27 February 2013
Posted by Jenni Call at 3:34 PM
20 February 2013
It is official! We are expecting number four around the 3rd of September. Hooray!!! I am about 12 weeks along today. I had my first prenatal visit today. Ended up getting an ultrasound because the Dr could not find a heartbeat. It was comforting to see the little bean wiggling around and doing just fine. We told the kids today as well. Amelia was so excited! I told her about morning sickness, all the "sickness" finally made sense to her. She is very excited. She wants to name a girl Victoria and a boy Justin. Yesterday we took the above photos of the kids. I guess we keep it real around here. The one nice photo is actually a composite of three photos (of course). The captures of Phillip and Everett is so real. Phillip is constantly pestering Everett somehow and crying because of his attentions. Phillip is totally oblivious to Everett's anguish. Yes, Phillip also has tasty feet, he also licks the bottoms of his shoes. We do not need a dog for a very long while.
Some insights of the First Trimester:
"humm, this still tastes good"
Phillip spitting in the sink while I barf in the toilet
Getting Influenza and having Morning Sickness is not fun at all
Amelia: Mom is running again, oh man, she only made it to the sink. Gross.
Craving green olives all the time
Walking into stinky Safeway (with a shopping bag just in case) and using it within the first two seconds. It smells like moth balls and old fried chicken.
Phillip: mom, go take a nap, I watch TV (dang it, I get so tired)
Not being able to take a full drink of water for 2 months is so stinky. I had to drink flavored water by the sip fulls.
My throat bleeding from barfing so much
Taking both Zofran and Phenegren only to have the nausea at bay, only barfing 4-5 times a day instead of 10-15.
Having a total aversion to Coke now, my first bout of nausea was after drinking a Coca-cola. Blessing and curse at the same time!
If I could skip the first trimester I would. It totally stinks. Though the past two months as I endured the harder parts I remember the two miscarriages and tried to be grateful for being sick. Sickness was a good indicator that finally we were blessed with a sticky baby. We are so excited to add number four to our party. I wish we could keep adding more kids. My poor body is tired and I am not sure how many more I can endure. For now this is our last little one. I might HAVE to take up newborn photography just to get a baby fix.
Posted by Jenni Call at 9:46 PM
17 February 2013
Yesterday I finally reached my saturation level for tolerance of our dirty van. The boys do quite a sticky, messy number on my poor van. It took me three hours to scrub, wipe, vacuum, and clean the carpets. It is tolerable once again...for a couple days. I cannot believe how quickly it gets gummed up. Makes cleaning feel like a full-time, never-ending chore. If I clean the basement the upstairs is a disaster. If I clean the kitchen the bathroom and living room are a disaster. Guess those kids are busy making messes and memories. I made sushi for dinner. It was delish!! We had a vegetable roll, Alaska roll, and crab/tiger sauce roll. Now that we have supplies for sushi we will enjoy it more often. Hooray.
Posted by Jenni Call at 4:16 PM
Wednesday: enjoyed a fun storytime reading a cute Biscuit the Dog book with Ms Nightingale.
We had a really fun Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is much more fun once you learn that it is more about sharing "I Love You" with those closest to you. I enjoyed making Valentine's Day a bit more special for my little family. The kids woke up to a fun table filled with candy and bubbles. The boys and I took Mia to school so I could drop off cute little juice boxes for the class party. We stopped for Valentine doughnuts after dropping her off. We blew thousands of bubbles in the garage since it was too WINDY and cold outside. Everett says bubbles so sweetly that I could listen to him say the word 100 times. Phillip helped me make an apple pie from scratch for our evening snack. Amelia skipped home from the bus lugging her Valentine box stuffed full of cards and candy. She was in 7th heaven. Justin came home sporting a gorgeous bouquet of yellow roses for me. He had to make a run to Safeway for onions, he came back with a pink bouquet of carnations for Amelia. She was over the top excited. She barely sputtered out a thank-you! So adorable. Good one Justin! Justin cooked up two huge steaks. I made juice, salad, sharp cheddar cheese asparagus, and yam fries. Amelia set up the table and spent and hour decorating it with the boys redecorating after her. We enjoyed apple pie by candle light for dessert. Then we had a fun time watching the kids go nuts running around and dancing until bedtime. Our digital piano plays a select number of demo songs. The kids love the organ song, a skippy number that they all sing an off-key note at the end with arms extended. Sort of reminds me when my siblings and I would perform "Have I Done Any Good."
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