’ve missed him!
going to osky once a week has really changed the way our weeks look.
i feel busier knowing i have to leave the house one other day besides grocery day and church day.
LOL i know. does that sounds pathetic or what.
but there is so much to do here! it’s really really hard to be gone another day every single week.
there’s still so much that needs done on the house – even though so much is done!
it’s somehow daunting and encouraging! it is crazy that there is a house here that wasn’t here last april.
life is weird.
talking about weird.
this house is surreal.
now adding another child to our family.
although i’m so excited.
right now his name is grayven creed, “gray” or “creed”.
if it’s a girl, oh you poor love, mommy is so sorry you don’t have a name yet!
but i promise you will not be without a name forever, or too long after birth. hopefully.
this does not in anyway mean you are loved less!!!!
ok, now that the no-girl-name confession is off my chest….
at 33 weeks:
i weigh 133 lbs
somehow i am growing more uncomfortable and comfortable each day.
comfortable having this baby in my life. anxious for it. longing for the normalcy. wondering what the baby will look like. anything like his/her sister or a head full of black hair. 🙂 comfortable with our decision to go to a chiropractor weekly and anxious to see the continued results! so thrilled with all the improvements thus far. uncomfortable because the bigger the baby gets the bigger mommy gets. 🙂 which leads to tired feet and sore muscles. uncomfortable at the thought of labor again. oh how anxious i am for it to be over with…. it’s such a beautiful thing to experience, yet somehow it’s so dreaded too. weird combo of emotions.
i’m measuring on time! this is huge for me!!!! 🙂 wonder if it’s true or if i’ll still carry to 42ish weeks. measuring can be so inaccurate!
the baby could not be more active. this peanut is more aggressive than i remember lizzie being. sharp-take-your-breath-away stabs and roll-by’s. makes me wonder if it’s an aggressive boy or stronger muscle tone due to no doppler use this pregnancy…
the baby has a say! we were discussing names a few days ago and bouncing back between “grayven” and grayson”. the baby was going nuts when we talked about “grayven” and nothing when we discussed “grayson”. then i realized the correlation and asked the baby if he/she (yea i don’t know what to think about this if it’s a girl! LOL) wants the name “grayven” and i got some serious take-your-breath-away jabs and then asked the same question with “grayson” and got nothing. i repeated it. just to see. and got the same results. looked at eric and said, ok we are done talking about this while the baby is awake. this is painful. LOL kids.
i’m more anxious than ever to see you, feel you, smell you, giggle over you, look into your eyes for hours…
i better stop or i’ll be depressed soon.
lizzie is thriving.
she knows all her abc’s. will recognize them everywhere. we are working on spelling/memorizing words, aka reading.
we are working on her numbers. she forgets about them because she loves letters so. much.! she just wants to turn her letter’s into numbers. 🙂
wordgirl and super why on PBSkids are two of her FAVORITE shows. and i love it!!! she learns so much from them.
caillou on the other hand, is my least favorite. he whines so.much. he bawls over not getting his way and his momma let’s him get away with it. in my opinion… not.cool.!
lizzie thinks barney is the bomb. mom does not agree.
she is fully using the potty. she wears a diaper at night. but usually wakes up dry. she prefers no panties. but we are staying on top of this and not allowing it. LOL kids. she has one or two accidents a week at the most. i think this makes potty training a total success and think it took about 3 weeks to arrive here!! WOOHOO! yesterday we were in osky all day playing at aunt colour’s house and didn’t have one accident. i just thought for sure she would be so caught up in playing we would have accidents. not to mention 2 1/2 hours in the car. NOPE! she’s too smart for that. LOL and mommy took her to the potty all the time. 🙂 that helps. she has already attempted to use going to the potty to get out of situations she doesn’t like. like being bored during church. not allowed. very tricky for me to identify genuine or fake. but made the right call the first attempt. so hoping it’s not a battle.
she doesn’t like talking on the phone anymore.
prefers strangers to not talk to her. and if they do, she will blank stare ahead until they go away. which makes me GIGGLE! LOL i wish i could do that.
eric is happy resting nights and focusing on himself a bit more and enjoying lots more time with lizzie!