Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Someone Stinks!

Everyday Ryleigh gives me a funny story to tell, but I never make the time to blog them. But I was just sitting here thinking of this one and I thought I would blog it will quick.

Ryleigh has become very aware of smells lately and likes to announce when she smells something. This morning we went through the drive thru at McDonald's before taking her to daycare (something we do about every couple of weeks). This morning I got an egg and cheese mcmuffin. When I open it (I dont smell it, but we all know how eggs can smell) Ryleigh suddenly says, "somebody stinks!" And I laughed and said I think it's probably my egg. And she says "Well mom, get it away from my nose!!" What made this so funny is that we were in the car, she was in the back in her seat and I was driving, so the egg was not even close to her nose. It cracked me up!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Update on baby

I had my first prenatal visit today. I had waited 3 weeks for this appointment and was determined to get there even with the snowy roads. I thought for sure that I would have an ultrasound, but I have to wait until the 18th for that. Other than that, it was just a long and boring prenatal visit. I got a lot of free magazines and stuff to read and lots of prenatal vitamins though. I have to get some blood work sometime next week and then wait for the ultrasound. AS of right now, the doctor gave me a due date of August 15 and saying 8 1/2 weeks along. It could be off about a week though, so still looking forward to the ultrasound!

Happy 3rd Birthday Ryleigh!

Yesterday was Ryleigh's 3rd birthday! It's so hard to believe that she is already 3. My baby is getting too big too fast! I was emotional about her turning 3, not sure why exactly, it could have been the hormones talking. I actually cried on the way to work thinking about the day she was born and now she is 3! We waited so long for her and she is so incredibly special to us (as all children are). It has been an amazing 3 years, watching her grow and learn and become her own person. We've watched her reach all of her major milestones. Now she will just keep growing and getting smarter! Her personality and character is out of this world.... she amazes us everyday and makes us so proud. I have this image of what kind of person she will be as she gets older and grows into an adult and I pray that we are able to do what is right as parents!

She had a wonderful birthday.... she started the morning off with a couple of presents. She got to take cupcakes to school to share with her friends and when she got there her teacher had balloons and a birthday crown for her. I think it made her feel really special. I picked her up early from school just to be with her. When Mimi got off work, we went over there for dinner and cupcakes and Mimi gave her a present. Then we came home and waited for daddy to get home so we could do her chocolate chip cake and more presents. She played the rest of the evening and went to bed with us. She was so happy and you could tell she really enjoyed her day. I hope it was special to her! We didn't really get to do anything with her like we did last year, but I plan to make it different next year. I did feel guilty about that. Last year we took her to the Magic House and out to eat.... the older she gets the more I know those things will be special to her. This was just a bad week to take the entire day off. We do still have her bday party though and I think she will enjoy that!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It Just Melts My Heart

All parents out there have those moments that just melt your heart and make you want to cry.... I have one of those moments everytime Ryleigh sings Jesus Loves Me. She knows the whole song and sounds so sweet singing it. She loves to sing and sings many different songs and even sometimes gets her songs mixed up and sings two or more different songs into one song. But Jesus Loves Me is by far her favorite. She loves to sing to Madison, especially when Madison is crying. Anytime Ryleigh sings to her she stops crying and will smile at Ryleigh.... Ryleigh really enjoys that. I think it makes her feel good. Daddy recorded Ryleigh singing the song when she first started singing it and now uses it as his alarm clock. I don't always here it in the mornings, but when I do it makes me smile and leaves me with the warm fuzzy feeling. That's my baby girl singing a song about Jesus and doing such a great job at it too. I am so proud of her and I pray that she will grow up loving Jesus like she does and stays as sweet and caring as she is now!

I love that girl!!

Our Big Week Ahead

This is going to be a busy and big week for us!! Wednesday is Ryleigh's 3rd birthday. I find myself very emotional about this.... it's just so hard to believe that my baby is going to be 3. She is just getting so big so fast. I look at her and I don't see a baby anymore or even a toddler. She looks like a little girl. I never thought watching your kids grow up could be so amazing and so rewarding, yet the most emotional thing you could ever go through. But I am looking forward to her birthday, just as she is. She is very excited about it and she thinks she is going to be 6!! Along with her birthday on Wednesday, she is also having a Mickey Mouse birthday party on Sunday, so we have to get ready for that. She can't wait for it either!

Thursday is my first prenatal visit. I am very excited about this because I am hoping for an ultrasound so that I can know for sure how far along I am and what my due date is. Please pray that I get the ultrasound!! I feel like I just did all of this... oh wait... I DID just do all of this. ;) When I first found I was pregnant I was very excited, just as I think anyone who wants more babies would be, but I was also completely freaked out. Tom and I had decided that we would have a 3rd baby, someday that is. Who would have ever thought it would have happened so soon. And for me finding out that I was pregnant just 10 months after giving birth worried me, especially since I had already had one miscarriage (14 months after Ryleigh was born) but I was also worried about the short age gap between Madison and this baby. As the first couple of days passed, I was excited and freaked out all at the same time. I found myself wondering and thinking about every stupid thing you could think of, including the fact that I am now below pre-pregnancy from my first prenatal visit with Madison. I owe a lot of that to my 5k training, but it was something that I was happy about, but when I found out I was pregnant, I kept thinking about how I didn't get to enjoy that very long and I will have to start all over again and what if it doesn't come off as quick and easy as it did before. Everything, I mean everything I could think of, I did. It's been 3 weeks since I found out that I was expecting baby #3 and I don't give a hoot about any of that anymore. I feel so incredibly blessed and I know that God isn't going to give me more than I can handle and He will take care of me and my family no matter what the situation is. I am very excited for the new arrival and everything that God has in store for me. 2010 is going to be another great year with another special blessing for us! Now if only I could get rid of the morning (or should I say all day) sickness.... I could really go without that!!

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