I'm not sure where the time is going, but I'm back. Most of my time has been focused on my family, and getting ready for the baby. What's better than that! I'm going to do some updates:
Robert: LOVES to feel the baby move. Can't get enough of it. He asks me constantly if she is moving. So cute. We've got some furniture to shift around before the baby comes, so he is going to work on that this week. He's doing great. He's at the store with Alex getting breakfast so he can cook for us. Love that man.
Me: I feel pretty good. Some back aches here and there, but no swelling, no retaining water...none of that yucky stuff. Bella weighs around 5 pounds, and I weigh....YEAH RIGHT!! Let's just say I should be under the 40 pound weight gain mark, and I'm happy with that. I'm having a baby!! Who cares!!! Still working job #1 and job #2, just not job #2 quite as much. I have about 6 weeks left to carry Bella in my belly, and then I get to carry her in my arms!
Taylor: Broke his arm playing basketball....the hand he writes with. This is a challenge. Going through some teenage boy growing pains, but he will get through them. I fall more in love with my husband as he sits on the phone with his son for 45 minutes and reminds him of how great he is and how many people love him and he can come and talk to us at anytime, and tell his 15 year old how much he loves him. A lot of father/son relationships don't have that.
Amber: School is going great, getting ready for her first dance competition in March, so lots of Saturday practices this month. Went to the doctor for some skin issues, and got some meds so that is already clearing up-thank God-this was a big worry for her. Next on to the ENT doctor...I'll get to that another time. Friends and peers are good-I haven't wanted to go up to the school and hurt anyone, so things are great!
Alex: Preschool is awesome-getting ready to sign him up for 5 day fours next year. Growth specialist was very happy with his growth this visit, so he will just continue to monitor him. Almost walked out of the eye doctor with glasses, but he decided to give him 3 months, and look at his eyes again in May. He is significantly more far sighted in his right eye than in his left, and it may need to be corrected. We shall see. LOVED sledding in the snow with Robert. I'm not sure what was funnier, watching him, or watching my husband!!!
Bella: Moving around like a mad woman! We have been so blessed by our friends with all of the items that have been given to us for her thus far. That's a whole different post. I have never had an early baby, so I am guessing she will stay put until her time comes in March. I had a dream that she had a lot of dark hair, but her eyes were closed. She was so tiny. I can't wait to meet her. Our genes are so drastically different, so I am curious to see what she looks like! Dark hair, dark skin, and blue eyes maybe?
As you can see, we have been a busy family. I think that's a great thing. I feel like I live at the doctors office between me and the kids, but that's my job right? We are going through an amazing season of our lives. We are so blessed. God is so good.