Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fun times!

Derrick left to speak at a conference for computer scientists in San Fransisco so I did some fun things with the kids. We went to the gardens on a perfect day. The kids loved it and there was almost no one there
 One night we went to the farm. The sheep were really loud that night, which wasn't normal. At one point we Brynn was standing right next to fence. A sheep walked up without her seeing and baa'd really loud. Brynn was so startled she put her hands over her head, ducked down then came up with tears in her eyes. She was legitimately scared. I picked her up and she calmed down but the whole night she kept saying, "The sheep are loud tonight." Once she said it while on the wagon ride and the driver told us it was the first day they were weaning the sheep from their lambs. Engorgement. No fun. Loud baa'ing explained.
This video shows Caleb's favorite part. The pieces have picture of food on them so the kids can harvest the food and put it on the truck. It's cute.
Caleb also went on a field trip this week to the fire station. Brynn and I came along (most of the parents do). While waiting for all the kids to get there the fireman (who is actually in our ward) was being funny and asking the kids all these questions of "Raise your hand if." At one point he said, "Raise your hand if you are the oldest kid in your family." Caleb didn't raise his hand. "Raise your hand if you're the youngest." Caleb raised his hand. "Raise your hand if you're somewhere in the middle." Caleb raised his hand again. It was really funny to see how confused the kids would get at some of the questions. The firefighter was totally playing off of that to make the parents laugh. It was a fun time.
I sing the song "Mother Dear" to Brynn changing the word, "Mother" to "Brynn". She loves that a song says her name in it. When I first started singing it to her she would have a sweet, satisfied smile. Now she enjoys singing it herself:

  • Brynn asked me to point where the baby was in my tummy. I showed her and she pointed there. Then she said, "Someday I'll have a baby in my tummy." I told her she probably would. Then Brynn said, "I love babies so much." If she is baby hungry at the age of 2, her future husband better watch out!
  • The next day Brynn declared, "I'm sick! I have a baby in my tummy."
  • At the farm Brynn asked what the name was of the pony she was riding on. I told her I didn't know and she said, "His name is Maximus (the horse from Tangled).

Monday, September 9, 2013

Last Week

Caleb and Derrick got baseball mitts and a baseball and have had fun playing catch:

One night after bath time Caleb and Brynn were just being cute playing with each other:

Last week we also had our rock wall redone, put in six trees and had some sod put in where some of our grass had died. The kids loved watching the excavator, front loader and dump truck work in our backyard. It looks really nice and we are excited for the trees to grow and provide shade in the future. We bought the trees a little bigger so that we can enjoy shade earlier.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Baby #3

Since I'm 12 weeks along and we've already told a lot of people, I'll put it in writing: We are expecting baby #3 on March 15.
We didn't plan on telling the kids for a while but when I was sick on the couch day after day I hated not telling Caleb the real reason why I was sick so we told them. Caleb has been super excited. Here are all the stories I've been waiting to share:
  • I was laying on the couch, sick, Brynn brought me her blankie and said, "This help you feel better."
  •  Caleb has been concerned about what to name the baby. I told him when we know if it is a boy or a girl then we can pick. He asked when we will know. I told him in about 10 weeks. He said, "That's a long time. Let's make a count down calendar." (He is big into those and no we didn't make one).
  • When I was 9 1/2 weeks along we were out front playing. Caleb goes over to two couples (our neighbors, one of whom was 9 months pregnant) and said, "My mommy has a baby in her tummy." One of the guys busted up laughing and one of the ladies told Caleb how great that was going to be. Like I said, Caleb is excited.
  • Caleb has prayed, "Please bless that the baby will come out before my birthday." (We tell him it will come before his birthday.
  • Brynn was playing with a Mommy, Daddy and baby zebra. Caleb saw what she was playing then he asked me if we could pretend the mommy zebra had a baby in her tummy. 
  • When I showed the kids the picture of the 10 week ultrasound and said it was a baby they stared at it blankly. I don't think they believed me. Though the next day, Brynn did point to the picture and said it was the baby.
I've been feeling better since I started taking Zofran for my morning sickness. The way it has worked for me has been if I keep a full stomach and don't move, I feel ok. I have gained like 8 pounds and that is depressing because I feel there is nothing I can do about it. It's either gain weight or be sick. 10 weeks of sickness is a long time and I'm so grateful to have some relief this time around.
Two days ago I woke up with my wrist hurting. It got worse all day long and I didn't help it by cutting up fabric. The pain spread around my wrist, up the back of my hand and up my arm. Even when I wasn't moving it was painful. I went into a doctor and was diagnosed with pregnancy induced tendonitis, inflammation of the tendon. I was given a wrist brace. I just couldn't use my right hand for a few days. It is getting better though.