Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow/Sick Day

Today is a snow day and sick day combined into one. We only got the tiniest amount of snow. I think 'a dusting' would be the appropriate term! But we haven't had a snow day yet for school so I am taking one. So There! Plus, I am still sick with this stupid cold or whatever it is. Bleh! I haven't been able to sleep at night which is super fun. Last night I was up from 3am-4:30. Not to mention the lack of sleep from bedtime until midnight. And then Nathaniel crying at 5am. I am a little tired today. So we are going to hunker down and survive our day until daddy gets home. My dear husband has been a rock this week! He arranged for some mommy time for me on Monday to relax. I was already starting to feel a bit off so it was nice to rest. I made my sister a sling for her new baby. (Can't wait to meet my niece!) Then on Tuesday I packed them a lunch and he took the kids to the Children's Museum. I had my prenatal appt. All is well. Just waiting! Then by Wednesday morning I was miserable. He skipped his Bible study to take care of everyone while I rested. Thursday, early morning, I had a fever for a few hours and couldn't sleep. So, he took Biscuit to the grocery store. I am sure when his alarm went off to go to work this morning there was a small sense of relief at not having to be Mr. Mom today! I am praying he doesn't get sick or anyone else for that matter! That is our week in a nutshell. Super exciting, eh?

On an unrelated note...I love Skype! I was able to talk to a friend last night in China! So amazing to be able to see and talk thousands of miles and 13 hours away! I was also able to talk to my baby sister this morning in Korea. Please be praying for her as she injured her tailbone! She is pretty miserable. Pray for quick healing! I love you tiny sister!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


My sweet little girl is eight!! I can't believe it! We had a nice day yesterday. Bella got to go to lunch with Daddy at Steak n' Shake. She even brought back a shake for her siblings. Sweet girl. The girls spent the afternoon in the snow building snow men. Matilda was quite thankful to be allowed out. We made her cake and cupcakes. She has a two layer (white on bottom, chocolate on top) cake with pink cream cheese icing. She also has cupcakes. I forgot to get ice cream yesterday so I will have to run out for that later. She wants chocolate with brownie chunks. Her birthday dinner was breakfast pizza, hash browns and apples. It was devoured rather quickly. She opened her presents after dinner. A Hello Kitty bedding set, some Bath & Body Works stuff, a painting kit. The girls spent the rest of the evening wrapping themselves up in the comforter. Tonight is the family party.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I put up a poll on the right! You can vote on the sex of Baby Bean. Big prizes to those who are correct. Such as bragging rights and self-congratulatory pats on the back! Leave a comment if you want.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


My sweet little Matilda Monkey is doing great! She has been off the narcotic pain meds for a few days now. With very little Tylenol even! She has another day of antibiotics and then done with all meds. She still has packing in one side of her nose and tape on the outside. The packing is starting to come out and should only be another few days until it is out all the way. My prenatal appt. went well. Everything seems normal and baby is still very active. We will have another appt either Thursday or Friday. Need to double check the schedule. We haven't really done anything this week. This next week we are back to the grind. Need to stay on schedule so we won't be behind when Baby Bean makes an appearance!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Better Than Expected

Matilda Monkey's surgery went very well. She had some pain immediately following surgery but seems to be doing very well now. She hasn't complained once! At least not about surgery related things. She did change her mind about wanting a baby brother after Biscuit was trying to smack her today. (And, no, we don't know what we are having) We go back to see the surgeon the first week in February. A few people have asked how things look which is a bit complicated. She is swollen and stitched and taped up. It is a bit hard to see anything. It will also take a bit for the tissue to heal. The scar tissue will also take a while to even out. It took about six months after her initial lip repair to see what it would really look like. I will keep you posted!
My darling husband was able to do some school with Bella today, so we aren't totally behind!
We have a prenatal appointment tomorrow. I can't believe we are down to every week prenatal appointments already. This baby will be making an appearance before we know it. Everything is ready to go. Except, I realized diapers might be a good idea! I keep thinking we have a few months left but we don't! I better get that on my grocery list for next week!
Off to snuggle with Monkey and scratch her back!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Question of the Day

Why do tangerines have so many seeds? Two of my three children love oranges and I thought we would try some tangerines to mix it up a bit. So many seeds!!! I guess it is back to clementines or navel oranges.

We are one week out from surgery day. Matilda Monkey has surgery next Monday. I am praying that all goes according to plan and her recovery is short with minimal pain. She has done so well with all of her other surgeries to day that I hope this one is no different. I will be 36 weeks the Friday after surgery. How did that happen!? Technically, full-term. I always go late so no reason to anticipate anything happening so early but one never knows! Then one week exactly from surgery is Bella's birthday. The time is flying by! I can't believe she will be 8.