What’s Up!

1. I’ve been sick over the last week, AGAIN! Really getting tired of feeling like crap all of the time. Makes me feel even more worthless to my family. I have probably the worst chest and sinus congestion that I’ve ever had in my life. The horrible headaches are almost constant since my head is so tightly compacted. My chest feels really heavy and its hard to pull air into my lungs. Apparently the only safe medication is the normal Sudafed which isn’t helping. My pre-natal vitamins usually keep my healthy as a horse during pregnancy but they seem to have failed me this time around.
2. We had the big ultrasound last Wednesday. Surprise, its a girl! Well, at least the doc is 90% sure of this. The baby was sitting indian style with the umbilical cord wrapped between her legs. So he had trouble getting a good view. But, he could find no boy parts and what he could see resembled girl. I’m convinced its definitely a girl and think he just wanted to let us down easy. I have to admit that I was disappointed at first. Love my girls but thought it would be nice to have a Momma’s boy. I have now succumbed to the fact that the house will be lacking in the testosterone department and am excited to see our next little princess. May need to buy stock in Tampax, but I’ve got a few years for that.
3. I am now almost 21 weeks through this pregnancy. So that means I am more then half way done. Very excited about that fact. Although, I have been too busy or too sick to give it much thought lately. This pregnancy does seem to be going quickly for me. Which is a good thing. I think its due to the fact that there are two other kiddies running around that need Mommy. Plus, I am not nervous this time around. The first time around I was scared to be a Mom. The second time around I was worried that I wouldn’t love this kid as much as the first. Or that Syd would feel neglected because of the new baby. This time I know what to expect. The girls are older and we are already so excited to meet this one. Plus, Brandon seems more into it this time around. So its much more peaceful for me this time.
4. I’ve just today realized that this baby won’t be able to wear her sister’s hand me downs. This one will be born in the fall. Needing warmer clothes. My first two girls were born in late Spring so all my 0-6 months clothes are for summer. Good news, I get to buy all new adorable baby girl clothes. Bad news, I have to buy all new baby girl clothes 🙂 At least some of the pj’s and layettes will still work. So I really don’t have to buy that much. And Grandma, this does not mean I am in the market for your friends grandkids seconds. The girls are way too excited about hitting the stores and keeping their little sister dressed like a princess. They are going to spoil this kid.
5. Reagan has once again been taken over by the demons for the past two weeks. She has been relentless with HORRIBLE temper tantrums. And she is making it very difficult for anyone in this house to want to be around the poor child. Most tantrums stem around the fact that her clothes suddenly make her feel “crazy.” She won’t wear skirts because it makes her too cold. She won’t wear pants or pantyhose because they make her “crazy.” This shirt makes her too cold. That one isn’t pretty enough. I think she is down to gown-like pajama dresses and well nothing else. Please make the weather warm up so I can see if shorts are to her liking!!! It has gotten so bad that Brandon has suggested taking her out and letting her buy her own new wardrobe. But, I doubt any clothes can take the crazy away. So I am currently racking my brain, trying to figure out how to perform a clothing exorcism on a three year old. Until then, I’d have to admit that the child is very close to wearing through what’s left of my last nerve. Then what?
6. Sydney has been an awesome kid! Very helpful. Very happy. Loves school. Very Happy-Go-Lucky. She doesn’t seem to get as emotional as most girls her age which is a blessing in its self. She cleans her room without asking. Sets the dinner table. What else can I say.
7. I’ve so far gained 7 pounds. Two in the first 16 weeks and the remaining five in the last 4 weeks. I think that’s pretty good. Now starting to think about taking a prenatal Yoga and water aerobics class. Just to get myself some type of exercise. This kid seems to be carrying low and is playing on my bladder constantly. Either clamping it shut so I can’t pee at all. Or giving it a hard kick which makes me pee when I wasn’t expecting to…not a good thing. So I figured a few extra kegels and an exercise regimen could be in order.
8. We’re heading off to Indiana in a few days for my nephew Ryan and Lauren’s big wedding day. They started dating in high school. Remind you of anyone??? Reagan is to serve as the flower girl. She has been practicing her march and is very excited. I am just hoping her dress doesn’t make her “crazy.” I am really excited to see everyone. I have a new niece, Sophie, that we are dying to meet. We get to see how big Isaiah has gotten. And most of all, we will have lots of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who are ready and extremely willing to take the kids off our hands for a few days. It’ll be a quick trip but everyone is excited.
9. Now that we know the sex of the baby I am getting into gear for converting the bedrooms. First, Reagan has her new shelves, dresser and room theme picked out. Her old stuff goes into the nursery. Her current bed can be raised to a low loft giving her a play space under her bed. Then just a few accessory pieces turn it into a princess bed complete with tower and slide. And of course there will be fairies on the walls. I need to start stripping the old baby border, repaint the walls, and apply the fairy Wallies before we order the new furniture. I think it will turn out really cute. Next, we will move onto the guest room which will now reside in our current gym. Nothing much to do besides rearrange the room and hang a few things on the walls to make it as inviting as it was upstairs. Then lastly, we get to redo the nursery. I’ve just picked out a really adorable theme that I am really excited about. Since we know the sex and its the last kid we get to make it gender friendly. No more gender-safe yellow nursery. Just need to paint, apply the Wallies, and put all the baby stuff back up. Sounds like a lot of work but I’m looking forward to seeing how everything turns out. Now just need to come up with the finances to get Reagan her new furniture. The tax man wasn’t too good to us this year. But, that’s a whole other story.