Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

Yes, I am a bit behind in the New Year wishes, but then I also just ordered our holiday cards so that lets you know I am a bit behind in everything these days!

Thanks for all the congrats! It still hasn't really hit me yet that I am actually pregnant. I thought it would sink in when I heard the heartbeat-which it did for a minute, and now I am back in this sort of ignorant bliss :) I mentioned this to Greg last night, and he said "Your just too busy to really pay attention this time around". Which is true, but I also feel that this baby deserves much more then a mama forgetting that he or she is in there! We have an ultrasound scheduled tomorrow, so maybe THAT will be the "oh my gosh" moment I need-and want!

Analese has taken such an interest in my tummy, and wants to know all things related to baby. She still asks me many times a day if the baby is still in there, and reminds Greg of this many times as well. Last night Greg was in the bathroom and she brought out a book I had showed her-which showed how big the baby was now, and what it looks like each month as it gets bigger. It's a great book-showing real images and all. Analese went through each photo that her and I had looked at the day before, telling Greg everything I told her! She even quizzed him a bit, saying "see this round thing? Know what that is? That's the yolk sac, daddy, and that helps feed the baby until she gets older". Greg was pretty impressed! She seems to be thinking about it all the time, and just blurt out questions out of the blue, like "What does the umbilical cord do again Mommy?" I have a feeling she will be quite the expert by the time summer comes!

This morning she was sitting on my lap and asks me if she is hurting the baby when she sits on my lap. I told her no, and she said, "OK, but if I kick or punch your tummy, would that hurt the baby?" I told her it could, and that it would definitely hurt Mommy if she did!

We have had a busy week, and it seems we are still recovering from it. The weekend involved a family gathering with my side of the family-it was great to see the girls interact with second cousins and all of my aunts and uncles. They had so much fun! My aunt has horses-the girl's new found obsession, and got to feed them some carrots, which they still talk about!

Unfortunately, Mara ate something she shouldn't have, and we ended the night her her vomiting once again. Didn't I say I wasn't going to give her food if I hadn't made it? I am so mad at myself, feeling bad that my aunt had set aside chicken for us to eat. She said nothing was on it, but she might not have realized that oils count as fault, and I will not be letting it happen again!

Last Sunday we took the girls bowling. We met all of Greg's sisters and kids and had so much fun! I forgot here on the East Coast they play with little balls-perfect for the girls. Analese and her cousin Carlee had the best time! Mara was still pretty wiped out from the night before but managed to roll a few balls in.

Our New Year's Eve was spent at home on the couch, watching a movie. It was nice after such a hectic weekend. Greg was asleep by 10 and I was in bed at 11:30.....when did we get so old?

I have my resolutions made up but I'll save that for another post! I am loving all the new templates and need to find a new one as well!


Peace is every step said...

With number two it never sunk in until I felt her kicking around. I would love to see some US shots!!!! Still can't believe it. :)

BTW, I tagged you for an interesting & controversial subject. Enjoy!

Lorrie said...

I love hearing Analese's interest in all things baby (: She will be such a big helper, too when the baby comes! I would love to see US pics, as well.

Chris said...

I want to see pictures, too! I'm with Danielle, it didn't seem real until I could feel the baby moving and kicking, too. The more kids I had, the sooner I felt the movements, though. I guess I learned what the feeling was early on. I love hearing Analese's excitment, too. She's such a 'thinker' (that's what we used to call Allison).
Can't wait to hear the resolutions!