Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baby #2 on the way!

For those of you that don't know, we are pregnant (sorry if you're finding out this way rather than in person)! That is the main reason I've been such a slacker about blogging lately. I've felt very yucky for the past month or so. I'm 13 weeks now and hoping that it's getting better but I'm still having definite bouts with nausea. It's been much worse this pregnancy than with Everett. Everyone says that's because I have a toddler to take care of now, which I think is partly true. Sweet Allen has been such a servant to me during this time. He's really picked up the slack when I've been ill or just plain worn out. This has also all coincided with Everett climbing out of his crib on his own, which has led to him getting out of bed as early as 5:30am morning after morning! We're in the process of training him to stay in his crib until we come and get him, preferably after 7am. The past 3 mornings he's done much better. Hopefully we're moving past that, at least until the time change. :)

I have two sets of ultrasound pictures, one set when I was about 6 weeks along and one set when I was about 8 weeks. Of course with this baby, unlike with our first, I've hardly even gotten them out or showed them to anyone, much less even thought about scanning them. Isn't that horrible? Especially considering I was a 3rd child. I hope to be good about taking pictures and scrapbooking with each child though...I just figure it's important to set reasonable goals for each one, rather than go way overboard with the 1st and then totally bail with the others. I'll try to get Allen to take the ultrasound pictures to work and scan them in...not that any of you really care about seeing a black and white blob. :) We'll find out whether it's a boy or girl, at 18 weeks, which is the week of Thanksgiving. My due date is April 20.

I just have to say that right now our house is so peaceful. I've got Mindy Smith on in the background and Everett has been playing quietly by himself, which he rarely does. Normally if he's quiet, he's hiding somewhere in the house destroying something or dumping something out. My friend today called him a 'silent but deadly' kid, which I think describes him perfectly. Just this week he's dumped out a bottle of salad toppings I had in the fridge all over the coffee table and floor, he's dumped out a bag of crackers all over the steps going down into our playroom, and he destroyed one of the baby shower invitations that I had ordered for my sister-in-law's shower, etc., etc. I was asking my sister when this stage ends and she said soon...I'm hoping so!

He's also become quite the climber. Usually this is displayed at the playground, but a couple of weekends ago Allen was outside with him and Allen was blowing off our back porch and Everett was at our fence in the back of the yard, playing with our neighbor's dog. Then next time Allen looked up, Everett was climbing over the chain link fence and into our neighbor's yard. He's quite amazing sometimes.

He really is a sweet kid though and is such a joy to be around. He's got such a great disposition and is a pretty easy-going kid. I'll close with a funny story: One day when Allen was changing his poopie diaper, Allen opened the diaper and said, "How about them apples?". Since then whenever Everett has a poopie he says, "apples in there" and points to his diaper. In his MDO class the past few weeks they've been learning about apples and apple trees and how God made them. So, last week when I was changing his poopie diaper, Everett exclaimed, "Thank you God for apples!" I cracked up.