This Tuesday will mark 36 weeks. Just 3 weeks from Thursday this baby will make its entrance into the world. Holy Crap! I think it's time to start freaking out a bit. You see our basement is still under construction and the nursery is a storage room at the moment. I'm not sure the crib will be up before he or she is here. Funny how with your 3rd things like that happen. Carson's room was up and decorated before I hit 20 weeks. But hopefully, with a little luck, that will all change in 3 weeks as we switch every single bedroom around in this house in order to accommodate our growing family. I'm hoping to maintain my sanity in the next 3 weeks which I'm not sure is possible. Good news for me....I don't have to move ANY furniture.
I've been feeling big and large and tired and crabby and hot and large, oh I said that already, well basically every feeling one has in the waning weeks of pregnancy. I'm going in for weekly visits and ultrasounds now since the baby is so big and I have alot of fluid. Last Monday the baby was measuring at a nice, plump, 8lbs 1oz. Ultrasounds can be off by a pound either way...let's hope they are! 10 days before Carson was born they told me he was 11lbs and he was "only" 9lbs 6oz....something tells me that this baby will beat that!
So we wait with growing excitement for this new baby, trying to come up with a name and enjoying the last few weeks as a family of 4. And just for fun here is a belly pic of my ever growing belly.
Hard to believe but Emily has been a part of our family for almost 2 months now. Carson adores her. This morning he was up at the crack of dawn to take her for a walk with daddy. He likes to help daddy train her and he loves getting her to play fetch. The other day we were in the car with her and she was whining....
Carson: Emily is sad mommy
Me: Yeah, she just wants to get out of the car.
Carson: I think she needs a friend. Maybe we should go get her brother! (He was at the shelter when we got her.
He's also mentioned more then once that grandma can keep the kitties and we can just get another dog. Ha, one dog at a time sweetheart.
Declan on the other hand could really care less. He loves to go to the dog park and play with all the little dogs. He likes having her around when she's doing what he wants but if she has other plans then Declan gets crabby with her. The other day in the car the conversation went like this...
Carson: I love Emily mommy.
Me: Me too honey.
Declan: I don't love her mommy.
I guess he's being honest?? In all seriousness he has gotten better with her but its still a day to day thing whether he wants her around.
It seems the basement has taken up most of our summer. As we near the arrival of another baby we've been feverishly working on the basement to get it done in time. And, knock on wood, it looks like we might get there. We are so excited to have it done and so are the boys. Here are some pictures of our progress.....
I painted the boys' new room while they were away for a weekend. I thought it would only take me a day and a half...I was wrong!
It took me 3 days. And I swear on my life I will never paint a room blue again. Between the red and the blue I did 6 coats plus one wall is khaki so that makes 7 coats. At least it turned out nice but it was enough to drive me crazy!
The boys had a blast with the pink foam insulation. They piled it high and smashed it to pieces.
Declan enjoyed hanging out the fireplace hole one last time before it got closed up.
Taking a break with daddy.
Daddy's Little Helpers.
View into my new closet. Which is about 18 times larger then the one I have now.....and I'm not even exaggerating.
And then there was sheetrock!
Doorway to my new bedroom (from inside the bedr00m)
Yesterday was Carson's first day of Preschool. He was pretty excited to go back and see all his friends. The conversation when I picked him up went something like this...
Me: How was your first day of school buddy?
Carson: Mommy there was new friends in my class.
Me: Oh, what are their names?
Carson: I don't we had to wear nametags.
Me: Well that helps Mrs. Lunder remember your name but she probably knows your since you were in her class last year. What else did you do today?
And pretty much in one breath it went something like this...
Carson: I got to play on my playground and we didn't go to the gym and Mrs Lunder told us to use quiet voices inside and loud voices outside and we sang some new preschool songs and we ate cheese crackers and I still have some in my backback. Can you hand me my backpack so I can get them out? And I drew you a picture and we had water in these little cups and we had to be careful not to spill andI painted my hand and I got to play with Andrew and Rory and Chayden and Westin but Chayden and Rory are friends and there were some old girl preschool friends in there too.
Phew...I was wore out just listening to it all!
This year he'll be going 3 days a week and next year, although I'd like to not talk about it, he will start kindergarten. Hard to believe this little guy is 4.5.
Westin and Andrew and Carson playing at the train table.
I'm married to my best friend and I'm a stay-at-home mom to 2 wonderful boys. My days are busy with trains, cars, firetrucks, puzzles and anything else that's all boy. It's the best job in the world and I wouldn't change a thing.
My wonderful husband! (I love this picture...so him). He's a hard-working, strong-willed, opinionated man. We've been married for 5 years. He loves anything related to snow and cold weather (strange I know) and most of all he loves coming home every night to 2 boys who chase him down with hugs and kisses.
Carson is our 4 year old son. He's curious, focused, fun-loving, crazy about his brother and loves anything related to trucks trains and Cars.
Declan is our 2.5 year old red headed little boy. He talks non-stop, is incredibly independent, loves to read, wants to be just like his brother and loves anything with trucks, tractors, or trains.
We've been blessed with another child. He or she will join our family in October.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~Isaiah 41:10
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy." ~George Bernard Shaw