Friday, May 28, 2010

Icky Sickies

Ansley woke up today just not quite herself. Her face was extremely pale, but she had no fever. She would do nothing but lay on me or the couch, so I knew something was up. About 5 minutes after me grabbing a bowl from the kitchen "just in case," she lost her breakfast. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough with the bowl and it got all over her, me, and the couch. Yuck.

Today I had promised the girls we would go to the mall and try out the cool new playground that just got finished. I was envisioning around this time we would be sharing a cinnamon-sugar pretzel and the girls would be playing their hearts out with smiles across their faces. Instead, Ansley is stripped down to a diaper, laying on a palette on the floor watching a movie, and I have stooped as low as to let Kennedy open a birthday present early so she can entertain herself with a new game to play on her Leapster computer. Meanwhile, I am cleaning the couch and myself.

It's a glamourous life I lead, I know. Well, I'm off to take all the couch cushions and pillows out to the deck to dry in the sun. On a good note, Ansley is now smiling--something she hadn't done all morning. Maybe all she needed was a good throwing up?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Post for Nana and Papa

We've had a great extended weekend with Jeremy's brother Adam, his wife Heidi, and their daughter Chelsea. The three cousins have been in heaven playing together. Last night we babysat Chelsea all night while Adam and Heidi had a night to themselves and Ansley and Chelsea had their first sleepover. We set up the pack-n-play for Chelsea in Ansley's room and the two were angels. We didn't hear a peep out of them until 7:30 this morning. It was unbelievable! Of course Kennedy was upset that she couldn't join in on the fun, but she had school today, and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been so quiet if she was involved! This morning Chelsea and Ansley had some fun making videos for their Nana and Papa.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


My girls are very timid in the water. We really haven't been swimming enough for them to get used to it. It's likely this summer we will be spending more time at the pool, so I wanted the girls to get more used to the idea. We signed them up for six weeks of swimming lessons that started in late March, and the girls really surprised us. Kennedy did awesome and we were so proud of her. She's nowhere near as afraid as she used to be. It took Ansley about three weeks to get warmed up, but then she started doing great as well. Kennedy has been begging for goggles for quite some time, so I told her when she finished swimming lessons we could get some. Today we went and picked them out. Kennedy chose "Hello Kitty" (only because she couldn't find High School Musical) and Ansley of course felt she needed "Dora" goggles. They have been wearing them ever since. Here's a video of my goggle-loving girls.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What's A Conscience?

Today Kennedy was watching a show talking about a person's conscience. When the show was over she asked me what a conscience was (apparently the show didn't explain it enough). I was trying to explain what it was, and I said "It's like during quiet time when you are supposed to stay in your room but sometimes you sneak into my bathroom and play with my makeup, which you're not supposed to do. Do you ever hear a little voice in your head telling you you shouldn't be doing that?"

Her reply was "Nope, never heard that. But I'm pretty loud when I play with your makeup."

What a funny girl.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Showing Interest

Ansley has a taken a sudden interest in the potty. Not that she has ever actually used it the right way, but I guess a little practice never hurt anyone!

Messy Mouth

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting By

So it's true, we're expecting! We were going to wait a little longer to share the news, but had such a crazy weekend that our secret got out. We've known for a while that I was pregnant, but we've already had a lot of issues and were keeping it to ourselves for a while. First, the doctor thought it was an ectopic pregnancy, but fortunately it wasn't. Then this weekend I woke up on Saturday to lots and lots of blood. We called the doctor who told us I was most likely miscarrying, and just to take it easy and wait for everything to pass. He said to call his office on Monday morning to see where to go from there. By Monday, the bleeding had pretty much stopped and I had never had any cramps or anything, so he had me come in to get things checked out.

By this time, we had already been dealing with the fact that I was miscarrying and were quite upset. Not only did I have all of the bleeding, but I also felt like I lost my pregnancy symptoms-mainly the nauseas feeling that had been accompanying me. We were expecting to go in and find out whether we needed a D & C or not. God is amazing however, and the ultrasound tech surprised us both by telling us we still had a healthy baby with a strong heartbeat! It looks like I maybe had a blood clot that was causing the bleeding. So I am about 8 weeks along, and due on December 17th. We're praying I have this baby early, as we did with both girls, since Jeremy's sister's wedding is on December 18th!

Obviously, it's still early and anything could happen, but we are very excited and since our whole church knew the news, we decided to go ahead and tell the girls. As you can see, they are thrilled, although I don't know how Ansley feels about giving up her crib. :)

Back in full force is my nauseousness, and to make matters worse, Kennedy threw up yesterday too. This morning she said her tummy still hurt, so I let her stay home from school, although I think she may be faking it a bit. She's been asking for cookies and chocolate milk, and I am depriving her of it so she doesn't feel even more sick. ;) On top of it all, I have a horrible sinus headache I can't seem to kick. I've had it since Sunday, and can't take my trusty Zyrtec-D anymore! I did go out and purchase a neti-pot, which actually has provided some relief, but now my ears feel a little weird.

So we are just getting by today. I blew up our air mattress in the living room and the girls have had a fun time watching videos and eating lunch "in bed." They think it's pretty special, and I get to lay on the couch and try to get my nauseousness to pass!